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Immunet + Avast 6.0

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It looks like Avast has released a new version 6.0. Immunet is compatible with avast 5.0 out of the box, but as of 6.0 Avast has made a couple changes and will need two new exclustions in Immunet:

 

C:\Program Files\AVAST Software

---> this needs to be excluded otherwise Avast's virus defs are quarantined during install, causing the install to fail.

 

c:\windows\temp\_avast_

---> this needs to be excluded otherwise Immunet quarantines avast temp files

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That would make c:\windows\temp a perfect place to hide for malware, so don't exclude that one.

Hi edvin,

In my mind c:\windows\temp is a good place for malwares to hide. So it is preferable to stick to the advice by RobT to exclude:

"c:\windows\temp\_avast_

---> this needs to be excluded otherwise Immunet quarantines avast temp files"

Of course, we must rely upon Avast's handling of c:\windows\temp\_avast_ correctly!

Cheers,

sweidre

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Hi edvin,

In my mind c:\windows\temp is a good place for malwares to hide. So it is preferable to stick to the advice by RobT to exclude:

"c:\windows\temp\_avast_

---> this needs to be excluded otherwise Immunet quarantines avast temp files"

Of course, we must rely upon Avast's handling of c:\windows\temp\_avast_ correctly!

Cheers,

sweidre

 

 

Hey, I got a question. Immunet ate my avast install and now I can't seem to install avast again. What can I do?

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Hey, I got a question. Immunet ate my avast install and now I can't seem to install avast again. What can I do?

Hi MrMidnite,

If you have a firewall & Immunet working, you are well protected! That means, that you are not in any emergency situation, so I hope, you can wait until US Mountain Time Mon-Fri 9-5, when Immunet staff is working. At least the admins RobT & Anthony should then be in the forum to help you. But send already now PMs (personal messages) to them explaining your situation. When they login in to the Immunet forum, they will immediately see your messages popping up on their screens!

Cheers,

sweidre

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How do I go about pming?

Hi,

have you got the PM that I sent you?

Cheers,

sweidre

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I also had Immunet quarantine my Avast Internet Security. I have tried restoring the file from quarantine but restore has failed. I have also tried to reinstall Avast with no success. What can I do to get my Anti Virus back operational?

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yeah I notice that immunet is eating a lot of my programs especially on the reinstall.

 

I would suggest that the be a installation mode and also the option to restore a file from quarantine be set to default.

 

Reconred. I sorry but the I think you have to go into the windows registry to delete some item before you can do a reinstall. However, I think the admin would be the ones to explain how to do that.

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yeah I notice that immunet is eating a lot of my programs especially on the reinstall.

I would suggest that the be a installation mode and also the option to restore a file from quarantine be set to default.

Reconred. I sorry but the I think you have to go into the windows registry to delete some item before you can do a reinstall. However, I think the admin would be the ones to explain how to do that.

Hi MrMidnite,

For now, there are some settings, that I use myself:

Product -> Settings ->

1. Monitor Program Install -> On (if Off, you are not protected!)

2. Monitor ProgramStart -> On (if Off, you are not protected!)

3. Blocking Mode -> Off

4. On Detection of Malicious Files -> Ask me

5. On Detection of Suspecious Files -> Ask me

Regarding the Avast problem of Reconred:

If not already available on the Settings -> Protection Exclusions, click on "Add New Exclusion" and add the path(s) to the Avast files. Paths on the Exclusion List are provided with an (x) to the right of respective path. Clicking (x) will delete that path from the Exclusion List. This is useful, if the path was entered incorrectly or the excluded path shall not be excluded any longer. Note, that the Exclusion List acts as a sort of whitelist: Paths on that list will be ignored by Immunet (not scanned, blocked, or quarantined)

Cheers,

sweidre

PS. I hope, that an admin will pass hereby to give instructions about registry editing! DS.

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Hey reconred, did you add the exclusions in the first post of this thread before you tried to reinstall avast? What does Avast say when the install fails?

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