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Re: I'm confused about avast
« Reply #45 on: February 02, 2010, 02:44:49 AM »
I hope I did the right thing. I clicked on Clean Everything.

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Re: I'm confused about avast
« Reply #46 on: February 02, 2010, 08:18:27 PM »
Same method I use  ;D

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Re: I'm confused about avast
« Reply #47 on: February 02, 2010, 08:46:28 PM »
How often should I run this Flush Flash?  I hate to repeat myself but I'm still not clear as to what to do with the fifteen items that I have in Infected Files and the Chest in avast?

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Re: I'm confused about avast
« Reply #48 on: February 02, 2010, 08:50:05 PM »
You can delete the quarantined files now

I run it every two weeks or so

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Re: I'm confused about avast
« Reply #49 on: February 03, 2010, 01:05:53 AM »
Thanks, and thanks for all the help you gave me. Nice dealing with you but I hope I don't have to go to anyone again about a virus.

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Re: I'm confused about avast
« Reply #50 on: February 03, 2010, 01:29:41 AM »
Nice.
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Re: I'm confused about avast
« Reply #51 on: February 03, 2010, 03:46:55 AM »
Sorry, but I've got another question. Since I don't know what all the lengthly information is about after running a scan of OTL, should I run it sometime like I do with avast and the others? Thanks

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Re: I'm confused about avast
« Reply #52 on: February 03, 2010, 12:03:19 PM »
No, only when directed to by a helper that knows how to interpret it. On a forum, such as this one, for example.
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Re: I'm confused about avast
« Reply #53 on: February 03, 2010, 06:56:56 PM »
Thanks again.

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Re: I'm confused about avast
« Reply #54 on: February 03, 2010, 07:11:24 PM »
Woops, another question. Looking in the chest again I see in System Files the following.

Kernel32.dll          Last changed 3/21/09             Time of transfer 2/3/2010
Winsock.dll              "         "       2/28/06                 "           "        2/3/2010
Winsock.dll              "         "       4/13/08                 "           "        2/3/2010

Do these mean anything.  Should I leave them there. Thanks

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Re: I'm confused about avast
« Reply #55 on: February 03, 2010, 07:33:32 PM »
I really do wish Alwil would get rid of this All Chest Files collation of the three sections (in a way they have as it isn't in avast 5):
  • The only area you should be interested in is the Infected Files section, this is where the files detected by avast and selected by you to move to the chest are placed.
  • The User Files section is where the user can add files they suspect of being malware but not detected by avast.
  • The System Files section is where avast keeps back-up copies of important system files in case the original becomes infected (leave them alone).
  • The All Chest Files is a collation of the three sections.
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Re: I'm confused about avast
« Reply #56 on: February 03, 2010, 11:16:25 PM »
Those 3 system files are normal in 4.8 (and earlier).  Note that you might occasionally see two versions of one or two of those, especially after a major Win update -- according to others here, it's quite OK to delete the older version of anything like that.

Slightly off-topic, but closely related ... I too noticed that they're not shown in the chest in v5.  Does avast no longer "backup" these files this way, or are they still in the chest but no longer displayed, since many of us were confused to see them there?

(Edit) A second, related question -- is the single screen we now see for the chest the equivalent of the previous "all chest files" screen?
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Re: I'm confused about avast
« Reply #57 on: February 03, 2010, 11:48:35 PM »
Sorry, but I've got another question. Since I don't know what all the lengthly information is about after running a scan of OTL, should I run it sometime like I do with avast and the others? Thanks
OTL is an analysis programme that will fix nothing until you tell it to - and it is regularly updated - so just delete it by using the cleanup button  ;D