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How can I keep Avast Antivirus from pausing during full scan

by wiredpinz / February 18, 2008 5:31 AM PST

How can I keep Avast Antivirus from pausing during full scans of my hard drive whenever it finds some malware? As I do with other free antivirus and antispyware programs I run the free version of Avast overnight when I am sleeping. This allows me to do a thorough deep scan of all files on my hard drive. It takes hours. But unlike other antivirus programs Avast pauses its scan when it finds something, and demands that one take an action before it continues the scan. So when I wake up I get rid of that single piece of malware. I can't just pause the scan and continue the next night because Avast does not remember the pause once the computer has been shut down during the day. It starts the scan from the beginning. Is there a way to get Avast to finish a scan, and only list the malware after it has finished? This is how other antivirus programs work.

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Let's hope we can response
by Donna Buenaventura / February 19, 2008 12:58 PM PST

from other Avast! users.
You might want also to ask this at Avast! forums: http://forum.avast.com

One user asked before "Unwanted pause during scan" at http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=22295.0 but it seems that is not possible.

I'm not sure if that is a limitation with the free version or if the paid edition will allow a user to configure avast Pro to not to pause during scan.

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Someone gave me the solution.
by wiredpinz / February 19, 2008 1:56 PM PST

With the Simple User Interface one goes to the Tools menu. Then pick 'Schedule Boot-Time Scan.' Then on the menu check 'Advanced options.' Then choose what to do with infected files. Then click 'Schedule.' It will restart the computer, and start scanning. After the scan started I went to sleep. When I woke up the scan was done, and the infected files had been moved to the chest. That is the choice I made ahead of time.

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(NT) Glad you got the solution :)
by Donna Buenaventura / February 19, 2008 2:26 PM PST
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