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Re: advice; no programs open after running Avast AV
« Reply #30 on: September 25, 2011, 04:37:45 PM »


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No point in discussing the matter any further as you dont seem to comprehend, im glad your system is now fixed  :)
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Well from my perspective chief, it's you who don't seem to comprehend.

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Re: advice; no programs open after running Avast AV
« Reply #31 on: September 25, 2011, 04:51:18 PM »
Well from my perspective chief, it's you who don't seem to comprehend.

Please stop this now..!!
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Re: advice; no programs open after running Avast AV
« Reply #32 on: September 25, 2011, 04:52:44 PM »
Please go to my site and download the file Default_EXE to your desktop
Unzip the reg file within
Right click the reg file and select merge
Accept the warnings and then try the exe files

https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=32d8666f4048075b#cid=32D8666F4048075B&id=32D8666F4048075B%21117
It also appears that it may have been a file infector and an SFC /scannow run will replace the bad file

7 and Vista http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1538-sfc-scannow-command-system-file-checker.html

XP http://www.updatexp.com/scannow-sfc.html
If you have this problem please follow these steps

LeeW

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Re: advice; no programs open after running Avast AV
« Reply #33 on: September 25, 2011, 04:54:48 PM »
Well from my perspective chief, it's you who don't seem to comprehend.

Please stop this now..!!
Thanks,
asyn

What's the deal with the self appointed board police on this forum?

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Re: advice; no programs open after running Avast AV
« Reply #34 on: September 25, 2011, 04:56:01 PM »
Please go to my site and download the file Default_EXE to your desktop
Unzip the reg file within
Right click the reg file and select merge
Accept the warnings and then try the exe files

https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=32d8666f4048075b#cid=32D8666F4048075B&id=32D8666F4048075B%21117
It also appears that it may have been a file infector and an SFC /scannow run will replace the bad file

7 and Vista http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1538-sfc-scannow-command-system-file-checker.html

XP http://www.updatexp.com/scannow-sfc.html
If you have this problem please follow these steps

Thank you so much for helping to suss this out! Avast should give you a commission!!

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Re: advice; no programs open after running Avast AV
« Reply #35 on: September 26, 2011, 08:27:12 PM »
@essexboy

I dare state I had the same issue, but I did manage to cure the program issue with system restore in the end.

My concern: Was this an infection that I still have and need to get rid off or a fault in avast blocking files it should not?

Thank you for any response.

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Re: advice; no programs open after running Avast AV
« Reply #36 on: September 26, 2011, 08:31:17 PM »
I do not believe it to be a false positive, as soon as I saw the number of posts about this I did an immediate full scan of my system and received no alerts at all

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Re: advice; no programs open after running Avast AV
« Reply #37 on: September 27, 2011, 04:46:45 PM »
I am experiencing the same problem exactly. My machine has been rendered useless.

System restore will not work as Avast will not free up it's quarenteened files.

This issue is popping up on forums elsewhere:

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-system/my-antivirus-program-avast-deleted-a-file-under/80befcad-196e-41ab-8aec-4d3bc7240e0e

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic420300.html


The funny thing is; I was considering upgrading to the paid version. To hell with that now. This is unacceptable. I have work to do this weekend!   :-[

and what would you have done if this a virus/trojan that did this? The situation would be the same, the real issue here is that you have not taken time to look at what has happened and have not used the tools in Win7 to your advantage. Running SFC /SCANNOW would have dealt with your problem in minutes.

It may also be an idea to set your actions to "ask" so that you can check what files might be moved to quarantine .........

Just to add, I have AIS on 3 systems at home and all have run scans each day without any issue so I have doubts that this is a false positive at all.

« Last Edit: September 27, 2011, 04:49:50 PM by AdrianH »
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Re: advice; no programs open after running Avast AV
« Reply #38 on: September 27, 2011, 07:27:40 PM »
I am going to let you guys know what I have done, I am certain you know what has happened, even if I do not. False Positive is a fake confirmed threat?

Win7 64bit

I dl default.exe and merged it. I followed the link installed registry booster, allowed it to fix 15 files. I did not pay for full version.

Restart.

Avast no longer can find any threats. I have the latest version of Avast.

I believe I am done with it.

Thank you very much for all your time and aid. I will check back for any problems.

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Re: advice; no programs open after running Avast AV
« Reply #39 on: September 27, 2011, 07:36:04 PM »
Correct a false positive is a mistaken threat..  But having said that the vast majority do not appear to have experienced this which is why I have my doubts about it being a false positive