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Offline paul_moloney

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Avast invisibly deleting autohotkey files
« on: September 03, 2023, 02:49:08 PM »
I've had an issue with Avast deleting autohotkey files before. But it now it seems to be invisibly deleting them. I just downloaded and edited one for a particular game. However, this morning the AHK file is gone, while the associated non-AHK files in the same directory are still there. When I check notifications, there's nothing there. However, when I check Quarantine, there it is. Surely Avast should not be invisibly deleting files?


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Re: Avast invisibly deleting autohotkey files
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2023, 12:42:32 AM »
I have an .ahk file in my startup folder (
It's run each time the system starts. It's never been removed.
When I first installed AutoHotkey, Avast balked and initially put that file into quaranteen.
Once it completed it's analysis, I was able to install AutoHotkey without problems and have
never had a problem with the .ahk file created as explained in the video.
If the file is in quarantine, it's considered a danger to your system.
I suggest you submit it to Avast for analysis and get to the bottom of the problem.
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