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Disable Avast boot scan?

Discussion in 'General Security' started by gdwitch, Nov 23, 2012.

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  1. gdwitch

    gdwitch Thread Starter

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    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.
     
  2. blues_harp28

    blues_harp28 Trusted Advisor

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    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.
     
  3. gdwitch

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    Thanks for responding. No "Boot time" scan was there to click. I finally just got frustrated and deleted the program.
     
  4. indianacarnie

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    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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