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Offline jrukim

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Just started with avast ...
« on: April 03, 2004, 06:15:05 PM »
After several days reading this forum and with NAV near the end of subscrition... here I am with a reformat disk, a clean XP  Home install and running Avast ...  So far so good and all is working  ok.

My positive opinion :
 Excellent software in all aspects and  did not  notice any decrease of perfomance on System.

My minor negative opinion:
The users interface could be more friendly. For an inexperient user wiil be a problem. However the help file is very good.
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Re:Just started with avast ...
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2004, 06:49:44 PM »
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After several days reading this forum and with NAV near the end of subscrition... here I am with a reformat disk, a clean XP  Home install and running Avast ...  So far so good and all is working  ok.
Very glad to have you with us!  Avast runs just great!

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My positive opinion :
 Excellent software in all aspects and  did not  notice any decrease of perfomance on System.
Thank you.  That has been the consensus of most users.  Avast does use a bit more memory than others only because of the way the engine was designed for best performance and reliability.

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My minor negative opinion:
The users interface could be more friendly. For an inexperient user wiil be a problem. However the help file is very good.
Could you be a bit more specific as to what the interface lacks, or what you would like to see?  Avast has become one of the best Avs around because it is molded upon user comment and suggestion.  It is part technology and part user input.

This forum is one of the most effective you will find in sorting out and solving problems with Avast and other security issues in General.

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Re:Just started with avast ...
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2004, 07:04:12 PM »
if you dont like the way the GUI is arranged you can easily download a new skin for it  ;)
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Re:Just started with avast ...
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2004, 10:07:56 PM »
My opinion on users interface is:

There are 4 places to make personal settings on avast:

1) - The main avast window where the available buttons   does not   have a tool tip before clicking.
2) - The avast ON Acess Scanner
3) - The Menu
4) - The Mail Protection Wizard

As there are not a clear link among these 4 places it is a little dificult to find what we wish.

If  possible  a shortcut to all items on the Menu  will be good.

The help is very good but will be wonderful with link words to where
one must go to make the described settings
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Re:Just started with avast ...
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2004, 12:09:01 AM »
My opinion on users interface is ... As there are not a clear link among these 4 places it is a little dificult to find what we wish. If  possible  a shortcut to all items on the Menu  will be good.

Fully agree  ;)

The help is very good but will be wonderful with link words to where
one must go to make the described settings

Oops, this can be a hard thing for our, translators, to set the links in different languages.

Besides this, you will see that forums is as good as help files and you will have support on line to your eventual problems  ;)
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Re:Just started with avast ...
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2004, 01:20:46 PM »
well i just started with avast also, and i am having a peculiar problem with hiding the"avast! On-Acess Scanner Message" displaying all the time. How do i hide this?
« Last Edit: April 04, 2004, 01:53:44 PM by velle »

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Re:Just started with avast ...
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2004, 01:35:38 PM »
well i just started with avast also, and i am having a peculiar problem with hiding the"avast! On-Acess Scanner Message" displaying all the time. How do i hide this?

what do you mean?...can you further elaborate?.. ???
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Re:Just started with avast ...
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2004, 02:01:32 PM »

yes i'm having a problem with: the way my screen constantly shows... a scrolling "avast! On-Access Scanner Message" message. How can I hide it? Also I would like to know; after scanning your files & folders, C:Drive, and D: & E: Drives how do i know if i can safely delete all the files shown? I tried to repair them... but it would not repair, states that an error has occured; i tried to put them in the chest but an error occurs. I don't want to delete an important Operating System file
« Last Edit: April 04, 2004, 02:05:23 PM by velle »

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Re:Just started with avast ...
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2004, 03:39:01 PM »

yes i'm having a problem with: the way my screen constantly shows... a scrolling "avast! On-Access Scanner Message" message. How can I hide it? Also I would like to know; after scanning your files & folders, C:Drive, and D: & E: Drives how do i know if i can safely delete all the files shown? I tried to repair them... but it would not repair, states that an error has occured; i tried to put them in the chest but an error occurs. I don't want to delete an important Operating System file

I answer you here: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=2;action=display;threadid=3693;start=0#lastPost

After scanning, you must take some care to delete or move to Chest.
On the Report settings, check the items that should be written to the report. Task start writes date and time of the task start to the report; similarly, task stop writes date and time of task stop. The description of the remaining items hard errors, soft errors, skipped files, infected files, and OK files is on the results page:

Infected files. Information about the files containing virus code.
Files with hard errors. If a serious, unexpected error occurs during the scanning of the file (e.g. the diskette containing the file to be checked is unreadable), the filename will be displayed.
Files with soft errors. The files that were impossible to check will be displayed. It is usually because of sharing violation (some system files) or because the access to the files was denied (e.g. the current user does not have access to the folder they reside in).
Files not tested by the scanner. The skipped files (e.g. because of their size) will be displayed. (If the file is too small to contain any virus code, it will be skipped).
OK files. Any files correctly tested (and found uninfected) will be displayed.

Generally speaking, only the first ones need to be repaired/cleaned/deleted...
Hope this help.
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