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Re: Avast Stopped Working
« Reply #15 on: December 01, 2012, 10:22:41 PM »
Says it's for XP and Windows 2000 only.  I have Windows 7.

i run it on xp vista win7

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Re: Avast Stopped Working
« Reply #16 on: December 01, 2012, 10:26:18 PM »
Says it's for XP and Windows 2000 only.  I have Windows 7.
ATF will work on Win7 if you right click ATF and select Run as Administrator. BUT, ATF will remove your password cookies just as Ccleaner did unless you clear the checkmark out of cookies.

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Re: Avast Stopped Working
« Reply #17 on: December 01, 2012, 10:44:19 PM »
Says it's for XP and Windows 2000 only.  I have Windows 7.
ATF will work on Win7 if you right click ATF and select Run as Administrator. BUT, ATF will remove your password cookies just as Ccleaner did unless you clear the checkmark out of cookies.

Should I select .......Windows Temp and Current User Temp?   Also, for Firefox and Opera should I select cache?

Selecting only the temp files didn't work.

« Last Edit: December 01, 2012, 10:59:35 PM by -midnight »

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Re: Avast Stopped Working
« Reply #18 on: December 01, 2012, 11:30:57 PM »
For Main, you can select all EXCEPT Cookies. For Firefox, you can select all EXCEPT Cookies, Saved Form Info and Saved Passwords. I don't have Opera but it should be similar to Firefox.

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Re: Avast Stopped Working
« Reply #19 on: December 01, 2012, 11:34:23 PM »
Clear Cache/Temp Files
Download TFC by OldTimer to your desktop
  • Please double-click TFC.exe to run it. (Note: If you are running on Vista, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator).
  • It will close all programs when run, so make sure you have saved all your work before you begin.
  • Click the Start button to begin the process. Depending on how often you clean temp files, execution time should be anywhere from a few seconds to a minute or two.  Let it run uninterrupted to completion.
  • Once it's finished it should reboot your machine. If it does not, please manually reboot the machine yourself to ensure a complete clean.

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Re: Avast Stopped Working
« Reply #20 on: December 01, 2012, 11:36:57 PM »
For Main, you can select all EXCEPT Cookies. For Firefox, you can select all EXCEPT Cookies, Saved Form Info and Saved Passwords. I don't have Opera but it should be similar to Firefox.

In main, I selected all, except cookies.  Hope this won't mess up my computer.  Will do my umpteenth scan now.

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Re: Avast Stopped Working
« Reply #21 on: December 01, 2012, 11:40:32 PM »
Clear Cache/Temp Files
Download TFC by OldTimer to your desktop
  • Please double-click TFC.exe to run it. (Note: If you are running on Vista, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator).
  • It will close all programs when run, so make sure you have saved all your work before you begin.
  • Click the Start button to begin the process. Depending on how often you clean temp files, execution time should be anywhere from a few seconds to a minute or two.  Let it run uninterrupted to completion.
  • Once it's finished it should reboot your machine. If it does not, please manually reboot the machine yourself to ensure a complete clean.

Will try that after the quick scan I'm running now.

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Re: Avast Stopped Working
« Reply #22 on: December 01, 2012, 11:41:38 PM »
TFC will also clear the Java and flash files... It does not clear cookies as it is a pointless exercise

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Re: Avast Stopped Working
« Reply #23 on: December 02, 2012, 12:27:20 AM »
TFC will also clear the Java and flash files... It does not clear cookies as it is a pointless exercise

I ran TFC, waited until it was finished, rebooted my computer, ran another quick scan and unfortunately nothing changed.  Any other suggestions?

Thanks for trying to help fix this mess.

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Re: Avast Stopped Working
« Reply #24 on: December 02, 2012, 01:17:00 AM »
This mess as you call it isn't an issue there is nothing you can do about password protected archives not being scanned. You don't have the password, avast doesn't have the password, only the program has the password, nothing you or avast can do about that.
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Re: Avast Stopped Working
« Reply #25 on: December 02, 2012, 02:47:10 PM »
This mess as you call it isn't an issue there is nothing you can do about password protected archives not being scanned. You don't have the password, avast doesn't have the password, only the program has the password, nothing you or avast can do about that.


If Avast can't scan those files why do they even show up?
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Re: Avast Stopped Working
« Reply #26 on: December 02, 2012, 03:30:20 PM »
Because it is listing files that can't be scanned and giving the reason why, these files would otherwise have been scanned.
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Re: Avast Stopped Working
« Reply #27 on: December 02, 2012, 04:14:13 PM »
Got tired of looking at them so just deleted the log files. 

Trying to remember how I found out the way to not show those files. 

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Re: Avast Stopped Working
« Reply #28 on: December 02, 2012, 04:48:23 PM »
I give up - because there really is insufficient information to continue:
As far as I'm aware there has never been away not to display files that are password protected (such as the adobe files which only recently started protecting them) and can't be scanned.
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Re: Avast Stopped Working
« Reply #29 on: December 03, 2012, 07:58:36 AM »
Trying to remember how I found out the way to not show those files.

You have to disable the logging of error messages in the settings of the corresponding scan.
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