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Offline Nunzio77

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Avast Free: Should I also use Avast On Line Security?
« on: December 05, 2020, 10:27:17 AM »
Hi,
for greater web protection is it essential to use the extension in the browser? Isn't the web shield active in Avast Free enough?

Thanks.  ;)
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Re: Avast Free: Should I also use Avast On Line Security?
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2020, 10:57:17 AM »
AOS gives you an additional simple visual indication of the reputation of a website:
See description here:
https://www.avast.com/avast-online-security

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Re: Avast Free: Should I also use Avast On Line Security?
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2020, 11:01:53 AM »
AOS gives you an additional simple visual indication of the reputation of a website:
See description here:
https://www.avast.com/avast-online-security

So in addition to the visibility of a website's reputation, protection from phishing and malware sites is the same without installing the extension in the browser, having the web protection module active in the antivirus?
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Re: Avast Free: Should I also use Avast On Line Security?
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2020, 12:35:35 PM »
The standard Web Shield is always running and giving its protection, that doesn't change (unless you have disabled it, not a good idea). 

What the AOS add-on is doing is giving you advance notice in your browsers web searches and more detailed information when you visit a site, should you choose to visit it (as in the AOS link given).  Or if you have arrived at the site from a different link than a search.

Personally I feel that having chosen to visit a site that has a poor reputation from the search results is a bit late to be gathering details on its reputation.
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Re: Avast Free: Should I also use Avast On Line Security?
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2020, 01:34:40 PM »
The standard Web Shield is always running and giving its protection, that doesn't change (unless you have disabled it, not a good idea). 

What the AOS add-on is doing is giving you advance notice in your browsers web searches and more detailed information when you visit a site, should you choose to visit it (as in the AOS link given).  Or if you have arrived at the site from a different link than a search.

Personally I feel that having chosen to visit a site that has a poor reputation from the search results is a bit late to be gathering details on its reputation.

No, the web shield I always leave it on obviously.

Thanks were the info I was looking for, you were very thorough with the explanation.
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Re: Avast Free: Should I also use Avast On Line Security?
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2020, 03:18:31 PM »
You're welcome.
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Re: Avast Free: Should I also use Avast On Line Security?
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2020, 01:39:48 PM »
 :)
« Last Edit: December 06, 2020, 03:03:18 PM by Nunzio77 »
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