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Avast Free How to Disable Deep Screen
« on: April 02, 2015, 11:34:53 AM »
I use Avast for a while on a Windows 7 x64, but since I turn to VS2010, deep screen is messing with my programs.
How do I disble it?   

Yes I try, but still checked and enabled. And no, my program is not a virus.

All instructions seams to be for a diferent version of avast, mine is the latest free, upgraded today.


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Re: Avast Free How to Disable Deep Screen
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2015, 12:11:57 PM »
AvastUI > Settings > General - see attached image, click to expand.
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Re: Avast Free How to Disable Deep Screen
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2015, 12:30:40 PM »
Like I said, diferent instructions...

There is no Antivirus item...

Edit:  AS I posted in first message,  unchecking the Deep Screen item doesnot disable it. If I open the seetings again this still enabled. The same is for most of the options...
« Last Edit: April 02, 2015, 02:41:27 PM by FreiNando »

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Re: Avast Free How to Disable Deep Screen
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2015, 03:28:46 PM »
Like I said, diferent instructions...
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There is no Antivirus item...

Edit:  AS I posted in first message,  unchecking the Deep Screen item doesnot disable it. If I open the seetings again this still enabled. The same is for most of the options...

Which is why I posted the image, because the instruction in the FAQ differs.

Sorry to have to ask the obvious - Are you clicking the OK button ?
If you did, you could try an avast Repair - Control Panel > Programs & Features > avast antivirus > Uninstall/Change from the new window select Repair.

Are you running avast under a Windows limited user account ?
This could prevent changes being made or saved.

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Re: Avast Free How to Disable Deep Screen
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2015, 04:16:20 PM »
Sorry to have to ask the obvious - Are you clicking the OK button ?
If you did, you could try an avast Repair - Control Panel > Programs & Features > avast antivirus > Uninstall/Change from the new window select Repair.

Are you running avast under a Windows limited user account ?
This could prevent changes being made or saved.

Well, I am not kidding you...

I did Press OK and try several times. Update program like I said ... and try several times again.

I am on win7 with administrator account and execute Avast UI as Administrator.

If I ever touch in Avast instalation is to wipe this AV out!

I did see in other sites the same question and no reasonable answer. Even watch videos about it! That's why I asked here.

The only thing matters to me is: do loose my time on producing a program and when debuging it, the deep screen swalows my job, every single time, no matter what I do. This thing pick on me and force me to disable  Avast for some time.
But that isnt all:  Some clients have avast and, the instalation of my application fails! A simple database application!

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Re: Avast Free How to Disable Deep Screen
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2015, 04:28:38 PM »
Report it as a false positive:
https://blog.avast.com/tag/false-positive/

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Re: Avast Free How to Disable Deep Screen
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2015, 07:42:05 PM »
I have the same problem but for:
Free Ed. - I cannot untick Participate, Reputation or Deepscreen - they return when I go back into settings.

Apologies that I posted without finding / seeing your thread... BR

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Re: Avast Free How to Disable Deep Screen
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2015, 08:59:30 PM »
Report it as a false positive:
https://blog.avast.com/tag/false-positive/

Do you know what it means debug?
It means that every time I debug (test) the program, a diferent executable, with the same name, but diferent size and content, is created.
How many false positive do I have to report?

And when deep screen analizes the exe, I get an exception "Missing Executable File" from the debuger.

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Re: Avast Free How to Disable Deep Screen
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2015, 09:10:04 PM »
You can simply set the folder you use in the global exclusion list.
You will need to reboot after doing so.

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Re: Avast Free How to Disable Deep Screen
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2015, 12:26:15 AM »
My first question was: HOW DO I DISABLE DEEP SCREEN IN AVAST FREE EDITION?

None of the answers tell me how. 

Then I realize that in FREE EDITION OF AVAST settings are only to show, not to edit, no matter how we try.

I did a clean install and it stays the same.
So...

I HAVE UINISTALLED AVAST FOR THE LAST TIME and install another free antivirus.

Case closed!!

Thank you for you time...

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Re: Avast Free How to Disable Deep Screen
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2015, 01:25:05 AM »
My first question was: HOW DO I DISABLE DEEP SCREEN IN AVAST FREE EDITION?

None of the answers tell me how. 
Two of the answers did tell you how to do it - the fact that they didn't work for you is beyond my comprehension.

Then I realize that in FREE EDITION OF AVAST settings are only to show, not to edit, no matter how we try.

I have been using the free version for almost 11 years and I haven't had the issue of a setting not being able to be disabled by unchecking the option. If you look at my image you will notice I have also enabled the Hardened mode and set that at Aggressive, that in itself almost eliminates the DeepScreen function. But you may get popups related to that, but it gives the option to add to exceptions/exclusions, etc.

I did a clean install and it stays the same.
So...

I HAVE UINISTALLED AVAST FOR THE LAST TIME and install another free antivirus.

Case closed!!

Thank you for you time...

Sorry it didn't work out for you.
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