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Offline goldentequila

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Avast crippled screensaver
« on: April 19, 2011, 05:38:45 PM »
Hi,

I searched the forum, but I didn't see any solution. First, please clarify that I am NOT talking about Avast Screensaver.
I have Windows 7 x64. I recently installed Avast Antivirus Pro 6. Since then, my sceensaver does not kick in. I tried resetting the screensaver but no luck. The monitor just stays on.

Does anyone have any suggestion on how to fix this?

Thank you,

GT

Offline Dieselman

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Re: Avast crippled screensaver
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2011, 06:18:58 PM »
What screen saver is this you speak of? Do any of your screen savers work? Hopefully not the same as this thread.


http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=76459.0

Offline goldentequila

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Re: Avast crippled screensaver
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2011, 06:55:00 PM »
Hi,

No, it's not the same thing. I came across that thread when I did search.
None of the screensavers work, whether default Win7 ones or commercial ones.
They were working just fine until I installed Avast....

Offline Dieselman

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Re: Avast crippled screensaver
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2011, 08:04:31 PM »
Highly unlikely to be an Avast issue unless Avast gave you a pop up warning. Look in your power plan settings. Set your screen saver for 1 minutes and then have your monitor and hard disks turn off in 10 minutes. But if this is a laptop your screen saver will never come one while on battery power by default.