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Hey Avast!ers, Do any of you people know how to get a decompression bomb of a almost brand-new acer PC?
« Last Edit: May 22, 2011, 02:25:58 PM by pcclean3453 »
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Re: Uhhhhg! Avast! Free won't get rid of decompression bomb!
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2011, 09:52:45 AM »
Delete the archive.

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Re: Uhhhhg! Avast! Free won't get rid of decompression bomb!
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2011, 09:54:45 AM »
What archive? Right this second, it's sitting in my log file doing nothing.
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Re: Uhhhhg! Avast! Free won't get rid of decompression bomb!
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2011, 10:02:46 AM »
Delete the file that is reported in the log as decompression bomb.

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Re: Uhhhhg! Avast! Free won't get rid of decompression bomb!
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2011, 10:04:35 AM »
It doesn't even have words in it....
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Re: Uhhhhg! Avast! Free won't get rid of decompression bomb!
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2011, 10:06:26 AM »
It doesn't even have words in it....

I am sorry but I do not understand what you are saying at all. Meanwhile, DO NOT PANIC! Decompression bomb will NOT harm your computer in any way if you do not unpack it manually, can sit there forever and nothing happens. If you unpack it, it will fill up lots of drive space and that's it. Again, no fatal harm done.
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Re: Uhhhhg! Avast! Free won't get rid of decompression bomb!
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2011, 11:17:15 AM »
the guy "pcclean3453" is either high on something, or just escaped a psychiatric hospital ;D

edit: or both :D (if referring to his posts here and in other threads so far)
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Re: Uhhhhg! Avast! Free won't get rid of decompression bomb!
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2011, 11:20:08 AM »
Delete the file that is reported in the log as decompression bomb.

why ??? it's just an archive that's too big and/or too compressed for Avast to be scanned, no reason to delete it. No malware, or at least, the "decompression bomb" label doesn't mean that the file is malicious, just that it cannot be scanned for the reasons I described.
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Re: Uhhhhg! Avast! Free won't get rid of decompression bomb!
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2011, 12:40:42 PM »
OK. I'm so sorry. I'll explain. I first caught this decompression bomb when I opened the log file, along with another one. I got rid of the other one, but this one won't get off.
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« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2011, 12:47:55 PM »
Read the explanations above. This one can be either deleted, or left there. Do NOT delete the file unless you know what you are doing (which I'm afraid you don't  :P)

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Re: Uhhhhg! Avast! Free won't get rid of decompression bomb!
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2011, 12:54:22 PM »
I DO KNOW WHAT I'M DOING!
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« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2011, 12:57:30 PM »
I DO KNOW WHAT I'M DOING!

;D My advice - leave the thing alone, it does zero harm. ;D

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« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2011, 01:01:30 PM »
Ok thanks for the help
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« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2011, 01:07:37 PM »
I DO KNOW WHAT I'M DOING!
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« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2011, 04:38:43 PM »
Thanks again
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