Author Topic: [FIX] Delayed appear partitions when open My Computer (floppy drive problem)  (Read 9789 times)

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Offline YoKenny

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Go to PROFILE then Modify Profile then update your Signature: with information like my signature as this helps the helpers offer pertinent advice as your signature always think best for you and for other!! makes users ask what system you are using.

See DavidR's signature who is an avast! Überevangelist:
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Offline YoKenny

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@ Savoir

I see you are running Acrobat 7.0 that is quite vulnerable to infection and Adobe Reader 9 is available but Foxit Reader is better and much smaller.

The Sun Java is downlevel and very vulnerable and should be updated to the latest Version 6 Update 20 after removing all previous verions of Java in Add/Remove programs.
http://java.com/en/download/manual.jsp

You should have created a Folder for OTL.exe to be in as now your Desktop will be clutterd with its files.

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Create A New Folder

Folders are the basic organizational building blocks of any computer system. Without folders it would be virtually impossible to keep track of all the files that are found on even the smallest system. New folders can be created just about anywhere, but three methods are shown below.
http://www.theeldergeek.com/HT1_002.htm
« Last Edit: April 26, 2010, 11:56:49 AM by YoKenny »
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Offline Savoir

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I see you are running Acrobat 7.0 that is quite vulnerable to infection and Adobe Reader 9 is available but Foxit Reader is better and much smaller.

I'm well aware of Acrobats vulnerabilities but, since I only use it to create documents for my own personal use,  I have no security concerns about using it.

The Sun Java is downlevel and very vulnerable and should be updated to the latest Version 6 Update 20 after removing all previous verions of Java in Add/Remove programs.

Java is usually disabled in my browser so I have no security concerns there either.

I really appreciate all or your efforts to keep my system secure but, all of this just deviates from the original subject of this thread which was the fact that Avast 5 repeatedly scans my floppy drive and causes a slowdown in accessing my well structured file system whenever I open Explorer\My Computer.


« Last Edit: April 26, 2010, 01:36:29 PM by Savoir »
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Offline Dixy

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I have to agree with many users that have floppy scanning problem, as I do too.
I installed Avast internet security 5.0.545 to try how it works on a friends machine. It scanned floppy every time I clicked on My computer. The same thing happened on my machine, after uninstalling avast 5.0.545 free and installing the is version. On the first one the system was just installed, so there wasn't any crap on it. My system is in use for about a year. This is to show that this isn't a matter of software configuration other than avast is 5.0.545 on the system.
I am an Avast free user, but I would like to see this fixed, because I think that Avast internet security is a good piece of software and it's a pity to be spoiled by something like this.

Many regards  ;)
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Guys,

while we're still unable to reproduce the issue, it strikes me that all the people who're experiencing this are using either the Pro AV or the IS. This can't be a coincidence.

I think that one of the modules that may be possibly responsible for this behavior is the Virtualization component (aka sandbox). Therefore, I'd like to ask you to uninstall this component for a while and see if that makes any difference. If it does, we can take it from there and dig a bit deeper.

To remove the component, please go to Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs -> avast! -> Change/Remove -> Change and uncheck the box that says (surprise surprise :) ) "Virtualization component".


Thanks much
Vlk

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Offline Dixy

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I followed advice from Vlk and Logos and disabled virtualization component on both computers and I think that it works fine now. There is no scanning of floppy drive.
Many regards  ;)
AMD Sempron 1.61GHz, 1GB RAM, 80GB HDD
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I followed advice from Vlk and Logos and disabled virtualization component on both computers and I think that it works fine now. There is no scanning of floppy drive.
Many regards  ;)

fine ;) I just quoted Vlk, as I have no idea how the virtualization module interferes there.
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Offline Dixy

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I also have no idea how this component interferes but it solved the problem. It's up to Avast team to check how this menace occurs and to fix this. I will revert to free version that doesn't have this problem but, as I said, it would be a pity for such fine protection software to exibit this kind of behavior.

Many regards  ;)
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Windows XP sp3 32bit, avast! 5 free, Comodo firewall pro, Firefox 3.6.3