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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.9 (November 2020)
« Reply #45 on: November 13, 2020, 05:40:03 PM »
However, it is not correct that even if you deactivate the popup request in the privacy section, you continue to receive them without the user's will.
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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.9 (November 2020)
« Reply #46 on: November 13, 2020, 05:54:04 PM »
However, it is not correct that even if you deactivate the popup request in the privacy section, you continue to receive them without the user's will.
Free programs require advertising to support the development of the program.

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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.9 (November 2020)
« Reply #47 on: November 13, 2020, 05:55:56 PM »
However, it is not correct that even if you deactivate the popup request in the privacy section, you continue to receive them without the user's will.
Free programs require advertising to support the development of the program.

Sure that's right but popups are annoying and there are other free programs that don't have them. It's okay to advertise in the dashboard which is not annoying.
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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.9 (November 2020)
« Reply #48 on: November 13, 2020, 06:16:03 PM »
However, it is not correct that even if you deactivate the popup request in the privacy section, you continue to receive them without the user's will.

I have that option unchecked and I'm sure I still get the very occasional avast popup.
I certainly haven't put avast into silent mode.

For me I popups in the free version aren't that much of a hassle factor.
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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.9 (November 2020)
« Reply #49 on: November 13, 2020, 06:56:25 PM »
This is how I explained popups when the question was raised.
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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.9 (November 2020)
« Reply #50 on: November 21, 2020, 07:52:45 PM »
Ho fatto alcuni test con dei malware e non capisco perchè se un file zippato, con all'interno un malware riconosciuto da Avast Free, viene scansionato Avast Free non trova il malware. Se il file viene estrapolato dallo zip Avast Free lo riconosce e lo elimina.

Inoltre mi è capitato anche di estrapolare file malware che Avast Free riconosce solo se sono eseguiti ma non quando vengono estrapolati dal file zippato, pur essendo su Virus Total riconosciuti da Avast.
Esempio: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/73bb7e7d0743d40a1d967497a5fbb79c07132eb15a546fa25bbecaf43993a1d2/detection


Qualcuno mi può dare maggiori chiarimenti? Forse sono io non molto esperto... :)
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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.9 (November 2020)
« Reply #51 on: November 22, 2020, 06:44:13 AM »
Ho fatto alcuni test con dei malware e non capisco perchè se un file zippato, con all'interno un malware riconosciuto da Avast Free, viene scansionato Avast Free non trova il malware. Se il file viene estrapolato dallo zip Avast Free lo riconosce e lo elimina.

Inoltre mi è capitato anche di estrapolare file malware che Avast Free riconosce solo se sono eseguiti ma non quando vengono estrapolati dal file zippato, pur essendo su Virus Total riconosciuti da Avast.
Esempio: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/73bb7e7d0743d40a1d967497a5fbb79c07132eb15a546fa25bbecaf43993a1d2/detection


Qualcuno mi può dare maggiori chiarimenti? Forse sono io non molto esperto... :)
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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.9 (November 2020)
« Reply #52 on: November 22, 2020, 07:13:06 PM »
Ho fatto alcuni test con dei malware e non capisco perchè se un file zippato, con all'interno un malware riconosciuto da Avast Free, viene scansionato Avast Free non trova il malware. Se il file viene estrapolato dallo zip Avast Free lo riconosce e lo elimina.

Inoltre mi è capitato anche di estrapolare file malware che Avast Free riconosce solo se sono eseguiti ma non quando vengono estrapolati dal file zippato, pur essendo su Virus Total riconosciuti da Avast.
Esempio: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/73bb7e7d0743d40a1d967497a5fbb79c07132eb15a546fa25bbecaf43993a1d2/detection


Qualcuno mi può dare maggiori chiarimenti? Forse sono io non molto esperto... :)
-> https://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=26.0

Excuse me ... :D I forgot to translate it ..  :D

I have done some tests with malware and I don't understand why if a zipped file, containing malware recognized by Avast Free, is scanned, Avast Free does not find the malware. If the file is extracted from the zip Avast Free recognizes it and deletes it.

In addition, I also happened to extract malware files that Avast Free recognizes only if they are executed but not when they are extracted from the zipped file, despite being on Virus Total recognized by Avast.
Example: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/73bb7e7d0743d40a1d967497a5fbb79c07132eb15a546fa25bbecaf43993a1d2/detection


Can anyone give me more clarification? Maybe I'm not very experienced ... :)
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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.9 (November 2020)
« Reply #53 on: November 22, 2020, 07:17:50 PM »
The file isn't dangerous until it's executed at which time Avast block it.
(Extraction is not execution.)
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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.9 (November 2020)
« Reply #54 on: November 22, 2020, 07:46:13 PM »
The file isn't dangerous until it's executed at which time Avast block it.
(Extraction is not execution.)

Ok. Thanks!  ;)
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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.9 (November 2020)
« Reply #55 on: November 22, 2020, 08:05:00 PM »
The file isn't dangerous until it's executed at which time Avast block it.
(Extraction is not execution.)

Ok. Thanks!  ;)

For the most part, zip (archive) files aren't scanned (unless they are self-extracting archives/executables) by the resident scanner (Avast Free or Premium) as they are inert until unpacked at which point they would be scanned.

Extraction should actually scan the file as it then falls under a newly created file (especially if it is an executable) as you mentioned.
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If the file is extracted from the zip Avast Free recognizes it and deletes it.
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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.9 (November 2020)
« Reply #56 on: November 22, 2020, 08:17:41 PM »
The file isn't dangerous until it's executed at which time Avast block it.
(Extraction is not execution.)

Ok. Thanks!  ;)

For the most part, zip (archive) files aren't scanned (unless they are self-extracting archives/executables) by the resident scanner (Avast Free or Premium) as they are inert until unpacked at which point they would be scanned.

Extraction should actually scan the file as it then falls under a newly created file (especially if it is an executable) as you mentioned.
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If the file is extracted from the zip Avast Free recognizes it and deletes it.

Yes, for this reason it seemed strange to me that the extracted executable file was not recognized by Avast Free in the extraction phase but is recognized in the execution phase. Others, on the other hand, were eliminated during the extraction phase without being carried out.
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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.9 (November 2020)
« Reply #57 on: November 23, 2020, 11:28:14 AM »
Is it possible to reduce the startup time of the Avast Free icon in the status bar when starting and / or restarting the PC?

In my PC it takes almost 1 minute to appear ...
I obviously think it also depends on the PC characteristics, but I ask if it will be possible in the next versions to reduce the icon's startup times.  :)
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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.9 (November 2020)
« Reply #58 on: November 23, 2020, 02:28:12 PM »
Is it possible to reduce the startup time of the Avast Free icon in the status bar when starting and / or restarting the PC?

In my PC it takes almost 1 minute to appear ...
I obviously think it also depends on the PC characteristics, but I ask if it will be possible in the next versions to reduce the icon's startup times.  :)
You need to realize that the display of the icon and the actual start of your protection
are different. Protection starts early on, but the icon appears much later. I'm not sure if Windows
or Avast determines exactly when the icon appears.

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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.9 (November 2020)
« Reply #59 on: November 23, 2020, 03:37:57 PM »
Is it possible to reduce the startup time of the Avast Free icon in the status bar when starting and / or restarting the PC?

In my PC it takes almost 1 minute to appear ...
I obviously think it also depends on the PC characteristics, but I ask if it will be possible in the next versions to reduce the icon's startup times.  :)
You need to realize that the display of the icon and the actual start of your protection
are different. Protection starts early on, but the icon appears much later. I'm not sure if Windows
or Avast determines exactly when the icon appears.

Ok. Thanks as always for the info.  ;) :)
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