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mrsstajackson

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HELP-NOT COMPUTER FRIENDLY!
« on: September 19, 2007, 04:01:29 PM »
CAN SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME AFTER I HAVE DOWNLOADED THE AVAST SOFTWARE ONTO MY COMPUTER AND REGISTERED IT, HOW DO I RUN A SCAN TO TEST FOR VIRUSES?

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Re: HELP-NOT COMPUTER FRIENDLY!
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2007, 04:33:56 PM »
Firstly it is considered shouting to use ALL CAPS on the internet, I'm not to sure what you mean by the subject, which is best used to give a brief indication of the question.

e.g. How do I run a scan to test for viruses.'

These are harmless anti-virus program test files.
http://www.eicar.org/anti_virus_test_file.htm
Web Shield Test - http://www.eicar.org/download/eicar.com, just click this link, avast should give an audible and visual alert.

email virus test:
You can test the security of your email system here: http://www.gfi.com/emailsecuritytest/
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Re: HELP-NOT COMPUTER FRIENDLY!
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2007, 05:44:27 PM »
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CAN SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME AFTER I HAVE DOWNLOADED THE AVAST SOFTWARE ONTO MY COMPUTER AND REGISTERED IT, HOW DO I RUN A SCAN TO TEST FOR VIRUSES?

Like David, I did not quite understand your question. But, I am guessing you want to start a scan of your computer's harddrive(s). If this is so, please double left click the avast! icon on your desktop(screen) and follow the directions.

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Re: HELP-NOT COMPUTER FRIENDLY!
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2007, 08:53:33 PM »
You can also right-click the blue "a" icon in the toolbar(bottom right of screen) and left-click "Start avast Antivirus".


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Re: HELP-NOT COMPUTER FRIENDLY!
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2007, 02:13:12 AM »
Thanks a bunch!!

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Re: HELP-NOT COMPUTER FRIENDLY!
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2007, 03:59:04 AM »
No problem, can you help us with what the question was about ?

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