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Offline smiffypr

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ProgramsKill SharedFolderIssue
« on: February 19, 2022, 03:51:18 PM »
Avast Free Antivirus is telling me that I have "PC Health problems" "ProgramsKill" and "SharedFolderIssue".
It doesn't tell me what these terms mean or offer any way of fixing them.
Can anyone tell me what they mean?

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Re: ProgramsKill SharedFolderIssue
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2022, 10:19:45 AM »
Hi, post a screenshot.
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Re: ProgramsKill SharedFolderIssue
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2022, 02:08:32 PM »
Here you are.

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Re: ProgramsKill SharedFolderIssue
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2022, 02:25:48 PM »
To get that, I had opened Avast Free Antivirus, clicked on Run Smart Scan, it says No Browser Threats Found  so I click on  Next, it says No Malware Found so I click on Next, it says I have 3 Advanced Issues Found, I click on Skip For Now, then Skip (as otherwise it tries to sell me a paid service), it then says Scan Finished and I click Done.
Then it says Your PC is getting slower and I click Show Me. it then gives a list of supposed problems, I click on PC Health Problems and the screenshot appears.

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Re: ProgramsKill SharedFolderIssue
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2022, 02:26:01 PM »
Here you are.
Interesting, haven't seen this before. How did you get there..?
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Re: ProgramsKill SharedFolderIssue
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2022, 02:27:34 PM »
To get that, I had opened Avast Free Antivirus, clicked on Run Smart Scan, it says No Browser Threats Found  so I click on  Next, it says No Malware Found so I click on Next, it says I have 3 Advanced Issues Found, I click on Skip For Now, then Skip (as otherwise it tries to sell me a paid service), it then says Scan Finished and I click Done.
Then it says Your PC is getting slower and I click Show Me. it then gives a list of supposed problems, I click on PC Health Problems and the screenshot appears.
Ah ok, most probably just some promo/marketing stuff... ;)
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Re: ProgramsKill SharedFolderIssue
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2022, 03:01:09 PM »
It strikes me as a devious marketing method.
I wanted to get to the bottom of it anyway and as they offered me a free trial of Avast Cleanup Premium I went ahead ant tried it.
I won't bore you with everything it wanted to do, some things that I would do anyway (like cleaning the registry) and some things that were completely inappropriate (like putting my TV recorder application to sleep).
The things which it suggested which were probably what these "problems" are:

It wanted to "Turn off Windows AutoEndTasks to avoid losing data.
I wanted to unshare three folders.


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Re: ProgramsKill SharedFolderIssue
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2022, 03:48:31 PM »
If you don't intend to keep Cleanup Premium, don't forget to cancel
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Re: ProgramsKill SharedFolderIssue
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2022, 03:49:59 PM »
Thanks, I've set a reminder on my calendar.