• Secure your account

    A friendly reminder to our users, please make sure your account is safe. Make sure you update your password and have an active email address to recover or change your password.

  • Xenforo Cloud has scheduled an upgrade to XenForo version 2.2.16. This will take place on or shortly after the following date and time: Jul 05, 2024 at 05:00 PM (PT) There shouldn't be any downtime, as it's just a maintenance release. More info here

Question about Avast Scan Results

Joined
May 10, 2003
Messages
28,191
Reaction score
2
Points
58
So, I just have a general question about some of my Avast scan results. I ran a full system scan on my Windows 7 comp, not due to any virus related issues, but just a regular, normal scan in general.

Anyway, after it finished, the result said some of the files could not be scanned. It shows the file names in the thing and then asks the type of action I'd like to take: delete, move to chest, repair, or nothing but when I try to select any of the files to apply any of the actions listed, it doesn't let me so I can't "apply the action".

Here's a screenshot:

359b7l1.png


The full error message for all of those files say, "error: the system cannot find the path specified (3)". So what can I do? Re-install the avast program or what? :huh::huh:
 
I'd check the full file path for those files listed and see what they are for. Did you uninstall a program recently, like a game? Sometimes even after an uninstall it leaves files behind, maybe it's throwing Avast off?

Another possibility is that the files are read only or hidden.
 
The files were all listed under Avast. I ended up doing a full system scan again just a short while ago, and none of those files were listed. Just got a regular "no threat found" message.
 
I tried Avast a few times and hated it. I tell everybody I know to go with Microsoft Security Essentials.
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Staff online

Latest posts

Forum statistics

Threads
200,712
Messages
21,790,710
Members
45,617
Latest member
BadlyDrawnKano
Back
Top
monitoring_string = "afb8e5d7348ab9e99f73cba908f10802"