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Offline rm15

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Disable AvastUI.exe Startup Entry?
« on: January 24, 2015, 11:22:17 AM »
What effect will this have in terms of functionality?

I have tried it and upon restarting, AvastSvc.exe still is running prior to my opening the user interface, doing any on-demand scans, etc. Also, historical scan data seems to show activity in the shields after startup, and prior to the user interface being manually opened or activated in any way.
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Re: Disable AvastUI.exe Startup Entry?
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2015, 11:29:38 AM »
what is it it you are trying to do? ...... and why?


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Re: Disable AvastUI.exe Startup Entry?
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2015, 11:35:03 AM »
what is it it you are trying to do? ...... and why?

just trying to figure out the utility of this item to see if it's needed.

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Re: Disable AvastUI.exe Startup Entry?
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2015, 11:39:08 AM »
if there is any module in avast you dont want, there is a correct way to remove them

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Re: Disable AvastUI.exe Startup Entry?
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2015, 11:54:37 AM »
if there is any module in avast you dont want, there is a correct way to remove them

Thanks, but I'm not attempting to remove modules. I feel my initial post is very straight-forward, and that's what I'm looking to find out.

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Re: Disable AvastUI.exe Startup Entry?
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2015, 12:15:06 PM »
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AvastSvc.exe
now why would you disable your antivirus?

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Re: Disable AvastUI.exe Startup Entry?
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2015, 12:21:11 PM »
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AvastSvc.exe
now why would you disable your antivirus?

Question is in my first post:

 Disable AvastUI.exe Startup Entry? What effect will this have in terms of functionality?

and my follow-up:

just trying to figure out the utility of this item to see if it's needed.

If that doesn't make sense to you, please refrain from attempting to help. Thank you
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Re: Disable AvastUI.exe Startup Entry?
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2015, 12:27:11 PM »
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Disable AvastUI.exe Startup Entry? What effect will this have in terms of functionality?
as said above, it will disable vital parts of your AV


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If that doesn't make sense to you, please refrain from attempting to help. Thank you
No it does not make sense ..... so i will follow your advice   ;)


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Re: Disable AvastUI.exe Startup Entry?
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2015, 12:31:47 PM »
If anyone knows what specific effect disabling the AvastUI.exe startup entry has on program functionality, I'm curious to find out. Thanks

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Re: Disable AvastUI.exe Startup Entry?
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2015, 01:45:22 PM »
I'd consider it reverse engineering something that goes against the EULA. :)
It's an intricate part of the program.
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Re: Disable AvastUI.exe Startup Entry?
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2015, 02:14:52 PM »
I'd consider it reverse engineering something that goes against the EULA. :)
It's an intricate part of the program.

Definitely not my intention. I checked the EULA, and as I understand it, it is restricting users from reverse engineering with the intention of attempting to "discover the source code of the Software or algorithms contained therein."

I thought perhaps it is something really simple such as being the exe for loading the tray icon (which I'm not using). In any case, perhaps a moderator can shed a little light on the subject (as long as it doesn't reveal any proprietary code, etc :)

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Re: Disable AvastUI.exe Startup Entry?
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2015, 02:44:05 PM »
Why don't you just remove it and see what happens?

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Re: Disable AvastUI.exe Startup Entry?
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2015, 02:57:11 PM »
Why don't you just remove it and see what happens?

From my first post:

I have tried it and upon restarting, AvastSvc.exe still is running prior to my opening the user interface, doing any on-demand scans, etc. Also, historical scan data seems to show activity in the shields after startup, and prior to the user interface being manually opened or activated in any way.
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So it seems the program is still functioning without the startup entry. However, I can't be sure to what degree, without someone more knowledgeable weighing in to share (if possible) what basic function this start-up entry has.

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Re: Disable AvastUI.exe Startup Entry?
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2015, 03:57:26 PM »
Without avastsvc.exe your protection will be reduced to nothing.
If you want protection leave it alone. If you don't want to be protected and
run the risk of infection(s) knock yourself out.

If I were you I'd leave it alone.
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Re: Disable AvastUI.exe Startup Entry?
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2015, 07:33:27 PM »
Without avastsvc.exe your protection will be reduced to nothing.
If you want protection leave it alone.

The question is regarding avastUI. As mentioned, avastsvc does not seem to be affected by disabling the avastUI startup entry, and nowhere did I mention the desire to disable avastsvc.exe. Again, as I previously posted (twice):

 Disable AvastUI.exe Startup Entry? What effect will this have in terms of functionality? Just trying to figure out the utility of this item to see if it's needed.
« Last Edit: January 24, 2015, 07:36:50 PM by rm15 »