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Title: Schedule Boot Scan: Disabled?
Post by: vaderag on April 22, 2008, 09:16:37 AM
I have juust installed Avast and I want to run a boot scan.
Trouble is, it's disabled in the context menu of the interface?
Anyone know why and how i can run it now?!

Thanks

(p.s. I'm on Vista Ultimate x64)
Title: Re: Schedule Boot Scan: Disabled?
Post by: igor on April 22, 2008, 09:43:19 AM
Yes, that's right, I'm afraid.
The boot-time scanner is currently not available on 64bit platforms.
Title: Re: Schedule Boot Scan: Disabled?
Post by: vaderag on April 22, 2008, 06:40:36 PM
I thought that might be what it was :(
I assume there are plans to add it in a future version?
Title: Re: Schedule Boot Scan: Disabled?
Post by: igor on April 22, 2008, 10:48:20 PM
General plans, yes... but nothing in particular right now. It's kind of a technical challenge...
Title: Re: Schedule Boot Scan: Disabled?
Post by: vaderag on April 22, 2008, 11:26:22 PM
Oh right...
How is it so much different? I mean, it used to run effectively when you get into windows just before anything has loaded in the x86 version didnt it? Is the way windows boots substantially different in the x64 version or something?
Title: Re: Schedule Boot Scan: Disabled?
Post by: igor on April 22, 2008, 11:36:47 PM
Not really - it's just that some important parts of the scanner are 32bit, and it's not easy to make them execute in 64bit somehow.