Looking at Process Explorer it would seem that the two running Avast processes are:
Are there any others??
I presume that Avast UI.exe is the Avast User Interface??
And AvastSvc.exe is the sefvice that contains the module for the Real Time Shield and the Scanner??
I can stop AvastUI.exe starting on PC start up via msconfig.
Is there a way to stop AvastSvc.exe starting as PC starts up??
The objective is to have Avast installed but no Avast processes starting automatically with the PC start up. The Avast processes would only start if the user manually starts them. Is there a way to achieve this objective??
If I go to Control Center -> Uninstall or change a program and then start the uninstall process for Avast, one of the options is "Change".
I haven't yet explored all the options as I did not want to damage the Avast installation. Could someone advise what is possible via this route?? What happens if I remove the ticks fom all the boxes under Shields and proceed to "change"?? Are there other options presented later??
When installing Avast there is a Custom Option. What alternatives does this offer. Can I install the Avast Scanner but not the Avast Shields?? If this is possible and only the Scanner is installed would there be any Avast service started with the PC start up??
Many thanks for any help that you can give me.