Bombshell: avast! 6.0 Available!!!

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  1. Doraemon

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    This is insane! I thought that this was in beta and a couple of minutes ago I checked "update application" and it's now 6.0.1000!!! :eek: :eek: :eek:

    How is it? Is it a pushed beta or the real dealo_O :D
     
  2. bigwrench9

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    hopefully not the cart in front of the horse kinda thing.
     
  3. Doraemon

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    I guess it's official: if you download the multilingual version on the avast web, it's 6.0.1000! :eek: :eek: :eek:
     
  4. TonyW

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    The AVAST website has been changed to reflect the release of version 6 so I guess it is official.
     
  5. Matthijs5nl

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    In my eyes avast! is going insane with it's version numbers. It has been version 4 for so long. And now they are pushing new versions every week.
    Although in my eyes the AutoSandboxing is very poor, it hardly improves protection in the current state; the same applies to the Behavioral Shield.

    I would have liked it more if they would just call this version 5.2, and then make sure the Behavioral Shield and AutoSandboxing actually improve protection significantly, and then call that version 5.5.

    EDIT: Don't get me wrong, in my eyes avast! Free Antivirus is a great product, it might very well be the best freebie.
     
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  6. Sherlock_Holmes

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    Wow...that is really quick work...beta then rc and final too so fast
    great work avast team...:thumb:
     
  7. firzen771

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    ye the beta did seem rather quick, im a bit scepticle but for the most part it does seem ready for final, im just suspicious of quick betas overall :p
     
  8. icr

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    Its official they have posted in their site:)


    EDIT : one quick question are we able to use the license that have been won in this recent Christmas giveaway(AIS v6)
     
  9. zfactor

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    downloaded the release removed the beta and tried a custom install and a lot of custom options are missing...like you cant uncheck web rep or the gadget etc.... not sure why but i have downloaded it twice and tried both times.. i wanted to do a fresh install as i always do after a final is released but i cant un-check certain things here... wierd
     
  10. vlk

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    Well, I'm not sure you're being totally fair here.
    I mean, the autosandbox really needs to get some real-world data (harvested from the avast community) to do its job the way it was designed to... give it a month or two, and I think you will see some very interesting results.

    So, let's help that instead of a bombshell, it will become a blockbuster.:p

    Thanks
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  11. vlk

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    I'm afraid you're still downloading v5.1.
    It takes a while for all the servers to update.

    Thanks
    Vlk
     
  12. Rednose!

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    Why quick ?

    This is the originally planned release date. I would say that during beta testing everything went very smooth, only one Beta was skipped.

    Greetz, Red.
     
  13. zfactor

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    can you please post links direct to the multi lang versions? i uninstalled the beta and now have nothing installed on this machine
     
  14. mantra

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    i know it was planned, i typically just prefer betas to be longer rather than shorter, i always thought the planned release date was a bit quick but as long as it runs stable then i guess my scepticism will be proven wrong.
     
  16. vlk

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    The link xxtp://files.avast.com/iavs5x/setup_ais.exe should lead to v6 (Internet Security).

    Thanks
    Vlk
     
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  17. zfactor

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    great thanks ill let you know for sure in a minute
     
  18. mantra

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    is there a compare list between the pro and free ?

    to have a support should i download the pro trial , so can i have a support?

    thanks
     
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  19. firzen771

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    thanks for the direct link, the installer seems to be larger than the v5.1 by about 30mb's:doubt:

    and mantra, all that information is on the avast site, its not hard to do that much research lol...
     
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  20. mantra

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    i was and i'm watching right now http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download

    but it's not a full detail list
     
  21. zfactor

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    prob because its a multi lang version it contains all the lang's not just one
     
  22. zfactor

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    lol so when will we see version 7 (just a joke)
     
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