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I originally posted in Malware http://www.geekstogo...53#entry2203753 but was directed here instead. My issue is I use google sync to keep Chrome updated on all my home computers. And I can NOT figure out how to get rid of the stupid AVG secure search that opens every time I open Chrome. I do not have AVG anything installed on any of my laptops. The main one I use Comodo and the netbook I use MSE. Hopefully you can help me here.Posted Image
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Hi
Check your computers start-up and see if you can find AVG Secure search in there.

Open Run (press windows flag on your keyboard + r) --> type msconfig --> go to startup (tab) --> search for any entry related to AVG, if you find anything remove the checkmark --> Click apply and restart.
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No, no AVG there. I am lost as to why this keeps happening.
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Download and run the ADWCLEANER --> use the search option --> Copy and post the log in your post.
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# AdwCleaner v1.801 - Logfile created 09/14/2012 at 11:00:03
# Updated 14/08/2012 by Xplode
# Operating system : Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (64 bits)
# User : Brandy - BRANDY-HP
# Boot Mode : Normal
# Running from : C:\Users\Brandy\Downloads\adwcleaner.exe
# Option [Search]


***** [Services] *****


***** [Files / Folders] *****

Folder Found : C:\Users\Brandy\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\2jp77bob.default\FCTB

***** [Registry] *****

Key Found : HKCU\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Freecause
[x64] Key Found : HKCU\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Freecause

***** [Registre - GUID] *****


***** [Internet Browsers] *****

-\\ Internet Explorer v9.0.8112.16421

[OK] Registry is clean.

-\\ Mozilla Firefox v15.0 (en-US)

Profile name : default
File : C:\Users\Brandy\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\2jp77bob.default\prefs.js

Found : user_pref("browser.search.selectedEngine", "Search the Web");
Found : user_pref("freecauseafe43e800abc4df281a03fe44b74abe8.AutoSearchEventData", "auto%20search");
Found : user_pref("freecauseafe43e800abc4df281a03fe44b74abe8.ClearCacheDate", 14);
Found : user_pref("freecauseafe43e800abc4df281a03fe44b74abe8.DisplayEULA", false);
Found : user_pref("freecauseafe43e800abc4df281a03fe44b74abe8.DnsCatchEventData", "dns%20catch");
Found : user_pref("freecauseafe43e800abc4df281a03fe44b74abe8.FirstLaunchShown", true);
Found : user_pref("freecauseafe43e800abc4df281a03fe44b74abe8.LoadLayoutDate.62781", 14);
Found : user_pref("freecauseafe43e800abc4df281a03fe44b74abe8.NewTabSearchEventData", "tab%20search");
Found : user_pref("freecauseafe43e800abc4df281a03fe44b74abe8.ShowRecommendedOptions", true);
Found : user_pref("freecauseafe43e800abc4df281a03fe44b74abe8.StateReportDate", "1347502583787");
Found : user_pref("freecauseafe43e800abc4df281a03fe44b74abe8.TopRightSearchEventData", "top%20right%20search[...]
Found : user_pref("freecauseafe43e800abc4df281a03fe44b74abe8.beforeInstallSaved", true);
Found : user_pref("freecauseafe43e800abc4df281a03fe44b74abe8.beforeinstall.homepage", "hxxp%3A//www.facebook[...]
Found : user_pref("freecauseafe43e800abc4df281a03fe44b74abe8.beforeinstall.search", "Google");
Found : user_pref("freecauseafe43e800abc4df281a03fe44b74abe8.customNewTab", false);
Found : user_pref("freecauseafe43e800abc4df281a03fe44b74abe8.helpUsImprove", true);
Found : user_pref("freecauseafe43e800abc4df281a03fe44b74abe8.hideOthers", false);
Found : user_pref("freecauseafe43e800abc4df281a03fe44b74abe8.processAddrBar", false);
Found : user_pref("freecauseafe43e800abc4df281a03fe44b74abe8.restoreSearch", false);
Found : user_pref("freecauseafe43e800abc4df281a03fe44b74abe8.searchHistory", true);
Found : user_pref("freecauseafe43e800abc4df281a03fe44b74abe8.session", "17547AB3E9A99C1F0C11262F8281555A10A3[...]
Found : user_pref("freecauseafe43e800abc4df281a03fe44b74abe8.showFirstLaunchOptions", false);
Found : user_pref("freecauseafe43e800abc4df281a03fe44b74abe8.tb_lang", "en");
Found : user_pref("freecauseafe43e800abc4df281a03fe44b74abe8.tool_id", "62781");
Found : user_pref("freecauseafe43e800abc4df281a03fe44b74abe8.user_id", "77127173");
Found : user_pref("freecauseafe43e800abc4df281a03fe44b74abe8.user_key", "a8fbaf7c25dbd452f411102e16bb03cc67f[...]
Found : user_pref("freecauseafe43e800abc4df281a03fe44b74abe8.user_layouts", "62781");
Found : user_pref("freecauseafe43e800abc4df281a03fe44b74abe8.user_lnames", "Gamers%20Unite%21%20Snag%20Bar")[...]
Found : user_pref("freecauseafe43e800abc4df281a03fe44b74abe8.xml_service_url", "64e3a27980eeceb34248bc3e680b[...]
Found : user_pref("freecauseafe43e800abc4df281a03fe44b74abe8.yahooSearch", false);

-\\ Google Chrome v21.0.1180.89

File : C:\Users\Brandy\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Preferences

[OK] File is clean.

-\\ Opera v [Unable to get version]

File : C:\Users\Brandy\AppData\Roaming\Opera\Opera\operaprefs.ini

[OK] File is clean.

*************************

AdwCleaner[R1].txt - [18588 octets] - [29/08/2012 21:46:49]
AdwCleaner[S1].txt - [18390 octets] - [29/08/2012 21:48:42]
AdwCleaner[R2].txt - [4455 octets] - [31/08/2012 19:39:57]
AdwCleaner[S2].txt - [4520 octets] - [31/08/2012 19:40:30]
AdwCleaner[R3].txt - [4353 octets] - [02/09/2012 09:31:00]
AdwCleaner[S3].txt - [4477 octets] - [02/09/2012 09:31:36]
AdwCleaner[R4].txt - [4375 octets] - [14/09/2012 11:00:03]

########## EOF - C:\AdwCleaner[R4].txt - [4503 octets] ##########
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Try changing the default search engine before deleting/disabling AVG Secure Search. Then before rebooting/reopening Chrome try the instructions posted by Sie_Deen in the link below:

how to remove avg secure search engine

There are other options in that thread as well. Let us know if one helps and which poster provided the fix that worked for you.

Good Luck! :)
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