Avast is misbehaving

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I installed Avast as a back-upo, run-as-needed tool, but the damn thing
has insinuated itself into the system, and is reading all the mail and
news posts. I don't want it to do that, as it slows down the d/l of
photos. I see no setting to stop it. I could stop its processes via
Taskmanager, but a) that's clunky; and b) I'm not sure I can recognise
them all.

So, what's to be done?

Thanks for any help.


wolf k.

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Uninstall it.

 

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On 01/28/2009 02:36 PM, Wolf K sent:
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Hello Wolf:

In your system, what do you currently consider your *primary* real time
antivirus application software?

Warm regards,

Pete
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Vipre, which also some on-demand features (eg "Scan this file".)

HTH


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On 01/29/2009 06:38 AM, Wolf K sent:

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Hello Wolf:

IMHO you might be relegating the better AV application to 2nd place.

Have you considered AntiVir 2009, from Avira, for your antivirus needs?

Although free, the AntiVir paid/premium version is only about $32CAD and
probably has all the features you wish while enjoying an excellent
recent reputation in these newsgroups.

My $0.02USD   Best wishes to you.

Pete
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Wolf K wrote:

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Uninstall and reinstall but do a custom install where you do NOT include
the shields (standard, web, network, email, P2P, etc.).  Then you can
only use it as an on-demand scanner.  Alternatively, you could just
reconfigure the current install to permanently stop all those shields.

So which anti-virus + anti-malware product do you use for on-access
scanning?  And why not Avast instead?

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