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Solved: Email and AVG Anti Virus

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by bailiff, Feb 9, 2005.

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  1. bailiff

    bailiff Thread Starter

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    Just D/L'd free version of AVG A/V. I cant seem to get the "email scanner" configured correctly to work with OE 6. I'm pretty sure it has something to due with the "Server" config in AVG...........but I just cant seem to get it tweeked right. I have to disable the email scanner for it to send/receive. Its a pretty popular program, I'm sure others have had similar experiences.......hints/suggestions ???? :eek:
     
  2. sekirt

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    Scanning of email is not necessary, per the experts.
    Quote from Steve Cochran...


    Antivirus software invades the Outlook Express program to try and intercept
    (incoming and, in some cases, outgoing) messages that might contain virus.

    The problem with this approach is that the antivirus software can trigger
    the destruction of an entire message folder or the entire message store,
    when it attempts to remove a message containing a potential virus.

    To prevent the possibility of such destruction occuring, turn off email
    scanning in your antivirus software. You will still be protected against
    infection. If you attempt to open a message attachment containing a
    potential virus, then your antivirus software will recognize that your are
    attempting to infect your system, and will block you from doing so. The
    best practice on the user's part is to save an attachment to disk and then
    scan it with the antivirus software prior to opening it. Messages opened
    themselves (if you have the latest security updates from Windows Update)
    will not infect your system -- only attachments.

    You do not need additional email scanning on top of your system being
    continuosly scanned by antivirus software, so turn off email scanning to
    prevent destruction of your message store.

    sekirt
     
  3. Deke40

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    Good Morning Sekirt.

    Bailiff-Some good info from Sekirt. If you still want to configure AVG to scan email this is the way mine is set up, which was done mostly automatically by AVG.
     

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  4. bailiff

    bailiff Thread Starter

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    Sekirt/Deke

    "You guys" are really good. What better IT group could you get!!
     
  5. Deke40

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    Thanks.

    I am Sekirt's "grasshopper". I have never been able to grab that pebble out of his hand, but maybe someday. :D
     
  6. sekirt

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    Deke....yeah....that's why you have over 4,000 posts and I have less than half that! :D

    sekirt
     
  7. Deke40

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    A lot of those 4,000 were from Random before I got hammered in there and learned too only lurk.
     
  8. bailiff

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    Enough You 2 !!!!

    Take It Outside :)
     
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