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Voice on avast
« on: May 15, 2010, 06:34:10 AM »
I'm sorry if this is not the right forum  ;D , but I'm new to this so just bear with me. The new avast 5 has a female voice saying "Your virus database has been updated". Is it possible to change it back into a MAN's voice? My computer is MALE, thank you very much!  >:(

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Re: Voice on avast
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2010, 09:01:55 AM »
Yes, your computer may be male but the program is considered female  ::)

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Re: Voice on avast
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2010, 11:50:44 AM »
Yes, you can change the sounds to the male one:

http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=59164.0

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Re: Voice on avast
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2010, 06:51:19 PM »
You can also use the forum's search function to dig deeper...!! ;)
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Re: Voice on avast
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2010, 02:39:41 PM »
Thanks to all for your help!!!  :D

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Re: Voice on avast
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2010, 06:59:17 AM »
You're welcome..!!
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Re: Voice on avast
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2010, 07:59:02 PM »
Yes, you can change the sounds to the male one:

http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=59164.0

I think somebody's significant other insisted upon this tweak. No good to hear your partner being talked to in the other room by a member of the opposite sex.

I remember a bit back when I first heard that Avast fella announcing the update. It shocked me. I'd been using (still do) a unit that had no sound card, so I had used Avast for a few years before I added another unit to my system and I sure was shocked when a voice started talking to me at my work station, "Avast has kindly updated. Now get back to work and stop listening to my melodious voice."
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Re: Voice on avast
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2010, 03:27:19 PM »
Manually changes into the avast sounds will (as far I know) be reverted if you repair or upgrade your program.
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Re: Voice on avast
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2010, 04:40:11 PM »
The sound files indeed do have the "no-overwrite flag", so if you replace them with your own, the avast updater won't touch them...
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Re: Voice on avast
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2010, 05:11:25 PM »
The sound files indeed do have the "no-overwrite flag", so if you replace them with your own, the avast updater won't touch them...
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Re: Voice on avast
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2010, 05:12:03 PM »
yep... me too.  :D
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Re: Voice on avast
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2010, 11:08:48 AM »
Crow dog, something that might cause this is a shortage of resource. CPU being used by something else at the time the update is being announced.
What might cause that is a shortage of general performance (eg, old computer; not much RAM) or a software confliction.

Did you have another AV installed prior to Avast, and how was it removed?
Any other security software running?
What are the system specs?
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Re: Voice on avast
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2010, 12:07:35 PM »
Currently installed is:
Win Patrol, Secunia, MalwareBytes, Spybot, Spyware Blaster, and of course, Windows Defender.

Drop Spybot..!! It can make troubles with avast..!
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Re: Voice on avast
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2010, 01:53:04 PM »
@ CrowDog

Adding RAM is the best and cheapest option.

Get the Crucial System Scanner tool:
http://www.crucial.com/systemscanner

You do not have to buy from Crucial but you can print out its recomendation and go to a local PC store to purchase at least 1GB RAM that probably would only cost $20 or less.

Windows Defender should be kept up to date through its portal:
Latest definition version: 1.83.1755.0
http://www.microsoft.com/security/portal/Definitions/ADL.aspx

In Vista the start could be set to Automatic (Delayed Start) on resource constrained systems.
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Re: Voice on avast
« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2010, 02:29:52 PM »
Asyn,

Thanks for the heads-up!  I can believe it; I learn so much from experienced users!

Are any others unnecessary?  I just read secunia could be uninstalled, and just go to the online scan once a week.

You're welcome..!
Yes, you can also use Secunia's online scanner.
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/online/?task=load
I would also drop Spyware Blaster.
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