Got a software and it removed my google search

Posted on 2016-10-30
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I got a software for android backup and my Google search is now missing and was taken over by AVG..  I deleted the google search that was connected with AVG... How do I get a new one downloaded for my Chrome?
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Muhammad Mulla earned 1000 total points
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It sounds like you want to change the default search provider in Chrome.

1. Click on the Tools icon on the top right (the three horizontal lines).
2. Click on Settings
3. In the 'Search' section (about 4th section down the settings page), select Google from the dropdown list.
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by:Jackie Man
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Follow this steps
         a) Open Google Crome
         b) Press CTRL+H (for history)
         c) top-left you can find Extensions bellow History Click on it.
         d) you can find AVG Icon in list then chick it and delete it.
         e) you down.
         f) STOP

Source: https://productforums.google.com/forum/m/#!topic/chrome/f7BRB1WBunY

Are you referring to Chrome in Chrome OS?

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Thank you..  I am referring to Chrome Browser for Windows 10.. As I tried to indicate I already deleted the offending AVG but I did it wrong as now my google search is gone and not available as I am able to find in the possible search engine list in Chrome.. How do I get it back so I can choose it and make it my default search engine, I did as you suggested and now I have as the search engine Google Drive.. is that what I want as it was the only google option open for default search engine?
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by:Jackie Man
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Try to uninstall Chrome and reinstall it.

Also reset the Internet Options of IE 11 to its default setting.
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by:Muhammad Mulla
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1. Go to the Chrome settings page as I've explained in my previous post
2. Click on 'Manage Search Engines'
3. Scroll down to the bottom of 'Other search Engines'
4. Create a new entry as follows:

Name: Google
Keyword: Google.com

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Was able to find google drive as a search option.

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