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Consumer Products => Avast Free Antivirus / Premium Security (legacy Pro Antivirus, Internet Security, Premier) => Topic started by: BlackDex on June 28, 2006, 07:54:25 PM

Title: Windows Live Messnger (MSN 8) with Avast
Post by: BlackDex on June 28, 2006, 07:54:25 PM
Hello there,

I Installed MSN 8 just a few day's ago.
And now i wanted to send someone an exe file.

Now is MSN Complaining about no virus scanner.
I Know that Avast does this automaticly, atleast for downloaded files.
Also, MSN Tells me that i have to installe Windows Life Safety.
That is something i rather not do.

I Think the other option is to add some avast program to the MSN options.
But what program/exe file do i need to use. And is this compatible?

Thx for the help.
Title: Re: Windows Live Messnger (MSN 8) with Avast
Post by: DavidR on June 28, 2006, 08:03:39 PM
Assuming that you installed avast! in the default folder, this is the path needed to scan downloads, C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashQuick.exe
Title: Re: Windows Live Messnger (MSN 8) with Avast
Post by: BlackDex on June 28, 2006, 08:16:08 PM
Well that whas easy :P.
Thx..
I never realy checked for this becouse avast mostly has this build in :).

Thx, it works.
Title: Re: Windows Live Messnger (MSN 8) with Avast
Post by: DavidR on June 28, 2006, 08:24:36 PM
Normally the MSN / Windows Messenger is included in the Instant Messaging provider so I don't know why MSN isn't detecting avast, the Security Center does. I guess that MSN 8 it trying to push MS products ;D Windows Live Safety.

Welcome to the forums.
Title: Re: Windows Live Messnger (MSN 8) with Avast
Post by: BlackDex on June 28, 2006, 08:38:13 PM
LoL..
I Know see that i just did my first post here :P.

I Registed around november last year or so.

But thx..

And yea.. i thought that life safefty had some extra software connection to AV Software on the computer already. But nope.