Understanding Scan Results


Avast shows the path, details and threat status after completing a scan. Clicking Reports shows you the scan history of the computer.

Click Open to view the time and results of a specific scan. You can also move threats to the Virus Chest, or delete from the Scan History details page.

Scan errors

Sometimes the Reports column shows a warning message next to the scan. This typically is due to one or more of the following:

False positives

Avast sometimes identifies a file or program from an unknown source as a threat, but the file is actually safe. You can report these false positives to the Avast Virus Lab for closer examination.
If you are sure that the file is safe, go to Settings, Exclusions and add the file to the exclusions list.

Learn more about how Avast Mac Security protects your computer.