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Offline JoshuaCM

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how can i temporarily disable avast?
« on: January 19, 2022, 04:31:13 AM »
a recent january website gave instructions that showed a different version than the version i had updated later this month. i need to run an online scanner to detect viruses since i have a hacker clearly using multiple programs accessing my computer. please tell me how i can temporarily disable it. i have version 21.11.2500 (build 21.11.6809.528)

Offline r@vast

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Re: how can i temporarily disable avast?
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2022, 12:31:02 PM »
Hi,

See: https://support.avast.com/en-ww/article/Antivirus-Passive-Mode/

Would you mind clarifying why you think someone is accessing your computer?
Perhaps you might want to consider running a boot-time scan https://support.avast.com/en-us/article/Antivirus-Boot-time-Scan/

Offline JoshuaCM

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Re: how can i temporarily disable avast?
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2022, 08:29:24 PM »
i posted about this before in  previous post, and somebody told me to have some admin or mods do something, but they said none of those are available. i actually ran a boot scan. the fact is i see files open after coming out of safe mode, cursor moving in the login screen, and while in windows, in airplane mode.. i see patterns like some kind of macro, and i have seen invasive processes. i have seen map locations opened when i came back to my computer and while at it. i have seen tabs opened and closed while at it, and sections of text highlighted, as well as the scroll bar moved in the browser. a lot of things like that. programs opened while at the computer as well. some things seem automated, and some do not. i have seen it look like taskbar options were stopped, and microsoft accounts were accessed, and passwords were changed without even accessing private data as if just to taunt me. so it is clearly being hacked.

by the way, will passive mode do the same as the link here:

https://www.softwaretestinghelp.com/how-to-disable-avast-antivirus/#:~:text=Step%201%3A%20Locate%20the%20orange,or%20disable%20the%20shields%20permanently
« Last Edit: January 20, 2022, 08:31:45 PM by JoshuaCM »

Offline Heewoon

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Re: how can i temporarily disable avast?
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2022, 08:03:13 AM »
by the way, will passive mode do the same as the link here:

https://www.softwaretestinghelp.com/how-to-disable-avast-antivirus/#:~:text=Step%201%3A%20Locate%20the%20orange,or%20disable%20the%20shields%20permanently
No.
Even though it provides the same behavior(disable Real-Time), it will not stop ALL of the shields. It will stop the core ones, though. Instead, turn on Passive Mode.

Turning off All shields will do the same behavior, but it is recommended to use Passive Mode instead. Make sure to turn passive mode off once you're done.

Note that the Passive Mode feature should turn on automatically if Avast detects another antivirus.

To turn on Passive Mode:
AvastUI > Menu > Settings > General > Troubleshooting > Passive Mode (check the toggle)

If you want to turn off Passive Mode, do the same as above but uncheck Passive Mode.
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