Author Topic: Avast Quick Scanner  (Read 7062 times)

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Avast Quick Scanner
« on: June 18, 2003, 05:39:03 PM »
Hi Folks :)

My prob is, after browsing this forum, i thought i would try out the Eicar test zip.

Downloaded it & then right clicked on it & selected scan.Up pops the scan box & then a warning that there is an infected file

Now if i try move/rename, delete, or even just ok, the prog then crashes in Kernal32.dll

Here is the faultlog report. i hope this is just a bug & can be solved as it won't be much use if it crashes whatever choice i make

Date 06/18/2003 Time 16:22
ASHQUICK caused an invalid page fault in
module KERNEL32.DLL at 01af:bff7a4b2.
EAX=00000000 CS=01af EIP=bff7a4b2 EFLGS=00010206
EBX=00000000 SS=01b7 ESP=0802fbc0 EBP=0802fbd0
ECX=00440008 DS=01b7 ESI=00440000 FS=a6cf
EDX=00000018 ES=01b7 EDI=0044000c GS=0cb6
Bytes at CS:EIP:
8b 03 25 fc ff ff 0f 3b 45 0c 0f 83 81 00 00 00
Stack dump:
00000001 0044817c 00000000 00440000 0802fbf4 bff7b498 00440000 00000018 00000001 7c20955c 0044817c 00000000 bff7b9c5 0802fc34 7c16000c 00000000

Thanks in advance for any help or advice given

BaNzI ;D


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Re:Avast Quick Scanner
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2003, 05:49:27 PM »

The Eicar test file seems to cause many Avast users problems.   Search the forum and you will see that each user seems to have a unique experience with the test file.
Fortunately, my own Avast functions normally in identifying the "virus" in the zip file and moving the file without incident, but others have not.
I know the Avast Support Team is aware of this and is looking into it.

Avast DOES work properly with a real virus....I know.
Avast found 2 viruses hidden in old email, and removed them cleanly.

If you want more insight into Eicar, go to and read about it.  Some AVs are very sensitive to the test file and won't react the same to it as they will to the real thing.

Good luck.  ;D


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Re:Avast Quick Scanner
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2003, 05:55:09 PM »
Thanks for the reply techie101 :)

Like i said all choices end up with a crash, it did offer to let me send an error report, but sent it before i had finished typing(might have pressed a key by mistake)

Does anyone know if there any other test files out there for testin AV progs???


BaNzI ;D

Update.Tried running the main Avast program & the only way it could detect the file was to select thourgh scan & scan archive files

Any ideas on how it missed the file the first 2 times i tried(quick scan/scan archives, then standard scan/scan archives)

And thanks for such a good program, it's the Biz
« Last Edit: June 18, 2003, 06:08:54 PM by BanziBaby »