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Should stats and Pause button be returned for On-Demand scans?

Bring back both the pause button and stats for scans
Bring back just the stats
Bring back just the pause button
Bring back run time only of stats
Bring back last file scanned only of stats
Bring back Speed of scan in MB/s only of stats
Bring back amount of data scanned only of stats

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I want to see some opinions on this matter... please post as well giving reasoning of your choice.


Stats include:

Run time
Last file scanned
Speed of scan in MB/s
Amount of data scanned

Compare this scan details (screenshot) to current version.
« Last Edit: March 18, 2017, 02:29:19 PM by Alikhan »
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Re: [POLL] Should stats and Pause button be returned for On-Demand scans.
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2017, 02:33:41 PM »
I voted to bring back both the pause button and stats since you can't really tell if the scan is frozen or not. If a user does see stats moving, they know the scan is running. Currently it stats stuck at 0% for a while (which is when rootkit scan is running and will be fixed in a future release) but at this moment of time, it seems the scan is frozen.
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Re: [POLL] Should stats and Pause button be returned for On-Demand scans.
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2017, 02:40:35 PM »
I voted to bring back both the pause button and stats since you can't really tell if the scan is frozen or not. If a user does see stats moving, they know the scan is running. Currently it stats stuck at 0% for a while (which is when rootkit scan is running and will be fixed in a future release) but at this moment of time, it seems the scan is frozen.
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Re: [POLL] Should stats and Pause button be returned for On-Demand scans.
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2017, 02:51:02 PM »
There already has been a post relating to the Pause button coming back. Which was posted by Asyn a few posted after one of yours.

The pause button for the scans is most likely not returning from what I have heard.
Will be back in April, see: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=197955.msg1374484#msg1374484

So it looks like this poll is dead in the water.
 
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Re: [POLL] Should stats and Pause button be returned for On-Demand scans.
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2017, 02:53:04 PM »
There already has been a post relating to the Pause button coming back. Which was posted by Asyn a few posted after one of yours.

The pause button for the scans is most likely not returning from what I have heard.
Will be back in April, see: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=197955.msg1374484#msg1374484

So it looks like this poll is dead in the water.

I wouldn't be so sure of that... yesterday on the Slack channel and I quote "it won't be possible to pause it" in regards to pausing the scans. The reason why I created the poll. The stats for the scans is more likely to be back (in some aspects) rather than pause currently.
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Re: [POLL] Should stats and Pause button be returned for On-Demand scans.
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2017, 03:06:52 PM »
Even so I can't see a poll making that much difference there have been many polls in the past that change very little.

Personally I feel on-demand scans are somewhat redundant in a resident on-access antivirus. I generally only run them for beta testing and in relation to forum questions.

I don't see any option to leave it as it is.
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Re: [POLL] Should stats and Pause button be returned for On-Demand scans.
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2017, 03:10:57 PM »
Even so I can't see a poll making that much difference there have been many polls in the past that change very little.

Personally I feel on-demand scans are somewhat redundant in a resident on-access antivirus. I generally only run them for beta testing and in relation to forum questions.

I don't see any option to leave it as it is.

Well my previous poll on VPS notifications did make some difference. In the future, when the computer starts up, there will be a notification that Avast is running. I can see Polls making a difference in some cases and not in others. I do agree that on-demand scans are getting redundant but they still have their purposes.
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Re: [POLL] Should stats and Pause button be returned for On-Demand scans.
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2017, 03:33:07 PM »
Even so I can't see a poll making that much difference there have been many polls in the past that change very little.

Personally I feel on-demand scans are somewhat redundant in a resident on-access antivirus. I generally only run them for beta testing and in relation to forum questions.

I don't see any option to leave it as it is.

Well my previous poll on VPS notifications did make some difference. In the future, when the computer starts up, there will be a notification that Avast is running. I can see Polls making a difference in some cases and not in others. I do agree that on-demand scans are getting redundant but they still have their purposes.

That's the problem, unless you get direct input in the poll topic by avast you will never know if it was their intention to bring it back or not.

I'm not sure what you mean about VPS Notifications having made a difference. As your comment "when the computer starts up, there will be a notification that Avast is running" doesn't seem related to VPS at all, related to the avast tray icon perhaps, but not VPS.
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Re: [POLL] Should stats and Pause button be returned for On-Demand scans.
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2017, 03:37:16 PM »
Well it won't be directly related to VPS due to streaming updates. They didn't want average users to think Avast only updated twice a day.

There'll be a popup that says Avast is running on start up. That may have a slight sound ( sound not confirmed).
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Re: [POLL] Should stats and Pause button be returned for On-Demand scans.
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2017, 03:54:49 PM »
I voted to bring back both the pause button and stats since you can't really tell if the scan is frozen or not. If a user does see stats moving, they know the scan is running. Currently it stats stuck at 0% for a while (which is when rootkit scan is running and will be fixed in a future release) but at this moment of time, it seems the scan is frozen.

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Re: [POLL] Should stats and Pause button be returned for On-Demand scans.
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2017, 05:04:31 PM »
Statistics would be nice.
Couldn't care less about a pause since I hardly ever run a scheduled scan.
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Re: [POLL] Should stats and Pause button be returned for On-Demand scans.
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2017, 08:30:15 PM »
The reason for a "pause" button is for those who do run scans on a regular basis.
I run a full system scan each week before making my weekly system image.
Redundancy is there for a reason. Better safe than sorry.
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Re: [POLL] Should stats and Pause button be returned for On-Demand scans.
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2017, 08:32:10 PM »
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Re: [POLL] Should stats and Pause button be returned for On-Demand scans.
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2017, 10:07:14 PM »
The reason for a "pause" button is for those who do run scans on a regular basis.
I run a full system scan each week before making my weekly system image.
Redundancy is there for a reason. Better safe than sorry.

Redundancy is all well and good, as I have mentioned on many occasions on-demand scans will be scanning (for the most part) files that are inert or dormant. If they were active, then they would get scanned by the on-access shields.

In between weekly scans all active files that are a target or present a risk are scanned, so if one of the inert/dormant files suddenly becomes active/unpacked, then it/they would be scanned.
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Re: [POLL] Should stats and Pause button be returned for On-Demand scans.
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2017, 10:20:03 PM »
I Voted for Pause, Stats, as who knows might wanna pause a on demand scan if I'm running one before my System image for some reason, though I normally don't run too many on demand scans, except during betas if I test any, and to check something if need to.


Usually One on demand scan after clean install for me, then rest of the time just like real time protection do the protection



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