This post 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 offers features like Site Safety which provides a safety rating for the websites, Do Not Track to block trackers from social and other websites, and a browser cleaner to clear up the 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 many people are now looking for a way to uninstall this browser add-on.
Uninstall AVG Web Tuneup
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1] Open Control Panel > Programs and Features. Under the list of installed programs, you will see AVG Web TuneUp. Double click on it and proceed with its uninstallation.
Make sure that you have checked the Revert your browser’s … checkbox.
Once the uninstallation process is completed, restart your Windows computer.
2] You can also use the AVG Remover Tool provided by the company to remove all AVG products. 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 Chrome, or Firefox. Check under Manage Add-ons 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.
2] Check your Search settings.
Firefox users may want to open Settings > Search and check the default search engine.
Suppose 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.
3] Open C:\Program Files and also C:\Program Files (x86). Here, look for an AVG Web TuneUp folder. If the uninstallation is incomplete, you will see this folder in both locations. If you see them, delete these AVG Web TuneUp folders.
4] Navigate to the following folder location:
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, press Ctrl+F, and search 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.
I hope this helps!
Is AVG PC TuneUp free?
While AVG PC TuneUp is free to download, it is not free to use. The company offers a thirty-day trial to understand if it works as advertised and lives up to your expectations. In the trial period, you can use the software with all features without any restriction. It means you can uninstall bloatware, optimize the PC, clean up the Registry, and so on.
Do PC TuneUp applications work?
While most OEMs claim that their applications work, help you speed up PC, and so on, not all of them work. It is essential to evaluate these applications and find if they work. Most of the applications do the same thing that a PC built-in setting will do, but they make it easy for users with one-click optimize options. On top of that, these apps can also slow down your computer, so make sure to evaluate them and look for feedback correctly.