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Offline Zoart666

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MBR question
« on: November 27, 2017, 09:21:43 PM »
Hello,

This question may have been asked before, but I can't seem to find any recent answer about it. And I don't exactly know if this is the right forum to post this in.

When you scan with avast, will it also scan the MBR ; boot-sector and/or GPT?

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Re: MBR question
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2017, 10:35:44 PM »
Unless something has changed avast does a rootkit scan 8 min after startup


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Re: MBR question
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2017, 07:30:15 AM »
Unless something has changed avast does a rootkit scan 8 min after startup

So a full scan or boot scan will also scan for root kits and viruses in the boot sector?

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Re: MBR question
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2017, 08:02:59 AM »
Unless something has changed avast does a rootkit scan 8 min after startup
So a full scan or boot scan will also scan for root kits and viruses in the boot sector?
If you use the default settings, yes.
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Re: MBR question
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2017, 10:07:30 AM »
Unless something has changed avast does a rootkit scan 8 min after startup
So a full scan or boot scan will also scan for root kits and viruses in the boot sector?
If you use the default settings, yes.

Perfect! Thank you

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Re: MBR question
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2017, 10:10:23 AM »
You're welcome.
Win 8.1 [x64] - Avast PremSec 22.5.7216.B [UI.702] - Firefox ESR 91.9 [NS/uBO/PB] - Thunderbird 91.9.0
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