Thread: Avast Antivirus
February 28th, 2006, 11:01 AM #1
I use avast antivirus. I scan about once every two weeks. No virus is turning up during the scan but there are hundreds of files that are "unable to scan"
Why is this?Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3L - Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale
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February 28th, 2006, 12:29 PM #2
Hmm, try running an online scanner if your worried. Or try another AV program such as AVG. I must say i don't get notices saying that some files couldn't be scanned but again, i use AVG.
February 28th, 2006, 12:51 PM #3
try trendsoft the creaters of PC cillin to do a free online scan if you are worried about a virus
February 28th, 2006, 01:12 PM #4
February 28th, 2006, 01:14 PM #5
schedule a "Boot time scan" ... let it run the virus scan before it enters Windows...
not sure why your getting that message, i use Avast Home Edition 4.6 and i havn't seen that message...
February 28th, 2006, 02:21 PM #6
wera, do you have both running with their real time scanning? Take a lot of resources while doing the same job IMO. Also try running Ad-Aware, it finds a lot of stuff Spy-bot doesn't. Can't say MS-AntiSpyware does a lot, i don't scan with it anymore as it never found anything!
February 28th, 2006, 02:26 PM #7
Ya if you run the real time scanners there is really no point to running a normal virus scan...the real time ones scan everything constantly.
And ya, if you want to scan, run a boot scan..."The problem with quotations on the internet is that the sources are hard to verify" - Abraham Lincoln
February 28th, 2006, 02:27 PM #8
I'd still scan, if you get a virus before a description of it is made by the AV software company you could have a problem...
February 28th, 2006, 02:31 PM #9Originally Posted by buckaro"The problem with quotations on the internet is that the sources are hard to verify" - Abraham Lincoln
February 28th, 2006, 06:02 PM #10
Yeah, but if that file has been passed as clean...i suppose when it tries to run you'd pick it up. With that said, i never seem to pick up viruses anyway according to AVG, i think its doing a good job!
February 28th, 2006, 06:18 PM #11
I am a long time AVG fan. Been using it since 1999. I placed AVG on a neighbours computer a few months ago where there was previously no virus protection. I was suprised how many viruses the computer had picked up, there were loads.
February 28th, 2006, 06:32 PM #12
I currently use Avast and previously used AVG for about 6 months. Before that I ran no virus scanner for years without a single problem. It currently seems that Avast slows internet browsing down (probably due to a real-time scanner running) which can be annoying but its usually not noticeable. I may uninstall it in a few days just to test things out.YAH! I knew you'd be jealous
February 28th, 2006, 09:31 PM #13Originally Posted by Tekk"The problem with quotations on the internet is that the sources are hard to verify" - Abraham Lincoln
March 1st, 2006, 12:35 AM #14
March 1st, 2006, 07:17 AM #15Originally Posted by EXreaction
March 1st, 2006, 01:39 PM #16
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Everyone is making this so difficult lol.
Boot to safe mode. Run Avast. Reboot = problems solved.I7 930i on ASUS Sabertooth X58
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March 1st, 2006, 04:10 PM #17
Maybe ZeRO is right, but an extra online scan can't hurt...in fact even microsoft have one now, i think its part of their preparation for Vista, which is all about communities or something. E.g. MS Anti-Spyware Beta, you can sign up to the community to share what you do when you get programs and options of what to do.
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