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Chrester

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Avast screensaver problem
« on: March 16, 2003, 08:34:31 PM »
Hi folks

Im tried to use the Avast screensaver utylity to perform virusscan when in screensaver mode. But when i "wake up" the comp. from screensaver mode i have this square moving around my screen saying "intializing engine" or something like that and it never goes away :( What is wrong or what im a missing here ?

Im running WinXpro , P4 1.7 512ram.

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Chrester

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Re:Avast screensaver problem
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2003, 08:39:42 PM »
Chrester,

Which underlying screen-saver (if any) have you set up to run with avast?

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Chrester

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Re:Avast screensaver problem
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2003, 09:25:03 PM »
I set up the screensaver webshots ,if you are familiar with it. Does it matter wich screensaver i set up ?


By the way , Avast4 is a great program  :)

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Re:Avast screensaver problem
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2003, 09:45:35 PM »
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Does it matter wich screensaver i set up ?

I don't really know, I was just trying to find something nonstandard/suspicious. Can you please try it with some built-in simple screensaver, such as the 'Starfield'? Thanks

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By the way , Avast4 is a great program

Oh, thanks much... Let's hope version 4.1 (due in May) will be even better - we still have much to do to make avast real #1... ;)

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Re:Avast screensaver problem
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2003, 09:55:03 PM »
Ill try another screensaver as soon as i get back at home. Im at work right now :(

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Re:Avast screensaver problem
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2003, 10:05:38 PM »
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Ill try another screensaver as soon as i get back at home. Im at work right now

I see, another Sunday worker here...  ;D ;D
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Re:Avast screensaver problem
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2003, 10:49:24 PM »
he he , thats right  ;D

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Re:Avast screensaver problem
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2003, 05:10:23 PM »
Jepp , that did the trick :) Ive changed the screensaver to XPscr. and it works just fine.
A thought came by , wouldnt it be better if the virusscan coutinued where it stopped last scan ? As it is now it seems to restart from the beginning every time the screensaver starts. For us who have large harddisks it might be good to have that option  ::)

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Re:Avast screensaver problem
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2003, 05:22:55 PM »
I read this topic  ;D

I had the same problem, so I don't use avast!4 screensaver option...I prefer to scan my system manually (however, I think it's not necessary if the Avast! On access scanner is always turned on...)

bye from Italy

P.S. Avast!4 IS THE BEST!