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Offline gameboyz

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Downloading of Infected Files
« on: September 11, 2009, 06:29:55 AM »
So as you know if you try to download one of Eicar's 4 "infected files" Avast has this pop-up box with a button "Abort Connection". So here's the thing. Say I want to download a file I know is clean, is there any way to bypass that pop-up without pausing any providers?

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Re: Downloading of Infected Files
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2009, 08:52:46 AM »
Dear Gameboyz,

If one of webpage that you visited indicate as dangerous web page, then avast will blocked it automatically.
Unless you feel that web page is harmless, then you can make exclusions for avast to scan it with :

Web Shield - Click Customize - choose Exceptions Tab - Then you can fill the website that you trust to access.

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Re: Downloading of Infected Files
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2009, 11:30:51 AM »
In that case may I suggest to the developers to include a Continue and Abort button? That makes things much simpler without the need for pausing providers or adding as an exception.

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Re: Downloading of Infected Files
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2009, 02:03:27 PM »
In that case may I suggest to the developers to include a Continue and Abort button? That makes things much simpler without the need for pausing providers or adding as an exception.
Yes, it will be easier, but there is very big possibility, that most of users will use this button and get infected, because they don't know what it will cause.

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Re: Downloading of Infected Files
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2009, 02:05:19 PM »
Please, no Continue button... ordinary people will just get infected...
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Re: Downloading of Infected Files
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2009, 02:09:08 PM »
Please, no Continue button... ordinary people will just get infected...
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Re: Downloading of Infected Files
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2009, 04:57:14 PM »
Please, no Continue button... ordinary people will just get infected...

Having a continue button would pretty much make the webshield pointless...as said, most people would click continue, and then avast! would be blamed for not protecting them ::)
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Re: Downloading of Infected Files
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2009, 07:27:23 AM »
But by not having a Continue button it's like locking somebody up so they won't get exposed to the dangers of the world outside.

It's like not giving the user a choice. How about Abort (Recommended) and Continue (At your own risk!) buttons? With the Abort as the default selection so hitting Enter will select Abort?

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Re: Downloading of Infected Files
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2009, 07:35:33 AM »
Please, no Continue button... ordinary people will just get infected...

I agree.
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Re: Downloading of Infected Files
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2009, 07:44:19 AM »
Unfortunatly there are stupid people on the Internet and letting them have a Continue option would:
a) confuse them
b) let them continue to infect their system and then blame the anti virus application for not protecting them
c) hate people that know more than them so continue just to prove them wrong
d) need a scapegoat to blame when things go wrong
e) get rid of police as they are un-necessary and cost a lot of money
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Re: Downloading of Infected Files
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2009, 08:53:47 AM »
Please, no Continue button... ordinary people will just get infected...

I agree.

Me to I strongly agree no continue button bad idea, it not good for ordinary people and it not very good for Avast ;).
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Re: Downloading of Infected Files
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2009, 01:59:21 PM »
Alright, I guess I'll continue pausing the providers to bypass this. And yeah, you guys are probably right. It is bad enough that dumb people can't read and will choose to Continue, it is worse that Avast will get blamed.  ;D

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Re: Downloading of Infected Files
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2009, 02:17:04 PM »
Why do you need to pause the providers?
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Re: Downloading of Infected Files
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2009, 02:29:34 PM »
Why do you need to pause the providers?

I think gameboyz mean just click onto abort connection. ??? ??? when web shield pop-up a virus message.
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Re: Downloading of Infected Files
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2009, 02:35:37 PM »
Alright, I guess I'll continue pausing the providers to bypass this.
Bypass what?
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