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Offline vistascape

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how do i remove avast context menu? PICTURE
« on: December 18, 2012, 08:24:10 PM »
i want to remove that thing, how do i make it happen?


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Re: how do i remove avast context menu? PICTURE
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2012, 10:32:26 PM »
Really? I find the context menu scanner rather handy.

If you use CCleaner, navigate to Tools > Startup > Context Menu. Disable the Avast entries (two in XP32, not sure about Vista64).

Alternately, you can use ShellEx to do the same thing.

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Re: how do i remove avast context menu? PICTURE
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2012, 01:12:39 AM »
In the AvastUI | Settings in the upper right hand corner.
In the Basic tab is "Special Scans".  Uncheck it.
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Re: how do i remove avast context menu? PICTURE
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2012, 01:32:20 AM »
In the AvastUI | Settings in the upper right hand corner.
In the Basic tab is "Special Scans".  Uncheck it.
its already unchecked.

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« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2012, 01:45:19 AM »
In the AvastUI | Settings in the upper right hand corner.
In the Basic tab is "Special Scans".  Uncheck it.
No, that setting is only for the Avast UI.

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Check the box below if you want the avast! special scans (such as the Windows Explorer "right-click" scan and the Screensaver scan) to be visible and configurable via the avast! user interface.

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Re: how do i remove avast context menu? PICTURE
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2012, 01:52:25 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.
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Re: how do i remove avast context menu? PICTURE
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2012, 02:43:36 AM »
In the AvastUI | Settings in the upper right hand corner.
In the Basic tab is "Special Scans".  Uncheck it.
No, that setting is only for the Avast UI.

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Check the box below if you want the avast! special scans (such as the Windows Explorer "right-click" scan and the Screensaver scan) to be visible and configurable via the avast! user interface.

You're right.  I stand corrected. :-[  Thanks. :)
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Re: how do i remove avast context menu? PICTURE
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2012, 03:21:12 AM »
Every single antivirus in the world has right click via Windows explorer or context menu. So whats the big deal? If it wasn't there then someone would complain that they had to open up Avast and run a full scan to scan the object they needed scanned.
« Last Edit: December 19, 2012, 03:22:43 AM by Aventador »

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Re: how do i remove avast context menu? PICTURE
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2012, 12:17:12 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.
thanks man :)

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Re: how do i remove avast context menu? PICTURE
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2012, 01:37:45 AM »
You're welcome.

We're still curious as to why you wanted to do this ?
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Re: how do i remove avast context menu? PICTURE
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2014, 07:56:41 PM »
where are the config file in windows 7? i cannot find it.

i want to disable the context menu... have latest version of the free antivirus avast...

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Re: how do i remove avast context menu? PICTURE
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2014, 09:52:24 PM »
Check the Reply #5 that gives the location for XP and win7 and later.

The only problem you may find is that the ProgramData is a hidden folder so you need to change windows explorer settings. Explorer (not internet explorer) Menu > Tools > View > Folder Options > Hidden files and folders and check the 'Show hidden files and folders.

You will most likely need to run notebook.exe as admin or windows will prevent the change to avast5.ini.
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Re: how do i remove avast context menu? PICTURE
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2014, 11:04:31 PM »
Check the Reply #5 that gives the location for XP and win7 and later.

The only problem you may find is that the ProgramData is a hidden folder so you need to change windows explorer settings. Explorer (not internet explorer) Menu > Tools > View > Folder Options > Hidden files and folders and check the 'Show hidden files and folders.

You will most likely need to run notebook.exe as admin or windows will prevent the change to avast5.ini.
ive already checked, otherwise i wouldnt ask it. now what?

edit: sorry, now i see. i missed that particular windows 7 directory.

thanks, your the best.
« Last Edit: February 11, 2014, 11:38:27 PM by vistascape »

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« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2014, 12:27:40 AM »
You're welcome.
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Re: how do i remove avast context menu? PICTURE
« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2016, 10:35:06 PM »
how do i delete this? ive tried the things above but it didnt help.