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Re: What happened to Quick Scan?
« Reply #15 on: December 12, 2017, 07:26:37 PM »
Hello,

Most users have no IT expertise; therefore, they've no idea what to select in a Custom Scan to create an equivalent to Quick Scan. In addition, normal computer users want their computers to serve; they don't want to waste their time by wondering, searching, asking questions what to select in a Custom Scan.

An easy-to-use Quick Scan should be at hand in the UI, it's a standard.

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Re: What happened to Quick Scan?
« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2017, 12:46:44 AM »
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I agree with most forum comments regarding our missing Quick Scan.  I was pleased when, just a few months ago, the tech crew finally enabled Quick Scans to run automatically based on user schedules, although I was a little disappointed that the related progress indicator occasionally failed to appear, and had to be manually activated.  However, I'm now baffled and nearing outrage to find that our latest Free Avast version has eliminated Quick Scans altogether.  What?  Why (really)?  I tried the so-called Customized Scan option, but it took more than two hours to complete its assignment.  The same assignment, covering the same territory, took my Quick Scan only 30 minutes or so.  I like the implied thoroughness of the Customized Scan, but don't feel it's necessary, given alternative scanning is available for more inclusive, detailed scans.  Also, one reason I've opted for Avast in general, and have chosen to count on its Quick Scan program in particular, is so I can start my workday quickly, and without the interruption and constant interference that otherwise occurs if my laptop is subjected to prolonged and/or in-depth scanning.  The additionally recommended Smart Scan option is useless to me, since there is no scheduling mechanism, so I can't set it to run automatically, as I could the Quick Scan program (Daily, all week, at 8:28 a.m.!). My laptop is off at night, for a much deserved rest.  The corporate-established auto-scans at 2:20 a.m. (or whenever the exact, very early morning time -- I didn't look it up yet) aren't really relevant to me.

Is there any hope?  Any suggestions?  Well, ever-optimistic, I'll end my comment with this plea: Please Avast team: Bring back the Quick Scan!

Plus: Thanks.

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« Last Edit: December 14, 2017, 12:50:00 AM by janetofficeworker »

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Re: What happened to Quick Scan?
« Reply #17 on: December 15, 2017, 06:08:02 AM »
Ahhhhhhhhhhh... yeah... I'm at a loss for words.  You removed the option to access quick scan.... and what about the existing quick scans that were scheduled on people's computers?  We no longer have an interface to stop the schedule.... so the quick scan can never be removed?

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Re: What happened to Quick Scan?
« Reply #18 on: December 15, 2017, 06:34:57 AM »
You can always set up a custom scan that fits your needs.
I wouldn't know how. I know that you can make custom scans but don't know where to set it up for. I just had trusted that with the Quick Scan, avast (like with other programs) had identified the most likely problem areas. I ran that often and just did a full scan on occasion or if I suspected there might be an issue.
Wait for one of the guys who still has QS, they could share the exact settings with you/us.
Paranoid posted this a while back.
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=146695.msg1065394#msg1065394

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Re: What happened to Quick Scan?
« Reply #19 on: December 15, 2017, 06:43:31 AM »
You can always set up a custom scan that fits your needs.
I wouldn't know how. I know that you can make custom scans but don't know where to set it up for. I just had trusted that with the Quick Scan, avast (like with other programs) had identified the most likely problem areas. I ran that often and just did a full scan on occasion or if I suspected there might be an issue.
Wait for one of the guys who still has QS, they could share the exact settings with you/us.
Paranoid posted this a while back.
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=146695.msg1065394#msg1065394
Thanks for posting, this should help with the custom scan setup. :)
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Re: What happened to Quick Scan?
« Reply #20 on: December 15, 2017, 01:52:01 PM »
It still doesn't change the fact that the Quick Scan has been removed.
The link posted shows screenshots from 2014.
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Re: What happened to Quick Scan?
« Reply #21 on: January 04, 2018, 07:51:32 PM »
The quick scan has been getting phased out for a while now. It won't be there when v17.9 stable is released. The smart scan will be the quick scan option. That'll effect all editions (Free, internet Security and Premier).

Avast can deliver UI updates through the UI channels without any program update.

Clearly the code for the Quick Scan is still present (17.9.2322) as it still runs weekly to the schedule I had set for it, even though there is no apparent way to access its settings from the GUI now.

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Re: What happened to Quick Scan?
« Reply #22 on: January 05, 2018, 02:40:38 AM »
Hello,

My Quick Scan also runs on schedule - daily if the PC is running; if it's not running then Quick Scan runs right after I start the PC next time. Since I wanted to be prepared for the removal of Quick Scan, I went to Custom Scans and created a scan similar to Quick Scan. In the help they state what Quick Scan does. So, I made a selection of items to scan as close as possible to what they say. Of course the "System drive" is present in my scan but it's not visible on the screen-shot. Unfortunately, I found no way to specify "potentially risky file types" as is in the help. My "Slow Quick Scan" runs 19 minutes while Quick Scan runs 10 to 12 minutes.

Perhaps, a more profound search in the help might render more info about what Quick Scan actually scans.

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Re: What happened to Quick Scan?
« Reply #23 on: January 21, 2018, 10:25:40 AM »
No quick scan anymore? No problem. Time for uninstall avast.

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Re: What happened to Quick Scan?
« Reply #24 on: January 21, 2018, 10:59:32 AM »
No quick scan anymore? No problem. Time for uninstall avast.

On-demand scans (Quick or otherwise) are much depreciated with a Resident On-Access antivirus.
For the most part dormant/inert files are being scanned, the other active files are going to be scanned by the resident shields when they are activated.
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Re: What happened to Quick Scan?
« Reply #25 on: January 24, 2018, 09:57:14 AM »
On-demand scans (Quick or otherwise) are much depreciated with a Resident On-Access antivirus.
For the most part dormant/inert files are being scanned, the other active files are going to be scanned by the resident shields when they are activated.

Is there any way for me to disable my schedule'd quick scan? I cant find the option to remove it anymore since the Quick Scan option was removed. So now every Tuesday Avast runs a quick scan and i have no way to stop it from doing this.

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Re: What happened to Quick Scan?
« Reply #26 on: January 24, 2018, 11:47:15 AM »
On-demand scans (Quick or otherwise) are much depreciated with a Resident On-Access antivirus.
For the most part dormant/inert files are being scanned, the other active files are going to be scanned by the resident shields when they are activated.

Is there any way for me to disable my schedule'd quick scan? I cant find the option to remove it anymore since the Quick Scan option was removed. So now every Tuesday Avast runs a quick scan and i have no way to stop it from doing this.
Does this help ???
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Re: What happened to Quick Scan?
« Reply #27 on: January 27, 2018, 07:19:28 AM »
Does this help ???

I looked there and the only thing that is listed is the Overseer task from Avast

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