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Dch48

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Re: [Wishlist] For avast! 8 - Suggestions and discussion
« Reply #165 on: December 30, 2012, 12:16:06 AM »
My wishlidt for Avast 8:

1. Encrypted VPN
2. Option to upload files to VirusTotal
3. Make SafeZone better
      - Auto update Chromium
      - Block all plugins/extensions
      - Sandbox content both ways, so if you get a virus in SafeZone it doesn't affect your machine
      - Auto delete on exit
      - Better default settings in Chromium - For example have "Do not track" and block third party cookies enabled by default
      - Whitelist sites of banks/retailers to prevent phishing
      - Force HTTPS
      - Better privacy - prevent screenshots/keyloggers
      - Implement features like Trusteer Rapport has
4. Automatic sandboxing of web browsers like Sandboxie
5. Avast DNS
6. Avast Portable for flash drives
7. Anti-Executable
8. HIPS
9. Better Huestrics / rouge AV / root kit detection
10. Integrated password manager
11. Better/Faster WebRep - block sites/comments/privacy level
12. Website blocking by category - adult/gaming/drugs/social networking/advertisements
13. Avast Cloud Backup
14. Flash memory scanning
15. RAR/ISO scanning
You have a number of wishes that I definitely don't want to see. No HIPS, no automatic browser sandboxing (I have AIS and don't use the sandbox at all), no integrated password manager (again I don't use one), no Avast DNS (completely unnecessary).

As far as I know, it's not possible to get a virus in the Safe Zone and I know for a fact that keyloggers do not work there even if one is on the system.

Avast needs to remain user friendly with as silent protection as possible. Personally if I have to choose between convenience (and full usability of my machine) and the mitigation of a very small security risk, I will choose the convenience every time.

dejeffmen

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Re: [Wishlist] For avast! 8 - Suggestions and discussion
« Reply #166 on: December 30, 2012, 11:40:08 AM »
Antivirusasat:

Avast have  this  product in the English. And not in the Dutch.
I'm a Dutch user from avast

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Re: [Wishlist] For avast! 8 - Suggestions and discussion
« Reply #167 on: December 30, 2012, 04:40:54 PM »
recede the starting time of course.. avast!'s starting costs almost 6s. my system services just take 25-30s...

dejeffmen

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Re: [Wishlist] For avast! 8 - Suggestions and discussion
« Reply #168 on: December 30, 2012, 11:29:44 PM »
I have an  another tip/ wish:

You can with avast block page (not dangerous page - you can say that must block a page that you will. )
Can avast not block the full site?  We I add Google.nl that block avast not alone the page Google.nl - when I go search page to from google.

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Re: [Wishlist] For avast! 8 - Suggestions and discussion
« Reply #169 on: December 31, 2012, 12:29:52 AM »
My wishlidt for Avast 8:

1. Encrypted VPN
2. Option to upload files to VirusTotal
3. Make SafeZone better
      - Auto update Chromium
      - Block all plugins/extensions
      - Sandbox content both ways, so if you get a virus in SafeZone it doesn't affect your machine
      - Auto delete on exit
      - Better default settings in Chromium - For example have "Do not track" and block third party cookies enabled by default
      - Whitelist sites of banks/retailers to prevent phishing
      - Force HTTPS
      - Better privacy - prevent screenshots/keyloggers
      - Implement features like Trusteer Rapport has
4. Automatic sandboxing of web browsers like Sandboxie
5. Avast DNS
6. Avast Portable for flash drives
7. Anti-Executable
8. HIPS
9. Better Huestrics / rouge AV / root kit detection
10. Integrated password manager
11. Better/Faster WebRep - block sites/comments/privacy level
12. Website blocking by category - adult/gaming/drugs/social networking/advertisements
13. Avast Cloud Backup
14. Flash memory scanning
15. RAR/ISO scanning
You have a number of wishes that I definitely don't want to see. No HIPS, no automatic browser sandboxing (I have AIS and don't use the sandbox at all), no integrated password manager (again I don't use one), no Avast DNS (completely unnecessary).

As far as I know, it's not possible to get a virus in the Safe Zone and I know for a fact that keyloggers do not work there even if one is on the system.

Avast needs to remain user friendly with as silent protection as possible. Personally if I have to choose between convenience (and full usability of my machine) and the mitigation of a very small security risk, I will choose the convenience every time.
+1 i agree with you, no hips and no dns, avast is perfect just the way it is, ok in future new feature will be added but i hope that hips and dns will not be in that list.
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Re: [Wishlist] For avast! 8 - Suggestions and discussion
« Reply #170 on: December 31, 2012, 01:29:39 AM »
With all due respect I have no problems with either HIPS or DNS.
My firewall has HIPS and I use Open DNS Premium.  :)

http://www.labnol.org/internet/tools/opendsn-what-is-opendns-why-required-2/2587/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domain_Name_System
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Re: [Wishlist] For avast! 8 - Suggestions and discussion
« Reply #171 on: December 31, 2012, 03:16:18 AM »
With all due respect I have no problems with either HIPS or DNS.
My firewall has HIPS and I use Open DNS Premium.  :)

http://www.labnol.org/internet/tools/opendsn-what-is-opendns-why-required-2/2587/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domain_Name_System
I have tried Open DNS and others like Comodo's. The fastest one is still the one provided by my ISP so I stick with that.

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Re: [Wishlist] For avast! 8 - Suggestions and discussion
« Reply #172 on: January 01, 2013, 02:07:35 PM »
I like the second one :)
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For the free version, I would like to see a virtual keyboard (as there is no SafeZone).
Also I would like to have an shutdown after scan option :)

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Re: [Wishlist] For avast! 8 - Suggestions and discussion
« Reply #173 on: January 01, 2013, 02:21:24 PM »
I like the second one :)
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For the free version, I would like to see a virtual keyboard (as there is no SafeZone).
Also I would like to have an shutdown after scan option :)

Nothing stopping you use the Operating Systems virtual keyboard OSK (On Screen Keyboard).

It already has that shutdown after scan option. Though if you have any other applications that are running, depending on their priority/protection, these may prevent the shutdown.
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Re: [Wishlist] For avast! 8 - Suggestions and discussion
« Reply #174 on: January 01, 2013, 04:25:44 PM »
Also I would like to have an shutdown after scan option :)
It's already there Scan Computer>Scan Now>Settings>Scheduling>tick the proper box.
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Re: [Wishlist] For avast! 8 - Suggestions and discussion
« Reply #175 on: January 01, 2013, 05:32:04 PM »
With all due respect I have no problems with either HIPS or DNS.
My firewall has HIPS and I use Open DNS Premium.  :)


Yeh, HIPS doesn't worry/bother me and I also am very happy with Opendns. ;)  :)

dejeffmen

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Re: [Wishlist] For avast! 8 - Suggestions and discussion
« Reply #176 on: January 02, 2013, 12:28:11 AM »
Hello avast team, 

Have you already seen or heard things where you say, that is perhaps something to add?? And you know since version 8 comes out?

Sorry for the bad / not so Good English.

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Re: [Wishlist] For avast! 8 - Suggestions and discussion
« Reply #177 on: January 02, 2013, 02:16:26 AM »
Please stop speculating about the beta release!
avast will roll it out when it's ready! Just chill!  8)
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Re: [Wishlist] For avast! 8 - Suggestions and discussion
« Reply #178 on: January 02, 2013, 11:13:49 PM »

I'm Sorry

I'm just asking out of curiosity.
 I thought maybe you would already tell something about version 8. If you do not want to do it yet.

Dch48

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Re: [Wishlist] For avast! 8 - Suggestions and discussion
« Reply #179 on: January 02, 2013, 11:32:24 PM »
I don't think they will release any information about what is new in v8 until there is a Beta version ready for our testing. There may be things in their internal builds right now that will not see the light of day in a full release and there may also be some things added that are not in their builds yet.