Author Topic: how do i remove avast context menu? PICTURE  (Read 17941 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Eddy

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Maybe Bot
  • ***
  • Posts: 31344
  • Watching (over?) you
    • Malware removal, Biljart and other things.
Re: how do i remove avast context menu? PICTURE
« Reply #15 on: September 06, 2016, 10:37:48 PM »
You already have been answered almost 4 years ago.

Offline vistascape

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 31
Re: how do i remove avast context menu? PICTURE
« Reply #16 on: September 06, 2016, 10:56:40 PM »
You already have been answered almost 4 years ago.
i tried it. it does not work.

Offline GJoe

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 15
Re: how do i remove avast context menu? PICTURE
« Reply #17 on: September 06, 2016, 10:59:01 PM »
You already have been answered almost 4 years ago.
i tried it. it does not work.

I'm not trying to be smart-ass, but you need to disable avast self-defense to do that (all the time), which is BAD.
Avast Internet Security 2016

Offline DavidR

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Certainly Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 83935
  • No support PMs thanks
Re: how do i remove avast context menu? PICTURE
« Reply #18 on: September 06, 2016, 11:15:24 PM »
how do i delete this? ive tried the things above but it didnt help.

Follow the instructions in Reply #5 above, the last line of that shows what value to enter for complete removal.

Are you getting any errors when trying to edit the avast5.ini ?
I have just tested these settings on this XP system and they still work for me.

You may need to reboot to have the setting take effect.

<snip>
I'm not trying to be smart-ass, but you need to disable avast self-defense to do that (all the time), which is BAD.

The whole point of the self-defence module is to prevent unauthorised changes to avast. It is for your protection to prevent malware making changes to the avast .ini files.

I mean just how many times do you need to alter the avast ini files to have to disable the avast self-defence.

If you run notepad.exe as the administrator you should be able to make the modifications as suggested and (depending on OS) the self-defence module just seeks confirmation that you want to make the changes.
Windows 10 Home 2004 64bit/ Acer Aspire F15/ Intel Core i5 7200U 2.5GHz, 8GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD/ avast! free 20.8.2432 (build 20.8.5684.602) UI-1.0.566/ WinPatrol+/ Firefox, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro/ Avast! Mobile Security

Offline vistascape

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 31
Re: how do i remove avast context menu? PICTURE
« Reply #19 on: September 07, 2016, 01:07:50 AM »
its working now.

i had -0 instead of -1  :P

Offline DavidR

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Certainly Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 83935
  • No support PMs thanks
Re: how do i remove avast context menu? PICTURE
« Reply #20 on: September 07, 2016, 01:19:16 AM »
its working now.

i had -0 instead of -1  :P


Good that you now have it working.
Note the -0 value was also wrong, that is why nothing changed. It should just have been 0 after the =.
Windows 10 Home 2004 64bit/ Acer Aspire F15/ Intel Core i5 7200U 2.5GHz, 8GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD/ avast! free 20.8.2432 (build 20.8.5684.602) UI-1.0.566/ WinPatrol+/ Firefox, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro/ Avast! Mobile Security

Offline vistascape

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 31
Re: how do i remove avast context menu? PICTURE
« Reply #21 on: March 09, 2019, 06:49:02 AM »
You can only remove the long file names - if that is what your problem is but you don't say why you want to do this ?

- Context (right click) Menu, very long file names how to change the display so as not to show the file names:
Using notepad, open the C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Avast Software\Avast\avast5.ini (XP file location)
C:\ProgramData\Avast Software\Avast\avast5.ini (Vista, Win7 file location)

Now find and edit the [UserInterface] section, add the new line after the label, ShellExtensionFileName=0 and save the file the avast self-defence will ask for confirmation. That would get rid of the long file name element.

[UserInterface]
ShellExtensionFileName=0

For complete removal of the Shell Integration
- use the ShellExtensionFileName=-1, to switch off the avast shell integration completely.

i have windows 10 now. i cant change the avast5.ini file. it says im not an administrator even though i am. can u help me please?

i wanna remove the context menu in windows 10.

Offline DavidR

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Certainly Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 83935
  • No support PMs thanks
Re: how do i remove avast context menu? PICTURE
« Reply #22 on: March 09, 2019, 04:35:22 PM »
Well much water has gone under this bridge, so I don't know if it still works.

However, there are things that you need to do before you can edit the .ini file:
1. Disable the avast self-defence module, this could block any edit.
2. You must use the windows notepad, no other text editor.
Windows 10 Home 2004 64bit/ Acer Aspire F15/ Intel Core i5 7200U 2.5GHz, 8GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD/ avast! free 20.8.2432 (build 20.8.5684.602) UI-1.0.566/ WinPatrol+/ Firefox, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro/ Avast! Mobile Security

Offline vistascape

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 31
Re: how do i remove avast context menu? PICTURE
« Reply #23 on: March 09, 2019, 05:46:08 PM »
Well much water has gone under this bridge, so I don't know if it still works.

However, there are things that you need to do before you can edit the .ini file:
1. Disable the avast self-defence module, this could block any edit.
2. You must use the windows notepad, no other text editor.
still not working. it says i need admin rights or something :(

Offline Martin00

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 85
Re: how do i remove avast context menu? PICTURE
« Reply #24 on: March 09, 2019, 07:03:06 PM »
I remember in the old days I used to do this by deleting registry keys.

Offline DavidR

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Certainly Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 83935
  • No support PMs thanks
Re: how do i remove avast context menu? PICTURE
« Reply #25 on: March 09, 2019, 08:00:46 PM »
Well much water has gone under this bridge, so I don't know if it still works.

However, there are things that you need to do before you can edit the .ini file:
1. Disable the avast self-defence module, this could block any edit.
2. You must use the windows notepad, no other text editor.
still not working. it says i need admin rights or something :(

How about running notepad.exe As Administrator ?
Then open the avast5.ini file from the notepad File menu.
Windows 10 Home 2004 64bit/ Acer Aspire F15/ Intel Core i5 7200U 2.5GHz, 8GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD/ avast! free 20.8.2432 (build 20.8.5684.602) UI-1.0.566/ WinPatrol+/ Firefox, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro/ Avast! Mobile Security

Offline vistascape

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 31
Re: how do i remove avast context menu? PICTURE
« Reply #26 on: March 10, 2019, 01:11:03 AM »
same.

there has to be a way to remove context menus. omg.

Offline DavidR

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Certainly Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 83935
  • No support PMs thanks
Re: how do i remove avast context menu? PICTURE
« Reply #27 on: March 10, 2019, 01:27:44 AM »
You could try using the tool ShellEx (and link) mentioned in Reply #1
Given it is over 6 years old, I don't know if, A) the tool is still available or B) if it would work with Win10.
Windows 10 Home 2004 64bit/ Acer Aspire F15/ Intel Core i5 7200U 2.5GHz, 8GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD/ avast! free 20.8.2432 (build 20.8.5684.602) UI-1.0.566/ WinPatrol+/ Firefox, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro/ Avast! Mobile Security

Offline vistascape

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 31
Re: how do i remove avast context menu? PICTURE
« Reply #28 on: March 10, 2019, 05:54:21 AM »
i tried it. it didnt work. if i did it correctly.

Offline Martin00

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 85
Re: how do i remove avast context menu? PICTURE
« Reply #29 on: March 10, 2019, 09:44:22 AM »
i tried it. it didnt work. if i did it correctly.

Did you try rebooting afterwards? If yes, then this should work:
1. Use ShellEx and locate Avast.
2. Right click on it and click on "Open CLSID In RegEdit".
3. Make a backup (right click on that registry key and then "Export" and save).
4. Delete that registry key (you need to click on that selected folder on the left pane, same goes for point 3).
5. Reboot.

If you will want to restore it simply open the file you exported. It should add it to the registry (with a popup message).