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Offline Patrick450

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Does scan check all users
« on: March 16, 2018, 12:06:58 AM »
I am new to Mac.  I have different users set up and those users files are not visible under my username.  When I run a scan, do the "hidden" files of other users also get scanned?  What about malware?  Are all users protected even though AVAST was installed under my username?

I hope this makes sense, thanks in advance.

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Re: Does scan check all users
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2018, 04:19:25 PM »
Hi Patrick,

All users are protected, the Shields will be running when they login to the computer. However, when you run a manual scan, you may not be able to scan all the files in their home/user folder depending on the permissions.

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Re: Does scan check all users
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2018, 02:24:02 PM »
Hi Patrick,

All users are protected, the Shields will be running when they login to the computer. However, when you run a manual scan, you may not be able to scan all the files in their home/user folder depending on the permissions.

Thank you!

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