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VRDB Question?
« on: March 18, 2003, 01:46:51 AM »
I was wondering when my VRDB is suppose to start, I have it set to Generate when Computer is idle? Is it suppose to start after a certain time of inactivity?  Im running Windows XP Pro.   I love your Software, very good stuff  ;)

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Re:VRDB Question?
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2003, 09:21:16 AM »
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Is it suppose to start after a certain time of inactivity?

Yes. 20 seconds of idle time should be enough (slightly more after reboot - i.e. before the first inactivity).

It's simple to see if it's working - the VRDB icon should be spinning down there in the notification area of the taskbar...

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Re:VRDB Question?
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2003, 10:47:54 PM »
Mine did work after first install, now it doesnt seem to be working even after 5 minutes of inactivity?  Is there a setting somewhere I might be able to change?  Or is 20 sec a default setting? Im running Windows XP Pro.

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Re:VRDB Question?
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2003, 10:57:22 PM »
I did have Nortons installed, Would this make a difference?   ???

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Re:VRDB Question?
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2003, 09:26:56 AM »
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Mine did work after first install, now it doesnt seem to be working even after 5 minutes of inactivity?

Well, isn't the VRDB already generated then? After it is generated, it takes 3 weeks off ;)

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I did have Nortons installed, Would this make a difference?

No, I don't think so, provided they're already gone. :)


BTW nice piece of hardware  :P

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Re:VRDB Question?
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2003, 07:27:32 AM »
Oh ok, I was under the impression that it did it everytime your PC was idle. Is there a way to shorten up that 3 week period? I like Maximum protection  ;D

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Re:VRDB Question?
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2003, 09:52:00 AM »
You can edit the period in avast.ini - [VRDB] section, RunInterval value (if it's not present, just add "RunInterval=your_value" to the [VRBD] section). The value is in minutes, i.e. if you want one week, write RunInterval=10080.

As for the maximum protection - it's not clear whether shortening the interval as much as possible gives you more protection. What is necessary is to have uninfected files in the database, i.e. the state of the files before the infection has happened. If you refresh the database too often, some infected files might make it to the database before you notice you were infected (e.g. before the VPS gets updated).
Since VRDB holds multiple versions of the files, the risk is not big (except for the files that are often updated, but it is usually not the case with executables)... but in my opinion, running VRDB generation every hour is not a good idea either  :)

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Re:VRDB Question?
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2003, 10:02:18 AM »
Very true TY for the info igor   ;)

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Re:VRDB Question?
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2003, 10:51:01 AM »
Just a slight amendment - the INI file is not called avast.ini, but avast4.ini (just in case you'd be searching it on your disk).

You may also refer to a similar thread http://www.avast.com/forum/index.php?board=2;action=display;threadid=127;start=0

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Re:VRDB Question?
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2003, 10:04:55 PM »
Thank You Vlk     ;)