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Avast Products => Avast Free Antivirus / Premium Security (legacy Pro Antivirus, Internet Security, Premier) => Topic started by: riechert on September 24, 2003, 07:06:32 PM

Title: turned off email checking, stills asks about infected attachments
Post by: riechert on September 24, 2003, 07:06:32 PM
Using free version on Windows XP. Since I started getting hit with the Swen virus I found that Avast asks me about each infected email and there's no way in the free version to setup an automatic delection.

So I turned off scanning of incoming email figuring that the resident scan should catch any infected attachment if and when I try to run it. But now I get a different popup about a suspicious file for each infected attachment. Why? And can this notification be turned off in the free version?
Title: Re:turned off email checking, stills asks about infected attachments
Post by: whocares on September 25, 2003, 09:55:21 AM
Hi,
- automatic actions/deletion is imho only possible in the avast-pro-version
- if you check emails by the resident shield, be sure not to accidently delete your whole inbox !!

- what email-programm do you use, and in what files
exactly does avast detect a virus when downloading/viewing infected mails ?

Title: Re:turned off email checking, stills asks about infected attachments
Post by: riechert on September 25, 2003, 03:31:13 PM
I'm using Mozilla 1.4 for mail. It's detecting the virus attachment, usually (maybe always) because the extension is wrong somehow.