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Title: Device driver package ?
Post by: COMPUTIAC on December 18, 2013, 01:08:04 AM
Updated this morning to the newest version. Noticed Avast making a restore point. Now when I check for recent restore points, I found this listed :

Device Driver Package Install : Avast Network Service

What is this ?
Title: Re: Device driver package ?
Post by: drake127 on December 18, 2013, 01:09:34 AM
Most likely firewall.
Title: Re: Device driver package ?
Post by: COMPUTIAC on December 18, 2013, 01:30:08 AM
So this means you are not sure ?

What about my problem here : http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=106334.msg1036896#new

Do you have a fix ?
Title: Re: Device driver package ?
Post by: Alikhan on December 18, 2013, 01:34:56 AM
I can confirm that it is Avast firewall.

Regarding the scanning, what type of scan are you running?

Remember a full scan will take long since it populates the cache. I'd recommend "unchecking" follow links during scan and "check" scan files in order in both quick and full scans.

With a resident AV such as Avast, you don't need to scan much. A weekly/monthly quick scan would suffice alongside a Malwarebytes scan.
Title: Re: Device driver package ?
Post by: COMPUTIAC on December 18, 2013, 01:38:39 AM
This only happens when I right click on something I have downloaded and saved to the desktop.
It takes minutes to do this when it only took seconds before the update.
Title: Re: Device driver package ?
Post by: drake127 on December 18, 2013, 01:39:14 AM
So this means you are not sure ?
:) Well, I I didn't explicitly check but there aren't many things we install as a driver package and avast! firewall is a "network service" in technical terms. If I were to name our firewall using just vendor name and device class, this would likely be it.
Title: Re: Device driver package ?
Post by: COMPUTIAC on December 18, 2013, 01:41:24 AM
Well, this is the first time this has happened. Never saw it listed anywhere before.