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Consumer Products => Avast Free Antivirus / Premium Security (legacy Pro Antivirus, Internet Security, Premier) => Topic started by: steiner on August 19, 2003, 07:22:01 PM

Title: how to disbale automatic updates?
Post by: steiner on August 19, 2003, 07:22:01 PM
I can't seem to find the option to fully disable automatic updates in Avast! 4 Pro.

I've set Program and AVS to normal, yet I still see in TAsk Manager: ashUpdSV.exe

I'm guessing thsi is an Update Service of some sort.

Yes, I know its using very little memory and clock cycles, but I've just never liked thinsg running that I don't need. its just a preference, as I like to install updates manually.  even for AV apps.

thanks for any help.

*i've done a search already, but haven't found any concrete answers.
Title: Re:how to disbale automatic updates?
Post by: steiner on August 19, 2003, 07:33:36 PM
never mind.

It was a Registered Service indeed and you can set it to manual in Control Panel>Admin Tools>Services. (in WinXP)

Avast is a great app with even more potential.

I know I'm going to get flamed for this but.....Avast! seems to use too much memory/recources (as I've also noted users pointing out through the many posts I've read before posting in the forum).

The tray icon, AshDisp.exe uses way too much for example...specially for a systray applet that's seperated from the main application ashServ.exe

maybe the next version will produce a leaner and meaner Avast! :D
Title: Re:how to disbale automatic updates?
Post by: kubecj on August 20, 2003, 03:30:33 AM
Even manual updates won't work without that service correctly.