Advice -Find another company that offers a free anti virus/malware/spyware program.
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO INSTALL AVG
Ive been using it for about a year now.It was recommended by a friend[computer phd level] and recommended by his professor of internet security at uni.
All is well with my edition probably because ive disabled it in start up.
Dear old Mum bought a netbook,but she didnt have any security on it so today i went and downloaded the avg free edition.
During the install it had the usual boxes asking if we want there default browser and as normal i unticked the box.Quite happy with google/chrome/firefox.
As soon as it fully installed i opened chrome only to find the browser has been hijacked by avg.This is despite me unticking the box
So far ive tried everything to get shot of it but to no avail.Please dont say try the settings because avg has designed it so there are no settings for you to check and untick.
A quick google or avg safesearch as it now is, reveals this is a major problem for many many others[avg forums class these hundreds of people as a 'few']
this is really worrying me on getting shot of it.Forum answers point to the hijack still being there even if you uninstall avg completely,seems it creates a back up when you uninstall it so you cant get rid of the browser hijack.
Im really stuck and im really worried to the point i havent slept.Hence this post at 5am after searching the web looking for answers.
Anyone offer some sort of help ?
This is exactly what avg are meant to protect against but instead theyve become malware themselves.
Since sent them an email threatening a personal visit
im that upset by this behaviour.Totally without morals.
Also need someone that knows their onions to explain the about:config change in address bar
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