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    Scan Attacments (OE 6)

    I have OE 6 and AVG free - how can I scan an attachment for virus b4 opening it. I dont think my AVG does it automatically. I remember seeing something about .........."do I want to scan a document" but I dont know how.
    Thank you - Kate

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    Re: Scan Attacments (OE 6)

    You should be able to right click the attachment and save it to your system - dekstop perhaps. AVG will scan it when you save it and then scan it again when you open it.

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    Re: Scan Attacments (OE 6)

    How will I know if I have the personal email scanner in my free AVG

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    Re: Scan Attacments (OE 6)

    I don't have AVG myself, but apparently you can indicate while installing whether you want it.
    You can check whether you have it in the AVG Control Center by double-clicking E-mail Scanner. You'll see which plugins are installed.
    If you don't have the Personal E-mail Scanner plugin, you'll probably have to reinstall AVG. But perhaps an AVG user can comment on this, and correct me if I'm wrong.

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    Re: Scan Attacments (OE 6)

    You should also be aware that A/V e-mail scanners have been the culprits in lots of e-mail problems running from program hangs to complete system hangs. It is always a better practice to save the attachment and then open it.

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    Re: Scan Attacments (OE 6)

    Hi,
    I am user of AVG Free (at the moment). What version do you use?

    I agree with both Hans and Joe. Joe first: I am using the Personal E-mail Scanner since there is no plug-in for my email client. I have it to scan incoming (outgoing is never default, and anyhow the resident will pick it up before you send something, but who has virus?). But even if I have email scanning on incoming, I do as Joe say: save, scan, open (or he mentions the resident scanning which of course will track the file save).

    Hans is right that you have some choices during setup. Depending on what you select you get more choices. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> In default setup AVG installer will try to detect your email client and install the plug-in needed. Since I know there is no one for my client, as for yours, I always select Custom installation directly and Advanced Configuration. I don't know since I don't use it, but I think that the Standard/Default setup will install the Personal E-mail Scanner if it cannot find a supported email client.

    See Which plugin should I install to scan e-mails? (AVG 7.5 from Hans links, same for AVG 8).

    AVG has plugins for MS Outlook, QUALCOMM Eudora, BAT! e-mail client. You and I would have to use the Personal E-mail Scanner, as you have already mentioned.

    It is a bit tricky to know if one has the Personal E-mail Scanner: How can I check which e-mail plugins I have installed? (From FAQ for ver. 8)

    "If the item shows "There are currently no plugins installed", it means that the Personal e-mail scanner is installed". It could have said Personal, but nope. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> That is why I, personally, don't call the Personal E-mail Scanner a plug-in; plug-ins is something AVG have for some clients.

    The installer program for AVG is a little special in that sense that you can re-run it later after installation and use Add/Remove Components, you can even use it to uninstall the program. Quite nifty.

    However, it is important to download a new version of the install program to have the latest installer program for your version when doing this, since some program updates may have been added during your updates of the definitions etc. See the same link above #900 (for ver. 8); "In case you need to add or remove some e-mail plug-in ... for more information. But perhaps you don't need to add it at all.

    Have you checked Tools | Advanced settings | E-mail Scanner?

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