Avast - has anyone else experienced this?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by Richard Urban, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. Richard Urban

    xfile Guest

    First of all, you cross-posted to three newsgroups for a problem that you
    have not thoroughly examined and determined.

    Secondly, it never occurs to you, again as an experienced "technician", that
    it could be a hardware-related problem?

    Thirdly, throughout your posts, you keep the emphasis on Avast.

    You are either a terrible troubleshooter or a very poor story teller.

    Take your pick.
    xfile, Jun 24, 2009
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  2. I cross posted to hardware because a hard drive was under duress. I posted
    to security because Avast was involved (possibly), I posted to general
    because this is the group that gets the most action - good and bad,

    But again, you **KNOW** this, You are not stupid - just confrontational.
    Richard Urban, Jun 24, 2009
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  3. Richard Urban

    Paul Smith Guest

    Certainly a bit unusual.

    Do you have Avast on the Windows Vista partition too?
    Paul Smith, Jun 24, 2009
  4. I also have Avast on my Vista partition. The same thing is happening there,
    but to a lesser degree. My Windows 7 O/S is quiet now.

    Later today I plan to uninstall Microsoft Security Essentials and reinstall
    Avast on Windows 7 - just to see what transpires.

    I think that when it is sorted I am going to return the drive anyway (I have
    an RMA). All that head banging could not have been good for the internals.
    Richard Urban, Jun 24, 2009
  5. Richard Urban

    MLD Guest

    If Avast was the real culprit there would be WD drives (including mine) that
    would be banging and slamming all over the wide world of the internet. If
    Avast actually did cause the drive to go haywire--dump the drive!!
    MLD, Jun 24, 2009
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