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2 questions on vrdb please
« on: March 27, 2004, 02:59:56 PM »
I don't normally use screensavers and my computer is very rarely idle, so I've been using the 'generate now' button every few weeks to update the VRDB. Is this ok or should I make a point of getting the screensaver?

Also, after reading some older posts I came across something where its possible to change the run interval in the ini file, but it doesnt seem to be listed in mine or is that because I haven't a screensaver yet?

Sorry for all these questions, but a gal's gotta learn  ;D

Thanks a lot, C.

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Re:2 questions on vrdb please
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2004, 03:12:36 PM »
You can select generate vrdb when computer is idle. In this case the vrdb will be created/checked every 3 weeks by deafult.

I might be wrong about the 3 weeks, but someone will jump in very soon if I am.

I don't know if/where you can set the time period in the ini file. But others will tell you.

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Re:2 questions on vrdb please
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2004, 04:47:34 PM »
You can set the VRDB period at avast4.ini file, section [VRDB]. Write a line as follows:
Where the number will be the time in minutes between to runnings of VRDB (default = 21 days = 60*24*21 = 30240)

Take care: if you run VRDB very often and you install software (or update Windows very often) you can store only 'bad' information at the database (VRDB). I think one week is more than necessary.

More information about the avast4.ini file you can see here.  ;)
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Re:2 questions on vrdb please
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2004, 05:54:34 PM »
Idle is meant as not moving mouse around. Doesn't matter if there are running three screensavers at same time ;) ,WinAMP and 5 other programs.
As long as you are not moving mouse,avast! understands this as idle.
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Re:2 questions on vrdb please
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2004, 08:05:30 PM »
Thanks very much guys, you have got me out of trouble yet again!  :)

Wait until I enable the email scanning - I'd emigrate then if I were you!!  ;)