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AaLF

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Turn off scanning
« on: October 12, 2011, 10:52:29 AM »
On Avast Free, can I turn off routine scanning of hard drives for a time but leave real-time protection working?

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Re: Turn off scanning
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2011, 10:55:55 AM »
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can I turn off routine scanning of hard drives for a time
Do you mean sheduled scanning ?......if so yes

AaLF

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Re: Turn off scanning
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2011, 11:09:34 AM »
And where do I find the 'kill switch'?

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Re: Turn off scanning
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2011, 11:14:37 AM »
the same place you created the sceduled scan i guess.....think it is here more details/ settings/ scheduling

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Re: Turn off scanning
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2011, 11:16:00 AM »
Do you have a scheduled scan? Look at the GUI --> Scan Computer --> Quick Scan --> Settings --> Schedule

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Re: Turn off scanning
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2011, 12:45:06 PM »
Sorry, I was under the impression that the AV rumages through the HDD looking for suspects.  Otherwise how has it alerted me to an incident in my secondary HDD drive.  How did it find something dormant if it didn't scan (factory settings)?  I certainly haven't scheduled any scanning.

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Re: Turn off scanning
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2011, 12:51:09 PM »
Could have been something else (MS Windows indexing service?) touching the files, thus triggering the on-access scan.

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Re: Turn off scanning
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2011, 12:52:26 PM »
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Otherwise how has it alerted me to an incident in my secondary HDD drive.
did you open the folder where that file is...or try running it ?

the file shield is watching all file movments in real time so if you or the machine is trying to run a infected file it will detect...


can you post the alert you got...

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Re: Turn off scanning
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2011, 01:03:02 PM »
Could have been something else (MS Windows indexing service?) touching the files, thus triggering the on-access scan.

Maybe.  Gotcha.  Avast doesn't have factory set regular scans preset.  No scanning takes place without my permission.  Its just a watchdog on high alert.  That's good to know.   And a nice AV too.