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Windows 7: Latest version of Avast Antivirus

17 Apr 2011   #461

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

If you believe that you need 2 AV's to be safe, then you need to change to a new AV. Running 2 AV's side by side is a terrible idea, no matter how many people on the internet say they do it. Pick 1 and go with it.

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18 Apr 2011   #462

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

April 18, 2011

Avast 6.0.1091 Final

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I'm glad to announce the general availability of a new avast program update, version 6.0.1091.

Here's a list of most important changes:
- solved a compatibility problem with ZoneAlarm (WinXP)
- added WebRep Chrome extension
- improved installation of the WebRep plugins (especially Firefox)
- various fixes and improvements 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 a compatibility problem with Outpost firewall
- solved a bug related to the AutoSandbox offer (WinXP)
- gadget can now be removed by simply closing it
- solved a compatibility problem with GameGuard and sXe
- SafeZone improvements
- improved sandbox logging
- SafeZone is now a standalone setup package (can be installed/uninstalled separately)
- improvements in password processing
- improvements in the program uninstaller
- solved a memory leak in the avast gadget
- fixes in the File System Shield transient cache
- various stability/compatibility improvements

** INTRODUCING: New Official Avast Program Update 6.0.1091 **
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18 Apr 2011   #463

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Thank you Aaron. First post updated. :)
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18 Apr 2011   #464

Win7 Ultimate 64bit

T'was only 3 days since ver1086(right..?)...

The previous builds marked PRE-RELEASE or release candidate was really like a "beta version for the public". 4 pre-releases prior the final version. Too much hype from ver6 that migrated to hyping the pre-release towards the final. That's marketting. For the freeware version it's okay (you are getting it free) but for the paid versions all that hype for PR1 fixes...for PR2 fixes...etc...tsk.

WMP red colour issue still there and as expected "...will be corrected for the next version." (1) PRE-RELEASE or release candidate (2) "beta version for the public" or (3) the final version. Let's wait and see. See here

Just my two cents.
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18 Apr 2011   #465

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Thank you Aaron. First post updated. :)
You're welcome.
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18 Apr 2011   #466

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1

Updated within Avast ... thank you.

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18 Apr 2011   #467

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64

Thanks Aaron, downloaded.

Will try to install in the next few days.
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20 Apr 2011   #468

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Avast autosandbox test tool available.

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In case anyone is interested, here's a test tool that you can be used to test the avast! autosandbox feature

It's a tiny program that creates a file in the root of disk C:\ and in the registry Run key.
Avast should trigger the autosandbox feature on this file, so you can test whether the feature is working as expected (in the latest version 6.0.1091, it should work on all supported OSes). If the file is not autosandboxed, there may be some problem.

AutoSandbox Test Tool
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06 May 2011   #469

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

May 6, 2011

Avast Beta 6.0.1119 available.

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What's new
Most notable improvements include:
- solved a problem in aswSP.sys that could lead to a system crash
- improved tolerance for corrupted installations
- when updating from a previous version of avast Pro/IS, SafeZone is now automatically added
- fixes in Chrome WebRep plugin
- Behavior Shield: improved compatibility with other applications
- improvements in the CommunityIQ submission system

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06 May 2011   #470

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Thank you Aaron. First post updated. :)
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