This is my question:
I have just bought a licensed download of AVG 7.5 to replace the (very good)
AVG 7.1 free antivirus that I had on my machine.
Now, the AVG ?control center? says that my e-mail scanner is fully
functional. However, three things cause me to worry as to whether it
is in fact working, there being absolutely no indication in Outlook,
that it is. There was with AVG free (and with Trend Micro's
The worrying things are:
Whereas with the AVG 7.1 free, there used to be an actual icon for the
AVG, within the window of Outlook and so, I seem to recall, was there
with PC-cillin, that I had before, there is now NO icon actually in
the outlook window - it being only present in the taskbar.
When the AVG 7.5 is scanning for viruses in the ordinary way, a
slightly different icon (with a white arrow in the middle) appears
alongside the usual one, both icons being in the system tray.
However, there is no such icon making an appearance when I am
downloading my e-mail. Therefore, I wonder whether the e-mail is
really being scanned.
I would very much like to know from anyone out there who is
using Outlook as their e-mail program and AVG 7.5 antivirus, whether
this lack of the icon for AVG, within the Outlook window is what they
3. When I had the AVG 7.1 free on here, there was always a little
note at the end of any e-mails that I received, saying that the e-mail
had been scanned by AVG antivirus and had been found to be virus-free.
There is now no such note.
Basically then, do you think that my e-mail is being scanned.
Clarification of Question by
04 Nov 2006 10:26 PST
Sorry if I have kept you waiting, but I have been out. Now that I'm
back, I will try what you suggest and then come back to let you know
what gives. Thanks for making the suggestion, by the way.