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Offline DavidR

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Re: avast! sandbox folder
« Reply #15 on: September 30, 2023, 11:55:27 PM »
Even if it was there or not is immaterial to what is on your system and the actions you took.

That still doesn't mean the first action you should take is deletion.

Now you're doing what you should have done first off. However all of those are at least two years old.
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Re: avast! sandbox folder
« Reply #16 on: October 01, 2023, 12:24:25 AM »
It would at least help me narrow things down.

Is anyone else willing to check their C drive root folder and see if avast! sandbox exists there, and then respond "yes" or "no" ?
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Re: avast! sandbox folder
« Reply #17 on: October 01, 2023, 02:49:40 AM »
The question you have to ask yourself what does it matter if it is there or not, is it actually causing any problem.

With that I will end my excursion down this path.
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Re: avast! sandbox folder
« Reply #18 on: October 01, 2023, 04:13:04 AM »
Because there is the possibility that it's the result of other malware.

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Re: avast! sandbox folder
« Reply #19 on: October 01, 2023, 10:43:50 AM »
What other malware would create a folder that Avast would be protecting with the Avast Self Defence module.
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Re: avast! sandbox folder
« Reply #20 on: October 01, 2023, 10:07:58 PM »
This is the second time you have stated you will stop engaging in this thread, only to engage on the very next reply.

To answer your question: I don't know. I'm just trying to narrow things down and see if this is normal, appearing randomly like this. I'm running a MalwareBytes scan without Avast installed, but I thought asking if others have the same folder in the same location was a fair question to ask.

If you're simply just trying to teach me some sort of lesson by not answering the question I ask, then please take your own advice and stop engaging in this thread. You're wasting my time and yours at this point.

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Re: avast! sandbox folder
« Reply #21 on: October 01, 2023, 11:47:32 PM »
Final time - if you are trying to piss me of you can say you have achieved that.

From what you have done in this regard, you clearly haven't got a clue.
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Re: avast! sandbox folder
« Reply #22 on: October 02, 2023, 03:14:06 PM »
Please stop deleting my responses.

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Re: avast! sandbox folder
« Reply #23 on: December 08, 2023, 05:01:24 AM »
It would at least help me narrow things down.

Is anyone else willing to check their C drive root folder and see if avast! sandbox exists there, and then respond "yes" or "no" ?

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Either it appeared all of a sudden or I never noticed it, but I got the same folder in my root C: directory. Strangly the latest modification as per Windows explorer is August 22, with the deeper folders even older. Inside I have folders named pip and numpy, so it may be connected to Pythons package manager. The folder resists deletion. Which I mean is fine if its a working folder but a) Avast creates those whereever it pleases; b) I un/ reinstalled Avast this year, so why is there more than one year old folder still on my hardrive?