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Avast - Anti-Virus/Trojan/Malware Boot CD?
« on: February 15, 2010, 05:34:15 PM »
I installed Avast Home (free edition) the moment I purchased this new Acer laptop, running Windows 7.

In one day I went from 20% of the hard drive (c:/) to full!

I definitely have a virus/malware something that avast did not protect me from.

How can I create a CD that scans and fixes during the boot?


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« Last Edit: February 15, 2010, 05:59:25 PM by Pondus »
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Re: Avast - Anti-Virus/Trojan/Malware Boot CD?
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2010, 02:42:49 PM »
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Welcome to the forums, KitsapLady   :)

Have you tried a boot time scan with avast?

Also, that Acer probably came with a pre-installed av program. Did you remove it and how was it removed?


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Re: Avast - Anti-Virus/Trojan/Malware Boot CD?
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2010, 12:40:56 PM »
I have a brain injured aggressive post transplant grandson staying with me...
Please forgive me me for the reply...

I'm new to AVAST, and I don't see an option for a boot time scan. Can you tell me where to find it?

I have not reformatted my new computer, I have made the installation CD's. I'd really rather not reformat.

I have already used Malwarebytes, that was the first program I downloaded before I came here.

Wow... Hirens Boot CD's... I remember that from the old days! I'll have to look at that page and see their is  if a boot cd for me!

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Re: Avast - Anti-Virus/Trojan/Malware Boot CD?
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2010, 12:45:22 PM »
If you have avast 4.8

Boot time Avast Antivirus Scanning
http://www.digitalred.com/avast-boot-time.php

if you have avast 5
click the scan tab on the left side, then you will see it apear just under the scan tab
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