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#1 Jim-Ed

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 09:23 AM

Advice and or bit if info please,,

  I am wondering if I am safe using WLH with my out of the box free Avast av. I have read, but am quite confused as to whether it scans my incoming mail like gmail and yahoo does. I am beginning to look at other mail services. Certain mails in gmail such as Filehippo (used to stay updated on a few apps) seem slow and harder to open...Admitted I am an old uneducated RN on such matters. Pleas advist in simple terms  :)...Thanks for any and all advice....Jim


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Posted 16 December 2013 - 03:29 PM


avast! real-time shield modules are individual resident protection features which continuously monitors various areas of your computer.

Resident protection comprising individual modules or "shields", each of which can be individually configured or disabled:

File System Shield— Real-time protection against viruses and other malware threats. Scans files as they run on your computer to keep viruses from being able to execute.
Mail Shield— Scans messages and attachments in E-mail/Microsoft Outlook/Exchange for viruses.
Web Shield — HTTP protection (local transparent proxy). Version 4.8 also allows the blocking of URLs. Scans URLs and incoming data for viruses, and aborts connections to the site if one is found.
P2P Shield — Scans P2P files from file share programs.
IM Shield — Instant Messaging protection. (Scanning of files transferred through instant messaging applications)
Script Shield — Scans webpages for malicious scripts, and disables them from infecting your computer, though they can still be used. (for example, a clickable button)
Network Shield — Basic protection against well-known network worms. Acts as an Intrusion Detection System.
Behavior Shield — Reports suspicious behavior by analyzing the behavior of programs.

avast! Features: Shields
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Posted 16 December 2013 - 03:49 PM

If I understand correctly,,,Avast as it is delivered is all I need...Right..?    Thanks for your reply,,,much appreciated...Jim

 

 

avast! real-time shield modules are individual resident protection features which continuously monitors various areas of your computer.
 

Resident protection comprising individual modules or "shields", each of which can be individually configured or disabled:

File System Shield— Real-time protection against viruses and other malware threats. Scans files as they run on your computer to keep viruses from being able to execute.
Mail Shield— Scans messages and attachments in E-mail/Microsoft Outlook/Exchange for viruses.
Web Shield — HTTP protection (local transparent proxy). Version 4.8 also allows the blocking of URLs. Scans URLs and incoming data for viruses, and aborts connections to the site if one is found.
P2P Shield — Scans P2P files from file share programs.
IM Shield — Instant Messaging protection. (Scanning of files transferred through instant messaging applications)
Script Shield — Scans webpages for malicious scripts, and disables them from infecting your computer, though they can still be used. (for example, a clickable button)
Network Shield — Basic protection against well-known network worms. Acts as an Intrusion Detection System.
Behavior Shield — Reports suspicious behavior by analyzing the behavior of programs.

avast! Features: Shields

 



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Posted 16 December 2013 - 05:01 PM

Each anti-virus various in features offered and how those features may work. For example,
Microsoft Security Essentials does not scan incoming email but it does scan email attachments (which is where malware would be hidden) before the attachments are opened.


Email & Attachments: How to Protect Yourself Tips from Microsoft:Email & Attachments: Other Resources for How to Protect Yourself:
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Posted 16 December 2013 - 05:04 PM

Thanks, I will look this over...Jim



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Posted 16 December 2013 - 05:06 PM

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