Avast 6 beta available!

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by yaslaw, Jan 29, 2011.

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  1. cgeek

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    Free version doesn't have the sandbox for browsers! :thumbd:
     
  2. Noob

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    Already tried it? :)
     
  3. cgeek

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    I was hoping it had this option as a lot of people were saying it maybe included. Still it is a very generous of Avast to include these technologies into there free product. :thumb: I'm eager to see test results after the final version is released!
     
  4. smage

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    Anyone has more details about the autosandbox.

    Do suspicious software get sandboxed automatically or does avast prompt the user?

    Hopefully we'll see a video of Avast 6 Beta soon.

    How lucky we are, Avast is offering such a nice product for free!

    If people start bashing avast all of a sudden, this means that they are fearing that the success of Avast will adversely affect their business.
     
  5. RejZoR

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    Free version will have Auto Sandbox but not regular Sandbox that you can use on any application. This is already one thing that separates free from payable.
    Though i already see massive problems with our language and words like "Sandbox" as far as translation goes...

    @smage
    Auto Sandbox can be set to Ask or to do it Automatically. There is also exclusion option in case if there are any specific problems with a certain program.
     
  6. Noob

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    LOL, i just gave it a quick thought and it's so true :D
    Since i speak spanish, the first thing that came to my mind was "Caja de Arena" sounds so weird :p
     
  7. smage

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    Oh that's perfect, it suits the needs of both the average and expert users. Hmm... I never expected v6 beta to come out so early, nice surprise though :)

    Regards
     
  8. RejZoR

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    Yeah, it will be rather fool proof. I'll check it out in virtual environment against funky EXE files to see how it works.
     
  9. cgeek

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    Make sure to set the Behavior shield to ask. :thumb:
    It is set to allow by default.
     
  10. RejZoR

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    Yeah i know. I used to test it when there was initial avast! 5.1 beta.
     
  11. BoerenkoolMetWorst

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    Very nice :) Installing now :cool:

    Avast Pro still has the traditional Sandbox and the new SafeZone over the free version.
     
  12. chabbo

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    :mad: haha the downlowad site are down :( :'(
     
  13. Matthijs5nl

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    The interface looks much better, not because it is new. But it is way higher quality, although their are a few glitches like Rejzor noted. But overall it is really a step forward, it is a lot cleaner.

    For the rest it brings everything I already predicted (Script Shield in Free Antivirus, WebRep), I only didn't see the SafeZone feature coming.
    I hope this version gets really mature and stable, and unobtrusive, and then you have the most complete free antivirus.

    I will wait a few versions before I will test it, since in the past avast! Beta's have been really buggy in my opinion.
     
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    How does avast decide what is potentially unsafe to prompt the user on whether to sandbox it or not?
    Whitelisting and heuristics?

    Thanks
     
  15. BoerenkoolMetWorst

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    Webrep is an ugly almost empty toolbar in IE, but just a button in firefox.
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  16. Spruce

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    Dug up my Avast Internet Security license again, I have always loved Avast but felt a bit unsafe, hopefully this new version improves the 0-day protection :)
     
  17. Legendkiller

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    this seems to be real good bet,well done avast team!!!
     
  18. eugene91

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    wow cooler UI :D
     
  19. NSG001

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    The dog's danglies :thumb:
    Working well so far.
     
  20. ReverseGear

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    Avast Roxxxx :D :cool: :thumb:
     
  21. icr

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    Nice looking GUI will be giving it a shot after the next build:)
     
  22. cheater87

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    Taking the sandbox feature works more like Comodo/Kapersky then Sandboxie. For the site rating feature where is malware? You think they would have something for malware since they are an AV company. 0_o Maybe that will be in a later beta release.
     
  23. Matthijs5nl

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    avast!'s WebRep is meant to be an alternative for Web of Trust, not AVG's LinkScanner.
     
  24. cheater87

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    I know that and WOT has malware as one of the things you can say a website has. This does not which confuses me you think they would want to warn about that on sites that have it.
     
  25. InfinityAz

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    Personally, not a fan of WOT-like site ratings (i.e., with as quickly as things change on the Internet). Does this mean WebRep only pulls the information from Avast users or does it pull from additional sources?
     
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