Author Topic: Can I automatically Delete/Repair new viruses?  (Read 4556 times)

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earthling0001

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Can I automatically Delete/Repair new viruses?
« on: September 15, 2004, 01:52:45 AM »
Hi, I have the latest Home version and would like it not to prompt me when a virus is detected. However if I set it to Silent, I do not think it is actually repairing or deleting the file.

Ideally it would do the following:
Attempt repair
If repair is not possible, delete or move to Chest

Pressing F1 over the Silent option says that I can set it to automatically repair or delete, however I cannot find the option it is talking about  ???

Any ideas?  Thanks.

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Re:Can I automatically Delete/Repair new viruses?
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2004, 01:59:25 AM »
For Home Edition,there is only Silent Mode (Move to Chest).

earthling0001

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Re:Can I automatically Delete/Repair new viruses?
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2004, 10:41:24 AM »
So if I set it to Silent mode, do I choose With General Answer Yes (OK) or No (Cancel) to move to Chese automatically?  It's not very clear is it  ???

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Re:Can I automatically Delete/Repair new viruses?
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2004, 10:42:42 AM »
Use the "No" answer.

earthling0001

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Re:Can I automatically Delete/Repair new viruses?
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2004, 10:48:05 AM »
Thanks.  What would YES do?

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Re:Can I automatically Delete/Repair new viruses?
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2004, 10:55:22 AM »
Well, you didn't say what part of the program you are talking about. If the e-mail scanner is concerned, then "Yes" would simply allow the virus to be delivered to your mailbox.

earthling0001

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Re:Can I automatically Delete/Repair new viruses?
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2004, 10:59:40 AM »
I'm talking about the on-access scanner. What do Yes and No do, respectively?

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Re:Can I automatically Delete/Repair new viruses?
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2004, 11:10:04 AM »
The answer "No" will move the file to Chest, the anwer "Yes" will not do anything (but the access to the file will be denied, so that it cannot be activated).

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Re:Can I automatically Delete/Repair new viruses?
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2004, 10:33:05 PM »
Well, you didn't say what part of the program you are talking about. If the e-mail scanner is concerned, then "Yes" would simply allow the virus to be delivered to your mailbox.

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