AVG 2016: How to remove AVG Shredder from the Context Menu?What happened here is you’ve visited AVG website to download free antivirus and ended up installing AVG IS with AVG Zen, which you’ve not expected or don’t want.There's a certain amount of upsell when you go to install the free antivirus, but it's much more laid back than, for example, Comodo.You can choose the free antivirus or start a 30-day free trial of the suite.In our own tests and tests by the independent labs, it earned very good scores.Last year, Avast acquired AVG, but fans of either company needn't worry, as both product lines continue their separate existence.Whatever the reason for needing to uninstall AVG, I've listed the best procedure for doing this below: The first thing you want to try is to locate AVG in the Add/Remove Control Panel and try to remove it from there. 1) Click on Start, Control Panel 2) Open Add/Remove Programs 3) Find AVG in the Programs list and highlight it 4) Click Remove and follow the prompts to uninstall AVG Free For a long time, AVG did not provide a removal utility.
Fortunately, you can get that protection without spending a penny.The brand AVG comes from Grisoft's first product, "Anti-Virus Guard", launched in 1992 in Czech Republic. That same year, Microsoft announced that AVG components would be available directly within the Windows Vista operating system.In 1997, the first AVG licenses were sold in Germany and UK. AVG Technologies acquired Exploit Prevention Labs (XPL) in December 2007, and incorporated that company's Link Scanner safe search and surf technology into the AVG 8.0 security product range released in March 2008. May 9, 2017 Update: It’s not possible to install AVG Free Antivirus 2017 without zen even though offline installer is available.Even choosing ‘Custom installation’ and selecting ‘basic protection’ still installs AVG Zen on user’s computer along with AVG Antivirus Free 2016.