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Windows 7: Latest version of Avast Antivirus

23 Feb 2011   #431
Hopalong X

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

Thanks Airbot.

Updated like a charm!


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23 Feb 2011   #432
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

And put an Avast monitor gadget on my desktop, lol.

Latest version of Avast Antivirus-avast.jpg

Lets you open interface, or update. Can be made smaller, without the Avast logo. Interesting, but I'll stick to the system tray icon :)

A Guy

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23 Feb 2011   #433

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Yep. And the only way to get rid of the desktop gadget is to either uninstall it through the Programs and Features - Avast-Change, or to not have it installed at the Custom installation screen of Avast.

The gadget will just reload after killing and re-enabling sidebar.exe or reboot onto the desktop even if you close it out, or uninstall from the Gadget Pane window.

It's location is in Program Files/Windows Sidebar/Shared Gadgets
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23 Feb 2011   #434
Hopalong X

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

That was what I unselected.
Seemed like it signed you up for something and I declined it on install/update.

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24 Feb 2011   #435

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1

I got rid of the gadget ... wondered what the hell it was at first ... but don't need it :)
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24 Feb 2011   #436
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
Avast wants you playing in its sandbox

New security features designed to keep its more than 110 million users safe debut in Avast 6, released today exclusively from CNET They also have the added benefit of raising the competitive bar in computer security by pushing more and better free options to users. Avast Free Antivirus 6, Avast Pro Antivirus 6, and Avast Internet Security 6 all feature the new AutoSandbox and the WebRep browser add-on. (Click the links to get to the download page.)

The debut of the AutoSandbox makes Avast the second antivirus to offer a sandboxing tool for free. Comodo introduced a sandboxing tool in January 2010. Avast's sandbox probably works differently, as Comodo has a pending patent on its version. And certainly, one of the most frustrating things about sandboxing technology is that there are some indications that it doesn't work perfectly.
All that being said, Avast's version automatically places programs into a virtualized state when it suspects them of being threats. It walls off suspicious programs, preventing them from potentially damaging your system while allowing them to run. Avast's sandbox allows the program to run, while keeping track of which files are opened, created, or renamed, and what it reads and writes from the Registry. Since permanent changes are virtualized, so when the process terminates itself, the system changes it made will evaporate.
Read more:

Avast wants you playing in its sandbox | Security - CNET News
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05 Mar 2011   #437

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Just rated sevenforums with the new Avast WebRep plugin.
But it needs more people to rate the forum, for the status bar to start turning green.
(It's registering not enough votes)

Avast users get rating!
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05 Mar 2011   #438
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Good idea, opened 7F in IE so I could vote. A Guy
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06 Mar 2011   #439

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64

Voted on ie9, doesn't seem to recognize Chrome.
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07 Mar 2011   #440

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Pre-release Avast 6.0.1021 available.

information   Information

we will soon be releasing a new program update of avast. And as usual, we're making it available for public testing a few days before the official release.

This is hopefully going to be a smooth service release, designed really just to fix some of the issues of the original v6.0.1000 build.

Here's the list of the most important changes:
- solved an incompatibility with ZoneAlarm (WinXP)
- improved installation of the WebRep plugins (especially Firefox)
- solved a crash condition in the avast sandbox
- setup programs now smaller by ~20%
- Community features and the Welcome screen can now be turned on/off directly from program settings
- solved an incompatibility with Outpost firewall
- solved a bug related to the AutoSandbox offer (WinXP)
- gadget can now be removed by simply closing it
- new setup icons

!! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
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