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Offline gel

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AVAST SCANNER 7 PROVIDERS 6 RUNNING WHERE IS THE 7TH. ?
« on: August 12, 2005, 05:48:46 PM »
Hello I have recently installed avast 4.6 home edition I have noticed when I run cursor over the 'a' globe I get a note saying 'avast! on access- access scanner 7 providers total 6 running ' What  or where is the 7th. provider?
This may be a daft question but a comment would be appreciated.
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Re: AVAST SCANNER 7 PROVIDERS 6 RUNNING WHERE IS THE 7TH. ?
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2005, 05:56:23 PM »
It must be Outlook Shield, in order to activate Outlook Shield, you're gonna have to run Outlook Express.  If you don't use Outlook Express, ignore it or remove the Outlook Resident provider. 

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Re: AVAST SCANNER 7 PROVIDERS 6 RUNNING WHERE IS THE 7TH. ?
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2005, 05:56:59 PM »
Probably the mail provider that is waiting for you to start the mail application.
This has been explained many times before on this board.
Please use the search option before asking.

I suggest you read Avast's help file and make yourself familiar with everything Avast is offering the user (settings, descriptions etc)

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Re: AVAST SCANNER 7 PROVIDERS 6 RUNNING WHERE IS THE 7TH. ?
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2005, 06:17:08 PM »
It must be Outlook Shield, in order to activate Outlook Shield, you're gonna have to run Outlook Express.  If you don't use Outlook Express, ignore it or remove the Outlook Resident provider. 

Nope. To activate Outlook Shield, you have to run OUTLOOK.  :P

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Re: AVAST SCANNER 7 PROVIDERS 6 RUNNING WHERE IS THE 7TH. ?
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2005, 06:34:50 PM »
Thank you for  your comments. I use outlook express but following the advice I have discovered that it is outlook/exchange that is waiting to be started which presumably I do not need ?
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Re: AVAST SCANNER 7 PROVIDERS 6 RUNNING WHERE IS THE 7TH. ?
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2005, 07:31:16 PM »
Right, Outlook/Express provider is for (full) MS Outlook, not for Outlook Express.
I wish Microsoft had chosen a (more) different name for different products :)

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Re: AVAST SCANNER 7 PROVIDERS 6 RUNNING WHERE IS THE 7TH. ?
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2005, 07:34:14 PM »
That is correct you don't require it.

Check out te avast help file for explanation of what each provider does, there may be others that you don't require.

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Re: AVAST SCANNER 7 PROVIDERS 6 RUNNING WHERE IS THE 7TH. ?
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2005, 07:12:02 PM »
If there's any providers you know you don't need, such as Outlook and maybe P2P, go into Add-Remove, select avast and then select Change.  You can then un-tick any unneeded providers which will save a little on demands on your system.

If later on you do want them after all, just do the same thing abd re-tick the ones you want to add.
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Re: AVAST SCANNER 7 PROVIDERS 6 RUNNING WHERE IS THE 7TH. ?
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2005, 07:39:55 AM »
Thank you MikeBC da for your last comment it has been most useful Best wishes
gel
Thanks also to all the contributers Problem now resolved
Cheers