avast! 4.6.603 Final released!

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  1. RejZoR

    RejZoR Registered Member

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    What's new:
    * Added the new "Web Shield" resident provider for on-access scanning of HTTP traffic. Under NT-based systems, it should work automatically. On Win9x, you have to tell your browser to use HTTP proxy 127.0.0.1 on port 12080.
    * Added NNTP (Usenet News) scanner to the Internet Mail provider. Under NT-based systems, it works transparently; under Win9x, the Mail Protection Wizard will help you set up the account (Outlook Express only).
    * Added new unpacker for Outlook Express archives (.dbx files)
    * Fixed crashing of the program when it found a boot/MBR virus
    * The updater should now work with the default proxy settings even if IE is set to the "Work Offline" mode
    * Avast now distinguishes between various malware categories and reports them differently.
    * Greatly optimized memory footprint of the avast processes (especially ashServ.exe)
    * Added support for long license keys (8-digit customer number)
    * The Explorer Extension scanner should now work even under 64-bit Windows
    * Under 64-bit Windows, the scan of the SYSTEM32 directory now works correctly
    * Fixed the problem with very slow start of the avast on-access scanner service on certain Windows 2000 configurations with MS Outlook installed
    * Fixed some problems in the GZIP unpacker
    * Optimized CAB and CHM unpackers
    * Fixed problems related with on-access scanning of named pipes (Windows NT/2000/XP Standard Shield)
    * Hyperlinks in configuration property sheets now finally have correct background color
    * Attempt to fix sound-related problems under Win9x
    * Added links to certain FAQ entries on the Web
    * Avast now correctly registers in the Windows Security Center under Windows 64-bit
    * Fixed certain conflicts with copy-protected programs (AsProtect) under Win9x
    * Warnings about suspicious e-mails (heuristics) are now displayed correctly even under terminal services environments (and while using the Fast User Switching feature in Windows XP)
    * Added Romanian and Bulgarian language packs

    More info and download:
    www.avast.com
     
  2. Unity

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    I really enjoy that new Avast version !

    The new web shield is a nice addition to that already awesome program.

    Good Job Alwil :D
     
  3. dukebluedevil

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    Thanks RejZoR.

    They have done a really great job putting together this new version. Thank you Alwil team!
     
  4. rdsu

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    This AV is growing very well and have a great support!

    Thanks ALWIL Team for your excellent work ;)
     
  5. Technodrome

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    Just upgraded. Great job Vlk and co. ;)



    tECHNODROME
     
  6. vlk

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    Thanks guys :)
    Next on the roadmap is avast 5. This time, we'll see improvements not only feature-wise, but also (and most importantly) detection-wise.

    But I'm talking future here :D
     
  7. Technodrome

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    Thank You Sir. :D

    Now, how about some hints? ;)



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  8. RejZoR

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    Oooooo sweeeeet. 5 is a nice number ;) There is soooo many features now that you can finally focus on engine itself :)
    Thanks!
     
  9. FastGame

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    An excellent product with a super support Team !

    Thanks ALWIL :cool:
     
  10. rdsu

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    Very good news, Vlk :D
     
  11. Kye-U

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    Looks good ^_^

    Hope it improves in its detection rate. If it does, I'm going to switch from NOD32 to Avast.
     
  12. erikguy

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    I must express my approval too! My favorite AV just got better! Great job Alwil! avast! rules!!
     
  13. Michael_aust

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    I am a new user to Avast tried because it was suggested on here, I have had it for a week now and very impressed with it. It is the best anti virus iv found and tried. Glad to hear new updates are out. Excelent program :)

    Michael
     
  14. Kye-U

    Kye-U Security Expert

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    Bugs:

    -Opens C:\Windows\System32 on System Restart
    -Startup registry entry is blank. This makes avast have no system tray icon at start-up. In Spybot, it looks like this:

    HK_LM:Run avast! ""

    Should be:

    HK_LM:Run avast! "C:\Program Files\Alwil Softawre\Avast4\ashDisp.exe"

    I have Windows XP Professional SP2.
     
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2005
  15. vlk

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    Kye-U, is this with the 4.6.603 (final) version? BTW the "two" things you're saying is just one really - the empty string in the Run key is known to open the system folder on startup...

    Anyway, does it help if you do a "repair" of avast from Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs -> Avast Antivirus -> Repair?


    Thanks
    Vlk
     
  16. Kye-U

    Kye-U Security Expert

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    "Error Loading

    The specified module could not be found"

    I get this when I try to Repair/Uninstall :(

    Good news that it's one bug ;)
     
  17. RejZoR

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    I'd rather say corrupted registry. Had the same problem before if i wanted to enter avast! Installer controls. After restoring clean disk image everything worked with same version (beta at that time).
     
  18. vlk

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  19. RejZoR

    RejZoR Registered Member

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    Only problem is that you NEED exactly the same version of installer as you have installed on your PC. Otherwise you'll have only Uninstall available as an option.
     
  20. acc

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    where could i download a good skin for avast........ i honestly hate the default one.

    anything looking like Symantec cooperate or Mcafee VS8.0i interface would be great.
     
  21. RejZoR

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  22. Benvan45

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    Is it the skin, that is important for you to pick an Antivirusscanner? I would go for the proper protection, but who am I to say thiso_O?
    So many people, so many tastes......I guess.

    Good luck with the skin and I really hope your skin will protect your PC.....

    ;) Putin
     
  23. Technodrome

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    Some people prefer the look or functionality over detection rate. However, avast! has both and so does Symantec.


    tECHNODROME
     
  24. RejZoR

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    @putin
    It's nothing wrong with that. Thats why we have so many skins to choose from (hopefully even more in the future).
    If you like something similar to McAfee interface i suggesst Lite-On,Corporate,RejZoR-Sharp,MacLover OS X or SZC-KDE.
    These skins have a more classic antivirus interface design.
     
  25. bravesrule

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    do you have to setup anything in webshield,standardshield for firefox
     
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