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Offline curious!

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ARC archive corrupt
« on: June 05, 2006, 11:35:51 PM »
When scanning first time with 4.7.844 I get a couple of messages:
'ARC archive is corrupt, Unable to scan' , in my result-list.
The 2 files are buried deep into Programfiles/MSworks......

Never got that message with other versions.

I know nothing about ARC archives, but I suppose these ones are not corrupt.

Sorry if asked and answered, but search in fora for arc gave pretty many hits.

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HL


Edit: Googling gave a lot info about ARC archives, but didn't help me.
        Avast revision history doesn't mention them as far as I can see, since 2003.
        Strange that this message came up now, then.
« Last Edit: June 06, 2006, 12:01:02 AM by hlecter »

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Re: ARC archive corrupt
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2006, 11:57:57 PM »
It's probably a "false alarm" - in the sense that an unrelated file is detected as ARC archive by avast!, and it tries to unpack it (which fails, of course - therefore the "corrupted" message).
I've somehow improved the detection of ARC archive just a few days ago, so it's likely to be better in the next version.

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Re: ARC archive corrupt
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2006, 12:03:55 AM »
Thanks again, Igor for a quick answer. :)

(I was editing my post while you were answering.)

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Re: ARC archive corrupt
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2006, 12:10:01 AM »
Don't know if this is interesting, but a right click scan of the whole Works-folder shows up no messages about ARC or other warnings. Just for your info.

HL