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Offline kilsystems

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Avast Pro - Continually Scanning on boot
« on: March 01, 2004, 08:47:53 PM »
When I installed Avast Pro it continually scans the machine on boot; so much so that it does not allow Explorer.exe to load.  On several reboots it then allows Explorer to load; therefore allowing the icons to display on the desktop.  The same is the case with Avast Home.  When I uninstall Avast there are no problems booting, but whenever it goes on it creates this issue.

Is there any solution to this?

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Re:Avast Pro - Continually Scanning on boot
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2004, 08:58:52 PM »
Do you have any other AV program installed? Or have had one recently?

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Re:Avast Pro - Continually Scanning on boot
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2004, 09:09:41 PM »
Absolutely none.  It was on a fresh install of WinXP Pro.  Now, if I uninstall Avast the machine works fine as well; the same is the case if I were to re-install XP completely and not install Avast.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

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Re:Avast Pro - Continually Scanning on boot
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2004, 09:53:40 PM »
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scans the machine on boot; so much so that it does not allow Explorer.exe to load.

Could you explain a little more in detail, please? I must admit I don't understand what the avast! boot-time scanner has to do with loading Explorer...
« Last Edit: March 01, 2004, 09:53:57 PM by igor »

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Re:Avast Pro - Continually Scanning on boot
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2004, 10:08:31 PM »
I believe he's not talking about the boot-time scanner at all, all he wanted to say is that Windows practically freezes when loading the Explorer...
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Re:Avast Pro - Continually Scanning on boot
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2004, 04:35:22 AM »
Might check this post I had simular pro= corrupted boot.exe file.
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=2;action=display;threadid=2870
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