Latest Version of AVAST (4.5)

The latest version of avast has a “transparent” scanner and Popfile can be set up in the standard manner (On Win (NT/2K/XP) systems). Avast will then (without alteration) scan incoming mail before Popfile.

NOTE: If you had used the following method to setup Avast in the past you NEED TO CHANGE YOUR SETUP…or you will be double scanning your emails. How to adjust Avast v4.5

AVAST V4.X on Win9.X systems

Use My Computer to navigate to:

c:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast\Data

Find the “avast4.ini” file and open it with Notepad. Scroll down until you find the line:

[MailScanner]

Highlight everything between [MailScanner] and ShowTrayIcon lines. Copy the below and paste it in place in the Avast4.ini:

PopListen=127.0.0.1:8110
Trust=127.0.0.1
DefaultPopServer=127.0.0.1:110
SmtpListen=127.0.0.1:25
ImapListen=127.0.0.1:144

(You are replacing everything between the [MailScanner] and ShowTrayIcon lines with the above.)

Save the file.

That's all for Avast.

MAIL CLIENT

(example using Outlook Express)

Go to Tools > Accounts > Properties

Click the Servers tab

Remember to write down what is entered in POP3 and SMTP.

Change both the POP3 and SMTP servers to 127.0.0.1

In Account Name: <original POP3 Server>:<username>

(So, if your original POP3 Server was ”incoming.here.com” and your username is MickeyMouse, you should have incoming.here.com:MickeyMouse)

Check the “My Server requires authentication” box and then the “Setting” button.

Click the “Log on using” choice and in “Account name” enter:

<username>#<original SMTP server>

Type in your password.

(So, if your original SMTP Server was ”outgoing.here.com” and your username is MickeyMouse, you should have MickeyMouse#outgoing.here.com)

Click OK.

Go to the Advanced tab (at top of panel)

Change the Incoming mail (POP3) port from 110 to 8110

Click APPLY and OK

That completes the Mail Client changes.

POPFILE

Start the POPFile GUI and click the Advanced tab. Scroll down and verify:

pop3_port: 110
pop3_secure_port: 110

Click the “UPDATE” button

Close everything. Reboot the machine.

You will now have Avast and POPFile working.

The Avast Inbound and Outbound messages will be on e-mails. Check it by sending e-mail to yourself.

[#fixavast]

Avast! v4.5 Popfile adjustments

Avast v4.5 now “transparently” scans pop3 connections on Win (NT/2K/XP). Therefore there is no special setup for Popfile to work with Avast. If you had previously setup a “proxy chain” for Avast you have two choices after the upgrade (otherwise your email will be double scanned by Avast).

1). You can instruct Avast to stop scanning on port 110...and keep scanning on what
ever port you had previously selected (and have programed into your mail client):

By adding PopRedirectPort=8110 (or what ever port you had selected) to the 
[MailScanner] section of the Avast.ini file.

2). You can revert Avast to its default setting and change your mail client to
use Popfile in the standard way i.e., You reset your mail client to use Popfile
in the normal manner and you can then stop Avast from "checking" ports other
than 110 by setting the Avast.ini back to default:
-----default yet complete ini section ----- 
[MailScanner]

DefaultPopServer= 
DefaultSmtpServer= 
DefaultImapServer= 
PopListen=127.0.0.1:110 
SmtpListen=127.0.0.1:25 
ImapListen=127.0.0.1:143 
UseDefaultSmtp=0 
AutoSetProtection=1 
ShowTrayIcon=1 
UseAlternateRtfSyncing=1 
Log=1 
PassThrough=0 
Trust=127.0.0.1 
UseWSAAccept= 
StartPop= 
StartSmtp=1 
StartPop= 
StartImap= 
PopRedirectPort=110 
SmtpRedirectPort=25 
ImapRedirectPort=143 

 
howtos/avast.txt · Last modified: 2008/02/08 19:49 (external edit)

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