Trouble with Avast free version

By circusboy01
Oct 10, 2013
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  1. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 5,163   +225

    I only wish I hadn't deleted the pics I had in that thread, then you'd have a better idea.
    I think you'd be just fine staying with Avast, but thats just me. :)
  2. circusboy01

    circusboy01 TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 804   +9

    I think you're probably right especially if my post 24 is right, and, the reason the files can't be scanned is because their off line. If I learn how to get them back on line so they can be scanned. I will.If not I wont worry about it.

    Can you direct me to some of those other forums so I can read some of those posts? Thganks.
  3. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 5,163   +225

    circusboy01, I was using photobucket at the time but when I found out how to upload pics here, I deleted my pics in photobucket & uploaded them in here. Thats why those pics are gone. S:mad: rry.
  4. mike1959

    mike1959 TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,039   +15

  5. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 5,163   +225

    mike1959, thank you. I vaguely remember something like that when I had that situation.
    I always run ccleaner before my scans on both my machines, Vista Home Premium & W7.
  6. circusboy01

    circusboy01 TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 804   +9


    Mike; Thank you for the links. Seeing them has assured me that "Some files could not be scanned" is most likely, nothing to worry about. It just bothered me that I had been using Avast for around three year before it, ever showed up after a scan.
    I always run CCleaner. Here's my ritual CCleaner, Spyware Blaster,Avast, Malwarebytes, Superantispyware, and Spybot S&D. Don't remember the last time I ran a boot-time scan with Avast.I'll run one today. Thanks again
  7. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 5,163   +225

    SpywareBlaster is NOT a scanner. You simply update it about twice a month & enable ALL protection. NO scanning. :)
  8. Paul Tomasi

    Paul Tomasi Newcomer, in training

    Your system may be infected.

    There are a number of reasons why Avast might not be able to scan some files.

    For example: "The system cannot find the path specified", "Archive is password protected" and "Incorrect function".

    The "The system cannot find the path specified" is worrysome because Avast knows the file exists there but it cannot 'see' it. This behaviour is typical of a root kit virus such as ZeroAccess which hides itself extremely well.

    Also, "Incorrect function" almost certainly suggests the file has been 'tampered' with. Again, typical of ZeroAccess or some other root kit virus.

    You should examine the full filepath of the file specified by Avast and try to determine why it cannot be scanned.

    Root kit viruses are very good at hiding themselves so you should tread cautiously.


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