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Topic # 127023 26-Jul-2013 23:31
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I want to turn off Avast to see if it's affecting my Unified Remote app on my Galaxy S4 ... and guess what - I cannot disable avast.

Is this the latest update that's stuffed it all up? There is no ability to disable anything on this thing!

Or is there?

GOogle not helping

Perhaps it's just the time of the night???

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  Reply # 866922 27-Jul-2013 00:08
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why don't you just uninstall it, it's not difficult to reinstate.



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  Reply # 866926 27-Jul-2013 00:20
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I actually did that ... Sadly my unified remote still doesnt work... *sigh

Thanks

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  Reply # 866973 27-Jul-2013 08:44
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Find the Avast icon in you system tray and right click.
There are several disable options under Avast shield controls.



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  Reply # 866977 27-Jul-2013 08:59
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which did absolutely nothing

the reinstall fixed it though it can now be disabled

weird

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  Reply # 867303 28-Jul-2013 10:33
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Reply # 870384 1-Aug-2013 23:14
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MSE (Microsoft security essentials) also known as Windows Defender in windows 8 is free and light however I use AVG for the extra protection, seems to be light, fast and not buggy on Windows 8.  I'm the kind of guy who needs extra protection.   Another good thing is to use a Sandboxed browser along MSE or Windows Defender.  Using Sandboxie and sandboxing a browser can really help as you can run files and applications you aren't sure about and if they are malicious you can quit the browser and its like it never happened

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I have switched to MSE and must say its really light and I love it! ^^ I recommend MSE from now on, but I also suggest using a third party scanner like MBAM (Malwarebytes anti-malware)

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  Reply # 870973 2-Aug-2013 21:06
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There was quite a stirr earlier this year when independent labs failed MSE
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/AV-TEST-Certification-Security-Essentials-Double-Failure-0-Day,20524.html
It's not really passable anymore, I'd rather use Avast but even it won't stop everything.

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  Reply # 870975 2-Aug-2013 21:08
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Dairyxox: There was quite a stirr earlier this year when independent labs failed MSE
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/AV-TEST-Certification-Security-Essentials-Double-Failure-0-Day,20524.html
It's not really passable anymore, I'd rather use Avast but even it won't stop everything.


wow O_O



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  Reply # 870983 2-Aug-2013 21:23
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I had a hunch so I stayed with avast. Feeling lucky

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  Reply # 871027 2-Aug-2013 23:33
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I use: don't click on dodgy things. Every now an then I might run a quick check with spybot or something. Might sound like russian roulette, but I haven't had any malware for years. No odd behaviour, no odd programs runnig, no odd connections. No stupidly causing more problems than it solves, either.

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  Reply # 871061 3-Aug-2013 01:31
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PaulBags: I use: don't click on dodgy things. Every now an then I might run a quick check with spybot or something. Might sound like russian roulette, but I haven't had any malware for years. No odd behaviour, no odd programs runnig, no odd connections. No stupidly causing more problems than it solves, either.


Out of all honesty most geeks choose MSE even though it may not get very high detection the majority of malware that will be infecting users will be at least a week old.  In which case MSE should be able to deal with it no sweat.  Not only that but pretty much all of us know how to manually remove infections and have other tools to assist u in doing so.  Avast! is great dont get me wrong, but there are much more secure solutions out there and more advanced for really advanced users such as Comodo,  and since Avast! Sandbox doesn't actually restrict applications but does a 15 second analysis of it and then asks you to close the application or continue to run it freely in the open vulnerable system I don't feel safe.  And as much as it is good to have Antivirus software its important not to rely on it or bare with massive slowdown.  No security solution is advanced as the human brain and common sense and Avast! as well as other antivirus solutions use Signatures to protect against malware which in general is just common sense in a community, sharing malware experiences.  

Not only that but there are many lightweight addons for chrome, internet explorer and Firefox that can bring security as well as for Windows.  So even though this reply is huge! its only saying on message which is to be careful of solely relying on Antivirus software.

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  Reply # 871062 3-Aug-2013 01:35
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joker97: I had a hunch so I stayed with avast. Feeling lucky


Avast! is great! allot of my friends use it.  I'm guessing you use Comodo Firewall? if not what one do you use? 


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  Reply # 871064 3-Aug-2013 01:37
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CyberN3rds:
Dairyxox: There was quite a stirr earlier this year when independent labs failed MSE
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/AV-TEST-Certification-Security-Essentials-Double-Failure-0-Day,20524.html
It's not really passable anymore, I'd rather use Avast but even it won't stop everything.


wow O_O


The only thing that Can stop everything is Comodo defense +.  Auto-sandbox and HIPS together.  Still I'm not putting up with the pain of having alerts in my face every 10 seconds or so.

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