How to Remove AVG SafeGuard Toolbar and AVG Secure Search

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How to Remove AVG SafeGuard Toolbar and AVG Secure Search

Postby Autumn » 2013-10-15 2:35


Homepage and default search engine are changed to mysearch.avg.com out of sudden? AVG toolbar appears at the top of browser? What is AVG SafeGuard Toolbar? How to change the homepage and default search engine back? This post provides you a step-to-step instruction on removing AVG SafeGuard Toolbar. Keep reading.

What is AVG SafeGuard Toolbar?

AVG SafeGuard Toolbar is classified as browser hijacker, which is featured with modifying internet browser settings including homepage and search engine. AVG SafeGuard Toolbar is developed to promote ads and generate traffic by changing homepage and search engine to mysearch.avg.com. AVG SafeGuard Toolbar has the ability of invading popular browsers including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Therefore, AVG SafeGuard Toolbar can modify the browser settings of all browsers installed on your computer.

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AVG search AVG SafeGuard Toolbar provides is not a legit engine like Google. It can collect search queries, recording browsing activities and collect personal information like IP address, name, email address, etc. Once the information is delivered to third parties, computer users may be bombarded with tons of advertisements every day. Useless ads not only interrupt your browser activities but also drag your computer speed and internet speed.

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Furthermore, some malicious plugins are possible to come along with AVG SafeGuard Toolbar. Cyber criminals take advantage of malicious plugins to steal your sensitive data such as bank account and password.

To avoid any further loss, you are highly recommended to get rid of AVG SafeGuard Toolbar as soon as you can.

Symptoms of AVG SafeGuard Toolbar

The sooner you take actions to remove Daily Bible Guide Toolbar, the safer your computer is. How can you tell Daily Bible Guide Toolbar installs on your computer? In fact, there are some obvious symptoms shown on the compromised computer, which can help you distinguish the existence of AVG SafeGuard Toolbar.

1) Homepage is redirected to home.tb.ask.com whenever your launch browser installed on your computer.
2) Pops up advertisements flood your computer screen.
3) AVG SafeGuard Toolbar creates lots of add-ons and extensions on your browser.
4) Browser works weirdly and even crashes sometimes.
5) You need to take more time to open a page or even can’t access to some desired websites.
6) Lots of applications on your computer freeze up sometimes.

How to Remove AVG SafeGuard Toolbar and AVG Secure Search

Step 1 Remove AVG SafeGuard Toolbar from control panel
    Option 1 Remove AVG SafeGuard Toolbar from control panel manually
    Option 2 Remove AVG SafeGuard Toolbar from control panel using Anvi Uninstaller

Step 2 Remove AVG SafeGuard Toolbar from browser and repair browser
    Option 1 Remove AVG SafeGuard Toolbar from browser and repair browser manually
    Option 2 Remove AVG SafeGuard Toolbar from browser and repair browser using Anvi Slim Toolbar

Step 3 Scan malware infecting computer system using Anvi Smart Defender

(Important Step: AVG SafeGuard Toolbar is able to open the door for other malicious infections. it is necessary for you to perform a full scan using an antivirus program-Anvi Smart Defender, so as to make sure the nonexistence of other malware. Otherwise, your computer is still in risk even through removing AVG SafeGuard Toolbar.)

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Step 1 Remove AVG SafeGuard Toolbar from control panel

:idea: Option 1 Remove AVG SafeGuard Toolbar from control panel manually

Windows 8
Move mouse cursor to the bottom right corner of the screen.
Charms bar> Settings>Control Panel>Uninstall a program
Remove AVG SafeGuard Toolbar and other unknown programs.

Windows XP
Start> Settings> Control Panel>Add or Remove Programs>Programs and Features
Remove AVG SafeGuard Toolbar and other unknown programs.

Windows 7/Vista
Start>Control Panel> Uninstall a program/Programs and Features
Uninstall AVG SafeGuard Toolbar and other unknown programs.

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:idea: Option 2 Remove AVG SafeGuard Toolbar from control panel using Anvi Uninstaller

You can make full use of Anvi Uninstaller-a small free tool that is available in Cloud System Booster’s Toolbox to find and remove AVG SafeGuard Toolbar related program easily and quickly.

Anvi Uninstaller can help you find the programs installed on your computer conveniently and quickly. Through Anvi Uninstaller, users can quickly scan the recently installed programs and uninstall the unwanted programs conveniently.

1 Download and install Anvi Uninstaller

2 Scan out the installed programs

3 Find and remove AVG SafeGuard Toolbar related program.

Select the AVG SafeGuard Toolbar and other unknown programs, and click on Uninstall.

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Note: To undo changes if something expected happened, Anvi Uninstaller will create a system restore point for you before uninstalling a program. It may take long time to back up all the files of your computer. If you don’t want to create a system restore point and just want to remove a program quickly, you can skip this step.

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Step 2 Remove AVG SafeGuard Toolbar from browser and repair browser

:idea: Option 1 Remove AVG SafeGuard Toolbar from browser and repair browser manually

Internet Explorer

1 Reset homepage

Tools> Internet Options> General >Remove mysearch.avg.com>Apply.

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2 Tools (gear icon for Windows XP users)>Manage add-ons>Toolbars and Extensions

Disable the AVG SafeGuard Toolbar related extensions and any other unknown add-ons.

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3 Tools (gear icon for Windows XP users)>Manage add-ons>Search Providers

Remove the AVG Secure Search by setting the Bing search engine or Google search engine as a default search engine.

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Mozilla Firefox

1. Reset homepage

Firefox (tools)>Options> Options> General<Remove mysearch.avg.com>OK.

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2 Firefox (tools)>add-ons>Extension tab
Firefox (tools)>add-ons>Plugins

Remove AVG SafeGuard Toolbar related extensions and plugins.

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3 Go to Navigation Toolbar > click on the Manage search engines > find Ask web search> Remove it then click on the OK button to save the changes.

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Google Chrome

1.Chrome menu>Tools> Extensions.

Remove AVG SafeGuard Toolbar related extensions

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2 Remove mysearch.avg.com from the Startup pages of Chrome.

Click on the Chrome menu > tools>Settings> In On startup section click Set pages> mouse-over to the mysearch.avg.com and click the X symbol to remove it> Add your preferred domain and set it as your homepage.

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3 Remove mysearch.avg.com from the homepage.

Click on Settings> In Appearance section click Change

Remove mysearch.avg.com from Startup pages by clicking the X symbol, you can also choose to add a new page by entering its URL and hit OK to complete the modification.

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4 Change default search provider and remove mysearch.avg.com from the search engines list.

Click on the Chrome menu> Settings> In Search section click Manage search engines…> Choose to set another preferred one as the default search engine by clicking Make default> Remove mysearch.avg.com from the list.

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:idea: Option 2 Remove AVG SafeGuard Toolbar from browser and repair browser using Anvi Slim Toolbar

Anvi Slim Toolbar is designed to protect and repair browsers including IE, Firefox and Chrome from malicious toolbars. Users are easily captured by useless or even malicious toolbars and add-ons while installing freeware or shareware. This nice program can keep your internet browsers safe and healthy and help you conveniently and quickly remove unwanted add-on/toolbar/extension/plugin installed on. In addition, it also can repair the changed homepages and search engines of browsers including IE, Firefox and Chrome back to their default homepages and search engines. Anvi Slim Toolbar deserves your own.

1 Download and install Anvi Slim Toolbar

Official site: http://www.anvisoft.com/slim-toolbar.html

2 Remove AVG SafeGuard Toolbar related extensions

2.1 Open the Anvi Slim Toolbar and click on the second Manage tab to scan the extensions and toolbars on the browsers.

2.2 Select AVG SafeGuard Toolbar related extensions of the browsers including IE, Firefox and Chrome and hit Remove.

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3 Repair browser using Anvi Slim Toolbar

3.1 After removing the AVG SafeGuard related extensions, click on Back, and go to Browser Repair.

3.2 Choose the browser which you want to repair. Under Homepage Settings, check Customize Homage, type the URL you want such as http://www.google.com into the box, under the Search Engine Settings, choose one search engine listed in pull-down menu, and finally click Repair.

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Step 3 Scan malware infecting computer system using Anvi Smart Defender


Anvi Smart Defender is a powerful antivirus tool, which can help users prevent malicious software such as virus, Trojan, adware, spyware and so on. The light and smart swordfish scan engine will not consume extra resources to influence the operation of the computer. And here we recommend you the Anvi Smart Defender antimalware and use it for demonstration.

1 Download and Install Anvi Smart Defender

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2 Perform full scan and remove threats once and for all.

Click on the second tab labeled Scan, find full scan option and hit Scan button to perform a full system scan.

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3 After full scan, the scan results are displayed. Click on View Details to see detailed results and click on Remove button to completely remove the malicious files from your system.

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BTW, if you choose the pro version of Anvi Smart Defender, AD blocker capable of effectively blocking malicious advertisements and fishing websites is available for you. Compared with free version, the pro version of Anvi Smart Defender increases the functions of Web Guard, Behavior Guard, USB guard and Adware Guard, which prevents you from computer viruses in all directions.

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Tips for Cleaning invalid registry entries and leftovers

Some computer users report that AVG SafeGuard Toolbar keeps coming back after they remove it from their computer. The reason why it always takes a comeback is that the caches and junks left by AVG SafeGuard Toolbar is able to revive AVG SafeGuard Toolbar. Therefore, it is necessary for you to clean add-ons as well as caches and leftovers of AVG SafeGuard Toolbar.

After removing AVG SafeGuard Toolbar, there are invalid registry entries as well as any leftovers left in the computer. These junks files will slow down the computer or leave hide danger in your computer. It is highly recommended that you get rid of the junks files using Cloud System Booster—a computer cleaner initially designed to clean and optimize your computer by throwing out junk data on disk, registry, and more unneeded Windows files. If you have any question, please feel free to get in touch for help.

1. Download and install Cloud System Booster

Official site: http://www.anvisoft.com/cloud-system-booster.html

2. Run the Cloud System Booster

Click on the Boost button on the main screen to run a full scan, and hit Clean button to remove these junk files, malicious registry entries, etc.

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