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Temporarily disabling Avast
« on: November 23, 2015, 02:17:43 PM »
I'm trying, and failing, to temporarily turn off Avast anti-virus & firewall while I install a WiFi printer. Clicked on the avast icon in the system tray, then clicked on settings, but nowhere is there a "disable Avast" option. Have spoken to Avast, who declined to help me unless I paid £129! Can anyone advise please?

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Re: Temporarily disabling Avast
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2015, 03:33:24 PM »
You should not need to turn Avast off whilst installing drivers... But , if need be right click the Avast icon  > select Shield Control > select disable for 10 minutes

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Re: Temporarily disabling Avast
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2015, 06:22:15 PM »
Indeed there is no reason to disable avast to install a printer.

No, you have not spoken to avast but a third party "support" center.
Yes, if you want help from them with installing the printer you will need to pay them.
Help/support for avast is free, but installing a printer is not a problem with avast.

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Re: Temporarily disabling Avast
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2015, 10:38:57 PM »
Help on this forum is always free. You also aren't limited to question about Avast. :)
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