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avast and hidden files

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#1 adz63


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Posted 24 May 2009 - 08:24 PM

if i have hidden files on and hidden operating files on will avast still scan them if i am doing a full thourough archived file scan,

or do these files need to be showing

im new to computers so i aint got a clue

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#2 cosmic_sniper05


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Posted 24 May 2009 - 09:00 PM

Hi adz63,


As far as I know, any AntiVirus would still scan hidden folders. This is based on AntiVirus softwares that I've used (including Avast).
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Posted 24 May 2009 - 11:20 PM

Avast can scan hidden files and folders. Avast can scan items hidden in alternate data streams as well.

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 10:00 AM

there are 2 way you protect files in a folder
1) Lock
2) Scramble

if you are using the first method then the scanner will be able to detect the files as well as display the name of the files in the scan results
if you are using the second method then the scanner will be able to detect the files, but it wont be able to display the name of the files as the file names will be jumbled up

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