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#1 bar5


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Posted 28 January 2005 - 05:52 PM


I just installed Avast a couple of days ago, and want to know how to disable it in order to install Sygate?

I'm use to NIS, and it says enable/disable. Pretty simple. I do not see that on Avast, so figure it is worded differently, but not sure what it is.

I do not want to stop anything unless I'm sure what I'm doing. I'm still trying to find my way around in Avast. I have home free version 4.5.

I thank you in advance for any help.

Barb :flowers:

Found the answer. Here it is in case anyone else needs to know. Didn't think to go here until I already posted my question.

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Thanks anyway.

Barb :thumbsup:

Edited by bar5, 28 January 2005 - 07:33 PM.

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Posted 28 January 2005 - 06:41 PM

I would think that you could right-click on the tray icon
and choose "exit", or something similar,
from the context menu that will appear.

I think Avast! runs from startup,
so a tray icon showing this fact should be available.

Your All Programs in the start menu list should allow you to open Avast!
and perhaps there is another way to "end program" there.
Typically a main console item.
The tray icon should allow you to stop the program, also

I've never ran Avast!, so perhaps someone that does may have
more appropriate instructions for disabling it (temporarily)
to install Sygate firewall.

Once installed,
you will want to allow Avast! access to the internet when
Sygate asks you about it in an alert.

Sygate will offer alerts frequently in the initial "learning phase" of
what to block & what to "ask" and what to simply let have access.

Edited by phawgg, 28 January 2005 - 06:45 PM.

patiently patrolling, plenty of persisant pests n' problems ...

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