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Offline jonjdoe

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Turn off Avast Home 4.8
« on: June 03, 2009, 06:29:04 PM »
I need to be able to turn the program on and off when I chose. How do I do this? It will not allow me to turn it off in Task Manager, FS Autostart or Services. Thank you.

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Re: Turn off Avast Home 4.8
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2009, 06:36:55 PM »
And why exactly would you like to do that? The main problem of doing that is the fact that all components are interconnected between eachother, so killing few or all of them will render avast! completelly useless (even for on-demand only).
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Re: Turn off Avast Home 4.8
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2009, 06:39:15 PM »
Right-click the avast icon in your taskbar, click Stop On-Access Protection.

When you need it back on, right-click the icon again, then click start...
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Re: Turn off Avast Home 4.8
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2009, 06:43:24 PM »
And why exactly would you like to do that? The main problem of doing that is the fact that all components are interconnected between eachother, so killing few or all of them will render avast! completelly useless (even for on-demand only).

Because I want to. I don't mean to sound flippant. I need to do it so it does not interfere with another program where it is not needed.

Right-click the avast icon in your taskbar, click Stop On-Access Protection.

When you need it back on, right-click the icon again, then click start...

I believe I did that in the settings, yet it still will not stop or allow me to stop it. I will try again and post if it works.

Thanks for the input guys.

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Re: Turn off Avast Home 4.8
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2009, 06:44:53 PM »
If you just Stop it, it will not interfer with anything. Besides, i haven't seen a single program where avast! would interfer even when fully functional.
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Re: Turn off Avast Home 4.8
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2009, 06:58:04 PM »
Right-click the avast icon in your taskbar, click Stop On-Access Protection.

When you need it back on, right-click the icon again, then click start...

It still does not allow me to stop the process in task manager.

If you just Stop it, it will not interfer with anything. Besides, i haven't seen a single program where avast! would interfer even when fully functional.

It causes lag and takes up resources while using the program or having it run in the background. If it is not possible I guess I will have to find an alternative. Thanks again guys.

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Re: Turn off Avast Home 4.8
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2009, 07:19:14 PM »
You want it completely "gone" from the task manager?

You'll have to do what I've already said, then open up your services menu and stop the services.

It's not a "program" that's running in your task manager, it's a service, that's why you can't stop it from there.
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Re: Turn off Avast Home 4.8
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2009, 07:32:28 PM »
You want it completely "gone" from the task manager?

You'll have to do what I've already said, then open up your services menu and stop the services.

It's not a "program" that's running in your task manager, it's a service, that's why you can't stop it from there.

As I said in the initial post, it will not allow me to change it in either place, access denied. I am just going to go to another product. Thanks a lot, I appreciate your help.

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Re: Turn off Avast Home 4.8
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2009, 07:34:01 PM »
Alrighty.  Sorry it didn't suit your needs.
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Re: Turn off Avast Home 4.8
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2009, 07:41:00 PM »
ll does not allow me to stop the process in task manager.
To 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. Turn off (kill) any process that you want... ::)
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