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emilemma

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Re: beeping sound
« Reply #15 on: November 06, 2011, 08:21:15 PM »
when i said "avs" i meant only one...avira

i have used kis in the past, but that was removed long ago..

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Re: beeping sound
« Reply #16 on: November 06, 2011, 08:21:39 PM »

scan and doing scan of 'c' drive...have not tested any other scan areas yet..


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emilemma

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Re: beeping sound
« Reply #17 on: November 06, 2011, 08:26:29 PM »
have to wait till later...will post results of 'other scan areas' in little while..

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ady4um

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Re: beeping sound
« Reply #18 on: November 06, 2011, 08:34:28 PM »
@emilemma,

From your report, it "seems" like Avast command line scanner is using beeps to "tell you something", just as the GUI would use some sounds in some cases.

Maybe there is some command line argument / parameter to run Avast command line scanner with no beeps, but please pay attention to what exactly Avast is trying to "tell you" with those beeps.

If the beep is only saying "I've finish the scan and all is OK", then it would be "acceptable" to set the scan to be "soundless" ("beepless"). Note however that I am NOT recommending cancelling the beep in such case either.

If, OTOH, the beeps are saying "hey, please pay attention to the results, since something seems fishy", then I wouldn't take that situation as "acceptable".

I guess the only way to find out is to start a short / middle command line scan (instead of having to wait for the complete "C:" drive), and after the beeps:

1._ Compare the new beeps with the previous ones you had; and,
2._ Check the log results of the scan, so to (maybe) relate the beeps to the specific results.

I hope I was clear enough (don't hesitate to ask again).

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Re: beeping sound
« Reply #19 on: November 06, 2011, 08:59:43 PM »
when i said "avs" i meant only one...avira
i have used kis in the past, but that was removed long ago..

Be sure to get rid of both...!!
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Re: beeping sound
« Reply #20 on: November 06, 2011, 10:07:37 PM »
gentlemen, i owe you an apology..it seems as tho i had not run both kis & avira removal tools b4...i reran both kis & avira
removal tools & tested more scans...THE BEEP is no longer sounding!!!!

i am puzzled tho as to why it only beeped via command line & not the gui...

also even tho there were program traces left after removal via
the win 7 control panel, what would cause avast to beep &
why???  it did not indicate that there were any viruses
or any other problems.. the scan log was clean, no errors,
etc., just the beeps!!

another unrelated question...does avast scan the registry
during a 'c' drive or full system scan or any other time??

also does avast scan for rootkits during any scans other than
when specified as one of the parms setup for a 'custom scan'??

many thanks for your time and assistance!!! :)
« Last Edit: November 06, 2011, 10:20:43 PM by emilemma »

ady4um

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Re: beeping sound
« Reply #21 on: November 06, 2011, 10:26:18 PM »
i am puzzled tho as to why it only beeped via command line & not the gui...

Can you try running the EXACT same scan from GUI and check any messages and log results? Even when you no longer get the beeps, you could still compare the log results between command line scan and GUI scan.

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also even tho there were program traces left after removal via
the win 7 control panel, what would cause avast to beep &
why???

Once again, you really need to check the log results of those specific scans (and maybe report them here).

The logged result may not include every detail of the scan (so maybe the answer for those questions is not there anyway), but if there is an answer for those specific scans in "some" place, it is there.

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Re: beeping sound
« Reply #22 on: November 06, 2011, 10:30:54 PM »
i have removed all other avs...

How many did you have..???
Not just that but why do an uninstall and re-install of avast.  ??? I would think a "repair" would suffice.  :)
At least the OP has the issue behind them.  :)

@emilemma try using a cleaner like CCleaner http://filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/
You will find CCleaner is very user friendly.  :)

avast will not scan the registry only files which can be infected. To scan the registry use CCleaner.
Rootkits; avast by default does a quick scan. You do have the option to create a "custom scan. On a custom scan avast allows the user to set certain parameters. I would suggest leaving the packer setting at the default setting. If you do a full scan for rootkits you may get some false positives. For the most part the default full system scan will be sufficient. I do a full system scan once a week and a quick scan twice a week. To do more than one full scan a week is overkill due to the fact that avast has some very strong resident shields. That is unless you play with fire, then you might get burned.  :)
« Last Edit: November 06, 2011, 10:42:15 PM by Para-Noid »
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Re: beeping sound
« Reply #23 on: November 07, 2011, 12:31:00 AM »
gentlemen, i owe you an apology..it seems as tho i had not run both kis & avira removal tools b4...i reran both kis & avira
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Re: beeping sound
« Reply #24 on: November 07, 2011, 01:37:51 AM »
How did you remove them? Did you use special uninstall tools.
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emilemma

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Re: beeping sound
« Reply #25 on: November 07, 2011, 02:15:01 AM »
i used the tools suggested by you to remove avs...

i have been using ccleaner for years...

i checked all log results when doing the gui and command line
scans, nothing ever showed up...

again, many thanks.. :)

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Re: beeping sound
« Reply #26 on: November 07, 2011, 07:35:31 AM »
many thanks for your time and assistance!!! :)

You're welcome..!
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Re: beeping sound
« Reply #27 on: November 07, 2011, 07:21:24 PM »
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also does avast scan for rootkits during any scans other than.......
yes...8 munutes after boot 

emilemma

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Re: beeping sound
« Reply #28 on: November 10, 2011, 10:17:16 PM »
this beeping sound is still there...only when running a FULL
rootkit scan...tried unloading avast, ran 3 progs. to clear
out any previous avs, ran aswclear to clean out avast,
did clean install of avast 6.0.1289...

setup custom scan in avast to scan only rootkits(full scan)

setup batch file using ashcmd pointing to /@custom scan

ran scan with rootkits(full scan) & beep SOUNDS again...

changed custom scan to scan only rootkits(quick scan)
ran scan again & no beep...

this only occurs when running avast, & only when using a batch file with ashcmd.exe...does not occur when running the same scan in gui...

would someone be kind enough to setup scan as i did
and see if you have same problem...

this is driving me nuts...
have to know where problem is...

appreciate any of your efforts...

many thanks.. ???
« Last Edit: November 10, 2011, 10:24:05 PM by emilemma »

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Re: beeping sound
« Reply #29 on: November 10, 2011, 10:22:57 PM »
would someone be kind enough to setup scan as i did
and see if you have same problem...

Sorry, no beeps here at all.
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