Before you tell me how to remove an icon, I KNOW HOW TO. I just want to know how to stop the bastard from coming back.
So, I updated AVG Free to 2011. All works fine. However, I like to keep as little clutter on my desktop as possible; I generally keep only three icons on it. Plus, I have a nice dark theme, and the AVG icon looks so out of place that I want to headdesk whenever it returns.
I right-click the desktop icon, select Delete, the icon goes bye-bye. However, whenever I reboot my computer, the icon’s back. Always. Every single time.
I want to know how to keep this AVG 2011 icon from reappearing on my desktop.
I’m running Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
The AVG 2011 Free version is 10.0.1153, but it seems to update every 30 minutes so that could change very quickly.
Free edition of AVG has no real time/rootkit protection so it is completely pointless to install it on your computer. You can get the exact same protection by installing it, running a scan, after the scan is finished then uninstall it. AVG Free does virus removal. It does not prevent viruses from doing their damage.
A free one that does have realtime/rootkit protection is Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE).
and I think Avast has it on their free edition. And before some newbie mentioned MalwareBytes, MalwareBytes is not have antivirus, it is antimalware.
When MSE is installed, when you boot up and Windows is loading up, Task Manager will show MsMpEng.exe consuming CPU time for a few minutes. On my machine it ties up the CPU for 4 to 5 minutes before releasing it. That is the realtime/rootkit protection getting ready to stop viruses in their tracks. And it does not force an icon on your desktop.
on: 27th October 10