Author Topic: Remove Context Menu Entry?  (Read 6280 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

antispimmer

  • Guest
Remove Context Menu Entry?
« on: November 13, 2007, 01:42:52 PM »
Is it possible to remove the "Scan 'File'" option from the context menu completely? I can't seem to find an option for it within the UI and I can't seem to find this being discussed here before. I have another system I use for scanning individual files and would prefer to keep my context menu as clean as possible. Thanks for any help you can give me.

Offline DavidR

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Certainly Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 87057
  • No support PMs thanks
Re: Remove Context Menu Entry?
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2007, 03:21:27 PM »
Program Files (right click the avast 'a' icon), Common tab, Show Explorer Extension icon.
Windows 10 Home 64bit/ Acer Aspire F15/ Intel Core i5 7200U 2.5GHz, 8GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD/ avast! free 22.10.6038 (build 22.10.7633.734) UI 1.0.733/ Firefox, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro/ Avast! Mobile Security

Offline igor

  • Avast team
  • Serious Graphoman
  • *
  • Posts: 11820
    • AVAST Software
Re: Remove Context Menu Entry?
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2007, 03:48:28 PM »
The icon - yes; the whole context menu option - no.
You may try to remove the avast! shell extension from registry, but it's possible that avast! setup will put it back during a program update, for example.

Offline DavidR

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Certainly Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 87057
  • No support PMs thanks
Re: Remove Context Menu Entry?
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2007, 04:08:58 PM »
Thanks for the update Igor, does it make sense not to also remove the context menu entry as well as the icon when that option is selected ?
Windows 10 Home 64bit/ Acer Aspire F15/ Intel Core i5 7200U 2.5GHz, 8GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD/ avast! free 22.10.6038 (build 22.10.7633.734) UI 1.0.733/ Firefox, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro/ Avast! Mobile Security

Offline igor

  • Avast team
  • Serious Graphoman
  • *
  • Posts: 11820
    • AVAST Software
Re: Remove Context Menu Entry?
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2007, 04:20:56 PM »
Well, that option always was just about the icon in the contect menu (i.e. a purely cosmetic change - as somebody seemed not to like the icon); it wasn't meant to remove the Explorer Extension completely.

Offline DavidR

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Certainly Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 87057
  • No support PMs thanks
Re: Remove Context Menu Entry?
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2007, 05:37:25 PM »
Yes, but don't you think that it should be more than just removing the icon or having the option to remove the explorer extension ?

Personally I can't see the purpose in just removing an icon as many people want to keep the context menu under control, rather than simply removing icons.
Windows 10 Home 64bit/ Acer Aspire F15/ Intel Core i5 7200U 2.5GHz, 8GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD/ avast! free 22.10.6038 (build 22.10.7633.734) UI 1.0.733/ Firefox, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro/ Avast! Mobile Security

Offline Lisandro

  • Avast team
  • Certainly Bot
  • *
  • Posts: 67235
Re: Remove Context Menu Entry?
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2007, 06:19:49 PM »
Context Menu Editor will remove it completely.
Take care, there is no backup option, once done, done forever, at least avast regenerate the entry.
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/OS-Enhancements/Context-Menu-Editor.shtml
The best things in life are free.

Offline DavidR

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Certainly Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 87057
  • No support PMs thanks
Re: Remove Context Menu Entry?
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2007, 07:29:01 PM »
That is why it would be handy to have the option in avast so it might be restored.
Windows 10 Home 64bit/ Acer Aspire F15/ Intel Core i5 7200U 2.5GHz, 8GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD/ avast! free 22.10.6038 (build 22.10.7633.734) UI 1.0.733/ Firefox, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro/ Avast! Mobile Security

Offline Dwarden

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Super Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 1793
  • Ideas, that's ocean without borders!
    • Bohemia Interactive
https://twitter.com/FoltynD , Tech. Community, Online Services & Distribution manager of Bohemia Interactive