Antivirus program by AVAST Software

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Adding a file to the scan exclusion list in Avast Antivirus

Using Avast Antivirus, is it possible to add a file to the scan exclusion list? I got a popup message saying that a "suspicious file" had been detected, and then I tried clicking "Add this file to the ...
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Port Collisions when Forwarding Between Guest and Host

I've been working on getting setup with Vagrant using a VirtualBox base box, and would like to forward ports between my guest (Ubuntu 12.04) and my host (Windows 7) for accessing the apache2 server ...
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Configure Avast Free from command line

Is there a way to configure Avast Antivirus from command line? What I want to do is add my application to the exception list, when it is being installed on my clients. Most clients don't know how to ...
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Force-install AVG 2011 along-side Avast

When trying to install the latest version of AVG, you are forced to uninstall Avast to proceed. Does anyone know if there is a switch that the installer can be run with to bypass this? Something ...
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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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Blocks malicious website - Avast

Current System: Windows XP SP3, German There seems to be a virus on the system as Avast told. After this message the following steps were done: Remove all items from autostart using autoruns ...
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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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Windows 8 MsMpEng.exe high disk usage, uninstalled Defender, and now AvastSvc.exe

I recently disabled Windows Defender due to MsMpEng.exe randomly spiking up my computer's disk usage. I saw it from Task Manager->Details->I/O read and write bytes. The read bytes go as high as ...
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What is Avast! doing?

I have a few problems that have only happened since I installed Avast. I installed it 3 days ago: Chrome, when loading a new webpage, freezes my entire computer for about 1/4th a second. The amount ...
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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 to make Avast! ignore any file in specific folder and all subfolders?

I tried by adding the folder to exclusions list, but it did nothing. Currently the only option is to uninstall Avast! so I can actually develop my programs without hearing false alarms all the time. ...
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Which files in the Avast virus chest have been restored?

Is there any way to see which files in the Avast virus chest have been restored? When I restore a file, it doesn't disappear from the virus chest list. I would like to be able to see which files ...
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Is it possible to view the source of a malicious pdf?

I am using osx mavericks. Avast alerted to a file that was in a hidden spotlight directory that had random-looking characters as a name with a .txt extension. It identified as a javascript trojan. I ...
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Side-by-side configuration is incorrect for Avast antivirus

I've tried everything from multiple forums online and nothing seems to work. The error I get says: C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastUI.exe The application has failed to start ...
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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 ...