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Temporarly Disabling AVG, Spybot & AVG antivirus programs

Please tell me how to temporarly disable AVG, Ad Aware & Spybot without uninstalling & reinstalling the software. I use Windows XP and my computer is custom made with an Acer processor, I think. Thank you for your help. Theresa

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  • Tresie May 30, 2008

    I tried that and when I right click the icon the menu it brings up doesn't have "disable" or "exit", or anything similar. Do you know another way? I really appreciate you taking the time to help.

  • Tresie May 30, 2008

    Thank you so much. That solved the problem!!!!

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Just right click the icons at the bottom right of the screen (near the system clock). This will throw up a menu from where you can disable the software.

Posted on May 29, 2008

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    Swilin Sampson May 30, 2008

    Maybe you have to open the software and there should be a link to temporarily disable the software.

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Comprehensive List of Uninstallers or Removal Tools for Antivirus Software


The standard method of uninstalling an antivirus is from Add or Remove Programs but sometimes the uninstallation process would hang and you won’t be able to remove the antivirus from your system. When this happen, you can try using the removal tool provided by the antivirus company to remove the installed antivirus.
1. avast!
Special note: Boot Windows to Safe Mode and run the uninstall utility.
[ Download avast! Uninstall Utility ]

2. AVG
[ Download AVG Remover 32-bit | 64-bit ]

3. Avira
Special Note: Avira doesn’t have a removal tool but they do provide a registry cleaner to remove traces of Avira so that you can reinstall and then uninstall. This tool is in German, you’ll have to click on the button called “Keys auslesen” to search the registry for any issues. Then place checkmarks next to the registry entries you wish to delete and click the “Löschen” button to delete the keys.
[ Download Avira RegCleaner ]

4. BitDefender
[ Download BitDefender Uninstall Tool 32-bit | 64-bit ]

5. Computer Associates
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6. ESET
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7. F-Secure
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8. Kaspersky
[ Download Kaspersky Anti-Virus Remover ]

9. McAfee
[ Download McAfee Consumer Product Removal Tool ]

10. Windows Live OneCare
[ Download Windows Live OneCare Cleanup Tool ]

11. Norton / Symantec
[ Download Norton Removal Tool ]

12. G DATA
[ Download G DATA AV-Cleaner ]

13. Panda Security
[ Download Panda Security Uninstaller ]

14. Trend Micro
Special Notes: After download, extract and run TISTOOL.exe file. Click the Uninstall tab, and then click the Uninstall button. Select the Trend Micro program that you’d like to uninstall from the drop down box and click Uninstall.
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Special Note: AppRemover is an unofficial tool to uninstall security applications such as antivirus and antispyware from your computer. Other than able to support removal some of the antivirus above, it can also uninstall Spy Sweeper, Trend Micro PC-Cillin, SpyCatcher, Sophos, SpyBot, Spyware Doctor, Norman, Spyware BeGone, Ad-aware, Bazooka Scanner, SpywareBlaster, eEye Blink, ClamWin, CheckPoint, BullGuard, RISING and AhnLab V3 VirusBlock.
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Hi all i know pc security is on everyones mind and we all want to secure our pcs from attack and viruses well here are a few great programs to do that with and they're all free, First off we'll start with antivirus I personaly use AVG Antivirus you can get it here http://free.avg.com/. Second you'll want some good antispyware software again i use Spybot Search and Destroy along with Ad Aware here are the links for these http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/ and http://www.lavasoft.com/products/ad_aware_free.php
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ESET NOD32 Antivirus.

Malwarebytes.

Ad-Aware.

Spybot Search & Destroy. (When installing Spybot, make sure to uncheck TeaTimer.exe. In other words, don't install it!)

AVG Anti-Rootkit Free.

You will need to download each utility. After installing them, restart your computer. After the restart, open up NOD32 Anitvirus and update its security definitions file. After it has been updated, perform an in-depth scan on your entire computer.

After NOD finishes, exit the utility and open Malwarebytes. Update Malwarebytes' security definition files. Afterward run a full scan on your entire computer. After the scan finishes, remove anything found (restart if necessary).

After Malwarebytes finishes, open up Ad-Aware. Update Ad-Aware's security definition files. Afterward run a full scan. If anything is found, remove it and if necessary, restart your computer.

After Ad-Aware finishes, open up Spybot Search & Destroy. Update Spybot's files then exit Spybot. Now open up Spybot again and select the category, "Immunize." After the automatic scan finishes, select, "Immunize" at the top of the aplication. After immunization is complete, exit Spybot. Now open up Spybot, again. After Spybot loads run the scanner (Press, "Check for Problems"). After the scan finishes, remove anything found then restart if necessary.

After Spybot finishes, open up AVG Anti-Rootkit Free. After the application finishes loading, perform an in-depth scan of all hard-drives. If anything is found, remove it then restart your computer.



If the virus remains after following the steps above you will have to get your computer repaired as it only gets trickier from here.

Let me know how it turns out for you. Don't hesitate to let me know if you need any more assistance.

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Hello

You can remove it:

Start Taskmanager by pressing Ctrl-Alt-Del
From Prosesse tab, select PAV.EXE and click End Prosess.

Next find and delete following files:
pav.exe
PersonalAntivirus.exe
PersonalAntivirus.lnk
Uninstall Personal Antivirus.lnk

After that I you are familiar with Registy Editor, find and delete
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “Personal Antivirus

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There is a known issue between AVG 8 and Anniversary Edition of Ad-Aware which gives exactly this error, so if you perhaps just got that ad-aware, uninstall it too before trying to reinstall AVG.

Then run the uninstall/cleanup util for Avast because the Windows Add/Remove isn't good for uninstalling antivirus programs. Then try reinstalling it again. If you downloaded the installation package, then it provides the uninstall option. Disable Ad-Aware's Adwatch first! Run the AVG installer. Choose the uninstall option and follow the wizard. When you get to the part to remove user settings, select it. Restart your computer then... Now reinstall AVG using the setup file you got and update it.
Restart Windows twice before you re-enable anything disabled earlier.

Should this not work and you get the same error, that means the original errornous installation is still not out of your system. Download the AVG remover from here:
http://www.avg.com/download-tools
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You don't need to do anything as drastic as a system restore to your laptop!! Is your AVG a free version or do you pay for a subscription?

If it's a free version, this is probably the ad to upgrade to the full version. i don't use AVG so i don't know what their ads look like... you will find this happens with some free software... i know it's not spybot because i've been using that for years and it has no popup ads.

to get rid of the ad, you have to pay a subscription, or just bear with it, if you're happy with the free version, and close the popup.

you can also try another free antivirus program if you want... be sure to uninstall the other one first. Avira is good, and only pops up an ad when you update the program or virus file.

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