Deregister shell extensions

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freakazoid
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Deregister shell extensions

#1 Post by freakazoid » Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:34 am

Hey guys,

I'm looking for a program that helps in deregistering shell extensions.

ShellExView merely disables them; I'd like to outright remove them without using the command line (if possible).
is it stealth? ;)

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Re: Deregister shell extensions

#2 Post by -.- » Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:33 am

I think shellexview has option to open it in registery and you can delete it from there

or easier way is to open a folder, go to tools->options->file types and delete the extensions you dont want

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Re: Deregister shell extensions

#3 Post by freakazoid » Tue Apr 05, 2011 2:41 pm

Re: ShellExView - You're right about that! Never checked the program fully! Issue resolved! :)

"Tools > Folder Options > File Types" are for file extensions, not shell extensions.
is it stealth? ;)

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Re: Deregister shell extensions

#4 Post by -.- » Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:56 pm

sorry, i got the file extensions confused for a moment :D I thought oooh extensions lol, and though you meant file ones, even though i knew you meant shell ones because I was just talking about shellexview :D

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Re: Deregister shell extensions

#5 Post by infimum » Wed Apr 06, 2011 2:52 am

If it's a dll, try ShellDllView of the same author.

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Re: Deregister shell extensions

#6 Post by Magibon » Fri Apr 08, 2011 12:26 pm

I use Autoruns, it lists shell extensions, and dlls, among many other useful items like codecs, startup entries, etc.

you can disable them, or double-click and it will take you to it in the registry, at which point you can delete.

only drawback is it's not stealth:

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HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Sysinternals\AutoRuns
easily removeable, well worth it to me, it's one of the first apps. i load after a clean install.

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Re: Deregister shell extensions

#7 Post by freakazoid » Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:52 pm

infimum wrote:If it's a dll, try ShellDllView of the same author.
There's no such program called "ShellDllView", did you mean "RegDllView"?
is it stealth? ;)

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Re: Deregister shell extensions

#8 Post by lautrepay » Fri Apr 08, 2011 11:00 pm

freakazoid wrote:I'm looking for a program that helps in deregistering shell extensions.
Talking about deregister shell extensions is a bit confusing.
FastExplorer (http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=490) can deactivate or directly delete shell extensions and static menu items, but I don't know if that fits your needs.

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