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Offline TheLetterQ

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Hello, just have some quick questions.
« on: March 04, 2020, 10:41:12 PM »
Hi, just have some real quick questions and was hoping someone could help me out. I use Avast free and it is up to date.

1. Yesterday my avast said my computer required a restart. However it said everything was up to date and it didn't detect anything. No notifications happened, just said required a restart. I even scanned with Hitmanpro and Malwarebytes. Both found nothing and so I am just wondering what avast did.

2. Is it possible to disable full screen optimizations within the avast UI? Meaning when I right click the UI icon on my desktop, go to properties and check the box that says disable full screen optimizations. It doesn't let me. Once I hit apply, it blinks for a fraction of a second and then doesn't save the apply. I think it used to let me, but I guess a recent update made it say no?

3. Does avast hate Kaspersky Tdsskiller? In the past it has made it so the program does not run and I have to add it as an exception. It hasn't required me to do this in a few years, but since yesterday it started doing it again. It isn't a big deal, just a little annoying.

Thank you for helping.

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Re: Hello, just have some quick questions.
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2020, 12:53:41 AM »
1. program update / engine update / bug fix  ? ? ?

3. why do you need to run Tdsskiller ?



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Re: Hello, just have some quick questions.
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2020, 01:10:14 AM »
1. It didn't say anything updated though. Does avast give small updates that don't count as actual updates?

2. Still hoping to hear an answer for this question :)

3. I scan my computer every 2 weeks with a few programs just for safe practice.

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Re: Hello, just have some quick questions.
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2020, 01:16:18 AM »
1. minor bug fixes/engine updates may not give any message

2. no idea, i dont use avast

3. Tdsskiller is not meant to be used as a regular scanner. You download latest updated version WHEN you have a problem


« Last Edit: March 05, 2020, 01:35:32 AM by Pondus »

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Re: Hello, just have some quick questions.
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2020, 01:18:06 AM »
1. It didn't say anything updated though. Does avast give small updates that don't count as actual updates?2. Still hoping to hear an answer for this question :)  3. I scan my computer every 2 weeks with a few programs just for safe practice.
If you're online, Avast updates it's virus protection about every 6 min.
How many bad places do you visit that you need to scan with several programs that often?
I hardly ever run a scan.
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Re: Hello, just have some quick questions.
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2020, 01:28:45 AM »
I don't honestly. I've just always been recommended by people who work in IT over the years to use second opinion scanners and scan every 2 weeks - a month. I guess that isn't true? heh, I am not using avast to scan if that is what you thought.

@ Pondus: I gotcha, I guess I've just never actually looked at avast when there was a minor bug fix or anything like that. I just happened to be turning silent mode off cause I was done playing a game.

As far as the other 2 answers.

When you say don't use avast. You mean you don't or I shouldn't? I am still hoping someone knows if I can do this.

and while I understand what you are saying about Tdsskiller, but I am unsure as to why avast doesn't like to let it run and I have to add an exception.


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Re: Hello, just have some quick questions.
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2020, 01:34:58 AM »
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When you say don't use avast. You mean you don't
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I don't honestly. I've just always been recommended by people who work in IT over the years to use second opinion scanners and scan every 2 weeks - a month. I guess that isn't true? heh, I am not using avast to scan if that is what you thought.
Tdsskiller has a limited detection range, mostly rootkits, it is a tool meant to be used when you have a problem.
Avast has built in rootkit scanner (gmer) that run 8min after computer startup

If you want a extra scanner i can recomend Malwarebytes free ... or a online scanner (no install just a small driver) like Trend Micro housecall



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Re: Hello, just have some quick questions.
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2020, 01:39:14 AM »
I gotcha. Thank you for the help.

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Re: Hello, just have some quick questions.
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2020, 01:42:01 AM »
I don't honestly. I've just always been recommended by people who work in IT over the years to use second opinion scanners and scan every 2 weeks - a month. I guess that isn't true? heh, I am not using avast to scan if that is what you thought.

@ Pondus: I gotcha, I guess I've just never actually looked at avast when there was a minor bug fix or anything like that. I just happened to be turning silent mode off cause I was done playing a game.

As far as the other 2 answers.

When you say don't use avast. You mean you don't or I shouldn't? I am still hoping someone knows if I can do this.

and while I understand what you are saying about Tdsskiller, but I am unsure as to why avast doesn't like to let it run and I have to add an exception.
You don't have to run a scan with Avast for it to scan your files and your internet access. It happens just by you using the product.
I personally haven't had Malwarebytes "catch" anything in several years. Avast doesn't only stop virus, trojans, worms and rootkits.
It also scans and alerts for malware.
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Re: Hello, just have some quick questions.
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2020, 01:51:32 AM »
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I personally haven't had Malwarebytes "catch" anything in several years. Avast doesn't only stop virus, trojans, worms and rootkits.
It also scans and alerts for malware.
Malwarebytes is just a program name

Malware is not a type of bug but short for "Malicious software" = Evrything that can harm your computer



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Re: Hello, just have some quick questions.
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2020, 02:06:20 AM »
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I personally haven't had Malwarebytes "catch" anything in several years. Avast doesn't only stop virus, trojans, worms and rootkits.
It also scans and alerts for malware.
Malwarebytes is just a program name

Malware is not a type of bug but short for "Malicious software" = Evrything that can harm your computer
You are correct. There used to be a distinction but that no longer exists.
Modern AV's like Avast, scan and protect against all malware.
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Re: Hello, just have some quick questions.
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2020, 06:40:50 AM »
Sorry, just one last thing. Is there anyone who can shed some light on whether or not I can tick the box "Disable fullscreen optimizations" in the avast properties?

https://imgur.com/0xK7RRt Here is a pic of what I am referring too. It will not save the option whenever I try to hit apply sadly. In fact, I can't change anything here.

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Re: Hello, just have some quick questions.
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2020, 06:55:44 AM »
Sorry, just one last thing. Is there anyone who can shed some light on whether or not I can tick the box "Disable fullscreen optimizations" in the avast properties?

https://imgur.com/0xK7RRt Here is a pic of what I am referring too. It will not save the option whenever I try to hit apply sadly. In fact, I can't change anything here.
The simple answer is NO you can't make any of those changes.
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Re: Hello, just have some quick questions.
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2020, 08:58:35 PM »
Sorry, just one last thing. Is there anyone who can shed some light on whether or not I can tick the box "Disable fullscreen optimizations" in the avast properties?

https://imgur.com/0xK7RRt Here is a pic of what I am referring too. It will not save the option whenever I try to hit apply sadly. In fact, I can't change anything here.
The simple answer is NO you can't make any of those changes.

Dang. Alright thank you.

I hope this changes in the future. Being able to disable fullscreen optimizations like that is actually very important to improve gaming performance.

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Re: Hello, just have some quick questions.
« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2020, 09:05:47 PM »
Sorry, just one last thing. Is there anyone who can shed some light on whether or not I can tick the box "Disable fullscreen optimizations" in the avast properties?

https://imgur.com/0xK7RRt Here is a pic of what I am referring too. It will not save the option whenever I try to hit apply sadly. In fact, I can't change anything here.
The simple answer is NO you can't make any of those changes.

Dang. Alright thank you.

I hope this changes in the future. Being able to disable fullscreen optimizations like that is actually very important to improve gaming performance.
Improve gaming how?
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