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Offline roger_m

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As, I've already posted, I am hugely impressed by the new beta versions of Avast.  No only do I really like the new interface, but more importantly, Avast never slows down my computer.  However, it is missing what I consider to be an essential feature in any antivirus, being the ability to add any detected files to the ignore list.  Considering, that there is the option to restore and add to exclusions in the virus chest, it seem strange that there is not an option to ignore files upon detection, rather than having to manually add an exclusion, or quarantine and then restore and exclude the files.

I do realise that probably the vast majority of users, don't need such an option.  But, in my opinion it is a glaring omission, and a feature that could be easily added.  If there is a concern that it would make it too easy for less technically minded users, to mistakenly whitelist harmful files, then quite possibly the ignore feature could be something that needs to be manually turned on in the settings.

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Re: Feature request - option to add detected files to the ignore list
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2015, 11:19:56 AM »
Not need this type of options.It is more importent to improve what they already have.Like HIPS and Ransomware,cryptowall and zero-day threats detection capabilities,lesser amount of FP and the cloud in 2016 Version :)And for less technically minded users avast has Reputation services On and Deepscreen.So Avast! do it(Will take care)for all Expert/Advance/medium/basic/novice users.
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Re: Feature request - option to add detected files to the ignore list
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2015, 12:03:56 PM »
Personally, I need this feature, and it's something that could be added very easily.

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Re: Feature request - option to add detected files to the ignore list
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2015, 02:05:26 PM »
Personally, I need this feature, and it's something that could be added very easily.
If Avast deems a file as an infection, you can't bypass that detection.
It needs to be submitted to the virus lab. Avast makes the final decision.
Avast takes the stance that if a file can infect your system, it get blocked NOT bypassed.
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Re: Feature request - option to add detected files to the ignore list
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2015, 04:31:17 AM »
If Avast deems a file as an infection, you can't bypass that detection.
I know, and that the big issue I have with Avast, and why most likely I will be uninstalling it soon, and leaving my Windows 10 laptop free of antivirus software (I uninstalled Windows Defender).

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Re: Feature request - option to add detected files to the ignore list
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2015, 12:04:23 PM »
If Avast deems a file as an infection, you can't bypass that detection.
I know, and that the big issue I have with Avast, and why most likely I will be uninstalling it soon, and leaving my Windows 10 laptop free of antivirus software (I uninstalled Windows Defender).
Your computer, your choice. Certainly not mine. :)
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Re: Feature request - option to add detected files to the ignore list
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2015, 03:34:52 PM »
If Avast deems a file as an infection, you can't bypass that detection.
I know, and that the big issue I have with Avast, and why most likely I will be uninstalling it soon, and leaving my Windows 10 laptop free of antivirus software (I uninstalled Windows Defender).

The problem being not everyone is the same and avast have to be looking at safety of all users experienced/inexperienced.

This question/suggestion has been asked (and answered) many times in over eleven years of using avast. Making a mistake, would result in the file being able to run, that is why avast have gone for a deliberate act to exclude a file than a single click option.
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Re: Feature request - option to add detected files to the ignore list
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2015, 04:24:38 PM »
You can do this more conveniently through Virus Chest since it has been added to the avast! tray icon menu... Adding it directly to the detection menu is not a wise thing to do.
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Re: Feature request - option to add detected files to the ignore list
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2015, 11:03:19 PM »
The problem being not everyone is the same and avast have to be looking at safety of all users experienced/inexperienced.

This question/suggestion has been asked (and answered) many times in over eleven years of using avast. Making a mistake, would result in the file being able to run, that is why avast have gone for a deliberate act to exclude a file than a single click option.
That's why I suggested that I could be an optional feature, that would need to be manually enabled.  So, only advanced users who enabled it would be given the option to exclude.

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Re: Feature request - option to add detected files to the ignore list
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2015, 11:10:03 PM »
You can do this more conveniently through Virus Chest since it has been added to the avast! tray icon menu...
Thanks for tip, I had not noticed that.

As for adding it directly to the detection menu, it is a logical option to have for power users in my opinion.  I absolutely hate how antivirus companies "dump down" their products for inexperienced users, and in doing so exclude features that can would be useful to advanced users.

As I suggested, such a feature could be an option one that would have to be manually enabled, so the average user would not be shown the ignore option.  At least there are some antivirus such at Qihoo's products that have the ignore option.

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Re: Feature request - option to add detected files to the ignore list
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2015, 12:32:20 AM »
You can do this more conveniently through Virus Chest since it has been added to the avast! tray icon menu...
Thanks for tip, I had not noticed that.

As for adding it directly to the detection menu, it is a logical option to have for power users in my opinion.  I absolutely hate how antivirus companies "dump down" their products for inexperienced users, and in doing so exclude features that can would be useful to advanced users.

As I suggested, such a feature could be an option one that would have to be manually enabled, so the average user would not be shown the ignore option.  At least there are some antivirus such at Qihoo's products that have the ignore option.
Unfortunately the program can't decide if the user making the decision is a computer wiz or a computer nerd.
I've never had such a rush that I couldn't wait till the next vps update to clear a false positive.
Avast has always been fairly quick at doing that.
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Re: Feature request - option to add detected files to the ignore list
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2015, 01:31:28 AM »
Unfortunately the program can't decide if the user making the decision is a computer wiz or a computer nerd.
That's why I suggested that by default the option to ignore files would not be available, and advanced users would need to manually enable it.
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I've never had such a rush that I couldn't wait till the next vps update to clear a false positive.
This is not so much about false positives, but more about files that Avast legitimately detects, but I want to keep.  For example PUPs or adware installers.

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Re: Feature request - option to add detected files to the ignore list
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2015, 01:47:22 AM »
As David has already explained, that's not been Avast's policy in the past.
You've made your suggestion.
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Re: Feature request - option to add detected files to the ignore list
« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2015, 01:55:38 AM »
As David has already explained, that's not been Avast's policy in the past.
I'm well aware of that, and that is why I've made the suggestion.

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Re: Feature request - option to add detected files to the ignore list
« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2015, 04:29:21 PM »
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This is not so much about false positives, but more about files that Avast legitimately detects, but I want to keep.  For example PUPs or adware installers.

If it is a case of PUPs or samples - why not keep them in one location and exclude the contents of that location.
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