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Re: URLs are blocked even with 'Block malware URLs' disabled?
« Reply #30 on: June 28, 2016, 12:35:47 AM »
Since about 80 - 85% of all infections come through the internet, shutting down the WebShield
isn't really a safe remedy. Your computer, your risk and your choice. Definitely not mine.

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Re: URLs are blocked even with 'Block malware URLs' disabled?
« Reply #31 on: June 28, 2016, 12:40:25 AM »
Since about 80 - 85% of all infections come through the internet, shutting down the WebShield
isn't really a safe remedy. Your computer, your risk and your choice. Definitely not mine.



I think that we, as avast users have made our point clear, but it doesn't excuse why the avast settings don't work as expected.

Its broken and avast needs to either fix it or remove the options.
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Re: URLs are blocked even with 'Block malware URLs' disabled?
« Reply #32 on: June 28, 2016, 12:46:14 AM »
I think I have made it perfectly clear that I prefer to have Web Shield enabled. And URL blocking too, for that matter. However, I'd like the option to add an exclusion. Or at least the option to proceed after Avast blocks a site.

All this is secondary though, to the fact that the option to disable the URL blocking feature all together is broken. What I need it disabled for isn't all that relevant. The option exists. It should work.
« Last Edit: June 28, 2016, 12:48:51 AM by Rundvleeskroket »

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Re: URLs are blocked even with 'Block malware URLs' disabled?
« Reply #33 on: June 28, 2016, 12:47:16 AM »
Since about 80 - 85% of all infections come through the internet, shutting down the WebShield
isn't really a safe remedy. Your computer, your risk and your choice. Definitely not mine.



I think that we, as avast users have made our point clear, but it doesn't excuse why the avast settings don't work as expected.

Its broken and avast needs to either fix it or remove the options.
Totally agree. Either it works or it shouldn't be there.
(Reported to Avast let's see if that helps.)
« Last Edit: June 28, 2016, 12:50:04 AM by bob3160 »
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Re: URLs are blocked even with 'Block malware URLs' disabled?
« Reply #34 on: June 28, 2016, 01:07:51 AM »
Thanks. Let's hope a fix comes soon.

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Re: URLs are blocked even with 'Block malware URLs' disabled?
« Reply #35 on: June 28, 2016, 07:16:13 AM »
There is no fix needed as everything is working as it should.
See HonzaZ's reply.

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Re: URLs are blocked even with 'Block malware URLs' disabled?
« Reply #36 on: June 28, 2016, 02:51:18 PM »
There is no fix needed as everything is working as it should.
See HonzaZ's reply.

It is a dogs hind leg completely bent out of shape. There is no delimiting factor in the UI that explains it is only for JS and HTML. We shouldn't expect users to be mind readers to know what is the unwritten rule. Sorry but users expect if they enter a URL exclusion that it bloody works and is excluded.

It needs fixed period, one way or another:
1. full explanation of exactly what can be excluded.
2. all URLs regardless of categorisation should be allowed.
3. remove the exclusions completely.

Why the hell it can't be excluded is beyond me (even after HonzaZ's post), when the only other option is to disable the web shield completely, so they might as well have the exclusions work for all instances.
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Re: URLs are blocked even with 'Block malware URLs' disabled?
« Reply #37 on: June 28, 2016, 08:16:22 PM »
^

This guy gets it!  :)

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Re: URLs are blocked even with 'Block malware URLs' disabled?
« Reply #38 on: July 05, 2016, 12:53:38 PM »
Bump. Can we expect the URL blocking/unblocking to work in the near future? Any other news regarding this bug?

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Re: URLs are blocked even with 'Block malware URLs' disabled?
« Reply #39 on: July 05, 2016, 01:31:39 PM »
Uhm... I just tested a couple of URLs which we block. I added them to exclusions (I tried both global and webshield exclusions) and I can access the blocked sites normally without any popup. Seems like I have been mistaken about the fact that URL:Mal detection cannot be excluded; it seems like everything is working like a charm.

If you guys have any trouble setting up exclusions, please do let me know ;)

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Re: URLs are blocked even with 'Block malware URLs' disabled?
« Reply #40 on: July 05, 2016, 01:45:25 PM »
I just tried http://sceper.ws/page/2 and it is blocked whether I enable or disable URL blocking in Web Shield.

I don't want to exclude a URL from the entire Web Shield scanning, just to unblock a URL and keep Web Shield scanning enabled.

But, If I do uncheck Web Shield URL blocking all together:

The URL blocking option in Web Shield does not disable URL blocking when disabled. It is not fixed.
« Last Edit: July 05, 2016, 01:48:37 PM by Rundvleeskroket »

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Re: URLs are blocked even with 'Block malware URLs' disabled?
« Reply #41 on: July 05, 2016, 01:48:23 PM »
It did work for me with adding "http://www.sceper.ws/page/2" to exclusions.

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Re: URLs are blocked even with 'Block malware URLs' disabled?
« Reply #42 on: July 05, 2016, 01:49:36 PM »
AGAIN .. that excludes it from all of Web Shield. Not just the URL blocking part of Web Shield.

And it does NOT fix the bug in that checkbox.

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Re: URLs are blocked even with 'Block malware URLs' disabled?
« Reply #43 on: July 05, 2016, 01:53:20 PM »
Or are you saying that Avast uses the term WEB for all of the internet? In that case Avast is just plain wrong. www or no www in the URL really shouldn't matter.

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Re: URLs are blocked even with 'Block malware URLs' disabled?
« Reply #44 on: July 05, 2016, 02:09:01 PM »
AGAIN .. that excludes it from all of Web Shield. Not just the URL blocking part of Web Shield.
Yes, that excludes it from all of webshield, and I think this is intended.

And it does NOT fix the bug in that checkbox.
If you mean the "Block malware URLs" checkbox, I filled in a bug report that is doesn't include URL:Mal2 detection. ;)

Or are you saying that Avast uses the term WEB for all of the internet?
Webshield scans everything that comes from the net.

www or no www in the URL really shouldn't matter.
Www or no www are two different subdomains. The fact that most webservers are configured to prepend "www." if no subdomain is specified does not mean they are the same.
« Last Edit: July 05, 2016, 02:16:19 PM by HonzaZ »