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Offline JRhodeIsland

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Turn off Sensitive Data Scan in Avast Free Antivirus
« on: January 31, 2019, 11:28:15 PM »
I have Avast Free Antivirus  Program version 19.1.2360 (build 19.1.4142.454)   UI 1.0.326.  Is there a way  to remove the Sensitive Data scan from the "Smart Scan"?   I can't find anything in the settings. 

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Re: Turn off Sensitive Data Scan in Avast Free Antivirus
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2019, 02:37:51 AM »
I have Avast Free Antivirus  Program version 19.1.2360 (build 19.1.4142.454)   UI 1.0.326.  Is there a way  to remove the Sensitive Data scan from the "Smart Scan"?   I can't find anything in the settings.
The answer currently is NO. I've referred this directly to Avast for an answer.
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Re: Turn off Sensitive Data Scan in Avast Free Antivirus
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2019, 01:36:04 PM »
No it's not possible. But in the upcoming version we plan to do the Sensitive Data Scan differently

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Re: Turn off Sensitive Data Scan in Avast Free Antivirus
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2019, 11:04:24 AM »
No it's not possible. But in the upcoming version we plan to do the Sensitive Data Scan differently
Should this read "we do not want to do that", instead of "it's not possible".
Also can you state what you plan to do differently in upcoming version, I assume that to be 19.2, now released?

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Re: Turn off Sensitive Data Scan in Avast Free Antivirus
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2019, 05:48:32 PM »
Also can you state what you plan to do differently in upcoming version, I assume that to be 19.2, now released?
In 19.3 (probably released around Mar 5), there should be a new SmartScan flow.