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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.