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Re: Avast New User Questions
« Reply #30 on: June 18, 2015, 11:04:52 PM »
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'Virus Total' only scans uploaded files but it does not 'fix' anything, correct?
correct ... VT is not on your computer it is online


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Should only recognized files be 'accepted/unblocked' or should all detected files be scanned using 'Virus Total?'
Not sure what you mean ..... testing files at VT is a user choise, you do with your file(s) as you want

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Will Avast only detect files attempting to be downloaded or anything that might be suspicious on a webpage?
it detect malicious downloads and infected websites

Now try using google a bit    ;)


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Re: Avast New User Questions
« Reply #31 on: June 18, 2015, 11:08:52 PM »
I will be clearer in what I am asking:

1. When Avast detects a suspicious file and displays the pop-up message, does it automatically quarantine it or does it give an option to  'accept/unblock' it?

2. Should only unrecognized files be scanned with 'Virus Total' before an option on the pop-up is given?

3 Will Avast only detect files attempting to be downloaded or will it detect anything that might be suspicious on a webpage?

4. When the pop-up/Notice in User Interface is clicked, will the new version automatically install over the existing version or will it uninstall the previous version first?
« Last Edit: June 18, 2015, 11:13:14 PM by Sporty78 »

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Re: Avast New User Questions
« Reply #33 on: June 18, 2015, 11:13:59 PM »
Pondus, please just answer these 3 questions and that will be the end of it.

As a new user and a 70 year old female, there is a lot of information to digest and I want to be proactive in making sure I understand the various options.

1. Regarding On-Access Scanning, when Avast detects a suspicious file and displays the pop-up message, does it automatically quarantine it or does it give an option to 'accept/unblock' it?

2. Will Avast only detect files attempting to be downloaded or will it detect anything that might be suspicious on a webpage?

3. Should only unrecognized files be scanned with 'Virus Total' before choosing an option on the pop-up?
« Last Edit: June 18, 2015, 11:54:11 PM by Sporty78 »

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Re: Avast New User Questions
« Reply #34 on: June 19, 2015, 12:04:40 AM »
Pondus, please just answer these 3 questions and that will be the end of it.

As a new user and a 70 year old female, there is a lot of information to digest and I want to be proactive in making sure I understand the various options.

1. Regarding On-Access Scanning, when Avast detects a suspicious file and displays the pop-up message, does it automatically quarantine it or does it give an option to 'accept/unblock' it?

2. Will Avast only detect files attempting to be downloaded or will it detect anything that might be suspicious on a webpage?

3. Should only unrecognized files be scanned with 'Virus Total' before choosing an option on the pop-up?
This isn't a Q&A forum but a Support forum. I think the links Pondus gave you supplied more information that you asked for.
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Re: Avast New User Questions
« Reply #35 on: June 19, 2015, 12:07:22 AM »
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1. Regarding On-Access Scanning, when Avast detects a suspicious file and displays the pop-up message, does it automatically quarantine it or does it give an option to 'accept/unblock' it?
it depends on the settings .... info is found in the last link posted above


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2. Will Avast only detect files attempting to be downloaded or will it detect anything that might be suspicious on a webpage?
answered in a post above

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3. Should only unrecognized files be scanned with 'Virus Total' before choosing an option on the pop-up?
answered in a post above


now do some investigating on your own, read my post/answers again .... check out the links i gave you

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« Last Edit: June 19, 2015, 07:33:11 AM by Pondus »

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Re: Avast New User Questions
« Reply #36 on: June 19, 2015, 12:37:29 AM »
Hi Sporty78 :)

The tutorial from Winhelp that Pondus posted is a very good start.
And of course the Avast Faq.

Also in the Avast user interface you can get a lot of information by clicking on the questionmark ( ? ) on each page.
But when you are going to explore the user interface, make a back up from your ( default ) settings first : Avast - Settings - General - Back up setings.

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Re: Avast New User Questions
« Reply #37 on: June 19, 2015, 12:53:40 AM »
Thanks Everyone-The WinHelp Tutorial, although long, was very detailed and helpful!