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Title: No protection against LimeWire P2P?
Post by: Cloudmaster on October 01, 2003, 08:30:29 PM
Hi all,

Using Avast Home Edition build 4.1.268).

The P2P Shield claims to protect me from LimeWire, but this doesn't seem to be happening.  After a download via LimeWire I'd have thought that it would have been scanned by Avast, but it wasn't.  Is it broke or have I misunderstood something?
Title: Re:No protection against LimeWire P2P?
Post by: Vlk on October 01, 2003, 09:37:20 PM
1. Why do you think it hasn't been scanned?
2. What OS are you using?

Thanks,
Vlk
Title: Re:No protection against LimeWire P2P?
Post by: Cloudmaster on October 01, 2003, 09:44:28 PM
1) Because Avast tells you what it's scanned, & it isn't scanning any P2P stuff (though it claims it should be)

2) Windows XP Pro
Title: Re:No protection against LimeWire P2P?
Post by: Vlk on October 01, 2003, 09:47:52 PM
Any P2P or any LimeWire stuff? What version of LimeWire do you have?

Are you refering to the Last Scanned File item for the P2P shield?
Title: Re:No protection against LimeWire P2P?
Post by: Cloudmaster on October 01, 2003, 09:54:54 PM
LimeWire is the only P2P prog I've used in anger, version is 3.5.8

To your second question, yes.  This remains empty (& counters remain at 0) after a download
Title: Re:No protection against LimeWire P2P?
Post by: Vlk on October 01, 2003, 10:08:12 PM
Is the LimeWire program you use (the executable file) called limewire.exe?
Title: Re:No protection against LimeWire P2P?
Post by: Cloudmaster on October 01, 2003, 10:13:30 PM
LimeWire.exe to be exact  :) (not sure if capitalisation is important to Avast)