Author Topic: eicar  (Read 4650 times)

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« on: April 12, 2003, 02:33:57 PM »
I recently reinstalled Avast.  However now when I visit the site to test that the scanner is working, it doesn't detect the file when I download or execute it.

Now the only time it detects it is if I choose manually to scan the file.  

Do you know what is causing this?  I am running under WindowsXP.
It acts as if real-time scanning isn't working.


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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2003, 02:42:00 PM »
it's an old question...If you read old messages on this forum, you'll find the solution!

Have you downloaded the most recent version of Avast!  ?


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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2003, 06:41:42 PM »
Ok guess I'll just uninstall the thing then, and install another virus scanner.  Thanks for helping and making up my mind!

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« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2003, 10:30:23 PM »

isn't the a-ball avast tray icon crossed-out? If not, if you click the icon, and select the Standard Shield (after pushing the 'Details' button) - what does it show for the value 'Scan count'? And what is the 'last scanned file' after you execute the file

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