Author Topic: The AdBlock FF add-on can't be uninstalled from the Avast GUI  (Read 3721 times)

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Offline vsub

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The gui says uninstalled but but the add-on is still installed and loaded when you start FF.
This addon looks way too simple,so all continue using the AdBlock Plus addon

And no need to ask...I uninstalled the add-on while FF was not running
WebRep was uninstalled successfully but not the AdBlock(I had to delete it manually)
« Last Edit: March 01, 2013, 02:23:40 PM by vsub »

Offline curlywurly

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Re: The AdBlock FF add-on can't be uninstalled from the Avast GUI
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2013, 11:10:05 PM »
I'm having similar problem in Firefox. Adblock is greyed out (disabled) and it doesn't enable. Can't uninstall via avast gui, it does nothin.

How do you delete it manually? :-*

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Re: The AdBlock FF add-on can't be uninstalled from the Avast GUI
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2013, 02:33:55 AM »
It's in the FF installation directory=>extensions
Remove it when FF is not running

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Re: The AdBlock FF add-on can't be uninstalled from the Avast GUI
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2013, 03:19:07 AM »
If you have the AdBlockPlus (ABP) add-on installed the avast AdBlocker which is based on ABP won't install.
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Re: The AdBlock FF add-on can't be uninstalled from the Avast GUI
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2013, 03:35:35 AM »
I have 3 FF profiles and started the one that don't have ABP installed.
After I saw that the avast add-on was nowhere near as useful as the ABP,I tried to remove it(after closing FF).

Then I started the same profile(I didn't start any other profile)and saw that the add-on was still there but disable and with no way to uninstall it.
So the only solution was to delete the add-on manually

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Re: The AdBlock FF add-on can't be uninstalled from the Avast GUI
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2013, 01:22:17 PM »
I don't know if with multiple profiles installed add-ons would be available to all but disabled until enabled I just don't know I don't use multiple profiles.

I never installed AdBlocker to start with as I already had ABP.
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Re: The AdBlock FF add-on can't be uninstalled from the Avast GUI
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2013, 08:21:05 PM »
It's in the FF installation directory=>extensions
Remove it when FF is not running

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Re: The AdBlock FF add-on can't be uninstalled from the Avast GUI
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2013, 06:12:39 AM »
I also have got XP Pro, Firefox 19 and the "Avast Ad Blocker" that is in the add-on and I have uninstalled it but it's there.

How do I uninstalled this from Firefox?

Where is it installed at because it's not in the extensions folder?

EDIT:
I found the where the extension was at.

Look in C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\extensions folder and your see adblocker@avast.com.xpi that can be deleted.
« Last Edit: March 10, 2013, 08:30:46 AM by hewee »