avast! Free Antivirus 10.0.2208 Beta

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Mops21, Nov 7, 2014.

  1. Mops21

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  2. vlk

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    2208 is the final, official build (not a beta).

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  3. Impet

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    Is it possible to turn off the useless news/pop ups in the latest free version? :shifty:
     
  4. siketa

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    I think not...only in paid version(s)....
     
  5. mnosteele

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    Yes, you can still turn off all the unwanted popups. Try silent/gaming mode.
     
  6. tgell

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    I wonder how long it will be before Silent/Gaming mode is removed from the free version.
     
  7. vlk

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    Not sure which popups you are talking about, exactly, but if you mean the twice-daily "virus database has been updated" toasters (+ audible alerts), these have been removed from Avast 2015.

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  8. Impet

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    Good morning vlk.

    I mean the popups which tell me to install grimefighter, to install browser toolbar, to install secureline, to install ...

    There is a reason why I don't install them, I don't need them. ;)
     
  9. RejZoR

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    Though setting for it is still present in the "Update" section (where it used to be before). Or is that now dedicated to program updates only?
     
  10. vlk

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    These have also been substantially reduced in v2015 as well.

    Program update only. In other words, the "virus update toasters" are now completely gone - after about 10 years and becoming sort of a signature feature for Avast.
    Honestly, I have mixed feelings about this myself - but I understand they were kind of non-standard, to say the least.

    Cheers,
    Vlk
     
  11. Impet

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    Very nice, thank you. ;)
     
  12. RejZoR

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    Yeah, the vocal updates announcement certainly was iconic. We all remember that wrestling show where it announced the update through commentator computer or even in Youtube comedy like this one:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yN38y5MILbs

    It's in French, but it's the first scetch and it's really funny. And yes, avast! was used for it.
     
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  13. Joxx

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    That is a funny video.
     
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