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Avast "Unable To Scan" Question

Postby audiodrome on Fri Apr 28, 2006 8:36 am

I ran my Avast Antivirus last night and in the "log" there were about 1000 entries with the following:

C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton CleanSweep\clnsweep.cfg=>AD_NET.EXE: password protected
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton CleanSweep\clnsweep.cfg=>ADAPTER.EXE: password protected
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton CleanSweep\clnsweep.cfg=>ADDDEPTH.EXE: password protected

etc. etc.

When I go to the Norton folder, I find that clnsweep.cfg is a file, not a folder. What are all of these applications and how do I get rid of them, or is this just a "log" of previously deleted temp files?

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Postby dodecahedron on Fri Apr 28, 2006 12:21 pm

i don't know what a .cfg file is, but apparently this "C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton CleanSweep\clnsweep.cfg" file is a container of some sort (think: like a zip file). so you see a file, but Avast scans the files "inside" it.
these files are possibly compressed files within that .cfg file and they are password protected, so avast can't decompress them and scan them.

i see the same kind of notice with other files on my system (password protected zip files).
in my case i know what those files are and am not concered.
in your case, personally i would get rid of the Norton Cleansweep.
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