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Re: avast crashes / says deleted stale lock file
« Reply #15 on: April 12, 2011, 01:07:11 PM »
i actually have the same problem as this.
avast crashes whenever i scan my system as root.
but it does not crash when i am logged as a normal user.
why does this happen?

edit:
actually, it crashes now even though i am logged as a normal user.
the only thing i can think about is the "thorough scan" option.
the last proper scan that i did is a standard scan logged as a normal user.

maybe it crashes because of the thorough scan? is that it?

edit:
just tried the standard scan but it now crashes. what should i do?

two causes are possible:
- different vps version or different setting (please, check this)
- different file access permissions (for root, more files are accessible, and if any of them is the culprit which causes the crash...)

regards,
pc
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