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Offline jan.svoboda

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Avast Beta 17.5.2299
« on: June 12, 2017, 04:21:53 PM »
Hi everyone,

new beta version 17.5.2299 is released.

What's new:
- New Antiransomware feature is now available also for Avast Beta (in IS and Premier editions).
- Change in the driver verification process. Please report any issues on secure-boot enabled devices. Especially default installations of Windows 8, 8.1, 10, etc. on tablets, 2in1s and new laptops.
 
Information about Antiransomware protection:
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 Avast 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: Protection -> Ransomware Shield -> Show details -> Select Strict Mode.
4. Select "Add folder" and add your folder for testing.
5. 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:
1. Protection -> Ransomware Shield -> Show details -> Smart mode.
2. 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.


Download links:
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=179943.0


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

AVAST Team.
« Last Edit: June 16, 2017, 08:31:22 PM by hectic-mmv »

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Re: Avast Beta 17.5.2299
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2017, 04:29:38 PM »
New Antiransomware feature is now available also for Avast Beta (in IS and Premier editions).
Why not for Avast free?? :(
avast ransomware shield smart mode failed to block ransomware encrption in time.. against new jaff ransomware. :(

I am also testing now but if the whole drive(C:,D:) is protected it would be great...... not only folders.(Suggestion to dev.)
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Re: Avast Beta 17.5.2299
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2017, 04:33:49 PM »
Testing...
Win 8.1 [x64] - Avast PremSec 21.8.6586.IBC [UI.666] - EEK - Firefox ESR 78.14 [NS/uBO/PB] - TB 91.1
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Re: Avast Beta 17.5.2299
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2017, 04:47:56 PM »
Thnx Team :)

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Re: Avast Beta 17.5.2299
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2017, 04:54:00 PM »
Why not for Avast free?? :(
Would like to hear an explanation for the devs about this.. is it because it works in-hand with another Paid-only feature, or simply for business? (Q for devs).

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Re: Avast Beta 17.5.2299
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2017, 05:01:15 PM »
Thanks for the new beta :)
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Re: Avast Beta 17.5.2299
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2017, 05:04:34 PM »
Why is this option appearing in the free version?

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Re: Avast Beta 17.5.2299
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2017, 05:08:52 PM »
Why is this option appearing in the free version?

Most likely appearing and available in Avast Free only during Beta testing.
Avast did that before.

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Re: Avast Beta 17.5.2299
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2017, 05:23:35 PM »
Not in Free?

Does Avast think that those who use the free version don't deserve ransomware protection?
Something wrong with the thought process here. ???
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Re: Avast Beta 17.5.2299
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2017, 05:26:40 PM »
Could be you can select it during install, but that it is not working.
Kinda like CleanUp.

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Re: Avast Beta 17.5.2299
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2017, 05:37:29 PM »
New Antiransomware feature is now available also for Avast Beta (in IS and Premier editions).
Why not for Avast free?? :(
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Do you really have to ask, money.  There really has to be differenced in the free to paid products as an incentive for free users to switch.

I'm thinking about those who have paid for Avast Pro and they aren't even getting it. I guess the next step is the discontinuation of Avast Pro.

So the best advice I can give anyone is to have a robust backup and recovery strategy (drive imaging software) and do regular backups. I have been saying this for years and not necessarily in relation to malware/ransomware.
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Re: Avast Beta 17.5.2299
« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2017, 05:40:20 PM »
Not in Free?

Does Avast think that those who use the free version don't deserve ransomware protection?
Something wrong with the thought process here. ???

Not quite so, the Pro version that is paid also will not receive the appeal.

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Re: Avast Beta 17.5.2299
« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2017, 05:46:36 PM »
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.
In release version Avast should read certain registry key and set customized Documents and Pictures instead of hard-coding these folders.
I move my Documents and Pictures (also Musics and others) to another path so default %user%/ path has almost nothing.

I'm thinking about those who have paid for Avast Pro and they aren't even getting it. I guess the next step is the discontinuation of Avast Pro.
I feel the same, Pro edition seems being vanishing.
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Re: Avast Beta 17.5.2299
« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2017, 06:20:13 PM »
In release version Avast should read certain registry key and set customized Documents and Pictures instead of hard-coding these folders.
+1

Note that the user data folders relocation isn't some hack, but a standard OS feature, that is accessible from the folder properties. Also, you are missing protection for the Desktop (also relocatable btw.). If you ever worked with BFUs, you would know they put EVERYTHING on the Desktop.

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Re: Avast Beta 17.5.2299
« Reply #14 on: June 12, 2017, 06:23:30 PM »
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There really has to be difference in the free to paid products as an incentive for free users to switch.
That's true of course, but Avast has always offered complete AV protection to free users, with non-core add-ons in the paid-for versions. As no-one would argue that ransomware protection isn't core to virus protection, this seems to be a regrettable change in approach.