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Re: testing avast
« Reply #15 on: December 17, 2011, 12:33:13 AM »
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You are running Windows 9 with IE7!  :o
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Internet Explorer 7.0.6001.18000

You should update to IE9:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-CA/internet-explorer/downloads/ie-9/worldwide-languages

You do not indicate if you are running Windows 7 64bit or 32bit.  ???

avast was tested in vm

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Re: testing avast
« Reply #16 on: December 17, 2011, 02:26:54 AM »
avast! doesn't need any testing. It's being used by millions of people daily.
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Re: testing avast
« Reply #17 on: December 19, 2011, 01:07:13 AM »
btw avast fail on a Ransom trojan when the behavior blocker is on auto-decide (default)

when the behavior blocker is set on to ask it finds it.

mind can someone explain to me why is the avast behavior blocker is on auto-decide (default)       

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Re: testing avast
« Reply #18 on: December 19, 2011, 01:18:39 PM »
send the malware to avast through the chest

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Re: testing avast
« Reply #19 on: December 19, 2011, 01:36:49 PM »
btw avast fail on a Ransom trojan when the behavior blocker is on auto-decide (default)

when the behavior blocker is set on to ask it finds it.

mind can someone explain to me why is the avast behavior blocker is on auto-decide (default)       

For the majority of users, Ask is too intrusive and worse still they may not be able to make the decision on what to do. Now this could also let things through the door that may otherwise have been locked out.

It is difficult to strike a balance between too strict and not strict enough if set to Auto. Or if set to Ask as the default setting without being too intrusive for the user. Either of these conditions could result in either an FP or something being let in, it isn't easy.

There are many that would like to see the Behavior Shield beefed up on its rule set to catch more, even if it meant an increase in FPs (which could be corrected). The idea for this is that when set to Auto by default the user doesn't have to make the decision, but the protection is more robust, even if it could increase FPs.

However, there aren't many that are lobbying for the Behavior Shield to be set to Ask by default, it really would be too intrusive (I feel). The major point is that the settings are highly configurable for the individual user.
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Re: testing avast
« Reply #20 on: December 20, 2011, 12:42:56 AM »
btw avast fail on a Ransom trojan when the behavior blocker is on auto-decide (default)

when the behavior blocker is set on to ask it finds it.

mind can someone explain to me why is the avast behavior blocker is on auto-decide (default)       

For the majority of users, Ask is too intrusive and worse still they may not be able to make the decision on what to do. Now this could also let things through the door that may otherwise have been locked out.

It is difficult to strike a balance between too strict and not strict enough if set to Auto. Or if set to Ask as the default setting without being too intrusive for the user. Either of these conditions could result in either an FP or something being let in, it isn't easy.

There are many that would like to see the Behavior Shield beefed up on its rule set to catch more, even if it meant an increase in FPs (which could be corrected). The idea for this is that when set to Auto by default the user doesn't have to make the decision, but the protection is more robust, even if it could increase FPs.

However, there aren't many that are lobbying for the Behavior Shield to be set to Ask by default, it really would be too intrusive (I feel). The major point is that the settings are highly configurable for the individual user.

however the behavior blocker when on auto-decide it has no rules that means a normal person thats using avast if they download a rootkit and the sandbox and Signatures does not finds it the pc can be rootkited   

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Re: testing avast
« Reply #21 on: December 20, 2011, 12:52:14 AM »
so my opinion on avast. im have to say it fail. i mean it did a good job at stopping normal malware. but at nasty malware it fails.so avast improve your behavior blocker and set it on ask if you what to stop nasty malware

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Re: testing avast
« Reply #22 on: December 20, 2011, 01:13:52 AM »
so my opinion on avast. im have to say it fail. i mean it did a good job at stopping normal malware. but at nasty malware it fails.so avast improve your behavior blocker and set it on ask if you what to stop nasty malware
Thanks for your advice but I think I'll stick with avast!
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Re: testing avast
« Reply #23 on: December 20, 2011, 01:40:19 AM »
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however the behavior blocker when on auto-decide it has no rules that means a normal person thats using avast if they download a rootkit and the sandbox and Signatures does not finds it the pc can be rootkited   

Of course it has rules (I have seen behavior shield alerts and in the forums), it is that they aren't overly aggressive.
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Re: testing avast
« Reply #24 on: December 20, 2011, 04:05:56 AM »
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however the behavior blocker when on auto-decide it has no rules that means a normal person thats using avast if they download a rootkit and the sandbox and Signatures does not finds it the pc can be rootkited   

Of course it has rules (I have seen behavior shield alerts and in the forums), it is that they aren't overly aggressive.

where are the rules of the behavior blocker because i don't see it

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Re: testing avast
« Reply #25 on: December 20, 2011, 06:27:02 AM »
Dont mind me commenting on this  ;)

By myself avast is awesome!

I agree they are heavily dependent on defination databases
but though they do a excellent job on 0-day and day to day stuff...

Agree the Behaviour shield needs some improvements...but we also have heuristics and code emulator  :) :)

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Re: testing avast
« Reply #26 on: December 20, 2011, 01:41:25 PM »
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however the behavior blocker when on auto-decide it has no rules that means a normal person thats using avast if they download a rootkit and the sandbox and Signatures does not finds it the pc can be rootkited   

Of course it has rules (I have seen behavior shield alerts and in the forums), it is that they aren't overly aggressive.

where are the rules of the behavior blocker because i don't see it

You don't see the virus signatures either but they are there.

They are embedded (probably within the VPS also) and are based around the three settings in the Behavior Shield, Expert Settings, Main Settings.
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Re: testing avast
« Reply #27 on: February 09, 2012, 06:26:21 PM »
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You are running Windows 9 with IE7!  :o
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Windows 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1
Internet Explorer 7.0.6001.18000

You should update to IE9:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-CA/internet-explorer/downloads/ie-9/worldwide-languages

You do not indicate if you are running Windows 7 64bit or 32bit.  ???

btw avast 7 fail

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Re: testing avast
« Reply #28 on: February 09, 2012, 06:34:59 PM »
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