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dmb3432@yahoo.com

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Evernote Can't Run
« on: February 22, 2017, 02:05:23 AM »
All of a sudden, I can't run Evernote because Avast decides it's a threat. It moves key files to the Vault and Evernote goes "something happened, we can't run, shutting down now." Any ideas?

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Re: Evernote Can't Run
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2017, 03:25:28 AM »
I am having a very similar issue today -- whenever I attempt to clip an image from a browser to Evernote, Avast quarantines it (claiming it's infected with VBS:Malware-gen). Unfortunately, this process corrupts the Evernote database (preventing the app from running), so the only way to regain function is to restore the entire database from a backup. Fortunately, I run Time Machine, but this could be a very ugly loss of data otherwise.

I was curious after encountering this issue, so I initiated a full scan. It is showing hundreds of infected files, also with VBS:Malware-gen. Given that I've been running all shields continuously for more than a year (and started with a clean scan), either these are false positives, or the Avast shields allowed my machine to become massively infected. I'm not even sure this malware is capable of running on OSX, my understanding is that it can't.

Any help would be appreciated.

luxmagnumunltd@gmail.com

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Re: Evernote Can't Run
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2017, 04:13:55 AM »
Same problem here suddenly. Either there is a mass infection or these are false positives. AVAST? What is the story here?

subash@shadocms.com

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Re: Evernote Can't Run
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2017, 04:21:24 AM »
It started happening right after the update. They screwed up.

russep3@gmail.com

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Re: Evernote Can't Run
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2017, 06:56:42 AM »
It's happening to me too. I believe Avast is falsely marking some files created by the Evernote note index program. Evernote crashes with an internal database error as soon it notices. Turn off avast and evernote runs OK

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Re: Evernote Can't Run
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2017, 07:06:37 AM »
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