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How to set up PERMANENT boot-time scan
« on: March 15, 2007, 08:12:21 AM »
Hi all,

As the topic said ,do you guy's know how to set up PERMANENTLY boot-time scan on avast or is it just impossible?

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Re: How to set up PERMANENT boot-time scan
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2007, 09:06:00 AM »
There's no such option in avast!.
The boot-time scanner is meant for cases when you suspect something is wrong; it takes quite a lot of time, so running it on every boot would slow down the usual work unacceptably.

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Re: How to set up PERMANENT boot-time scan
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2007, 11:30:05 AM »
As Igor said, there is no need for that... what do you want exactly? The resident providers will protect you all the time, no need for boot time scanning each time.
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Re: How to set up PERMANENT boot-time scan
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2007, 12:01:01 PM »
Apart from what has already been said, avast does run scans whilst your system is booting, check the Scanned count: in the Standard Shield provided details and you will see that it does scan at boot but not, the complete system as in a pre windows boot-time scan. A boot-time scan takes some considerable time as not to be practical for every boot.

Is there something specific that you are trying to achieve in wanting to do this ?
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Re: How to set up PERMANENT boot-time scan
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2007, 10:07:02 AM »

Hi, i just read this thread and i'm looking for something similar. Basically i've been infected with Sdbot.gen and my system is riddled right now. I installed avast home edition and rebooted where it began to do a complete system scan but i esc'd as i was in the middle of something, thinking that Avast would do a complete system scan the next time i rebooted but it hasn't! - which leads me to believe that it only does it the first time its installed? - my question is: is there anyway of getting AVAST to do this complete scan again - like over night - was looking at the system settings and there doesn't seem to be an option to do this?

Thanks in advance for any help of ideas?
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Re: How to set up PERMANENT boot-time scan
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2007, 12:33:53 PM »
The boot-time scan is a one shot deal, to be scheduled for the next boot when required.

The boot-time scan isn't designed for always on as it would infuriate users waiting the completion of the scan, but as a one time selection to overcome issues where the regular scan can't deal with it. For instance, files in use, files in locations protected by windows, etc. so there is a specific purpose for running the boot-time scan, you can also change what it scans also the default action it takes relevant to the task/problem.

Right click the avast icon, select Start avast! Antivirus, Menu, 'Schedule boot-time scan...' Or see http://www.digitalred.com/avast-boot-time.php
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