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Offline rodrigo.santos.vecchio

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whats wrong with avast?
« on: September 23, 2015, 05:30:31 AM »
Hi
I love avast. But i have noticed a very strange behaviour
Whatching the scan progress indicator( from 0 to 100%) i noticed it take so much time on 0% and only near to end of scan(about 30 min after the start of scan it jumps to 25% and then to 50 % and so on

What happened to the old correct scan indicator as it whas from 0% to 1% and so on?

This scan progress indicator is a mess...

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Re: whats wrong with avast?
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2015, 06:10:51 AM »
Hi
I love avast. But i have noticed a very strange behaviour
Whatching the scan progress indicator( from 0 to 100%) i noticed it take so much time on 0% and only near to end of scan(about 30 min after the start of scan it jumps to 25% and then to 50 % and so on

What happened to the old correct scan indicator as it whas from 0% to 1% and so on?

This scan progress indicator is a mess...
What version do you use?last one is lunched is 10.4.2233.Set scan priority to high.It will less the time of the scan but slowdown the work of pc.No problem with scan progress indicator.
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Re: whats wrong with avast?
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2015, 06:22:51 AM »
I use last version of premier 2233. the scan priority was already set to high
very strange behaviour

This is a very recently formatted machine running w10

Very strange

This happens to me with all kind of scans

any ideas?

Thanks

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Re: whats wrong with avast?
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2015, 07:52:11 PM »
Hi
Any other idea about it?

The scan progress indicator SHOULD give an reliable info, but taking so much time at 0% and so jumping directelly to 25 or 50 % is a mess

I dont think its a problem with my machine as it was formatted less than 1 month ago

Please give me a solution or look into avast in order to solve it

Yesterday i bought a 3 yr license for my premier

I hope i dont have 3 yrs of this problem, oh my...

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Re: whats wrong with avast?
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2015, 02:46:55 AM »
Hi rodrigo.santos.vecchio :)

Yes, the scan progress indicator behaves a little strange.
Consider it as a cosmetic problem, and nothing serious ;)

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Re: whats wrong with avast?
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2015, 03:01:00 AM »
Hi Red

Glad to see im not crazy and not alone on this point

I have using avast many years

This scan indicator is very... confused on this way

I hope avast team look into it

Thank you for your  reply

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Re: whats wrong with avast?
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2015, 04:50:33 PM »
One of the issues with things like this (% indicators), before it can actually start showing progress it has to analyse the data which is going to be scanned to get an idea of how long it will take or how far it has got.
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Re: whats wrong with avast?
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2015, 08:52:35 PM »
As i said, i have been using avast for a long time

The scan progress indicator used to show a useful and correct info before( scan from 0% to 1 % and so on)

Now it show o% by almost the hole scan, then jumps like crazy to 25, then 40 % or any other number

Bring back the ld correct scan progress or rePlace this scan indicator with some kind of color bar without %progress indicator

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Re: whats wrong with avast?
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2015, 10:14:58 PM »
Personally I feel that scheduled on-demand scans on a resident on-access antivirus are much depreciated.

For the most part the on-demand scan is going to be scanning inert/dormant files, if they were active then the on-access scanner should scan them.
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Re: whats wrong with avast?
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2015, 11:55:44 AM »
Hi,

checked this and it seems that it happens only on Windows 10. I also tried on internal build and it works fine. So it will be fixed in next release. Sorry for inconvenience.

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Re: whats wrong with avast?
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2015, 08:26:20 PM »
Hello Martin And friends,

glad to know it seems the problem will be resolved soon,

Waiting for the next build

If the problem sill persists after the new build, i will return on this

I also would like to thank you all the people who spend your time helping me about this issue

Thank you all

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Re: whats wrong with avast?
« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2015, 10:36:34 PM »
Hi,
checking the first beta of 2016 and i have the SAME same behaviour

The scan progress show 0% by almost the hole scan
and them it jumps like crazy to 40 % or any other number

I thought this issue was resolved with 2016 version..

very frustrating
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Re: whats wrong with avast?
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2015, 01:19:11 PM »
Hi,

sorry tried again, and it works fine on my PC. Do you have a standard folder structure (default windows/program files folders etc?) Does anyone else here have the same problem?

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Re: whats wrong with avast?
« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2015, 04:24:22 PM »
Hi,

sorry tried again, and it works fine on my PC.
The issues with scans speed is fixed.In Beta 2 :)
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Re: whats wrong with avast?
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2015, 05:34:27 AM »
sorry but still no joy to me about this issue

please see

https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=177441.15

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hope avast team can find and solve this


thank you

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