No legitimate software would hijack the home page after removal. I disabled then removed AVG from my Chrome browser, then I removed AVG completely from my system. My home page continues to fall into AVG search engine even after I set it for google.com. The design of the software is offensive to users.
AVG was being flagged as malware by other virus scans and now I see why. I have now uninstalled and refuse to ever use this malware again. Overriding common default user settings without asking for explicit and obvious clarification can be classified as nothing else.