Posted 08 September 2010 - 07:35 PM
Very simple... in theory. I want to completely disable all functionality of AVG, i.e.: nothing at all running in the background of my computer.
Things to note:
-I do not wish to uninstall this software as this is a company laptop (that I have used personally and exclusively for over 13 months so it's pretty much "mine"), but I may wish to, or be required to, return it at some point so I would rather not remove any of the original software (out of honor, I guess).
-This software is out of date and out of license... and I do not wish to renew this license. So, it doesn't really do anything, but it insists on running processes that I cannot, for the life of me, stop from running (including force quitting them from the task manager; namely: avgrsx.exe).
-Essentially what I would like is for "Windows Security Manager" to tell me "Virus Protection" is: "OFF," instead of telling me "AVG Anti-Virus Network Edition reports that it is up to date," (a lie/untruth, but that is beside the point), "and virus scanning is on."
Acceptable responses include:
-Helping to achieve this goal.
-An explanation for why, when I tell the program to stop running, (for lack of a more thorough explanation) uncheck every option in the "Tools>Advanced Options..." tab, and tell msconfig.exe to not startup any process or service that I recognize as directly related to avg, it continues to run, at least enough for Windows Security Center to view it as "ON."
-Asking for more information to properly understand my issue/desire.
Unwanted/Unacceptable responses include, but are not limited to:
-Asking why I want to do this. In my opinion, it doesn't matter. I have a question/issue. Either help me or don't. (I assure you I do not intend on doing anything illegal or unethical without this software... I just want it gone, but still installed)
-"Don't turn off virus protection software" ... "or your unborn babies will get infected and you will waste countless hours/monies on solving the issue" ... or whatever reason you think I shouldn't actually want to turn this off.
-Instructing me to perform an action which is impossible or not leading to a solution to my problem. (I know this sounds like it would be common sense, but you might be surprised...)
I apologize if I sound perturbed, but I am to a certain extent.
I do actually want help, but I only want help, not general advice. I get enough of that.
I have a moderate to advanced knowledge of computers, just stumped on this matter.