Avira releases beta 4 with new GUI

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  1. trjam

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    It was released today to beta testers and has a new GUI that I am sure someone will post pics of later. They have really re-made this suite.;)
     
  2. Leo2005

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    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    is it just me or are these pictures REALLLLLLLLY small?
     
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    ye they are very small screenshots.
    from the little screenshot the stuff on the side looks like the kav gui with the modules to me.
    hopefully a bigger screenshot will help me have a closer look.
     
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    sorrymy fault now they should be normal ;)
     
  6. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    ty :)

    the mailguard one doesnt work Leo.

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    anyway, looks like its been a little vista-ized.

    still not for me though :)
     
  7. Leo2005

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    now it does ;)

    for the new features:
    - backup program
    - antibot
    - phishingfilter for websites
    - smtp scanner
    - avira rescue cd
    - improved firewall (automatic rules for signed programs, leak detection)
    - status bar for webguard
    - firewall can be configured in setup
    - automatic seltraining of antispam
    - possibillity to choose between program and detection updates
    - and many other imporvements an bugfixes.
     
  8. lucas1985

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    Behaviour blocker?
     
  9. Leo2005

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    not really. it only blocks programs sending Mails without the knowledge of the user.
     
  10. Jadda

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    Nice! Thanks for the screens, Leo! I have been waiting on these. :)
     
  11. lucas1985

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    So, it would be fair to call it a behaviour blocker with only one rule (mass mailing)?
     
  12. Leo2005

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    if you want to call it like that ;)
     
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    OK, thanks :) It seems that spambots are a big priority for Avira, isn't it?
     
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    seems too ;)
    no i think it just came with the smtp scanner, they thought they could integrate it
     
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    Re-made the suite? Seems to me still the same basically, the modules are the same as in v. 7 with improvements here and there. It's just that the looks is a bit different, but even that is not so drastic. It's more a reorganization of what has already been there. Configuration menu is almost untouched.

    I know you like this suite a lot, but still it doesn't really seem revolutionary to me, just a next step in developement.
     
  16. Leo2005

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    well the most changes you can't see. it has a completly reworked engine. that's why it gets the new version number 8.
    the other things (except the gui, which is demanded by users for a new product version ;)) could also be for the av7 as you said.
     
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    A bit of synergy, right?
     
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    It's a pitty they didn't do anything with the firewall. I find it difficult to configure. How can I trust networks or computers in the setup? It's not very userfriendly and I just have to trust Avira to do the configuration for me properly? It's the number one issue keeping me from using Avira.
     
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    How can one beta test this version? I'd like to try it. I really like Avira.

    I use to be a Kav "groupie" until my browser started either locking up or slowed to a crawl.
     
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    so far i kinda like it im playing with it now.. i do like the new gui though a bit nicer than before, i agree about the firewall though i kinda expected more from this new version..
     
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    http://betatest.avira.com/pages/index.php
     
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    GUI looks a bit like Kaspersky v6
     
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    Yep. I don't like the new GUI. Why does Avira imitate Kaspersky? I do though really like the replacement picture with the red and silver umbrellas.

    What is blowing me away is that we waited all this time for this? UGH. All the things that needed doing to improve Avira ....we got none of them. Instead we got a new GUI that was a waste of valuable time that Avira could have spent on improvements that would really matter. And we got some backup junk. Nothing important.

    I am extremely disappointed.
     
  24. trjam

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    I agree Mele, new paint is not what was needed. As i said earlier, I am not using it. SafeSpace fills my needs. Good luck to them though.
     
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    Most vendors are doing dog and pony shows with their programs and want to be all things to all people. The more features- the better. That is how they think they can maximize market share.
     
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