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Offline floppy

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Can I clear the network profile list?
« on: February 05, 2024, 09:01:10 AM »
Avast save a NEW network profile with a number once my laptop connect to my mobile hot spot.

I tried to use avastclear to completely uninstall Avast and reinstall Avast, but they are still here.

The list is so long that the GUI is laggy.

So, I want to know whether I can clear the network profile list or not.


Offline Dinobot2

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Re: Can I clear the network profile list?
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2024, 10:01:47 PM »
I think it grabs it directly from your Windows network list. Try going to an old network that you don't need to connect to anymore and right clicking on it and clicking "Forget network" and see if it deletes it from the Avast list.

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Re: Can I clear the network profile list?
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2024, 02:06:05 AM »
@floppy

Hover your mouse cursor over the network you wish to delete and a garbage can appears (same location as your screenshot).

Edit to clarify response.
« Last Edit: February 06, 2024, 02:08:46 AM by Lano »

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Re: Can I clear the network profile list?
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2024, 06:28:42 AM »
Here you go:  https://www.lifewire.com/forget-network-in-windows-11-5208278  Read entire article.

Works for Windows 10.

If you've got passwords, removing any stored network will delete your passwords too.
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Re: Can I clear the network profile list?
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2024, 04:43:17 AM »
I think it grabs it directly from your Windows network list. Try going to an old network that you don't need to connect to anymore and right clicking on it and clicking "Forget network" and see if it deletes it from the Avast list.

I tried to forget the network in Windows settings. But they are still here. What should I do now?  :'(

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Re: Can I clear the network profile list?
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2024, 04:55:03 AM »
@floppy

Hover your mouse cursor over the network you wish to delete and a garbage can appears (same location as your screenshot).

Edit to clarify response.

It works. But the networks are still in the list of firewall. And there isn't any delete button.  :'(

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Re: Can I clear the network profile list?
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2024, 06:04:09 AM »
Here you go:  https://www.lifewire.com/forget-network-in-windows-11-5208278  Read entire article.

Works for Windows 10.

If you've got passwords, removing any stored network will delete your passwords too.

Umm... I tried that. And purged all the networks. But they are still in the list.

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Re: Can I clear the network profile list?
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2024, 07:08:36 AM »
Did you reboot after clearing?
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Re: Can I clear the network profile list?
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2024, 07:16:13 AM »
Did you reboot after clearing?

Yes, I rebooted my computer. But they are still here  :'(

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Re: Can I clear the network profile list?
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2024, 03:32:04 PM »
What hotspot you use?

Access to a wireless router?
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Re: Can I clear the network profile list?
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2024, 05:05:56 PM »
What hotspot you use?

Access to a wireless router?


Hotspot of my Android phone

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Re: Can I clear the network profile list?
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2024, 07:14:12 AM »
Issue could be with your Android Phone hotspot.

Steps given above should have cleared all Windows networks from your system.
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Re: Can I clear the network profile list?
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2024, 09:56:36 AM »
Issue could be with your Android Phone hotspot.

Steps given above should have cleared all Windows networks from your system.

Umm... These above steps cleared all the networks in Windows. But they are still in the network list of firewall of Avast.

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Re: Can I clear the network profile list?
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2024, 01:52:23 PM »
Reread reply #2. If you don't see the trash can you might try a Avast repair. You mustn't be connected to the network when trying to delete it.

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Re: Can I clear the network profile list?
« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2024, 07:37:41 AM »
Reread reply #2. If you don't see the trash can you might try a Avast repair. You mustn't be connected to the network when trying to delete it.

The trash works but the networks are still in the network list in the firewall.