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Offline Asyn

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Re: Ransomware Shield only blocking modifications or also access to data?
« Reply #15 on: July 18, 2020, 03:05:33 PM »
Was that a particularly old version of that file?
No, it was v19.0 x64, but keep in mind that Avast is constantly learning (Community IQ), so it likely won't trigger the shield anymore.
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Re: Ransomware Shield only blocking modifications or also access to data?
« Reply #16 on: July 19, 2020, 11:51:08 AM »
Just triggered a Ransomware Shield warning under the default Smart Mode - for a 2013 version of FFMPEG.EXE - so it appears the Smart Mode (Ransomware Shield) is working in Avast Free. And it allows you to permanently whitelist the detected program from the warning popup - which is nice.

I have to assume the internal "Trusted Apps" list is either very large (and includes obscure 20 year old Hex Editors) or it is using some other specific criteria to classify an app as "UnTrusted". I will leave the Ransomware Shield running for now and see if it gives me any problems - it will be a nice additional layer of security if it plays well with everything else on the computer.

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Was the Ransomware Shield added to the free version of AVG as well, or just Avast?

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Was the Ransomware Shield added to the free version of AVG as well, or just Avast?

Not much point in asking in a topic that is almost 4 years old.

Not to mention this is the Avast Forum not AVG.
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