AVG Antivirus has an annoying feature called Safe Search that scans links to make sure they are safe. The feature adds a green check mark icons next to links in Internet Explorer when performing Google or Bing searches.
This is a nice feature for some, but it hogs system resources. If you don’t need this feature, there are a couple of ways to disable Safe Search.
1. Select the gear in the upper-right corner, then choose Manage add-ons.
2. Select AVG Safe Search and then click Disable. Click Close when you are done.
This method disables the Safe Search feature from all web browsers installed on the system.
1. Select the AVG icon in the taskbar.
2. Select LinkScanner.
3. Uncheck the Enable Search-Shield box, then select Save changes.
Restart IE and the Safe Search feature won’t annoy you anymore.