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Offline amzolt

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I'm using Avast Free 7.0.1426.

I've seen posts about Avast throwing error 3 for old virus definitions but I'm getting the error in the areas shown in the attached screen capture...

It happens in full and quick scan.

What's up with this?


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Re: "the system cannot find the path specified" on non-avast files...
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2012, 06:34:01 PM »
files that can not be found errors are usually gone if you reboot and scan again

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Re: "the system cannot find the path specified" on non-avast files...
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2012, 06:54:07 PM »
files that can not be found errors are usually gone if you reboot and scan again

This has been going on for months...

Many reboots, many rescans..............

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Re: "the system cannot find the path specified" on non-avast files...
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2012, 06:59:25 PM »
the same files....if you reboot now and scan again same result ?

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Re: "the system cannot find the path specified" on non-avast files...
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2012, 09:25:39 PM »
The links on your system partition point to a wrong drive, probably due to some strange way of installing Windows.
You can disable the option "Follow links during scan" on the "Sensitivity" page of the particular scan - avast! won't try to resolve the links, and won't show these errors anymore.

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Re: "the system cannot find the path specified" on non-avast files...
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2012, 10:56:08 PM »
the same files....if you reboot now and scan again same result ?

yes

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Re: "the system cannot find the path specified" on non-avast files...
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2012, 10:57:51 PM »
The links on your system partition point to a wrong drive, probably due to some strange way of installing Windows.
You can disable the option "Follow links during scan" on the "Sensitivity" page of the particular scan - avast! won't try to resolve the links, and won't show these errors anymore.

Thanks, I will try that.

Does doing that limit the search for viruses??

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Re: "the system cannot find the path specified" on non-avast files...
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2012, 06:43:44 AM »
Not really.
The options is there mainly for the convenience - that if you e.g. rightclick on C:\Documents and Settings (in a file manager that shows it) and choose to scan it, the target (C:\Users in this case) is scanned, instead of scanning nothing.

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Re: "the system cannot find the path specified" on non-avast files...
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2012, 06:49:04 AM »
Not really.
The options is there mainly for the convenience - that if you e.g. rightclick on C:\Documents and Settings (in a file manager that shows it) and choose to scan it, the target (C:\Users in this case) is scanned, instead of scanning nothing.

Great :-)

Thanks, igor!