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Offline nfloorida

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How to print something that states files are clean
« on: February 12, 2010, 04:01:39 AM »
I was wondering if there's a way to have avast! generate some kind of file that states the files on disk have been scanned by avast! and have no viruses.It seems to me I've seen similar things in emails and in downloads.

I'm creating a folder of files to give away on 2GB flash sticks.... wedding favors  :P

I wouldn't want someone who's using the rest of the space on their shiny new flash drive to get a virus and think it may have been on one of the files I gave them. yeah I know I could just type up some kind of notepad file claiming that there's no viruses but I thought maybe there's some feature in avast! I don't know about.

thanks for any suggestions  ;D

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Re: How to print something that states files are clean
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2010, 04:40:32 AM »
Hi nfloorida, welcome to the forum :)

I am sorry, but there is no such option in Avast. Maybe it is an idea to put the avast! Virus Cleaner on the sticks :

http://www.avast.com/free-virus-cleaner

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Re: How to print something that states files are clean
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2010, 04:50:26 AM »
There is no such function, as a) it would somehow require editing the file properties, b) if it could be done it is likely to be time consuming and c) depending on what the file is (with security, digital signature) could change its file size and possible fail validation.

If it can be done, I would put the files in a password protected folder (or if not possible, in a password protected .zip file) on the stick with a text readme.txt file in the root of the flash stick containing the password to be able to access the folder/files in the .zip. Giving an indication that the files had been scanned first.

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Re: How to print something that states files are clean
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2010, 05:02:50 AM »
Yeah, I know it is a limited scanner, but I wanted to give him something with Avast! in mind :)

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Re: How to print something that states files are clean
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2010, 08:26:58 AM »
Thank you gentlemen

I'm about half way through loading these "favors" so it's too late to add the cleaner to those. Good suggestion though

David: yeah password would be the way to go but I've decided to make these gifts as usable as possible; keep my files on there and enjoy them...  or format and start kicking some ass w/ a free 2jigga  flash drive. I've decided to make all the files read only and only give them to ppl that got an invite  :P

Read only so grandma doesn't accidentally destroy a future collectible

c'mon somebody say grats on the wedding

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Re: How to print something that states files are clean
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2010, 11:09:32 AM »
Maybe you could make a report file and check the box that says "OK files" and then print that, would that do the job ??

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Re: How to print something that states files are clean
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2010, 11:47:46 AM »
yeah, just print the corresponding report file C:\ProgramData\Alwil Software\Avast5\report (set the scan options to report OK files as well)
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