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Re: AVG vs. Avast -- Two major features to look for
« Reply #30 on: May 07, 2007, 05:41:03 PM »
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It also depends on the scan type.
(A lot of virus scanners allow a user to not scan .zip and other packers, since it takes longer)

I cant even start downloading the virus file, since Avast stops it before I even click "Save As"


From where?     
The eicar.zip file attached above?      or from.... ?
Its here:
http://www.eicar.org/anti_virus_test_file.htm

Just scroll down the page a while, or use the version that was attached to the Forums.  ;)
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Wherever it is from, that is very interesting. 
I wonder how AV software running on your computer can know what is in a file residing on another computer,  before a transfer even begins.


How it knows what it is before its really "downloaded"?
Because part of it goes into the Temporary internet folder, thats why

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Re: AVG vs. Avast -- Two major features to look for
« Reply #31 on: May 07, 2007, 05:55:34 PM »
Its here:
http://www.eicar.org/anti_virus_test_file.htm

That's the same place I mentioned earlier -  that I can't find it to download.
I see a link towards the top right for downloading,  but it does nothing for me.


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Just scroll down the page a while,

Can't scroll down... nothing to scroll.


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or use the version that was attached to the Forums.  ;)

There are forums there?

Something is weird.... I'm missing a lot at that site.

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Wherever it is from, that is very interesting. 
I wonder how AV software running on your computer can know what is in a file residing on another computer,  before a transfer even begins.


How it knows what it is before its really "downloaded"?
Because part of it goes into the Temporary internet folder, thats why

Oh, ok.  So it really is downloaded first.   


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Re: AVG vs. Avast -- Two major features to look for
« Reply #32 on: May 07, 2007, 06:02:39 PM »
Willy, are you using some Wanna-be browser, like "Browse Happy" that provides you with crappy unhappy time?

Unfortunately, eicar.org appears to be down at the moment.

So download the same attachment you uploaded...


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Re: AVG vs. Avast -- Two major features to look for
« Reply #33 on: May 07, 2007, 06:10:11 PM »
Willy, are you using some Wanna-be browser, like "Browse Happy" that provides you with crappy unhappy time?

No,   where did you come up with that from?

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Unfortunately, eicar.org appears to be down at the moment.

So download the same attachment you uploaded...

?
Why would I want to do that?





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Re: AVG vs. Avast -- Two major features to look for
« Reply #34 on: May 07, 2007, 06:43:24 PM »
*sigh*

***WP: Implies that I am giving up, and discluding the sarcasm. But to even things out, and prevent enemies:

 Browse Happy is this Wanna-Be web browser I ran into once. (Ugh!) its advert. came with BrowseHappy

Oh, I guess its not a browser
Its a website telling people to switch to something besides MS Internet Explorer...
http://browsehappy.com/
 :D

Just goes to show...

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Re: AVG vs. Avast -- Two major features to look for
« Reply #35 on: May 08, 2007, 09:02:46 AM »
*sigh*

***WP:

I have no idea what this means.  Sorry.

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Implies that I am giving up,

Now I'm really lost.   Giving up....  on what?    I didn't know there was anything to give up on.

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and discluding the sarcasm. But to even things out, and prevent enemies:

Prevent enemies?    huh?   what enemies?


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Browse Happy is this Wanna-Be web browser I ran into once. (Ugh!) its advert. came with BrowseHappy

Oh, I guess its not a browser
Its a website telling people to switch to something besides MS Internet Explorer...
http://browsehappy.com/
 :D

Ok, I guess.


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Just goes to show...

***WP: Ha! "Look at me and my mistakes"


Again...  ok, I guess.





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Re: AVG vs. Avast -- Two major features to look for
« Reply #36 on: May 08, 2007, 09:08:55 AM »
WillyW, perhaps this will help clear things up for you just a little...
http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php/topic,34158.msg215998.html#msg215998
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    Re: AVG vs. Avast -- Two major features to look for
    « Reply #37 on: May 08, 2007, 09:23:51 AM »
    i already read it earlier and im still confused

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    Re: AVG vs. Avast -- Two major features to look for
    « Reply #38 on: May 08, 2007, 09:50:40 PM »
    For the rest of the week, whenever Zylstra uses "Word Psychology" he includes a ***WP note to explain what he's doing, which is why his posts look so confusing.  If you simply ignore them, his posts will make a bit more sense.
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    Re: AVG vs. Avast -- Two major features to look for
    « Reply #39 on: May 08, 2007, 09:55:06 PM »
    For the rest of the week, whenever Zylstra uses "Word Psychology" he includes a ***WP note to explain what he's doing, which is why his posts look so confusing.  If you simply ignore them, his posts will make a bit more sense.
    I disagree

    Its all Street1's fault! He asked me what word psychology was! I swear!

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      Re: AVG vs. Avast -- Two major features to look for
      « Reply #40 on: May 09, 2007, 08:25:06 AM »
      right, you just like using big words to confuse other members (mainly me)

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      Re: AVG vs. Avast -- Two major features to look for
      « Reply #41 on: May 09, 2007, 02:53:15 PM »
      right, you just like using big words to confuse other members (mainly me)
      When do I do that?

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        Re: AVG vs. Avast -- Two major features to look for
        « Reply #42 on: May 09, 2007, 02:55:15 PM »
        with the wp thing