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Is There Some Tips about Free avast! 4 Home Edition ?
« on: December 11, 2007, 09:46:06 AM »
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Hej - I am New Member from Copenhagen in Denmark
My name is Rudolph
(With a Red Nose  ;)

I do not know much about avast! Free Home edition, as I just downloaded it yesterday...
Is there some "Tricks" one can do ...
I mean I used standard settings - But is there something that is wise to do by customizing it -

Or shall I leave it like it is ?
(What is the safest, fastest way avast! work) ?

I use Firefox 98%


Just wonder as I am a Newbie.

Greetings From Rudolph

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Re: Is There Some Tips about Free avast! 4 Home Edition ?
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2007, 03:00:34 PM »
First tip leave avast on default settings until you get to know it. This provides a good balance between protection and performance.

Browse the avast help file, from the Simple User Interface or Start, All Programs, avast! Antivirus, Help or C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ENGLISH\HELP\help.chm.

Browse the forums, especially the sticky topics at the top of each of the forums, not to mention the avast file. They provide a wealth of information to help you get the best from avast.

Some other thing which may help us to help you.
What is your windows version ?
What is your firewall ?
What email program do you use ?
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Re: Is There Some Tips about Free avast! 4 Home Edition ?
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2007, 03:31:10 PM »
Welcome to avast forum. This will be the faster and easier place to get help and learn.
Feel free to come back any time you need help 8)
The best things in life are free.

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Re: Is There Some Tips about Free avast! 4 Home Edition ?
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2007, 05:46:54 PM »
Welcome to avast forum. This will be the faster and easier place to get help and learn.
Feel free to come back any time you need help 8)

Thanks a lot !
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Glad I Joined Your Pleasant Club !
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« Last Edit: December 11, 2007, 08:05:57 PM by Rudolph »

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Re: Is There Some Tips about Free avast! 4 Home Edition ?
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2007, 05:54:13 PM »
First tip leave avast on default settings until you get to know it. This provides a good balance between protection and performance.

... I will do that ! David R !

Browse the avast help file, from the Simple User Interface or Start, All Programs, avast! Antivirus, Help or C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ENGLISH\HELP\help.chm.

Browse the forums, especially the sticky topics at the top of each of the forums, not to mention the avast file. They provide a wealth of information to help you get the best from avast.

Some other thing which may help us to help you.
What is your windows version ?
What is your firewall ?
What email program do you use ?

... My PC have Windows Vista Home Premium
Firewall - Vista´s own
seldom : Windows Mail
Most:  Thunderbird
(or e-mail provider´s on the web)
Use Firefox 98% or so ... Internet Explorer seldom.
Have nothing against IE - But can customize FF more.

Is there skin for avast!   ?
(I like EyeCandy ...)

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Re: Is There Some Tips about Free avast! 4 Home Edition ?
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2007, 06:06:59 PM »
Is there skin for avast!   ?
(I like EyeCandy ...)

http://www.avast.com/eng/skins.html

I use the first one, aVist, it's a very nice and good-looking skin :)
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Re: Is There Some Tips about Free avast! 4 Home Edition ?
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2007, 06:10:42 PM »
OK with win2k, XP or Vista the resident protection for your Browser/s and email program are transparent so you don't have to do anything with the settings. With older OSes some things have to be set-up manually.

By default, the windows firewall in Vista doesn't have outbound protection enabled, if you do enable it there is no help in configuring the outbound protection. Vista Firewall Control, check out this topic for some user friendly help for the Vista Firewall, Outbound protection, http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=30234.0

Any malware that manages to get past your defences will have free reign to connect to the internet to either download more of the same, pass your personal data (sensitive or otherwise, user names, passwords, keylogger retrieved data, etc.) or open a backdoor to your computer, so outbound protection is essential.

There are many skins for avast, from the Simple User Interface right click on the skin or click the menu icon and click Select Skin and then the Get more skins from....... (takes you to the link Bluesman gave), I too use the avist by Sasha skin.
« Last Edit: December 11, 2007, 08:21:07 PM by DavidR »
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Re: Is There Some Tips about Free avast! 4 Home Edition ?
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2007, 06:36:32 PM »
Hejsa Bluesman !

... Tack så mycket !
Thank you very much !
That was many !


http://www.avast.com/eng/skins.html

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Re: Is There Some Tips about Free avast! 4 Home Edition ?
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2007, 06:44:52 PM »
Hej DavidR !

"OK with win2k, XP or Vista the resident protection for your Browser/s and email program are transparent so you don't have to do anything with the settings"

..Very Fine, then ...!

By default, the windows firewall in Vista doesn't have outbound protection enabled, if you do enable it there is no help in configuring the outbound protection. Vista Firewall Control, check out this topic for some user friendly help for the Vista Firewall, Outbound protection, http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=30234.0

Any malware that manages to get past your defences will have free reign to connect to the internet to either download more of the same, pass your personal data (sensitive or otherwise, user names, passwords, keylogger retrieved data, etc.) or open a backdoor to your computer, so outbound protection is essential.

... Thanks for that usefully link, glad you told me about it !
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"There are many skins for avast"
... So I see ! ... I´m surpried
« Last Edit: December 11, 2007, 08:01:30 PM by Rudolph »

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Re: Is There Some Tips about Free avast! 4 Home Edition ?
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2007, 08:23:16 PM »
No problem, glad I could help.

Welcome to the forums.
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Re: Is There Some Tips about Free avast! 4 Home Edition ?
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2007, 08:42:41 PM »
No problem, glad I could help.

Welcome to the forums.

Thank You !

Meeeemmm - Is the skin also for Free Avast 4 Home Edition ?
I could not see "Select skin" in my menu ...
I downloaded the skin you recommended - to the desk ...
And then I did not know how to install it.

In Ordinary Settings there is also something to mark with Explorer...
As I use FF most should I mark it ?

I ask and ask ... ::)
 

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Re: Is There Some Tips about Free avast! 4 Home Edition ?
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2007, 08:59:25 PM »
Meeeemmm - Is the skin also for Free Avast 4 Home Edition ?
Sure. It's only for the free. The Professional (Advanced) interface is not skinned.

I could not see "Select skin" in my menu ...
Open (run) avast antivirus and right click the interface (skin).
Select skin is the option.

And then I did not know how to install it.
Double-click it only.

In Ordinary Settings there is also something to mark with Explorer...
As I use FF most should I mark it ?
It's Windows Explorer not Internet Explorer.
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Re: Is There Some Tips about Free avast! 4 Home Edition ?
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2007, 09:02:25 PM »
Yes all the skins on the site are free to use with avast Home.

Whilst you don't see Select Skin in the menu, it may be because of the language version you are using, but it should be in the same location, as in my image.

Double click on the downloaded .asws file it should run and install the skin.

Nothing to do if you want to use firefox or IE, avast doesn't specifically use IE it should use your default browser, but I have found links in avast that when you click them it opens IE and boy does that annoy me.
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Re: Is There Some Tips about Free avast! 4 Home Edition ?
« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2007, 09:18:02 PM »
Hej DavidR !

"Double click on the downloaded .asws file it should run and install the skin"
... Yes .. It did open and - Nice "Windows Media Player Look" !
So I should use this on the desktop - And not the Icon in the Status Bar (Who have not changed)

Nothing to do if you want to use firefox or IE, avast doesn't specifically use IE it should use your default browser, but I have found links in avast that when you click them it opens IE and boy does that annoy me.

... Fine then (And I have nothing against IE)

It  said :
URDB database not done. - What is that?


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Re: Is There Some Tips about Free avast! 4 Home Edition ?
« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2007, 09:26:15 PM »
Hej Tech !


Sure. It's only for the free. The Professional (Advanced) interface is not skinned.
... Yes ? (Too bad for the Advanced then ...
;-)


"Open (run) avast antivirus and right click the interface (skin).
Select skin is the option"
Yes - it did happen on the file on my desktop -
Thought it was in the little a on the status .


"It's Windows Explorer not Internet Explorer"
... Oh, I misunderstood it ;-)
Should I mark all 5 places about that, then?

--- Forgive me for all my questions ...