Disable Avast startup

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Using Avira as my main scanner and Avast as my backup on-demand scanner,
I want to disable Avast Pro from loading anything at startup.

Even when I'm logged on as Admin I cannot disable the services
ashServ.exe and aswUpdSv.exe from starting, with either msconfig or a
third party service manager.

Any ideas how I can disable those two from loading at startup?

Re: Disable Avast startup

try to disable them in services.
go to control panel / administrative tools / services


Re: Disable Avast startup

Tommy McClure wrote:
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No different, can stop the service but not set it to manual or disable.

Re: Disable Avast startup

On Sun, 03 Aug 2008 16:44:27 +0100, Iapetus wrote:

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I'd uninstall Avast.

On-demand AV applications.
(add them to your arsenal and use them as a "second opinion" av scanner).
David H. Lipman's MULTI_AV Tool
http://www.raymond.cc/blog/archives/2008/01/09/scan-your-computer-with-multiple-anti-virus-for-free /
Additional Instructions:
BitDefender10 Free Edition (*NOT FOR VISTA*)
Kaspersky's AVPTool
http://downloads5.kaspersky-labs.com/devbuilds/AVPTool /
There's no updating involved since the scanning engine is updated
several times a day and you simply download the updated scanner whenever
you want to do a scan.
Dr.Web CureIt!® Utility - FREE
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Malwarebytes© Corporation - Anti-Malware
Note: It is Free for private use. Just download (do NOT buy) and install.

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Kayman wrote:
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I don't want to.

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Iapetus wrote:
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HJT will list run services
and show you which of these troublesome keys to delete,
IIRC it will even do it for you.

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ASCII wrote:
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Found out how to. In the troubleshooting part of the setting there is an
option to disable Avast self-defense module.

Re: Disable Avast startup

Thank you, that did the trick for me.

After disabling the Self Defence mode through the menu >
Troubleshooting I was
allowed to remove the Avast from the startup using

JamesR404's Profile: http://forums.techarena.in/members/57388.htm
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Re: Disable Avast startup

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If you are familiar with editing the Registry, Use RegEdit.exe and
find the following keys:



One of them may contain the full path and name of the 2 files you're
trying to prevent from loading.  

When you find it, export that key to a .txt file as a backup.  Then
delete the entry for that file.  Do the same for the other file.

An alternate surefire way to stop those 2 files from loading is to
rename them.


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