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Re: Avast GUI Discussion
« Reply #135 on: September 18, 2012, 02:39:28 AM »
The only things that I see issue that I have is regarding the avast update. I love the popup badge. It's a great way or me to know that avast is up to date. It the sounds the "avast is now up to date" bloody annoying. And I haven't found a check box to turn it off. That's my only issue. Other than that a very intuitive layout. Easy to use with all the features still being available.
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Re: Avast GUI Discussion
« Reply #136 on: September 24, 2012, 06:05:37 AM »
1. The current layout could use some reworking to make it more user-friendly.

2. The folder structuring is good. However, Remote Assistance should be moved into the Maintenance tab, and About avast! should be moved out of the Maintenance tab to the upper right hand corner next to settings.

3. I don't like the left-hand navigation bar personally. Mainly for aesthetic reasons. Instead, there should be icons on the current status page.

4. I think that (A) There should only be one screen for all advanced settings similar to other antiviruses, OR (B) When you click on "Settings" in the top right corner, a drop-down menu appears with "Scan Settings," "Shield Settings," "Firewall Settings," etc.

5. There is too much blank space on the Current Status page, especially if you click hide details. Instead, there should be large icons, again, similar to how other antiviruses structure their Summary page. I'd like to see the Current Status page serve more like a central HUB (where you can perform most services, i.e. launching SafeZone, Updating, Scanning, etc.), if that makes sense.

6. The real-time notifications and toasters are great.

7. The virus update notifications + sounds are great as well.

8. The grouping of components together to "local protection" and "network protection" is a great idea the way I see it. I believe computer-illiterate users will have an easier time understanding the terms local/network protection, than terms like real-time shields, firewalls, etc.

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Re: Avast GUI Discussion
« Reply #137 on: September 24, 2012, 10:05:00 PM »
4. I think that (A) There should only be one screen for all advanced settings similar to other antiviruses, OR (B) When you click on "Settings" in the top right corner, a drop-down menu appears with "Scan Settings," "Shield Settings," "Firewall Settings," etc.
Keep in mind that avast has both global settings (accessible via the main Settings) and shield- or scan-specific settings (accessible through the settings for the particular shield or scan, I'm thinking specifically of exclusions in the latter case).  While it's possibly confusing to have the "same" setting in two different places, if I don't have it backwards (quite possible, and I'd appreciate correction if appropriate) then the individual shield/scan settings take priority over the global settings.
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Re: Avast GUI Discussion
« Reply #138 on: September 27, 2012, 08:12:10 PM »
I think the avast 7 gui has improved from the last time, but I there are things that could be changed.

The overall feel of the gui is a bit cheap (especially with the upgrade button trying to be shiny while the other buttons are smooth). Just to compare, AVG has always felt a little old, but always felt like a solid product, whereas Avast, not so much.

The main gui needs to be simplified, having six tabs, with many options underneath (nine shields!! That is too much info for the main interface, those exceedingly detailed stats should be opened up in a new window.) makes the gui feel very cluttered.

The summary page (as stated by others) would benefit from having more things on it.

The real-time shields page graph should re-size with the rest of the window, or at least it could stay centered. Or better yet, you could make the windows not able to be re-sized!

The settings window is a tad overwhelming, separating into categories would help very much. Also, having other settings (such as scanner settings) not in the main settings window is very confusing.

It seems as though some things you have in the main gui could be moved to the settings gui, such as Site Blocking.

Overall, I think Avast is a very good product, but it would greatly benefit from unifying the gui.

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Re: Avast GUI Discussion
« Reply #139 on: September 28, 2012, 01:35:41 AM »
Again, leave it as it is but add the ability to purge obsolete Firewall rules.

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Re: Avast GUI Discussion
« Reply #140 on: September 28, 2012, 05:16:45 AM »
Again, leave it as it is but add the ability to purge obsolete Firewall rules.
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Re: Avast GUI Discussion
« Reply #141 on: September 28, 2012, 07:55:47 PM »
#@!&%#! Google Chrome,,,,,,
Everywhere I browse to, every program I install, there it is, the advertising is in my face,,,,,,,
I don't want GC, I don't need GC, I don't like GC!
I understand that you guys need to pay your staff and development teams,,,,but,
ENOUGH with the Google Chrome advertising pop ups!,,,,I have FF and I LIKE it!

If I install GC can you (avast!) promise that the "Get Google Chrome" pop ups will stop?!

Other than that, well polished UI and program,,,,I will still uninstall with the removal tool and reinstall a new PROGRAM UPDATE,,,I've learned my lesson with your program updates..........

OH,,,,BTW,,,,Can you make available the old avast! alarm for the avast sounds?
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Re: Avast GUI Discussion
« Reply #142 on: September 28, 2012, 08:35:52 PM »
I think we need some allert so for streaming updates, currentlly we have this kind of updates without any kind of allerts

So we have to always watching this GUI section in order to see if works and its really annoying

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Re: Avast GUI Discussion
« Reply #143 on: September 28, 2012, 08:54:56 PM »
Why even look for the streaming updates, You can have more than ten streaming updates in a day, so far 9 today and the last thing I want are multiple notifications.

If you are concerned that it is working every so often just check, you don't have to do it every day. Me am I concerned if they might not be working, no, you have the auto update function and its update notification (and they are enough) they include the previous streaming updates anyway so you wouldn't miss them.
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Re: Avast GUI Discussion
« Reply #144 on: September 29, 2012, 07:21:53 PM »
The less notifications, the better. I've set mine without spinning orb, no sounds, no update popups. I'll only get popups on detection.
It's why antiviruses are for, to do their job in silence and when they actually catch something, they ntoify the user. No need to millions of notifications fo every darn thing, especially not sound notifications.
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Re: Avast GUI Discussion
« Reply #145 on: September 29, 2012, 10:33:34 PM »
I love the spinning orb. It gives me a good feeling seeing it spin and knowing that everything is working. I also leave the sound on and let the popups happen. Those also are confirmations that all systems are go.  ;D

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Re: Avast GUI Discussion
« Reply #146 on: September 29, 2012, 10:36:01 PM »
As always, tastes differ. ;)
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Re: Avast GUI Discussion
« Reply #147 on: September 29, 2012, 10:46:17 PM »
I love the spinning orb. It gives me a good feeling seeing it spin and knowing that everything is working. I also leave the sound on and let the popups happen. Those also are confirmations that all systems are go.  ;D
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Re: Avast GUI Discussion
« Reply #148 on: October 24, 2012, 02:47:06 AM »
So far so good about the Avast GUI including all of it's features! One more feature that I can suggest for the next version of Avast is to have Wireless Network Protection (under the category for Real-Time Shields) for Avast Free/Internet/Professional Edition. Norton and other antivirus products has this feature.

For Norton it has this "Network mapping and monitoring" shows you all the devices connected to your home network so you can easily spot uninvited guests using your wireless Internet connection and/or eavesdropping on you when you go online.

Having Wireless Network Protection feature for Avast will give even a better and far more protection :)

Most Important: Can you please remove the Market tab when you open up Avast, because honestly it's just a waste and also remove the ad that shows up in the Main window after you open up Avast. Thanks.
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Re: Avast GUI Discussion
« Reply #149 on: October 24, 2012, 07:35:51 AM »
So far so good about the Avast GUI including all of it's features! One more feature that I can suggest for the next version of Avast is to have Wireless Network Protection (under the category for Real-Time Shields) for Avast Free/Internet/Professional Edition. Norton and other antivirus products has this feature.

For Norton it has this "Network mapping and monitoring" shows you all the devices connected to your home network so you can easily spot uninvited guests using your wireless Internet connection and/or eavesdropping on you when you go online.

Having Wireless Network Protection feature for Avast will give even a better and far more protection :)

Most Important: Can you please remove the Market tab when you open up Avast, because honestly it's just a waste and also remove the ad that shows up in the Main window after you open up Avast. Thanks.
Network mapping is more the responsibility of a firewall so i doubt you'll ever see that added to the free or pro versions.

You can remove the Market Tab yourself - settings/community and untick the two boxes under community features, as far as the main ad on the UI - if you dont want that then you would have to purchase the Pro or AIS version, if you use the free then you have to expect advertising of there paid products.