AVG SafeGuard Toolbar and AVG Secure Search

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by vincenzo, Jun 26, 2015.

  1. vincenzo

    vincenzo Registered Member

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    I am cleaning up a friend's computer and I see that ADWCleaner and SuperAntiSpyware both flag the above AVG tools for removal. I believe these were installed when he installed AVG Free antivirus. Is that a correct assumption?

    I know they change the search engine and homepages in browsers, but are they anything to be concerned about? I would expect that if you trust AVG as your antivirus, you would trust these add-ons. Any opinions?

    Thanks
     
  2. cheater87

    cheater87 Registered Member

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    I have seen them installed by non AVG programs before so not sure how safe these are.
     
  3. Behold Eck

    Behold Eck Registered Member

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    Your assumptions are correct in that they were installed along with AVG and they pose no threat more of an annoyance if you don`t want Yahoo as your search engine.

    You should be able to remove them via Windows add/remove programs or just let SAS or ADWCleaner do their cleaning.

    Regards Eck:)
     
  4. vincenzo

    vincenzo Registered Member

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    OK thanks. My friend doesn't mind having them there, so I am leaving them as long as they're not threats.

    Thanks
     
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