How to Remove AVG From Startup
By Richard Bashara
AVG is an anti-virus program that comes in both free and paid versions, and it can be programmed to run virus scans at times that you specify. One of the defaults that the program sets when it is installed is the ability to start when your computer boots. If you want to conserve resources, or if you just don’t want AVG starting with Windows, you can easily remove it from the start-up programs your computer opens. Once the program has been removed from startup, you will need to restart your computer for the changes to take effect.
Open task manager by pressing “Ctrl-Alt-Delete” on your computer keyboard. When the screen changes to the session manager, click “Task Manager” at the bottom of the list. Windows will return, and Task Manager will open.
Click the link at the bottom for “More Details” to open Task Manager’s expanded options.
Click on the “Startup" tab to show a list of the programs your computer attempts to run at startup.
Locate the process for AVG, highlight it by clicking on it once and then click on “Disable” at the bottom of the Task Manager window.
Open Windows Explorer by pressing the Windows key and “e” at the same time. You can also perform a search for “Explorer” from the Start screen.
Navigate to your startup folder by pasting the following address in the search bar from "Windows Explorer:"
Highlight the icon for AVG, and delete it with the "Delete" key on your keyboard. Restart your computer when you have removed this application, and AVG will no longer boot with Windows.
Richard Bashara writes for various entertainment and technology publishers. He has been covering topics such as dating, Comic-Con and the technology trade since 2007. Bashara holds a B.A. in writing.