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sucern

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How do I know if Avast is running?
« on: December 03, 2008, 04:06:20 PM »
Hi, Avast for MAC. It is in my applications folder, and it seems to have been activated, but I can't be sure. Is there a place where I can open it and do a virus scan manually? On the PC I had before there was such a window with a virus chest, etc. Here I can't find anything.
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Re: How do I know if Avast is running?
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2008, 04:09:13 PM »
You can always check with the EICAR test file

Don't know if a MAC has something like the taskmanager in Windows, but if it has, checking there is also a option.

Or search the Avast for mac forum (HERE) to see if there are more/other options listed.
« Last Edit: December 03, 2008, 04:10:46 PM by Eddy »

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Re: How do I know if Avast is running?
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2008, 07:31:02 PM »
Hi, Avast for MAC. It is in my applications folder, and it seems to have been activated, but I can't be sure. Is there a place where I can open it and do a virus scan manually? On the PC I had before there was such a window with a virus chest, etc. Here I can't find anything.

Hi...

Along with what Eddy has said, I would think you would a blue ball with the letter "a" on it in your toolbar that rotates when a file is scanned. Do you see this?

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