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Avast Anti-Virus

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by BertNoir, Feb 23, 2004.

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  1. BertNoir

    BertNoir Thread Starter

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    Gooday, When I installed Avast Anti-Virus 4 software I could no longer use Disc Scan or Defrag. They both tried to work;i.e., they kept starting up over and over but never proceeding. I uninstalled Avast and the problem disappeared. Does anyone have any ideas ? Thanks, Regards, Bert.
     
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    In order for Scandisk/defrag to work, there must be no running programs..a virus scanner's resident scanner is at work constantly.
    All you have to do is control/alt/del and close("end task") all open/running programs in the list (that appears) EXCEPT for Explorer and Systray.
    (You should find your virus scanner in the list, if it is installed and running-close this as well, of course).

    Alternatively, scandisk/defrag can be run in Safemode.

    PcB
     
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