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Offline Stuart61

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Re: How do you close avast?
« Reply #45 on: October 24, 2016, 02:51:12 AM »
Fair enough, about support team. The MISS comment refereed to Avast not the captcha.

Anyway, here is the solution. Have a quit button that disables the box needed, that allows a user to close task manager app. This button should be coded such that it will enable that setting again after a manual startup of Avast.

Having to manually do this, means that it is disablled  until enable, such that my Avast is still running at startup but without this option, and hence me telling Avast to Make it simple stupid. Most of the thread commenter's agreed having this function off leaves the computer vulnerable to malware or viruses closing avast. 

About the other stuff I wrote, it doesn't matter I dislike the software UI, Software control over pc (yes, because I cannot close easily even with admin privileges), and dislike the various tactics of pushing the pay for services at users, and also various different scans required.

Thanks for information about pups not on by default. Maybe make that a point for users who log in to activate it if they wish.

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Re: How do you close avast?
« Reply #46 on: October 24, 2016, 03:50:18 AM »
Hope you find something you like that allows you to simply shut it off. Good luck. :)
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Re: How do you close avast?
« Reply #47 on: October 24, 2016, 09:10:02 AM »
It is a real bad idea to make it easy to shutdown avast.
If the user can do it easily, then so can malware.

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Re: How do you close avast?
« Reply #48 on: October 24, 2016, 10:32:42 AM »
It is a real bad idea to make it easy to shutdown avast.
If the user can do it easily, then so can malware.
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Re: How do you close avast?
« Reply #49 on: October 24, 2016, 02:41:36 PM »
If you're looking to shut it off easily, why bother installing it in the first place.
Obviously the first time it blocks something you don't like or, think isn't dangerous, you're going to kill the protection anyway.
As mentioned, if it's easy for you to kill, it's also easy for malware to do the same thing.
Your computer, your choice. I'm quite happy with it the way it is. :)
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Re: How do you close avast?
« Reply #50 on: October 26, 2016, 03:59:56 AM »
Hope you find something you like that allows you to simply shut it off. Good luck. :)


Yeh, numerous.

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Re: How do you close avast?
« Reply #51 on: November 20, 2016, 03:25:47 PM »
Its amazing how many people i this thread cannot understand that although you can add programs to a white-list or other methods to solve avast interfering, that is a time consuming process, and before doing that you may want to confirm that is en-fact the problem by temporarily disabling avast.

For anyone with this problem who got this far and somehow missed the solution on page 2 here is another.
1.Disable Avast self-defense module tick box (found in Avast - Setting - Troubleshooting - about the 4th item down the list)
2.Click ok to exit the window, and then confirm that you want to change those settings when it asks.
3.End the avast process from task manager.
4.Perform any testing/whatever you wanted it exited in the first place for
5.Important! after you have done your testing relaunch avast or restart your computer this will also relaunch avast
6.Make sure to turn the self defense module back on.

turning off your anti-virus isn't something to be taken lightly, but it shouldn't be impossible. yea its a bit of a pain to do it in avast but if every little script kiddie was able to force avast to close itself you would be complaining that it wasn't hard enough to close. just be aware that you are making your computer vulnerable if you disable it for any reason and due care should be taken.

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Re: How do you close avast?
« Reply #52 on: November 20, 2016, 03:45:00 PM »
There is a much better way if someone wants to test things.
Use a VM.

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Re: How do you close avast?
« Reply #53 on: November 22, 2018, 12:41:18 AM »
Nothing that I would recommend or do on my system but this should do what you are requesting.
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Re: How do you close avast?
« Reply #54 on: August 05, 2020, 03:42:34 AM »
Hey all, sorry to necro, but im having the same issue... Except after turning off self protection, I still cant end the process.
I recently updated avast, and since computer restart I've been having odd stuttering in various games. It was confused untill I checked my processes, and BOOP here avast is surging between 30 and 90% cpu ALL the time. Its rather strange. Like any good tech person I figured turn it off and turn it back on again. well when I interact with avast it spikes and becomes almost unresponsive for like 2 minutes, bottle-necking my computer to heck.

As I said I tried settings>troubleshooting>[uncheck Enable Self-Defense] and ive waited a nice 30 minutes. Its still denying me. I killed the shield while I was doing this and its still freaking out. any suggestions on how to murder this without uninstalling? I like avast, and have never had an issue with this.

Thanks in advance!

(also at time of writing its been viewed 82000 times)

UPDATE: nice full restart and update of drivers and its still doing it. Any help would be appreciated. I'd rather not have to uninstall.
« Last Edit: August 05, 2020, 08:52:31 AM by SirMrMcDudeGuy »

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Re: How do you close avast?
« Reply #55 on: August 05, 2020, 11:28:21 AM »
This definitely should be in its own new topic, much has changed in 10 years, regardless of it having 82000, views, which doesn't correlate 82000 people wanting to do this.

However if you read all of the topic you will see ways to do this temporarily, it shouldn't be easy to do this in a resident on-access antivirus program or malware could do it just as easily.
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