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1upsetuser

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I don't want "Software Updater".
« on: June 19, 2013, 11:58:02 PM »
Right now I have an older win xp machine. I don't want newer, incompatible and bloated software because of the age of this machine, size of the hard drive and the amount of ram. If you continue to add "features" (aka useless addons) I shall be forced to use a different antivirus. I used to like avast and would tell my friends it was the best. I am seeing that capitalism has no boundaries.

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Re: I don't want "Software Updater".
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2013, 12:02:42 AM »
Right now I have an older win xp machine. I don't want newer, incompatible and bloated software because of the age of this machine, size of the hard drive and the amount of ram. If you continue to add "features" (aka useless addons) I shall be forced to use a different antivirus. I used to like avast and would tell my friends it was the best. I am seeing that capitalism has no boundaries.
Welcome to the forum.
The following should achieve what you're looking for:
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=93544.msg796558#msg796558
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Re: I don't want "Software Updater".
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2013, 12:05:24 AM »
ad/remove programs > avast > uninstall > change.....remove the modules you dont want

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Re: I don't want "Software Updater".
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2013, 12:12:08 AM »
Thanks

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Re: I don't want "Software Updater".
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2013, 01:09:55 AM »
thanks for the tip polonus
I might have kept the trial of avast IS if I could have loaded it without the firewall]
I have comodo all tricked out and do not have time to do same with avast firewall at this time

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Re: I don't want "Software Updater".
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2013, 01:14:17 AM »
thanks for the tip polonus
I might have kept the trial of avast IS if I could have loaded it without the firewall]
I have comodo all tricked out and do not have time to do same with avast firewall at this time
If you had chosen the custom installation method, (Which should always be used regardless of what you install)
you would have been able to accomplish that task. :)
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Re: I don't want "Software Updater".
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2013, 01:27:11 AM »
thanks bob, do not recall seeing the option to selectively install when I upgraded to latest avast AV

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Re: I don't want "Software Updater".
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2013, 01:48:18 AM »
thanks bob, do not recall seeing the option to selectively install when I upgraded to latest avast AV
If you did the renewal directly from the UI, it's possible that option wasn't displayed.
You can always uninstall that portion of IS after the fact.
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Re: I don't want "Software Updater".
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2013, 07:27:23 PM »
txs bob

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Re: I don't want "Software Updater".
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2013, 06:35:06 AM »
Its not a useless feature its a good feature for people who are pedantic about updating software which many people are, but I don't want it either and you can simply turn it off.