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stevejrc

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Avast Cleaner Tool or Avast 4
« on: January 01, 2004, 11:35:40 PM »
If I ever got a common virus that the Avast Cleaner Tool could remove is it better to use that than Avast 4 (concerning registry fixing etc)? If so should I tell Avast 4 to ignore it (if it happened) and then remove later with the Cleaner Tool?

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Re:Avast Cleaner Tool or Avast 4
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2004, 12:20:49 AM »
Yes, it is better to let the Cleaner do the job.
If avast! detects the virus by an on-access scan, the "internal" Virus Cleaner should be available using the "Completely remove the virus from the system" button in the "Virus found" dialog - if it's one of the Cleaner-supported viruses.

What particular virus/worm do you need to remove?

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Re:Avast Cleaner Tool or Avast 4
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2004, 02:11:12 AM »
I havent got a virus yet, was just wondering what to do if I did.

So Avast 4 (home edition) does the same as the standalone Cleaner Tool (small download tool) in terms of ability to remove viruses. I thought standalone Cleaner Tool was better at registry fixing etc for specific common viruses?
« Last Edit: January 02, 2004, 02:12:57 AM by stevejrc »

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Re:Avast Cleaner Tool or Avast 4
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2004, 12:13:47 PM »
Exactly. Starting with v4.1 it has the cleaner integrated in the virus database. It will be offered to be run when appropriate... (e.g. if a virus is detected on the machine, it is active and the virus cleaner can handle it).

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