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Title: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Lisandro on November 03, 2003, 04:18:57 AM
Here are the settings for the last avast version. Most of them will be the default values for avast 4.6.
My intention is relate the avast! settings with avast4.ini file (open avast4.ini file in Notepad editor.
You will find this file in the folder Data in your avast! installation folder, e.g. C:\Program Files\ALWIL Software\avast4\Data).
There are few new settings available since last information posted here. These were the results I get untill now.

* Indicates that is possible to change the value from the Settings windows.

Warning: some of the information bellow should be added to the avast4.ini file as new items in the appropriate section, I mean, not all the itens exist already and can be merely modified by editing. You should add them if you want or need.

Section and KeysValuesNotes and value description
[Languages] avast! available for download in 30 Languages!!!



0402Bulgarianavast! in Bulgarian



0403Catalanavast! in Catalan



0404ChineseTavast! in Tradicional Chinese



0405Czechavast! in Czech



0406Danishavast! in Danish



0407Germanavast! in German



0408Greekavast! in Greek



0409Englishavast! in English (default language)



040ASpanishavast! in Spanish



040BFinnishavast! in Finnish



040CFrenchavast! in French



040EHungarianavast! in Hungarian



0410Italianavast! in Italian



0411Japaneseavast! in Japanese



0412Koreanavast! in Korean



0413Dutchavast! in Dutch



0414Norwegianavast! in Norwegian



0415Polishavast! in Polish



0416Portugueseavast! in Portuguese (Brazil)



0418Romanianavast! in Romanian



0419Russianavast! in Russian



041ACroatianavast! in Croatian



041BSlovakavast! in Slovak



041DSwedishavast! in Swedish



041FTurkishavast! in Turkish



0424Slovenianavast! in Slovenian



042FMacedonianavast! in Macedonian



043EMalayavast! in Malay



0804ChineseSavast! in Simplified Chinese



0816Portugalavast! in Portuguese (Portugal)



081ASerbianavast! in Serbian



Engine1046default: English



Title: Re:Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Lisandro on November 03, 2003, 03:28:51 PM
[Common]



ApprovedPersonemptyWindows username (login)



ApprovedFirmemptyRegistered user company



ProductVersion4.7Your avast! main version



VersionLabelMay2007Your avast! main version date release



ThreadTerminationTimeout30000



EnterpriseemptyWindows Registered company



DatabaseSQTLSince version 4.7.807 a new data storage (settings and databases) called SQLT is used by avast! New storage system has nothing to do with Microsoft MDAC/Jet whatsoever anymore (ODBC and XML). 8)



StorageMigratedOK1



ExcludeemptyPath(s) excluded from scanning separated by semicolon



VPSUpdateAutomatic* Automatic, Ask or Manual



ProgramUpdateAsk* Automatic, Ask or Manual



NewsUpdateAutomatic * Automatic, Ask or Manual. Control the dismiss of the iNews panel, with or without user interaction.



LoggingLevel5* Emergency=0/Alert=1/Critical error=2/Error=3/Warning=4/Notice=5/Info=6/Debug=7. Default Notice includes precedents Emergency, Alert, Critical, Error and Warning.



NetAlertMAPIPROFILE:<your_MAPI_profile>&<password>* Alerts: MAPI profile and password for sending alerts



ProxySettingsAutodetect* Autodetect, HTTP or Socks4



ProxyAddressempty



ProxyPortempty



LastLogonAccountempty



FilterMgr0 Not supported yet! It does nothing right now. This feature will be used only in Longhorn (or Vista, or whatever the name of new version of Microsoft OS) to set the upper number limit of open connections in avast! providers.



ShowTxLogStuff0



LogEvents1



DefragmentDataFile1



VirusReportURLform.php?name%s&virus%s



MoveToFolderempty



LogMaxSize4096



NetAlertempty



LastChangeempty



SMTPLogempty



SMTPLogToempty



HideSimpleGui



HideEnhancedGui



HideResidentGui



HideChestGui0 0 is the default for Home version, 2 is the default for both Professional and Trial versions



DefTasksTimeStamp



LastINewsTimestampemptyThe value is the result of the time() function, i.e. representes the number of seconds elapsed since midnight, January 1st, 1970 until the last News time.



LateServiceStartemptyBy default there wouldn't be an ini entry, only if you elect to delay the avast services until other system services have loaded. So it is an on or off option 0 (there would only be an entry in the ini file if you change it back in the program settings, to the default of unchecked) or 1 (delay loading of avast! services until after other system services).



UserModeScanning1Set 1 for troubleshooting (debugging) mode. Normal user should let it empty.



Title: Re:Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Lisandro on November 03, 2003, 03:29:38 PM
[Communication]



InformationTimeout300default: 5 x 60



InformationPortAddress6000



ClientsListenPortAddress6011



ClientsListenPortAddressSSL6002



ClientsPushPortAddress6009



PopTimeout600 default: 10 x 60



PopTimeoutDiff300 default: (PopTimeout / 2)



SynchroTimeout15



EmailChestFile_Tovirus@avast.come-mail address where will be sent files from Chest to Alwil Software



ProblemEmailsupport@avast.comSupport e-mail address



MaximumSendSize1024* Maximum size of file to be sent to Alwil Software in the e-mail attachment (in Kb)



SMTPServerempty* SMTP server address for sending alerts (and files from Chest to Alwil Software).
#smtp.<your ISP provider address>



SMTPFromempty* e-mail address (who sends the alerts) (and files from Chest to Alwil Software)



SMTPPort25* SMTP Port number for sending alerts (and files from Chest to Alwil Software)



SMTPUserNameempty * User name for SMTP authentication, if needed to send alerts (and files from Chest to Alwil Software)



SMTPUserPasswordempty * Password for SMTP authentication, if needed to send alerts (and files from Chest to Alwil Software)



ServerAddressempty



LastServerAddressempty



ChestServerempty



SendInfected0



InstallGUIDempty



ForbidSetup0



SendResidentVirus1 default in Home version



SendClientsVirus1 default in Home version



CrashAttachmentEmailsetup-support@asw.cz



Title: Re:Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Lisandro on November 03, 2003, 03:30:18 PM
[Server]



SelectTimeout2Timeout to select function in miliseconds.



MinimalCacheTime300default: 5 x 60



StoreEvents31Time (days) to keep events in the server data file



ManageEngines300



FlushTimeout600 default: 10 x 60



StoreSessions7



EnginesOfflineTimeout300 default: 5 x 60



ClientsOfflineTimeout600 default: 10 x 60



Enterpriseempty



iAVSTaskempty



StatusCheckTimeout180 default: 3 x 60



CheckService10



OverwriteSettings30



ServerIdOBJID_SERVER



Title: Re:Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Lisandro on November 03, 2003, 03:30:58 PM
[ODBC]These settings are for avast! internal use only to communicate between its components.



CompactNeeded0



DataSourceNameempty



Userempty



Passwordempty



Driverempty Default empty or Microsoft Access Driver (*.mdb)



AttributesDSN%1|DBQ%2.mdb|



CREATE_DB\"%2.mdb\"|



COMPACT_DB\"%2.mdb\" \"%2.mdb\" General| MS SQL server section (Network version only)



DataSourceavast Name of MS SQL instance



Catalogavast Name of database to be used from data source



UserIdas



Passwordempty



DBCreated0



ObjectsCreated0



Title: Re:Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Lisandro on November 03, 2003, 03:32:18 PM
[Version30]



ListenPortAddress5313default: 5313. Port address on which the server will listen to version 3.0 clients messages.



RetrySend1default



RetryInterval1 default



Engines*



ExceptEnginesempty



ResultsTimeout10



BroadcastTimeout120 default: 2 x 60



MaxProcessThreads10



Title: Re:Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Lisandro on November 03, 2003, 03:33:00 PM
[UserInterface]Enhanced User Interface (Professional Edition)



Version4.7 Major version information to be showed to the user.



Bitmapsimages



GradientFontTimes New RomanFont to be used on gradients



ErrorDlgTimeout10000



RespondTimeout30



EnableSkins0



RandomSkinChange0



StartWithSkin1Enable ActiveSkin (an 3rd party library used by avast for skinning). To disable skins (workaround mode), set it to 0.



ShowSplash1Corresponds to the settings Scroll session results in the Enhanced User Interface. It really doesn't have anything to do with splash screen when avast starts. To avoid the splash screen when starting avast!, you have to create your own shortcut and start the corresponding real application (ashSimple.exe or ashEnhcd.exe), instead of the splash (ashAvast.exe).



ShowSpecialTasks0Show special tasks (Explorer Extension, Screen-Saver, etc.) = 1; Do not show = 0



SplashTestMemory1* Do not test memory at startup = 0; Test memory at startup = 1



VPSWarn3628800 default: (6 * 7 * 24 * 60 * 60)



VPSOld5184000 default: (2 * 30 * 24 * 60 * 60)



UpdateLink/i_idt_112.htmlHomepage for updates



AutoDelete-1Automatically delete sessions after (days): -1 means no auto delete



ResidentBalloonShown1Specifies whether the baloon tooltip, displayed only once right after you install avast!, was already displayed or not. Not display (yet) = 0)



ShellExtensionFileName1 Displays the file name into the Context Menu of Windows Explorer. To hide the filename, use 0



VRDBBalloonShown1



ShellExtensionIcon1If 0, will turn off displaying of the icon next to the avast item in the Explorer context menu; To show = 1



ScrollResults1



BuyFormXXXX/i_idt_173.htmlWebform to buy avast!



HomePageXXXXhttp://www.avast.comHomepage of avast.



ProInfoXXXXhttp://www.avast.com/i_idt_152.htmlWebpage for Professional version info.



RegistrationFormXXXXhttp://www.avast.com/i_kat_207.php?lang=ENGWebform to register avast!



SkinsXXXXhttp://www.avast.com/i_kat_71.htmlSkins page.



SupportXXXXsupport@avast.comSupport email.



UserForumXXXXhttp://www.avast.com/forumavast! users forum.



VirusMessageemptyThis entry is the actual message body that will be placed to the SMTP alert messages. The following placeholders can be used in the definition:
/n breaks line
%1 full path name of infected file
%2 name of virus detected
%3 name of the avast task that detected the infection
%4 version of virus database (VPS file)
%5 name of the computer where the infection was detected
Example: Something wrong dude!\n\navast (VPS %4) found virus %2 in file %1 (using task %3)\n\nDo something dude!!!



Title: Re:Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Lisandro on November 03, 2003, 03:33:44 PM
[Simple]Simple User Inferface Options



ShowHelpCheckList0Shows the Help Check List at startup = 0; Hide = 1



SkinUseLayeredWindows512* Use translucent effects = 512; Do not use = 0



TimeOfLastScan0The value is the result of the time() function, i.e. representes the number of seconds elapsed since midnight, January 1st, 1970 until the last full scanning.



iNews_Days7Repeated value on [Splash] Section



ExactFontCharsetMatch0The value 1 means that the font will be replaced by a system one (Arial), with the correct charset. The characters will be displayed correctly – but the skin will look rather nasty, because the letters are way too big (that's why the custom – very narrow – font is included and the default value is set to 0. 8)



SpaceBetweenLines2



LineSpace2



NumberOfLines6



ToolTipTimeout550



FileRefreshTimer400



SkinUseLayeredWindows0



Title: Re:Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Lisandro on November 03, 2003, 03:34:29 PM
[Quick]ashQuick Settings



EnableSkins0* Enable skins for Explorer Extension = 1; Disable = 0



InfectionExitApp0* Exit Explorer Extension when first infected file is found = 1; Do not exit = 0



ShowResults0* Show Results of Explorer Extension (scan will be ended with a scan statistics window) = 1; Do not show = 0



Title: Re:Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Lisandro on November 03, 2003, 03:35:15 PM
[InetWD]Define which Internet connection do you have



Sleep40000 Default: 40000 (40 seconds)



UpdatePeriod360 Time (minutes) for update checking. Any value lower than 30 minutes is ignored (both in Home and Profesional versions), i.e., in this case the default value 2 hours (240 minutes) is used instead.



UseRAS0If you have a dial-up = 1; If you have a permanent connection (DSL) = 0



RASWaitSeconds15 Number of seconds to update after a dial-up connection is made.



AssumeAlwaysConnected0If you have a dial-up = 0; If you have a permanent connection (DSL) = 1. In Home version default is 0. In Network Edition the default is 1.



AlwaysConnectedWaitSeconds30Number of seconds to wait before attempting to update. The default is 30 but it may not be enough in some DSL systems. In this case, you can try increasing this e.g. to 60 (1 minute). That should be enough.



Title: Re:Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Lisandro on November 03, 2003, 03:36:07 PM
[InetWDMirror]



PushDaemonEnabled1



PushDaemonPop3Serverempty



PushDaemonPop3UserNameempty



PushDaemonPop3Passwordempty



PushDaemonPop3Port110



PushDaemonDeleteMessages0



PushDaemonInterval3



Title: Re:Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Lisandro on November 03, 2003, 03:37:27 PM
[MailScanner]Mail Protection



DefaultSmtpServeremptyDefault SMTP server (Outbound). Replace smtp.server.com by the address of your SMTP server. The values marked as Default are used only when the login name set in the e-mail program does not contain any server address. If the login name for the POP server is, for example, John, the Mail scanner will download the e-mail from the server given by DefaultPopServer value. However, if the login name is John#pop3.server.com, it will connect to the server pop3.server.com and it will download the mail for the user John. The server address (and/or port number) can be entered as a dotted IP address (192.168.1.1) or as a DNS name (oursmtp.domain.com:25).



DefaultPopServeremptyDefault POP server (Inbound).



DefaultImapServeremptyDefault IMAP server (only if you are using IMAP server for incoming mail).



DefaultNntpServeremptyDefault NNTP server.



PopListen127.0.0.1:110If you have more than one POP application, configure local host:port number. Write the port number behind the : (colon) character. You can use just the port number: PopListen=:110. The default port numbers are 25 for SMTP, 110 for POP3 and 143 for IMAP. Items SmtpListen, PopListen and ImapListen specify the network interface on which the Mail scanner will accept connections. If you have more than one network card adapter in your computer, you can specify just one needed for the Mail scanner.



SmtpListen127.0.0.1:25If you have more than one SMTP application, configure local host:port number



ImapListen127.0.0.1:143See SmtpListen above.



NntpListen127.0.0.1:119See SmtpListen above.



UseDefaultSmtp0If you have more than one SMTP server = 0, in that case, the address of the SMTP server is taken from the login name set in the e-mail program (the address is separated by the character #). You can use the value 0 if your e-mail program supports SMTP authentication or need to set a different login name for SMTP than for POP; if you use just one SMTP server = 1, i.e., all e-mails will be sent using the server given by the DefaultSmtpServer value. You can use the value 1 if your e-mail program does not support SMTP authentication (logging in) or you cannot set a different login name for SMTP than for POP



AutoSetProtection1Protect new created e-mail account = 1; Do not protect = 0



ShowTrayIcon0Shows an icon during e-mail process = 1; Hide icon = 0



UseAlternateRtfSyncing1 Another mechanism for inserting notes into the body of emails in Microsoft Outlook. RtfSyncing is concerned with Rich Text Format. In emails, the user typically save both Rich text (HTML) and plain form of message. When you modify one type of message, RTFSync is the right function to synchronize text of message to the second form. Disable = 0.



Log1Specifies the level of logging: disable log = 0; basic information (only initial loading info, errors and avast4.ini changes; default) = 1, all the communication data between the Mail scanner and mail servers = 20. Other values between 0 and 20 are not significant. Information is written into AswMaiSv.log file in Avast4\Data\LOG folder



PassThrough0Specifies the behavior of the Mail scanner in situations when the message cannot be tested: lets the messages pass through without testing = 1; does not allow any messages to pass through until the resident task is running or paused = 0; will not allow the mail program to connect to a mail Server = any other, different from 1 or 0 (you may encounter error messages from your e-mail program)



Trust127.0.0.1Specifies computers that are allowed to access the Mail scanner. Address can be defined by a dotted IP address or DNS name, separated by a comma. A group of IP addresses can be defined as well, in the form of ip-address/number-of-valid-bits. If the Trust item is left blank, it allows access from any address. If you set the Listen items in the form of: 127.0.0.1:Port, the Trust item has no effect, because only connections from the local address (127.0.0.1) are accepted



UseWSAAcceptempty



StartPopempty



StartSmtp1The Start items make it possible to define the protocols that the Mail scanner will be able to protect. Value 1 means that the daemon for the particular protocol will be started and it will occupy the port determined by the value Listen. Using the value 0, it is possible to turn off checking the protocols you do not use. The mail scanner listens permanently because it doesn't know when the mail program begins to download mail. Using the value 0 or a firewall block you will be able to stealth the ports too.



StartPopemptySee StartSmtp



StartImapemptySee StartSmtp



StartNntpemptySee StartSmtp



SmtpRedirectPort25 avast! bounds (monitors) to the specific(s) port(s) listed here to scan Outbound messages. It does not hook on every connection and heuristic detects if this is a SMTP communication or not. For any change to become effective, restart the Internet Mail provider. Although, it supports multiple ports separated by commas and without blank spaces, for instance: SmtpRedirectPort=25,26



PopRedirectPort110See SmtpRedirectPort above.



ImapRedirectPort143See SmtpRedirectPort above.



NntpRedirectPort143See SmtpRedirectPort above.



Title: Re:Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Lisandro on November 03, 2003, 03:38:20 PM
[MailScanner]Mail Protection (continued)



PatchBase641There seems to be a bug in Outlook Express, in particular in its Base64 decoder. If a text is aligned (in Base64 format) using the '=' characters (as it should be) and a new piece of text is appended (e.g. when a note is inserted into the incomming message), Outlook Express ignores the alignment - so the inserted part merges" with the previous message body, corrupting it. Using the value 1 sets avast! to append email notes in a different way and could troubleshoot this.



MaxConnections20The default concurrent connection limit is 20 (for mail & news together). If the limit was exceeded, you would see the line Closing connection due to MaxConnections into aswMaiSv.log file. This limit exists not to save resources, but to prevent connection looping in strange configurations, so the user can increase it without worry to, for instance, 50. The value 0 disables the limit.



TranslateAddress0The mail scanner performs reverse lookup of the mail server IP address to be able to display DNS name. So could be a delay because the email client (program) could take a longer time to log into the mail server. It usually could take more time to negotiate a connection then to download and scan the incoming messages. To disable this feature and increase avast! scanning, set the value to 0.



AutoRedirect1This is the automatic mail scanning that makes the configuration process easier. In fact, when the user does nothing but installs avast!, all mail trafic will be protected. There shoud be no double scan if the user have a spam killer because localhost connections are not scanned, i.e, the ones between the email program and the spam killer, unless these connections were explicitly configured. To switch off automatic mail scan, set 0, this should restore the old behavior (version 4.1) of the Mail protection and Mail Protection Wizard. The value AutoRedirect=0 just stops the catching of all outgoing connections. It does not stop the mail scanning service and you should be able to use it normaly as in version 4.1. To check if the avast! Mail Scanner service is running click CTRL+ALT+DEL or by the command: net stop "avast! Mail Scanner"



IgnoreLocalhost1 This way avast! won't scan the connection to localhost. So whenever your mail client (or any application that scans and edits incoming mail on the local server) connects to 127.0.0.1 it should not be intercepted by avast!. This way, only connections leaving your computer would be scanned - that is when your local SMTP server pulls the mails from remote host.



IgnoreAddressemptyTo ingore scanning of a specific POP3 server (of one email account, for instance) the user should: In Windows 2k\XP: change this option to IgnoreAddress=<your smtp server IP address>, or switch off the transparent mail scanning alltogether and setup the other accounts through Internet Mail Wizard (AutoRedirect=0 option as above). In Windows 98\Me: the user should use the Mail Protection Wizard to remove the protection and then start the Wizard again, choose manual setup and select only the accounts that should be protected.



BurstTransferemptySet 1 to avoid speed degradation of outbound email scanning (troubleshooting or debugging mode). Normal user should let it empty. More info: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=13678.0



SendInBlockingModeemptySet 1 to avoid speed degradation of outbound email scanning (troubleshooting or debugging mode). Normal user should let it empty. More info: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=13678.0



IgnoreProcessemptyInternet Mail provider uses OptOut method of scanning, what means it scans mails from all processes except those listed here and those that are ignored internally. There is no way to include a process that is excluded in the VPS (internally).



Mail Scanner commentsTo use and configure more than one application to use the ports 25, 110 and 143 of your computer (for instance, a spam killer). If you have installed another program that uses these ports as well, it is necessary to change the port values for one of them. In the case of Mail scanner, you can do this by setting the items SmtpListen, PopListen and ImapListen. For example: SmtpListen=127.0.0.1:26, PopListen=127.0.0.1:111, ImapListen=127.0.0.1:144. Consequently, it is necessary to set the same port values in your mail program. If you wish the Mail scanner to cooperate with this another SMTP/POP3/IMAP - proxy/server-type program that is installed on your computer, it is necessary to properly set the items DefaultSmtpServer, DefaultPopServer and DefaultImapServer. For example, if you want to configure your system so that the Mail scanner "sits between" your mail program and a spam killer running on the same computer, configure items Listen as above and add: DefaultSmtpServer=127.0.0.1:25, DefaultPopServer=127.0.0.1:110.

Known problems: If your e-mail program does not support authentication (logging in) on SMTP server, or it cannot set a different login name for SMTP than for POP (e.g. Eudora), the Mail scanner will not be able to send your e-mails through multiple SMTP servers. In that case, use the UseDe-faultSmtp=1 setting; your e-mails will be sent through a single SMTP server only, just as in avast! version 4.0.235 and earlier. If the internet connection is too slow or the message being sent is too long, it is possible that the period your mail programs waits for the response, expires. A mail program that automatically disconnects after the times elapsed is not able to send such a message. This error will not be corrected, due to the characteristics of the SMTP protocol. It is necessary to set the interval to the highest possible value. When downloading a long message from a POP3 server, messages about timeout expiration should be eliminated. But it is still recommended to set this interval to the highest possible value, too. If your mail program downloads the message text and attachments separately from IMAP server (e.g. Eudora), no additional information will be put into the header or the text of the message. The checkbox "Insert note into clean message" on the "IMAP" page of the Internet Mail configuration will not work in that case. The Mail scanner does not support SSL (TLS) connections.



Title: Re:Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Lisandro on November 03, 2003, 03:39:09 PM
[AAVM]



DefaultResTask*DefTask0



CheckFloppies0* Check floppy disks in drive when logging off = 1; Do not check = 0



CheckCDRom0* Check CD's in drive when logging off = 1; Do not check = 0



CheckRemovables0* Check other removable media when logging off = 1; Do not check = 0



SuppressUpdatedInfo1* Suppress the small blue info window (panel) in the notification area of your desktop on updating; Show it = 0



SuppressUpdateErrorInfo1* Suppress update error message (not the update itself) = 1; Show it = 0



SuppressExpirationWarning0



NeverShowInfo0



LogDiskChanges0



LogStart0



GradientStepMsg20



GradientStepInfo50



TagOpacity100Semi-transparent feature of avast! On-access scanner (if Internet Mail Provider is configured to "Show detailed info on performed action". The number represents a percentage: 100 is fully visible and 0 is fully transparent. A reboot may be required for the changes to take effect.



ShowTaskbarIcon1Show the main program system tray icon; Hide icon (suppress) = 0



ShowVirusTag1Avoid the displaying virus advice (yellow/red layer that pops up when a virus is found); Show it = 1. A reboot may be required for the changes to become effective.



AnimateIcon1Avoid the spinning of the system tray avast! icon.



GracefulRpcShutdown1With Windows 9x this option could troubleshoot the shutdown problems.



EventLogAnalysed1



ShowChestInMenu0Set it to 1 to show a Chest entry into the context menu of the system tray icon.



Title: Re:Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Lisandro on November 03, 2003, 03:40:04 PM
[AAVM]AAVM section (continued)



Msg Group This group of values to change the colors of the info messages were built by Igor (http://forum.avast.com/index.php?action=viewprofile;user=Igor) and will be supported only in the next build of avast (they are not supported right now (build 4.1.396), so we have to wait for the next program update). All the colors are entered as a number. If you have the color expressed as RGB, each component in the range 0..255, the formula for the color number is color = 65536*B + 256*G + R. In other words, the color is expressed as a decimal number whose hexadecimal representation is 00BBGGRR. Note: no checking is performed on the entered values, so using them is on your own risk. I believe that the worst that can happen is that you won't see anything (e.g. when using a black text on a black background), but I warned you. Unfortunatelly, it's not possible to test the colors anyhow (so you'll have to rely on your guesses). For the changes in the ini file to take effect, a reboot is required (or at least restart of ashDisp.exe on WinNT/2k/XP). If any of the values is not present in the ini file (which is the default), the default values are used by the pro-gram.



MaxMessages10 Number of lines of the messages.



ShowTime4Time (in seconds) of the duration of all the on-access scanner screen messages (email, News, Web Shield, Standard Shield, etc.)(



TagDontShowNextTime0



The values for the messages (e.g. the items displayed when Show detailed info on performed action) are described bellow:



MsgTitleBkgColor1emptyInitial color of the titlebar background



MsgTitleBkgColor2emptyFinal color of the titlebar background (a gradient is formed: initial color... final color)



MsgTitleTextColoremptyColor of the titlebar text



MsgInfoBkgColoremptyColor of the message background (simple info message)



MsgInfoTextColoremptyColor of the message text (simple info message)



MsgHighBkgColoremptyColor of the message background (high priority message)



MsgHighTextColoremptyColor of the message text (high priority message)



MsgFatalBkgColoremptyColor of the message background (fatal error)



MsgFatalTextColoremptyColor of the message text (fatal error)



MsgFontSizeemptyFont size for the usual messages



The values for the Info screens (e.g. the blue square saying that Program update is available) are described bellow:



InfoEmergencyTitleBkgColor1emptyInitial color of the background for emergency messages



InfoEmergencyTitleBkgColor2emptyFinal color of the background for emergency messages



InfoEmergencyTextColoremptyText color for emergency messages



InfoNormalTitleBkgColor1emptyInitial color of the background for normal messages



InfoNormalTitleBkgColor2emptyFinal color of the background for normal messages



InfoNormalTextColoremptyText color for normal messages



InfoTitleColoremptyTitle text color



InfoFontSizeemptyFont size for the Info screens



InfoTitleFontSizeemptyFont size for the Info screens titles

An example: to set the titlebar text color of the Show detailed info on performed action messages to green, use MsgTitleTextColor=65280.

When green is 000 255 000, the formula says color = 65536*B + 256*G + R = 65536*000 + 256*255 + 000 = 65280. So, for "pure colors" it's Red = 255, Green = 65280 and Blue = 16711680.

Igor's default avast settings: after some digging in avast! sourceshere are the default values of the AAVM message colors. When I checked them, I discovered some errors in the "high priority" and "fatal" messages (the colors were read from an incorrect key) - it will be fixed in the next version. Note that the default colors may change in the future (unlikely, I'd say, but possible).

MsgTitleBkgColor1: RGB(0, 84, 227)
MsgTitleBkgColor2: RGB(61, 149, 255)
MsgTitleTextColor: RGB(255, 255, 255)
MsgInfoBkgColor: GetSysColor(COLOR_INFOBK)
MsgInfoTextColor: GetSysColor(COLOR_INFOTEXT)
MsgHighBkgColor: RGB(0, 0, 0)
MsgHighTextColor: RGB(255, 255, 255)
MsgFatalBkgColor: RGB(255, 255, 0)
MsgFatalTextColor: RGB(255, 0, 0)

InfoEmergencyTitleBkgColor1: RGB(200, 0, 0)
InfoEmergencyTitleBkgColor2: RGB(255, 0, 0)
InfoEmergencyTextColor: RGB(255, 255, 140)
InfoNormalTitleBkgColor1: RGB(0, 84, 227)
InfoNormalTitleBkgColor2: RGB(61, 149, 255)
InfoNormalTextColor: RGB(160, 255, 255)
InfoTitleColor: RGB(255, 255, 255)


S.Z.Craftec’s example:

MsgTitleBkgColor1=10240 (dark green)
MsgTitleBkgColor2=65280 (green)
MsgTitleTextColor=16777215 (white)
MsgInfoBkgColor=11862015 (light yellow)
MsgInfoTextColor=0 (black)
MsgHighBkgColor=65535 (yellow)
MsgHighTextColor=0 (black)
MsgFatalBkgColor=255 (red)
MsgFatalTextColor=16777215 (white)

InfoEmergencyTitleBkgColor1=40 (dark red)
InfoEmergencyTitleBkgColor2=255 (red)
InfoEmergencyTextColor=16777215 (white)
InfoNormalTitleBkgColor1=10240 (dark green)
InfoNormalTitleBkgColor2=65280 (green)
InfoNormalTextColor=16777215 (white)
InfoTitleColor=65535 (yellow)

More details here (http://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=1;action=display;threadid=5072).



Title: Re:Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Lisandro on November 03, 2003, 03:41:05 PM
[VRDB]VRDB Settings



MergeIcons0Merged VRDB and Main icon = 1; Splited (2 icons) = 0



LastFileempty



FullCompleteemptyThe value is the result of the time() function, i.e. representes the number of seconds elapsed since midnight, January 1st, 1970 until the end of VRDB generation



Disabled0Enable VRDB generation = 0; Disable VRDB generation = 1



ScreenSaverOnly1Generate VRDB only when screen-saver is running = 1; Generate VRDB only when computer is idle = 0



RunInterval30240Time in minutes between to runnings of VRDB. Default: 60 x 24 x 21 in minutes (21 days).



IdleMeansSeconds8



ShowTaskbarIcon1Show the VRDB system tray icon; Hide icon (suppress) = 0



TagDontShowNextTime0



[Splash]Splash Screen Options



KeyUsage0If avast! is already registered = 1; if not (first run) = 0



iNews_Days7Number of days on which avast! iNews will be displayed after release. Default = 7. Repeated on [Simple] section.



ApplicationChestashChest.exe Default: ashChest.exe in Home version and aswChest.exe on the others.



ApplicationEnhancedashEnhanced.exe Default: ashEnhanced.exe in Home version and aswEnhanced.exe on the others.



[iAVS]Update (Conections) - Details Settings



RunningModeSilent* Normal or Silent



Progress1* Show update progress = 1; Do not show = 0



TrayIcon0* Show icon in task bar tray = 1; Do not show = 0



AskReboot1* Ask for reboot when needed = 1; Do not ask = 0



Push1* Enable Push iAVS (Professional Edition) = 1; Disable = 0



AddInfo1* Add information about performed action into e-mail = 1; Do not add = 0



Title: Re:Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Lisandro on January 11, 2004, 10:47:19 PM
[Scanner] Decompression bomb protection.



MaxFileSizeToExtract_Scanner500000The maximum size of the file extracted from an archive. If the file in the archive exceeds the value it will be skipped. Note: a message with such a file will be treated as mail bomb. Default means 500Mb. If the user do not declare the variables, default values will be used. Using 0 like their values, decompression bomb checking will be disabled.



MaxFileSizeToExtract_Resident100000The maximum size of the file extracted from an archive. If the file in the archive exceeds the value it will be skipped. Note: a file with such a file will be treated as file bomb. Default means 100Mb. If the user do not declare the variables, default values will be used. Using 0 like their values, decompression bomb checking will be disabled.



MaxFileSizeToExtract_Mail30000The maximum size of the file extracted from an archive. If the file in the archive exceeds the value it will be skipped. Note: a message with such a file will be treated as mail bomb. Default means 30Mb. If the user do not declare the variables, default values will be used. Using 0 like their values, decompression bomb checking will be disabled.



MaxCompressionRatio_Scanner90Maximum compression ratio, i.e., ratio of the unpacked file length to the length of the packed file in the archive. If the ratio exceeds the value, the file will not be extracted and therefore will not be checked. Note: a message with such a file will be treated as mail bomb. Default is 90%. If the user do not declare the variables, default values will be used. Using 0 like their values, decompression bomb checking will be disabled.



MaxCompressionRatio_Resident90Maximum compression ratio, i.e., ratio of the unpacked file length to the length of the packed file in the archive. If the ratio exceeds the value, the file will not be extracted and therefore will not be checked. Note: an archive with such a file will be treated as mail bomb. Default is 90%. If the user do not declare the variables, default values will be used. Using 0 like their values, decompression bomb checking will be disabled.



MaxCompressionRatio_Mail90Maximum compression ratio, i.e., ratio of the unpacked file length to the length of the packed file in the archive. If the ratio exceeds the value, the file will not be extracted and therefore will not be checked. Note: a message with such a file will be treated as mail bomb. Default is 90%. If the user do not declare the variables, default values will be used. Using 0 like their values, decompression bomb checking will be disabled.



CompressionCheckThreshold_Scanner10000Maximum file size inside archive, beginning from which the maximum compression ratio will be checked (if enabled by MaxCompressionRatio switch). Default means 10Mb. If the user do not declare the variables, default values will be used. Using 0 like their values, decompression bomb checking will be disabled.



CompressionCheckThreshold_Resident10000Maximum file size inside archive, beginning from which the maximum compression ratio will be checked (if enabled by MaxCompressionRatio switch). Default means 10Mb.If the user do not declare the variables, default values will be used. Using 0 like their values, decompression bomb checking will be disabled.



CompressionCheckThreshold_Mail10000Maximum file size inside archive, beginning from which the maximum compression ratio will be checked (if enabled by MaxCompressionRatio switch). Default means 10Mb. If the user do not declare the variables, default values will be used. Using 0 like their values, decompression bomb checking will be disabled.



Title: Re:Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Lisandro on January 12, 2004, 01:32:14 PM
[WebScanner]



AutoRedirect1



HttpRedirectPort80*Port number to monitors the HTTP traffic.



LoadIsapiFilters1



ISAPIFilter1ashWsFtr.dll



IgnoreAddressempty



IgnoreLocalhost0



OptIn1The default value 1 means that the avast OptIn process is to be used and the unknown avast list and any extra user specified inclusions are to be scanned by the WebShield. The value Optin=0 means that that the WebShield will just scan all HTTP accesses by all processes. But, this way, for instance, WebShield will handle HTTP interface for fetching emails and if a virus is found, the WebShield virus dialog with the "Abort Connection" button won't work in this scenario. Clicking that button simply aborts downloading of the email (or all emails), even in the successive attempt to grab email (until WebShield is stopped, or the offending message is deleted from the server, possibly from another machine). That's why Alwil do not include mail clients to the default OptIn list.



OptinProcessempty



IgnoreProcessavast.setup



EnableLogging0Disable logging. Set 1 to enable. Restart WebShield provider (or whole computer in case of Win98). After troubleshooting, turn the logging off and restart WebShield otherwise the logs will grown indefinitely (they're not automatically deleted). Log files are: C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\Data\log\ashwebsv.ws and C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\Data\log\ashwebsv.log.



ZoneAlarmCompatibility1Turns on the compatibility WebShield with ZoneAlarm Professional version, i.e., disable the web shield transparent proxy mode with ZoneAlarm firewall because the cookie blocking features of ZoneAlarm is being used. The default is 0 (the value even exist in the default avast4.ini file) in order to turn off the compatibility mode with ZoneAlarm, i.e., the user has ZoneAlarm free firewall and WebShield works transparently. WebShield should be restarted (or whole computer in case of Win98) if this value is manually changed in avast4.ini file.



ModifyVistaSocketAutoTuning1 The current version of ZoneAlarm has a bug in Vista that is causing 1 second delay for each new connection (if avast! WebShield is active). So, this will indeed (subjectively) slow down browsing a lot. This is perfectly reproducible in Alwil lab. They have tried to contact ZA team many times. As usual, they never really acknowledged the problem (even though we clearly showed that the problem is not limited to the WebShield scenario). Changing the setting to 0 could help ZA users.



IgnoreLSPemptyUsed for troubleshooting blocked connections due to an interaction between the dll (name of the dll as the value of this entry) and WebShield provider. On Windows 98 or Me you'll need a boot. On 2k\Xp\Vista, maybe just restart the WebShield provider.



[Chest]



MaxSize256 Limit of the Chest in Mb. The computer must be restarted for any changes in the limit to take effect (at least on WinNT/2000/XP).



Title: Re:Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Lisandro on March 01, 2004, 03:25:14 PM
[AntiRootkit]



Exceptions<path> Path of the files to be excluded from the rootkit scanner.



WaitOnStart480 Time in seconds to compare processes and discover malicious hidden ones.



[SelfDefense]



ShowMoreInfo1



SelfDefenseEnabled1



IniChangeConsentProcessesNotepad.exe Processes allowed to change avast4.ini file. Separate values with commas (without space, e.g., IniChangeConsentProcesses=notepad.exe,youreditor1.exe,youreditor2.exe



[Admin]



RebootAsk Ask, No or Auto*/. In Auto, number means timeout in seconds to reboot machine



SvcAccount



ScheduleBoottimeScan0



[Admin.upd]



[WWWAccess]



ScreenWidth800



[SQL]



[WHS]



StartClient1Set if avast (on the workstation) should initialize the WHS
communication layer (for the communication with the WHS) or not. By default, the value is 1 (i.e., it does initialize it, if the WHS connector is installed on the machine). Sometimes, for troubleshooting purposes, it may
be useful to set it to 0.



ScreenWidthAll other entries in the section are either local data (a cache or so) or a "log" that something actually happened (e.g., that the firewall rules have been created). So, these settings are not really useful because they're "read-only" (changing them don't make any sense).



Title: Re:Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Max M.Wachtel III on April 29, 2004, 04:22:59 AM
I saw this in newsgroup anti-virus  -max

Can somebody tell me how to configure AVAST free version to scan inside .zip files?

yep, but I think you must hack a bit - Here is a text-file I found
(in addition I have added "LHarc" to the list as well
If on-access, yes, avast by default doesn't look for viruses in packed
files. However, it can be enabled. Look at the "deftasks.xml" file in
 the avast folder - all you need to do to enable scanning of archives
 on-access is to add the line

<STANDARD--ScanPackers>EXE;ZIP;MIME;RAR;ARJ;TAR;GZ;CAB;ARC;ACE;ZOO;BZIP2;Win
Exec</STANDARD--ScanPackers>

after the line

<STANDARD--InvalidEntry>1</STANDARD--InvalidEntry>

When you have saved the changed "deftasks.xml" file, reboot the system
to make the change permanent
Title: Re:Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: skylynx on May 01, 2004, 11:36:14 PM
Okay you sweeties, Avast loyals all.. I do realize the pesky blue box is just doing it's job to keep me informed of updates and missions accomplished...but PLEASE not every durn time I turn on the PC. It parks its little self right on top of my Favorites List so I can't  go anywhere until it takes its good ole time to leave! So, I go into Notepad and look up the Avast4 files. I open up DATA. Several dozen files come on, but not one of them is labled Avast ini. That's the file you say I need to look into, but I don't see Avast ini anywhere. Have any of you actually done this?  Please, Which one of those little file boxes has Avast ini. in it?  
Title: Re:Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: bob3160 on May 02, 2004, 03:10:52 PM
skylynx,
If you install the program to the default directory, then this is where you will find it:
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\DATA\avast4.ini
I hope that helps :)
Title: Re:Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: bob3160 on May 02, 2004, 03:15:41 PM
Section and KeysValuesNotes and value description
[InetWD] Define which Internet connection do you have
UpdatePeriod360Time (minutes) for update checking
UseRAS1If you have a dial-up = 1; If you have a permanent connection (DSL) = 0
AssumeAlwaysConnected0If you have a dial-up = 0; If you have a permanent connection (DSL) = 1
AlwaysConnectedWaitSeconds30Number of seconds to wait before attempting to update. The default is 30 but it may not be enough in some DSL systems. In this case, you can try increasing this e.g. to 60 (1 minute). That should be enough.

Dear Technical just thought you might like to know that when I increased my wait time to 60, it resolved all of my issues with some of the icons not showing up in the system tray.
Thanks for doing such an excellent job. :)
Title: Re:Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Lisandro on May 03, 2004, 03:44:08 AM
Dear Technical just thought you might like to know that when I increased my wait time to 60, it resolved all of my issues with some of the icons not showing up in the system tray. Thanks for doing such an excellent job. :)

Oh, the excellent job was made by Alwil Software...
I just compile the informations posted in the forums.
Thanks.
Title: Re:Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: bob3160 on May 03, 2004, 02:57:07 PM
Quote
Oh, the excellent job was made by Alwil Software...
I just compile the informations posted in the forums.

Technical,
You forgot to finish your statement with  " And clarified anything that required further explanation."
It's fine to post the technical info but without the interpretation, it's useless to most of us novices.
Again,
Thanks on an excellent job and please continue to be here and keep us informed. :)
Title: Re:Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: skylynx on May 03, 2004, 04:07:27 PM
Thanks so much for the info Captain Bob.  I did finally find the Avast 4.ini file and will work on removing the Avast all-too-frequent notifier.  Good thing I'm not in charge of the Enterprise, huh?  You may be an old fart, but you sure beat Cap'n Picard in the looks department!!  Happy warp drivin, all a ya. :-*
Title: Re:Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: bob3160 on May 03, 2004, 05:46:08 PM
Dear Skylyx,
Thanks for the compliment and yes, flattery WILL get you anywhere. :)
I think I'm even older than he is ;D
Title: Re:Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Lisandro on June 05, 2004, 03:59:17 AM
Just to explain that my study about the avast4.ini file:

Not all the configurations are by default, you can add the lines of specific configurations.

You can add the settings for both Home and Professional version without any trouble. If you have Home, maybe some Professional features won't be activated but, after all, you won't harm your installation.
Title: Re:Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Le Doc on July 15, 2004, 11:12:18 AM
Here is the message Igor sent me concerning the default values for colors :
Quote
Hello!

After some digging in avast! sourceshere are the default values of the AAVM message colors. When I checked them, I discovered some errors in the "high priority" and "fatal" messages (the colors were read from an incorrect key) - it will be fixed in the next version.

Note that the default colors may change in the future (unlikely, I'd say, but possible).

MsgTitleBkgColor1: RGB(0, 84, 227)

MsgTitleBkgColor2: RGB(61, 149, 255)

MsgTitleTextColor: RGB(255, 255, 255)

MsgInfoBkgColor: GetSysColor(COLOR_INFOBK)

MsgInfoTextColor: GetSysColor(COLOR_INFOTEXT)

MsgHighBkgColor: RGB(0, 0, 0)

MsgHighTextColor: RGB(255, 255, 255)

MsgFatalBkgColor: RGB(255, 255, 0)

MsgFatalTextColor: RGB(255, 0, 0)



InfoEmergencyTitleBkgColor1: RGB(200, 0, 0)

InfoEmergencyTitleBkgColor2: RGB(255, 0, 0)

InfoEmergencyTextColor: RGB(255, 255, 140)

InfoNormalTitleBkgColor1: RGB(0, 84, 227)

InfoNormalTitleBkgColor2: RGB(61, 149, 255)

InfoNormalTextColor: RGB(160, 255, 255)

InfoTitleColor: RGB(255, 255, 255)

Thanx Igor !!   8)
Title: Re:Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Lisandro on October 22, 2004, 06:30:10 AM
Section and KeysValuesNotes and value description
[VRDB] VRDB Settings
MergeIcons1Merged VRDB and Main icon = 1; Splited (2 icons) = 0
LastFile
FullComplete1066508931Time of the end of VRDB generation
Disabled0Enable VRDB generation = 0; Disable VRDB generation = 1
ScreenSaverOnly0Generate VRDB only when screen-saver is running = 1; Generate VRDB only when computer is idle = 0
RunInterval30240Time in minutes between to runnings of VRDB (default = 21 days = 60*24*21)
Hi Technical,

I'd raised the question about interval between VRDB updates a while back, and you answered me briefly there and also steered me here.

The "RunInterval" line isn't in my ini (4-Home) -- do I simply add a new line for it?  And if so, does it matter where in that VRDB "paragraph" it goes, relative to the lines already there?

Thanks and best,
Mike


Mike, the changes on avast4.ini file could be done without a 'specific' paragraph order. You must be sure to enter the line in the correct 'section' of the file.

You must boot the system for some changes have effect.
Hope this help. Come back in this forum with certain frequency because more and more 'secrets' of avast! are being posted and discovered.  ;)
Title: Re:Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Lisandro on October 22, 2004, 06:51:09 AM
Right bellow, I'll post the default avast4.ini file  ;)
You can copy and past it  8)
Title: Re:Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Lisandro on October 22, 2004, 06:51:40 AM
[Languages]
0402=Bulgarian
0403=Catalan
0404=ChineseT
0405=Czech
0406=Danish
0407=German
0408=Greek
0409=English
040A=Spanish
040B=Finnish
040C=French
040E=Hungarian
0410=Italian
0411=Japanese
0412=Korean
0413=Dutch
0414=Norwegian
0415=Polish
0416=Portuguese
0418=Romanian
0419=Russian
041A=Croatian
041B=Slovak
041D=Swedish
041F=Turkish
0424=Slovenian
042F=Macedonian
043E=Malay
0804=ChineseS
0816=Portugal
081A=Serbian
Engine=1046

[Common]
ApprovedPerson=<your login name>
ApprovedFirm=<your company>
ProductVersion=4.7
VersionLabel=May2007
ThreadTerminationTimeout=30000
Enterprise=0
Database=SQLT
StorageMigratedOK=1
DefTasksTimeStamp=-290979200
LastINewsTimestamp=1158883200
LastLogonAccount=<your login name>

[Communication]
EmailChestFile_To=virus@avast.com
ProblemEmail=support@avast.com

[Server]
SelectTimeout=2
MinimalCacheTime=300
StoreEvents=31

[Version30]
ListenPortAddress=5313
RetrySend=1
Engines=*
ExceptEngines=
ResultsTimeout=10
RetryInterval=1

[UserInterface]
Bitmaps=images
GradientFont=Times New Roman
ErrorDlgTimeout=10000
RespondTimeout=30
EnableSkins=0
SplashTestMemory=1
UpdateLink=/i_idt_112.html
ResidentBalloonShown=1
VRDBBalloonShown=1
BuyForm0402=http://www.avast.com/eng/how-to-buy-avast-professional-edition.html
BuyForm0403=http://www.avast.com/eng/how-to-buy-avast-professional-edition.html
BuyForm0404=http://www.avast.com/eng/how-to-buy-avast-professional-edition.html
BuyForm0405=http://www.avast.com/cze/how-to-buy-avast-professional-edition.html
BuyForm0406=http://www.avast.com/eng/how-to-buy-avast-professional-edition.html
BuyForm0407=http://www.avast.com/eng/how-to-buy-avast-professional-edition.html
BuyForm0408=http://www.avast.com/eng/how-to-buy-avast-professional-edition.html
BuyForm0409=http://www.avast.com/eng/how-to-buy-avast-professional-edition.html
BuyForm040A=http://www.avast.com/eng/how-to-buy-avast-professional-edition.html
BuyForm040B=http://www.avast.com/eng/how-to-buy-avast-professional-edition.html
BuyForm040C=http://www.avast.com/fre/how-to-buy-avast-professional-edition.html
BuyForm040E=http://www.avast.com/eng/how-to-buy-avast-professional-edition.html
BuyForm0410=http://www.avast.com/eng/how-to-buy-avast-professional-edition.html
BuyForm0411=http://www.avast.com/jpn/how-to-buy-avast-professional-edition.html
BuyForm0412=http://www.avast.com/eng/how-to-buy-avast-professional-edition.html
BuyForm0413=http://www.avast.com/eng/how-to-buy-avast-professional-edition.html
BuyForm0414=http://www.avast.com/eng/how-to-buy-avast-professional-edition.html
BuyForm0415=http://www.avast.com/eng/how-to-buy-avast-professional-edition.html
BuyForm0416=http://www.avast.com/eng/how-to-buy-avast-professional-edition.html
BuyForm0418=http://www.avast.com/eng/how-to-buy-avast-professional-edition.html
BuyForm0419=http://www.avast.com/eng/how-to-buy-avast-professional-edition.html
BuyForm041A=http://www.avast.com/eng/how-to-buy-avast-professional-edition.html
BuyForm041B=http://www.avast.com/cze/how-to-buy-avast-professional-edition.html
BuyForm041D=http://www.avast.com/eng/how-to-buy-avast-professional-edition.html
BuyForm041F=http://www.avast.com/eng/how-to-buy-avast-professional-edition.html
BuyForm0424=http://www.avast.com/eng/how-to-buy-avast-professional-edition.html
BuyForm042F=http://www.avast.com/eng/how-to-buy-avast-professional-edition.html
BuyForm043E=http://www.avast.com/eng/how-to-buy-avast-professional-edition.html
BuyForm0804=http://www.avast.com/eng/how-to-buy-avast-professional-edition.html
BuyForm0816=http://www.avast.com/eng/how-to-buy-avast-professional-edition.html
BuyForm081A=http://www.avast.com/eng/how-to-buy-avast-professional-edition.html
HomePage0402=http://www.avast.com/
HomePage0403=http://www.avast.com/
HomePage0404=http://www.avast.com/
HomePage0405=http://www.avast.com/
HomePage0406=http://www.avast.com/
HomePage0407=http://www.avast.com/
HomePage0408=http://www.avast.com/
HomePage0409=http://www.avast.com/
HomePage040A=http://www.avast.com/
HomePage040B=http://www.avast.com/
HomePage040C=http://www.avast.com/
HomePage040E=http://www.avast.com/
HomePage0410=http://www.avast.com/
HomePage0411=http://www.avast.com/
HomePage0412=http://www.avast.com/
HomePage0413=http://www.avast.com/
HomePage0414=http://www.avast.com/
HomePage0415=http://www.avast.com/
HomePage0416=http://www.avast.com/
HomePage0418=http://www.avast.com/
HomePage0419=http://www.avast.com/
HomePage041A=http://www.avast.com/
HomePage041B=http://www.avast.com/
HomePage041D=http://www.avast.com/
HomePage041F=http://www.avast.com/
HomePage0424=http://www.avast.com/
HomePage042F=http://www.avast.com/
HomePage043E=http://www.avast.com/
HomePage0804=http://www.avast.com/
HomePage0816=http://www.avast.com/
HomePage081A=http://www.avast.com/
RegistrationForm0402=http://www.avast.com/i_kat_207.php?lang=BLG
RegistrationForm0403=http://www.avast.com/i_kat_207.php?lang=CAT
RegistrationForm0404=http://www.avast.com/i_kat_207.php?lang=CHT
RegistrationForm0405=http://www.avast.com/i_kat_227.php?lang=CZE
RegistrationForm0406=http://www.avast.com/i_kat_207.php?lang=DAN
RegistrationForm0407=http://www.avast.com/i_kat_207.php?lang=GER
RegistrationForm0408=http://www.avast.com/i_kat_207.php?lang=GRE
RegistrationForm0409=http://www.avast.com/i_kat_207.php?lang=ENG
RegistrationForm040A=http://www.avast.com/i_kat_207.php?lang=ESP
RegistrationForm040B=http://www.avast.com/i_kat_207.php?lang=FIN
RegistrationForm040C=http://www.avast.com/i_kat_207.php?lang=FRE
RegistrationForm040E=http://www.avast.com/i_kat_207.php?lang=HUN
RegistrationForm0410=http://www.avast.com/i_kat_207.php?lang=ITA
RegistrationForm0411=http://www.avast.com/i_kat_207.php?lang=JPN
RegistrationForm0412=http://www.avast.com/i_kat_207.php?lang=KOR
RegistrationForm0413=http://www.avast.com/i_kat_207.php?lang=DUT
RegistrationForm0414=http://www.avast.com/i_kat_207.php?lang=NOR
RegistrationForm0415=http://www.avast.com/i_kat_207.php?lang=POL
RegistrationForm0416=http://www.avast.com/i_kat_207.php?lang=BRA
RegistrationForm0418=http://www.avast.com/i_kat_207.php?lang=ROM
RegistrationForm0419=http://www.avast.com/i_kat_207.php?lang=RUS
RegistrationForm041A=http://www.avast.com/i_kat_207.php?lang=CRO
RegistrationForm041B=http://www.avast.com/i_kat_227.php?lang=CZE
RegistrationForm041D=http://www.avast.com/i_kat_207.php?lang=SWE
RegistrationForm041F=http://www.avast.com/i_kat_207.php?lang=TUR
RegistrationForm0424=http://www.avast.com/i_kat_207.php?lang=SLO
RegistrationForm042F=http://www.avast.com/i_kat_207.php?lang=MAC
RegistrationForm043E=http://www.avast.com/i_kat_207.php?lang=MAL
RegistrationForm0804=http://www.avast.com/i_kat_207.php?lang=CHS
RegistrationForm0816=http://www.avast.com/i_kat_207.php?lang=BRA
RegistrationForm081A=http://www.avast.com/i_kat_207.php?lang=SRB
Support0402=support@avast.com
Support0403=support@avast.com
Support0404=support@avast.com
Support0405=support@asw.cz
Support0406=support@avast.com
Support0407=support@avast.com
Support0408=support@avast.com
Support0409=support@avast.com
Support040A=support@avast.com
Support040B=support@avast.com
Support040C=support@avast.com
Support040E=support@avast.com
Support0410=support@avast.com
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[WebScanner]
AutoRedirect=1
HttpRedirectPort=80
LoadIsapiFilters=1
ISAPIFilter1=ashWsFtr.dll
IgnoreAddress=
IgnoreLocalhost=1

[AAVM]
EventLogAnalysed=1

[MailScanner]
PopRedirectPort=110
SmtpRedirectPort=25
ImapRedirectPort=143
NntpRedirectPort=119
IgnoreAddress=
IgnoreLocalhost=1
AutoRedirect=1
Title: Re:Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: mantra on December 10, 2004, 08:24:26 AM
SuppressUpdatedInfo=1

it's nice but it suppress the sounds too , right ?
i will not listen the wave after the update process
Title: Re:Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Goner on December 10, 2004, 09:59:43 AM
is stuff like this :

ImapListen=127.0.0.1:143
ImapRedirectPort=143
etc.

still needed in 4.5 now that it uses "a low-level network filtering driver" ??
I've got problems connecting to my IMAP server and am suspecting that Avast listening on port 143 gets in the way ... ??
only thing that helps is completely shutting down the On-access Protection ...
Title: Re:Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Lisandro on December 10, 2004, 12:03:57 PM
still needed in 4.5 now that it uses "a low-level network filtering driver" ??
I've got problems connecting to my IMAP server and am suspecting that Avast listening on port 143 gets in the way ... ??

Why don't you change the port listened?
For instance:
ImapListen=127.0.0.1:144
ImapRedirectPort=144

You can disable the IMAP scanning into the Internet Mail provider or MS Outlook plugin...

Title: Re:Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Lisandro on December 10, 2004, 12:04:37 PM
SuppressUpdatedInfo=1
it's nice but it suppress the sounds too , right ?
i will not listen the wave after the update process

You won't listen the wave sound  :-\
I don't know a workaround... if you found, I'll be glad to add here.
Title: Re:Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Goner on December 10, 2004, 01:12:19 PM
Why don't you change the port listened?
For instance:
ImapListen=127.0.0.1:144
ImapRedirectPort=144

You can disable the IMAP scanning into the Internet Mail provider or MS Outlook plugin...

I really do not want to disable IMAP scanning !!
btw : I'm not using Outlook, but Thunderbird 1.0 ...
it used to work fine with Avast 4.1, but for some reason I can not connect to the IMAP server using 4.5 ; when i start Thunderbird it says 'connected to <server>' but it doesn't ask me for a password, it just hangs. so i think Avast is in some way blocking access ...
Title: Re:Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Goner on December 11, 2004, 07:50:44 AM
Looks like the ImapListen= was blocking access ...

Just completely reinstalled Avast ; there is no ImapListen= in the new avast.ini and Avast now listens on port 12143 (default ?!).

But I can connect to my IMAP server again !!

edit : the defaults for the PopListen, SmtpListen and ImapListen lines now seem to be : 12110, 12025 and 12143 ?!
There are no 'Listen' lines in the newly created 4.5 avast.ini and the file is much smaller than the one 4.1 created ...

Title: Re:Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: mantra on December 13, 2004, 04:25:51 PM
Anyway, if you really want to disable the resident protection virus popups (and I'm not saying it's a good idea), put the following line into the [AAVM] section of your avast4.ini file:
ShowVirusTag=0


add this
Title: Re:Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: DavidR on December 13, 2004, 07:37:20 PM
Anyway, if you really want to disable the resident protection virus popups (and I'm not saying it's a good idea), put the following line into the [AAVM] section of your avast4.ini file:
ShowVirusTag=0

add this

If you check, it is already there, although it doesn't expand to additional values.
Quote
       
ShowVirusTag    1    

Avoid the displaying virus advice (yellow/red layer that pops up when a virus is found); Show it = 1. A reboot may be required for the changes to become effective.

The default is 1 = show therefore 0 = hide/don't display
Title: Re:Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: bob3160 on December 14, 2004, 03:41:12 AM
mantra
Request for features belong in HERE (http://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=2;action=display;threadid=57). Not in this thread. This Post is for learning about the avast! .ini file.
Title: Re:Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: mantra on December 14, 2004, 05:33:37 PM
Quote
Sleep
and [InetWD]

can somebody tell me something about the command sleep?
 

and for
Quote
RASWaitSeconds


and i don't know about [InetWDMirror]

help me ,please ;D
Title: Re:Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Lisandro on December 16, 2004, 01:16:22 AM
I asked a lot of times to Alwil team to give me the explanation of the missed (new) values of avast4.ini file...

I can't know everything boys...

pk, help me  :o
Title: Re:Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: RejZoR on December 17, 2004, 06:42:55 PM
Yeah i noticed. It breaked my AEC apart. Now even those features that have left are not working anymore. So i gave up.
Title: Re:Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: igor on December 17, 2004, 07:09:47 PM
It breaked my AEC apart. Now even those features that have left are not working anymore. So i gave up.

Strange... what in particular? I mean, I really don't think there were any bigger changes during 4.1-->4.5 update (except for the mail protection maybe - but even that should work the same when redirection is off).
Title: Re:Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: RejZoR on December 18, 2004, 11:10:18 AM
Half of tweaks relied on default entries in avast4.ini file.
Now almost all were removed. So i was unable to detect current/default settings since there is no entries. For example AAVM section is now gone,but was there in avast! 4.1
Title: Re:Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Lisandro on December 19, 2004, 02:07:29 AM
Now almost all were removed. So i was unable to detect current/default settings since there is no entries. For example AAVM section is now gone,but was there in avast! 4.1

This occurs very often... A lot of settings (the default ones) are not on the default avast4.ini file (clean installation).

But, my question is where avast reads the default values when they're not written on the avast4.ini file?  ::)
Title: Re:Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: igor on December 31, 2004, 01:17:26 PM
Now almost all were removed. So i was unable to detect current/default settings since there is no entries. For example AAVM section is now gone,but was there in avast! 4.1

This occurs very often... A lot of settings (the default ones) are not on the default avast4.ini file (clean installation).

But, my question is where avast reads the default values when they're not written on the avast4.ini file?  ::)

The default values are hardcoded in the program executables - so that these values can be used if they are not present in the .ini file (that's why they're default ;)). As for 4.1 --> 4.5 update - the default values may have been removed from the clean .ini file (don't know, but it's possible) - but the keys and the default values should be the same, as far as I know.
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: wanidoob on March 07, 2005, 10:22:26 AM
But, I could not configure - and I think it won't be possible - avast to scan a outbound mail encripted to be sent through a SSL connection.

hum, but gmail smtp is TLS, not SSL protected !

In my thunderbird I can choose one or other, so it seems not to be the same, even if some email providers are saying "SSL" for outbound emails, it is TLS...

What I have found about :

- "Based on Netscape’s SSL 3.0, TLS supercedes and is an extension of SSL. TLS and SSL are not interoperable." (link (http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/T/TLS.html))

- "The encryption protocol SSL is now named TLS, resulting in two names for the same protocol. Current software will negotiate TLS version 1 or SSL version 3 automatically. Humans, on the other hand, have to decide between using the more recognizable SSL term versus the official TLS designation." (link (http://sial.org/howto/openssl/tls-name/))

- and in fact : TLS v1.0 ~ SSL v3.1, but differences made them inoperables (link (http://securit.free.fr/ressources/ssl_v3/tsld024.htm))


But I have succeed to use smtp gmail with avast scan, through stunnel (SSL). When I send a mail to myself (gmail), I received one with avast outbound checked and avast inbound checked !

Be sure to configured one smtp server for gmail and another for others. And try this before to add your spami...


My smtp server for gmail :
- login "nick@gmail.com" (don't forget it, in addition to pop login)
- server "127.0.0.1"
- port "11025"
- security protocol : none

My stunnel conf :
Code: [Select]
[gmail-smtps]
accept=127.0.0.1:11025
connect=smtp.gmail.com:587
protocol=smtp
I'm not sure that "protocol=smtp" is really usefull (?)

My Avast conf :
Code: [Select]
[MailScanner]
Log=20
ShowTrayIcon=1
AutoSetProtection=0
PassThrough=1
Trust=127.0.0.1
AutoRedirect=1
StartSmtp=1
StartPop=1
StartImap=1
StartNntp=1
PopRedirectPort=110,11110
SmtpRedirectPort=25,11025
ImapRedirectPort=143
NntpRedirectPort=119
IgnoreLocalhost=0
IgnoreAddress=
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: lukor on March 07, 2005, 10:37:40 PM
Hello Technical and others, here is some info about Web Shield configuration changes:

Since the version 4.6.613 Web Shield can handle the filtering in two modes.

1) First one is the same as in original release. We call it Opt-out. In this mode of operation Web Shield filters all outgoing traffic from all processes, except those that are explicitly know to cause troubles. Some of these are hardwired into avast's owns databases, other's are configurable via avast4.ini settings.

2) Second mode we call Opt-in. Only processes that are know _not_ to cause troubles are filtered by Web Shield. These include common browsers and many other tools already identified as compatible with Web Shield. Users are encouraged to add their own process names to be filtered via avast4.ini settings.

----
Opt-out mode in avast4.ini:


[WebScanner]
OptIn=0

IgnoreProcess=badapp1.exe,badapp2.exe,very_evil_app3.exe


Opt-in mode (default since version 4.6.613)

[WebScanner]
# the following line is optional, if missing the default value is 1
OptIn=1
OptinProcess=goodapp1.exe,goodapp2.exe,my_very_friendly_proxy.exe

Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Lisandro on March 07, 2005, 11:58:25 PM
Lukas, if I understood, both methods can't be used at the same time, can they?

You've wrote that in the Opt-out mode Web Shield filters all outgoing traffic from all processes. Were you trying to say inbound?
In the Opt-in mode users must add the process or they won't be scanned. Is it right?
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: lukor on March 08, 2005, 02:47:13 AM
Technical, thanks for your comments.

Instead of all outgoing traffic I might have written all outgoing connections. But the traffic is indeed scanned on the way from the internet to the browser - so it's the inbound data of the connections initiated by browser.

Quote
You've wrote that in the Opt-out mode Web Shield filters all outgoing traffic from all processes. Were you trying to say inbound?
In the Opt-in mode users must add the process or they won't be scanned. Is it right?

In the Opt-in mode the user must add the process if it is not already known to avast. So, there is no need to add iexplore.exe or mozilla.exe to the ini file as these are processes known to webshield and scanned (filtered) by default. On the other hand there is currently no way of determing the list of known process names. Should we add the functionality for this?
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Lisandro on March 08, 2005, 02:54:01 AM
Lukas, I don't think it will be necessary a full list of known good programs because the user could choose the Opt-out mode.
But I think the help files must explain this very well or we will have problems and too many questions in forums.
Btw, the users with a local proxy will choose, in my opinion, the opt-it mode excluding conflicting programs. This worked for me. The Opt-out mode let me without connection. Of course, could be a way to configure the Opt-out but it will be too time consuming for me and, right now, thanks God, my WebShield is working perfectly  8)
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: lukor on March 08, 2005, 03:22:15 AM
Technical, as I remember correctly your setup - you are using proxy on localhost and have altered the redirected port in webshield's config - so now webshield scans the traffic between your browser and your proxy? Am I right? In your setup it is only the browser whose connections are scanned - either the new Opt-in or the old Opt-out, both should work.
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: wanidoob on March 08, 2005, 10:35:57 AM
Oh yeah, that's great !

I thought we were not on "Understanding avast4.ini file", for a while... and it's my fault !

thank you to give again its direction on this thread, especially with such invaluable information !

In the Opt-in mode the user must add the process if it is not already known to avast. So, there is no need to add iexplore.exe or mozilla.exe

The "known process" could be created in the ini file. In case of some users want not to scan some ones, but use OptIn mode. I don't know if this will be really usefull, but it's

On the other hand there is currently no way of determing the list of known process names. Should we add the functionality for this?
If it is just to know, it will not be really usefull (except in case of debugging : it could be usefull, at least on avast.com). But if we could change them...

And another question : does avast accept processus names with full file location text ? In case of some progs are renaming themselves to an autorised process name or to a "known process" name...
...or in my special case (not to take into account) : I keep more than one version of some programs to take advantages of all versions
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Lisandro on March 08, 2005, 09:50:53 PM
Technical, as I remember correctly your setup - you are using proxy on localhost and have altered the redirected port in webshield's config - so now webshield scans the traffic between your browser and your proxy? Am I right? In your setup it is only the browser whose connections are scanned - either the new Opt-in or the old Opt-out, both should work.

Lukas, the configuration we talked about, as you know:
- Local proxy: 127.0.0.1 at port 8001
- Does not ignore local traffic
- Opt-in worked ignoring the process (local_proxy_application.exe)
- Opt-out failed miserabily... Don't know what's wrong...
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Lisandro on March 08, 2005, 10:50:59 PM
Another config to only set by edit the avast4.ini file... :(
hence the Thread name!

Lukas, you don't know Vampiric very much  ;D
He's complaining (as usual  ;D joking) that we don't have a GUI to set all of this into avast.
Settings are spread all over the 'Program Settings', 'Provider Settings', 'avast4.ini' file, etc. etc.
So, he (and a lot of users) want a Central Configuration.
I know, Vlk said that the GUI won't change... It's a pity  :P
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: lukor on March 08, 2005, 11:11:35 PM
Technical, Vampiric,

Well, I also think the configuration can be a little bit more centralized - especially the provider's config pages may be too complicated and distributed for many. But on the other hand you must also understand that most of you - the frequent forum members - are very advanced users with specific needs and specific configuration requirements - at least you know exactly what you want the program to do. For others too many configuration options and too many configuration pages might mean that the program in it's entirety is too complicated to be used.

We think that those options present only in the avast4.ini file are there only for special purpose use, for debugging purposes, for overcoming unusual configuration situations and the like. During normal program usage you don't have to edit avast4.ini file. At least we hope so.  :P

Lukas.
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Lisandro on March 08, 2005, 11:24:15 PM
Lukas, I agree and understand.
What we ask is a tab with all 'advanced' options and a reset buttom to the default ones.
Can anybody from Alwil or an avast user teach me how to programm and external application (GUI) for reading/writting the avast4.ini file?
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: rdsu on March 09, 2005, 01:43:32 AM
lukor: I agree with you, but exists simple settings that you can create a dialog for them, like the settings that the program maded by RejZoR have.

Ex:
[AAVM]
AnimateIcon=
SuppressUpdatedInfo=
SuppressUpdateErrorInfo=
[InetWD]
UpdatePeriod=
AlwaysConnectedWaitSeconds=

This are an examples of useful settings that all the users, experts or not, should set in the main program configuration...
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: lukor on March 09, 2005, 02:19:19 PM
Lukas, I agree and understand.
What we ask is a tab with all 'advanced' options and a reset buttom to the default ones.
Can anybody from Alwil or an avast user teach me how to programm and external application (GUI) for reading/writting the avast4.ini file?

I've already pondered about writting this kind of "advanced configuration" app for these kind of settings - but I don't think Vlk would like to integrate such an huge advanced settings tab into the main avast's gui - and translating it into all languages whenever some ini setting is changed.
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Lisandro on March 09, 2005, 04:41:08 PM
I've already pondered about writting this kind of "advanced configuration" app for these kind of settings - but I don't think Vlk would like to integrate such an huge advanced settings tab into the main avast's gui

Well, why not an standalone application like RejZor's one?

And translating it into all languages whenever some ini setting is changed.

Here the problem is Igor  ;D
The standalone application could be only in English.
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: wanidoob on March 09, 2005, 05:16:38 PM
Well, why not an standalone application like RejZor's one?

 ;D Where can I subscribe ?  ;D

The standalone application could be only in English.

An easy option could be simply implemented, if needed (advanced users don't in my opinion) : if the standalone app is named "advavast.exe", it could search a file "advavast.lang", with a line for each expression/menu title/label text/option description (like the skype lang file  8)). If "advavast.lang" exists and is good formed (necessary txt file, possibly good number of lines and no empty lines) advavast use it, otherwise it will be in english...
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Lisandro on March 25, 2005, 01:11:36 PM
We're failing miserabily to join forces and make this application (GUI)  :P

Can anybody post if could give me a piece of code that allows:

1. Discover the path for avast4.ini fiel
2. Read/Write default values of avast4.ini file
3. Read/Write new the values there
4. Space for informations (help)
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Lisandro on April 08, 2005, 11:35:45 PM
I've spent all day changing and updating the thread for 4.6 version.
But, isn't there anybody that could help me with a piece of code for making a tool (GUI)?
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Kamulko! on April 11, 2005, 10:52:11 PM
Hi, Tech  :)
Please, don't surrender your weapons! I'm sure that many and many users (like me) have downloaded your lists and your comments. Your difficult is to find someone who can work with you to realize the GUI project... but I'm sure that the time works for you (translated by an italian expression: I don't know the similar concept in english).

Thanks for your labor.
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Kamulko! on May 10, 2005, 07:48:29 PM
Under "common" section I don't find this line.
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Lisandro on May 10, 2005, 09:13:58 PM
Under "common" section I don't find this line.
Ok, you won't find it and a lot of others  ;D
Like I've posted in the #1 post of this thread: if you need one configuration you can add it.
Take care of some of them that might not apply to your system  :-[
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Kamulko! on May 10, 2005, 09:57:52 PM
Does this option run on XP? And it is supported or not actually? Thanks for your response. ;D
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Lisandro on May 10, 2005, 10:03:08 PM
Does this option run on XP? And it is supported or not actually? Thanks for your response. ;D
Sorry Kamulko... You should ask the programmers... Igor or pk could say something about...  ::)
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Kamulko! on May 10, 2005, 10:08:23 PM
ok... now I try and see the effect on my machine. If you hear a big BOOOM!!! is sign of some problem on my machine eheheheh  ;D
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: jamesbond on June 21, 2005, 06:14:01 AM
yes, it runs on xp
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: RejZoR on July 15, 2005, 02:27:45 PM
[MailScanner]
MaxConnections   20

Can someone explain to me what is this for exactly? And if this is available for Web Shield...
I assume this means how manny simultaneous connections can this module create(use). I'm looking for new tweaks for AEC and this one draw my attention more than others...
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Lisandro on July 15, 2005, 04:32:25 PM
Can someone explain to me what is this for exactly? And if this is available for Web Shield...

The default concurrent connection limit is 20 (for mail & news together). If the limit was exceeded, you would see the line Closing connection due to MaxConnections into aswMaiSv.log file. This limit exists not to save resources, but to prevent connection looping in strange configurations, so the user can increase it without worry to, for instance, 50. The value 0 disables the limit.
I think you've understood it...: how many simultaneous connections can this module create(use).

For WebShield, ... hum..., maybe, seems possible, Lukas is the best one to say something.
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: RejZoR on July 15, 2005, 11:29:46 PM
For example if you're using a Network Tweak for Firefox that can boost over 100 simulataneous connections for extreme page loading speed,but Web Shield might be blocking it  from using full potential... If i understand correctly ???
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Lisandro on July 16, 2005, 04:05:59 AM
For example if you're using a Network Tweak for Firefox that can boost over 100 simulataneous connections for extreme page loading speed,but Web Shield might be blocking it  from using full potential... If i understand correctly ???
Yes, you seem to be right... WebShield could do it if I understood its behavior correctly  ::)
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: pk on July 16, 2005, 10:54:32 AM
kamulko: it's not supported yet - i asked Tech to remove that key from the list, but it doesnt matter... it'll be supported for longhorn, when official beta will be released (not earlier, if standard shild works very well, it doesnt make sense why we should change that)...
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Lisandro on July 16, 2005, 01:43:32 PM
kamulko: it's not supported yet - i asked Tech to remove that key from the list, but it doesnt matter... it'll be supported for longhorn, when official beta will be released (not earlier, if standard shild works very well, it doesnt make sense why we should change that)...
What key?
From MailScanner, well, Vojtech and Lukas use it very often while posting here.
From WebShield, the key is not there, is it?  ;)
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: pk on July 16, 2005, 01:45:27 PM
sorry, FilterMgr key
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: lukor on July 17, 2005, 10:45:09 PM
For example if you're using a Network Tweak for Firefox that can boost over 100 simulataneous connections for extreme page loading speed,but Web Shield might be blocking it  from using full potential... If i understand correctly ???
Yes, you seem to be right... WebShield could do it if I understood its behavior correctly  ::)

There is no upper limit on the number of open connections in WebShield. The only limit is from the operating system - and I think the number of concurrent connection on Win98 (yack) based systems is pretty low - something like 100  :P but I don't know it for sure.
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: RejZoR on July 17, 2005, 10:48:44 PM
100 is normal imo. XP SP2 can handle only 9 of them! Ofcourse if the OS is not patched :P
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Lisandro on July 18, 2005, 12:29:55 AM
sorry, FilterMgr key
Do you mean this setting should be at the [WebScanner] section or are you referring to the one that already exists into [Common] section?
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: lukor on July 18, 2005, 12:36:47 PM
100 is normal imo. XP SP2 can handle only 9 of them! Ofcourse if the OS is not patched :P

As far as I know XP SP2 limits number of new connection attempts per second to 10. Total number of open connections is not limited. Or is there any other limit in SP2? (9 ???) thanks. Lukas.
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: RejZoR on July 18, 2005, 02:02:17 PM
Ok,i think it's really 10 yeah. eMule uses limiter with value 9 so it doesn't use all of them... my mistake...
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Lisandro on July 18, 2005, 03:36:47 PM
sorry, FilterMgr key
Do you mean this setting should be at the [WebScanner] section or are you referring to the one that already exists into [Common] section?
Hello! What about answering my question here? Thanks.
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: lukor on July 19, 2005, 11:39:14 AM
Ok,i think it's really 10 yeah. eMule uses limiter with value 9 so it doesn't use all of them... my mistake...

Under normal circumstances the connect operation is rather quick, it should not take more than 2 roundtrips, (depending on the network speed might be something like 200ms). So the limit (10 unfinishied connection attemps per second) should not be hit very often....I hope.
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Lisandro on July 24, 2005, 11:00:49 PM
Hello! What about answering my question here? Thanks.
Hello pk!  :-[ :'( :-\ :( ::)
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: igor on July 25, 2005, 10:28:46 AM
I believe PK was trying to say that the FilterMgr key in Common section is not yet supported (it doesn't do anything) - it's prepared for Longhorn (or Vista, or whatever the name of that thing will be).
There's no FilterMgr key in other sections (WebShield, or any other).
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Lisandro on July 25, 2005, 03:36:16 PM
I believe PK was trying to say that the FilterMgr key in Common section is not yet supported (it doesn't do anything) - it's prepared for Longhorn (or Vista, or whatever the name of that thing will be).
There's no FilterMgr key in other sections (WebShield, or any other).
Thanks Igor. I'll post it there  :)
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: ReinhardW on August 14, 2005, 12:20:02 PM
Hello,

thank you for "understanding avast4.ini file.
It helps, but i have one question:
How i have to do it in this file at section "MailScanner", if i have some more then one e-mail-accounts in thebat?

thanks for your helping

Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Lisandro on August 14, 2005, 02:48:26 PM
How i have to do it in this file at section "MailScanner", if i have some more then one e-mail-accounts in thebat?
I never used TheBat and so the avast! plugin for it.
But, as far I know, you can use (like MS Outlook/Exchange plugin) any email accounts as you want.
The email listed in the [MailScanner] section is the default one, not the only allowed one.
If I'm wrong, I wish somebody from Alwil to correct me.
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Lisandro on September 03, 2005, 05:36:27 PM
Question:

What's the difference between ResidentBalloonShown value into UserInterface and ShowTaskbarIcon into AAVM section?
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: igor on September 04, 2005, 11:59:54 PM
(Without checking the source), I'd guess that ResidentBalloonShown specifies whether the baloon tooltip, displayed only once right after you install avast!, was already displayed, wheras ShowTaskbarIcon simply controls if the usual (possibly spinning) icon will be displayed in the tray...
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: crofty59 on October 26, 2005, 02:01:02 PM
I have installed Flock Browser but it isn't supported in Web Shield.

I have tried to find avast4ini file but am unable to.  I looked in here e.g. C:\Program Files\ALWIL Software\avast4\Data)for the  avast4ini file as I believe this is the default setting 
But i cannot find it?

If it is possible to add Flock to the Web shield by using avast4ini file?

I have read all the posts in this topic here and can't see how to do it.

If it is possible could someone please show me here what to do?

I am not the sharpest tool in the shed so please bear with me.
I am using WindowsXP SP2 with all updates.
If I have to disconnect Thanks in Advance.

Cheers
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: DavidR on October 26, 2005, 02:22:58 PM
It is in this thread, and it is for the [webscanner] and it is optinprocess, see this post http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=1647.msg100190#msg100190
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: crofty59 on October 26, 2005, 02:29:51 PM
Thanks DavidR

I did read that post but i didn't really  understand it and I would not like to change anything and stuff something up .

Besides I still can't locate the avast4ini file? :-[ :-[ :-[

Cheers
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: igor on October 26, 2005, 02:48:53 PM
The file (avast4.ini) is in the Data subdirectory of avast! installation folder. If you can't see it, you may have Windows Explorer set to hide known file extensions.
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: DavidR on October 26, 2005, 02:56:43 PM
Copy avast4.ini to a different folder, that way if you stuff up you have a backup which you can copy back. It is just a text file, use notbook or you text editor of choice to make the edit.
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: crofty59 on October 26, 2005, 03:15:53 PM
The file (avast4.ini) is in the Data subdirectory of avast! installation folder. If you can't see it, you may have Windows Explorer set to hide known file extensions.


Thanks igor

The only one i can find now is avast4.ini configuration settings.

Copy avast4.ini to a different folder, that way if you stuff up you have a backup which you can copy back. It is just a text file, use notbook or you text editor of choice to make the edit.

Thanks if i ever do a change I will follow your advice .
Got to go so
Cheers for now

Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: DavidR on October 26, 2005, 03:34:53 PM
Quote
The only one i can find now is avast4.ini configuration settings.
Which is the correct one, .ini files are configuration files (how the program is configured).

Quote
Thanks if i ever do a change I will follow your advice .
If you don't then you lose the additional protection of the Web Shied provider, it really isn't that difficult to edit.
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: crofty59 on October 27, 2005, 04:19:51 AM
Hi DavidR and  igor

I feel like a Dork not realizing the  avast4.ini configuration settings, was the one igor was mentioning. (avast! installation folder)

Also thanks igor the problem was what you said I may have Windows Explorer set to hide known file extensions.

Yes I agree with using Web Shield as I won't use Flock to I have added it to the avast4.ini now that i know where it is. ;)


Cheers
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Lisandro on October 28, 2005, 02:34:53 AM
I have added it to the avast4.ini now that i know where it is. ;)
Did you test it? Does the counter of the scanning objects increase when you browse?  ::) ???
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: crofty59 on October 28, 2005, 05:19:12 AM
I have added it to the avast4.ini now that i know where it is. ;)
Did you test it? Does the counter of the scanning objects increase when you browse?  ::) ???

Hi Tech

I added it to avast4.ini but it didn't change the counter when i browsed.

So I have now uninstalled it
Cheers
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Lisandro on October 28, 2005, 05:40:10 AM
I added it to avast4.ini but it didn't change the counter when i browsed.
Can you post your avast4.ini file here? Or, if you prefer, send it to me by IM for analysis.
If you want, delete any personal information there...
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Yes2K on November 30, 2005, 08:48:17 PM
prior to any edit of .ini files I always(~try at least?~) copy & paste to get a ~copy of~ as this is the easiest? way to get back to where I was ;-)

 the system restore savepoints are good to fix ~some~ configuration troubles as well  ( if using XP or ME )

 Avast is great and has helped me get most of my systems speed back !   ty ty ty ty  8^)     @|@
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: grindy on February 08, 2006, 03:55:55 AM
Regarding the modification of the avast .ini file.

In particular I'm interested in adding a larger value for triggering a "compression bomb" message form Avast.

I've found that portion of the thread but am uncertain what (if any) multipliers are in play already. 

If I add MaxFileSizeToExtract_Scanner=500000 is that 1/2 meg as it looks?
Or are we talking k's or meg's already, which would make it 500 megs or 1/2 gig here?
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: igor on February 08, 2006, 09:48:52 AM
The value is in kB.
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: grindy on February 09, 2006, 06:46:58 AM
The value is in kB.


TYVM...
:)
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: alikivilcim on March 20, 2006, 03:43:23 AM
Hello everyone,

I wanted to change the settings for decompression bombs. So, I tried to locate the section [Scanner] within the .ini file as suggested. However, I could only find the sections named, [WebScanner] and [MailScanner]. I think the difference is that I am using a different version of the softaware and not the one here since I have VersionLabel=Feb2006. So, my question is: How do I change the related settings with decompression bombs and whether I  should really change it? I am asking this since avast! is unable to scan some .avi and .rar files that I have downloaded although the previous software I was using, i.e. N....n, was capable of scanning them.

Thank you for your time and interest.

Best

Ali
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Lisandro on March 20, 2006, 01:40:04 PM
How do I change the related settings with decompression bombs and whether I  should really change it?
Manually add the corresponding section and values, like stated in the first post of this thread.
Open avast4.ini file and add the section. The name of sections did not change between versions updates. Different sections and values have different names.
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: dummy on May 01, 2006, 02:50:04 PM
Pffffffffff,

why doesn't work my on access demand?
It probably has something to do with changing my database in XML, because it is since then that it has a 'Stop'sign
By the way, nothing ODBC to be seen there in avast4.ini , it was SQLT, but I changed it anyway.
Since my on access didn't work after that, I uninstalled it, and downloaded the latest version.
My database is now again SQLT, my virusscan works, but still no on acces demand.

Please Help !!!!!





Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Lisandro on May 01, 2006, 03:28:27 PM
Pffffffffff,
why doesn't work my on access demand?
It probably has something to do with changing my database in XML, because it is since then that it has a 'Stop'sign
By the way, nothing ODBC to be seen there in avast4.ini , it was SQLT, but I changed it anyway.
Since my on access didn't work after that, I uninstalled it, and downloaded the latest version.
My database is now again SQLT, my virusscan works, but still no on acces demand.
Please Help !!!!!

Since version 4.7.807 a new data storage called SQLT is used by avast!
Which version are you using? Which is your operational system? Do you have any other antivirus in your computer?
This does not seem to be the right place for discussion, maybe you can start a new thread about your problem  ;)
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: mamba2007 on July 18, 2006, 02:24:38 PM
Are there any way of editing the ini file to make the resident protection actually clean the infected files that it finds instead of just reporting to me that it found an infected file? Coz I'm getting sorta pissed off that after a 2 hour of scanning & cleaning out Brontok from my system that the damn virus can still continue to infect my system thru my network connection & the resident protection just reports that it detected an infected file but just leaves it there & does nothing about cleaning it.
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: DavidR on July 18, 2006, 03:27:58 PM
Check your other thread on this subject I have just replied there.
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Lisandro on July 18, 2006, 08:44:25 PM
Are there any way of editing the ini file to make the resident protection actually clean the infected files that it finds instead of just reporting to me that it found an infected file? Coz I'm getting sorta pissed off that after a 2 hour of scanning & cleaning out Brontok from my system that the damn virus can still continue to infect my system thru my network connection & the resident protection just reports that it detected an infected file but just leaves it there & does nothing about cleaning it.
Better, like David said, is looking in other thread.
Anyway, to clean a replicant infection (coming and coming again), you should:

1) Disable System Restore on Windows XP: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;%5BLN%5D;310405
2) Clean your temporary files.
3) Schedule a boot time scanning with avast. Start avast! > Right click the skin > Schedule a boot-time scanning. Select for scanning archives. Boot.
4) Use a-squared or ewido (trojan removers).
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: mamba2007 on July 19, 2006, 05:30:05 AM
1) Disable System Restore on Windows XP
Done this.

2) Clean your temporary files.
Done this.

3) Schedule a boot time scanning with avast. Start avast! > Right click the skin > Schedule a boot-time scanning. Select for scanning archives. Boot.
Trying this now, will reply when it finishes.

4) Use a-squared or ewido (trojan removers).
Will try this if number 3 fails to get the job done.
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Lisandro on August 28, 2006, 05:16:01 AM
The default avast4.ini file:

[Languages]
0402=Bulgarian
0404=ChineseT
0405=Czech
0406=Danish
0407=German
0408=Greek
0409=English
040A=Spanish
040B=Finnish
040C=French
040E=Hungarian
0410=Italian
0411=Japanese
0412=Korean
0413=Dutch
0414=Norwegian
0415=Polish
0416=Portuguese
0418=Romanian
0419=Russian
041A=Croatian
041B=Slovak
041D=Swedish
041F=Turkish
0424=Slovenian
043E=Malay
0804=ChineseS
0816=Portugal
081A=Serbian
Engine=1046
[Common]
ApprovedPerson=
ApprovedFirm=
ProductVersion=4.7
VersionLabel=Jun2006
ThreadTerminationTimeout=30000
Enterprise=0
Database=SQLT
[Communication]
EmailChestFile_To=virus@avast.com
ProblemEmail=support@avast.com
[Server]
SelectTimeout=2
MinimalCacheTime=300
StoreEvents=31
[Version30]
ListenPortAddress=5313
RetrySend=1
Engines=*
ExceptEngines=
ResultsTimeout=10
RetryInterval=1
[UserInterface]
Bitmaps=images
GradientFont=Times New Roman
ErrorDlgTimeout=10000
RespondTimeout=30
EnableSkins=0
SplashTestMemory=1
BuyForm0402=http://www.avast.com/eng/buy_avast_4_professi.html
BuyForm0404=http://www.avast.com/eng/buy_avast_4_professi.html
BuyForm0405=http://www.avast.com/cze/buy_avast_4_professi.html
BuyForm0406=http://www.avast.com/eng/buy_avast_4_professi.html
BuyForm0407=http://www.avast.com/eng/buy_avast_4_professi.html
BuyForm0408=http://www.avast.com/eng/buy_avast_4_professi.html
BuyForm0409=http://www.avast.com/eng/buy_avast_4_professi.html
BuyForm040A=http://www.avast.com/eng/buy_avast_4_professi.html
BuyForm040B=http://www.avast.com/eng/buy_avast_4_professi.html
BuyForm040C=http://www.avast.com/eng/buy_avast_4_professi.html
BuyForm040E=http://www.avast.com/eng/buy_avast_4_professi.html
BuyForm0410=http://www.avast.com/eng/buy_avast_4_professi.html
BuyForm0411=http://www.avast.com/eng/buy_avast_4_professi.html
BuyForm0412=http://www.avast.com/eng/buy_avast_4_professi.html
BuyForm0413=http://www.avast.com/eng/buy_avast_4_professi.html
BuyForm0414=http://www.avast.com/eng/buy_avast_4_professi.html
BuyForm0415=http://www.avast.com/eng/buy_avast_4_professi.html
BuyForm0416=http://www.avast.com/eng/buy_avast_4_professi.html
BuyForm0418=http://www.avast.com/eng/buy_avast_4_professi.html
BuyForm0419=http://www.avast.com/eng/buy_avast_4_professi.html
BuyForm041A=http://www.avast.com/eng/buy_avast_4_professi.html
BuyForm041B=http://www.avast.com/cze/buy_avast_4_professi.html
BuyForm041D=http://www.avast.com/eng/buy_avast_4_professi.html
BuyForm041F=http://www.avast.com/eng/buy_avast_4_professi.html
BuyForm0424=http://www.avast.com/eng/buy_avast_4_professi.html
BuyForm043E=http://www.avast.com/eng/buy_avast_4_professi.html
BuyForm0804=http://www.avast.com/eng/buy_avast_4_professi.html
BuyForm0816=http://www.avast.com/eng/buy_avast_4_professi.html
BuyForm081A=http://www.avast.com/eng/buy_avast_4_professi.html
HomePage0402=http://www.avast.com/
HomePage0404=http://www.avast.com/
HomePage0405=http://www.avast.com/
HomePage0406=http://www.avast.com/
HomePage0407=http://www.avast.com/
HomePage0408=http://www.avast.com/
HomePage0409=http://www.avast.com/
HomePage040A=http://www.avast.com/
HomePage040B=http://www.avast.com/
HomePage040C=http://www.avast.com/
HomePage040E=http://www.avast.com/
HomePage0410=http://www.avast.com/
HomePage0411=http://www.avast.com/
HomePage0412=http://www.avast.com/
HomePage0413=http://www.avast.com/
HomePage0414=http://www.avast.com/
HomePage0415=http://www.avast.com/
HomePage0416=http://www.avast.com/
HomePage0418=http://www.avast.com/
HomePage0419=http://www.avast.com/
HomePage041A=http://www.avast.com/
HomePage041B=http://www.avast.com/
HomePage041D=http://www.avast.com/
HomePage041F=http://www.avast.com/
HomePage0424=http://www.avast.com/
HomePage043E=http://www.avast.com/
HomePage0804=http://www.avast.com/
HomePage0816=http://www.avast.com/
HomePage081A=http://www.avast.com/
RegistrationForm0402=http://www.avast.com/i_kat_207.php?lang=BLG
RegistrationForm0404=http://www.avast.com/i_kat_207.php?lang=CHT
RegistrationForm0405=http://www.avast.com/i_kat_227.php?lang=CZE
RegistrationForm0406=http://www.avast.com/i_kat_207.php?lang=DAN
RegistrationForm0407=http://www.avast.com/i_kat_207.php?lang=GER
RegistrationForm0408=http://www.avast.com/i_kat_207.php?lang=GRE
RegistrationForm0409=http://www.avast.com/i_kat_207.php?lang=ENG
RegistrationForm040A=http://www.avast.com/i_kat_207.php?lang=ESP
RegistrationForm040B=http://www.avast.com/i_kat_207.php?lang=FIN
RegistrationForm040C=http://www.avast.com/i_kat_207.php?lang=FRE
RegistrationForm040E=http://www.avast.com/i_kat_207.php?lang=HUN
RegistrationForm0410=http://www.avast.com/i_kat_207.php?lang=ITA
RegistrationForm0411=http://www.avast.com/i_kat_207.php?lang=JPN
RegistrationForm0412=http://www.avast.com/i_kat_207.php?lang=KOR
RegistrationForm0413=http://www.avast.com/i_kat_207.php?lang=DUT
RegistrationForm0414=http://www.avast.com/i_kat_207.php?lang=NOR
RegistrationForm0415=http://www.avast.com/i_kat_207.php?lang=POL
RegistrationForm0416=http://www.avast.com/i_kat_207.php?lang=BRA
RegistrationForm0418=http://www.avast.com/i_kat_207.php?lang=ROM
RegistrationForm0419=http://www.avast.com/i_kat_207.php?lang=RUS
RegistrationForm041A=http://www.avast.com/i_kat_207.php?lang=CRO
RegistrationForm041B=http://www.avast.com/i_kat_227.php?lang=CZE
RegistrationForm041D=http://www.avast.com/i_kat_207.php?lang=SWE
RegistrationForm041F=http://www.avast.com/i_kat_207.php?lang=TUR
RegistrationForm0424=http://www.avast.com/i_kat_207.php?lang=SLO
RegistrationForm043E=http://www.avast.com/i_kat_207.php?lang=MAL
RegistrationForm0804=http://www.avast.com/i_kat_207.php?lang=CHS
RegistrationForm0816=http://www.avast.com/i_kat_207.php?lang=BRA
RegistrationForm081A=http://www.avast.com/i_kat_207.php?lang=SRB
Support0402=support@avast.com
Support0404=support@avast.com
Support0405=support@asw.cz
Support0406=support@avast.com
Support0407=support@avast.com
Support0408=support@avast.com
Support0409=support@avast.com
Support040A=support@avast.com
Support040B=support@avast.com
Support040C=support@avast.com
Support040E=support@avast.com
Support0410=support@avast.com
Support0411=support@avast.com
Support0412=support@avast.com
Support0413=support@avast.com
Support0414=support@avast.com
Support0415=support@avast.com
Support0416=support@avast.com
Support0418=support@avast.com
Support0419=support@avast.com
Support041A=support@avast.com
Support041B=support@asw.cz
Support041D=support@avast.com
Support041F=support@avast.com
Support0424=support@avast.com
Support043E=support@avast.com
Support0804=support@avast.com
Support0816=support@avast.com
Support081A=support@avast.com
UserForum0402=http://forum.avast.com/
UserForum0404=http://forum.avast.com/
UserForum0405=http://forum.asw.cz/
UserForum0406=http://forum.avast.com/
UserForum0407=http://forum.avast.com/
UserForum0408=http://forum.avast.com/
UserForum0409=http://forum.avast.com/
UserForum040A=http://forum.avast.com/
UserForum040B=http://forum.avast.com/
UserForum040C=http://forum.avast.com/
UserForum040E=http://forum.avast.com/
UserForum0410=http://forum.avast.com/
UserForum0411=http://forum.avast.com/
UserForum0412=http://forum.avast.com/
UserForum0413=http://forum.avast.com/
UserForum0414=http://forum.avast.com/
UserForum0415=http://forum.avast.com/
UserForum0416=http://forum.avast.com/
UserForum0418=http://forum.avast.com/
UserForum0419=http://forum.avast.com/
UserForum041A=http://forum.avast.com/
UserForum041B=http://forum.asw.cz/
UserForum041D=http://forum.avast.com/
UserForum041F=http://forum.avast.com/
UserForum0424=http://forum.avast.com/
UserForum043E=http://forum.avast.com/
UserForum0804=http://forum.avast.com/
UserForum0816=http://forum.avast.com/
UserForum081A=http://forum.avast.com/
UpdateLink=/i_idt_112.html
[WebScanner]
AutoRedirect=1
HttpRedirectPort=80
LoadIsapiFilters=1
ISAPIFilter1=ashWsFtr.dll
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Lisandro on April 30, 2007, 07:43:52 PM
What do the following items mean?

Section [InetWD]
1. Sleep (Default: 40000 (40 seconds))

Section [UserInterface]
1. ErrorDlgTimeout (Default: 10000)
2. RespondTimeout (Default: 30)
3. VRDBBalloonShown (Default: 1)
4. ScrollResults (Default: 1)

Section [AAVM]
1. SuppressExpirationWarning (Default: 0)
2. NeverShowInfo  (Default: 0)
3. LogDiskChanges (Default: 0)
4. LogStart (Default: 0)
5. GradientStepMsg (Default: 20)
6. GradientStepInfo (Default: 50)
7. EventLogAnalysed (Default: 1)

Which are the values for the old [ODBC] section that are still working?

Thanks for the one which have patience to fill up this  ;)
Title: Re:Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Uncle Bud on May 02, 2007, 05:03:36 AM
[InetWD]Define which Internet connection do you have



Sleep40000 Default: 40000 (40 seconds)



UpdatePeriod360 Time (minutes) for update checking. Any value lower than 30 minutes is ignored (both in Home and Profesional versions), i.e., in this case the default value 2 hours (240 minutes) is used instead.



UseRAS0If you have a dial-up = 1; If you have a permanent connection (DSL) = 0



RASWaitSeconds15



AssumeAlwaysConnected0If you have a dial-up = 0; If you have a permanent connection (DSL) = 1. In Home version default is 0. In Network Edition the default is 1.



AlwaysConnectedWaitSeconds30Number of seconds to wait before attempting to update. The default is 30 but it may not be enough in some DSL systems. In this case, you can try increasing this e.g. to 60 (1 minute). That should be enough.




So if I want Avast! Home to stop updating every time I turn my PC back on in a day, I would use create "UpdatePeriod" field and then set its value at 1440 (24 hours) ???
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Lisandro on May 02, 2007, 05:06:06 AM
So if I want Avast! Home to stop updating every time I turn my PC back on in a day, I would use create "UpdatePeriod" field and then set its value at 1440 (24 hours) ???
Yes.
Or set it into the GUI as I've answered you in the other post you've asked... please, don't post twice the same. Just double the effort to help...
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Lisandro on May 02, 2007, 05:07:13 AM
What do the following items mean?

Section [InetWD]
1. Sleep (Default: 40000 (40 seconds))

Section [UserInterface]
1. ErrorDlgTimeout (Default: 10000)
2. RespondTimeout (Default: 30)
3. VRDBBalloonShown (Default: 1)
4. ScrollResults (Default: 1)

Section [AAVM]
1. SuppressExpirationWarning (Default: 0)
2. NeverShowInfo  (Default: 0)
3. LogDiskChanges (Default: 0)
4. LogStart (Default: 0)
5. GradientStepMsg (Default: 20)
6. GradientStepInfo (Default: 50)
7. EventLogAnalysed (Default: 1)

Which are the values for the old [ODBC] section that are still working?

Thanks for the one which have patience to fill up this  ;)
Igor, please, don't pretend you're not looking at this one  ;D
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Uncle Bud on May 02, 2007, 05:13:54 AM
Sorry, for posting twice im a lil retarded 2day.  I definitly appreciate your help and btw I pulled up the GUI and did it.  To many things to get running smooth b4 my moms PC willl be automated while im away :o  So is your post above for anyone or r u asking someone particular? ???
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Uncle Bud on May 02, 2007, 05:16:39 AM
nevermind, can see why you need them!!!
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Lisandro on May 02, 2007, 05:28:54 AM
or r u asking someone particular? ???
I'm asking to Alwil team programmers...
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: igor on May 02, 2007, 08:41:47 PM
Well, it's not as easy as you might think... I have to search all the sources for the occurrences, then find out where it's used and then try to guess what the hell does it really do ;)  So, don't take my answer for 100% correct.

Section [InetWD]
1. Sleep (Default: 40000 (40 seconds))
- The interval of pinging the updating servers (to detect internet connection)


Section [UserInterface]
1. ErrorDlgTimeout (Default: 10000)

- some timeout for error dialog... have honestly no idea if/where it's used

2. RespondTimeout (Default: 30)

- not used

3. VRDBBalloonShown (Default: 1)

- specifies whether the initial VRDB baloon (shown once after the installation) was already shown

4. ScrollResults (Default: 1)

- corresponds to Enhanced User Interface setting: "Scroll session results"


Section [AAVM]
1. SuppressExpirationWarning (Default: 0)

- not used in avast! Home/Pro

2. NeverShowInfo  (Default: 0)

- suppresses display of (some) info messages, I think (silent mode for updates?)

3. LogDiskChanges (Default: 0)

- seems to log drive add/removal into event log, if set

4. LogStart (Default: 0)

- logs resident protection start into event log, if set


5. GradientStepMsg (Default: 20)
6. GradientStepInfo (Default: 50)

- didn't find any "GradientStepMsg" or "GradientStepInfo" occurrence, only "GradientStep", which has something to do with the color gradient of avast! info messages


7. EventLogAnalysed (Default: 1)

- not used anymore

Which are the values for the old [ODBC] section that are still working?

- none, I guess
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Lisandro on May 03, 2007, 02:59:16 AM
Many thanks Igor... as far I have some spare time, maybe on weekend, I'll update the avast4.ini file thread...

Section [InetWD]
1. Sleep (Default: 40000 (40 seconds))
- The interval of pinging the updating servers (to detect internet connection)
Very useful to ones that are paranoid about pings...

3. VRDBBalloonShown (Default: 1)
- specifies whether the initial VRDB baloon (shown once after the installation) was already shown
I thought there was another setting for this one...

5. GradientStepMsg (Default: 20)
6. GradientStepInfo (Default: 50)
- didn't find any "GradientStepMsg" or "GradientStepInfo" occurrence, only "GradientStep", which has something to do with the color gradient of avast! info messages
Hmmm... I won't be able to discover who told me about that settings...

7. EventLogAnalysed (Default: 1)
- not used anymore
Which are the values for the old [ODBC] section that are still working?
- none, I guess
I'll remove them from the available settings.

Thanks again. Step by step will get all of them 8)
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Snagglegrain on May 10, 2007, 10:08:02 AM
Which value must I edit in the avast4.ini file in order to change the update frequency of the VRDB? 

I am thinking that weekly (rather than every three weeks) might be a good idea.

And a related question, does this VRDB file eventually grow quite large in size?

Thank you.
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: DavidR on May 10, 2007, 03:12:50 PM
That will possibly give you less repair potential. The VRDB keeps information on the last three generations of the VRDB, this spans 9 weeks, your plan would span just 3 weeks.

If a file becomes infected and it is one that the VRDB has in its database it will use that to repair the file, if that to fails (infected) then it uses the previous one and if that too fails (infected) it would use the final third version information to attempt the repair.

So if there is a previously undetected virus on your system, when it is included in the avast virus signatures then it will be detected, that duration could be greater than the VRDB Generation of only three weeks that you would have, effectively making it potentially unrecoverable. The three week interval is there for a good reason.

Having said that I do a manual Generation of the VRDB every other week as part of my weekly system maintenance, but I don't schedule that I prefer to do it at a time of my choosing.

If you still choose to do it, the VRDB RunInterval information is in page 2 of this Topic http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=1647.msg10271#msg10271 (http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=1647.msg10271#msg10271)
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Lisandro on May 10, 2007, 04:30:53 PM
The 'files' (rather than file info) into VRDB are always clean.
The one-week period could be that much if you don't install many programs frequently. But, it won't harm that much too.
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: DavidR on May 10, 2007, 04:51:06 PM
Not if the file/virus is an undetected one at the time the VRDB is generated as I said, the generation would include information on a file that was already infected. I believe this was previously mentioned by Vlk or Igor.
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Lisandro on May 10, 2007, 05:03:18 PM
Well, if Alwil team has a timetable of three weeks to add a signature, well, we must be worried about that period. I wish they have a better speed update time...
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Snagglegrain on May 10, 2007, 08:18:44 PM
The three week interval is there for a good reason. ... Having said that I do a manual Generation of the VRDB every other week...
Looks like you think along my lines.

If you still choose to do it, the VRDB RunInterval information is in page 2 of this Topic
I have opened avast4.ini in notepad ,and the example you directed me to does not show there. Literally, "RunInterval" does not appear anywhere, under [VRDB] or anywhere else, in my avast4.ini file.
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Lisandro on May 10, 2007, 08:34:03 PM
I have opened avast4.ini in notepad ,and the example you directed me to does not show there. Literally, "RunInterval" does not appear anywhere, under [VRDB] or anywhere else, in my avast4.ini file.
It's ok. When the option is not there, you should (could) add it.
Look the blue text here: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=1647.msg10233#msg10233
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Snagglegrain on May 10, 2007, 08:48:20 PM
It's ok. When the option is not there, you should (could) add it.
Great!  So I can add the line: "RunInterval 10080" if I desire a one week VRDB update, correct?

And what is your opinion on update intervals?  Three weeks?  Two?  One?
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Lisandro on May 11, 2007, 08:44:29 PM
So I can add the line: "RunInterval 10080" if I desire a one week VRDB update, correct?
Yes.

And what is your opinion on update intervals?  Three weeks?  Two?  One?
Do you install software frequently? If so, three is better.
If you do not install software very often, you can set one week.
Two will be in the middle 8)
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: bob3160 on May 25, 2007, 10:22:34 PM
Would it not be more logical if the different sections of the ini file
where set up in alphabetical order?
It sure would make maintenance and changes a lot easier.  :)
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Lisandro on May 25, 2007, 10:50:32 PM
Would it not be more logical if the different sections of the ini file
where set up in alphabetical order?
It sure would make maintenance and changes a lot easier.  :)
I fully agree, even the entries themselves.
Anyway, you can do it any time you want. The order is not relevant, just don't change the section...
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: igor on May 26, 2007, 10:52:12 PM
Erm, I'm not sure what we're talking about here. The order of sections in the .ini file?
I don't think we can really fully control it. There's Windows API used to access (read/write) the .ini file - and it's up to the operating system how it places the sections (probably depends on which item is written first, but still... there's no way to reorder the sections, unless we'd implement the whole .ini file processing ourselves, which is probably rather useless).
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Lisandro on May 26, 2007, 11:56:19 PM
Quote
Anyway, you can do it any time you want.
I'll leave it to Alwil... :) :)
Wait sit down... they won't do it...
I'll need to bit my tongue... my big tongue... they came here...

there's no way to reorder the sections
You mean automatically... manually they can be sorted...

which is probably rather useless).
Well, at least will make easier the reading/finding like Bob said before...
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: bob3160 on May 27, 2007, 02:14:27 PM
Unfortunately if the avast .ini file is API controlled then we're stuck with it in the current order.
( I guess that should be Disorder )
Even the win.ini file isn't in any order.
I guess the culprit is Microsoft not Alwil.  :'(
Thanks igor for your reply.  :)
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: xiaochugang on June 08, 2007, 03:49:39 PM
Thanks you are great helpful! ;)
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: morab on June 23, 2007, 10:19:52 PM
many thanks for the display - was looking for it quite a while
Title: Avast4.ini file
Post by: algasys on October 14, 2007, 12:06:56 PM
Hello everybody  :D


Is it possible to download, somewhere, the avast.ini file example?

Thank you very much
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: igor on October 14, 2007, 12:38:33 PM
The file is in your avast! installation folder (in particular, in Data subfolder).
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Lisandro on October 14, 2007, 01:57:46 PM
Is it possible to download, somewhere, the avast.ini file example?
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=1647.msg64903#msg64903
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Lisandro on November 11, 2007, 06:22:18 PM
Just to pin the thread.
Added a new section, [WHS]. 7 languages. 8 new keys.
Bugs and corrections made  8)
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Lisandro on November 19, 2007, 02:49:54 PM
Just to pin the thread about the AAVM section update to shown Chest entry in the system tray context menu.
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=1647.msg10268#msg10268
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Lisandro on December 07, 2007, 07:30:25 PM
Updated WebShield section.
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=1647.msg15960#msg15960
See also: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=19650.msg266481#msg266481
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: MagicAndry on April 02, 2008, 07:44:01 PM
Thank you.

What's a rootkit?
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Lisandro on April 02, 2008, 09:06:09 PM
What's a rootkit?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rootkit
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: MiguelAngelXP on May 03, 2008, 01:49:38 PM
I need to add this entry to the avast4.ini file, so I simply add the corresponding lines as I need the ????

Copied from the thread http://forum.avast.com/index.php?&topic=1647.msg21553#msg21553 (http://forum.avast.com/index.php?&topic=1647.msg21553#msg21553)

[AntiRootkit]     
     
WaitOnStart   120


Thanks in advance
MiguelAngelXP


Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Lisandro on May 03, 2008, 01:56:03 PM
I need to add this entry to the avast4.ini file, so I simply add the corresponding lines as I need the ? ???
If you do not add that line it will be considered automatically.
Some default entries are not shown in avast4.ini file, although they're considered by avast.
You need to add that entry if you want to set a different startup time for rootkit scanning.
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: DavidR on May 03, 2008, 03:22:37 PM
A) don't have blank lines in the sections.
B) you need the = equals sign between the parameter name and the value, without spaces.

e.g.
[AntiRootkit]     
WaitOnStart=120

Having said that I believe the default value is already 120 I believe so setting that same value would have zero effect to the default.

Why do you think you need to add this value ?
As Tech mentioned you don't need to do anything as the avast4.ini is effectively for changes to the defaults.

It would probably be best to have asked the question in the other topic you posted in and answer my question there.
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: snowstryder on January 14, 2010, 01:33:12 AM
whatever, avast slows my computer way down, but I still get viruses, and avast never fixes them What the hell is wrong?
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Tarq57 on January 14, 2010, 01:46:20 AM
Snowstryder, welcome to the forum.
Can you post a new topic under the appropriate child board. If you are currently trying to deal with an infection, that would be the "viruses and worms" section.
In it could you state your Operating System, any other security software running, and the names of any malware found, along with the paths.
If you are not dealing with an infection, but Avast doesn't seem to be working normally, post it under the "avast4 pro/home" child board, for general info and advice, under the "general topics" child board.

This is a good place to get help and advice.
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: XP. on January 18, 2010, 02:24:27 PM
amm this works from avast5 beta? (avast5.ini)  ???
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: finaidir on January 18, 2010, 03:21:05 PM
When I ran my Avast scan, I found that I had 3 decompression bombs. I was able to "repair", but it would not let me "delete". What should I do?
 ???
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: DavidR on January 18, 2010, 04:38:12 PM
When I ran my Avast scan, I found that I had 3 decompression bombs. I was able to "repair", but it would not let me "delete". What should I do?

- Please start a New Topic of your own as this seems unrelated to the original subject and will just confuse the topic and we will try to help. 
- Go to this link, http://forum.avast.com/index.php (http://forum.avast.com/index.php), scroll down to the Viruses and Worms forum and click it, click the New Topic button at the top of the list and post there.

However, there really was no need to do anything.
- Decompression Bomb, a file that is highly compressed, which could be very large when decompressed. This used to be a tactic long ago to swamp the system, also see http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=15389.msg131213#msg131213 (http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=15389.msg131213#msg131213).
 
The name really is the most dangerous thing about this and I wish they would change it or simply not report it, a real PITA.
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: user101 on February 12, 2010, 02:51:54 AM
Would someone be good enough to tell me which is the variable in the Avast.ini file for changing the three-week default setting for the VDRB updating interval?

Thank you
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: DavidR on February 12, 2010, 03:07:26 AM
Please read the topic above yours and create a new topic. However, I would say there is little mileage in this as a) the VRDB has been dropped in avast 5 and b) as such the concept even is 4.8 is of diminished value.

The VRDB was designed many years ago but malware has advanced and cleaning it even with the VRDB has become more complex. I would disable it in 4.8 if you are going to stay on 4.8.
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: user101 on February 14, 2010, 03:08:02 PM
Thank you. I am on Rel 4.8 as it appears to be the latest free version but I will henceforth ignore this facility.
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Lisandro on February 18, 2010, 12:05:31 PM
Thank you. I am on Rel 4.8 as it appears to be the latest free version but I will henceforth ignore this facility.
No, the latest is 5.0.418 version.
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: LairdDrambeg on July 03, 2010, 09:29:02 AM
I hope that this is not classed as grave-digging on this long-standing thread but I'd like to clarify on how to actually edit avast4.ini.  It was mentioned earlier in the thread that one should use Notepad or an editor of one's choice but AFAICT, you can only use Notepad.  I normally use Textpad but on the Save, it is denied access... same for Wordpad.  With Notepad, when you Save the file, you get an Avast security window pop-up warning which asks if you wish to proceed and allows you to overwrite the the avast4.ini file in the DATA sub-folder.  It appears, then, that Avast is hard-coded to allow the "intrusion" using Notepad only??
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: igor on July 03, 2010, 10:24:32 AM
The mentioned post has been done long before the self-defense features were added.
So yes, either you disable avast! self-defense first, or you have to use Notepad.exe (we are not going to whitelist all existing editor executables, sorry).
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: salgal on August 04, 2010, 08:35:35 PM
just had my free AVAST upgraded and now, everytime it upgrades or stops a virus, it tells me so.   How can I turn that off please?   I go into the Status and hit 'silent/gaming mode', but that only turns her voice off for a little while, and it's annoying, especially if your sound is turned up.   thank you. 
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Lisandro on August 04, 2010, 09:52:36 PM
just had my free AVAST upgraded and now, everytime it upgrades or stops a virus, it tells me so.   How can I turn that off please?   I go into the Status and hit 'silent/gaming mode', but that only turns her voice off for a little while, and it's annoying, especially if your sound is turned up.   thank you. 
Please, start a new thread for your specific issue.
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: salgal on August 04, 2010, 09:57:19 PM
Please tell me how to start a new thread.   I'm an aging grandma and don't quite have the brainspeed that you techies have.   thanks.
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Gopher John on August 04, 2010, 10:00:27 PM
Please tell me how to start a new thread.   I'm an aging grandma and don't quite have the brainspeed that you techies have.   thanks.

Go to http://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=2.0 (http://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=2.0).  Near the upper right just above the list of threads should be a "New Topic" button.

Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: salgal on August 04, 2010, 10:02:36 PM
hello again.   this is that annoying little grandma who posted here and you told me to start a new thread..............and I figured out how to start a new thread.   thanks for your patience and understanding of the senior bunch of us.  
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: salgal on August 04, 2010, 10:06:11 PM
Thank you, Gopher.  figured it out.
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: Lisandro on August 04, 2010, 10:29:19 PM
Well... anyway...
Title: Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
Post by: salgal on August 04, 2010, 10:32:26 PM
It only proves once again that you can teach this old dog a new trick, albeit sometimes a few more minutes are required!  thanks again from the middle of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.    God's Country!.