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Windows 7: Latest version of Avast Antivirus

29 Jan 2011   #411
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
January 29, 2011

First Avast 6.0 Beta released -
v6.0.934



Thank you Aaron. First post updated. :)


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31 Jan 2011   #412
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

I got an error while installing the beta version. When checked the error log, it was something to do with Visual C++ redistributable. So I installed Download details: Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package (x86) and restarted the computer and installed Avast 6 beta and everything is working fine now. :)
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01 Feb 2011   #413
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 


Second Avast 6 Beta available. 6.0.945



information   Information

The beta has now been updated to build 6.0.945.

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.

The only exception is if are already running a previous build of avast 6, you can use the built-in program updater then.

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



And new in v6.0.945
- fixed a bug in the AutoSandbox decision logic
- improved installation of the Firefox WebRep plugin
- fixed the transient cache in File System Shield
- improved installation of the VC redistributable packages
- some improvements in the Sidebar gadget (cosmetic issues still to be solved)
- fixed a bug in the Autosandbox/FS Shield settings
- more stability improvements in the sandbox and behavior shield


--= New Avast 6 Beta Refresh (6.0.945) =--
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01 Feb 2011   #414
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Thank you Aaron. First post updated.
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19 Feb 2011   #415
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

February 19, 2011

New Avast Beta 6.0.986


information   Information

How to install it
Just run the setup executable (links above). This version can be installed on top of your existing avast installation (4.x/5.x/6.x). Also if you are already running a previous build of avast 6, you can use the built-in program updater.

What's new in avast 6
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

What's new in this beta:
pretty much all the bugs from the previous beta builds should be solved now, with the following exceptions:
- Firewall: uTorrent conflict not yet fully resolved
- Firewall: packet rules for applications still don't support ASK and AUTO-DECIDE actions properly.
- Incorrect context-menu handling in SafeZone
- Other small visual issues in SafeZone



Note: WebRep is currently available only for IE and Firefox (Chrome is coming soon).

*** NEW BETA RELEASE 6.0.986 ***
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19 Feb 2011   #416
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Thank you Aaron. First post updated. :)
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20 Feb 2011   #417
Raimond

Windows 7 prem 32 bit
 
 

Thanks Brink, My college instructor shared a copy with the class to try. Great find!
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20 Feb 2011   #418
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Now when I turn on my Windows 7 laptop, after the "Starting Windows" screen, it shows "Protected by Avast! AntiVirus".
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20 Feb 2011   #419
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

There's a thread on that, asking if you get it or not. Some don't want it. They're taking a poll to have it or not, or at least to be able to turn it off I think.

Win7 users: "Protected by avast! antivirus" message on boot - YES/NO?
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21 Feb 2011   #420
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
There's a thread on that, asking if you get it or not. Some don't want it. They're taking a poll to have it or not, or at least to be able to turn it off I think.

Win7 users: "Protected by avast! antivirus" message on boot - YES/NO?
I guess its not a big deal. In fact, I like that message.

P.S.: Nice Angry Bird avatar.
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