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After installation of FREE AVG antivirus all my Outlook Express messages appear to have attachments when they do not.

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Recently I switched from Norton 2003 AV to the Free AVG antivirus.  It seems fine except for one annoying feature.  Now every single message I get is marked as having attachment(s), whether it does or not (and the "Checked by AVG Free Edition" message is at the bottom).  I could not figure out a way around this, and do not know if there is a configuration item that will allow me to go back to only files with attachements get marked.
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by:Jay_Jay70
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its just a scan log letting you know that the email is free of virus, i see it all the time
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by:rsivanandan
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Agree with Jay. It is just doing what it is supposed to do. If you want you can disable the email scanner part but I wouldn't suggest you to do it.

Cheers,
Rajesh
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by:daveberkey
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I don't mind the info at the bottom, I just wish there was some way not to have it look like an attachment is there when it isn't.  There is no way to scan the email without activating the "attachment" flag?  Norton seemed to be able to do that.
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rsivanandan earned 2000 total points
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Okay, I don't understand the problem at all but anyways if you *don't* want that attachment thingy, then do this;

1. Open AVG and go to Email Scanner.
2. Click on 'Configure'
3. Uncheck 'Certify Mail' from incoming and outgoing mail.

That should take care of it.

Cheers,
Rajesh
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by:daveberkey
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Thanks Rajesh, that worked.

The reason I don't want it is that I get a lot of email from a lot of the same people, many with attachments that I need, and sometimes it is easier to locate an older one with an attachment by looking at the icon on the left.  So if everything is marked, Ihave to look at each individual piece to see which had the attachment.  I compromised by having it "certify" only email with attachments.

David
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by:rsivanandan
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Okay, that is good. But I kinda had the feeling that a certified mail by any antivirus program basically conveys the security measures which assures business quality. But it depends from person to person :-)

Cheers,
Rajesh
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