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Author Topic: Possible Flaw in Avira WebGuard ?!  (Read 2923 times)

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F3RL

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Possible Flaw in Avira WebGuard ?!
« on: 16. July 2009., 15:09:49 »


Anyone who uses Avira Antivir with WebGuard, please discuss an issue outlined in this topic.

In basics, for WebGuard to do its job, it intercepts all our TCP/UDP data transmission sessions.
This alerted me that IF Avira WebGuard has failed (for some reason) to detect a malware/spyware or any security-risk software, and that downloaded software attempts to access a certain IP or website, the WebGuard will freely allow its connection to the destination - then letting the malicious S/W to transmitt  personal information to the attacker.

There was a discussion similar to my situation at Avira Forum;
http://forum.avira.com/wbb/index.php?page=Thread&threadID=81318

By the way, I do not use third-party firewall since I'm behind a NAT environment, except Windows Firewall.
How do you think of this issue?

Thank you for your interest :)
well? understand ma bad English.

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Possible Flaw in Avira WebGuard ?!
« on: 16. July 2009., 15:09:49 »




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Re: Possible Flaw in Avira WebGuard ?!
« Reply #1 on: 16. July 2009., 16:48:38 »
hmmm...  ???

Interested case.

Since I don't have any knowledge about mentioned Programs I'll Turn-On notification about this Topic.  :police:


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Re: Possible Flaw in Avira WebGuard ?!
« Reply #2 on: 19. July 2009., 06:42:17 »
OK, problem can be solved by options provided in WebGuard settings or use seconday Antivirus/firewall solution; which is not recommended but if you want to be extra secure.
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