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removing_real_anti-virus_programs [2014/07/30 07:43]
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removing_real_anti-virus_programs [2014/07/30 07:44]
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 If you have Windows 7 or newer, AVG might be able to be removed with the Programs button on the Control Panel. Why did Add and Remove Programs get moved to Programs? I don't know. For someone at Microsoft it made perfect sense.\\ If you have Windows 7 or newer, AVG might be able to be removed with the Programs button on the Control Panel. Why did Add and Remove Programs get moved to Programs? I don't know. For someone at Microsoft it made perfect sense.\\
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-AVG is another story. In addition to the AV product, AVG has a toolbar for your browser. It is supposed to check websites and provide safe search results. What is does is report every search you make and sloooowww down your browser. Revo will not remove it (or didn't the last time I tried.) Microsoft Add and Remove programs may or may not remove it. Nicely AVG does have an AVG 2014 removal tool. [[http://www.avg.com/ww-en/utilities]] What a pain from what was a really great company. There are different uninstallers for different Operating Systems. Make sure to use the version for your OS. **Gotcha!** Some manufactures sell 64 bit computers with 32 bit versions of the OS.+AVG is another story. In addition to the AV product, AVG has a toolbar for your browser. It is supposed to check websites and provide safe search results. What is does is report every search you make and sloooowww down your browser. Revo will not remove it (or didn't the last time I tried.) Microsoft Add and Remove programs may or may not remove it. Nicely AVG does have an AVG 2014 removal tool. [[http://www.avg.com/ww-en/utilities]] What a pain from what was a really great company. There are different uninstallers for different Operating Systems. Make sure to use the version for your OS.\\ 
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 +**Gotcha!** Some manufactures sell 64 bit computers with 32 bit versions of the OS.\\
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 "So, you don't like those antivirus tools, what do you use?"\\ "So, you don't like those antivirus tools, what do you use?"\\
 I use Microsoft Defender and the Malicious Software Removal Tool. Free, easy to use, prevents most things and doesn't cripple the compute while doing it. I use Microsoft Defender and the Malicious Software Removal Tool. Free, easy to use, prevents most things and doesn't cripple the compute while doing it.