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How to remove Kaspersky Protection extension?

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Firefox does not allow me to remove Kaspersky Extension, only disable it, but even with the extension disabled, it still working. I tried to remove by reseting Firefox but the extensions gets reeintaled right after I login to my account, not even asking if I want it to be installed. I also tried to delete the extension folders on Firefox's files, but it does not show up there. If there is definitive sollution for this specific extension removal I'll be grateful to any help.

Firefox does not allow me to remove Kaspersky Extension, only disable it, but even with the extension disabled, it still working. I tried to remove by reseting Firefox but the extensions gets reeintaled right after I login to my account, not even asking if I want it to be installed. I also tried to delete the extension folders on Firefox's files, but it does not show up there. If there is definitive sollution for this specific extension removal I'll be grateful to any help.
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Bitwarden, uBlock Origin, HTTPS Everywhere, Kaspersky Protection (disabled).

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:72.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/72.0

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Лапин Денис 0 solutions 2 answers

I have this problem too... I really want to remove the Kaspersky Protection plugin from my Firefox, but this is problematic, there is no "delete" button. How do I remove it?

I have this problem too... I really want to remove the Kaspersky Protection plugin from my Firefox, but this is problematic, there is no "delete" button. How do I remove it?
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cor-el
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Extensions that do not have a "Remove" button are installed globally by other software and are not under control of the Firefox extension manager. Globally installed extensions are usually found via a registry scan or are installed in a location that Firefox scans for installed extensions.

Extensions installed globally need to be removed via the settings (Options/Preferences) of the program that has added this extension or this program has to be uninstalled via "Control Panel -> Programs". In Firefox you can only disable such an extension.

You can find the install location of a specific extension in the extensions.json file in the profile folder. You can open the extensions.json file in the Scratchpad and search for this extension. The path field lists its install location.

Extensions that do not have a "Remove" button are installed globally by other software and are not under control of the Firefox extension manager. Globally installed extensions are usually found via a registry scan or are installed in a location that Firefox scans for installed extensions. *https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/Mozilla/Add-ons/WebExtensions/Distribution_options *https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/Mozilla/Add-ons/WebExtensions/Distribution_options/Add-ons_in_the_enterprise Extensions installed globally need to be removed via the settings (Options/Preferences) of the program that has added this extension or this program has to be uninstalled via "Control Panel -> Programs". In Firefox you can only disable such an extension. You can find the install location of a specific extension in the extensions.json file in the profile folder. You can open the extensions.json file in the Scratchpad and search for this extension. The path field lists its install location.
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McCoy
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In addition to cor-el's post, see :

https://support.kaspersky.co.uk/common/uninstall/12783#block2


Personal note :

A few years ago I let myself be talked into using this dodgy product and encountered quite a few problems. After removing it : "problem-free" ... (saved myself some money as well)

You're best off with just using Windows built-in Defender and maybe let malwarebytes run a scan once a month.

Also see :

https://www.howtogeek.com/239950/dont-use-your-antivirus-browser-extensions-they-can-actually-make-you-less-safe/

And :

http://tech.firstpost.com/news-analysis/ex-mozilla-firefox-developer-says-anti-virus-software-does-more-harm-than-good-359798.html

In addition to cor-el's post, see : https://support.kaspersky.co.uk/common/uninstall/12783#block2 ----------------------- Personal note : A few years ago I let myself be talked into using this dodgy product and encountered quite a few problems. After removing it : "problem-free" ... (saved myself some money as well) You're best off with just using Windows built-in Defender and maybe let [https://www.malwarebytes.com/ malwarebytes] run a scan once a month. Also see : https://www.howtogeek.com/239950/dont-use-your-antivirus-browser-extensions-they-can-actually-make-you-less-safe/ And : http://tech.firstpost.com/news-analysis/ex-mozilla-firefox-developer-says-anti-virus-software-does-more-harm-than-good-359798.html
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