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Avast free Smart Scan - Performance issues
« on: January 15, 2018, 09:53:21 PM »
Just a simple question.

All OK on Smart scan except Performance issues.
There is no way of seeing what these are. The only option is to click RESOLVE ALL.

Nothing gets deleted on my computer unless I sanction it.

So what happens when I do click RESOLVE ALL ? I expect a list of items which I can approve or not. What do I get ?
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Re: Avast free Smart Scan - Performance issues
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2018, 10:35:32 PM »
OK I got the lists of items that Avast calls junk, but I cannot just hit the button and let Avast delete things I need.

We should be able to select the items  we consider should be deleted. This we cannot do, so the output of the Avast performance program is in effect itself junk and useless.
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Re: Avast free Smart Scan - Performance issues
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2018, 11:13:07 PM »
OK I got the lists of items that Avast calls junk, but I cannot just hit the button and let Avast delete things I need.

We should be able to select the items  we consider should be deleted. This we cannot do, so the output of the Avast performance program is in effect itself junk and useless.

Are you using the free version of Cleanup ?
Unless you have the paid Avast Cleanup, as far as I'm aware you can't individually select the items to remove.  I have avast free and I don't install the Cleanup component. 

I use CCleaner by Piriform to get rid of junk, which is now a part of avast software. For me that gives adequate junk removal (along with other things), flexibility and its also free.
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Re: Avast free Smart Scan - Performance issues
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2018, 12:31:47 AM »
I do use the FREE version, but this performance matter is included in the Smart Scan, it is not optional. So the performance junk it finds is of no use since I cannot select the items I choose to delete.
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Re: Avast free Smart Scan - Performance issues
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2018, 12:45:23 AM »
You can remove it if you find it here

Adding or removing Avast Antivirus program components
https://support.avast.com/en-us/article/Add-Remove-Antivirus-components


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Re: Avast free Smart Scan - Performance issues
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2018, 02:23:50 AM »
I do use the FREE version, but this performance matter is included in the Smart Scan, it is not optional. So the performance junk it finds is of no use since I cannot select the items I choose to delete.

1.  You can also change the settings Smart Scan settings - AvastUI Settings > General > Smart Scan.#
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2.  It is a hook to consider purchase, if you aren't interested in that, do as suggested and uninstall it.
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Re: Avast free Smart Scan - Performance issues
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2018, 12:19:18 PM »
Everything is easy when you know how.

Thank you so much for your help.
I did what you say and disabled the Performance part of the Smart Scan.

It is now perfect, just scans for virus's and software. All the "junk" lists are now gone.

I am so pleased - again, thank you so much for your help.
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Re: Avast free Smart Scan - Performance issues
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2018, 02:05:39 PM »
You're welcome.
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