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Offline Harikrishnan

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Avast! moves to Cloud....???!
« on: June 29, 2011, 12:00:30 PM »


Hi  Vlk,
   
   In an interview to CNET you said " by the year 2012, Avast! will be moving at least some of its threat definitions to the cloud";

  "Additionally, Avast is looking at running your browser in its auto-sandbox by default. Since just after the release of version 5, we haven't seen anything bypass the sandbox".

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If so, what will be the future of Avast! users without broadband connection (if it reduces database updates in future)..?

Did you mean an Avast! free user will be able to run their browser in Autosandbox..!?
(I'm ready to throw sandboxie... ;))

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Re: Avast! moves to Cloud....???!
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2011, 01:39:16 PM »
If you are still on a slow connection (Dial-up or slow DSL) then you would still be protected with the daily database updates. In most AV products the cloud protection is usually an additional layer of protection against unknown threats.

You should be able to run your browser in the sandbox in version 6. Right click your browser then choose run in sandbox.
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Re: Avast! moves to Cloud....???!
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2011, 01:44:29 PM »
In most AV products the cloud protection is usually an additional layer of protection against unknown threats.
Precisely. I won't expect a different behavior from avast.

I think Vlk is saying the sandbox could be, somehow, moved from the pro to the free version.
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Re: Avast! moves to Cloud....???!
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2011, 03:18:51 PM »
Some people are saying that this recent stuff we have seen from LulzSec and others may mean a delay in implementation, or even the death of cloud technology. People will be very reluctant to have their data more accessible and less private.
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Re: Avast! moves to Cloud....???!
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2011, 05:28:33 PM »
That looks cool  :o. Cloud will be soon in version 6 or later in 7?
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Re: Avast! moves to Cloud....???!
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2011, 05:47:10 PM »
Don't know 6 or 7... But according to vlk it will be in first quarter of 2012..
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Re: Avast! moves to Cloud....???!
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2011, 05:57:34 PM »
That looks cool  :o. Cloud will be soon in version 6 or later in 7?

In version 7.
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Re: Avast! moves to Cloud....???!
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2011, 10:10:35 AM »
That looks cool  :o. Cloud will be soon in version 6 or later in 7?

In version 7.
OK Can't wait for version 7  ;D
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Re: Avast! moves to Cloud....???!
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2011, 11:19:31 PM »
Some people are saying that this recent stuff we have seen from LulzSec and others may mean a delay in implementation, or even the death of cloud technology. People will be very reluctant to have their data more accessible and less private.
One can only hope. I don't get this fascination with "the cloud".  ::)
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Re: Avast! moves to Cloud....???!
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2011, 11:47:24 PM »
Yes, there will be some new cloud-related stuff in v7.
And of course, it's not like we're dropping any of the existing detections - this is simply another layer on top of the existing engine.

Also, most of the attention is payed to newly downloaded files. To make a query about such files will typically be much much faster than the actual download, so we can do things even on weaker connections (I mean, if you're downloading a 20MB file over a dial-up, and it takes you minutes, you can typically wait 1 more second to get the result of the scan, especially if it's happening seemlessly on the background).

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Re: Avast! moves to Cloud....???!
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2011, 04:35:53 AM »
Oh..! that s nice...
Thanks Vlk..., now there is much light on this..;
then what  about sandbox...?? :D
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Re: Avast! moves to Cloud....???!
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2011, 05:01:58 AM »
Actually I just love this man named VLK. Apart from community I love his work really alot and new ideas

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Re: Avast! moves to Cloud....???!
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2011, 07:14:05 AM »
Hhhh....ha..haa..
Here is one from me too... 
mu......aaaaaaaaaaaahhh:-*

Vlk, your pretty cheeks will need a better compression technology to accomodate all the mu.....aaaaaahhhs u r going to receive with the release of Avast! 7... ;D
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Re: Avast! moves to Cloud....???!
« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2011, 07:34:22 AM »
Yes, there will be some new cloud-related stuff in v7.
And of course, it's not like we're dropping any of the existing detections - this is simply another layer on top of the existing engine.

Also, most of the attention is payed to newly downloaded files. To make a query about such files will typically be much much faster than the actual download, so we can do things even on weaker connections (I mean, if you're downloading a 20MB file over a dial-up, and it takes you minutes, you can typically wait 1 more second to get the result of the scan, especially if it's happening seemlessly on the background).

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Re: Avast! moves to Cloud....???!
« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2011, 12:52:30 PM »
Will avast go for HIPS in version 7! or will it stay with Behavior blocker?......

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