Author Topic: Scanning the registry under win2k equals problem ?  (Read 2593 times)

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Offline blasiu

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Scanning the registry under win2k equals problem ?
« on: December 18, 2003, 01:21:34 AM »
Have any of Avast! users come accross a serious damage in Windows2000prof.'s profiles? Having asked hundereds of questions I got that:
"...this is common and typically due to Anti-Virus software
locking the registry portion of the profile because it wasn't finished scanning ..."
I think the way out may be by forbidding Avast! to scan the Registry but how can I do this?
Will appreciate any answer. Thanks.

Offline Lisandro

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Re:Scanning the registry under win2k equals problem ?
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2003, 01:47:10 AM »
Have any of Avast! users come accross a serious damage in Windows2000prof.'s profiles? Having asked hundereds of questions I got that: "...this is common and typically due to Anti-Virus software
locking the registry portion of the profile because it wasn't finished scanning ..."

To whom did you ask? Microsoft?
Seems a strange answer, or better, seems a common answer: 'this is not a windows thread but anything else!  ;D

I think the way out may be by forbidding Avast! to scan the Registry but how can I do this? Will appreciate any answer. Thanks.

You can add the registry files to the 'Exclusions' page of the avast settings. So the files won't be scanned. I suppose, you must add Registry hives (SAM, SYSTEM, SECURITY, SOFTWARE, .DEFAULT). Anyway, I don't think this trouble (locking portion of the registry) is avast! concern... ;)
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