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03 Sep 2010   #361
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
September 3, 2010

Pre-Release 5.0.673



information   Information

What's new
Most notable improvements include:
- solved a problem that could lead to disappearing of the avast service
- Behavior Shield: solved a minor stability issue (aswSP.sys)
- performance and stability improvements in the avast! sandbox
- changes in the engine allowing us to generically detect/block some new types of exploits
- speed improvements in the updater
- IS: fixed a vulnerability in aswFw.sys (Secunia Advisory SA40868)
- IS: upgraded to the new version of antispam engine
- minor changes and fixes in the GUI
- fixes in the screen reader support
- added Danish and Hebrew language packs

And subsequently in 5.0.661:
- solved the vulnerability related to license files (Secunia Advisory SA41109)
- solved a UI crash condition during File system shield detections
- solved a problem with scanning of files with very long path names
- fixed the updater in East-Asian versions of avast running with Windows set to a different locale
- added Urdu language pack

And in 5.0.668:
- solved the pesky memory leak introduced in v5.0.661
- a few cosmetic fixes in the UI
- improvements in the avast sandbox
- improvements in the Outlook antispam plugin (it would be helpful if users of the avast Internet Security could test this one).

And in 5.0.673:
- more improvements in the avast sandbox
- few fixes in the new language modules
- Firewall: improvement in the path name matching (now handling correctly symbolic links etc)
- added trimming of setup.log
- a stability improvement in the avast service

New pre-release build of avast [NOW 5.0.673]



Thank you Aaron. First posted updated.


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07 Sep 2010   #362
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

September 7, 2010

Final released as 5.0.677


information   Information

  • solved a problem that could lead to disappearing of the avast service
  • Behavior Shield: solved a minor stability issue (aswSP.sys) + solved a Win7 issue
  • performance and stability improvements in the avast! sandbox
  • changes in the engine allowing us to generically detect/block some new types of exploits
  • speed improvements in the updater
  • IS: fixed a vulnerability in aswFw.sys (Secunia Advisory SA40868)
  • solved a vulnerability related to license files (Secunia Advisory SA41109)
  • solved a problem with scanning of files with very long path names
  • fixed the updater in East-Asian versions of avast running with Windows set to a different locale
  • IS: improvements in the Outlook antispam plugin
  • IS firewall: improvement in the path name matching
  • IS: upgraded to the new version of antispam engine
  • minor changes and fixes in the GUI
  • fixes in the screen reader support
  • fixed a bug where the File System Shield was scanning some files even after being disabled
  • added trimming of setup.log
  • added Danish, Hebrew and Urdu language packs


avast!
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07 Sep 2010   #363
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Thank you Aaron. First post updated.
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07 Sep 2010   #364
rhuds13

W7 Prem 64 on Dell, Home Build W7 Pro 64 1drv, XP Pro 1 drv
 
 

Just download the multi language version and will get latest version.
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08 Sep 2010   #365
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Looks like this repairs the DLL loading vulnerability that is the hot topic this month.

"solved a vulnerability related to license files (Secunia Advisory SA41109)"

avast! Antivirus Insecure Library Loading Vulnerability - Advisories - Community

Jim
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08 Sep 2010   #366
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
September 7, 2010

Final released as 5.0.677
Added with Version 5 is the pre-checked option to install Google Chrome, the Google browser. If you are downloading Avast and do not want the install, you need to uncheck the pre-checked options:

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08 Sep 2010   #367
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Nah, that's been there for quite some time. Near the beginning of the start of version 5 - months ago. And it's the Google Chrome browser, not a toolbar.
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08 Sep 2010   #368
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Thanks for the correction. I didn't read the pre-checked option close enough. I'll edit my post in case someone doesn't read far enough.
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08 Sep 2010   #369
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You're welcome.


Here is Avast's blog entry about it, back in December 09.

avast! blog Avast and Google Chrome
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08 Sep 2010   #370
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Thank you again. I'll pass that along.
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