[suggestion] Web access protection

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus v4 Beta Forum' started by m00nbl00d, Jan 17, 2009.

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  1. m00nbl00d

    m00nbl00d Registered Member

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    I notice that in the section "Web access protection", we're only able, still, to just add entries, either manually or saved in a file, to block access to web sites.

    Question: Does it still have the limit for 64KB?

    Suggestion: Why not allow the users to use online lists to block, and be automatically updated?
     
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    Hello,

    As far as I am aware, there is no standard format for publishing and updating blocklists.

    Regards,

    Aryeh Goretsky
     
  3. m00nbl00d

    m00nbl00d Registered Member

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    Thanks for the feedback.

    I must admit that I forgot about this thread. :D

    Anyway, I forgot to mention a few things before, as how could NOD32 handle such block lists.

    I'll give an example.

    Here is a great example of a domain block list - http://www.malware.com.br/cgi/submit-agressive?action=list&type=agressive

    Why not make NOD32 be able to automatically get domains to block from that list and check for updates?

    Just an example.

    Regards
     
  4. funkydude

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    As firefox and OpenDNS already do this? I think NOD32's DB is sufficient.
     
  5. m00nbl00d

    m00nbl00d Registered Member

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    Perhaps, not every user uses Firefox (nor will change) and OpenDNS.

    And since NOD32 already allows blocking domains, then why not evolve?
     
  6. m00nbl00d

    m00nbl00d Registered Member

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    By the way, the limit to block addresses is still 64k.

    Is there any reason for that specific limit?
     
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    No idea, but I should also add that nearly every browser is changing to block harmful/phishing sites. Including Internet Explorer, Opera & Chrome. I think this feature will be needed less and less in future, maybe to the point it's not needed anymore, depending how fast they are blocking these sites.
     
  8. m00nbl00d

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    Yes, browsers are evolving that way. But, blocking malicious domains, is not the only reason for such features. One may also wish to block access to certain sites.

    So, if it is possible to block with Eset, I was wondering why the 64k limit.


    Regards
     
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