Stop Avast scanning on Boot?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:18 18 Feb 2005

How do I stop avast 4 from scanning everytime I reboot the computer?

Done this once on mine, just installed on a friends PC and can not rember how to disable boot scanning.

  SANTOS7 19:23 18 Feb 2005

From the Start avast anti virus, you can click on the menu and select Schedule Boot-Time Scan.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:30 18 Feb 2005

Cant find an option in there to not schedule

  woodchip 19:36 18 Feb 2005

Right click Avast in System tray choose settings

  Buchan 35 19:45 18 Feb 2005

Thanks for the thread and thank you Woodchip for the answer.- ))

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:20 18 Feb 2005

Ok I'm being extremely thick here I still canot find anything in settings to disable boot scan.

  SANTOS7 20:33 18 Feb 2005

click here from the FAQs it seems you can only schedule scans in the pro editions...........

  Belatucadrus 22:14 18 Feb 2005

Try opening avast then look at the drop down menu there is a heading "Schedule Boot-Time scan" this opens a settings window, though my understanding was that it only set the boot scan to run once. Try clicking on cancel, see if that works.

  Mango Grummit 22:38 18 Feb 2005

Can't help you on this one I'm afraid. Tried Avast for 36 hours and came to the decision that anyone who uses it cannot have too much use for their computer, except for a little time after work or whatever they do.

Takes too long to scan!

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:44 19 Feb 2005

Sounds silly but best time to scan with avast is when not using.

avast has a screen saver, set up in the normal way for screen savers and it will scan when the screen saver comes on and even take up where it left off if you interupt the screen saver scan.

With auto updating this makes avast a simple install and forget solution to antivirus.

You do not need to remember to update or scan it will do it automatically.

Now all I've got to do is stop it scanning on boot everytime for this Sony Vaio. It doesn't do it on my own PC.

  whybe 19:33 19 Feb 2005

This may help. If you open the Avast main screen the simple user interface then click on the menu arrow in the top left hand corner. Click on Schedule boot time scan. It should then say it is set and do you wish to cancel the scan, click yes, it should then stop further boot scans. W

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