If you’ve installed AVG Free Antivirus on your computer, after a few days of using it, you may notice AVG-Secure-Search-Update-1231b.exe running under processes list in Task Manager. What happened? AVG has silently downloaded that update and not installed in your computer, it can anytime prompt you to install their security toolbar by showing a popup with that update, this may happen or not happen, not happened in our case.

This process runs from the location ‘ C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming’. If you want to disable or remove that annoying process, which runs continuously from computer startup, here is how you can do that.

AVG-Secure-Search-Update-.exe process

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Removing AVG-Secure-Search-Update-1231b.exe

1. Open Task Manager, right click on that process and select ‘Open File Location’, now kill that process in Task Manager.

2. Use Alt+ Up arrow to go up one folder level in Explorer, then you’ll be on ‘AVG 1213b Campaign’ (can be AVG xxxx campaign in your computer) folder, permanently delete it using a Shift+Delete key combination.

AVG1213BCampaign folder

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You can’t delete that folder when that process is running, that’s why we’ve killed it before.