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suncoastman

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How do I remove the avast screensaver?
« on: January 29, 2005, 05:10:30 PM »
 How can I get rid of this doggone avast screensaver?  I DO NOT want the screensaver, but when I click on 'NONE', Avast seems to hijack it & puts theirs in anyway.

If I can't get rid of the avast screensaver, I guess my only alternative is to completely get rid of Avast & go to AVG.

Any ideas or help out there?  I don't have much patience, so I'm not about to spend a lot of time on this.

I think that any program that keeps me from doing what I want with MY computer, is not worth having.

Thanx.
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Re: How do I remove the avast screensaver?
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2005, 05:18:45 PM »
I don't understand the problem. Why don't you just select another (or no) screensaver, in the system Display properties?
avast doesn't hijack anything...
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Re: How do I remove the avast screensaver?
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2005, 05:50:35 PM »
I DID do that....that's what I said in my original post.

Thank you for your reply.

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Re: How do I remove the avast screensaver?
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2005, 05:57:03 PM »
Looks like you have the same as I did have.

http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=8203.msg66569#msg66569
« Last Edit: January 29, 2005, 06:02:47 PM by Eddy »

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Re: How do I remove the avast screensaver?
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2005, 05:57:32 PM »
So it just came back? (it was reset automatically)?

Are you saying that that if you change your screensaver, click OK, and then re-open the Display properties, it still shows the avast screensaver as selected?? :o
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Re: How do I remove the avast screensaver?
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2005, 06:09:06 PM »
Vlk: Yes Sir. That's exactly what I am saying.

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Re: How do I remove the avast screensaver?
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2005, 06:31:54 PM »
I should have mentioned I use XP Pro Version 2002 W/SP2

P4    1.60Ghz    1 GB Ram

Don't know if this info matters.


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Re: How do I remove the avast screensaver?
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2005, 11:05:55 PM »
Suncoastman, you said you does not have much patience, but it's your computer which is not allowing to change the screen saver.
Just try again, through Video properties...
By the way, how did you uninstall avast?
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Re: How do I remove the avast screensaver?
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2005, 11:11:40 PM »
What if you simply delete (or rename) the avast screen saver file - \windows\system32\avastss.scr?

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suncoastman

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Re: How do I remove the avast screensaver?
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2005, 12:09:55 AM »
Technical:  I realize it's my computer which is not allowing me to change my screen saver, but it is AVAST that is causing it to do that.

I'm simply going to uninstall the program from my computer through the add/remove...

Vlk: Thanks for your help. I told you I have no patience.
       Uninstall the minute I finish posting this note.

God bless you all, folks.

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Re: How do I remove the avast screensaver?
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2005, 12:18:35 AM »
Did you try as VLk suggested last?, it could help fix this 'Bug'.

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Re: How do I remove the avast screensaver?
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2005, 12:24:20 AM »
suncoastman, if you don't want help than why did you came here in the first place and asked?

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Re: How do I remove the avast screensaver?
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2005, 12:58:08 AM »
Vlk:  I uninstalled program, reinstalled it & things are working OK now.  Thanx for your help.

Incidently Eddy...there is no need for you to get so nasty with me. I don't appreciate it.