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fruity

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Resident Protection Settings
« on: September 24, 2004, 03:31:35 PM »
I am running the Home version of Avast and would like to be able to set the policy which determines what action occurs on discovering a virus.

The help file seems to say this done using the "Virus" tab under the "Standard Shield Provider Settings" - however the "Virus" tab (and the "Packers" tab) are not present on my dialogue box.

Is this a limitation of the Home variant?

Many thanks.

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Re:Resident Protection Settings
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2004, 04:02:38 PM »
I'm afraid you are right - these pages cannot be reached in the Home version.
Actually, these pages are not shown in the usual resident protection control - but rather in the Enhanced User Interface, when editing the resident protection task.

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Re:Resident Protection Settings
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2004, 04:09:13 PM »
Thanks for your repsonse.

What therefore is the 'default' policy for the Home version? I.e. What can I expect to happen if :
1) A file containing a virus is accessed by a process
2) I receive an email containing a virus

Thanks.

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Re:Resident Protection Settings
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2004, 05:12:02 PM »
In both cases, a warning dialog pops up, asking you for an action (such as Delete, Move to Chest, ...).
If you don't choose any action (i.e. press OK):
1. the access to the file will be denied (avast! won't let you run an infected executable)
2. the mail will be delivered to your mailbox, including the possible virus

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Re:Resident Protection Settings
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2004, 05:23:18 PM »
Thanks for your repsonse.

What therefore is the 'default' policy for the Home version? I.e. What can I expect to happen if :
1) A file containing a virus is accessed by a process
2) I receive an email containing a virus

Thanks.

Silent mode for both Standard Shield (file) and Internet Mail provider (email) and the answer 'No' will automatically send the file (or attached file) to Chest.
I think the answer 'Yes' will delete the file or the entire email message.
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