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Offline emilemma

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scanned items
« on: October 23, 2010, 05:30:10 AM »
when doing full system scan, does avast scan any registry items and boot sectors? are ALL important system areas thoroughly checked?

thanks  EE
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Offline WildWestGuy

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Re: scanned items
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2010, 11:02:18 AM »
when doing full system scan, does avast scan any registry items and boot sectors? are ALL important system areas thoroughly checked?

thanks  EE
Hello EE, Avast! full scan performs a IN-DEPTH scan of the system.

All harddisks, Rootkits, auto Start programs and modules loaded in the memory is scanned

You can also read about if you go into:
-Scan now
-Now click "more details" under start at "Full system Scan"

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Armin. ;)
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Offline emilemma

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Re: scanned items
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2010, 05:11:33 PM »
yes. i saw that also. but when doing the scan the scan items are displayed as it is scanning, and i don't ever see where the registry, boot sectors, etc. are being scanned.

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Offline The Dude 321

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Re: scanned items
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2010, 07:47:46 PM »
Simply do a boot time scan, that way everything that ever existed on your computer will be scanned. This allows malware to be deleted before they even have a chance to infect your computer.

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Offline WildWestGuy

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Re: scanned items
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2010, 07:54:15 PM »
Simply do a boot time scan, that way everything that ever existed on your computer will be scanned. This allows malware to be deleted before they even have a chance to infect your computer.

Cheers
The Dude 321
Yes, but the boot time scanner is only for 32bit, not 64. ;) We do not know what hers system bit is.
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Offline SafeSurf

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Re: scanned items
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2010, 10:04:34 AM »
@ WildWestGuy and The Dude 321,

Yes, but the boot time scanner is only for 32bit, not 64. ;) We do not know what hers system bit is.
This is true.  That is why it is important to get/or ask for all the newbie's information early on since they are unable to show a Signature until after 20 posts (anti-spam forum protection), so you can give accurate information. 

Upon reading the OP's older threads, he/she has Win7, but it is never disclosed if he/she has a 32 or 64-bit machine, unless they are now referring to a different machine. 

@ emilemma,

What is your OS, 32 or 64-bit?

Are you having any concerns regarding malware at this time?  Thank you.
Mac 10.9.4 /Safari and Firefox (NoScript/AdBlockPlus/BetterPrivacy/Ghostey)/
Vista Home Prem (same add-on's)/Avast Free/Online Armor Premium Firewall/MBAM Premium)/ Mobile MBAM.