Author Topic: Avast Free 5.0.418 Persistent Caching  (Read 1898 times)

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Offline ioyuioynx

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Avast Free 5.0.418 Persistent Caching
« on: February 16, 2010, 06:01:46 AM »
I wanted to know if there was any way bad stuff could get past in the Persistent Caching option is turned on? I feel that Transient Caching is fine, as a reboot or virus definition update will scan all the files again. However, with Persistent Caching, these files will never be scanned again. How safe is that really?

Also, if I turn Persistent Caching off, how much slower will the system get, and how much extra protection will I start receiving straight away?

Same question with turning Transient Caching off also?

Offline Gopher John

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Re: Avast Free 5.0.418 Persistent Caching
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2010, 06:16:23 AM »
Files that have information stored in persistent cache will be scanned again if they change.  I don't think you'll gain any extra protection at all by turning it off.
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