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Offline davidmckee.dryden

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Avast One issue with MS Office 2000
« on: February 05, 2022, 02:10:41 PM »
Just posting this in case anyone else has a similar issue

Downloaded and installed free edition of Avast one on Windows 7 pro which has microsoft office 2000 installed. Looked around AV and happy with everything. Seemed to be an excellent replacement for Bitdefender which is now not free.

A few days ago I noticed that some Word documents were opening in read only mode. Thinking it was a fault with Word I reinstalled it but no better. I then thought that it might be a permission issue but after trying a few things still the same.  I then noticed that the same word document from a different folder opened OK. After a long time searching on the web read that it might be AV related. Stopped Avast for 10 mintes and everything was fine and back to normal. After a process of elimination discovered that it was the Ransomware Protection that was causing the problem. I have partly disabled this and now all OK


Offline r@vast

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Re: Avast One issue with MS Office 2000
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2022, 12:21:57 PM »

Please see this guide for more information concerning Ransomware Protection: