Charity Engine Vs Avast

Colin Janke ID: 2730 Posts: 1
15 Nov 2013 05:04 PM

Just started up CE, and avast decided I needed to be warned about every single file it tried to download.  Don't know whether you can lean on them to add you to some kind of white-list, but it's quite infuriating.

Jo1252 ID: 1311 Posts: 81
16 Nov 2013 07:14 PM

I'm pretty sure in your software there must be an ignore feature where you can specify the antivirus to stop looking at the files being downloaded by Charity engine.

Other possible solution: Change antivirus software.

Have a nice day!


Mark McA ID: 179 Posts: 224
17 Nov 2013 02:32 AM

Hi Colin,

Yup, we did ask, and thought they'd whitelisted everything. We'll submit them again.

AV software tends to have a lot of false positives because a) it's safer to be over-cautious and b) it's looks more impressive; like the software is doing a good job - and is actually needed.

As Jo says; just tell it to ignore the CE stuff. It is, of course, perfectly safe - like anything else sent to a BOINC installation. Thanks for letting us know.