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Offline adiamond

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Not sure if Avast is scanning outgoing Eudora mail
« on: October 14, 2007, 08:26:45 PM »
After uninstalling symantec antivirus 2006 (NAV6), I installed NAV.  It seems to be happy but I'm not sure it's doing the outbound mail scanning in Eudora 6.2 (paid edition so no ads).
I sent myself a test message and this was part of the mail I received:
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X-Mailer: QUALCOMM Windows Eudora Version 6.2.5.6
Content-type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii; format=flowed
X-Antivirus: avast! (VPS 000773-1, 09/06/2007), Outbound message
X-Antivirus-Status: Clean
X-Virus-Scanned: Symantec AntiVirus Scan Engine

Original-recipient: rfc822;adiamon1@san.rr.com
X-Antivirus: avast! (VPS 000773-1, 09/06/2007), Inbound message
X-Antivirus-Status: Clean
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So, it seems to me that it's still is using or thinks its using NAV6 for its outgoing mail scanning which is interesting because I uninstalled NAV6.  Is there anyway for me to check what's really going on or fix this?  Frankly, I don't care what it says as long as Avast is really doing the scanning in both directions.

Is it possible to get a hold of a harmless virus email (something that avast would complain about in an obvious way but something that won't spread or harm) so that I can see that it's being caught on outgoing and ingoing.

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Re: Not sure if Avast is scanning outgoing Eudora mail
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2007, 08:44:12 PM »
What? Are you trying to use NAV and avast at the same time?
Impossible... they will conflict very hard...
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Re: Not sure if Avast is scanning outgoing Eudora mail
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2007, 08:48:16 PM »
NAV is notorious for being a pig to remove.

A link worth looking at, which is a program removal tool that can remove the remnants of a number of different Norton Programs:
Removing your Norton program using SymNRT
You can also download SymNRT, a Norton uninstall tool that uninstalls all Norton 2004/2005/2006 products.

The headers of your email show two occurrences of avast scanning your email, outbound and inbound, so I would say it is scanning your email. Though getting rid of the remnants of NAV is essential.

You can test the security of your email system here: http://www.gfi.com/emailsecuritytest/
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Re: Not sure if Avast is scanning outgoing Eudora mail
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2007, 09:52:34 AM »
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After uninstalling symantec antivirus 2006 (NAV6), I installed NAV.


I am guessing this might be a typo and should be this ......

"After uninstalling symantec antivirus 2006 (NAV6), I installed avast."

Hopefully, adiamond will return and let us know.


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Re: Not sure if Avast is scanning outgoing Eudora mail
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2007, 10:40:32 AM »
I suspect most of us reading it worked on that assumption too.

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Re: Not sure if Avast is scanning outgoing Eudora mail
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2007, 10:49:34 AM »
@adiamond

Hi!
The avast is obviously scanning your email as far as you have installed an Internet Mail provider in avast! (that's is true coz it's  shown by your message body.
On the other hand I must agree with Tech & David -- you must use SymNRT to remove Norton, as they two will conflict with each other for sure.
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