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Since I let Avast! Free AntiVirus do it's version update, it is now  
attaching its own message to all my emails, such as you will see at the end  
of this post.
I will also show it now:

"This email is free from viruses and malware because avast! Antivirus  
protection is active.
http://www.avast.com "


Any idea on how to turn it off?
Program 2014.9.0.2006
Virus def ver: 131023-1

Thanks,
Buffalo



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This email is free from viruses and malware because avast! Antivirus protection is active.
http://www.avast.com


Re: Avast Free Email Advertising

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OK, this is just a test after I turned off scanning outgoing mail.
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Buffalo  


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This email is free from viruses and malware because avast! Antivirus protection is active.
http://www.avast.com


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Buffalo

Well, obviously that didn't work. No more test posts for me here.
Sorry.
Buffalo  


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This email is free from viruses and malware because avast! Antivirus protection is active.
http://www.avast.com


Re: Avast Free Email Advertising

On Thu, 24 Oct 2013 12:11:10 -0600, Buffalo wrote:

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You can test all you want in any of the many *.test newsgroups. That's
what they're for. Anyway, it's still in your headers:

| X-Antivirus-Status: Clean
| X-Antivirus: avast! (VPS 131023-1, 10/23/2013), Outbound message

Since I don't see the point of scanning NNTP (I'm only subscribed to
text newsgroups) and since my ISP already scans my mail, I've turned off
avast's Mail Shield.

If you want the message gone...

avast! > Settings > Active Protection > Mail Shield > Settings (the
little gear symbol) > ...

There should be something about the message that is added.

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s|b

Re: Avast Free Email Advertising

s|b wrote:

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Or reinstall and do a custom install to omit the Mail Shield module
(rather than merely disable it after including it) as it is superfluous.

Re: Avast Free Email Advertising

On Thu, 24 Oct 2013 13:34:38 -0500, VanguardLH wrote:

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No need to reinstall.

Control Panel > Programs and Features > avast! Free Antivirus >
Uninstall/Change

and remove Mail Shield (and other crap).

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s|b

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Finally found out how to stop that message if you want to keep the Mail  
Shield.
Open Avast UI, Tools (little gear icon), Active Protection,Mail Shield gear,
Behavior, uncheck box for: insert note into clean message.

Thanks for the replies.
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Buffalo  


Re: Avast Free Email Advertising

Buffalo has written on 10/24/2013 2:08 PM:
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Stop it from checking emails.

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On Thu, 24 Oct 2013 17:17:00 -0400, Juan Wei wrote:

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Or uncheck the option (which the OP has done).

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s|b

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Is there any real benefit for having Avast! Free checking the email  
messages?
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Buffalo  


Re: Avast Free Email Advertising

On Fri, 25 Oct 2013 08:25:51 -0600, "Buffalo"
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FYI
http://thundercloud.net/infoave/tutorials/email-scanning/index.htm

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Fred W. (NL)

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Thanks for the excellent link.
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Buffalo  


Re: Avast Free Email Advertising

Guys,

Thank you very much for your handy works. I am a victim of the advertisemen
t because I do not see it until my friend has quoted my message in the repl
y.

We are not receiving a FREE service from Avast! without price. The free ver
sion actually allow them to claim subscription population. It also allow us
 to report problem when we encountered. This widen the nest of virus report
ing. I cannot say the service is free. We pay by using the software. There  
is a price.



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