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Using a proxy with the webshield
« on: February 20, 2005, 10:45:12 AM »
i'm running win98se and i noticed that i had to configure my browser with 127.0.0.1 and 12080 but the question is : if i want to be anonymous and use another proxy i don't have the webshield active anymore...... is there a way to have both (a remote proxy + the webshield) ? ???
« Last Edit: February 20, 2005, 11:17:47 AM by cvsa »

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Re: Using a proxy with the webshiel
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2005, 10:48:45 AM »
Yes.

1. open the file <avast>\data\avast4.ini, and add the following to the [WebScanner] section
UpstreamProxyHost=address_of_your_proxy_server
UpstreamProxyPort=port_of_your_proxy_server
(the same stuff you now have in your browser)

2. in your browser, change the proxy settings to
server: localhost
port: 12080
(this will direct all communication to the avast WebShield).


Restart the WebShield provider for the changes to become effective.

Hope this helps,
Vlk
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Re: Using a proxy with the webshiel
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2005, 10:54:59 AM »
sorry but i have no such thing in my avast4.ini :

[WebScanner]
AutoRedirect=1
HttpRedirectPort=80
IgnoreProcess=avast.setup
LoadIsapiFilters=1
ISAPIFilter1=ashWsFtr.dll

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Re: Using a proxy with the webshiel
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2005, 10:55:51 AM »
That's what I'm saying - add those two lines (with the appropriate proxy server details filled in, of course) :)
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Re: Using a proxy with the webshiel
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2005, 11:00:47 AM »
 :-[ sorry, i must be sleepy this morning.....

cvsa

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Re: Using a proxy with the webshiel
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2005, 11:11:10 AM »
ok, it works fine... but seems i have to reboot to make the changes effective (stop the webshield and restart it is not enough..)

Thanks for your help :)

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Re: Using a proxy with the webshiel
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2005, 11:13:37 AM »
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but seems i have to reboot to make the changes effective (stop the webshield and restart it is not enough..)


Sorry, you're right, restarting the provider is sufficient only under NT-based systems.
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Re: Using a proxy with the webshield
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2005, 11:44:51 AM »
suggestion : it could be a good idea to add a zone in the GUI where we could enter the proxy address and port... ;)

without having to open the avast4.ini file

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Re: Using a proxy with the webshield
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2005, 01:40:24 AM »
Yes.

1. open the file <avast>\data\avast4.ini, and add the following to the [WebScanner] section
UpstreamProxyHost=address_of_your_proxy_server
UpstreamProxyPort=port_of_your_proxy_server
(the same stuff you now have in your browser)

2. in your browser, change the proxy settings to
server: localhost
port: 12080
(this will direct all communication to the avast WebShield).


Restart the WebShield provider for the changes to become effective.

Hope this helps,
Vlk

Sorry to cut in everyone.

I surf the wbe a quite lot via an SSH proxy/tunnel. Will the Web Shield be scanning traffic after the above lines added to avast.ini > [WebScanner] section? As the SSH tunnel is located overseas, it is like 30k dialup on my local ISP's ADSL (d: 2mb / u: 512k), will Web Shield slow the speed of web browsing even futher. In the following thread, you claim that Web Shield has competitive edge where it does not "really" slow down web-browsing and download speed. Can you be kind to be more specific about the "really"?
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=11322.msg96183#msg96183
We were considering enabling options like Move or MoveToChest as well, but since there's the "stream scan" feature (thanks to which WebShield doesn't really slow down your surfing - a real competitive advantage I'd say), avast is usually able to detect the virus way before the whole infected file is downloaded - thus it makes little sense to move those incomplete files out...

Cheers
Vlk

Btw I have a proxy server set up in your browser, with details similar to
server: 127.0.0.1
port: 5000

My...
Browser: Firefox 1.0 / Mozilla 1.73 / IE 6 (used only for Windows Update)
Connection: ADSL (d: 2mb / u: 512k)
OS: XP Pro SP 2
Avast 4.6.603
Outpost 2.5.375


Thanks!