I'll download a fresh copy of avast and reinstall it using your
instructions. Do I need the Web sheild or are the P2P, Network and standard
shields all that I need to install?
"Gary VanderMolen" <gary@xxxxxx> wrote in message
That's a good start, but it may not be sufficient to eliminate
all potential problems. Only the method I described does that.
Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (Mail)
"Laura" <invalid@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>I had to "unhide" the avast icon in the systray area in order to open the
> correct section of the program. E-mail scanning was not turned on. I also
> disabled the Outlook/exchange and Instant messaging modules while I was in
> there. I left the P2P, Network shield and standard sheilds running.
> Everything else has been terminated.
> "Gary VanderMolen" <gary@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> It may not be causing a problem at the moment, but Avast's
> email scanning module is known to cause trouble with WM eventually.
> Your Avast antivirus was probably installed with its default install
> If so, uninstall it, then reinstall, but select 'custom' install, which
> allows you to unselect installing its troublesome email scanning module.
> Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (Mail)
> "Laura" <invalid@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> I'm using Avast but I have no idea if it is configured to scan incoming
>> outgoing mail. I don't see anything related to that function in the
>> I did get it working properly by changing the "Start In" info per Gary's
>> instructions but I have no idea what is suddenly caused this problem.
>> oh, I'm running Vista Home Premium SP1.
>> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>>> What anti-virus application is installed and is it configured to scan
>>> incoming and outgoing mail?
>>> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
>>> MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
>>> Laura wrote:
>>>> When I open an attachment received via e-mail, a copy of the file is
>>>> saved to the desktop. I believe the file used to be saved to the temp
>>>> folder. This started happening within the past 2 or 3 weeks.
>>>> Any idea what setting or windows setting is causing this new behavior?
>>>> how to fix it?