BETA @ AVG Pro 8

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  1. eBBox

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  2. trjam

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    been doing good but a few bugs. Really nice protection and product.
     
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    Screens? :D Im at University so cant test myself this week :rolleyes:
     
  4. ankupan

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    Hi,

    Just I saw a screenshot and it looks very promising too.
     
  5. iwod

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    Any changlog or what's new in it?

    I have always expected more features from acquisition of AntiSpyware and investment from Intel.

    So may be finally version 8 is the version to show the fruit of it??
     
  6. JimGoo

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    I've had a little bad luck with the firewall component . . . it would not hold my exceptions. Also, the "train spam" function was disabled on my copy. Further, it seemed to be a bit more cumbersome during "realtime" scanning (but this has been my experience with a number of other AV beta programs). On-demand scanning was quite acceptable, speedwise.

    All these comments are regarding AVG Pro 8 beta using Windows Vista Ultimate w/3G RAM in a Dell XPS 410.

    Regards,
    Jim
     
  7. trjam

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    the beta is only about 3 weeks old and Jim is right, there are some bugs but they are aware and seem to be very resonsive. I will post some shots later. But I am impressed with where it is heading, but beta will be awhile.
     
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    New components
    - Web shield – web content scanner (HTTP and Instant Messaging)
    This scanner also includes ExPLabs scanner.
    - Anti-Rootkit

    Scanning engine
    - Completely new scanning engine
    - Improved detection capabilities
    - New, much more effective, heuristic analysis
    - Improved performance
    - Reduced system requirements

    Testing
    - Possibility to set scan priority also during testing
    - Unified virus and spyware detection

    Scheduler
    - All scheduled tasks run as SYSTEM
    - It is possible to run only one scheduled scan at one time
    - Cooperation with power supply facilities
    - Improved settings for scheduled tasks

    Update
    - Program update is separated from virus updates
    - Faster reaction to specific threats
    - Automatic proxy server detection

    GUI
    - Simplified, intuitive and effective navigation
    - Merged testing and configuration interface

    Configuration
    - Simple configuration for most users
    - Advanced and detailed settings for IT professionals

    Other features
    - Improved support for scanning exceptions
    - Button for direct dispatch of suspicious file for analysis in Virus Vault
    - Improved synchronization with Windows startup
     
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    I tried it only briefly. It appears to be a very early beta. I liked the new GUI a lot. Lots of bugs at this point, and memory consumption is much higher than v7, but I am guessing that will be reduced as it gets closer to the final build. I did not install the firewall component, as the installation routine warns there is a lot of diagnostics code left in it. The firewall sounds like it is an even earlier state than the AV.

    Overall I am excited AVG is getting a major overhaul, but this current beta build is too early for my use. Hopefully when it is release, they keep a free version available.
     
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    It looks nice :) I hope they revamp their other products as well.
     
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    screenshots added,

    quite a few false positives for prevx 2.0

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    there is no option to IGNORE a threat when the virus detected popup shows.

    i can restore the FP's, but immediately they pop up once again and the process starts over again.

    where is the ignore option, where is the exclusion list?
     
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    Thanks for the screenshots.

    Still not really much of a looker, but a massive improvement from v7 nonetheless.
     
  13. iwod

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    Sorry. Where are those screenshots??
     
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    I agree. Looks intresting!
     
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    Doesn't the main GUI look a little like Blink's GUI. It was a while ago when I gave Blink a try so I could be wrong, but this new AVG GUI sure looks familiar.
     
  18. iwod

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    Finally a proper a modern GUI.

    I just checked on Av-comparatives. Seems the detection rate has really been improved and now on par with others.
    So any engine improvement would be great for the free antivirus.

    And without the slow update issues with AntiVir, AVG may prove to be a very good free AV :)
     
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    The version that was tested on AV-Comparatives was AVG Anti-Malware. Not AVG Pro. AVG Anti-Malware has the Ewido anti-malware engine incorporated into AVG Pro software. So, it's detection rate is higher then AVG Pro.
     
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    That "AVG Pro" beta seems to have an Anti-spyware component as well if the screenshots are showing correctly. Methinks that AVG Pro and Anti-Malware will have similar detection rates with version 8.0 onwards, but dunno.
     
  21. C.S.J

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    yeah, i wonder how it will work with the different licences they have.

    obviously the suite licence will be the top-dog, but what will happen to AM and PRO licences?

    regarding the GUI, the settings pages reminds me very much of bitdefender.

    further news can be found here: http://betaforum.avg.com/viewforum.php?f=4
     
  22. Graystoke

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    I gave the beta try today. I couldn't get the firewall to pass the ShieldsUp test at GRC. All ports were stealth except one. It was closed. Sorry, can't remember which port. Other than that, I like the looks of it much better, and configuring it is an easier process.
     
  23. C.S.J

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    i do like the addition of the automatic link scanner, although it isnt as fast as id like.

    still quite a few bugs, but im pretty sure AVG will iron them out before it hits release.

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    note: its also a nice touch to see the avg icon on the linkscanner being animated with a twirl :D
     
  24. WSFuser

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    To any tester: can you turn off the search result icons but still have the LinkScanner component protect you?
     
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    wonder if there will be a free 8 version?, anyone tried installing see if theyre key for pro works with it?
     
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