Avast! 5 beta 1

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

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  1. mevcit
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    vlk,
    Yeah it was 5.0.104.

    IceCube1010,
    I use Windows FW, Windows Defender and Zemana Antilogger. I don't think they may cause a conflict, but before installing avast! 5.0.104 I had already tested McAfee 2010 beta, AVG 9 beta and BitDefender 2010 haha. Although I had some uninstallation issues also with AVG and McAfee, I thought I cleaned the remnants well. OK, I'll admit that they might cause the CPU and slow down problem or Windows 7 might be the relevant issue. It'll be better if another Windows 7 user can state his/her experience (I don't wanna install it again).

    However, I saw some other people on some Turkish forums who are experiencing the same mail shield and web shield trouble (dunno what OS they use).
  2. progress
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  3. fried_oyz
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  4. firzen771
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  5. Follower
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    One of few products I am looking forward to. :thumb:
  6. mevcit
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  7. mevcit
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    Plus those, the same unistallation problem. :sick: OK, I should get calm now and use Revo Uninstaller to do some manual cleaning. o_O Something really has to be wrong between Windows 7 RC and avast! 5 beta. lol
  8. clocks
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    Does the updater work with this version?
  9. mevcit
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    mevcit Registered Member

    Yes. And the database is complete. Have a look at the link in fried_oyz's post.
  10. firzen771
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    everything seems to work except for the webshield for me, and the behavior shield but thats a known limitation atm.
  11. the Tester
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    How about the Mail Shield? Does it work with Outlook Express now?
  12. Securon
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    Good Evening ! Can't believe my eyes...Wow...Wow...Wow...did I say Wow! So far so good all Shields Operational, no lag, for a Beta this is Tre Impressive ! When the suite is introduced...I'll be first in line too purchase. Alwil will now be named Wow..wil. Sincerely...Securon
  13. progress
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    I agree, I really enjoy the new GUI ;)

    How long will this beta version work? :rolleyes:
  14. Fuzzydice45
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    Can we get some screenshots of the new GUI?
    Thanks
  15. LagerX
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  16. progress
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    Avast 5 has killed a Mamutu file on my machine :thumbd:
  17. LagerX
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    Remember, it's BETA.
    Please report it on Avast's forum :)
  18. progress
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    I have no account on avast's forum but I sent the files from quarantine a few hours ago :) Everything was ok with Avast 4.8 but Avast 5 seems to contain a modified engine? :rolleyes:
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  20. clocks
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    The new GUI is very nice. I like the color scheme, and it isn't so gimmicky now. It also seems a little lighter than version 4. I really like where this AV is headed.

    One thing I hope they can improve is scan times. It seems to chug on media files. To scan my 100gig hard drive took about 2 hours.
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2009
  21. vlk
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    vlk AV Expert

    I suppose you meant 100 gig (not meg);)
  22. clocks
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    HA HA Yes, I meant 100 gig. Sorry about that.
  23. firzen771
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    really? im not sure bout media files, but a quick scan goes faster than v4.8 for me.
  24. clocks
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    Maybe its not media files. I have always found Avast, even version 4, to be very slow at scanning. It's great software and I have recommended it, but I would say that is something maybe they can improve on.
  25. RejZoR
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    Slow? Maybe if yu set it to thorough mode with Archives. But set on Standard without archives, it was always fast.
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