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MiguelAngelXP

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Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
« Reply #150 on: May 03, 2008, 01:49:38 PM »
I need to add this entry to the avast4.ini file, so I simply add the corresponding lines as I need the ????

Copied from the thread http://forum.avast.com/index.php?&topic=1647.msg21553#msg21553

[AntiRootkit]     
     
WaitOnStart   120


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« Last Edit: May 03, 2008, 01:53:24 PM by MiguelAngelXP »

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Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
« Reply #151 on: May 03, 2008, 01:56:03 PM »
I need to add this entry to the avast4.ini file, so I simply add the corresponding lines as I need the ? ???
If you do not add that line it will be considered automatically.
Some default entries are not shown in avast4.ini file, although they're considered by avast.
You need to add that entry if you want to set a different startup time for rootkit scanning.
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Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
« Reply #152 on: May 03, 2008, 03:22:37 PM »
A) don't have blank lines in the sections.
B) you need the = equals sign between the parameter name and the value, without spaces.

e.g.
[AntiRootkit]     
WaitOnStart=120

Having said that I believe the default value is already 120 I believe so setting that same value would have zero effect to the default.

Why do you think you need to add this value ?
As Tech mentioned you don't need to do anything as the avast4.ini is effectively for changes to the defaults.

It would probably be best to have asked the question in the other topic you posted in and answer my question there.
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Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
« Reply #153 on: January 14, 2010, 01:33:12 AM »
whatever, avast slows my computer way down, but I still get viruses, and avast never fixes them What the hell is wrong?

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Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
« Reply #154 on: January 14, 2010, 01:46:20 AM »
Snowstryder, welcome to the forum.
Can you post a new topic under the appropriate child board. If you are currently trying to deal with an infection, that would be the "viruses and worms" section.
In it could you state your Operating System, any other security software running, and the names of any malware found, along with the paths.
If you are not dealing with an infection, but Avast doesn't seem to be working normally, post it under the "avast4 pro/home" child board, for general info and advice, under the "general topics" child board.

This is a good place to get help and advice.
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Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
« Reply #155 on: January 18, 2010, 02:24:27 PM »
amm this works from avast5 beta? (avast5.ini)  ???

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Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
« Reply #156 on: January 18, 2010, 03:21:05 PM »
When I ran my Avast scan, I found that I had 3 decompression bombs. I was able to "repair", but it would not let me "delete". What should I do?
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Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
« Reply #157 on: January 18, 2010, 04:38:12 PM »
When I ran my Avast scan, I found that I had 3 decompression bombs. I was able to "repair", but it would not let me "delete". What should I do?

- Please start a New Topic of your own as this seems unrelated to the original subject and will just confuse the topic and we will try to help. 
- Go to this link, http://forum.avast.com/index.php, scroll down to the Viruses and Worms forum and click it, click the New Topic button at the top of the list and post there.

However, there really was no need to do anything.
- Decompression Bomb, a file that is highly compressed, which could be very large when decompressed. This used to be a tactic long ago to swamp the system, also see http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=15389.msg131213#msg131213.
 
The name really is the most dangerous thing about this and I wish they would change it or simply not report it, a real PITA.
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Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
« Reply #158 on: February 12, 2010, 02:51:54 AM »
Would someone be good enough to tell me which is the variable in the Avast.ini file for changing the three-week default setting for the VDRB updating interval?

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Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
« Reply #159 on: February 12, 2010, 03:07:26 AM »
Please read the topic above yours and create a new topic. However, I would say there is little mileage in this as a) the VRDB has been dropped in avast 5 and b) as such the concept even is 4.8 is of diminished value.

The VRDB was designed many years ago but malware has advanced and cleaning it even with the VRDB has become more complex. I would disable it in 4.8 if you are going to stay on 4.8.
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Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
« Reply #160 on: February 14, 2010, 03:08:02 PM »
Thank you. I am on Rel 4.8 as it appears to be the latest free version but I will henceforth ignore this facility.

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Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
« Reply #161 on: February 18, 2010, 12:05:31 PM »
Thank you. I am on Rel 4.8 as it appears to be the latest free version but I will henceforth ignore this facility.
No, the latest is 5.0.418 version.
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Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
« Reply #162 on: July 03, 2010, 09:29:02 AM »
I hope that this is not classed as grave-digging on this long-standing thread but I'd like to clarify on how to actually edit avast4.ini.  It was mentioned earlier in the thread that one should use Notepad or an editor of one's choice but AFAICT, you can only use Notepad.  I normally use Textpad but on the Save, it is denied access... same for Wordpad.  With Notepad, when you Save the file, you get an Avast security window pop-up warning which asks if you wish to proceed and allows you to overwrite the the avast4.ini file in the DATA sub-folder.  It appears, then, that Avast is hard-coded to allow the "intrusion" using Notepad only??

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Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
« Reply #163 on: July 03, 2010, 10:24:32 AM »
The mentioned post has been done long before the self-defense features were added.
So yes, either you disable avast! self-defense first, or you have to use Notepad.exe (we are not going to whitelist all existing editor executables, sorry).

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Re: Understanding avast4.ini file
« Reply #164 on: August 04, 2010, 08:35:35 PM »
just had my free AVAST upgraded and now, everytime it upgrades or stops a virus, it tells me so.   How can I turn that off please?   I go into the Status and hit 'silent/gaming mode', but that only turns her voice off for a little while, and it's annoying, especially if your sound is turned up.   thank you.