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Offline MikeBCda

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Avast (home) and Ad-Aware
« on: May 03, 2004, 02:46:37 AM »
Hi,

This might have been brought up before, but I wasn't sure how to set up search terms that wouldn't turn up a zillion references to Ad-Aware.

My Standard Shield settings are High.  Is it normal for the shield to be "triggered", with the blue "a" ball rotating, almost continuously through an Ad-Aware disk scan?

I'm accustomed to brief activity any time an application starts up (or even just my opening a folder) while the shield checks it out, but an Ad-Aware scan is the only thing I'm aware of that generates this almost continuous visible shield activity.

Probably totally normal -- I'm guessing that a "deep" A-A scan involves opening files to check their contents, and that of course would get avast's attention.

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Re:Avast (home) and Ad-Aware
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2004, 10:34:38 AM »
Probably totally normal -- I'm guessing that a "deep" A-A scan involves opening files to check their contents, and that of course would get avast's attention.

I think that's really the case here.

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Re:Avast (home) and Ad-Aware
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2004, 10:39:08 PM »

The same happens when I do a deep scan with Ad-aware. So, that is probably normal. It doesn't seem to slow the scan down any.    :)  



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Re:Avast (home) and Ad-Aware
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2004, 11:07:43 PM »
Well you can temporarily turn on the 'Display detailed info on performed action' in Standard Shield's settings to see which files are being scanned...
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Re:Avast (home) and Ad-Aware
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2004, 11:10:56 PM »
The repeated blue ball rotation is normal when files are being accessed.

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Re:Avast (home) and Ad-Aware
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2004, 11:23:22 PM »
Thanks guys -- since no warnings were popping up, this was more a matter of curiosity than concern.  But of course it's nice to hear that I'm not the only one who sees this inter-action between A-A and avast.

So the "a" ball can spin its little heart out all day, I guess, just means it's doing its job.   :)
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Re:Avast (home) and Ad-Aware
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2004, 11:48:18 PM »
Mike,
It just means that Big a-Brother is watching........... ;D
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Re:Avast (home) and Ad-Aware
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2004, 05:06:34 PM »
My Standard Shield settings are High.  Is it normal for the shield to be "triggered", with the blue "a" ball rotating, almost continuously through an Ad-Aware disk scan?

I usually stop the on-access scenner in avast! while doing scans with Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D.  If I don't then avast! scans ALL files these programs scans, and the scan takes forever :-)

BUT, if you keep avast! enabled then you will get a virus scan of all your files as well, so once in a while it could good to leave it on
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Re:Avast (home) and Ad-Aware
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2004, 11:14:48 PM »
Lars - Erik,
That's a great idea for at night provided you leave the system on anyway.
That way you're killing 2 birds with one stone  almost anyway.
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