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Typical Alternative Sound Settings under Windows-XP
« on: July 21, 2009, 05:13:08 AM »
AVAST Anti Virus Program
Typical Alternative Sound Settings under Windows-XP-pro-Sp3

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Why? The AVAST sounds are annoyingly loud, for example when playing music on the PC.

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WinXP comes standard with a very limited selection of media sounds, compared to for example
win98se plus. Still, it's enough to use an alternative sounds scheme, like the one following right now.

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Automatic VPS Update= Windows XP Hardware Insert.wav
Detection of suspicious message= Windows XP Ringin.wav -or- Windows XP Print complete.wav
Mouse over the simple user interface button= Windows Navigation Start.wav

Other malware found= Windows XP Ringin.wav
Program end=  chimes.wav
Program start=  Windows XP Hardware Remove.wav

Simple user interface button pressed=  Windows XP Start.wav
Task done=  ding.wav
Virus found=  Windows XP Notify.wav
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Of course similar actions are possible when using Windows Vista and Windows 7. ;D
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« Last Edit: July 21, 2009, 06:07:01 AM by Fallon »

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Re: Typical Alternative Sound Settings under Windows-XP
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2009, 02:23:18 PM »
The AVAST sounds are annoyingly loud
I agree. More than that, I've disabled avast sounds because they're too loud imho.
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Re: Typical Alternative Sound Settings under Windows-XP
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2009, 02:41:00 PM »
The AVAST sounds are annoyingly loud
I agree. More than that, I've disabled avast sounds because they're too loud imho.

I second this statement, but to be frank, I rarely interact with avast on a daily basis so the only sound I hear once or in very rare cases twice a day from avast is "Virus database has been updated" and I don't mind that much.

I can't recall if XP's sound recorder was much like the old one from win95. If yes, then you can open the files with the recorder and lower their volume. That should work.
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Re: Typical Alternative Sound Settings under Windows-XP
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2009, 03:47:21 PM »
 For me it was good, especially when a virus was found. The sensation of having all your adrenaline flow throughout the body after hearing a very loud alert in the time of total silence at night.

 It feels like it wasn't that suitable for those with weak heart. :D
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Re: Typical Alternative Sound Settings under Windows-XP
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2009, 03:57:33 PM »
Specially loud when you have other people in the same room. Seems you're doing s*it  ;D
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Re: Typical Alternative Sound Settings under Windows-XP
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2009, 09:19:57 PM »
For me it was good, especially when a virus was found. The sensation of having all your adrenaline flow throughout the body after hearing a very loud alert in the time of total silence at night.

This is "especially good" for those weak of heart.  ;)
I joke of course.

Specially loud when you have other people in the same room. Seems you're doing s*it  ;D

I have one better tech. Had avast, "proudly" announce that the database has been updated right before one of my presentations. Laptop was plugged in to the room's speaker system with the volume turned half way. Never saw 60 people look at me that fast before.  ;D
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Re: Typical Alternative Sound Settings under Windows-XP
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2009, 09:44:52 PM »
I have one better tech. Had avast, "proudly" announce that the database has been updated right before one of my presentations. Laptop was plugged in to the room's speaker system with the volume turned half way. Never saw 60 people look at me that fast before.  ;D

I would be ready with a George Carlin quip:
Always do whatever's next.
http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/g/georgecarl379972.html

Then I wonder:
When cheese gets it's picture taken, what does it say?

After teaching for many years I have learned that:
Laughter is the best medicine
http://www.rooftopcomedy.com/watch/Best_medicine

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Re: Typical Alternative Sound Settings under Windows-XP
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2009, 10:55:10 PM »
I have one better tech. Had avast, "proudly" announce that the database has been updated right before one of my presentations. Laptop was plugged in to the room's speaker system with the volume turned half way. Never saw 60 people look at me that fast before.  ;D

I would be ready with a George Carlin quip:
Always do whatever's next.
http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/g/georgecarl379972.html


Never heard of George Carlin  :-[ although I see a few interesting quotes I might use.

Then I wonder:
When cheese gets it's picture taken, what does it say?

After teaching for many years I have learned that:
Laughter is the best medicine
http://www.rooftopcomedy.com/watch/Best_medicine

I'm not able to see the videos yet but I'll watch them tomorrow. Thank you for the link. ;D

Indeed humor is the best medicine.
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Re: Typical Alternative Sound Settings under Windows-XP
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2009, 11:32:58 PM »

Never heard of George Carlin  :-[ although I see a few interesting quotes I might use.

I'm not able to see the videos yet but I'll watch them tomorrow. Thank you for the link. ;D

Indeed humor is the best medicine.
Maybe you don't have a TV?

The Comedy Network
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Comedy_Network
http://watch.thecomedynetwork.ca/library/#clip61828

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Re: Typical Alternative Sound Settings under Windows-XP
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2009, 01:06:47 AM »
Maybe you don't have a TV?

The Comedy Network
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Comedy_Network
http://watch.thecomedynetwork.ca/library/#clip61828

Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker?
http://www.topfool.com/carlin.html

well I have an antenna with a few channels:
CTV, CBC, TVA, TQS, Radio Canada, and on good, clear sunny days even Global. ::)

not what I'd call tv but never the less.

Thank you for the secondary links... The issue is that I only have a limited Internet connection from Bell so watching internet TV at home is out of the question. I'll see them later tomorrow if I have time.

cheers

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Re: Typical Alternative Sound Settings under Windows-XP
« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2009, 01:38:17 AM »
I have one better tech. Had avast, "proudly" announce that the database has been updated right before one of my presentations. Laptop was plugged in to the room's speaker system with the volume turned half way. Never saw 60 people look at me that fast before.  ;D

VERY funny, can you imagine if it was a virus alert...;D

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Re: Typical Alternative Sound Settings under Windows-XP
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2009, 01:43:54 AM »
I have one better tech. Had avast, "proudly" announce that the database has been updated right before one of my presentations. Laptop was plugged in to the room's speaker system with the volume turned half way. Never saw 60 people look at me that fast before.  ;D

VERY funny, can you imagine if it was a virus alert...;D

Well if it were I would have had 60 people look at me in horror and 6 team members with a few bones (mine I'd imagine) to pick. I was the one who was the designated "computer technician".  ;D
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