Author Topic: Possible problems running local (CD based) version of the OED  (Read 1946 times)

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Offline leerobison

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The first time I tried to run the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) after I loaded Avast, I got an out of memory error when i tried to search. 

OED help site thinks Avast interference may be the problem.  The recommended that I unload Avast to run OED--not an option, obviously.  They also suggested that I add the OED authentication component and the OED folder to the Avast "Trusted Zone."  I tried this, by changing the "Exclusions" settings.

Still have the problem.

Any ideas?

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Re: Possible problems running local (CD based) version of the OED
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2009, 03:48:55 AM »
Hi, and welcome to the forum.
Did you have any other antivirus on the machine before Avast? And how was it uninstalled?
What are your computer specs (OS, RAM, CPU.)
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Re: Possible problems running local (CD based) version of the OED
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2009, 03:51:51 AM »
If you had Norton, did you use the norton removal tool?
If you had AVG, did you use the AVG removal tool?
If you had other anti-viruses, did you use the proper removal tool?
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Re: Possible problems running local (CD based) version of the OED
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2009, 09:39:28 PM »
There is no reason for avast to do that... avast only scans and shouldn't mess the memory management of OED.
Any other security program installed that could interfere?
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