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Offline TheLightgg

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Hello I have a problem with Avast ...

I configured Avast so that it does not scan all my storage partitions (I used the exclusion list) but it continues to randomly scan ALL my partitions ...

An idea ? How to prevent Avast from scanning all my HDDs, it was the process "AswidsAgentas.exe" the culprit.

A big thank you for all replies.

EDIT: I want to prevent Avast from scanning all my partitions except my system partition.

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Re: Why Avast scan all my partitions in task background and randomly ?
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2018, 11:32:40 PM »
- Which Avast..? (Free/Pro/IS/Premier)
- Which version..?
- OS..? (32/64 Bit..? - which SP/Build..?)
- Other security related software installed..?
- Which AV(s) did you use before Avast..?
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Re: Why Avast scan all my partitions in task background and randomly ?
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2018, 10:17:01 AM »
I have Avast Free in beta
- Last version (.2349)
- Windows 7 64 bits
- no other security software installed
- I did use "Microsoft Security Essential"


I put all my partitions except the "C:" in the exclusion list for the components "Agent of files" and "Agent suspicious actions" but nothing to do from time to time I can see via the "monitor of resource "that Avast scan my excluded partitions ... :)

It is stated that it is the process "AswidAgentas.exe" that is scanning my different partitions.

All my partitions:
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« Last Edit: August 26, 2018, 10:23:06 AM by TheLightgg »

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Re: Why Avast scan all my partitions in task background and randomly ?
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2018, 10:33:02 AM »
Hi, can't find "AswidAgentas.exe" on my system, do you mean "aswidagenta.exe"..?
If so, that's the behavior shield - no idea why it would scan your partitions, sorry.
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Re: Why Avast scan all my partitions in task background and randomly ?
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2018, 10:49:56 AM »
Yes it is the process "aswidsagenta.exe". :)

Thank you for your reply.

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Re: Why Avast scan all my partitions in task background and randomly ?
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2018, 10:52:12 AM »
You're welcome.
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