New Official Avast Program Update 6.0.1091

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  1. hayc59

    hayc59 Updates Team

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    avast! v.6.0.1091 Final Released
    04.18.2011

    What's New:
    • Solved a compatibility problem with ZoneAlarm (WinXP)
    • Added WebRep Chrome extension
    • Improved installation of the WebRep plugins (especially Firefox)
    • Various fixes and improvements in the avast sandbox
    • Setup programs now smaller by ~20%
    • Community features and the Welcome screen can now be turned on/off directly from program settings
    • Solved a compatibility problem with Outpost firewall
    • Solved a bug related to the AutoSandbox offer (WinXP)
    • Gadget can now be removed by simply closing it
    • Solved a compatibility problem with GameGuard and sXe
    • SafeZone improvements
    • Improved sandbox logging
    • SafeZone is now a standalone setup package (can be installed/uninstalled separately)
    • Improvements in password processing
    • Improvements in the program uninstaller
    • Solved a memory leak in the avast gadget
    • Fixes in the File System Shield transient cache
    • Various stability/compatibility improvements

    Download: avast! v.6.0.1091
    Download: avast! Forum
     
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2011
  2. hayc59

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    NOTE: as always you can download from the forum
    or through the internal updater :D
     
  3. dazed1

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    Not really impressed, was expecting some BB/sandbox/protection improvements...
     
  4. vlk

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    These are independent of program updates as [most of] these module are actually part of the engine and such are updatable on the fly.
     
  5. dazed1

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    Ok, thanks for the info, btw any BB improvements/sandbox soon ?

    From my testing they actually are now better then the past, but still not fully functionall.
     
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    • Various fixes and improvements in the avast sandbox
    Among these are fixes to prevent a Sandboxed TDL rootkit from infecting the real system.
     
  7. dazed1

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    Ok thanks, good to hear :thumb:
     
  8. J_L

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    Going to update later. Nice long list of changes.
     
  9. ExtremeGamerBR

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    Thanks for update!
     
  10. sg09

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    Updated smoothly...:) Thanks...
     
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    Updated nice and smoothly, and thanks for optional social integration :thumb:
     
  12. Firebytes

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    I was hoping that the conflict between Avast 6 and PrivateFirewall would be fixed in this release. Guess I have to go on hoping for a future fix and continue using Avast 5.
     
  13. vlk

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    Have you tested that it's not fixed? Or what makes you think it's still there?
     
  14. Dwarden

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    i really like this new update (seems bit faster than two betas ago) ...

    the only "dot" on my radar for the moment is unability to define file exclusion for P2P and IM shield module ...
    dozens mIRC and mirandaIM history/log files scanned each write etc. aren't ideal

    also i still hope for WebRep supporting Opera as new version of browser is great too
     
  15. doktornotor

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    Uhm. Actually generic filesystem shield exclusions should work for the logs.
     
  16. element119

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    me too
     
  17. carat

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    Is there a standalone WebRep as well? :doubt:
     
  18. RejZoR

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    No. There is none and the official word is also that they aren't planning it as a stand alone addon. Mostly because they prefer to keep it close to the avast! program itself as it's connected to CommunityIQ feature as well.
     
  19. clayieee

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    Avast did very well on the last AV comparative test.
     
  20. Dwarden

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    they do NOT ...

    e.g.
    File System Shield exclusion covers *.log and %MircPath%\*.log

    yet in IM shield You can see constant activity on the *.log scanning
    (multiply with dozens channels and networks where each have own logfile)

    and same goes for Skype e.g. %APPDATA%\Skype\shared.xml
    yet it's repeatedly scanned
     
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  21. lws

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    Running Private firewall along with Avast 6.0.1019 here with no problems.
     
  22. Firebytes

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    I didn't see it specifically mentioned in the changelog but I now see the "various stability/compatibility improvements" line. I will give the new Avast version a try along with PFW in a few days when I have the time.

    Thanks
     
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    Nice, SafeZone now prevents clipboard logging, also on x64, it passed both Zemana and SpyShelter testtools :)
     
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    In order to test how much 'meaner' Avast 6 is compared to Avast 5 (according the Avast.com);

    I did an on-demand test today with v 6.0.1091 with samples collected between*April*22*-*April*23 (some samples were older than that but were collected in those dates). Definitions used were from April 25. Heuristic were at default. Sample size 4165 confirmed malicious files with different hashes (see txt for proof): Here's a filelist with the hashes of the files tested; View attachment malwarelist.txt

    Definitions and program version used:
    Avast_definitions.png

    Number of malicious files before scan:
    Samples_before.png

    Number of malicious files left after scan:
    Samples_after.png



    Result: 85,6% detection rate. That's a very good score considering the malware set used in the test were quite new!

    I'm astonished by the speed that remains in my computer with Avast. Never thought a classic AV could be this light.
     
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  25. Sherlock_Holmes

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    Nice test...can u scan the remaining files with high heurestics and scan for pup on...and if there are malware files left can u just execute a few to see if the autosandbox catches nethin
     
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