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Offline winactive

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Re: AVAST 2015 R4 (2015.10.4.2233)
« Reply #105 on: October 27, 2015, 09:35:31 AM »
What is the explanation for HTTPS scanning not working in 10.4.2233 as opposed to 10.3.2225?

Can't find a reason except a hint at an unavailable API in Vista? Not sure that is enough explanation and there are no release notes for 10.4.2233 that I can find nor a user manual pdf since v8?

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Re: AVAST 2015 R4 (2015.10.4.2233)
« Reply #106 on: October 27, 2015, 03:42:54 PM »
What is the explanation for HTTPS scanning not working in 10.4.2233 as opposed to 10.3.2225?

Can't find a reason except a hint at an unavailable API in Vista? Not sure that is enough explanation and there are no release notes for 10.4.2233 that I can find nor a user manual pdf since v8?

Thanks.

HTTPS scanning was introduced in 10.3.2223 - 10.2.2225 as far as I can see was a beta build as there is no mention of it in the program release history https://www.avast.com/en-gb/release-history. But that could be because it doesn't appear to have been updated for some time.

Earlier versions of HTTPS scanning used an avast security certificate (man in the middle) the current avast versions use a different method to get around the man in the middle concern.

The Release notification was here - https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=176600.0.
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Re: AVAST 2015 R4 (2015.10.4.2233)
« Reply #107 on: October 28, 2015, 11:58:57 AM »
What is the explanation for HTTPS scanning not working in 10.4.2233 as opposed to 10.3.2225?

Can't find a reason except a hint at an unavailable API in Vista? Not sure that is enough explanation and there are no release notes for 10.4.2233 that I can find nor a user manual pdf since v8?

Thanks.

HTTPS scanning was introduced in 10.3.2223 - 10.2.2225 as far as I can see was a beta build as there is no mention of it in the program release history https://www.avast.com/en-gb/release-history. But that could be because it doesn't appear to have been updated for some time.

Earlier versions of HTTPS scanning used an avast security certificate (man in the middle) the current avast versions use a different method to get around the man in the middle concern.

The Release notification was here - https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=176600.0.

Thanks for the reply. Reading around the security certificate issue, I assume that causes many problems of it's own? What would be the recommended course of action for a Vista user? Downgrade to the older release or disable HTTPS scanning (if I understand this correctly then it would effectively render the web scanner useless over secure connections and I also understand the web is transitioning to HTTPS browsing in preference to HTTP)?

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Re: AVAST 2015 R4 (2015.10.4.2233)
« Reply #108 on: October 28, 2015, 02:33:45 PM »
@ winactive
Personally I try to go forward rather than backwards - as that can cause issues in itself and ones that will not be resolved as avast have moved past that version.

The fact that much of the web may well be going to https would tend to support the moving forwards and not backwards with avast versions.

I'm still using XP Pro SP3 and currently on the beta/RC version of avast (11.1.2238) to test the https side on older OSes.
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Re: AVAST 2015 R4 (2015.10.4.2233)
« Reply #109 on: October 28, 2015, 03:26:43 PM »
Updated from Avast 8 to latest version a couple of days ago. So far everything is running smoothly. To my surprise booting time has improved , cpu average is 0.10 and memory usage average is 10mb. No issues whatsoever with https enabled.
My OS is winxpsp3 pro.
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Re: AVAST 2015 R4 (2015.10.4.2233)
« Reply #110 on: October 29, 2015, 11:25:20 PM »
@ al2
Currently there is a beta version for the new avast 2016 version, 11.1.2236 and there are differences to 10.4.2233 the last regular release version of avast. I was trying to answer your question specifically, but the troubleshooting options for both versions above are essentially the same.

 I was trying to be humorous about my seemingly ambiguous question not trying to criticize your answer :)

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Yes running on an LUA is going to be more hassle for some functions and you have to jump through a number of hoops and that is why I went down the route of DropMyRights.


Thanks for your as usual detailed interesting informative reply. Sorry for my lack of clarity, Avast has NEVER been ANY problem EVER before wrt my LUA account since around five years(?) when I started using  an LUA/Surun account as main. Its still working as it always has before this blip ( + loss of the "LU open avast setting"??) last time I was on XP earlier in the week. I learnt early on that "Drop my rights" (from the wise at www.wilderssecurity.com)  is a half way measure in my opinion the additional effort to use LUA with NB 3rd party "Surun" - this makes ALL the difference in convenient LUA management - making convenient what is natively next to impossible, gives  MUCH more security than in an admin account where the privilege is still built into the background ( plenty of detailed explanation about this on wilderssecurity) ONLY in an LUA are Admin rights partitioned + Software Restriction policy ( built into windows from XP onward) using the built in metadata of objects security policy - UAC is not as strong as this for example wrt malware attack. Its common for people who run LUA account(with 'Surun' of course) to not even run an AV but imo this is tempting fate + going against the theory  of  "defence in depth"( is a security principle that a system should provide multiple layers of defence, in case one layer is ever breached. ) which leads me too;

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I gave up on System Restore in XP many, many years ago as it was:
A. Not 100% reliable and often had unforeseen consequences.
B. It didn't cover everything, it isn't like a backup

My preferred option for a backup and recovery strategy is hard disk imaging software, which makes an exact copy of your Partition or Hard Disk.

Sure of course I image the partitioned OS ONLY ( + conventional back up of data too were imaging is redundant not the infinite changes an OS makes through time) very carefully, SR its not a back up + has never really been marketed as such but another "layer of defence" does not have to be 100% relied upon but its been reliable enough to be a time saving convenience + even  saving my bacon odd times :)7's SR is infinitely superior of course still its better for me to have SR actively recording my main XP's process than NONE at all :-).

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The later versions of avast are more tolerant of System Restores actions, but it is still wise to disable the avast self-defence module.

Putting the Avast program in a separate partition is easy with todays GUI/graphical intuition lead partition managers and from my own research/on my PC at least it neutralizes the Avast self-defence module (without disabling it) effect on XP RESTORE as srdiag.exe results show 'START of UNDO' action is no longer present with contents of all users/aplic data/avast folder as I posted yonks ago in the HUGE SR/Avast hosing thread here.

NB. In my msg I didn't mean to imply Avast support doesn't help XP users since, for example, they helped sort out mine when ( early this year(?)) a new edition of avast caused XP to freeze up not long after start up :)

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Re: AVAST 2015 R4 (2015.10.4.2233)
« Reply #111 on: October 30, 2015, 04:16:25 PM »
Updated from Avast 8 to latest version a couple of days ago. So far everything is running smoothly. To my surprise booting time has improved , cpu average is 0.10 and memory usage average is 10mb. No issues whatsoever with https enabled.
My OS is winxpsp3 pro.

see your result and I tried also,
updated  from 8 to 10.4.2233 ...
i'm impressed,  :o
my win xp pro sp3 it's now a flash at start    ;)
« Last Edit: October 30, 2015, 04:19:33 PM by GIZA »

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Re: AVAST 2015 R4 (2015.10.4.2233)
« Reply #112 on: October 30, 2015, 05:32:30 PM »
Updated from Avast 8 to latest version a couple of days ago. So far everything is running smoothly. To my surprise booting time has improved , cpu average is 0.10 and memory usage average is 10mb. No issues whatsoever with https enabled.
My OS is winxpsp3 pro.

see your result and I tried also,
updated  from 8 to 10.4.2233 ...
i'm impressed,  :o
my win xp pro sp3 it's now a flash at start    ;)

Glad it worked for you too. This version is light as a feather. Now if you do encounter some problems accessing certain sites just disable https scanning. This resolves the problem. Please take a look here:
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=175161.0
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Re: AVAST 2015 R4 (2015.10.4.2233)
« Reply #113 on: November 02, 2015, 11:02:13 AM »
Updated from version 7 to 10.4.2233.1299 on Win XP/SP3.
So far no problems and seems light on resources. Some of us are on old computers and operating systems - good to see they're still supported!
Thanks to the programmers for all the work.

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Re: AVAST 2015 R4 (2015.10.4.2233)
« Reply #114 on: November 02, 2015, 06:22:15 PM »
Почему в Avast Free Antivirus 10.4.2233 нет озвучки и он не обновляется автоматически.tubusa@yandex.ru

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Re: AVAST 2015 R4 (2015.10.4.2233)
« Reply #115 on: November 02, 2015, 09:27:38 PM »
Почему в Avast Free Antivirus 10.4.2233 нет озвучки и он не обновляется автоматически.tubusa@yandex.ru
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