AVIRA 8 Release Notes - Now released!

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  1. Mele20

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    Re: AVIRA 8 Release Note

    Yes, it works by proxy. I use the Proxomitron and daisey chaining two proxies has never worked for me. I left my favorite cookie handler application (first software I ever bought) many years ago when they rewrote the program and moved to a proxy handling of cookies. Chained to Proxo it slowed my internet horribly.

    With the beta, and this may not be true for the release version, disabling or uninstalling the webguard module did not work right. Disabling it still crippled my speed and uninstalling it had no effect either. My speed was still poor. I had to uninstall beta 8 and then reinstall and choose, at the beginning of the install, to NOT INSTALL the webguard. So, the safest thing is to just not install that module in the beginning. You might be able to disable it and have it actually be disabled but it didn't disable for me even though it said was disabled. This was about midway through the beta. After that I didn't install it so the problem I had with it not disabling properly, and not uninstalling correctly either, may have been fixed later in the beta. Not everyone had that problem either.
     
  2. innerpeace

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    Re: AVIRA 8 Release Note

    :blink: Geez, all I did was make a back-up. I also update everything manually so I will check the boards before I update tomorrow. If the screaming isn't too bad, then I will update Avira. If it borks my system, then I will restore my backup :).
     
  3. Stijnson

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    Re: AVIRA 8 Release Note

    I'm currently using NOD2.7 and WinXP firewall. I'm thinking about switching to Avira when my license for NOD runs out, but I've been reading some things about Avira's new Webguard that leaves me with some questions.

    Like NODv3, Avira Webguard uses proxying, am I right?
    I've been reading posts by NODv3 users that this proxying messes with their SW firewall (and I am assuming that Avira's Webguard will cause similar problems?)

    My question is if it also interferes with WinXP firewall? Or could I run the new Avira (and then even NODv3) with Webguard without too much trouble?
     
  4. MaB69

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    Re: AVIRA 8 Release Note

    I was talking about v7 security suite

    MaB
     
  5. Leo2005

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    Re: AVIRA 8 Release Note

    for Users of the suite on Vista 64 bit. please uninstall the version 7 and install the new version when it is available. otherwise the firewall will not work after the update.
    btw the release will not take part today.
    it will be in the next days.
     
  6. GmG

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    Re: AVIRA 8 Release Note

    http://forum.avira.com/thread.php?threadid=35814&page=2
     
  7. Diver

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    Re: AVIRA 8 Release Note

    The solution for bugs is to wear pointy shoes so you can squash them in the corners. Why did I expect a delay?
     
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  8. Bunkhouse Buck

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    Re: AVIRA 8 Release Note

    Who cares if there is a delay? Beta testing of the Security Suite for me showed some new features (like backup). Scan speed about the same. Firewall finally stealths all ports. Other than that, no big deal and changes not major.
     
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  9. Jadda

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    Re: AVIRA 8 Release Note

    From Avira forum:

    "Hi Everybody! The Q1 release scheduled for today must be postponed due to a last minute bug. New release date is wednesday or thursday, depends on the outcome of the retesting."
     
  10. Victek

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    Re: AVIRA 8 Release Note

    Just saw this announcement on the avira forum...

    "Hi Everybody!

    The Q1 release scheduled for today must be postponed due to a last minute bug.

    New release date is Wednesday or Thursday, depends on the outcome of the retesting.

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    Beste Grüße aus Tettnang!

    Oliver Grbavac
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    Avira GmbH"
     
  11. iwod

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    Re: AVIRA 8 Release Note

    will AVIRA 8 Free edition have the same update system?

    I.e a pop up of Ads ?
     
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    Re: AVIRA 8 Release Note

    yes. but the default settings will be a bit different.
     
  13. Nike_P

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    Re: AVIRA 8 Release Note

    so for those who use free version not much will change expect the GUI right? :p
     
  14. Leo2005

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    Re: AVIRA 8 Release Note

    yes there are not so muc new functions.
    the changes for the classic:
    - better selfprotection
    - new failsafe system for cases update fails
    - udpater is now able to detect blocked servers and gives error message if update isn't possible because of that. (calssic users does not have to wait anymore about 20 minutes to get this message, it will come in a few seconds) it proposes to try again in a few minutes (did not see this feature but shouldbe there)
    - updates are divided in detection and program updates (last ones are disabled on classic version per default)
    well i think thats all ;)

    and now for all. the AV 8 will delay again on a longer time then 2 days.
     
  15. Kees1958

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    What has happened to German gründlichkeit? ;)
     
  16. Nike_P

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    nothing about higher detection rate from old ver7 to v8?
     
  17. Jadda

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    Re: AVIRA 8 Release Note

    Isn't it high enough?

    :p
     
  18. Leo2005

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    Re: AVIRA 8 Release Note

    well it will have the same engine as premium and suite, so yes the detection should be better then on version 7.
     
  19. Diver

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    Re: AVIRA 8 Release Note

    The good news is if you were worried about updating your AV on Patch Tuesday, and having something go wrong as a result, you can now get through Patch Tuesday on version 7 of Avira with some confidence that Patch Tuesday did not clobber your machine.


    "and now for all. the AV 8 will delay again on a longer time then 2 days"

    This is what happens when the brain works in German, but the desired result is in English.

    I suggest anyone who is having to wait this out change their wallpaper to make things a bit more pleasant.
     
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  20. Mele20

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    Re: AVIRA 8 Release Note

    Just posted in the Avira forum that ver 8 will not be available until next week.
     
  21. Stijnson

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    Re: AVIRA 8 Release Note

    Anyone?
     
  22. hamesh

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    Re: AVIRA 8 Release Note

    doesn't it mean this Wednesday or Thursday? not next week.
     
  23. Technic

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    Re: AVIRA 8 Release Note

    Originally posted by Oliver Grbavac

    "Hi Everybody! The Q1 release scheduled for today must be postponed due to a last minute bug. New release date is wednesday or thursday, depends on the outcome of the retesting."

    TODAY means yesterday...so it will be released date is today or tomorrow.
     
  24. hamesh

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    Re: AVIRA 8 Release Note

    that was posted today on the avira forums.
     
  25. ugly

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    IMO AVIRA prematurely ended betatest program ( how about a RC version ? ) and now there are chances they release a final version with undiscovered bugs.
     
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