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Title: ACCESS DENIED
Post by: widespreadpanic on August 29, 2004, 03:50:24 PM
 :-\  will someone please help!? you see I run a game that is in crucial need of RAM and ashServ.exe is taking up too much of my memory, yet when I go to task manager to end task this, I get an error saying ACCESS IS DENIED , how can I make it so avast is completely shut off, for when I play my game, I do not want to uninstall, so please help me out... I am stuck everyone... messes the game up and I don't need it running.

all you people out there reading this thank you for your time

your friend,
widespread  
Title: Re:ACCESS DENIED
Post by: Lisandro on August 29, 2004, 03:58:16 PM
Click on 'Control' in my signature.
Download and run avast External Control.
Disable avast! protection (see 'Main Control' option)  ;)
Title: Re:ACCESS DENIED
Post by: DavidR on August 29, 2004, 04:10:31 PM
It is possible to pause any of the avast providers, this may release some RAM or you could Stop On-access protection, this should also release some RAM.

However both of these options could leave you vulnerable especially if you are playing online games and your email program wouldn't work whilst this was shut down.

You could also download RejZor's avast! External Control program (http://freeweb.siol.net/razor256/downloads/avast_external_control.zip), this has an avast shutdown and an avast restart option.

My recommendation however, would be to increase you RAM (if possible) since RAM costs are relatively cheap, rather than leave your system vulnerable.

HTH David
Title: Re:ACCESS DENIED
Post by: Eddy on August 29, 2004, 04:23:53 PM
The components of Avast are not taking up much memory. I guess you used the taskmanager to see the memory(?) The numbers there about the amount of memory that is used by a application are not acurate, as, I think it was Vlk has, explained in another thread on this board.

Games nowadays are mostly using a lot of video memory. That is not your ram. Video memory and ram are two different things. Looking at what you told us sofar, I would say it is time to upgrade your system.

And personally I would never compromise security for a game.
Title: Re:ACCESS DENIED
Post by: widespreadpanic on August 29, 2004, 07:47:29 PM
well personally I KNOW its the RAM because its sucking 20,000 k of my resources and I need those in order to get decent shot interp registry by the dedicated servers I'm connected to, the security i have under control, nobody is gonna touch my computer, it's like hacking in a body cast.... I need to know how to close that one program what is My signature?
Title: Re:ACCESS DENIED
Post by: DavidR on August 29, 2004, 08:52:29 PM
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I need to know how to close that one program

And that I believe, is what two people have told you how to ???
Title: Re:ACCESS DENIED
Post by: bob3160 on August 29, 2004, 09:46:51 PM
David,
I guess not all of us have the same priorities. :o
Title: Re:ACCESS DENIED
Post by: widespreadpanic on August 29, 2004, 10:01:09 PM
1 gig ram? well i have 256MB so now you see my cry for help, thanks everyone
Title: Re:ACCESS DENIED
Post by: Eddy on August 29, 2004, 10:47:38 PM
What are the minimum requirements for the game and what are your system specs?
Title: Re:ACCESS DENIED
Post by: Lisandro on August 30, 2004, 12:37:35 AM
After all, widespreadpanic, did you try what we suggested (use avast! External Control)?  ???
Title: Re:ACCESS DENIED
Post by: DavidR on August 30, 2004, 03:40:22 PM
I think it's pointless offering any further advice or asking how they got on untill widespreadpanic gets back to us.