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Offline Lars-Erik

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Blocking of "Format..."
« on: November 25, 2004, 11:42:23 PM »
The blocker section of avast! can block "Format..."

But I can still right click a drive (even a harddisk) and choose format. Why isn't this blocked? Is there an easy way to block formatting of harddisks (to prevent huge accidents :-) ?

I'd stillike to be able to format floppy and memory card/sticks, but the "Format..." right-click menu for harddisk should be gone (or disabled). Same for "format.com" on harddisks...
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Re:Blocking of "Format..."
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2004, 12:32:13 AM »
Whilst I'm not 100% sure, but I believe the blocking action is to stop a malicious program/script/virus initiating the format command, etc. rather than a user initiated (right click, etc.) format request.

I once had all the blocking actions ticked and for any action that I didn't initiate, the warning box, to allow the action or deny the action popped-up, so much so that I un-ticked them. However user initiated actions only gave the usual Windows warnings, are you sure, etc.
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