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Title: avast 4.5 new features
Post by: Lisandro on October 23, 2004, 02:57:31 AM
Major changes, as far I could notice, in avast 4.5:

- New list of IM applications supported:
  AIM (AOL Instant Messenger), Gadu-Gadu*, gaim*, ICQ, Miranda*, mIRC*,
  MSN/Windows Messenger, Odigo*, Psi Jabber Client*, Trillian, Yahoo! Messenger
  (Protection of the programs marked by an asterisk (*) is available on
   Windows NT, 2000, XP, and 2003 only).

- New list of P2P applications supported:
  Ares*, BearShare,  BitTorrent*,  CZDC++*, Direct Connect, Direct Connect++,
  eDonkey*, eMule*, iDC++*, iMesh, Kazaa, Kazaa Lite, LimeWire*, Morpheus*
  Opera's DC++*, Overnet*, Shareaza*, SoulSeek*, StrongDC++*, WinMX*
  (Protection of the programs marked by an asterisk (*) is available on
   Windows NT, 2000, XP, and 2003 only).

- New resident provider: Network Shield. It protects the computer from
  the attacks of Internet worms (e.g. Blaster, Sasser, etc.). It will show warning
  messages in the system area (above the system clock) every time it detects
  an Internet worm attack. There is a logging feature too: all attacks will be
  recorded into a log file so that you can inspect their history, frequency, etc. The
  last detected attacks will be displayed on the Last attacks page.

  Network Shield provider will protect your computer from Internet worm attacks.
  It works similarly to a firewall, even though it does not fully substitutes it.
  The Network Shield does not require any user interraction. Note: This resident
  provider will be available on Windows NT, 2000, XP, and 2003 only.

- New method of email protection. Mail Wizard Protection will only be
  available for the operating systems Windows 95, 98, and Millennium.
  Avast! 4.5. won't need any special settings, even for other email clients
  than MS Outlook or MS Exchange. The protection on Windows NT, 2000, XP or 2003
  will be completely automatic.

- Skins: the Home version will be optionally skinless. If, for any
  reason, you want to avoid using skins of the Simple User Interface, you can
  turn them off very easily. When the skins are turned off, the appearance and
  behavior of avast! Simple User Interface is the same as of any
  ordinary Windows application.
  ashSimpl.exe is the skinned interface.
  ashSimp2.exe is the skinless.

  Another possibility will be random choose the skin on application startup.
  A new skin (chosen from the installed ones) will be selected and used
  every time you start the Simple User Interface.

- Enable SMTP authentication even while sending files from Chest for
   virus analysis.

- New archive protection and file support: 7zip, ISO CD images, NRG (Nero Burning Rom) images.
Title: Re:avast 4.5 new features
Post by: Lisandro on October 23, 2004, 03:00:17 AM
By the way, you can see the new settings of avast4.ini file into my signature  ;)
There are more than 100 news tweaks  8)
Title: Re:avast 4.5 new features
Post by: watchthisspace on October 23, 2004, 03:14:26 AM
Did you get a beta of 4.5 or were you told about the new features?
I really like the sound of the network shield, hopfully it doesnt take too much RAM  ;D
Title: Re:avast 4.5 new features
Post by: Lisandro on October 23, 2004, 03:16:06 AM
Did you get a beta of 4.5 or were you told about the new features?
I really like the sound of the network shield, hopfully it doesnt take too much RAM  ;D

I finished the translation into Brazilian Portuguese few minutes ago...  ;)
Title: Re:avast 4.5 new features
Post by: watchthisspace on October 23, 2004, 03:17:44 AM
Did you get a beta of 4.5 or were you told about the new features?
I really like the sound of the network shield, hopfully it doesnt take too much RAM  ;D

I finished the translation into Brazilian Portuguese few minutes ago...  ;)

Cool  :)
EDIT:
How come some of the instant messenger and P2P programs are only protected under NT,2000 and XP? (the ones with the astrix (*)
Title: Re:avast 4.5 new features
Post by: RejZoR on October 23, 2004, 12:45:26 PM
There will be also a Decompression Bombs detection (i'm not sure if this is only for Mail protection) and advanced archive scanning (scan only archives up to specified size)
Title: Re:avast 4.5 new features
Post by: rdsu on October 23, 2004, 03:30:42 PM
The new features sounds great!!!  ;D
Title: Re:avast 4.5 new features
Post by: a61 on October 23, 2004, 04:25:37 PM
Since I have my e-mail protected automatically by my account providers, and avast, so it's not very likely I would ever get a virus though e-mail.

Would  turning off Standard Shield and using Network Shield instead be sufficient for protection while on the net.  I would prefer not to have the Standard Shield running if I don't need it.

I don't use any of  Instant Messaging , or P2P software.

a61
Title: Re:avast 4.5 new features
Post by: Eddy on October 23, 2004, 04:35:40 PM
From the manual:
Quote
Network Shield provider protects your computer from Internet worm attacks. It works similarly to a firewall, even though it does not fully substitutes it. The Network Shield does not require any user interraction.
So it does not protect you from other malware. That is why you need the Standard Shield on. Why compromising the security of your system by shutting it down?
Title: Re:avast 4.5 new features
Post by: rdsu on October 23, 2004, 04:35:49 PM
Somebody knows if the resources will be reduced?
Title: Re:avast 4.5 new features
Post by: igor on October 23, 2004, 04:38:17 PM
I'm afraid there are no resources to be reduced (even if you defined what "resources" exactly you mean)...
Title: Re:avast 4.5 new features
Post by: rdsu on October 23, 2004, 04:43:37 PM
I'm afraid there are no resources to be reduced (even if you defined what "resources" exactly you mean)...

OK, I'm only asking this because sometimes the developers of some program could find an optimization in the code that will reduce the resources of that program...
Title: Re:avast 4.5 new features
Post by: a61 on October 23, 2004, 05:16:19 PM
Eddy, I'll leave it turned on for a while.  My computers are pretty well protected.  I'm a pretty cautious user of the computer even though I do a lot of experimenting with programs.  I always make an image of my C: drive before I install or update anything...that includes the new avast I just added.

a61
Title: Re:avast 4.5 new features
Post by: lee20 on October 23, 2004, 05:31:54 PM
So basicly its pritty much pointless having the update anless you have Windows NT, 2000, XP, and 2003.  :'(


--lee
Title: Re:avast 4.5 new features
Post by: RejZoR on October 23, 2004, 05:46:27 PM
Windows 9x is outdated anyway. Windows 98 is nearly 7 years old OS.
Title: Re:avast 4.5 new features
Post by: Lisandro on October 23, 2004, 05:49:12 PM
Lee, I wish I could give you a XP installation  :-\
If I were you, I'll wait until the final release. The Beta won't help you that much.
Title: Re:avast 4.5 new features
Post by: lee20 on October 23, 2004, 05:51:11 PM
Rejzor

I still preffer 98SE to ME, 2000 and 2003. (infact i can't stand them)
But ofcourse i would love XP. *sigh*

Bit late technical, decided to install it anyway before i saw your warning, atleast it installed perfectly though, runnig fine.

--lee
Title: Re:avast 4.5 new features
Post by: Eddy on October 23, 2004, 05:51:43 PM
Windows 98 was released June, 1998. SE in may 1999.

Source: Windows History (http://www.computerhope.com/history/windows.htm)
Title: Re:avast 4.5 new features
Post by: igor on October 23, 2004, 05:52:13 PM
So basicly its pritty much pointless having the update anless you have Windows NT, 2000, XP, and 2003.  :'(

I certainly wouldn't say that.
There were many bugfixes there, new archives are supported... the archive support is even otherwise updated...
Title: Re:avast 4.5 new features
Post by: rdsu on October 23, 2004, 05:54:48 PM
So basicly its pritty much pointless having the update anless you have Windows NT, 2000, XP, and 2003.  :'(

I certainly wouldn't say that.
There were many bugfixes there, new archives are supported... the archive support is even otherwise updated...

Which new archives are supported?
Title: Re:avast 4.5 new features
Post by: igor on October 23, 2004, 10:18:15 PM
7ZIP, CHM, ISO, TNEF, CPIO, RPM... I hope I didn't forget anything. Oh, and the AsPack support is significantly improved.

But as I said - there were lots of fixes that are not mentioned in the "new features" list.
Title: Re:avast 4.5 new features
Post by: lee20 on October 23, 2004, 11:50:11 PM
igor

What fixes weren't mentioned?

BTW, is 4.5 BETA removing registery keys aswell as the infected files?

--lee
Title: Re:avast 4.5 new features
Post by: igor on October 23, 2004, 11:58:03 PM
What fixes weren't mentioned?

Well, quite a few of them - the list that Technical posted certainly isn't the complete history log. I can't say all the changes from heart... but e.g. the actions on infected files have been improved (in previous versions, the error "Cannot process the file because it's currently in use" wasn't always right).

BTW, is 4.5 BETA removing registery keys aswell as the infected files?

Yes, it should.
Title: Re:avast 4.5 new features
Post by: RejZoR on October 24, 2004, 12:01:42 AM
Working late tonight  8) How does the recommendation system works? Depending on file location/extension or some other thing?
Title: Re:avast 4.5 new features
Post by: Lisandro on October 24, 2004, 03:33:53 PM
Working late tonight  8) How does the recommendation system works? Depending on file location/extension or some other thing?

I cannot follow you... What do you mean?
Title: Re:avast 4.5 new features
Post by: RejZoR on October 24, 2004, 04:37:54 PM
When certain file is detected you get that popup warning right? And now its recommendation under the buttons (like Recommended action: Move to Chest or Delete). Try with EICAR and you'll see what i mean.
Title: Re:avast 4.5 new features
Post by: RejZoR on October 24, 2004, 04:40:30 PM
Oh and is Azureus (Java BitTorrent client) also covered by P2P Shield?
Some my friend was asking and i'm not sure if Standard BitTorent covers it in P2P Shield.
Title: Re:avast 4.5 new features
Post by: Lisandro on October 24, 2004, 05:13:26 PM
Working late tonight  8) How does the recommendation system works? Depending on file location/extension or some other thing?

Most probably... Maybe the type of the virus?  ::)
Thanks for poiting that  ;)
Title: Re:avast 4.5 new features
Post by: nadirah on October 28, 2004, 02:45:16 PM
Windows 9x is outdated anyway. Windows 98 is nearly 7 years old OS.

Yes, I agree. 98 will never survive in today's environment.
Title: Re:avast 4.5 new features
Post by: mspooren on October 29, 2004, 01:41:38 PM
I installed Avast... but since there is no SSL/TLS support I'll have to use an other companies product. Does anyone know a solution?
Title: Re:avast 4.5 new features
Post by: Lisandro on November 07, 2004, 01:01:05 PM
I hope that, still this is a beta version, this thread stay at the top (stick) so the users can read. There are some that ask me by IM, email or in the forums about the new features  8)

Thanks.  ;)
Title: Re:avast 4.5 new features
Post by: o2xygen on November 11, 2004, 04:41:00 PM
does anybody know how can i make avast not popup a window when a virus was found during a virus scan ? So that it continues scanning... I checked in the confirmation options but I couldn't find a suitable one ???
Title: Re:avast 4.5 new features
Post by: Lisandro on November 11, 2004, 05:09:55 PM
does anybody know how can i make avast not popup a window when a virus was found during a virus scan ? So that it continues scanning... I checked in the confirmation options but I couldn't find a suitable one ???

Left click the 'a' blue icon.
It will start On-access protection

Click on Standard Shield and then on Customize.
Go to Advanced tab and select Silent Mode and the default answer No.

Do the same for the Internet Mail provider.
Title: Re:avast 4.5 new features
Post by: Vlk on November 11, 2004, 11:56:31 PM
And - new in 4.5 - in Outlook/Exchange as well...
Title: Re:avast 4.5 new features
Post by: Lisandro on November 12, 2004, 03:07:09 AM
And - new in 4.5 - in Outlook/Exchange as well...

Thanks for this feature Vlk... I've noticed today  ;)
Title: Re:avast 4.5 new features
Post by: MikeBCda on November 12, 2004, 06:40:14 AM
Add me to the group eagerly waiting for the final release. since it's only another day and a half away, give or take (I haven't played with the beta).

One question about the new mail protection (I use Eudora off my ISP's POP server).  Will I need to run the Mail Wizard to remove mail protection and restore Eudora to its pre-avast server settings before installing 4.5, or is that automatically done as part of the installation process?

I guess I can probably assume the Mail Wizard won't even exist anymore afterwards, since it's essentially no longer needed.

Thanks and best,
Mike
Title: Re:avast 4.5 new features
Post by: Vlk on November 12, 2004, 09:05:28 AM
If you used the Mail Wizard to set up your accounts, then yes, the updater will automatically restore the patched server addresses / credentials (127.0.0.1 etc) to its original state.

Of course, if you've set them up manually, you'll have to restore them manually. :)


Cheers
Vlk
Title: Re:avast 4.5 new features
Post by: RejZoR on November 12, 2004, 12:17:18 PM
Also avast! 4.5 will have a Decompression Bomb detection. Most probably only for mail scanner,but i'm not sure if it will have for Standard Shield too.
Title: Re:avast 4.5 new features
Post by: Lisandro on November 12, 2004, 12:22:05 PM
I guess I can probably assume the Mail Wizard won't even exist anymore afterwards, since it's essentially no longer needed.

It's not necessary only in Windows 2k/XP.
Anyway, it's still there (ashPopWz.exe) and if you execute it, you'll receive a message it is not needed  ::)
Title: Re:avast 4.5 new features
Post by: igor on November 12, 2004, 01:29:22 PM
If really needed, you can put a special line into avast4.ini (AutoRedirect=0) which should restore the old behavior of the mail protection / Mail Wizard.
Title: Re:avast 4.5 new features
Post by: Jorasik on November 12, 2004, 01:31:54 PM
And so what?If i have windows 98 there is no any reason to upgrade to v.4.5 becouse for me there won't be any improvements? :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( >:(
Title: Re:avast 4.5 new features
Post by: Eddy on November 12, 2004, 01:48:43 PM
Neron,

before saying somethinglike that, read reply nr 18 in this thread (from Igor) ;)
Title: Re:avast 4.5 new features
Post by: Jorasik on November 12, 2004, 03:15:48 PM
Oh.ok then i'm just a little  dissapointed becouse my proccesor is only 633 Mh and it's not recommended heavy windows like Xp.So i won't be able to use some of the improvements but...big deal thats the life.
Title: Re:avast 4.5 new features
Post by: RejZoR on November 12, 2004, 04:39:42 PM
Windows 2000 should work just fine. Just make sure you disable all unnecessary visual "crap". Unless you have really small RAM amount...
Title: Re:avast 4.5 new features
Post by: le_teto on November 13, 2004, 04:01:06 PM
Hello !
So I changed few days ago my client mail (foxmail) to Incredimail to be sure that all mails where analysed.
So it was god for all servers (yahoo, wanadoo, tiscali)
Now, with this new version, yahoo is not working. I think that because the special pop server of yahoo is call pop.mail.yahoo.fr, not like other pop.xxxxxx.fr
Could you tell me if this is a bug or sommenthing else cause, with the last version, it was good !
T├ęto from France
Enjoy Avast  ;)
Title: Re:avast 4.5 new features
Post by: le_teto on November 13, 2004, 05:30:31 PM
OOPS  :P
I understood why happening in the control mail protection  ;D
It's only cause when you change to the 4.5 version, YOU NEED changing loging in your client mail :
Change all name server "127.0.0.1" to the really name "pop.xxxxxxx.fr"
Change the identifie "xxxxx.yyyyy#provider.fr" to the really identifie "xxxxx.yyyyy@provider.fr"

Thank for changing the control mail, now it's really simple to install  ;)

Enjoy Avast 4.5  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re:avast 4.5 new features
Post by: MikeBCda on November 13, 2004, 10:43:00 PM
One nice little "goody" in 4.5 (got the final this morning) which I don't remember seeing mentioned before, is the addition of access to program setup options from the icon menu, without having to open the program/interface.  Thanks for that one, team.   :)
Title: Re:avast 4.5 new features
Post by: Bigbassfish1 on November 14, 2004, 10:06:57 AM
Hi there

Yes Le teto you have to take the 127.0.0.1 out of the email client program.  
You have to put your pop and smtp info in email client program and my suggestion for sure run Mail wizard for Avast.  This is for WIN 98, and WIN 98 se.

laterzzz
Title: Re:avast 4.5 new features
Post by: Lisandro on November 14, 2004, 08:09:29 PM
Could you tell me if this is a bug or sommenthing else cause, with the last version, it was good !

I think it's not related to the changed servers but, anyway, yahoo have some trouble as it is not a pop3/smtp server as far I know. It I'm wrong, it should be a way to get your old configuration back using the value AutoRedirect=0 in section [MailScanner] of avast4.ini file (see here (http://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=2;action=display;threadid=1647;start=msg10267#msg10267) for more details).

If you use AutoRedirect=1 it will allow the automatic mail scanning as it is on avast 4.5 version. Note, if you use spam killer take care that localhost (or 127.0.0.1) connections are not scanned, i.e, the ones between the email program (e.g., Outlook Express) and the spam killer (e.g., MailWasher, K9 or Spamihilator), unless these connections were explicitly configured.

To switch off the automatic mail scan, set this value to 0, this should restore the old behavior (version 4.1) of the Mail protection and Mail Protection Wizard.
Title: Re:avast 4.5 new features
Post by: SlimJim on November 18, 2004, 08:04:14 PM
I just updated to Avast version 4.5.523 and can not connect to my e-mail client, which is Thunderbird. I get the following error message when attempting to get my mail: could not connect to server 127.0.0.1, the connection was refused. I get a similar message when trying to send a message: could not connect to outgoing SMTP server.    

I have two laptops, one came through update okay, one has a problem. I have Win XP, Home Ed.  Any suggestions on how to correct this problem appreciated. Thank you.

Another question - I cannot find out how to start a new topic on our forum - I had to tag a reply on this post in order to post my problem. I've looked and looked, but can't see how to start a new post.. Help appreciated....Jim
Title: Re:avast 4.5 new features
Post by: Eddy on November 18, 2004, 08:10:33 PM
The "avast! Home/Pro 4.5 BETA" forum will be closed. No new threads are allowed. If you have problems, please look (or post them) in the Avast 4 forum.
Title: Re:avast 4.5 new features
Post by: cinderian on November 18, 2004, 09:15:24 PM
Hi,  I am wondoring is somewhere there is an Operating Manual, Help Index and Glossary of Terms available.  I have been looking for the last 20 minutes to no avail.  This would be so helpful when configuring the On-Access Protection Settings.  So far setting selections have just been guess work.  When a '?' is available in the top right hand corner, nothing happens when I click, or click and drag it. ::)

 ::)Also, I was unaware that I was using the new beta version, and thought I had a virus because the new version looked so different.  I unistalled it and then redownloaded the same version from your website.   ???

I am a big supporter of ALWIL Avast AntiVirus.  I have convinced most of my friends and aquaintences to use your products.  Thanks
Title: Re:avast 4.5 new features
Post by: Lisandro on November 19, 2004, 01:47:59 PM
Hi,  I am wondoring is somewhere there is an Operating Manual, Help Index and Glossary of Terms available.  I have been looking for the last 20 minutes to no avail.  This would be so helpful when configuring the On-Access Protection Settings.  So far setting selections have just been guess work.  When a '?' is available in the top right hand corner, nothing happens when I click, or click and drag it. ::)

I tried to do something similar, not exactly, on FAQ in my signature.
Sorry, did not have time for more.

::)Also, I was unaware that I was using the new beta version, and thought I had a virus because the new version looked so different.  I unistalled it and then redownloaded the same version from your website.   ???

We are not on the beta anymore. Now, 4.5.523 is the latest official release.

I am a big supporter of ALWIL Avast AntiVirus.  I have convinced most of my friends and aquaintences to use your products.  Thanks

So do we  ;)
Title: Re:avast 4.5 new features
Post by: cinderian on November 19, 2004, 02:10:41 PM
thanks for the info.  So then no, a manual or glossary is not available?
I will continue to muddle through.
Title: Re:avast 4.5 new features
Post by: Lisandro on November 19, 2004, 02:44:48 PM
So then no, a manual or glossary is not available?

Can you help me doing it?
Start making a list, send to avast (at) ig.com.br  ;)
Oh, put on address the name Technical to not be killed by my antispam  ;)
Title: Re:avast 4.5 new features
Post by: cinderian on November 19, 2004, 06:46:25 PM
 ;D you want me to help put it together? ;D  Wow.  What I can do is address the areas that are vaque in meaning or need clarification and then send them to you.  I will give it a try today, at latest, perhaps tomorrow.  Thanks,
Title: Re:avast 4.5 new features
Post by: fruity on November 30, 2004, 08:42:06 AM
One 'new' feature I have noticed is that it occaisionally scribbles in my outgoing emails when checking it.

For example, instead of :
_____________________________________
avast! Antivirus: Inbound message clean.

Virus Database (VPS): 0448-1, 26/11/2004
Tested on: 29/11/2004 22:06:15
avast! - copyright (c) 2000-2004 ALWIL Software.
_____________________________________

It sometimes writes :

_____________________________________
-as tisObnmseln
r ta P:4- //0
sdn2124 11:24:50
avast! - copyright (c) 2000-2004 ALWIL Software.
http://www.avast.com"
_____________________________________

Any ideas why ?
Thanks

 

Title: Re:avast 4.5 new features
Post by: igor on November 30, 2004, 09:58:12 AM
Strange... only outgoing mail is affected? (your example says "Inbound message").
What e-mail client and what character encoding do you use? (I mean, do you send e-mails in Unicode, for example?)
Title: Re:avast 4.5 new features
Post by: fruity on November 30, 2004, 11:59:14 AM
Base 64, Plain Text.
Running OE v6 on XP SP2

Having an empty email body seems to aggravate it too.  Just sent myself an email with no body in it, and recieved :

"
---
avast! Antivirus: Outbound message clean.
Virus Database (VPS): 0448-1, 26/11/2004
Tested on: 30/11/2004 10:56:58
avast! - copyright (c) 2000-2004 ALWIL Software.
http://www.avast.com



-as tisIodea e.VuDas(S 412124Tt :010 ::vt-orh( 024LLowe
t/wasc
"

Looks a bit like an unterminated string in this case.

Thoughts please
Title: Re:avast 4.5 new features
Post by: igor on November 30, 2004, 02:43:18 PM
Do you use the latest build of avast!, right?
I remember there was a similar problem once - but it's been a long time ago...
Title: Re:avast 4.5 new features
Post by: fruity on November 30, 2004, 02:54:02 PM
I believe so.

Avast Version 4.5 Home Edition.
Build Nov 2004 (4.5.523)

Can anyone reproduce this by sending themselves an email with an empty body?

Thanks.
Title: Re:avast 4.5 new features
Post by: DavidR on November 30, 2004, 06:19:55 PM
There have been two (non beta) updates since then, it is now 4.5.546 for the latest version. Do a manual program update.
Title: Re:avast 4.5 new features
Post by: andreedfis on December 04, 2004, 06:55:48 AM
By the way, you can see the new settings of avast4.ini file into my signature  ;)
There are more than 100 news tweaks  8)
Title: Re:avast 4.5 new features
Post by: Lisandro on December 04, 2004, 11:40:55 AM
By the way, you can see the new settings of avast4.ini file into my signature  ;)
There are more than 100 news tweaks  8)

Andre, you quoted me but did not make any comment  ::)
Welcome to forums... Do you need help?
Title: Re:avast 4.5 new features
Post by: avatar on December 04, 2004, 08:33:25 PM
can i forward ports like i do with firewalls with the network shield or p2p shield?? i am trying to run bit torrent software and am not maximizing its potential.
Title: Re:avast 4.5 new features
Post by: Eddy on December 04, 2004, 08:35:02 PM
Quote
can i forward ports like i do with firewalls with the network shield?
No, the network shield provider is not a firewall.
Title: Re:avast 4.5 new features
Post by: avatar on December 04, 2004, 08:38:37 PM
so the network shield and/or p2p shield should not affect my transfer rates when using bit torrent?
Title: Re:avast 4.5 new features
Post by: Eddy on December 04, 2004, 08:48:27 PM
Not noticible. Unless you have a P1 with a 24k4 modem ;D
Title: Re:avast 4.5 new features
Post by: avatar on December 04, 2004, 09:03:31 PM
alright thanks. needed to make sure avast wasnt the culprit.
Title: Re:avast 4.5 new features
Post by: cinderian on December 04, 2004, 09:41:03 PM
 ;D I really like the new avast 4.5 features, have wanted to add my input but as of late have just been too darn busy.  One question is regarding incoming mail.  To date, I have recieved 6 incoming emails that show the sender information in the inbox on Outlook 2003, using XP Pro.  However the subject line is blank.  When I try to open these emails, I get an information box that says something like:

 "You have insufficient permissions to open this email"  ???

Since I am the only user with Administrative rights, is this an Avast feature indicating the item is infected, a glitch with Outlook, or....?  Since I cannot open them, I just delete them.   :-[
This anomoly is new to me.
Any ideas?
Title: Re:avast 4.5 new features
Post by: Eddy on December 04, 2004, 09:57:44 PM
Login as administrator (not as user with admin rights) and try again.
Title: Re:avast 4.5 new features
Post by: cinderian on December 04, 2004, 10:36:41 PM
How would using the Administrator XP sgin-in account make a difference?  MS Outlook Mail, amy accounts, are configured to my sign-in  XP User Name account which has full Administrater and Ownership priviliges and rights.  

I imagine that my MS Outlook Mail Profile would be unavailable with the Administrator account sign-in for XP, since it is barebones.  I assume that your answer was intended to say that it is an Outlook mail configuration  problem, unreflective of Avasti / virus interception, and that you do not know.  Thanks for trying.
Title: Re:avast 4.5 new features
Post by: fruity on December 05, 2004, 11:28:16 PM
There have been two (non beta) updates since then, it is now 4.5.546 for the latest version. Do a manual program update.
OK I have done this and am running the version 4.5.549.  However the problem still occurs:

--
avst Atiirs:Oubondmesae len.
Vru Dtaas (PS: 44-1 0/1/204
Tstd n:0512204 6:7:3
avst -coyrgh () 00-204ALILSotwre
tt:/ww.aas.cm


Thoughts please.  The last line does look like a Unicode issue.
Title: Re:avast 4.5 new features
Post by: igor on December 07, 2004, 04:52:08 PM
OK. I asked around and found out this:

There 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 e-mail, which results in the corruption you can see.

Try the following: open the avast4.ini file and write
PatchBase64=1
into the [MailScanner] section.

With this option, avast! will append the e-mail notes in a different way. Let's see is it helps...
 
Title: Re:avast 4.5 new features
Post by: fruity on December 07, 2004, 06:42:43 PM

I have changed the ini, and it appears solve the problem.

Many Thanks.
Title: Re:avast 4.5 new features
Post by: galen on December 09, 2004, 03:00:11 PM
OK. I asked around and found out this:

There 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 e-mail, which results in the corruption you can see.

Try the following: open the avast4.ini file and write
PatchBase64=1
into the [MailScanner] section.

With this option, avast! will append the e-mail notes in a different way. Let's see is it helps...
 
 

Is this connected in any way with Avast's inability to stamp it's "clear" message into mail that is signed with an X.509 certificate?