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jujubee

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Scanning from DOS Command-line
« on: January 03, 2006, 02:28:56 AM »
Hello, I am using the latest version of AVAST Free Home Edition. I have Win 98, with the latest updates from Microsoft. I also have AVG on my computer, but with the resident scanner disabled. I basically have it for overlapping protection (for viruses that maybe AVAST cannot yet detect)

I was wondering if it was possible to have AVAST scan using the DOS command-line. I believe AVG allows you to do that. If AVAST does allow you to do that, can you kindly tell me what to type?

Basically, I want AVAST to scan files before they become resident in memory.

Also, does the AVAST program run a boot scan when I boot-up my computer? I can see AVG running a quick boot scan - maybe it is blocking AVAST from running a boot scan?

Please excuse me for my ignorance, but I am not that good with computers!

mauserme

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Re: Scanning from DOS Command-line
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2006, 01:43:36 PM »
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I was wondering if it was possible to have AVAST scan using the DOS command-line. I believe AVG allows you to do that.

I believe this is available only with avast! pro.

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Also, does the AVAST program run a boot scan when I boot-up my computer?

You can schedule a boot-time scan as follows:

Right click the a icon and click Start avast! Antivirus
After the program loads click the arrow at the top left corner of the avast! window.
Click on Schedule Boot-Time Scan ...


The next time you start your computer the scan will run.

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Re: Scanning from DOS Command-line
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2006, 02:12:27 PM »
I am afraid the boot-time scanner is available for NT-based platforms only, i.e. it cannot be used on Windows 98.

jujubee

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Re: Scanning from DOS Command-line
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2006, 04:52:14 PM »
Thanks for the responses Mauserme and Igor.