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Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (now 4.8.1256)
« Reply #15 on: October 17, 2008, 03:45:57 PM »
You can try e.g. www.gooogle.com
It was redirected to http://www.google.com.br/ in my case on Firefox 3.0.1.

This means it has NOT worked.

Seems like your avast install is somehow seriously broken, not detecting eicars and not blocking the URL above. :-\
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Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (now 4.8.1256)
« Reply #16 on: October 17, 2008, 03:53:46 PM »
One day I promise to read the instructions, guess who forgot to disable the self-defence module again ;D

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Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (now 4.8.1256)
« Reply #17 on: October 17, 2008, 03:58:35 PM »
You can try e.g. www.gooogle.com

I've tried it here, with Firefox 3.0.3, Maxthon 2.1.4.443 and IE7, and it work as it should, I got an warning from avast:

"Network Shield: Blocked access to suspect site, www.gooogle.com" (or something like that, I translated the swedish message)

Nice feature, keep up the good work!

The eicar-test work also just fine, avast warned me as it should!
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Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (now 4.8.1256)
« Reply #18 on: October 17, 2008, 04:02:11 PM »
You can try e.g. www.gooogle.com

It was redirected to http://www.google.com.br/ in my case on Firefox 3.0.1.

Tech are you using OpenDNS as that might redirect misspelt URLs before your browser tries to open them ?
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Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (now 4.8.1256)
« Reply #19 on: October 17, 2008, 04:05:08 PM »
Thnx Awil Team :)

Network Shield and Eicar test are working fine here :D I Posted this pre-release on Comodo Forums :

http://forums.comodo.com/anti_virusmalware_productsother_security_products/prerelease_version_of_next_avast_update_now_481256-t28529.0.html

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Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (now 4.8.1256)
« Reply #20 on: October 17, 2008, 04:09:31 PM »
Tech are you using OpenDNS as that might redirect misspelt URLs before your browser tries to open them ?

We'd block that either. :)
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Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (now 4.8.1256)
« Reply #21 on: October 17, 2008, 04:29:33 PM »
So the Network shield is working on outbound connections (DNS to resolve the domain name to the IP address) and not just inbound as it was previously then ?

The reason I ask is DNS is on port 53.
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Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (now 4.8.1256)
« Reply #22 on: October 17, 2008, 04:40:47 PM »
One day I promise to read the instructions, guess who forgot to disable the self-defence module again ;D
No, I didn't.
I've forgot to turn it on after ;D

We'd block that either. :)
What do you mean? I'm indeed using OpenDNS.

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Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (now 4.8.1256)
« Reply #23 on: October 17, 2008, 04:52:06 PM »
OK, I use OpenDNS as my dns server and the Network Shield it appears to block this before it even gets there.

My only comment is that whilst it does block and alerts 'silently' no normal avast audio visual pop-up window, just an understated listing at the bottom of the screen which disappears after about 5 seconds. The browser, Firefox 3.0.3 displays a page not found pop-up, see images.

So all in all I feel this is a very understated alert, perhaps too understated as it could go unnoticed by the user if they miss the list at the bottom of the screen, they might just wonder what the problem is with the page not found browser pop-up.
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Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (now 4.8.1256)
« Reply #24 on: October 17, 2008, 05:12:59 PM »
I'll repair my installation.
Strange... booted once and now it keep asking to boot again...
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Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (now 4.8.1256)
« Reply #25 on: October 17, 2008, 05:14:10 PM »
Sounds like something is preventing some changes in avast! folder...
What does setup.log say?

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Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (now 4.8.1256)
« Reply #26 on: October 17, 2008, 05:20:55 PM »
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Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (now 4.8.1256)
« Reply #27 on: October 17, 2008, 05:46:44 PM »
After the four tentative, and booting, eicar file is being detected and the Network Shield shown it's warning while trying phising websites. Don't ask me what happened...

By the way, we can't read the log... column width change impossible...
Also the counter of Network Shield did not increase...
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Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (now 4.8.1256)
« Reply #28 on: October 17, 2008, 05:49:08 PM »
The missing scrollbar in the NeEtwork Shield properties window will be fixed, thanks.
The scan count doesn't go up, that's by design (these are not scans per se).

Now, since you started using Comodo (with Defense+) it sounds like a logical culprit. It seems like it's blocking some file writes occasionally.

Hmmm...

I wonder if you could retry the beta install with D+ disabled.


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Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (now 4.8.1256)
« Reply #29 on: October 17, 2008, 07:05:40 PM »
I followed the instructions but it prevented to load Windows normally (boot start-up) so I had to expose myself naked to malware and reinstall the old version. Hope you'll solve this problem soon! :o
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