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Hozza

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Root and Avast
« on: December 28, 2008, 01:23:44 AM »
I understand getting a permissions denied in the scan log after trying to scan the whole system as a user, but when i run avast as root (gksudo avastgui in ubuntu) it still says permissions denied.

Whats happening, am i missing something?

Thanks for any help or advise you can give.

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Re: Root and Avast
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2009, 02:25:16 PM »
I understand getting a permissions denied in the scan log after trying to scan the whole system as a user, but when i run avast as root (gksudo avastgui in ubuntu) it still says permissions denied.

Whats happening, am i missing something?

Thanks for any help or advise you can give.

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Hallo,
root hs access to everything, regardless to anything - thus, the answer is, you aren't root. the checkaccess() function checks the effective uid.

try "su -" from terminal.

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