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Windows 7: Latest version of Avast Antivirus

07 Mar 2013   #621
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fergiet View Post
Latest Avast 8 stops online youtube videos playing if "hardware accelorator" is on in Flash settings, at least it did on my pc. All I get is a blank green screen with audio. Had to uninstall after using Avast for many years.

Anyone had this issue ?
Try uninstalling these.

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07 Mar 2013   #622
indianacarnie

 

I left my long long time favorite Avast after this new upgrade. Just too many quirks on my machine, i.e. when I first upgraded on reboot my machine would not recognize my password (!!!), had to do a hard shut down. When it rebooted all was well so laughed it off. (but did recheck my password change c.d.) Yesterday early when I turned on my machine, it updated as usual but said it needed another whole core upgrade too. Thought that was funny to say the least, when it finished (had to unchoose google again if I remember right, and I hate being coerced about/with Google Chrome), on reboot it took forever.And ever. And ever. When I finally made to my desktop Avast said it needed another core update. At that point good ole Revo came to my rescue and eliminated an old trusted friend from my machine. I'm now taking Comodo Free for a test drive and so far all seems well.
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07 Mar 2013   #623
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

I have not hit the "update program" button yet. I normally wait for a mod update or two before going to a new version release of any application.

I also do not install all scannning options for any Malware product. Files system, Network, Behavior, and Script are the only sheilds I run Real-time on Avast. The other sheilds are redundant, imo.

I do not opt-in for minute-to-minute updates, twice a day is frequent enough, or Reputation services (Cloud Services). Also in settings, I did establish an Account, but do not participate in Community. These options, imo, are unneccesary and place a drag on what Avast is built to do - protect against Malware.

If you were happy with Avast 7, can you uninstall avast 8 (use Control Panel & the Avast uninstall app) and re-install avast 7? This of course implies that you have a full install download pkg of Avast 7, not a web shim install.
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07 Mar 2013   #624
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fergiet View Post
Latest Avast 8 stops online youtube videos playing if "hardware accelorator" is on in Flash settings, at least it did on my pc. All I get is a blank green screen with audio. Had to uninstall after using Avast for many years.

Anyone had this issue ?
There is a new program version 8.0.1483 that may fix your issue.

Quote:
List of changes
• Fixed issue with ZoneAlarm
• Fixed issue with constant CPU frequency
• Fixed issue with video players
• Fixed issue with Virtual PC
• Added some localizations
Source: AVAST 8 Program update! (8.0.1483)
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07 Mar 2013   #625
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Not had any issues myself. A Guy
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08 Mar 2013   #626
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidW7ncus View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fergiet View Post
Latest Avast 8 stops online youtube videos playing if "hardware accelorator" is on in Flash settings, at least it did on my pc. All I get is a blank green screen with audio. Had to uninstall after using Avast for many years.

Anyone had this issue ?
There is a new program version 8.0.1483 that may fix your issue.

Quote:
List of changes
• Fixed issue with ZoneAlarm
• Fixed issue with constant CPU frequency
• Fixed issue with video players
• Fixed issue with Virtual PC
• Added some localizations
Source: AVAST 8 Program update! (8.0.1483)
Thank you David. First post updated.
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08 Mar 2013   #627
fergiet

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidW7ncus View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fergiet View Post
Latest Avast 8 stops online youtube videos playing if "hardware accelorator" is on in Flash settings, at least it did on my pc. All I get is a blank green screen with audio. Had to uninstall after using Avast for many years.

Anyone had this issue ?
There is a new program version 8.0.1483 that may fix your issue.

Quote:
List of changes
• Fixed issue with ZoneAlarm
• Fixed issue with constant CPU frequency
• Fixed issue with video players
• Fixed issue with Virtual PC
• Added some localizations
Source: AVAST 8 Program update! (8.0.1483)

Thanks guys, the update seems to have sorted it out. Just surprised they released an update that caused a lot of problems. Puts you off a bit. But have used Avast for ages so will continue for a while and see how it goes.

Thanks again.
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08 Mar 2013   #628
Gary

Win 10 Pro 64
 
 

I have been using Avast Internet Security now for two years and I love it. Works great.
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23 Apr 2013   #629
kem

7 x64
 
 

Anyone had any issues running avast with the free comodo firewall ?
kevin
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23 Apr 2013   #630
wanchoo

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

None whatsoever till now. Have been running them together since migrating to Widows 7.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kem View Post
Anyone had any issues running avast with the free comodo firewall ?
kevin
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