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Offline BadGoldEagle

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Scan with Avast from finder not available?
« on: December 03, 2019, 11:37:15 PM »
Hi all,
I've installed Avast on my new Mac running Catalina. I've noticed that I can't select a file, right click it and select scan it using Avast from the Finder no more. Is there a way to enable this?

Thanks

Offline BadGoldEagle

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Re: Scan with Avast from finder not available?
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2019, 11:43:33 PM »
Never mind...
Found the thread about this exact issue and here is the most relevant post:
yes, it's unpleasant experience - we are bringing it back in next update!


I was unpleasantly surprised to find the right-click context menu had disappeared (see image below). This was the primary way in which I scanned files. It was two easy steps: right click the file and choose Scan With Avast Mac Security. The new workflow requires 4 steps: Open Avast Security, click the ellipses, Click Targeted Scan, and then choose the files/folders to scan.


I'm not sure why the context menu was removed, but it has created an awful user experience in my opinion. I can't imagine why you'd want to hide the primary function of the application (scanning for malware/viruses) behind so many steps?





Really looking forward to the next update

Offline lukas.hasik

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Re: Scan with Avast from finder not available?
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2019, 11:29:38 AM »
this feature will appear (again) in next release 14.3
Quality is also a feature.