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    Hello -

    When clicking on Word Help, Avast in Systray goes to work (spins). Is this supposed to happen with a Help file? Is so, I might try to put Help in exclude listů.

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    I don't think it would be wise to put help in the exclude list. It might be possible for a specially crafted corrupt help file to inject code via a buffer overflow in the windows help system.

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    [quote name='acerfmayer' post='795869' date='01-Oct-2009 17:43']When clicking on Word Help, Avast in Systray goes to work (spins). Is this supposed to happen with a Help file? Is so, I might try to put Help in exclude listů.[/quote]
    In mid-2001 I made a list of all the file extensions whose corresponding files would be checked by the antivirus programs of the day, and for help files the results were:
    CHM - checked by Microsoft and Sophos
    HLP - checked by Microsoft, Network Associates and Sophos

    The other AV suppliers were Norton and Symantec (then different firms).
    BATcher

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    Thanks to you both for your replies.

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