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Windows 7: AVAST! 4.2 (Free) How to switch off annoying sound

10 May 2009   #1

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
AVAST! 4.2 (Free) How to switch off annoying sound

Hi guys
Why is it that Software developers seem to think everything needs to be accompanied by Multi-media

AVAST! 4.2 (Free edition) comes with Horrible clicks enabled (like Windows explorer start navigation click -- I ALWAYS switch that one off) and a vocal message sounding rather like an old Dr WHO Dalek to say data base has been updated.

I can't find in any panel etc how to switch this stuff off.

Don't these people ever realize that you might be testing in a QUIET AREA for instance.

(Note please don't reply -- there are better / worse AV solutions -- I KNOW -- I'm MERELY TESTING several of these programs.).

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10 May 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Well, it's 4.8, 4.2. right click the avast icon, Program settings - Sounds.

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10 May 2009   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64

Jimbo, if you go to "settings" in the main interface of Avast, you can switch them off there, or in the Windows "sound" in personalization, you can do it there. Whatever way would be easier for you. Have a great day.

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10 May 2009   #4

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers


Just wish this stuff wasn't enabled by default.

BTW check also my post on ".TIB" (Acronis) image files -- bit of a surprise there.


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12 May 2009   #5

XP/win7 x86 build 7127

hehehehe.... had that knob turned up a bit jimbo? lol

me too and its scared the living daylights outta me at times late at night, lol
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