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Offline crogerblair

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Temporariy turning Avast Free off and on
« on: October 25, 2015, 05:39:16 PM »
I'm trying to install the latest version of Dropbox; they recommend shutting off Avast before installation. Short of removing and reinstalling Avast, is there any way to turn Avast off and on

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Re: Temporariy turning Avast Free off and on
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2015, 05:52:18 PM »
I'm trying to install the latest version of Dropbox; they recommend shutting off Avast before installation. Short of removing and reinstalling Avast, is there any way to turn Avast off and on
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Re: Temporariy turning Avast Free off and on
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2015, 06:13:06 PM »
I'm trying to install the latest version of Dropbox; they recommend shutting off Avast before installation. Short of removing and reinstalling Avast, is there any way to turn Avast off and on

I don't know why they would recommend shutting avast down, did they say ?

I never have for my installation of dropbox.
I rather doubt that it wouldn't install if you didn't stop avast.
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