Author Topic: New Avast 4.8 Installed!!! Anti-rootkit and Anti-spyware features missing?!?!?!  (Read 2206 times)

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Offline Avastfan1

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Hi Avast Forum Gurus,

Where are the new anti-rootkit and anti-spyware features in Avast 4.8.1169?

I have installed the new Avast Pro 4.8.1169 but was unable to find the new features.

As somebody who loves mucking around with configuration settings, all I could find was 'disable rootkit scan on system startup' under troubleshooting in program settings.

Is the new anti-rootkit or the anti-spyware feature not an 'on-access protection module' like 'web shield' or 'standard shield'?

When is the system scanned or protected from rootkits and spyware?

Are the new AR and AS features resident or does one have to execute an 'on-demand' scan separately?

Thanks in advance for answering all my questions.

Avastfan1
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Offline igor

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Yes, those features are integrated into the ordinary scan... so there are no special options (well, you can create a new anti-rootkit task in the Enhanced User Interface, if you have the Professional version, but basically you can say that avast! protects you against spyware and rootkits automatically).

Offline Avastfan1

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Hi Igor,

Thanks for the SUPER quick response!

Keep up the outstanding work Avast gurus and forum users, you are all a huge credit to the people that make up the Avast community!

Avastfan1
Window 7 Home Premium - Avast Pro 7.0.1474 - PC Tools Firewall Plus 7.0.0.123 - MBAM 1.70 - Firefox 17.0.1 - NoScript 2.6.4.2 - Adblock Plus 2.2.1