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Shutdown Avast AV


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grandpa

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Hi

Can someone tell me how to "shutdown" Avast AV. As I want to try out another AV programm, ( I understand you shouldnt have 2 AV pgmms running at the same time) without having to uninstall Avast. Its probably easy.

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coachwife6

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Can you do it going to add/remove programs? Start>>Control Panel>>add/remove programs. :tazz:
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Hi coachwife6

Tried looking at that. Will just remove pgme. I only want to disable it. Thanks anyway.

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Howdy:

Try right clicking on the icon in the System Tray and see if there is a shutdown or disable option!!

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Sorry Grandpa. I wasn't paying attention to your question. :tazz: I read it quickly and thought you asked how do you get rid of it. Glad the others came along. :)
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Just right click on the avast icon and select stop on access protection that will stop anything that would activley interfer with another AV, but unless you are getting kapersky or NOD32 i wouldnt bother with anyother AV avast is pretty much as good as free AVs get.
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Hi warriorscot

I currently have Zone Alarm Security Suite, which has I thinks its ETrust AV, but I was wondering if i could also use Avast with the appropriate sheild turned of, so as they don't clash.
Anyone any thoughts

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Zone Alarm Internet Security Suite has its own AV so you would be better sticking with that and using online scans to double check it

http://www.newbie.or...nlinescans.html

If you do not like the AV part of ZA you can turn that off and install another AV programme
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