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emma99

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Why were these files quarantined???
« on: July 30, 2005, 02:24:02 PM »
I have just started using Avast AV 4.6 Pro (after a bad experience with NAV2005).

After downloading email using Outlook Express 2 emails were flagged as suspect. On examining the virus chest/system files there are three files which have been quarantined:

1. kernel32.dll
2. winsock.dll
3. wsock32.dll

However, none of these files are flagged as having a virus.

Maybe I am missing something (I know I am not familiar with this s/ware), but why have these files been quarantined?

(Also, the Avast AV s/ware seems to be a little CPU hungry at times. I thought it was just Norton that was a resource hog).

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Re: Why were these files quarantined???
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2005, 02:33:02 PM »
Welcome to the Avast family.

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(Also, the Avast AV s/ware seems to be a little CPU hungry at times. I thought it was just Norton that was a resource hog).
How much cpu time Avast is using depends a lot on the settings ;)