Alternatively, click Log in with Facebook or Log in with Google to register your Avast Account using your existing Facebook or Google credentials. Alternatively, you can move files into the Virus Chest manually. If a scan has an alternative result in this column, select the scan and click to see information about the affected files including their location and why Avast has flagged them. Click Virus Chest to view and manage any files that are located within or to add new files. Paid versions of Avast Antivirus can be used for a trial period. Your Avast Antivirus is now connected to your Avast Account. It is no longer necessary to register your Avast Free Antivirus as your initial free license automatically activates after installation.
We do not recommend you turn this features off permanently by selecting the Stop indefinitely option. Occasionally, Avast may flag a file or program from an unknown source as dangerous when it is actually safe. Scanning to see if your system needs a cleanup is free, but performing a system cleanup requires a paid activation code. Click Scan History to open a log of previously run scans and their results. You can automate this scan or modify its settings by clicking the small clock icon schedule settings or gear icon general settings on its tile. To check the anti-spam options of your email service provider, consult the provider directly.
Be advised, this action also turns off all other protection layers, including Firewall. To purchase a license, click Buy Now on the main screen of Avast Antivirus, or visit the official. This feature checks the status of your network, devices connected to the network, and router settings. Alternatively, click Log in with Facebook or Log in with Google to log into your Avast Account using your existing Facebook or Google credentials. If critical issues need your attention, Avast may display an alert status and prompt you to resolve any issues. Smart Scan merges Avast scan tools to detect malware and other issues, such as outdated software and poorly rated browser add-ons.
This action is not possible if the entire code is malware. Then, select an action for each issue using the relevant drop-down menu. Web based email accounts are not protected by this Shield, but you can still safely use web mail if other Shields are turned on. Afer running a scan, information about the detections and options to resolve them appear in the results. Note: Some components are not installed by default.
Scans with no viruses found in the Result column do not require any attention. This scan may take several minutes or more depending on the number of files in your storage and the performance of your system. This feature is available in all paid versions of Avast Antivirus, but has full functionality only in Avast Premier. Note: You can also turn all Shields off at once. After the trial period, you can purchase a license to continue program service. Note: If you do not have an Avast Account yet, first click Create an account to open the registration webform in your default internet browser, then enter your email address you used to make the purchase, create your password, and click Create new account. The system drive and all auto-start programs are scanned, and all found archive files are unpacked.
A red status indicates a critical issue with core antivirus components, which require your immediate attention, while a yellow status indicates an urgent issue. We do not recommend you turn this features off permanently by selecting the Stop indefinitely option. We recommended you keep all Shields turned on at all times. Note: If more than one issue needs your attention, you can click View All Issues. The latest versions of Avast Premier and Avast Internet Security include a new feature called Ransomware Shield. Then click Continue to activate the license and return to the My licenses screen.
If you activated the auto-renewal service, your current license is automatically renewed upon expiration. Then, untick the box next to Enable Avast email signature. If the application is not in the Blocked Apps list, try adding it to the Allowed Apps list. This type of detection is known as a false-positive. We do not recommend disabling any component indefinitely by selecting Stop permanently. Click Allow an App, select the application, then click Open. Note: Cleanup Premium, referred to as Cleanup, now includes the Browser Cleanup feature.
We recommended you keep all Shields turned on at all times unless you need to temporarily disable a Shield for troubleshooting purposes. By default, Avast Antivirus attaches an email signature to outgoing messages from mail clients, such as Microsoft Outlook and Mozilla Thunderbird. When Ransomware Shield is enabled, unknown applications are blocked from modifying files in folders where your personal data might be stored. Click Install component next to any component you want to install. Alternatively, click the Other scans tile to choose from a range of scans or create a custom scan.
If you use a different version of Avast, the components require an additional paid license. The Virus Chest is an isolated space where you can safely store potentially dangerous files or send them to the Avast Threat Labs for analysis. The signature informs your recipients that the email has been scanned for malware. If you have already purchased an Avast product, check your license details for the connected Avast Account. If these steps do not work, contact for further assistance. Right click the Avast icon in the system tray, select Avast Shields Control, then select how long you want to turn the Shields off for.