Lately I was surprised to see AVG Search take over my home page which used to be the default Google search page.
I managed to remove this strange thing, but I am not sure how it got in with all of the security protection on the machine?
How would you classify such a program (virus, etc.?) and how would any company allow to do this without permissions?
Also, if it managed to get in maybe it is still in listening and copying information without the user knowing. How to make absolutely sure it is gone?