Hey guys I used to use both Avast and AVG as viral guards but then i realized using more than one was no good for the computer. So i chose to use only avast and just use avg as a scanner when i do maintance. So i set avg to not start up when i turn the computer on and i took all of its guards off, but i saw that the gaurds were still present in my task manager. So i have two questions then, just because something is in your task manager does that mean it is running? And lastly would a firewall stop a program from running? Because i want to use AVG and avast to scan but i only want to use avast to guard, but i cant use AVG if it's gonna put its shields up when i have it set not to, so i gotta get those shields to stay down.
If you see a program in your task manager, yes it's running.
A Firewall won't prevent AVG from working. A firewall filters incoming/outgoing traffic from your PC.
Make sure all the extra options on AVG are disabled, aswell as the email scanner, resident shield, and what-not services.
Go to Start>Run>services.msc and make sure unwanted AVG services aren't set to Automatic, otherwise, set them to Manual, or Disable.
Rob™;3539711Make sure all the extra options on AVG are disabled, aswell as the email scanner, resident shield, and what-not services.[/quote]
That part i did, that's just what i meant when i said i had the program not put it's shields up.
[quote=Rob™;3539711]Go to Start>Run>services.msc and make sure unwanted AVG services aren't set to Automatic, otherwise, set them to Manual, or Disable.
That part no i did not do, I never knew about that, it seems useful. Instead I went to msconfig, but that only lets you stop programs from starting up automatically.
Thanks the services.msc command should help me out.
Not a problem.
Wouldn't he go in through Msconfig Rob ?
services.msc is a more thorough list of the services running and has more advanced options to select from, as opposed to the checkbox found in msconfig.
Alrighty .. thanks for that .