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Re: * Introducing * - beta version of upcoming avast update (4.7.971)
« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2007, 06:43:58 PM »
Downloaded and installed with no problems. Thanks.

Can someone please point me to the Task Scheduler. The dummy here can't find it.
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Re: * Introducing * - beta version of upcoming avast update (4.7.971)
« Reply #16 on: March 31, 2007, 06:58:42 PM »
What is it your trying to do ?
What version of avast are you using Home or Pro ?
It isn't in the Home version unless you are talking about windows Task Scheduler.
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Re: * Introducing * - beta version of upcoming avast update (4.7.971)
« Reply #17 on: March 31, 2007, 07:14:56 PM »
I have tons of these errors in my event log (Vista Businees 32bit on Thinkpad), and I had them with the previous version of avast, too:

AAVM - scanning error: FATAL: GetQueuedCompletionStatus failed!!!!!, 00000006. 


According to vlk you can just ignore those error messages

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Re: * Introducing * - beta version of upcoming avast update (4.7.971)
« Reply #18 on: March 31, 2007, 07:16:51 PM »
What is it your trying to do ?
What version of avast are you using Home or Pro ?
It isn't in the Home version unless you are talking about windows Task Scheduler.

I thought the beta of Home had a  Virus Scan scheduler built in. Thanks for the reply.
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Re: * Introducing * - beta version of upcoming avast update (4.7.971)
« Reply #19 on: March 31, 2007, 08:45:37 PM »
Vlk, last time you mentioned that Armadillo unpacker will be available in this update (or it's not major enough?). And what are the additional unpackers? Yeah, i know, i'm very curious ;D
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Re: * Introducing * - beta version of upcoming avast update (4.7.971)
« Reply #20 on: March 31, 2007, 08:59:36 PM »
@ jadinolf
No only in the Pro version though there is a work around.

Check this work around out - HOWTO: Scheduled Automatic Scans avast! Home Version!

The major disadvantage with the task scheduler trick of using ashquick.exe is, it will scan every file of the hdd, partition, folder or file that you set it to scan; even those files not considered a potential threat, this can take a long time. It is possible to add certain folders to the exclusions list for say your media files, etc. This could leave you vulnerable if that folder got infected as it wouldn't be scanned by the on-demand scanner as you have excluded it.

The Pro version gives a lot more flexibility and the scan would follow the settings and exclusions, etc. of the regular scan.

With the different levels of protection of and the fall back of the Standard Shield, I find the need for daily scheduled scans lessened. I prefer to do a manual scan with my regular weekly maintenance tasks.
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Re: * Introducing * - beta version of upcoming avast update (4.7.971)
« Reply #21 on: March 31, 2007, 09:31:34 PM »
@ jadinolf
No only in the Pro version though there is a work around.

Check this work around out - HOWTO: Scheduled Automatic Scans avast! Home Version!

The major disadvantage with the task scheduler trick of using ashquick.exe is, it will scan every file of the hdd, partition, folder or file that you set it to scan; even those files not considered a potential threat, this can take a long time. It is possible to add certain folders to the exclusions list for say your media files, etc. This could leave you vulnerable if that folder got infected as it wouldn't be scanned by the on-demand scanner as you have excluded it.

The Pro version gives a lot more flexibility and the scan would follow the settings and exclusions, etc. of the regular scan.

With the different levels of protection of and the fall back of the Standard Shield, I find the need for daily scheduled scans lessened. I prefer to do a manual scan with my regular weekly maintenance tasks.

Thanks for that, DavidR :)
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Re: * Introducing * - beta version of upcoming avast update (4.7.971)
« Reply #22 on: March 31, 2007, 10:35:46 PM »
Your welcome.
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Re: * Introducing * - beta version of upcoming avast update (4.7.971)
« Reply #23 on: April 01, 2007, 02:59:51 PM »
Vlk, last time you mentioned that Armadillo unpacker will be available in this update (or it's not major enough?). And what are the additional unpackers? Yeah, i know, i'm very curious ;D

I'm afraid the Armadillo unpacker won't make it into this build. I've already received the source code from a developper, but I didn't have time to integrate it into avast! yet (it won't be exactly easy). But it seems that the number of Armadillo packed malware decreased in the last months; some new packers are getting used more frequently.
Regarding the new packers... some Chinese packers, pretty common these days, have been included. With the "Installer" packer, avast! unpacks Wise installers and also looks for embedded executables (common in various droppers). More to come, hopefully (and I'll also do my best to include Armadillo finally).

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Re: * Introducing * - beta version of upcoming avast update (4.7.971)
« Reply #24 on: April 01, 2007, 06:21:13 PM »
Downloaded and installed without a hitch. Had to reboot my machine twice to complete, but then it worked fine. So far so good, no errors yet. :D Scan throughput seems good, negligible impact on system resources while performing other operations. Ashserv and Aswebserv look good in Wintop, very little CPU usage on a minimal test machine, P MMX@ 233Mhz, 144Mb RAM, 2.58G HDD, circa 1997!
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Re: * Introducing * - beta version of upcoming avast update (4.7.971)
« Reply #25 on: April 01, 2007, 09:43:36 PM »
Thanks for the info igor :)
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Re: * Introducing * - beta version of upcoming avast update (4.7.971)
« Reply #26 on: April 01, 2007, 11:05:09 PM »
I thought the beta of Home had a  Virus Scan scheduler built in. Thanks for the reply.
No, it hasn't. Only the Pro version allows scheduling as David said.

Vlk or Igor, what should the XP SP2 users test on this beta phase?
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Re: * Introducing * - beta version of upcoming avast update (4.7.971)
« Reply #27 on: April 02, 2007, 12:37:31 AM »
I thought the beta of Home had a  Virus Scan scheduler built in. Thanks for the reply.
No, it hasn't. Only the Pro version allows scheduling as David said.

Vlk or Igor, what should the XP SP2 users test on this beta phase?
This why I asked (from the original post):
task scheduler: it's now possible to specify which days of week the task should run
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Re: * Introducing * - beta version of upcoming avast update (4.7.971)
« Reply #28 on: April 02, 2007, 04:06:24 AM »
Beta is working fabulous so far.

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Re: * Introducing * - beta version of upcoming avast update (4.7.971)
« Reply #29 on: April 02, 2007, 04:11:44 AM »
Beta is working fabulous so far.
No problems here. :)
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