What the heck Avast!

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by trjam, Oct 12, 2010.

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  1. trjam

    trjam Registered Member

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    I was, "was" being key word here, using Avast, and the folder for its sandbox got created on my D: drive, which is my recovery drive. What gives?
     

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  2. m00nbl00d

    m00nbl00d Registered Member

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    No idea, but I just wanted to post to say that you should let them know, so they can fix it, if it's some bug. :)
     
  3. trjam

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    They will see it. It is weird. By law, I am only allowed to post on this forum.:(
     
  4. vlk

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    This is the folder with the sandbox (mirrored) data. It's on every drive. If avast is installed, it's hidden. Once you uninstall avast, you will be able to see it.

    If you don't intend to use avast anymore you can remove the folders manually.

    In the meantime, avast uninstaller will be modified so that it will delete these folders automatically.

    Thanks
    vlk
     
  5. The Hammer

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    I'm sure there's a story here.
     
  6. tk55

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    frankly i think it's your pc manufacturer that you should be complaining to. they are the one who didn't think there's any potential problem having the recovery partition on D drive. so why should you?
     
  7. Vladimyr

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    Uninstalling should remove the hidden folder.
    The glitch has been acknowledged.
    On my Compaq the recovery partition is D. I am blissfully ignorant of any "potential problem" this may cause.
     
  8. RejZoR

    RejZoR Registered Member

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    Ok, what the hell happened here? I know Vlk posted a reply on this matter.

    Anyway, i'll try to explain again. This folder is dedicated to avast! Sandbox feature (avast! stores virtualized files in here) and normally when avast! is installed you won't even see it. When you uninstall avast!, this folder appears.
    Vlk said that they will update the installer/uninstaller so this folder will be deleted when avast! is uninstalled.
     
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