If anyone wants an idea of how bad AVG is, read this post. So I had a co-worker give me his laptop because he was able to connect to the internet with it, but unable to navigate to any pages, regardless of browser. I noticed this fool had AVG on his laptop, but thought nothing of it. I didnt think AVG would be the problem. I dug around, checked some stuff in the network settings, and saw no problems. I noticed whenever I tried to navigate to a site, though, it appeared to be redirecting/referencing a registry entry in the status bar.
sure enough, I sought out the registry entry, and it was an AVG entry. Deleted it, and browsing worked fine. Rebooted to make sure it was still good...browsing disabled again. Went into AVG, and turned it off completely. Still no luck. I had to uninstall this piece of shit in order to connect to the internet. FUCK AVG in the ass with big black steel dildo.