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Offline Yash Khan

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Warn when downloading files with poor reputation
« on: September 16, 2015, 01:37:14 PM »
I would like to enable "warn when downloading files with poor reputation" in WebShield.
I have read that this option sometimes gives FPs on Windows Updates.
So I would like to exclude Windows Updates completely in WebShield... Is it possible & how to do it?

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« Last Edit: September 16, 2015, 01:47:18 PM by yesnoo »

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Re: Warn when downloading files with poor reputation
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2015, 11:45:49 PM »
DavidR,

Can you help here too?

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Re: Warn when downloading files with poor reputation
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2015, 12:20:20 AM »
I'm not entirely sure if the web shield doesn't already give a warning of file reputation. But possibly not as that would need to reference the avast cloud for that, which could slow web browsing a little.

I have mentioned in your other topic that you can exclude a file, but not the actions it takes. This is further complicated in that the web shield exclusions are web site related. not file or process related.

Remember, you still have the file system shield as an additional resource and that with the Hardened Mode enabled as you have should notify that file-rep warning.
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Re: Warn when downloading files with poor reputation
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2015, 03:00:38 AM »
Ok... so I will keep it at default i.e disabled.

Thanxx for the info

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Yesnoo