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Offline surfseek

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Hidden Files and Folder settings
« on: January 27, 2005, 02:15:44 AM »
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Hi there,

I would like to know if Avast free home edition will scan my computer thoroughly even if I have 'Do not show hidden or system files' and 'Hide File extensions for known file types' in FOLDER OPTIONS checked?

Does it make any difference at all.

What would anyone out there recommend as the best settings?

I run W98SE/Avast Home Edition 4.5/Zone Alarm 5.5/.

Thanks

surfseek

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Re: Hidden Files and Folder settings
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2005, 03:25:34 AM »
Yes, avast! will scan all files regardless of those settings. Those settings are just your personal settings on your local computer, nothing else... Through those settings you can control is your Windows Explorer or any other file browser, going to show you hidden files and extensions, or not... Best settings for avast! simply don't exist. Just like with firewalls, there is no best firewall. Different strokes for different folks... You should know what level of protection you're looking for and then decide what's best for you. Even if you just install avast! and leave all settings as they were set by default, you will be well protected.

Regarding your avatar...
It's simply a way too large... read forum policy, the button is located on the top of each page... Here is direct link in case you still can't find it:

http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=6339.0

...if you've read it before, you would see this:

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« Last Edit: January 27, 2005, 03:35:32 AM by S.Z.Craftec »
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Re: Hidden Files and Folder settings
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2005, 11:39:07 AM »
What would anyone out there recommend as the best settings?

If you're talking about avast, click on 'Settings' in my signature  ;)
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Re: Hidden Files and Folder settings
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2005, 11:56:28 AM »
And as I already said in my reply to him, first sentence in your SETTINGS section is:

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Most of these settings are the default values for avast 4.5.

See here:

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Even if you just install avast! and leave all settings as they were set by default, you will be well protected.

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Re: Hidden Files and Folder settings
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2005, 02:11:12 PM »
S.Z. Craftec:

Regarding your avatar...
It's simply a way too large... !!!

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Yes, I'm sorry about that. I couldn't believe the size of my picture either.

I have adjusted it now.

Thanks for your reply re Folder settings too

surfseek


« Last Edit: January 27, 2005, 02:15:22 PM by surfseek »

Offline szc

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Re: Hidden Files and Folder settings
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2005, 10:48:47 PM »
No need to appologize my friend... it was just friendly advice. Forum policy button is up there and it would be great if everybody read those information... there is not much to read anyway, so it wouldn't take that much time to go through that policy...

Your avatar is great now. 100x100 pixels is something that we all call optimum, but it's not too big even if you go all the way to 150x150 pixels... more than that, well... it could be too much for some forum visitors.

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