remove AVG secure search page

#1
when i open fire fox it opens to my home page,when i click a new tab it opens to AVG secure search page. i have tryd to remove it using uninstall programs,but it's not listed ,also not in f.f.addons,i am running avast, not AVG.i ran awd cleaner didn't find any thing.maybe malware or adware? ran TDSSKiller, AdwCleaner,Junkware Removal Tool,ESET OnlineScan,Thanks for info you can give me xbill
 


BurrWalnut

Extraordinary Member
#2
There is a new option in IE that may apply to Firefox, rather than you having an 'infection'.

I don’t use Firefox but the setting in IE is in Internet Options > General Tab > Tabs and the field ‘When a new Tab is opened’ can be changed.
 


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patcooke

Microsoft MVP
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Microsoft MVP
#4
It's not a virus - avg has set one of the firefox options - you can change it yourself:

1. Type in about:config, in the firefox address bar

2. Click OK on the warning message.

3. Scroll down to the entry: browser.newtab.url

4. double click on the entry and edit to whatever page you want your default new tab to open to. If you want it blank the enter:

about:blank
 


#5
had an older ver.of f.f, in stalled that,then up dated it. the AVG secure search page.is gone, hope it don't come back .Thanks for all the help.you are a good grope !!
 


#6
had an older ver.of f.f, in stalled that,then up dated it. the AVG secure search page.is gone, hope it don't come back .Thanks for all the help.you are a good grope !!
You have to be careful what you download these days...they sneak that in with a lot of stuff. They discretely hide it with a small box that is all ready checked...when you go to accept/agree/use what ever download one is trying to download. Hell, it even got me once...just once....lesson learned the hard way.
 


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