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    The 8.1 OS made by Billy Microsoft

    AVAST 8 Program update! (8.0.1497)
    List of changes
    • Fixed issues related to Win 8 & Win 8.1 (avast! is now fully compatible with these operating systems)
    • Fixed issues in virtualization module (including other x64 platform fixes)
    • Fixed issues in Script shield
    • Outlook plugin fixes
    Last edited by Brink; 02 Sep 2013 at 12:09. Reason: direct download links of programs not allowed
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    Thank you Catalin. First post updated. :)
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    Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit

    I'm going to wait a bit to see if anyone reports any problems before updating. The last one (1489) would lock up IE10 on my computer.
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  4. Posts : 4,566
    Windows 10 Pro

    Script shield update might fix the issue. It could have been something with that combined with the avast plugin.
    I'll test it soon lady.


    So I updated avast and everything seems fine. Upon reboot I was told it updated, and it offered chrome. Unchecked the box and hit OK. I know why they offer it, (as it is more secure) although I do admit I am starting to wonder if the free version is becoming to much advertising. Hopefully they do not keep going in this direction.
    If they do I might have to find another AV. But there is no way I'm installing or recommending Microsoft Security Essentials. No protection from that one. I might switch to avira.

    Anyways, so far I still like avast and think its the best free product out there. But they do need to cut down on the advertising. But it is no where near as bad as AVG or IOBIT.

    Internet explorer when launching I was informed avast plugin was disabled due to not being compatible with enhanced protected mode for internet explorer 10. I disabled enhanced protected mode and tried it out. No crashes. So all is well there for me.
    Puzzled why they have not fixed the protected issue problem. Ether way its not to big of a deal for me. You can also install Wot for IE if you want the safe site rating.
    (I use Wot more anyway honestly.)
    Or disable protected mode, but I think it would be better to have it on.

    You are still protected by avast in internet explorer though, even if the plugin does not work.
    It still scans all pages you go to.
    The plugin is only just for rating sites and showing you how good they are before you click them.
    Last edited by andrew129260; 02 Sep 2013 at 18:43.
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    Windows 10 Home x64

    AVAST 2014 BETA 2 (9.0.2001)

    Hi all,

    I'm glad to announce that we've just released AVAST 2014 BETA2 (build number 9.0.2001).
    Many thanks for all comments you provided us here on the forum and from the first beta!
    We've fixed many problems, here is the list of the most important ones:
    - GUI glitches
    - FW stability
    - Network protection component tuning & compatibility (Win8 ) - no more Tdi technology
    - Windows 8.1 compatibility
    - Smooth updates of VPS & program
    - Updated the SafeZone browser

    Known issues
    - UI statistics was disabled, please wait for the next update for the final state
    - avast! online security IE plugin not ready yet
    - there might appear problems with disabling Web Shield on WinXP
    - minor safezone GUI cosmetics issues
    - shredding of free space on system partion might hangs
    - fw sometimes blocks downloading of files
    - ARA is not fully compatible with previous versions of avast!

    A Guy
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    Thank you Bill. First post updated. :)
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Thanks bill, Very appreciated. I had a feeling avast knew about the issues, they just need some time to resolve them. Thanks
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    Windows 10 Home x64

    Does anyone install the betas? I personally don't want a beta for my front line antivirus

    A Guy
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  9. Posts : 9,612
    Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit

    A Guy said:
    Does anyone install the betas? I personally don't want a beta for my front line antivirus

    A Guy
    The last final version would disable IE10 on both of my computers so I will wait for the final version before upgrading (after making a system image).
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Of course I do. Betas are fun :)
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