How to Fix Firefox New Tab Defaulting to AVG Secure Search

AVG is the most trusted free antivirus and anti-spyware security software for Windows. For home users are free but lately they have been adding add-ons to browsers that was driving me crazy. One of them is making you default search engine or you home page to AVG Secure Search:



Typically as tech guy I don’t like software changing my preferences so I found how to remove that option from fire fox. It may just work well with other browsers.



If you already have installed all components from AVG 2012 then here is how to remove that annoying feature:

  • In Windows Control Panel find the AVG 2012 and select change:



  • And then you will get to a window when you can uncheck AVG Add-Ons (uncheck that)



  • After you are done you will get an message in the browser:


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2 Responses to How to Fix Firefox New Tab Defaulting to AVG Secure Search

  1. Mippy724 03/23/2012 at 11:58 am #

    I tried various procedures suggested by Firefox users but this is the only one that worked to remove the AVG Secure Search on my new tabs.  I now have Google every time I open a new tab! FINALLY! Thank you SO MUCH!!! Will keep the link to this page in case I need it again or can pass on the info to others.

  2. james 12/25/2013 at 4:24 am #

    Thank you so much, all other sites gave confusing answers and this was simple

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