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Offline joethall

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Avast hangs from screen saver
« on: July 15, 2004, 06:24:08 PM »
I've set Avast to run as a screen saver and the seems to work O.K. until it actually finishes a full scan.  At that point my computer is hung and a physical power-cycle is the only thing that will break it out.

Is there a way to break out and/or is this a known problem?

My Avast appears to be 4.1 build 4.1.418/1.9.40/4.2.7.3.

Thanks

jth

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Re:Avast hangs from screen saver
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2004, 09:18:04 AM »
What operating system do you use? What is the screensaver that is actually running with the avast! one?

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Re:Avast hangs from screen saver
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2004, 01:54:14 PM »
Did you set avast to scan 'archive' files?
Are your avast temporary folder empty? (C:\Windows\Temp\_avast ...)
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Re:Avast hangs from screen saver
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2004, 05:08:09 PM »
I'm running Windows 2000 Professional 5.00.215 SP4.
I don't know if I'm set to scan archives or not.  How do I tel?

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Re:Avast hangs from screen saver
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2004, 05:26:40 PM »
I don't know if I'm set to scan archives or not.  How do I tel?

If you're using the Pro (or Trial) version of avast:
Right click the task (Screen Saver) > Properties > browse the settings for 'archives'

If you're using the Home version of avast:
Control Panel > Video > Screen saver tab > avast screen saver > Settings (or Customize) > browse the settings for 'archives'

Hope this help  ;)
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Re:Avast hangs from screen saver
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2004, 06:11:11 PM »
It looks as if I'm not scanning archives.  Although I'm not totally sure.  However, is there any explanation for why Avast hangs?

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Re:Avast hangs from screen saver
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2004, 06:18:25 PM »
I suggest you check the windows 2k log files as well as the Avast log files to see if they can tell you more.

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Re:Avast hangs from screen saver
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2004, 06:45:03 PM »
What actual screensaver do you use?