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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 SP3, Avast Free 10.4.2233, Agnitum Outpost Firewall Pro 9.3, Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit, OSArmor, Comodo Memory Firewall
Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Avast Free 20.6.2420, Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit, OSArmor, EMET 5.52 (to ensure that ASLR is always ON)
Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Avast Free 20.6.2420, Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit, OSArmor
Windows 10 Pro x64, Avast Free 20.6.2420, 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 SP3, Avast Free 10.4.2233, Agnitum Outpost Firewall Pro 9.3, Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit, OSArmor, Comodo Memory Firewall
Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Avast Free 20.6.2420, Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit, OSArmor, EMET 5.52 (to ensure that ASLR is always ON)
Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Avast Free 20.6.2420, Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit, OSArmor
Windows 10 Pro x64, Avast Free 20.6.2420, Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit, OSArmor