Avast Plugin

Avast backup plugin only works with Backup4all.


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Avast - Backup Plugin

Avast! is an antivirus computer program developed by AVAST Software, a company based in Prague, Czech Republic. This article presents briefly what Avast antivirus is and how to back it up using the plugin system supported by Backup4all.

About Avast antivirus

Avast! is based on a central scanning engine and incorporates anti-spyware technology as well as anti-rootkit and self-protection capabilities.

Some of its features are: resident protection comprising individual modules or "shields", each of which can be individually configured or disabled (file system shield, mail shield, web shield, p2p shield, IM shield, script shield, network shield, behavior shield), anti-spyware capabilities, anti-rootkit capabilities, self-protection, automatic incremental updates, audible alarms, boot-time scan, virus chest, safezone, webrep browser plugin and Avast! antivirus monitor.

How to backup and restore Avast antivirus using Backup4all plugin

After you install and configure Avast antivirus, its settings on another computer or to re-configure it after re-installing your system. This is where the plugin to back up Avast antivirus is important as it will save you time.

Creating a backup job in Backup4all using the Avast antivirus plugin, will allow you to back-up the application data files and registry entries.

In order to backup Avast antivirus, you have to follow these steps:

  1. Download and install the backup plugin here: Avast antivirus backup plugin
  2. After you installed the plugin in Backup4all, define a backup job and run it to back-up Avast antivirus. If you don't know how to install the plugin and run the backup, read this article:http://www.backup4all.com/kb/how-to-download-install-and-use-backup-plugins-910.html

If you need to restore the Avast antivirus files after a fresh system installation or on a different computer, follow these steps:

  1. Install Avast antivirus and the Avast antivirus plugin from here: Avast antivirus backup plugin
  2. Open in Backup4all the .bkc catalog file from the destination.
  3. Press the Restore button and follow the wizard steps.

What information is backed up when using the Avast antivirus plugin

The backup plugin mentioned above will add as backup sources the following information:

  • Data: %alluserprofile%\Avast Software\Avast
  • Registry:
    • HKCU\Software\AVAST Software
    • HKLM\SOFTWARE\AVAST Software
    • HKLM\SOFTWARE\ALWIL Software

Raw Plugin (XML) Code: Avast.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<b4asource version="1.0">
  <!--Program unique ID (GUID)-->
  <id>{545CDC49-92B0-453E-BE66-0270BB408F4B}</id>
  <!--Program name-->
  <name>Avast</name>
  <!--Executable file path-->
  <exepath type="0"/>
  <!--Minimum and maximum versions for which the backup was tested-->
  <minversion>6.0</minversion>
  <maxversion>6.9</maxversion>
  <!--Information about the plugin author-->
  <author>
    <name>Softland</name>
    <email>support@backup4all.com</email>
    <website>http://www.backup4all.com</website>
  </author>
  <!--Variables used in the XML file-->
  <variables>
    <!--If type="reg" then the value will be read from the registry-->
    <variable name="path" type="reg">HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ALWIL Software\Avast\4.0\Avast4ProgramFolder</variable>
  </variables>
  <!--The backup sources-->
  <sources>
    <source name="Registry" type="registry">
      <registry path="HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AVAST Software" recursive="true"/>
      <registry path="HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\AVAST Software" recursive="true"/>
      <registry path="HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ALWIL Software"/>
    </source>
    <source name="Data" type="folder">
      <folder>%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Avast Software\Avast</folder>
    </source>
  </sources>
</b4asource>