Avast 2016: Running Smart Scan

About Smart Scan

Smart Scan merges scan features and tools in Avast 2016 so that you can perform a comprehensive scan in one click. After the scan, the results page gives you the option to resolve any issues or threats.

Open the Avast antivirus program installed on your computer, and...

  1. Go to ScanSmart scan.
  2. Click Resolve all if the results page displays any issues after the scan is complete.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to resolve the issues.
When all problems are either resolved or skipped, the results page displays a summary.

To run Smart Scan:

  1. Open the Avast user interface and go to Scan → Smart scan.
  2. Smart Scan begins immediately. When the scan is complete, your results are displayed. If Smart Scan displays any issues, click Resolve All to open the appropriate tools.

Possible Smart Scan issues

Smart Scan detects various issues that may require additional action.

Virus Scan scans your computer for viruses and malware threats. If a malware threat is detected:

  1. Click Resolve all.
  2. Avast removes the threat(s) immediately.

Software Updater inspects your system for outdated software and offers updates. If a software update is available:

  1. Click Update all to install updates for all programs listed, or update each program one-by-one.

Browser Cleanup checks your Internet browsers for add-ons with poor reputations. To remove poorly rated add-ons:

  1. Click Completely remove.

Home Network Security scans your network for security issues to help prevent attacks on your router and network devices. If the scan finds network vulnerabilities, Avast displays information about the issue and details about any devices connected to your network:

  1. Under Risk, click Details for a description of the problem and how to configure your router properly.
  2. Click Go to the router settings to be directed to your router's administration page.

Avast Cleanup analyzes your system for potential performance issues. If any issues are found:

  1. Click Resolve to show subscription options for Cleanup.
Avast Cleanup is an extra feature that you can purchase as a supplement to your antivirus protection. To learn more about Avast Cleanup features and activation, please read the following article:

Avast Passwords detects weak, reused, or compromised passwords and gives you the option to strengthen them. To use this feature:

  1. Click Activate for free.
  2. Follow the on-screen instructions to activate the feature and add the extension to your browsers. For more information about Passwords, please read the following article:
  • Avast Premier 2016
  • Avast Internet Security 2016
  • Avast Pro Antivirus 2016
  • Avast Free Antivirus 2016
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Home / Pro / Enterprise / Education
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 / Pro / Enterprise
  • Microsoft Windows 8 / Pro / Enterprise
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic / Home Premium / Professional / Enterprise / Ultimate
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic / Home Premium / Business / Enterprise / Ultimate
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home / Professional / Media Center Edition

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