How do I stop AVG from running at startup?

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AVG antivirus is not only a free anti-virus but it is also an anti-spyware solution for Windows OS. It is configured by default to run when you turn your system on. If you think the security solution is causing clashes with the other programs or is blocking trusted files, you can remove it from the start-up list. When removed from the list, AVG will not run automatically when you restart your computer, so turn it in immediately. Your computer and the precious or important information stored on its hard drive are actually in danger when the security solution is not running. In this guide, you will learn to stop AVG from running at startup and follow the given steps carefully to avoid glitches.

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Before turning AVG Protection off, make sure the file/program/website is virus-free by conducting a free online scan at Virus Total. Moreover, also add it to the AVG exceptions.

Step 1:

First of all, open task manager by just pressing ‘Ctrl + Alt + Delete on your computer keyboard. Once the screen changes to the session manager then, click on ‘Task Manager’ at the bottom of the list. Windows will return and then, Task Manager will open.

Step 2:

Click on the link at the bottom for ‘More Details’ to open the expanded options of Task Manager

Step 3:

Click on the ‘Startup’ tab to show program lists of your computer attempts to run at startup

Step 4:

Locate the procedure for AVG, highlight it by clicking on it when and then click on ‘Disable’ at the bottom of the Task Manager window

Step 5:

Open the Windows Explorer by just pressing the Windows key and “e” at the same time. You can also conduct a search for ‘Explorer’ from the Start screen

Step 6:

Navigate to your startup folder by just pasting the on-screen address in the search bar from ‘Windows Explorer’

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

Step 7:

Highlight the icon for AVG, and then delete it with the ‘Delete’ key on your keyboard. Restart your computer once you have removed this application and after that AVG will no longer start with Windows.

These steps are very simple to conduct and make sure that you have a strong and stable internet connection. Also, uninstall if any other security software is installed on your device. If you have any queries regarding this secure VPN or you are facing any issue while turning it off then, call on AVG Support UK for instant help from the expert technicians. The experts are available 24×7 to help you in any manner they can.

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