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Offline DMD0105

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Please Help
« on: May 18, 2008, 10:21:20 PM »
When i go to move my avast to the trash for my mac it says that i cannot continue emptying my trash because com.avast.macavast.mad is still running.  How do i turn it off so i can delete the application?

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Re: Please Help
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2008, 10:33:20 PM »
Please see the link below for info on how to uninstall avast:

http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=32538.0

Also you can quit the com.avast.macavast.mad process using the Activity Monitor if necessary
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Re: Please Help
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2008, 02:31:42 PM »
When i go to move my avast to the trash for my mac it says that i cannot continue emptying my trash because com.avast.macavast.mad is still running.  How do i turn it off so i can delete the application?

~Thanks

The best method is:

1) ensure that the app is not in persistent mode (look in Preferences, persistent mode is default on Leopard)
2) quit both application and agent (upper menubar, disabled persistence won't start it again now)
3) put the app to the trashcan

Other methods might cause problems such as remaining items in launchd's list etc.

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