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Re: Avast Stopped Working
« Reply #45 on: December 03, 2012, 09:48:16 PM »
Reboot and try again.

I rebooted and ran another scan but nothing changed.  Each one of these files is associated with flash player download.

Look not long ago in this topic I posted this response:
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.

Now in your first response you acknowledged that there was nothing you or avast can do about it ,so you weren't going to worry about it any more.

Then you promptly edited that post removing the 'you weren't going to worry about it any more.' and asked a further question, is it any wonder no one can keep up with you, when you constantly keep changing track and why I gave up.

It seems like ages ago that we spoke about posting screenshots, yet you still haven't managed to do that (not just in this topic). This is something that is essential as a picture is worth a thousand words as they say. Because the questions we ask requesting more detailed information or screenshots go unanswered.

It is very hard to help when information is lacking, so it has to be a case of help us to help you.

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Re: Avast Stopped Working
« Reply #46 on: December 04, 2012, 12:38:26 AM »
Sorry but don't understand why after 4 pages it's so hard to understand that
those password protected files pose no threat. Simply ignore them.
That shouldn't be that hard to do.
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Re: Avast Stopped Working (Solved)
« Reply #47 on: December 04, 2012, 01:07:54 AM »
Sorry but don't understand why after 4 pages it's so hard to understand that
those password protected files pose no threat. Simply ignore them.
That shouldn't be that hard to do.

I know they pose no threat but I'm still going to try to remember how I stopped them from showing up on the scan before Avast stopped working.   I won't be asking for anyone's help.
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Re: Avast Stopped Working
« Reply #48 on: January 28, 2013, 09:23:28 PM »
I finally figured out how to stop the scanning archive files.  Disk Cleanup, temporary internet files and temporary files.  I just ran a quick scan and the archive files didn't show up.

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Re: Avast Stopped Working
« Reply #49 on: January 28, 2013, 10:41:36 PM »
-midnight for a "screenshot" software try Greenshot http://getgreenshot.org/
It's super easy to use.  8)

bob3160 posted this http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=19387.msg848891#msg848891  :)
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Re: Avast Stopped Working
« Reply #50 on: January 29, 2013, 10:00:16 AM »
I clicked on the link and McAfee Site Advice popped up and said it was a malicious site so I didn't go any further.

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Re: Avast Stopped Working
« Reply #51 on: January 29, 2013, 02:49:53 PM »
I clicked on the link and McAfee Site Advice popped up and said it was a malicious site so I didn't go any further.

Are you sure it was McAfee Site Advisor?

http://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/getgreenshot.org/msgpage

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Re: Avast Stopped Working
« Reply #52 on: January 29, 2013, 03:09:34 PM »
I clicked on the link and McAfee Site Advice popped up and said it was a malicious site so I didn't go any further.
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Re: Avast Stopped Working
« Reply #53 on: January 29, 2013, 10:37:55 PM »
I downloaded and installed the program this am. but it didn't work right.  Each time I clicked on Greenshot I got a message saying it was already running but I didn't see anything other than the message.

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Re: Avast Stopped Working
« Reply #54 on: January 29, 2013, 11:11:32 PM »
I downloaded and installed the program this am. but it didn't work right.  Each time I clicked on Greenshot I got a message saying it was already running but I didn't see anything other than the message.

It launches when Windows starts and sits in the system tray.





You need to read the instruction to set it up so it does what you want.


(Both images I just posted where made with Greenshot and sent to imgur.com)

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Re: Avast Stopped Working
« Reply #55 on: January 30, 2013, 12:11:24 AM »
"Right click" on the Greenshot tray icon.  :)
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Re: Avast Stopped Working
« Reply #56 on: January 30, 2013, 12:29:04 AM »
"Right click" on the Greenshot tray icon.  :)

Their wasn't a Greenshot  tray icon.

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Re: Avast Stopped Working
« Reply #57 on: January 30, 2013, 12:31:57 AM »
Did you wait for the program to totally install ???
It takes a while. 
Check program and features and see if it's listed. If it is, uninstall it.
Once that's done, reboot and re-install it and be patient and wait for the install to finish.
If it isn't listed in Programs and Features, the try installing it again.

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Re: Avast Stopped Working
« Reply #58 on: January 30, 2013, 12:34:41 AM »
For you, JetScreenshot may be easier to use since the screenshot and the link to post can all be done with one simple function.
Watch the video.


In the settings just select the following and once that's done you simply paste the results in the post to
get the picture posted:
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Re: Avast Stopped Working
« Reply #59 on: January 30, 2013, 01:25:48 AM »
For you, JetScreenshot may be easier to use since the screenshot and the link to post can all be done with one simple function.
Watch the video.


In the settings just select the following and once that's done you simply paste the results in the post to
get the picture posted:


Thank you.  I'll try that.