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Offline Para-Noid

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Re: what Avast is critically missing...
« Reply #45 on: December 25, 2013, 08:38:44 PM »
I see your point...abuse cannot be excluded.
And there's this...the good of the many outweighs the good of the few.

But this has become more of an editorial and debate than something worthwhile.
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Re: what Avast is critically missing...
« Reply #46 on: December 25, 2013, 09:27:21 PM »
Wow Para-Noid: Quote...99% of the time the customer is wrong.
You are candidate for a job at M$, telling their foolish clients how wonderful Win8 is  ::)

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Re: what Avast is critically missing...
« Reply #47 on: December 25, 2013, 09:52:53 PM »
This could be an interesting discussion as to know more about specific developer user wishes and the pro and contra of it, if we could only weed out where the discussion goes to be personal. We are get documented here about specific developer wishes that make use of the av or write software that will be used by users of the av and also the why some restrictions might not be avoidable. The discussion should be practical in the first place and not fundamental where opinions easily clash. Thank the contributors for what they brought to the table,

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Re: what Avast is critically missing...
« Reply #48 on: December 26, 2013, 01:37:35 AM »
Couple of tips for this specific user group:
Do not use shared folders between VM and host
Use a separate network whenever possible
Work on a physical station and not a VM
Take snapshots with VirtualBox
Use this: https://github.com/a0rtega/pafish, a demo tool that performs some anti(debugger/VM/sandbox) tricks

Tips credits go to BartBlaze presented in another context on malware lab use, but also usable in this context, I hope.

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Re: what Avast is critically missing...
« Reply #49 on: February 17, 2014, 05:00:51 PM »
Let me pull this out of going to "general opinion discussion" ...

Why would you offer to remember a user decision if you know you are not going to remember it.

I own a 40+ user license for many years and help other companies.  This has annoyed them tremendously and I hear about it almost daily.

Here are a few examples of my customers with this problem:
An auto panel company uses AutoCad with a third party addon.
A driving school has custom accounting software.
A telecom company has old version of accounting software.
A tax company uses one of the most popular software for their field.

Each of these customers gets the sandbox message every time they open a drawing or application.  I am not looking for the solution to each but want to know why Avast does not work like it says right on the screen???  Avast is offering a click by and an option to remember it right there on the screen.  Any user expects the software to work as it says on the screen.

To me this makes Avast look like a poor product. 
Why?  Because of what my customers say. 
Are they wrong to expect a piece of software to work as it says on the screen?  I say they are right.

If the interface does not get fixed then I will be forced by my customer to review other products.  Avast has been a great product and I have been with them through their growing pains.  But as a user and administrator this must get fixed.

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Re: what Avast is critically missing...
« Reply #50 on: February 17, 2014, 05:06:24 PM »
You can post your suggestion(s) here: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=146141.0
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