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AlexC

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How to limit Avast protection scope to...
« on: December 28, 2010, 10:14:52 PM »
Hello,
I´m using Avast free and i would like to know if is possible to limit the resident shield to scan only:
- downloaded files and attachements (the same way MSE allows).
- and removable drives in real-time (without having to use the file shield)

Thanks and good luck for Avast 5.1 :)

Silk0

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Re: How to limit Avast protection scope to...
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2010, 10:19:12 PM »
Hi Alex,
The first option it's possible... just a question of configuration.

About the second... impossible. ;)
« Last Edit: December 28, 2010, 10:20:47 PM by Silk0 »

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Re: How to limit Avast protection scope to...
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2010, 10:19:24 PM »
- downloaded files and attachements (the same way MSE allows).

Web Shield + Mail Shield active.

- and removable drives in real-time (without having to use the file shield)

I'm not sure what the "without having to use the file shield" means - you have to use the File Shield, there's no other way to protect the files in real time. If you don't want your fixed drives to be protected, add the corresponding exclusion (e.g. C:\*) into the File Shield's settings.

(Though I don't think it's wise, and I also don't think you really gain much speed that way.)

AlexC

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Re: How to limit Avast protection scope to...
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2010, 02:45:50 PM »
Thanks!
Keep up the great work! These last few years Avast has made major improvements and is getting better and better.