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Windows 7: Avast 5.0 beta released

20 Aug 2009   #1
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Avast 5.0 beta released

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Avast 5.0 beta was released yesterday. This new version comes with a clean interface instead of the hard to operate media player type GUI it had. At the moment it has several limitations and bugs, so casual users stay away. If you want to just test it out go ahead.


A list of the current limitations can be found here.
Download Avast 5.0 beta (version 5.0.70)




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20 Aug 2009   #2
Subsonic

Windows7 x64 7600 16385
 
 

Is it working on x64?

EDIT: OK, I installed it ok on x64. So far, only problem I see is that the note that gets put into Outlook emails is not working.
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23 Aug 2009   #3
TheIgster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Are you guys running this in addition to something that you already run since so much seems disabled or not working? Can't really trust this as a main anti virus right now can you?
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23 Aug 2009   #4
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Im only running it in VirtualBox currently and its the only av Im running. You shouldnt install more than one av product.
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23 Aug 2009   #5
TheIgster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
You shouldnt install more than one av product.
Yes, of course, that's why I was wondering who and how they would be running a product that certainly doesn't seem like it's even close to being ready for prime time. Seems it's a little too early for the beta if you ask me. I wouldn't mind trying it out when it more ready.
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23 Aug 2009   #6
Subsonic

Windows7 x64 7600 16385
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheIgster View Post
Are you guys running this in addition to something that you already run since so much seems disabled or not working? Can't really trust this as a main anti virus right now can you?
I ran it along with ThreatFire. I'm looking forward to 5 being released as I really like the new interface. I made my observations, made my comments in the Avast beta forum and I have removed it and gone back to 4.8 until a newer version comes out.
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23 Aug 2009   #7
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

As they say, its just a skeleton. I will wait for some new builds. For now, i was not even able to update it. There are many bugs as of now.
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