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Avast Screensaver /Why is it not continusly scanning?
« on: January 05, 2013, 05:59:10 PM »
I've been using the screensaver for quite awhile now but last evening it stopped working.  The only way I can get it to work is go to personalization which shows Avast screensaver and click on preview.  Why all of a sudden it stop working and how can I fix it?
« Last Edit: January 12, 2013, 05:00:36 PM by -midnight »
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Re: Avast Screensaver
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2013, 06:01:52 PM »
Repair avast!:
1. Control Panel -> Add/Remove programs -> avast!
2. Click on 'Repair'.
3. Follow instructions.
4. Reboot.
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Re: Avast Screensaver
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2013, 06:03:58 PM »
Thanks.  Will do after my full scan finishes.  :)
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Re: Avast Screensaver
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2013, 06:04:54 PM »
You're welcome.
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Re: Avast Screensaver
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2013, 07:09:08 PM »
Thanks.  Will do after my full scan finishes.  :)

I see no point in waiting for the scan to finish, that is the nature of the screen saver scan to only scan whilst you aren't actually using the system. If you are going to sit waiting for it to finish you might as well just schedule it.
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Re: Avast Screensaver
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2013, 07:31:07 PM »
Thanks.  Will do after my full scan finishes.  :)

I see no point in waiting for the scan to finish, that is the nature of the screen saver scan to only scan whilst you aren't actually using the system. If you are going to sit waiting for it to finish you might as well just schedule it.

I didn't wait for the scan to finish.  I done a repair and the screensaver is working now.
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Re: Avast Screensaver /Why is it not continusly scanning?
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2013, 04:00:01 PM »
Why is the screensaver showing  File..........Waiting For Next Scan and below that..........Number of files scanned 0 ?
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Re: Avast Screensaver /Why is it not continusly scanning?
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2013, 04:06:08 PM »
The screen saver scan cycles through all files and would start again, since it is waiting for the next scan to start 0 files scanned of that scan would be correct.

Again just let avast get on with the scan it is pointless sitting watching it tick over, like watching paint dry.
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Re: Avast Screensaver /Why is it not continusly scanning?
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2013, 04:10:37 PM »
The default value is to wait three days between scans.