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Offline 2harts4ever

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Date of last Scan never changes
« on: September 17, 2006, 01:25:55 PM »
Good morning,

I have been using Avast! 4.7 Home (Free) for about a month.

I have noticed that the date of my last scan never changes and  still displays the same date that I originally installed the program.

Is this normal or am I missing a setting?

Thanks and regards,

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Re: Date of last Scan never changes
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2006, 01:50:42 PM »
Hello :)

The date of the last scan changes only when you do a complete full system scan.
Try doing a complete full system scan and see if the date has changed ;)
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Re: Date of last Scan never changes
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2006, 02:59:51 PM »
sorry but ???
 what is the date of  last scan

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Re: Date of last Scan never changes
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2006, 03:14:24 PM »
what is the date of  last scan
The third line in the picture...
The date of the last full scanning...
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Re: Date of last Scan never changes
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2006, 07:42:53 PM »
what is the date of  last scan
The third line in the picture...
The date of the last full scanning...

My Avast! says never done :-[

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Re: Date of last Scan never changes
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2006, 07:47:09 PM »
what is the date of  last scan
The third line in the picture...
The date of the last full scanning...

My Avast! says never done :-[

And you have done a full scanning of your computer?
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Re: Date of last Scan never changes
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2006, 08:20:20 PM »
Hi .:XMAS:.,

That did it! 

I just finished running a complete scan and the last scan date now shows today's date.

Thanks and regards,

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Re: Date of last Scan never changes
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2006, 08:27:28 PM »
Note that you'll have to use the Local Drives option to get that to update properly.  Working via Folders, even if you select the whole drive, for some reason doesn't do it.
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Re: Date of last Scan never changes
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2006, 08:30:44 PM »
Hi MikeBCda,

Thanks for the followup information and have a great week!

Regards,

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Re: Date of last Scan never changes
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2006, 08:31:04 PM »
Note that you'll have to use the Local Drives option to get that to update properly.  Working via Folders, even if you select the whole drive, for some reason doesn't do it.

Are you sure about it? It should work...

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Re: Date of last Scan never changes
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2006, 08:37:36 PM »
Hi igor,

Maybe this was an "unheralded" fix in one of the more recent versions, but it used to be that only Local Drives would update the status screen properly.  I think there was one or more threads about this quite a while back.
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Re: Date of last Scan never changes
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2006, 08:51:39 PM »
Note that you'll have to use the Local Drives option to get that to update properly.  Working via Folders, even if you select the whole drive, for some reason doesn't do it.

Are you sure about it? It should work...

I know that it was meant to be changed so that folder selection scans would be included. I did a folder selection scan this afternoon when testing the UPX unpacking scan using on-demand scan I selected the folder with the UPX file in it and scanned that it hasn't been recorded. The date of last scan still shows 17/09/2006 00:19 which was a full local disks scan.
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Re: Date of last Scan never changes
« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2006, 09:03:59 PM »
No, the meaning hasn't changed - this date is "the date of the last successfully finished scan of all the local disks". But I believe it should work from Folder selection as well (provided you select all the local disks, and possibly more, of course).

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Re: Date of last Scan never changes
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2006, 10:45:49 AM »
And you have done a full scanning of your computer?

No~~
It takes a long time using Avast! to take a full scan
I used another tool to scan ,and use Avast for protecting


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Re: Date of last Scan never changes
« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2006, 02:59:26 PM »
The time taken by avast's on-demand depends on several factors, mainly the Sensitivity, Quick, Standard or Thorough, add to that if you select scan archives. Your system CPU and RAM also play a part.

The thorough is also by its design very thorough and perhaps a little overkill for routine use, were a Standard scan without archives should be adequate.

I have only ever done a through scan with archives once shortly after installation just to ensure a clean start state, but with XP for example avast will do a boot-time scan after installation if you select it, this I believe will be quicker and reasonably effective. Like everything in life things are a compromise.
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