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Offline gwwa1

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Can't get software updates to turn off
« on: March 20, 2013, 05:44:35 PM »
I want to turn off Avast searching for other software updates but I still get Avast popping up the reminders in the right hand bottom corner of my screen.  I've disabled the software updater and within an hour the software updater is no longer disabled. 

My system is XP and already is running slower by the work that Avast is doing to protect it.  I don't want Avast doing anything having to do with other software updates until I manually decide to see if there are any updates needed.  I don't want it searching to see if there are any updates either as that too slows down my system and anything I might be doing on the internet. 

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Re: Can't get software updates to turn off
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2013, 05:50:00 PM »
controlpanel > ad remove programs > avast > uninstall > change > uninstall the modules you dont want
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Re: Can't get software updates to turn off
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2013, 05:59:27 PM »
Thank you so much !!! 

Is there a way to get Avast to search for other software updates with a click of a button?

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Re: Can't get software updates to turn off
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2013, 07:57:24 AM »
Avast took a complete miss step into the worrying kind of nanny software that it used to guard against with this update. You need to give users the option to not install these kind of modules. They are obtrusive and irritating. They will do more harm than good.

Please stop going down this road of Norton-ifying what was once one of the least bothersome and light AV softwares.

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Re: Can't get software updates to turn off
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2013, 08:06:58 AM »
Avast took a complete miss step into the worrying kind of nanny software that it used to guard against with this update. You need to give users the option to not install these kind of modules. They are obtrusive and irritating. They will do more harm than good.

Please stop going down this road of Norton-ifying what was once one of the least bothersome and light AV softwares.
Harmonica, unless you have some help or advice to offer for the OP then please stop trolling.

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Re: Can't get software updates to turn off
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2013, 04:32:38 PM »
You need to give users the option to not install these kind of modules.
The option already exists. It's called "custom install".  :)
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Re: Can't get software updates to turn off
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2013, 08:53:34 PM »
@gwaa1,
This might make things easier for you:
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=93544.msg911964#msg911964
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Re: Can't get software updates to turn off
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2013, 05:34:39 AM »
Avast took a complete miss step into the worrying kind of nanny software that it used to guard against with this update. You need to give users the option to not install these kind of modules. They are obtrusive and irritating. They will do more harm than good.

Please stop going down this road of Norton-ifying what was once one of the least bothersome and light AV softwares.
Harmonica, unless you have some help or advice to offer for the OP then please stop trolling.

craigb, Harmonica is not trolling. Avast is the best AV software I've ever used, bar none. But lately it's become bloated and sluggish, headed in the direction of a lot of previously well regarded software. I was going to mention this before but decided instead to be "nice". Then I realized that keeping quiet is what Harmonica and I would do if we didn't care about the product. We'd just go away. I hope the developers are listening, because I don't want to have to switch to something that doesn't work as well. Maybe if enough people tell the truth the company would return to basics, which is the only way it's going to last. If you don't believe me, name just one AV product that got big and stayed that way. Then think about the reasons none of them did.

Honestly, it's not trolling, it's constructive criticism.

JG

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Re: Can't get software updates to turn off
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2013, 01:55:33 PM »
Avast took a complete miss step into the worrying kind of nanny software that it used to guard against with this update. You need to give users the option to not install these kind of modules. They are obtrusive and irritating. They will do more harm than good.

Please stop going down this road of Norton-ifying what was once one of the least bothersome and light AV softwares.
Harmonica, unless you have some help or advice to offer for the OP then please stop trolling.

craigb, Harmonica is not trolling. Avast is the best AV software I've ever used, bar none. But lately it's become bloated and sluggish, headed in the direction of a lot of previously well regarded software. I was going to mention this before but decided instead to be "nice". Then I realized that keeping quiet is what Harmonica and I would do if we didn't care about the product. We'd just go away. I hope the developers are listening, because I don't want to have to switch to something that doesn't work as well. Maybe if enough people tell the truth the company would return to basics, which is the only way it's going to last. If you don't believe me, name just one AV product that got big and stayed that way. Then think about the reasons none of them did.

Honestly, it's not trolling, it's constructive criticism.

JG
When you use the custom method of installing avast!, (recommended use for installing any software) you have a choice of what to install and what to leave out.
If you decided to install one of the new additions in avast!8 and then decided, it really wasn't for you, simply remove it.:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SV0RudVXY8M&feature=share&list=PL68E25CB16ECF9FFA
It's that simple. Many of the avast! users happen to enjoy some of the new features introduced in avast!8. :)
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