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Culpeper

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Email log file
« on: October 06, 2003, 03:30:37 AM »
I'm using the free version of Avast.  Yesterday, it warned of a email that contained Win23:Swen.  That's a good thing!  I selected the Delete option and that was the end of that email.  However, I can't find where the incident was logged anywhere.  Does the free version lack this function or am I overlooking the obvious?  thanks!

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Re:Email log file
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2003, 10:56:39 AM »
Hi,

what exactly you think "that was the end of that e-mail"?
There are two possible situations:
1) Virus dialog (with identification of virus) appears. When you select
"Delete", only infected part of e-mail will be deleted.
2) Heuristic dialog - when you choose "Delete", e-mail will be replaced
with avast! text (something like "Suspicious e-mail, blablabla...)

Because you write that Swen was detected, I think that Virus dialog appears. What provider do you use? (Internet mail or Outlook?)

thanks!

pavels

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Re:Email log file
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2003, 11:21:48 AM »
Pavel, I think what Culperer was saying is that avast did well - i.e. it nuked the virus with no problems. However, the question was how to set up report file generation for the resident task in the Home Edition.

To answer this question - well, it's not possible via the GUI. But it would actually be possible by tweaking it a bit...

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Culpeper

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Re:Email log file
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2003, 03:24:33 PM »
Thanks!  I use OE and Calypso with SpamPal.  The message was in the Spam folder but the virus was disabled/deleted by Avast.  So there is no log for this action in the Home edition???

VLK was right.  I was stating that Avast email scanner is working good.


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Re:Email log file
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2003, 03:30:48 PM »
If you want to turn it on, add the following line to the first task definition in <avast>\DefTasks.xml:

<Report>TXT</Report>

(anywere in the <Task> block, the order does not make any difference).
That will create a report file in the <avast>\data\report folder.

You will need to restart the avast service (or reboot the machine) for the changes to become effective.

Hope this helps,
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Culpeper

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Re:Email log file
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2003, 09:36:32 PM »
Does it create a file call Residence Protection.txt?  Like this:

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* avast! Report
* This file is generated automatically
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* Task 'Resident protection' used
* Started on Monday, October 06, 2003 1:21:08 PM
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* avast! Report
* This file is generated automatically
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* Task 'Resident protection' used
* Started on Monday, October 06, 2003 1:32:30 PM
*

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Re:Email log file
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2003, 10:36:11 PM »
Yes, that's it. The default is that only infectection events will show up (no entries for OK files).
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Culpeper

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Re:Email log file
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2003, 11:41:14 PM »
Outstanding ;D

Culpeper

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Re:Email log file
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2003, 11:52:12 PM »
Yes, that's it. The default is that only infectection events will show up (no entries for OK files).

Okay, is there a limit to the file size or do I need to delete the file occassionally?

Culpeper

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Re:Email log file
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2003, 04:49:31 AM »
Is there anything I should know about the file size of the report?

Culpeper

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Re:Email log file
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2003, 09:59:50 PM »
Well, I got another email virus (Swen32) that avast caught with no problem but when I went to check my residency protection.txt file it's last entry was for 10/7/03.  Maybe the last program update removed my entries for this?