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temporarily turning off AVast to uninstall a program
« on: March 07, 2013, 12:37:43 AM »
I tried to uninstall a program, which couldn't be completed because Avast was running. It was recommended to turn it off to complete the uninstall, but I [sheepishly] don't know how.

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Re: temporarily turning off AVast to uninstall a program
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2013, 01:15:39 AM »
what program is that?

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Re: temporarily turning off AVast to uninstall a program
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2013, 02:14:21 AM »
Does it matter what program?  He wants to turn the program off, how does he do that?

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Re: temporarily turning off AVast to uninstall a program
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2013, 02:17:27 AM »
Does it matter what program?  He wants to turn the program off, how does he do that?
It certainly does. There shouldn't be any reason to turn of avast! or any other security program.

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Re: temporarily turning off AVast to uninstall a program
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2013, 02:27:31 AM »
I'm not sure I understand why you would think that someone should not be able to turn off a program he has running on his computer. 

However, it sounds like he has a very good reason.  He wants to install another program and Avast! will not let him.  So how does one turn this program off?

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Re: temporarily turning off AVast to uninstall a program
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2013, 02:30:16 AM »
I'm not sure I understand why you would think that someone should not be able to turn off a program he has running on his computer. 

However, it sounds like he has a very good reason.  He wants to install another program and Avast! will not let him.  So how does one turn this program off?
I suggest you let him post his own question.
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Re: temporarily turning off AVast to uninstall a program
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2013, 02:40:55 AM »
He did.

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Re: temporarily turning off AVast to uninstall a program
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2013, 02:48:28 AM »
Yes, it does matter.
You should never disable the antivirus for nothing, neither installing nor uninstalling other software.
But if you want to do ...t, then do it temporarily.
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Re: temporarily turning off AVast to uninstall a program
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2013, 03:05:55 AM »
Because you feel that your program should not be turned off is irrelevant.  A person should have the option to turn off any program he has running on his PC.  Why is there no way to stop this program from running?

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Re: temporarily turning off AVast to uninstall a program
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2013, 03:09:37 AM »
What Tech showed you is the safest way to do it.
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Re: temporarily turning off AVast to uninstall a program
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2013, 03:09:44 AM »
Because you feel that your program should not be turned off is irrelevant.  A person should have the option to turn off any program he has running on his PC.  Why is there no way to stop this program from running?
You can temporarily disable the shields or, you may uninstall the program.
It's designed to protect your computer. If you can simply shut it off at will, then it wouldn't be much of a security program.
Please stick to your own thread instead of the one you hijacked.
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Re: temporarily turning off AVast to uninstall a program
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2013, 07:49:57 AM »
I'm not sure I understand why you would think that someone should not be able to turn off a program he has running on his computer. 

However, it sounds like he has a very good reason.  He wants to install another program and Avast! will not let him.  So how does one turn this program off?
No he does not......he wants to uninstall a program
so i am curious to what program that need avast to be off so it can be uninstalled.  ???

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Re: temporarily turning off AVast to uninstall a program
« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2013, 08:02:53 AM »
My bad, fixed...

I'm not sure I understand why you would think that someone should not be able to turn off a program he has running on his computer.

However, it sounds like he has a very good reason.  He wants to uninstall another program and Avast! will not let him.  So how does one turn this program off?

So?

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Re: temporarily turning off AVast to uninstall a program
« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2013, 08:04:58 AM »
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So how does one turn this program off?
if you stick to one topic and not jump around......you find the answer.  ;)
« Last Edit: March 07, 2013, 08:07:11 AM by Pondus »

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Re: temporarily turning off AVast to uninstall a program
« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2013, 08:06:17 AM »
I've only had one topic, How do you turn it off?