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Windows 7: Latest version of Avast Antivirus

25 Oct 2012   #601

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
Hhmmm, I must be special
Without a doubt

I didn't mean to sound like i don't believe what happened for your update.
I just wanted to point out my experience.

I would not like it if I found Chrome or any new software on my PC that i don't want after an Avast (or ANY program) update.

I appreciate your sharing this, and will keep an eye on this with future updates ...

Thanks,
David

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25 Oct 2012   #602

Windows 8.1.1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidW7ncus View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
Hhmmm, I must be special
Without a doubt

I didn't mean to sound like i don't believe what happened for your update.
I just wanted to point out my experience.

I would not like it if I found Chrome or any new software on my PC that i don't want after an Avast (or ANY program) update.

I appreciate your sharing this, and will keep an eye on this with future updates ...

Thanks,
David
I also have not seen this behavior either from Avast, while using it for 4years so far.

Actually it is the first time I've heard of this happening.
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27 Oct 2012   #603

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Over on the avast! forums there are many complaints about machines not being able to boot after installing the latest update. They seem to have x64 architecture in common.
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31 Oct 2012   #604

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 
Avast program update

avast! v7.0.1474 Released
10.31.2012

What's New:
• Win8 BSOD fixed (but still investigating some issues)
• Crashes, freezes on WinXp 64b fixed
• WebRep issues fixed
• Sandbox stability improved

avast! | Antivirus Release History

Use the internal updater.
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31 Oct 2012   #605

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

Mickey

Thanks for the update. Done with no problem.
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31 Oct 2012   #606
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Thank you Mickey. First post updated.
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03 Feb 2013   #607

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

For anyone interested in testing or reading about the latest, avast! 8 Public beta is available.
Quote:
Hi all!

It's finally here! avast! 8 public beta is now ready! The build number is 8.0.1476. A few things to point out:

You'll immediately notice the new GUI. We are excited to hear your feedback
The Software Updater is a new tool for helping you keep apps up to date. Give it a try :-)
There is a new product tier called Premier, it includes 3 new features:
• Data Shredder for wiping files, drives, and partitions
• Software Updater in autoupdate mode
• AccessAnywhere for remotely connecting to your PC no matter where you are
Source: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=114106.0

Another thread that may be of interest for anyone not wanting to update to a newer version.
Updates for older versions of Avast
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03 Feb 2013   #608
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Thank you David. First post updated for the beta.
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04 Feb 2013   #609

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidW7ncus View Post
For anyone interested in testing or reading about the latest, avast! 8 Public beta is available.
Quote:
Hi all!

It's finally here! avast! 8 public beta is now ready! The build number is 8.0.1476. A few things to point out:

You'll immediately notice the new GUI. We are excited to hear your feedback
The Software Updater is a new tool for helping you keep apps up to date. Give it a try :-)
There is a new product tier called Premier, it includes 3 new features:
• Data Shredder for wiping files, drives, and partitions
• Software Updater in autoupdate mode
• AccessAnywhere for remotely connecting to your PC no matter where you are
Source: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=114106.0

Another thread that may be of interest for anyone not wanting to update to a newer version.
Updates for older versions of Avast
It does seem when a version goes final the devs abandon the current version and start working on the next version as with most a/v software when people report major bugs they dont get fixed until the next major version a year later.

I am not sure why they feel the need to release a new major vrsion every year and especially with a gui overhaul, it seems the focus is on the wrong things.
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21 Feb 2013   #610

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

avast! 8 Release Candidate 1

Quote:
Hello dear Beta testers!

avast! 8 Release Candidate 1 build is now ready! The build number is 8.0.1479. A few things that you already know:

You'll immediately notice the new GUI. We are excited to hear your feedback
The Software Updater is a new tool for helping you keep apps up to date. Give it a try :-)

There is a new product tier called Premier, it includes 3 new features:
• Data Shredder for wiping files, drives, and partitions
• Software Updater in autoupdate mode
• AccessAnywhere for remotely connecting to your PC no matter where you are

There is also a Browser Cleanup tool; it's a great utility for getting rid of invasive toolbars.
In addition, avast! Ad Blocker is introduced; this feature allows you to block ads, simple but nice :-)

Other improvements have been made to our FileRep and WebRep to help keep identify new threats in near real-time.
And finally, our Streaming Updates make sure you have the lastes virus definitions.
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=115499.0

A Guy
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