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Offline polish222

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[Suggestion]Protection on Metro App in Windows 8
« on: March 30, 2013, 07:53:41 AM »
I want to make suggestion...

Can make avast scan the web, mail and some stuff like behavior and other to scan while I'm in metro app such as "Mail, Photos, Calendar, Social, etc.

I'm afraid avast can't protect the computer while in metro app as I say...

Thanks for the good product... Sorry If I'm saying stupidd here...  ;)  ;)

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Re: [Suggestion]Protection on Metro App in Windows 8
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2013, 09:15:25 PM »

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Re: [Suggestion]Protection on Metro App in Windows 8
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2013, 09:44:58 PM »
No it isn't what the OP means, he is concerned that avast isn't scanning the windows 8 metro apps.

I have said it before if you aren't sure what is meant then perhaps you should leave it alone. Another point that has been raised by others is your use of the avast logo (colourised/stylised or otherwise) should be for avast team members only. This has already confused forum members into thinking your an avast team member and that contravenes the forum rules.

@ polish222
Are you using avast 7 or avast 8 and what version free/pro/ais ?

How do you know avast isn't  scanning the content, are you monitoring the shield/s activity ?
The win8 metro mail app may not be using standard mail protocols or is it perhaps web mail ?
In which case the mail shield wouldn't be monitoring it but the web shield might be.
« Last Edit: March 30, 2013, 09:46:44 PM by DavidR »
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Re: [Suggestion]Protection on Metro App in Windows 8
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2013, 03:02:02 AM »
Ok...

I'm using Avast 8 Free...

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Re: [Suggestion]Protection on Metro App in Windows 8
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2013, 03:14:26 AM »
Can you answer the other two questions.

To monitor the scanning activity open the avastUI, left click the avast icon and from the Home (win8 metro style page) click the Security tab. This will show the various shields that you have installed and their associated scan counts.

The main ones you would be concerned with are the File System Shield, Mail Shield and Web Shield. As you use the various metro apps in win8 there should be activity on one or more shields.

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Re: [Suggestion]Protection on Metro App in Windows 8
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2013, 05:05:06 PM »
Ok...

Thanks for the tip...