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MSN Messenger 7.0
« on: August 30, 2005, 02:58:57 PM »
I installed MSN messenger 7.0 but i wonder do i need to do something or am i safe from viruses automatically ? Operation system is WIN2000 Pro.

When i received picture with MSN messenger Avast says: Do you want stop installing ?
Whys that ?

http://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=1;action=display;threadid=9910;start=msg83418#msg83418
There was good advice how to change settings to MSN Messenger. I hope everythings works now.
« Last Edit: August 30, 2005, 03:18:30 PM by poonet »

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Re: MSN Messenger 7.0
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2005, 08:35:28 PM »
Yes that was my reply (under the old name though). Do that and you're pretty much safe... do not forget human factor ! It means, it doesn't matter if avast! is watching your MSN messenger or not, you still have to be aware of all kinds of threats from inside those chatting programs. Do not accept files from anyone you don't know... never ever ! You have no clue who and what is sending those files unles you are 100% sure it's someonewho you can trust to... still, you can not be sure his files are not infected... that's why you have avast! checking in the background...

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Re: MSN Messenger 7.0
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2005, 01:37:59 PM »
I changed settings as you advice but i wonder why Avast´s blue a letter icon didn´t rolling when i received attachments ?

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Re: MSN Messenger 7.0
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2005, 10:40:20 PM »
I'm not sure either... to be true I have never noticed that... ughm... to be specific, I have never received any attachments through MSN messenger. If someone needs to send me they can use my e-mail (all those which have my e-mail address).

Well, we'll have to wait for Alwil's response on this one...

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Re: MSN Messenger 7.0
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2005, 09:24:44 PM »
Tools > Options > General, make sure avast scans attachements. :)

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Re: MSN Messenger 7.0
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2005, 09:32:10 PM »
I already explained that in here (spot the screenshot in that thread):

http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=9910.msg83505#msg83505

Btw, in version 7.5 there is no such an option. The only way to scan attachments is if she goes to OPTIONS / FILE TRANSFER. See this screenshot:

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Re: MSN Messenger 7.0
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2005, 09:50:14 PM »
Sorry, didn't click the topic.  :-[

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Re: MSN Messenger 7.0
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2005, 10:15:07 PM »
No problem, everything is under control.  ;D You only tried to help... just like we all are trying to do in these forums  ;)

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Re: MSN Messenger 7.0
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2005, 10:19:29 PM »
Thank goodness for avast someone sent me a file though msn avast picked it up right away and i have it set to bin  virus files right away and it did.

Once again avast thank you for a good product.

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Re: MSN Messenger 7.0
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2005, 12:14:51 PM »
Anyone still can explain why blue " a" letter icon doesn´t rolling when i received attchaments or when i´m sending one?

And how to change settings from Yahoo Messenger or is there any reason to change ?
« Last Edit: September 02, 2005, 12:17:06 PM by poonet »

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Re: MSN Messenger 7.0
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2005, 01:29:45 PM »
To tell the Truth, I don't think avast! blue ball icons in system tray should spin at all when you are sending or receiving attachments through the messenger program. That's just how it works. Maybe Alwil can explain that a little bit better so they can correct me if I'm wrong. Even if you receive some "bad" attachment, it will be scanned with standard shield that's sitting in the background, as soon as you try to open/execute suspicious file.

As far as Yahoo! Messenger goes, it is exactly the same as with MSN Messenger. Open a list of Instant Messenger provider and put a checkmark on Yahoo! Messenger. Inside Yahoo! Messenger, search for OPTIONS or settings (I have no clue since I stopped to use that crap of messenger program a long time ago). I am 100% sure there is an option saying SCAN RECEIVED FILES, or SCAN ATTACHMENTS or something similar. I'm not going to install that ugly messenger program just because of this, so you have to search for that option yourself. I repeat, I am 100% sure there is an option because I installed Yahoo! Messenger on my friend's PC 2 or 3 months ago and I set it to scan all attachments (received/sent files) with avast!

Inside that section, there is also an empty box where you should put the path to your antivirus scanner. It's exactly the same as with MSN Messenger. This is the path that you need to enter inside:

C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashQuick.exe

... and that's it... you're good to go...

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EDIT: More things why I am against Yahoo! Messenger, you can read in this thread started by my friend P3t3rb0nn :

http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=16129.0

Read everything, and don't forget to click on a link he provided in his initial post (first one)
« Last Edit: September 02, 2005, 01:48:38 PM by sAšª »
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Re: MSN Messenger 7.0
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2005, 02:03:58 PM »
sAšª

Thank you much very for your advice about Yahoo Messenger etc. I want to keep my computer clean and safe so i ain´t gonna install it . I´m using only MSN Messenger from now on  ;)


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Re: MSN Messenger 7.0
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2005, 03:15:17 PM »
No problem, I'm glad you listen to our advices. Those can save you a lot of trouble.

Glad to help !
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