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Offline getting_rid_of_it

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Re: Removing "avast! Online Security" from Windows Explorer Ribbon in Win10
« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2020, 08:48:20 PM »
Posting in old topics is never a good idea. Things change in 2 years.

The only idea I'm still disappointed with myself is to have Avast installed on my machines.
This superhuge, ultrainvasive piece of SW is still popping around after years I thought I got rid of it.
Nonetheless avast is the only producer that felt the urge to develope a stand-alone uninstaller for its SW. That explains a lot.
So, my friend, I can observe that in two years things haven't changed that much and not in a way users would expect.
Probably is MORE huge and MORE invasive, maybe not, I don't really want to find it out.

concluding: do you know which of the keys above is to delete? Thank you for your time

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Re: Removing "avast! Online Security" from Windows Explorer Ribbon in Win10
« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2020, 09:38:19 PM »
@    getting_rid_of_it
First as has been said much has changed in two years and the "avast! Online Security" Add On is just one of them and is effectively independent from the Avast Program and can be removed from browsers in much the same way as other browser add-ons.

Though you can elect to install it in the Avast Program installation if you did a custom install.  Whilst it can be removed from the linkage to the program the browser add-on would have to be removed from your browser.

Many antivirus companies have an uninstall executable, mainly to remove the program if there is a problem with the regular control panel uninstall, etc.
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Re: Removing "avast! Online Security" from Windows Explorer Ribbon in Win10
« Reply #17 on: August 21, 2020, 02:20:24 PM »
Sometimes it's not possible to uninstall Avast the standard way...really??

Avast uninstaller  - done
avastclear - done

So...?

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Re: Removing "avast! Online Security" from Windows Explorer Ribbon in Win10
« Reply #18 on: August 21, 2020, 02:55:55 PM »
Sometimes it's not possible to uninstall Avast the standard way...really??

Avast uninstaller  - done
avastclear - done

So...?
So what? What's the question?
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