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Old 11-04-2012, 05:59 PM
 
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Recently I've been running some full virus scans with Avast. When it finishes it doesn't show any virus being detected. Instead I get a sign saying that some files couldn't be scanned. Then when I click to view the results I get about 20 files being shown.

Such as:

Filename

c:\bgbody.png



Status

Error:Archive is password protected


Like I said I get about 20 similar files like the one above. When I choose what application to perform such as delete,repair or move to chest nothing happens. Has anyone else using Avast seen this happen?
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Old 11-04-2012, 07:01 PM
 
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http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=95461.0

http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=60675.0
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:24 PM
 
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Well I guess as long as there was nothing detected then everything is alright. I've used Avast for years and this is the first time I've seen something like this,that's why I found it strange.
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Old 11-05-2012, 01:48 AM
 
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yea i used it and i still got viruses and wound up crashing my pc. now that taken into consideration each antivirus reads different alothrograms so a different brand may pick something up wheres avast won't. i switched from avast to norton 360 as when i bought my new pc norton was free. it works good and it tunes up your pc automaticly as well and keeps it performing in top shape vs avast does not. you might want to shop around i know norton was giving out rebates!!
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:49 AM
 
Location: NJ Shore
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Avast is a good product; however, their latest release that included drivers with timestamp = 23 Oct has been showing up in BSODs during the last week.

If you are looking for a paid a/v - nothing beats ESET NOD32.
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:53 AM
 
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yea i used it and i still got viruses and wound up crashing my pc.
Lastnight I ran a malwarebytes scan and it detected 17 infections that Avast never picked up. My main reason for keeping Avast is that they do have a protection shield feature that the free version of malwarebytes doesn't have.
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:02 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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Lastnight I ran a malwarebytes scan and it detected 17 infections that Avast never picked up. My main reason for keeping Avast is that they do have a protection shield feature that the free version of malwarebytes doesn't have.
Comparing Malwarebytes and Avast is (correctly) relative to comparing apples and oranges. Malwarebytes is not an antivirus product. It is an anti-malware product. It could very well overlook a virus while it finds malware that an anti-virus product would overlook.

Just my opinion, but if I was suspicious of a product or had trouble loading it, I would remove it and try another. The free ones work as well as the commercial ones. I'd state with Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE). It automatically updates with Windows Updates and works as well as all the others. Keep Malwarebytes for it;s intended purpose.
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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I've never seen this issue but have read on multiple sites that this file is somehow related to System Restore points that Avast is trying to scan. It didn't sound like anything to worry about.
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:17 PM
 
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that was my problem with avast it didn't detect everything thing. and i agree with mensaguy compairing two different products is like comparing apples and oranges. taking in mind that each antiviruse reads different alithograms as well you could buy mcaffe and install it and it wont pick up any viruse or you could buy norton and it would pick up viruses. i use norton 360 and iv'e had no problems with it it keeps my pc tuned up and everything.
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