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GiZiM

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How to know if Avast is doing what it does
« on: July 04, 2004, 05:48:21 AM »
I just redownloaded Avast Home 4.0 2 questions i got it working with FireFox  ;D
How do i know if the Instant Messager protection is working? I have AIM only
also how do i know if the P2P Protection is working?

Staind

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Re:How to know if Avast is doing what it does
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2004, 06:01:38 AM »
>> Try sending or recieving Eicar file test on AIM (have someone download and send it, or try and send it to someone else).

>> Search for Eicar file test on Kazaa (I tried this and results do come up). Download it, Avast! should detect it.

note: In case you didn't know, Eicar file is similar to a virus but is totally harmless.

GiZiM

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Re:How to know if Avast is doing what it does
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2004, 06:18:43 AM »
>> Try sending or recieving Eicar file test on AIM (have someone download and send it, or try and send it to someone else).

>> Search for Eicar file test on Kazaa (I tried this and results do come up). Download it, Avast! should detect it.

note: In case you didn't know, Eicar file is similar to a virus but is totally harmless.


Why the hell didnt i think of that?
I dont want to search on Kazaa people prob. have modded it to really do something.

Staind

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Re:How to know if Avast is doing what it does
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2004, 06:21:13 AM »
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Why the hell didnt i think of that?
I dont want to search on Kazaa people prob. have modded it to really do something.

Good point. :)!

GiZiM

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Re:How to know if Avast is doing what it does
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2004, 06:37:34 AM »
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Why the hell didnt i think of that?
I dont want to search on Kazaa people prob. have modded it to really do something.

Good point. :)!

Though im sure Avast will catch it i dont want to play with fire.
Now if Avast came with a built-in spam filter aragh  ;D

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Re:How to know if Avast is doing what it does
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2004, 10:35:22 AM »
Download eicar from reliable source (official page). COM file might be something different then it says on Kazaa...
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