Hey there fella's,
I've run into my first severe problems with Avast today that got me really frustrated.
I purchased Limbo on Steam, and am trying to run the game. First time I ran it, Avast picked it up because "static analysis finds the file suspicious". So, I added it to the list of files that will automatically be excluded from automatic sandboxing. Ran limbo again: it got sandboxed! So, I go to avast settings, set AutoSandbox mode to "ask" and run Limbo again. And yet again, avast automatically sandboxes it without asking me first.
So hey, why not bring out the big tools? I went to the "exclusions" in the file system shield settings and completely added C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\* to the list. Run Limbo once more: auto sandboxed, without asking me. Getting pissed of, I decided to just turn AutoSandbox off completely. Run Limbo, you know it, autosandboxed.
Even bigger tools?! Completely turn of ALL system shields Avast was running. Run Limbo.... AUTOSANDBOXED.
I tried restarting the pc after applying all those changed settings to avast, but even with autosandbox turned off, to "ask", adding limbo to the exclusion list, nothing works. I even tried manually scanning limbo.exe with avast, and as expected, it gives clean results, but whatever I do, it keeps blocking the exe from running and straight away stuffs it in the sandbox.
I'm THIS close to uninstalling an antivirus software I've been happily using and recommending to friends for over a year now, all because of a system I can NOT disable or get to work properly for that matter.
Any advice / thoughts?