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Future feature? or can we already do this?
« on: August 03, 2004, 09:22:35 PM »
Avast gets very heavy on memory usage when it scans very large files.
Is there a way to get avast to IGNORE specific CLASSES OF FILES?  e.g. avi, divx, etc?
This would save hours of scanning and memory cleanup.

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Re:Future feature? or can we already do this?
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2004, 09:30:10 PM »
If you would have read the manual and/or searched this board, you would have known that you can add things to the exclusion (ignore) list. :D

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Re:Future feature? or can we already do this?
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2004, 09:33:04 PM »
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Avast gets very heavy on memory usage when it scans very large files.

Why do you think so? This is not normally the case...
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Re:Future feature? or can we already do this?
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2004, 09:37:29 PM »
I think he means large "zipped" files. But I'm pretty sure he will tell us Vlk  ;)

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Re:Future feature? or can we already do this?
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2004, 09:44:25 PM »
No - I don't just mean .zip files.
Usiing System Monitor I can watch the free memory being chewed up when running avast when it hits my movie collection.  Now - maybe there is some sort of a memory leak in Windows ME - it's hardly an O/S without problems - but that is what I am obliged to work with.
Dachsund's "hare" helps some with freeing the the memory, but when it hits those big files it seems to spend more time recovering free memory than it does actually checki9ng for viruses.

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Re:Future feature? or can we already do this?
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2004, 09:46:16 PM »
If you would have read the manual and/or searched this board, you would have known that you can add things to the exclusion (ignore) list. :D
Thanks - that's a really helpful reply.
I'll try it immediately.

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Re:Future feature? or can we already do this?
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2004, 09:49:45 PM »
Movies are normally on DVD (at least nowadays) and can't be infected  :D

If you want to scan a file, the file must be has to be in the memory, so it sounds normal to me that if a large file is scanned, also a large amount of memory is used. That is what I think, but I am sure Vlk (or someone else) will correct me if I am wrong.