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Re: Avast Free Antivirus 12.4 BETA prevention and detection Test
« Reply #15 on: November 12, 2016, 05:11:26 PM »
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The combined engine is not yet present in the beta you're testing, but it WILL be till the end of the year (i.e. in the next ~6 weeks). After that happens, I would like to ask everyone to do a retest and see how we're coping... Until then, please let's discuss the non-detection features of the new Avast.
Does that mean future avast / AVG will have two engines?
I think not.avast has it's own engine but improved one of course.
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Re: Avast Free Antivirus 12.4 BETA prevention and detection Test
« Reply #16 on: November 12, 2016, 05:23:32 PM »
Does that mean future avast / AVG will have two engines?

God no. It will be a single engine that will combine all the goodies from both engines.

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Re: Avast Free Antivirus 12.4 BETA prevention and detection Test
« Reply #17 on: November 12, 2016, 05:30:24 PM »
Any news of coming CyberCapture improvements, Exploit Protection (automated) and some other new security features?
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Re: Avast Free Antivirus 12.4 BETA prevention and detection Test
« Reply #18 on: November 12, 2016, 06:32:04 PM »
Spot on : So why would you rely on blacklisting, if whitelisting offers better protection ;)

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Every whitelisting program I have tried (or default deny) as Comodo calls it, as been a usability nightmare.  Way too many user prompts.  I have tried Voodooshield, SecureAPlus, the various versions of Comodo, etc...  None of them lasted long on my machines, as clicking "allow", "Ignore", "add to exceptions" etc became a part time job.

Just this past week, I tried Comodo FW for the first time in probably over a year.  I tried to open my VPN software and got SIX prompts before I disabed CIS and uninstalling it.  Six prompts, which probably would have been more if I had not disabled it, over a popular VPN software.  And Comodo has been trying to build a whitelist for like 10+ years.

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Re: Avast Free Antivirus 12.4 BETA prevention and detection Test
« Reply #19 on: November 15, 2016, 11:37:26 PM »
avast!'s Hardened Mode whitelisting is superior to most stuff I've seen. Especially if they manage to figure out the parent-child relations between apps, decreasing popups even further if whitelisted parent manipulates the child apps or files.
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Re: Avast Free Antivirus 12.4 BETA prevention and detection Test
« Reply #20 on: November 17, 2016, 05:21:09 AM »
I would agree avast! detection rates have improved over time this year.I hope we can get deepscreen,HIPS and Cybercapture working as expected as its been a broken feature for long now :-\
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Re: Avast Free Antivirus 12.4 BETA prevention and detection Test
« Reply #21 on: November 19, 2016, 02:52:03 AM »
avast!'s Hardened Mode whitelisting is superior to most stuff I've seen. Especially if they manage to figure out the parent-child relations between apps, decreasing popups even further if whitelisted parent manipulates the child apps or files.

I agree :)

Hardened Mode Aggressive ( Whitelisting ) to decide what is allowed.
Virus definitions ( Blacklisting ) to decide what is not allowed.
CyberCapture to analyse new/unknown files, and ( an implementation of ) the Sandbox if you want to execute them immediately.

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Re: Avast Free Antivirus 12.4 BETA prevention and detection Test
« Reply #22 on: November 19, 2016, 05:54:50 PM »
With AVG engine, we'll also gain actual behavior blocker (finally! :D ). Can't wait for that component to join avast! subsystems. And their online exploit prevention system for the Web Shield.
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Re: Avast Free Antivirus 12.4 BETA prevention and detection Test
« Reply #23 on: November 20, 2016, 06:23:52 AM »
avast!'s Hardened Mode whitelisting is superior to most stuff I've seen.

Yeah, I would agree.  Barely get any pop-ups with Hardened Mode Aggressive.  I'm actually surprised it is not on by default.