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avast! 8 RTM (UPDATE!!!)
« on: February 19, 2013, 05:18:45 PM »
Hello dear Beta testers!
 
avast! 8 RTM build is now ready! The build number is 8.0.1481. A few things that you already know:
 
You'll immediately notice the new GUI.  We are excited to hear your feedback
The Software Updater is a new tool for helping you keep apps up to date.  Give it a try :-)
 
There is a new product tier called Premier, it includes 3 new features:
•         Data Shredder for wiping files, drives, and partitions
•         Software Updater in autoupdate mode
•         AccessAnywhere for remotely connecting to your PC no matter where you are
 
There is also a Browser Cleanup tool; it's a great utility for getting rid of invasive toolbars.
In addition, avast! Ad Blocker is introduced; this feature allows you to block ads, simple but nice :-)
 
Other improvements have been made to our FileRep and WebRep to help keep identify new threats in near real-time.
And finally, our Streaming Updates make sure you have the lastes virus definitions.
 
We hope you will find avast! 8 to be a great product and we sincerely appreciate you taking part in the final testing and sharing
your feedback with us. Please use our new https://feedback.avast.com (click 'Login', then 'Single Sign-On' and you'll be
logged in automagically if you are already logged in the forum or you'll be asked for your forum credentials).
 
Download locations
http://files.avast.com/test5beta/avast_free_antivirus_setup.exe
http://files.avast.com/test5beta/avast_pro_antivirus_setup.exe
http://files.avast.com/test5beta/avast_internet_security_setup.exe
http://files.avast.com/test5beta/avast_premier_antivirus_setup.exe
 
 
Fixed issues from previous betas
- Some online content does not fit or is not translated yet
- IE WebRep plugin doesn't work
- AccessAnywhere computer list isn't sometimes refreshed
- avast! v8 now runs on Win8 too
- Problems with upgrading v7 to v8 on Win8 related to the network
- XP performance problem solved
- Automatic Profile detection in the firewall on Win7 solved
- No information popup on controlled PC when client is connected via avast! AccessAnywhere
- List of computers shows offline PCs and also those that don’t have AccessAnywhere activated
- BSODs & Webshield crashes fixed
- Problems with Security Center fixed
- Ad Blocker has now final facelift
- Stability issues with Outlook plugin solved
- UI might hang sometimes during connecting to avast! account
- Problems in data shredder solved
- After facebook registration setup might crash so reboot is required to start avast! service
- During softrial gui is not correctly updated
- Trial period could not be activated (update from v7 to v8)
- Missing pre-defined scan jobs (update from v7 to v8)
- Fixed FW installation issues on Win8 (upgrade from v7)
- New graphics placed
- Fixed problem with "disappearing GUI" - CreditAlert component
- Fixed issue with Chrome 25
- Fixed IE plugin hangs
- Fixed DHCP issues (unable to obtain IP address)
 
Known issues in this version
- No major issues :-)
 
It should be possible to install this version on top of your existing avast! installation (all settings should be preserved).
[When you reinstalling from older beta,  we recommend to use aswClear - http://files.avast.com/test5beta/aswclear.exe]
 
Thanks!
 
Lukas
« Last Edit: February 27, 2013, 03:25:43 PM by pavels »
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Re: avast! 8 Release Candidate 1
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2013, 05:35:31 PM »
Updated a minute ago thanks guys !

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Re: avast! 8 Release Candidate 1
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2013, 05:36:25 PM »
Yup, via GUI :)
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Re: avast! 8 Release Candidate 1
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2013, 05:42:31 PM »
Updated via GUI and all good, the Ad Block folder is now also not installed in disc E and WebRep is working :)

Where are the options for the Ad Blocking done from in IE10 ?

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Re: avast! 8 Release Candidate 1
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2013, 05:59:49 PM »
I realize there are problems with the adblock installation, but this is the first time it hasn't installed for me in Chrome. Also, needs to autodetect language.

Text still misaligned in Update.

This was a clean install.
« Last Edit: February 19, 2013, 06:20:50 PM by Charyb »

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Re: avast! 8 Release Candidate 1
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2013, 06:05:40 PM »
Updated via GUI, everythings running smoothly  :)
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Re: avast! 8 Release Candidate 1
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2013, 06:14:36 PM »
Updated via GUI running smooth as silk.  :)
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Re: avast! 8 Release Candidate 1
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2013, 06:16:15 PM »
GUI  glitch>     Network Shield and Behavior Shield cut off like:   Network Shi  and Behavior Sh
                                                                                                            eld                      ield

> tried Repair no change
Also no "Streaming updates" since 2/18/2013  12:14:48 pm
Guess I'm forced to do Clean Install
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Re: avast! 8 Release Candidate 1
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2013, 06:21:46 PM »
Updated from previus beta 3 via GUI.
So far no problem  ;)
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Re: avast! 8 Release Candidate 1
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2013, 06:23:27 PM »
GUI  glitch>     Network Shield and Behavior Shield cut off like:   Network Shi  and Behavior Sh
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> tried Repair no change
Also no "Streaming updates" since 2/18/2013  12:14:48 pm
Guess I'm forced to do Clean Install
All fine here schmidthouse, looks like maybe the clean install is your only option left :(
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Re: avast! 8 Release Candidate 1
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2013, 06:24:26 PM »
Updated my XP Laptop via GUI. So far no problems. :)

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Re: avast! 8 Release Candidate 1
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2013, 06:26:30 PM »
Update: My instalation is also showing that no connection is established to the rep/streaming updates, restarted the system still no connection, Im going to try a repair and if that doesnt work then a clean installation
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Re: avast! 8 Release Candidate 1
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2013, 06:29:01 PM »
Update: My instalation is also showing that no connection is established to the rep/streaming updates, restarted the system still no connection, Im going to try a repair and if that doesnt work then a clean installation
Or just wait  ;)

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Re: avast! 8 Release Candidate 1
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2013, 06:30:01 PM »
Update: My instalation is also showing that no connection is established to the rep/streaming updates, restarted the system still no connection, Im going to try a repair and if that doesnt work then a clean installation
There was mention by one of the Mods the other day about maybe some server side issues in certain locations, it could be that this is still part of the problem.
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Re: avast! 8 Release Candidate 1
« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2013, 06:31:43 PM »
Update: My instalation is also showing that no connection is established to the rep/streaming updates, restarted the system still no connection, Im going to try a repair and if that doesnt work then a clean installation
Or just wait  ;)

FYI> I have 'connection established' but hasn't updated
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