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What percent of users and experts removed it?
63% remove it37% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,496
United States Rank #4,145
Reach 0.1552%
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Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.80 days
348.04 days >
Average installed length: 182.87 days

AVG Security Toolbar

What is AVG Security Toolbar?

The AVG Security Toolbar is included in AVG Technologies’s family of security software, as a standalone program, and as a third party bundles. AVG Security Toolbar incluedes a link scanner that displays security information about websites. The toolbar offers search, weather information, a link to a speedtest and other features that are not really related to security. It also may send event logs and other system-related information to a server, and may automatically download and install updates without notifying the user.

The toolbar will modify the users home and search page to use http://isearch.avg.com.

It is typically bundled with various free AVG security products.

About  (from AVG Technologies)

AVG Secure Search alerts you before you visit dangerous webpages to make sure your identity, personal information, and computer are protected. In addition, our integrated AVG Do Not Track brings the control over your privacy back to you. AVG Secure Search provides clear safety ratings for each link in your search resul...  Read more
Overview
  • Starts automatically
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Connects to the Internet
  • Adds a background Windows Service
AVG Security Toolbar has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove AVG Security Toolbar.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.avg.com/us-en/secure-search
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Common Files\AVG Secure Search\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\AVG Secure Search\UNINSTALL.exe /PROMPT /UNINSTALL
Estimated size: 7.47 MB

Program filesFiles installed by AVG Security Toolbar

Program executable:vprot.exe
Name:VProtect Application
Path:C:\Program Files\avg secure search\vprot.exe
MD5:70cf4129c12fc061f0d4f9aeae7dcaae
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe - ToolbarUnInstaller
  • lip.exe - LowInteg Application
  • PostInstall.exe - PostInstall Application
  • MigrationTool.exe - AVG Migration Tool (AVG Migration Tool Application)
  • GenericWndApi.dll - Generic Window API
  • avguidx.dll - AVG Internet Security (AVG UID module)
  • ROC_JAN2013_TB.exe
  • AVG-Secure-Search-Update_MAY2013_TB.exe (by AVG Secure Search)
  • HF_G_Jul.exe
  • iGearedHelper.dll - iGearedHelper
  • roc.exe
  • roc_july.exe
  • roc_nt.exe
  • ROC_PAID_JAN2013_TB.exe
  • ROC_roc_ssl_v12.exe
  • ROC_ssl.exe
  • ToolbarBroker.exe - ToolbarB Application

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • ROC_JAN2013_TB.exe is scheduled as a task named 'ROC_JAN2013_TB_laptop'.
  • ROC_PAID_JAN2013_TB.exe is scheduled as a task named 'ROC_REG_JAN_DELETE'.
3 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • AVG-Secure-Search-Update_MAY2013_TB.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named AVG-Secure-Search-Update_MAY2013_TB_rel.
  • ROC_PAID_JAN2013_TB.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\ROC_JAN2013_TB_rmv.job.
  • ROC_JAN2013_TB.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\ROC_JAN2013_TB_rmv.job.
Service
  • ToolbarBroker.exe runs as a service named 'AVG Security Toolbar Service'.
3 Startup Files (User Run)
  • ROC_JAN2013_TB.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'ROC_JAN2013_TB' and executes as "C:\Program Files\AVG Secure Search\ROC_JAN2013_TB.exe" /PROMPT /CMPID=JAN2013_TB.
  • ROC_roc_ssl_v12.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'ROC_roc_ssl_v12' and executes as "C:\Program Files\AVG Secure Search\ROC_roc_ssl_v12.exe" / /PROMPT /CMPID=roc_ssl_v12.
  • AVG-Secure-Search-Update_MAY2013_TB.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'AVG-Secure-Search-Update_MAY2013_TB' and executes as "C:\Program Files\AVG SafeGuard toolbar\AVG-Secure-Search-Update_MAY2013_TB.exe" /PROMPT /CMPID=MAY2013_TB.
6 Startup Files (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 Secure Search\vprot.exe".
  • roc.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ROC_roc_dec12' which loads as "C:\Program Files\AVG Secure Search\ROC_roc_dec12.exe" /PROMPT /CMPID=roc_dec12.
  • roc_july.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ROC_ROC_JULY_P1' which loads as "C:\Program Files\AVG Secure Search\ROC_ROC_JULY_P1.exe" / /PROMPT /CMPID=ROC_JULY_P1.
  • HF_G_Jul.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'HF_G_Jul' which loads as "C:\Program Files\AVG Secure Search\HF_G_Jul.exe" /DoAction.
  • roc_nt.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ROC_ROC_NT' which loads as "C:\Program Files\AVG Secure Search\ROC_ROC_NT.exe" / /PROMPT /CMPID=ROC_NT.
  • ROC_roc_ssl_v12.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ROC_roc_ssl_v12' which loads as "C:\Program Files\AVG Secure Search\ROC_roc_ssl_v12.exe" / /PROMPT /CMPID=roc_ssl_v12.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • vprot.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\AVG Secure Search\vprot.exe'.
Network connections
  • vprot.exe connects to 24.244.18.18 (port 80).
  • vprot.exe connects to 63.116.243.66 (port 80).
  • vprot.exe connects to a209-8-118-67.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com (209.8.118.67 port 80).
  • vprot.exe connects to a96-17-148-104.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com (96.17.148.104 port 80).
  • vprot.exe connects to 107.14.45.58 (port 80).
  • vprot.exe connects to 121.119.254.17 (port 80).
  • vprot.exe connects to 157.238.74.210 (port 80).
  • vprot.exe connects to 2.19.151.117 (port 80).
  • vprot.exe connects to 203.167.141.155 (port 80).
  • vprot.exe connects to 8.18.42.57 (port 80).
  • Plus 46 more

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

vprot.exe
Memory:14.19 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0015759159%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00080762%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00076829%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:4,198,928
8,062,084 average
Switches/sec:44
70 average
I/O reads/min:1.89 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:6.05 KB
105.02 KB average
AVG-Secure-Search-Update_MAY2013_TB.exe
Memory:2.48 MB
Total CPU:0.0007228470%
Kernel CPU:0.00053899%
User CPU:0.00018386%
CPU cycles/sec:5,996
I/O reads/min:70 Bytes
I/O writes/min:16 Bytes
ROC_roc_ssl_v12.exe
Memory:9.32 MB
Total CPU:0.0736404008%
Kernel CPU:0.06471429%
User CPU:0.00892611%
Switches/sec:15

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Or, you can uninstall AVG Security 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 Security 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 Security 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 Security Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win Vista 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 63%
Keep it 37%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.08%
Windows XP 27.95%
Windows Vista 13.31%
Windows 8 2.47%
Windows Server 2003 0.19%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.89%
Microsoft Windows XP 27.80%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.02%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.46%
Windows 7 Professional 5.98%
Windows Vista Home Basic 2.32%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.95% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 47.95%
  Germany 6.24%
  United Kingdom 6.09%
  Italy 3.96%
  Brazil 3.04%
  Hungary 3.04%
  Belgium 1.98%
  Canada 1.98%
  Australia 1.67%
  Spain 1.52%
  Netherlands 1.37%
  Indonesia 1.07%
  Philippines 1.07%
  Japan 0.91%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.75%
Dell 16.59%
Acer 16.37%
Toshiba 8.97%
ASUS 5.61%
American Megatrends 5.16%
GIGABYTE 4.93%
Intel 4.04%
Sony 4.04%
Lenovo 3.59%
Samsung 2.91%
Medion 2.02%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 1.86%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 0.93%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 0.93%
Dell Inspiron 1545 0.93%
AOPEN_ AWRDACPI 0.70%
BIOSTAR Group G41D3C 0.70%

About AVG Technologies

AVG Technologies is a global leader in security software, protecting more than 110 million consumers and small business computer users in 167 countries.
Publisher URL: www.avg.com

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