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Windows 7: How do I delete these extensions on Firefox

22 Oct 2012   #11
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

ok, have a look in appadata local /mozilla..


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22 Oct 2012   #12
TheKloowner

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
ok, have a look in appadata local /mozilla..
No extensions folder
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23 Oct 2012   #13
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

ok thats a tricky one.
i would be tempted to take a screenshot of my extensions page in firefox so i could reinstall them all, and then do a fresh install of firefox,
first back up your saved passwords
and i would back up my bookmarks
i use xmarks for doing this as i can sync bookmarks between computers, one saved on the laptop shows on the desktop when i open firefox again.

Xmarks | Bookmark Sync and Search

also before you do this could you check that the avg stuff is not in your control panel /programs and features,
also what anti virus do you use?
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23 Oct 2012   #14
TheKloowner

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
ok thats a tricky one.
i would be tempted to take a screenshot of my extensions page in firefox so i could reinstall them all, and then do a fresh install of firefox,
first back up your saved passwords
and i would back up my bookmarks
i use xmarks for doing this as i can sync bookmarks between computers, one saved on the laptop shows on the desktop when i open firefox again.

Xmarks | Bookmark Sync and Search

also before you do this could you check that the avg stuff is not in your control panel /programs and features,
also what anti virus do you use?
AVG Internet Security 2012

Can i use Mozbackup also?
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24 Oct 2012   #15
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

i think mozbackup will keep the avg stuff also,so it will replace it again when you restore from the backup.
a few months ago i tried restoring from a mozbackup and it failed ,so personally i dont recommend it,. the way i back up firefox is to copy my firefox profile to another location if im doing anything tricky and want to feel secure

my bet is that your antivirus has made the firefox extensions, you could see if there is a setting for stopping the browser extensions via the avg settings, i dont know for sure as i never used avg.

have you considered using a different antivirus.
i can recommend MSE and the majority of users here use it also.
its possible that even a fresh install of firefox will see the avg stuff come back in your extensions
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25 Oct 2012   #16
gigagiggles

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

If AVG has an uninstall/removal tool that can and does remove all things AVG, perhaps an uninstall and reinstall would get rid of the unneeded extensions, especially if they weren't part of the AVG package.

Norton has extensions that came with the package. Fortunately, they only work with 32-bit browsers. That's one way of getting rid of them.
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27 Oct 2012   #17
TheKloowner

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ok, thanks.
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28 Oct 2012   #18
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Have a look in C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\Firefox\

Delete the DoNotTrack folder

I am assuming the safe search extension is in the same Firefox folder. If you want, copy that whole folder to a different location, then delete it entirely and see if both extensions are gone. Make sure Firefox is closed as you do all of this. If no joy this general help for removing extensions might do:

Cannot uninstall an add-on | Firefox Help

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28 Oct 2012   #19
TheKloowner

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

OMG Thanks A Guy!!!!

FIXED NOW!!
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28 Oct 2012   #20
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Great, glad you got it sorted, and we could help

A Guy
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