avast! 2014 BETA released!

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by RejZoR, Aug 16, 2013.

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  1. internet addict

    internet addict Registered Member

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    I disabled it. For two reasons. 1. don't really need it, and 2. doesn't work that well.
     
  2. Carver

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    I always found webrep disappointing.
     
  3. vlk

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    Even in Avast 2014? The browser plugins are completely revamped and do a lot more than before... (although in the current beta, they're not too stable yet).
     
  4. RejZoR

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    Privacy blocking has basically replaced Ghostery. Which is cool...
     
  5. ibracadabra09

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    I have problem (same in Avast 8 ) with slow boot. I already tried to put loading of Avast services after other system services but problem is there. Windows is 7 SP1 x64, everything is updated.
     
  6. clocks

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    Anyone experiencing slower webpage loading, and higher ping scores with this beta?
     
  7. Brocke

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    I am well the slower page loading. but I also have sandboxie installed too.
     
  8. ibracadabra09

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    My only problem with this BETA is slow boot. Everything except this working great.
     
  9. siketa

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    I haven't seen Dyna signature created for over 2 weeks now.....o_O
     
  10. avman1995

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    I know...2 weeks since beta2 was released too.Strange isn't it? :D
     
  11. RejZoR

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    I wonder when they'll fire up Dyna-gen so devs won't have to bother with Dyna that much (the system will generate patterns itself)...
     
  12. RejZoR

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    New BETA update 9.0.2002 (BETA3) is now online!
     
  13. Rompin Raider

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    I'm on it...........:argh: Running well!
     
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  14. IceCube1010

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    Great layout of the Statistics tab. Job well done!

    Ice
     
  15. khanyash

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    Are those Dynas working fully in this beta 3?
     
  16. avman1995

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    Haha...You already asked it on avast forums.Patience is all we need.It will sure be announced when it is up.It will surely be in avast v9 final :)
     
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  17. khanyash

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    If they are working fully I would like to test Avast.

    Why they dont mention about Dynas in beta release notes?
     
  18. SpeedyPC

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    RejZoR does Privacy blocking comes in the free version when the final release comes out before I get rid of Ghostery.

    Ta.
     
  19. LagerX

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    Yes. It will be completely free utility. One thing it may have is a little advertising of SafeZone (when visiting banking sites).
    You can get it from this link
     
  20. siketa

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    PrivDog is a nice replacement for Ghostery too.
     
  21. RejZoR

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    I already did that from day 1. In BETA3 plugin is pretty much fully functional.
     
  22. Trying the chrome beta plug-in (removed BD Traffic light)

    First impression: score 2-1

    1-0 faster (allthoug I will doubt one notices, both very little overhead in absolute terms), BD adds 0,062 seconds to chrome startup, Avast chrome extension in Beta only 0,034

    1-1 blocking
    Don't know how this is going to perform but in older test previous Avast blocked fewer URL's, let's give BD the benefit of the doubt

    2-1 scope
    Has tracking protection enabled (versus BD traffic light only indicating)

    Suggestion: why not addblockplus protection also (all in one)?
     
  23. siketa

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  24. Let's not start an ABP discussion in Avast thread, but when this "acceptable ads" option can be disabled in a browser extension, I don't mind (I understand that there has to be a business model behind every 'free' offering, when it costs money to develop, operate and maintain that 'free' service).
     
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  25. SpeedyPC

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    Thanks for the feedback RejZoR ;)
     
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