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Offline EagleGhost

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Avast anti-rootkit
« on: July 31, 2011, 06:09:08 PM »
Can I use Avast anti-rootkit without any harm, although I have Avast Antivirus free installed? I just ran a custom scan with a setting "rootkit scan quick" (not sure about the exact words).

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Re: Avast anti-rootkit
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2011, 06:15:57 PM »
I think the old avast anti rootkit is outdated an now integrated in avast AV
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=41836.0

This is the one used now  http://public.avast.com/~gmerek/aswMBR.htm
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Re: Avast anti-rootkit
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2011, 06:30:31 PM »
Is it enough to run the quick rootkit scan or do I have to run the deep scan?

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Re: Avast anti-rootkit
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2011, 07:02:28 PM »
Well I don't know why it is that you think you need to run a rootkit scan ?

Avast does a rootkit scan 8 minutes after boot, so essentially it is doing one every day or however many times you switch your computer on.
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