How To Remove AVG Safe Search from your firefox browser

I just installed AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012 couple days ago. Today, when I start using my browser I realized that “AVG Safe Search” is hijacking my Firefox default search engine.

Btw I’m using Windows 7 Home Basic SP1 and Firefox 12.0.

After some search and some trial, finally i can free my Firefox from “AVG Safe Search”.

Here is what I did:
1. Delete the “AVG Safe Search” from your Firefox search engine lists
- Click the drop down menu on your Firefox search engine
- Click “Manage Search Engines…”
- A Form “Manage Search Engine List” will appear on your desktop
- Select “AVG Safe Search”
- Click on “Remove” Button
- Click on “OK” Button to close this form

2. Take back your homepage
- Click Tools on Firefox menu or press Alt+T
- Select Options
- Select General Tab (if you are on other tab)
- Click “Restore to Default”
- Click Ok to close

3. Disable the 2 Add-ons
- Click Tools on Firefox menu or press Alt+T
- Select Add-ons
- Click Disable button on “AVG Safe Search 12.0.0.2163 (this is my AVG Safe Search version”
- Click Disable button on “AVG Security Toolbar 11.1.1.7
- Click “Restart now” on one of the above
- Your firefox will be restarted.

4. Change “keyword.url” Firefox config(uration)
- type “about:config” on your Firefox address bar
- hit enter
- Click on “I’ll be careful, I promise!” button
- type “keyword.url” on th search menu
- select “keyword.url”
- right click on “keyword.url”
- Click on “Reset”

5. Change “browser.search.defaultenginename” Firefox config(uration)
- type “about:config” on your firefox address bar
- hit enter
- Click on “I’ll be careful, I promise!” button
- type “browser.search.defaultenginename” on th search menu
- select “browser.search.defaultenginename”
- right click on “browser.search.defaultenginename”
- Click on “Reset”

Congratulation for taking back your Firefox !

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One Response to How To Remove AVG Safe Search from your firefox browser

  1. Lucia says:

    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! Thank you ever so much! I’ve been fighting to remove Avg Safe search for ever and finally succeeded! Lovely things to you :) Lucia

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