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What is an AVG Safeguard toolbar?

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The AVG Safeguard toolbar allows users to scan sites for malware before they visit and displays site security information, and it also provides a search bar, speed test and weather information. It is an optional add-on for free and premium versions of AVG anti-virus and security software.

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Users can opt out of installing the AVG Safeguard toolbar when installing other AVG products, though many users have complained that it installs automatically when downloading the 2014 version of AVG anti-virus and security programs. Citing heavy RAM usage that slows down computer systems and near-impossible uninstall options, many users find this toolbar to be "foistware" as opposed to a voluntary download.

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