How do I Remove/Uninstall AVG 8.0′s LinkScanner from FireFox!

The Link Scanner is called AVG Safe Search in the Firefox/Tools/Add-Ons menu. You will undoubtedly find the the AVG safe Search add-on offers the ability for you to disable it but not uninstall it. This is not good behavior IMHO. So how do we toss AVG Safe Search from FireFox?
One of two ways
#1 save the AVG Free installation file directly to disk C:\
* open menu Start -> Run
* type:
c:\avg_free_stf_*.exe /REMOVE_FEATURE fea_AVG_SafeSurf /REMOVE_FEATURE fea_AVG_SafeSearch
*The installation will be started, and AVG will be installed without the LinkScanner component.

#2
* open menu Start -> Run
* type:
regedit
* navigate to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Mozilla\Firefox\Extensions
* find key labled:
{3f963a5b-e555-4543-90e2-c3908898db71}
* delete it.

-OR-

Just download and run this avg-firefox-safesearch-removal.reg file.

DONE! AVG Safe Search is now gone from FireFox, and I am now happy. Hope it was useful for you.

About Brett

I live in Jacksonville, Florida USA where I ride my bike and run a small PC and network repair biz. I consider my self extremely lucky to earn a living doing what I love. I have been earning my living in this way for several years. Alas, my personality doesn’t allow me to rest on the successes of my past. Entrepreneurs are cursed that way. I started SpyandSeek while still in college but never finished it. (slight ADD another curse.) After a two years in the PC trade I decided it was time to finish what I started and so SpyandSeek was born. SpyandSeek has analyzed thousands of HijackThis logs from around the world since it’s launch in late 2005. It still amazes me how a tiny site like mine can touch so many far off places.

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