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Re: using avast to scan files before download
« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2009, 02:40:45 PM »
I'm sorry Tech but do you mean you tried Download Statusbar or are you saying you do manual scans?
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Re: using avast to scan files before download
« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2009, 02:42:40 PM »
I'm sorry Tech but do you mean you tried Download Statusbar or are you saying you do manual scans?

I'm saying that Free Download Manager scans with ashQuick.exe when the download is finished.
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Re: using avast to scan files before download
« Reply #17 on: March 18, 2009, 02:53:44 PM »
Ah. OK,

I've tried Download Statusbar and it seems to work. I get the AshQuick pop up and I see the actual scan so it's ok. I'm going to try Free Download Manager because I wish to see it's FLV download capability.

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Re: using avast to scan files before download
« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2009, 01:07:45 AM »
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alanrf  this may be tedious but the warning when setting the antivirus option is a bit troubling. Should I think too much of it?

Can you explain a bit more about the warning?  What is the warning message?

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Re: using avast to scan files before download
« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2009, 02:07:05 AM »
Well when I click the Virus Scan tab in the options menu I put a Check next to the Manual Scan option.

At this point I get the following message:

Anti-Virus Feature Agreement

This software is provided on an "AS IS" basis, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, either expressed or implied.  You agree that the author of Download Statusbar is not in any way responsible for damage to a computer resulting from improper configuration and/or use of this feature.

The scan works but the message is weird none the less.
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Re: using avast to scan files before download
« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2009, 02:46:48 AM »
I don't think that the message is so weird as the author can't be responsible for any failure of the AV that will be scanning the content. Or if the add-on happens to say crash firefox because of any conflict, etc.
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Re: using avast to scan files before download
« Reply #21 on: March 19, 2009, 03:10:19 AM »
ahh... ok.. Thanks David. I thought that by activating the option they were somehow more likely to crash or act up. I see now. Thank you. :-[
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Re: using avast to scan files before download
« Reply #22 on: March 19, 2009, 04:21:06 AM »
It is only left for me to support David's comment.

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Re: using avast to scan files before download
« Reply #23 on: March 19, 2009, 03:21:25 PM »
ahh... ok.. Thanks David. I thought that by activating the option they were somehow more likely to crash or act up. I see now. Thank you. :-[

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