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Re: News about avast 6... well, not so new... Some of them could be fantastic!
« Reply #105 on: January 29, 2011, 10:57:26 AM »
Warlock I completely disagree with you in the matter of firewall.
For me it's the most user-friendly designed firewall.
Yes, it's so user-friendly, you have to hunt down ICMP code numbers just to create a rule (plus there is no way to specify particular ICMP type code). Why they didn't add a drop-down with ICMP type names instead is beyond me.
Also the grouping in application rules is annoying, app vendors often put stupid names in the executable descriptions, so the list is a mess, well, at least it's possible to organize it manually.
It further doesn't help that the app rules can not be locked down properly, as there is no way to allow unlimited access on localhost (used for inter-process communication in some apps) and limit access to/from internet at the same time.
The help file lacks info, there is no info about patterns supported when specifying port number, for example, is xxxx-yyyy interpreted as port range? What about lists of ports, should that be xxxx,yyyy,zzzz or xxxx;yyyy;zzzz or even xxxx yyyy zzzz? The dialog simply accepts everything and doesn't warn about unsupported format. And I can continue with many other problems like that.

PS: Another example of bad design - try to add two rules for the same app in the same group (I did that by accident), you end up with a dead ('visually empty' but 'not really empty' = undeletable)  group.
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Re: News about avast 6... well, not so new... Some of them could be fantastic!
« Reply #107 on: January 29, 2011, 12:10:16 PM »
Also the grouping in application rules is annoying
+10

Another example of bad design - try to add two rules for the same app in the same group (I did that by accident), you end up with a dead ('visually empty' but 'not really empty' = undeletable)  group.
+1 Ability to delete a group (folder). But, better, if you can sort them by name/path. Also, do housekeeping and remove old (obsolete) entries.
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Re: News about avast 6... well, not so new... Some of them could be fantastic!
« Reply #108 on: January 29, 2011, 12:37:37 PM »
New sandbox feature:

Detect updaters and run them outside the sandbox
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Updaters are tools that download&install updates for specific programs (such as browsers). Of course, it doesn't make much sense to perform such an update inside of the sandbox and leave the real browser (outside the sandbox) unupdated.
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Re: News about avast 6... well, not so new... Some of them could be fantastic!
« Reply #109 on: January 29, 2011, 12:46:40 PM »
News about the new SafeZone and its browser:

The SafeZone Browser is a special web browser that you can use to access websites that contain sensitive personal or financial data. It runs in the virtual environment of avast! SafeZone, without the risk of being monitored by spyware or key-loggers.
The browser itself is without additional components such as plug-ins, which are often used to distribute malware.
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Re: News about avast 6... well, not so new... Some of them could be fantastic!
« Reply #110 on: January 29, 2011, 01:41:15 PM »
The SafeZone Browser is a special web browser that you can use to access websites that contain sensitive personal or financial data. It runs in the virtual environment of avast! SafeZone, without the risk of being monitored by spyware or key-loggers.
The browser itself is without additional components such as plug-ins, which are often used to distribute malware.
By the way, is this "browser" a Chrome-based one? Firefox?
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Re: News about avast 6... well, not so new... Some of them could be fantastic!
« Reply #111 on: January 29, 2011, 01:44:00 PM »
The SafeZone Browser is a special web browser that you can use to access websites that contain sensitive personal or financial data. It runs in the virtual environment of avast! SafeZone, without the risk of being monitored by spyware or key-loggers.
The browser itself is without additional components such as plug-ins, which are often used to distribute malware.
By the way, is this "browser" a Chrome-based one? Firefox?

it's based on Chromium webbrowser

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Re: News about avast 6... well, not so new... Some of them could be fantastic!
« Reply #112 on: January 29, 2011, 02:16:46 PM »
The SafeZone Browser is a special web browser that you can use to access websites that contain sensitive personal or financial data. It runs in the virtual environment of avast! SafeZone, without the risk of being monitored by spyware or key-loggers.
The browser itself is without additional components such as plug-ins, which are often used to distribute malware.
By the way, is this "browser" a Chrome-based one? Firefox?

it's based on Chromium webbrowser

I like that.

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Re: News about avast 6... well, not so new... Some of them could be fantastic!
« Reply #113 on: January 29, 2011, 03:05:52 PM »
it's based on Chromium webbrowser
Thanks pk. Makes sense the use of an open code for that. Will it have a name?
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« Reply #114 on: January 29, 2011, 03:08:17 PM »
it's based on Chromium webbrowser
Thanks pk. Makes sense the use of an open code for that. Will it have a name?

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Re: News about avast 6... well, not so new... Some of them could be fantastic!
« Reply #115 on: January 29, 2011, 04:42:04 PM »
it's based on Chromium webbrowser
Why did you choose Chromium? Opera is good and fast browser also ;)

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Re: News about avast 6... well, not so new... Some of them could be fantastic!
« Reply #116 on: January 29, 2011, 04:45:29 PM »
I think the answer to that is likely to be the one given/suggested by Tech.

it's based on Chromium webbrowser
Thanks pk. Makes sense the use of an open code for that.<snip>
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Re: News about avast 6... well, not so new... Some of them could be fantastic!
« Reply #117 on: January 29, 2011, 04:57:49 PM »
O, thanks, i've missed the message.

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Re: News about avast 6... well, not so new... Some of them could be fantastic!
« Reply #118 on: January 29, 2011, 05:26:02 PM »


it's based on Chromium webbrowser

...was a 100% sure about that ;D

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Re: News about avast 6... well, not so new... Some of them could be fantastic!
« Reply #119 on: January 29, 2011, 05:30:36 PM »
Logos, i thought you are the Opera fan ;D