As the title says, I want to know how to remove the Norton Security item in the Windows 10 Explorer context menu.
Not exactly my area of knowledge - but I did find the following - not sure it will work and use at your own risk!
Hopefully others with more knowledge will chime in!
This is not an Norton question. It is something for you to Google and figure out for yourself. It may involve a registry hack so that means you are on your own. Why do you feel it necessary to remove the right click Norton scan from Windows explorer?
I assumed there was an option I overlooked so it is a Norton question. But even if a hack is the only way it would still be a Norton question. In that case the answer would be that Norton does not allow you to remove the item.
About your last remark, if people ask you directions to the hospital do you also first ask them why they want to go there? Does the answer depends on the reason of the question?
No need to reply.
Yank, thanks for your suggestion. I hoped there was an option that I overlooked within the application. But if there is not I will just leave it.
You are welcome for my response, I was only trying to assist with an answer for you - regardless of the reason you wanted to remove that item from the context menu.
@C. Hemmes: I checked yank's link re thewindowsclub dot com:
1. Ultimate Windows Customizer does not support Windows 10 at the time of commenting.
2. Seems Right-Click Extender for Windows works on Windows 10. But it's a bit complicated...
3. Personally, Context Menu Editor for Windows is not that good. Because it can't read created items on the right-click menu.
Personally, I recommend you to use CCleaner (the free version): it's that simple and feature-rich!
(based on HTG.com)
For more info, you may Chat with Norton Support.
Please post back if this or any other comment solves your problem. THX...
Thanks Virus Trouncer. I actually have CCleaner but did not look at it because I assumed there would no reason why Norton would make it so difficult to remove this. CCleaner cannot delete the item due to security settings but it showed me what was responsible for it.
The following DLL is linked to the context menu: C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton Security\Engine64\188.8.131.52\NavShExt.dll. I renamed it (after solving the security issue) and Norton is gone from the context menu.
Virus Trouncer is not his name. It is a title that Norton community members get by posting things .His name is 20750065. My title is Keylogger Crusher. So what are you gonna do when you need to perform a right click scan on a file or a folder? Un rename the file you renamed? You have yet to explain why you want or feel the need to remove Norton from the Windows context menu. Thanks.
@C. Hemmes: I successfully fix issue via CCleaner in Windows' Safe Mode.
I just could not do that even I had disabled NS.
20750065: I had to go to save mode to rename the DLL. All the items have a high security setting including the registry items. Funny that the mode in which you can just change anything is called 'Save Mode'.
PatsSoxBruins: I have never ever felt the need to do a manual scan of a disc, folder or file and when I do I know how to set it back again. The only thing that needs to be explained is why Norton does not make this an configurable option like in many other applications. That way everyone can have it his or her way.
99.9% of antiviruses have context menu scanning. I have used every single security out there. There maybe 1 that i can think of which allows you to uncheck it from the Windows shell. I also use Avast Free and there is no option to remove it from the Windows shell. It's not like it hurts anything anyways. The reason antivirus companies do this is so anyone who wants to run a manual scan on certain file or folder they can. Especially when someone is questioning the integrity of a certain file. Comodo and Kaspersky allow users to drag and drop files to scan along with context menu scanning.
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