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How to disable or enable the AVG desktop gadget

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AVG contains a desktop gadget - a tool for easy access to scanning and updating, and also to the AVG Secure Search. The desktop gadget also gives you immediate information about your AVG security status. The gadget is available for Windows Vista and newer.

Note: The gadget is installed with AVG by default. If you have not installed the gadget, you can add the feature as described in the article FAQ 5174.

Windows 7

  • To enable the gadget:
    Right-click the Desktop, click Gadgets and Double-click the AVG gadget.
  • To disable the gadget:
    Right-click the gadget and click Close gadget.

Windows Vista

  • To display gadgets in Windows Vista, the Windows Sidebar needs to be open. To launch the Windows Sidebar:
    On the taskbar, click Start -> All Programs -> Accessories, and click Windows Sidebar.
  • To enable the gadget:
    At the top of the Sidebar, click the plus sign (+) to open the Gadget Gallery, and double-click the AVG gadget.
  • To disable the gadget:
    Right-click the gadget and click Close gadget.

Tip: You can also detach the AVG gadget from the Sidebar and place it anywhere on the desktop in Windows Vista. To detach the gadget from the Sidebar, drag it to the desktop. To reattach the gadget, drag it back to any part of the Sidebar.


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