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Avast 4.8, home Edition HOW do I question,PLZ
« on: December 02, 2009, 04:09:47 PM »
hello all hope you are well,( Moderator notsure if right place to ask question,plz move if nec)

Situation: have been using since last year,
AVAST home edition 4.7.1098.0    checking getting all the updates, yesterday picked up or AVAST detected a bad Virus,but there was no pop up as to delete it or any other options  I broke connection immediately but it seems most of my files have doubled, ran 2 full virus scan & as soon as I opened AVAST on desktop get virus detected,
so THIS MORNING checked the site & found that Avast put out a new,(this version) for home users.

ran a FULL virus ck on every file/folder nothing detected, but I still have those extra double files (approx 20,000 & almost 1,000 extra folders.

am going to format drives

then e install all files/folders saved on dvd from 12-01-2009

Questions:
Is there a way & if so ,,
how can i set up avast to do a Boot up scan everytime I start my computer up, to make sure it is clean & virus free, all setting are on high,
                                   thank you for the help,will ck back here after formating drives
                                                                             "clato" >:( ???


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Re: Avast 4.8, home Edition HOW do I question,PLZ
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2009, 04:22:12 PM »
You should have posted here, http://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=2.0, the avast 4.x Home/Pro forum.

What is your operating system ?

Your version of avast 4.7.1098, is positively ancient the latest version is 4.8.1368.

You should do a clean reinstall of avast:
Download the latest version of avast http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html and save it to your HDD, somewhere you can find it again. Use that when you reinstall. Ensure that you scroll down and select the avast direct download link for the English version and not Cnet as that is for an on-line installation (not what you want to do). - Direct download for avast Home, English version, http://files.avast.com/iavs4pro/setupeng.exe.

Download the avast! Uninstall Utility, find it here and save it to your HDD.
  • 1. Now uninstall (using add remove programs, if you can't do that start from the next step), reboot.
  • 2. run the avast! Uninstall Utility, reboot.  Once complete reboot into normal mode.
  • 3. install the latest version, reboot.

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There is no way to have the boot-time scan run on every boot and if you ask me crazy to even consider it, your boot time would be massive.

Given the outdated version of avast I would suspect you have other outdated applications. I would also suggest a visit to this site, which scans your system for out of date programs that have patches to close vulnerabilities, http://secunia.com/software_inspector/.
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Re: Avast 4.8, home Edition HOW do I question,PLZ
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2009, 10:54:12 PM »
thanks David, did a format on the drives, installed newest Avast 4.8 on home edition win xp service pack 2, ie 6, (may move to service pack 3 ie 6 once all programs are installed,
will definitely try that program you rec for scanning outdated programs/ tools, I wonder why avast 4.7 never let me know there was a new version of avast available .
                              thank you again,                                     Clato

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Re: Avast 4.8, home Edition HOW do I question,PLZ
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2009, 12:27:11 AM »
You're welcome.

A lot depends on your avast settings if you set the program updates to manual, some people do then you may not have been aware. So long as the VPS updates happen Windows XP security center won't flag it as out of date.

SP3 not only closes a number of vulnerabilities it also allows for the upgrading of IE6 which is also vulnerable, so this should be a matter of urgency.
Windows 10 Home 64bit/ Acer Aspire F15/ Intel Core i5 7200U 2.5GHz, 8GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD/ avast! free 24.6.6121 (build 24.6.9241.848) UI 1.0.809/ Firefox, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro/ Avast! Mobile Security