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Title: **** AVAST 4.8 NOW OFFICIALLY RELEASED ****
Post by: Vlk on March 29, 2008, 11:43:10 PM
Hi,

it is my pleasure to announce the general availability of avast 4.8 (the exact build number is 4.8.1169).
All the details can be found on our website (www.avast.com)

Thanks
Vlk

P.S. If you have any issues with the new build, don't post in this thread. Instead, start a new one.
Title: Re: **** AVAST 4.8 NOW OFFICIALLY RELEASED ****
Post by: polonus on March 29, 2008, 11:48:00 PM
Hi Vlk,

Congrats to you all, downloaded and installed,

polonus
Title: Re: **** AVAST 4.8 NOW OFFICIALLY RELEASED ****
Post by: Rednose on March 30, 2008, 12:04:16 AM
It's running great here. Thank you for the hard work the last weeks :)

Greetz, Red.
Title: Re: **** AVAST 4.8 NOW OFFICIALLY RELEASED ****
Post by: savarona on March 30, 2008, 12:21:45 AM
Great news.thnx alwil team.

I like this features. ;D

# avast! now contains a built-in anti-rootkit protection
# avast! now comes with a built-in anti-spyware protection
# new self-defense function to prevent active malware from terminating avast! processes as well as corrupting avast! files and registry items
Title: Re: **** AVAST 4.8 NOW OFFICIALLY RELEASED ****
Post by: RejZoR on March 30, 2008, 12:53:19 AM
Quote
Information about current update:
Total time: 52 s

- Program: Updated
  (previous version: 4.7.1098, updated version: 4.8.1169)
- Vps: Already up to date
  (current version 080329-0)
- Setup: Updated
  (previous version: 4.7.1098, updated version: 4.8.1169)

Server: download614.avast.com (75.125.223.18)
Downloaded files: 13 (2.336,79 KB)
Download time: 15 s

You gotta love ALWIL's update system :)
Title: Re: **** AVAST 4.8 NOW OFFICIALLY RELEASED ****
Post by: essexboy on March 30, 2008, 12:55:32 AM
Thankee  ;D
Title: Re: **** AVAST 4.8 NOW OFFICIALLY RELEASED ****
Post by: DavidR on March 30, 2008, 01:04:57 AM
Thanks Vlk, downloading now, yawn, 2 minutes past midnight, boy are these program updates slow on dial-up ;D

So RejZoR's download/update takes 52 seconds mine will be in the order of 20 minutes or >

Edit: total time 21m 02s

Quote
Information about current update:
Total time: 21:02

- Program: Updated
  (previous version: 4.8.1167, updated version: 4.8.1169)
- Vps: Already up to date
  (current version 080329-0)
- Setup: Updated
  (previous version: 4.8.1167, updated version: 4.8.1169)

Server: download210.avast.com (75.126.203.68:80)
Downloaded files: 5 (4,405.41 KB)
Download time: 16:52
Title: Re: **** AVAST 4.8 NOW OFFICIALLY RELEASED ****
Post by: Rafel on March 30, 2008, 01:09:29 AM
xe xe xe

Thaaaaaaaaaaaaaanks a looooooooooottttttt
downloaded and installed.
Title: Re: **** AVAST 4.8 NOW OFFICIALLY RELEASED ****
Post by: gdiloren on March 30, 2008, 03:46:40 AM
Question is:Is it better to have an integrated antispyware-antirootkit-AV integrated or to have them alone? In terms of "HIGHER" EFFICIENCY I mean. You may say as long as it does the job but would a standalone be better in detecting malware? ???
Title: Re: **** AVAST 4.8 NOW OFFICIALLY RELEASED ****
Post by: beenieman on March 30, 2008, 04:44:35 AM
Thanks and keep up the great work with this wonderful program. ;D
Title: Re: **** AVAST 4.8 NOW OFFICIALLY RELEASED ****
Post by: crofty59 on March 30, 2008, 07:39:32 AM
Hi Vlk and AVAST TEAM.

I would also like to say once again you have excelled.
Thanks once again for an easy update and a great product.

Cheers peter
Title: Re: **** AVAST 4.8 NOW OFFICIALLY RELEASED ****
Post by: Marc57 on March 30, 2008, 07:42:27 AM
Many Thanks, Running fine on Vista sp-1
Title: Re: **** AVAST 4.8 NOW OFFICIALLY RELEASED ****
Post by: RejZoR on March 30, 2008, 08:30:04 AM
Question is:Is it better to have an integrated antispyware-antirootkit-AV integrated or to have them alone? In terms of "HIGHER" EFFICIENCY I mean. You may say as long as it does the job but would a standalone be better in detecting malware? ???

Ppl say layered defense is better. I call that BS. It's the tech and the way how you protect stuff.
I don't know how good anti-spyware is in avast! but anti-rootkit tech is top of the line.
Title: Re: **** AVAST 4.8 NOW OFFICIALLY RELEASED ****
Post by: Darth.Mikey on March 30, 2008, 08:34:07 AM
Working perfectly over here, no more long boots ...
Title: Re: **** AVAST 4.8 NOW OFFICIALLY RELEASED ****
Post by: TedNelly on March 30, 2008, 09:34:49 AM
Many Thanks to the ALWIL Software team for delivering such an outstanding product. 4.8 Working like a charm. Cheers ;D

Thanks again
Title: Re: **** AVAST 4.8 NOW OFFICIALLY RELEASED ****
Post by: onlysomeone on March 30, 2008, 11:37:18 AM
Great programmers - great program!

I love Avast!  ;D

Enjoyed betatesting - i hope, we are also allowed to betatest avast! 5 ;)

Yours
onlysomeone
Title: Re: **** AVAST 4.8 NOW OFFICIALLY RELEASED ****
Post by: Giraffe on March 30, 2008, 11:55:37 AM
Thank you for this!

Been running on a fudged installation of 4.7 (only way it'd work); just updated and it now seems to be back to normal (the Add/Remove had only Remove and now it has all the entries).

Great relief!
Title: Re: **** AVAST 4.8 NOW OFFICIALLY RELEASED ****
Post by: Spock on March 30, 2008, 02:21:18 PM
Congratulation to AVAST team and thank you.
Title: Re: **** AVAST 4.8 NOW OFFICIALLY RELEASED ****
Post by: dadkins_1 on March 30, 2008, 04:13:19 PM
Cool!
Thanks Vlk!

Many thanks to Alwil Team!  ;)
Title: Re: **** AVAST 4.8 NOW OFFICIALLY RELEASED ****
Post by: Lisandro on March 30, 2008, 04:24:32 PM
Thanks Alwil team. Working smoothly into Vista Business 32bits.

Ppl say layered defense is better. I call that BS. It's the tech and the way how you protect stuff.
??? If the tech is not enough to protect you, why not having a 2nd layer?
Title: Re: **** AVAST 4.8 NOW OFFICIALLY RELEASED ****
Post by: rdmaloyjr on March 30, 2008, 04:25:26 PM
I wish the problem of slow computer start up with 4.8 would've been fixed before being "OFFICIALLY RELEASED".

Hopefully it will be fixed soon.  My system with 2.2 gig Celeron & 448 mb RAM strains at start up (between 5-6 minutes).
Title: Re: **** AVAST 4.8 NOW OFFICIALLY RELEASED ****
Post by: greenhatch on March 30, 2008, 05:20:07 PM
I'll be watching the threads for a week to see if much problems reported before I install 4.8. Looks an interesting upgrade though particularly the rootkit module so well done the Alwil boys.
Title: Re: **** AVAST 4.8 NOW OFFICIALLY RELEASED ****
Post by: drhayden1 on March 30, 2008, 08:46:58 PM
thanks avast!team for the version 4.8.-running great on my hp laptop which has windows xp and the one below in my signature which has vista ;)

(http://i25.tinypic.com/r2883p.gif)
Title: Re: **** AVAST 4.8 NOW OFFICIALLY RELEASED ****
Post by: DavidR on March 30, 2008, 10:38:41 PM
I'll be watching the threads for a week to see if much problems reported before I install 4.8. Looks an interesting upgrade though particularly the rootkit module so well done the Alwil boys.

There really isn't any reason to wait as the Pros outweigh any possible niggles (if they turn up) the beta trial went well and there were 4 beta releases to fix what was found. So I would say get in before the crowd.
Title: Re: **** AVAST 4.8 NOW OFFICIALLY RELEASED ****
Post by: fabiofr on March 30, 2008, 11:59:49 PM
I've tried it: unfortunately avast 4.8 home identifies a lot of false positive... I was forced to uninstall it :-(
Title: Re: **** AVAST 4.8 NOW OFFICIALLY RELEASED ****
Post by: Lisandro on March 31, 2008, 12:07:03 AM
I've tried it: unfortunately avast 4.8 home identifies a lot of false positive... I was forced to uninstall it :-(
Wow... I can't see avast detecting as much as false positives as you've seeing... are you sure they're false positives?
Can you send the files to virus (at) avast (dot) com saying why do you think they're false positives and they can analyze them? Thanks.
Title: Re: **** AVAST 4.8 NOW OFFICIALLY RELEASED ****
Post by: igor on March 31, 2008, 12:14:45 AM
First of all, post a few examples of the filenames you think are false positives...
(and the reported virus names as well)
Title: Re: **** AVAST 4.8 NOW OFFICIALLY RELEASED ****
Post by: alanrf on March 31, 2008, 01:08:05 AM
To quote Vlk

Quote
Thanks
Vlk

P.S. If you have any issues with the new build, don't post in this thread. Instead, start a new one.
Title: Re: **** AVAST 4.8 NOW OFFICIALLY RELEASED ****
Post by: CharleyO on March 31, 2008, 08:54:03 AM
***

The beta tests went well for me and now I have the official release of 4.8 also working well.

Great job, avast/awil team !    :D


***
Title: Re: **** AVAST 4.8 NOW OFFICIALLY RELEASED ****
Post by: rassel on March 31, 2008, 11:24:43 AM
Wow great that was a good news.  ;D Thanks for it. 8)
Title: Re: **** AVAST 4.8 NOW OFFICIALLY RELEASED ****
Post by: greenhatch on March 31, 2008, 12:51:20 PM
I relented and took David's advice to update now :) Very smooth taking just 70 seconds. Am I right in understanding that if I wanted to perform just a rootkit scan, I just need to restart my laptop?
Title: Re: **** AVAST 4.8 NOW OFFICIALLY RELEASED ****
Post by: onlysomeone on March 31, 2008, 01:20:46 PM
I relented and took David's advice to update now :) Very smooth taking just 70 seconds. Am I right in understanding that if I wanted to perform just a rootkit scan, I just need to restart my laptop?

if you restart your laptop only a quick scan will be performed - if you use professional version you can start a rootkitscan via the enhanced user interface...

the rootkitscan also will be done if you perform a normal system scan...

or you wait for the Antirootkit Standalone-tool ;)

Title: Re: **** AVAST 4.8 NOW OFFICIALLY RELEASED ****
Post by: greenhatch on March 31, 2008, 01:25:05 PM
Thankyou onlysomeone (are you on the Alwil team, by the way, as you seem to be replying to a lot of recent queries?). I have the Home free version so it's the paid for Professional version that has the separate rootkit scanning module/options.
Title: Re: **** AVAST 4.8 NOW OFFICIALLY RELEASED ****
Post by: DavidR on March 31, 2008, 02:26:21 PM
I relented and took David's advice to update now :) Very smooth taking just 70 seconds. Am I right in understanding that if I wanted to perform just a rootkit scan, I just need to restart my laptop?
We aren't really supposed to ask questions in this notification topic (it will get bogged down/very large and confused), but open a new topic.

However, the anti-rootkit scan is I believe an integral part of the scan carried out on windows boot and I believe also if you schedule a boot-time scan. I don't know if this is also in the on-demand scan (run from the simple user interface).
Title: Re: **** AVAST 4.8 NOW OFFICIALLY RELEASED ****
Post by: Vlk on March 31, 2008, 03:10:14 PM
Start a new thread and I'll respond there.
Title: Re: **** AVAST 4.8 NOW OFFICIALLY RELEASED ****
Post by: onlysomeone on March 31, 2008, 04:01:01 PM
Thankyou onlysomeone (are you on the Alwil team, by the way, as you seem to be replying to a lot of recent queries?)

 :D No, I'm not - I'm just a wiseacre who has some free time ;D
Title: Re: **** AVAST 4.8 NOW OFFICIALLY RELEASED ****
Post by: cegriffin66 on March 31, 2008, 08:29:10 PM
Great job and thank you to everyone at Alwil for keeping this such a great product!! :D
Title: Re: **** AVAST 4.8 NOW OFFICIALLY RELEASED ****
Post by: joaopr on March 31, 2008, 11:23:46 PM
Great !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yeahhhhhhhh !!!!!!!!!!!!!rs
Thanks.


Title: Re: **** AVAST 4.8 NOW OFFICIALLY RELEASED ****
Post by: Tin_W on April 01, 2008, 03:38:59 PM
4.8 Home working great on my vista and xp machine's.

Thanks for offering such a great product for free!
Title: Re: **** AVAST 4.8 NOW OFFICIALLY RELEASED ****
Post by: Klauwkikker on April 01, 2008, 07:20:35 PM
Thanks Alwil for Avast Home 3.8 a great program becomes better and better!!
Title: Re: **** AVAST 4.8 NOW OFFICIALLY RELEASED ****
Post by: JuninhoSlo on April 01, 2008, 07:59:16 PM
Working perfectly  8) 8)

Thanks for new Avast HVALA HVALA
Title: Re: **** AVAST 4.8 NOW OFFICIALLY RELEASED ****
Post by: cegriffin66 on April 01, 2008, 08:00:33 PM
A quick question, will avast automatically update to 4.8 or must it be done manually?
Title: Re: **** AVAST 4.8 NOW OFFICIALLY RELEASED ****
Post by: gdiloren on April 01, 2008, 08:18:20 PM
A quick question, will avast automatically update to 4.8 or must it be done manually?
I'm set to automatically update but I had to do it manually. It was told it is not to overload the servers! ;D
Title: Re: **** AVAST 4.8 NOW OFFICIALLY RELEASED ****
Post by: Lisandro on April 01, 2008, 09:26:32 PM
A quick question, will avast automatically update to 4.8 or must it be done manually?
It will do automatically in 7 days...

The program updates are released but to avoid excessive load on the servers the auto update check happens randomically every 7 days and it's not checking every time you connect to the Internet as with the iAVS checks. Every avast installation has a unique, randomly generated GUID ("general unique identifier") associated with it (it is generated during installation). This ID is random, but fixed. They use this value to determine when the updater pops up on YOUR machine, i.e., the program already knows that the update is there, but it won't tell you until it's your turn.
Title: Re: **** AVAST 4.8 NOW OFFICIALLY RELEASED ****
Post by: cadremis on April 02, 2008, 12:02:38 AM
Thanks to all avast team ... I used to have another Antivirus Solutions after trying Avast, I love it so far and  think it's one of the best antivirus solutions... Now with the new update 4.8 I feel more protected and I'm recommending this antivirus tu all my friends in Mexico.
Title: Re: **** AVAST 4.8 NOW OFFICIALLY RELEASED ****
Post by: kubecj on April 02, 2008, 10:39:08 AM
By default the program is offered to update in the 7 day window. The program is not automatically updated.
Title: Re: **** AVAST 4.8 NOW OFFICIALLY RELEASED ****
Post by: MagicAndry on April 02, 2008, 07:52:32 PM
Thank you, I updated it.

So, now in this version there's a rootkit and a antispyware (even if I didnt see them it seems  like before)..

But..

What's a rootkit?
Title: Re: **** AVAST 4.8 NOW OFFICIALLY RELEASED ****
Post by: DavidR on April 02, 2008, 09:04:35 PM
You don't see them as they are integral to avast.

When you need to know, ask a friend, like google, which returns many hits, this is the first, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rootkit (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rootkit).
Title: Re: **** AVAST 4.8 NOW OFFICIALLY RELEASED ****
Post by: Lisandro on April 02, 2008, 09:05:29 PM
So, now in this version there's a rootkit and a antispyware (even if I didnt see them it seems  like before).
They're present in Home and Pro version.
In Pro version you can 'see' them and configure them.
Title: Re: **** AVAST 4.8 NOW OFFICIALLY RELEASED ****
Post by: cegriffin66 on April 02, 2008, 09:20:31 PM
Thanks. :)
Title: Re: **** AVAST 4.8 NOW OFFICIALLY RELEASED ****
Post by: Amateur on April 03, 2008, 06:17:46 PM
Hi there. I've got a very strange trouble with new 4.8 avast Home edition. I've updated to it from 4.7 version. After system boot up I discovered that Nokia PC Suite 6.70.20 (Nokia cellsphones manager) installed on my destop won't work any more. I can't connect my phone to PC properly (it's doesn't see it now), can't load any nokia application from PC Suite tray applet... I've tried to add Nokia folder to exclusions (for resident scanner too), but it doesn't act..

After that I uninstalled 4.8 version and PC Suite worked correctly (as always). My next step was - downgrading to old 4.7 version (PC Suite worked perfectly with it before). But... Disappointment again. After 4.7 install I got freezes on system loading (2-3 min pause) and after that avast resident monitor is unable to work with RPC fault...  I've tried to clean avast installation with last aswclear.exe program and install after that, but it doesn't help.

In the end I have 2 variants:

1) working avast 4.8 with disabled Nokia PC Suite (this application is very necessary for me)
2) disabled avast 4.7 with working PC Suite...

I need some help with this mess..
Title: Re: **** AVAST 4.8 NOW OFFICIALLY RELEASED ****
Post by: onlysomeone on April 03, 2008, 06:48:24 PM
Hi Amateur!

could you please start a new topic?!

we will help you there :)

yours
onlysomeone
Title: Re: **** AVAST 4.8 NOW OFFICIALLY RELEASED ****
Post by: hawkwind on April 03, 2008, 07:31:28 PM
Hi and thank you for this wonderful AV.
I have not used Avast for a few years now but i have recently become disillusioned with Kaspersky and the slowdowns it causes.
Avast is running very light on my system with no conflicts, false positives or slowdown in browsing.

Top notch software. :)
Title: Re: **** AVAST 4.8 NOW OFFICIALLY RELEASED ****
Post by: Lisandro on April 03, 2008, 08:15:27 PM
Avast is running very light on my system with no conflicts, false positives or slowdown in browsing.
Welcome to avast and forums! ;)
Title: Re: **** AVAST 4.8 NOW OFFICIALLY RELEASED ****
Post by: Amateur on April 03, 2008, 09:23:18 PM
we will help you there :)
Done. http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=34364.0
Title: Re: **** AVAST 4.8 NOW OFFICIALLY RELEASED ****
Post by: apexadam on April 05, 2008, 11:17:20 AM
No one playing WoW should upgrade to 4.8 unless they want the keyboard headache of a lifetime.

Verified,
apexadam.