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Re:Date of last scan
« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2003, 03:18:57 PM »
Can't see it Vlk, here's the 'simple' bit....

[Simple]
ShowHelpCheckList=1
[VRDB]
LastFile=
FullComplete=1065207770
MergeIcons=1

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Re:Date of last scan
« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2003, 03:31:31 PM »
I think I've found something - could you please try replacing your version of ashSimpl.exe (the simple user interface) with this one: http://cat.asw.cz/~vlk/ashSimpl.exe , and (sorry ;)) re-running the local HDD scan? (Just to be sure, y'never know when these viruses show up, right... ;D)

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Re:Date of last scan
« Reply #17 on: October 11, 2003, 04:10:42 PM »
Vlk,

did exactly as suggested, re-run an 'all-drive-thorough-archive scan again and it's still the same.... Saying 'scan not done'

t'was 4.1.267.0, replaced with 4.1.274.0

here is the new log again...

[Simple]
ShowHelpCheckList=1
[VRDB]
LastFile=
FullComplete=1065207770
MergeIcons=1



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Re:Date of last scan
« Reply #18 on: October 11, 2003, 04:27:38 PM »
Just for info.... in between these posts, Avast has reported that it's downloaded a new program and wanted a 're-start'.

However my downloads are set to 'Ask' and it didn't!. Also it is still showing 4.1.280

Has there been an update released to-day?.

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Re:Date of last scan
« Reply #19 on: October 11, 2003, 04:40:20 PM »
That's because of the ashSimpl.exe replacement. It has "repaired" itself. ;)

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Re:Date of last scan
« Reply #20 on: October 11, 2003, 04:52:01 PM »
Please retry the test with a yet-another ashSimpl.exe version that I've just put to the same location (same URL). It should display some additional message boxes with diagnostic info.

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Re:Date of last scan
« Reply #21 on: October 11, 2003, 05:01:20 PM »
Ok, understood. I've just downloaded it and will let you know after I get the results.

Thanks Vlk

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Re:Date of last scan
« Reply #22 on: October 11, 2003, 05:50:55 PM »
Ok Vlk,

did that again. reported scanned 10.3gb in 17mins, but still no scan date.

I got this window pop up 'before' the scan....

"H-D Scanning not set yet"

and this one 'after' the scan

"Scan OK, hdd=0, dwRet=0"

next  ::)

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Re:Date of last scan
« Reply #23 on: October 11, 2003, 06:03:54 PM »
Another version is there.
Please retry. Shoot this is driving me crazy - it works like a charm here.

Hint: you don't have to run the whole scan, it's only necessary to START it (you can then immediately abort it) - I'm only interested in the stuff it tells you when starting the scan.

Please try quoting the info as exactly as possible,

And thanks for your help, really.
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Re:Date of last scan
« Reply #24 on: October 11, 2003, 06:25:03 PM »
Ok... I'm on it again, will let you know.

It's driving YOU crazy  :-\ :)

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Re:Date of last scan
« Reply #25 on: October 11, 2003, 07:11:24 PM »
Please try quoting the info as exactly as possible,

Ok, Vlk....

'Click', right mouse button (with third finger on right hand) the Avast icon.

Select "Start Avast Antivirus" (left mouse button, first finger, right hand)

Stare intensely at monitor (using both eyes in perfect harmony) and up pops the 'Splash screen (memory check etc).

Then (one eye optional, as this is a smaller menu), the 'Error' box pops up. Reading (left to right - top to bottom) it says....

"    Error
     Setting HDD scan to FALSE [1]
      OK
"

Next (and only after the above error box 'OK' button is clicked), the Simple User Interface pops up... well it actually sort of fades in gently.

Now (using a well co-ordinated combination of fingers and eyeballs), I choose the drives to scan. Followed quickly by setting the whole proccess in action... ie clicking on the -> (VCR look alike 'start' icon).

At this stage another error message pops up (much quicker than the SI) saying

" Error
  HDD scanning NOT set
   OK
"

Now I click 'OK' (cause I it's the only I've got) and away it goes merrily scanning the previously selected drive(s).

As per instructions earlier issued by my hero, I stop the scan. Another message pops up saying...

" Error
  Setting HDD scan to FALSE [2]
  OK
"

Guess what... I click 'OK' (thought I'd try 'right mouse button, but this time with any random finger from my left hand... you never know, could make a difference, damn clever these software programmers). Lo and behold, up comes the final message, telling me...

" Error
  Scan OK, hdd=0, dwRet=42011
  OK
"

The scan still reports "Not done yet"

At this stage the operator (me) turns to gaze at something else, removes all hands and digits from the control devices and wanders off to have a cup of coffee (black no sugar) and a smoke (Super Kings Lights.... I'm not sure of the 'bar code' details).

 :) :) :) ;)

Ooops, nearly forgot... EAOA  ::)
« Last Edit: October 11, 2003, 07:12:47 PM by Walker »

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Re:Date of last scan
« Reply #26 on: October 11, 2003, 10:05:44 PM »
Please try quoting the info as exactly as possible,

Ok, Vlk....

At this stage the operator (me) turns to gaze at something else, removes all hands and digits from the control devices and wanders off to have a cup of coffee (black no sugar) and a smoke (Super Kings Lights.... I'm not sure of the 'bar code' details). :) :) :) ;)

Thanks, Walker you post everything... Now Vlk must work!
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Re:Date of last scan
« Reply #27 on: October 12, 2003, 12:46:38 AM »
Walker, thanks for completing this exercise. I think you deserve a karma boost, man (and I already know it's not the smite button, heh) ;)

Sorry for the delay, this is a busy evening (you know, some carpaccio & a bottle of wine, then a couple of mojito's in a coctail bar next door, followed by a bowling match)... ;)

Anyway, I think I'm getting it. You said:
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Now (using a well co-ordinated combination of fingers and eyeballs), I choose the drives to scan.

What do you mean, you choose. So you click the folder icon, and select the drives manually, instead of selecting the HDD icon above?!?!?!? That's not good... ::)

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Re:Date of last scan
« Reply #28 on: October 12, 2003, 01:10:14 AM »
Walker, thanks for completing this exercise. I think you deserve a karma boost, man (and I already know it's not the smite button, heh) ;)

Sorry for the delay, this is a busy evening (you know, some carpaccio & a bottle of wine, then a couple of mojito's in a coctail bar next door, followed by a bowling match)... ;)

Anyway, I think I'm getting it. You said:
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Now (using a well co-ordinated combination of fingers and eyeballs), I choose the drives to scan.

What do you mean, you choose. So you click the folder icon, and select the drives manually, instead of selecting the HDD icon above?!?!?!? That's not good... ::)

Vlk

Gee thanks Vlk... two in one day  ;D ;D

Now!... I'm seriously worried about you.... Mojito's !!!!!.  (with an umberella???)

If a drink don't come from Tennessee it ain't worth drinking  ;)

Anyway, if I were you, I'd go back and have a few more  :) . I was using the 'selest from folder' option, so I tried the Local drives icon instead. Guess what... it still says scan not yet done  8) ???.

This really isn't too important Vlk. I'm happy to drop it and let you carry on with other things.

Could I have one of them 'Blue Stars', like you have above the pic ?.  :) ;)

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Re:Date of last scan
« Reply #29 on: October 12, 2003, 09:54:58 AM »
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Now!... I'm seriously worried about you.... Mojito's !!!!!.  (with an umberella???)

No no umbrellas, just mint leaves.. >:(
But I've never liked those umbrellas - they taste like --- tooth-picks? ;)

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If a drink don't come from Tennessee it ain't worth drinking

ROTFL Who are you Walker? Jack Daniels? I think it was you who's drinking sangria's all the time... :P

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Anyway, if I were you, I'd go back and have a few more


Naah... it was enough to make me play 70 points (in 10 rounds) - fortunately most of the fellas were in about the same 'mood'...

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tried the Local drives icon instead. Guess what... it still says scan not yet done

And have you let it completed this time? I don't know if made myself clear, but to change the value, two things are necessary:

1. start a scan of local disks (via the HDD icon)
2. let the scan complete.

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Could I have one of them 'Blue Stars', like you have above the pic ?.

Are you nuts? NO WAY....!!! :P :P :P
« Last Edit: October 12, 2003, 09:56:13 AM by Vlk »
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