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[Wish] CyberCapture "Ask before submitting"
« on: October 03, 2016, 10:32:33 AM »
After seeing this post: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=191433.0

It made me wonder, why not add a 3rd option for CyberCapture named "Ask before submission". Me being developer as well, I kinda see the point in this. Granted, CyberCapture for now at least, only captures files downloaded from web and not local ones, but since that will most likely change in the future, why not prepare in advance for it.

"Ask before submitting" should still block the file as it does currently, but ask user if he/she wants to submit it to avast! for analysis or run the file. This way user has full control over it while not really compromising security with it. If malware writers want to make sure it's not detected, they'll have to submit it anyway so no harm there for the users.
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Re: [Wish] CyberCapture "Ask before submitting"
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2016, 10:54:52 AM »
Good idea (for advanced users/experts/devs), I second that.
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Re: [Wish] CyberCapture "Ask before submitting"
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2016, 10:58:27 AM »
I also agree that this a good idea, however, if they decide not to submit it wouldn't reach Avast to check for malware.
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Re: [Wish] CyberCapture "Ask before submitting"
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2016, 11:24:34 AM »
I also agree that this a good idea, however, if they decide not to submit it wouldn't reach Avast to check for malware.

It doesn't affect you at all from protection perspective if someone refuses to submit the file to avast!. If you don't want it submitted, so be it. If your intentions were to create a malware, you'd be forced to submit it either way, otherwise you can't be sure it's not already being detected by certain cloud, making it ineffective against anyone who's using avast!. Which is kinda a good thing from cloud systems. Malware writers are forced to send the stuff to it and exploit a tiny window in which it might still do damage. Or just speculate it won't be detected and just go on with it. In either way, avast! users have the upper hand, really.

I kinda understand why developers don't want their development binaries being submitted to the cloud, because they might be unprotected and they don't feel trust itself is enough. I'm confident that same devs don't mind final binary being submitted to the cloud though since it would happen either way when it reaches customers who use it and happen to have avast! installed. So, at that point, it doesn't really matter. But it does during development.
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Re: [Wish] CyberCapture "Ask before submitting"
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2016, 12:13:30 PM »
I agree, this should be in place as an optional, non default setting for software developers