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avast crash when scan recycle folder in NTFS partition
« on: December 30, 2008, 06:10:59 PM »
When I scan $Recycle.Bin folder under NTFS partition, avast always crash with "Segmentation fault". Then I cannot scan from the root that partition, I have to scan folder by folder.
Is there any way to avoid that crash?

Thanks!
« Last Edit: December 30, 2008, 07:41:46 PM by live4love »

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Re: avast crash when scan recycle folder in NTFS partition
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2008, 08:16:03 PM »
When I scan $Recycle.Bin folder under NTFS partition, avast always crash with "Segmentation fault". Then I cannot scan from the root that partition, I have to scan folder by folder.
Is there any way to avoid that crash?

Thanks!

If on Mac:
Have you tried the new Beta engine? Lots of things have been fixed since the last release.
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=41051.0

If On Linux:
Have you updated to the new 1.2.0 release?
« Last Edit: December 30, 2008, 08:17:37 PM by .: Mac :. »
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Re: avast crash when scan recycle folder in NTFS partition
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2009, 08:07:50 AM »
I am using 1.2 on Linux. It may cause by monsters in the recycle, because it is okay to scan $Recycle.Bin folder in another NTFS partition.

There is no more information provided in avast logging. Finally, I format that partition.

Thanks, .:Mac:.
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Re: avast crash when scan recycle folder in NTFS partition
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2009, 01:55:07 PM »
I am using 1.2 on Linux. It may cause by monsters in the recycle, because it is okay to scan $Recycle.Bin folder in another NTFS partition.

There is no more information provided in avast logging. Finally, I format that partition.

Thanks, .:Mac:.

Hallo,
have you tried those release candidates? if the bug still occurs, please, use cmdline scanner (avast, instead of avastgui), and determine where (exactly) it crashes.


http://public.avast.com/~cimbal/avast4workstation-1.3.0-1.i586.rpm
http://public.avast.com/~cimbal/avast4workstation-1.3.0.tar.gz
http://public.avast.com/~cimbal/avast4workstation_1.3.0-2_i386.deb

regards,
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