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Offline Scottie

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Scaning archive files
« on: March 07, 2004, 12:48:06 PM »
Even when I click the button to allow Avast Antivirus (Free addition) to scan my archive files it doesn't seem to do it. I just get all the archive files listed and a notice telling me that the files can't be scanned. I'm I doing something wrong here?

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Re:Scaning archive files
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2004, 02:35:06 PM »
Hi,
is there a reason given, why the files can't be scanned, or an error code/other details ?

give some examples of the complete file- and pathname with avast (error)message from avast's report/logs

please tell us your Win version

are ALL archives not scanned, or only some, like password-protected archives by spybot/ad-aware/the like ? ;)

Offline Scottie

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Re:Scaning archive files
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2004, 12:17:46 AM »
I'm using win98se. The message reads,
Unable to scan Ar..
C:\windows\applications data\ ..sb recovery

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Re:Scaning archive files
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2004, 02:05:29 AM »
I'm using win98se. The message reads,
Unable to scan Ar..
C:\windows\applications data\ ..sb recovery

sb recovery seems to be a SpyBot backup file (for system recovery of deleted itens).
It's ok, avast! (or any other antivirus) cannot scan into password protected files. But I virus cannot harm you in a protected file...

(For the advanced readers: I know about metamorphism of virus in encrypted files... but you know, the user here has a simple problem)  ;D
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Offline Scottie

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Re:Scaning archive files
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2004, 08:59:33 AM »
Thank's for the advise and help.