[For avast! users] avast! External Control "tweak tool"

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  1. RejZoR

    RejZoR Registered Member

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    I don't know if here are any avast! users,but if they are this program might come in handy :)

    Main goal of avast! External Control (AEC) is to give you maximal control over avast! Home Edition or avast! Professional.

    AEC features give you ability to clean your PC even on hardest infections, when you are not able to start avast! antivirus due to malware that disabled it. You can also quickly (fully) restart all avast! components without need of restarting whole machine,perform On-Demand scan externally,scan resident memory for malware,update both core and virus definitions externally plus many more cool features/tweaks. For full description of all functions,please read included readme file. If you have any other question,feel free to mail me (or ask here or on official avast! forums)

    Official thread:
    http://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=1;action=display;threadid=3021

    Download:
    www.security-ops.tk

    Hope it will help all avast! users :)

    Regards
    Raz
     

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  2. RejZoR

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    Re: [For avast! users] avast! External Control 1.2 "tweak tool"

    I just released AEC 1.2 :)

    Full changelog

    New in version 1.2:
    +Added ZIP Archive Extractor function
    +Added avast! Optimization Wizard (full avast! files defragmentation)
    +Added finish dialogs for Enable/Disable/Restart avast! Antivirus Protection
    +Fixed avast! installation path detection (if not installed/detected)
    +Fixed avast! version and build number detection (if not installed/detected)
    +Fixed some spelling errors and minor bugs
     
  3. Stephan123

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    Thanks for the program.I am a Avast user.You know me from Stephan123
    And another question.Is your website down.I can get there
     
  4. RejZoR

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    Nope,my site is operational and on-line. My host is very reliable,if the page is not accessable,the problem is most probably in domain.
     
  5. Stephan123

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    okey.Your website is up and the file is downloaded.Thanks
     
  6. kloshar

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    RejZoR:

    You should get title AVAST! FREAK. :D :D :D
     
  7. RejZoR

    RejZoR Registered Member

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    Hehe,when something is good,i give it a full support. And this "little" gem is worth it. With word gem i mean avast! antivirus :)
     
  8. RejZoR

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    Version 1.2.260 is relased!

    New in version 1.2.260:
    +Added Database Storage Method selection (ODBC or XML)
    +Added Norton Antivirus 2004 Cleaner (supports Windows 2000/XP only)

    Regards
    Raz
     
  9. rdsu

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    Very handy program! :p
     
  10. rdsu

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    this also cleans things of Norton Antivirus 2003?
     
  11. Pigman

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    Wow. I must say, that looks like a cool program.

    Now if Alwil ever adds heuristics to the on-access and on-demand scanners, I'll be happy :p

    (Yeah, I know that heuristics aren't everything. But they can be very handy...)
     
  12. RejZoR

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    VaMPiRiC_CRoW,i'm not sure about registry entries since those were tested with 2004 only. Some of them will be removed since they are similar for all Norton Antivirus version,but some specific might remain. Files are fully deleted for all versions of NAV. In fact you cannot do any harm to your machine if you use it on NAV2003. Only problem might present Virtual Dos Driver used for scanning DOS applications. avast! uses the same registry entry as Norton,just with different DLL library and if you clean with this one it might couse some conflicts or errors. I recommend that you uninstall all antivirus programs before cleaning NAV. After cleaning you can install desired AV product (avast! doh :) ).
     
  13. rdsu

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    I have an utility to remove it... if you want...
     
  14. RejZoR

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    New in version 1.2.280:
    +Enhanced Auto-Restart function
    +Added avast! tweaker function
    +Added Show tray icon tweak
    +Added Use animated tray icon tweak
    +Added iAVS update check interval tweak

    Another nice release. Use Smart AutoUpdate,because i have some domain problems with main page. Read readme and changelog for details.
     
  15. RejZoR

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    Biggest update to date.

    New in version 1.5:
    +Fixed Auto-Restart function
    +Fixed exit after every function command
    +Fixed back commands for some functions
    +Status page moved inside function menu list
    +More detailed avast! Status info
    +Status info can now be dumped into log file (on desktop)
    +Merged avast! External Update (VPS and program core are now updated together)
    +avast! External Control Update is now known as Smart AutoUpdate
    +Added proxy settings for Smart AutoUpdate
    +Enhanced startup section info for Mail Protection proxy
    +Added VRDB generation interval tweak
    +Enhanced ZIP Archive Extractor
    +Fixed menu loop subroutines
    +Fixed some variables
    +Fixed text errors

    This is probably the best release of AEC :) Enjoy

    Raz
     
  16. rdsu

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    You are doing a great work for that they use the avast! ;)

    Thanks
     
  17. RejZoR

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    Here it is,a new AEC version,fresh as always :cool:

    New in version 1.5.050:
    +Fixed readme entry regarding Smart AutoUpdate Proxy Settings title plus other Readme fixes
    +Added ODBC/XML (Database Storage) avast! Auto-restart option
    +Added Virus Tag tweak
    +Added Update Popup Box tweak
    +Added Update Error Popup Info Box tweak

    Check the readme file for more detailed description of tweaks.
    Existing users,please use Smart AutoUpdate feature integrated in AEC to update it :)

    Enjoy this one :)
    Raz
     
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2004
  18. RejZoR

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    Another sweet release :)

    New in version 1.5.100:
    +Added avast! Main Control
    +Removed induvidual Enable/Disable/Auto-Restart functions (merged in avast! Main Control)
    +Added edition detection for status page and log dump (Home Edition/Professional Edition)
    +Added VPS version detection for status page and log dump

    I redesigned Enable/Diable/Auto-Restart functions a bit and added some more status info. I also managed to add basic edition detection capability so now AEC can recognize Home Edition and Professional Edition.

    Raz :cool:
     
  19. RejZoR

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    New release :) I must be crazy hehe

    New in version 1.5.200:
    +Added detailed iAVS update info
    +Added PUSH update system status info
    +Added Registration detection info (no keys collected, just registered or trial)
    +Added version label detection info
    +Added VPS and Program update method info
    +Added ISO Date snap on target system for log
    +Added user admin rights info
    +Added Windows system folder path detection
    +Added screen resolution and color depth info
    +Added total physical system memory size info
    +Fixed date generation for dumped avast! Status Log
    +Enhanced Smart AutoUpdate feature
    +Totally redesigned status page and log dump
     
  20. RejZoR

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    IMPORTANT UPDATE!

    New in version 1.5.215:
    +Fixed major bug in avast! Main Control module
    +Enhanced Smart AutoUpdate dialog windows

    I've fixed major bug where avast! Main Control module didn't function at all.
    Also changed Smart AutoUpdate dialogs a bit.

    Regards
    Raz
     
  21. rdsu

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    RejZoR:

    I can't supress the update error popup box :(

    I'm using the last version of avast! Home and the last AEC...
     
  22. RejZoR

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    Thanks for the warning. I'm working on it,update should be available soon.
     
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    After extensive testing i managed to fix it(at least it was working for me). It appears that i have typed one letter more then it should be in variables. Also these variables were too long (i encountered the same problem before in avast! Main Control module).

    Use Smart AutoUpdate and please report if its working ok now.
    Thanks

    New in version 1.5.220:
    +Fixed bug in avast! Tweaker module (Suppress Update Box)
     
  24. rdsu

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    Now the "Suppress Update Error Box" works, but the "Use animated icon tray" when I start the avast! Tweaker is always unchecked...
     
  25. RejZoR

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    Ok this one is something that i didn't expected. I hope everything works now hehe :)

    New in version 1.5.225:
    +Fixed bug in avast! Tweaker module (Animate tray icon)
     
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