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Consumer Products => Avast Free Antivirus / Premium Security (legacy Pro Antivirus, Internet Security, Premier) => Topic started by: gingerlily on August 27, 2003, 07:11:49 PM

Title: "Cannot Scan These Files"
Post by: gingerlily on August 27, 2003, 07:11:49 PM
When I run my virus scan, I always get a list of files that cannot be scanned..why is this?

I have now gone into the advanced part of Standard Shield and put "*" into the space for adding files...will that mean that ALL my files will be scanned?
Title: Re:"Cannot Scan These Files"
Post by: whocares on August 27, 2003, 07:52:58 PM

some files are locked by Windows.
so these warnings are normal

yes, * scans all files (except maybe extensionless files)
but this will slow down your PC considerably.. ;)

you might try this:
if you want to scan all the potentially dangerous filetypes, try this list from VLK:

This is the current default extension set - just copy and paste it to the appropriate box:


http://www.avast.com/forum/index.php?board=2;action=display;threadid=743;start=msg3669#msg3669 :)