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barrythegreek

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Initializing engine.....
« on: July 07, 2008, 08:03:55 PM »
Just installed Avast home , trying to run a scan & it has been saying 'Initializing engine .please wait ' for half an hour , surely this is isn't right . I have Vista home premium, 2GB RAM , dual core AMD

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Re: Initializing engine.....
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2008, 08:20:34 PM »
 :)  Hi :

 We usually start by asking the Name of your previous antivirus program and
 "steps" you used to COMPLETELY REMOVE IT !? Did you use its
 "Removal Tool/Uninstall App" IF One exists ?

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Re: Initializing engine.....
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2008, 08:26:31 PM »
Not to disappoint ;D
Have (or did) you another AV installed in this system, if so what was it and how did you get rid of it ?

Try a repair of avast. Add Remove programs, select 'avast! Anti-Virus,' click the Change/Remove button and scroll down to Repair, click next and follow.
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barrythegreek

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Re: Initializing engine.....
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2008, 08:35:29 PM »
Hi

Had AVG free before , used uninstall from programs & features in control panel. Did repair as suggested .Still  the same ,also just noticed security centre says Avast! reports that it might be out of date , but have updated it via the icon & it says vps is up to date

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Re: Initializing engine.....
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2008, 08:51:13 PM »
Please try to update to the latest pre-release build:
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=36639.0
The problem should be fixed there.

barrythegreek

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Re: Initializing engine.....
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2008, 08:59:30 PM »
Should I uninstall the present 1 first ?

barrythegreek

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Re: Initializing engine.....
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2008, 09:08:46 PM »
Ignore that ,saw the link just after I posted . All done scan r,unning now . Thanks all for the help