Author Topic: Checking Downloads for viruses  (Read 3370 times)

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StephenN

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Checking Downloads for viruses
« on: May 16, 2004, 04:02:50 PM »
I've just installed AVAST, and tried downloading the EICAR test file to see if it was working OK. It allowed me to download the test file without warning, but it did catch it when I scanned the drive. Is this normal or do I have something set up wrong? (My last antvirus package caught the test file during the download)

shgoh

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Re:Checking Downloads for viruses
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2004, 04:06:47 PM »
set resident settings to high and see if it works?

StephenN

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Re:Checking Downloads for viruses
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2004, 04:12:04 PM »
Wow, Prompt response! thanks!
Which bit - standard shield?

StephenN

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Re:Checking Downloads for viruses
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2004, 04:14:48 PM »
Yes, that worked. I'm a bit surprised it isn't set as the default (i.e. to scan all downloads).
Thanks

shgoh

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Re:Checking Downloads for viruses
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2004, 04:17:58 PM »
try searching in this forum...slowly learn how to customise the settings..right now...before you know what to customise...stick to high settings..

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