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Offline robbb

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Buffer overrun detected!
« on: April 06, 2004, 02:08:19 PM »
Hi

Installed Avast home no probs for a while
Now, whenever I launch OE I get:
"Microsoft Visual C++ rumtime library"
"Buffer overrun detected!
Program:....ogram files\alwil software\avast4\ashmaisv.exe

A buffer overrun has been detected which has corrupted the program's internal state. The program cannot safely continue execution and must now be terminated"<ok box>


I have tried re-running the mail protection wizard
Automatically protect future accounts is unchecked
Completing the wizard doesn't fix the problem

Os is windows ME
I am behind a linux firewall

help please!
many thanks
rob

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Re:Buffer overrun detected!
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2004, 02:10:32 PM »
Do you use the latest build (357) of avast?

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Re:Buffer overrun detected!
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2004, 02:15:19 PM »
version 4.1.357

Offline vojtech

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Re:Buffer overrun detected!
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2004, 05:31:39 PM »
Do you use the option 'Send and receive messages at startup' in OE ? Could you try to disable it ?
I'd like to know if it occurs as you start OE or as OE begins to download mail.

You can also try to repair the installation in Control Panel->Add or Remove Programs->avast! Antivirus.

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Re:Buffer overrun detected!
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2004, 08:26:43 PM »
thanx for the suggestion - didnt get chance to try it cos it has fixed itself.

I think the error was being caused by an email (or amount of emails!) i had in my in queue. heres what i did:

I removed the 127.0.0.1 loop back  - re-entered my servers POP3 details (i needed to check my emails urgently)

downloaded my emails unprotected (38 genuine - god only knows how much spam!)

re-entered the avast 127.0.0.1 settings

all working fine again

Ill keep you posted if future emails manage to crash avast

cheers
rob

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Re:Buffer overrun detected!
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2004, 08:32:49 PM »
Do you still have the e-mails?
Could you forward them to us?

We'd be extremely interested in them...
Especially if you could find out which one exactly is causing the problems...

Thanks
Vlk
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Offline johnk4

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Re:Buffer overrun detected!
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2004, 09:32:52 PM »
For what it's worth, I've been getting exactly the same error today - only solution was to do as you did and remove the localhost email scanner. I'm using build 357.

John

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Re:Buffer overrun detected!
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2004, 05:52:33 AM »
Vlk, just to post: no error with OE + avast and no error either if I choose the option 'check mail on the startup'. Everything works fine. Maybe I do not receive that 'interesting' emails that you want to see  ;D
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Offline TonyK

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Re:Buffer overrun detected!
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2004, 02:54:49 PM »
I have the same problem.  It just started yesterday.  I have Eudora as my email client.  I have Avast 4.1.357.  I have Win98, 384 RAM, 233 Pentium.

I'll try the suggestion above to get my latest batch of emails.  

Tony


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Re:Buffer overrun detected!
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2004, 03:29:41 PM »
People, seriously, we'd NEED the email in question... without it, it's gonna be extremely difficult to fix this problem!

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Offline TonyK

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Re:Buffer overrun detected!
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2004, 05:10:03 AM »
I got my emails by changing my ports in Eudora to be the listen ports of SpamPal.

I'll put them back & try again.

Sorry, but I got >100 emails, I cannot tell which one caused your problem.

Tony