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Title: # Avast 2017 Products Need BIG CHANGES!#
Post by: poumpouridis7 on June 29, 2016, 08:09:58 PM
# Better for Avast 2017 Edition #

1) Avast UI needs to be changed completely
2) Anti-Ransomware Protection
3) Webcam Protection
4) You guys have to optimize the performance of the product much more if you can while avast is in max settings
5) Hmmm Where is Parental Control?
6) Please make avast to have only one service to run... Eg.  AVAST Service.exe
7) Avast installation UI is Really Really BAD! You need to change it...
8) Setup Guide after Installation... Some Settings need User Configuration...
9) Make Avast Free Antivirus to work WITHOUT REGISTRATION EVERY YEAR PLEASE! MAKE THE PRODUCT TO BE "COMPKETELY" FREE! NO REGISTRATION, NO LOGIN, NOTHINK! ( Or make login optional)

Thanks! Please apply them if can on Avast 2017 Version! 😊 :)

SORRY FOR BUT ENGLISH... :)
Title: Re: # Avast 2017 Products Need BIG CHANGES!#
Post by: Eddy on June 29, 2016, 08:21:08 PM
There is no avast 2017 version and as it seems there will never be one as the version naming is gonna change.
Title: Re: # Avast 2017 Products Need BIG CHANGES!#
Post by: Secondmineboy on June 29, 2016, 08:26:26 PM
# Better for Avast 2017 Edition #

1) Avast UI needs to be changed completely
2) Anti-Ransomware Protection
3) Webcam Protection
4) You guys have to optimize the performance of the product much more if you can while avast is in max settings
5) Hmmm Where is Parental Control?
6) Please make avast to have only one service to run... Eg.  AVAST Service.exe
7) Avast installation UI is Really Really BAD! You need to change it...
8) Setup Guide after Installation... Some Settings need User Configuration...
9) Make Avast Free Antivirus to work WITHOUT REGISTRATION EVERY YEAR PLEASE! MAKE THE PRODUCT TO BE "COMPKETELY" FREE! NO REGISTRATION, NO LOGIN, NOTHINK! ( Or make login optional)

Thanks! Please apply them if can on Avast 2017 Version! 😊 :)

SORRY FOR BUT ENGLISH... :)

1. Details please :)
2.Was confirmed to be in the works a bit ago.
3. No info available
4. Most users use defaults and there Avast is one of the fastest, you have to expect higher RAM/CPU Usage on higher settings
5. No such feature in Avast but you can block certain Websites.
6. AvastSvc.exe is the main protection, AvastrUI.exe is the interface both are needed, I dont know if its possible to merge all these services and processes.
7. See Number 1
8. Which settings exactly?
9. Some people including me already had no registration neccessary may come in the future :)
Title: Re: # Avast 2017 Products Need BIG CHANGES!#
Post by: -Malware- on June 30, 2016, 06:26:35 AM
10) Enable PUP detection by default or ask user during installation. :)
Title: Re: # Avast 2017 Products Need BIG CHANGES!#
Post by: Coolmario88 on June 30, 2016, 07:51:43 AM
Also in avast 2017 could you avast staff possibly consider like maybe less ads? The ads were one of the reasons what sorta drove me away for a year.. I know i could stop the ads with the paid avast but seeing the ads daily like i did in the free version was a turn off of making me not want to purchase the paid avast products.
Title: Re: # Avast 2017 Products Need BIG CHANGES!#
Post by: MartinZ on June 30, 2016, 11:51:53 AM
Hi,

quick feedback

1)in progress
2)planned mid term
3)planned mid term
4)not really possible to have max security settings and max performance, but we work on special mode when playing games
5)not planned right now
6)why? we have just max 4 services/processes running..
7)planned short term
8)planned to do some better explanation what we do. not really a Settings wizad. Avast should work immediately when installed, wuithout any extra setting..
9)under consideration, in many countries we already cancelled the registration
10) we can't turn on PUP by default - legal reasons, but we work on different methods how to fight with PUPs
Title: Re: # Avast 2017 Products Need BIG CHANGES!#
Post by: Alikhan on June 30, 2016, 04:41:39 PM
10) we can't turn on PUP by default - legal reasons, but we work on different methods how to fight with PUPs

Surely by asking the user during installation if they want to allow/block PUPs will stop all legal challenges since the user decides?

ESET has done this.
Title: Re: # Avast 2017 Products Need BIG CHANGES!#
Post by: MartinZ on June 30, 2016, 06:08:45 PM
Yes that's an option, but the issue is that normal user doesn't know what is PUP ;-( Even if we tried to explain...
Title: Re: # Avast 2017 Products Need BIG CHANGES!#
Post by: Be Secure on June 30, 2016, 06:17:26 PM
Yes that's an option, but the issue is that normal user doesn't know what is PUP ;-( Even if we tried to explain...
This will help them.http://blog.emsisoft.com/2016/06/20/potentially-unwanted-programs-pups-what-you-need-to-know/ (http://blog.emsisoft.com/2016/06/20/potentially-unwanted-programs-pups-what-you-need-to-know/) :)
Title: Re: # Avast 2017 Products Need BIG CHANGES!#
Post by: Alikhan on June 30, 2016, 06:39:01 PM
Yes that's an option, but the issue is that normal user doesn't know what is PUP ;-( Even if we tried to explain...

Well, you can put information about it during the option selection. On the positive side, it will help with better detection since a lot of issues are with adware these days.

Something like the screenshot below to explain it.

You could even put a not sure option there which will make it disabled by default too.
Title: Re: # Avast 2017 Products Need BIG CHANGES!#
Post by: arnaud87 on July 01, 2016, 01:56:18 AM
As Eset or Kaspersky, to have a web reputation :

Example :

Eset (ok it is old screen) :
(http://support.eset.com/Platform/Publishing/images/Authoring/Image%20Files/ESET/KB%20Team%20Only/SOLN2808/SOLN2808%20-%20Live%20Grid.png)

Kaspersky :
(http://support.kaspersky.com/us/images/kis2012_6354_003_en88-116298.jpg)
Title: Re: # Avast 2017 Products Need BIG CHANGES!#
Post by: Coolmario88 on July 01, 2016, 04:55:51 AM
My idea to improve avast in next major version would be, Maybe a blocked webpage thing? Like instead of the browser saying can't connect let it go to a page avast has that says something like Avast has blocked this page. I know there is a popup that lets us know about it, but do any of you others think this would be a good idea?
Title: Re: # Avast 2017 Products Need BIG CHANGES!#
Post by: RejZoR on July 01, 2016, 06:15:52 AM
Yes that's an option, but the issue is that normal user doesn't know what is PUP ;-( Even if we tried to explain...

This. I'm an advanced user and I have PUP's disabled for real-time. I only have PUP's enabled for on-demand scans so I can dealw ih them later on if I chose so. I don't want installers to be broken or interrupted because avast! detected some toolbar in it. Same reason why it's not enabled by default for others.
Title: Re: # Avast 2017 Products Need BIG CHANGES!#
Post by: -Malware- on July 01, 2016, 06:21:07 AM
Yes that's an option, but the issue is that normal user doesn't know what is PUP ;-( Even if we tried to explain...

Well, you can put information about it during the option selection. On the positive side, it will help with better detection since a lot of issues are with adware these days.

Something like the screenshot below to explain it.

You could even put a not sure option there which will make it disabled by default too.
+1
Or you can just add a skip button for normal users.

Yes that's an option, but the issue is that normal user doesn't know what is PUP ;-( Even if we tried to explain...

This. I'm an advanced user and I have PUP's disabled for real-time. I only have PUP's enabled for on-demand scans so I can dealw ih them later on if I chose so. I don't want installers to be broken or interrupted because avast! detected some toolbar in it. Same reason why it's not enabled by default for others.
-1
Avast can't turn on PUP detection by default because of legal issues.
And we are talking about asking users if they want to enable PUP detection during installation.
Title: Re: # Avast 2017 Products Need BIG CHANGES!#
Post by: RejZoR on July 01, 2016, 02:53:31 PM
Do that and I can guarantee you a shitstorm of complaints why avast! is messing up installers because 90% of them come with some sort of PUP attached to it (even if you ask users during install, most don't have a clue what PUP is even if you explain it to them with a book. If you want to repeatedly explain to people, then be my guest. PUP setting is already located in the main settings panel, whoever wants that and knows the complications that will inevitably bring, will also enable it by hand there.
Title: Re: # Avast 2017 Products Need BIG CHANGES!#
Post by: Alikhan on July 01, 2016, 04:53:49 PM
Do that and I can guarantee you a shitstorm of complaints why avast! is messing up installers because 90% of them come with some sort of PUP attached to it (even if you ask users during install, most don't have a clue what PUP is even if you explain it to them with a book. If you want to repeatedly explain to people, then be my guest. PUP setting is already located in the main settings panel, whoever wants that and knows the complications that will inevitably bring, will also enable it by hand there.

I'm sure a vast majority of users wouldn't want a PUP when installing a program. I don't see any harm in having 3 options of either yes, no or not sure which would leave it disabled at default.
Title: Re: # Avast 2017 Products Need BIG CHANGES!#
Post by: RejZoR on July 01, 2016, 06:15:11 PM
You don't understand, installers FAIL because avast! deletes/blocks parts of temporarily extracted content even if you later on uncheck it anyway within the installer. Or it just quarantines entire installer because it contains PUP which you'd uncheck anyway during installation. I've seen that countless times. That's why.
Title: Re: # Avast 2017 Products Need BIG CHANGES!#
Post by: Alikhan on July 01, 2016, 06:27:09 PM
You don't understand, installers FAIL because avast! deletes/blocks parts of temporarily extracted content even if you later on uncheck it anyway within the installer. Or it just quarantines entire installer because it contains PUP which you'd uncheck anyway during installation. I've seen that countless times. That's why.

I've only tested it with ESET with installers that come with bundles such as utorrent and they haven't failed. What I've seen is the adware removed from the installer and the installation taken place an usual. Take opencandy as an example.
Title: Re: # Avast 2017 Products Need BIG CHANGES!#
Post by: poumpouridis7 on July 02, 2016, 06:42:12 AM
10) we can't turn on PUP by default - legal reasons, but we work on different methods how to fight with PUPs

Surely by asking the user during installation if they want to allow/block PUPs will stop all legal challenges since the user decides?

ESET has done this.

Or Make Avast to Display a Message if a PUP was detected (Real-Time Protection) with 2 Options (Remove- Ignore)
Title: Re: # Avast 2017 Products Need BIG CHANGES!#
Post by: Dwarden on July 02, 2016, 10:33:07 AM
speaking of PUP, is there finally working PUP only exclusions ? (aka exclusion only against PUP list and nothing else)
Title: Re: # Avast 2017 Products Need BIG CHANGES!#
Post by: Staticguy on July 02, 2016, 02:48:01 PM
@Avast Team: Any plans to include anti-logger features (keystrokes Encryption, SSL Intrusion Prevention, what is displayed on the monitor, everything you copy and paste) to Avast 2017 products. The features that are included in Zemana AntiLogger Premium https://www.zemana.com/AntiLogger
Title: Avast 2017 Products
Post by: tanzia201 on August 25, 2016, 06:29:17 PM
Hello would you change the avast homepage for 2017 release?http://screenshots.en.sftcdn.net/en/scrn/50000/50045/avast-pro-antivirus-14-700x491.jpg because it currently is not very nice
thank you for your answer
Title: Re: # Avast 2017 Products Need BIG CHANGES!#
Post by: Eddy on August 25, 2016, 06:35:07 PM
Different people, different taste.

And peoples, there is no 2017 version and there will not be one since the version numbering have changed.
Version 2016.11.1.2262 released on 27-04-2016 was the last one to have the year in the version mentioned.
Title: Re: # Avast 2017 Products Need BIG CHANGES!#
Post by: irongod on August 25, 2016, 09:29:47 PM
There is no avast 2017 version and as it seems there will never be one as the version naming is gonna change.

it might sound like a silly comment... but when I check my Avast Account it seems we already have Avast 2017 :p ... bug?
Title: Re: # Avast 2017 Products Need BIG CHANGES!#
Post by: DavidR on August 25, 2016, 10:12:14 PM
There is no avast 2017 version and as it seems there will never be one as the version naming is gonna change.

it might sound like a silly comment... but when I check my Avast Account it seems we already have Avast 2017 :p ... bug?


I would say that they are playing catchup on the various documents website, UI, etc. with their stated aim not to have the versions set against a year.

Some considerable time ago avast never fell in line with the common practice of other companies to brand it with a year. Then they fell in line, now they are going away from the year module and doing more program updates throughout the year.
Title: Re: # Avast 2017 Products Need BIG CHANGES!#
Post by: irongod on August 25, 2016, 10:43:52 PM
There is no avast 2017 version and as it seems there will never be one as the version naming is gonna change.

it might sound like a silly comment... but when I check my Avast Account it seems we already have Avast 2017 :p ... bug?


I would say that they are playing catchup on the various documents website, UI, etc. with their stated aim not to have the versions set against a year.

Some considerable time ago avast never fell in line with the common practice of other companies to brand it with a year. Then they fell in line, now they are going away from the year module and doing more program updates throughout the year.

...also, has anybody noticed the Virus Definition not updated after yesterday about noon (CET)?!
Title: Re: # Avast 2017 Products Need BIG CHANGES!#
Post by: DavidR on August 25, 2016, 11:14:53 PM
<snip quotes>

...also, has anybody noticed the Virus Definition not updated after yesterday about noon (CET)?!

I rarely if ever check when the VPS is updated, streaming updates are happening throughout the day, the VPS update for the most part is collating all of the streaming updates that went before and are now integrated into the VPS version.

Mine is still showing 160824-0 am I concerned, no, as I have a shed load of streaming updates (with hundreds of streaming updates within), dated after that VPS number. When the next VPS arrives all of those streaming update sub-folders will go as they will have been incorporated.
Title: Re: # Avast 2017 Products Need BIG CHANGES!#
Post by: Gyöngyi on September 01, 2016, 03:31:08 PM
There was always problem and still present in the DPC Latency issue. After I'm Installing Avast firewall it is much Worse.
If there is no change in this area I'll looking for other internet security software.
Title: Re: # Avast 2017 Products Need BIG CHANGES!#
Post by: andy_Dom on September 02, 2016, 03:29:00 PM
The only thing i like to see in an upcomming 'big' release is a full 64bit program. If i check in taskmanager avast is one off the only programs on my system that isnt x64.
Title: Re: # Avast 2017 Products Need BIG CHANGES!#
Post by: CraigB on September 02, 2016, 03:40:32 PM
The only thing i like to see in an upcomming 'big' release is a full 64bit program. If i check in taskmanager avast is one off the only programs on my system that isnt x64.
Avast installs 64 bit processes where necessary, look in your Program Files and you'll notice that's where it installs on 64bit systems.
Title: Re: # Avast 2017 Products Need BIG CHANGES!#
Post by: Pondus on September 02, 2016, 03:42:46 PM
The only thing i like to see in an upcomming 'big' release is a full 64bit program. If i check in taskmanager avast is one off the only programs on my system that isnt x64.
Posted explained many times, here is one > https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=13819.msg117276#msg117276

note the replys from igor

Title: Re: # Avast 2017 Products Need BIG CHANGES!#
Post by: MartinZ on September 02, 2016, 04:03:31 PM
I will disappoint you here, 64-bit version isn't planned for the upcoming months. It has definitely some advantages, but the scope is huge in our case.