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How do you know it is doing a scan of email in and out?
« on: July 17, 2008, 05:59:09 PM »
in AVG 8.0 free at the bottom it shows it has scanned emails
How do you know it is doing this in avast free.

Also if you are having a problem with webshield (so far I am not) how do you turn it off?

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Re: How do you know it is doing a scan of email in and out?
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2008, 06:13:14 PM »
There will be an additional icon on the system tray whilst avast is scanning your email, see image.

The avast ' a ' icon will also rotate whilst scanning.

You can also open the on-access protection control (right click the avast 'a' icon, select On-Access Protection Control), click the Details... >> button and select the Internet Mail provider and you will see the changing details. You can also hover the mouse over that other icon I mentioned and it will show tooltips.

The same drill for the access to the Web Shield settings Pause/Terminate or right click the avast 'a' icon, select Pause Provider or Stop Provider and select which one.
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Re: How do you know it is doing a scan of email in and out?
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2008, 08:43:48 PM »
To see if avast! is scanning emails, check one of these points:

1) Is the avast icon (the special one of email scanning) be shown in the system tray?

2) Is your email header with the lines X-Antivirus: avast! (VPS XXXXXX-X, XX/XX/2008), Inbound message and X-Antivirus-Status: Clean? (Right click the message, choose Properties and Details)

3) Are clean notes added at the bottom of the email? (Internet Mail provider settings)

You can test the security of your email system here: http://www.gfi.com/emailsecuritytest/
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