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Joseph3_98

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Blocking files in Thunderbird
« on: April 20, 2010, 06:24:22 AM »
avast! 5 Pro Antivirus is blocking my .exe files in Thunderbird.  While I like the *general* idea of what's going on, it's annoying when a friend of mine is trying to send me a program file, and I would rather just have avast! scan it and block it if it's infected than have the .exe files blocked before I'm ever even able to download.

Any way I can change that setting to get what I want?

For the record, I have these specs:  1.994 GHz Intel, 512 MB RAM, Windows XP Pro, and Avast 5.0.507.

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Re: Blocking files in Thunderbird
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2010, 05:10:27 PM »
avast doesn't block, but scans and alerts to infection, so are you getting alerts by avast ?

If you say it is blocking, what error messages are displayed ?

So if there is an apparent blocking, there is something else going on, there are a number of email clients (and some ISPs) that block the attachment of executable files.
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Re: Blocking files in Thunderbird
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2010, 05:15:41 PM »
Could you please post a screenshot, when the file gets blocked..??
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Re: Blocking files in Thunderbird
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2010, 02:11:35 AM »
If there's some sort of setting in Thunderbird messing things up, I haven't found it, and I can download attachments from my e-mail's web interface just fine.  The icon from the .exe is stripped from it once I download the message in Thunderbird and I can't do anything with it, whether it's scanned or not.  Could it be something wrong with the IMAP?

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Re: Blocking files in Thunderbird
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2010, 02:26:48 AM »
I don't use thunderbird, so I can't be much practical help.

Try unchecking the scan inbound email in the Mail Shield settings or Temporarily stop it.

Now try to receive another email with an .exe attachment, what happens ?
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Re: Blocking files in Thunderbird
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2010, 10:50:52 AM »
Not Avast. The only thing that'd be (rightly) blocking such attachments would be this:

Start -> Run -> gpedit.msc -> User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Attachment Manager

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Re: Blocking files in Thunderbird
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2010, 06:15:35 AM »
Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but I just found out the problem and thought I should update.

As it turns out, it wasn't an avast! problem.  It turned out to be a setting in my *Outpost* anti-spyware mail shield.  Sorry about that!   ::)

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Re: Blocking files in Thunderbird
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2010, 10:35:52 AM »
Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but I just found out the problem and thought I should update.
As it turns out, it wasn't an avast! problem.  It turned out to be a setting in my *Outpost* anti-spyware mail shield.  Sorry about that!   ::)
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No problem, thanks for your feedback..! :)
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