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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.7 (August 2021)
« Reply #45 on: September 08, 2021, 02:03:10 PM »
ok, so that's how it is and does avast not have a feature to detect all malicious ports for free because there are some rogue or malicious applications using those ports to connect to hackers or malware networks ?
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Premium (paid) features: Leak Protection + Port Scan Alerts + ARP spoofing Alerts

hey aysn is this feature Enable automatic port scan detection only available for premium users or free users also get this feature because I saw on the old support page there was this feature in the firewall settings section ?
No to free. Yes to paid
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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.7 (August 2021)
« Reply #46 on: September 08, 2021, 02:42:02 PM »
How do u enable your computer to share data using network at work place? its not possible ever since i got this update
Could you please check your Firewall profile settings? File and Printer sharing is enabled by default on the networks with private profile. On the public profile (some untrusted, free public networks) - incoming File and Printer Sharing is blocked by default for security reasons.
ok, so that's how it is and does avast not have a feature to detect all malicious ports for free because there are some rogue or malicious applications using those ports to connect to hackers or malware networks ?
There are no TCP/UDP ports considered as malicious in general, but there might be old/not updated applications with known security gaps listening on some ports. Firewall itself currently does not have a database of those apps. We try to keep all applications up-to date to mitigate the chance of having old apps with know vulnerabilities by using the feature Software Updater. Regarding port scan detection feature - We offered it in paid versions only, as we think of it as an advanced protection that is not common in products made by our competitors either.

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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.7 (August 2021)
« Reply #47 on: September 08, 2021, 03:47:55 PM »
ok, will the avast firewall later use an additional database of applications that are included in the safe list like the one owned by comodo firewall to help ensure that the application in question is safe and does not make malicious connections to hackers?

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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.7 (August 2021)
« Reply #48 on: September 08, 2021, 05:19:49 PM »
ok, will the avast firewall later use an additional database of applications that are included in the safe list like the one owned by comodo firewall to help ensure that the application in question is safe and does not make malicious connections to hackers?
The answer is yes. We plan that Firewall will have special measures for various Apps based on their reputation. It also should be noted that malicious apps are of course detected by our scans and our shields (which are available on the free versions), so you should not be able to download/install them in the first place.

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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.7 (August 2021)
« Reply #49 on: September 09, 2021, 01:55:30 AM »
oh, the good news is worth waiting for, and whether the plan to add the whitelist application database will start next year ?

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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.7 (August 2021)
« Reply #50 on: September 09, 2021, 04:44:59 PM »
oh, the good news is worth waiting for, and whether the plan to add the whitelist application database will start next year ?
Unfortunately, I cannot share or make promises on the release schedule for new features. I am sorry.

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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.7 (August 2021)
« Reply #51 on: September 10, 2021, 01:42:29 AM »
ok no problem, what we hope is for avast to be an antivirus capable of dealing with all cyber attacks including the new generation of ransomware, and i would like to know if avast web shield protects us from links containing online ransomware that has already killed a lot of victims.

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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.7 (August 2021)
« Reply #52 on: September 10, 2021, 01:21:45 PM »
ok no problem, what we hope is for avast to be an antivirus capable of dealing with all cyber attacks including the new generation of ransomware, and i would like to know if avast web shield protects us from links containing online ransomware that has already killed a lot of victims.
Google is your friend. A simple search about Avast and Ransomware gives you lots of answers.
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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.7 (August 2021)
« Reply #53 on: September 12, 2021, 02:59:57 PM »
This morning I got an Avast screen of upcoming changes and Avast Free news.

What is it about? Firewall only?
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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.7 (August 2021)
« Reply #54 on: September 12, 2021, 03:39:42 PM »
This morning I got an Avast screen of upcoming changes and Avast Free news.

What is it about? Firewall only?
A screenshot would have been nice. :)
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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.7 (August 2021)
« Reply #55 on: September 12, 2021, 03:46:41 PM »
This morning I got an Avast screen of upcoming changes and Avast Free news.

What is it about? Firewall only?
A screenshot would have been nice. :)

You're right I didn't think about it.  :)
It opened with the Avast console underneath.
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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.7 (August 2021)
« Reply #56 on: September 12, 2021, 03:53:09 PM »
This morning I got an Avast screen of upcoming changes and Avast Free news.

What is it about? Firewall only?
A screenshot would have been nice. :)
I haven't seen that screen.

You're right I didn't think about it.  :)
It opened with the Avast console underneath.
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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.7 (August 2021)
« Reply #57 on: September 12, 2021, 07:39:05 PM »
This morning I got an Avast screen of upcoming changes and Avast Free news.

What is it about? Firewall only?
A screenshot would have been nice. :)
I haven't seen that screen.

You're right I didn't think about it.  :)
It opened with the Avast console underneath.

I also had this notification this morning, I never considered taking a screenshot (as I suspected this would be  common occurrence), but it had a Button there 'See what's new' or words to that effect.  Unfortunately, clicking that did nothing else other than open up the UI and Zero information. Even checked the Notifications and nothing there either. 
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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.7 (August 2021)
« Reply #58 on: September 13, 2021, 01:50:04 AM »
yes i experienced it too nothing new including getting a firewall

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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.7 (August 2021)
« Reply #59 on: September 13, 2021, 04:35:37 PM »
This morning I got an Avast screen of upcoming changes and Avast Free news.

What is it about? Firewall only?
A screenshot would have been nice. :)
I haven't seen that screen.

You're right I didn't think about it.  :)
It opened with the Avast console underneath.

I also had this notification this morning, I never considered taking a screenshot (as I suspected this would be  common occurrence), but it had a Button there 'See what's new' or words to that effect.  Unfortunately, clicking that did nothing else other than open up the UI and Zero information. Even checked the Notifications and nothing there either.
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Hello. I would like to inform you that I also received the same notifications, I clicked on more results but nothing came up.
« Last Edit: September 13, 2021, 05:03:21 PM by sekgrranin »