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Re: Avast 6.0.1091 Cuts my internet speed in half with Web Shield On
« Reply #45 on: April 23, 2011, 12:59:38 AM »
If I uncheck 'Scan web (HTTP) traffic' and leave the 'Web Shield' running, will it block urls only?

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Re: Avast 6.0.1091 Cuts my internet speed in half with Web Shield On
« Reply #46 on: April 23, 2011, 01:12:45 AM »
If I uncheck 'Scan web (HTTP) traffic' and leave the 'Web Shield' running, will it block urls only?
No, it won't do anything...
Net Shield will continue active.
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Re: Avast 6.0.1091 Cuts my internet speed in half with Web Shield On
« Reply #47 on: April 23, 2011, 01:18:52 AM »
If I uncheck 'Scan web (HTTP) traffic' and leave the 'Web Shield' running, will it block urls only?
No, it won't do anything...
Net Shield will continue active.

Ok, Thanks.

Also, What happens if i uncheck 'use intelligent stream scanning'

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Re: Avast 6.0.1091 Cuts my internet speed in half with Web Shield On
« Reply #48 on: April 23, 2011, 01:32:02 AM »
If I uncheck 'Scan web (HTTP) traffic' and leave the 'Web Shield' running, will it block urls only?

Well the blocking of URLs by the web shield is only for URLs that you specify. What that option is doing is stopping all scanning for http traffic. However, web shield site blocking, redirects to a local page and is displayed in the browser by the web shield, which should work as you haven't disabled the web shield (and its http redirect, it just isn't scanning http traffic). But I haven't tested that.

So not really sure what you mean by blocking URLs, if that is blocking malicious content in URLs then that would be no.

The network shield blocks known malicious sites.
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Re: Avast 6.0.1091 Cuts my internet speed in half with Web Shield On
« Reply #49 on: April 23, 2011, 01:34:31 AM »
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Also, What happens if i uncheck 'use intelligent stream scanning'

Basically it works but isn't scanning at a lower level, e.g packet http traffic, instead it would wait until that particular element/page/image/script, etc. is completely received.

This is the lesser of two evils.
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Re: Avast 6.0.1091 Cuts my internet speed in half with Web Shield On
« Reply #50 on: April 23, 2011, 09:02:18 AM »
Thank you David for your help, on both of my questions above.

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Re: Avast 6.0.1091 Cuts my internet speed in half with Web Shield On
« Reply #51 on: April 23, 2011, 09:41:04 AM »
what's the point of asking the same questions and getting the same answers twice?

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Re: Avast 6.0.1091 Cuts my internet speed in half with Web Shield On
« Reply #52 on: April 23, 2011, 12:00:44 PM »
Well a bit surprising for me... as many people has already reported that their internet speed has decreased while using Web Shield but I tried it on my friend's pc and guess what I got 150% speed when Web shield on and when web shield off its a bit slow... Sorry I forgot to take the screen capture but rather I did the test at least 10 times and every time result was same.......

I know many of you will not agree to this...

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Re: Avast 6.0.1091 Cuts my internet speed in half with Web Shield On
« Reply #53 on: April 23, 2011, 12:08:48 PM »
I got 150% speed when Web shield on and when web shield off its a bit slow...

I know many of you will not agree to this...

Thanks

Ashish

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Re: Avast 6.0.1091 Cuts my internet speed in half with Web Shield On
« Reply #54 on: April 23, 2011, 12:13:29 PM »
I got 150% speed when Web shield on and when web shield off its a bit slow...

I know many of you will not agree to this...

Thanks

Ashish

ROFL ;D

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Re: Avast 6.0.1091 Cuts my internet speed in half with Web Shield On
« Reply #56 on: April 23, 2011, 03:05:30 PM »
Thank you David for your help, on both of my questions above.

You're welcome.
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Re: Avast 6.0.1091 Cuts my internet speed in half with Web Shield On
« Reply #57 on: April 23, 2011, 07:39:01 PM »

ps: @zyndtoff aka etc..., genuine web shield off and on pics ;) ... and please, in Mb/s, not in MB, probably a typo :)


Here you go...

Above: WS on.
Below: WS off.

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Re: Avast 6.0.1091 Cuts my internet speed in half with Web Shield On
« Reply #58 on: April 23, 2011, 08:09:03 PM »
I'm a bit surprised tbh...

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Re: Avast 6.0.1091 Cuts my internet speed in half with Web Shield On
« Reply #59 on: April 23, 2011, 09:07:54 PM »
what's the point of asking the same questions and getting the same answers twice?

My mistake, sorry.