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How can I permanently disable the avast screen saver scan?
« on: April 14, 2013, 09:34:43 AM »
How can I permanently disable the avast screen saver scan?

If my PC is in idle state, the screen saver scan always run. How can I disable this annoying ballast?

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Re: How can I permanently disable the avast screen saver scan?
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2013, 11:48:29 AM »
If the screensaver runs, you must have set it as the current screensaver in Windows.
So to stop it, just set some other.

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Re: How can I permanently disable the avast screen saver scan?
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2013, 05:48:21 PM »
The situation: if my PC is in idle state, something drain my cpu resources.
I logged the running processes, and the "offender" program is the avastsvc.exe

So, I haven't any scheduled scan in avast-only the screen saver can run this background scan. What else?

But, I don't use the avast screen saver. I use bubbles screen saver. But the avast screen saver runs nevertheless-it seems so.

How can I disable all of the scheduled and background scans of Avast?


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If the screensaver runs, you must have set it as the current screensaver in Windows.
So to stop it, just set some other.

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Re: How can I permanently disable the avast screen saver scan?
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2013, 05:54:08 PM »
Right click the desktop and select personalise/properties
Select screensaver and change it from Avast to something else

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Re: How can I permanently disable the avast screen saver scan?
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2013, 08:03:28 PM »
Are you serious? Or is this only a joke?
My english isn't so good, but not to bad.

naturally, I set up another screen saver. AS I WROTE:

>> But, I don't use the avast screen saver. I use bubbles screen saver.


I NEVER USED avast screen saver.

So, how can run any scheduled avast scan, if I don't use the screen saver?


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Right click the desktop and select personalise/properties
Select screensaver and change it from Avast to something else

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Re: How can I permanently disable the avast screen saver scan?
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2013, 08:45:12 PM »
A scheduled scan isn't linked to the screen saver they are completely different.

You decide which scan it is that you want to do (avastUI > Security > Antivirus > Scan Now), Quick, Full or Custom, select that scan and click the More details text (see images, click to expand). Now click the Settings text, you have the various settings and you are looking for Scheduling.
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Re: How can I permanently disable the avast screen saver scan?
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2013, 09:06:52 PM »
Is there a tick in special scans box, if so remove it