Avast WEBforum

Other => General Topics => Topic started by: RejZoR on February 29, 2004, 11:55:15 PM

Title: [New version] avast! External Control 1.5.360
Post by: RejZoR on February 29, 2004, 11:55:15 PM
Download:
www.security-ops.tk

This program can be classified as avast! Rescue Kit.
You'll find many features to help you remove that nasty parasite or to check avast! status and versions.
Readme with full description of all features and Changelog included in ZIP package.

New in version 1.5.360:
+Fixed non existing VRDB entry on Log dump and Status page
+Added “Show details on performed action” tag number limit tweak

New in version 1.5.351:
+Fixed tweaker checkbox state detection

New in version 1.5.350:
+Fixed some minor bugs
+Fixed AEC return to selection menu after launching avast! Uninstall Utility
+Fixed major bug in External On-Demand Scanner
+Redesigned avast! Tweaker
+Enahanced avast! directory detection and warning dialogs regarding this
+Enhanced External On-Demand Scanner file/folder scanning
+Added XML/ODBC text to Storage Database Method function so you can locate it faster
+Many other small improvements

New in version 1.5.300:
+Fixed bug in avast! Tweaker module (Tray icon)
+Fixed all back buttons (finally doh :) )
+Changed update interval tweaker according to the internal limit of 2 hours
+Added avast! Components Launcher module
+Added warning dialogs if avast! directory isn’t detected
+Startup and memory scanner moved to External On-Demand Scanner
+Enhanced External On-Demand scanner (ashQuick component)
+Added Startup section scan to External On-Demand scanner
+Added Physical Memory Scan (Normal) to External On-Demand scanner
+Added Physical memory Scan (Thorough) to External On-Demand scanner
+Added Precise Edition detection (AEC now rejects to work with any other edition except with Home and Pro)
+VRDB folder changing removed since its better to keep it default

New in version 1.5.225:
+Fixed bug in avast! Tweaker module (Animate tray icon)

New in version 1.5.220:
+Fixed bug in avast! Tweaker module (Suppress Update Box)

New in version 1.5.215:
+Fixed major bug in avast! Main Control module
+Enhanced Smart AutoUpdate dialog windows

New in version 1.5.200:
+Added detailed iAVS update info
+Added PUSH update system status info
+Added Registration detection info (no keys collected, just registered or trial)
+Added version label detection info
+Added VPS and Program update method info
+Added ISO Date snap on target system for log
+Added user admin rights info
+Added Windows system folder path detection
+Added screen resolution and color depth info
+Added total physical system memory size info
+Fixed date generation for dumped avast! Status Log
+Enhanced Smart AutoUpdate feature
+Totally redesigned status page and log dump

New in version 1.5.100:
+Added avast! Main Control
+Removed induvidual Enable/Disable/Auto-Restart functions (merged in avast! Main Control)
+Added edition detection for status page and log dump (Home Edition/Professional Edition)
+Added VPS version detection for status page and log dump

New in version 1.5.050:
+Fixed readme entry regarding Smart AutoUpdate Proxy Settings title plus other Readme fixes
+Added ODBC/XML (Database Storage) avast! Auto-restart option
+Added Virus Tag tweak
+Added Update Popup Box tweak
+Added Update Error Popup Info Box tweak

New in version 1.5.010:
+Fixed Back controls in avast! Tweaker
+Fixed Norton Antivirus 2004 Cleaner (Registry cleaning part)
+avast! External Control Settings renamed to Smart AutoUpdate Proxy Settings

New in version 1.5:
+Fixed Auto-Restart function
+Fixed exit after every function command
+Fixed back commands for some functions
+Status page moved inside function menu list
+More detailed avast! Status info
+Status info can now be dumped into log file (on desktop)
+Merged avast! External Update (VPS and program core are now updated together)
+avast! External Control Update is now known as Smart AutoUpdate
+Added proxy settings for Smart AutoUpdate
+Enhanced startup section info for Mail Protection proxy
+Added VRDB generation interval tweak
+Enhanced ZIP Archive Extractor
+Fixed menu loop subroutines
+Fixed some variables
+Fixed text errors


New in version 1.2.280:
+Enhanced Auto-Restart function
+Added avast! tweaker function
+Added Show tray icon tweak
+Added Use animated tray icon tweak
+Added iAVS update check interval tweak

New in version 1.2.260:
+Added Database Storage Method selection (ODBC or XML)
+Added Norton Antivirus 2004 Cleaner (supports Windows 2000/XP only)

New in version 1.2:
+Added ZIP Archive Extractor function
+Added avast! Optimization Wizard (full avast! files defragmentation)
+Added finish dialogs for Enable/Disable/Restart avast! Antivirus Protection
+Fixed avast! installation path detection (if not installed/detected)
+Fixed avast! version and build number detection (if not installed/detected)
+Fixed some spelling errors and minor bugs

New in version 1.1.150:
+Added File Comparison function

New in version 1.1.140:
+Added Boot-Time File Delete function

New in version 1.1.134:
+Fixed service status variables under Windows 9x

New in version 1.1.130:
+Removed transparent Back button in Auto-Restart function
+Simplified selection list index script (again only useful to me ;) )
+Added VRDB Storage Folder selection function
+Re-arranged Status screen
+Changed Startup section status (Status screen)
+Fixed Disk @ Drive text under On-Demand Scanner

New in version 1.1.100:
+Startup check for rogue processes removed due to long loading times
+Rogue Process Xterminator is now known as Rogue Process Terminator
+Rogue Process Terminator added to the functions selection menu
+Added Back buttons for certain functions
+Some minor changes on welcome/status screen text
+Fixed some minor "bugs"

New in version 1.1.050:
+Added startup check for rogue processes (same engine as in Rogue Process Xterminator)

New in version 1.1:
+Added On-Demand Scan external ashQuick command (Single file,Folder or drive scan)
+Fixed some minor bugs

New in version 1.0.005:
+Added missing message after Smart Auto-Update is completed.

New in version 1.0:
+Added Smart Auto-Update feature for fast avast! External Control updating
+Fixed practically all know bugs/issues
+Fixed many text spell errors
+Quit text changed to Cancel in features like Boot-Time scan and Brutal Remove

New in version 0.9.129:
+Brutal Remove function replaced with generic uninstall utility from Alwil Software
+Changed warning if avast! Antivirus is not detected plus help on how to fix avast! installation that was damaged by virus
-Removed avast! status under tools selection list
+Added QuickLink to my Security-Ops webpage,the best resource for PC security
+Changed About windows into a global variable (only useful to me ;) )
+Changed About layout and its info plus some extra copyright notes

*New in version 0.9.122:
-Removed product ID detection
+Changed status layout

New in version 0.9.120:
+Added Boot-Time Scan function
+Added note dialogs for VPS and Core update (Internet Connection)
+Minor string fixes

New in version 0.9.109:
+Enhanced and more thorough Startup section and Memory Scan
+Added warning window for Startup section and Memory scan to prevent lockups or crashes

New in version 0.9.108:
+Added VPS and Core Update Launcher
+Added Startup section and Memory Scan
+Fixed some minor bugs
+Added Readme file with descriptions of every function
-Quick Skin Packer launcher removed

New in version 0.9.100:
+Enhanced info on first page
+Added avast! Brutal Remove function

New in version 0.9:
+Redesigned selection menu
+Better avast! Antivirus detection method
+Mail Protection Wizard added
+Quick Log Viewer launcher added
+Quick Chest launcher added
+Quick Skin Packer launcher added

New in version 0.8:
+Some bugs fixed
+Added avast! Protection status monitor
+Redesigned Auto-Restart mode
-Verbose error reporting removed

This star "*" means that the release was not public.




Regards
RejZoR
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 0.8
Post by: RejZoR on March 01, 2004, 03:37:10 PM
New version released and download link fixed (it was a mess lol)
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 0.9
Post by: RejZoR on March 06, 2004, 12:36:27 AM
6.3.2004
avast! External Control 0.9 released!
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 0.9
Post by: bri on March 06, 2004, 02:32:26 AM
what program is this(is it by avat-alwil,what does it do.bri
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 0.9
Post by: Lisandro on March 06, 2004, 04:07:35 AM
Can you post the 'source code' for us?  ;D
Or, at least, add some small 'help' files at the zip package?  8)
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 0.9
Post by: guyvancleve on March 06, 2004, 04:08:23 AM
After I download and unzip, what do I do with the files.  There are several, but none is executable.
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 0.9
Post by: Lisandro on March 06, 2004, 04:28:18 AM
After I download and unzip, what do I do with the files.  There are several, but none is executable.

It's strange, for me I just have a single file avast! External Control.exe  ???
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 0.9
Post by: RejZoR on March 06, 2004, 09:20:26 AM
After I download and unzip, what do I do with the files.  There are several, but none is executable.

???  ??? Several files? Impossible. ZIP file contains only avast! External Control.exe file as Technical already said.

Ok here's little explenation for functions:
Enable avast! Antivirus Protection
Enables all services and program files required for avast! to work correctly.

Disable avast! Antivirus Protection
It perfectly disables avast! antivirus including all services,program files and also removes trey icons. Useful if you want to test some other antivirus without restart or to totaly disable avast! for any other reason.

Auto-Restart avast! Antivirus Protection
It automatically restarts avast! Antivirus program (restart includes restart of all services,trey icons,mail protection program and update program).

Launch avast! Mail Protection Wizard
This starts the avast! Mail Protection Wizard.
Useful if you deleted shortucts from start menu.

Launch avast! Log Viewer
Similar to Mail Protection Wizard,except this one launches avast! Log Viewer.

Launch avast! Chest (Quarantine)
Quickly view infected/suspicious files stored inside Chest (Quarantine).

Launch avast! Skin Packer
Quickly launch avast! Skin Packer for avast! Antivirus skins.

Perform avast! Brutal Remove
Removes avast! Antivirus in brutal way. This is useful if you cannot uninstall it in normal way through Add/Remove Programs. Everything is fully automatic.
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 0.9
Post by: nattyjtwo on March 06, 2004, 04:30:55 PM
Hey thanks, got her loaded. Will let you how is doing later. best regards to you, nattytwo  ;)
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 0.9
Post by: nattyjtwo on March 06, 2004, 07:21:57 PM
Here I am back. I read the above answers to question about how to get external control  0.9 started. Do I need to be dialed up or can I do this without? I sure hope i know what i am doing. Sometime i can't follow direction very well. nattyj   :o
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 0.9
Post by: RejZoR on March 06, 2004, 08:31:28 PM
You just need to extract avast! External Control.exe from ZIP archive to ANY location and run it. Here you go,its ready to use :)

Functions are described above.
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 0.9
Post by: nattyjtwo on March 06, 2004, 09:02:11 PM
I'll try, thanks, nattyj ;D
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 0.9
Post by: nattyjtwo on March 07, 2004, 08:33:59 PM
Hey nattyj here! I have tried to follow the directions and don't think i have gotten anywhere. I didn't know where find Skin Packer. And am not real sure if I did Atuo-Restart right. i can't tell anything different. How do i know if i did the set-up right??? thanks. :-\
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 0.9
Post by: RejZoR on March 07, 2004, 08:37:07 PM
After Auto-Restart option,check Run Time in On-Access panel. If its counting form zero again than it was restarted properly. There is usually no need to restart avast! unless you encounter any problems and you think that fast auto restart might fix them.

For example,fast restart fixes old VPS date in email tags(after VPS Update) and recreates Virus Cleaner DLL file inside TEMP folder.
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 0.9.100
Post by: nattyjtwo on March 08, 2004, 04:27:51 PM
 :D I did it I think. Everythings looks like a go. I haven't found he virus cleaner DLL temp file yet, I'm still looking. My best regards to you for all the help and patience you've given me. nattyj  :P
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 0.9.108
Post by: RejZoR on May 14, 2004, 11:04:02 PM
I have just released new version of avast! External Control. Current version is 0.9.108.

Check first post of this topic for changelog and download link :)

Regards
Raz
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 0.9.108
Post by: shgoh on May 15, 2004, 09:50:55 AM
thanks rejzor :)
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 0.9.108
Post by: bob3160 on May 15, 2004, 03:22:31 PM
Quote
I have just released new version of avast! External Control. Current version is 0.9.108

RejZoR,

Exactly how should you program be used???

Thanks
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 0.9.108
Post by: RejZoR on May 15, 2004, 04:52:54 PM
Quote
I have just released new version of avast! External Control. Current version is 0.9.108

RejZoR,

Exactly how should you program be used???

Thanks


Sometimes you want to perfectly disable avast! or reload it perfectly without need of restarting the whole machine.
Plus i included many solutions to get avast! online if some nasty virus disables it. Currently there is no command for boot-time scan,but there is a VPS and Program update (even if avast! is not running) and also a very thorough memory scan.
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 0.9.108
Post by: RejZoR on May 17, 2004, 06:34:03 PM
I have just released new version of avast! External Control. Current version is 0.9.120 :)

Check first post of this topic for changelog and download link

Regards
Raz
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 0.9.108
Post by: .: Mac :. on May 17, 2004, 09:31:52 PM
great job rejzor, My program is useless to windows users.

logic-dag is useful for reporting the status of the logic board on Macs G3 or G4 ( iBook laptops have logic board falures it is a huge design flaw so I made this to tell users when their board is in trouble and nearing falure) there is currently no pre G3 support (and there never will be)

G5 support will come soon.

Current version is 0.1.2 if you awn an iBook and would like a copy IM me
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 0.9.108
Post by: Awake on May 18, 2004, 03:43:51 PM
Is this a New Verison of Avast Home Program ???
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 0.9.108
Post by: RejZoR on May 18, 2004, 03:51:35 PM
Is this a New Verison of Avast Home Program ???

Nope,its just an extra addon to extend avast!'s functionality and ability to clean viruses even if avast! default interface cannot be launched.
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 0.9.108
Post by: Awake on May 18, 2004, 04:22:34 PM
Ok ...do I need to install it though ...things like this confuse me ...sry :o
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 0.9.108
Post by: RejZoR on May 18, 2004, 04:33:16 PM
No. The program is standalone as it is. Just extract it from archive to whatever you want location and run it. avast! External Control in mainly for advanced users (are you?). Well except Brutal Remove,there is no feature that could harm avast! installation.
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 0.9.108
Post by: Lisandro on May 18, 2004, 10:30:37 PM
No. The program is standalone as it is. Just extract it from archive to whatever you want location and run it. avast! External Control in mainly for advanced users (are you?). Well except Brutal Remove,there is no feature that could harm avast! installation.

RejZor, very thanks for your efforts... We won't thank you as you deserve  ;)
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 0.9.108
Post by: RejZoR on May 19, 2004, 10:17:30 PM
Version 0.9.129 released right now.
You can get it from my webpage (www.security-ops.tk) or from the first post of this topic.
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 0.9.108
Post by: .: Mac :. on May 20, 2004, 12:31:25 AM
0.9.129 is one update I will not get

hers is why:
Quote
+Brutal Remove function replaced with generic uninstall utility from Alwil Software
sonetimes the usual way didnot work and i had to use brutal remove. that feature was great.
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 0.9.108
Post by: RejZoR on May 20, 2004, 07:36:23 AM
Hm so you're saying that avast!'s default uninstall utility didn't work (the one you can download from Download section)? And Brutal Remove did? I can make dual selection for generic uninstall tool and for my own Brutal Remove in case the first one fails to clean avast! AV.
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 0.9.108
Post by: .: Mac :. on May 20, 2004, 12:44:17 PM
avast uninstall utitlity works. but I Liked your brutal remove feature
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 0.9.108
Post by: RejZoR on May 20, 2004, 03:36:01 PM
Ok i just implimented both methods so you can choose which one you want to use. Just some more tests and it will be ready soon :)
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 0.9.108
Post by: .: Mac :. on May 20, 2004, 04:48:53 PM
great! I think having an option of both is better anyway  :)  Good work. BTW $395 check is on the way to them. Ill soon see what I can do with that program
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 0.9.108
Post by: RejZoR on May 20, 2004, 04:55:07 PM
Hehe that program has a dual functionality. You can use it as program builder or as installation creator :) I know i don't want to learn C++ until i'm gonna run out of options here ;)
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 0.9.108
Post by: .: Mac :. on May 20, 2004, 05:01:19 PM
yea rembering Cocoa is enough for me  ;D
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 0.9.108
Post by: RejZoR on May 20, 2004, 05:32:40 PM
Currently working on version 0.9.135 :)
I'll add previously mentioned removal methods and startup section status for better analysis. I think it'll be much easier to analyse problems with this tool,because you'll be able to read all required info in one place. Very cool for those who don't know how to use regedit and how to find different entries and service status :)

I'm also thinking about fast log dump,so AEC (avast! External Control) can dump all status info into a text file for further submission/analysis or for simple copy&paste text on this forum.
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 0.9.108
Post by: .: Mac :. on May 20, 2004, 09:16:09 PM
Quote
I'm also thinking about fast log dump,so AEC (avast! External Control) can dump all status info into a text file for further submission/analysis or for simple copy&paste text on this forum.
ooo sounds good.

Question: When will the program come out of the BETA stage? (i.e. version 1.0)
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 0.9.108
Post by: RejZoR on May 20, 2004, 09:19:53 PM
Sooner than you think my friend ;)
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 0.9.108
Post by: .: Mac :. on May 21, 2004, 12:22:32 AM
Sooner than you think my friend ;)
ooo i look forward to it  :) (Look at my signature  :D )
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 0.9.108
Post by: RejZoR on May 21, 2004, 07:52:51 AM
Hehe thanks :)
I think i'll finish v1.0 before the end of this week. I'll put AEC through heavy testing today to eliminate all known/unknown bugs. The only bugs that might stay are spelling errors in text,because my primary language isn't english so its not so easy ;)
But i'm doing my best and hoping that all of you might wanna help me ;)
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 0.9.108
Post by: .: Mac :. on May 21, 2004, 12:56:51 PM
Quote
But i'm doing my best and hoping that all of you might wanna help me
Just tell us what to do! ;)

Quote
The only bugs that might stay are spelling errors in text,because my primary language isn't english so its not so easy
You Could Have fooled Me!
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 0.9.108
Post by: RejZoR on May 21, 2004, 01:56:47 PM
If you want,you can fly over all strings that you can see and check if they are spelled ok :) This would help me very much.

I'll impliment Update Check too,but i don't know if i should make it that AEC checks for update on every startup or as optional AEC Update feature in selection list where all functions are?
For v1.0 i'll impliment only manual update check,but later i'll add time based check (ie every 7 days).
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.0 Final
Post by: RejZoR on May 21, 2004, 04:03:37 PM
I finaly released AEC v1.0 !!!  ;D
I think its very polished and shining,but here might still be some hidden errors. If you find one,contact me :)

I have integrated Smart Auto-Update feature for fast updating,but you can still download it manually on www.security-ops.tk :)

Hope you'll like it MacLover2000 ;)
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.0 Final
Post by: .: Mac :. on May 21, 2004, 04:59:29 PM
It Is downloaded. Thank you Rejzor!!!!!!!
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.0 Final
Post by: RejZoR on May 21, 2004, 06:36:47 PM
You can now test Smart Auto-Update feature,since i released minor fix (v1.0.005 , missing dialog after Smart Auto-Update is completed)
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.0 Final
Post by: Lisandro on May 21, 2004, 08:44:19 PM
You can now test Smart Auto-Update feature,since i released minor fix (v1.0.005 , missing dialog after Smart Auto-Update is completed)

RejZor, when the user checks for download a new version, where is the saved setup file? I cannot find nor the .zip nor the .exe file of the new 1.0.005 version  8)
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.0 Final
Post by: RejZoR on May 21, 2004, 08:49:55 PM
It self-replaces (updates) wherever its placed :)
Integrated unzip utility makes this a very simple process :)
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.0 Final
Post by: Lisandro on May 21, 2004, 08:55:46 PM
It self-replaces (updates) wherever its placed :)
Integrated unzip utility makes this a very simple process :)

Thanks. Worked!  ;D
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.0 Final
Post by: Lisandro on May 23, 2004, 08:45:18 PM
RejZor, is it possible to:

1) Configure the behavior of the windows of your program?
     I mean, if you want that the program shut down after the action or not...
     Ask or not for confirmations...

2) Have a parametric command line, each function with a parameter?

It will be very useful as you can imagine  ;)
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.0 Final
Post by: .: Mac :. on May 24, 2004, 03:04:06 AM
Quote
1) Configure the behavior of the windows of your program?
    I mean, if you want that the program shut down after the action or not...
    Ask or not for confirmations...

I second this. (but its not urgent so take your time)
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.0 Final
Post by: Lisandro on May 26, 2004, 03:07:43 AM
RejZor, can you say something?
(Mac, I'm not in a hurry, just to know from the father of the baby  ;D)
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.0 Final
Post by: RejZoR on May 26, 2004, 07:03:25 AM
Sorry,but i cannot impliment function to go back to program after some function is executed. On some function screens you are allowed to go back if you want to change something,but after you have given some action for avast!,this utility will exit.
Its due to somehow limited arhitecture,because its not written in any known programming language,but its a bit improvised ;)
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.0 Final
Post by: Lisandro on May 26, 2004, 02:00:54 PM
2) Have a parametric command line, each function with a parameter?

RejZor, what about the second wish?  8)
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.1.050
Post by: RejZoR on May 30, 2004, 01:13:10 PM
Added a minor startup check&termination for rogue processes.
The termination engine is the same as in Rogue Process Xterminator tool.

You can download version 1.1.050 from my page (make sure you refresh it ;) ) or via integrated update feature.
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.1.050
Post by: .: Mac :. on May 30, 2004, 03:07:46 PM
Quote
Added a minor startup check&termination for rogue processes.
So is it necessary to have the rouge process tool if we have this version of AEC?
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.1.050
Post by: Lisandro on May 30, 2004, 03:27:52 PM
Integrated update feature.

It always informs I have version 1.0.005  :'(
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.1.050
Post by: RejZoR on May 30, 2004, 04:16:24 PM
Can't be. Version 1.1.050 was out today !? I test every release for this update feature and it was working every time. Made some extra fixes in later versions,but nothing big.
Try deleting this folder:
C:\WINDOWS\AECU

This is a temp folder for update process. Maybe something went wrong and the update check file remains there. But its overwritten each time so i don't think this is the problem ???
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.1.050
Post by: Lisandro on May 30, 2004, 04:21:54 PM
Try deleting this folder: C:\WINDOWS\AECU
This is a temp folder for update process. Maybe something went wrong and the update check file remains there. But its overwritten each time so i don't think this is the problem ???

Yeah, strange, but that works  ::)
Now I have the last version.
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.1.050
Post by: RejZoR on May 30, 2004, 04:25:14 PM
Ok good :) I think from this version on it should be no problem since the update folder is entirely erased. So no old files remains there ;)
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.1.050
Post by: Lisandro on May 30, 2004, 04:30:21 PM
RejZor, what about the command line parameters I asked before?
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.1.050
Post by: RejZoR on May 30, 2004, 04:34:30 PM
Nope can't be done. Sorry. If anyone can make this in C++ it would be fine hehe,i'm pretty limited with my toy.
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.1.050
Post by: .: Mac :. on May 30, 2004, 11:05:39 PM
Quote
Added a minor startup check&termination for rogue processes.
So is it necessary to have the rouge process tool if we have this version of AEC?
Rejzor?
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.1.050
Post by: RejZoR on May 30, 2004, 11:13:54 PM
Hm well currently i'm not sure what to do. I could do two seperate tools,but than id have to maintain two update services which is somehow too much work (i don't have any scripted update service). I'll most probably impliment this into AEC as extra feature. Updates will be available through AEC update service.
Also i don't know yet how to mark versions by these processes number or something. Also i'll try to add terminate&clean function,but i don't know how to add specific batch commands in front of each process name in most painless way. Any idea? Word maybe?
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.1.050
Post by: Lisandro on May 31, 2004, 02:55:16 AM
Nope can't be done. Sorry. If anyone can make this in C++ it would be fine hehe,i'm pretty limited with my toy.

I'm sad  :'(  :(
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.1.100
Post by: RejZoR on June 09, 2004, 08:14:08 PM
I just released version 1.1.100.
Use Smart Auto-Update feature or get it on my webpage :)

New in version 1.1.100:
+Startup check for rogue processes removed due to long loading times
+Rogue Process Xterminator is now known as Rogue Process Terminator
+Rogue Process Terminator added to the functions selection menu
+Added Back buttons for certain functions
+Some minor changes on welcome/status screen text
+Fixed some minor "bugs"
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.1.100
Post by: bob3160 on June 09, 2004, 09:42:56 PM
RejZoR
Excellent job. Just like avast! your programs keep getting better and better.   Thanks :)
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.1.130
Post by: RejZoR on June 10, 2004, 08:34:42 PM
I have just released a very interesting version :) Check the changelog :)

New in version 1.1.130:
+Removed transparent Back button in Auto-Restart function
+Simplified selection list index script (again only useful to me ;) )
+Added VRDB Storage Folder selection function
+Re-arranged Status screen
+Changed Startup section status (Status screen)
+Fixed Disk @ Drive text under On-Demand Scanner
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.1.130
Post by: bob3160 on June 10, 2004, 10:51:50 PM
RejZoR
Thanks, my copy is installed.
I have a good Idea, Alwil should update this program along with avast!

It makes good sense because your program complements theirs. ;D
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.1.130
Post by: Lisandro on June 11, 2004, 06:28:31 AM
RejZoR
Thanks, my copy is installed.
I have a good Idea, Alwil should update this program along with avast!

It makes good sense because your program complements theirs. ;D

Very nice... Maybe the copyright must go to RejZoR  ;D
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.1.130
Post by: RejZoR on June 11, 2004, 07:40:08 AM
Hm developement of this tool will go on along with avast!. Currently there is not much problems since i have a quiet stable code,but i'm more conserned about vesion 4.5. If there will be some big changes,i'll have to re-make lots of things.
On version 1.0 i added comments and re-arranged scripts in the most logical way,so i can change them more easily,but i say lets wait and see. Maybe i wont have to change so many things after all :)

Techie101 is helping me to fix bugs for Win9x,so i hope that platform will work ok as well :)
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.1.130
Post by: Lisandro on June 11, 2004, 03:00:44 PM
RejZoR, what do you want me to test...
The 'dirty' work always come to me  ;D

Edit: I found http://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=1;action=display;threadid=5077

Right now, I just use XP  :-\
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.1.130
Post by: .: Mac :. on June 11, 2004, 03:04:36 PM
Rejzor, I dont have Win9x But if you ever need anything tested for XP Ill be glad to help
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.1.140
Post by: RejZoR on June 19, 2004, 08:54:54 PM
I have just released version 1.1.140

New in version 1.1.140:
+Added Boot-Time File Delete function

With this function you can delete any selectable file,even if its used or locked by system.
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.1.140
Post by: Lisandro on June 20, 2004, 02:19:25 AM
Having the same trouble than before: 1.1.134 does not upgrade to 1.1.140
I have to manually download from http://www.security-ops.tk/  :'(
But not even this way?! I got only 1.1.134  :'(
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.1.140
Post by: .: Mac :. on June 20, 2004, 02:24:21 AM
same here auto update says I have latest version
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.1.140
Post by: bob3160 on June 20, 2004, 04:32:58 AM
Sorry
Me to. No update???
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.1.140
Post by: RejZoR on June 20, 2004, 07:09:33 AM
Ok,it appears that i forgot to change version number within the program. I think it should be fixed now.
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.1.140
Post by: RejZoR on June 20, 2004, 07:11:54 AM
same here auto update says I have latest version

?

Which version do you have and which one is after update?
Hope it works now,because i replaced exe file with v1.1.140.
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.1.140
Post by: .: Mac :. on June 20, 2004, 08:11:26 AM
had version 1.1.134 did an update and it said latest version avaliable is 1.1.134
Quote
Ok,it appears that i forgot to change version number within the program. I think it should be fixed now.
Yes, It is fixed now, version is 1.1.140
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.1.140
Post by: bob3160 on June 20, 2004, 01:46:37 PM
RejZoR
I used the auto-update feature and every thing is now up to date. Thanks
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.1.140
Post by: RejZoR on June 20, 2004, 01:51:36 PM
I'm thinking about implimenting CRC32 file comparison,but i'd like to hear from you if this could be useful in any way.

It will just tell you if the file matches to compared one or not,nothing more,nothing less.
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.1.140
Post by: .: Mac :. on June 20, 2004, 03:04:39 PM
well go ahead and implement it, If some people dont want to use it they dont have to.
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.1.140
Post by: RejZoR on June 20, 2004, 03:41:22 PM
Ok work in progress. I also added other comparison info like file version,size,full path,filename with extension and CRC32 value with CRC32 comparison status report.
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.1.140
Post by: bob3160 on June 20, 2004, 03:42:39 PM
It's just another safety feature for us.
It just insures the persond downloading the file that it's the genuine article.
Excellent Idea. Again, thanks!
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.1.150
Post by: RejZoR on June 20, 2004, 05:09:29 PM
Again,new release :)

New in version 1.1.150:
+Added File Comparison function

Ok i think its working ok. I tested it with many files,also with same file with just one letter changed inside and it was not matched.
Test it and let me know what you think :)
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.1.150
Post by: igor on June 20, 2004, 08:46:29 PM
Well, CRC32 is rather easy to fake 8)  (i.e. modify the file such that its CRC32 remains the same). How about MD5? ;D
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.1.150
Post by: RejZoR on June 20, 2004, 08:49:25 PM
Hehe CRC32 will be just fine for now ;) Maybe when i learn how to do in C++ ;)
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.2
Post by: RejZoR on June 21, 2004, 11:16:00 PM
Version 1.2 is out weeee ;D

New in version 1.2:
+Added ZIP Archive Extractor function
+Added avast! Optimization Wizard (full avast! files defragmentation)
+Added finish dialogs for Enable/Disable/Restart avast! Antivirus Protection
+Fixed avast! installation path detection (if not installed/detected)
+Fixed avast! version and build number detection (if not installed/detected)
+Fixed some spelling errors and minor bugs

Ok ZIP Archive Extractor might be useless to most of you,but i thought it could be useful in critical situations (btw you can extract files from any file as long as it uses ZIP compression technology,because you are not limited to ZIP extensions only :) ) ;)
I also included avast! Optimizer (defragmenter) which fully defragments all avast! files. But only available under Windows NT/2000/XP/2003.

I'm also thinking to make this tool Windows NT only,because Win9x is very limited and i lack test environment (I have NT OS...) for it. Maybe i'll make a second AEC utility only for Win9x users,i'll just have to get that d**n VirtualPC so i could test inside Windows XP :) For now enjoy AEC 1.2 ;D
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.2
Post by: bob3160 on June 22, 2004, 03:40:08 AM
The next thing you need to do is add auto-update. ;D
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.2.260
Post by: RejZoR on June 23, 2004, 03:00:00 PM
New in version 1.2.260:
+Added Database Storage Method selection (ODBC or XML)
+Added Norton Antivirus 2004 Cleaner (supports Windows 2000/XP only)

I finaly integrated database changing ability. You can now easily change between ODBC or XML without need of editing any INI files. AEC does this job instead of you! :)
Second one is a long awaiting function that cleans all remaining files and registry entries left behind by Norton Antivirus 2004.
Currently its limited only to Windows 2000/XP and Norton Antivirus 2004 (Pro) but i'm probably going to add support for Windows 98 and Me too :)
I also changed Changelog and Readme file into RTF file format with some colors,so its easier to read the text.
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.2.260
Post by: MikeBCda on June 23, 2004, 04:05:49 PM
You know, RejZoR, I've been tempted for quite a while to get and try a copy myself.  But you (and of course others here) keep coming up with new ideas for it, and you're putting out revisions faster than avast gets definitions updates.   I don't dare blink, or I'm already three releases out of date.  ;D
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.2.260
Post by: RejZoR on June 23, 2004, 04:14:58 PM
Hehe i can do this because i have plenty of time and i also have a rock solid platform to strat from. For example ODBC and XML changer took me 5 minutes to impliment it into AEC. Norton Cleaner took me one day,because i had to install it in virtual environment and manually get all entries and files to delete/clean.

No worries,just check for updates with integrated Smart Auto-Update utility :)
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.2.280
Post by: RejZoR on July 13, 2004, 12:01:12 PM
New in version 1.2.280:
+Enhanced Auto-Restart function
+Added avast! tweaker function
+Added Show tray icon tweak
+Added Use animated tray icon tweak
+Added iAVS update check interval tweak

Here is another nice release :)
Read Readme file for more details.

Use Smart AutoUpdate function since it appears that i have slight domain problems (takes almost a hour to find it).
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.2.280
Post by: bob3160 on July 13, 2004, 07:24:38 PM
RejZoR
As always, very well done. The update worked like a charm and so did the new tweeker function.  Thanks
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.2.280
Post by: Lisandro on July 13, 2004, 11:03:35 PM
RejZoR, I'm getting the old error...
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.2.280
Post by: RejZoR on July 13, 2004, 11:14:39 PM
Technical,send your AEC 1.2.260 to rejzor@siol.net.
Thanks
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.2.280
Post by: Lisandro on July 13, 2004, 11:44:12 PM
Technical,send your AEC 1.2.260 to rejzor@siol.net.
Thanks

Your wish is an order...
Take care, I did not compress it and avast! could warn you about the *.exe file  ;D
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.2.280
Post by: RejZoR on July 13, 2004, 11:57:05 PM
Hm i'll check the scripts. It appears that its a problem on your side,but AEC doesn't give any warning. I'll release a update asap.
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.2.280
Post by: Lisandro on July 14, 2004, 12:14:54 AM
Well, what's the problem?
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.2.280
Post by: RejZoR on July 14, 2004, 12:26:03 AM
Do you use WebWasher or you are behind proxy/router etc...
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.2.280
Post by: Lisandro on July 14, 2004, 12:34:05 AM
Do you use WebWasher or you are behind proxy/router etc...

I want to use WebWasher in the future but not right now...
Yes, I'm behind a proxy/router.  :)
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.2.280
Post by: RejZoR on July 14, 2004, 12:38:06 AM
Ok now proxy can be a problem. I have required settings,but don't know how to realize them yet. How to make settings for proxy permanent after setting them (so you don't have to set them each time you wanna check for updates). Hm...
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.2.280
Post by: RejZoR on July 14, 2004, 12:40:27 AM
Sorry,you'll have to download it manually until i figure out this one...
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.2.280
Post by: Lisandro on July 14, 2004, 12:45:59 AM
Ok now proxy can be a problem. I have required settings,but don't know how to realize them yet. How to make settings for proxy permanent after setting them (so you don't have to set them each time you wanna check for updates). Hm...

Well, a lot of programs allow the configuration of a proxy (spybot, spywareblaster, avast itself)... Maybe an INI file? Well, you are the programmer and I don't know about this things. I'm just the user and in this case, more than the programmer, you are the creator, the owner, the boss, the all-in-one  ;D

I manually disabled the proxy filter and receive the update  8) It's not complicated, I can wait for you troubleshoot this  ;)
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.5 Coming soon!
Post by: RejZoR on July 19, 2004, 04:12:21 PM
Ok,since version 1.5 is almost finished (i'm still testing most of features) i can reveal some new features that will be available.

New in version 1.5:
+Fixed Auto-Restart function
+Fixed exit after every function command
+Fixed back commands for some functions
+Status page moved inside function menu list
+More detailed avast! Status info
+Status info can now be dumped into log file (on desktop)
+Merged avast! External Update (VPS and program core are now updated together)
+avast! External Control Update is now known as Smart AutoUpdate
+Added proxy settings for Smart AutoUpdate
+Enhanced startup section check for Mail Protection proxy
+Added VRDB generation interval tweak
+Fixed menu loop subroutines
+Fixed some variables
+Fixed text errors

This list might change on final release (probably one or two extra functions hehe) but these are mainly the biggest changes.

I'm also very proud on avast! Status Log dump feature which will simplify troubleshooting since it gathers most important informations about avast! and dump them into simple text file that can be posted her on forums. I'm sure Alwil guys will like this,because they'll just request this log instead of asking for thousand things regarding avast! (versions,path,installed providers and so on).
It also doesn't gather any private informations (you can check this by yourself if you open the log file) so there is no need to worry :)
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.5 Coming soon!
Post by: bob3160 on July 19, 2004, 04:28:25 PM
Oh Boy RejZoR
I don't know about you (ha ha) but I'm excited.
Now there will be even more reasons for me to recommend your fine
'Required Avast! Support Program' to others who come here looking for help.
Thanks again. :)
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.5 Released !!!
Post by: RejZoR on July 20, 2004, 11:58:04 AM
Probably the longest changelog for any version to date :)
Here is the new stuff:

New in version 1.5:
+Fixed Auto-Restart function
+Fixed exit after every function command
+Fixed back commands for some functions
+Status page moved inside function menu list
+More detailed avast! Status info
+Status info can now be dumped into log file (on desktop)
+Merged avast! External Update (VPS and program core are now updated together)
+avast! External Control Update is now known as Smart AutoUpdate
+Added proxy settings for Smart AutoUpdate
+Enhanced startup section info for Mail Protection proxy
+Added VRDB generation interval tweak
+Enhanced ZIP Archive Extractor
+Fixed menu loop subroutines
+Fixed some variables
+Fixed text errors

Visit my website or if you already have AEC,use integrated update feature.

Have a nice day :)
Raz
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.5 Released !!!
Post by: .: Mac :. on July 20, 2004, 10:57:17 PM
Looks to be the best version ever.  ;)
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.5 Released !!!
Post by: Lisandro on July 21, 2004, 05:18:37 AM
What did I lost?
I cannot update through a proxy... I cannot even configurate it...  ::)
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.5 Released !!!
Post by: RejZoR on July 21, 2004, 08:14:35 AM
??????

There is a menu named avast! External Control Settings. Its almost at the end of the list just above Smart AutoUpdate.
There you can enter proxy IP,port,username and password (only if required),otherwise you enter just IP and port if necessary.
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.5 Released !!!
Post by: Lisandro on July 21, 2004, 02:00:27 PM
I found and it works  ;)  :D
The function of 'coming back' to the AEC main window works too.
Settings are not 'lose' after the program is closed. I'll test with a boot...
I suggest you change the name of that line for 'proxy settings' (not only 'settings').
Thanks RejZoR  8)
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.5 Released !!!
Post by: RejZoR on July 21, 2004, 02:05:06 PM
Mhm i planed this as the menu for all such settings. Thats why i also have readme file along with EXE :P
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.5 Released !!!
Post by: bob3160 on July 21, 2004, 02:25:05 PM
RejZoR
Human nature>>  Let me run it then, if it doesn't work and I can't figure out why, let me look for instructions and help. ;D
I do that all the time.
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.5.010 released
Post by: RejZoR on July 23, 2004, 09:18:33 PM
New in version 1.5.010:
+Fixed Back controls in avast! Tweaker
+Fixed Norton Antivirus 2004 Cleaner (Registry cleaning part)
+avast! External Control Settings renamed to Smart AutoUpdate Proxy Settings

This version brings only few bugfixes. Big thing comes in next version (i guess) and it will be a new tweak to enable On-Access packers scan for Home Edition of avast! Antivirus. Stay tuned :)
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.5.010 released
Post by: KezzerDrix on August 05, 2004, 04:52:35 PM
YO!

Rejzor, downloaded the new and improved AEC, it helped me out last night!

Thanks

Kezz

Ps. how did you get it to not drop out of the proggie after use?  Are you simply relaunching the whole prog when it checks to close? Just curious about the work around.
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.5.010 released
Post by: RejZoR on August 05, 2004, 05:22:10 PM
Yes,the workaround was to re-launch the app. It re-aunches for so long until you click Quit button (except in features that automatically restart your pc in order for changes to take effect.

Now i'm curious too :)
How exactly did it help you? I wanna hear more of this so i can improve it even more.

Thanks
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.5.010 released
Post by: KezzerDrix on August 05, 2004, 05:38:36 PM
Fair enough,  I dropped my computer the other day after a LAN party and everything is okay except for a dent in the top and my harddrive somehow lost (orphaned, disassociated) a crapload of files, sygate and Avast would not work as well as other programs.  After some time I managed to get Avast, sygate the two main culprits removed and the hd patched enough for a semi stable system.  I then reinstalled avast and it wouldn't work. Blue ball, red x stated inactive and wouldnt start.  I removed it again, restarted, reinstalled, restarted, wouldn't work  :P.   Removed it again restarted installed AntiVir, worked, scanned for virus's to make sure.  Uninstalled AntiVir, came to the forum rembered your tool used it to brutally remove avast reinstalled avast, restarted, didn't work  :P uninstalled avast, restarted, brutal remove again, restarted, reinstalled, WORKED ;D  also used the norton remover

Thanks
Kezz
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.5.010 released
Post by: bob3160 on August 06, 2004, 01:32:47 AM
KezzerDrix
Quote
also used the norton remover
That's what was probably messing you up in the first place......

Thanks RejZoR
You keep making it better all the time.
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.5.050 released
Post by: RejZoR on August 12, 2004, 09:07:31 PM
Here it is,a new AEC version,fresh as always :D

New in version 1.5.050:
+Fixed readme entry regarding Smart AutoUpdate Proxy Settings title plus other Readme fixes
+Added ODBC/XML (Database Storage) avast! Auto-restart option
+Added Virus Tag tweak
+Added Update Popup Box tweak
+Added Update Error Popup Info Box tweak

Check the readme file for more detailed description of tweaks.

Enjoy this one 8)
Raz
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.5.050 released
Post by: Lisandro on August 13, 2004, 04:34:55 AM
RejZoR, what about an automatic search for update of AEC? I mean, on Windows startup... as it's being improved and becoming better and better  8)

I think nobody will read my old fashion text-like help of avast4.ini file with your tweaks  :'(
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.5.050 released
Post by: bob3160 on August 13, 2004, 05:12:28 AM
Technical,
Those tweaks will always be needed.  :)
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.5.050 released
Post by: RejZoR on August 16, 2004, 08:05:36 AM
No worries Technical. AEC is n00b proof and uses only tweaks that are most common/make biggest difference. Not everyone like to edit huge text file with strange entries ;) There is still lots of other tweaks that are not covered by AEC due to its complexity.
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.5.050 released
Post by: Lisandro on August 16, 2004, 04:30:46 PM
There is still lots of other tweaks that are not covered by AEC due to its complexity.

Well, Le Doc (http://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=2;action=viewprofile;user=rloschmann) was trying to do an extensive tweaker for avast (http://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=9;action=display;threadid=5847)... Where is he?
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.5.100 released
Post by: RejZoR on August 16, 2004, 06:51:31 PM
Another sweet release :)

New in version 1.5.100:
+Added avast! Main Control
+Removed induvidual Enable/Disable/Auto-Restart functions (merged in avast! Main Control)
+Added edition detection for status page and log dump (Home Edition/Professional Edition)
+Added VPS version detection for status page and log dump

I redesigned Enable/Diable/Auto-Restart functions a bit and added some more status info. I also managed to add basic edition detection capability so now AEC can recognize Home Edition and Professional Edition.

Raz 8)
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.5.100 released
Post by: lee20 on August 16, 2004, 09:11:55 PM
Nice!!

Will the "avast! main control" ever come to win9x at all BTW?

--lee
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.5.100 released
Post by: RejZoR on August 16, 2004, 09:39:53 PM
Never i think. I was hoping Le Doc could fill this gap with his Java based tweaker. I'm mainly limited to Win2000/XP.
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.5.100 released
Post by: RejZoR on August 16, 2004, 10:02:51 PM
Another notice...
I fixed numerous spelling errors in Readme file,but i haven't changed the program version. If you wan't those error free text files now you can download package manually,otherwise wait for next release to update it via Smart AutoUpdate.
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.5.100 released
Post by: lee20 on August 16, 2004, 10:24:26 PM
ok, well im trying to get xp anyway, mabey soon, so what exsacly is in the "avast! main control" ?.


I really want xp!!!!!!!!

--lee
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.5.100 released
Post by: RejZoR on August 16, 2004, 10:27:52 PM
avast! Main Control is basically a merged version of Enable, Disable and Auto-Restart features that were seperated before. Again only Win2000/XP feature,sorry. Check Readme file for details.
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.5.200 released
Post by: RejZoR on August 17, 2004, 12:17:14 AM
Did i mentioned that new release is out? ;)

Here it is:

New in version 1.5.200:
+Added detailed iAVS update info
+Added PUSH update system status info
+Added Registration detection info (no keys collected, just registered or trial)
+Added version label detection info
+Added VPS and Program update method info
+Added ISO Date snap on target system for log
+Added user admin rights info
+Added Windows system folder path detection
+Added screen resolution and color depth info
+Added total physical system memory size info
+Fixed date generation for dumped avast! Status Log
+Enhanced Smart AutoUpdate feature
+Totally redesigned status page and log dump

Not so small update. In general a huge update for status info page and log dump function. Also some tweaks to Smart AutoUpdate system.
I also fixed many spelling errors in documentation files.
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.5.200 released
Post by: bob3160 on August 17, 2004, 12:33:38 AM
Thanks RejZoR
Your program had more updates today than Avast!.
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.5.200 released
Post by: Lisandro on August 17, 2004, 03:55:49 AM
Thanks RejZoR
Your program had more updates today than Avast!.

Few ITW virus... Thanks God  8)
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.5.050 released
Post by: Le Doc on August 17, 2004, 09:53:09 AM
There is still lots of other tweaks that are not covered by AEC due to its complexity.

Well, Le Doc (http://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=2;action=viewprofile;user=rloschmann) was trying to do an extensive tweaker for avast (http://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=9;action=display;threadid=5847)... Where is he?

Please read my last post here : http://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=9;action=display;threadid=5847;start=30
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.5.200 released
Post by: lee20 on August 17, 2004, 01:06:02 PM
Whats the difference between the ODBC and XML database BTW? any need to change it from defult?

--lee
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.5.200 released
Post by: RejZoR on August 17, 2004, 02:03:02 PM
Only if you get error cannot create storage objects blabla,otherwise ODBC is required,especially if you have Pro Edition...
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.5.200 released
Post by: Lisandro on August 17, 2004, 02:56:43 PM
Whats the difference between the ODBC and XML database BTW? any need to change it from defult?

Lee, ODBC uses Microsoft drivers and XML not. If you use MS Office, probably you won't have trouble using ODBC as it's included in that package. If not, you can try XML storage. See settings on my signature, search for XML and you'll find more information.  ;)
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.5.200 released
Post by: bob3160 on August 17, 2004, 03:29:40 PM
Lee
Also remember,  "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."
That may not be from Einstein  but it's good advice.
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.5.200 released
Post by: lee20 on August 17, 2004, 03:34:11 PM
Bob

A while back i used to always go by "if there is an update/fix, then do it" but also a bit back i used an update from windows update drivers and it stoped my inet connection, and a little bit after that i attempted to update my router and compleatly messed it up, i had to get a new one in the end, so i am going by that useful advice now.

Thanks all for the help

--lee
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.5.200 released
Post by: bob3160 on August 17, 2004, 04:03:21 PM
lee
That doesn't mean that you should updating windows itself or your AV or your firewall........ :)

OOOps:
Sorry, typo. You SHOULD still update windows   etc.
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.5.200 released
Post by: lee20 on August 17, 2004, 04:06:58 PM
Quote
That doesn't mean that you should updating windows itself or your AV or your firewall........


lol i know that bob, but i wont install a non critical update from windows update without readying it carfully and making back ups.

--lee
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.5.200 released
Post by: Eddy on August 17, 2004, 04:20:10 PM
There are some things you better never update, unless there is no other option to fix a problem. Amongst them are bios and firmware.

If there is no problem. Leave them as they are.
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.5.200 released
Post by: bob3160 on August 17, 2004, 05:29:27 PM
Eddy
Even a serial Mouse that must be connected otherwise this isn't detected and therefore, neither are my harddrives.
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.5.215 Important update!
Post by: RejZoR on August 18, 2004, 08:45:33 PM
New in version 1.5.215:
+Fixed major bug in avast! Main Control module
+Enhanced Smart AutoUpdate dialog windows

I've fixed major bug where avast! Main Control module didn't function at all.
Also changed Smart AutoUpdate dialogs a bit.

Use integrated updater to upgrade AEC.

Regards
Raz
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.5.215 Important update!
Post by: lee20 on August 19, 2004, 12:10:38 PM
Yep seems to be working fine as per usaul, you never seem to make a mistake  8)

--lee
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.5.215 Important update!
Post by: Eddy on August 19, 2004, 12:15:53 PM
Quote
+Fixed major bug in avast! Main Control module
He did made a mistake Lee :D Why would he need to fix anything if he never made a mistake?
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.5.215 Important update!
Post by: lee20 on August 19, 2004, 12:36:07 PM
good point, didn't think of that  ::)

--lee
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.5.215 Important update!
Post by: RejZoR on August 19, 2004, 12:40:39 PM
Yeah,well in fact everything was ok(thats why i found this bug so late) except the fact that variables to control enabling,disabling and auto-restarting were too long to operate correctly.
I just short them up and now its working. I never thought this could be the limit hehe
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.5.215 Important update!
Post by: Eddy on August 19, 2004, 12:50:33 PM
Yup, strange things happen :D
My HJT analyzer works perfect when I use the source code, but after compiling it has troubles with lines containing a "," (comma). It sees them as a carriage return. Still looking for a better compiler but sofar no luck. (Looking at powerbasic, but that one is 200 usd)
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.5.215 Important update!
Post by: SKYCOMP on August 22, 2004, 12:56:34 AM
I don't know who came up with the Avast! External Control & wrote this piece of work, but i'm in the group that admires speed & rapid response by any application or program.

I'm totally amazed at this special technology and the lightning quik reflex i've witnessed so far with this.

Thanks Alwil. Avast! This is by far on of the more clever ideas to grace the security apps stage probably ever!

I must also add, although i have been in the minority in my choice of this Spectacular AV, i and many others like me have not been disappointed and in fact very impressed!

Avast! continues to root out and find potentially threatening files that others simply miss or fail to include into their database period.

No need to make open comparisons, this is been no brainer no matter who or why others may disagree.

I,ve done some serious study into the potential dangers that maliciously released files can do and their elusiveness to detections, and out of them all Avast! is overwhelming the #1 safety product that always comes to the rescue and has proven itself many times over again.

I can't thank the developers more but i will.  :)

The External Control componant is just another exclaimation point to this very modern high technology security program.

Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.5.215 Important update!
Post by: RejZoR on August 22, 2004, 01:11:20 AM
I would be the one who designed the avast! External Control :)

Hint: Click the About button inside the program ;)
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.5.215 Important update!
Post by: Eddy on August 22, 2004, 01:20:07 AM
HiHiHi, SKYCOMP seems to have a habbit of thanking people. First me for the HJT analyzer, now RejZoR and Alwil ;D I hope he is not addicted to it ;D :D ;D
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.5.215 Important update!
Post by: RejZoR on August 22, 2004, 01:24:37 AM
I like if people thank me. This way i at least know that program is useful to someone out there :)
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.5.215 Important update!
Post by: Eddy on August 22, 2004, 01:28:22 AM
Quote
This way i at least know that program is useful to someone out there
Only to someone  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.5.215 Important update!
Post by: RejZoR on August 22, 2004, 01:30:49 AM
Hehe world is big ;)
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.5.215 Important update!
Post by: bob3160 on August 22, 2004, 06:36:15 AM
RejZoR
AEC This program can be classified as avast! Rescue Kit.
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.5.215 Important update!
Post by: SKYCOMP on August 23, 2004, 07:08:00 PM
Well at least i now know all my compliments been received by the right party i might add :)

Quote
Hint: Click the About button inside the program


Of course, after the excitement tapers off some  ;D

Quote
SKYCOMP seems to have a habbit of thanking people. First me for the HJT analyzer, now RejZoR and Alwil  I hope he is not addicted to it

New inventions in a field as complex as this always deserve a nice pat on the back. ;D
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.5.220 Important update!
Post by: RejZoR on August 25, 2004, 08:57:25 AM
New in version 1.5.220:
+Fixed bug in avast! Tweaker module (Suppress Update Box)

This version is a bugfix only. Thanks to VaMPiRiC_CRoW for the bug report :)
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.5.225 Important update!
Post by: RejZoR on August 25, 2004, 03:14:29 PM
While fixing the last bug i made another one lol. Here is the bugfix.

New in version 1.5.225:
+Fixed bug in avast! Tweaker module (Animate tray icon)

Raz
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.5.225 Important update!
Post by: RejZoR on August 28, 2004, 10:06:47 AM
New version is cooming soon (again ;) ). I managed to fix numerous bugs and add lots of extra features along with a bit more compact design (redesigned lots of functions/menus) so this is going to be another very nice release :) Stay tuned!
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.5.300
Post by: RejZoR on August 28, 2004, 11:29:33 AM
Weeeee version 1.5.300 is released!!!

New in version 1.5.300:
+Fixed bug in avast! Tweaker module (Tray icon)
+Fixed all back buttons (finally doh :) )
+Changed update interval tweaker according to the internal limit of 2 hours
+Added avast! Components Launcher module
+Added warning dialogs if avast! directory isn’t detected
+Startup and memory scanner moved to External On-Demand Scanner
+Enhanced External On-Demand scanner (ashQuick component)
+Added Startup section scan to External On-Demand scanner
+Added Physical Memory Scan (Normal) to External On-Demand scanner
+Added Physical memory Scan (Thorough) to External On-Demand scanner
+Added Precise Edition detection (AEC now rejects to work with any other edition except with Home and Pro)
+VRDB folder changing removed since its better to keep it default

Get this great release via Smart AutoUpdate or from my webpage :)
Enjoy
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.5.300
Post by: bob3160 on August 28, 2004, 05:19:37 PM
AvastTweeker doesn't have a back button.
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.5.300
Post by: RejZoR on August 28, 2004, 05:33:28 PM
Thats by design for now.
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.5.300
Post by: bob3160 on August 28, 2004, 09:51:09 PM
RejZoR,
Quote
+Fixed all back buttons (finally doh  )
That's fine only let you know because of the above statement. ;D
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.5.350
Post by: RejZoR on August 30, 2004, 10:37:34 PM
New release :)

New in version 1.5.350:
+Fixed some minor bugs
+Fixed AEC return to selection menu after launching avast! Uninstall Utility
+Fixed major bug in External On-Demand Scanner
+Redesigned avast! Tweaker
+Enahanced avast! directory detection and warning dialogs regarding this
+Enhanced External On-Demand Scanner file/folder scanning
+Added XML/ODBC text to Storage Database Method function so you can locate it faster
+Many other small improvements

I recommend you update it since it fixes quiet a lot bugs.
Its interestng how many bugs you get when the software becomes more complex :)
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.5.351
Post by: RejZoR on August 30, 2004, 10:59:53 PM
After some release testing i found another issue.
Its now fixed in this release.

New in version 1.5.351:
+Fixed tweaker checkbox state detection
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.5.360
Post by: RejZoR on September 01, 2004, 10:09:41 PM
New in version 1.5.360:
+Fixed non existing VRDB entry on Log dump and Status page
+Added “Show details on performed action” tag number limit tweak

I have also added version number and release date to the webpage for my programs,so you can track when it was last updated.
Title: Re:[New version] avast! External Control 1.5.360
Post by: Eddy on October 20, 2004, 04:54:53 PM
I found a little "bug" in the latest version of the AEC.

I've disabled on-access protection by right clicking the blue ball and then "stop on-access protection and exit" When I now run the AEC and choose "status info" it tells me "On-Access Protection: Ready and running"

I've checked and all providers are indeed stopped.