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tejas

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Avast On-Access Scanner not working.
« on: August 20, 2008, 10:53:28 AM »
Hi,

First and foremost a zillion thanks to the avast team.

I recently re-installed my operating system. I am using Avast Antivirus 4.8 Home Edition (Build Jul2008 4.8.1229). My System specifications are as follows

Win98 SE on an AMD Duron 850 MHz, 128 MB RAM.

Previously my system was working fine. but suddenly I had errors while updating avast I used to get error messages saying Access is denied. I thought there must be certain errors. I downloaded the latest version from your website and installed it after un-installing my current version. After installing I restarted my system to find Avast in an error state (a red circle was on the avast icon) I moved my cursor over it and found a status message like this, ' avast! On-Access Scanner: 6 provider(s) total, 0 running '.

On manually trying to start the service I get an error message, (screenshot below)



Tell me what do I do? I know many of you might not have seen and win98 se box in a long time. but mine being and older system, I shall be very greatfull if any one can help me.

Regards and Thanx in advance,

Tejas

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Re: Avast On-Access Scanner not working.
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2008, 02:11:52 PM »
well...havent used win98 for years...maybe windows need any updates???do u use any firewall or any other antivirus/antispyware etc?do u use any registry cleaners?
OS:Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
Antivirus: Avast Free v8.0.1497/Firewall: Windows Firewall/On Demand: Malwarebytes Free Edition/Other tools: CCleaner

tejas

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Re: Avast On-Access Scanner not working.
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2008, 05:12:57 PM »
Nope buddy no antiviruses / antispyware / firewall , other than avast on my system... ooops I got spybot search and destroy on it too.. but that seems to be working fine.....

any help at all would be appreciated...

and hey thanx for the prompt reply.

tejas

wyrmrider

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Re: Avast On-Access Scanner not working.
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2008, 06:05:33 PM »
w98 user here with spybot and no problems
swap file and VM large enough?
any way to get some more ram?
I am using 512 k or 1 meg with cacheman optimizations
the 512kb box is about same spec as yours and the additional memory made a new system out of it
no firewall? are you at least behind a firewall router? or protected by a LAN or something?
more important than AV IMHO
are you using t-timer? T-timer  update TODAY!

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Re: Avast On-Access Scanner not working.
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2008, 04:07:08 PM »
Nope buddy no antiviruses / antispyware / firewall , other than avast on my system... ooops I got spybot search and destroy on it too.. but that seems to be working fine.....

any help at all would be appreciated...

and hey thanx for the prompt reply.

tejas

hmm...ok...i dont know what else to suggest u...i dont remember win98 :P ...maybe trying a repair again....i hope an evangelist will see the topic soon and tell u what to do ;)
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Re: Avast On-Access Scanner not working.
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2008, 04:26:39 PM »
' avast! On-Access Scanner: 6 provider(s) total, 0 running '.
Is your system time and date correct?
I suggest an installation from the scratch:

1. Uninstall avast from Control Panel first.
2. Boot.
3. Download the latest version of Avast Uninstall and use it for complete uninstallation.
4. Boot.
5. Install again the latest avast! version.
6. Boot.
7. Check and post the results.
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tejas

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Re: Avast On-Access Scanner not working.
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2008, 09:18:54 AM »
w98 user here with spybot and no problems
swap file and VM large enough?
any way to get some more ram?
I am using 512 k or 1 meg with cacheman optimizations
the 512kb box is about same spec as yours and the additional memory made a new system out of it
no firewall? are you at least behind a firewall router? or protected by a LAN or something?
more important than AV IMHO
are you using t-timer? T-timer  update TODAY!

I am behind a router with T-timer working in real time.... and I update Spybot almost daily (manually, though  I don't get updates daily  ;) .)


' avast! On-Access Scanner: 6 provider(s) total, 0 running '.
Is your system time and date correct?
I suggest an installation from the scratch:

1. Uninstall avast from Control Panel first.
2. Boot.
3. Download the latest version of Avast Uninstall and use it for complete uninstallation.
4. Boot.
5. Install again the latest avast! version.
6. Boot.
7. Check and post the results.

ok sir will do it right now n post back.

thanx to both.

tejas

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Re: Avast On-Access Scanner not working.
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2008, 10:34:05 AM »
Hurrah..... Success at last.

Thanx a ton bros .....

Clean Uninstall + a fresh re-install worked wonders.

Thanx a ton once again.

Tejas

wyrmrider

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Re: Avast On-Access Scanner not working.
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2008, 04:46:04 PM »
good on ya
you just need to update spybot and reimmunize on Wednesday
new t-timer option lowers ram use- try it
scrounge up some more ram

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Re: Avast On-Access Scanner not working.
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2008, 03:41:19 AM »
Thanx a ton once again.
You're welcome.
Glad that we could help. Feel free to come back any time you need help or just to change experiences 8)
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