SafeOnline and Avast's Web Shield

Discussion in 'Prevx Releases' started by Blackcat, Nov 20, 2009.

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  1. Blackcat

    Blackcat Registered Member

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    Those members running Avast and Prevx ; do you enable both the web HTTP shield of Avast and SafeOnline?

    To Joe; would you recommend disabling one of them or in your opinion would they complement each other?
     
  2. PrevxHelp

    PrevxHelp Former Prevx Moderator

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    Provided there aren't any physical level clashes (and I'm unaware of any), I think they will probably be good complements to each other and always recommend a "defense in layers" approach :)
     
  3. Blackcat

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    Thanks.
     
  4. james246

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    Avast Web Shield and Prevx Safe Online run fine on my box, however when I specifically ask Avast to scan my computer it switches off Safe Online (Green Tag becomes Blue Tag). A reboot resolves the problem and everything is fine again.
     
  5. Blackcat

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    Had some browser freezers with this combination over the last week; uninstalled the Avast web-shield and all fine now.
     
  6. PrevxHelp

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    Could you send a scan log to report@prevxresearch.com? In the event it is due to a clash between the two, it may be fixable from our database.

    Thanks! :)
     
  7. Blackcat

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    Scan log sent, Joe.
     
  8. PrevxHelp

    PrevxHelp Former Prevx Moderator

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    Thanks for the log :) I've fixed a handful of possible areas where Avast+SafeOnline could have been clashing. If you run another Prevx scan, it should work better together now :)

    Let me know if you find anything else!
     
  9. Blackcat

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    Joe, the log sent was when I had Avast listed in the Overrides.

    Do you want another log file with Avast taken out?
     
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    No, that's fine :) Prevx still scans the files, it just doesn't report them/send them to the database but they are included in the log.
     
  11. NiteSurfer

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    I haven't had any issues, but I keep Avast Web Shield set at normal and Prevx settings at default. I also keep Avast updated, esp. with all their recent issues and they have been putting out a lot of updates recently.
     
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