Avast V5 sounds

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by DavidCo, Apr 28, 2010.

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  1. DavidCo

    DavidCo Registered Member

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    I have just installed the free version and found that there are 2 additional processes called 'Windows Media Player network.....'
    I disabled all sound, restarted, but they are still there.

    Any help?
     
  2. iravgupta

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    Pardon me but how did you make sure that these belong to avast!? Also can you post the exact name of these processes?
     
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    Those seem to be related to Windows Media Player. Which would have nothing to do with Avast sounds.
     
  4. DavidCo

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    wmpnetwk.exe & wmpnscfg.exe
    You are right of course, its just that they were not there before & now they are.
    :doubt:
    They are not in the start-up group only avastui has been addedo_O

    I have done a complete scan with Avast & PrevX
     
  5. whitedragon551

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    They are services not programs and neither are harmful. They are used with WMP.

    You can disable the services for them by going to start > run > services.msc and finding Windows Media Player Network Sharing Services and disable that. Im not sure what the other one is.
     
  6. DavidCo

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    Ok I did that & stopped it (the other one is the config file)
    It was set to manual & started.

    I rebooted and its back
    So I have an issue, I need to trace whatever is calling this service - any ideas
     
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    You have to stop it and disable it both.
     
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    Ah, maybe they've bundled media streaming server now... another musthave for a browser. :rolleyes:
     
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