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Offline chrisaroz

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Re: [6.0.1044] Avast Running a Full System scan automatically and loops
« Reply #45 on: March 30, 2011, 04:24:39 PM »
I agree. It seems that since the 24 hour period has passed the scans have returned to normal. I'm certain the appropriate teams within Avast have been made aware and will resolve before next year.

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Re: [6.0.1044] Avast Running a Full System scan automatically and loops
« Reply #46 on: March 30, 2011, 04:30:55 PM »
1 Year ago today I posted about this EXACT same issue. I think someone may be onto something regarding Feb and a bug with the shortened day.

OK, seems you really did... sorry that it got lost/forgotten.
The problem is actually not caused by the short month, but by the DST change (OK, in connection with the shorter month, but the DST change within that month is the key).

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Re: [6.0.1044] Avast Running a Full System scan automatically and loops
« Reply #47 on: March 30, 2011, 05:55:16 PM »
Same problem here. The FULL scan started yesterday morning and keeps starting up as soon as it finishes or is STOPPED. I was able to get into the settings, kind of tricky since you can't get to the scheduling when scan is running and it starts running within seconds of stopping it. Turned off FULL scan but it still started up again. Rebooted with the FULL scan set to OFF and it did not start up again so I thought the problem sort of was solved but this morning woke up hearing scan complete turned on my monitor and FULL scan was running again.

AVAST free version ver 6.0.100
WinXP SP3
FULL scan was set for 1st of month @ midnite

Scan log shows FULL system scanned on:
3/1/2011 @ 12am (by schedule)
3/29/2011 @12am (right time but 4 days early)
plus about 30 more attempts in past 24 hours

Right now I have the FULL scan on PAUSE

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Re: [6.0.1044] Avast Running a Full System scan automatically and loops
« Reply #48 on: March 30, 2011, 06:14:55 PM »
Whilst you have it on Pause read this link that Igor posted http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=75006.0 and take the workaround option.
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Re: [6.0.1044] Avast Running a Full System scan automatically and loops
« Reply #49 on: March 30, 2011, 06:22:32 PM »
I posted some update here: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=75006.0



Followed your instructions in the post above to change the scheduled scan time to something other than 0:0 to 1:0 (12am to 1am) and it appears to have worked.