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Offline Gianluca 68

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Avast and DiskLED
« on: December 13, 2019, 09:51:58 AM »
Hi all

Since many years I use DiskLED, a free application that makes blinking a green "light" in the task bar indicating HDD activity. It is useful to know if HDD is busy intensively. Also with a SSD it is useful to know if something is reading or writing intensively. In laptop computers now there is no more a HDD LED.

The problem is that Avast very often (seconds or sometime minutes) blocks access to information about HDD activity and the green light stops working.
I've put C:\Program Files\DiskLED\*.* in exceptions, but it doesn't work... :(

Why?... How can I solve the problem?

Thanks
Gianluca

Offline igor

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Re: Avast and DiskLED
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2019, 10:38:56 AM »
What makes you think it's Avast that's blocking the requests? Do you get any notifications from Avast?

Offline Gianluca 68

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Re: Avast and DiskLED
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2019, 11:11:15 AM »
If I close Avast, DiskLED works.

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Re: Avast and DiskLED
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2019, 11:22:32 AM »
Close how? Stopping a specific shield?

Offline Gianluca 68

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Re: Avast and DiskLED
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2019, 11:38:33 AM »
When I tried some weeks ago, Avast was different... I remember I set "Deactivate Avast for 1 hour" or something similar.

Offline Gianluca 68

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Re: Avast and DiskLED
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2019, 11:42:45 AM »
Now DiskLED works if I set File protection OFF (analyze files added or opened on the PC).

N.B.: My Avast is in Italian language, then the menu names I wrote here are translated in English by me.

A confirmation comes from the fact that DiskLED works on three other PC's without Avast.
« Last Edit: December 13, 2019, 11:46:09 AM by Gianluca 68 »

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Re: Avast and DiskLED
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2019, 03:43:52 PM »
No, the exclusions should be applied immediately. Plus, unless you're getting a [false positive] detection on a file, the exclusion shouldn't really matter... weird.