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how do i run a full system scan? help please!
« on: August 31, 2004, 12:21:46 AM »
Im new to the whole avast thing, so far im lovin it!(as mcdonalds would say)

but im not sure how to manually start a full system scan.

also can i schedule weekly system scans?

any help would be greatly appreciated.


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Re:how do i run a full system scan? help please!
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2004, 01:05:14 AM »
But im not sure how to manually start a full system scan.

Select the area (folders, all local disks...) you want and click on 'Play' button.


Also can i schedule weekly system scans?

No. This is Professional version feature.
In Home version you can only schedule (manually) one boot time scanning for next boot.
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Re:how do i run a full system scan? help please!
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2004, 06:54:45 AM »
thanks for yur help, i got the quick scan feature working. that shud do the trick 4 now,

but for future reference, how bout a step by step guide to how to schedule

a boot time scanning session?

Im not used to this proggie yet so u'd better put it in laman's terms,

or better yet, phrase it like you would if u were talking to 3 year old.

-thanks again

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Re:how do i run a full system scan? help please!
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2004, 07:01:59 AM »
Avast as almost all applications does have a manual build in ;D

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Re:how do i run a full system scan? help please!
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2004, 07:58:45 AM »
 >:(

yes, but what you seem to be misunderstanding is

I DONT KNOW HOW TO WORK IT!

so if you can tell me how, it might be helpful.

Somebody really needs to make a manual for

this programm

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Re:how do i run a full system scan? help please!
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2004, 08:38:07 AM »
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Somebody really needs to make a manual for this programm

Start Avast, click on MENU than click on help. Hé look, there is the manual ;D

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can i schedule weekly system scans
Sure you can. Use the windows taskscheduler. You can even use the switches you want for the scan. Create a batch file that runs AshCmd with the desired switches. And schedule that in taskmanager.

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Re:how do i run a full system scan? help please!
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2004, 01:25:59 PM »
How bout a step by step guide to how to schedule a boot time scanning session?

It's only available in Windows 2k/XP.
Right click the 'a' blue icon on the system tray.
Start avast antivirus (2nd option)
Right click the skin (on a clean part of it, not over a button for instance)
Choose 'Schedule boot-time scanning'
Choose if you want (or not) to scan archive files (*.zip, *.arg for instance)
Choose the default desired option to take if a virus were found
Boot

Hope this helps.  ;)
« Last Edit: August 31, 2004, 01:26:20 PM by Technical »
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