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Windows 7: Latest version of Avast Antivirus

17 May 2013   #661
COMPUTIAC

Windows 8.1.1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ex_Brit View Post
Gaving never used Avast before I nearly jumped out of my skin a few minutes ago when Avast announced in loud stentorian tones that it had updated itself. I had no idea it had a verbal updater.
You should give "Pirate Talk" a try, its really fun to have Pirates yelling all the time.

Find it listed in settings > languages > scroll to Pirate Talk


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17 May 2013   #662
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BoseRoHS View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ex_Brit View Post
Gaving never used Avast before I nearly jumped out of my skin a few minutes ago when Avast announced in loud stentorian tones that it had updated itself. I had no idea it had a verbal updater.

That's a bit intrusive. Definitely happy with Eset and there NON-intrusive practices.
The voice notifications can be turned off.
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18 May 2013   #663
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

The default volume level is loud imho, but it can be adjusted so it is not as loud.
I like a quieter audible alert so I can be notified when I am not in front of the display and would miss a visual message...
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17 Aug 2013   #664
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 
Avast 2014 9.0 Beta 1

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Avast! Free Antivirus represents the best free antivirus protection currently available on the market. This edition is FREE OF CHARGE for non-commercial & home use.

What's new in avast! Free Antivirus 2014 Beta 1:

Protection-related features and improvements

New DeepScreen technology allows avast! to make more intelligent decisions about new/unknown files. DeepScreen is a successor of AutoSandbox, now upgraded with some additional new technologies such as dynamic binary translation and dyna-gen announced earlier.
New Hardened mode for stricter lockdown scenarios. This is a new mode that is recommended especially for novice users (such as your grandmas): it automatically blocks execution of binaries that would normally be deepscreened (Moderate level) or even allows only execution of programs that are well-known to FileRep (Aggressive level). In a way, it brings the whitelisting concept to the consumer AV space.
Improved cloud scanning features and crowdsourced analysis of suspicious items. This includes new, optimized mechanism for collecting data from our sensors.
Continuously streaming update (CSU) technology for up-to-minute detections. This is not entirely new for v2014, but we now have really buttoned up the whole streaming update infrastructure to allow for reliable, uninterrupted service. We’re currently doing 350-400 updates a day, which equals to one update in roughly every 3.75 minutes, 24x7, 365 days a year. Streaming updates can now also carry more types of definitions than before.
Improved cleaning of malware. This applies to standard malware as well as rootkits and file infectors.
http://files.avast.com/beta9x/avast_...irus_setup.exe
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17 Aug 2013   #665
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Quote:
Avast! Free Antivirus represents the best free antivirus protection currently available on the market. This edition is FREE OF CHARGE for non-commercial & home use.

What's new in avast! Free Antivirus 2014 Beta 1:

Protection-related features and improvements

New DeepScreen technology allows avast! to make more intelligent decisions about new/unknown files. DeepScreen is a successor of AutoSandbox, now upgraded with some additional new technologies such as dynamic binary translation and dyna-gen announced earlier.
New Hardened mode for stricter lockdown scenarios. This is a new mode that is recommended especially for novice users (such as your grandmas): it automatically blocks execution of binaries that would normally be deepscreened (Moderate level) or even allows only execution of programs that are well-known to FileRep (Aggressive level). In a way, it brings the whitelisting concept to the consumer AV space.
Improved cloud scanning features and crowdsourced analysis of suspicious items. This includes new, optimized mechanism for collecting data from our sensors.
Continuously streaming update (CSU) technology for up-to-minute detections. This is not entirely new for v2014, but we now have really buttoned up the whole streaming update infrastructure to allow for reliable, uninterrupted service. We’re currently doing 350-400 updates a day, which equals to one update in roughly every 3.75 minutes, 24x7, 365 days a year. Streaming updates can now also carry more types of definitions than before.
Improved cleaning of malware. This applies to standard malware as well as rootkits and file infectors.
http://files.avast.com/beta9x/avast_...irus_setup.exe
I'm waiting for Avast to fix 1489. I'm still using 1483 because 1489 disables IE10.
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17 Aug 2013   #666
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

That's strange, IE 11 works fine.
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18 Aug 2013   #667
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
I'm waiting for Avast to fix 1489. I'm still using 1483 because 1489 disables IE10.
Hi Lady,
I'm running 1489 on a couple of systems with IE10, and no problems here.
Has the issue you have with IE10 been reported to Avast?
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18 Aug 2013   #668
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidW7ncus View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
I'm waiting for Avast to fix 1489. I'm still using 1483 because 1489 disables IE10.
Hi Lady,
I'm running 1489 on a couple of systems with IE10, and no problems here.
Has the issue you have with IE10 been reported to Avast?
Yes. so far, I've heard nothing back.
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21 Aug 2013   #669
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

That's not a good thing when a security suite blocks Microsoft programs ?
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22 Aug 2013   #670
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

True, but any Company or product can have "unexpected" problems with a new update, version, ...
IMHO it's more of of issue that Lady has not heard anything back after reporting the problem.
What does that say about the "Company/Product" support? (and I do use Avast)

Maybe I'm spoiled by the help and support I see in SF
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