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Should I remove AVG Web TuneUp?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
46% remove it54% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #432
United States Rank #504
Reach 1.4586%
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Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 32.55 days
960.12 days >
Average installed length: 504.47 days


VersionDistribution 0.14% 0.08% 0.78% 0.00% 1.33% 0.36% 1.38% 7.45% 6.27% 2.22% 1.22% 2.96% 5.00% 2.02% 1.75% 0.05% 2.36% 2.49% 5.58% 0.86% 0.06% 0.46% 0.32% 6.19% 3.77% 3.72% 2.07% 0.36% 0.01% 0.00% 16.18% 0.29% 1.22% 5.59% 0.05% 4.55% 0.10% 0.22% 0.02% 0.23% 0.60% 0.54% 0.19% 0.16% 0.35% 3.41% 1.49% 0.48% 0.02% 1.41% 1.05%
54 versions

AVG Web TuneUp

What is AVG Web TuneUp?

The installer will optionally set and protect the search provider ("Set AVG Secure Search as my default search provider") and homepage ("Set AVG Secure Search as my homepage & new tab page") to the AVG desired page during installation.

About  (from AVG Technologies)

AVG Web TuneUp gives you the confidence that the steps you take online are safe. Simply download this free browser add-on now, and it will be automatically added to your favorite browser for an improved browsing experience. Site Safety gives you clear safety ratings for the websites you visit, and shows you which searc...  Read more


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The main program executable is vprot.exe. The software installer includes 17 files and is usually about 12.33 MB (12,929,397 bytes).
AVG Web TuneUp has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.avg.com/us-en/web-tuneup
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\avg web tuneup
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\AVG Web TuneUp\UNINSTALL.exe /PROMPT /UNINSTALL
Estimated size: 12.33 MB

Program filesFiles installed by AVG Web TuneUp

Program executable:vprot.exe
Name:VProtect Application
Path:C:\Program Files\avg web tuneup\vprot.exe
Additional files:
  • tulic.dll - AVG PC TuneUp 2015
  • Uninstall.exe - AVG Uninstaller
  • libcef.dll - Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF) Dynamic Link Library
  • icudt.dll (by The ICU Project) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • BundleInstall.exe (by AVG Secure Search) - BundleInstall Application
  • lip.exe (by AVG Secure Search) - LowInteg Application (LowInteg)
  • WtuSystemSupport.exe - WtuSyste Application
  • avgcefrend.exe - avgcefrend
  • avgMozXPCOM.js
  • TBAPI.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{7E807EFE-08A0-4E67-9164-0308829EE41B}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • vprot.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named vProt_Reg_HKLMWow6432Run.
  • WtuSystemSupport.exe runs as a service named 'WtuSystemSupport' (WtuSystemSupport).
2 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 Web TuneUp\vprot.exe".
  • WtuSystemSupport.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'WtuSystemSupport.exe' which loads as "C:\Program Files\AVG Web TuneUp\WtuSystemSupport.exe".

How do I remove AVG Web TuneUp?

You can uninstall AVG Web TuneUp 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program AVG Web TuneUp, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Web TuneUp.

Win 10 50%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 46%
Keep it 54%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 50.02%
Windows 7 44.04%
Windows Vista 3.33%
Windows XP 2.60%
Windows Server 2003 0.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.72%
Windows 10 Home 20.95%
Windows 8.1 12.34%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.27%
Windows 7 Professional 8.61%
Windows 10 Pro 6.54%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.68% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.68%
  Italy 7.92%
  United Kingdom 7.05%
  Germany 4.39%
  Canada 3.52%
  Netherlands 2.84%
  Brazil 2.37%
  France 1.90%
  Spain 1.73%
  Australia 1.49%
  Sweden 1.25%
  Belgium 1.06%
  Mexico 1.02%
  Norway 0.82%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.09%
Acer 19.12%
Dell 16.21%
ASUS 12.61%
Toshiba 7.05%
Lenovo 6.69%
Samsung 3.98%
Intel 0.81%
MSI 0.74%
Medion 0.60%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.97%
ASUS All Series 5.58%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.87%
HP 15 Notebook PC 4.63%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 4.20%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.04%

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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