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Harikrishnan

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Re: Firefox 17.0 and Script Shield
« Reply #45 on: November 23, 2012, 04:46:37 PM »
Yes, script shield doesn't work with Firefox 17

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Re: Firefox 17.0 and Script Shield
« Reply #46 on: November 23, 2012, 04:50:27 PM »
@iroc9555: i updated those files from v7, can you please redownload them? thanks
pk updated the files.  See quote above, as the original ones may have been for avast8.  Replacements are for avast7.
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Re: Firefox 17.0 and Script Shield
« Reply #47 on: November 23, 2012, 05:02:36 PM »
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Found it necessary to enter Safe Mode after disabling the self-protection module as 'Access is denied' error popped up, even though that module was turned off.  Just dragged and dropped the file into the folder specified; noted the file properties seemed to be identical to the original, what with the same origin date in September, 2012 in digital signatures, tho.  Did see a 64-bit version in there too.

Wow! Works now!  Thanks pk!

That shouldn't be necessary, but you may need to close firefox as that is linked to the script shield filter dll.

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EDIT: Even with the self-defence module disabled you may well still get file is in use, etc. I disabled the Script Shield and still got the file in use error. Solution close firefox and you should be able to replace the files.
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Re: Firefox 17.0 and Script Shield
« Reply #48 on: November 23, 2012, 05:08:32 PM »
Doesn't work with FF 18.  Didn't think it would so uninstalled and installed 16.0.2 again.  Might update to version 17 and see if Script Shield works.
hi midnight,

This fix is specially made and tailored only for FF versions 16.0.2 and 17.0.  When FF 18.0 comes out as a final (not beta) version, I assume we may have to do this all over again, as Mozilla will make some significant changes to the final version, and Avast! will have to accommodate and incorporate these changes when it comes out.  So, one would have to wait anyway for the script shield to work properly in FF 18.0, as it still is in beta, and many changes and tweaks will be ongoing until it is finalized.

Avast! cannot predict what changes will be made while still in beta form.

Not known yet if this fix will work for Chrome.  Works just fine as is in IE without modifications, tho, probably because Microsoft does not update their browser anywhere nearly as often.
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Found it necessary to enter Safe Mode after disabling the self-protection module as 'Access is denied' error popped up, even though that module was turned off.  Just dragged and dropped the file into the folder specified; noted the file properties seemed to be identical to the original, what with the same origin date in September, 2012 in digital signatures, tho.  Did see a 64-bit version in there too.

Wow! Works now!  Thanks pk!

That shouldn't be necessary, but you may need to close firefox as that is linked to the script shield filter dll.

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EDIT: Even with the self-defence module disabled you may well still get file is in use, etc. I disabled the Script Shield and still got the file in use error. Solution close firefox and you should be able to replace the files.
@ DavidR,
FF was not running or open at the time I performed this operation.  Only sure way was to go to Safe Mode where Avast! would not be running at all.

But, next time I will certainly try the way you suggest.  Less work for me, so...  Thanks.   ;D

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Re: Firefox 17.0 and Script Shield
« Reply #49 on: November 23, 2012, 05:35:19 PM »
Thanks pk, patches applied and Script Shield is "busy" again  ;)

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Re: Firefox 17.0 and Script Shield
« Reply #50 on: November 23, 2012, 09:26:02 PM »
@iroc9555: i updated those files from v7, can you please redownload them? thanks

The updated files fixed Script Shield in Firefox 17 on both computers in my signature.  With Firefox closed, I copied them into the Avast program folder using the Admin user accounts with Avast self protection off.  After that, I turned self protection back on and restarted Windows.  Restarting Windows probably wasn't necessary, but I'm a creature of habit. :D
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Re: Firefox 17.0 and Script Shield
« Reply #51 on: November 23, 2012, 09:40:08 PM »
-midnight FF 18 is not out yet it still in beta :o and it should work with your FF 17.0 just re-download the patch again in page 2 from PK

I started to download the patch but was asked if I was sure I wanted to download this dll so didn't go any further.
« Last Edit: November 24, 2012, 09:19:57 AM by -midnight »

Alievitan

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Re: Firefox 17.0 and Script Shield
« Reply #52 on: November 24, 2012, 08:08:43 AM »
@PK

It now works with Firefox 17 stable, Firefox 18 beta, 19 aurora, and finally 20 nightly.  So it looks like unless Mozilla change something in the nightly again before the code freeze in January, this hack is going to work for a while.

However, it doesn't work for Chrome 23.0.1271.64 though.

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Re: Firefox 17.0 and Script Shield
« Reply #53 on: November 24, 2012, 09:33:20 AM »
Just used the patch and script shield is now working fine in Firefox 17 .
On windows xp home edition. SP3
« Last Edit: November 24, 2012, 09:54:43 AM by crofty59 »

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Re: Firefox 17.0 and Script Shield
« Reply #54 on: November 24, 2012, 09:33:46 AM »
@Alievitan

I tried both Aurora and Nightly but was told that Avast didn't support either browser so I uninstalled them. 

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Re: Firefox 17.0 and Script Shield
« Reply #55 on: November 24, 2012, 12:30:08 PM »
Thx pk,  :)

patches are now working in FF17, but unfortunately not in Chrome 23.
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Re: Firefox 17.0 and Script Shield
« Reply #56 on: November 24, 2012, 07:28:42 PM »
@Alievitan

I tried both Aurora and Nightly but was told that Avast didn't support either browser so I uninstalled them.

Not supported and cannot use are two different things.  Avast is just saying that they cannot guarantee that Avast and Firefox with the features and be conflict free with any version other than stable b/c the code changes frequently. 

With that said, it is easy to set up all channels of Firefox (stable, beta, aurora, nightly) in different directories, different profiles, and even run them at the same time if you want.  You can set up Mozilla sync so that whatever channel you currently use, you will always have the same history, addons, etc. 

I have set all four channel for testing purposes, so when new features come out, I go the relevant channel then see what is it about.  I usually stay in stable channel, but the beta channel right now (Firefox 18) incorporates a new javascript engine call ionmonkey, probably the best singular improvement since FF 4 was released, so I am putting it through it paces.  And like i posted before, all the Avast realtime stuff including scriptshield works with Firefox all the way to nightly so you can currently use any channel and get all the avast features, and be conflict free as far as I have seen. 

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Re: Firefox 17.0 and Script Shield
« Reply #57 on: November 24, 2012, 10:47:56 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/ap2012-23-11-001/aswJsFlt.dll + http://public.avast.com/~kurtin/patches/ap2012-23-11-001/aswJsFlt64.dll
it should work for FF 17.x (don't sure for 16.x XP SP2)
I did discover that I had this Script Shield not working either.  I followed the instructions in this thread and downloaded the above dll's. 

Script Shield is working again!!  Thanks for the fix!! 

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Re: Firefox 17.0 and Script Shield
« Reply #58 on: November 25, 2012, 02:51:04 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/ap2012-23-11-001/aswJsFlt.dll + http://public.avast.com/~kurtin/patches/ap2012-23-11-001/aswJsFlt64.dll
it should work for FF 17.x (don't sure for 16.x XP SP2)
The files patch works but it's so difficult configure the script module for scan any Firefox.exe, Chrome.exe or any other browser process regardless of the version? 

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Re: Firefox 17.0 and Script Shield
« Reply #59 on: November 25, 2012, 04:35:29 PM »
I just can't believe it "avast! manual Update" is stealing the new dll's:

Having your skript shield working with the new aswFlt(64).dll's and doing a manual program update (settings|maintenance) the program promts you for a reboot. But it says there was nothing to update because program and defs were up to date.
So you do a reboot anyway and find after that:
Script shield has stopped working and your program folder contains the old dll's again! So far to the update and reboot.

This situation is reproducible, I did it 3 times!
« Last Edit: November 26, 2012, 01:17:11 PM by jrace »