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Offline beammeupscotty

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Re: Avast Video Downloader
« Reply #30 on: May 08, 2021, 02:05:41 AM »
Hello Bob3160, as I said in post #22 I'm on Version 90. I have attached a pic, so you can verify the build number. 

Also please refer to pic on post #22 to see the available extensions which does not include the Video Downloader. 

Can you please point me to your solution that DavidR  refered to in post #25.

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Re: Avast Video Downloader
« Reply #31 on: May 08, 2021, 02:10:42 AM »
Hello Bob3160, as I said in post #22 I'm on Version 90. I have attached a pic, so you can verify the build number. 

Also please refer to pic on post #22 to see the available extensions which does not include the Video Downloader. 

Can you please point me to your solution that DavidR  refered to in post #25.
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Re: Avast Video Downloader
« Reply #32 on: May 08, 2021, 03:55:05 PM »
Have gone through all of the steps posted in previous post to uninstall Avast and re-install Avast and like several others have also posted the Avast Video Downloader is not listed in the Extensions

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Re: Avast Video Downloader
« Reply #33 on: May 08, 2021, 03:58:34 PM »
Have gone through all of the steps posted in previous post to uninstall Avast and re-install Avast and like several others have also posted the Avast Video Downloader is not listed in the Extensions
The instructions have nothing to do with uninstalling Avast.

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Re: Avast Video Downloader
« Reply #34 on: May 09, 2021, 12:01:35 AM »
simply amazing - I have followed everything you posted here:
Maybe it's time for a clean install of the Secure Browser
Download the installer from here, https://www.avast.com/en-us/secure-browser
Download the Secure Browser Removal tool from here, https://download.avastbrowser.com/avast_secure_browser_uninstall.exe
Save your Bookmarks via the Book Marks Manager if you have custom bookmarks so you can import them when you re-install.
Uninstall Secure Browser via Programs and Features - Reboot
Run the removal tool, reboot, run the installer import your favorites if you saved them.
A video to help with the installation: https://youtu.be/r_VLA0HMLQM
Report back if that's solved the problem or not.
Avast has offered a separate tool to totally remove the Secure Browser if the above instructions don't work.
You can find that tool here, https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=230288.msg1531315#msg1531315[/li][/list]

Still no Joy - Still NO Avast Video Downloader listed as an extension - Just like others have also posted - only to have someone instead ask us if it is missing in the top right of the browser hidden by the URL box - no it's not hidden it doesn't EXIST

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Re: Avast Video Downloader
« Reply #35 on: May 09, 2021, 01:41:51 AM »
Again reported to Avast. Let's hope that helps.
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Re: Avast Video Downloader
« Reply #36 on: May 09, 2021, 04:57:54 AM »
Did a clean install of version 90 on a Windows 10 system and there’s no video downloaded extension.

Did a new download on Mac (version 90) and it also shows no video downloaded extension
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Re: Avast Video Downloader
« Reply #37 on: May 25, 2021, 03:54:39 AM »
Same trouble here. I tried everything mentioned, but..... Absolutely no video downloader extention anymore! I have tried everything! GONE!! I can only download version 90. I read this: https://www.pcmag.com/news/mozilla-removes-avast-and-avg-firefox-extensions

If you have the extention, DON'T UPDATE!!! Anyway we can download version 86.????

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Re: Avast Video Downloader
« Reply #38 on: May 25, 2021, 04:30:37 AM »
Same trouble here. I tried everything mentioned, but..... Absolutely no video downloader extention anymore! I have tried everything! GONE!! I can only download version 90. I read this: https://www.pcmag.com/news/mozilla-removes-avast-and-avg-firefox-extensions

If you have the extention, DON'T UPDATE!!! Anyway we can download version 86.????

The article is from 4 Dec 2019 and has nothing to do with the Avast Secure Browser, but Firefox.  Not to mention the removed add-ons were available on Firefox not long after that.

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Re: Avast Video Downloader
« Reply #39 on: May 27, 2021, 02:41:17 AM »
Avast video downloader is also missing on my PCs. Last used a few months ago, went to use it last week and no longer listed in my extensions. I performed a clean uninstall/reinstall, which did not bring it back. I have developer mode enabled and it's just not there.

Only thing of note in my installation, is I'm not using avast AV, so it's a standalone app. I deselected the option to make it my default browser, deselected launching automatically on Windows login, & deselected pinning it to my taskbar. Otherwise I've not changed anything in the settings. I've attached images showing what I mean and my version. Win 10 Home 21H1 19043.1023. Using with Windows Defender. The avast locale I downloaded from is en-NZ, default language on installation English-UK.

I see this has been reported to avast so I'm just posting to add a little weight/numbers reporting, and a little more info about installation info in case it's relevant. Also to make it clear it's not the same issue as the other post about it just not showing on youtube.
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Re: Avast Video Downloader
« Reply #40 on: May 29, 2021, 03:19:43 AM »
Any updates on this? I had the downloader installed and it was working perfectly then suddenly it was bugged out. I spoke with someone at Avast customer service who told me to uninstall and reinstall and that should fix the issue. I followed these instructions and when I reinstalled the Video Downloader wasn't in my extensions at all anymore. I spoke to someone at Avast again and this gentleman said that they'd "Gotten rid of the extension for some users while it was being worked on."
I asked him what that meant, why only some people would have access to it and others wouldn't, and he just said it was a known issue they were working on, and that Avast would be announcing when it would be "re-released..." But if it's still working for a large group of people, why would it need to be "re-released?" Very confused. Does anyone have an answer to this? Is it in fact being worked on, or did I just screw myself out of the extension by attempting to reinstall?
Would love to hear if anyone else has this issue, and if anyone else has heard from the Help people to do what I did. Very frustrated. :(

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Re: Avast Video Downloader
« Reply #41 on: May 29, 2021, 03:33:05 PM »
Any updates on this? I had the downloader installed and it was working perfectly then suddenly it was bugged out. I spoke with someone at Avast customer service who told me to uninstall and reinstall and that should fix the issue. I followed these instructions and when I reinstalled the Video Downloader wasn't in my extensions at all anymore. I spoke to someone at Avast again and this gentleman said that they'd "Gotten rid of the extension for some users while it was being worked on."
I asked him what that meant, why only some people would have access to it and others wouldn't, and he just said it was a known issue they were working on, and that Avast would be announcing when it would be "re-released..." But if it's still working for a large group of people, why would it need to be "re-released?" Very confused. Does anyone have an answer to this? Is it in fact being worked on, or did I just screw myself out of the extension by attempting to reinstall?
Would love to hear if anyone else has this issue, and if anyone else has heard from the Help people to do what I did. Very frustrated. :(
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