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Offline RejZoR

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Re:Avast did not BLOCK a virus
« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2004, 07:18:05 PM »
I think that you should change text from Ok to Continue and deny access or something that is a bit shorter with the same meaning.
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Re:Avast did not BLOCK a virus
« Reply #16 on: March 16, 2004, 08:25:23 PM »
When I tried to save attachement from mail virus, avast screamed that file is infected, but after hitting OK (or just Enter since OK is the default button) the file was saved. I don't think, that this should be the default action.

xtonda, are you sure that the file was saved?
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Re:Avast did not BLOCK a virus
« Reply #17 on: March 16, 2004, 08:37:50 PM »
Yes, I am sure. Try to open this URL http://www.viry.cz/1pomoc/antiviry/eicar.com, save the file there and after avast alert click OK. On my machine file was saved. With virus in mail attachement it worked the same way.

The alert dialogue shoul look some other more clear way and move to chest should be the default action. I searched the help and even there wasn't detailed description what OK is supposed to do.

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Re:Avast did not BLOCK a virus
« Reply #18 on: March 16, 2004, 09:08:17 PM »
In the previous posts, I was talking about scanning "on open" or "on execute". As I explained elsewhere, scanning "created/modified" files is actually "on close", and works different. When the virus warning is given, the file is already there.

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Re:Avast did not BLOCK a virus
« Reply #19 on: March 16, 2004, 10:59:55 PM »
Ah, I see. However it is not clear what happens when user wants save file infected by virus, avast gives alert and than user clickcs OK. I think many people would expect that virus didn't pass through.

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Re:Avast did not BLOCK a virus
« Reply #20 on: March 17, 2004, 09:34:12 AM »
If you're using avast Pro you can also reconfigure the default action.
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Re:Avast did not BLOCK a virus
« Reply #21 on: March 17, 2004, 09:45:33 AM »
Yes I could, but ordinary user even dosn't know that he should