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Disabling anti-virus software

by Kisoro / February 9, 2009 7:27 AM PST

I want to do a system file scan and the instructions advise me to disable any ant-virus software that might disrupt the scanning process.

Can anyone tell me how to disable the anti-virus software?!!

Apart from my main anti-virus software, should Skybot Search and Destroy, AdAware, Windows Firewall etc be included, or are they not ant-virus as such?

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Re: Disabling anti-virus software
by Marianna Schmudlach / February 9, 2009 8:18 AM PST

Look at the bottom of your screen to the right. You see the icon of your Anti Virus? Rightclick on it and choose: disable.

Don't forget to ENABLE your Anti Virus again after you are "done"!

SpybotS&D, Lavasoft Ad-Aware are Anti Malware programs.

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Disabling anti-virus software
by Kisoro / February 10, 2009 5:22 AM PST

Thank you for your response, Marianna, but alas, there was no such option offered for disabling my anti-virus software in the Taskbar.

I use ESET NOD32 antivirus 3.0 which provides brilliant protection, but right clicking on their icon only produced a window which offered to display notification on the Desktop, balloon tips in the Taskbar or scanning for updates. Opening the window merely leads to other operational headings, but nothing to help me disable their software!

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ESET NOD32 antivirus 3.0
by Marianna Schmudlach / February 10, 2009 5:58 AM PST

How do I temporarily disable ESET Smart Security/ESET NOD32 Antivirus? (3.0)

Open the main program window by clicking the icon in the Windows notification area or by clicking Start → All Programs → ESET → ESET Smart Security or ESET NOD32 Antivirus.

Click Setup → Antivirus and antispyware and then click Temporarily disable Antivirus and antispyware protection. Click Yes when you are prompted to confirm this action.


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ESET NOD32 antivirus 3.0
by Kisoro / February 10, 2009 6:51 AM PST

Your advice has made my day, Marianna! Thank you very much indeed for your help. I would never ever have thought of following the route you described.

You are obviously very knowledgeable about computers and know your way around...er..you wouldn't like to cast your eye over another of my problems that is driving me nuts.. under Email,chat, and VOIP Forum, created 31/01/09 Headed "Non-deletion in Outlook Express"? Someone has suggested it's not a problem with Outlook Express, but something is definitely preventing things from happening!.

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SUPER :) Great Job !
by Marianna Schmudlach / February 10, 2009 7:03 AM PST

Glad to hear you found it Wink

I posted my "2 cents" in the Email,chat, and VOIP Forum.

You Are Very Welcome !

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