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Avast scans and shields

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#1 CasCollins


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Posted 02 June 2013 - 11:04 AM

Are the files scanned during a full system scan also scanned by the shields. So if the shield scanned a total of 100 thousand items, would those items also be counted with the shield?

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 06:46 PM

avast! real-time shield modules are individual resident protection features which continuously monitors various areas of your computer.

Resident protection comprising individual modules or "shields", each of which can be individually configured or disabled:

File System Shield— Real-time protection against viruses and other malware threats. Scans files as they run on your computer to keep viruses from being able to execute.
Mail Shield— Scans messages and attachments in E-mail/Microsoft Outlook/Exchange for viruses.
Web Shield — HTTP protection (local transparent proxy). Version 4.8 also allows the blocking of URLs. Scans URLs and incoming data for viruses, and aborts connections to the site if one is found.
P2P Shield — Scans P2P files from file share programs.
IM Shield — Instant Messaging protection. (Scanning of files transferred through instant messaging applications)
Script Shield — Scans webpages for malicious scripts, and disables them from infecting your computer, though they can still be used. (for example, a clickable button)
Network Shield — Basic protection against well-known network worms. Acts as an Intrusion Detection System.
Behavior Shield — Reports suspicious behavior by analyzing the behavior of programs.

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