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Offline Charyb

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Re: Avast Beta 17.5.2299
« Reply #45 on: June 15, 2017, 12:05:05 AM »
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.


I'm not going to be a happy camper if the same antiransomware protection that is in AIS and Premier doesn't make it into the Pro version. I have Pro and cannot test it. Not good.

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Re: Avast Beta 17.5.2299
« Reply #46 on: June 15, 2017, 03:14:02 PM »

Since the Ransomware Protection isn't available in the free version of Avast, why is it installed ???
Is there any reason not to uninstall this component ???
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Re: Avast Beta 17.5.2299
« Reply #47 on: June 16, 2017, 03:50:13 PM »
OK... what should I do? ;D
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Avast の設定について解説しています。よろしければご覧ください。

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Re: Avast Beta 17.5.2299
« Reply #48 on: June 16, 2017, 04:00:10 PM »
...and it says "AVG Detection" instead of Avast ;D
Main: Win10 Pro 1909 64bit / Core i5-7400 3.0GHz / 16GB RAM / Avast 20 Premier Beta / Comodo Firewall 12
Mobile: Win10 Pro 1903 32bit, Vista SP2 32bit / Core 2 Duo SU9300 1.2GHz / 4GB RAM / Avast 20 Free / Windows Firewall Control
Phone: Android 2.3.4, 4.2.2 / Avast Mobile Security / Avast Anti-Theft

Avast の設定について解説しています。よろしければご覧ください。

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Re: Avast Beta 17.5.2299
« Reply #49 on: June 16, 2017, 05:47:50 PM »

Since the Ransomware Protection isn't available in the free version of Avast, why is it installed ???
Is there any reason not to uninstall this component ???
Update, Today this changed:

I was able to turn it ON and as you can see clicking on the On/Off icon reveals some options.
« Last Edit: June 16, 2017, 05:49:44 PM by bob3160 »
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Re: Avast Beta 17.5.2299
« Reply #50 on: June 16, 2017, 06:06:47 PM »
<snip quote & image>
Update, Today this changed:

I was able to turn it ON and as you can see clicking on the On/Off icon reveals some options.


Haven't we seen this before, beta testers getting functions only in paid versions, so more people would be beta testing, if only those paid users would be beta testing said components.
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