Cyber threats can be hidden in a variety of ways. A lot of antivirus programs can detect malware via regular scans, or real-time protection. However a boot time scan is more thorough and can detect hidden threats.
A boot scan examines the computer system at an initial stage, before it begins the Windows operating system. This lets the program detect hidden malware without disrupting normal operations. Avast’s Boot Scan feature provides a variety of options to deal with threats detected during the scan. These include fixing the files immediately, moving the files to the Disease Chest, quarantine or taking them off.
The process of running a boot scan may take a long time. It’s recommended to disable all non-essential start-up software and unplug USB or external hard drives. This will decrease the risk of conflict and let the scan concentrate on the internal storage. It is also an excellent idea to set aside an amount of time when you will not be using your computer for other activities so that the boot process can run without interruption.
To enable a boot scan, log into the Avast user interface, and then click Settings (the gear icon). Select Protection > Scan Settings and then select the Boot Time Scan option. After that, you can set the options to your preference and click OK. The Avast boot-time scan is an effective tool that will help you keep your computer safe from threats and enjoy a smoother computing experience.