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Offline billygoat319

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Ran Avast Scan says in scan history did not complete.
« on: July 12, 2021, 05:45:39 PM »
The scan took quite a while to complete, but eventually finished. see Attachment

I have been using Avast for about 15 years, first I have seen this.

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Re: Ran Avast Scan says in scan history did not complete.
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2021, 06:38:59 PM »
It has actually been like that for a few program updates.

See this and the links give in it:
There have been many topics relating to this, personally it is a poor choice of icon (with no explanation what it is) and a poor choice of terminology, didn't complete, when I feel it should probably say 'scan completed, however some files couldn't be scanned.'

Technically it hasn't completed if some files weren't able to be scanned.

https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=287260.0
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=287085.0
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Re: Ran Avast Scan says in scan history did not complete.
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2021, 07:06:41 PM »
Thanks DavidR Much appreciated.

I did a quick search found nothing, I'll have to start doing a more thorough search in the future.

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Re: Ran Avast Scan says in scan history did not complete.
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2021, 09:24:52 PM »
You're welcome, not the easiest thing searching the forums.

What may help you in the future, do a google search but limit it to the avast forums, you can use the site limiter ( site: domain name, the space after the site: is important) to restrict it.

Example your topic title "Avast Scan says in scan history did not complete site: forum.avast.com" but without the speech quotes which are just showing what you should enter in the google search.

This is the result of the above search - for Avast Scan says in scan history did not complete site: forum.avast.com
https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Avast+Scan+says+in+scan+history+did+not+complete+site%3A+forum.avast.com

I personally would probably have modified that search string further to restrict hits - but as you see the results aren't bad and a hit early in the results the second entry in the search is pretty good.
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Re: Ran Avast Scan says in scan history did not complete.
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2021, 11:01:46 PM »
Thanks for the info. :)
Defilingly will try that in the future.

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Re: Ran Avast Scan says in scan history did not complete.
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2021, 01:12:46 AM »
No problem, hope it helps.
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