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Offline Wittmann

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« on: October 20, 2020, 07:24:15 PM »
Can I make Avast notify me when something is a threat or is quarantined ?
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Re: Notifications
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2020, 08:33:04 PM »
It should already do so, in the form of Alerts/Notifications.  Avast UI > Protection > Core Shields > Settings (cog icon).

There used to be settings for various shields on what Actions to take and an order (now they all appear as one), I personally don't want any autonomous Action so I set all to Ask.

Is there any area that you d=feel that this isn't happening ?
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Re: Notifications
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2020, 10:18:00 PM »
It should already do so, in the form of Alerts/Notifications.  Avast UI > Protection > Core Shields > Settings (cog icon).

There used to be settings for various shields on what Actions to take and an order (now they all appear as one), I personally don't want any autonomous Action so I set all to Ask.

Is there any area that you d=feel that this isn't happening ?

Yes David, Avast has consistently quarantined a number of items and I was not given a notification.
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Re: Notifications
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2020, 10:45:17 PM »
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Yes David, Avast has consistently quarantined a number of items and I was not given a notification.

One thing I didn't think to ask, have you got Avast Silent Mode enabled ?

If not have you checked your settings and ensure they are Set to Ask or they will ultimately be sent to the chest ?
But as far as I'm aware you should still have gotten notification, but that may only be in the Notification Area or a minor change in the tray icon.

If you open the virus chest and the Virus Name, Infected file name and Location should give a clue on what detected it.

You can move the mouse pointer right (until you see the 3 ... dots) on some of the detections and see the options available, you could send for analysis, or Restore (but not restore and exclude). If they are still detected it should be sent back to the chest, but I think it should alert.
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Re: Notifications
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2020, 11:08:02 PM »
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Yes David, Avast has consistently quarantined a number of items and I was not given a notification.

One thing I didn't think to ask, have you got Avast Silent Mode enabled ?

If not have you checked your settings and ensure they are Set to Ask or they will ultimately be sent to the chest ?
But as far as I'm aware you should still have gotten notification, but that may only be in the Notification Area or a minor change in the tray icon.

If you open the virus chest and the Virus Name, Infected file name and Location should give a clue on what detected it.

You can move the mouse pointer right (until you see the 3 ... dots) on some of the detections and see the options available, you could send for analysis, or Restore (but not restore and exclude). If they are still detected it should be sent back to the chest, but I think it should alert.
Thank you David -
Silent mode is disabled. Tray icon is enabled to animate when scanning, but it animates ALL the time - I have disabled it now. I deleted the virus chest items - about 9 of them - several
Sandboxie items and about 4 Checkpoint Zone Alarm items (my firewall). Next time I  will see what detected them.
Will go through all the settings and keep my eye on it from now on.
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Re: Notifications
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2020, 01:16:17 AM »
You're welcome.
The animation shouldn't impact actual detections, it is just letting you know it is scanning.

I would certainly set your settings to ASK, I don't like any program taking autonomous action (avast or otherwise).

You didn't say if you have silent mode enabled as that would be a prime candidate for no alerts/notifications.
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