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dougfunny64

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Download managers/torrent clients automatic scanning
« on: August 17, 2011, 10:10:33 PM »
Hello to you all.

First,I would like to thank the avast team for developing such a great antivirus without any charge for its users.

My question is: how can I set avast to autoscan  downloaded files in applications like download managers,such as Orbit downloader?I mean, on the antivirus tab  there are 3 fields:

1st- antivirus executable path(I don't know whether it's AvastUI.exe or ashQuick.exe or neither of them);

2nd-it asks for some parameters, I don't know what to fill in with;

3nd-it displays some file extensions to be scanned,like .exe, .com, .bat and compressed formats.

Which .exe shall I select and what is "parameters" field good for?

Before I forget, all modules are turned on and on maximum sensibility.

BTW,Sorry for English.

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Re: Download managers/torrent clients automatic scanning
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2011, 11:14:37 PM »
It requires the full path to C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\ashQuick.exe.

Avast in itself doesn't require a parameter, so it would depend in Orbit downloader needs one.

Personally I wouldn't restrict what files that Orbit would call ashQuick.exe to scan, scam them all.

As far as P2P clients go if you have the P2P shield enabled and whichever P2P application you are using is checked in the P2P, Expert settings, then you shouldn't need to have ashQuick.exe scan it.
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Re: Download managers/torrent clients automatic scanning
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2011, 11:51:29 PM »
JFYI, FreeDownloadManager (.org) already includes Avast as one of the available options for AV scanning, and you can add (customize) any other scanner too.

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Re: Download managers/torrent clients automatic scanning
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2011, 07:08:36 AM »
Thanks for the help,people.I selected ashQuick.exe and now it scans files right after finishing download.But I also think that having the P2P module toggled on is enough to protect my PC,because sometimes it stops the download if the file is infected before its completion.

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Re: Download managers/torrent clients automatic scanning
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2011, 02:27:01 PM »
You're welcome.

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