How to kill ugly AVG Anti-Spyware context menu icon?

Discussion in 'ewido anti-spyware forum' started by Pinga, Dec 17, 2006.

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  1. Pinga

    Pinga Registered Member

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    AVG Anti-Spyware adds a Windows Explorer context menu icon upon installation. Unlike other programs, including AVGs own Anti-Virus, this entry comes with an, er, colourful icon.

    I prefer a minimalist GUI, not one that looks like a Christmas tree. How do I kill the AVG Anti-Spyware context menu icon while leaving context menu functionality intact?
     
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    Pinga Registered Member

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    No luck so far... I tried disabling context.dll and shellexecutehook.dll, but they were automatically restored with the next update... anyone?
     
  3. Ultravires

    Ultravires Registered Member

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    Hey, i did a upgrade to the new avg antispy 7.5 from the ewido 4.0 and i don't have that context sensitive menu when i right click on a file, what did you do to enable that option?
     
  4. Pinga

    Pinga Registered Member

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    Just install the latest version (7.5.0.50) and it will appear!

    The question is, how to get rid of the icon... anyone?
     
  5. peter.ewido

    peter.ewido former ewido team

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    The only solution is to completely remove the context menu entry by deleting the following registry keys:

    HKCR\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\AVG Anti-Spyware
    HKCR\Drive\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\AVG Anti-Spyware
    HKCR\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\AVG Anti-Spyware
    HKCR\piffile\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\AVG Anti-Spyware

    You can find them easily by searching for:
    {8934FCEF-F5B8-468f-951F-78A921CD3920}
     
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