AVIRA 8 Release Notes - Now released!

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  1. fredra

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    Re: AVIRA 8 Release Note

    Don't stop yelling?
    Hmmmmm ..... the squeaky wheel gets the most grease. :blink:
    Typical. :rolleyes:
    Cheers
     
  2. LoneWolf

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    Re: AVIRA 8 Release Note

    Anyone know of any screenshots of the new GUI here somewhere.
    I did a search of the forum and came up empty.
     
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    I'd like to see them as well. I guess it's pretty the same as the SecuritySuite one, minus specific modules of course.
     
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    Re: AVIRA 8 Release Note

    You' re welcome
     
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    Re: AVIRA 8 Release Note

    So far I'm looking forward to Avira v8.

    However, they did make some changes to the Suite's firewall so it won't allow a program to communicate via UDP, even if you allow that application. If specific port rules are not added, it won't work unless you switch to less secure medium firewall mode.

    This change might be an inconvenience for gamers unless they are able to add all the right ports, or still feel safe enough on medium mode which does not even close all ports.

    At least Avira has promised to change this behavior, though it won't be completed/released until the q3 update.
     
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  9. acr1965

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    Re: AVIRA 8 Release Note

    I just downloaded and still got version 7. When wil version 8 be out and will the upgrade install over version 7?
     
  10. Mele20

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    Re: AVIRA 8 Release Note

    It's supposed to be released on April 8. It will autoupdate itself if you have version 7 installed.

    April 8 is not cast in concrete so something could delay the release date slightly but April 8 is the announced date.
     
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    There was an announcement? Never mind, I see that on their forum.

    Its really not a good day since April 8 is also the monthly Windows release day.
     
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  12. Jadda

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    Re: AVIRA 8 Release Note

    Why would that affect anything?
     
  13. berng

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    Re: AVIRA 8 Release Note

    If something went wrong, you'd have trouble telling if its Microsoft or Avira.
     
  14. rookieman

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    Re: AVIRA 8 Release Note

    How can you tell the versions at there site?I've just downloaded a trial last nite and got version 7.This one runs light and to me light and effective is good!!!;)
     
  15. Mele20

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    That's right. I intend to uninstall Avira tomorrow night. With the time difference it might update on the 7th rather than the 8th and I don't want a new version when I have to download and install a bunch of MS patches on the 8th. I am pretty upset at Avira over this issue. They have no business forcing an auto upgrade. I should be able to use the ver 7 for at least a week after ver 8 is made available. Plus, there should NEVER be any AUTO upgrade. Anything as crucial as an upgrade to a new version should be under my complete control. Avira could just turn off updates to ver 7 after a specified date. THAT is the proper way to handle this. What they are doing is inviting all sorts of problems. Not to mention that one should always uninstall the previous version, clean the registry, etc before installing a new version. It is a pile of **** to upgrade anything on top of itself. At least in ver. 8 one can decline all auto upgrading but you can't do that in ver. 7 so it will upgrade automatically on top of itself and that is bad. I had enough problems with the beta and it was a clean install.
     
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    I agree that the version update should be under our control, not Avira's.

    I also would prefer to watch others user's experience for a week before updating this on my production system.
     
  17. rookieman

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    I never took that into consideration!Great point!!!!:thumb:
     
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    At this point either the whole thing will be a disaster or it will go without any problem. In the first case you would be right, in the second case you would be wrong and have worried over nothing.
     
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    It'll be MS' fault most likely ;)
     
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    Agreed. It has been my rule of thumb for years.

    Still, Avira may delay the upgrade to another 1-2 days :doubt:
     
  21. Wordward

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    Re: AVIRA 8 Release Note

    I read in the Avira forum that version 8.0 looks pretty much like 7.0 does. Anyone know if this is right? Thanks.
     
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    Re: AVIRA 8 Release Note

    i miss avira.. any new deals floating around with this new version being released?? id love to grab a lic if its a bit less than they were before.. dont get me wrong im having 0 issues with kis right now but i do miss avira
     
  23. trjam

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    Re: AVIRA 8 Release Note

    The GUI is completely different and better. There are quite a few improvements.;)
     
  24. Wordward

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    Re: AVIRA 8 Release Note

    Thanks trjam. You know where any screen shots of it can be found? I did a search in here and the Avira website and also did a google search, but I couldn't find any.
     
  25. rolarocka

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    See post 78 :thumb:
     
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