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How to change the avast! sounds...
« on: January 23, 2010, 01:23:42 PM »
Hi all,

I have noticed a thread (which I can't seem to find ::)) asking about changing the sounds used by avast! I personally like the new sounds very much, especially the voiceover ones, but each is to their own.

I have worked out the method of changing them, and have made a little tutorial:

http://sites.google.com/site/spg20scottsweb/home/changing-avast-5-sounds

I have only tested this in Vista, but I imagine that it will work the same in XP/Seven...


Also, there is a boot time tutorial, I noticed someone asking where it is as well...( I thought it was easy to find, but then I am more involved with the use of it.)
http://sites.google.com/site/spg20scottsweb/home/avast-5-boot-time-scan

Enjoy :)

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EDIT: Tutorials moved, they can be found here now: http://spgscott.wordpress.com/tutorials
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Re: How to change the avast! sounds...
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2010, 01:55:20 PM »
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I have noticed a thread (which I can't seem to find )

Its in the Beta area:
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=54047.0

The tutorials are quite good and I like the new sounds as well. 
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Re: How to change the avast! sounds...
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2010, 02:31:58 PM »
Good job scott  :)

and btw, your personas collection is also good.

Thanks
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Re: How to change the avast! sounds...
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2010, 02:59:06 PM »
Yep, that's the thread, no wonder I couldn't find it... :)

Thanks guys

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Re: How to change the avast! sounds...
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2010, 06:13:30 PM »
Nice tutorial Scott. :)
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Re: How to change the avast! sounds...
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2010, 10:08:04 PM »
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Re: How to change the avast! sounds...
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2010, 02:00:23 PM »
What if the only sound I want to change is the update voiceover.  Her voice grates on my wife's and my nerves so badly I had to shut it off.  The man's voice was OK on 4.8, and the woman's voice (virus detected) was OK too.  But this new woman's voice makes the little hairs on the back of my neck stand up:  cold, authoritative, Achtung!! :o

Can anyone create a more soothing male or female voice for Avast! 5?       -kd5-
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Re: How to change the avast! sounds...
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2010, 05:00:23 PM »
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Can anyone create a more soothing male or female voice for Avast! 5?
How about the following:
http://mysharedfiles.no-ip.org/avast!5/vpsupd.wav

Just rename and replace using the instructions outline in Scott's tutorial.

(This sound file was created by Sasha a long time ago.  :) )
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Re: How to change the avast! sounds...
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2010, 05:53:39 PM »
But this new woman's voice makes the little hairs on the back of my neck stand up:  cold, authoritative, Achtung!! :o

;D That's funny  ;D

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Re: How to change the avast! sounds...
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2010, 07:24:07 PM »
Hi kd5,

I have a proposed method of using the other voiceover sounds, and replacing the update one.

First off, all of the voiceover sounds are located in the '1033' folder in sounds. If they are modified, then (I'm pretty sure) they wont be used, so what you have to do is copy them around a bit.

Use my tutorial to copy the existing voiceover sounds out of that folder into the sounds folder, and then replace the update one with what you want. (Bob's/Sacha's if you want)
Make sure the option about voiceovers is off in the settings and it will use the ones in the sounds folder, even the voiceover ones.
(I also have the avast! 4 sounds if wanted...)

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Re: How to change the avast! sounds...
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2010, 10:53:57 PM »
Exchangable sound files if you don't like the current ones>

The applicable sounds originally used in avast! 4 can be found at:
http://mysharedfiles.no-ip.org/avast!5/Avast4Sounds/

The applicable sounds originally created by Sasha can be found at:
http://mysharedfiles.no-ip.org/avast!5/avast_sounds_by_Sasha/

Hope that helps. :)
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Re: How to change the avast! sounds...
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2010, 01:01:02 AM »
Replaced the annoying voice with the guys voice from 4.8, so far so good.  Thanks... ;)       -kd5-
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Re: How to change the avast! sounds...
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2010, 01:14:41 AM »
What about Arnold Schwarzenegger voice......

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Re: How to change the avast! sounds...
« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2010, 03:50:51 AM »
What about Arnold Schwarzenegger voice......

Blocked website = I'll be back..... 8)
terminated virus = Hasta la vista, baby....... ;D

The first one is easy the second a little more difficult...  ;D
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« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2010, 07:22:14 PM »
Hi!
I have read Scotts tutorial (thanks)
But I'm using the Avast5 Internet security version and
CANT find the ladies voice WAV for love nor money.

I WANT TO REPLACE her message.... with a custom one.

I have opened up the folders.... and looked.


On windows7 ultimate.

Looked in programdata and program files under 1033 folder and EVERYEWHERE else....

where is SHE hiding ;)

Thanks!

Any help appreciated.

Ivan
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