74,139,804 programs installed

Should I remove AVG Nation toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
61% remove it39% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,829
United States Rank #31,671
Reach 0.1230%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 27.59 days
814.04 days >
Average installed length: 427.72 days


VersionDistribution 34.78% 25.91% 31.01% 0.70% 1.33% 4.87% 1.39%

AVG Nation toolbar

What is AVG Nation toolbar?

AVG Nation toolbar powered by InfoSpace is a web browser toolbar and extension that modifies the browsers search and home pages as well as delivers. In order to provide search advertising revenue, the software is designed not only to modify the search provider but to protect it so that it remains the default browser search engine. It is typically installed via a bundled offer within a third-party software distribution. As for distribution, the toolbar is typically bundled with 3rd party publishers in order to try to maximize install revenue as typically payouts per installation is between a few cents and a couple dollars depending on the geographical location of the host.

What the toolbar does:
- Change of the default search engine, including the Browser's built-in search box, and address bar.
- Addition of alternative error page functionality, such as “Page Not Found”.
- Change of the default Home Page and/or New Tabs, and protect your search settings.

About  (from Blucora)

Some of you may have noticed that the search services and toolbar being offered with your AVG product has changed to ‘AVG Nation’. This is a new partnership that AVG has with a company known as InfoSpace, to help provide our users with a search experience that offers increased safety and security features. The ‘AVG Nat...  Read more
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Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: InfoSpace
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\avg nation toolbar
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\AVG Nation toolbar\UNINSTALL.exe /PROMPT /UNINSTALL
Estimated size: 9.75 MB

Program filesFiles installed by AVG Nation toolbar

Program executable:vprot.exe
Name:VProtect Application
Path:C:\Program Files\avg nation toolbar\vprot.exe
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe (by AVG Technologies) - AVG Nation toolbar Uninstaller
  • PostInstall.exe (by AVG Secure Search) - PostInstall Application (PostInstall Application (Official))
  • lip.exe (by AVG Secure Search) - LowInteg Application (LowInteg)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • vprot.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'vProt' which loads as "C:\Program Files\AVG Nation toolbar\vprot.exe".

How do I remove AVG Nation toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove AVG Nation toolbar from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall AVG Nation toolbar from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program AVG Nation toolbar, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove AVG Nation toolbar.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by AVG Nation toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win 8 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 61%
Keep it 39%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.18%
Windows 8 25.88%
Windows XP 7.64%
Windows Vista 7.24%
Windows Server 2003 0.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.26%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.78%
Windows 8.1 9.72%
Windows 7 Professional 9.31%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.63%
Windows 8 5.47%

Distribution by countryGeography

14.24% of installs come from United Kingdom
Which countries install it?
  United Kingdom 14.24%
  Italy 6.45%
  Australia 6.26%
  Brazil 5.75%
  Germany 5.62%
  Canada 5.17%
  Israel 4.85%
  Netherlands 4.21%
  Belgium 2.87%
  Sweden 2.87%
  France 2.49%
  Taiwan 2.30%
  India 1.92%
  DK 1.72%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.46%
Acer 21.39%
Dell 13.15%
ASUS 12.96%
Toshiba 7.13%
Samsung 5.74%
Lenovo 3.61%
Intel 2.87%
American Megatrends 1.20%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.80%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.07%
Acer Aspire 5738 2.67%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 2.18%
Acer Aspire E1-571 2.18%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 1.94%

comments1 comment

user comment
expert comment
Jim Brown (Expert)over a year ago
I don´t have the toolbar installed and it´s not in my Control Panel either, but the AVG Nation page pops up as a separate tab alongside my usual start page in Chrome every single time. It´s really annoying and I can't find a way to stop it from happening.... help?