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HOW TO QUIT AVAST?!
« on: July 15, 2008, 07:45:12 PM »
Can Missfitz or someone tell me what the answer is to quitting Avast! for Macs? I keep trying and even 'force quit' doesn't work - it just keeps coming back!

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Re: HOW TO QUIT AVAST?!
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2008, 09:27:51 PM »
Avast is installed by default in persistent mode. To quit the application you must disable it. Go to preferences and uncheck "Launch at startup as a persistent application" you should then be able to close avast.

A better option though is just to hide it and let it scan in the background. you can hide the program by pressing Command + H  (Command key is the apple key)
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Re: HOW TO QUIT AVAST?!
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2008, 02:06:53 PM »
Avast is installed by default in persistent mode. To quit the application you must disable it. Go to preferences and uncheck "Launch at startup as a persistent application" you should then be able to close avast.

A better option though is just to hide it and let it scan in the background. you can hide the program by pressing Command + H  (Command key is the apple key)

Just for explanation, the "persistent mode" is default only for MacOS 10.5 Leopard. On Tiger, the launchd mechanism is broken and unsuable as persistence-guard for applications with GUI, and thus, different mechanism (Login Items) is used here.

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