Archive for May, 2013

Removing AVG Secure Search from Chrome

Saturday, May 11th, 2013

I use AVG as my anti-virus and today it installed the whole safe-search toolbar thing in the background while I was playing a video game. I’m pretty sure I didn’t consent to that, but whatever… Undoing the damage to my settings took quite a bit of work and I had trouble removing it from Chrome. First I followed all the steps outlined here, but pressing the home button in Chrome would still bring up theĀ  “” website no matter what settings I changed.

Uninstalling the AVG toolbar component finally solved the Chrome start-page problem for me.

Man, what I piece of work. I’m not alone thinking that AVG did something bad for the user here.