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Installation of Avast on Vista 32 bit

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#1 CHIPPERmathews


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Posted 07 April 2010 - 08:15 PM

When i install Avast on windows 32 bit amd 64 athlonx2 4600, do i have to use ctrl-alt-del- /task manager and close programs?

If so which ones are necessary, being that no applications or processes are being used at the time?


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Posted 08 April 2010 - 07:54 AM

I generally close as many apps as I can when installing an anti-virus which helps to ensure the installation goes smoothly. Some programs and security tools monitor installation activity and can cause problems. You need to reboot after installing avast and the programs you temporarily close will startup normally afterwards.

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