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Re: Avast! Free ~ Actions?
« Reply #15 on: September 17, 2015, 11:18:45 PM »
At this point, the only ones that can add anything to this topic would be Avast.
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Re: Avast! Free ~ Actions?
« Reply #16 on: September 17, 2015, 11:26:00 PM »
"Besides, it wouldn't restore the quarantined file from Virus Chest anyway."
It would after it was sent to Avast for analysis and deemed to be safe.

There is a function in the virus chest options to 'Restore and add to exclusions' which was added in the not to distant past. So at least you have a way back, that isn't a single click on the alert window, this is a deliberate act, not something that could be accidental.

I tried the 'Restore and add to exclusions' option both times and nothing happened.

I believe you have other things going on with your installation (given the other point you raised) as only a day ago I did just that, when one of my little utilities was picked up as a PUP on an on-demand scan. I let it be sent to the chest to test this very function, not only was it restored the exclusion was added to the avastUI > Settings > General - expand the Exclusions - File paths tab .
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Re: Avast! Free ~ Actions?
« Reply #17 on: September 17, 2015, 11:51:11 PM »
"Besides, it wouldn't restore the quarantined file from Virus Chest anyway."
It would after it was sent to Avast for analysis and deemed to be safe.

There is a function in the virus chest options to 'Restore and add to exclusions' which was added in the not to distant past. So at least you have a way back, that isn't a single click on the alert window, this is a deliberate act, not something that could be accidental.

I tried the 'Restore and add to exclusions' option both times and nothing happened.

I believe you have other things going on with your installation (given the other point you raised) as only a day ago I did just that, when one of my little utilities was picked up as a PUP on an on-demand scan. I let it be sent to the chest to test this very function, not only was it restored the exclusion was added to the avastUI > Settings > General - expand the Exclusions - File paths tab .

It's a good possibility that there is something wrong with the install, but everything seemed fine. I did have a very minimal custom install, but I only unchecked the bundled applications I didn't want or need. It worked perfectly well in every other respect.

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Re: Avast! Free ~ Actions?
« Reply #18 on: September 17, 2015, 11:55:17 PM »
I just wonder if it would be worth trying an avast Repair or a clean reinstall.
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Re: Avast! Free ~ Actions?
« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2015, 12:50:56 AM »
I just wonder if it would be worth trying an avast Repair or a clean reinstall.

I've uninstalled Avast! for the meanwhile but I may try that at a later date. I like Avast! but I have to be sure that it won't brick my computer by automatically quarantining suspected malware without asking me about the decision.

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Re: Avast! Free ~ Actions?
« Reply #20 on: September 18, 2015, 01:17:04 AM »
I just wonder if it would be worth trying an avast Repair or a clean reinstall.

I've uninstalled Avast! for the meanwhile but I may try that at a later date. I like Avast! but I have to be sure that it won't brick my computer by automatically quarantining suspected malware without asking me about the decision.
I'v e used avast since 2003 and have never had any of my systems "bricked" because of something that could be traced back to Avast.
I've had a problem with Windows Updates that have bricked the systems.
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Re: Avast! Free ~ Actions?
« Reply #21 on: September 18, 2015, 01:42:37 AM »
I just wonder if it would be worth trying an avast Repair or a clean reinstall.

I've uninstalled Avast! for the meanwhile but I may try that at a later date. I like Avast! but I have to be sure that it won't brick my computer by automatically quarantining suspected malware without asking me about the decision.
I'v e used avast since 2003 and have never had any of my systems "bricked" because of something that could be traced back to Avast.
I've had a problem with Windows Updates that have bricked the systems.

That's great bob, but Avast! had a monumental borkfest around 2009 as it affected plenty of people I knew personally and online who were running XP. False positives and Win updates are probably responsible for most of the bricking on Microsoft OS's. Which is why I image regularly. I worry about AV's in general and I want to do more research before reinstalling Avast! at the moment. That is if Windows Update doesn't brick my box in the meantime.

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Re: Avast! Free ~ Actions?
« Reply #22 on: September 18, 2015, 02:07:45 AM »
Your computer, your choice.
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Re: Avast! Free ~ Actions?
« Reply #23 on: September 18, 2015, 02:34:56 AM »
Your computer, your choice.

Evidently.