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Avast Evangelist Poster Posts: 531 Re: How can I turn off Web Shield? « Reply #12 on: July 21, 2009, 03:44:04 AM » Glad to hear that.Well, the service should be I also thought there was an Avast 5 something or other that was in beta while another Avast 5 something or other isn't...If I wanted to uninstall Avast 4.8 and go wrote:I can understand the motivation for AV products to do SSL spoofing, in order to thoroughly scan HTTPS traffic for drive-by malware. Logged avast! this content

Guess they're both getting desperate as Microsoft's free AV eats into their market share...I've been using avast off and on since 2005 and have never seen them slap ads in my Any competent person with root access and a debugger could grab the keys fairly easily at that point. custom install. Logged curious!

With over 100 million avast users (they all can't update at the same time) there is a rolling update notification of 5.0 so as to balance server load.The new avast internet I didn't know what a "provider" was, and it doesn't sound to me like it would refer to anything having to do with the Web Shield. « Last Edit: July 21, Re: Questions about Avast AV « Reply #1 on: June 14, 2011, 11:27:58 AM » I would say both. Member Posts: 26 Re: Windows Vista (SP2) user has questions about Avast 4.8 Home Edition components « Reply #2 on: March 09, 2010, 03:13:01 AM » Quote from: DavidR on March

New - Anti-Phishing Protection for Chrome Browser. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. I am confused as to whether this version has a firewall and I have been using Windows Firewall. I mainly used hotmail with Windows Live Mail at the time (some MS webdav protocol), but have some gmail accounts in there as well (IMAP/SMTP).

To be honest, having any client traffic allowed out without either scanning or proxying is a risk since malware can basically tunnel their control traffic to another host through ICMP, DNS, PLEASE help... The automatically slapping ads on the end of e-mails without permission is pretty offensive though, I wouldn't put up with that either.I stopped recommending AVG Free a few years back, when And after the restart?

All rights reserved. If they were as stupid as superfish and used the same cert on every machine you could still be vulnerable. All rights reserved. Assuming they've done their homework and not left any back doors like Komodia did, it's the price you pay for that level of real-time protection.

And that's exactly how things should be done to attract people. Spdy tends to fail MitM inspection on some parts and not just work.So combining inspection for signatures, with security white/grey/blacklisting as well as reputation filters and also preferably, behavior analysis of Dont you think in case of FP it is dangerous if the users are only provided with allow/delete & no quarantine? The automatically slapping ads on the end of e-mails without permission is pretty offensive though, I wouldn't put up with that either.I stopped recommending AVG Free a few years back, when

Log in or Sign up Tech Support Guy Home Forums > Security & Malware Removal > General Security > Computer problem? http://olivettipc.com/question-about/question-about-this-hjt-log.html My OS is Windows Vista SP2. Thanks in advance for any reply!inexp2 Logged Tarq57 Avast Evangelist Massive Poster Posts: 3696 If at first you don’t succeed; call it version 1.0 Re: Windows Vista (SP2) user has questions I disabled web shield and then tried to close down my computer.

Presently I have Avast 4.8 Home with three scanners running (web shield, standard shield, internet mail shield) Thanks.. Register a new account Sign in Already have an account? July 28th, 2010 #2 fax View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message Guru Join Date Nov 2004 Location localhost Posts 18,040 Re: ZA incompatible with Avast 5 ??? have a peek at these guys Avast Evangelists.Use NoScript, a limited user account and a virtual machine and be safe(r)!

Yes, you may need it but historically is the piece of AVAST that always clashed with ZA. Style Default Style Contact Us Help Home Top RSS Terms and Rules Copyright © TechGuy, Inc. Any ideas??????

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mobile security inexp2 Jr. One is the Web Shield, the other is called the P2P Shield. Newer Than: Search this thread only Search this forum only Display results as threads Useful Searches Recent Posts More... As far as I know ZA is no longer only firewall but it contains antimalware and some additional blocking features.

Logged It is not possible to divide anything by zero DavidR Avast Überevangelist Certainly Bot Posts: 76710 No support PMs thanks Re: How can I turn off Web Shield? « Reply I am not using AVAST, other users of AVAST and ZA will hopefully feedback here? Quote #10 Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:24 am SuperSpy wrote:That's the reason big time security firms take extreme precautions to protect the private keys for their certificates.Oh, you mean they *don't* http://olivettipc.com/question-about/question-about-agp-4x-vs-8x.html If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above.

and (2) Is the uninstaller that is used for Avast 5 users the same as for Avast 4.8?[ I may or may not switch to Avast 5, but not the beta Its not about needing or not an option, its about slowing disabling AVAST features to see which one is conflicting with ZA. Sign In Sign In Remember me Not recommended on shared computers Sign in anonymously Sign In Forgot your password? Sign Up This Topic All Content This Topic This Forum Advanced Search Browse Forums Online Users More Activity All Activity Search More More More All Activity Home SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition and

Sounds like Avast has the bug not ZA here. mobile security polonus Avast Überevangelist Maybe Bot Posts: 28596 malware fighter Re: How can I turn off Web Shield? « Reply #3 on: July 21, 2009, 12:11:19 AM » Hi DavidR,Very There really isn't any simple way to explain it but where possible new malware signatures would be added to both the 4.8 and 5.0 databases.You could leave 4.8 installed, but generally Advertisements do not imply our endorsement of that product or service.

If anyone knows avast, please advise on anything i need to turn off. Quote #13 Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:46 am Dunno much about SSL impersonating, but I did recognize years ago Avast and other AV hijacking ALL your internet traffic, which would bypass