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Title: Instant Messaging provider not scanning my Mirc!!!
Post by: XMAS on November 20, 2005, 07:14:53 PM
Hi to all ;D

I have one question again. I've just downloaded a Mirc, but it's some kind of modificated Mirc - it's called "The Bulgarian Mirc Revolution"
It uses the same mirc core/kernel, but I've noticed that avast!'s provider don't scan it. Why? I have WinXP SP2 and the latest avast! version of course :)
Title: Re: Instant Messaging provider not scanning my Mirc!!!
Post by: lee20 on November 20, 2005, 07:22:40 PM
Just because its the same core, doesn't mean its the same program, maybe you could suggest to the Avast to to implement this into their P2P Shield.

--lee
Title: Re: Instant Messaging provider not scanning my Mirc!!!
Post by: XMAS on November 20, 2005, 07:34:54 PM
Just because its the same core, doesn't mean its the same program, maybe you could suggest to the Avast to to implement this into their P2P Shield.

--lee
OK. Thanks for responding Lee :)  I've just thought that the provider would scan all mIRC clients, but it seems that I am wrong.
I don't think that Alwil will add it to the Instant Messaging provider, because the program isn't very famoust and second because the program don't have English interface, it only has Bulgarian one :(
Title: Re: Instant Messaging provider not scanning my Mirc!!!
Post by: Lisandro on November 20, 2005, 07:56:26 PM
I've just thought that the provider would scan all mIRC clients, but it seems that I am wrong.
If you use the IM application, will the avast IM provider counts increase by scanning files or not, it stays on zero files scanned?
Title: Re: Instant Messaging provider not scanning my Mirc!!!
Post by: XMAS on November 20, 2005, 08:04:17 PM
If you use the IM application, will the avast IM provider counts increase by scanning files or not, it stays on zero files scanned?
When I use for example Skype avast's IM provider counts the scanned files.
Title: Re: Instant Messaging provider not scanning my Mirc!!!
Post by: Lisandro on November 20, 2005, 08:31:07 PM
If you use the IM application, will the avast IM provider counts increase by scanning files or not, it stays on zero files scanned?
When I use for example Skype avast's IM provider counts the scanned files.
So, using the modificated Mirc it does not count?
I'm affraid it's not being scanned. Maybe you need to set C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashQuick.exe to manually scans...
Title: Re: Instant Messaging provider not scanning my Mirc!!!
Post by: XMAS on November 20, 2005, 08:41:40 PM
If you use the IM application, will the avast IM provider counts increase by scanning files or not, it stays on zero files scanned?
When I use for example Skype avast's IM provider counts the scanned files.
So, using the modificated Mirc it does not count?
Yes, it doesn't count. Well I think that I will use the ordinary mIRC :) Thanks!
Title: Re: Instant Messaging provider not scanning my Mirc!!!
Post by: Lisandro on November 20, 2005, 09:16:39 PM
Yes, it doesn't count. Well I think that I will use the ordinary mIRC :) Thanks!
Wiser decision... and safer  8)
Title: Re: Instant Messaging provider not scanning my Mirc!!!
Post by: XMAS on November 20, 2005, 09:26:05 PM
Wiser decision... and safer  8)
Yes and Thanks again  8)  ;D
Title: Re: Instant Messaging provider not scanning my Mirc!!!
Post by: igor on November 21, 2005, 03:23:38 PM
I believe many of the P2P/IM programs are actually checked by the Standard Shield subsystem, according to their process name (so you can have Standard Shield on lower sensitiviry, but all the files created by these processes are still checked).
So... maybe this modified Mirc uses a different executable name? If it's the case, you can try renaming it to the default one (mirc.exe?) and see if it helps.
Title: Re: Instant Messaging provider not scanning my Mirc!!!
Post by: XMAS on November 21, 2005, 03:45:27 PM
So... maybe this modified Mirc uses a different executable name? If it's the case, you can try renaming it to the default one (mirc.exe?) and see if it helps.
I've just renamed the executable and now the IM shield counts, so it scans it ;D
Thanks Igor ;D
Title: Re: Instant Messaging provider not scanning my Mirc!!!
Post by: MikeBCda on November 21, 2005, 07:49:17 PM
Don't forget that mIRC is just one (and by far the most common) client used to access IRC.  There are others (sorry, I can't remember them, I've been IRC-inactive too long) which are popular because users like their GUI's better, or they seem to handle graphics better, etc.

So it's not surprising that mIRC is the one specifically protected by the IM provider.  It's a lot like the P2P field, where there are all kinds of services and avast! is constantly adding to the ones which it protects.
Title: Re: Instant Messaging provider not scanning my Mirc!!!
Post by: Lisandro on November 22, 2005, 02:18:38 AM
There are others
Trillian has a plugin for IRC  8)