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Offline Nunzio77

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Re: NEW Avast Version 22.1 (January 2022)
« Reply #30 on: February 23, 2022, 09:53:13 PM »
Sorry but when you disable an element of Avast to run tests weakens your tests.

Ok but what if it was a ransoware not recognized by virus definitions?  Behavioral analysis and ransoware protection would not be enough, however.  Disabling file protection is a simulation of a zero-day attack right?
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Re: NEW Avast Version 22.1 (January 2022)
« Reply #31 on: February 24, 2022, 12:30:22 AM »
No I don't believe it simulates a zero day attack as you have disabled an integral part of the 'overall protection'.

The file system shield does more than just a cursory scan (and you are killing that) weakening the collective protection of Avast.  There is the Hardened Mode, files are automatically sent to the Threat Labs, whilst they aren't directly under the heading of the File Shield, I believe it triggers these in the case of unsigned executables, etc.

By disabling the file shield at the very least you allowing malware to get a toehold.
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Re: NEW Avast Version 22.1 (January 2022)
« Reply #32 on: February 24, 2022, 10:22:07 AM »
Why did the ransomware shield not intervene avoiding file encryption?  The module was active with desktop protection.
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Re: NEW Avast Version 22.1 (January 2022)
« Reply #33 on: February 24, 2022, 02:43:09 PM »
Why did the ransomware shield not intervene avoiding file encryption?  The module was active with desktop protection.
Hi, (as already explained by Dave) Avast shields work hand in hand, so disabling one for testing is nonsense.

PS: Next time please start a new thread and don't clutter up the announcement topic with your test(s). Thanks
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Re: NEW Avast Version 22.1 (January 2022)
« Reply #34 on: February 24, 2022, 03:04:43 PM »
Why did the ransomware shield not intervene avoiding file encryption?  The module was active with desktop protection.
Hi, (as already explained by Dave) Avast shields work hand in hand, so disabling one for testing is nonsense.

PS: Next time please start a new thread and don't clutter up the announcement topic with your test(s). Thanks

Ok. Thanks. Sorry. 🙂😉👍
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Re: NEW Avast Version 22.1 (January 2022)
« Reply #35 on: February 25, 2022, 07:25:07 AM »
Since 22.1 Arrived every time part of it updates it deems all my network connections (all wifi) untrusted for some strange reason. Unfortunately this PC is unsupervised switches on a 2AM does its work then shuts down. Unfortunately Avast firewall won't allow connections through üntrusted"networks So the PC just does nothing then eventually shuts down. I keep telling Avast they are trusted but it keeps forgetting. this is unacceptable. In 2020 and 2021 it all ran like clockwork. I will  be removing Avast off all my PC if this persists.
Repair Avast:
1. Avast GUI -> Settings -> Troubleshooting
2. Click on 'REPAIR APP'.
3. Follow instructions.
4. Reboot.

Thanks for that. Nah! did not help. Temporarily I will cope. I have switched off all updates. I will update manually and put the settings back the way I like from time to time. Until my license expires anyway. Strangely this does not seem to affect my laptop.

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Re: NEW Avast Version 22.1 (January 2022)
« Reply #36 on: February 25, 2022, 12:27:05 PM »
Since 22.1 Arrived every time part of it updates it deems all my network connections (all wifi) untrusted for some strange reason. Unfortunately this PC is unsupervised switches on a 2AM does its work then shuts down. Unfortunately Avast firewall won't allow connections through üntrusted"networks So the PC just does nothing then eventually shuts down. I keep telling Avast they are trusted but it keeps forgetting. this is unacceptable. In 2020 and 2021 it all ran like clockwork. I will  be removing Avast off all my PC if this persists.
Repair Avast:
1. Avast GUI -> Settings -> Troubleshooting
2. Click on 'REPAIR APP'.
3. Follow instructions.
4. Reboot.
Thanks for that. Nah! did not help. Temporarily I will cope. I have switched off all updates. I will update manually and put the settings back the way I like from time to time. Until my license expires anyway. Strangely this does not seem to affect my laptop.
Hi, it's fixed in the latest beta. (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=318130.0)
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Avast-Tools: Secure Browser 103.0 - Cleanup 22.2 - SecureLine 5.18 - DriverUpdater 22.2 - CCleaner 6.01
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