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Offline ocean-tiger

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About Editing Parameters for VRDB in Avast4.ini File
« on: March 20, 2004, 11:36:40 AM »
My  Avast! 4 Home edition's help File shows that the VRDB is updated each 3 weeks by default, and help file states that that value may be changed by editing avast4.ini.  But I fail to find the related parameter in avast4.ini.  

So, could any experiecned would like to teach me to change the default value (e.g. 1 day or 6 hours ecah) and also how to restore the infected file by VRDB if necessary?

Thx!!! :)

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Re:About Editing Parameters for VRDB in Avast4.ini File
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2004, 12:13:49 PM »
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=2;action=display;threadid=1647;start=msg15899#msg15899

BTW if you do a forum search for the word RunInterval you will find tons of dicussions about changing this entry. The bottom line is that you shouldn't change this entry unless you know what you're doing exactly...
« Last Edit: March 20, 2004, 12:16:47 PM by Vlk »
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Re:About Editing Parameters for VRDB in Avast4.ini File
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2004, 05:18:11 PM »
Thanks for your help and opinion.  Actually, I have tried to search the solution by another key work "VRDB", but returns lots of searching result.  

But, anyway, thx for your help again.

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Re:About Editing Parameters for VRDB in Avast4.ini File
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2004, 07:42:14 PM »
Technical did an excellent thread explaining the ini files, and it's in there somewhere.  Sorry I don't have a link to it handy, but I'm sure someone else will be happy to jump in and supply it.

With specific regard to VRDB update-frequency, you'll find you'll have to add a new line to the [VRDB] "paragraph" of the ini, since it's one of many settings where avast uses a default value (in this case 3 weeks) if there's no specific reference to it in the ini.
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Re:About Editing Parameters for VRDB in Avast4.ini File
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2004, 09:35:07 PM »
Technical did an excellent thread explaining the ini files, and it's in there somewhere.  Sorry I don't have a link to it handy, but I'm sure someone else will be happy to jump in and supply it.

Thanks for your words Mike  ;)
The link was posted by Vlk here (thanks for quoting me Vlk  ;D)

As Vlk said, do not change the frequency of the VRDB too a very low value. It needs the 'right' information about the exe files and not 'too' updated one. With errors, you could (in some cases) not be able to recover the right data as you fill VRDB with the wrong ones.

Specially if you install/uninstall a lot of softwares, let the default value there  8)
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Re:About Editing Parameters for VRDB in Avast4.ini File
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2004, 06:46:20 AM »
Thx for the opinion of Mike and Technical again. ;)