Avast! 5 beta 1

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

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  1. mevcit

    mevcit Registered Member

    Yeah it was 5.0.104.

    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

    progress Guest

  3. fried_oyz

    fried_oyz Registered Member

  4. firzen771

    firzen771 Registered Member

  5. Follower

    Follower Guest

    One of few products I am looking forward to. :thumb:
  6. mevcit

    mevcit Registered Member

  7. mevcit

    mevcit Registered Member

    Plus those, the same unistallation problem. :gack: 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

    clocks Registered Member

    Does the updater work with this version?
  9. mevcit

    mevcit Registered Member

    Yes. And the database is complete. Have a look at the link in fried_oyz's post.
  10. firzen771

    firzen771 Registered Member

    everything seems to work except for the webshield for me, and the behavior shield but thats a known limitation atm.
  11. the Tester

    the Tester Registered Member

    How about the Mail Shield? Does it work with Outlook Express now?
  12. Securon

    Securon Registered Member

    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

    progress Guest

    I agree, I really enjoy the new GUI ;)

    How long will this beta version work? :rolleyes:
  14. Fuzzydice45

    Fuzzydice45 Registered Member

    Can we get some screenshots of the new GUI?
  15. LagerX

    LagerX Registered Member

  16. progress

    progress Guest

    Avast 5 has killed a Mamutu file on my machine :thumbd:
  17. LagerX

    LagerX Registered Member

    Remember, it's BETA.
    Please report it on Avast's forum :)
  18. progress

    progress Guest

    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:
  19. Page42

    Page42 Registered Member

  20. clocks

    clocks Registered Member

    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

    vlk AV Expert

    I suppose you meant 100 gig (not meg);)
  22. clocks

    clocks Registered Member

    HA HA Yes, I meant 100 gig. Sorry about that.
  23. firzen771

    firzen771 Registered Member

    really? im not sure bout media files, but a quick scan goes faster than v4.8 for me.
  24. clocks

    clocks Registered Member

    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

    RejZoR Polymorphic Sheep

    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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