avg email scanning

  Wrinkly1 10:52 04 Dec 2005

My AVG free version has decided not to activate my Email scanning on boot up. After going to test centre and simply checking on settings it then tells me fully functional until next reboot. Any ideas ???

  spuds 11:11 04 Dec 2005

Did you try rebooting. I normally find this solves the problem.

  rawprawn 11:14 04 Dec 2005

If rebooting doesn't work, try Right click on
Email Scanner/Properties/Configure/Click Default.

  Stuartli 12:02 04 Dec 2005

Do you use ZoneAlarm?

If so, AVG sometimes requires that two .exe files require access permission.

One of them is avginet.exe and I can't remember the second - I've been on Avast! for most of this year...:-(

Using ZA's Browse button you can navigate to the AVG folder and find avginet.exe and then look for one very similar. Grant ZA's permission.

  keewaa 12:34 04 Dec 2005

I never got mine to load ... it says for email scanner "no pluggin is active". I read somewhere that this pluggin is only available in the paid version and is relevant to outgoing emails ... and without it your are still protected (who would make an antivirus with an email plugin ... as, almost by definition an antivirus MUST protect and scan all incoming emails?)

  rawprawn 13:09 04 Dec 2005

Mine is the Free Version, and it has no trouble with MS Outlook

  rawprawn 13:11 04 Dec 2005

I should have added look at installed plugins in Email Properties.

  Stuartli 13:17 04 Dec 2005

When I used AVG (free) it checked both incoming and outgoing e-mails and added the "certificate".

  keewaa 13:55 04 Dec 2005

When I go to email scanner - properties, it says :
"Personal email scanner is not installed. Launch the AVG fre installation."

I've never figured out what this means. How do I install it in the free edition ?????

  rawprawn 14:38 04 Dec 2005

Download AVG again and install it over the top, Im not sure that there isn't a repair option, but I would suggest you reinstall it anyway

  keewaa 15:03 04 Dec 2005

I am right in the fact that the email scanner plugin is not essential anyway and only adds some extra email features (You only have to imagine the thought of a company bringing out an antivirus which only protects/scans incoming emails via an optional "plugin" as this would be outrageous !)

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