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melmitts707

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Single File Scan
« on: September 16, 2004, 03:34:32 AM »
I just downloaded the trial "Pro" version to evaluate it. I am looking for a command line version that works with "Internet Download Manager" to scan a single file after it is downloaded. Seems simple enough. I think I am just making it too difficult. Does anyone know if this is possible? I don't want to go back to Norton...

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Re:Single File Scan
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2004, 03:42:12 AM »
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Welcome to the forums.
If you installed Avast! in the default folder, then this is what you can insert for the On Demand Scanner in any program that can utilize it.
(Don't forget your Download Manager)

C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashQuick.exe

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Re:Single File Scan
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2004, 03:46:38 AM »
The Pro version also has ashCmd (command line scanner). Detailed info about switches you can use with it is in Avast's help file. To use with a download manager I suggest (as Bob) to use ashQuick. Info on how to use is can be found in many threads on this board.

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Re:Single File Scan
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2004, 04:00:54 AM »
I haven't had to use any switches at all. I believe the only program that uses a switch on my computer is WinRAR but it put the switch in by itself.
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Re:Single File Scan
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2004, 01:35:14 PM »
I believe the only program that uses a switch on my computer is WinRAR but it put the switch in by itself.

In fact, WinZip needs %d switch to work with ashQuick.exe, for instance.
Better is to see the application manual to know if anyone is needed.
Generally, no switch is needed into Download Managers  ;)

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Re:Single File Scan
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2004, 06:41:23 PM »
Technical as usual your right my friend,

Avast! 4 Command Line Rules For various Programs
Program Info if installed indefault Folder:
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashQuick.exe
PocoZip,PowerArchiver2003 and StarDownloader:
No Parameters
WinRAR:   %f
WinArc:   "%f"
WinZip:   %d  
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Re:Single File Scan
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2004, 01:46:06 PM »
Thanks for the info and discussion but I am not actually opening the file, just virus scanning.
Internet Download Manager 4.x has a parameter for a virus scanner for example, with Norton antivirus:
   C:\Directory\Norton\NAV32.EXE [file] /S

This scans the file immediately after it is downloaded. I still don't see a similiar command in Avast but then often times I miss the obvious.

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Re:Single File Scan
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2004, 02:14:14 PM »
I still don't see a similiar command in Avast

Well, you won't see because probably it does not exist  ;D
Generally, you don't need to add any parameter in Download Managers.
Just add:
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashQuick.exe
in the proper field  ;)
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Re:Single File Scan
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2004, 03:35:45 AM »
Thanks to all who replied. I was just over-thinking the process...

Things went so well I just purchased 2 "Pro" registrations. Great Program...

Again, thanks to all.

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Re:Single File Scan
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2004, 02:06:25 PM »
Thanks to all who replied. I was just over-thinking the process...
Things went so well I just purchased 2 "Pro" registrations. Great Program...
Again, thanks to all.
Mel

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