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Offline nomain

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Boot Scan Avast 8 how to
« on: March 02, 2013, 03:41:37 PM »
where is the boot time scan in the new version 8

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Re: Boot Scan Avast 8 how to
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2013, 03:50:19 PM »
Try this:

Open Avast-Security-Antivirus-Scan Now-and select Boot Time scan-Schedule Now and choose best settings for you-Restart PC.

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Re: Boot Scan Avast 8 how to
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2013, 03:59:03 PM »
Why do you feel the need to run a boot scan?
Did you run a scan and did avast advise you to run a boot scan?
The only reason to run a boot scan is if avast advises you to do so.
I can't remember the last time avast recommended that I should run a boot scan.  :)
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Re: Boot Scan Avast 8 how to
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2013, 04:02:49 PM »
i just move entire contents to new sata drive.  i would do a boot scan once every 3 months.  want to start the drive out absolutely clean.
by the way... 

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  scan now     NO BOOT TIME SCAN OPTION

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Re: Boot Scban Avast 8 how to
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2013, 04:11:14 PM »
found Boot-time scan at bottom or scroll bar..    All Scanned  zero infected files
thanks for your paitience

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Re: Boot Scan Avast 8 how to
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2013, 05:54:44 PM »
No problem. I just didn't understand the justification for doing a boot scan.
Glad you found it.  :)
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Re: Boot Scan Avast 8 how to
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2013, 03:53:11 PM »
I run the registered Pro Version of Avast along with the Pro Malwarebytes and recently ran a complete scan with both and found nothing.  When I ran a bootscan, Avast  found 42 Rootkits and Trojans and deleted them.  I'm a believer in at least Monthly boot scans.

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Re: Boot Scan Avast 8 how to
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2013, 04:00:05 PM »
I run the registered Pro Version of Avast along with the Pro Malwarebytes and recently ran a complete scan with both and found nothing.  When I ran a bootscan, Avast  found 42 Rootkits and Trojans and deleted them.  I'm a believer in at least Monthly boot scans.
post a log or screenshot of the scan result so we can see what was detected.....

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Re: Boot Scan Avast 8 how to
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2013, 11:08:07 PM »
I run the registered Pro Version of Avast along with the Pro Malwarebytes and recently ran a complete scan with both and found nothing.  When I ran a bootscan, Avast  found 42 Rootkits and Trojans and deleted them.  I'm a believer in at least Monthly boot scans.
I'm a little puzzled??? Once a boot scan has been run, avast! has checked all the files that are possible to be checked.
Thereafter, anything added or changed is automatically checked.
Why run  a boot scan weekly ??? Does it make you feel better ???
Your computer, your choice.
I for one have better things to do than wait for scans to complete. :)
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Re: Boot Scan Avast 8 how to
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2015, 08:38:23 PM »
I wanna know to to skip the boot time scan screen.. Cos I keep hitting a wall... And my PC never starts up. It keeps saying "registry error" and hen it repeats itself again.

Please help me

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Re: Boot Scan Avast 8 how to
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2015, 10:33:48 PM »
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