I've messed with this problem way too much over the past few days. I can't get my good, clean, fresh Windows XP tablet with fresh IE 8 and Security Essentials to get rid of the AVG Secure Search page thing that pops up when I create a new tab in my Internet Explorer.
Sure, there is that little Settings link with a checkbox that would look like if unchecked it would go away. But I've tried and tried and messed with thing forever. It just doesn't work at all for me. I have no AVG software on this computer anymore. I used it to fix some problem at someone's request and then uninstalled it. I X'd the AVG toolbar before that to get rid of it.
I go to Add/Remove now and after waiting with Show Updates box checked, I see nothing with AVG in the title. The last A is Apple Software Update.
So how do I end this mess? I even went on some AVG tech chat deal last night and he put me thru some deal that is supposed to remove everything AVG. But it failed and when I tried to get back to him to discuss it, the system told me that I needed to contact during business hours. I have no idea where this tech support guy was. It was Sunday evening for me when he connected with me the first time. This whole thing really angers me but I know that I'm the only one who can get me out of this mess. I am really hating to even see the letters A, V and G right now. I mean, hours and hours of big time wasted time in my life and still no help or resolution of this nasty problem.
I'm even thinking that I might need to reinstall some AVG thing after buying it so that maybe an uninstall will get rid of it this time. GRRRR
I don't really want to pay anything again to AVG. I think that first deal cost me $39 + $8 or $12 or something. MORE GRRRR
Can I please have some help to fix this mess? I really just want to never see my new tabs say Search and that new tab's page be that AVG Secure Search page.
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