AVIRA 8 Release Notes - Now released!

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  1. Wordward

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    Re: AVIRA 8 Release Note

    I imagine any of the 6 month free trial license anyone of us have, will also update to the new version right? Thanks.
     
  2. trjam

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    yes, Avira isnt leaving anyone out. Who knows, you may be impressed enough to purchase it at the end of the 6 months. It pretty much is a big change, for a lot of reasons.
     
  3. subset

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    Re: AVIRA 8 Release Note

    Hm,

    what's so special about this WebGuard modul?

    First of all, it uses a proxy and therefore it messes up my firewall, like NOD's v3 proxy.
    Second, they initially added the WebGuard exclusively to their Suite.
    Almost without any doubt for marketing reasons, to push their Suite.
    Now they changed their mind apparently for the same reason, to offer a competitive product and added the WebGuard to the Premium Edition.

    Therefore I really don't know what's new or special with this WebGuard.

    Cheers
     
  4. Tommy

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    Re: AVIRA 8 Release Note

    Folks very nice theoretical discussion if or if it will not block XSS. There is nowhere a proof that it will or will not block this nasty. So, just wait for a release and make some tests. Than we all have a definitive answer.
     
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  5. Wordward

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    Re: AVIRA 8 Release Note

    Anyone have any screen shots or know where to see them? Also how smoothly do the program updates go if Avira is already installed? Is it better to a complete uninstall and reinstall?
     
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    Re: AVIRA 8 Release Note

    I don't have time to look now but do a search. There are screen shots of the new GUI posted here.

    As for the upgrade, that is done internally so you don't uninstall ver. 7 and then install 8. You can turn off the automatic internal program updating once you get version 8 if you prefer to not have auto updating for the program itself. You can't turn it off though in ver. 7 so you will be automatically upgraded. You do nothing. This applies to the free version also but because of server load free users may not get the auto upgrade as soon as the paid versions do.
     
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    ^
    I would always choose to peform an uninst/reinst to upgrade any av as i always did.
    This method saved me from further conflicts with own/other apps that could arise.
     
  8. Mele20

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    But you can't do that because there is no way in ver. 7 to tell it to not automatically do a program upgrade. If you want to uninstall/reinstall then you had better uninstall Avira before April 4.
     
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    :doubt:
    ..or choosing not to update anything for a while until new build is out on their webpage, the full .exe installer i mean.
     
  10. Mele20

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    Re: AVIRA 8 Release Note

    Well, yeah, if you don't care about getting new definitions.
     
  11. berng

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    Re: AVIRA 8 Release Note

    Having asked Avira support, Radu responded
    http://forum.avira.com/addreply.php?postid=329398
     
  12. trjam

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    nobody ever listens to me. ;)
     
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    I listen to you.:thumb:
    But its also nice to get it confirmed by an "official" source.

    Personally, I find NoScript to be a bit intrusive. After Ver 8 is installed with WebGuard I'll drop NoScript.
     
  14. trjam

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    and I was wrong. Should be ready for updating 4/8/2008.
     
  15. Bunkhouse Buck

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    Have you ever thought they don't want to listen to you? Most of the critics are not using Avira. They are often looking for a "flaw" in Avira- but always very difficult to find. :)
     
  16. trjam

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    Gee Dad, can Eddie sleep over.;)
     
  17. Mele20

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    Re: AVIRA 8 Release Note

    You might find it amusing that trjam "nominated" me as "my beta tester this go round" in the beta forum. He said I was "the most grumpy and critical tester this round, but your feedback is priceless and just what turns some vendors off. But not Avira..." :D :p

    Tjark himself told me some time ago "don't give up yelling, some people are listening" so I took him at his word. :D
     
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    as a light joke you do seem hard to please with reguards to antivirus software.
     
  19. Bunkhouse Buck

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    Hey, if you think there are problems (at least for you) and I have read most of your critiques, you are entitled. Sometimes vendors listen- and sometimes they don't. I have found that the companies that prosper listen to their customers if they have valid points.
     
  20. Mele20

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    Well, considering that it was the founder and CEO of Avira, Tjark Auerbach, who contacted me and made that comment, I'd say Avira listens well and has found at least some of my feedback to be valuable. :) I think it most admirable that the CEO of a company the size of Avira finds the time to read the Avira forum and that he has such a "hands on" attitude.
     
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    Sure we listen to you...ah...ah...humm...now what was your name again? ;).
     
  22. Bunkhouse Buck

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    I have owned three large computer companies, and I always listened to my customers. Retired from that business a rich man because of it. It does not surprise me that Auerbach is hands on- they have a very good product and they are looking to increase market share. Formula for success.:thumb:
     
  23. trjam

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    Since my position is working for a transit system that provides transportation to individuals with disabilities, I have always admired Tjark Auerbach and his foundation. Some complain about the mandatory donation when purchasing Avira products, but if you really take the time to see who and how your donation benefits others, well, you will see it is money well spent.
    Here
     
  24. Wordward

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    Re: AVIRA 8 Release Note

    Thanks everyone for the replies. I wonder if the notify screen will still be a part of the free version?
     
  25. Mele20

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    Re: AVIRA 8 Release Note

    The Cause page sums it all up quite eloquently:

    "I was always given plenty of support and encouragement at home which meant that I was free to do as I pleased. I set up the foundation to offer as many people as possible more opportunities in their lives. By buying from us, every user of our anti-virus programme is creating more security for himself and for others at the same time." The aim of the Auerbach Foundation is to minimise financial, spiritual, mental and physical hardship through its charitable and social donations. It also seeks to create space for art, culture and science and, in doing so, to safeguard values, such as security and creativity."

    http://www.auerbach-foundation.com/Zweck.aspx
     
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