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Re: Firefox 17.0 and Script Shield
« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2012, 02:08:39 PM »
Script shield uses exact pre-configured data to monitor FF 3.x up to 13.x, then it uses different method.
Now we found out, FF 16.x changed filtering algo a little bit (same as for FF 17.x I guess) so we'll need to modify our code.
I tried XP SP2 + FF 16.0.2 and SS didn't scan any FF script, can you confirm it?
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Re: Firefox 17.0 and Script Shield
« Reply #16 on: November 22, 2012, 02:19:44 PM »
Script shield uses exact pre-configured data to monitor FF 3.x up to 13.x, then it uses different method.
Now we found out, FF 16.x changed filtering algo a little bit (same as for FF 17.x I guess) so we'll need to modify our code.
I tried XP SP2 + FF 16.0.2 and SS didn't scan any FF script, can you confirm it?
I'll try to release a patched version and post a link.

It's working on FF 16.0.2.

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Re: Firefox 17.0 and Script Shield
« Reply #17 on: November 22, 2012, 02:30:50 PM »
Firefox is so sneaky.  Each time I restart my computer it automatically updates to version 17, which I don't want so I have to uninstall it, then go to my downloads folder and reinstall version 16.0.2.

Go to Options and click on Advanced, then Update.  You can turn off Automatically Install Updates there.  See screen shot below:



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Re: Firefox 17.0 and Script Shield
« Reply #18 on: November 22, 2012, 04:10:53 PM »
Firefox is so sneaky.  Each time I restart my computer it automatically updates to version 17, which I don't want so I have to uninstall it, then go to my downloads folder and reinstall version 16.0.2.

Nothing sneaky about it it is well known that it will auto update if you don't tell it not to.
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Re: Firefox 17.0 and Script Shield
« Reply #19 on: November 22, 2012, 05:26:10 PM »
Firefox is so sneaky.  Each time I restart my computer it automatically updates to version 17, which I don't want so I have to uninstall it, then go to my downloads folder and reinstall version 16.0.2.

Nothing sneaky about it it is well known that it will auto update if you don't tell it not to.

It didn't use to auto update.  I now have it set to where it has to ask before updating.

So much for asking to update.  Just uninstalled a program which required my restarting my computer and once again FF updated to version 17.  Going to have to do the uninstalling and reinstalling  version 16.0.2.  What a pain!
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Re: Firefox 17.0 and Script Shield
« Reply #20 on: November 22, 2012, 10:58:40 PM »
If I click on "Show Traffic History" for any of the shields I get a message that I need to install adobe flash player so it suggests that the problem might be with avast, not Firefox, if it thinks I don't have flash, when I do.

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Re: Firefox 17.0 and Script Shield
« Reply #21 on: November 22, 2012, 11:01:49 PM »
This is unrelated to the topic being discussed here.

The traffic History uses flash for its graphical display. It has to be the IE version of Flash.
If this doesn't fully explain then please start your own new topic and we will try to help.
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Re: Firefox 17.0 and Script Shield
« Reply #22 on: November 23, 2012, 06:42:19 AM »
Script shield uses exact pre-configured data to monitor FF 3.x up to 13.x, then it uses different method.
Now we found out, FF 16.x changed filtering algo a little bit (same as for FF 17.x I guess) so we'll need to modify our code.
I tried XP SP2 + FF 16.0.2 and SS didn't scan any FF script, can you confirm it?
I'll try to release a patched version and post a link.

PK I've checked mind on XP Pro SP3 as the script shield doesn't work on both FF version 16.0.2 & 17.0.
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Re: Firefox 17.0 and Script Shield
« Reply #23 on: November 23, 2012, 07:06:32 AM »
Script shield uses exact pre-configured data to monitor FF 3.x up to 13.x, then it uses different method.
Now we found out, FF 16.x changed filtering algo a little bit (same as for FF 17.x I guess) so we'll need to modify our code.
I tried XP SP2 + FF 16.0.2 and SS didn't scan any FF script, can you confirm it?
I'll try to release a patched version and post a link.

PK I've checked mind on XP Pro SP3 as the script shield doesn't work on both FF version 16.0.2 & 17.0.
Confirmed issue.  Running FF 17.0 updated two days ago.

Been online about an hour and Script Shield shows 29 actions so far.  Much less than the 1,000 or so in the same time frame with FF 16.0.2.  Per DavidR, this is not a major issue, however.
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Re: Firefox 17.0 and Script Shield
« Reply #24 on: November 23, 2012, 08:28:38 AM »
Considering the rate of Firefox updates (and updates of other browsers), are there any plans to include components updating in the Streaming Updates? So you can push tiny updates quickly for stuff like Script Shield to start working without the long wait for the full program update.
I mean, it surely can be done that the part that needs to be specifically configured for firefox can be updated on the fly...
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Re: Firefox 17.0 and Script Shield
« Reply #25 on: November 23, 2012, 11:25:37 AM »
@RejZoR

In the past they said (unfortunately I don't remember exactly when/where) that Script Shield updates for Avast! 8  will be probably included/pushed with the virus definition updates.

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Re: Firefox 17.0 and Script Shield
« Reply #26 on: November 23, 2012, 11:33:29 AM »
A bit OT: Guys, why bother with such issues, when there's NoScript for FF... ;)
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Re: Firefox 17.0 and Script Shield
« Reply #27 on: November 23, 2012, 11:40:12 AM »
Well, i don't want to bother with NoScript and constantly fiddle with it. They don't work on the same level so they aren't exactly comparable.
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Re: Firefox 17.0 and Script Shield
« Reply #28 on: November 23, 2012, 11:57:35 AM »
After noticing that Script Shield doesn't work with Firefox 17 anymore, I tried Google Chrome (version 23.0.1271.64), and it didn't work, either, though I have no idea since when it doesn't work as I rarely use Chrome and never checked if it worked. All options, including Chrome, are checked in the Script Shield settings. Then I got a bit scared and launched Internet Explorer (which I never use other than to check if some problem is browser specific) and Script Shield works completely fine with IE. Anyone else having problems with Chrome, too? My OS is Win7 Home Premium SP1. All mentioned software, including Windows and Avast, are German language versions, but that shouldn't make a difference.

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Re: Firefox 17.0 and Script Shield
« Reply #29 on: November 23, 2012, 01:37:23 PM »
you can try turn off self-protection mode (settings -> troubleshooting)
backup your aswJsFlt*.dll files from program files\avast software\avast
and download these 2 files: http://public.avast.com/~kurtin/patches/ap2012-11-23-001/aswJsFlt.dll + http://public.avast.com/~kurtin/patches/ap2012-11-23-001/aswJsFlt64.dll
it should work for FF 17.x (don't sure for 16.x XP SP2)
« Last Edit: December 03, 2012, 12:23:57 PM by pk »