I have just installed Avast free edition. During the install I elected to run a scan on boot-up thinking this was a one off and if it wasn't, I could change it later. I would now like to change this to run a scan manually as and when needed, but I can't find any settings to do this. If it can be changed or cancelled how do I go about it?
Done it, not quite right Stuartli but thanks. I did it like this Menu>in the dropdown list click settings> at the bottom is Trouble shooting> tick box which states "Disable rootkit scan on start up". But it took me quite a while to find the Menu button.
Make sure that you have plenty time to run it. The last time I had Avast it took over 3 hours to run the scan and stopped a few times when it found problems and I had to decide what to do with the problems before it started again. Maybe things have improved now as that was about 4 years ago. Just one of the reasons that I use AVG now is that you can set it to scan your computer and then it powers down the computer when the scan is finished.So ideal to run it if you are going out anywhere.
I'm surprised, when I did my first scan with it, it was very much quicker than my AVG I was using (just over half an hour), AVG took over 1 hour. But I suppose it all depends on how many files and programs etc you have on your computer, I don't have all that many on my net book which I'm running Avast on. Also the initial start up is a lot quicker.
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