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Boot time scan with Avast antivirus 8.0

May 16, 2013 Comments Off on Boot time scan with Avast antivirus 8.0 By MANOJ AGARWAL

Boot time scan with Avast antivirus 8.0

Avast free Anti-virus is used to protect the computers from viruses.  Avast anti-virus 8.0 is a free software that can be downloaded from: http://www.avast.com/en-in/index

We can schedule boot time scan to do a through check of the PC, so that when we restart it, Avast does a boot time scan for viruses.  To schedule a boot time scan, we have to follow the following steps:

  • Open Avast user interface.
  • Click on ‘Security’ tab.
  • Click on Antivirus in the list of tabs on the left side.
  • Click on ‘Scan now’ option inside ‘Antivirus’.
  • On the right side, scroll to bottom, to see ‘Boot-time scan’ option.
  • Click on ‘Schedule now to schedule to run the scan on next system restart as shown in Figure-1.


  • We can set Boot-time parameters as shown in Figure-2, which we get by clicking on ‘Settings’ button.
  • Areas to scan ‘All harddisks’, is default.  Click on ‘Add’ to select specific locations we want to scan.
  • Leave these two options checked, ‘Scan for potentially unwanted programs (PUPs)’ and ‘Unpack archive files’.
  • We need to specify an automatic option, if we need an unattended scan, from the options provided in ‘When a threat is found, apply the following action’, chose ‘Move to chest’ option, other options shown are ‘Repair’, ‘Ask’, ‘Delete’ and ‘No action.

  • Once done with these settings, restart the computer.


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