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Offline Nightstick24

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Avast Free Boot Scan on Windows 10 Tablet?
« on: January 21, 2019, 06:45:31 AM »
Hey there,

I went to run a boot time scan with Avast Free, and I ran into a bit of an issue. I use a windows 10 tablet, so it runs windows like a desktop, but it's a tablet. Being a tablet, it only has a virtual keyboard, and no physical one. After my boot time scan, however, it prompted me to press 1, 2, 3, or escape to delete the infected files, chest them, ignore it, or cancel the scan. I don't have a physical keyboard attached to my tablet, though, and it doesn't pop the virtual one up because it's a boot time scan. I have a usb keyboard I could run through an adapter to the weird micro usb my tablet has, but I don't know if that'd work?

Posting here and not on support because I was able to restart the computer, so it's not a super huge issue, but does anyone have any ideas for what to do when you don't actually have a keyboard to press a key on?

Thanks

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Re: Avast Free Boot Scan on Windows 10 Tablet?
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2019, 12:19:08 PM »
Hey there,

I went to run a boot time scan with Avast Free, and I ran into a bit of an issue. I use a windows 10 tablet, so it runs windows like a desktop, but it's a tablet. Being a tablet, it only has a virtual keyboard, and no physical one. After my boot time scan, however, it prompted me to press 1, 2, 3, or escape to delete the infected files, chest them, ignore it, or cancel the scan. I don't have a physical keyboard attached to my tablet, though, and it doesn't pop the virtual one up because it's a boot time scan. I have a usb keyboard I could run through an adapter to the weird micro usb my tablet has, but I don't know if that'd work?

Posting here and not on support because I was able to restart the computer, so it's not a super huge issue, but does anyone have any ideas for what to do when you don't actually have a keyboard to press a key on?

Thanks
USB keyboard would have been my suggestion. Why not try it and see if indeed, it does the trick. :)
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