1. You may have noticed things look a little different around here - we've switched to a new platform (XenForo) and have some new forum styles and features. This how-to guide will help you find your way around. If you find anything that looks strange, post it in this thread.

What does the avast! network shield do?

Discussion in 'Security and Anti-Virus Software' started by nemt, Dec 17, 2009.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. nemt

    nemt Notebook Deity

    Reputations:
    73
    Messages:
    942
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    30
    I always install it along with Web and Standard shield, but I've never really understood what it does. Is it kind of like a very basic software firewall?
     
  2. DetlevCM

    DetlevCM Notebook Nobel Laureate

    Reputations:
    4,842
    Messages:
    8,392
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Google is your friend :)
    http://www.avast.com/eng/whats_new_in_avast_v.html#2

    It just analyses network packages - I'd say its less than a firewall but more than nothing.
     
  3. nemt

    nemt Notebook Deity

    Reputations:
    73
    Messages:
    942
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    30
    Yeah I've read that, but not really sure what they mean by it analyses network traffic. How is that data distinct from what's already scanned by the other shields?
     
  4. DetlevCM

    DetlevCM Notebook Nobel Laureate

    Reputations:
    4,842
    Messages:
    8,392
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    It possibly looks at what is sent.
    The actual contents of the network package - like opening a parcel in a mail and checking contents.
     
  5. ATaylor

    ATaylor Notebook Enthusiast

    Reputations:
    20
    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    5
Similar Threads: does avast
Forum Title Date
Security and Anti-Virus Software what exactly does Symantec VIP do and do I need it if I use MSE? Dec 16, 2011
Security and Anti-Virus Software How does my Setup Sound? Apr 4, 2011
Security and Anti-Virus Software Spybot Immunization -- What does it do? Mar 30, 2011
Security and Anti-Virus Software What does "severe threat" or "medium" mean? Oct 17, 2010
Security and Anti-Virus Software USB pen drive does not show any data inside it.. Oct 6, 2010

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page