question about avast 5

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  1. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    hi
    i used a lot time ago avast , the v3 yeah very old , and the first v4 version

    after i dropped it and i bought nod

    well i have a question about avast 5

    does it read/open files like tiff , jpg , mp3 and other not dangerous files?

    because the v4 does it


    for me it's important because i work with a lot of huge images , and the v4 somtime did slow down my work

    thanks
     
  2. HAN

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    Version 5 can be set at a very granular level. So you have a lot of control of what it scans. My best recommendation would be to try it... :)
     
  3. mantra

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    thanks
    i have nod32 and avira on my laptop

    but realtime engine scan opened files ,does avast5 skin unless files like psd or tiff like the v4

    i had many BSOD with nod4 , now it's running ok
    so i'm scarry to uninstall and try avast

    thanks mate
     
  4. zfactor

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    as far as i know at this time no skins for v5. i actually own a lic for ess as well as nis2010 among others and i have now switched all my systems over to avast 5 PAID versions. i really like it a lot. i also like essv4 though i did have a lot of issues with it, the newest version seems okay but i still do not like the firewall and at times it still gives me issues on the one system i have it running on. i really like avast 5 though its IMO WAY better than v4 was (which i did not use due to the fact i just didnt like it much)
     
  5. mantra

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    but i asked if avast 5 opens to read files like jpg , tiff , raw files , mp3 and so on
    the v4 opens jpg , tiff and other files
    they are images files
     
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    ahh sorry i misread your post. do you mean the program actually opens? or that it will scan those types of files during scan or with the right click option? i know it does scan them for me. it does not open to scan them though when you say download them etc. you would have to manually scan them or rely on the real time scanner to do it for you.

    now you can also go to the expert settings and add the .jpg extension or whichever you want to the exclusions list if you dont want those scanned.
     
  7. mantra

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    thanks
    i mean the real time engine
    i will try the free version so i don't know how much can i customize avast

    so do you confirm that the real time engine open to read a lot of in vain files like jpg and tiff like the old version ? :thumbd:

    the only solution is go in the exclusion menu

    this is boring ,it's only avast that open to read not dagerous files:thumbd:

    thank you so much
     
  8. mantra

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    avast free update

    may i ask a question about avast free virus update
    i did give a look , and there is a limit of 240minutes
    4 hours

    does avast free update the virus database many time at day ?
    or only 1 time at day?
     
  9. zfactor

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    Re: avast free update

    i get usually 2-4 or more a day
     
  10. Diazruanova

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    Re: avast free update

    I have never gotten more than 3 o_O
     
  11. mantra

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    Re: avast free update

    i got it
    but in the preference there are update interval 240


    is there a way to decrease the 240 ,for example set 60?

    thanks!
     
  12. zfactor

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    Re: avast free update

    most times i see 2 or 3.. i have seen 4 a couple times
     
  13. vlk

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    Re: avast free update

    The default for avast Free AV is 240 minutes (4 hours) and it can be lowered to 120 minutes (2 hours) -- lower values are ignored.

    The default for paid avast (Pro AV / IS) is 60 minutes (1 hour) and it can be lowered to 15 minutes.

    Thanks
    Vlk
     
  14. Graystoke

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    EDIT....Got my answer at the Avast forum.
     
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  15. zfactor

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    Re: avast free update

    all my systems (i have 9 running avast internet security 5) all paid are all default at 240mins for the updates. this is right after the install. should they be set to 60 default? or should i set them that way?
     
  16. mantra

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    Re: avast free update

    thanks
    does avast 5 opens to read files like jpg , tiff , raw files , mp3 and so on
    the v4 opens jpg , tiff and other unless files
    they are images files
     
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