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bishop101

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Virus Found Message Nuisance
« on: November 27, 2009, 08:02:05 AM »
Hi, when I run Avast scan and a virus is found I always get a message notifying me, than I have to click OK to continue the scan. However I have almost a 900GB with both of my hard drives, and I like to let the scan run over night since it takes a few hours. But I can't because if a virus is found and the notice pops up I have to click OK so the scan can continue. This is very problematic since I can't be in front of the computer the whole night watching the scan. How do I disable the message so that the scan continues and so that I can decide what to do with the viruses until after the scan is finished?

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Re: Virus Found Message Nuisance
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2009, 08:35:01 AM »
quote DavidR:
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

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 test virus 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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Re: Virus Found Message Nuisance
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2009, 08:39:43 AM »
you can also use the screensaver scan, but it will also stop when first virus is found in free version
mine i sett to repair if fail move to chest

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avast! User Guides and Manuals http://www.avast.com/eng/download-user-guides-and-manual.html

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MBAM http://filehippo.com/download_malwarebytes_anti_malware/
update and run then click on "remove selected" to quarantine anything found and restart
« Last Edit: November 27, 2009, 09:41:40 AM by Pondus »

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Re: Virus Found Message Nuisance
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2009, 03:30:18 PM »
Thanks.