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WARNING - WinMail.exe
« on: May 19, 2011, 04:23:50 AM »
When I try to open up my email program I get an Avast Warning popping up saying that WinMail.exe is an unidentified program wanting to access my computer and gives me an option to Cancel or Allow-If I choose Cancel then I cannot open my email program - If I choose Allow then I am able to open my email program. This happens every time since I updated my system yesterday with the latest Avast updates!
How do I get rid of this annoying message?
I am using Vista.
I am not a technical person so if anyone has any clue what I should do would it be possible to describe so that your grandmother could understand it please.
Thanks in advance,I am new to this.

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Re: WARNING - WinMail.exe
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2011, 07:28:46 AM »
Just do nothing and wait for the next virus-database update. If it is a false positive, it will be corrected quickly.
You may also put winmail.exe on the exclusion lists of the scanners (fileshield, behavior shield), but I would rather recommend to live temporarily with the "allow" clicking - it won't take long until the database is corrected.

But to be sure that your winmail.exe is not corrupted by a virus, upload "winmail.exe" on virustotal and have it analyzed.
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