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Help: does Avast antivirus automatically remove a virus on a pc when a scan is done?

Question by .: does Avast antivirus automatically remove a virus on a pc when a scan is done?
I did 2 full scans to remove a system tray virus (the type that disables a lot of things from working on your computer and constantly bugs you to buy their program to get rid of spyware) from my pc. After the first scan it said no threats detected, but the virus still remained. Avast at the end of the second scan said that no threats were detected, however now the virus is gone. Wouldn’t it have said virus detected and removed if it removed a virus?

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Answer by bob
it should

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5 Responses to Help: does Avast antivirus automatically remove a virus on a pc when a scan is done?

  1. Giedrius M

    Antivirus detection ratios are around 90% at the best for common viruses. This is due to large amount of malware present – it is impossible to detect all. IF you can’t remove virus with avast, try hitman pro or emsisoft – they can run together with Avast.

  2. Homer Myers

    no. you must config all your settings for each scan type

  3. CQ-DX

    Avast and most other general-purpose anti-virus softwares almost never can detect the sort of fake anti-spyware scams like the one your machine is infected with.

    Specialized removal techniques and tools are always needed.

    What is the name of the crap they are trying to get you to buy? The name is the key to finding the correct removal procedure.

    There is no easy one click solution like running a simple anti-virus software.

  4. Bob

    I think you should go to windows live one care and let them scan your computer. The scan is free and will remove malware, clean the registry and repair damaged files. It takes some time but it is the best.

  5. aafaq_g

    if your window is register then use Microsoft Security Essential otherwise install Kespersky , Kespersky makes the speed slow down but its best enemy of viruses :D
    install kespersky , scan your then simply turn off it.. or you can keep turn on it if you need.

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