I have used AVG free virus protection for a number of years. Now, for reasons too involved to explain, I do not want the AVG toolbar showing when I use Firefox. How do I remove/disable/hide/whatever the AVG toolbar?
(Solved) - How do I remove AVG Toolbar?(35 posts)
Lighthouse, the AVG toolbar is actually entitled (by AVG) the AVG Security Toolbar, but in my mind the word Security does not really apply. It is a horizontal bar stretching the width of the screen, and is broken into sections, some of which are drop menus and some of which are shortcuts and one of which is a search box.
whs, I finally found Firefox's Toolbars setting, but it is under View rather than Tools.
Thank you, both of you, for your time. I now have the solution for my problem, and I appreciate your assistance.
Lighthouse, of course I will. I assumed whs would understand, but I should have been more specific. In Firefox's View menu, there is a Toolbars sub-menu apparently listing all of the active or installed toolbars. One of the listed toolbars is the AVG Security Toolbar; I simply unchecked it and it disappeared, which is what I wanted. It can be brought back by re-checking it.
Upon re-reading your original response, it occurs to me that maybe you were asking what AVG is. AVG (originally from a company called Grisoft or some similar name) is virus protection software in several versions, one of which is free.
Again, thank you.
AVG 8 now adds a toolbar that is installed when you install the Anti-virus software. I use AVG 8 Free and noticed that they slipped it into the install. If you pay close attention during the install, you will be able to uncheck the "Install AVG Toolbar". It is a little more subtle than the way Adobe Reader tries to push the Yahoo! toolbar. I never installed it but figured it would have had an entry in the "Add/Remove Software" applet. Guess not.
I too am having trouble removing the AVG toolbar. I kind of resent the underhanded installation. It installed on it's own during a shut-down update. They want me to pay for information on how to uninstall something that they loaded without consent or permission.
So...by simply un-checking the toolbar, am I only making it 'not visible', or am I actually removing it ?
Thanks in advance. =)
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