AVG SafeGuard toolbar is not actually a virus, but rather more of a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Still, AVG SafeGuard toolbar is capable of doing a lot of things. It can be automatically installed in your computer when you download freebies from the web. At times, there will be a box that will ask you to click Next,or else you would not be able to download the material you needed. This is usually where the unwanted toolbar comes from. AVG SafeGuard toolbar changes your homepage to mysearch.avg.com. Your default search engine will also be changed to AVG Secure Search.
AVG SafeGuard toolbar does not only change your homepage and search engine, it is also capable of hijacking your browsing activities. Furthermore, this browser hijacker may infiltrate directly to your computer’s operating system.
Some people, after noticing the changes in their home page and default search engine, tried to uninstall the latest software they downloaded, thinking that it might uninstall the AVG SafeGuard toolbar as well. But this is false. After the AVG SafeGuard toolbar gains access to your computer, it is no longer connected to the software you installed. You have to manually uninstall the software.
The AVG SafeGuard toolbar, or AVG SafeGuard plugin, may be an unwanted addition to your web browser. The AVG SafeGuard toolbar can be uninstalled if you follow the removal instructions that we have provided on this page. Remove the AVG SafeGuard toolbar now. Removal instructions are at the end of the article.
The AVG SafeGuard toolbar becomes installed on your computer when you download and install other forms of freeware. Unfortunately the invasiveness of the AVG SafeGuard toolbar causes many headaches.
The AVG SafeGuard plugin changes your browser homepage and also alters your default search engine within your web browser. This can cause many headaches because most users do not want their homepage or default search engine to be changed without their consent. You may want to uninstall AVG SafeGuard toolbar plugin if your are experiencing unwanted changes to your computer.
Full uninstallation of the AVG SafeGuard toolbar, and removing the entire AVG SafeGuard installation can be accomplished with our removal instructions. The benefits of scanning your computer is not only to remove the AVG SafeGuard plugin but also detect any viruses or other malware that may exist.
It is not uncommon for users that install freeware to also have viruses on their computer. This is because many freeware programs are actually malicious installations in disguise. It is a well known fact that freeware can contain undesirable programs that are installed without the user permission. AVG SafeGuard toolbar is an example.
Full removal of the AVG SafeGuard toolbar, and removing the entire AVG SafeGuard installation can be accomplished with our removal instructions.
Many internet users are unaware of the dangers that come with installing freeware. People that install freeware on their computer are susceptible to a host of other problems. Freeware is sometimes free as a money making utility. Users install it thinking that it is free, unfortunately there are cases where installing something free comes at a heavy cost.
If you see the AVG SafeGuard toolbar on your computer then we highly recommend you scan your computer to not only remove it but to also check for other problems that may be present. Having this toolbar on a computer can be indicative of having other issues, specifically other forms of malware.
Viruses, Spyware and other types of malware are commonly found when there is a toolbar present. This is because toolbars are associated with the user behavior of downloading anything that is free, exposing your computer to harmful software. We are not saying that the AVG SafeGuard toolbar is a virus, what we are saying is that you can remove it and check for other problems at the same time.
Follow the toolbar removal instructions below and permanently get rid of the AVG SafeGuard plugin from your computer. Not only that but you will also have the opportunity of removing other unwanted freeware and potential malware that may be present. Good luck with the removal and let us know how it went by leaving a comment.
AVG SafeGuard Toolbar
Virus Removal Instructions
Success Rate: 100%
Lab Tests: 5
OS’s Tested: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8
AVG SafeGuard toolbar samples tested: 5
Removal Tool: Spyhunter
* Is the AVG SafeGuard toolbar on a Windows 8 computer? See the Windows 8 Virus Removal Instructions
The toolbar removal instructions we have outlined below has been proven remove the AVG SafeGuard toolbar. You must be on the infected computer when performing these steps.
1 To begin, go ahead and reboot the infected computer. If the infected computer is turned off, go ahead and turn it on.
2 Immediately as the computer begins to boot, press F8 many times. Pressing F8 allows you to access the Advanced Options Menu.
3 Once you are in the Advanced Options Menu, use your arrow keys and select the Safe Mode with Networking option. Press enter when you have selected that option.
4 Windows will now boot into Safe Mode with Networking. Safe Mode with Networking will allow you to remove the AVG SafeGuard toolbar.
5Now it is time to begin the AVG SafeGuard removal procedure. On your keyboard, click and hold the Windows key, then press the R key. See keyboard diagram below.
6 After you have pressed the Windows and R key, the Windows Run Box will open. Type exactly the following into the run box and click OK:
After clicking OK, your computer will connect to the internet and download our recommended toolbar removal program called Spyhunter.
7 When you see the Spyhunter download box, click the Run button. The picture of the download box is below. After you click the “Run” button, Spyhunter will launch. If your computer asks if you are sure you want to run Spyhunter, click OK. The Spyhunter installation will begin. After fully installing Spyhunter the toolbar scan will automatically begin.
8 After Spyhunter has scanned your computer you will see various infections in the results which will include the AVG SafeGuard toolbar. Simply click “Fix Threats” to remove the toolbar.
9 After you click “Fix Threats” you are going to need to register Spyhunter to remove AVG SafeGuard. Please register Spyhunter and the AVG SafeGuard toolbar will be removed.
Registering Spyhunter offers superior benefits including real-time constant protection against any potential threats. Spyhunter will detect and remove any future threats that may occur including viruses, toolbars, spyware, trojans, registry infections and more. It is a great all-in-one solution for your computer security needs and that is why we recommend it.
10 After you have registered Spyhunter, and the AVG SafeGuard toolbar was removed, you can safely reboot into Normal Mode. AVG SafeGuard will be completely gone.