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Not a problem just an inconvenience
« on: August 28, 2005, 03:38:43 PM »
I have noticed that Avast (free home edition) seems to be working all of the time in the background, and seems to pick up far more than other programs I have had.
The nuisance I have is that it seems to have to wait until you give it disposal instructions, before it can proceed.
Is there a setting in the home edition which will allow it to be given priorities of actions, so that it can continue to work when not being monitored, or is there a paid version that does allow this facility.

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Re: Not a problem just an inconvenience
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2005, 04:05:44 PM »
The pro version has a much greater flexability on action to be taken on detection (Repair, else Delete, else Move to chest, etc. you set the actions).

The home version only has silent mode (with general answer NO) which sends the virus to the virus chest.
Click on Standard Shield and then on Customize.
Go to Advanced tab and select Silent Mode and the default answer No.
Personally I don't use silent mode, because I want to know what is going on with my system. If someone is getting so many warnings of virus infection, infected emails, etc. that they become intrusive, then it is time to review their security practice - filter emails at source, delete from server rather than download them, sites they visit, etc.
Leave the file in the chest for a week or two (it can do no harm from there) to ensure no adverse effect from being moved to the chest. Then scan the file again in the chest to ensure it is still detected as infected and if so delete it from the chest.


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Re: Not a problem just an inconvenience
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2005, 04:19:11 PM »
You can set Avast to run in silent mode, general answer = yes.

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Re: Not a problem just an inconvenience
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2005, 04:26:09 PM »
Silent Mode with General answer = Yes doesn't move the virus to the chest.
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Re: Not a problem just an inconvenience
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2005, 07:35:22 PM »
Silent Mode:
Default answer No will send the file (email) to Chest.
Default answer Yes keeps the virus in the file or into the message (attach) and continue the scanning.
You can't configure 'delete the infected file' in the Home version.
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Re: Not a problem just an inconvenience
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2005, 10:31:53 PM »
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You can't configure 'delete the infected file' in the Home version.
Which in my opinion should not be done in case of a false positive.
Although false positives are rare, they do happen.
Sending the suspected file to the chest is the safest choice.
It's also known as the doctors first choice:
"Do no harm."
You can always restore a file from the chest but, once the file has been deleted, it's gone. :'(
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Re: Not a problem just an inconvenience
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2005, 02:05:57 PM »
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You can't configure 'delete the infected file' in the Home version.
Which in my opinion should not be done in case of a false positive.
Although false positives are rare, they do happen.
Sending the suspected file to the chest is the safest choice.
It's also known as the doctors first choice:
"Do no harm."
You can always restore a file from the chest but, once the file has been deleted, it's gone. :'(
Fully agree... I'm using the Pro version, with all automated actions taken when a virus is found.
Deleting is not on my decision tree there  :)
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