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Windows 7: Latest version of Avast Antivirus

16 Apr 2011   #451
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Avast Pre-Release 6.0.1086 available.



information   Information

We will soon be releasing a new program update of avast; and as usual, we're making it available for public testing a few days before the official release.
Edit: now updated to build 6.0.1086.

This is hopefully going to be a smooth service release, designed to fix some of the issues of the original v6.0.1000 build.

Here's the list of the most important changes:
- solved an incompatibility with ZoneAlarm (WinXP)
- improved installation of the WebRep plugins (especially Firefox)
- solved a crash condition in the avast sandbox
- setup programs now smaller by ~20%
- Community features and the Welcome screen can now be turned on/off directly from program settings
- solved an incompatibility with Outpost firewall
- solved a bug related to the AutoSandbox offer (WinXP)
- gadget can now be removed by simply closing it
- new setup icons

New in v6.0.1027:
- attempt to fix new compatibility problems with GameGuard and sXe _rootkits_
- SafeZone improvements
- localization updates (including WebRep)
- improved sandbox logging)
- SafeZone is now a standalone setup package (can be installed/uninstalled separately)

New in v6.0.1035:
- solved Firefox WebRep plugin on non-English Windows
- solved a few incompatibility problems in BehavShield (e.g. TeraCopy)
- improvements in password processing
- improvements in the program uninstaller
- sandbox improvements
- fixed various UI issues introduced in the previous pre-release build

New in v6.0.1044:
- solved a memory leak in the avast gadget
- solved a few things in WebRep
- autosandbox-related fixes
- WinXP: File System Shield not doing repetitive scans anymore
- improvements in SafeZone isolation
- improvements in the avast! sandbox (better TDL shielding etc)
- localization updates

And new in v6.0.1086:
- more fixes in the AutoSandbox processing
- added Chrome WebRep plugin
- optimizations in the File System Shield's transient cache
- various stability/compatibility improvements



!! NEW !! - Avast Pre-Release Version 6.0.1086


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16 Apr 2011   #452
DBone

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

It's running great here, and the Chrome WebRep works well too.
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16 Apr 2011   #453
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Thank you Aaron. First post updated.
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17 Apr 2011   #454
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Thanks again Aaron, D/L'ing now.
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17 Apr 2011   #455
Ciara

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mitch656 View Post
I enjoy using avast. However the only problem I have is when you have scan that is set to go off at a specific time, you get a notification that does not go away and tells you how much it has scanned. Any idea how to fix this problem?
Hi Mitch656

You need to tick Silent/Gaming mode


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17 Apr 2011   #456
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Seem to be having a problem, when I installed it my system locked up. Got to the finish screen and that was all.
Went to safe mode tried to update it, no good, so un-installed it. Re-boot, Installed again, restart to normal, locked up again. Un-installed again.

Fresh install a couple of weeks ago, first time trying to install Avast. Have MSE installed, have ran both together before with no problems.
In safe mode MSE is turned off so that should have allowed it to install.

Ran updated Malwarebytes, Avast Full scan (from Win7 on HDD), ESET on-line, MSE full scan, last week.
Ran MSE full scan and Avast Full scan (from Win7 on HDD) today. All were ok.

Any ideas?
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17 Apr 2011   #457
mitchell64

Windows Seven Home Premium 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
Seem to be having a problem, when I installed it my system locked up. Got to the finish screen and that was all.
Went to safe mode tried to update it, no good, so un-installed it. Re-boot, Installed again, restart to normal, locked up again. Un-installed again.

Fresh install a couple of weeks ago, first time trying to install Avast. Have MSE installed, have ran both together before with no problems.
In safe mode MSE is turned off so that should have allowed it to install.

Ran updated Malwarebytes, Avast Full scan (from Win7 on HDD), ESET on-line, MSE full scan, last week.
Ran MSE full scan and Avast Full scan (from Win7 on HDD) today. All were ok.

Any ideas?
When 5.1 was released there seemed to be a lot of this happening, have a look through this thread;

MSE Headsup

Even though i use Avast & not MSE i would not necessarily blame MSE
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17 Apr 2011   #458
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Thanks for the link.

I have been running Avast and MSE on two systems for a while now with no problems. Have had two threats found in the last year, one by Avast and one by MSE. Which confirmed my initial reason to try both of them at the same time.

Will keep looking for a similar issue and hopefully find a way to resolve this. If not then back to one AV.
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17 Apr 2011   #459
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

If you'd like a 3rd opinion, Install Avira Antivir as a On Demand scanner only. During installation, just don't install the Guard function. Then just manually scan with Avira. Also, if you use Firefox, there is an addon from BitDefender called QuickScan. It does a very quick scan using the cloud. It won't do any removal, but if it alerts to something, you can look into it. It takes less then a minute to run.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/fir...der-quickscan/

I also install Virus Total Uploader. It gives a right click send to choice to upload a file for analysis at Virus total

VirusTotal Uploader description, Antivirus Downloads List By 30 Day Change | PCWorld - PCWorld

VirusTotal - Free Online Virus, Malware and URL Scanner

Very handy to confirm a false positive.

A Guy
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17 Apr 2011   #460
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
Thanks for the link.

I have been running Avast and MSE on two systems for a while now with no problems. Have had two threats found in the last year, one by Avast and one by MSE. Which confirmed my initial reason to try both of them at the same time.

Will keep looking for a similar issue and hopefully find a way to resolve this. If not then back to one AV.
I had the same issue installing MSE 2.0 released version what ever it was with Avast back in Jan. or Feb.
I didn't ever get both to work together.
Still won't.

Only help I got when I posted a thread is uninstall one of them.
Evidently we are just paranoid wanting to run both.

I see mitchell64 posted a link to my thread.
Thanks Mitch!

Mike
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