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Offline RMMACFRU

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Re: File cannot be scanned
« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2011, 05:02:18 AM »
Okay, thanks. I wanted to make sure it wasn't something I should worry about.  :)

Thanks for the fast reply.

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Re: File cannot be scanned
« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2011, 05:45:55 AM »


j4sp8w2k.exe
j4sp8wxp.exe

I actually did a Full Scan a couple of days ago and I didn't get this error. I downloaded and install a torrent for a PC game and now I get this same error today when I do a Full Scan.

For the other people, they seem to be okay since they don't use torrents, but what if it is torrent related on my end?

I've scanned it twice and it came up with the same error.

What is the file related to? Can I reinstall the problem to fix this?

How can I fix this error? 

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Re: File cannot be scanned
« Reply #17 on: January 24, 2011, 12:32:07 PM »
Nothing to worry about, those are old virus definitions folders and avast is doing some housecleaning to keep the size used on the hard disk to a minimum. This just happens to have occurred between the time you started the scan and it reaching that old defs folder.

Thanks for the response, hopefully this applies to me too. Would the dirctories have been deleted as well as the files? I have "show hidden files" etc. checked and I can't find the directory that the problem files are in and there aren't any partitions on the drive.

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Re: File cannot be scanned
« Reply #18 on: January 24, 2011, 01:02:14 PM »
OK, I see.
Please ignore those [Emul]|>something errors for now - I'll try to hide them somehow.

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Re: File cannot be scanned
« Reply #19 on: January 24, 2011, 01:54:46 PM »
This is the file I have that can't be scanned.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/1003/Cinderella528/file_.jpg
« Last Edit: January 24, 2011, 02:04:12 PM by cynderella28 »
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Re: File cannot be scanned
« Reply #20 on: January 24, 2011, 03:50:57 PM »
Nothing to worry about, those are old virus definitions folders and avast is doing some housecleaning to keep the size used on the hard disk to a minimum. This just happens to have occurred between the time you started the scan and it reaching that old defs folder.

Thanks for the response, hopefully this applies to me too. Would the dirctories have been deleted as well as the files? I have "show hidden files" etc. checked and I can't find the directory that the problem files are in and there aren't any partitions on the drive.

You're welcome.

Everything gets removed as the directories name is directly linked to the virus definitions that are in it,  yy year, mm month, dd day, -0 the first virus definitions update of that day. So they wouldn't have any purpose outside of that virus definitions version.
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Re: File cannot be scanned
« Reply #21 on: January 24, 2011, 03:52:25 PM »
This is the file I have that can't be scanned.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/1003/Cinderella528/file_.jpg


As Igor said in the post above yours, you can ignore these with [Emul]| in the file path.
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Re: File cannot be scanned
« Reply #22 on: January 24, 2011, 08:30:07 PM »
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As Igor said in the post above yours, you can ignore these with [Emul]| in the file path.

Okay that's good.
Thanks!  :)
« Last Edit: January 24, 2011, 08:31:53 PM by cynderella28 »
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