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Avast: confirmation before blocking and/or deleting a suspicious file

Is there any way to configure Avast so that it asks for a confirmation before blocking and/or deleting a suspicious file?
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Program startup is slow

Recently I have installed Avast antivirus and uninstalled a few VAIO related programs. After this, startup of programs is taking more time than usual. How to solve this problem? Thanks
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How do you find the file that Avast Anti Virus is blocking connections from? (notification window doesn't give full path)

Avast keeps going off and popping up saying C:\...\Update.exe has been blocked but doesn't give me any more information. How do I find out what file is being detected and what connection is being ...
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Why does avast antivirus boot time scan doesn't work with dual boot (windows + Ubuntu)?

I have Ubuntu 13.04 and Windows 7 installed (not using wubi). Whenever I schedule Avast boot time scan, system doesn't scan and boots up normally. I think this is because the antivirus use a mini ...
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Avast Antivirus Free Edition produces error code 0x80046401. All shields are down. How do I enable protection again?

All the shields of Avast are disabled. The GUI module reports, "The avast! antivirus is off: Start" I can not manually enable Avast and when I try to do that, I get an error code: ...
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How do I disable avast notifications?

I use Avast 8 on Windows 7. It displays popup alerts all the time. I have disabled the annoying update notification voice alerts, but I'm unable to locate where I can disable the notification popups ...
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109 views

Is it possible to have multiple installation of Java on Windows 7?

I have Avast that is telling me I need to update 2 out of 3 instances of Java : How is that possible ? Knowing that I run Eclipse and that I have frequent "stale" problem with it... Is it running a ...
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I need knowledgeable IT support with this virus. What can I do? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Computer is infected by a virus or a malware, what do I do now? I have been noticing a big increase in my clients' complaining that the problem wasn't fixed, and that ...
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aswSP.SYS BSOD if I start Process Monitor

I'm trying to use Process Monitor but I get a BSOD saying aswSP.SYS crashed. aswSP.SYS is Avast! antivirus self protection system driver file. Do you know why do I get this BSOD and more importantly ...
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AVAST 7.0 is not running with windows 7 ultimate

I downloaded avast 7.0 version for my laptop running on Windows 7 ultimate. After installing, when I started scanning my system it says Avast is not running please start it first. When I ...
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145 views

A spike in CPU utilization when opening a path which has numerous large files whilst running AVAST antivirus

I have AVAST installed on Windows 7 and whenever I open a path e.g. D:{Directory}* which has substantial large files i.e. in excess of 200GB, CPU utilization jumps to 100% and it appears as though as ...
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Computer has all services disabled after running Avast Boot Scan

I was trying out the antivirus program Avast and I ran the boot time scan feature, where it scans your computer during the boot process, before viruses have a chance to initialize. A couple of files ...
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Windows 7 security and Avast antivirus turned off by themself

I was just browsing around when at once I got messages that UAC, windows defender, Avast, etc. got turned off, without me doing anything. Then my PC turned by itself. I'm now running virus scans and I ...
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666 views

How to prevent getting infected by rogue security applications

My computer never got infected with a virus before, because I'm using Web of Trust browser plugin, sandboxie and Avast Free antivirus. But today, it got infected with a rogue security application ...
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Windows 7 says Avast is off, but it's not! Am I infected?

I have Avast Free antivirus installed on Windows 7. I just noticed that Windows Action Center (the white flag icon in task bar) warns me about activating Avast antivirus, and even if I click activate ...
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Windows 7 doesn't recognize AVAST! antivirus

After upgrading to windows 7, I keep getting windows 7 Security warning: Windows did not find an antivirus software on this computer what can I do to convince it AVAST s there? Details: * AVAST ...