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WillFred

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Full Scan Problem
« on: November 27, 2011, 01:09:17 PM »
I've been using AVAST for a few months, satisfactorily. Just two, related, questions...

1. I run a weekly full scan. At first all went well. The last couple of scans have shown up:"Error: Archive is password protected" on several files. How can I arrange for AVAST to get access to these files, assuming it is desirable to do so?

2. I can't see any way of setting up an automatic scheduling of the weekly full scan, referred to above. I have to initiate each scan manually. Am I missing something?

Thanks, in anticipation of some advice on these subjects...

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Re: Full Scan Problem
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2011, 01:14:08 PM »
1. I run a weekly full scan. At first all went well. The last couple of scans have shown up:"Error: Archive is password protected" on several files. How can I arrange for AVAST to get access to these files, assuming it is desirable to do so?

You can't get access to these files, but it's nothing to worry about.
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Re: Full Scan Problem
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2011, 01:20:22 PM »
Hi WillFred, welcome to the forum :)

1. avast! cannot know the password to the archives, so it will not be able to scan it. avast is just reporting that to you.

2. Open avast -> Scan now -> Find "Full System Scan" -> Click "More details" to expand it -> Click "settings" -> "Scheduling" tab

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Re: Full Scan Problem
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2011, 01:22:30 PM »
2. Open avast -> Scan now -> Find "Full System Scan" -> Click "More details" to expand it -> Click "settings" -> "Scheduling" tab

Thanks Scott.
As I'm using the German version, I didn't have the right terms at hand. ;)
W8.1 [x64] - Avast PremSec 22.5.7216.B [UI.706] - Firefox ESR 91.9.1 [NS/uBO/PB] - Thunderbird 91.9.1
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