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What happens to files in chest after avast uninstallation?
« on: February 03, 2008, 04:46:23 PM »
Hi!
I have 1 question.
What happens to files in chest if I uninstall avast?
Will they be deleted or will they go back to the place they were?

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Re: What happens to files in chest after avast uninstallation?
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2008, 04:54:08 PM »
They certainly won't go back to the place they were.

I think they get deleted, although I can't remember for sure. Some AV's give the option of leaving the quarantine folder behind when uninstalling, presumably so you have the option to restore files if you ever reinstall the AV again. You can look for such an option when uninstalling, but no, the files won't be restored, so no worries there.
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Re: What happens to files in chest after avast uninstallation?
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2008, 06:49:49 PM »
Hi!
I have 1 question.
What happens to files in chest if I uninstall avast?
Will they be deleted or will they go back to the place they were?

/Joe

They should be history as the program folder and sub folders should be removed. Though even if that didn't happen as Frank said they wouldn't be restored.
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Re: What happens to files in chest after avast uninstallation?
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2008, 02:59:26 PM »
So what happens if some of the deleted files are windows system files?
Will the system be unstable? Maybe crach? ???

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Re: What happens to files in chest after avast uninstallation?
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2008, 05:37:15 PM »
So what happens if some of the deleted files are windows system files?
Will the system be unstable? Maybe crach? ???

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Are you sure that you can work if you move any system files in the chest? Your OS won't be able to function at all in such a case! You'd better run an antivirus scaner and clean them.
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Re: What happens to files in chest after avast uninstallation?
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2008, 06:05:46 PM »
So what happens if some of the deleted files are windows system files?
Will the system be unstable? Maybe crach? ???

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If they were truly system files, the fact that they are in the chest and not their original location would effectively have the same effect. If you are talking about the files in the System Files section of the chest, they are copies of important system file in case the originals got infected.
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