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Avast-1.3.0
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PostPosted: Mon 03 Oct 2011, 23:18    Post subject:  Avast-1.3.0
Subject description: Included fix script for AV Signature Updates
 

You can download Avast-1.3.0 here http://www.mediafire.com/file/ngsvsg3da17d5ga/avast-1.3.0.pet Includes script which fixes issues with updating the antivirus signature.
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Amgine


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PostPosted: Tue 17 Apr 2012, 14:49    Post subject:  

When I use avast it only scans the USB drive that it is on. I would like to scan the hard drive in the computer.

Would
Code:
-d, --directory            Scan only directory content, no subdirectoires


changing the directory to the drive (sda1) be the correct one to use?
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PostPosted: Wed 18 Apr 2012, 14:21    Post subject:  

Um to be honest with you i'm not sure, im not on my Puppy right now, but using that will only scan the root of the drive and not the sub-directory's meaning the whole drive. I haven't used the command line for Avast for god knows how long. You do know that I have a menu entry in there for the gui right?
Anyone else wanna jump in, im heading out today for another month so I wont be available for questions anymore. later.

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PostPosted: Wed 18 Apr 2012, 16:54    Post subject:  

Thanks. I will try that.
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PostPosted: Wed 18 Apr 2012, 17:12    Post subject:  

I want to be able to scan Windows computers.
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ashes

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PostPosted: Fri 20 Apr 2012, 09:16    Post subject:  

Thank you for posting the avast.pet.

After install I have updated the virus definition file.

But when I try to run avast I get this message.

Code:
# avast -a
avast: can not initialize avast! engine: Invalid argument


any idea how to make it work?


edit:

it works after reboot Smile
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Sylvander

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PostPosted: Fri 20 Apr 2012, 09:35    Post subject:  

Try this...

1. Into a terminal window...
Copy, paste, and enter the following line of code:
Code:
/sbin/sysctl -w kernel/shmmax=130000000

Then...

2. Try again to run Avast.
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atv


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PostPosted: Sat 21 Jul 2012, 00:32    Post subject: scan other drives that might contain MS windows on system  

Amgine wrote:
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I want to be able to scan Windows computers.

I was able to scan any mounted drive by:


From avast gui
1. navigate to /mnt/sda2 ; or any other disk (/mnt/sdb3 for example)
2. make sure Avast is set to scan all subfolders and it will scan the whole drive

a bit late but someone else may find this useful,

cheers

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PostPosted: Sat 21 Jul 2012, 16:54    Post subject:  

ashes wrote:
Thank you for posting the avast.pet.

After install I have updated the virus definition file.

But when I try to run avast I get this message.

Code:
# avast -a
avast: can not initialize avast! engine: Invalid argument


any idea how to make it work?


edit:

it works after reboot Smile


I probably should've mentioned that it requires a reboot after the first update since it has the fix script preinstalled when you install Avast. And yes that's correct for the last comment all you have to do is go to the root of the drive that you want to scan from the GUI and make sure Avast is set to scan all subfolders and it will scan the whole drive.

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