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Offline hectic-mmv

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AVG Antivirus Beta 17.5.3017
« on: June 02, 2017, 03:39:16 PM »
Hi all,

we just released new beta AVG 17.5.3017.

What's new:
- Antiransomware protection
- Password protector - new product to protect passwords stored in your browser
- Tiny Firewall for blocking EternalBlue exploit - (internal) It is a part of StreamFilter, turned ON/OFF by Online Shield

Information about Antiransomware protection:
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Antiransomware protection provides next layer of
security which protects your selected folders against to unwanted
modification. These folders are protected by default: %user%/Documents,
%user%/Pictures.
 
1. Install AVG Internet Security Beta
2. Prepare a folder for testing - create a new one and add some files into the folder - for example test.doc
3. Select this folder to be protected: Menu -> Ransomware Protection -> Select Strict Mode.
    Select "Protected folders" from the left panel and add your folder for testing.
    You can change file extensions: "Click on Change protected file types".
 
From
 now this files from this folder are protected against modification. Try
 to change files, allow and block apps. Turn off whole Antiransomware
protection etc..
 
Try smart mode too:
Menu -> Ransomware Protection -> Select Smart Mode. Remove all blocked
 apps and allowed apps. Try to modify files from your test folder.
Trusted apps are allowed to modify your files. Trusted apps are commonly
 used applications (e.g. Microsoft Word, Total commander, Notepad) that
our antivirus recognizes as safe.

Known issues:
- Password protector - browser protection not ready yet
- Disabling Ransomware protection does not work properly
- Licensing for Password protector not finished

Download links:

AVG AntiVirus Free
Online: https://www.avg.com/download-antivirus-free-beta-1795

AVG Internet Security
Online: https://www.avg.com/download-internet-security-beta-1785


Enjoy this beta!
We are looking forward to your feedback.

AVAST Team
« Last Edit: June 02, 2017, 03:47:02 PM by hectic-mmv »

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Re: AVG Antivirus Beta 17.5.3017
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2017, 05:44:50 PM »
Thanks.
Installed in VMware and miraculously was greeted with this message (after install).

Also, Ransomware protection was not installed by default which is rather odd.

Third: is it known problem that Ransomware protection has no icon on the menu?

Fourth: Toggle-button is a bit off
« Last Edit: June 02, 2017, 06:03:06 PM by Lord_Ami »

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Re: AVG Antivirus Beta 17.5.3017
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2017, 06:54:10 PM »
Where are the offline links?

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Re: AVG Antivirus Beta 17.5.3017
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2017, 07:03:20 PM »
Where are the offline links?

As far as I am aware, there are none.

Tried to install 3 times with different options... Ransomware protection was not installed by default.

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Re: AVG Antivirus Beta 17.5.3017
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2017, 08:06:53 PM »
The Ransomware protection icon could be a padlock, it would be cool.
« Last Edit: June 02, 2017, 08:09:26 PM by cristianojgm »

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Re: AVG Antivirus Beta 17.5.3017
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2017, 08:32:37 PM »
The Ransomware protection icon could be a padlock, it would be cool.

Well the attached Image 2 in Reply # 1 already has a padlock icon (Private Data) in use, having the same icon for multiple functions could cause confusion.
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Re: AVG Antivirus Beta 17.5.3017
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2017, 08:58:26 PM »
It could be a notebook with chains that zip by a padlock.

example:

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Re: AVG Antivirus Beta 17.5.3017
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2017, 09:27:46 PM »
Personally being ransomware I would think a bandits mask (like the firefox private browsing icon) with a $ (or Bit) Coin icon.
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Re: AVG Antivirus Beta 17.5.3017
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2017, 05:51:07 PM »
I think no ransomware protection in the free version, but in internet security ??
What about this option in Avast ?
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Re: AVG Antivirus Beta 17.5.3017
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2017, 11:39:37 PM »
Installed this beta and Antiransomware was nowhere to be found. w00t?
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Re: AVG Antivirus Beta 17.5.3017
« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2017, 03:42:54 AM »
It would be great if Avast devs merge Avast and AVG into only one AV solution, using the UI of AVG. Just a wish ...
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Re: AVG Antivirus Beta 17.5.3017
« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2017, 09:54:57 AM »
I think no ransomware protection in the free version, but in internet security ??
What about this option in Avast ?

Ransoware protection is part of AVG Internet security only

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Re: AVG Antivirus Beta 17.5.3017
« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2017, 06:27:21 PM »
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Ransoware protection is part of AVG Internet security only
What about this option in Avast ?
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Re: AVG Antivirus Beta 17.5.3017
« Reply #13 on: June 05, 2017, 11:12:29 PM »
I think no ransomware protection in the free version, but in internet security ??
What about this option in Avast ?

Ransoware protection is part of AVG Internet security only

How so? In this beta version of avg free came the anti-ransomware but in the final version will not vim that option is this?

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Re: AVG Antivirus Beta 17.5.3017
« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2017, 11:21:39 PM »
I think no ransomware protection in the free version, but in internet security ??
What about this option in Avast ?

Ransoware protection is part of AVG Internet security only

How so? In this beta version of avg free came the anti-ransomware but in the final version will not vim that option is this?

I guess that it is to be able to test it in as many systems as possible, if it were only in the AVG Internet security only it wouldn't get a large number of beta testers. If it was in all beta builds then it would have a wider distribution for beta testing.
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