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Not sure has anyone encountered this issue. I've just uninstall my copy of Avast, and I realized that a button named "avast! Online Security" was stuck on my Windows Explorer Ribbon. Here's a screenshot:
https://imgur.com/b5QhoiZ

Is there anyway to remove it? I'm assuming that I'll need to go into the Registry Editor to remove it. If so, can someone point me to the correct direction?

Thanks!
« Last Edit: February 02, 2018, 03:07:34 PM by hereandthere »

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Re: Removing "avast! Online Security" from Windows Explorer Ribbon in Win10
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2018, 03:08:53 PM »
Follow instructions: https://www.avast.com/uninstall-utility (Run this tool for all prior installed Avast versions..!!)
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Re: Removing "avast! Online Security" from Windows Explorer Ribbon in Win10
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2018, 03:39:05 PM »
Hi Asyn, thanks for the suggestion. Unfortunately, that doesn't work. I've uninstalled Avast with the Uninstall Utility prior and after posting on the forum. My guess is the entry is being stuck somewhere in the Registry. Do you have any idea where can I find it?

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Re: Removing "avast! Online Security" from Windows Explorer Ribbon in Win10
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2018, 03:42:29 PM »
Sorry, I don't use IE, wait for input from other helpers.
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Re: Removing "avast! Online Security" from Windows Explorer Ribbon in Win10
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2018, 03:45:51 PM »
It may be found using FRST diagnostic tool if you want?

If so, see instructions here, step #2 second picture   https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=194892.0

Attach the two diagnostic logs here in this topic and a log expert will be notified


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Re: Removing "avast! Online Security" from Windows Explorer Ribbon in Win10
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2018, 03:46:27 PM »
Open IE then go to tool option open Manage add-ons the remove the AOS. :)
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Re: Removing "avast! Online Security" from Windows Explorer Ribbon in Win10
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2018, 04:27:39 PM »
To clarify, that's not IE, it's the ribbon for Windows Explorer instead.

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Re: Removing "avast! Online Security" from Windows Explorer Ribbon in Win10
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2018, 04:29:04 PM »
To clarify, that's not IE, it's the ribbon for Windows Explorer instead.
A screenshot may help to understand.
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Re: Removing "avast! Online Security" from Windows Explorer Ribbon in Win10
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2018, 04:31:07 PM »
I've attached a screenshot on my initial post, here's the screenshot again:
https://imgur.com/b5QhoiZ

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Re: Removing "avast! Online Security" from Windows Explorer Ribbon in Win10
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2018, 08:45:29 PM »
I've attached a screenshot on my initial post, here's the screenshot again:
https://imgur.com/b5QhoiZ
That's not a part of the ribbon. Which folder are you exploring ???
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Re: Removing "avast! Online Security" from Windows Explorer Ribbon in Win10
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2018, 12:41:55 PM »
Any folder has that option. I'm pretty sure it's being added there by Avast via the Registry, I'm just not sure where to look for it.

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Re: Removing "avast! Online Security" from Windows Explorer Ribbon in Win10
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2018, 12:59:17 PM »
Any folder has that option. I'm pretty sure it's being added there by Avast via the Registry, I'm just not sure where to look for it.
So why not try my suggestion


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Re: Removing "avast! Online Security" from Windows Explorer Ribbon in Win10
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2018, 03:20:41 PM »
Thanks Pondus! I think I missed your post.

I've downloaded the Farbar Recovery Scan Tool, searched for all the registry pointing to Avast, and removed them. My Window Explorer Ribbon is working as usual now. :D

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Re: Removing "avast! Online Security" from Windows Explorer Ribbon in Win10
« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2020, 04:17:42 PM »
Hello you all,

revamping this thread 'cause
1 - got the same issue  >:(
2 - pic already attached  :P
3 - may be considered closed  :-X
BUT  8)  8)
Solution is quite brutal! To clean ALL the entries is a quick giveaway but could be dangerous as well.
following the same steps led me to this two Registry keys:  ;D

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar]
"{CC1A175A-E45B-41ED-A30C-C9B1D7A0C02F}"="avast! Online Security"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{318A227B-5E9F-45bd-8999-7F8F10CA4CF5}]
""="avast! Online Security"

SO... which one should I cut? blue one o red one?  ::)
Anybody knowing what they're doing when tweaking registry???

Any help would be highly appreciated!! TNX


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Re: Removing "avast! Online Security" from Windows Explorer Ribbon in Win10
« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2020, 04:31:30 PM »
Posting in old topics is never a good idea. Things change in 2 years.
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