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How do I get rid of Safe Zone?
« on: October 22, 2013, 06:41:29 PM »
Hello. I am an Avast Pro subscriber using Win XP and yesterday when it upgraded it added something called Safe Zone. I don't have any interest in having this, and whether coincidentally or not, my computer is running very slowly today. I went to run/msconfig/startup to try to turn off the automatic startup on Safe Zone but can't find it - just one Avast thing, which I assume is my primary Avast AV. I'd like to get rid of Safe Zone. How would I do that? Thanks

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Re: How do I get rid of Safe Zone?
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2013, 07:42:31 PM »
From Add Remove Programs, select avast! and click the Change/Remove button.

This will open a new Window, select the Change option, you should now see the avast features/functions, etc. uncheck the option for the safe zone. I don't have the Pro version so I can't say for sure that the safe zone will be in this listing or if it is an integral part of avast Pro 9.0.
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Re: How do I get rid of Safe Zone?
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2013, 07:47:56 PM »
It is in the Premier version so I assume it is in Pro.

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Re: How do I get rid of Safe Zone?
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2013, 08:17:43 PM »
Thanks. will see how that works.

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Re: How do I get rid of Safe Zone?
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2013, 08:24:20 PM »
Hello. I am an Avast Pro subscriber using Win XP and yesterday when it upgraded it added something called Safe Zone. I don't have any interest in having this, and whether coincidentally or not, my computer is running very slowly today. I went to run/msconfig/startup to try to turn off the automatic startup on Safe Zone but can't find it - just one Avast thing, which I assume is my primary Avast AV. I'd like to get rid of Safe Zone. How would I do that? Thanks

To get rid off SafeZone - go to "Control Panel > Programs > right click Avast Antivirus, "Uninstall/Change" > choose "Change" > then unselect "SafeZone" component
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