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Windows 7: Latest version of Avast Antivirus

10 May 2011   #471

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

May 10, 2011

Avast 6.0.1125 Final released.


information   Information

What's new

Most notable improvements include:
- solved a problem in aswSP.sys that could lead to a system crash
- improved tolerance for corrupted installations
- when updating from a previous version of avast Pro/IS, SafeZone is now automatically added
- solved a compatibility problem with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Pro
- improved cleaning of rootkits
- fixes in Chrome WebRep plugin
- Behavior Shield: improved compatibility with other applications
- improvements in the CommunityIQ submission system
- various performance and compatibility improvements
Official Avast Program Update 6.0.1125


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10 May 2011   #472
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Thank you Aaron. First post updated
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10 May 2011   #473
Microsoft MVP

 

Not sure if this has been covered but the new version has an annoying Gadget which can't be closed unless you go into the Control Panel>Programs & Features and click Change on Avast, then uncheck the gadget. You can also do this during a Custom install.

Other than that, works great and especially like it's boot scan in 32 bit. Otherwise on par with MSE.
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10 May 2011   #474

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Yeah, was covered before - http://www.sevenforums.com/security-...ml#post1256746

They were supposed to have fixed that gadget closing issue a while back in a prior update, but maybe the behavior returned recently. Dunno.

I don't ever use the gadget so I just uncheck it during installation.
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10 May 2011   #475

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Sandbox is a nuisance - turned the thing off - much better.
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10 May 2011   #476

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Sandbox is a nuisance - turned the thing off - much better.
Agreed, turned it off too. It's aimed at the lowest common denominator.

A Guy
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10 May 2011   #477

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I've only had the auto sandbox popup once or twice in months for me.

Course I guess it all depends on how many oddly named programs you try and run.

Could always just add to exclude list whatever you're running that makes it go off so much.

Are you talking about the free version, or paid?
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10 May 2011   #478

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Every time open a pdf for example. The free version for me. A Guy
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10 May 2011   #479

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hmm. I use PDF-XChange Viewer program myself. Haven't ever had the Avast auto sandbox popup with a pdf file for me.

Could always post what the deal is on their forums I suppose. They're usually pretty good on getting issues fixed.
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10 May 2011   #480

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Nah, no big deal for me, Avast is but a layer of my security

A Guy
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