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niko

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Mail with *.xls attachments
« on: February 21, 2005, 07:52:49 PM »
I've installed Avast! (of course ;D) on my brother desktop (XP pro-Avast! home)and when my brother receive mails with .xls attachments Avast! always tells the mails contain viruses...
I've made a search here without solutions... No! I'm not lazy ;D
What is the answer, please? ::)

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Re: Mail with *.xls attachments
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2005, 08:06:23 PM »
I'm sure avast doesn't "tells the mails contain viruses...", rather that they may contain viruses, even if they did, you still have another layer of protection, Standard Shield.

avast! Internet mail - Heuristics > Basic attachments check (always checked), *.xls files can contain macros and may be classed as suspicious.
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Re: Mail with *.xls attachments
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2005, 08:57:18 PM »
Thanks DavidR for your help 8)
I've made a test with my brother: I sent him right now a mail with an .xls attachment, and this is always the same result: Avast! destroy the attachment file...(.xls) :-\

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Re: Mail with *.xls attachments
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2005, 09:00:41 PM »
Which mail client are you using?
What does it mean, "avast destroys"?
Does avast give you any messages (virus warnings etc)?
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Re: Mail with *.xls attachments
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2005, 09:05:22 PM »
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avast! Internet mail - Heuristics > Basic attachments check (always checked), *.xls files can contain macros and may be classed as suspicious.
...I don't find the way to setup what you tell me, sorry :-\

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Re: Mail with *.xls attachments
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2005, 09:11:55 PM »
Hi VLK, nice to help me!
My brother use OutlookExpress. When I send him mails with .xls attachments Avast! destroy the file attachment, so he's got only my mail WITHOUT the .xls file...
Sorry for my poor langage VLK, hope you'll understand me :-\

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Re: Mail with *.xls attachments
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2005, 10:19:16 PM »
Are you sure its is avast that is playing with you as OE can block certain email attchments.

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Re: Mail with *.xls attachments
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2005, 12:22:11 AM »
Tanks for your help, I'll setup my brother's desktop next WE, please pray for me ;)

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Re: Mail with *.xls attachments
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2005, 09:13:43 PM »
Hi, hope you've got a best WE than me ;D
Always the same pb on my brother desktop (XP pro/Avast home Ver.4.6.603-VPS 05508-3) with *.xls attachments ???
I definitly don't find Avast!'s proper setup to avoid this ::)

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Re: Mail with *.xls attachments
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2005, 09:57:12 PM »
Hi, hope you've got a best WE than me ;D

Niko, please, what does WE mean? Do you mean WEEK END? (Just curious)

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Re: Mail with *.xls attachments
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2005, 09:54:36 PM »
Good day! and good advice:
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Are you sure its is avast that is playing with you as OE can block certain email attchments.
my brother pb was here!
Thanks DavidR 8)

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Re: Mail with *.xls attachments
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2005, 10:37:30 PM »
No problem, OE started doing that after a security update some time ago, unfortunately MS didn't document it very well and the option is not easily found.
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