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Disabling or turning off Avast

by The ancient one / December 19, 2012 9:07 AM PST

I am using Avast 7 Pro. From time to time when I wish to install a software program, I am told to turn off my AntiVirus program. Is there any way short of uninstalling Avast and then reinstalling it to turn it off while installing software?

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Most AV pgms have icon
by wpgwpg / December 19, 2012 9:29 AM PST

Look in the lower right corner of your screen and see if you don't have an icon for Avast. All the antivirus programs I've ever seen have an icon there that you can right-click and get an option to temporarily disable checking.

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Thanks, I found the icon
by The ancient one / December 20, 2012 7:04 AM PST
In reply to: Most AV pgms have icon

Actually I knew the Icon was there, I just didn't realize that it was listed under the heading of Avast Shields control which then allows one to disable the program for various time periods.

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