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Offline Lisandro

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Re:avast programs needing firewall holes
« Reply #30 on: January 01, 2005, 02:41:00 PM »
Here's a copy of the appropriate Outpost firewall logs:

7:30:52 PM   ashquick.exe   mail.gl.centurytel.net   OUT    SMTP
7:29:26 PM   ashserv.exe    mail.gl.centurytel.net   OUT    SMTP
7:29:03 PM   ashserv.exe    mail.gl.centurytel.net   OUT    SMTP

Apparently, ashquick.exe does, in fact have email capabilities built-in and handles the on-demand alert, while ashserv.exe handles the standard shield.

I believe you, I hope you believe me too...
This is my Outpost firewall log... All email activity on ports 110 and 120 (and smtp on 25) is related to my spamkiller (spamihilator), email client and avast (ashMaiSv.exe).

ashQuich.exe never ask for connection in my system...  :-\
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Offline Lisandro

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Re:avast programs needing firewall holes
« Reply #31 on: January 01, 2005, 02:44:05 PM »
Do you have email alerting set up?  That's what I believe is triggering the access.  avast finds a virus (eicar), and is trying to send me an email telling me about it's discovery.  This is a seperate thing from scanning of normal incoming and outgoing email.  This is avast CREATING an email on it's own (per my configuration).

I think you found the reason...
I do not use this feature but I'll try to see what I get.  ;)
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