When to expect avast! 5 Beta?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by progress, Jul 19, 2009.

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  1. progress

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    Do you know when we will get the first Beta? :)
     
  2. gery

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    August or September and the new version is due to come in October
     
  3. JerryM

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    Good news. I have Avast Home on my laptop now. Put it on about a week ago, and it is running very smoothly. With the latest detection rates it is difficult to know of a significantly better AV.

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    Jerry
     
  4. firzen771

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    im definetly looking forward to Avast v5 finally. ill probably beta test it as well. hopefully its released in october and doesnt change again.
     
  5. funkydude

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    I assume a v5 free version will be available when a v5 paid version becomes available?
     
  6. quanzi_1507

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    Really? I've heard somewhere that it was expected to be released at the end of July.

    Btw, anybody here wants to see the new avast! 5 interface? I can post some... ;)
     
  7. mvdu

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    Sure! Would love to see.
     
  8. aigle

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    Oh yes pls.
     
  9. quanzi_1507

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    The GUI looks very similar to that of avast! Anti-Rootkit beta, which was included in avast! 4.8 ;)
     

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    Thanks for the screens. Long time coming for these. Looks promising.
     
  11. Someone

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    Thanks for the screenshots! It looks very interesting.
     
  12. quanzi_1507

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    The guys at avast! said that skin support will be dropped from avast 5, but I think the default GUI is good enough :)
     
  13. trjam

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    so for me to protect 3 computers it will cost me over a $100.00.:thumbd:

    I dont think so.
     
  14. mvdu

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    GUI is much better than the current one. Where is trjam seeing prices?
     
  15. firzen771

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    wow the new GUI so far is a huge step up.
     
  16. trjam

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    I am taking about the current product. For 3 comouters I have to buy 3 licences for Avast Pro. Vendors have got to get out of this mindset. Why would I pay over 100 bucks when I can get Microsoft for free.
     
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    lol umm. u can also get Avast Home for free... :rolleyes:
     
  18. trjam

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    true, but Pro is what I would want. But Kaspersky, Norton, Eset and Avira all are better deals. Avast would do themselves a favor to rethink their pricing structure.
     
  19. LagerX

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    Agreed. Their price module is kinda effusive.
     
  20. vlk

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    The pricing of the avast consumer products will change with version 5.
    BTW the screenshots above are a bit dated, plus illegally leaked.

    Some official screenshots are now posted on our blog http://blog.avast.com though.

    Thanks
    Vlk
     
  21. trjam

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    thanks, that is great news. Look forward to it.
     
  22. firzen771

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    my comment was meant more towards how u mentioned MSE being free when the feature set Avast Home is about the same if not more than MSE.

    i heard ther was gunna be some sort of behavioral analysis in v5, maybe i missed it in the blog post but is this true or false?
     
  23. trjam

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    I understand, thanks
     
  24. firzen771

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    wow the screenshots of the new GUI and info in the blog post have really got my excited about v5 :D cant wait
     
  25. vlk

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    Correct. Technically, it's an automated expert system that monitors the behavior of the system (by means of "sensors") and is able to block a program (and alert the user) when it starts doing something malicious.

    It is certainly not a panacea, but it does bring an extra layer of protection.

    There'll probably be a blog post dedicated to this module soon.


    Thanks
    Vlk
     
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