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Kitcar

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Force scan on reboot. How please?
« on: November 26, 2004, 02:35:43 PM »
Hi All,

I've probably just missed summat easy but how (on XP) can you get Avast! to do a boot scan? I generally do the install one and I have seen the option come up when doing a manual scan but I can't find where to make it schedule one?

All the best ..

T i m

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Re:Force scan on reboot. How please?
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2004, 02:48:07 PM »
You sure did miss something real easy ;D

Start Avast > Menu > Shedule boot scan

Kitcar

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Re:Force scan on reboot. How please?
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2004, 03:37:59 PM »
Hmm,

Hmm, can see that in Avast4Home .. ?

Cheers though ..

T i m

lee16

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Re:Force scan on reboot. How please?
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2004, 03:41:01 PM »
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Hmm, can see that in Avast4Home .. ?

Are you saying you can or can't see it.

It is avalible in Avast 4 Home.

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Kitcar

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Re:Force scan on reboot. How please?
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2004, 03:43:36 PM »
Doh ..

Ok, so, step at a time please .. where do I find it ...? ;-(

T i m

(sri, I missed that bit of your post .. no I still can't see where to enable the 'Scan on boot' option.)
« Last Edit: November 26, 2004, 03:47:29 PM by Kitcar »

lee16

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Re:Force scan on reboot. How please?
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2004, 03:52:07 PM »
(this will be two posts long)

1) Right click the avast! "A" icon in the taskbar (next to your system clock), and select "Start Avast! Anti-virus" (see below)

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« Last Edit: November 26, 2004, 03:53:43 PM by lee16 »

lee16

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Re:Force scan on reboot. How please?
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2004, 03:53:31 PM »
2) Select Menu and then "Schedual boot time scan" (see below)

*Note*, youe avast! skin will proberly look different from mine, but will have the same options.

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Re:Force scan on reboot. How please?
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2004, 03:55:50 PM »
Or read the the help.

start > programs > Avast > help

Kitcar

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Re:Force scan on reboot. How please?
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2004, 04:08:20 PM »
Ah .. thanks for that ... (found) ..

However .. when I right click the 'A' and choose 'Start Avast! Antivirus' it takes me to the std Avast! user panel .. the same as if I had started it from the start menu or the desktop icon?

I didn't get up the second menu till I right clicked on the panel? (I just mentioned that in case I have a different setup to norm?). Is that how it works for you?

So, would 'right click on the std avast manual scan panel' also be a valid description of how to get there?

All the best and thanks to all for the help  (and how many times do I tell folk to right click on stuff .. <sigh>)

T i m

lee16

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Re:Force scan on reboot. How please?
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2004, 04:19:17 PM »
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Ah .. thanks for that ... (found) ..

Good to hear  :)

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However .. when I right click the 'A' and choose 'Start Avast! Antivirus' it takes me to the std Avast! user panel .. the same as if I had started it from the start menu or the desktop icon?

Yes this is normal, they all open the same panel, I just normally right click the avast icon in the toolbar because i rather it this way.

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I didn't get up the second menu till I right clicked on the panel? (I just mentioned that in case I have a different setup to norm?). Is that how it works for you?

This is also normal.

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So, would 'right click on the std avast manual scan panel' also be a valid description of how to get there?

Yes

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All the best and thanks to all for the help

No problem at all, im glad i could help.   ;)

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Kitcar

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Re:Force scan on reboot. How please?
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2004, 04:23:05 PM »
Or read the the help.

start > programs > Avast > help

I did actually have a look at help and was offered ...

"Scheduling the Boot Time Scan

Click on the Menu button.
Choose Schedule Boot Time Scan. "

Which is fine if you can get the menu button in the first place (and I still havent found one?) I thought it might have been someting that was not offered on A4H so have learnt it's quicker to ask those who know.

Luckily there are some that realise that we can all need help sometimes .. and that help rarely comes from RTFM or help files (one can't see the wood for the trees etc). If it was the case we wouldn't need support forums so much?

All the best .. ;-)

T i m