How to completely uninstall AVG Web TuneUp from Windows PC

In this post, we will see how to completely remove or uninstall AVG Web TuneUp from your Windows PC. AVG Web TuneUp is a browser add-on for Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. It offeres features like Site Safety which provides safety rating for the websites, Do Not Track to block trackers from social and other websites, along with a browser cleaner to clear up browser cache. It goes on to set AVG Secure Search as the default search provider, as well as your home page and new tab page.

AVG Web TuneUp was recently in the news as it was found that it exposed Chrome users data. The company has said that it has patched the vulnerability, but nevertheless, many people are now looking for a way to uninstall this browser addon.

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Uninstall AVG Web Tuneup

Go through the complete post and see which approach you’d like to take.

1] Open Control Panel > Programs and Features. Here under the list of installed programs, you will see AVG Web TuneUp. Double click on it and proceed with its uninstallation.

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Make sure that you have checked the Revert your browser’s … checkbox.

One the uninstallation process its completed, restart your Windows computer.

2] You can also use the AVG Remover Tool, provided by the company to remove all or any AVG product. Click here to download it from the company.

3] Download a free uninstaller software like Revo Uninstaller Free and use it to uninstall AVG Web TuneUp completely.

Having done this, to be doubly sure, do the following additionally:

1] Open your browser, be it Internet Explorer, Chrome or Firefox. Check under Manage Addons or Extensions.

If you see entries like AVG Web TuneUp, AVG Secure Search, ScriptHelperApi class or AVG Search App powered by Ask extension you should remove them. Click on Remove, Delete or Uninstall, as the case may be.

Read: Manage Browser add ons in IE, Chrome, Firefox, Opera.

2] Check your Search settings.

Internet Explorer users should open Manage Addons  > Search Providers, and remove AVG Secure Search if you see it, and set your prefered default search engine.

Firefox users may want to open Settings > Search and check the default search engine.

If you are a Chrome user, open Settings. Under On startup, check your settings and change them if required. Make sure you check your default search engine too.

Read: Change default search engine in Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Opera.

3] Open C:\Program Files and also C:\Program Files (x86) Here look for a AVG Web TuneUp folder. If the uninstallation is incomplete, you will see this folder in both the locations. If you see them, delete these AVG Web TuneUp folders.

4] Navigate to the following folder location:

C:\Users\ACK\AppData\Local\Packages\windows_ie_ac_001\AC

If you see a folder AVG Web TuneUp, delete it.

5] Do this only if you are comfortable editing the registry. Run regedit to open the Registry Editor. Back up the Registry and then press Ctrl+F and search for AVG Web TuneUp. If you find any keys, delete them carefully.

6] To finish off, you may want to run CCleaner to rid your PC of residual junk if any.

Hope this helps!

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.

7 Comments

  1. MmeMoxie

    One thing, I would like to mention – Revo Uninstaller Free also, does a restore point, before doing any removal. I know that you can bypass it, but, in all honesty, who in their right mind would??? I have been using Revo Uninstaller for past 5 or 6 years, first the Free version and now, I have the Paid version. Honestly, I can’t see much difference between the Free and the Paid, a couple of modules, but, the main one Uninstalling works well, in both versions. Boy, that is nice to say. 🙂

  2. Ed

    I’ll tell you what, AVG has completely run this tool into the dirt. Originally what used to be a very good tool originally named Tuneup Utilities, since purchased by AVG some years ago has become nothing but crappola. I wouldn’t touch AVG or anyhting associated with it with a ten foot stick.

  3. Juan Figueroa

    Revo do not have the option to do a batch of applications to be removed like Iobit Uninstaller or maybe i wrong? i have both, but i cannot remove all apps at once like Iobit.

  4. MmeMoxie

    No, I don’t think Revo can do a “batch” uninstall. However, I have found that I usually do one uninstall at a time. Yes, there are times when I do more than one, but, I don’t mind taking the time to do each one of them. Since, Revo does a great job of removing all of the elements of the program, I want to uninstall.

    I do not know a thing about IoBit’s uninstall program. I used IoBit years ago and I know they have come a long way. I personally, decided to go a different route, on securing my Desktop computers. I use Avast Internet Security, Malwarebytes and have a Hardware Firewall on my Wi-Fi Router. I also, have other programs available, for when I have a really difficult invader on my computer. One of them is ADW Cleaner.

    A couple of years ago, I got a really, really bad malware, from a supposed good resource, CNET Download! Well, CNET Download is NOT a safe, secure website, any longer. It took me over a week, to get rid of the crap, that I got from downloading an upgrade, from CNET Download. Even ADW Cleaner couldn’t remove all of this nasty malware. I had to go into the Registry to get it finally done.

  5. kiki

    because of this will never instal AVG again, free antivirus with “additional packages.”.. well done AVG

  6. Marsha

    #3 did it for me!!!! It was by far, the easiest way to finally get rid of it. Nothing to download, people!! Just go to the files, and delete them. Then, if the icon still shows up in your program files, click to uninstall, and you should get a window that says-there is an error as the file might already be deleted-click OK when it asks if you want to get rid of the icon in the programs.
    DONE!!!!
    Thank you for posting this!!!!

  7. Lord Alfred Milner

    Hey fu­ck face, your link has a virus !!!!!!

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