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Re: Avira Web Protection module useless or great?
avira's "webguard" does not slow the speed of downloads.. when webguard is enabled, files that are downloaded are "cached" and so the speed-tests cannot read the files that are being downloaded, in order to measure the speed of the download..
i like avira's "webguard" because it allows me to block executable files (or any other types of files) from being downloaded... to do that, i add the ".exe" file-extension (along with many other file-extensions) to webguard's "blocked requests"..
also, it is easier to deal with malware when it is flagged by "webguard" than when it is flagged by the avira program's regular "guard"..
i think it is better that malware is flagged by "webguard", while it is "cached", before it is written to the harddrive, rather than being flagged by the regular "guard", after it has been written to the harddrive..
again, i like "webguard" because, with its "blocked requests" feature, it allows me to block executable files, as well as any other types of files, from being downloaded.. being able to use "webguard" to block files from being downloaded is the main reason that i am using the avira program, today.. being able to block files from being downloaded greatly enhances my computer's security..
korngtl15, in case you want to use webguard's "blocked requests" feature, to block files from being downloaded, unlike with other types of files, using the ".jar" file extension will not block "JAR" files from being downloaded.. to block "JAR" files from being downloaded, in "blocked requests", you have to use:
"application/java-archive" (minus quotations)
Well, if you have the same threat categories selected for both the Guard and the Webguard, they have the same detection, so the Webguard will catch it first. Unless it is downloaded on some other port than 80 or 8080, since Webguard only watches those two. In that case, the Guard would catch it (if it is in the definitions or identified by the heuristics, of course), in a temp folder usually.