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Offline adelamae

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I apologize if this has been answered before. I found some other threads on this topic, but none that answered my questions.

First, is it possible to shut down avast! once it is running? (I mean, close the program completely, not just disable scanning? I want to completely exit out of the program. I'm not interested in arguments about whether or not I should want to do this, I just want to know how.) If it's possible, how do I do it, and if not, why not? I've tried ending the ashDisp.exe process in the task manager, but it says "Access denied."

Second, how do I prevent avast! from running at startup? I can't find a way to do this from within the program, and Vista's Software Explorer won't let me, so I removed it from my startup programs in msconfig, but when I rebooted, it was still there!

Any answers you can give would be appreciated. I'll uninstall the program if that's what I have to do to get it to stop running, but I hope there's a better way.

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Re: How do I shut down avast! or stop it from running at startup?
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2009, 08:26:37 AM »
-= right click the blue avast icon and select stop on access protection.. its the only thing I know on how to "partially" turn-off avast..
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Re: How do I shut down avast! or stop it from running at startup?
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2009, 08:46:25 AM »
This post in this thread is probably the best advice you'll get.
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       but in the end it leads to death
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Re: How do I shut down avast! or stop it from running at startup?
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2009, 01:45:15 PM »
If you want on-demand scan only,try this

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Re: How do I shut down avast! or stop it from running at startup?
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2009, 05:37:46 PM »
So, the answer is that it's impossible for me to completely exit out of avast! (including ashDisp.exe) without uninstalling the program? Please say yes or no.

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Re: How do I shut down avast! or stop it from running at startup?
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2009, 07:06:36 PM »
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Re: How do I shut down avast! or stop it from running at startup?
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2009, 10:01:51 PM »
Stop on-acces protection. That would do enough. Let ashdisp.exe running, it makes no difference.
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Re: How do I shut down avast! or stop it from running at startup?
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2009, 10:56:43 PM »
Tech, that is not an answer to my question. I have been very clear about what I want to do. Is it possible?

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Re: How do I shut down avast! or stop it from running at startup?
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2009, 03:17:22 PM »
Temporarily disable the avast self defense module:
1. Right click the 'a' blue icon on system tray.
2. Programs settings > Troubleshooting (tab)
3. Disable self defense module
4. Remove the startup entry for ashdisp.exe
5. Disable all avast services
6. Don't "repair" your installation or you'll have that things corrected.
7. Enable the self-defense module again if you want.
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Re: How do I shut down avast! or stop it from running at startup?
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2009, 10:22:01 PM »
I disable and fully shut down Avast home on a daily basis prior to logging in to my game.  First I stop all processes by right clicking the Avast icon in the system try.
Next I open task manager ans shut down ALL avast related process.  I have never been given a message saying I could not do this.

BTW I am running 64 bit XP, and not Vista, there could liek the difference.

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Re: How do I shut down avast! or stop it from running at startup?
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2009, 10:38:33 PM »
Presumably you have the avast self-defence module disabled, as that should be the only way it wouldn't object to killing processes in task manager.
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Re: How do I shut down avast! or stop it from running at startup?
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2009, 02:13:28 PM »
I have never been given a message saying I could not do this.
Which is your avast version?
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