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Offline Bellzemos

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Avast! Boot Scan
« on: February 08, 2017, 02:44:40 PM »
Hi,

I've just upgraded to the latest version of Avast! AV (Free). Does it still feature the old Boot Scan? If so, where can I initiate it? Also, does the Boot Scan scan for rootkits (like AswMBR does)?

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Re: Avast! Boot Scan
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2017, 02:52:51 PM »
Yes it does - AvastUI > Protection > Other Scans > Boot Time Scan.
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Re: Avast! Boot Scan
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2017, 02:53:51 PM »
Hi,

avast! UI > Protection > Anti-Virus > Other Scans > Boot Time Scan

You then have the option to add specialised definitions.

You can set what areas you want the Boot Time scan to scan (by default it scans all hard disks) - this can be changed by the settings wrench icon of Boot Time Scan.

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Re: Avast! Boot Scan
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2017, 02:57:38 PM »
See attached image.
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Re: Avast! Boot Scan
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2017, 04:20:49 PM »
Thank you! I see that this forum is still as helpful as it's always been. :)
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Re: Avast! Boot Scan
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2017, 04:26:02 PM »
You're welcome.

It just takes a little time to find your way around the new UI layout.
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