New avast! final release [5.0.677]

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  1. PnP

    PnP Registered Member

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    Hello its officially out..

    What's new
    Most notable improvements include:
    - solved a problem that could lead to disappearing of the avast service
    - Behavior Shield: solved a minor stability issue (aswSP.sys)
    - performance and stability improvements in the avast! sandbox
    - changes in the engine allowing us to generically detect/block some new types of exploits
    - speed improvements in the updater
    - IS: fixed a vulnerability in aswFw.sys (Secunia Advisory SA4086:cool:
    - IS: upgraded to the new version of antispam engine
    - minor changes and fixes in the GUI
    - fixes in the screen reader support
    - added Danish and Hebrew language packs

    And subsequently in 5.0.661:
    - solved the vulnerability related to license files (Secunia Advisory SA41109)
    - solved a UI crash condition during File system shield detections
    - solved a problem with scanning of files with very long path names
    - fixed the updater in East-Asian versions of avast running with Windows set to a different locale
    - added Urdu language pack

    And in 5.0.668:
    - solved the pesky memory leak introduced in v5.0.661
    - a few cosmetic fixes in the UI
    - improvements in the avast sandbox
    - improvements in the Outlook antispam plugin (it would be helpful if users of the avast Internet Security could test this one).

    And in 5.0.673:
    - more improvements in the avast sandbox
    - few fixes in the new language modules
    - Firewall: improvement in the path name matching (now handling correctly symbolic links etc)
    - added trimming of setup.log
    - a stability improvement in the avast service

    5.0.677: its final

    Other info..
    http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=63151.0
     
  2. PC_Pete

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    Why do you call this release "final"? It's not like the PC Tools Firewall is it? o_O
     
  3. twl845

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    Got it. Thanks for the heads up.:)
     
  4. Nevis

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    updating to get it
    thx for info
     
  5. BoerenkoolMetWorst

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    No, final is also used for official, out of beta releases.
     
  6. PnP

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    because 5.0.673 is release candidate and now 5.0.677 its final stable release..
     
  7. Page42

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    Got it! Thanks for the heads up.
    Upgrade went very well, with reboot required. :)
     
  8. PC_Pete

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    Okay. Right day, wrong universe. :D
    I thought 'final' meant 'last'.
     
  9. King Grub

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    Ha ha, "final stable release" could mean that there will only be unstable releases from now on. :D

    Thanks for the info!
     
  10. PnP

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    5.0.673 its also stable release but rc :)
     
  11. Nevis

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    rebooted and updated to latest release

    :)
     
  12. Boyfriend

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    Thanks PnP for update. Downloading....
     
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