Starting July 1, 2012
With SOPA and PIPA out of the way, what other magic tricks does the entertainment industry of America have up its sleeve? How about having ISPs (Internet Service Providers -- your Internet company) play
copyright cop. Last year in July major ISPs across the USA agreed to ramp up efforts to clamp down on piracy.
Since that time, we really haven't heard much more about this copyright policing.
Now, a few days ago the CEO of RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) announced major ISPs in the USA
(Comcast, Cablevision, Verizon, Time Warner Cable, etc.) have agreed to start monitoring what their customers
download starting July 1, 2012.
Like I always say when this kind of craziness happens:
"Who Is Watching the Watchers?"
iOS Apps of the Day [July 11, 2012]
Cozi Family Organizer (Helps keep all activities organized the whole family can use)
Card Wallet (Keeps your credit card information safe and organized)
StarDunk Gold (Play basketball in a new way which is in space)
AVG Search Problems in Google Chrome
Remove AVG Search in CHROME
3rd party programs can sometimes cause
They can make changes to your default browser; change your default search engine, homepage, startup pages, etc. Some of these programs will install other programs/extensions/toolbars that changes your browser's settings instead.
If your settings have been changed, please make sure to check the following:
If AVG search pages are opening up each time you start up Chrome, check in Wrench > Settings > On Startup > next to the radio button for Open a specific page or set of pages, click on Set pages > remove any
unwanted URLs by hovering over the URL until you see an "X" appear to the right side of the URL.
If all searches that you perform in the omnibox is returning with results from AVG search instead of your
preferred search engine, check in Wrench > Settings >Search > Manage search engines > check the list of Default search engines, Other search engines, and Search engines added by extensions, and remove
suspicious entries that you are not familiar with. Depending on your extensions, you may not see the last section for Search engines added by extensions.
If AVG search is currently selected as the default search engine, you will have to choose another search engine provider as your default first, and then remove the AVG entry. To select another search engine provider as your default search engine, hover over the search engine until you see "Make Default" appear on the right side.
Once you have selected your preferred default search engine, you can remove other entries that you do no want by hovering over the entry until an "X" appears on the right side.
If AVG is opening up when you click on the Home button, check in Wrench > Settings > Appearance > select the Show Home button checkbox > check if the URL that appears below it references AVG.
Also check that there are no extensions installed that may be causing these changes. Go to Wrench > Settings > Extensions > if you see any unfamiliar extension that you do not remember installing, try disabling/removing the extension to see it was causing these changes. To disable, uncheck the "Enabled" checkbox next to the extension. To remove, hover over the extension until you see a trash can icon appear, and click on the icon.
If you do not remember installing any AVG specific software around the time that this change took place, it is advisable to perform a malware scan to make sure that there are no other suspicious programs remaining
that could make changes to your settings.