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Offline Becca24221

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Avast and corrupt files
« on: April 18, 2012, 06:01:52 PM »
When I do a boot scan Avast shows me that I  have several corrupt files. Does Avast do anything with these corrupt files (fix, delete, etc) or is it just alerting me to the fact that they are there?

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Re: Avast and corrupt files
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2012, 06:05:47 PM »
1. Does Avast do anything with these corrupt files (fix, delete, etc)...
2. ...or is it just alerting me to the fact that they are there?

1. No.
2. Exactly..!
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Re: Avast and corrupt files
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2012, 06:16:59 PM »
What is a corrupt file?

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Re: Avast and corrupt files
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2012, 06:31:54 PM »
http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-a-corrupted-file.htm

however avast sometimes call files it can not unpack and scan for corrupt.......

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Does Avast do anything with these corrupt files (fix, delete, etc) or is it just alerting me to the fact that they are there?
nope....avast is only interested in infected files
and files that can not be scanned are just that, it does not mean they are infected



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Re: Avast and corrupt files
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2012, 06:40:02 PM »
Thank you. Well how can I find out why it can't scan it and if it is infected.

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Re: Avast and corrupt files
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2012, 06:43:06 PM »
scan errors are normal....happens to all AV.....but not all show it in the log.....some have a advanced log

post a screenshot of the scan or log so we can see
« Last Edit: April 18, 2012, 06:44:37 PM by Pondus »

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Re: Avast and corrupt files
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2012, 07:58:35 PM »
Here is a list of the corrupted files

File C:\Users\Becca\AppData\Local\Amazon\Kindle\application\content\tenp_%1%2|>$INSTDIR\qtCore4.dll Error 42145 {Installer archive is corrupted.}

File C:\Users\Becca\AppData\Local\Temp\EADDF56.exe|>$TEMP\$TEMP\Setup.exe|>$TEMP\vcredist_x64.exe|>.\.\.\.\vc_red.cab Error 42127 {CAB archive is corrupted.}

File C:\Users\Becca\AppData\Local\Temp\EADF5A4.exe|>$TEMP\$TEMP\Setup.exe|>$TEMP\WindowsInstaller-KB893803-v2-x86.exe|>msi.dll Error 42127 {CAB archive is corrupted}

File C:\Users\Becca\AppData\Local\Temp\EADFD80.exe|>$TEMP\$TEMP\Setup.exe|>$TEMP\vcredist_x64.exe|>.\.\.\.\vc_red.cab|>F_CENTRAL_mfc100_x64 Error 42127 {CAB archive is corrupted}

File C:\Users\Becca\AppData\Local\temp\EADFD80.exe|>$TEMP\$TEMP\Setup.exe|>$TEMP\vcredist_x64.exe|>.\.\.\.\vc_red.cab Error 42127 {CAB archive is corrupted.}

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Re: Avast and corrupt files
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2012, 08:05:21 PM »
Here is a list of the corrupted files

OK, but what do you want to know now..?
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Re: Avast and corrupt files
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2012, 08:11:50 PM »
If the files are infected

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Re: Avast and corrupt files
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2012, 08:19:17 PM »
And why it didn't scan it

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Re: Avast and corrupt files
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2012, 08:25:00 PM »
If the files are infected

No.

And why it didn't scan it

Because the files are corrupted. ;)
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Re: Avast and corrupt files
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2012, 08:26:24 PM »
Thank you for all your help =D

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Re: Avast and corrupt files
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2012, 08:29:55 PM »
most of them seems to be temp files

TFC - Temp File Cleaner by OldTimer
http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/files/file/187-tfc-temp-file-cleaner-by-oldtimer/
TFC requires a reboot immediately after running. Be sure to save any unsaved work before running TFC.

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Re: Avast and corrupt files
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2012, 08:31:03 PM »
Thank you for all your help =D

You're welcome.
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