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richo

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Behaviour shield
« on: June 15, 2010, 06:46:12 AM »
What is the current state of play with the Behaviour shield for x64 systems? In the past it has been suggested that it is not active for x64.... I'm curious to know what it's level of functioning is now.
Thanks.

Gargamel360

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Re: Behaviour shield
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2010, 08:00:14 AM »
Mine has never registered any activity.
Nor have I seen anything saying I should expect it to start.
I haven't removed or deactivated it, but if I had to lose one of my Avast!
shields for whatever reason, it would be the first to go.

tsilo

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Re: Behaviour shield
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2010, 09:50:50 AM »
I thin avast! Behaviour shield is formal component.. maybe in future it will developed but today it's simply don't do anything.
Is there any way to test works it really or not?

SafeSurf

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Re: Behaviour shield
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2010, 10:01:24 AM »
I personally wouldn't want to test mine!  That could mean trouble entered my machine, and I don't like trouble.  :o

YoKenny

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Re: Behaviour shield
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2010, 02:50:28 PM »
Behavior shield works fine on my XP Pro system but not on my Windows 7 system.

For detction follow polonus' posts in viruses and worms

Example:
Source of infection...
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=60161.0

richo

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Re: Behaviour shield
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2010, 09:58:09 AM »
Anyone from Avast like to comment? Would be keen to know if the Behaviour Shield is woth installing on my x64 system.

SafeSurf

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Re: Behaviour shield
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2010, 10:04:37 AM »
Richo, If you click Real Time Shield > Behavior Shield > Show Traffic History....does a graph load up and show you something?  It does for me.

Hermite15

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Re: Behaviour shield
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2010, 11:55:41 AM »
the feature shouldn't have been implemented at all in the first place, at least not as long as it's not doing anything, which is the case on 99% of 32 bit systems, and 100% of 64 systems.

sanctuaryforever

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Re: Behaviour shield
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2010, 04:50:46 PM »
I think they have started improving it since the last program update at least thats what it says in the change log, as for activity it is there sometimes but as for detections I haven't seen anything maybe in the next few program updates it will come "alive" as it were :)

YoKenny

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Re: Behaviour shield
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2010, 09:16:53 PM »
the feature shouldn't have been implemented at all in the first place, at least not as long as it's not doing anything, which is the case on 99% of 32 bit systems, and 100% of 64 systems.
Granted it is 100% on 64it systems but do you have proof of 99% of 32 bit systems.

It works great on my XP Pro system:
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=59354.msg512583#msg512583

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I think vlk fixed this slowdown problem in behav shield yesterday.
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=60829.msg513411#msg513411

Dch48

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Re: Behaviour shield
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2010, 11:15:15 PM »
Behavior Shield works fine on XP Pro for me too.

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Re: Behaviour shield
« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2010, 11:47:33 PM »
Working fine here with Windows 7 32 bits.
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richo

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Re: Behaviour shield
« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2010, 09:45:53 AM »
Thanks for the replies. In a round about way, I think the answer has been provided. My impression is that the Behavious shield works in 32bit Windows, not in 64bit Windows. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

tsilo

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Re: Behaviour shield
« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2010, 12:34:56 PM »
you can say it works if it will catch anything with this shield... but there's no way we can test it.

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Re: Behaviour shield
« Reply #14 on: June 18, 2010, 01:06:05 PM »
My impression is that the Behavious shield works in 32bit Windows, not in 64bit Windows. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
I think it has less detection signatures, but it should work.
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