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exactly when does avast home or pro run the rootkit scan?
« on: April 03, 2008, 12:39:31 AM »
Can we clear this up once and for all? When exactly does avast home run an antirootkit scan? And Avast Pro, is that different? If it doesn't to a rootkit scan when doing a regular scan, how can we make the rootkit scan happen on demand?

I only ask because there seem to have been conflicting reports in the forums about this. I install avast for many of our customers and just would like to know what to tell them.

Many thanks in advance
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Re: exactly when does avast home or pro run the rootkit scan?
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2008, 12:53:21 AM »
On Boot, with the on-demand scan, and the Pro version has additional controls to be able to run it outside of those occasions.

I don't know if the rootkit scan is also don when you schedule an avast boot-time scan.
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Re: exactly when does avast home or pro run the rootkit scan?
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2008, 12:59:13 AM »
On Boot, with the on-demand scan, and the Pro version has additional controls to be able to run it outside of those occasions.

I don't know if the rootkit scan is also don when you schedule an avast boot-time scan.

Many thanks, that'll help.

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Re: exactly when does avast home or pro run the rootkit scan?
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2008, 01:19:27 AM »
I don't know if the rootkit scan is also don when you schedule an avast boot-time scan.
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Re: exactly when does avast home or pro run the rootkit scan?
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2008, 01:20:46 AM »
Sorry if I seem a little extra daft here, but where in the pro version would there be a facility to do just a rootkit scan on its own?
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Re: exactly when does avast home or pro run the rootkit scan?
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2008, 02:52:08 AM »
Sorry if I seem a little extra daft here, but where in the pro version would there be a facility to do just a rootkit scan on its own?
Into Tasks there is a Rootkit task that you can configure.
Maybe you need to check 'Special tasks' into settings.
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Re: exactly when does avast home or pro run the rootkit scan?
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2008, 09:47:37 AM »
I'm araid I don't see that option in the avast user interface - I just see the other tasks, not the "rootkit" one. I have ticked the box for special tasks....

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Re: exactly when does avast home or pro run the rootkit scan?
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2008, 10:34:12 AM »
I'm araid I don't see that option in the avast user interface - I just see the other tasks, not the "rootkit" one. I have ticked the box for special tasks....

to add a rootkitscan you just have to do the following:

go to tasks -> click on 'new' in the upper menu-bar -> enter a name for you scan -> go to areas -> add -> select the rootkitscan (quick or full) -> remove the 'local harddrive'-entry (if you want to do a rootkitscan only) -> click 'Ok'

now you should be able to run the scan ;)

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Re: exactly when does avast home or pro run the rootkit scan?
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2008, 11:05:42 AM »
I'm araid I don't see that option in the avast user interface - I just see the other tasks, not the "rootkit" one. I have ticked the box for special tasks....

to add a rootkitscan you just have to do the following:

go to tasks -> click on 'new' in the upper menu-bar -> enter a name for you scan -> go to areas -> add -> select the rootkitscan (quick or full) -> remove the 'local harddrive'-entry (if you want to do a rootkitscan only) -> click 'Ok'

now you should be able to run the scan ;)

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Ah, thanks, it works now.

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Re: exactly when does avast home or pro run the rootkit scan?
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2008, 11:29:54 AM »
yor're welcome!