Avast WEBforum

Consumer Products => Avast Free Antivirus / Premium Security (legacy Pro Antivirus, Internet Security, Premier) => Topic started by: XSuperXAppleX on July 17, 2004, 07:39:48 PM

Title: avast screensaver
Post by: XSuperXAppleX on July 17, 2004, 07:39:48 PM
i was wondering if the avast screensaver runs a virus check if u are already running a system scan in the actual avast program. its not really neccessary to have two antivirus checks at the same time now is it? :P
Title: Re:avast screensaver
Post by: Eddy on July 17, 2004, 07:45:12 PM
Not sure if it does run, I think it is but others will tell you.

Anyway I always close the on-access scanner when running a system scan  :D
Title: Re:avast screensaver
Post by: Lisandro on July 18, 2004, 03:36:01 AM
If you run a system scan it's better to turn off your screen saver.
A little but very efficient and fast way is the program QkSav2k 2.06 (Screensaver Control Powertoy) (http://ftp://ftp.sunet.se/pub/pc/mirror/mirror-winsite/win95/sysutil/qksav2k.zip)  ;)

On contrary, I do not turn off the on-access scan. I understand what Artras posted but I will forget to turn it on after  ;)

If you let the screen saver start and the avast screen saver module in your screen saver, you will be scanning twice: system + screen saver and, if you want, the third will be on-access... Well, it's not necessary, time consuming and useless  8)