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Offline tovi84alpha

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Virus
« on: October 25, 2020, 03:52:46 PM »
I have found that Avast Free on my PC is letting emails containing a virus/spam through although Avast mobile is not

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Re: Virus
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2020, 03:54:42 PM »
You can report a suspicious/malicious sample (File/Website) here: https://www.avast.com/report-malicious-file.php
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Re: Virus
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2020, 04:54:03 PM »
I have found that Avast Free on my PC is letting emails containing a virus/spam through although Avast mobile is not

Can you give more details.

1.  What is your email client, is it webmail or email program (thunderbird, etc.) ?
2.  How do you know this, e.g. what did detect it ?
3.  What was detected ?

4.  If you are using a regular PC based email client and the regular Mail Shield, then I see nothing in the shield setting about Spam Detection.
5.  If your email program is MS Outlook, that does have an anti-spam function, but you must be using the avast plugin for MS Outlook.

Hopefully you can see we need more information.
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