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Offline Theblob

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web shield: heuristics or not? (can it be safely disabled?)
« on: April 19, 2013, 04:23:47 PM »
so basicaly this about whether web shield checks websites for suspicious code (some AVs can do that) so it can spot unknown baddies......or if it just compares with a database of known sites & known baddies or something

cause if it aint got heuristics then it can be safely disabled to free up more RAM :)

I google it up but got no answer so if anyone here know how it works then maybe they can shed some light on this

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Re: web shield: heuristics or not? (can it be safely disabled?)
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2013, 05:02:34 PM »
I refer you back to for first topic (where all of this should have been) as this just causes duplication for those trying to help. http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=121741.0

The web shield is possibly the most important of all of the shields as it seeks to prevent malware entering the system.
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Re: web shield: heuristics or not? (can it be safely disabled?)
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2013, 05:46:01 PM »
is it useful against Zero-day stuff?

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Re: web shield: heuristics or not? (can it be safely disabled?)
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2013, 06:17:19 PM »
Very as it can detect hacked sites and it doesn't get much more pro-active than that, as I have said RAM is cheap, security isn't.
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Re: web shield: heuristics or not? (can it be safely disabled?)
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2013, 06:38:51 PM »
actually RAM is expensive in EU but for security I aint got any precious stuff I use my PC mostly for surfing & playing, I just wanna avoid having to rollback to a backup (I make a backup image of my system partition regularly so I can restore if something go wrong :) )