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Offline slumdog

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Re: Shields will not on.
« Reply #15 on: August 10, 2013, 10:29:19 PM »
laptop is not stuttering/freezing anymore but is "boot-time scan" the only scan available? Because that's all I can do!

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Re: Shields will not on.
« Reply #16 on: August 10, 2013, 11:05:31 PM »
Could you now run a repair of Avast as Combofix found an infected file


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Re: Shields will not on.
« Reply #17 on: August 11, 2013, 01:57:54 AM »
Done, via the control panel.
Can you tell me in your next post, should I just be able to click on the "scan now" option with avast and the scan should run?
Sorry essexboy, this is becoming rather tedious and pointless when I could just get free AV elsewhere!
I totally respect that you are trying to help but................all I want is to do a full scan, which hasn't been done now for 6 weeks!
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Re: Shields will not on.
« Reply #18 on: August 11, 2013, 05:02:37 PM »
Open the Avast GUI
Click on the security header
Click Antivirus
Select one of the scans

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Re: Shields will not on.
« Reply #19 on: August 11, 2013, 05:11:41 PM »
That is what I cannot do! It doesn't allow me to click on anything!

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Re: Shields will not on.
« Reply #20 on: August 11, 2013, 05:13:22 PM »
There are no scans to click on, just the boot up one where I have to schedule the scan.

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Re: Shields will not on.
« Reply #21 on: August 11, 2013, 05:14:13 PM »
So the scan page looks nothing like my screenshot and is empty ?

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Re: Shields will not on.
« Reply #22 on: August 11, 2013, 11:32:34 PM »
All it shows is the boot up scan or the create custom scan (at the bottom right), which I have tried to do but it doesn't run.

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Re: Shields will not on.
« Reply #23 on: August 12, 2013, 03:48:19 PM »
So, is there no hope for me of actually being able to run a scan?

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Re: Shields will not on.
« Reply #24 on: August 12, 2013, 03:52:22 PM »
All I can think of now is to run SFC to see if any windows files are corrupt

Open an elevated command prompt :

Go Start > All Programmes > Accessories > System tools
Right click command prompt and select "run as administrator"
In the black box that opens type the following command and press enter :

sfc /scannow

On completion reboot and try again

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Re: Shields will not on.
« Reply #25 on: August 12, 2013, 05:23:50 PM »
Nope. Still the same.

 I'm getting rid of Avast now because it doesn't work. All it does is slows down my pc and makes it get very hot. Bye.

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Re: Shields will not on.
« Reply #26 on: August 12, 2013, 09:03:52 PM »
We already know thatthe problem isn't avast! but, no one is twisting your arm.
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Re: Shields will not on.
« Reply #27 on: August 12, 2013, 09:40:39 PM »
 >:(
« Last Edit: August 13, 2013, 01:05:22 AM by slumdog »

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Re: Shields will not on.
« Reply #28 on: August 12, 2013, 09:43:52 PM »
Errrr.....the problem WAS avast (a vast of space), my pc is running smoother that ever now that I have uninstalled avast and downloaded the far superior AVG.
Oh, and I can actually run a scan with AVG.
Bye Avast people.
Never again.
Enjoy. :)
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