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"Scan failed"
« on: August 22, 2016, 06:40:52 PM »
So, I've just got Avast and removed AVG, and normally every night before I go to bed, I run a full system scan. With avast, I have it set to the highest sensitivity, and it is configured to scan every part of my computer and all the "Packers" are selected. I happen to be a paranoid person, so when I go to bed at night I disconnect my Ethernet cable to my PC, could this be why it fails to scan? There are no error codes, all I have is this screenshot: https://gyazo.com/874f6071fa418240e0e202ca0157af44

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Re: "Scan failed"
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2016, 07:47:37 PM »
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With avast, I have it set to the highest sensitivity, and it is configured to scan every part of my computer and all the "Packers" are selected.
avast have been around for 25+ years, and these guys work with malware 24/7, don't you think they know best what work and dont work?

I suggest using default scan settings for a problem free avast

avast realtime protection scan evrything that goes on in your computer when it is on, so frequent full scan is not needed

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could this be why it fails to scan?
try with default scan settings and report back






« Last Edit: August 22, 2016, 07:58:04 PM by Pondus »

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Re: "Scan failed"
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2016, 10:51:02 AM »
Hello, thank you for the answer, however, there are options for a reason. Customizing my scanning using these options should not cause problems, and I am looking for suggestions on how to fix this problem. I will do this scan again before I go to bed right now and leave my internet on to see if this fixes the problem. I'll also be going over my scan settings to see if I could have messed it up somehow, however I can't think of any options that would result in a failed scan.