Is the AVG toolbar safe?

by on January 20, 2010

Q: My sister put the AVG toolbar on my computer and I am wondering:

(1) Does it use any RAM?
(2) Is it spyware?
(3) If I right-click the toolbar and select not to show it, will it still be active when hidden?
(4)How do I get rid of it?

How come it is not listed in the control panel programs nor in the programs list from the Start Menu.


One Response to “Is the AVG toolbar safe?”
  1.  
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    1) Yes, if something is running it is using some level of RAM
    2,4) No, AVG is a free-antivirus program they’ve added a toolbar to their program. You should only have a single anti-virus program installed on your PC at a time. If you already have one on your PC that you’re happy with then uninstall AVG Anti-Virus and that will get rid of the toolbar as well.