Avast! 5 beta 1

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

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  1. Az7

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    Here... ~~ direct download link removed, link to announcement put in its place - LowWaterMark ~~
     
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  2. BrendanK.

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    Woo hoo :) Taking it for a test run now :D
     
  3. wolfrun

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    apparently,this is a good news. endless waiting~~finally it is released :D
     
  5. renegade08

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    Good news indeed.

    Can someone post pics if possible?
     
  6. Victek

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    Yeah, there's not enough functionality yet for me to install it, but with two beta refreshes a week that could change quickly. Perhaps some folks can test drive it in VMs and report back..?
     
  7. clocks

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    I thought this was the Duke Nukem of AV programs. lol Looking forward to testing it. Hope it is Win7 compatible.
     
  8. andylau

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    It seems like a v4 changes to new clothes:D :ninja:
     
  9. cupez80

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    i like Avast 5 skin :D
    1. right-click/context menu scan not working..
    2. cannot multiple select on scan result (or this by design... ??) so i need to change action one by one if i want to change action on several file.
    3. what are error!(2),error![noparse](1:cool:[/noparse] means ??
    4. on scan result windows if i minimize (click minimize button on upper right corner) the window, i cant show it anymore.. and all Avast UI will stuck and can't be accessed (maybe because result window still open)
    5. i cannot cancel update process.. i can press cancel button but everytime i click on Maintenance tab / Update menu on left menu update process run again... so update menu via right-click on avast icon will be disabled forever until i restart my PC
     
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  10. Legendkiller

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    well it seems it just a very limited preview of the new version and it seems it won't be too worthwhile installing it now......
    will wait for a build which is more complete.......
     
  11. RejZoR

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    Well, you guys have to understand that this is a very early BETA release.
    There are many broken and missing features that will be fixed and added througout the following weeks.
     
  12. mvdu

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    Yes, why not try it since I have other security.
     
  13. mvdu

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    Indeed it doesn't have near the full defs, but I'll still use as it should improve soon. And I have other security.
     
  14. RejZoR

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    Also after quick chat with Vlk, he said that what you see in this beta will also end in the final version of avast! 5 Free (maybe with really minor changes). So feature wise it will be a solution hard to match even by some expensive antiviruses. I'm also puting high hopes into its heuristics engine and behavior detection along with already exceptional script detection and generic signatures.
     
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    im going to wait till more features are added and its ironed out a bit with future beta releases in the coming weeks. and im also waiting for the professional version beta.
     
  16. RejZoR

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    Well, it's actually pretty polished for a beta (as usual). there are few graphical glitches and minor non functional functions, but as a whole, it still works pretty well. Bug reports are coming and as usual they will be resolved very fast.
     
  17. firzen771

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    any idea wen the professional version beta will be released?
     
  18. raven211

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    Will program-updates be released for download through the built-in updater? This would definitely be convenient considering frequent updates during the beta testing-period.
     
  19. RejZoR

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    Of course. They always use built in updater for all beta tests.
     
  20. raven211

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    Okay, thanks - through the many beta testing projects I've been a part of, most requires you to actually uninstall the old beta version and install the new one afterwards manually.
     
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    i always found that to be a pain as well. its good to hear this beta does it on its own. :thumb:
     
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    1. When I clicked "OK" after making some settings-changes, the whole software would just shut down! :D The reason I think it's funny is just because it's so unexpected. xD

    2. Is the Mail Shield only if you use mail-clients on the local system (Outlook, Thunderbird, etc.), and NOT "helping" in any way if only using web-mail like GMail?

    3. Why is ONLY utorrent (µtorrent) unchecked for scanning in the P2P settings? I don't even have it installed, and I see no reason to exclude also because all the other torrent-clients are checked for scanning.

    4. "Updating" in tray-menu should read "Update" IMO - it just doesn't sound or look right.

    5. Dunno if this has been brought to attention... avast! will create a log and put it directly on the C:-drive (or whatever is the system-drive). "_aswServ.log" is the name - seems to be connected to updating or feature-monitoring or something.



    To sum it up... Some wording here and there and first beta which I would almost call alpha, but I definitely see a lot of potential in the software and the default settings look solid enough.
     
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  23. firzen771

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    ummm ever heard of the edit button?... 4 posts in a row about the same kind of thing...
     
  24. s23

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    There is some word from the developers about the virtualization feature of the professional edition support x64?
     
  25. mvdu

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    So far pretty problem free; it still has one of only a couple web scanners that give me no or very little slowdown. I had one crash when I accidentally blocked with my firewall, but I couldn't restart the engines when I un-blocked. Also testing at the Malwarebytes forums, it wasn't detecting things it should. Assume that's because of the lack of defs.

    I think the pay version will be worth it for pulse updates - how often will it update?
     
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