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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

  • Swilin Sampson
    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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My computer keeps freezing up... Error message


Sounds like you have been infected with malware.
make sure your anti-virus software is working and up to date.
You may need to purchase and run software to remove the infection
Ad-Aware is a good product for that
SpyBot Search and Destroy is another

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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
Special Notes: Computer Associates uninstaller requires internet connection to verify and download the full version of uninstaller.
[ Download CA SupportBridge for 2008 | 2009 products ]

6. ESET
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7. F-Secure
Special Note: The uninstaller will automatically reboot the computer without warning.
[ Download F-Secure Removal Tool ]

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.
[ Download Trend Micro Diagnostic Toolkit 32-bit | 64-bit ]

15. AppRemover
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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Great protection setup


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
get those programs and your pc will be a much safer and happier system :)

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ROGUE ANTIVIRUS SOFTWARE!!


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

Best regards,
Zizzler


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ok if you think your computer has some kind of spyware or a virus you will need to check your computer for these pests:-

I recommend these programs to help : - AVG Antivirus (free edition)

and Ad-ware (free edition) for removing spyware properly.

These two programs are totally free to use and are very good.
Website Links for free program downloads below for your convenience:-

AVG Antivirus Free Edition Download link
http://www.filehippo.com/download_avg_antivirus/download/1cbd4a3920275f3fe0f73ef01a904a17/

Ad-ware Free
http://www.download.com/Ad-Aware-2008/3000-8022_4-10844457.html

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Mostlikely you are infected with either a Virus or a peace of spyware. Go get Ad-aware http://www.download.com/Ad-Aware-2008/3000-8022_4-10045910.html?part=dl-ad-aware&subj=dl&tag=top5&cdlPid=10844457 and install it and run a scan on your comptuer. when you are done with that go get Spybot Search and destroy http://www.download.com/Spybot-Search-Destroy/3000-8022_4-10122137.html?tag=mncol&cdlPid=10861988 and install/run it. once you are done go to http://housecall.antivirus.com and run a free virus scann.

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http://free.avg.com/ - AVG8 Free and Very Very Good

after running a full scan with this application you may also want to run some spyware scans

Ad-Aware 2008 - Also Free and thorough

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Sound like a rogue addbot, spybot or a trojan,
possibly a search engine hi-jack.

Allowing third party cookie tracking is dangerous,
this should be disabled, unless you really need it.

Also never enable scripts, except for web sites
you trust.

1) Scan your computer with:

AD-Aware
Adbot Search and Destroy
AVG antivirus

etc.

2) Uninstall Firefox (remove all user settings)
Download a fresh copy, latest version
Re-install it

3) Go to the Firefox Home page ---> add ons,
donload and install:

NoScript by Giorgio Maone

This will protect you from most mischief


Martin

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I have an unknown trojan virus thats keeps poping up trying to get me to installed anitspyware how do i get rid of it


  1. AntiVirus - AVG Free Edition
  2. AntiSpware - Spyware Blaster
  3. AntiAdware - Ad-Aware
I recommend using all three of these programs, by doing so you have all your bases covered. AVG Free edition is an awesome program, it updates daily so you can catch even the newest viruses. Best of all it's free! Spyware Blaster is another great program, I've found that this will pick up a lot of things other programs may miss, again it's a free program. Ad-Aware is another great program, this program will also clear out any tracking cookies you may have acquired over time. I use all three of these personally and install them on every computer I build or service.
  • Where do I get these great free programs.
If you haven't visited CNET's http://www.download.com already you are missing out on tons of great free programs, they have everything from games demo's to music editing software, screen savers, and of course antivirus, antispyware, and antiadware programs. This site is updated frequently and includes many reviews on their content. u could simply go to this page and use the search box to find the above mentioned programs, but I'll make it easy for you, follow the below links.

For AVG anti virus-http://www.download.com/AVG-Anti-Virus-Free-Edition/3000-2239_4-10320142.html?tag=pop.software
For Spyware Blaster-http://www.download.com/SpywareBlaster/3000-8022_4-10196637.html?tag=lst-2
For AdAware-http://www.download.com/Ad-Aware-2007/3000-8022_4-10045910.html?tag=pop.software

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