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Offline TDeM

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Error: the system cannot find the path specified
« on: August 21, 2012, 03:16:41 AM »

Hi there,

Question: I did a scan, the thorough kind, and Avast said: Error: the system cannot find the path specified

I cannot delete these files, or put them in the volt. I would very much like that. What do I do?

I'd put the print screens here, but the file is too large. I already did 2 full scans, to see if Avast wasn't just doing, two things at the time. (as I read on some other forum)
It might be the internet as well. It's not working very well this last days. If that has anything to with it of course. I have  no idea.

But my comptuer is one month old. Had problems with the last one. And this worries me a bit.

Anyone, any advice? Thanks!

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Re: Error: the system cannot find the path specified
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2012, 06:09:06 AM »
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Question: I did a scan, the thorough kind, and Avast said: Error: the system cannot find the path specified

I cannot delete these files, or put them in the volt. I would very much like that.
and why do you want to put a scan error in  the chest   ::)     

did avast give these files a malware name .....what ?
where was the file found ....full path ?



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I'd put the print screens here, but the file is too large
cropp the pic so we dont see your hole desktop .....then save as giff to make it smaller
« Last Edit: August 21, 2012, 08:56:52 AM by Pondus »
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Re: Error: the system cannot find the path specified
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2012, 08:21:57 PM »


I have no idea what this error means.
I uploaded the first print screen. It's in dutch however.
thanks!

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Re: Error: the system cannot find the path specified
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2012, 09:20:03 PM »
Quote from Pondus:
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did avast give these files a malware name .....what ?
where was the file found ....full path ?
Did avast! detect something other than "cannot find the path specified"?  Were you asked by Avast! to do a boot scan?

If you feel you need further assistance, read the link posted completely here:  http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=53253.0

Run these programs only:  Malwarebytes, OTL, and aswMBR.exe.

Attach the resulting logs in your next reply.
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Re: Error: the system cannot find the path specified
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2012, 11:19:08 PM »
the pic is a bit blurred but the top half seems to be from avast def folder. this sometimes happen when avast is doing a clean up in the def folder and you scan at the same time

if you reboot and scan again then those first errors should be gone...try that and report back
« Last Edit: August 22, 2012, 12:34:43 AM by Pondus »
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Re: Error: the system cannot find the path specified
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2012, 12:15:16 AM »
Well the only other question is what is in the Q drive/partition ?

If this is removable media, USB, etc. then is it possible that that has been unplugged ?
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Re: Error: the system cannot find the path specified
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2012, 11:33:00 AM »
Q: is not any USB or anything. I've removed everything with my second scan, and the Q: lasted.

Avast didn't detect anything, because it wasn't able to scan these files.

I'll try to run those programs, and get back to you.

thanks so far.

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Re: Error: the system cannot find the path specified
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2012, 12:32:37 PM »

the MBAM quick scan, didn't detect anything. So didn't see the point in adding the attachment.

OTL logs are attached.
as is the other program. aswMBR.exe

Only one weird thing happened. During the first time the last program was scanning, I was talking just, for a very few minutes with someone, and when I looked back my computer had shut down, and restarted.

So I just did the scan again, and saved the log, as I wan't able to save the log from the first time. Yet again, I don't know if that is normal or not, so I tell you.

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Re: Error: the system cannot find the path specified
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2012, 05:44:37 AM »
OK, now suggest you wait for a malware expert to step in and assist you.  You will know if there is a problem or not soon.
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Re: Error: the system cannot find the path specified
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2012, 07:21:36 PM »
Anyone?

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Re: Error: the system cannot find the path specified
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2012, 07:24:47 PM »
any moment now   ;)
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Re: Error: the system cannot find the path specified
« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2012, 07:36:58 PM »
No evidence of malware the logs look good