AVG Secure search? What to do?

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Hi,

If I decline Secure Search, does that mean no more warnings about
suspiciious urls, even though I'm using the rest of AVG??

Details:
AVG 2013 Free is installed in WinXP Pro and it's after me to install
more stuff. I know I don't want two of the three things listed.

1) I don't want the AVG toolbar.
2) I don't want AVG to be the homepage.

3) 2I don't know about AVG Secure Search itself.  With the previous
version of AVG, I would get AVG warnings about suspeciious websites,
while using Google.  But this time the check box seays "set AvG Secure
Search as your default search provider".  

That means no more google, right?   I want to use Google, but when I
uncheck this third box, the OK box disappears and all that is left is
Decline.  

If I decline, does that mean no more warnings about suspiciious urls,
even though I'm using the rest of AVG??


Is AVG Secure Search available for trial use, just by going to its
search webpage?  Maybe it's as good as Google** but I don't want to
switch without testing the new one first.

**Which isn't as good as it used to be.

Thanks a lot.

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I just noticed that AVG said I would get, if I installed this,
1) protection from maliciious websites.
2) Do not track
3) Search safely with AVG secure search.

But I already had Do Not Track, I thought, so maybe I already have the
other two.   I just noticed that Do Not Track has disappeared from my
Firefox browser page.  Now I never knew what it did or how much good
it did for me, but it seems like 2013Free has taken this away from me,
so it probably doesn't check malicious websites either.

Is that worth having?  Enough to abandon google, or Would I have to
abandone google.    When do I use the *Default* search engine?  I
always click on a bookmark that takes me to google.     Firefox is my
default , but in what way is google my default even now?

Thanks.

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 I have Avg 2013 paid version.

I don't see Secure Search anywhere in mine.

I have Surf Shield and Online Shield.  Even in their paid version,
they try to sucker you into buying a few more "needed" items.  If I
were you, I'd forget it, unless you have Acronis True Image, Macrium
Reflect or some other program that would allow you to roll back
Windows  to the point before installing This Secure Search thing.
Restore Point will NOT do that.

There has to be a reason my version that costs money does not contain
this other "needed" item.  I'd forget it.

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On Mon, 21 Jan 2013 09:23:02 -0600, mz@aol.sucks.lol wrote:

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I finally found the preferences and I have LinkScanner Surf-Sheld

I had two things with 2012Free,   I don't remember if the other one
was Online Shield or not.

No mention of Online Shield, now,

Also, Sir George's page reminded me that almost every hit in a google
search used to have next to it  a green shield with a white check mark
in it.  Now none of them do.   Apparently that is secure search, and
maybe now to have it, I have to change my search engine.  Fooey.

With 2012,   I did get warned about a couple bad urls, maybe by Secure
Search.

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Alas.


I have this, but I've never used it.  I got it to take one hard drive
and install it on a different box with different hardware.  They say
it does that, but I haven't set aside enough time to do it .

 Macrium
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Thanks. and thanks Sir George.    I dl'd secure search but I'm not
ready to install it.  It probably changes the default search engine
just as that pop-up box would have.  

But maybe that doesn't matter since I choose my own search engine
afaik.

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My 2013 also no longer has the green shield next to URLs.  They
changed something.  I am not pleased with many of the AVG changes in
their paid for 2013 version.  Too much added nonsense, and too much
trying to fool me into clicking on additional pay items. I'm pretty
certain that next year I'll be looking for a new AV program.   So far
I've dumped Kaspersky, Avira (what a pain in the ass that was) and
Avast.  These idiots just gotta keep "improving" the damn things until
they are an utter pain in the ass with all  their effort to please
those asswipe reviewers who think a glorified interface is more
important than the main AV job an AV program is supposed to do.

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On Thu, 24 Jan 2013 14:10:36 -0600, harrye@nowhere.invalid.com wrote:

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I can see that coming too.

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For that matter, the upgrade to Skype is all about social networking.
I just want  to make phone calls.

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Check the following link for some information;

http://www.avg.com/us-en/secure-search

--
Sir_George

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I've donwloaded this and I think I will install it, based on what I
learned later.

I upgraded Skype today and it offered to make Bing my default search
engine.  So they to think there is a default search engine!!.   So I
googled, What is a default search engine, and for FF, it's the
indicator in the left end of the box in the upper right.    I have
that set to Wikipedia, but I don't think of wikip as at search engine,
default or not.   AFAIC the box is just a convenient wikipedia box.

So I presume now if it puts AVG secure search in there, I can just use
it when I want and set it to wikipedia most of the time.   Maybe it
will even have an effect on how google works, like it did in 2012.


I'm sorry I upgraded to 2013 Free, but the last time they nagged me
for months and eventually made my verion not work.   So I figured I'd
save myself some nagging.  Never thought the change wiould be this
great.

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Okay, I installed it and it did what I suspected above, but it didn't
have any efffect on Google.com like I hoped in my last sentence above.

In fact, AVG search uses Yahoo search.

But i can still use Wikipedia in the box like before, and I suspect
when I close and reopen FF, wikipedia will be the default just like it
was.

So it looks like it is just an entry in the "search engine" list and
it hasn't caused me any problems but I'll probably never use it.
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Great?  I think you meant 'awful'.  :o)

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On Thu, 24 Jan 2013 14:12:19 -0600, harrye@nowhere.invalid.com wrote:

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Yes, great is ambiguous.   Try "of this magnitude".

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I don't know if this helps at all, but I clicked on the support button
in AVG 2013 and then on the Visti FAQ button.

To remove the AVG Secure Search, the AVG Toolbar and revert all
associated changes in your homepage and other browser settings:

   1. Open Internet Explorer (even if your main browser is Mozilla
Firefox or Google Chrome).
   2. Click on the arrow next to the AVG logo in the AVG toolbar.
   3. Click Uninstall AVG Security Toolbar.
   4. Select Remove the toolbar and AVG Secure Search and click OK.

In case these instructions did not match your version of the toolbar,
or they didn't remove all parts of AVG Secure Search:

   1. Visit the page How to uninstall AVG Secure Search.
   2. Select your browser.
   3. Follow the instructions on the page.

Tip:
Visit article AVG Safe Search, Secure Search and search ratings for
more information about the Secure Search feature.

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On Thu, 24 Jan 2013 14:22:28 -0600, harrye@nowhere.invalid.com wrote:

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Thanks.  I never installed the toolbar, but I'm sure some people did
and this will help them.

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