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ejwahl

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Boot-time scan doesn't work
« on: March 06, 2003, 04:33:10 AM »
I installed Avast 4 Pro (demo) today on a Win XP Home machine.  Scheduling a boot-time scan does not work.  The screen pops up during the boot sequence and reports that 0 files were scanned and then proceeds to boot XP.  I've tried selecting all local disks and C:\Windows\System32 but nothing is scanned.  If I try to schedule again it shows that the schedule is blank, as if I had never scheduled a boot-time scan.

I previously had Avast 4 Home installed but completely uninstalled it and rebooted before installing the Pro trial version.  The boot-time scan worked fine in the Home version.

Any ideas?

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Erich

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Re:Boot-time scan doesn't work
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2003, 09:43:59 AM »
WOW COOL FISH!! Is that a real picture of you???  ;D ;D

Back to your Q, what version of avast do you have? 4.0.172?

Please send me the report file - <avast4>\data\report\aswBoot.log. Doesn't the program give you any warning/error messages?

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Re:Boot-time scan doesn't work
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2003, 10:20:10 PM »
I must schedule a boot-time scan every time before I reboot (rather than schedule it once and it runs every time I reboot) with the new aswBoot.exe that you sent me.  Is that a bug or a feature?

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Erich

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Re:Boot-time scan doesn't work
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2003, 09:16:55 AM »
This is a feature. We didn't expect that anyone would like to run it every time when starting the computer as usually it takes a long time to complete (you can always abort it by pressing Esc, though...).

Would like to see this feature added in the next release? For us, it wouldn't really be a problem... ;)


For other users: there was a bug in the boot-time scan module in version 4.0.172 and earlier (with the symptoms described in the first post of this thread). It will be fixed in the next program update.


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