AVG 8.5 and Yahoo

  muddypaws 17:46 17 Oct 09

XP Home SP3. AVG 8.5 Browser Firefox/Google
When I open a new tab in FF and search in the top most address bar the results now always show in the AVG powered by Yahoo screen which I don't want.
I have disabled the AVG tool bar in 'View' so I don't now have that, and uninstalled Yahoo toolbar from add/remove, but nothing changes.
It has only recently started doing this.
Any suggestions as to how I can get rid of it and revert to the Google results.
No options in AVG that I can see.

  muddypaws 16:07 18 Oct 09

Any help would be appreciated.

  Bapou 23:01 18 Oct 09

Check out the advice: click here
item 2307, to repair AVG.

Hopefully this may help your problem.

  Bapou 23:08 18 Oct 09

On reflection, may be it would be more beneficial to remove AVG completely. By this I mean after using Add/Remove rid your registry of any files left behind with the help of CCleaner.

Following this, reinstall AVG and when prompted prevent the AVG Security toolbar, which includes Yahoo, from being installed.

  muddypaws 09:25 19 Oct 09


Thanks for responding.
I have un-installed 8.5 using Revo's deepest scan and re-installed AVG which is now v.9.
De-selected safe search and yahoo when installing and the situation is unchanged.
It is obviously one of those items that AVG insist on you having in the free version.
It would be interesting to know if other people have the same result when openimg a new tab in FF.
Meanwhile I will also try the AVG forums.

  muddypaws 09:28 19 Oct 09

The only way round it is to open a new tab and then search in the engine options to the right of the address bar.

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