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Offline Patrick2

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Re: Sensitive Data Shield
« Reply #15 on: July 29, 2017, 02:14:48 AM »
Most Welcome for the Screenshot, and no idea what is happening lol, I just happened to notice it like the thread starter did

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Re: Sensitive Data Shield
« Reply #16 on: July 29, 2017, 02:20:56 AM »
Bob has already forwarded it on Slack, so we have to wait for a reaction from Avast.

Greetz, Red.

EDIT : Also forwarded by Ali Khan, and he thinks too it was meant to be for payed users.
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Re: Sensitive Data Shield
« Reply #17 on: July 29, 2017, 02:57:10 AM »
Mine said it was for AIS and Premier users. It appears to work....every time I do a Smart Scan, it says certain sensitive docs are unprotected...select protect and then it says you're protected.
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Re: Sensitive Data Shield
« Reply #18 on: July 29, 2017, 03:19:52 PM »
The Sensitive Data Shield has indeed been released for a few users.

What I don't get is how it will protect the files for free users..

For Internet Security and Premier, it will probably add the files to the Ransomware Shield.
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Re: Sensitive Data Shield
« Reply #19 on: July 29, 2017, 03:36:04 PM »
The Sensitive Data Shield has indeed been released for a few users.

What I don't get is how it will protect the files for free users..

For Internet Security and Premier, it will probably add the files to the Ransomware Shield.
By making you aware when these certain files attempt to be changed without your knowledge or consent.
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Re: Sensitive Data Shield
« Reply #20 on: July 31, 2017, 10:22:55 AM »
Hi guys, it shouldn't show up in the free version (bug), will get fixed soon.
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Re: Sensitive Data Shield
« Reply #21 on: July 31, 2017, 03:11:30 PM »
Now missing from latest version of AIS here.  Poof!
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Re: Sensitive Data Shield
« Reply #22 on: August 19, 2017, 05:40:50 AM »
For me its telling me Sorry, Sensitive Data Shield is A paid Feature and doesn't come with Avast Premier.  so I click on UPGRADE then I get The online content is unavailable Please, check your internet connection and try again. ??? >:(

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Re: Sensitive Data Shield
« Reply #23 on: August 19, 2017, 01:46:04 PM »
yep me to just tried to login to my account had to change my password because would not let me move on to my online avast account so reset my password and i'm in. what the hells going on.

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Re: Sensitive Data Shield
« Reply #24 on: August 19, 2017, 03:46:28 PM »
yep me to just tried to login to my account had to change my password because would not let me move on to my online avast account so reset my password and i'm in. what the hells going on.
Sounds like a case of using the wrong password.
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Re: Sensitive Data Shield
« Reply #25 on: August 21, 2017, 05:32:31 AM »
If it were as simple as me forgetting my password i would except that but i used the password (avast passwords saver) as i have always done from my google account without problem could login to my google account no problems but when it came to login to my avast account using my google account login as i have always done would login but would not move on to the next part of the portal which would have been my avast online account. But as i am using the password saved by my avast passwords i would have to say that my account password had been changed as a result of not moving forward to the next portal which in this case would be my avast account online.
Now in saying this i would like to know why that this sensitive data shield has appeared on my privacy tab with a lock on it?
I would also like to know why it tells me and i quote " Sorry, Sensitive Data shield is a paid feature and doesn't come with Avast Premier ?
And also when clicking on upgrade it says the online content is unavailable please, check your connection and try again (there is nothing wrong with my connection or are you going to tell me there is now.
All be it I would like a professional answer rather than the idiotic ones everyone else gets thanks.

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Re: Sensitive Data Shield
« Reply #26 on: August 21, 2017, 04:29:02 PM »
Reporting a possible bug in Sensitive Data Shield:
  • Run SDS Scan Now and find sensitive files.  Files are now protected.
  • Reboot system.
  • Upon reboot, you check and find SDS is back to original settings and is not protecting files you just protected.  Seems to have lost files detected.
In order to restore protection, you must re-run Scan Now again.  Reproducible on avast AIS 17.5.2303 build 17.5.3585.203
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Re: Sensitive Data Shield
« Reply #27 on: August 23, 2017, 04:43:53 PM »
I got this function too.
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Re: Sensitive Data Shield
« Reply #28 on: August 23, 2017, 05:52:35 PM »
Mine also disappeared but i just found it at components and it is asking me me install .. :-[.

i wonder why it is free on you guys while it is asking me to pay for it while am using avast premire ...anyway i guess the developers would fix that error.... :(

All those using an updated version of avast can check that at install.... ;D
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Re: Sensitive Data Shield
« Reply #29 on: November 23, 2017, 08:53:50 AM »
I just did a Smart Scan and when it finished it told me that along with no viruses I had no sensitive files unprotected. Or something like that.

I'm using Avast Free. SDS is not unlocked. Yet it scans for them when running a Smart Scan. Why? What happens if it finds unprotected files? Goad me to a paid version to fix it?

I've now turned it off in settings. I'm glad it can be disabled but I don't like that it is on by default and added to Smart Scan without me knowing about it. Because I don't know what it actually does. I don't want Avast write protecting files without my consent or worse: making backup copies somewhere.