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Offline standeb

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Avast v4.8 inquiry
« on: May 06, 2008, 12:31:26 AM »
Hi All,

I use Avast 4. However I have noted yesterday that a new version of the product has been released. I have noticed that the splash screen is different.
It is also advertised that Avast Home and Pro now carry the same features e.g., Antivirus, Antispyware and antirootkit.

I have looked at the program and have not been able to see eg. If I wanted to use the rootkit mode, what would I click on? and the same applies to the Antispyware feature.

Further I do not know whether my version carries the new features.

Can you advise me as to whether I would have to re-download the program to have the features installed, and/or whether they are already installed and there is no need to look around for feature buttons.

Thanking you for your kind attention.

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Re: Avast v4.8 inquiry
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2008, 01:02:36 AM »
Antirootkit scan is performed by Home and Pro. But it can only be configurated or run in Pro. You need to use links as follow in Home:

ashquick.exe "<RTK>SUPERQUICK"
ashquick.exe "<RTK>QUICK"
ashquick.exe "<RTK>FULL"

The antispyware module is 'inside' of Standard Shield, not different from virus detection/removal ones.

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Re: Avast v4.8 inquiry
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2008, 12:52:29 AM »
Hi Tech,

I have been having difficulty with my system since I last posted. I only today saw your post and thank you for the same.

How do I use the links you sent me. I use Avast 4 Home edition. "am not very savy with computers and how programs work. So can I have some more detail.

Thanking you.

standeb.

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Re: Avast v4.8 inquiry
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2008, 04:28:05 AM »
Open a command window in the avast folder and execute that commands.
Or run something like:
"C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashQuick.exe" "<RTK>SUPERQUICK"
"C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashQuick.exe" ashquick.exe "<RTK>QUICK"
"C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashQuick.exe" ashquick.exe "<RTK>FULL"

But, if you're not savvy, why are you worried about on-demand scannings of rootkits if you have on-access (resident) one with avast?
Also, use avast antirootkit for on-demand scannings (avast! antirootkit).
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Re: Avast v4.8 inquiry
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2008, 04:28:34 AM »
Hi Tech,

Thank you for your reply I just saw it.

I really am not worried but I am not too savy. I am however always willimg to learn something.

Your suggestions are well noted and I will be trying to impliment them during the week-end.

I will post back the results.

Thanky you again.

Best regards.

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Re: Avast v4.8 inquiry
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2008, 06:17:51 AM »
Hey, don't leave your email opened here or spam will reach it ;)

Hi Tech....

How is it disabled? I've tried what I thought would work but no dice.

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Re: Avast v4.8 inquiry
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2008, 11:18:38 AM »
Edit your original post, just spacebar it out.
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Re: Avast v4.8 inquiry
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2008, 04:24:38 PM »
ardvark, you can't edit a post from standeb ???
Do you mean that you want to hide your own email address? Just set this into your forum profile settings. Remember that only you yourself can see your hidden email address.
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Re: Avast v4.8 inquiry
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2008, 04:06:17 AM »
Hello Tech,

Had some problems with my system. They were not virus related though. Had to change my monitor and fix a boot up problem. I also had a memory problem. Thats history now.

I did not attempt your suggestions. Had to shelve it because of the above. I however seem to have a problem with Avast 4 Home and will have to do a new post.

Meanwhile thank you for your suggestions. They will be attempted in the near future.

standeb.

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Re: Avast v4.8 inquiry
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2008, 04:44:08 PM »
I however seem to have a problem with Avast 4 Home and will have to do a new post.
Meanwhile thank you for your suggestions. They will be attempted in the near future.
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