Home How to Turn off Avast Free Antivirus v20.5 now asks to Scan USB drives

Turn off Avast Free Antivirus v20.5 now asks to Scan USB drives


Avast recently rolled out Avast Free Antivirus version 20.5 with lots of useful features which include Ransomware Shield, Better Botnet Protection, accompanied by Easier USB Drive Protection, and even more.

If you have updated to the latest version of Avast Free Antivirus, then you might have noticed that whenever you connect External USB drive, a quick dialog box appears with the message “External drive connected”, asking you Scan external drives.

Turn off Avast Free Antivirus v20.5 now asks to Scan USB drives,

Its happening because of the new feature introduced by Avast in the Antivirus v20.5. If you made up to this blog post, then chances are that you’re not happy with this experience, find it annoying, right?

Turn off Avast Free Antivirus asks to Scan USB drives

Fortunately, it is possible to disable this feature. Here’s how you can do that:

Launch the Avast Free Antivirus and then click on the Menu (Hamburger) icon available on the upper right corner.

From the menu select Settings.

Avast free antivirus - offer to scan external drives

Under General pane, switch to the Notification tab. Here, uncheck the box for “Offer to scan external files“.

After doing, Avast Free Antivirus will no longer ask you to scan external drive.

What are your thoughts about Avast adding a new USB drive protection feature to Avast Free Antivirus? Are you going to keep it or turn it off? Let us know in the comments.

If you find this blog post useful, please share it on Social Media. A quick share will help in growth of this blog. It hardly takes 10 seconds, isn't it?
Viney Dhimanhttps://geekermag.com/
Himachali, Mechanical Engineer, Webmaster at Geeker Mag, Follow it on Telegram https://t.me/geekermag | https://about.me/deadbycrushing


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Related to Tags

Avast Free Antivirus v20.5 gets Ransomware Shield, protect your files from...

Starting with Avast Free Antivirus v20.5, the company added a new Ransomware Shield protection, the purpose of adding this security feature is to protect...

Related to Category

Firefox v85 to let you disable Search engine suggestion in address...

From last few updates for Firefox, Mozilla is working hard on improving address bar and made various improvements. Starting with Firefox v83, they added...