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Offline mkruzel

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Err 13 messages in Mac version of avast.
« on: April 07, 2008, 03:27:50 AM »
Should I be worried about err 13 messages and what do they mean?

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Re: Err 13 messages in Mac version of avast.
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2008, 03:33:04 AM »
Which do the messages say? Which is the error message?
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Re: Err 13 messages in Mac version of avast.
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2008, 03:37:17 AM »
I have a wide variety maybe permissions issues.

.fseventsd and scan result is err 13.
.hotfiles.btree  err13
.Spotlight-V100 err13
.Trashes  err13
Users   err13

and some others because I'm still scanning.

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Re: Err 13 messages in Mac version of avast.
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2008, 03:38:48 AM »
Error 13 is a normal permissions error. Avast cant scan files it does not have read access to such as certain system files and files of other users
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Re: Err 13 messages in Mac version of avast.
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2008, 12:47:28 AM »
so what is to be done with these err 13 files ?  delete or leave there???  this program isnt very straight forward in telling you what to do..

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Re: Err 13 messages in Mac version of avast.
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2008, 02:00:42 PM »
Well I wouldn't recommend deleting them as these might be system files or files of other users.
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Re: Err 13 messages in Mac version of avast.
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2011, 07:27:46 AM »
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Well I wouldn't recommend deleting them as these might be system files or files of other users.

Avast! also says about err13--files like Spotlight-V100: "Does not belong to any package".
Does that mean that they should be deleted. No other options seems to be available.

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Re: Err 13 messages in Mac version of avast.
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2011, 05:06:43 AM »
No, you should not delete these files labeled with err 13. The Spotlight V100 is essentially its index of the files/folders on your Mac and should not be deleted.

Err 13 is like a access denied message, normal on UNIX-Like systems such as Mac OS X. Future version of Avast for Mac will not report so many err 13 files (or so we are told).

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Re: Err 13 messages in Mac version of avast.
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2011, 01:09:56 PM »
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Well I wouldn't recommend deleting them as these might be system files or files of other users.

Avast! also says about err13--files like Spotlight-V100: "Does not belong to any package".
Does that mean that they should be deleted. No other options seems to be available.

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New version will offer human-readable messages instead, even suppressible (from prefs). It's just about file accessibility, normal under any unix system (where user can't do everything - including scans of some system files). That's normal and desired behavior.

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