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Re: virus chest?
« Reply #15 on: December 12, 2010, 10:04:11 PM »
Uh...Have we answered the original question yet? We kind of got off course. Which is alright for an exchange of wisdom. Isn't it? BTW no one touched my "dumb American" comment. I left an opening. Yes I have a sense of humor (humour).
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Re: virus chest?
« Reply #16 on: December 12, 2010, 10:53:30 PM »
Uh...Have we answered the original question yet? We kind of got off course. Which is alright for an exchange of wisdom. Isn't it? BTW no one touched my "dumb American" comment. I left an opening. Yes I have a sense of humor (humour).
No idea what was the original question  ;D

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Re: virus chest?
« Reply #17 on: December 12, 2010, 11:14:12 PM »
Uh...Have we answered the original question yet? We kind of got off course. Which is alright for an exchange of wisdom. Isn't it? BTW no one touched my "dumb American" comment. I left an opening. Yes I have a sense of humor (humour).
No idea what was the original question  ;D
Something about the virus chest. I'm starting a new thread concerning scans. I-don't-no, have we answered your question?
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Re: virus chest?
« Reply #18 on: December 12, 2010, 11:41:00 PM »
Uh...Have we answered the original question yet? We kind of got off course. Which is alright for an exchange of wisdom. Isn't it? BTW no one touched my "dumb American" comment. I left an opening. Yes I have a sense of humor (humour).

We tend not to rise to the bait ;D

As for the original question, there shouldn't be any additional files in the chest if there haven't been any other detections. Errors or Notifications aren't a direct indication of an infection.

We would need to know the full text of the error/notice to be able to give any advice, but there are many legitimate reasons why a file can't be scanned. So we need to know the file name and location and reason, the error message or notice ?
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Re: virus chest?
« Reply #19 on: December 12, 2010, 11:49:30 PM »
Uh...Have we answered the original question yet? We kind of got off course. Which is alright for an exchange of wisdom. Isn't it? BTW no one touched my "dumb American" comment. I left an opening. Yes I have a sense of humor (humour).

[We tend not to rise to the bait ;D]

As for the original question, there shouldn't be any additional files in the chest if there haven't been any other detections. Errors or Notifications aren't a direct indication of an infection.

We would need to know the full text of the error/notice to be able to give any advice, but there are many legitimate reasons why a file can't be scanned. So we need to know the file name and location and reason, the error message or notice ?
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Re: virus chest?
« Reply #20 on: December 12, 2010, 11:51:22 PM »
Maybe next time when you aren't looking  ;D

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Re: virus chest?
« Reply #21 on: December 13, 2010, 01:17:34 AM »
Maybe next time when you aren't looking  ;D
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Re: virus chest?
« Reply #22 on: December 13, 2010, 01:25:05 AM »
You still watching ;D
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Re: virus chest?
« Reply #23 on: December 13, 2010, 02:50:21 AM »
One question comes to mind. What are the "Packer" settings? The "All Packers" box should be left unchecked. As I found out from SafeSurf and DavidR and Tech some files are by nature inert or, password protected. These file will do no harm to your computer. Password protected files include those you download then unpack to run...ie, avast, MBAM, Super-Anti-Spyware, OpenOffice and others. These files will not harm your computer either. Note: you should run a "Full Scan" at least once a day.
my packer setting are already set the first three are checked that i cannot change,what is MBAM? should i have one? i thought avast has anti-spyware? should i be having more programs for protection, if so which ones are easy to use?
how do u do that pink box thing?
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Re: virus chest?
« Reply #24 on: December 13, 2010, 02:57:11 AM »

One question comes to mind. What are the "Packer" settings? The "All Packers" box should be left unchecked. As I found out from SafeSurf and DavidR and Tech some files are by nature inert or, password protected. These file will do no harm to your computer. Password protected files include those you download then unpack to run...ie, avast, MBAM, Super-Anti-Spyware, OpenOffice and others. These files will not harm your computer either. Note: you should run a "Full Scan" at least once a day.

my packer setting are already set the first three are checked that i cannot change,what is MBAM? should i have one? i thought avast has anti-spyware? should i be having more programs for protection, if so which ones are easy to use?
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avast does have anti-malware and anti-spyware built in. MBAM is MalwareBytes Anti-Malware another good one is Super Anti-Spyware both can be safely downloaded from cnet.com. Neither conflict with avast. As far as your other problem I doubt there is anything to worry about. If the problem is recurring then I would be concerned. If possible send it to the avast labs.
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Re: virus chest?
« Reply #25 on: December 13, 2010, 03:07:36 AM »
Packers are the many different forms of compressing files, archives, by default only self extracting archives/packers (basically they are .exe files) are scanned by default, see image.

Yes, you should leave that box unchecked.
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Re: virus chest?
« Reply #26 on: December 13, 2010, 03:11:34 AM »
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how do u do that pink box thing?

You get the pink box thing by clicking on the Quote button of the post that you want to refer/comment to/on.

Care should be taken when quoted, don't quote everything (cut/edit out the bits you don't need), just the bit that you want to refer/comment to/on.
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Re: virus chest?
« Reply #27 on: December 13, 2010, 03:48:37 AM »
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Re: virus chest?
« Reply #28 on: December 13, 2010, 03:52:43 AM »

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Care should be taken when quoted, don't quote everything (cut/edit out the bits you don't need), just the bit that you want to refer/comment to/on.
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Now I know something new. But how do you "snip"? Maybe I might be able to figure that one out.
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