Some critical MS-DOS files can better (or so AVG thinks) scanned before Windows loads. It's just one line (I can't see it now, because I don't have AVG here at work, only at home, so I can't tell you what it is at the moment) in \autoexec.bat (i.e. autoexec.bat in the root folder). You'll easily recognize it, and if you don't, please repost.
Three ways to disable this, depending on your preferences:
1. MSCONFIG, startup tab: uncheck this line.
2. SYSEDIT and uncheck this line
3. Notepad: open \autoexec.bat, put REM (with a space after it) in front of the program name (so it becomes something like REM AVGBOOT.EXE) and save it
Your choice, depending on your experience.
Hope this helps.
I am using Win98SE with AVG installed.
I am totally a newbie to AVG, but just install this program to protect my system.
The AVG program seems to scan the core files in the Windows everytime during Windows startup, the black screen before the Welcome screen is shown.
Is it possible to disable this auto-scanning setting?
Why does AVG scan some files during startup? What are these files, actually?