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Bud33

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Avast blocking Microsoft Works
« on: May 22, 2014, 11:40:10 PM »
Today when I tried to log into my Microsoft Works It was blocked and the EXE file blocked.
Can anyone tell me why? I've been running this program   for years with out a problem and just logged in yesterday. Today when I clicked on the shortcut it could not find the program. :'(

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Re: Avast blocking Microsoft Works
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2014, 12:05:29 AM »
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Did you get an avast pop-up?
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What little information you gave it's difficult to give you any assistance.
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Re: Avast blocking Microsoft Works
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2014, 12:23:19 AM »
I suspect that this is a very old copy of MS Works and the executable isn't on the avast cloud database (not in common use).

I had similar blocking of old MS Office, Word and Excel executables.

You say you can't find it, was it moved to the virus chest ?
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