Author Topic: News about avast 6... well, not so new... Some of them could be fantastic!  (Read 63328 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

yaslaw

  • Guest
Re: News about avast 6... well, not so new... Some of them could be fantastic!
« Reply #120 on: January 29, 2011, 06:28:30 PM »
it's based on Chromium webbrowser
Why did you choose Chromium? Opera is good and fast browser also ;)

Chromium is open-source project. Opera is not.

Offline Gopher John

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Super Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 2098
Re: News about avast 6... well, not so new... Some of them could be fantastic!
« Reply #121 on: January 29, 2011, 08:03:07 PM »
Firefox is also open source.  There's probably some specific feature of Chromium that Alwil developers are interested in.
AMD A6-5350M APU with Radeon HD Graphics, 8.0GB RAM, Win7 Pro SP1 64bit, IE11
i7-3610QM 2.3GHZ, 8.0GB Ram,  Nvidia GeForce GT 630M 2GB, Win7 Pro SP1 64bit, IE 11
Common to both: Avast Premium Security 19.7.2388, WinPatrol Plus, SpywareBlaster 5.5, Opera 12.18, Firefox 68.0.2, MBam Free, CCleaner

Sparxx

  • Guest
Re: News about avast 6... well, not so new... Some of them could be fantastic!
« Reply #122 on: January 29, 2011, 08:07:28 PM »
Firefox is also open source.  There's probably some specific feature of Chromium that Alwil developers are interested in.

I'd say it's more dev.(s) related  :)

Nesivos

  • Guest
Re: News about avast 6... well, not so new... Some of them could be fantastic!
« Reply #123 on: January 29, 2011, 08:37:02 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.

If you use Firefox there are a number of addons that do the same thing.

yaslaw

  • Guest
Re: News about avast 6... well, not so new... Some of them could be fantastic!
« Reply #124 on: January 29, 2011, 09:18:30 PM »
Chrome has in-build sandbox that Firefox lacks of.

Offline Gopher John

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Super Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 2098
Re: News about avast 6... well, not so new... Some of them could be fantastic!
« Reply #125 on: January 29, 2011, 09:20:26 PM »
I have several extensions in Firefox that improves privacy and security.  I also use different Firefox profiles for different tasks.

I'll likely stick with it, but will give the SafeZone browser a test drive when it becomes available.
AMD A6-5350M APU with Radeon HD Graphics, 8.0GB RAM, Win7 Pro SP1 64bit, IE11
i7-3610QM 2.3GHZ, 8.0GB Ram,  Nvidia GeForce GT 630M 2GB, Win7 Pro SP1 64bit, IE 11
Common to both: Avast Premium Security 19.7.2388, WinPatrol Plus, SpywareBlaster 5.5, Opera 12.18, Firefox 68.0.2, MBam Free, CCleaner

Sparxx

  • Guest
Re: News about avast 6... well, not so new... Some of them could be fantastic!
« Reply #126 on: January 29, 2011, 09:22:49 PM »
Chrome has in-build sandbox that Firefox lacks of.

It's not a sandbox for security meanings, it's more stability wise.

Offline Lisandro

  • Avast team
  • Certainly Bot
  • *
  • Posts: 67241
Re: News about avast 6... well, not so new... Some of them could be fantastic!
« Reply #127 on: January 29, 2011, 09:28:20 PM »
Chrome sandbox is not a sandbox as we're thinking about. It's just that everything runs into a process, not virtualized.
SafeZone is a virtual desktop with a browser. It's not an addon that could be easily bypassed or misused.
The best things in life are free.

Nesivos

  • Guest
Re: News about avast 6... well, not so new... Some of them could be fantastic!
« Reply #128 on: January 29, 2011, 09:57:47 PM »
Chrome has in-build sandbox that Firefox lacks of.

Chrome is a Google product.

Nuff said :D

Just my opinion 8)

Offline danny96

  • Malware Fighter
  • Advanced Poster
  • **
  • Posts: 668
  • No-malware!
Re: News about avast 6... well, not so new... Some of them could be fantastic!
« Reply #129 on: January 29, 2011, 10:08:16 PM »
Chrome has in-build sandbox that Firefox lacks of.

Chrome is a Google product.

Nuff said :D

Just my opinion 8)

chrome is my favourite ;)
is fast and safe...
i can recommend it!
Real-time protection and Firewall: COMODO Internet Security 12.0.0.6810 -- Additional Protection: Web Of Trust, Ublock, NoScript, Malwarebytes Premium, Avast! Online Security, Hitman Pro -- OS: Windows 10

Offline igor

  • Avast team
  • Serious Graphoman
  • *
  • Posts: 11813
    • AVAST Software
Re: News about avast 6... well, not so new... Some of them could be fantastic!
« Reply #130 on: January 29, 2011, 10:28:04 PM »
Firefox is also open source.  There's probably some specific feature of Chromium that Alwil developers are interested in.

I'd say the main thing here is the license under which the source code is distributed.

Nesivos

  • Guest
Re: News about avast 6... well, not so new... Some of them could be fantastic!
« Reply #131 on: January 29, 2011, 11:17:24 PM »
Chrome has in-build sandbox that Firefox lacks of.

Chrome is a Google product.

Nuff said :D

Just my opinion 8)

chrome is my favourite ;)
is fast and safe...
i can recommend it!

I am glad that you are happy with it.

Personally I use as few Google products as I can, with their email in very limited usage being the only exception.  I just don't like the company and their privacy invasion policies. :)

Offline Gopher John

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Super Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 2098
Re: News about avast 6... well, not so new... Some of them could be fantastic!
« Reply #132 on: January 29, 2011, 11:19:10 PM »
Chromium is under the BSD license.

Firefox is under the Mozilla Public License ("MPL") which references the GNU Project's LGPL or GPL.

For both, all of the new code and most of the legacy code is open source and can be freely distributed and used.  Both have some parts contained in their releases that may not be incorporated into commercial programs, unless I misread when I looked at the licenses.  I'll admit that I don't understand the full implications of the licenses, not being a Philadephia lawyer. ;D
AMD A6-5350M APU with Radeon HD Graphics, 8.0GB RAM, Win7 Pro SP1 64bit, IE11
i7-3610QM 2.3GHZ, 8.0GB Ram,  Nvidia GeForce GT 630M 2GB, Win7 Pro SP1 64bit, IE 11
Common to both: Avast Premium Security 19.7.2388, WinPatrol Plus, SpywareBlaster 5.5, Opera 12.18, Firefox 68.0.2, MBam Free, CCleaner

Offline pk

  • Avast team
  • Super Poster
  • *
  • Posts: 2085
Re: News about avast 6... well, not so new... Some of them could be fantastic!
« Reply #133 on: January 29, 2011, 11:45:11 PM »
SafeZone cannot reuse already installed user's webbrowser and modify it - it'd be most elegant (user can continue using his web browser s/he's used to it), but it's not safe. Finally, we could choose only between FF or Chromium engine. I'm a FF guy, I love FF and use it. Opera isn't also bad at all - my gf uses it so do I (unfortunately it's not open-source). Chromium is huge project, its source code is written very well - something what's not seen so often. We modified Chromium web browser, removed some problematic parts (e.g. autoloading of some plugins, ...) and we plan to implement other security plugins after v6 release when we get more time - and thus, Chromium was the evident choice.

Offline igor

  • Avast team
  • Serious Graphoman
  • *
  • Posts: 11813
    • AVAST Software
Re: News about avast 6... well, not so new... Some of them could be fantastic!
« Reply #134 on: January 29, 2011, 11:52:26 PM »
MPL requires to release the source code of the modified parts.
Don't know how many modifications PK has done... but even if there wasn't anything we'd like to keep for ourselves there, it would certainly be an additional hassle.