Author Topic: Web Shield and Virus Chest Feature request  (Read 2615 times)

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anuraag

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Web Shield and Virus Chest Feature request
« on: March 07, 2011, 09:32:18 AM »
WEB SHIELD REQUEST
whenever an treat detected by web shield while downloading any file, whole file (even archive)should moved to virus chest.

reason
if avast give me any false positive then i have an option to restore that file rather downloading that file again.

VIRUS CHEST REQUEST
option to restore & exclude from scanning for right click context menu

Offline Lisandro

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Re: Web Shield and Virus Chest Feature request
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2011, 01:13:06 PM »
WebShield detects the infection before the file is fully downloaded and saved to disk (cache). So, by design, nothing will be sent to Chest as it does not exist yet.
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anuraag

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Re: Web Shield and Virus Chest Feature request
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2011, 01:59:56 PM »
so i have download same file again by disabling web shield  :(

Offline Lisandro

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Re: Web Shield and Virus Chest Feature request
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2011, 02:09:33 PM »
so i have download same file again by disabling web shield  :(
Well... If it is an infected site/download and you want to go ahead...
Better is to report the false positive.
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anuraag

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Re: Web Shield and Virus Chest Feature request
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2011, 04:48:17 AM »
suppose i am downloading a huge GB of archive and avast! founds a fp then

1) I will lose my bandwidth
2) If I will report that fp to avast team than i have to wait for some days and again download that file

why not avast move that file to virus chest and if user restore it by making a exclusion then
avast automatically send that exclusion to avast team for investigation.

doktornotor

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Re: Web Shield and Virus Chest Feature request
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2011, 04:53:01 AM »
why not avast move that file to virus chest and if user restore it by making a exclusion then
avast automatically send that exclusion to avast team for investigation.

Because it will not be downloaded, the connection is aborted. You don't listen really. If you download huge infected archives regularly  ::) then disable scanning those archive types in webshield. Then they will eventually end up in the chest, once the filesystem shield hits them. What you suggest is very dangerous, the connection simply must be aborted as fast as possible to prevent drive-by infections.

anuraag

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Re: Web Shield and Virus Chest Feature request
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2011, 04:59:22 AM »
but avast aborts connection when file is fully downloaded

doktornotor

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Re: Web Shield and Virus Chest Feature request
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2011, 05:01:04 AM »
but avast blocks connection when file is fully downloaded

Well, you are apparently special then, it doesn't do anything like that for anyone else. This feature will not be implemented, so you are basically just wasting your time, frankly.

Gargamel360

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Re: Web Shield and Virus Chest Feature request
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2011, 05:07:14 AM »
but avast aborts connection when file is fully downloaded
No....it does not.  You mistake what the WebShield is or how it works (or both).  Read up on it.  If a noob like me can grasp it, anyone should be able to.  Anyhow, what you are having a problem with is the very design of it, so you have been given the best, albeit suicidal, solution.  Disable it or remove it altogether.  But no crying if/when you get infected.  ;)