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gibbonsphincter

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Virus getting through
« on: September 20, 2004, 04:47:03 AM »
I am running the free home version of Avast. I am getting virus infections when surfing the web.  When I ran Norton, I would get a window warning me that the site contained a virus and was blocked.  My Avast does not do this.  I run a complete scan of over 135,000 files and delete all of the viruses.  Sometimes just a few days later, I run a complete scan and viruses are back.  Is there a setting that will reject a virus from a website or something like that?  

I am running XP Pro, have a firewall with Turbo Accelerator.  Run Adaware several times a week.  I connect through a 56K dialup v.92 modem.

Thanks for your help.


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Re:Virus getting through
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2004, 05:16:52 AM »
Sometimes just a few days later, I run a complete scan and viruses are back.  Is there a setting that will reject a virus from a website or something like that?

How is your avast configurated? Sensibility, scan archives, which providers are enabled...  ::)
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Re:Virus getting through
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2004, 12:48:45 PM »
Looks to me that they are scripts on webpages causing this. Avast Pro has a script blocker, Avast Home does not. Am I right here? And please also answer Technical's questions.

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Re:Virus getting through
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2004, 01:12:28 PM »
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Can you also tell us the exact path where the re-ocurring virus is located?
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Re:Virus getting through
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2004, 02:46:29 PM »
Looks to me that they are scripts on webpages causing this. Avast Pro has a script blocker, Avast Home does not. Am I right here?

Ok, fully right  8)
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Re:Virus getting through
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2004, 06:38:28 PM »
In addition, the operating system may be missing a few vital security patches... ?