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Title: Anyone not having problems with avast! 8.0?
Post by: jadinolf on March 12, 2013, 12:41:41 AM
I would love to hear from some of you.

I have two Windows Seven computers, 2 Windows XP SP3 computers and one Laptop Windows Vista computer. I have experienced no problems whatever and have had about 10 days to run it through its processes.

Please tell me it's not just me. 
Title: Re: Anyone not having problems with avast! 8.0?
Post by: DavidR on March 12, 2013, 01:03:11 AM
It's not just you, me too on only two computers, XP Pro desktop and win7 netbook.

Whilst the journey to avast8 on my XP pro system was not hassle free I had a nightmare on the closed and early public beta and only being resolved at beta 3 stage.
Title: Re: Anyone not having problems with avast! 8.0?
Post by: Gandalf1369 on March 12, 2013, 01:08:47 AM
Got it installed on four computers in total.  Two desktops and two laptops.  All running Windows 7 64bit, except one desktop which is running Windows 7 32bit.  The 64bit machines are running avast! 8 Internet Security and the 32bit machine is running avast 8 Free.  All computers are running fine with absolutely no problems.
Title: Re: Anyone not having problems with avast! 8.0?
Post by: jadinolf on March 12, 2013, 01:11:53 AM
Gee, three of us?
Title: Re: Anyone not having problems with avast! 8.0?
Post by: MichaelT. on March 12, 2013, 01:16:13 AM
Have you read my post?
I definitely feel that this is a bug I describe, Windows SHOULD resize properly!
Bad coding,,,,,,shame on you avast!.
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=117645.0 (http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=117645.0)
Title: Re: Anyone not having problems with avast! 8.0?
Post by: jadinolf on March 12, 2013, 01:18:49 AM
Have you read my post?
I definitely feel that this is a bug I describe, Windows SHOULD resize properly!
Bad coding,,,,,,shame on you avast!.
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=117645.0 (http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=117645.0)

Sorry Michael, but I am a looking for people who are not having problems. I expect 100,000,000 replies.
Title: Re: Anyone not having problems with avast! 8.0?
Post by: Gopher John on March 12, 2013, 03:05:44 AM
No problems with AIS, at least none that affect security in any way on my 2 installs here.
Title: Re: Anyone not having problems with avast! 8.0?
Post by: mican on March 12, 2013, 03:34:52 AM
No problems here.  Altogether, my family is running the free version of 8.0.1483 on:

Two WinXP 32-bit PCs
Three Win7 32-bit PCs
Four Win7 64-bit PCs

All were upgraded from Avast Free 7 through the GUI and all are functioning fine.
Title: Re: Anyone not having problems with avast! 8.0?
Post by: back2front on March 12, 2013, 03:42:03 AM
2 Laptops Win 8 with no problems.
Title: Re: Anyone not having problems with avast! 8.0?
Post by: Rompin Raider on March 12, 2013, 03:59:12 AM
Broken record...no issues here...Win 7 SP1.
Title: Re: Anyone not having problems with avast! 8.0?
Post by: thebigd on March 12, 2013, 04:05:04 AM
Yes, I can no longer send email out with my gmail account via Thunderbird, even after following the instructions, if I turn off the Mail Shield I can send out emails, if it on I cannot. so I have to leave the mail shield off. :-[
Title: Re: Anyone not having problems with avast! 8.0?
Post by: Diddy on March 12, 2013, 04:27:20 AM
HI I have Avast 8.0.1483 on two desktop computers one computer is Windows 7 Home Premium and the other computer is Windows Vista home Basic.  I have not had any problems or issues with avast 8 this is the way security software should work.  Both desktop computers have free avast 8 installed.  Avast team you have done a great job.

Title: Re: Anyone not having problems with avast! 8.0?
Post by: jadinolf on March 12, 2013, 06:37:46 AM
Thanks fellas.

I appreciate your posts.
Title: Re: Anyone not having problems with avast! 8.0?
Post by: DJBone on March 12, 2013, 07:33:09 AM
Avast IS 8.0.1483 installed on:

- 2 PCs with Win7 32bit
- 1 Laptop with Win7 64bit
- 2 Laptops with WinXP
- 1 PC with WinXP
Everything is fine!  :D

DJBone
Title: Re: Anyone not having problems with avast! 8.0?
Post by: Vladimyr on March 12, 2013, 11:47:00 AM
1 x avast! Free 8.0.1483 on XP SP3 - no problems
1 x AIS 8.0.1483 on Win8 64-bit - no problems
Title: Re: Anyone not having problems with avast! 8.0?
Post by: abruptum on March 12, 2013, 12:07:49 PM
You are all in denial.You cannot tell me that Software Updater is working fine.
I just manually updated Flash player to version 11.6.602.180 and Software Updater
doesn't detect it.It "says" I have latest version 11.6.602.171 installed.Also it doesn't
recognize Firefox 19.0.2.For IE10 in Windows 7 it "says" that latest version is IE9.Admit
that Software Updater is useless.
Title: Re: Anyone not having problems with avast! 8.0?
Post by: abruptum on March 12, 2013, 12:15:05 PM
Actually I must correct myself.It did recognize latest installed version but
still says that latest version is 11.6.602.171.
Title: Re: Anyone not having problems with avast! 8.0?
Post by: Cister on March 12, 2013, 12:23:40 PM
Hello everyone,

Everything is working fine with Avast! 8 on Windows 7 64 B. I did not take the Avast Updater.
Title: Re: Anyone not having problems with avast! 8.0?
Post by: Chim on March 12, 2013, 03:17:31 PM
I installed avast 8 on my computer with Windows Vista and on my sister's computer with Windows XP and they're both working fine.
Title: Re: Anyone not having problems with avast! 8.0?
Post by: Seany007 on March 12, 2013, 03:23:15 PM
I had one problem with BSOD caused by Avast after that no issues. I'm impressed LOL!
Title: Re: Anyone not having problems with avast! 8.0?
Post by: JWJr on March 12, 2013, 03:25:58 PM
Other than the elsewhere-mentioned (non-)automatic update problem, I've had no issues on 6 XPProSP3 machines here.  -JW
Title: Re: Anyone not having problems with avast! 8.0?
Post by: essexboy on March 12, 2013, 03:36:39 PM
Fine on XP, 7 and 8
Title: Re: Anyone not having problems with avast! 8.0?
Post by: Asyn on March 12, 2013, 04:30:37 PM
Also no problems here.
Title: Re: Anyone not having problems with avast! 8.0?
Post by: anchris on March 12, 2013, 08:17:29 PM
I have been using Avast for about 5 years with no problems.
Quite like the new interface, do not have programme updater installed, prefer to do this myself.

Well done Avast
Title: Re: Anyone not having problems with avast! 8.0?
Post by: jrace on March 12, 2013, 11:46:57 PM

1x XP/32 SP3 - avast! Free - no problems  8)
1x W7/32 SP1 - avast! Free - no problems  8)
Title: Re: Anyone not having problems with avast! 8.0?
Post by: predatorz on March 13, 2013, 01:23:49 AM
3 x W7/64 SP1 - No problems
Title: Re: Anyone not having problems with avast! 8.0?
Post by: iroc9555 on March 13, 2013, 01:50:48 AM
You are all in denial.You cannot tell me that Software Updater is working fine.
I just manually updated Flash player to version 11.6.602.180 and Software Updater
doesn't detect it.It "says" I have latest version 11.6.602.171 installed.Also it doesn't
recognize Firefox 19.0.2.For IE10 in Windows 7 it "says" that latest version is IE9.Admit
that Software Updater is useless.

Because SU does not recognize updated programs yet, does not mean that Avast!8 is giving you problems in your comp or it not protecting it. Remember this is a new feature bound to have a few hiccups.

1 desktop XP Pro_86 Spk3. Clean install AIS 8. Tried it for a week then moved to FREE. No problem whatsoever.
1 laptop XP Pro_86 Spk3. Clean install Avast! 8 FREE. No problems at all.
1 Mini desktop Vista 64 Spk2. Automatic update to Avast! 8 FREE. No problem.
Title: Re: Anyone not having problems with avast! 8.0?
Post by: abruptum on March 13, 2013, 09:17:51 AM
Another answer from member of Avast cult.
Look for my other posts how Avast is changing my Avast Free to Pro
without my wish.That bug should be fixed immediately.
Re-released version 7.Version 8 should be still in beta.
And for love of God remove that "Red John" smile from UI.
Title: Re: Anyone not having problems with avast! 8.0?
Post by: Gopher John on March 13, 2013, 01:39:05 PM
Another answer from member of Avast cult.
Look for my other posts how Avast is changing my Avast Free to Pro
without my wish.That bug should be fixed immediately.
Re-released version 7.Version 8 should be still in beta.
And for love of God remove that "Red John" smile from UI.

Just because you (and some others) are having problems doesn't mean that the majority of people are.  If I can trust you when you say you have problems, then you should be able to trust others that say they are having no problems.
Title: Re: Anyone not having problems with avast! 8.0?
Post by: quakeworld on March 13, 2013, 03:16:21 PM
Upgraded from 7 to 8 from within 7 and all is going well. Using Win 7 Ultimate. No problems here. Good job Avast !
Title: Re: Anyone not having problems with avast! 8.0?
Post by: iroc9555 on March 13, 2013, 03:25:00 PM
Another answer from member of Avast cult.
Look for my other posts how Avast is changing my Avast Free to Pro
without my wish.That bug should be fixed immediately.
Re-released version 7.Version 8 should be still in beta.
And for love of God remove that "Red John" smile from UI.

Sir I am not a member of any cult. I use Avast! and help here because I like it not because I am a zealot and you insult all Evangelists when you termed them members of a cult.

Now I tell you. If you look at my other posts you would see I have also reported Avast! odd behaviors or bugs and that is the reason for a forum to exist to report and find solutions. I myself have attended a few in the Spanish forum with the same kind of problem you reported, but if a solution is not found in your particular case it does not mean Avast! is not working correctly in other cases and your attitud and demeanor makes it hard for anyone to assist you.

If I can trust you when you say you have problems, then you should be able to trust others that say they are having no problems.

Well said John. Thank you.
Title: Re: Anyone not having problems with avast! 8.0?
Post by: abruptum on March 13, 2013, 04:14:36 PM
I am just very angry and I apologize if I offended anyone.But the thing is that help from
you-Evangelists was not help at all.I respect that you're trying to help but I need answers from Avast
team or someone responsible.I need to know if they can reproduce that bug and they are working on
fix for it.As I said in previous posts this bug leaves users unprotected at the end and not all users know
how to reinstall Avast.
Title: Re: Anyone not having problems with avast! 8.0?
Post by: Just_a_User on March 13, 2013, 04:24:47 PM
Windows 7 pro 64, no issues all went well from start as updated from GUI, and i love the whole packets and looks of it.
Title: Re: Anyone not having problems with avast! 8.0?
Post by: MikeBCda on March 13, 2013, 09:30:04 PM
Win 7 x64 SP1, no problems here either.  Unless you count as a "problem" learning to navigate the totally revamped interface.

One minor gripe, it should be made a little clearer that "scan now" now starts whatever's selected as the default type of scan.  Fine if you normally use the preset Quick Scan, but a little confusing if you consistently do a Full Scan until you've figured out the defaults system.
Title: Re: Anyone not having problems with avast! 8.0?
Post by: jadinolf on March 13, 2013, 11:25:00 PM
Win 7 x64 SP1, no problems here either.  Unless you count as a "problem" learning to navigate the totally revamped interface.

One minor gripe, it should be made a little clearer that "scan now" now starts whatever's selected as the default type of scan.  Fine if you normally use the preset Quick Scan, but a little confusing if you consistently do a Full Scan until you've figured out the defaults system.

Mike, I just noticed that. It goes to quick scan. Not good.

Thanks
Title: Re: Anyone not having problems with avast! 8.0?
Post by: SilverCloud2003 on March 14, 2013, 12:48:38 AM
No problems with the program itself - 1 XP machine, 1 Win7 machine...

However, I am getting constant nags to upgrade to AIS which I would love ot find a way to get rid of...
Title: Re: Anyone not having problems with avast! 8.0?
Post by: Kilia on March 14, 2013, 01:03:52 AM
I'm doing fine so far.
Title: Re: Anyone not having problems with avast! 8.0?
Post by: jayt on March 14, 2013, 01:35:14 AM
I have avast 8 on an xp machine and on two win 7 machines. No problem after David R helped me get Thunderbird working. I am not particularly fond of the software updater; so, I have uninstalled that module and instead use file hippo's software updater. All in all, I love avast 8.
Title: Re: Anyone not having problems with avast! 8.0?
Post by: csave on March 14, 2013, 01:59:10 AM
It went on flawlessly to 3 Win XP machines and one Win 7 x64 laptop.

But I have also run into numerous other machines that have nothing but problems trying to get version 8 on them and will not boot correctly. ESPECIALLY Vista x64 systems.

I chose to stay with version 7.0.1474 for now on them and set the 'program updates' option to 'manual' for a few months until all the bugs have been worked out.
Title: Re: Anyone not having problems with avast! 8.0?
Post by: dextermat on March 14, 2013, 02:06:03 AM
While the looks and functionality are great (BTW I really like avast telling me flash, java and other problematic programs that are not to up to date.)

The big problem I have is that it takes all the bandwith. I notice, when I installed the new version, that my internet connection was slower.
When I go on youtube, video are slowly getting in.

I tested my bandwidth with speedtest.net and network icontrol (program show you what programs are using bandwidth)
When I lunch speedtest, firefox utilize maximum 200.00 kbps and avast takes 800.00 kbps. When I disable avast : I get full 1000.00 kbps

But beside that, its a 8/10!! Avast is still the best antivirus out there compared to paid or free.

(I posted that in How do you like avast 8 also)
Title: Re: Anyone not having problems with avast! 8.0?
Post by: csave on March 14, 2013, 04:42:25 AM
Where did user abruptum get IE10 for Windows 7?

According to Microsoft, Internet Explorer 10 only supports Windows 8 or Windows RT PC.


----> From Microsoft <-----
If you want to run Internet Explorer 10 on your PC, here's what it takes:
    A Windows 8 or Windows RT PC.
    Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with support for PAE, NX, and SSE2
    RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
    Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
    Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver
    Internet access (ISP fees might apply)



Just curious............
Title: Re: Anyone not having problems with avast! 8.0?
Post by: jadinolf on March 14, 2013, 06:16:49 AM
Where did user abruptum get IE10 for Windows 7?

According to Microsoft, Internet Explorer 10 only supports Windows 8 or Windows RT PC.


----> From Microsoft <-----
If you want to run Internet Explorer 10 on your PC, here's what it takes:
    A Windows 8 or Windows RT PC.
    Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with support for PAE, NX, and SSE2
    RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
    Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
    Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver
    Internet access (ISP fees might apply)



Just curious............

I have IE 10 on my Windows 7 computers. I think you got bad info.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/internet-explorer/downloads/ie-10/worldwide-languages

Title: Re: Anyone not having problems with avast! 8.0?
Post by: kevpan815 on March 14, 2013, 06:42:17 AM
IE 10.0 was just released (to the Microsoft Download Center) for Windows 7 on February 25th, 2013 (which is easy for me to remember because my Dad was born on February 25th, NOT telling what year) however, it still has NOT been pushed to Windows Update for Windows 7 yet, Just FYI.
Title: Re: Anyone not having problems with avast! 8.0?
Post by: Gopher John on March 14, 2013, 03:06:41 PM
IE 10 was offered on Windows Update on Tuesday, March 12 for Windows 7 SP1.  I did the security update for IE 9 and a few other updates in one session, restarted Windows when prompted, and then allowed the IE 10 update.
Title: Re: Anyone not having problems with avast! 8.0?
Post by: csave on March 14, 2013, 04:50:35 PM
Good to know. When you click on the link that jadinolf provided (which was where I found the information) and click on 'System Requirements', Microsoft still shows the following requirements:

If you want to run Internet Explorer 10 on your PC, here's what it takes:
    A Windows 8 or Windows RT PC.
    Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with support for PAE, NX, and SSE2
    RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
    Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
    Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver
    Internet access (ISP fees might apply)

I guess Microsoft needs to update their system requirements notice. But I guess since this isn't a forum for Microsoft, that's another topic for another day.

Thanks for clarifying.  :)
Title: Re: Anyone not having problems with avast! 8.0?
Post by: Gopher John on March 14, 2013, 05:49:42 PM
You are welcome.
Title: Re: Anyone not having problems with avast! 8.0?
Post by: nigel mansel on March 14, 2013, 06:16:12 PM
Working great here :)
Title: Re: Anyone not having problems with avast! 8.0?
Post by: bruce_b on March 14, 2013, 06:26:41 PM
Working fine on XP Pro SP3 with 512MB RAM on an old Dell with a P4
And I agree, the software updater has glitches about latest versions.
Personally, it is an option that really does not need to be in an antivirus program.
Most people check for updates themselves or the apps, like Adobe Flash or Java
will check and either do the updates or notify you to do them.
Title: Re: Anyone not having problems with avast! 8.0?
Post by: schmidthouse on March 14, 2013, 06:49:16 PM
As my signature shows, I have Avast8 Pro installed on both laptops.
I had Network Shield issues with Version 7 Pro on my Windows 8 Pro OS (Showed running, but never any activity ever). This was rectified with Version 8 and my hat goes off to the Avast dev. team for resolving many original issues with the new Win8 OS. (Especially mine ::))
Most issues "now" are unfortunately, System Specific, not generalised over the vast majority of Avast users with Windows 8 OS.
No problems with either of my OS configurations.  8)
Title: Re: Anyone not having problems with avast! 8.0?
Post by: Para-Noid on March 14, 2013, 08:53:32 PM
I am just very angry and I apologize if I offended anyone.But the thing is that help from
you-Evangelists was not help at all.I respect that you're trying to help but I need answers from Avast
team or someone responsible.I need to know if they can reproduce that bug and they are working on
fix for it.As I said in previous posts this bug leaves users unprotected at the end and not all users know
how to reinstall Avast.
With over 170 million users it's very difficult, if not impossible, to duplicate/replicate each and every system.
Therefore what works for one user may or may not work for another.

If any user has any difficulty doing a clean install we will be more than happy to give them step-by-step instructions.  8)
Title: Re: Anyone not having problems with avast! 8.0?
Post by: Cloudy on March 17, 2013, 07:12:57 PM
no problem on Win 8 Pro x64

;)
Title: Re: Anyone not having problems with avast! 8.0?
Post by: vittau on March 17, 2013, 07:50:17 PM
No problems here so far (three days since I installed avast! 8 ), though I do (and always did) have Sandbox completely disabled. It seems to be the cause of some of the problems people are experiencing...

Windows 7 Pro SP1 (x64), fully updated
Full settings here (http://www.sysprofile.de/id164042) in case anyone cares.
Title: Re: Anyone not having problems with avast! 8.0?
Post by: jadinolf on March 18, 2013, 12:35:34 AM
No problems here so far (three days since I installed avast! 8 ), though I do (and always did) have Sandbox completely disabled. It seems to be the cause of some of the problems people are experiencing...

Windows 7 Pro SP1 (x64), fully updated
Full settings here (http://www.sysprofile.de/id164042) in case anyone cares.

Sorry about that vittau but great to hear from you.
Title: Re: Anyone not having problems with avast! 8.0?
Post by: Link. on March 18, 2013, 09:28:34 AM
avast! Free 8.0.1483 on Vista  - no problems here.
Title: Re: Anyone not having problems with avast! 8.0?
Post by: YrbkMgr on March 18, 2013, 03:34:19 PM
Have you read my post?
I definitely feel that this is a bug I describe, Windows SHOULD resize properly!
Bad coding,,,,,,shame on you avast!.
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=117645.0 (http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=117645.0)

Sorry Michael, but I am a looking for people who are not having problems. I expect 100,000,000 replies.

I'm not sure what the point of the thread is, except to say "we're not having problems so the (alleged) minority who are having problems, well, the problem isn't with the program, so good night and good luck".

First of all, it's silly - people who are not having problems do not usually come to the boards, unless they're regulars to the forum. So any conclusions derived from such a thread are skewed anyway - and skewed against whatever it is you're trying to prove.

Second of all, you're "expecting 100,000,000 replies"? Seriously? A hundred million? C'mon man, that smacks of "the problem isn't here, it's yonder". If you're not having problems, consider yourself amongst the lucky, not the elite. Please.

Anti-virus software is a serious issue as it is not an optional software component - and over time, the complexity with which these programs intermingle with basic PC operations has grown over time. It's ridiculous to think that all conditions could be considered and addressed with any software release. Simply ridiculous. So one must assume that there will be a certain number of systems adversely affected and it's important for the developers to know, regardless of whether or not they intend to change things. Trying to tally the number of people who are not having problems serves no purpose and only denigrates the importance of reliable operation.

So if you're not part of the solution...
Title: Re: Anyone not having problems with avast! 8.0?
Post by: superb on March 18, 2013, 09:18:28 PM
 :-[ I had a mixed situation. I do the (hobby) administration of the families computers:  :-[

1 Computer Win 8 x64 Pro; AMD G880 Chipset; works perfecly    :)
1 Computer Win 7 (32) Pro; Very Old Intel Chipset 865PE; work perfectly     :)

1 Computer Win 8x64 Pro; Intel P45 Chipset; Multi User; Do a permanent loop at log-in screen; w/o Avast 8 after deinstall works this PC perfectly  :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
1 Laptop Win 8x64 Pro; Intel Chipset; Multi User; Do a permanent loop at log-in screen; w/o Avast 8 after deinstall works this PC perfectly   :'( :'( :'( :'(

Hope next Version will fix this issue.
Title: Re: Anyone not having problems with avast! 8.0?
Post by: HDW38 on March 18, 2013, 09:35:36 PM
Hi!

After a cut-off of one of my machines during 'avast 8'-installation causing a clean install with unable to register and add to avast-account,  I got everthing solved.
 :)
HDW