As a quick followup to my previous post about replacing Avira with AVG… My son just asked how to get rid of the AVG toolbar in his Firefox window. I looked and, sure enough, there it was… The AVG Security Toolbar.
This toolbar gets installed by default when you install AVG, but you can uncheck a box to prevent installation. I could’ve sworn that I had, but I guess not.
The toolbar itself is fairly innocuoous, but it takes up space which is especially problematic when you’re running on a netbook. Thus, we wanted to get rid of it.
Unfortunately, it’s not easy to remove the toolbar without uninstalling AVG. That being said, it’s easy enough to hide it. To do so in Firefox, simply:
- Click the “View” menu
- Go to the “Toolbars” submenu
- Unselect “AVG Security Toolbar”
If you decide you want it back, just follow the above steps and re-select the toolbar to once again make it visible.