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Re:User's FAQ
« Reply #45 on: October 24, 2004, 05:59:03 PM »
DSO EXPLOIT Thanks to Eddy  ;D

A data source object (DSO) exploit is a form of spyware that takes advantage of data binding to gain access to the hard drive of a computer connected to the Internet. Such spyware can be difficult to detect and eradicate, and if it is successfully removed, it often returns.

DSO exploits can affect Microsoft Internet Explorer, Outlook, and Outlook Express. In Internet Explorer versions 5.5 and later, a DSO exploit can operate even when ActiveX controls have been disabled.
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Re:User's FAQ
« Reply #46 on: October 25, 2004, 03:29:28 PM »
avast! error codes



42000UnknownError



42001License is valid/expired



42002License is valid/expired



42003 AVAST_UNWANTEDEXCEPTIONException found in code



42004 AVAST_FOLDERISFILECan not create folder > same file exist



42005 AVAST_COMPRESSIONERRORError while compressing data



42006 AVAST_OFFLINEFILEFile is not present on drive > migrated to offline device !!!



42007 AVAST_UNKNOWNOBJECTObject if unknown in current context



42009 AVAST_INVALIDINSTALLAvast is not installed as expected



42010 AVAST_NOTPACKEDFile is not packed



42011 AVAST_OPSTOPPEDOperation was stopped



42016 AVAST_FILENOTSELECTEDFile was not tested due engine configuration details



42017 AVAST_INVALIDLICENSELicense string is not valid



42018 AVAST_INPROGRESSOperation in progress



42019 AVAST_FILEEXCLUDEDFile was not tested due to excluded areas



42030 AVAST_SCAN_UNKNOWNUnknown scanner error



42031 AVAST_OT_UNKNOWNUnknown internal object type



42040 AVAST_VPS_INVALIDCOMPRESSIONVPS file was destroyed



42043 AVAST_VPS_ILLEGALVPSVPS file is valid, but updated ilegaly - not using ALWIL Software algorithm



42050 AVAST_PACK_UNKNOWNERRORUnknown packer error



42051 AVAST_PACK_UNKNOWNVERSION



42052 AVAST_PACK_CORRUPTED



42053 AVAST_PACK_UNKNOWNCOMPRESSION



42054 AVAST_PACK_DECOMPRESSFAIL



42055 AVAST_PACK_COMPRESSFAIL



42056 AVAST_PACK_ENCRYPTED



42057 AVAST_PACK_FILETOOBIG



42058 AVAST_PACK_NOTEMPSPACE



42059 AVAST_PACK_DELETEPARENT



42060 AVAST_REPAIR_NOTREPAIREDFile was not repaired



42061 AVAST_REPAIR_MAYBEREPAIREDWe are not sure if file was repaired (WORD97)



42070 AVAST_MAPI_ATTSKIP_REFERENCEMAPI attach skipped beause unknown store method



42071 AVAST_MAPI_ATTSKIP_REFRESOLVE



42072 AVAST_MAPI_ATTSKIP_REFONLY



42073 AVAST_MAPI_ATTSKIP_EMBEDDEDMSG



42074 AVAST_MAPI_ATTSKIP_OLE



42075 AVAST_MAPI_ATTSKIP_UNKNOWN



42100 AVAST_POLYVIR_EXCEPTIONException in polymorphic viruses code



42101 AVAST_POLYVIR_ERRORError in polymorphic viruses code



42102 AVAST_MACROVIR_EXCEPTIONException in macro viruses code



42103 AVAST_MACROVIR_ERRORError in macro viruses code



42120 AVAST_PACK_ARJ_CORRUPTEDARJ is corrupted



42121 AVAST_PACK_EXEC_CORRUPTEDDosExec



42122 AVAST_PACK_MAPI_CORRUPTED



42123 AVAST_PACK_MIME_CORRUPTED



42124 AVAST_PACK_STREAMS_CORRUPTEDNTFS Streams



42125 AVAST_PACK_ZIP_CORRUPTED



42126 AVAST_PACK_RAR_CORRUPTED



42127 AVAST_PACK_CAB_CORRUPTED



42128 AVAST_PACK_TAR_CORRUPTED



42129 AVAST_PACK_GZ_CORRUPTED



42130 AVAST_PACK_BZIP2_CORRUPTED



42131 AVAST_PACK_ACE_CORRUPTED



42132 AVAST_PACK_EXEC_UPX_CORRUPTEDWinExec/UPX



42133 AVAST_PACK_ARC_CORRUPTED



42134 AVAST_PACK_ZOO_CORRUPTED



42135 AVAST_PACK_LHARC_CORRUPTED



42136 AVAST_PACK_CHM_CORRUPTEDWindows Help File



42137 AVAST_PACK_CPIO_CORRUPTED



42138 AVAST_PACK_RPM_CORRUPTEDRedHat archive



42139 AVAST_PACK_7ZIP_CORRUPTED



42140 AVAST_PACK_DEB_CORRUPTEDDebian archive



42141 AVAST_PACK_ISO_CORRUPTEDISO + NeroBurning Rom Image



42149 AVAST_PACK_DECOMPRESSIONBOMBFile is a decompression bomb



42150 AVAST_KEY_EXPIREDregistration key expired



42151 AVAST_KEY_INVALIDinvalid key



42152 AVAST_KEY_INSUFFICIENTCOUNTinsufficient number of licenses



42400 - 415 AVAST_RSA_*RSA errors



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Re:User's FAQ
« Reply #47 on: November 10, 2004, 10:06:04 PM »
E-mail Clients that Store Messages in a Single File

Some e-mail clients (e.g. The Bat!) store all messages in a single file. Others store each e-mail as a separate file. If avast finds a virus attached to an e-mail, it will consider the entire file (i.e. all the e-mails in that file) to be infected. Therefore, the entire file will be removed or moved to Chest.

Take care!

This could happen with Thunderbird too.
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Re: User's FAQ
« Reply #48 on: September 11, 2006, 05:19:57 PM »
Sometimes, Windows Security Center stop recognizing your antivirus or firewall... The fix could be fairly easy for the most part.

1. Go to control panel and open Administrative tools.
2. Click on services.
3. Go down to Windows Managament Instrumentation.
4. Stop this service. Stop Security Center service too.
    Let them to Automatically start.
5. Exit out of this area to your desktop.
6. Right click Start and choose Explore.
7. Go to c:\windows\system32\wbem\repository.
    Delete this subdirectory ONLY. Let the others there.
8. Exit back to your desktop and reboot your computer (maybe you need to boot twice).

This will rebuild the deleted folder and the database. Once restarted, Windows Security Center should show the correct info and antivirus and firewall should now be recoginized  ;)

Other answers for XP Security Center not detecting antivirus or firewall program could be found here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/883792.
Other users thik that Windows Security Center should be entirely disabled based on the security flaw in the WMI (http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,1639276,00.asp).
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Re: User's FAQ
« Reply #49 on: September 28, 2006, 08:14:55 PM »
So where is the getting started for dummies link?


I'm starting a new thread promissing a full list of frequently answered questions.
I do not want to discuss them here, so it will be a closed forum.

If you can (or want) to add something, I'll be glad to add to this list.
I'll try to make an index of them bellow...

First of all, see the official avast! 4 FAQs page or browse the forums for help. You don't have to register for browsing and searching. Registration is required only if would like to post a new topic.

The search function of the forum is really a good way to find help. Try!  ;)

Try to read the avast! Help files too, this save a lot of your time and work to help when is really needed. You can left click the 'a' blue icon on the system tray, run avast antivirus. When you see the avast skin, right click it and choose 'Help'.

Some special functions could be found and reached by RejZor's application called avast External Control.zip. Enjoy it!  :)

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« Reply #50 on: May 11, 2007, 10:39:01 AM »
I read in this forum that many people are having problem with using Zone Alarms firewall. I decided to use Comodo Firewall. So, I would like to know if Avast is compatible with Comodo?

I read in the forum about On-access scanner and Resident Scanner. What is the different between them?

In the Links section, there are likes to Anti-spyware programs. From what i know some of these program have resident scanners. Can these anti-spyware program contradict with Avast? Is Avast compatible with them?

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Re: User's FAQ
« Reply #51 on: May 11, 2007, 08:41:44 PM »
So, I would like to know if Avast is compatible with Comodo?
Right now, no problems.
From time to time could have be some problem so, before updating Comodo, search to know if the new version has any problem with avast.

I read in the forum about On-access scanner and Resident Scanner. What is the different between them?
Shortly, no one. The resident scanner is the on-access one.

In the Links section, there are likes to Anti-spyware programs. From what i know some of these program have resident scanners. Can these anti-spyware program contradict with Avast? Is Avast compatible with them?
No problems with resident antispywares and avast. The problem is only another antivirus software.
Do you want to use any particular antispyware with avast?
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Re: User's FAQ
« Reply #52 on: July 12, 2007, 10:15:59 PM »
Hi All,

Another new user here.  I'm trying to stop the scanning message from displaying itself evertime I do a web search. I use pro4.7.

Please help!

Thanks,
rhino


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Re: User's FAQ
« Reply #53 on: July 13, 2007, 12:15:59 AM »
This really should have gone in its own topic in the avast 4 home/pro forum, but better still would have been a forum search as it is frequently discussed.

This option, 'Show detailed info on performed actions' is off by default, so it would appear you have been tweaking avast without knowing the effect it will have.

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Re: User's FAQ
« Reply #54 on: July 13, 2007, 12:50:03 AM »
rhino, welcome.
Next time, it's better to start your own thread that using an 'old', informative, one 8)
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Re: User's FAQ
« Reply #55 on: August 01, 2007, 03:00:09 PM »
good job!
I like this article  ;)

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Re: User's FAQ
« Reply #56 on: September 26, 2007, 04:27:41 PM »
Not sure I should post here or start a thread.

Newbie ?, so beware!  :o I'm confused by your post on Page 1 " Mail Protection Wizard ". Maybe its outdated, as the post was made in 2004, in which case I suggest the post be updated. I don't see such a wizard anywhere.

In setting up my wife's computer settings, she uses Incredimail and I want to be sure Avast! is "on the job". How can I be sure?

And the various "sensitivity" settings, all of which are normal by default. Is it recommended to increase any of these to high or some custom configuration in any specific module(s). (Sorry I guess that should have been a separate post?)

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Re: User's FAQ
« Reply #57 on: September 26, 2007, 05:06:34 PM »
You should start a new topic, but first do a forum search for Incredimail as there have been many posts about Incredimail. The MPW is only required for those with win9x, winME OSes, you won't see it in the win2k, winXP, Vista as it isn't required to set-up the email scanning provider. I suggest a browse of the avast help file.
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Re: User's FAQ
« Reply #58 on: November 19, 2007, 04:16:58 PM »
Hello,
I've been  using avast! with  Windows Vista for several months and everything was OK. Now the green information tab does not pop up any more AND the woman voice telling me "The database has been updated" does not work either. However, "auto update" is still checked for the database update and the program update as well. I have set up the brand new version of avast! (4.7.1085) manually but it is still not working. I've tried to update the database manually, but I don't know whether it is successful for nothing  is reported in the "visulalisateur de journeaux avast!" (French wording)

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Re: User's FAQ
« Reply #59 on: November 19, 2007, 04:38:53 PM »
Again this should be in a new topic of its own in this forum, http://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=2.0 (click the New Topic button) and we can try to resolve it.
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