How to Setup avast! Antivirus

avast! is the one of antivirus with correct behaviour to ActivityMon products. It detects the ActivityMon products as so called PUP - Potentially Unwanted Programs with specific settings.

avast! antivirus does not detect ActivityMon products in its default settings because of PUP detection is not enabled by default. If you are going to use ActivityMon products with PUP detection enabled you will have to add ActivityMon installation path to the list of exclusions antivirus exclusions.

If ActivityMon products were installed as hidden contact us for the secret ActivityMon installation path - we will need information about the operating system used, including its platform: 32bit (x86) or 64bit (x64). When ActivityMon products were installed in normal way (on other words it was installed for current user or for all users) path can be entered during the installation. Default installation path of ActivityMon products is C:\Program Files\ActivityMon Software\ActivityMon, for older application versions it is one of following: C:\Program Files\Advanced Software\ActvityMon or C:\Program Files (x86)\Advanced Software\ActivityMon (depending on operating system platform).

First step is to add installation path of ActivityMon products into the global exclusions of on-demand scans. Double-click on the avast! antivirus taskbar icon to view its user interface. Here click the Settings button in the upper right corner of the window.

avast! window will appear, switch to the Exclusions tab. Add ActivityMon installation path to the list on this tab and click the OK button.

The most important step for the right function of ActivityMon products with avast! antivirus with PUP detection enabled is to add ActivityMon installation path into the exclusions of File System Shield: in avast! user interface activate the Resident Shields tab. When it is activated make sure its File System Shield sub tab is activated. Here click the Advanced Settings button.

File System Shield settings window will appear, switch to the Exclusions tab here. Then add the ActivityMon installation path to the list on tab and click the OK button.

All the mentioned settings have to be done before the ActivityMon products are installed (in case the PUP detection is enabled in the avast! antivirus). If they are done after the installation of ActivityMon, some of its files may be removed/moved or the ActivityMon product can be damaged in other way. In such a situation ActivityMon products repair or reinstallation is recommended.