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Offline sst

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Avast with Windows 8 x64 compatibility, ...
« on: July 17, 2011, 01:00:09 AM »
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Avast with Windows 8 x64 compatibility, ...

Did someone test Avast, with Alpha 3 ?, i will test Avast, with Beta end August 2011 (technet version).

Did it's legal, to test an "Alpha" version of Windows 8 x64 ?


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Re: Avast with Windows 8 x64 compatibility, ...
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2011, 01:11:19 AM »
Don't you think you're getting a little bit ahead of yourself?
Why don't you wait until w8 is actually released?
Then, I would worry about avast & w8...

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Re: Avast with Windows 8 x64 compatibility, ...
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2011, 01:51:44 AM »
avast! 7 is being designed for Windows 8

Both should be available for RTW by spring 2012.
OS: W7-SP1, Security: AIS 7, SAS Pro, WinPatrol Plus Network:2 Dell 570MT x64 1 Dell 660 Desktop with 8GB RAM Default Browser & Email: Firefox & Thunderbird latest Betas

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Re: Avast with Windows 8 x64 compatibility, ...
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2011, 02:12:01 AM »
The Avast! team has a rapport with MS, some of their guys are occasionally in Redmond.  I would imagine they will be ready when it comes.

Don't you think you're getting a little bit ahead of yourself?
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Re: Avast with Windows 8 x64 compatibility, ...
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2011, 07:51:49 AM »
avast should work on your leaked win8 except Behavior Shield and sandbox component (autosandbox/sandbox/SafeZone), so make sure you install it without these components. Self-protection was fixed in build 1203 to work on win8.

avast is also tested on newer win8 versions (I'm not allowed to say build numbers), but we'll support only major releases (e.g. all Beta versions, RC/RTM versions) -- and maybe only the latest one (if RC is available, we won't support Beta anymore, etc). Those two components are heavily binded to win kernel components, so it's quite hard to maintain all available versions.

« Last Edit: July 17, 2011, 07:54:10 AM by pk »

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Re: Avast with Windows 8 x64 compatibility, ...
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2011, 07:11:43 PM »
I was able to install avast internet security 6 from file version
6.0.1000.0, feb. 2011 (sha ‎0d d6 d6 71 fe 03 64 d4 3b 63 21 31 41 7e 7b 3f) on windows 8
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.2.8102]
but after reboot avast starts with the signature updates + program updates.

The reboot after the following updates leads to a crash and the developer preview of
windows 8 can't recover.

Is there already an existing version of avast that works with DP 6.2.8102?

I'm willing to test and I have a valid product license.
« Last Edit: September 14, 2011, 07:27:25 PM by dynamind »

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Re: Avast with Windows 8 x64 compatibility, ...
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2011, 08:32:14 PM »
not yet, because DP 8102 doesn't allow avast component to load itself - they block us, today I'll speak with MS devs here at build conference how we can fix it; unfortunately, you will have to wait for the official win8 beta, because they have to remove blocking from their code

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Re: Avast with Windows 8 x64 compatibility, ...
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2011, 09:00:07 PM »
Windows 8 Preview Release is now available to download  from Microsoft.
See here


http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/apps/br229516

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Re: Avast with Windows 8 x64 compatibility, ...
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2011, 09:02:08 PM »
let's say I'm not very amused about the permanent connection of the windows explorer with redmond, no, no, no:



but as you can see here all protection systems are up:



I made only the signature updates - not the program itself - now I'll risk a reboot and tell you if it worked.

UPDATED: works!! now I'm able to block this SSL connection.
Definition updates should be sufficient for the moment but the MetroUI connections are blocked completely!!
« Last Edit: September 17, 2011, 12:57:10 PM by dynamind »

 

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