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Remove AVG SafeGuard Toolbar, Mysearch.avg.com (AVG Secure Search)

Published by Daniel Brook on December 11, 2013 on Browser Hijacker

AVG SafeGuard Toolbar intrusively installs on your Internet browsers without any consent and overlaps the default homepage and search engine with Mysearch.avg.com (AVG Secure Search). If you are frustrated with it (see the reference screenshot), you can read on this post to acquire the guides on how to remove AVG SafeGuard Toolbar and its related redirect site Mysearch.avg.com (AVG Secure Search) instantly from the web browsers. For instance those high-reputable Internet browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome.

Tips: Any problems during the manual removal, you are welcome to contact Qisupport online experts to help you remove the virus promptly.

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What Is AVG SafeGuard Toolbar and Mysearch.avg.com (AVG Secure Search)

AVG SafeGuard Toolbar and its relevant site of Mysearch.avg.com (AVG Secure Search) are classified as the Browser Hijacker( you can click here to read more hijacking viruses), Whose work focuses on compromising Internet browsers with malicious codes thereby cheating money and stealing confidential information from its target online computer users. Commonly, the objectives of such hijack virus are especially those unwary online computer users. AVG SafeGuard Toolbar installs itself during the anti-virus program installation process. PC users hardly doubt AVG SafeGuard Toolbar has nature of spreading potential computer infections for the reason that they have put their trust in the reputable AVG anti-virus program and used to suppose AVG SafeGuard Toolbar is included in AVG Technologies’ family of security software without wariness.

In fact, the hijacker just exploit such state of mind within those unwary computer users to invade into target OS with ease. The AVG SafeGuard Toolbar is masqueraded as a useful toolbar under the guise of such advanced AVG Security Toolbar. Besides that, Mysearch.avg.com also is the AVG Secure Search declares it can be a convenient and safe way to surfing online, and you can see quite clear safety ratings for each link in web searches. However, the Mysearch.avg.com (AVG Secure Search) shows you with various pop-ups against your will. You hardly bypass those unwanted pop-ups, even more the default homepage and search engine have been underground altered. Instead of will web searches, the Mysearch.avg.com keeps redirecting them.

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Delete AVG SafeGuard Toolbar and Mysearch.avg.com Virus

Uninstall AVG SafeGuard Toolbar from Windows

1. Click Start menu and lick on the control panel option.

2. Access to the Control Panel window, you will be presented with one of 2 different screens according to the version of Windows.

3. Next it may take one minute to fully populate all programs you have installed. Locate at the target program. Next right click the AVG SafeGuard Toolbar and select Remove or Uninstall on its right side.
4. Most software will ask you if you are sure you want to remove it. Please click the next button as the set-up wizard. Next click the Uninstall button. Click Finish button after the removal complete.

Uninstall AVG SafeGuard Toolbar from Windows 8

1. Open the Control Panel from the start button as well. For Windows 8 users, navigate to the Control panel, you can try this way. When you see the desktop, just move the mouse cursor around on the Start screen to reveal a new Apps button.

2. Click on the Apps button to display the Apps view, there is a search box on the top right corner.

3. Type the control panel in the search box and you then can see the control displays there. Click on to open it.

4. Also can click on Search icon –> type in ‘add or remove‘ –> select Add or remove programs.

5. Locate at the AVG SafeGuard Toolbar and click Uninstall option. You then just need finish the removal process as the pop-up wizard.

Check Hosts File and Proxy Settings

From this step you need check and repair hosts files. For Windows operating system (Window XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8), go to C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\.
1. Backup the hosts files first. Locate at the Hosts file, it is a file named “Hosts” with no extension. You can see the reference screenshot.

2. Right-click on it and select Copy. Now, right-click in the clear space to the right of the Hosts file and select paste.
3. Double click the hosts file and open it in a text editor. As seen below screenshot.

4. Delete additional lines and save the hosts file.
5. Check the proxy settings. Start the Internet Explorer, click on separately click Tools, Internet options, and then Connections. Click on LAN settings to open the LAN settings menu, ensure to uncheck the use a proxy server as your LAN.

Remove AVG SafeGuard Toolbar, Mysearch.avg.com and Restore Browser Settings

For Internet Explorer

1. From Internet Explorer main menu, click: “Tools” and choose “Internet Options”.

2. At “General” tab, delete the redirect homepage “Mysearch.avg.com” from “Home page” box. Also you can type your preferred homepage there.
3. On the same page, you need locate to the search section and click Settings. Next you will be at the below page. On “Search Providers” options, choose and “Set as default” a search provider other than the “Mysearch.avg.com” provider. Then choose Mysearch.avg.com and remove it.

4. Select “Toolbars and Extensions” on the left pane and then select and Disable all unwanted toolbars or extensions related with Mysearch.avg.com virus found there.

For Google Chrome

1. Access to the man page of Google Chrome. Open Chrome menu and select Settings.

2. Find the “On startup” section and choose “Set Pages”. Delete the “Mysearch.avg.com” from startup pages by pressing the “X” symbol on the right. Set your preferred startup page and press “OK”.

3. Locate at the “Appearance” section, check to enable the “Show Home button” option and choose “Change”.

4. Delete the “Mysearch.avg.com” entry from “Open this page” box. Type your preferred webpage to open when you press your “Home page” button or leave this field blank and press “OK”. You then go to “Search” section and choose “Manage search engines”. Choose your preferred default search engine and press “Make default”. You then need choose the Mysearch.avg.com search engine and remove it by pressing the “X” symbol at the right.

5. Select “Extensions” on the left. Next you need remove any unwanted extension found there or other unknown toolbar related with Mysearch.avg.com redirect virus by clicking the recycle icon at the right. Then reboot Google Chrome to effect all changes.

For Mozilla Firefox

1. Click on “Firefox” menu button on the top left of Firefox window and go “Options”. In “General” tab delete the unwanted homepage: “http://Mysearch.avg.com ” page from “Home Page” box and type your preferred homepage. Press “OK” when it finishes.

2. From Firefox menu, go to “Tools” > “Manage Add-ons”.

3. Next select “Extensions” on the left and then remove any unwanted extension related with Mysearch.avg.com redirect virus from there by pressing the “Remove” button. Then close the Firefox Options.

4. On Firefox URL box type the following command: about:config and then press Enter.

5. From the next pop-up page, click at “I’ll be careful, I promise” button.

6. In the search box type: “avg” & press Enter. You then will get the string of http://Mysearch.avg.com /. Now right-click on every “http://Mysearch.avg.com” value found and select “Reset”. When it finishes, reboot the Firefox.

Remove AVG SafeGuard Toolbar, Mysearch.avg.com Left Files and Registry Entries

1. In order to easily and exactly find the target files about AVG SafeGuard Toolbar and Mysearch.avg.com virus you may show hidden files first.

Click Start button. Go to Control Panel

Double click on Files and Folder Option

Select View tab. Check “Show hidden files, folders and drives.”

Uncheck “Hide protected operating system files (Recommended).

Click Ok to apply all changes.

2. Delete AVG SafeGuard Toolbar and Mysearch.avg.com files from Local Disk. Click on Start button and open My Computer/Computer, and then open local disk, find the below files and delete them.

%Temp%\ [random].exe

3. Delete the virus registry entries. Press Windows + R keys to reveal Run box and type regedit in Run window, click ok to open Registry Editor.

4. In Registry Editor window, and delete related registry entries.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “.exe”


Now about some measures on the defense against cyber threats, the battle over how to protect our computers from attacking by such AVG SafeGuard Toolbar and Mysearch.avg.com hijack viruses. We have to admit that it is quite easy to lose sight of how much our daily lives are dependent on the Internet, leaving us computers vulnerable to those hijackers wish to steal money and confidential data. The first tip responded to keep computer safe while surfing online is to refuse installing some freeware recommended on the pop-ups at the web browser. If you exactly need it, it is better to make sure if it’s safe before installing.

Just like such AVG SafeGuard Toolbar and Mysearch.avg.com (AVG Secure Search), though it declares how useful functionalities it owns, the true goal is to coax you into installing thereby attacking OS. Such AVG SafeGuard Toolbar hijack virus attack never materializes, but the risk is real, which need you pay cautions to guard your system. In a sense, I think we felt pretty well prepared to keep computer safe, especially when you have installed reputable anti-virus program to guard OS in real time. But there’s always an amount of concern. If surely need more help to fix the AVG SafeGuard Toolbar and Mysearch.avg.com (AVG Secure Search), you can contact with QiSupport Online Experts.

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