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December 20, 2013 18:51 How To Get Rid Of AVG Secure Search From New Tabs In Firefox #238048
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excaliru

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Every time I open a new tab in Firefox I get a screen with an AVG Secure Search box on it and I cannot figure out any way to remove this. I have tried everything I can find. There is an option that claims if I uncheck it the box that this will disable AVG Secure Search from new tabs, but it most certainly does not. No matter how many times I uncheck it and restart Firefox it comes right back, strong as ever.

I have tried:
1. Uninstalling AVG completely from my computer.
2. Resetting Firefox to default settings.
3. Going through every add-on, etc. to find and disable this.

Nothing works. AVG is no longer installed on my computer, but every time I open on a new tab... there it is AVG secure search powered by Yahoo! Yippee! This thing is as pervasive as any virus I have ever encountered.

Does anyone have suggestions beyond what I have already tried to get rid of this nuisance?? Thanks,

December 20, 2013 21:05 Re: How To Get Rid Of AVG Secure Search From New Tabs In Firefox #238054
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BIG AL 43

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@ excaliru

This is the standard AVG Team article.. Have a look thro' this 'How-To' link How To Disable AVG Secure Search Provider In Browsers.


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December 20, 2013 23:07 Re: How To Get Rid Of AVG Secure Search From New Tabs In Firefox #238056
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Big Al,

Thanks for the response. I followed the instructions in that thread and unfortunately they did not resolve the issue.

What did finally work for me was in the "about:config" area searching for "avg" and updating the avg.UserPreferences.newtabDisabledByUser property to "true." That seems to have finally fixed my issue. I recommend adding that additional step to your instructions in the other thread for Firefox.

December 20, 2013 23:22 Re: How To Get Rid Of AVG Secure Search From New Tabs In Firefox #238057
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OK excaliru, No probs.. Pleased to see that you appear to be now sorted. Thanks for returning to the forum & posting. No doubt the AVG Team will see your posting.


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January 6, 2014 14:49 Re: How To Get Rid Of AVG Secure Search From New Tabs In Firefox #238658
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Hello excaliru,

Did you use uninstall button from AVG Toolbar?

Thank you



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May 9, 2014 16:37 Re: How To Get Rid Of AVG Secure Search From New Tabs In Firefox #242944
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How to stop AVG Secure Search in Firefox..

Besides all the standard attempts that people try, Try this.

Delete (or just store in another location ) a file called avgMozXPCOM.js . It is located in the Mozilla FireFox directory.

Here is the path on my system.
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\browser\components

Worked for me.

May 9, 2014 17:11 Re: How To Get Rid Of AVG Secure Search From New Tabs In Firefox #242945
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OK The Naff, As you were previously advised if by any chance you should ever require any kind of AVG assistance @ all in the future please note that posting #242778 will apply.


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