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Avastfan1

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Network Shield Attacks
« on: May 14, 2009, 07:30:26 PM »
Hello Forum,

How do I remove details of the 'last 10 attacks in the Network Shield module?

Acces is via the on-Access protection screen --> Network Shield --> Customise --> Last Attacks.

Was unable to do it via the Avast log viewer.

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Network Shield Attacks
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2009, 07:40:06 PM »
Hi Avastfan1!

I'd say you could delete it out from the avast! folder
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\DATA\log
and then it is called nshield.log

but for this you probably have to deactivate the self-defense (settings --> troubleshooting page --> disable self defense...)

don't know if there's an other way...

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Avastfan1

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Re: Network Shield Attacks
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2009, 07:58:34 PM »
Hi Onlysomeone,

danke für die Antwort. Muss ich die Datei einfach löschen? Oder sollte ich den Text in der Datei entfernen?

Danke im Voraus!

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Hello Forum,

Do I simply delete this file? Or should I remove the text itself from the file?

Thanks in advance!

Avastfan1
« Last Edit: May 14, 2009, 08:10:11 PM by Avastfan1 »

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Re: Network Shield Attacks
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2009, 08:12:25 PM »
Why bother, what are you going to save ???

You could go the whole hog and stop logging it at all, by disabling that there is no history to place in the last attacks section.

Though I really have no idea why you would even want to do this at all, it isn't if the log takes up MBs my nshield.log is a grand 8KB and that is because of all the investigation I do with various detections, so savings are totally negligible ???
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Re: Network Shield Attacks
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2009, 08:17:47 PM »
I just want to clear it.

Which should I do - delete the file or remove the text?

Will I cause any errors if I do either?

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Re: Network Shield Attacks
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2009, 08:25:39 PM »
I honestly can't understand why it isn't as if it is in your face.

Either would clear the last attacks as the logging option is what is used for the last attack info in the network shield, no contents, no file, etc. no last attacks.
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Re: Network Shield Attacks
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2009, 08:48:31 PM »
I tried it and it worked! ;)

No problems and the entries in the "the last 10 attacks" disappeared...

what to do:
-deactivate self-defense...
-open the nshield.log and delete anything inside the log.
-save the empty log
-reactivate the avast self-defense

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« Last Edit: May 18, 2009, 09:26:00 AM by onlysomeone »

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Re: Network Shield Attacks
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2009, 08:52:19 PM »
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I honestly can't understand why it isn't as if it is in your face.

Possibly looking at something inappropriate, and didn't want anyone else to find out?
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Re: Network Shield Attacks
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2009, 09:49:09 PM »
On Vista I had to pause the provider and disable the self-defense module.
Then run Unblocker, unblock ashserv.exe process used by the log.
Then delete the file with Unblocker.

I could not save an edited log with the above procedure, I need to delete the log.
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Re: Network Shield Attacks
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2009, 05:48:16 AM »
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On Vista I had to pause the provider and disable the self-defense module.
Then run Unblocker, unblock ashserv.exe process used by the log.
Then delete the file with Unblocker.

I could not save an edited log with the above procedure, I need to delete the log.

Well, in all honesty, all programs that are running, and holding a log open to report the finding of the program, I'm not surprised that you had to stop the provider first, and gain permissions under Vista by using the Unblocker program to delete the log.

It's like a system file. The A/V program holds it open in order to write any suspicious findings to it when it finds them.

Vista adds another wall by protecting deletion by the user, which seems to be a good thing.

I don't see anything wrong in what the program is doing.  It looks like it's doing it's job?
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Re: Network Shield Attacks
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2009, 02:12:17 PM »
I'm not surprised that you had to stop the provider first, and gain permissions under Vista by using the Unblocker program to delete the log.
Well... it's a very very difficult way to do a simple housekeeping... avast is not good on housekeeping and self cleaning... :P
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Re: Network Shield Attacks
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2009, 03:07:06 PM »
On Vista I had to pause the provider and disable the self-defense module.
Then run Unblocker, unblock ashserv.exe process used by the log.
Then delete the file with Unblocker.

I could not save an edited log with the above procedure, I need to delete the log.

Termainating provider instead just pausing it should do the trick.
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Re: Network Shield Attacks
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2009, 03:58:19 PM »
A bit off-topic, but:

My scanned count runs very fast, but I still never got any infected hits
or anything in said NS log.

I have asked before about a safe test site for NS, with negative results.

I practice safe surfing, but one single hit just to show tha NS 'saved me'
would indeed have been nice.   :)

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Re: Network Shield Attacks
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2009, 07:10:06 PM »
If a person has a working firewall,is it not a little odd to have very many attacks
show up on network shield?

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Re: Network Shield Attacks
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2009, 07:15:26 PM »
These aren't attacks, the scanned count: is the total of urls checked by the network shield, the Infected Count: is a totally different ball game ???

So you are misreading what hlecter wrote.
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