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Offline Spiritual2016

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Scan History
« on: May 10, 2020, 06:37:12 PM »
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Out of curiosity, why are the full scan results listed in the scan history but smart scan results are not or am I missing something?
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Re: Scan History
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2020, 08:06:18 PM »
First I'm still using avast 20.2 not the latest version (but I don't think this would have changed).

My only guess is that the Smart Scan is a collection of different scans and there isn't a generate a report file in Smart Scan Settings.  I don't see any report file related to the Snart Scan in the C:\ProgramData\AVAST Software\Avast\report location.

The Smart Scan isn't even listed in the Settings > Protection, so there doesn't appear to be anywhere to generate a scan report.

If you look in the Settings > Protection > Virus Scans > Custom Scans, that has a section on the Smart Scan but it is woefully inadequate all it has is if you want to schedule it or not.
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Re: Scan History
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2020, 08:37:01 PM »
DavidR:

Thank you for the prompt response-Obviously a smart scan report file is not generated so I am not missing anything.

If anyone knows anything contrary to DavidR's response, please inform the two of us.

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Re: Scan History
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2020, 10:31:52 PM »
DavidR:

Thank you for the prompt response-Obviously a smart scan report file is not generated so I am not missing anything.

If anyone knows anything contrary to DavidR's response, please inform the two of us.

You're welcome.

I just wonder if in running a Smart Scan (I really do hate that word) it effectively reports at the end of a stage before progressing to the next stage.
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Re: Scan History
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2020, 11:27:27 PM »
The smart scan report log (just like any report log) should be listed under scan history for review once the scan is complete (since a user might not be near their device while the scan is active).
« Last Edit: May 10, 2020, 11:30:50 PM by Spiritual2016 »