Author Topic: Uncommanded automatic scans of Avast free.  (Read 295 times)

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Offline Gustaf

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Uncommanded automatic scans of Avast free.
« on: June 22, 2024, 04:46:21 AM »
I am a user with avast antivirus free. While I was away for a while, AVAST detected some of the configuration files of the program I used to scan for malware as viruses and popped up a blocking message. I don't remember requesting the scan. I did restart Windows File Explorer to scan for malware, which caused the antivirus to restart and do a scan on its own. It identified the file as a threat because of idp.alexa.54. Does AVAST often perform uncommanded scans like this and automatically alert me to threats?

Offline Nunzio77

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Re: Uncommanded automatic scans of Avast free.
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2024, 10:09:33 AM »
Have you double-checked that no automatic scan, including smart scan, has been set?

Furthermore, it could also be that a process started automatically and that Avast detected it and blocked it, assigning it as malicious.
« Last Edit: June 22, 2024, 10:11:05 AM by Nunzio77 »
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