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I've looked back through the posts to see if anyone else is having this minor problem, but apparently not. I have version 5.1.889 of Avast 5, and for the past few weeks OA Free alerts on the file:

C:\ProgramFiles\AlwilSoftware\Avast5\defs\11020901\Sf.bin

This file has something to do with the Avast Emulation Engine, and if I remember correctly, the trouble started about the time of a Program update to 889. The number changes a bit each time, so I have to "Allow" it every day, sometimes more than once a day. Is there some way that I can get OA to accept the Program in spite of some small change in the file?

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I've looked back through the posts to see if anyone else is having this minor problem, but apparently not. I have version 5.1.889 of Avast 5, and for the past few weeks OA Free alerts on the file:

C:\ProgramFiles\AlwilSoftware\Avast5\defs\11020901\Sf.bin

This file has something to do with the Avast Emulation Engine, and if I remember correctly, the trouble started about the time of a Program update to 889. The number changes a bit each time, so I have to "Allow" it every day, sometimes more than once a day. Is there some way that I can get OA to accept the Program in spite of some small change in the file?

Simplest is to go to OA options/exclude and exclude the entire Avast! folder from OA monitoring.

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Not sure how to do that. All I find under programs is AvastUI.exe, Avast01.setup, and setup.ovr (this last one concerning updates). There is a good dozen instances of the Sf.bin sitting in there. The options include delete and block but no exclude. Should I just block the next instance of Sf.bin and see what happens?

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If you go to OA "Configuration", then under the "options" category there should be an "exclusions" tab that looks like the attachment. Check " include subfolders" and add "C:\ProgramFiles\AlwilSoftware\" as the path to exclude. That should prevent any instance of SF.bin from being considered by OA.

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This is weird. I can press ADD and that brings up a BROWSE FOR FOLDER window and the only viable alternative is OS(C:), so I press OK and the C:\ comes up on the green line. I can check and uncheck INCLUDE SUBFOLDERS. However, I am not able to type in the path. I have pointed the cursor to the green line clicked it, and tried pressing ENTER, but I cannot seem to find a way to type in the rest of the path. Perhaps I should just wait for Avast 6 which is in Beta.

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This is weird. I can press ADD and that brings up a BROWSE FOR FOLDER window and the only viable alternative is OS(C:), so I press OK and the C:\ comes up on the green line. I can check and uncheck INCLUDE SUBFOLDERS. However, I am not able to type in the path. I have pointed the cursor to the green line clicked it, and tried pressing ENTER, but I cannot seem to find a way to type in the rest of the path. Perhaps I should just wait for Avast 6 which is in Beta.

You don't normally type in the path. You should be able to click down the dropdown list to find the folders on your C drive, then selct the Avast folder.

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Skyhawk when you 'browse for folder' is there a little + sign next to the C drive? If so click on it and browse to program files and open the + sign there until you see Avast and then click on the avast folder instead of the + sign to get it into the exclusions pane.

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Skyhawk when you 'browse for folder' is there a little + sign next to the C drive? If so click on it and browse to program files and open the + sign there until you see Avast and then click on the avast folder instead of the + sign to get it into the exclusions pane.

Thanks to both of you...think I have it now. Will find out for sure in the morning when Avast does its automatic update.

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