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23-Nov-2012, 06:09 PM #1
Disable Avast boot scan?
After avast found a problem on my computer, it removed it and after restarting, and on its own, initiated a boot up scan. Now, every time I turn on the computer it does this. I have to hit esc to get it to stop. There is nothing on program to uncheck under settings. I wrote Avast support who gave me this really complicated and confusing way of removing the avast software entirely. When I asked to clarify I got no response. I posted this question on an avast forum and I have not received an answer. There has to be an easier way to fix this. I have windows 7 IE 9
Any help much appreciated.
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24-Nov-2012, 07:32 AM #2
Right click Avast icon to open Avast program - click on Scan Computer > Boot-time scan.
Click on Schedule Now - make sure that Not scheduled is now listed under Current Status.
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24-Nov-2012, 12:11 PM #3
Thanks for responding. No "Boot time" scan was there to click. I finally just got frustrated and deleted the program.
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26-Nov-2012, 10:41 AM #4
Nothing like cutting off your nose to spite your face, huh? Open Avast on left hand side "scan computer" - click it, there will be 3 panes , scan now , boot - time scan and scan logs. Click on the schedule now to un-schedule it.
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