How to completely uninstall AVG Web TuneUp from Windows PC

This post will see how to completely remove or uninstall AVG Web TuneUp from your Windows PC. AVG Web TuneUp is a browser add-on for Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. It offers features like Site Safety which provides a safety rating for the websites, Do Not Track to block trackers from social and other websites, and a browser cleaner to clear up the browser cache. It goes on to set AVG Secure Search as the default search provider, as well as your home page and new tab page.

AVG Web TuneUp was recently in the news as it was found that it exposed Chrome users’ data. The company has said that it has patched the vulnerability, but many people are now looking for a way to uninstall this browser add-on.

Uninstall AVG Web Tuneup

Go through the complete post and see which approach you’d like to take.

Make sure that you have checked the Revert your browser’s … checkbox.

Once the uninstallation process is completed, restart your Windows computer.

2] You can also use the AVG Remover Tool provided by the company to remove all AVG products. Click here to download it from the company.

3] Download a free uninstaller software like Revo Uninstaller Free and use it to uninstall AVG Web TuneUp completely.

Having done this, to be doubly sure, do the following additionally:

1] Open your browser, be it Chrome, or Firefox. Check under Manage Add-ons or Extensions.

If you see entries like AVG Web TuneUp, AVG Secure Search, ScriptHelperApi class, or AVG Search App powered by Ask extension, you should remove them. Click on Remove, Delete or Uninstall, as the case may be.

Read: Manage Browser add ons in IE, Chrome, Firefox, Opera.

2] Check your Search settings.

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Suppose you are a Chrome user, open Settings. Under On startup, check your settings and change them if required. Make sure you check your default search engine too.

Read: Change default search engine in Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Opera.

3] Open C:Program Files and also C:Program Files (x86). Here, look for an AVG Web TuneUp folder. If the uninstallation is incomplete, you will see this folder in both locations. If you see them, delete these AVG Web TuneUp folders.

4] Navigate to the following folder location:


If you see a folder AVG Web TuneUp, delete it.

5] Do this only if you are comfortable editing the Registry. Run regedit to open the Registry Editor. Back up the Registry, press Ctrl+F, and search AVG Web TuneUp. If you find any keys, delete them carefully.

6] To finish off, you may want to run CCleaner to rid your PC of residual junk, if any.


I hope this helps!

Now read: Free Toolbar Cleaner & Remover Tools for your browsers.

Is AVG PC TuneUp free?

While AVG PC TuneUp is free to download, it is not free to use. The company offers a thirty-day trial to understand if it works as advertised and lives up to your expectations. In the trial period, you can use the software with all features without any restriction. It means you can uninstall bloatware, optimize the PC, clean up the Registry, and so on.

Do PC TuneUp applications work?

While most OEMs claim that their applications work, help you speed up PC, and so on, not all of them work. It is essential to evaluate these applications and find if they work. Most of the applications do the same thing that a PC built-in setting will do, but they make it easy for users with one-click optimize options. On top of that, these apps can also slow down your computer, so make sure to evaluate them and look for feedback correctly.

— Update: 21-03-2023 — found an additional article How to Fix: Can't Uninstall AVG Web TuneUp (Won't Remove) from the website for the keyword remove uninstall avg web tuneup windows.

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Infopackets Reader Steve S. writes:

” Dear Dennis,

My response:

After a bit of research, I found a program called “AVG Remover.exe” which is designed to clean and remove all AVG products (including AVG Web TuneUp) should the standard uninstall method fail. I downloaded this program and then ran it, rebooted as instructed, but AVG Web TuneUp was still installed.

At this point I decided to remove AVG Web TuneUp manually by removing any potential registry keys from the Windows Registry. Once that was finished, I rebooted to ensure AVG Web TuneUp's programs weren't resident in memory, then I deleted the folder “C:Program FilesAVG Web TuneUp” manually. I then loaded up Steve's browsers and disabled any AVG add-ons. At this point I was satisfied that AVG Web TuneUp was successfully removed from the system. I'll re-cap what I did below using step-by-step instructions.

How to Fix: Can't Uninstall AVG Web TuneUp (Won't Remove)

Here's what I did using step-by-step instructions to successfully and completely remove AVG Web TuneUp:

  1. First, disable the AVG Web TuneUp addon in the web browser. To do so: click your web browser's Menu widget (usually on the top right of the web browser), and go to your Addons or Extensions in the web browser. Search through the list and disable anything that says “AVG”. (Note that you can re-enable any AVG addons after the Web TuneUp has been removed – should you decide).
  2. Next, close all programs except your web browser. Download the “AVG Remover.exe” utility from AVG's website, and IMPORTANT: save the file to your desktop for easy retrieval.
  3. Bookmark this page so you can come back to it, then close your web browser. Once that is done, run the “AVG Remover.exe” file you downloaded in Step #2. The AVG Remover program will open a new window; click “Continue” under the “AVG Remover” heading on the far right of the window. When the process completes, reboot the machine and come back to this page.
  4. Now it's time to remove any potential AVG keys from the Windows Registry. Note that these keys may or may not be present in your registry – if you don't see the keys, then simply move on to the next step.

    (a) Click Start, then type in “regedit” (no quotes); wait for regedit to appear in the list and click it.

    (b) The Windows Registry Editor window will appear. Navigate to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> AVG Web TuneUp. Right-click the folder, then select “Delete” to delete it.

  5. Reboot the machine once more, then come back to this page. Now it's time to remove the AVG Web TuneUp installation folder. To do so: click Start, then click “My Computer” or “This PC”, then double-click the C drive. Navigate to the folder “C:Program Files”, then left click the AVG Web TuneUp folder, and then press DEL on the keyboard to delete it / send it to the Recycle Bin. If you receive a message that the process can't be completed because a file is in use, try closing your web browser, then attempt to delete the folder again. Then, follow on to the next step.
  6. Finally, remove AVG Web TuneUp from the Control Panel -> Programs and Features. To do so: click Start, then go to Control Panel -> Programs and Features; look for AVG Web TuneUp (it may or may not be there). If you see it, right click AVG Web TuneUp, then select “Uninstall” from the dialogue menu. Windows will report that “An error occurred while trying to Uninstall AVG Web tuneup … would you like to remove AVG Web Tuneup from the Programs and Features list?” click Yes.

At this point, AVG Web TuneUp should be completely removed from the system.

Additional 1-on-1 Support: From Dennis

If all of this is over your head and if you need help removing AVG Web TuneUp – or any other hard to remove program from your system, for that matter – I can help using my remote desktop support service. Simply contact me briefly describing your problem, and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

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