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I have bad paranoia after getting hacked so was worried
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So I was worried that it didn’t say for example “2 files weren’t scanned” they said “we were unable to scan some files” cause what if some is just 1 file to the whole system? If it couldn’t scan a lot of files would it say like unable to scan this computer? I have bad paranoia after getting hacked so was worried

Hacking would essentially come from outside your computer.  In those instances the Web Shield (suspect web sites, content, etc.) and File System Shied would be involved when content is saved to the drive.  Then there is also the Behaviour Shield, so they should have been scanned a couple/few times before you run any on-demand scan.

One of the best forms of protection is the person behind the keyboard applying basic common sites.  Not visiting sites unknown to you referenced in forums/chat rooms or other social networking, don't click blindly on links in emails/texts/websites, etc. etc.
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So I was worried that it didn’t say for example “2 files weren’t scanned” they said “we were unable to scan some files” cause what if some is just 1 file to the whole system? If it couldn’t scan a lot of files would it say like unable to scan this computer? I have bad paranoia after getting hacked so was worried
I think it was explained pretty well many years ago: https://youtu.be/MjGlDSKbVHE?si=lf1insijk3d_ckbn
Not being able to scan doesn't mean infected. Your message from Avast also stated that your system was secure.

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