Avast, what is this

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  1. trjam

    trjam Registered Member

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    Just ram GMER for the heck of it and it shows these files in the hidden sandbox folder of Avast. I have deleted contents with the sandbox before running GMER. It shows that some of these entries have bytes so does this mean there is still stuff that hasnt been deleted from the sandbox.:doubt:
     

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    well I rebooted and ran GMER again and it was still there. I uninstalled Avast and the folder appears in my C: Directory and when I check properties, there is stuff in it. Ugh!!
     

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    Maybe some bug in the way avast! sandbox should delete the contents?
     
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    It might be that Kawasaki Nomad virus...going around!
     
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    I got the same problem after uninstalling, and even after using aswclear5.
     
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    @trjam
    Is it possible that the leftovers have nothing to do with your original post?
    I think possibly.
    Maybe just files that must be removed manually, like many uninstallers leave behind.
    As for the original problem, didn't pk on the avast forum say,

    "The content of web browsers executed in the sandbox are not deleted automatically, you must do that from GUI"...

    then he added,

    "'Delete content' button may postpone cleaning if it's not safe at the moment (e.g. your web browser is still running and it's still using files from the sandbox storage). In this case, webStorage cleanup will be started with next reboot."

    So are you doing both... Delete Content button, plus reboot?

    Just a thought. :)
     
  8. trjam

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    i know what I am doing and have confirmed it tonight on 3 other computers. I know VLK said in 5.1 this folder would be changed but for now, the sandbox is a no go with me. Still like the suite though.
     
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    As far as GMER is concerned, they are not where it expects files of this type to be stored and the root folder is concealed. It detects them as "rootkits" because it doesn't know any better.

    See also: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=64698.msg546583#msg546583

    BTW easiest way to toggle "Hide $target folder" (and many other) setting is with avast! sandbox config tool snxConfig.exe
    Remember though, if in doubt, "Set default"
     
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    Nice green!
     

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    Early today after a reinstall and subsequently uninstall, there was no more folder o_O . So probaly a glitch. And yes , normaly I delete the content with the button and reboot :) ;)
     
  12. Kyle1420

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    Finish the folder path ^^, save as a batch then u can put it in your startup folder to auto delete contents when pc starts up... Of course this is a work around.

    Is the file content always around 1.5mb? not really something that would bother me too much lol.
     
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