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lilsassy

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Boot Sector Scan
« on: December 04, 2004, 12:44:37 AM »
Does Avast4 Home scan the boot sector during boot-up as McAfee does?

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Re:Boot Sector Scan
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2004, 12:51:51 AM »
What do you mean with "boot up"?
Do you mean when booting the system? If so what OS? Or do you mean when starting the application?

lilsassy

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Re:Boot Sector Scan
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2004, 05:23:39 AM »
Yes, when booting the system.  I'm running Windows 98.

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Re:Boot Sector Scan
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2004, 12:30:10 PM »
Yes, when booting the system.  I'm running Windows 98.

No, avast can only scans at boot in Windows XP/2k.
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lilsassy

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Re:Boot Sector Scan
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2004, 05:14:30 PM »
I don't necessarily need it, I'm just used to having it.  Seems like a good added precaution after recently watching someone trying to track down a virus that eventually led to the boot sector.

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Re:Boot Sector Scan
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2004, 05:21:29 PM »
Before a infection reaches the bootsector it is already on another place on your system. If it is caught there, you are safe.

Besides av software, use a firewall ;)

lilsassy

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Re:Boot Sector Scan
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2004, 04:12:20 AM »
Thanks Eddy.  I do use a firewall (ZoneAlarm) as well as Spyware detection programs (Spybot & AdAware).  I am very cautious about opening attachments and have never had a virus.