Can I install Antivir 9 as only on demand scanner ?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Trans, Mar 21, 2009.

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  1. Trans

    Trans Registered Member

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    I use more than a year AVAST and I'm OK with it but I'm tired with the delays when opening various files (.pdf,.doc,...) and I want to install an AV and use it only as an on demand scanner,like I used to do some years ago...

    I know the risks,but I never got infected :D

    I want just to scan only files that I download for viruses and not use an on access scanner .

    Should I try to reinstall Avast and not install the real time scanner
    (I'm not sure if I have this option) or try something else ?

    What about new Antivir 9 ?
    I want to do a minimal installation of the prog...
     
  2. rolarocka

    rolarocka Guest

    Yes. During install there are optinons to select only the modules that you want. Custom install...
    If you dont install the "guard" then you still have the on-demand (right click scan). With the Premium version theres even more to deselect if you want.
     
  3. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    OR... just do a full install then use Autoruns to uncheck the startup of (1) "Autorun Entry" avgnt, & (2) "Autorun Entry" AntiVirService. Thus if you later decide you want to run Avira real-time, simply recheck those same 2 items.
     
  4. Trans

    Trans Registered Member

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    Thanks for your replies.

    bellgamin,
    I wonder if I can do this with Avast also with "Autoruns"
    I see that it has two services running
    avast! Antivirus
    avast! iAVS4 Control Service

    and thought that this was not possible...:doubt:

    or the way is to disable these services
    at services.msc ?
     
  5. Kerodo

    Kerodo Registered Member

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    The only way to disable a service is by running 'services.msc' and setting the service(s) in question to Manual or Disabled. If set to Manual, it won't start automatically, but it's still possible that it may start if something calls it, so Disabled is best.
     
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