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Offline COMPUTIAC

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Device driver package ?
« on: December 18, 2013, 01:08:04 AM »
Updated this morning to the newest version. Noticed Avast making a restore point. Now when I check for recent restore points, I found this listed :

Device Driver Package Install : Avast Network Service

What is this ?
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Offline drake127

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Re: Device driver package ?
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2013, 01:09:34 AM »
Most likely firewall.

Offline COMPUTIAC

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Re: Device driver package ?
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2013, 01:30:08 AM »
So this means you are not sure ?

What about my problem here : http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=106334.msg1036896#new

Do you have a fix ?
« Last Edit: December 18, 2013, 01:32:01 AM by COMPUTIAC »
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Offline Alikhan

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Re: Device driver package ?
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2013, 01:34:56 AM »
I can confirm that it is Avast firewall.

Regarding the scanning, what type of scan are you running?

Remember a full scan will take long since it populates the cache. I'd recommend "unchecking" follow links during scan and "check" scan files in order in both quick and full scans.

With a resident AV such as Avast, you don't need to scan much. A weekly/monthly quick scan would suffice alongside a Malwarebytes scan.
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Offline COMPUTIAC

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Re: Device driver package ?
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2013, 01:38:39 AM »
This only happens when I right click on something I have downloaded and saved to the desktop.
It takes minutes to do this when it only took seconds before the update.
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Offline drake127

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Re: Device driver package ?
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2013, 01:39:14 AM »
So this means you are not sure ?
:) Well, I I didn't explicitly check but there aren't many things we install as a driver package and avast! firewall is a "network service" in technical terms. If I were to name our firewall using just vendor name and device class, this would likely be it.

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Re: Device driver package ?
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2013, 01:41:24 AM »
Well, this is the first time this has happened. Never saw it listed anywhere before.
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