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Avast keeps disabling my toolbar?
« on: December 21, 2015, 05:26:43 AM »
For the love of God, Avast is driving me nuts. I just updated it and now this [restrained curses] thing has disabled Yahoo Toolbar, saying it can't be verified, and will not allow me to enable it.

Somebody kindly offer a solution before I uninstall the whole [mutters that suspiciously sound like expletives] thing.

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Re: Avast keeps disabling my toolbar?
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2015, 03:55:39 PM »
If that is in Firefox then it is not Avast blocking it

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Re: Avast keeps disabling my toolbar?
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Re: Avast keeps disabling my toolbar?
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2015, 04:46:09 PM »
If that is in Firefox then it is not Avast blocking it

Yep, if it is firefox 41.0 and or 42.0, firefox started warning about unsigned add-ons. Firefox 43.0 stopped them from running or being installed unless you modified the about:config settings (in Eddy's link).

As far as I'm aware, later firefox versions won't even allow the parameter to be modified. So the add-on can't be installer or won't work at all if already installed.

I have one such add-on and I have had it disabled fro the first day it arrived unannounced and unrequested .NET Framework Assistant.
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Re: Avast keeps disabling my toolbar?
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2015, 02:48:43 AM »
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=180639.msg1277791#msg1277791

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install and use the ESR from Firefox

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Re: Avast keeps disabling my toolbar?
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2015, 10:11:38 AM »
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