Remember AVG LinkScanner, offered by AVG as a standalone and with its antivirus products that scan links and show safety ratings in search results for search engines like Google, Bing and on pages, this product was interrupted and they now offering AVG Safe Search instead of the one developed by Google. We don’t know the reasons to stop supporting AVG’s Link Scanning tool, the new AVG Secure Search service launched by AVG protects your personal and identity information by warning you when you visit malicious or dangerous websites in your browser.
Like AVG LinkScanner, AVG Secure Search also shows the security rating for search results in supported browsers such as Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer. This service incorporates AVG LinkScanner Surf Shield technology and therefore provides real-time protection against dangerous web pages before they load in your browser.
Pay attention when installing AVG Secure Search as AVG Security Toolbar is part of the installation package
AVG Security Toolbar is part of AVG Secure Search installation which you can avoid during setup. Express method AVG toolbar will be installed and AVG search will be set as homepage and default search provider
If you select Custom installation, the product installation will not continue to be cancelled, you will need to select at least one option for “Custom” to continue installation, the safe option to select AVG Secure Search setting as homepage which you can always change to your browser later.
We recommend that you create a restore point before installing this program, you can always undo the changes.
If you continue with the Express method, AVG Secure Search will be installed for Internet Explorer, Firefox will lock the toolbar and ask for permission (good!) if you don’t allow it, it will be disabled. As Chrome does not support toolbars by default, your default search engine and homepage switch to AVG Secure Search. AVG Sitesafety Plugin Firefox and Chrome browsers will be installed.
Searches performed in Chrome’s Omnibox show the search results with AVG Secure Search.
Enable AVG Secure Search to show all website rankings in Search results
By default, this service shows the ranking of dangerous websites only in the search results, you need to select the ‘all websites’ option under “show ratings for” on the left side of the page to see the ratings for all.
AVG Secure Search, available as a standalone product, works with antivirus installed on your computer without any problems.