Avast Home/Pro Updated including minor releases

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by QBgreen, May 12, 2008.

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  1. solcroft

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    Re: Avast Home/Pro Updated

    I agree. avast! has always been a very stable and feature-rich program backed by excellent support. If only it had better detection... :'(
     
  2. RejZoR

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    Re: Avast Home/Pro Updated

    Not sure whats wrong with its detection... It's been performing very well lately in all tests and users seem to be quiet happy with it.
     
  3. Pedro

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    Re: Avast Home/Pro Updated

    Stable is the key. Features are the best.
    I rely on SSM mainly, so i need a solid and quite AV. Avast! has always been like that.

    I figure, if i want an AV for business computer (and it's my call..) Avast! is probably on top of the list. But then i'd put Anti-Executable instead of SSM.
    If i have to use Windows of course..
     
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  5. jiskefet

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    Re: Avast Home/Pro Updated

    Nope,

    Right click tray icon go to Settings -> Common and

    uncheck -Enable skins for Simple user Interface- ;)
     
  6. Albinoni

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    Re: Avast Home/Pro Updated

    Q here to ask about Avast when it updates to the next level eg from 4.7 to 4.8. When the home version updates to say 4.8, does it get any of the features in it from version 4.7 Pro, eg 4.7 Pro's Engine etc.
     
  7. Tarq57

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    Re: Avast Home/Pro Updated

    Avast Home and Avast Pro use the same engine. It's one of the qualities that make users appreciate it.
    The pro version has some more features, such as scheduled scanning.
    The change to 4.8 introduced improved scanning, including for rootkits and spyware, self protection, and other improvements as listed here
    A comparison chart exists here

    With Avast Home, what you see at Av-comparatives.org is what you get, which is not necessarily the same for users of some of the other free AV's.
    (AV-comparatives run their tests using the pro versions.)
     
  8. larryb52

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    Re: Avast Home/Pro Updated

    I had the pro version in 06, I'm trying free this weekend & Avast is quite good have it tied with Comodo & threatfire, I don't know what to think on comodo I'll wait but no doubt Avast is clean, effective & free, good combo IMHO...
     
  9. snazzy

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    Yeah! I've just updated mine on tuesday. I was asked to restart my PC but i was too busy online so i completely forgot. Then i noticed that my system slowed down drastically, in such a way that it took close to a minute to type a complete word. I'm glad i noted this on time and instantly restarted my system.

    What if i'd ignored the message and continued with my work, would it have resulted into a crash?
     
  10. QBgreen

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    Avast! Home/Pro Program Updates

    Version 4.8.1227 released 07/19/08

    Changes:

    * improvements in some unpackers (WinExec, SFX CAB, LHARC, ZOO)
    * check for critical system files is now performed even in the on-access scanner (as a prevention of false positives)
    * command line scanner (ashCmd.exe): fixed displaying of directory count
    * Windows Vista: during a scan of system drive, duplicate entries are now handled correctly (symlinks)
    * Explorer extension process (ashQuick.exe) now ends immediately after aborting a scan
    * fixed a bug in SMTP alerts (adding of random characters to the address)
    * verification of digital signatures now fixed even for the on-access scanner (Windows Vista and Windows XP x64)
    * fixed the setting to disable checking of infected files during on-demand scans
    * Enhanced UI: it is no longer possible to delete a default task by using the Delete key
    * solved a synchronization problem that could potentially lead even to a hang of an avast component (e.g. the Outlook plugin)
    * Windows Vista SP1: solved an issue in the kernel driver aswSP.sys (problems during system shutdown)
    * added a workaround to a compatibility problem with NComputing NCT
    * Standard Shield: improved handling of exceptions
    * improvements in the rootkit submission system
    * mail scanner: fixes in IMAP handler (Thunderbird)
    Check it: (http://www.avast.com/)
     
  11. lodore

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    Re: Avast! Home/Pro Program Updates

    thanks.
    will try to remember to tell my friend to use the program update.
     
  12. Saraceno

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    Thanks for the update. Lodore, get your friend to right-click, go to program settings, and then 'update'. Select 'automatic' for both database updates and program updates.

    Avast! is good stuff. :)
     
  13. Diver

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    It went to 1229 today. I had a few stability issues after 1227, but I don't know if it was related to Avast, or if the new build will fix anything.
     
  14. hex_614

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    who wants a free serial for avast 4.8 professional? i have a spare serial here, because i dont use avast 4.8 (lots of fall positive). if you like you can email me for your request, i have here 2 serials. my email add leemar@smartbro.net
     
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