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Windows 7: Latest version of Avast Antivirus

02 Sep 2013   #671

The 8.1 OS made by Billy Microsoft
 
 

AVAST 8 Program update! (8.0.1497)
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List of changes
  • Fixed issues related to Win 8 & Win 8.1 (avast! is now fully compatible with these operating systems)
  • Fixed issues in virtualization module (including other x64 platform fixes)
  • Fixed issues in Script shield
  • Outlook plugin fixes


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02 Sep 2013   #672
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Thank you Catalin. First post updated.
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02 Sep 2013   #673

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I'm going to wait a bit to see if anyone reports any problems before updating. The last one (1489) would lock up IE10 on my computer.
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02 Sep 2013   #674

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

Script shield update might fix the issue. It could have been something with that combined with the avast plugin.
I'll test it soon lady.

EDIT:

So I updated avast and everything seems fine. Upon reboot I was told it updated, and it offered chrome. Unchecked the box and hit OK. I know why they offer it, (as it is more secure) although I do admit I am starting to wonder if the free version is becoming to much advertising. Hopefully they do not keep going in this direction.
If they do I might have to find another AV. But there is no way I'm installing or recommending Microsoft Security Essentials. No protection from that one. I might switch to avira.

Anyways, so far I still like avast and think its the best free product out there. But they do need to cut down on the advertising. But it is no where near as bad as AVG or IOBIT.

Regardless,
Internet explorer when launching I was informed avast plugin was disabled due to not being compatible with enhanced protected mode for internet explorer 10. I disabled enhanced protected mode and tried it out. No crashes. So all is well there for me.
Puzzled why they have not fixed the protected issue problem. Ether way its not to big of a deal for me. You can also install Wot for IE if you want the safe site rating.
(I use Wot more anyway honestly.)
Or disable protected mode, but I think it would be better to have it on.

You are still protected by avast in internet explorer though, even if the plugin does not work.
It still scans all pages you go to.
The plugin is only just for rating sites and showing you how good they are before you click them.
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11 Sep 2013   #675

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

AVAST 2014 BETA 2 (9.0.2001)

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Hi all,

I'm glad to announce that we've just released AVAST 2014 BETA2 (build number 9.0.2001).
Many thanks for all comments you provided us here on the forum and feedback.avast.com from the first beta!
We've fixed many problems, here is the list of the most important ones:
- GUI glitches
- FW stability
- Network protection component tuning & compatibility (Win8 ) - no more Tdi technology
- Windows 8.1 compatibility
- Smooth updates of VPS & program
- Updated the SafeZone browser
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warning   Warning
Known issues
- UI statistics was disabled, please wait for the next update for the final state
- avast! online security IE plugin not ready yet
- there might appear problems with disabling Web Shield on WinXP
- minor safezone GUI cosmetics issues
- shredding of free space on system partion might hangs
- fw sometimes blocks downloading of files
- ARA is not fully compatible with previous versions of avast!


A Guy
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11 Sep 2013   #676
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Thank you Bill. First post updated.
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11 Sep 2013   #677

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

Thanks bill, Very appreciated. I had a feeling avast knew about the issues, they just need some time to resolve them. Thanks
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11 Sep 2013   #678

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Does anyone install the betas? I personally don't want a beta for my front line antivirus

A Guy
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11 Sep 2013   #679

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Does anyone install the betas? I personally don't want a beta for my front line antivirus

A Guy
The last final version would disable IE10 on both of my computers so I will wait for the final version before upgrading (after making a system image).
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11 Sep 2013   #680

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

Of course I do. Betas are fun
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