AVG 8 setup parameters
AVG is a pretty good piece of anti-virus software.
However, as was recently noticed, it's Link Scanner functionality can be, and is, quite the resource hog.
When running the installation program, it's possible to pass parameters to disable this functionality. However, there's no complete listing of parameters on the site.
In an attempt to make this information easier to find, I include it below.
installation without Web Shield
avg_*.exe /REMOVE_FEATURE fea_AVG_HttpScanner
installation without Personal E-mail Scanner
avg_*.exe /REMOVE_FEATURE fea_AVG_EMC
installation without AVG Firewall
avg_*.exe /REMOVE_FEATURE fea_AVG_Firewall
In case you do not want the AVG Tray application to start automatically, please use this parameter for the installation:
installation without Link Scanner
avg_*.exe /REMOVE_FEATURE fea_AVG_SafeSurf /REMOVE_FEATURE fea_AVG_SafeSearch
These parameters appear to be only passable to the installer, and not the setup program, that is included in an install's directory.
Additionally, parameters are case-sensitive.
If the installer was in the root of the C drive, the following example would disable Link Scanner, for AVG Free:
c:\avg_free_stf_*.exe /REMOVE_FEATURE fea_AVG_SafeSurf /REMOVE_FEATURE fea_AVG_SafeSearch
(Where the * is replaced by your specific version.)
If you know of parameters not listed here, please post a comment below.
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