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Uninstall a tool bar (tech)
May 22, 2008

Posted on 05/22/2008 9:06:46 AM PDT by processing please hold

I install the new AVG 8.0 this morning and I now have an AVG tool bar. I don't want it.


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With three computers here, I installed an AnalogX Netstat on my computer to monitor 'my' bandwidth usage. Since I installed the updated AVG, my Netstat shows nearly constant churning of BW usage. It didn't do that before I installed the newer version.

We are allocated 425 MB from Hughesnet(never get hughesnet by the way)

Any help would be appreciated.

1 posted on 05/22/2008 9:06:46 AM PDT by processing please hold
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To: processing please hold

I uninstalled version 8....way too intrusive.

Went back to Eset Nod32.


2 posted on 05/22/2008 9:11:07 AM PDT by Positive (Nothing is sadder than to see a beautiful theory murdered by a gang of brutal facts.)
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To: processing please hold

Oh boy. I’ve been using AVG for years and love it. Haven’t upgraded to 8.0 yet but if they are gonna cram a toolbar on me and take up a bunch a bandwidth they weren’t before I’m gonna have to find another solution :(.


3 posted on 05/22/2008 9:11:57 AM PDT by Domandred (McCain's 'R' is a typo that has never been corrected)
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To: processing please hold

I cant get rid of my toolbar from 8.0 either. I use Mozilla. If its on the toolbar, it slows everything down. Bookmarking this thread..


4 posted on 05/22/2008 9:12:06 AM PDT by cardinal4
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To: processing please hold
Nope, not gonna say it. Wouldn't be prudent.
5 posted on 05/22/2008 9:12:40 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Domandred
Haven’t upgraded to 8.0 yet but if they are gonna cram a toolbar on me

The toolbar is optional.

6 posted on 05/22/2008 9:13:41 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Positive

I’m ready to uninstall this version and go back to the 7. whatever it was before.


7 posted on 05/22/2008 9:14:47 AM PDT by processing please hold ( "It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.")
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To: processing please hold

7.5


8 posted on 05/22/2008 9:16:42 AM PDT by Positive (Nothing is sadder than to see a beautiful theory murdered by a gang of brutal facts.)
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To: Domandred
I got a message from them saying the 7.(I can't remember the version) was going to be out of date on May 31.

I hate the tool bar. The little roof on my Netstat house keeps blinking yellow. A sign bandwidth is being used.

9 posted on 05/22/2008 9:17:09 AM PDT by processing please hold ( "It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.")
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To: cardinal4

I use Mozilla too. And it is slowing everything down. I hate I installed the new version.


10 posted on 05/22/2008 9:18:30 AM PDT by processing please hold ( "It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.")
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To: processing please hold
Try going to "Add/Remove" in the control panel. Normally you will find you can remove the tool bar separately.

BTW...I replaced AVG some time ago with AVAST. You might want to take a took at it. They do have a free version.

11 posted on 05/22/2008 9:19:21 AM PDT by politicalwit (AKA... A Tradition Continues...Now a Hoosier Freeper)
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To: Positive

I received a notice my AVG Free Edition would no longer be supported after May 31st. They wanted me to upgrade to 8.0.

Instead, I uninstalled it and went to Avast! which I have on an older PC. Now, my laptop runs smoother and boots faster. And there are no more messages about having to reboot after updates. I’ve used both applications for years, but AVG just seem to get bloated over time. I’m glad I made the switch.


12 posted on 05/22/2008 9:19:22 AM PDT by bcsco (To heck with a third party. We need a second one....)
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To: martin_fierro
Nope, not gonna say it. Wouldn't be prudent.

Come on, throw up an interesting pic. You have great ones for threads like this. :)

13 posted on 05/22/2008 9:20:27 AM PDT by processing please hold ( "It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.")
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To: processing please hold

See my post #12.


14 posted on 05/22/2008 9:20:50 AM PDT by bcsco (To heck with a third party. We need a second one....)
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To: martin_fierro

How do I get rid of the tool bar? It’s cramping me up.


15 posted on 05/22/2008 9:21:20 AM PDT by processing please hold ( "It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.")
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To: Positive
That's it, thanks.

Can I uninstall this 8.0 version and reinstall the 7.5 one? Or just get rid of the darned tool bar to see if that gets rid of chewing my BW.

16 posted on 05/22/2008 9:23:26 AM PDT by processing please hold ( "It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.")
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To: Positive

AVG was trying to get me to ‘upgrade’ to 8.0, so I went to Cnet.com and read some of the user reveiws — not all good by any means.

And with AVG 8.0, the email scanner is only free for 30 days, after that, they want your $. Time to switch to Avast.


17 posted on 05/22/2008 9:24:24 AM PDT by webschooner
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To: Positive

AVG was trying to get me to ‘upgrade’ to 8.0, so I went to Cnet.com and read some of the user reveiws — not all good by any means.

And with AVG 8.0, the email scanner is only free for 30 days, after that, they want your $. Time to switch to Avast.

Buh-bye AVG ...


18 posted on 05/22/2008 9:25:13 AM PDT by webschooner
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To: politicalwit
Normally you will find you can remove the tool bar separately.

I'll give it a try. Thanks.

19 posted on 05/22/2008 9:25:18 AM PDT by processing please hold ( "It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.")
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To: webschooner

pardon moi double post


20 posted on 05/22/2008 9:26:12 AM PDT by webschooner
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To: processing please hold

I used Revo Uninstaller to uninstall my earlier version of AVG (I think it was 7.51 or something like that). I used the most thorough option on Revo, then rebooted as necessary. Then I installed Avast! and am very happy.

If you want to uninstall an application like AVG, I suggest using Revo. It gets more of the residual stuff than Windows uninstaller. This will help especially if you install a similar application in place of the first one.


21 posted on 05/22/2008 9:26:41 AM PDT by bcsco (To heck with a third party. We need a second one....)
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To: bcsco
AVG just seem to get bloated over time. I’m glad I made the switch.

That's a shame. One of the reason I switched from Norton to AVG ( having used the free version years ago ) was AVG wasn't a drain on the system like Norton became.

22 posted on 05/22/2008 9:28:55 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: martin_fierro


23 posted on 05/22/2008 9:30:46 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (USAF, TAC, 12th AF, 366 TFW, 366 MG, 366 CRS, Mtn Home AFB, 1978-81)
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To: politicalwit
Ohhh, I tried that and there were two boxes that needed to be checked.
1) Rename user settings
2) Including objects in the virus vault

I just X'ed out and didn't do anything.

24 posted on 05/22/2008 9:30:56 AM PDT by processing please hold ( "It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.")
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To: processing please hold
Just reinstall it. Don't check the box for the optional tool bar, and it will go away.
25 posted on 05/22/2008 9:32:56 AM PDT by Nightmare (From The Left Coast)
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To: bcsco

I’ll check out Avast, thanks. It feels like my computer is pulling a Cadillac up the Rockies...very slow.


26 posted on 05/22/2008 9:33:33 AM PDT by processing please hold ( "It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.")
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To: processing please hold

Have you tried this?

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080510120028AAAhCAp

I unchecked it at install and had no problem.


27 posted on 05/22/2008 9:33:53 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: processing please hold

You can re-run the setup and choose to not install the avg toolbar or uninstall and reinstall, only this time do not choose the avg toolbar.


28 posted on 05/22/2008 9:34:26 AM PDT by politicalwit (AKA... A Tradition Continues...Now a Hoosier Freeper)
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To: Nightmare
Just reinstall it.

So I go to my Control Panel and uninstall it first then go find the 8.0 free version on line to download again and don't check the box for the optional tool bar?

29 posted on 05/22/2008 9:38:46 AM PDT by processing please hold ( "It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.")
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To: processing please hold

Uninstall AVG 8 and go through the custom install option.

Be sure to elect out of the toolbar.

I am running Version 8 and have been very pleased.


30 posted on 05/22/2008 9:42:53 AM PDT by fellowgeek (To geek or not to geek.)
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To: processing please hold

Yes. Note that you’ll be prompted to do a custom install, or a standard install. You may not see the choice of installing the tool-bar or not unless you choose the custom install.

Or, as others here have suggested, uninstall AVG and replace it with the (also free) Avast! anti-virus program (you’ll find this on CNET Downloads too).


31 posted on 05/22/2008 9:44:04 AM PDT by Be Free
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To: bcsco

Where might I find AVAST and Revo? Is Revo free or must it be purchased? Thanks.


32 posted on 05/22/2008 9:45:57 AM PDT by miele man
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
I clicked on tools and the only thing there concerning add on for AVG was "AVG safe search 8.0

Under that was another AVG but it says...AVG tool bar 2.0.20080418. Is that the one to disable?

33 posted on 05/22/2008 9:46:49 AM PDT by processing please hold ( "It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.")
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To: processing please hold
I feel your pain. I used free AVG for years, upgraded to the commercial version about three years ago, and when I got my new box I decided to reward them for their years of free service by purchasing 8.0.

Big mistake. Major bloatware. That goldang Yahoo search toolbar is also the only way to control the browser filter from the browser itself; delete it and you have to do that from the control panel. That filter has known incompatibilities with IE7 under Vista - there's a patch I can look up if you need it. Even after installing it the browser freezes up at random when it senses certain old Java content or some Active-X stuff I haven't identified yet. I turned it off.

Same sad story we've seen with Norton/Symantec and McAffee. No simple, sleek AV engine, you're gonna get a suite containing a firewall, browser filters, etc, etc, whether you like it or not.

I made the decision to replace it earlier this week but I haven't identified a replacement yet. I'll be looking at this thread for suggestions. Free isn't important; unobtrusive is. Thanks for posting this.

34 posted on 05/22/2008 9:48:18 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: processing please hold
Not having the toolbar it's hard to walk somebody through the process. I would try to disable that one, remembering what you did so if it causes problems one can always go back and undo it. I think it may be as simple as unchecking it in tools.
35 posted on 05/22/2008 9:56:04 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

I uninstalled it then reinstalled and unchecked AVG tool bar section. SUCCESS AVG Tool bar - gone. Now I’m showing that anti virus and anti spyware are outdated. Opps, I did something wrong.


36 posted on 05/22/2008 10:06:26 AM PDT by processing please hold ( "It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.")
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To: processing please hold

OK, but you insisted.

37 posted on 05/22/2008 10:08:04 AM PDT by martin_fierro (Software License)
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To: processing please hold
It feels like my computer is pulling a Cadillac up the Rockies...very slow.

As I stated in another post, mine was acting sluggish, especially during bootup. It seemed to take forever for my desktop to finish loading, then, when AVG was running its test, everything to slow down noticeably. Now with Avast!, it's much better.

38 posted on 05/22/2008 10:08:05 AM PDT by bcsco (To heck with a third party. We need a second one....)
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To: processing please hold

Will running AVG update fix it?


39 posted on 05/22/2008 10:08:47 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: Billthedrill
I started out with Norton when I first got a computer. I found AVG and I have been using it for a couple of years now and I like it.

I'm going to bring up my Netstat and see if it's still eating my BW. *fingers crossed*

40 posted on 05/22/2008 10:09:04 AM PDT by processing please hold ( "It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.")
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To: miele man

Both are free on the Internet. Just do a Google search. I’ve only used Revo for a couple months. But it had darned good reviews and, so far, I’m pleased with it.


41 posted on 05/22/2008 10:09:32 AM PDT by bcsco (To heck with a third party. We need a second one....)
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To: martin_fierro
LOL, perfect.

I can send you my email address then you can send me the money via paypal and I'll get a Mac today. ;)

42 posted on 05/22/2008 10:11:24 AM PDT by processing please hold ( "It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.")
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
One of the reason I switched from Norton to AVG ( having used the free version years ago ) was AVG wasn't a drain on the system like Norton became.

You might want to check out Avast! As I stated above, I've had it on an older PC and never a problem. It was a pretty easy decision to convert my laptop over.

43 posted on 05/22/2008 10:11:41 AM PDT by bcsco (To heck with a third party. We need a second one....)
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To: martin_fierro
Thanks for the totally ( although expected ) useless addition to this thread.

It's like if we were on a car forum and someone was having problems with their GM vehicle. The suggestion “get a Toyota ( or another similarly reliable car )” is great in the long run but doesn't help the person one bit who still has the current GM problem sitting in his driveway.

44 posted on 05/22/2008 10:14:04 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: All

Something on AVG must be running in the background because my netstat is still blinking.


45 posted on 05/22/2008 10:16:00 AM PDT by processing please hold ( "It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.")
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

I like it when he throws up stuff like that. I get very tense when something goes haywire with my PC and his pictures always break my tension.


46 posted on 05/22/2008 10:17:50 AM PDT by processing please hold ( "It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.")
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To: bcsco

I had to look it up but I am running AVG version 8.0.93 and haven’t had a problem yet. Still runs as good as the previous version for me. Updated it a few weeks ago.


47 posted on 05/22/2008 10:18:56 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: bcsco

OK, thank you. Will give it a try.


48 posted on 05/22/2008 10:23:56 AM PDT by miele man
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To: processing please hold

Try turning off the Link Scanner


49 posted on 05/22/2008 10:29:32 AM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right.)
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To: UB355
Try turning off the Link Scanner

Would that be under tools?

50 posted on 05/22/2008 10:32:34 AM PDT by processing please hold ( "It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.")
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