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Web Shield warning suggestion...
« on: June 18, 2005, 12:11:34 AM »
I'd like to se that you change the marked text with a bit modified version.



When Web Shield intercepts something, that piece of malware never actually came to users PC. So the warning above just confuses the user.
Use the text that explains that malware was blocked successfully and that user is safe from it.

Also make sure you fix the sound so it won't say "Virus has been detected on your computer" ,because it was already blocked before it came to PC (ok,if we look from user perspective,we know that you have to download something in order to check).
This again confuses users.
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Re: Web Shield warning suggestion...
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2005, 12:32:37 AM »
I agree this is totally misleading and has been the cause of a number of treads on the forum of avast users trying and not being able to find the virus on their computer.

Warning suggestion:

A Virus Was Detected On the Internet
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There is no reason to panic, though. Follow the advice and Abort the connection, this will only terminate the download of the virus and not your internet connection. By Aborting the connection the virus will not be downloaded and will not be on your system.

Audio suggestion:
 "A virus has been detected on the Internet"
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Re: Web Shield warning suggestion...
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2005, 01:08:50 AM »
Well, "A virus has been detected on the Internet" sounds like "The truth is out there" to me ;)

Anyway, the next version should have a different text there. As for the sound... well, good point, it should probably be changed as well. It's something for Vlk to play with, I guess ;D

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Re: Web Shield warning suggestion...
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2005, 03:31:16 AM »
That should not alarm the users.  I say it's a pretty darn good idea.   :)

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Re: Web Shield warning suggestion...
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2005, 09:32:24 AM »
What about:

A virus has been intercepted

RejZoR used the word in his posting:

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When Web Shield intercepts something, that piece of malware never actually came to users PC. So the warning above just confuses the user.

It seems to describe the truth of the situation and also has a suitable military, counter espionage or sci-fi ring about it, being associated with preventing terrorists/enemy missiles/UFO's/radio signals entering or invading your country or planet or doing something bad.

A few random quotes from the net:

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The Missile Defense agency is reportedly planning to test the Near Field Infrared Experiment (NFIRE) system in 2006, according to the Globalsecurity Newswire, citing an apparent email discussion among defense officials. The NFIRE has the potential to aid in the development of a space-based kill vehicle to be used to intercept a ballistic missile.


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May 20 1957: Two USAF Fighters Intercept UFO

The Interceptor, from 'UFO', popular sci-fi of the 70's, and favourite child's toy (I had one!)



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New theory could help intercept terrorist messages

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The fewer the choices of potential targets there are, the greater the chances of security forces to intercept terrorist attacks.

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Menwith Hill was first established to intercept traditional radio signals

I think the word has the right associations.
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Re: Web Shield warning suggestion...
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2005, 09:39:44 AM »
Igor, i also have another suggesstion for sounds. They are way too noisy.
I was playing around with them and i decreased volume for 20dB (-20dB from their current level). At this point it was much better.
VPS update sound nearly killed me few times while i was listening to the music,so i was forced to disable sounds completely.
Even better would be to control sound volume internaly by slider inside avast!, but i'm not sure if you can make anything like this.

I also hope you'll fix VPS update popup window in next release,so it won't interfere with full-screen games and video.
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Re: Web Shield warning suggestion...
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2005, 10:27:10 AM »
Oh,another thing ;D

Make all these warning messages to be displayed centered on screen.
Web Shield warnings appear to work ok(always centered),but when i scan with Context extension,warnings appear whenever they want,sometimes almost offscreen.
Thats not good and looks very strange.
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Re: Web Shield warning suggestion...
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2005, 12:11:31 PM »
-20dB? That's less than one third of the volume... seems terribly lot to me. But I admit I have all the sounds turned off, so I'm not very familiar with them.

As for the quick scanner window - I guess the initial position is controled by the operating system itself (by some internal artifical inteligence that knows the best where you need this window ;))

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Re: Web Shield warning suggestion...
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2005, 12:30:30 PM »
Yeah, 20dB less. Sounds can still be heard just fine and they don't kill you if you have volume turned up because you're listening to music...
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Re: Web Shield warning suggestion...
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2005, 07:15:25 PM »
Yes, why Avast! wants scare the customers? We need peace of mind at all costs. So I post here my suggestion  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Web Shield warning suggestion...
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2005, 07:17:58 PM »
If sounds nearly overkilled my Cambridge subwoofer and sattelites,then yeah they are too load ;D
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Re: Web Shield warning suggestion...
« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2005, 07:25:25 PM »
If sounds nearly overkilled my Cambridge subwoofer and sattelites,then yeah they are too load ;D
RejZor, now I understand why you hear so loud the alarms!!!  ;D

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Re: Web Shield warning suggestion...
« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2005, 07:30:59 PM »
Well i listen to music most of the time (i hate silence) so i turn the volume a bit higher.
And update sound at that moment isn't good...
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Re: Web Shield warning suggestion...
« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2005, 07:44:23 PM »
I listen a lot of Heavy Metal... the alarm sound is like a drop in the ocean in the middle of the Randy Roads' loops!!!  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Web Shield warning suggestion...
« Reply #14 on: June 18, 2005, 09:18:37 PM »
Well, Avast does not update so many times a day. Feels good to hear that voice to know it is working.

But I run my puter 24/7 so I just turn down the speakers a bit when sleeping. But that voice telling me: "Avast antirus has been updated" would not I guess wake me up, cause I have been getting used to it ;)

Good original post from Rejzor about a little scaring web shield message, and agree with Freewheeling Frank, the message that a virus is intercepted is better. Not that I get  them so often, those alerts.