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Title: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: louviacl@docmail.cz on April 07, 2016, 06:05:33 PM
I've been using this for years now, but there haven't been any iAVS updates for April yet.

(http://s28.postimg.org/3zby8gbx9/av1.png)

Is this the end of the line for 4.8 updates?

Thanks
Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: Pondus on April 07, 2016, 06:06:54 PM
Check here  >>  https://www.avast.com/download-update

Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: DavidR on April 07, 2016, 06:09:13 PM
It still appears to be available, current download size 114MB.
Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: louviacl@docmail.cz on April 07, 2016, 06:10:45 PM
Check here  >>  https://www.avast.com/download-update
It still appears to be available, current download size 114MB.
Thanks, but I got this message:

(http://s27.postimg.org/n48muomur/av2.png)
Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: DavidR on April 07, 2016, 06:13:59 PM
Where and when exactly are you getting this message ?
The download in itself doesn't give/have any checking involved until you actually try to run it after download. Note in my image I save the file and not try to run it directly.

If it is happening when you do run it, try a repair of avast.
Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: RejZoR on April 07, 2016, 06:37:32 PM
They still keep avast! 4.8 alive? Weren't they planning to finally terminate it like 2 years ago?
Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: louviacl@docmail.cz on April 07, 2016, 06:38:17 PM
Where and when exactly are you getting this message ?
The download in itself doesn't give/have any checking involved until you actually try to run it after download. Note in my image I save the file and not try to run it directly.

If it is happening when you do run it, try a repair of avast.
I am getting that message after running the file.
Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: Pondus on April 07, 2016, 06:40:12 PM
maybe there are no new signatures supported by the old AV engine / old OS  ?




Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: Coolmario88 on April 07, 2016, 06:42:04 PM
They still keep avast! 4.8 alive? Weren't they planning to finally terminate it like 2 years ago?
I thought that as well ::)
Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: louviacl@docmail.cz on April 07, 2016, 06:42:36 PM
maybe there are no new signatures supported by the old AV engine / old OS  ?
Yes, this is my suspicion...  Hopefully it's just an oversight and they will perhaps fix this.

Otherwise I have to ditch 4.8 and move on to something else.  I really love this version.
Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: Pondus on April 07, 2016, 06:43:41 PM
What OS do you run?

Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: louviacl@docmail.cz on April 07, 2016, 06:47:16 PM
What OS do you run?
Windows XP X64 SP2.
Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: DavidR on April 07, 2016, 07:36:31 PM
Where and when exactly are you getting this message ?
The download in itself doesn't give/have any checking involved until you actually try to run it after download. Note in my image I save the file and not try to run it directly.

If it is happening when you do run it, try a repair of avast.
I am getting that message after running the file.

Did you try the avast Repair as suggested ?
Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: louviacl@docmail.cz on April 07, 2016, 09:33:41 PM
Did you try the avast Repair as suggested ?
I did one better.  I installed it brand new on a seperate computer.  It updated to database 160331-2. which is March 31, 2016.  So this is not a problem on my end.
Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: Eddy on April 07, 2016, 09:55:29 PM
https://blog.avast.com/2015/05/06/support-for-older-avast-windows-consumer-version-will-end/

Support for old versions has stopped, however I've not seen any statement that vps updates have stopped for them though.

There was (still is?) a problem with the updates starting at 31 march.
Although avast said the problem was fixedm it looks like there still is something wrong.
https://www.avast.com/virus-update-history

I know Android devices do not get updates, perhaps old versions of avast have the same problem.

But using 4.8 on a X64 system ?
Come on, get it over and done with and install the latest 2016 version.
Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: louviacl@docmail.cz on April 07, 2016, 09:58:27 PM
https://blog.avast.com/2015/05/06/support-for-older-avast-windows-consumer-version-will-end/

Support for old versions has stopped, however I've not seen any statement that vps updates have stopped for them though.

There was (still is?) a problem with the updates starting at 31 march.
Although avast said the problem was fixedm it looks like there still is something wrong.
https://www.avast.com/virus-update-history

I know Android devices do not get updates, perhaps old versions of avast have the same problem.

But using 4.8 on a X64 system ?
Come on, get it over and done with and install the latest 2016 version.
Ok, thanks for the info...  Hopefully the developers will see this thread and fix the problem.
Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: DavidR on April 07, 2016, 10:08:02 PM
Did you try the avast Repair as suggested ?
I did one better.  I installed it brand new on a seperate computer.  It updated to database 160331-2. which is March 31, 2016.  So this is not a problem on my end.

As has been mentioned it would appear to be the last VPS update - which I found hard to believe - if it hasn't moved forward from that date.

There have been numerous deadlines for end of support for win9.5/9.8, etc. and they used avast 4.9. However, many business systems still used avast 4.8 and this inadvertently meant avast 4.8 (and the 95/98 OSes) support continued.

As an avast user like yourself, I have no knowledge if this is the end of support for avast 4.8 or not.
Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: louviacl@docmail.cz on April 07, 2016, 10:31:19 PM
As has been mentioned it would appear to be the last VPS update - which I found hard to believe - if it hasn't moved forward from that date.

There have been numerous deadlines for end of support for win9.5/9.8, etc. and they used avast 4.9. However, many business systems still used avast 4.8 and this inadvertently meant avast 4.8 (and the 95/98 OSes) support continued.

As an avast user like yourself, I have no knowledge if this is the end of support for avast 4.8 or not.
Is there a way to send a message to the developers to get a straightforward answer on this?
Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: bob3160 on April 07, 2016, 11:17:09 PM
As has been mentioned it would appear to be the last VPS update - which I found hard to believe - if it hasn't moved forward from that date.

There have been numerous deadlines for end of support for win9.5/9.8, etc. and they used avast 4.9. However, many business systems still used avast 4.8 and this inadvertently meant avast 4.8 (and the 95/98 OSes) support continued.

As an avast user like yourself, I have no knowledge if this is the end of support for avast 4.8 or not.
Is there a way to send a message to the developers to get a straightforward answer on this?
Reported to Avast. :)
Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: Staticguy on April 08, 2016, 01:07:58 AM
What OS do you run?
Windows XP X64 SP2.

First you need to download and install SP3. After installing SP3 check again for any available updates. After that download avast uninstall utility, but don't run it. Uninstall your current version of avast and follow the instructions. After that disconnect your computer from the internet. Manually run your computer in windows safe mode and run the avast uninstall utility and follow the instructions. After that download and install the latest version of Avast (using custom installation and untick any unnecessary optional program you don't need (it is located at the bottom) . After that a pop up window will appear saying what's new in the version (at the bottom left hand corner make sure you untick google chrome only if you don't want it) and click on finish. After that Avast GUI will appear and it will say finishing installing and after that close the AVAST GUI and restart your computer manually. After register register your copy of avast.

Note: Registration is FREE and you will only need to register once every year.
Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: louviacl@docmail.cz on April 08, 2016, 01:54:08 AM
Reported to Avast. :)
Thanks!
SP3 does NOT exist for XP x64. That thing was based on 64bit Server 2003 and was pretty much a dead end from the very beginning.
Correct, but I wouldn't call it a "dead end"...  It was being updated up until a few months ago.  XP x86 will keep getting updates until 2019.
Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: Coolmario88 on April 08, 2016, 02:07:08 AM
Reported to Avast. :)
Thanks!
SP3 does NOT exist for XP x64. That thing was based on 64bit Server 2003 and was pretty much a dead end from the very beginning.
XP x86 will keep getting updates until 2019.
Support For Windows XP extended support by microsoft ended April 8, 2014
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/lifecycle
Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: louviacl@docmail.cz on April 08, 2016, 02:16:39 AM
Support For Windows XP extended support by microsoft ended April 8, 2014
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/lifecycle
Quote
Windows Embedded POSReady 2009. This product for point-of-sale devices reflects the updates available in Windows Embedded Standard 2009. It was originally released in 2009, and extended support will end on April 9, 2019
It's an open secret that POSReady updates work perfectly fine on plain old XP.
Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: Sirmer on April 08, 2016, 08:48:25 AM
Hello,

this is not the end of Avast 4.8, we have some more difficult technical issues with releasing VPS for avast 4.8 since the begin of april, we are still working on fix, sorry for your inconvenience,

Jan
Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: Eddy on April 08, 2016, 12:47:31 PM
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition is based on Windows server 2003 but it has some client functions of Windows XP for consumers.

Windows XP 64-bit Edition is based a consumer version based on Windows XP 32 bit but altered so that it supports the Itanium architecture.
Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: louviacl@docmail.cz on April 08, 2016, 05:34:50 PM
Hello,

this is not the end of Avast 4.8, we have some more difficult technical issues with releasing VPS for avast 4.8 since the begin of april, we are still working on fix, sorry for your inconvenience,

Jan
Thank you  ;D
Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: Diehard Win98 on April 14, 2016, 02:46:45 AM

While I use Avast on some of my operating systems, on others I use a different anti-virus program. 

I have noticed that virus updates on my other anti-virus programs are quicker than usual lately:  This suggests there have not been many new definitions
Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: louviacl@docmail.cz on April 15, 2016, 05:19:06 AM
Sirmer -

Any update on this?  We're almost half way into April and still nothing.

Thanks
Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: gun_@yahoo.com on April 16, 2016, 06:26:29 PM
 Please just let us know if there are going to be updates or not so we know what to do.

Thanks
Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: CraigB on April 16, 2016, 06:29:46 PM
You're on borrowed time with 4.8, I thought it was supposed to have ended a year or 2 ago.
Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: gun_@yahoo.com on April 17, 2016, 03:06:52 AM
You're on borrowed time with 4.8, I thought it was supposed to have ended a year or 2 ago.

Would be nice if they told us officially so I can uninstall it if its ended...
Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: louviacl@docmail.cz on April 17, 2016, 03:53:13 AM
You're on borrowed time with 4.8, I thought it was supposed to have ended a year or 2 ago.

Would be nice if they told us officially so I can uninstall it if its ended...
They already said that it was not the end, and that they were having problems:

Hello,

this is not the end of Avast 4.8, we have some more difficult technical issues with releasing VPS for avast 4.8 since the begin of april, we are still working on fix, sorry for your inconvenience,

Jan

But I've not heard back from Sirmer yet.
Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: gun_@yahoo.com on April 17, 2016, 05:13:26 PM
You're on borrowed time with 4.8, I thought it was supposed to have ended a year or 2 ago.

Would be nice if they told us officially so I can uninstall it if its ended...
They already said that it was not the end, and that they were having problems:

Hello,

this is not the end of Avast 4.8, we have some more difficult technical issues with releasing VPS for avast 4.8 since the begin of april, we are still working on fix, sorry for your inconvenience,

Jan

But I've not heard back from Sirmer yet.

Its an old version so its not high on the priority list I guess  :(
Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: Milos on April 26, 2016, 12:44:04 PM
Hello,
new VPS4 was released.

Milos
Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: Lano on April 26, 2016, 05:17:24 PM
Confirmed, and thank you, Milos. I just downloaded 160425-2.
Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: gun_@yahoo.com on April 27, 2016, 06:49:51 PM
Hello,
new VPS4 was released.

Milos

Thank You !!!!
Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: cleakeaj@docmail.cz on September 20, 2016, 03:28:24 PM
Hello,

iavs4 is stuck on the 12th...

Will there be an update soon?

Thanks
Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: Pondus on September 20, 2016, 05:57:04 PM
If it is the same one you find here then i guess there are no new > https://www.avast.com/en-sg/download-update


Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: Eddy on September 20, 2016, 06:12:42 PM
Signing time of that file is ‎Monday, ‎September ‎12, ‎2016 10:46:43 PM
Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: cleakeaj@docmail.cz on September 20, 2016, 09:15:21 PM
Can someone PM Milos please?
Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: Pondus on September 20, 2016, 09:18:52 PM
Can someone PM Milos please?
Cant you do it yourselfe?

you click his name, and on left side > send PM

Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: Eddy on September 20, 2016, 09:55:42 PM
I know about old(er) systems and avast.
Unless you are still using Windows 95/98, there is no reason to still be using 4.8
Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: Lisandro on September 20, 2016, 11:22:27 PM
Cant you do it yourselfe?
you click his name, and on left side > send PM
He can't (antispam measures for few posts).
Anyway, I'm not sure Milos answers PM to help. Generally, we count on forum and only use PM to personal communication, not general help.
Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: cleakeaj@docmail.cz on September 21, 2016, 12:09:30 AM
Cant you do it yourselfe?
you click his name, and on left side > send PM
He can't (antispam measures for few posts).
Anyway, I'm not sure Milos answers PM to help. Generally, we count on forum and only use PM to personal communication, not general help.
Thanks.  Can you send a PM to Sirmer then please?
Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: DavidR on September 21, 2016, 12:38:04 AM
Cant you do it yourselfe?
you click his name, and on left side > send PM
He can't (antispam measures for few posts).
<snip>

I don't believe the old anti-spam measure (20 posts) is still in force. I have had PMs (even though I ask not to) from users with zero or very few posts.
Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: bob3160 on September 21, 2016, 12:55:45 AM
Cant you do it yourselfe?
you click his name, and on left side > send PM
He can't (antispam measures for few posts).
<snip>

I don't believe the old anti-spam measure (20 posts) is still in force. I have had PMs (even though I ask not to) from users with zero or very few posts.
So have I.  :(
Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: Lisandro on September 21, 2016, 02:47:09 AM
Oh, sorry then.
Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: Rednose on September 21, 2016, 06:16:11 AM
And I thought Avast 4.8 was already dead for several years.
But it still seams to be struggling ;)

Greetz, Red.
Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: Milos on September 21, 2016, 12:32:32 PM
Hello,
we know about the issue and we are working on a fix.

Milos
Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: RejZoR on September 21, 2016, 12:41:22 PM
Seriously, you people still maintain avast! 4.8 ? FOR WHAT!? It's just draining your resources. Let it go already.
Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: Be Secure on September 21, 2016, 12:56:58 PM
Seriously, you people still maintain avast! 4.8 ? FOR WHAT!? It's just draining your resources. Let it go already.
+1.Let it go. :D
Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: Staticguy on September 21, 2016, 12:58:33 PM
Chuck it in the bin  :D
Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: Asyn on September 21, 2016, 01:03:39 PM
Seriously, you people still maintain avast! 4.8 ? FOR WHAT!? It's just draining your resources. Let it go already.
The decision is up to Avast... ;)
Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: RejZoR on September 21, 2016, 01:04:44 PM
It is, but this is ridiculous. They've been killing this thing for years and now I see they still waste resources on it.
Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: Be Secure on September 21, 2016, 01:21:52 PM
It is, but this is ridiculous. They've been killing this thing for years and now I see they still waste resources on it.
https://blog.avast.com/2015/05/06/support-for-older-avast-windows-consumer-version-will-end/ (https://blog.avast.com/2015/05/06/support-for-older-avast-windows-consumer-version-will-end/)
After May 31st, 2015, Avast will no longer provide patches or technical support for versions 8.0.1497 and lower.
Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: RejZoR on September 21, 2016, 01:25:21 PM
And yet they still do...
Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: Asyn on September 21, 2016, 01:27:10 PM
It is, but this is ridiculous. They've been killing this thing for years and now I see they still waste resources on it.
No need to convince me pal, I'm with you.
Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: Be Secure on September 21, 2016, 01:32:32 PM
Hello,
we know about the issue and we are working on a fix.

Milos
Stop wasting time and hard work on a dead Avast!4.8.Avast! should also stop virus definition updates for Old Avast! versions.
Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: cleakeaj@docmail.cz on September 21, 2016, 04:52:17 PM
Oh, sorry then.
You were actually right though.

Seriously, you people still maintain avast! 4.8 ? FOR WHAT!? It's just draining your resources. Let it go already.
Seriously, you people still maintain avast! 4.8 ? FOR WHAT!? It's just draining your resources. Let it go already.
+1.Let it go. :D
Chuck it in the bin  :D
It is, but this is ridiculous. They've been killing this thing for years and now I see they still waste resources on it.
It is, but this is ridiculous. They've been killing this thing for years and now I see they still waste resources on it.
https://blog.avast.com/2015/05/06/support-for-older-avast-windows-consumer-version-will-end/ (https://blog.avast.com/2015/05/06/support-for-older-avast-windows-consumer-version-will-end/)
After May 31st, 2015, Avast will no longer provide patches or technical support for versions 8.0.1497 and lower.

Hello,
we know about the issue and we are working on a fix.

Milos
Stop wasting time and hard work on a dead Avast!4.8.Avast! should also stop virus definition updates for Old Avast! versions.

Gentlemen, I am using Windows XP x64, and Avast 4.8 works wonderfully on it, it's probably the most unobtrusive and most effective virus program for this platform.  And Windows XP is far from dead.  It will be supported with security updates until 2019.  Yes, I still use Windows 7 on my laptop and gaming computer, but I MUST have Windows XP on my productivity machine.  Anything later is just counterintuitive and impedes my productivity.

So please understand why I'm so grateful to Avast for continuing to maintain 4.8.

Also, please consider that Avast most likely has enterprise customers with LAN servers who do not want to update software, and are probably still paying for their enterprise licenses.  So that's another reason why it's still being maintained.

Milos, thanks for your wonderful work over the years.  I hope to continue using version 4.8 for many years to come!
Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: Be Secure on September 21, 2016, 05:09:04 PM
Avast! latest version works very well in Windows Xp sp3.https://www.avast.com/windows-xp-antivirus (https://www.avast.com/windows-xp-antivirus)
So why Avast!4.8? :-\
Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: cleakeaj@docmail.cz on September 21, 2016, 07:23:18 PM
Avast! latest version works very well in Windows Xp sp3.https://www.avast.com/windows-xp-antivirus (https://www.avast.com/windows-xp-antivirus)
So why Avast!4.8? :-\
Because 4.8 has a minimal footprint and lacks the new features of the later versions.

It's not for everyone.  Some people need sandboxing and newer heuristic detection.  For the old school, 4.8 is beautiful.
Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: RZPogi on September 21, 2016, 08:31:39 PM
I think the reason might be is 4.8 works on windows 7. Windows 7 still has security updates from Microsoft, and they would be doing so until January 14, 2020. Any windows 7 user with Avast 4.8 would be unsecured if Avast stopped updating 4.8 now.

Probably by the time windows 7 support end, the current version of avast then isn't compatible with windows xp at all and the majority of the people would be running Windows 11, 12 or whatever MS is going to call windows 10 successor.

I usually update to the latest version of Avast at least a month after it's released so I don't have to deal with bugs and stuff.
Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: Be Secure on September 22, 2016, 03:14:58 AM
Avast! latest version works very well in Windows Xp sp3.https://www.avast.com/windows-xp-antivirus (https://www.avast.com/windows-xp-antivirus)
So why Avast!4.8? :-\
Because 4.8 has a minimal footprint and lacks the new features of the later versions.

It's not for everyone.  Some people need sandboxing and newer heuristic detection.  For the old school, 4.8 is beautiful.
But if you install via custom installation you can remove unnecessary  features.Your pc your choice. :)
Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: Milos on September 22, 2016, 10:42:05 AM
Hello,
updates should be fixed.

Milos
Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: bob3160 on September 22, 2016, 02:11:45 PM
Avast! latest version works very well in Windows Xp sp3.https://www.avast.com/windows-xp-antivirus (https://www.avast.com/windows-xp-antivirus)
So why Avast!4.8? :-\
Because 4.8 has a minimal footprint and lacks the new features of the later versions.

It's not for everyone.  Some people need sandboxing and newer heuristic detection.  For the old school, 4.8 is beautiful.
But if you install via custom installation you can remove unnecessary  features.Your pc your choice. :)
There are some features still present in 4.8 that have now been removed from the new version of Avast.
There are also features in the new version that aren't available in 4.8. It's a double sided sword.
Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: srl70buc@mail.com on September 23, 2016, 12:02:39 PM
Avast! latest version works very well in Windows Xp sp3.https://www.avast.com/windows-xp-antivirus (https://www.avast.com/windows-xp-antivirus)
So why Avast!4.8? :-\
No, it doesn't: constant system freezes during boot, severe bloating, even occasional crashes and BSOD (but you can fix that by adding the respective files to the list of exclusions).
If i would know for sure that i could reinstall 4.8 with its goofy but extremely user-friendly interface and minimal fingerprint i would uninstall 12 in a heartbeat.
Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: DavidR on September 23, 2016, 03:20:21 PM
Avast! latest version works very well in Windows Xp sp3.https://www.avast.com/windows-xp-antivirus (https://www.avast.com/windows-xp-antivirus)
So why Avast!4.8? :-\
No, it doesn't: constant system freezes during boot, severe bloating, even occasional crashes and BSOD (but you can fix that by adding the respective files to the list of exclusions).
<snip>

No problem with avast 12.3.2280 on this XP Pro SP3 system.

Severe bloat, again not on my system with a minimal function custom install.
Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: srl70buc@mail.com on September 23, 2016, 08:03:14 PM

No problem with avast 12.3.2280 on this XP Pro SP3 system.
Severe bloat, again not on my system with a minimal function custom install.
[/quote]
 I have even less than you, yet i remember a time when my Avast folder was less than a quarter than what it is now and it was far nicer on the system.
I would insert the image directly but the way in which this site was coded doesn't work correctly for me.
http://imgur.com/a/iQwUk
Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: DavidR on September 23, 2016, 08:26:04 PM
Your image attachment (Avast components.png) has worked just fine.
Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: srl70buc@mail.com on September 23, 2016, 08:52:02 PM
Your image attachment (Avast components.png) has worked just fine.
Yes, i saw that after posting - it didn't appeared in any way during preview. Oh well, that's the least of my problems now.
Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: DavidR on September 23, 2016, 10:01:28 PM
Your image attachment (Avast components.png) has worked just fine.
Yes, i saw that after posting - it didn't appeared in any way during preview. Oh well, that's the least of my problems now.


Correct, it doesn't display on preview, only image site imported images would.
Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: moroni on September 26, 2016, 04:20:55 PM
I am usually against resurrecting old threads but https://blog.avast.com/2017-marks-the-end-of-virus-definition-updates-for-avast-version-4.8  :)
Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: Asyn on September 26, 2016, 04:35:42 PM
I am usually against resurrecting old threads but https://blog.avast.com/2017-marks-the-end-of-virus-definition-updates-for-avast-version-4.8  :)
Finally... ;)
Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: Be Secure on September 26, 2016, 04:37:22 PM
I am usually against resurrecting old threads but https://blog.avast.com/2017-marks-the-end-of-virus-definition-updates-for-avast-version-4.8  :)
A good decision. :) now make avast!'s CyberCapture technology more better.
Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: cleakeaj@docmail.cz on October 02, 2016, 07:52:05 PM
Hello,
updates should be fixed.

Milos

Thanks Milos.  Confirmed.
I am usually against resurrecting old threads but https://blog.avast.com/2017-marks-the-end-of-virus-definition-updates-for-avast-version-4.8  :)
A good decision. :) now make avast!'s CyberCapture technology more better.
Oh well...  I'll have to move to NOD32 3.0.  It's an End Of Life product, but there's a native 64-bit version for XP and they still release definition updates:

(https://s22.postimg.org/zdgmohm8x/eset.png)
Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: Staticguy on October 03, 2016, 09:14:03 AM
@cleakeaj: Why are you running XP SP2? The lastest version is SP3? Why are you running an antivirus program which has an end of life product? After that product is completely goes out of end of life, you will have to again switch antivirus program. Just stick to one antivirus program that is still functioning.
Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: Asyn on October 03, 2016, 09:17:56 AM
@cleakeaj: Why are you running XP SP2? The lastest version is SP3?
For a 64Bit system, SP2 is the latest for XP.
Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: ciogaesl@docmail.cz on January 11, 2017, 02:22:58 AM
Ok, you got me you sneaky Czech bastards  :)

Woke up this morning and turned on the old computer...  Went to the bathroom and the computer had oddly restarted.  Lo and behold, what do we see in the lower-right corner?  It's a new version of avast.

The plan was to move to an old version of NOD32 which is still being updated, but you guys are brilliant in sneaking your new version in, and you should be rewarded for your gutsy move :)

The version it installed is 12.3.3154.23, and aside from a few annoying things which are to be expected from newer versions, it's actually nice.

After disabling all the bloatware and opting out of all your data sharing stuff, it's ready to go and it's nice to have moved on from 4.8, which was getting long in the tooth.

You guys really did a good job in making all the optional stuff modular, in that you can completely uninstall it from the settings menu, and then all you're left with is the full system shield.

Here's to ten more years of Avast.

Thanks
Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: Vlk on January 11, 2017, 08:02:19 AM
Ha, thanks for sharing this, it made a few people here their day... :)
Title: Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
Post by: Eddy on January 11, 2017, 10:00:50 AM
Something not entirely correct :

https://www.avast.com/faq.php?article=AVKB44 > Supported OS : Windows XP SP3, any Edition

Seems to me it should be :
Windows XP (32bit) SP3 any edition
Windows XP (64bit) SP2 any edition