locked Re: JTAlert 2.4.20 and Avast

Ed Wilson

Thanks for the idea, Sam. I will give this a try tomorrow as well.
Ed, K0KC

From: "Sam Morgan k5oai.sam@... [HamApps]"
To: HamApps@...
Sent: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 7:18 PM
Subject: Re: [HamApps] JTAlert 2.4.20 and Avast

Open Avast
go to Settings (the gear looking thing)
Click on Antivirus
scroll down to Exclusions
under File Paths
C:\Program Files (x86)\HamApps\JTAlert\JTAlert.exe

C:\Program Files (x86)\HamApps\JTAlert\JTMacros.exe

GB & 73
Sam Morgan

On 7/23/2014 6:12 PM, Don AA5AU aa5au@... [HamApps] wrote:
> I was made to believe that Avast would allow you to tag the program as
> being safe, something McAfee can't do. Is this not the case?
> Don AA5AU
> ----------------------------------------------------------
> *From:* "Ed Wilson ed.wilson@... [HamApps]"
> *To:* "HamApps@..."
> *Sent:* Wednesday, July 23, 2014 5:45 PM
> *Subject:* [HamApps] JTAlert 2.4.20 and Avast
> I have been happily running JTAlert 2.4.20 for the past few days
> with no problems. Apparently with the latest Avast virus definition
> update, 2.4.20 now is said to contain a virus. Avast moves
> JTAlert.exe file to the Virus Chest and I no longer can run the
> application. I sent the file to Avast as a false positive, so
> perhaps they will update the virus definitions soon. My temporary
> work-around is to disable virus checking when I start JTAlert and
> then turn it back on. I tried setting JTAlert.exe as a global
> exclusion in Avast, but it still kept moving the .exe file to the
> Virus Chest.
> I realize that it is an Avast issue, but if anyone has any
> suggestions for a better work-around, they would be much appreciated.
> Ed, K0KC

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