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duke92

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avast scan question
« on: February 03, 2009, 12:16:13 AM »
hi does anyone know if there is a way on the free avast program to run a full scan and set it up so every malware or virus can go right into the chest instead of having to be home and watch it and have to click it yourself while it stops and pop up

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Re: avast scan question
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2009, 01:34:21 AM »
This went totally under the radar as you posted in the wrong forum (avast server edition), just my curiosity got the better of me.

These automated options are only available in the Pro version. This is a limitation of the Home (free) version that it has interactive input requirement, there have to be differences in the Home/Pro version and this is one of them, the programmers have to eat ;D

In the Home version you can check the option "Don't show this window again" when the first virus warning appears, select the "No action" button. This way, no action will be taken and you will given the results at the end of the scan (and you can perform actions from there). Over time this will become less of an issue, as the resident, on-access scanners are designed to intercept infection before it gets into your system.

- There was one suggestion to place something like the eicar virus test file at the start of the first drive to be scanned in a file like ~a-eicar.com that should soon be detected and you can do the option "Don't show this window again" when the first virus warning appears, select the "No action" button. So you should have a list of files waiting your action.
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