Author Topic: Avast! Free deletes my file  (Read 2349 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

joshuan12

  • Guest
Avast! Free deletes my file
« on: August 30, 2011, 05:30:04 AM »
I downloaded a file which is perfectly safe, I know because I temporarily turned off the shields, downloaded it, and scanned it, and it was fine, but when I reactivate it, it deletes the file. I tried putting the folder into the Exclusions list, but that didn't seem to work. How can I get it to stop deleting the file?

Offline CraigB

  • Avast √úberevangelist
  • Serious Graphoman
  • *****
  • Posts: 11182
  • No support PM's thanks
Re: Avast! Free deletes my file
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2011, 06:28:44 AM »
Not a wise decision to turn off avast for you to download files  ??? this is where avast is protecting you.

What file were you trying to run and which shield is detecting it ? where in avast did you place the exclusion ?

Offline Lisandro

  • Avast team
  • Certainly Bot
  • *
  • Posts: 67235
Re: Avast! Free deletes my file
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2011, 04:30:46 AM »
Submit the file to www.virustotal.com
avast does not delete files automatically. It sends them to Chest.
The best things in life are free.

DBone

  • Guest
Re: Avast! Free deletes my file
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2011, 06:13:57 AM »
He probably can't reply because his machine is toast. ::)