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Offline Jonccfc1984

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Warnings showing up .
« on: December 31, 2013, 08:27:38 PM »
Hey everyone I am new to Avast I was a Kaspersky user for years but I decided to stop using it on my MacBook Pro because it was just not optimized properly for it. So I am still getting the hang of Avast I do a full Scan of my system every night and I have 3 warnings showing up now. 2 of the warnings belong to my game Rome total war so obviously they are not viruses or modelWare since I downloaded it from the Apple store itself and the 3th warning I'm not quite sure what it really is. So I have come on here to see if anyone in this Community can help me out. I took a screenshot of it to make it easier for you guys to help me out.

Offline specimen9999

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Re: Warnings showing up .
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2014, 05:13:06 AM »
There's absolutely no need to do a Full Scan every night, not even every week, avast or any other active AV scanner looks at every read and write, the only reason to do full system scans is either when you install the AV or for the eventuality that you got an infected file of a new virus (not present in the definitions at the time) and the later definitions might caught that, for this eventuality, and if you are really paranoid, once a week should be enough*.

As for the warnings, these are just related to the inability to decompress and scan inside those compressed file, these can be safely ignored.

* - Honestly, if you are this paranoid then you should know that no AV catches 100% of the viruses even older viruses, there's no 100% guarantee of safeness and full scans every week do very very little to increase your safeness. What increases it substantially is being careful with what you download from the internet.
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