A free AV that let you choose what to do?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by lordraiden, Aug 17, 2016.

  1. lordraiden

    lordraiden Registered Member

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    I have been using Avast and Avira free but none of these allow you to choose to add a white-list a file when there is a detection, in the best case scenario you get a popup but none of the options is whitelist or allow...

    Do you know a free AV able to do this or any trick to make Avira or Avast to behave in this way?
     
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    Uuuhm... There must be an option in the settings to change the standard behaviour on detection. ZoneAlarm+AV free has it (and it will prompt users to allow once, allow always, delete, etc.)
     
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  4. Joxx

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    Can't you, with Avast, restore from quarantine and thus automatically whitelist it?
     
  5. lordraiden

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    Thanks for the tips but I was looking a way to do it directly from the popup although if there is no a good alternative I will end up doing this.
     
  6. lordraiden

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    I donn't think so, it gets restored and then detected again like avira does. And avast allows you to whitelist a route/folder but not files.

    And avira doesn't allow you either to exclude a file, they talk about processes but if the file is not a process?
    https://www.avira.com/en/support-for-home-knowledgebase-detail/kbid/1091

    I will end up using Comodo and I don't want to :sick:
     
  7. LunarWolf

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    Simple. Disable avast shield, restore from quarantine, add it to exclusion and it won't be detected again.
    I know Q360TS/TSE let you do that but you will need to restore from quarantine first. Then a popup will ask add to exclusion? Just click yes.
     
  8. roger_m

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    You can do it with 360TS/TSE. You just have to configure it to prompt when a threat if found. When the prompt is shown upon detection, there will be the option to ignore and whitelist the file.

    You can do the same with nProtect Anti-Virus v4, which is the antivirus I'm currently using. It is also free.
     
  9. lordraiden

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    Bitdefender doesnt allow it either, it deletes eicar file without a popup or an alert. It looks like epidemic not having this basic setting
     
  10. ky331

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    Avast's quarantine DOES offer the choice (via RIGHT-click menu) to
    RESTORE (file to its original location) AND ADD TO EXCLUSIONS.
    (It also has a "simple" restore option, withOUT adding to exclusions list... in which case, that file will be quarantined again... unless, for example, it was a False Positive, which avast has since corrected in the interim.)
     
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    Another option is Tencent PC Manager. It automtically quarantines files, but when it detects a threat you get a popup which gives you the option to restore and whitelist the file that was just quarantined,
     
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    Panda free allows an option to whitelist detection's permanently....I get annoyed with AV's that allow you to ignore only to immediately reflag them!
     
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    You can always demand a refund. :D
     
  14. lordraiden

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    I have a 6 month trial of bitedender
    I might try panda, I would like to avoid comodo av
     
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    @lordraiden what you are asking is a common feature from HIPS, BB and AE , AVs rarely uses it.

    for example NVT ERP do exactly what you want (alert mode).
     
  17. lordraiden

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    I am asking for a notification when malware is detected with quarantine delete ignore.
    Many av have them maybe not by default but is not the case of avira avast or bitdefender.

    But I think I can live with avast and add the exclusions manually.
     
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