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Dragon Lady

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Scanning with Avast 5
« on: January 24, 2010, 08:52:59 PM »
I downloaded the new version of Avast today and tried to scan just the C Drive by creating a custom scan.  However, even though I made sure only the C Drive was ticked, it still scanned the D Drive as well.  I have run 3 or 4 scans and the D Drive is scanned each time.  Am I doing something wrong or will it not let me select just one hard drive?

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Re: Scanning with Avast 5
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2010, 09:08:15 PM »
The custom scan if you look at the Scan Areas, All hard disks are pre-selected, image1.

The Select folder to scan would probably be better as you just check the C drive/Partition.

Or simply use the Quick scan, as that only scans the system volume (whatever drive windows is on) and memory, etc. this is a Quick scan. image2
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Re: Scanning with Avast 5
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2010, 09:49:10 PM »
Thanks David for your very quick reply!  Yes I will give that a go.  If all else fails I will revert to 4.8.  Somehow I find that version more user friendly.

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Re: Scanning with Avast 5
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2010, 10:04:06 PM »
You would revert over something like this, there really are more permutation for scans in 5.0 than 4.8, so you would be taking a big step backwards. It will take a little getting used to, but shouldn't be long; I have only been using 5.0 for just over 4 days (had a very brief sojourn with an early beta) and I'm relatively comfortable with it and where to find things.
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Re: Scanning with Avast 5
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2010, 03:22:18 PM »
Sussed it!  :D  I created a custom scan and whilst doing so went into exclusions and ticked the D Drive.  I have done the scan and it did only scan the C Drive.

I guess a lot of the battle is getting used to it.  I will persevere!  Many thanks for your input folks!

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Re: Scanning with Avast 5
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2010, 05:48:10 PM »
You're welcome.

Spend some time checking out the various areas and you will find it much better than 4.8, it is just getting used to something new.
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