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Offline Cranky

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Avast antivirus 6 files. Huh?
« on: May 23, 2013, 12:44:10 AM »

I installed Avast Free antivirus ... version 8.0.1489 on my new computer earlier this week . On two occasions while running CCleaner  there have been   files identified as  Utilities- Avast Antivirus 6 .    SIX?
I'm sure there is a simple explanation for this.
One would be appreciated. Thanks. Cranky.

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Re: Avast antivirus 6 files. Huh?
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2013, 12:51:33 AM »
CCleaner doesn't yet realise there is essentially no difference in the file/folder locations.

One thing I wouldn't let CCleaner go near avast files/folders, so I would uncheck those options.
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Re: Avast antivirus 6 files. Huh?
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2013, 02:43:00 AM »

Thank you Überevangelist!  CCleaner took the initiative during install to check Avast! Antivirus 6 and Avast! Antivirus 8 for housekeeping.
On your advice I've unchecked both and fingers crossed no damage has been done to Avast in the few cleanups I've performed.
Thanks again.

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Re: Avast antivirus 6 files. Huh?
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2013, 03:26:25 AM »
You're welcome.

I don't believe any damage would have been done as the self-defence module should have stopped any important stuff being removed; though log and report files could be removed and that information could be quite useful.
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