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Title: Avast Error 3 when scanning game folders
Post by: Iv89 on April 30, 2017, 08:48:53 PM
I downloaded a game from Steam the other day and decided to scan my Steam folder just in case, I ran scan folders and checked only the game folders and to my surprise the results included several errors, Error 3 to be exact, each time I scan the folders I kept getting the same error 3 but with different locations and files. I rebooted my PC but still the same...
I know someone else might have already posted about this error here but I don't understand how I get different results each time I scan the same folders...

Should I be worried?

P.S. I also forgot to mention I reinstalled Avast completely and still get these errors...
Title: Re: Avast Error 3 when scanning game folders
Post by: Para-Noid on May 01, 2017, 12:04:20 AM
What OS?
Any other security software you have now or ever had?
If uninstalled how was it removed?

Did you use the avast online or offline installer?
Title: Re: Avast Error 3 when scanning game folders
Post by: Iv89 on May 01, 2017, 12:22:18 AM
Windows 7.

Just Avast.

Just ran the uninstall...

I downloaded the file from the official site and installed it, don't know which installer that means.

Just ran another scan on the entire Steam folder and got only 1 error about a decompressed file. When I scan folders inside the main one I always get the error 3 thing, it shows file paths that don't make any sense...
Title: Re: Avast Error 3 when scanning game folders
Post by: DavidR on May 01, 2017, 12:33:39 AM
On-line installer is about 6MB and you need to be on-line for the stub installer to download the avast components.

The off-line installer is in the region of 276MB (depending on your version of avast) and it can install everything without having to be on-line.

See https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=199715.0 (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=199715.0) for the direct download locations, choose the off-line installation file for your version.
Title: Re: Avast Error 3 when scanning game folders
Post by: Eddy on May 01, 2017, 08:57:50 AM
https://blog.avast.com/2014/02/28/how-do-i-handle-files-that-avast-cant-scan/
Title: Re: Avast Error 3 when scanning game folders
Post by: Iv89 on May 01, 2017, 06:05:40 PM
Just ran a scan on one of the folders and this is what I got from the report file:

D:\SteamLibr\common\Unturned\Bundles\Items\Shirts\Samurai_Top\Samurai_Top.dat [E] Системата не може да намери указания път (3)
D:\SteamLibraryD\steamapps\steamapps\common\Unturned\Bundles\Objects\Medium\Business\Scaffhold_2\Scaffhold_2.dat [E] Системата не може да намери указания път (3)
D:\SteamLibraryD\steamapps\common\common\Unturned\Bundles\Objects\Medium\Traffic\Fire_Hydrant_0\English.dat [E] Системата не може да намери указания път (3)
D:\SteamLibraryD\steamapps\common\steamapps\common\Unturned\Maps\Russia\Foliage\Tile_-26_52.foliage [E] Системата не може да намери указания път (3)
D:\My Pictures\My Pics\me\DSC00028.JPG\SteamLibraryD\steamapps\common\Unturned\Maps\Russia\Foliage\Tile_-28_-48.foliage [E] Системата не може да намери указания път (3)
D:\SteamLibraryD\steamapps\Unturned\Maps\Russia\Foliage\Tile_-28_49.foliage [E] Системата не може да намери указания път (3)
D:\SteamLibraryD\steamapps\common\steamapps\common\Unturned\Maps\Russia\Foliage\Tile_-31_-61.foliage [E] Системата не може да намери указания път (3)
D:\SteamLibraryD\steamapps\common\steamapps\common\Unturned\Maps\Washington\Foliage\Tile_-4_-13.foliage [E] Системата не може да намери указания път (3)
D:\STEAML\Unturned\Maps\Washington\Foliage\Tile_4_4.foliage [E] Системата не може да намери указания път (3)
D:\SteamLibr\common\Unturned\Maps\Yukon\Foliage\Tile_-17_-17.foliage [E] Системата не може да намери указания път (3)
D:\SteamLibraryD\steamapps\common\common\Unturned\Maps\Yukon\Foliage\Tile_-1_-14.foliage [E] Системата не може да намери указания път (3)
D:\SteamLibr\common\Unturned\Maps\Yukon\Foliage\Tile_-23_15.foliage [E] Системата не може да намери указания път (3)

See how the path is messed up? The game folder is in D:\SteamLibraryD\steamapps\common but I get all these crazy results.

This is not about how Avast can't scan the file it's about why the paths are so messed up...
Title: Re: Avast Error 3 when scanning game folders
Post by: Eddy on May 01, 2017, 06:08:38 PM
Are the files there when you look for them ?
Title: Re: Avast Error 3 when scanning game folders
Post by: Iv89 on May 01, 2017, 06:10:15 PM
Are the files there when you look for them ?

Yes! I scan them several times and each time I get different paths like these that make no sense.
Title: Re: Avast Error 3 when scanning game folders
Post by: Iv89 on May 01, 2017, 06:14:54 PM
Here I scanned it right now and got this:

D:\SteamLibraryD\common\Unturned\Bundles\Items\Food\Sandwich_Cheese\Sandwich_Cheese.dat [E] Системата не може да намери указания път (3)
D:\SteamLibraryD\steamapps\steamapps\common\Unturned\Bundles\Spawns\Vehicles\Washington_Jetski\Washington_Jetski.dat [E] Системата не може да намери указания път (3)
D:\SteamLibraryD\Unturned\Maps\Washington\Foliage\Tile_26_22.foliage [E] Системата не може да намери указания път (3)
D:\SteamLibraryD\Unturned\Maps\Washington\Foliage\Tile_27_-4.foliage [E] Системата не може да намери указания път (3)

See the paths are different again, this is the same folder and yet I get different results...
Title: Re: Avast Error 3 when scanning game folders
Post by: Eddy on May 01, 2017, 06:31:42 PM
I'm not asking if you get different paths, but if the files are actually there or not.
Title: Re: Avast Error 3 when scanning game folders
Post by: Iv89 on May 01, 2017, 06:34:50 PM
I'm not asking if you get different paths, but if the files are actually there or not.

They are in the path I installed them (D:\SteamLibraryD\steamapps\common) while the paths I get from report file don't exist at all.
Title: Re: Avast Error 3 when scanning game folders
Post by: Eddy on May 01, 2017, 06:35:53 PM
So, the answer is no.
That is why avast gives that message.
The files are simply not there when avast tries to scan them.
Title: Re: Avast Error 3 when scanning game folders
Post by: Iv89 on May 01, 2017, 06:44:21 PM
So, the answer is no.
That is why avast gives that message.
The files are simply not there when avast tries to scan them.

Why do I get these messed up paths then? Doesn't avast scan the folder I choose, according to these results it scans paths that don't exist... Also why do I get different ones each time I scan the same folder and why only on some games?
Title: Re: Avast Error 3 when scanning game folders
Post by: Pondus on May 01, 2017, 06:46:34 PM
are these games you need to be online to play?

Title: Re: Avast Error 3 when scanning game folders
Post by: Iv89 on May 01, 2017, 06:49:32 PM
are these games you need to be online to play?

All Steam games can only be opened after you go online, so yes. But I don't get this error on all the Steam games just some.
Title: Re: Avast Error 3 when scanning game folders
Post by: Pondus on May 01, 2017, 06:53:06 PM
So i guess those files are only there when online?
Anyway it is only a scan error message not a detection


You may run CCleaner and clear some crap, maybe the result change

Title: Re: Avast Error 3 when scanning game folders
Post by: Iv89 on May 01, 2017, 06:55:28 PM
So i guess those files are only there when online?
Anyway it is only a scan error message not a detection


You may run CCleaner and clear some crap, maybe the result change

I tried scanning them when online but I get the same messed up results.
I'm not worried about the error but rather why I get such weird paths, I mean one of them mixed the path of my pictures folder with the Steam one...

Thanks I'll try that!
Title: Re: Avast Error 3 when scanning game folders
Post by: Para-Noid on May 01, 2017, 06:57:31 PM
What are your scan settings?
Title: Re: Avast Error 3 when scanning game folders
Post by: Iv89 on May 01, 2017, 07:03:29 PM
What are your scan settings?

Just the default ones, haven't changed anything.

Right now I scanned this folder: "D:\SteamLibraryD\steamapps\common\Left 4 Dead 2" and got this result: D:\My Pictures\My Pics\me\DSC00028.JPG\㔍봕ǒ됈㔍봕ǒ됈㔍봕ǒ\steamapps\common\Left 4 Dead 2\left4dead2\resource\overviews\l4d_farm05_cornfield.bmp [E] Системата не може да намери указания път (3)
Title: Re: Avast Error 3 when scanning game folders
Post by: Iv89 on May 04, 2017, 11:16:40 PM
Excuse me for posting in this thread again but I'm still worried about my computer. I deleted the photo that was part of the messed up path and I deleted and reinstalled the game into a different path only to get these results in the report file:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Steam\steamapps\common\Unturned\Maps\Russia\Foliage\Tile_-59_44.foliage [E] Системата не може да намери указания път (3)
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Steam\steamapps\common\Unturned\Maps\Russia\Foliage\Tile_-5_-21.foliage [E] Системата не може да намери указания път (3)
C:\Users\Helloman\Pictures\Bug Art\tumblr_n4ikbhRa5y1qbcsofo1_1280.png\@\Steam\steamapps\common\Unturned\Bundles\Objects\Small\Business\Wheel_5\Wheel_5.dat [E] Системата не може да намери указания път (3)
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\steamapps\common\Unturned\Maps\Washington\Foliage\Tile_16_7.foliage [E] Системата не може да намери указания път (3)
C:\Program Files (x86)\Unturned\Maps\Yukon\Foliage\Tile_-5_-30.foliage [E] Системата не може да намери указания път (3)
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\Steam\steamapps\common\Unturned\Maps\Russia\Foliage\Tile_1_37.foliage [E] Системата не може да намери указания път (3)
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\steamapps\common\Unturned\Maps\Russia\Foliage\Tile_9_-50.foliage [E] Системата не може да намери указания път (3)
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\steamapps\common\Unturned\Maps\Hawaii\Foliage\Tile_-50_-53.foliage [E] Системата не може да намери указания път (3)
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\common\Unturned\Maps\Yukon\Foliage\Tile_14_25.foliage [E] Системата не може да намери указания път (3)
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\common\Unturned\Maps\Yukon\Foliage\Tile_15_-26.foliage [E] Системата не може да намери указания път (3)
C:\Users\Helloman\Pictures\Bug Art\tumblr_n4ikbhRa5y1qbcsofo1_1280.png\쓰ǒ鷝쓰ǒ鷝\common\Unturned\Maps\PEI\Foliage\Tile_-3_7.foliage [E] Системата не може да намери указания път (3)
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\steamapps\common\Unturned\Maps\PEI Arena\Foliage\Tile_-1_-1.foliage [E] Системата не може да намери указания път (3)
C:\Program Files (x86)\Unturned\Extras\Econ\Baton_1023_Green_80.png [E] Системата не може да намери указания път (3)
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\Unturned\Bundles\Items\Barricades\Cover\Cover.dat [E] Системата не може да намери указания път (3)
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\common\Unturned\Extras\Econ\Fusilaut_1375_Flektarn_1024x1024_87.png [E] Системата не може да намери указания път (3)
C:\Program Files (x86)\common\Unturned\Extras\Econ\Zubeknakov_122_Tribal_110.png [E] Системата не може да намери указания път (3)
C:\Program Files (x86)\Unturned\Extras\Econ\Axe_Pick_1198_Forestfall_1024x1024_95.png [E] Системата не може да намери указания път (3)
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\Steam\steamapps\common\Unturned\Extras\Econ\Peacemaker_1024_Woodland_1024x1024_6.png [E] Системата не може да намери указания път (3)
C:\Program Files (x86)\Unturned\Maps\Hawaii\Foliage\Tile_-61_53.foliage [E] Системата не може да намери указания път (3)
C:\Users\Helloman\Pictures\Bug Art\tumblr_n4ikbhRa5y1qbcsofo1_1280.png\쓰ǒ鷝쓰ǒ鷝쓰ǒ\Steam\steamapps\common\Unturned\Maps\Russia\Foliage\Tile_-61_2.foliage [E] Системата не може да намери указания път (3)
C:\Program Files (x86)\Unturned\Maps\Hawaii\Foliage\Tile_-51_-45.foliage [E] Системата не може да намери указания път (3)
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\common\Unturned\Maps\Hawaii\Foliage\Tile_30_-13.foliage [E] Системата не може да намери указания път (3)
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\common\Unturned\Maps\Russia\Foliage\Tile_-28_-58.foliage [E] Системата не може да намери указания път (3)
C:\Program Files (x86)\Unturned\Maps\Hawaii\Foliage\Tile_33_49.foliage [E] Системата не може да намери указания път (3)
C:\Program Files (x86)\common\Unturned\Extras\Econ\Sledgehammer_136_Blue_79.png [E] Системата не може да намери указания път (3)
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\common\Unturned\Localization\English\Menu\Play\MenuPlayConfig.dat [E] Системата не може да намери указания път (3)
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\Unturned\Maps\Hawaii\Foliage\Tile_-18_47.foliage [E] Системата не може да намери указания път (3)
C:\Users\Helloman\Pictures\Bug Art\tumblr_n4ikbhRa5y1qbcsofo1_1280.png\@\common\Unturned\Maps\Devtest4\Foliage\Tile_-8_-15.foliage [E] Системата не може да намери указания път (3)
C:\Program Files (x86)\common\Unturned\Maps\Hawaii\Foliage\Tile_7_-14.foliage [E] Системата не може да намери указания път (3)
C:\Program Files (x86)\steamapps\common\Unturned\Maps\Devtest4\Foliage\Tile_-13_6.foliage [E] Системата не може да намери указания път (3)
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\Unturned\Maps\Devtest4\Foliage\Tile_1_-10.foliage [E] Системата не може да намери указания път (3)

Do you see how the path shows a folder in some foreign language which I thought was japanese but I'm not sure... I do not have anything with such a name in my computer. I'm worried since my Avast might be corrupted if it shows such results!

Why does it show that image in the report results when I only chose the Steam folders to be scanned?
Title: Re: Avast Error 3 when scanning game folders
Post by: Iv89 on May 04, 2017, 11:20:19 PM
Forgot to mention I aso scanned another game in the Steam folder and got this:

D:\SteamLibraryD\steamapps\workshop\appworkshop_324680.acf\띧눓ǒ띧눓ǒ띧\common\Sven Co-op\svencoop\gfx\env\2desertft.bmp [E] Системата не може да намери указания път (3)

Again some weird symbols which shouldn't be in my computer...
Title: Re: Avast Error 3 when scanning game folders
Post by: Eddy on May 04, 2017, 11:43:16 PM
About the strange symbols...

Amongst other things, it can be a dying hardware or a damaged OS.
A start would be running hardware diagnostics and checking all system temperatures.
Manufacturers drive diagnostic tool, memtest and such.
Title: Re: Avast Error 3 when scanning game folders
Post by: Iv89 on May 05, 2017, 09:51:52 AM
About the strange symbols...

Amongst other things, it can be a dying hardware or a damaged OS.
A start would be running hardware diagnostics and checking all system temperatures.
Manufacturers drive diagnostic tool, memtest and such.

Does that explain why the report file has my pictures folder even if I only selected the game folder which is in a diffrent location? Why does it always show the same picture in the report despite which game folder I scan?
Title: Re: Avast Error 3 when scanning game folders
Post by: Iv89 on May 14, 2017, 08:06:47 PM
I'm sorry to bring this thread back but I deleted all files that were not part of the designated path for scan and now I got this:

C:\Users\Helloman\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Caches\{AFBF9F1A-8EE8-4C77-AF34-C647E37CA0D9}.1.ver0x0000000000000b68.db\ॾ쪒ǒ搉ॾ쪒ǒ搉ॾ\common\Unturned\Maps\Hawaii\Foliage\Tile_-52_-10.foliage [E] Системата не може да намери указания път (3)

This is the path I chose to be scanned: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Unturned"

That error makes no sense... Can it be a virus?
Title: Re: Avast Error 3 when scanning game folders
Post by: Pondus on May 14, 2017, 08:21:48 PM
Quote
Системата не може да намери указания път (3)
The system can not find the specified path (3)
Usually mean there are registry entries to deleted or moved files and scan engine dont find them

This scan error is usually gone if you reboot and scan again
You may also run CCleaner registry clean

Title: Re: Avast Error 3 when scanning game folders
Post by: Iv89 on May 14, 2017, 08:23:39 PM
Quote
Системата не може да намери указания път (3)
The system can not find the specified path (3)
Usually mean there are registry entries to deleted or moved files and scan engine dont find them

This scan error is usually gone if you reboot and scan again
You may also run CCleaner registry clean

What about the weird paths? Why does it show C:\Users\Helloman\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Caches\{AFBF9F1A-8EE8-4C77-AF34-C647E37CA0D9}.1.ver0x0000000000000b68.db\ॾ쪒ǒ搉ॾ쪒ǒ搉ॾ\common\Unturned\Maps\Hawaii\Foliage\Tile_-52_-10.foliage when I chose C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Unturned to be scanned?

Also I tried rebooting but ti keeps showing me this result...
Title: Re: Avast Error 3 when scanning game folders
Post by: Iv89 on May 15, 2017, 04:14:53 PM
I ran a scan today and got this:

C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\ॾ쪒ǒ搉ॾ쪒ǒ搉ॾ\common\Unturned\Maps\PEI Arena\Foliage\Tile_-1_-17.foliage [E] Системата не може да намери указания път (3)

Now it shows the error in my Avast folder... Can the virus take control of Avast? I reinstalled Avast several times and each time I get a different location within Avast's folders.