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« on: October 23, 2006, 04:42:37 PM »
Hello,

I am running Zone Alarm Pro and Avast Home Edition and Firefox and Windows XP

I want webshield to work - the Eicar test mentioned in a previous thread works

I have ensured ashwebsv.exe has a tick (access to) internet and server.

I have followed the tutorial to setup firefox with the 'localhost' proxy and port 12080

This will sound like a really stupid question:

- In the WebShield panel for the On-Access Scanner do I need to check or uncheck the box 'ignore local communication' if I have done the above and want webshield to work and scan when I browse the Internet?

- Also do I have to put anything in the box 'redirected http ports' and 'ignored addresses' if I want webshield to work and have done the above?

- I don't use IE b/c it is shit rather I use firefox.

- Could someone please confirm Webshield is working if I can see it scanning a website I load up on the 'on-access' panel as well as it has picked up the Eicar test virus as mentioned?

Thank you all so much for your help, it is much appreciated.

Aaron.

PS. apologies for the stupid newbie questions, I realise this must look stupid.


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Re: Webshield
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2006, 04:57:08 PM »
This will sound like a really stupid question:

- In the WebShield panel for the On-Access Scanner do I need to check or uncheck the box 'ignore local communication' if I have done the above and want webshield to work and scan when I browse the Internet?
No

- Also do I have to put anything in the box 'redirected http ports' and 'ignored addresses' if I want webshield to work and have done the above?
No

- I don't use IE b/c it is s**t rather I use firefox.
I would set it anyway, in the unlikely event you do use it, it will also be covered.

- Could someone please confirm Webshield is working if I can see it scanning a website I load up on the 'on-access' panel as well as it has picked up the Eicar test virus as mentioned?

Thank you all so much for your help, it is much appreciated.

Aaron.

Web Shield (harmless) Tests
http://www.eicar.org/download/eicar.com
NOD32 - JPEG Exploit
http://www.nod32.de/download/jpegcompoc.jpg http://www.nod32.de/download/jpegcompoc.zip

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Re: Webshield
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2006, 07:51:16 PM »
I am running Windows XP
I have followed the tutorial to setup firefox with the 'localhost' proxy and port 12080
Well... you don't have to do that... On Windows XP the scanning of WebShield is transparent. No proxy needs to be used...
Only on Windows 98 and Me this is necessary.

In the WebShield panel for the On-Access Scanner do I need to check or uncheck the box 'ignore local communication' if I have done the above and want webshield to work and scan when I browse the Internet?
While using a proxy... uncheck the option.
If you set to not use a proxy (the better solution), let that option checked..

Also do I have to put anything in the box 'redirected http ports' and 'ignored addresses' if I want webshield to work and have done the above?
If you change the proxy, you need to ad 12080 on that box.
Generally, you don't have to change anything.
URL blocking is up to you  8)

Could someone please confirm Webshield is working if I can see it scanning a website I load up on the 'on-access' panel as well as it has picked up the Eicar test virus as mentioned?
Click here to test avast! WebShield.
This should bring up a window asking to abort the connection or, at least, the popup message that an infected file was blocked by WebShield.
Another way to see if it's working is loading a web page from your browser and see if it it shows up on WebShield panel as being the last scanned.

Test the web shield using these:

Web Shield Tests
http://www.eicar.org/anti_virus_test_file.htm
http://www.eicar.org/download/eicar.com

JPEG Exploit
http://www.nod32.de/download/jpegcompoc.jpg
http://www.nod32.de/download/jpegcompoc.zip
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Re: Webshield
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2006, 08:11:08 PM »
I am running Windows XP
I have followed the tutorial to setup firefox with the 'localhost' proxy and port 12080
Well... you don't have to do that... On Windows XP the scanning of WebShield is transparent. No proxy needs to be used...
Only on Windows 98 and Me this is necessary.

He does with ZA Pro if he has disabled transparent proxy in the ZA Compatibility question.
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