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Offline sandeep108

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New Installation of Avast 4.8 - config options
« on: July 26, 2008, 08:27:49 AM »
Hi all! I like many others were not too happy about AVG 8, (I tried it and found it really slowed things down and tried to download the entire Internet so went back to 7.5) but it seems that all AV software seems to be going that way, trying to be all in ones. I just need a simple e-mail scanner and/or resident shield. I use Firefox and TB and always run as a limited user when browsing/e-mail so 'touchwood' but I have not had any serious problems since a couple of years and feel I really do not need additional AS in the package. My Sygate tells me all as far as Internet access is concerned so I feel my PC is quite clean. Outlook is installed mostly as a calendar and contacts app to sync/backup with the Nokia.

I had heard good things about Avast - and its user configurable options - and this forum seems really much better than the 'rigid' (to put it mildly) one at AVG. So I wish to change from AVG to Avast.

I request help on configuring Avast when I first install it, after uninstalling AVG. What are the options that are essential? e.g. I am quite sure I will not bother with the webshield. Can I uncheck the AS as well? If I do so, can I re-enable it without going through uninstall/install? Then I can try the performance hit either way and decide.

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Re: New Installation of Avast 4.8 - config options
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2008, 10:34:26 AM »
Hi...

Just as an opinion, if you can afford the resource usage, I would use all of the services including the webshield. Avast is the only free AV that is as comprehensive as it is (compared to AVG, AntiVir and some others.) 

Others on here can tell you more about configurability than I can. :)

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Re: New Installation of Avast 4.8 - config options
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2008, 10:59:32 AM »
Ok. Thanks. I guess best way is to try it out and see. But are the configuration options available after install? Then I need not bother too much and will enable everything and if I find say browsing slowing down, will disable webshield.

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Re: New Installation of Avast 4.8 - config options
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2008, 11:29:14 AM »
But are the configuration options available after install?

Hi....

Yes. You can change settings via the main program window or the control panel available from the tray icon. :)

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Re: New Installation of Avast 4.8 - config options
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2008, 09:51:12 AM »
Well, I have installed Avast and all for now seems working fine. It found some viruses in some old files, not too sure whether they are false positives or not, but not being useful in any case, have moved them to the chest.

However what would be the meaning of these errors/warnings in the log file?

'28/07/2008 12:14:05   SYSTEM   308   AAVM - scanning error: x_AavmCheckFileDirectEx: avfilesScanReal of \\PC3\xxxxx Docs\TB15\Profiles\nblgiuac.default\prefs.js failed, 00000005. 
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28/07/2008 12:14:05   SYSTEM   308   AAVM - scanning warning: x_AavmCheckFileDirectEx [UNI]: \\PC3\xxxxxxx Docs\TB15\Profiles\nblgiuac.default\prefs.js (\\PC3\xxxxxxx Docs\TB15\Profiles\nblgiuac.default\prefs.js) returning error, 00000005.'

The above are only one of several entries in the log file, all pertaining to this action for the several files in the profile. I was backing up my TB profile to another PC on my home LAN, prior to scanning / checking e-mail on TB after installing Avast.

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Re: New Installation of Avast 4.8 - config options
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2008, 10:57:17 AM »
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It found some viruses in some old files, not too sure whether they are false positives or not, but not being useful in any case, have moved them to the chest.

Your can check the file by submitting the file to Virus Total

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Re: New Installation of Avast 4.8 - config options
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2008, 11:07:58 AM »
Somehow I am not able to send the file. It states 0 bytes received. Perhaps Avast still blocking the upload through webshield or resident shield since, after extraction from virus chest, a pop-up indicates virus.

What about the log messages on LAN copying?

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Re: New Installation of Avast 4.8 - config options
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2008, 11:18:02 AM »
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Somehow I am not able to send the file. It states 0 bytes received.

You can first disable avast before you upload the file to VirusTotal

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What about the log messages on LAN copying?

I'm not really sure and i'm not an expert on that.

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Re: New Installation of Avast 4.8 - config options
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2008, 11:26:50 AM »
Yes, I had to disable avast! before I could send the file. Surprising results: Only avast!, Antivir, GData and Webwasher gateway showed a virus (the same one). All others, including AVG, Symantec, etc. gave no virus.

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Re: New Installation of Avast 4.8 - config options
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2008, 11:32:50 AM »
Well it would maybe a false positives or really a virus. Post the Result here.

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Re: New Installation of Avast 4.8 - config options
« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2008, 02:10:42 PM »
How? It is a web page. Shall I simply copy/paste it?

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Re: New Installation of Avast 4.8 - config options
« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2008, 02:12:00 PM »
Antivirus    Version    Last Update    Result
AhnLab-V3    2008.7.26.0    2008.07.28    -
AntiVir    7.8.1.12    2008.07.28    W32/Beast
Authentium    5.1.0.4    2008.07.28    -
Avast    4.8.1195.0    2008.07.27    Win95:Beast
AVG    8.0.0.130    2008.07.27    -
BitDefender    7.2    2008.07.28    -
CAT-QuickHeal    9.50    2008.07.25    -
ClamAV    0.93.1    2008.07.28    -
DrWeb    4.44.0.09170    2008.07.28    -
eSafe    7.0.17.0    2008.07.27    -
eTrust-Vet    31.6.5983    2008.07.26    -
Ewido    4.0    2008.07.27    -
F-Prot    4.4.4.56    2008.07.28    -
F-Secure    7.60.13501.0    2008.07.28    -
Fortinet    3.14.0.0    2008.07.26    -
GData    2.0.7306.1023    2008.07.28    Win95:Beast
Ikarus    T3.1.1.34.0    2008.07.28    -
Kaspersky    7.0.0.125    2008.07.28    -
McAfee    5347    2008.07.25    -
Microsoft    1.3704    2008.07.28    -
NOD32v2    3302    2008.07.28    -
Norman    5.80.02    2008.07.25    -
Panda    9.0.0.4    2008.07.28    -
PCTools    4.4.2.0    2008.07.27    -
Prevx1    V2    2008.07.28    -
Rising    20.55.01.00    2008.07.28    -
Sophos    4.31.0    2008.07.28    -
Sunbelt    3.1.1536.1    2008.07.25    -
Symantec    10    2008.07.28    -
TheHacker    6.2.96.389    2008.07.25    -
TrendMicro    8.700.0.1004    2008.07.28    -
VBA32    3.12.8.1    2008.07.27    -
ViRobot    2008.7.26.1311    2008.07.28    -
VirusBuster    4.5.11.0    2008.07.27    -
Webwasher-Gateway    6.6.2    2008.07.28    Win32.Beast
Additional information
File size: 221184 bytes
MD5...: 8693ea6cef4cb03202f128c1dcce7699
SHA1..: 14ed8bb145ec2628ac713560938c9df4a2fddf2c
SHA256: bdd8836d08a57b65aaa42f5fb586ab4764ff141a4a1f90b339fe7286749ac64c
SHA512: 84156151ba4c981e1eb11501cb407dd37c60574a66d3919136c5774ed0533e6c
4f68013d97c39c1f83121620536760a11a284543617eb187252c434e11183bde
PEiD..: -
PEInfo: -