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As I see there are previous posts about this many months ago(even with the exact same program) and the situation is still unresolved, I plan to find another antivirus and switch as soon as I figure out which one has good exclusions management. I think antivirus makers don't seems to fully understand that not deleting customers files should be considered a priority. Here's the log file for the file it deleted: <?xml version="1.0"?> <Summary> <ScanInfo ScanMode="Automatic" ScanType="Quick" StartTime="20171231T200052.767616" EndTime="20171231T200300.767616" /> <InfectedObjects> <InfectedObject ObjectType="Process" ObjectPath="c:\coin\claymore.gpu.miner.v10.0\ethdcrminer64.exe" ParentContainers="" InnerObject="" ObjectStatus="DeletedReboot" ThreatType="App" ThreatName="Application.BitCoinMiner.SL" /> </InfectedObjects> </Summary> Please keep in mind, I have an exclusion set for "C:\coin\" So it shouldn't be deleting things in there! I really do want to like adaware antivirus, as exclusions are completely necessary and so many anti-virus programs make exclusions difficult or impossible. For example, even in adaware, if a file has been deleted or quarantined, there's like 3 places you have to look and one one of them gives the option to restore the file, and none of those places give the option to exclude. You guys should look at how easy exclusions are to manage in Norton antivirus. Anytime a file is removed you get instant options to exclude and restore. Additionally, Adaware has blocked the twich app from booting for almost a year now, and despite many reports on the forums, that does not appear to have been worked on. So I think I shouldn't wait around for this to be resolved, but let me know if these problems are expected to be resolved shortly. Thank you for your time, and best of luck!
Greetings! I'm testing Adaware, starting with the free version (12.0.649.11190, running on Windows 10 Pro v 1607 - I've not updated to the "Creators'" version yet), to see if it'll be suitable for my purposes, as I run a number of cryptocurrency miners and practically everyone that makes anti-malware software treats a miner as a trojan. So, exclusions are the name of the game. However, Adaware's automated scans seem to ignore exclusions. This is a problem. A big, big problem. I've had Adaware destroy the miner on my testbed system twice now, both times thanks to an automated scan auto-firing overnight and despite having the miner's path clearly listed in the "paths excluded" list. I have since disabled automatic scanning, in order to see if this is a suitable workaround that corrects the behavior. If the miner gets removed a third time, Adaware will be removed immediately after and I'll move on to test something else until I find a product that's well-behaved enough within the context of my usage conditions to justify my money. Is this behavior intended? If so, who thought it was a smart idea to have automatic scans ignore exclusions? Doesn't that defeat the entire point and purpose of having exclusions in the first place?
Good morning, So far Ad-Aware Free Antivirus 11+ (currently on version 11.3.6321.0) has been doing a good job, is lighter on system resources than AVG 2015, and starts in a relatively short time on system start. This is running on a pretty standard Dell PC tower, with a Core2 Duo, 6 gigs of ram, Windows 7 Pro w/ SP1 (fully updated and patched), a pretty run-of-the-mill selection of apps, and very few things loading on start-up, save for Ad-Aware, print monitor utility, and USB 3.0 add-in card drivers and monitor. The one big problem I seem to be having is with folders in my Exclusions list being scanned, and files in those folders being put into Quarantine. I have an external hard drive with some testing work on it. Some of those files raise red flags with A-V scanners, so I initially added the entire drive letter to the Manage Exclusions section. It is still there if I go back and look, so that seems okay. Every time I plug in the external drive, Ad-Aware starts identifying and moving files on that drive into Quarantine, so I have to go into Quarantine and Restore them all. I thought that perhaps Ad-Aware doesn't do so well with a whole drive letter (I've seen a couple other A-V programs where you couldn't add just a drive letter, only folders), so I went to the Manage Exclusions list and added each folder on the root of the drive. I figure that it would automatically include any sub-folders in that directory, since there is no selectable option one way or the other, and it would obviously be a huge pain if you had to add (potentially) dozens or hundreds of folders manually, depending on how much content you wanted to exclude. The results are the same: every time I plug in this external drive, Ad-Aware still quarantines files from those excluded folders. Am I still missing some setting somewhere or setting it up incorrectly, or is this a bug in the program? Thanks in advance for any help, Steve p.s. Apologies for the grammatical error in the title - apparently the title cannot be edited...
I've identified the paths and extensions in the Manage Exclusions Windows. Each item has a check box to the left. If I check the box, then when I restart the XP CPU and look at the Manage Exclusions Windows the boxes are unchecked. Question: Do I leave them unchecked in order for them to be excluded from the scan? If not, how do I keep the boxes checked? Thanks for any help.