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Avast Home 4.7 - Automatic desinfection
« on: January 25, 2007, 09:06:10 PM »
Hello. Are there additional settings at Avast autoprotect (mail, file,web) for automatically desinfection of malwares  ? How can I find it ? Thanks'.

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Re: Avast Home 4.7 - Automatic desinfection
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2007, 10:19:37 PM »
Most probably, not. Only in Professional version (see picture here: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=13315.msg112285#msg112285).
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Re: Avast Home 4.7 - Automatic desinfection
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2007, 10:24:47 PM »
Additional automated options are only available in the Pro version.

Not all files can be disinfected (repaired) as the complete file might be malicious.

Trojans generally can't be repaired (either by the VRDB or avast virus cleaner), because the entire content of the file is malware, so it is either move to chest or delete, move to the chest being the best option (first do no harm). When a file is in the chest it can't do any harm and you can investigate the infected warning.

The VRDB only protects certain files, .exe, dll and other system files, it doesn't protect data files or all files, it is not a back-up program, so there are going to be many occasions where repair won't be an option.

Only true virus infection can be repaired, e.g. when a virus infects a file it adds a small part to it, provided that file is one that avast's VRDB would monitor and you have run the VRDB, then it may be possible to repair the file to its uninfected state.
However, for the most part so called viruses, trojans (adware/spyware/malware, etc.) can't be repaired because the complete content of the file is malicious.
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Re: Avast Home 4.7 - Automatic desinfection
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2007, 08:56:59 AM »
Thanks' for reply. But is it possible to upgrade to Professional Edition without uninstalling current version of Avast Home Edition ? How ?

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Re: Avast Home 4.7 - Automatic desinfection
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2007, 09:11:42 AM »
Buy a subscription and enter the new key that you will recieve by email. Avast will automatically upgrade to pro.

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Re: Avast Home 4.7 - Automatic desinfection
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2007, 02:04:20 PM »
Thanks' for reply. But is it possible to upgrade to Professional Edition without uninstalling current version of Avast Home Edition ? How ?

As oldman said, plus you need to be on-line when you enter the key so that the Pro elements can be installed.

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