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Macro to disable Avast until reboot.

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I'm asked to enter a variable out of the four on offer. By trial and error I found that 'ENVIRONMENT variables' has the option of Program Files where Avast is located. I'm able to edit that into C:\Program Files\Avast Software\Avast\ - then there are many EXEs to choose from. I do not want to LAUNCH Avast, but want to access the context menu of the systray icon - which EXE to choose ? Clicking AvastUI.exe opens the  Avast Free Antivirus which MIGHT lead to the choice I want, but  

MOVE MOUSE TO TRAY ICON Icon="C:\\Program Files\\Avast Software\\Avast\\AvastUI.exe

MOUSE LEFT CLICK

does not open that window.

 

When I click on BROWSE, I get what I think are Notification options, rather than a list of the icons in the systray.

Systray.JPG

Tray icon.JPG

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You normally RIGHT click a tray icon to access its options. Does that not happen with Avast?

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I have just independently realised that left-click was wrong - it should be RIGHT click; but still no display of Avast's Context menu. The exe in the macro command is not the correct one. I will see if Avast Forum can tell me what to use.

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I've tried KILLTASK and a command line - neither succeed in killing Avast. Command line denies me access. But 'stopping Avast till next reboot' from the context menu of the Avast icon in the systray IS viable.

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There was some discussion long ago about some of the tray icons not being apparent. First thing I'd say is make sure you are running MEP as an administrator. But if that doesn't work, look back at the posts here about some of the icons not being available in the system tray. 

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