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Post Posted January 3rd, 2018, 4:14 pm

I upgraded to Quantum yesterday. I found some replacement addons that did some of what a couple of the ones Quantum disabled did. Later in the day Avast Antivirus flagged two of them as having bad reputations and offered to remove them. I let Avast remove them, but all it seems to have done is removed them from the Extension list on about:addons. Is there another way to remove them? I'm wondering if a future upgrade or even reinstalling Firefox will either remove them or at least add them back to the Extensions page where I can remove them.


EDIT January 5
I thank everyone who tried to help me. This problem somehow sorted itself out. I think installing another extension caused to refresh the list. The icons disappeared and one of the extensions reappeared in the extensions list where I could delete it.

The reasons I was reluctant to upgrade were proven true. Quantum is okay and better than Google Chrome, but as far as i'm concerned it's not as good as FF 56, and to me all it did was permanently kill my status bar, 20 of my extension, and make the tabs and folder icons ugly as sin. I've yet to come close to fully replacing my Scapbook extension which I have been using for years.
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Post Posted January 3rd, 2018, 4:26 pm

The name of these extensions a secret? Plus it's a bad idea to let an outside program uninstall extensions unless you have no other options the normal method through FIREFOX is the best way to go
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Post Posted January 3rd, 2018, 4:36 pm

malliz wrote:The name of these extensions a secret? Plus it's a bad idea to let an outside program uninstall extensions unless you have no other options the normal method through FIREFOX is the best way to go

I thought is was something Avast was having problems with but if you think it will help: Close Tab Context Menu, Navigate Up WE

Avast Antivirus is not some small shareware distributor and I thought they would know what they were doing.

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Post Posted January 3rd, 2018, 7:39 pm

Not sure if this is going to work... what happens if you re-install those extensions... if they do in deed install... and you want to get rid of them... after they are installed the uninstall them with Firefox.... not sure what to do other than that.
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Post Posted January 4th, 2018, 2:33 am

"Close Tab Context Menu"
is from "Baris Derin" - although nice and author is experienced i dismiss his extensions in the past, too much "noise".
and from my view futile: "Close web page by Context Menu or Toolbar Button"

"Navigate Up WE" is clear

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Post Posted January 4th, 2018, 6:36 am

Hi,
You do NOT need to let an Anti-Virus program check for any out dated programs or what extensions it thinks are a "threat" etc., etc., etc.

Go into the Control Panel > Programs & Features & select AVAST.
Then select "Change"...at the top.
Here you can remove all the garbage that you do not need an AV program to do.

It's becoming a whole heap of bloatware.
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Post Posted January 4th, 2018, 8:47 am

LIMPET235
Good point on that Avast stuff... I just checked my settings in that same area... seems that I UN-checked browser cleanup long ago... I forgot about that... too much to keep around in this old brain :lol:
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