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Since: Jun 08, 2006
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 3:04 pm    Post subject: AVG email scanner
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Hello.

For a while I've been using the free edition of AVG and in general it
appears to work ok.
Something I've noticed though is that I often get a little pop-up
balloon from the AVG icon in the system tray that it's scanning
outgoing emails. I've found in the settings where I can turn this
notification off, but I was wondering if those outgoing emails were an
indication that something might be wrong with the installed software
on my computer, since I only use webmail (yahoo/hotmail/...) myself
and I'm not sending any mail when I receive these outgoing email
scanning notifications. Is it likely my computer is being used by some
mallicious piece of software to randomly mail people occasionally?

kind regards, thx for any feedback, Niek
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 9:37 am    Post subject: Re: AVG email scanner [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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On Mar 2, 11:14 am, "Potblak" wrote:
> I think the free version has a few differences from the cheap paid one in
> thast you can't turn off email scanning ot the notifications, etc.
> If you like it, why not pay the tiny amount they ask?"name"


Like I said, I'm happy with the free version and I can turn off the
notifications. So basically, they don't bother me, but I wouldn't like
my computer to send out random emails even if I hardly notice anything
from it.

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> > For a while I've been using the free edition of AVG and in general it
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> > Something I've noticed though is that I often get a little pop-up
> > balloon from the AVG icon in the system tray that it's scanning
> > outgoing emails. I've found in the settings where I can turn this
> > notification off, but I was wondering if those outgoing emails were an
> > indication that something might be wrong with the installed software
> > on my computer, since I only use webmail (yahoo/hotmail/...) myself
> > and I'm not sending any mail when I receive these outgoing email
> > scanning notifications. Is it likely my computer is being used by some
> > mallicious piece of software to randomly mail people occasionally?
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Since: Jun 05, 2006
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 9:25 pm    Post subject: Re: AVG email scanner [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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In news:1172772290.626032.31840@j27g2000cwj.googlegroups.com,
name after much thought,came up with this jewel:
> Hello.
>
> For a while I've been using the free edition of AVG and in general it
> appears to work ok.
> Something I've noticed though is that I often get a little pop-up
> balloon from the AVG icon in the system tray that it's scanning
> outgoing emails. I've found in the settings where I can turn this
> notification off, but I was wondering if those outgoing emails were an
> indication that something might be wrong with the installed software
> on my computer, since I only use webmail (yahoo/hotmail/...) myself
> and I'm not sending any mail when I receive these outgoing email
> scanning notifications. Is it likely my computer is being used by some
> mallicious piece of software to randomly mail people occasionally?
>
> kind regards, thx for any feedback, Niek

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Potblak
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 2:14 am    Post subject: Re: AVG email scanner [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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I think the free version has a few differences from the cheap paid one in
thast you can't turn off email scanning ot the notifications, etc.
If you like it, why not pay the tiny amount they ask?
"name" wrote in message

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> Hello.
>
> For a while I've been using the free edition of AVG and in general it
> appears to work ok.
> Something I've noticed though is that I often get a little pop-up
> balloon from the AVG icon in the system tray that it's scanning
> outgoing emails. I've found in the settings where I can turn this
> notification off, but I was wondering if those outgoing emails were an
> indication that something might be wrong with the installed software
> on my computer, since I only use webmail (yahoo/hotmail/...) myself
> and I'm not sending any mail when I receive these outgoing email
> scanning notifications. Is it likely my computer is being used by some
> mallicious piece of software to randomly mail people occasionally?
>
> kind regards, thx for any feedback, Niek
>
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MoiMoi
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Since: Aug 25, 2006
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 2:59 am    Post subject: Re: AVG email scanner [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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In article <45e7f906$0$31053$5a62ac22@per-qv1-newsreader-
01.iinet.net.au>, Invalid@Invalid.net says...
> I think the free version has a few differences from the cheap paid one in
> thast you can't turn off email scanning ot the notifications, etc.
> If you like it, why not pay the tiny amount they ask?

You can turn off either/both incoming/outgoing email scanning in the
free version.

MM
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Buffalo
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Since: Jul 01, 2004
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 1:03 am    Post subject: Re: AVG email scanner [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Why do you post such irrelevant info?
Perhaps you should reread the original posters question and then, if you really
have any pertinent advice, post it.


"Potblak" wrote in message

> I think the free version has a few differences from the cheap paid one in
> thast you can't turn off email scanning ot the notifications, etc.
> If you like it, why not pay the tiny amount they ask?
> "name" wrote in message
>
> >
> > Hello.
> >
> > For a while I've been using the free edition of AVG and in general it
> > appears to work ok.
> > Something I've noticed though is that I often get a little pop-up
> > balloon from the AVG icon in the system tray that it's scanning
> > outgoing emails. I've found in the settings where I can turn this
> > notification off, but I was wondering if those outgoing emails were an
> > indication that something might be wrong with the installed software
> > on my computer, since I only use webmail (yahoo/hotmail/...) myself
> > and I'm not sending any mail when I receive these outgoing email
> > scanning notifications. Is it likely my computer is being used by some
> > mallicious piece of software to randomly mail people occasionally?
> >
> > kind regards, thx for any feedback, Niek
> >
>
>
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boroku



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:45 pm    Post subject: Re: AVG email scanner [Login to view extended thread Info.]

If there are emails being sent from your PC that you have no knowledge of, this is usually caused by a virus. In the case of my ISP, they receive abuse reports that names what IP they are originating from.

My ISP also catches viruses on incoming/outgoing email. Hence, my ISP recommends that email scanning by third party software be turned off. Email scanning can slow email (sending/receiving) and rarely corrupt Inbox and Outbox of some email clients.

So long as AVG is updated there is little to fear from viruses. To turn off email scanning in AVG Free open AVG to the Control Center. Click on the email scanner so it is highlighted in blue. Click on Properties. Click on Disable Plugin and check the box ignore plugin status. Click Apply, then Ok. You're done.
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