Author Topic: Boot-scan is not clickable for me  (Read 5565 times)

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0mnisoul

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Boot-scan is not clickable for me
« on: June 13, 2007, 10:42:47 PM »
Help me out here! Boot-scan option not selectable for me, and I have the latest version. Thanks.

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Re: Boot-scan is not clickable for me
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2007, 10:56:24 PM »
0mnisoul, what is your user account. Boot-scan available only for administrators.

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Re: Boot-scan is not clickable for me
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2007, 11:04:33 PM »
Boot-time scan is available only on Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista.

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Re: Boot-scan is not clickable for me
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2007, 09:49:41 PM »
I built this PC I am on. I am the Admin. It's not selectable and I do not know why.  Specs: AMD Athlon 64 x2 am2, Win XP Pro x64-bit edition OEM, 2 gigs ddr2 ram, 250 gigs HDD. Hope that helps out a bit.
« Last Edit: June 14, 2007, 09:51:33 PM by 0mnisoul »

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Re: Boot-scan is not clickable for me
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2007, 10:36:00 PM »
Win XP Pro x64-bit edition OEM
I think it does not work on x64 but only on x32... Sorry.
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Re: Boot-scan is not clickable for me
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2007, 06:23:56 AM »
Maybe they can come up with a update for that?  ;D Meh, that stinks man! I heard that it is a critical part of avast! Well, I will still keep on using it. So, far I have had no viruses in over 2 years. I actually just got a keylogger alert from my old AV: Es  NOD32. the logger was called win32.keyloggerhook.a virus and trojan. But the thing is avast! does not pic it up. So, I wanted to try the boot-scan thing and see what happens. It probably is just a FP.

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Re: Boot-scan is not clickable for me
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2007, 02:51:24 PM »
I heard that it is a critical part of avast!
No. It's not critical in any way. It's an on-demand scanning, not an on-access (resident) protection. It's a good feature anyway.

So, I wanted to try the boot-scan thing and see what happens. It probably is just a FP.
Boot time detection is the same as if you run avast through Windows.

This link is a tutorial on how to help correct a virus detection that you believe to be false:
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=25009.msg204838#msg204838
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