Avast 8 Released!

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by avman1995, Feb 28, 2013.

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  1. spywar

    spywar Registered Member

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    No need anything else, Avast v8 is enough for me.
     
  2. Trooper

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    Just running AIS with Rezjor's tweaks at the moment. No issues.
     
  3. TomAZ

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    Outpost Firewall Pro.
     
  4. acuariano

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    has the site blocking improved?
    security-tools-site blocking
     
  5. Tyrizian

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    Another thing I like about this new release.

    You no longer have to disable SSL/TLS in your E-mail client for mail scanning to work, E-mails are now scanned with SSL/TLS enabled.
     
  6. Trooper

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    Nice! Good to know for machiens I have Outlook installed on.

    Where is the Ad-Blocker? Did not notice in within the gui?

    Also, if anyone knows of any steep discounts on the Premier edition, please hit me up.

    Thanks.
     
  7. Tyrizian

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    Ad Blocker can be installed/accessed from here Settings, Browser Integration

    As for discounts, I haven't seen any yet, I'll keep you posted if I find anything.
     
  8. Trooper

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    Thanks. You running your browser in sandbox mode? Assume not since you have Sandboxie. :cool: How is the ad blocker? Assume its not a replacement for ad block plus correct?

    Thanks in advance for future discount discoveries. ;)
     
  9. Tyrizian

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    I alway's run sandboxed, sandboxie and browser based.

    For me it is a replacement, these are my reasons....

    1. avast! Ad Blocker is a lot lighter than Adblock Plus.

    2. avast! Ad Blocker blocks plenty, even with the limitation of not having custom lists.

    As for how effective it is, I absolutely love it.

    The blocking is excellent :thumb:
     
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  10. Trooper

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    Wow its that good? :eek:

    I may have to give it a shot. Have not tried the sandbox yet in avast! Will see how it goes.

    Cheers man.

    EDIT: Tried the Adblocker. First page I went to a huge ad across the top lol. Disabled and back to Ad block plus. Hopefully they improve it.
     
  11. Tyrizian

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    I think it's that good

    I take it you plan on using avast! Pro or Premier? If so, I heard their Sandbox/Kiosk like feature is quite nice.

    Cheers :thumb:

    If you don't mind, could you list the page with the advertisement? I would like to test it out.
     
  12. Tyrizian

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    @Trooper
    Did you disable Acceptable Ads?

    If not, try disabling it and then try that site again.
     
  13. Trooper

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    Disable acceptable ads?

    EDIT: Addon is fubared. Its disabled and can't enable it. Now to remember how to manually uninstall an addon from Firefox.
     
  14. Tyrizian

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    Close Firefox completely

    Open up avast, go to Settings, Browser Integration

    From there, choose uninstall next to the Firefox Ad Blocker option

    To re-install to try again, go back to Settings, Browser Integration, click install

    If you want to disable Acceptable Ads, click on the orange hand icon in Firefox, when you do so, a new tab will open with the option to disable them.
     
  15. Trooper

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    I've tried to uninstall reinstall from within the avast! gui but it does nothing. Its grayed out and I am unable to enable the add on. Going to reboot to see if that helps.

    I manually uninstalled it from my profile under extensions as well and nothing. Strange.
     
  16. vlk

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    BTW Avast Ad Blocker will not do anything (even install) as far as AdBlockPlus is installed. This is because it causes compatibility problems.

    Thanks
    vlk
     
  17. FOXP2

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    Could some one please post up IS screen shots for:

    Whatever opens for the Settings button (next to Stop) in the Firewall Settings panel.

    Whatever opens for the New application rule button in the Application Rules panel.

    And whatever else might illustrate the granularity of these settings.

    The screenies at Softpedia and the user pdf at Avast ain't much help except for helping me phrase my inquiry. And I don't have a system at hand just now to run a trial.

    While I'm here I might as well ask... Can a rule be built for, say, outbound svchost.exe UDP port 53 with remote endpoint restrictions to the servers (hostnames or IP addresses)? Which would evoke an alert if a svchost.exe outbound were to be attempted to other servers or TCP with options to block or allow and remember, persistent or session?

    One more: can it be set for loopback interception?

    Thanks!
     
  18. anon

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  19. avman1995

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    Removed the ABP extension as I saw Vlk's reply I am happy just with avast adblocker! ;)
     
  20. Trooper

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    I believe it is powered by ABP................

    Powered by Adblock Plus
     
  22. Trooper

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    Got the avast! Ad blocker to work after some tweaks in Firefox. Its ok, but not quite as ad blocking thorough as I would like. So for now, I've gone back to Adblock Plus extension. Will try to keep my eyes and ears peeled on this though. I have a feeling it will be improving.
     
  23. WSFuser

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    BTW anyone know what list avast's adblocker uses? Is it in-house?

    Also do we report missed ads and other ad related issues on the forums?
     
  24. anon

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    "You can disable ad-blocking for some websites and manage your list of websites for which you want to see ads."
    How? o_O
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    OS: Windows XP SP3 32-bit.
    Ad Blocker installed in IE8 & Chrome v25 =>
    IE8: Only the orange hand icon is visible, no settings available.
    Chrome: Absolutely NOTHING! No icon, nothing in Extensions" page, no settings available.
    o_O o_O o_O
     
  25. Antimalware18

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    I was running Online Armor with no problems but the system was feeling a bit heavy with it so I switched back to Comodo Firewall with just the BB enabled and no problems so far.

    On my maching OA was running at about 35mb continuously while comodo barely ever breaches 10mb

    and for the record, im not a comodo fanboy :cool:
     
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