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Stop scan report showing many items in tmp folder
« on: May 24, 2017, 03:38:49 AM »
Avast 17.4.2294/Win 10 Pro 1703
I run a custom scan daily at 7:00 pm. Occasionally -- every several days -- the report includes a large number of items (198 today) like the following:

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c:\Users\Bob\AppData\Local\Temp\CFB17BB7-F3B0-4186-90C1-B7E77C21B5D3\MsiProvider.dll [E] The system cannot find the path specified (3)

I included c:\users\Bob\Local\temp on both exclusions lists (the Settings page and the Scan configuration). But it didn't help.

The comment appears to be by Windows, not Avast but I don't understand why Avast is interested in \temp.

How can I prevent this?

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Re: Stop scan report showing many items in tmp folder
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2017, 05:38:39 AM »
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Avast 17.4.2294/Win 10 Pro 1703
I run a custom scan daily at 7:00 pm.Occasionally -- every several days -- the report includes a large number of items (198 today) like the following:

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c:\Users\Bob\AppData\Local\Temp\CFB17BB7-F3B0-4186-90C1-B7E77C21B5D3\MsiProvider.dll [E] The system cannot find the path specified (3)...
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Hi tcebob,

At first thought, I'd wager your custom scan is set to scan temporary files, and in this case they have been removed, either by routine system cleaning or a third-party cleaning program on the system?
Windows 10 Home 64-bit 21H2 Avast Premier Security version 22.8.6030 (build 22.8.7500.734) UI version 1.0.723.

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Re: Stop scan report showing many items in tmp folder
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2017, 09:52:13 AM »
There is no need to run a scan that often.

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Re: Stop scan report showing many items in tmp folder
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2017, 08:48:12 PM »
Eddy, running the scan less frequently will not address the problem.

mchain, nothing directly about temporary files but I found I had Hard Errors checked under Reports. Unchecked that and maybe that'll fix the problem.

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Re: Stop scan report showing many items in tmp folder
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2017, 09:00:19 PM »
You can't prevent it unless you set a exclusion for that folder which is not a smart thing to do.

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Re: Stop scan report showing many items in tmp folder
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2017, 09:03:18 PM »
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  Eddy, running the scan less frequently will not address the problem. 
Your AV have real time protection, meaning evrything that goes on in your computer when on is scanned/monitored in realtime

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c:\Users\Bob\AppData\Local\Temp\CFB17BB7-F3B0-4186-90C1-B7E77C21B5D3\MsiProvider.dll [E] The system cannot find the path specified (3)
This message usually mean the file is no longer there, and that may not be a surprise when located in a temp folder

This error message is usually gone if you reboot and scan again




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