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marco275

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feature requests: Backup/ restore/ sort. site block.
« on: December 12, 2011, 11:41:48 AM »
Hi,
Would it be possible to add an option to safe/restore and sort all entries of the siteblock funtion?

thnx.

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Re: feature requests: Backup/ restore/ sort. site block.
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2011, 01:40:53 PM »
We have been asking for a wider export/import of avast settings for ages and we a re still waiting in hope.

In all honesty I believe the siteblock function isn't designed for multi site blocking and really should be at a firewall source level or using the HOSTS file or a hosts file manager. I haven't got a single site blocked in avast and never have since this feature was introduced.

With the HOSTS file you can copy and paste lists into it, the same with some hosts file managers and they also keep them up to date.

That said, what you seek can already be done by saving the WebShield.ini file which contains the URLBlocking data, see image extract example.
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Re: feature requests: Backup/ restore/ sort. site block.
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2011, 03:10:59 PM »
With the HOSTS file you can copy and paste lists into it, the same with some hosts file managers and they also keep them up to date.
I use HostsMan to manage the HOSTS file.

marco275

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Re: feature requests: Backup/ restore/ sort. site block.
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2011, 10:33:03 PM »
I know that sites can be blocked with the hostfile, but with avast it is possible to block several sites with one word and (*). without typing the whole url for every site you want to block.
If you typ *porn* for example every site with that word in the url will be blokked.