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Offline MikeBCda

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Boot-scan ignores exclusion lists?
« on: August 05, 2004, 12:02:21 AM »
Hi,

Couldn't find this anywhere in the Help, and a search here turned up a total blank.

If, as I do, you exclude a set of folders from a local-disks thorough scan (tons of JPG's in my case), am I correct in what I seem to have observed?  Specifically, if you schedule and run a boot-time scan, the exclusion list is ignored and all files are scanned?

Thanks and best,
Mike
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Re:Boot-scan ignores exclusion lists?
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2004, 12:38:01 AM »
Yes, you're right. Technically, this is because the boot-time scanner has no access to the storage where the global exclusion list is kept...
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Re:Boot-scan ignores exclusion lists?
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2004, 01:30:00 AM »
Speedy reply as always, thanks Vlk.  :)  I was pretty sure that's what happens (if not necessarily why), but I'm never quite sure if I'm really seeing what I think I'm seeing.  ;)
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Re:Boot-scan ignores exclusion lists?
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2004, 04:09:30 AM »
Yes, you're right. Technically, this is because the boot-time scanner has no access to the storage where the global exclusion list is kept...

Vlk, can you please update (correct) the help files?
There is written that exclusion list affects 'all' parts of avast... except the boot time scanning  ;)
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