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Offline Bozz

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[resloved]Web Shield file download exclusions
« on: August 17, 2010, 08:11:18 PM »
How would I set up an exclusion not to scan downloading files from a specific web site? As far as I can tell at the moment, I can only exclude file extensions such as *.zip but that would exclude scanning .zip files from all sites.

« Last Edit: August 18, 2010, 07:40:41 PM by Bozz »

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Re: Web Shield file download exclusions
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2010, 09:33:21 PM »
You miss the most important piece of information, your avast version, 4.8 or 5.0 ?

But a bit of reading between the lines I suspect 4.8, I have no such problem in avast5, see image.
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Re: Web Shield file download exclusions
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2010, 09:57:08 PM »
I using version 5.0.594. Sorry 'bout that.

Sorry, but I still don't get it. This is what I put in the exclusion and web shield is scanning the download:

http://ftp.mozilla.org.zip*


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Nevermind...I got it now. Thanks David.

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« Last Edit: August 17, 2010, 11:05:36 PM by Bozz »

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Re: Web Shield file download exclusions
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2010, 11:17:10 PM »
Well firstly that is wrong as a) http shouldn't be used for ftp e.g. ftp ://ftp (I have thrown in a space so it doesn't become a false link with the forum software, as yours did) and b) if this is truly an ftp download (which I doubt) then avast shouldn't scan ftp traffic. So something is wrong there.

That bit aside, your mask is incorrect, http :// ftp .mozilla.org/*.zip (excluding spaces) would exclude .zip files being downloaded from ftp.mozilla.org if you put *.mozilla.org/*.zip you wouldn't have to put any http, etc. in front.

*.mozilla.org/* would exclude all http port 80 traffic from mozilla.org, personally that is leaving a huge hole in your security. I trust mozilla but not that much.
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Re: Web Shield file download exclusions
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2010, 02:12:37 PM »
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Well firstly that is wrong as a) http shouldn't be used for ftp e.g. ftp ://ftp (I have thrown in a space so it doesn't become a false link with the forum software, as yours did) and b) if this is truly an ftp download (which I doubt) then avast shouldn't scan ftp traffic. So something is wrong there.
Interesting. Actually it is an http address. Here is the link to the Firefox(Minefield trunk) nightly builds that are used for testing.

http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/nightly/latest-mozilla-central/

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That bit aside, your mask is incorrect, http :// ftp .mozilla.org/*.zip (excluding spaces) would exclude .zip files being downloaded from ftp.mozilla.org if you put *.mozilla.org/*.zip you wouldn't have to put any http, etc. in front.
Yep, either of those work fine. Web Shield still scans the site when loading but doesn't scan the zip file when downloading.

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*.mozilla.org/* would exclude all http port 80 traffic from mozilla.org, personally that is leaving a huge hole in your security. I trust mozilla but not that much.
I agree. I trust Mozilla too but you never know when something could happen. I did change the exclusion to contain the full address just to isolate it to that particular site.

Thanks David. I appreciate your help.


« Last Edit: August 18, 2010, 02:18:56 PM by Bozz »

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Re: Web Shield file download exclusions
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2010, 02:53:36 PM »
You're welcome.
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