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Windows 7: Latest version of Avast Antivirus

01 Jan 2011   #401
mitchell64

Windows Seven Home Premium 32bit SP1
 
 

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I can see the pic but there's no problem in posting the link.
Thank you Airbot will edit my post


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05 Jan 2011   #402
mitchell64

Windows Seven Home Premium 32bit SP1
 
 

Avast Pre Release build version number 5.1.874 is available

** HAVING ANY ISSUES WITH V5.1.864? Try a new pre-release build 5.1.874 **

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If you're having any kind of issues with the current release build 5.1.864, we recommend trying this one -- hopefully, it will solve your problem.

Fixes include (but are not limited to):
- compatibility with Acer control software
- compatibility with the Game Guard application (although this is still work in progress, because of the hacks Game Guard is using)
- compatibility with a Dell wireless network adapter
- various 0xC0000005 and 0xC000007B errors (e.g. with some .NET applications)
- issues related to upgrades from v5.0 (inactive shields, missing right-click associations, missing 64-bit boot-time scanner etc)
- other possible hang/crash conditions (relatively rare but possible)
- performance related issues
- UI related issues

Your feedback is appreciated.
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05 Jan 2011   #403
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Updated, thanks.
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05 Jan 2011   #404
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Thank you Mitchell. First post updated. :)
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10 Jan 2011   #405
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Beta 5.1.884 available.


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we have just released a new pre-released build of avast, version number 5.1.884. This build is supposed to solve the remaining issues that were not fixed by the previous pre-release version 5.1.874.

We expect this to be a very short beta test before the update is finally pushed out to everyone (maybe less than 24 hours).

So, if you're having any kind of issues with the current release build 5.1.864 or 5.1.874, we recommend trying this one -- hopefully, it will solve your problem.

Fixes, compared to the previous pre-release build 5.1.874, include:
- solved a compatibility problem with CorelDraw X5
- solved a problem inserting a license file in the installation wizard

Your feedback is appreciated.

*** NEW PRE-RELEASE UPDATE 5.1.884 NOW AVAILABLE ***
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10 Jan 2011   #406
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Thank you Aaron. First post updated.
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13 Jan 2011   #407
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Avast 5.1.889 final version released.


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I'm glad to announce the general availability of a new avast program update, version number 5.1.889.

Compared to the previous version, the most notable improvements are:
- solved a compatibility problem with CorelDraw X5
- solved a compatibility problem with Acer control software
- solved a problem inserting a license file via the installation wizard
- solved a compatibility problem with some Dell wireless network adapter drivers
- solved a compatibility problem with Game Guard (used by a number of games)
- solved a compatibility problem with Sibelius
- solved various 0xC0000005 and 0xC000007B errors (e.g. with some .NET applications)
- issues related to upgrades from v5.0 (inactive shields, missing right-click associations, missing 64-bit boot-time scanner etc)
- solved some possible deadlock conditions (relatively rare but possible)
- performance related improvements
- various UI related improvements

As usual, I'd also like to take this opportunity and thank all our beta-testers.


BTW it takes up to a few days for download.com (and other local download servers) to update their bits. If you want to download the full installer now, use the following direct links:

** INTRODUCING: New Official Avast Program Update 5.1.889 **
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13 Jan 2011   #408
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Thank you Aaron. First post updated. :)
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13 Jan 2011   #409
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Thanks Aaron, D/L'ed and running fine.
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29 Jan 2011   #410
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

January 29, 2011

First Avast 6.0 Beta released -
v6.0.934

information   Information

we'll soon be releasing a new version of avast - the long-awaited version 6.0. As usual, we're making the new version available for public testing before it's officially released.

This is the first beta build of v6 - please treat it as such.


How to install it
Just run the setup executable (links above). This version needs to be installed from scratch, i.e. updating from a previous version of avast won't work. This will be fixed relatively soon - however, for now, the only option is to really uninstall the version you're using (if any), reboot, and install this beta.

Also, if you have already used a previous beta of the standalone WebRep, it's better to uninstall it before installing avast 6.

What's new
Main changes/improvements:
- AutoSandbox suspicious programs will be optionally run sandboxed
- avast! WebRep browser plugin for website reputation rating; a combination of data from our virus lab and community voting
- Script Shield now even in the Free AV
- Site Blocking now even in the Free AV
- SafeZone a special virtualized area for sensitive transactions (e.g. secure online banking) (paid products only)
- Restore factory settings command (Settings -> Troubleshooting)
- Automatic actions in the boot-time scan
- New compression method in the installer makes the setup packages about 20% smaller.
- Script Shield now functional even with IE8/IE9 Protected Mode
- Sidebar gadget
- Improved stability/compatibility of the Behavior Shield
- Improvements in the avast! sandbox

Known issues
- Help files not updated yet
- Localizations incomplete yet
- SafeZone not yet accessible (Pro AV / IS only)
- WebRep only available for IE and Firefox (Chrome is coming soon)
- Firewall: per-application packet rules not yet accessible
- Firewall: uTorrent conflict not yet resolved

*** INTRODUCING: FIRST BETA VERSION OF AVAST 6 ***
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