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Re: 7.0.1407 - File System Shield activity & FSS exclusions
« Reply #30 on: February 25, 2012, 07:37:54 PM »
Which setting is it (I had a look and didn't see anything obvious) and I can play with it too, as there is no way I'm going to manually add all of these to the FSS Exclusions.

It still doesn't account for why the Transient cache isn't doing what is intended.
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Re: 7.0.1407 - File System Shield activity & FSS exclusions
« Reply #31 on: February 25, 2012, 07:40:42 PM »
Ok,

I changed a lot initially, had to narrow it down to one...

David, (and others) do you have this checked:

avast -> Real Time Shields -> File System Shield -> Expert Settings -> Scan when opening -> "Scan all files"

I found when this is checked, I see what you see.

Not sure what it implies at the moment, or why this happens.

I guess we still need more info from avast on what is really going on.
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Re: 7.0.1407 - File System Shield activity & FSS exclusions
« Reply #32 on: February 25, 2012, 07:42:57 PM »
avast -> Real Time Shields -> File System Shield -> Expert Settings -> Scan when opening -> "Scan all files"

It's unchecked here and I've no problems.
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Re: 7.0.1407 - File System Shield activity & FSS exclusions
« Reply #33 on: February 25, 2012, 07:47:56 PM »
Its unchecked here and always has been as it is a default action and I know the impact that this could have on scanning.

God help my system if I had that enabled as it wouldn't just be being repetitive on .exe, .dll, .js and a couple of other file types.
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Re: 7.0.1407 - File System Shield activity & FSS exclusions
« Reply #34 on: February 25, 2012, 07:50:59 PM »
I examined the behavior on my XP system and I don't see anything different from the way it acts on Win 7. There is no unusual FSS activity as far as I can see.
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Re: 7.0.1407 - File System Shield activity & FSS exclusions
« Reply #35 on: February 25, 2012, 07:51:17 PM »
avast -> Real Time Shields -> File System Shield -> Expert Settings -> Scan when opening -> "Scan all files"

It's unchecked here and I've no problems.
It was here, and I changed it to see. That setting caused the repetitve scanning that others saw, but I guess that is not the issue that others are seeing...


Its unchecked here and always has been as it is a default action and I know the impact that this could have on scanning.

God help my system if I had that enabled as it wouldn't just be being repetitive on .exe, .dll, .js and a couple of other file types.
Ok then. I guess it was worth a look.
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Re: 7.0.1407 - File System Shield activity & FSS exclusions
« Reply #36 on: February 25, 2012, 07:55:22 PM »
Yes, it would be nice if Vlk rejoined the party, having made a fleeting visit, suggested using ProcMon and left the building.

If only we knew what to monitor.
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Re: 7.0.1407 - File System Shield activity & FSS exclusions
« Reply #37 on: February 25, 2012, 07:58:34 PM »
If only we knew what to monitor.

Yes, he was a bit vague. :-\
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Re: 7.0.1407 - File System Shield activity & FSS exclusions
« Reply #38 on: February 25, 2012, 07:58:51 PM »
David,
Will you please attach a copy of your FileSystemShield.ini file? You will have to change it to text.
I would like to compare it to mine. I have attached mine if you would like to view it.
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Re: 7.0.1407 - File System Shield activity & FSS exclusions
« Reply #39 on: February 25, 2012, 08:02:50 PM »
I don't have this issue of repetitive scans. Would comparing settings be useful?
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Re: 7.0.1407 - File System Shield activity & FSS exclusions
« Reply #40 on: February 25, 2012, 08:09:27 PM »
I don't know. I was just wanting to take a look. To me, it is a bug that is impossible to fix by a user.

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Re: 7.0.1407 - File System Shield activity & FSS exclusions
« Reply #41 on: February 25, 2012, 08:14:00 PM »
I don't have the issue at all in XP Pro. I'll attach my .ini if that could be useful. I have to find it first though and I'm having a problem with that.  Okay I found it using the Everything search utility.
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Re: 7.0.1407 - File System Shield activity & FSS exclusions
« Reply #42 on: February 25, 2012, 08:18:08 PM »
My system is operating as expected. I was wanting to see the .ini file of a faulting system.

Thanks, Dch48.
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Re: 7.0.1407 - File System Shield activity & FSS exclusions
« Reply #43 on: February 25, 2012, 08:22:22 PM »
If only we knew what to monitor.

Yes, he was a bit vague. :-\

I thought about monitoring one of the affected processes, or the path.

I found if the path to winpatrol was monitored, you see that Explorer accesses it approx. every 30 seconds.
If the process is specified as winpatrol there is a lot more to see...(A common occurance was "Process Profiling" - not sure what that means...)

Not sure if that is the right thing to monitor though...there is a lot to sort through...

Charyb,

Your ini file is much smaller than mine...there are some entries not present...not sure why. (and I don't experience the issue) I am not sure if this will be helpful.
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Re: 7.0.1407 - File System Shield activity & FSS exclusions
« Reply #44 on: February 25, 2012, 08:23:31 PM »
In all honesty there is very little in the filesystemshield.ini file and virtually all of my settings are the defaults.

I had increased my sensitivity to High and have had that for ages and in the earlier beta builds without this problem. I first backed that off to the default, Normal and then to Low, neither of which made any difference.

Then the only differences would be what exclusions I have entered, but they shouldn't impact/increase the scan frequency (repetitive nature) of the scanning.

However, looking at yours, it bears no resemblance to mine at all, but the ones that you have I have and are pretty much the same. But I have lots more. So I don't know if it has inherited some of my old avast6 settings.
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