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I'm using Avast 4.8 Pro with XP Pro.

My question is how to keep Avast running through a scan without stopping
each time it finds a questionable file?  It's a pain to have to baby-sit
the dang thing from scan start to finish.  Kaspersky shows the results
at the end of its scan.  Unfortunately, for some reason the new
Kaspersky AV won't run on my machine.  I've used it from the days when
it was sold by Central Command out of one of the Dakotas.

Another gripe about Avast is that it is a resource hog.  It's slow and
over 90Mb of disk space. Yuck!

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Re: Avast AV Question

On Mon, 13 Jul 2009 12:45:05 -0500 caulfield@9385.com wrote:

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One thing you could do is run a boot-time scan.  Click on the "Advanced"
button and have Avast park the suspicious files in the Virus Chest.  You might
also find something in Program Settings > Confirmations which would solve your
problem.

<snip Kaspersky>
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Resource hog??  I'm running a scan now, averages about 15 to 25% CPU time.  
Avast carries a lot of .dll files in its folder instead putting them into
System 32. <shrug>
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Re: Avast AV Question

On Mon, 13 Jul 2009 20:56:56 -0500, Ernie B.

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I'll try the boot scan when I get a few moments free.

Re: Avast AV Question

On Mon, 13 Jul 2009 20:56:56 -0500, Ernie B.

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There is nothing that I can see in Confirmations that would help this,
unless it is worded so strangely that I am misconstruing it's meaning.

Avast's menu system is another item that sucks big time.

Re: Avast AV Question

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Turned on the scan and then went out to use the riding mower on the
lawn.  About 30 minutes later,  I came in and checked the scan.  It was
stuck on a false positive and didn't advance a single bit.

One thing I really liked about Kaspersky was that the false positives
were zilch.  Avast has lots of them.  Also, Kaspersky could be set to
complete the scan and then present the baddies. It also didn't slow
things down like Avast does.  I'm really thinking of dumping Avast even
though I paid for this "Pro" version.  Avira was also much more
"workable" than Avast, but I ran into a problem with their newer
version.

Re: Avast AV Question

On Fri, 17 Jul 2009 16:34:59 +0200 (CEST), George Orwell

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Why do you continue to use the damn thing?


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