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Offline Ayush

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What is VRDB ? Explanation ...
« on: November 10, 2006, 03:19:49 AM »
I read the help files but i am still confused about Virus Recovery Database (VRDB). Can anyone explain its functionality and what is it and why is it ?
Should i generate it regulary ?

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Re: What is VRDB ? Explanation ...
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2006, 03:30:14 AM »
It stores the necessary info to restore executables (*.exe, *.com) files.
VRDB is not a backup system, the stored information is very small (not the whole files).
Besides, only Win32 executables are processed.
The VRDB data are stored in <avast>\Data\Integ\avast.int
So it's not a bakcup utility, but a restore feature of avast.
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Re: What is VRDB ? Explanation ...
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2006, 03:36:32 AM »
Thanks for the very quick reply Tech but what it stores and how and when the stored information is used ?
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Re: What is VRDB ? Explanation ...
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2006, 03:50:37 AM »
Thanks for the very quick reply Tech but what it stores
I don't know technically... as far I could search, Igor says http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=24598.msg201926#msg201926

and how and when the stored information is used ?
It's used when avast is 'repairing' a file. You can't work with it externally.
Also read http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=4818.msg34783#msg34783
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