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I need to find an anti-virus able to be switched on and off. I mean,
in some occasions the anti-virus becomes too intrusive particularly in
some file intensive applications. I would like to get some anti-virus
able to be switched on/off so that the computer could be left alone in
some occasions.

Of course I understand the risk. At the moment I uninstall the anti-
virus and reinstall again ... quite a stupid operation.

Suggestions, please.

Martins


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What AV are you using that doesn't already have this capability?

I haven't seen one yet that didn't.



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Martins wrote:
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First, explore your program's options/configuration possibilities. You
should be able to fine tune or temporarily stop protections (eg, file
scanning). Programs intended to provide real-time protection (Avira,
Vipre, Zone Alarm, Eset NOD32, Kapersky, etc) are all more less
configurable to fine tune the level of protection.

Specialised programs (eg Super Anti Spyware, SD Search and Destroy,
Malware Bytes, etc) can be used as "on demand" scanners.

cheers,
wolf k.


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Which AV are you using?  All the AV's I've used allow for disabling
"auto-protect" (as Norton refers to it) or "real time monitoring" on a
temporary basis.


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At the moment I am using AVG.

It has a "Resident Shield" Activate /DeActivate but if I install the
anti-virus the computer seems faster then using DeActivate.

I was about to try deactivating MsConfig anti-virus services.


Martins

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AVG used to be a very good AV product, now it's merely average IMO.

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Well, sure, the shield scans files on opening, e-mails, downloads, etc.
That takes time.

If you find a major slowdown, then you probably have a CPU running at 1
MHz or less. At 2 MHz or more, the slowdown is less noticeable.

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Well, just make sure that you're not connected tpo the web when you
deactivate real-time virus protection.

cheers,
wolf k.

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You meant GHZ right? :)


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Probably this:

http://www.retrothing.com/2006/12/the_tinkertoy_c.html

...anyway, what about between 1 and 2?



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The free Avira AntiVir has an option in its toolbar icon that let you just
rt clk the icon, uncheck the "AntiVir Guard enable" selecton and it is done.
To re-activate it, just do the same except put a check mark in front of
"AntiVir Guard enable".
It is super easy and quick.
Buffalo



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