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Windows 7: Latest version of Avast Antivirus

09 Sep 2010   #371

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
You're welcome.

Here is Avast's blog entry about it, back in December 09. :)

avast! blog » Avast and Google Chrome
That link pulls a 404 on Chrome but, opens on IE8, strange.

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09 Sep 2010   #372

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Works just fine for me in Chrome, and other browsers.
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09 Sep 2010   #373

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

same works fine in FF 3.6.9 and (Portable)Chrome v6.0.472.53
Got to be a net "Hickup"
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10 Sep 2010   #374

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64

Probably, Chrome has been acting a little strange lately.

Just tried it again, same thing.

Might try the Dev channel, see if it makes a difference.

My internet is lame on it's best days.

Chrome Dev 7.0.517.0 same, strange, must be my internet connection.
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16 Sep 2010   #375
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit

New from Avast. "Talk like a pirate". Its a language pack to make Avast talk like a pirate.

avast! Talk like a pirate day

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18 Sep 2010   #376
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit

"Talk like a Pirate" also changes the wording. Kinda neat.

Latest version of Avast Antivirus-pirate.png


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23 Sep 2010   #377
Hopalong X

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

Avast's sandbox works on IE 9.

I never could get it to work on IE 8 but it worked on Chrome.
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06 Dec 2010   #378

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

December 6, 2010

Avast Beta 5.1.798 Released. Changelog below.

information   Information

Version 5.1.798 is a first beta of the 5.1 and it still misses a few things that will be in the next couple of days. For example, some of the Behavior Shield changes aren't there in this build yet

What's new

Most notable improvements include:
- Boot-time scanner for 64-bit OSes (finally!)
- Behavior Shield improvements - now with more sensors and able to detect exact offenders*
- Improved cleaning of infected computers
- Improved anti-rootkit engine - now capable of dealing with the latest TDL variants, for example
- Web Shield improvements (both stability and performance related)
- Mail and Web Shields not hosted in separate NT services anymore, resulting in much faster starts
- IS: new version of antispam engine
- Sound packs (more info coming later)

*The Behavior Shield functionality is still incomplete in this build. And even in the final v5.1, it will work only in "passive mode", which means that the new sensors will be active but won't be stopping the attacks, just reporting them to our backend infrastructure (unless you have opted out from the avast! community membership). This is to allow us to collect enough data before enabling the real thing in Q1 2011.

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06 Dec 2010   #379

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)

Wow Finally boot time scanner in 64 bit. Thanks for the update Aaron.
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06 Dec 2010   #380

Windows 8.1 Pro

Nice. Thanks for the update mate.

Can't wait for the stable build.
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