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Offline drahnier

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Can I prevent Outlook/Exchange Provider from starting up?
« on: April 11, 2003, 02:20:19 PM »
I have changed fron Noston AV to avast!4 home a few weeks ago and am generally very happy with it running on my XP Pro system.

One question, though: As I don't use Outlook or Exchange, I would like to configure avast!4 not to launch the Outlook/Exchange provider at startup. - Can this be done? Are there any benefits doing so?

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Re:Can I prevent Outlook/Exchange Provider from starting up?
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2003, 02:47:08 AM »
I think the Outlook/Exchange provider is a part of Standard Shield itself. It shows up under the list of providers, but doesn't do anything unless Outlook is started up.

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Re:Can I prevent Outlook/Exchange Provider from starting up?
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2003, 06:41:31 PM »
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One question, though: As I don't use Outlook or Exchange, I would like to configure avast!4 not to launch the Outlook/Exchange provider at startup. - Can this be done? Are there any benefits doing so?

If I were you, I wouldn't worry about it... It's not taking any memory (unless you run Outlook), anyway, so there really should be no real reason to disable it...

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Re:Can I prevent Outlook/Exchange Provider from starting up?
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2003, 12:52:16 PM »
Yes, it's very simple  ;D

1 - right click on Avast icon on taskbar and select "Start Avast! antivirus"
2 - if appears the simple user interface, right click on it and select "Switch to Enhanced User Interface"
3 - Now in the Folder structure on the left click on "Tasks" and on the right side, right click on "Resident Protection" and select "edit"
4 - Simply uncheck "Outlook/Exchange" form providers list and exit!

It's all folks!

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Re:Can I prevent Outlook/Exchange Provider from starting up?
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2003, 05:25:47 PM »
dillet,
That works fine if you're using the Pro version of avast because the Enhanced Use Interface is only available on the Pro version. It's not on the Home version.