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Offline Donde

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How to close Avast? It's impossible!
« on: November 18, 2004, 06:35:18 PM »
Hallo, i use avast in windows XP. I can not close the program, i tried in all ways but it seems to be impossible to completely close the program. I successed only in stopping the scan but the program remains opened. Why? Where is the option to completely shut down the program?  ???
 
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Re:How to close Avast? It's impossible!
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2004, 06:38:23 PM »
Why you want to completely stop Avast? That just doesn't make sense.

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Re:How to close Avast? It's impossible!
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2004, 06:39:59 PM »
Why you want to completely stop Avast? That just doesn't make sense.

I want to play a game (Half-Life 2) and I need my RAM to be completely free for it.
« Last Edit: November 18, 2004, 06:40:29 PM by Donde »

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Re:How to close Avast? It's impossible!
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2004, 06:40:23 PM »
Donde

Avast protects your computer while your using it, if a virus is opened or is doing something to your computer avast should pick it up without you having to scan.

But if you would like to stop this click the "A" ball in your taskbar (next to your system clock) and select "stop on access protection", this will effectivly leave it "dormant" and will wait in the taskbar (not in use or using any memory) as an quick/easy way to activate it again.

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Re:How to close Avast? It's impossible!
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2004, 06:42:37 PM »
Donde

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I want to play a game (Half-Life 2) and I need my RAM to be completely free for it.

You could always click the "A" ball in your taskbar once and disable certain providers (interent mail for example) to free some RAM.

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Re:How to close Avast? It's impossible!
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2004, 06:43:02 PM »
this will effectivly leave it "dormant" and will wait in the taskbar (not in use or using any memory) as an quick/easy way to activate it again.

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Does it really not use any memory?  :o That's good... i hope it's true.

Thanks  ;)

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Re:How to close Avast? It's impossible!
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2004, 06:43:10 PM »
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I want to play a game (Half-Life 2) and I need my RAM to be completely free for it.
Shutting down Avast will not free up much ram and won't lead to a smoother game.

Putting in more physical ram and/or getting a better video card is the solution for you.
« Last Edit: November 18, 2004, 06:47:22 PM by Eddy »

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Re:How to close Avast? It's impossible!
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2004, 07:20:18 PM »
Anyway, the best way to shut it down is go to Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Services, and stop the "Avast antivirus" service".

The same can be done from the command line by executing the following command:

net stop "avast! Antivirus"


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Re:How to close Avast? It's impossible!
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2004, 11:46:13 PM »
Ok, thanks to all... I'm going to increase my RAM next week, that's better I think ;)