Author Topic: Where are the Boot Scan setting?  (Read 4267 times)

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testy

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Where are the Boot Scan setting?
« on: August 25, 2010, 04:04:37 AM »
I haven't had a complete boot scan for a while because it can't complete because it stops to ask what to do with infected files it has found. I used to be able to set it so everything was automatically moved to the virus chest. I have searched but can't find any settings for boot scan. I am using Avast version 5.0.594.

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Re: Where are the Boot Scan setting?
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2010, 04:09:02 AM »
This options (automated) were removed in version 5.0.
They will (probably) be back on version 5.1.
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testy

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Re: Where are the Boot Scan setting?
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2010, 05:41:06 AM »
Why was it removed?????????????  I'm sure everyone wants to babysit an 8 hour scan.  I guess it's time to look around for a different virus scanner.

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Re: Where are the Boot Scan setting?
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2010, 09:25:52 AM »
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I guess it's time to look around for a different virus scanner.
why ? there is no other AV that have a boot scan.......
you only use the boot scan if you have a file that the normal scan can not remove bc it is in use......

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Re: Where are the Boot Scan setting?
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2010, 01:16:25 PM »
Why was it removed?????????????  I'm sure everyone wants to babysit an 8 hour scan.
It has a technical reason (false positives at boot time).

I guess it's time to look around for a different virus scanner.
Go ahead... if you find any with boot time scanning :)
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disPlay

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Re: Where are the Boot Scan setting?
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2010, 08:19:46 PM »
Why was it removed?????????????  I'm sure everyone wants to babysit an 8 hour scan.
It has a technical reason (false positives at boot time).

I guess it's time to look around for a different virus scanner.
Go ahead... if you find any with boot time scanning :)


Completely agree with you tech.

spg SCOTT

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Re: Where are the Boot Scan setting?
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2010, 09:30:51 PM »
Why was it removed?????????????  I'm sure everyone wants to babysit an 8 hour scan.
It has a technical reason (false positives at boot time).
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