Avast! 5 beta 1

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Az7, Aug 18, 2009.

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  1. rolarocka
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    Bug. Its the same here. If you want to be sure just update manually and it should say "Already up to date".
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  2. Graystoke
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    That's what I did, and that's what it said. I just wanted to make sure all was ok. :)
  3. trjam
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    it is going to be a very good product GS. The paid and suite will also have a sandbox, couple this with behavor detection, silent firewall, a solid product. I just want to get my hands on the suite.;)
  4. Graystoke
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    Yeah trjam, I really like it. I especially like the new GUI. Much more user friendly. JMO of course. :) I'm also looking forward to the suite. :)
  5. progress
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    Does the latest beta contain the fully implemented behaviour shield? :doubt:
  6. Sputnik
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    @ance
    Nope, as far I understood it's not.
  7. Habakuck
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    What kind of sandbox?
    As far as i understood the "sandbox" will be an emulator for malicious code and it will be a feature for all versions; not only for the suit. Am i wrong?
  8. Brocke
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    no the Free version will not have it along with the script blocker.
  9. RejZoR
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    Don't mix up Code Emulator and Sandbox... they are not the same thing!
  10. Habakuck
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    Would you enlighten me? I was thinking about buying the suite. If it comes with a sandbox i definitely will!
  11. rolarocka
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    Is Sandboxie incompatible with Avast5? Running firefox inside Sandboxie Avast still creates temp files outside Sandboxie in an Folder called C:\Windows\Temp\_avast5_
    I think its the webshield working. But it should work with this folder inside Sandboxie or not?
  12. Fajo
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    Anyone know when the projected Release date is as of now. I have Avira Expiring in a few days Planing purchasing this as it seems to have less "Issues" with my main setup (Windows 7 64bit). But would much prefer the paid version, Free version is nice but I want to try the paid out see how it performs.
  13. firzen771
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    u can buy the current paid version and the license will work on v5.
  14. Fajo
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    Aye, But sense I can't stand the current UI of the paid version Ill just wait on it until this one is released. But thanks for the Suggestion. :D
  15. rolarocka
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    Anyone else getting high cpu with sf.bin? o_O It happens sometimes with the right click scanner and launching some apps.
  16. Fajo
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    I wish they would just release the darn thing. But then again It may not work as good for other people as it currently does on my end. :D
  17. 0strodamus
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    I find that if I download eicar.com from Firefox running in Sandboxie to a direct access folder I have for downloads, the avast! file shield doesn't catch the file as it is saved. If I try to rename, copy, or move it after it is saved, the file shield does catch it.
  18. 0strodamus
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    I was seeing this with the previous beta build, but it was corrected in 5.0.221.
  19. rolarocka
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    Hehe im seeing it with 221. For example sometimes launching the AIMP2 media player (the last beta) and as i said before with the right click scanner.
  20. rolarocka
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    I get no popups from avast saying blocked using Opera. Opera is running unsandboxed. It blocks eicar but no popup.
  21. Fajo
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    Not using Opera. But I am using Firefox both FF and IE pop up a popup just fine and move it to the chest.
  22. rolarocka
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    Yes Firefox works for me too, the popups.
  23. JerryM
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    I am thinking that after the 15th of Nov is the release "date." Not sure how long the "after" is.
    I am eagerly awaiting the release as Avast has always been one of my favorites, and it has made some good progress in the area of detection.

    I do hope it is released prior to the end of November.

    Regards,
    Jerry
  24. Fuzzydice45
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    It'll probably be before the end of november, but they still need to release another beta verison with the behaviour blocker.
  25. Firebytes
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    While I look forward to the final version being released as much as the next person, I hope they take as much time as is needed to get everything right before sending it out into the world. I would rather wait a little longer and have everything go smoothly than have it sooner and be more likely to experience "technical difficulties".
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