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Disabling Avast Boot up Scan?

by jessallie / November 23, 2012 1:08 AM PST

After avast found a problem on my computer, it removed it and after restarting it initiated a boot up scan. Now, every time I turn on the computer it does this. I have to hit esc to get it to stop. I wrote Avast who gave me this really complicated way of removing the software entirely. I even looked on these forums and never did see an actual solution to the problem. This has to be an easier way to do this. I have windows 7.

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Always try this in the CNET Avast Forum.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 23, 2012 1:18 AM PST

That way you get the maker's answer on this.

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Just for yuks.
by Bob__B / November 23, 2012 7:02 AM PST

If I open the Avast user interface I see this option called "boot-time scan".

If I was to open that and saw that it was scheduled I might just unschedule it.

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where is it?
by jessallie / November 23, 2012 7:20 AM PST
In reply to: Just for yuks.

Thank you for responding.
I don't see this option. Where exactly is it? I do see an option "Enable raw disk access during a boot-time scan" which refers to what you will allow during the scan, but I can't find just unschedule boot scan. I also have not set anything up to be scheduled. I manually scan. Any assistance appreciated.

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by Bob__B / November 23, 2012 8:27 AM PST
In reply to: where is it?

Right click the Avast orb.
Open the Avast user interface.
Left click Scan computer.

I see boot-time scan.

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Version 11.1.2245 has no "boot-time scan" to click on
by 123Dave123 / January 31, 2016 7:57 AM PST
In reply to: Where.

I did exactly what you said and the boot time scan setting is not there.
Avast just updated itself and started this boot time scan on my computer.
Maybe someone else who knows this version???
Very disconcerting to have this occur without a user control. Thanks Avast.

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This post is very old. Out of date.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 31, 2016 8:06 AM PST

As such, closing to avoid using the old information that no longer applies.

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