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Dumb Question?
« on: September 13, 2004, 04:36:43 AM »
Can Avast scan e-mail for accounts like Hotmail? Or does the Standard Shield catch those viruses?  ???


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Re:Dumb Question?
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2004, 04:41:04 AM »
The Standard Shield  scans those types of email accounts.

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Re:Dumb Question?
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2004, 12:22:47 PM »
Hotmail is webbased. Avast as well as all other av applications needs a pop/smtp/imap mail address before it can protect mail. So it does not scan/protect hotmail.

However, when you safe a message/attachment to your local disk, Avast's on-access scanner will scan it since you are accessing a file.

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Re:Dumb Question?
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2004, 01:05:42 PM »
Well in fact it does. avast! checks all cached files and all files (attachements) that you upload or download. Also Hotmail has integrated McAfee scanner,so you have a dual layer antivirus protection.
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Re:Dumb Question?
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2004, 06:44:31 PM »
Web based email accounts are no differen't to browsing regular web pages, the content is downloaded into your browser cache (where as RejZor said they are scanned by the on-access scanner) and are then displayed on your monitor.
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