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Offline loungehake

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Web Shield Site Blocking in version 19
« on: January 04, 2019, 03:14:00 PM »
Is Avast version 19 Web Shield option 'Enable site blocking' equivalent to 'Block malware URLs' in previous versions of Avast?

First impressions of Avast 19 are very good. I guess that the simplication allowed by cessation of support for XP and Vista has been very helpful to the developers. Startup is quicker and this is especially noticeable on my old and slow hardware.
Windows XP Pro SP3, Avast Free 10.4.2233, Outpost Firewall Pro 9.3, MalwareBytes Anti-Exploit, CryptoPrevent, OSArmor, Comodo Memory Firewall(sic).

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Avast Free 19.7.2388, MalwareBytes Anti-Exploit, OSArmor.

Windows 10 Pro 64bit, Avast Free 19.7.2388, MalwareBytes Anti-Exploit, OSArmor.

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Re: Web Shield Site Blocking in version 19
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2019, 04:40:33 PM »
no, it's the same as Site Blocking in old settings in Web Shield Settings. malware URLs are blocked by default.

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Re: Web Shield Site Blocking in version 19
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2019, 05:48:40 PM »
Thank you Martin. Version 19 is a big deal. I am hoping the the rationalisation made possible by ceasing to support XP and Vista will result in even higher quality security software bearing the Avast name.
Windows XP Pro SP3, Avast Free 10.4.2233, Outpost Firewall Pro 9.3, MalwareBytes Anti-Exploit, CryptoPrevent, OSArmor, Comodo Memory Firewall(sic).

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Avast Free 19.7.2388, MalwareBytes Anti-Exploit, OSArmor.

Windows 10 Pro 64bit, Avast Free 19.7.2388, MalwareBytes Anti-Exploit, OSArmor.