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Avast Products => Avast Mobile Apps => Avast Mobile Security for Android => Topic started by: MichaelT. on December 14, 2011, 01:43:31 PM

Title: Web Shield and the Default Browser?
Post by: MichaelT. on December 14, 2011, 01:43:31 PM
I have 2 browsers, Google (Android) and Firefox.
The Web Shield protects the default browser, which browser of the 2 are protected when browsing the web?

ALSO,,,,,

New Acer Icona with Honeycomb 3.2,,,,,
z4Root crashes every time I try to root, avast has found the install and the .apk I downloaded (DL'd from XDA) and flagged it as a Trojan.
How do I do a root if avast (possibly) is blocking it?
Title: Re: Web Shield and the Default Browser?
Post by: justforlove on December 14, 2011, 01:52:56 PM
I think your phone should be rooted before installed avast...
Title: Re: Web Shield and the Default Browser?
Post by: Filip Havlicek on December 14, 2011, 02:19:42 PM
I have 2 browsers, Google (Android) and Firefox.
The Web Shield protects the default browser, which browser of the 2 are protected when browsing the web?

Google (Android)
Title: Re: Web Shield and the Default Browser?
Post by: MichaelT. on December 14, 2011, 02:36:20 PM
I have 2 browsers, Google (Android) and Firefox.
The Web Shield protects the default browser, which browser of the 2 are protected when browsing the web?

Google (Android)


#@!&%!,,,,so the next thing is to change the default browser to Firefox, I can't find anything on XDA to do this, BUT, I have to do a command line to do root, still reading the post:   http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1213014 (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1213014)

@justforlove,,,,,,,Is a Tablet, not a phone,,,X/
Title: Re: Web Shield and the Default Browser?
Post by: Zocor on December 14, 2011, 02:41:20 PM
Have a look at this post on XDA http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1290318 (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1290318) and try flashing the already rooted stock kernel. It's a well known fact that z4Root has a lot of problems trying to root. Z.  ;)
Title: Re: Web Shield and the Default Browser?
Post by: Filip Havlicek on December 14, 2011, 03:11:38 PM

#@!&%!,,,,so the next thing is to change the default browser to Firefox

You don't want your browsing to be protected by the Web Shield? :)

Filip
Title: Re: Web Shield and the Default Browser?
Post by: MichaelT. on December 14, 2011, 03:58:35 PM
Yes I want my browsing protected by the Web Shield, although, I want to use
Firefox not Google.
I hate adverts, and FF's Adblock Plus is the only thing that makes browsing bearable.

Soooo, I have to figure out how to change the default browser from Google to Firefox, if possible?!

Oh Ya,,,,and I still need root for the firewall..............................
Title: Re: Web Shield and the Default Browser?
Post by: Filip Havlicek on December 14, 2011, 04:40:02 PM
It is possible, but the Web Shield protects only the Google browser. If you switch your default browser to Firefox, you will still be unprotected.

Filip
Title: Re: Web Shield and the Default Browser?
Post by: Lisandro on December 15, 2011, 12:02:35 PM
Hmmm... If in the PC version Web Shield filters any browser, this seems to be a natural movement in the Android, doesn't it?
Title: Re: Web Shield and the Default Browser?
Post by: Filip Havlicek on December 15, 2011, 12:11:38 PM
Not really. We don't protect other browsers not because we chose so, but because it can't be done on non-rooted devices due to the architecture of other browsers and limitations of the Android OS.
Title: Re: Web Shield and the Default Browser?
Post by: Lisandro on December 15, 2011, 12:42:57 PM
Not really. We don't protect other browsers not because we chose so, but because it can't be done on non-rooted devices due to the architecture of other browsers and limitations of the Android OS.
Thanks Filip. I'm living and trying to learn about Android technology.
Title: Re: Web Shield and the Default Browser?
Post by: Filip Havlicek on December 15, 2011, 02:14:11 PM
I'm pretty sure you will ;)
Title: Re: Web Shield and the Default Browser?
Post by: cooby on December 16, 2011, 05:53:31 AM
Yes I want my browsing protected by the Web Shield, although, I want to use
Firefox not Google.
I hate adverts, and FF's Adblock Plus is the only thing that makes browsing bearable.
What you might do is still use FF but not its Adblock.
Instead, download AdFree from the market. It blocks ads all over, not just in the browser.
And so far works fine with Avast for me.
Title: Re: Web Shield and the Default Browser?
Post by: Lisandro on December 17, 2011, 06:13:26 PM
I'm pretty sure you will ;)
Did Milos say anything to you? ;) ;)
Title: Re: Web Shield and the Default Browser?
Post by: Filip Havlicek on December 19, 2011, 03:16:21 PM
No, but I might have said something that got to Milis ;)
Title: Re: Web Shield and the Default Browser?
Post by: DavidR on December 19, 2011, 04:46:43 PM
<snip quote>
Thanks Filip. I'm living and trying to learn about Android technology.

I too am climbing that learning curve and the ins and outs of the avast! Mobile Security.
Title: Re: Web Shield and the Default Browser?
Post by: Gieszinger on April 02, 2017, 03:55:43 PM
Does the Mobile Security support the Samsung Internet programm?
https://www.sammobile.com/apk/samsung-internet-for-android/samsung-internet-5-2-03-4/
Samsung A3 2016


Title: Re: Web Shield and the Default Browser?
Post by: Tereza V. on April 03, 2017, 12:11:33 PM
Hi, the Avast Web Shield protects Android Browser, Google Chrome, Amazon Silk, Boat Browser, Boat Browser mini and Dolphin browser. These are the only supported browsers at the moment, thanks for understanding.
Title: Re: Web Shield and the Default Browser?
Post by: mybuddy1998 on April 05, 2017, 06:59:01 AM
Hi Tereza,

Thank you so very, very much for the great news that the Avast Web Shield protects the Dolphin Browser! I'm so relieved to hear this as I need to use the Dolphin browser instead of Google Chrome as the syncing across devices is very buggy since the latest update to Marshmallow. I can't get my desktop computer bookmarks to sync properly with my phone, and they sync perfectly with the Dolphin Browser.

I feel significantly more secure with my browsing now that I know I'm protected by AMS.

Best regards,

mybuddy1998