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Title: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: anothermack on July 31, 2009, 01:11:30 PM
Hello,

Anyone any details on when we can start downloading?

Thanks,

brgds
mack
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: +AdDicT+ on July 31, 2009, 01:13:24 PM
No avast! 5 yet^^

Beta release will be probably next week^^

-AnimeLover^^
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: anothermack on July 31, 2009, 03:13:56 PM
ok thanks info,

will check again next week,

brgds
mack
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: mikaelrask on July 31, 2009, 03:19:27 PM
Its gonna be nice to test the new avast 5:)
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: DavidR on July 31, 2009, 03:45:32 PM
Just monitor the forums, it will be notified here first and instructions will be given on how and where to download, etc.
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: Conogo on August 01, 2009, 05:11:39 AM
Anyone know if the avast! FW has the "Stealth Mode" option ?
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: Link. on August 01, 2009, 02:18:03 PM
No avast! 5 yet^^

Beta release will be probably next week^^

-AnimeLover^^

next week  :'(
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: Shiw Liang on August 01, 2009, 03:28:30 PM
If I update my avast then it will be 5.0 also isn't it?
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: Black3agl3 on August 01, 2009, 03:31:07 PM
If the 5.0 version has already been released...
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: +AdDicT+ on August 01, 2009, 03:36:03 PM
If I update my avast then it will be 5.0 also isn't it?
If the 5.0 version has already been released...
+1^^

-AnimeLover^^
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: nmb on August 01, 2009, 03:36:54 PM
@shiw liang

i think no.. you have to do it explicitly by downloading the installer. because of what i read(4.X version may continue for some months)
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: Black3agl3 on August 01, 2009, 03:45:52 PM
i think no.. you have to do it explicitly by downloading the installer. because of what i read(4.X version may continue for some months)

...ur avast won't automatically update to 5.0 beta... beta is for testing... I think...
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: .: L' arc :. on August 01, 2009, 03:49:54 PM
 By the way, this might be off topic but, would anyone consider posting some screenshots of previous avast versions so I can see the GUI progression?

 I can't seem to find any avast 1.0 or avast 2.0..
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: Black3agl3 on August 01, 2009, 03:53:57 PM
By the way, this might be off topic but, would anyone consider posting some screenshots of previous avast versions so I can see the GUI progression?

 I can't seem to find any avast 1.0 or avast 2.0..
maybe its too outdated... so that no one uses them... In some ten years maybe u'll find no avast 5.0...
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: Shiw Liang on August 01, 2009, 03:59:18 PM
That means I should uninstall my avast 4.8 and reinstall avast 5.0?
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: .: L' arc :. on August 01, 2009, 04:01:02 PM
That means I should uninstall my avast 4.8 and reinstall avast 5.0?

 But not now. It would be a lot safer to use the FINAL or RC of the software.
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: DavidR on August 01, 2009, 05:30:28 PM
Anyone know if the avast! FW has the "Stealth Mode" option ?

No one has any details of the avast firewall, but since this is an essential part of a firewall that is worth the name 'firewall' then it will.

As I replied to the same question you asked about another firewall.
Quote from: DavidR
The whole point of a firewall is to effectively stealth your system from outside, all good firewalls do that as a matter of course rather than as an option.
<snip>
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: Conogo on August 02, 2009, 01:47:57 AM
@ David

Yeah I saw it. Thanks.  ;)
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: Shiw Liang on August 02, 2009, 05:29:33 AM
With 8 or 9 shields + a firewall now there will be less virus which enter our PC!Isn't it?
Hehe!xD
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: Black3agl3 on August 02, 2009, 05:31:52 AM
With 8 or 9 shields + a firewall now there will be less virus which enter our PC!Isn't it?
Hehe!xD
Depending on wat u were already using...
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: +AdDicT+ on August 02, 2009, 11:47:55 AM
With 8 or 9 shields + a firewall now there will be less virus which enter our PC!Isn't it?
Hehe!xD
It also depends on the user^^

If the user is careless enough, no matter how good the antivirus is, it will render ineffective^^ Since no antivirus provides a hundred percent protection^^

-AnimeLover^^
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: stormer on August 02, 2009, 08:04:17 PM
Will this be a public beta?
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: Black3agl3 on August 02, 2009, 08:13:50 PM
Will this be a public beta?
isn't beta versions supposed to be for the public to test? ???
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: Lisandro on August 02, 2009, 09:09:26 PM
Will this be a public beta?
isn't beta versions supposed to be for the public to test? ???
Yeah. Sometimes they could release it only for the old avast users (called Evangelists) first and then make it public.
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: onlysomeone on August 02, 2009, 09:28:42 PM
Will this be a public beta?
isn't beta versions supposed to be for the public to test? ???
Yeah. Sometimes they could release it only for the old avast users (called Evangelists) first and then make it public.

An other thing are the non-public or also called internal alphas/betas/release candidates which are only for the employees of the company (in our case Alwil...)
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: Black3agl3 on August 03, 2009, 06:30:14 AM
So, there r also internal betas? Thought alphas were the ones to be tested inside the company...
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: onlysomeone on August 03, 2009, 08:07:25 AM
I don't know how Alwil/avast! handles this, but all is possible...
both Alphas and Betas can be public or internal! ;-)
(for example Opera offered a public alpha of its browser (version 10) - which is now already in beta stage...)
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: Mr.Agent on August 03, 2009, 04:55:47 PM
Well its not that easy to build a anti virus and security suite im sure. So let them to get time and do it great ;)
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: Black3agl3 on August 03, 2009, 05:01:01 PM
...they r all mad mad mad

 Mad because of?  ???
they have internal and public alphas betas n all...
although according to my computer books alphas are supposed to b tested inside the company n betas by the public...
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: .: L' arc :. on August 03, 2009, 05:07:01 PM
Quote
they have internal and public alphas betas n all...
although according to my computer books alphas are supposed to b tested inside the company n betas by the public...

 What is wrong with it? The company has the right to decide whether they'll have it as closed or open beta. Betas are not always for public use.
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: Black3agl3 on August 03, 2009, 05:17:22 PM
thats wat's maddening about computers...
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: smage on August 03, 2009, 06:33:38 PM
Alwil is known for releasing stable products both betas and final, I think that they are busy testing it internally.
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: Fransb on August 03, 2009, 09:54:14 PM
thats wat's maddening about computers...

Closed Beta's are most of the time internal beta's, the Engineers/developers tested it and didnt found many or big bugs anymore, most of the time the Closed beta is going to Partners,Trusted Community Users, Other people with knowledge about computers and stuff, they will find more bugs then, if bugs are found in the Closed beta they will be resolved, most of the time a Public Beta will come then (where most of the time the most bugs will be found).



But i cant wait for it ^_^ :D.
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: Lisandro on August 04, 2009, 01:09:50 AM
Alwil is known for releasing stable products both betas and final, I think that they are busy testing it internally.
No doubt... but, some of them are in vacations there ;D
We're in the middle of the summer ther :)
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: secret365 on August 04, 2009, 12:53:34 PM
No avast! 5 yet^^

Beta release will be probably next week^^

-AnimeLover^^

Just to find out,clarify is this the official statement from AVAST?

Someone in another forum quoted this statement & mentioned that the Administrator of AVAST forum said so.
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: spg SCOTT on August 04, 2009, 12:57:44 PM
Not exactly, it's more of a guess based on the avast! blog:

Quote
The beta testing of avast! 5 will start in a couple of weeks (roughly by the end of July / beginning of August), so if you are interested to give it a try, please check back soon as I’ll be posting the details here on the blog as well as on our forums.

avast! blog >> avast! 5 is coming soon! (http://blog.avast.com/2009/07/20/avast-5-is-coming-soon/)
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: secret365 on August 04, 2009, 01:00:45 PM
Not exactly, it's more of a guess based on the avast! blog:

Quote
The beta testing of avast! 5 will start in a couple of weeks (roughly by the end of July / beginning of August), so if you are interested to give it a try, please check back soon as I’ll be posting the details here on the blog as well as on our forums.

avast! blog >> avast! 5 is coming soon! (http://blog.avast.com/2009/07/20/avast-5-is-coming-soon/)

Thanks for the reply.

By the way, is +AdDicT+ the moderator/administrator of this forum?

Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: spg SCOTT on August 04, 2009, 01:07:17 PM
No problem,

+AdDicT+ is an avast! user like many of us here, helping others :), not an actual alwil team member (you will see an alwil team member - it says that under their names)



Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: anothermack on August 05, 2009, 08:08:23 PM
please release me, let me go

avast 5 where are u

i cant stand it any mo
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: Link. on August 06, 2009, 04:19:34 PM
Today is 6 August, where is avast 5 beta  :D
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: spg SCOTT on August 06, 2009, 04:20:08 PM
It will come when it comes, be patient...
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: mathboyx215 on August 06, 2009, 05:07:40 PM
I have a feeling that the beta for avast 5 will come at august 15 or 14.
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: Lisandro on August 06, 2009, 05:11:13 PM
Actually, the beginning of next week could be the date... Well, it's my translator feeling...
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: mathboyx215 on August 06, 2009, 05:32:38 PM
Actually, the beginning of next week could be the date... Well, it's my translator feeling...
The earlier the better :)
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: jadinolf on August 07, 2009, 01:53:15 AM
It's July 37th.  :(
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: spg SCOTT on August 07, 2009, 02:03:59 AM
It will come when it comes, be patient...
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: jadinolf on August 07, 2009, 05:25:16 PM
Patience ;D
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: Shun-sheng Lee on August 07, 2009, 08:11:58 PM
At China,now is the 8 August,where is avast! 5 beta? ???
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: spg SCOTT on August 07, 2009, 08:17:33 PM
The key word in the blog was 'roughly', meaning that the dates are not definite.
I would rather wait for a well built product, than 'force' the release of a product that is not ready, purely to achieve a 'set' date...(even though there officially was no set date)

see my post above...
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: Shun-sheng Lee on August 07, 2009, 08:26:12 PM
The key word in the blog was 'roughly', meaning that the dates are not definite.
I would rather wait for a well built product, than 'force' the release of a product that is not ready, purely to achieve a 'set' date...(even though there officially was no set date)

see my post above...
But I can't wait! :-\
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: Bluesman on August 07, 2009, 11:41:19 PM
But I can't wait! :-\

Of course you can!
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: onlysomeone on August 07, 2009, 11:43:41 PM
But I can't wait! :-\

Of course you can!

You'll have to! ;)
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: Shun-sheng Lee on August 08, 2009, 01:34:28 AM
I will wait patiently. ;)
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: secret365 on August 08, 2009, 03:52:57 AM
I will wait patiently. ;)

耐心是一种美德。

Patience is a virtue.
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: Shun-sheng Lee on August 08, 2009, 04:16:08 AM
I will wait patiently. ;)

耐心是一种美德。

Patience is a virtue.
Thank you, I know that. ;D
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: mathboyx215 on August 08, 2009, 06:46:16 AM
I will wait patiently. ;)
I know that chinese fans of avast (小a) has been waiting for a long time.Hope you guys will still be using it after avast 5 is released  :)
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: +AdDicT+ on August 08, 2009, 07:26:03 AM
Hahayz...

Chillax guys^^

Avast! will be out in no time...Just wait and see^^

-AnimeLover^^
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: Shun-sheng Lee on August 08, 2009, 09:50:42 AM
Thanks to all concerned,we will still be using it after avast! 5 is released.:D 
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: poppie on August 08, 2009, 10:49:42 AM
A stable program is better than a faulty soon-released one ;)
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: anothermack on August 08, 2009, 10:55:01 AM
well all right, good to know my Chinese friends are patient enough to be patient, but the undersigned has now already officially uninstalled Avir* free, and out of shere impatience he installed AV* Free to play with until Vlk sees it fit to let loose 5 beta.

how's that....world..?

nevertheless have a nice day everyone
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: Shun-sheng Lee on August 08, 2009, 01:05:43 PM
Avira AntiVir 9 VS Avast! 5,who is the winner?I'm look forward to their's showdown ;D
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: .: L' arc :. on August 08, 2009, 01:30:02 PM
AntiVi* 9 VS Avast! 5,who is the winner?I look forward to their's showdown ;D

 Avast for the win. Even with Avast 4.xx free vx Avira 9.xx free. Avira lacks some of the most crucial defenses especially, protection when you're in the wwweb.
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: Shun-sheng Lee on August 08, 2009, 01:40:38 PM
For example,the page protection and internet protection? ???
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: .: L' arc :. on August 08, 2009, 02:03:19 PM
For example,the page protection and internet protection? ???

 Yes, Avira miss them on the free version.
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: lakrsrool on August 09, 2009, 12:28:05 AM
I can't believe how people are "chopping at the bit" and simply can't wait for version 5!!...  ::) .... as opposed to those who are the ½ to 1 percent of 98/ME users who probably wish it would NEVER come AT ALL ...  :-[ ... I say to those who have nothing to do but continually ask when it will be available... patience is a virtue you know... and I would add that you'll be just fine with Version 4 for little while longer...  ;D ... so while everyone else acts like life is going to end if version 5 isn't available yesterday my message to the AVAST DEVELOPERS is TAKE YOUR TIME!!  ;) ... and I would add... THANK YOU AVAST for supporting WIN98 for as long as you have... I know it's an old O.S. but it still works great for me and I like the added flexibility in some respect that I have with it for what it's worth... I for one will be sad to see Version 4 go...  :'(
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: calcu007 on August 09, 2009, 12:47:36 AM
Those people using win98/me need to upgrade their OS. Those OS's are over 10 years old and dated.
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: +AdDicT+ on August 09, 2009, 11:00:48 AM
Feel sorry for the Win98 users though....

avast! continues to update definitions for version 4.8 for about a year or so...

I dunno the details but I hope Version 5 would be compatible with the said OS...even though Vlk said that its not gonna be and its final...I hope they'll change their mind...^^ ;D

-AnimeLover^^
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: onlysomeone on August 09, 2009, 11:15:23 AM
Feel sorry for the Win98 users though....

avast! continues to update definitions for version 4.8 for about a year or so...

I dunno the details but I hope Version 5 would be compatible with the said OS...even though Vlk said that its not gonna be and its final...I hope they'll change their mind...^^ ;D

-AnimeLover^^

This already was discussed many times, but I again only can tell you that you should be happy that Alwil decided like they did...

If they would keep support for these OS we would miss new features and speed increasements which are only possible on new OS...
Avast! would constantly get bader compared to its competitors which don't have to pay attention to make all functions work under Win 98...

It is like it is and it is like it should be. So be happy and rejoice at the new features avast! 5 delivers! ;)

kind regards
onlysomeone
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: stormer on August 09, 2009, 11:23:31 AM
Will all the versions have free trails (i.e. on the Final Stable release)?

Is there any information, about the download file sizes of each version?

Thanks.
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: onlysomeone on August 09, 2009, 11:33:11 AM
Will all the versions have free trails (i.e. on the Final Stable release)?

Is there any information, about the download file sizes of each version?

Thanks.

I think that there will be trial versions of all three products... possibly again 60 days or something like this...

I could imagine that the antivirus will be about 40 to 50 MBs - but thats just what I expect ;)

kind regards
onlysomeone
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: lakrsrool on August 09, 2009, 07:33:45 PM
Feel sorry for the Win98 users though....

avast! continues to update definitions for version 4.8 for about a year or so...

I dunno the details but I hope Version 5 would be compatible with the said OS...even though Vlk said that its not gonna be and its final...I hope they'll change their mind...^^ ;D

-AnimeLover^^

This already was discussed many times, but I again only can tell you that you should be happy that Alwil decided like they did...

If they would keep support for these OS we would miss new features and speed increasements which are only possible on new OS...
Avast! would constantly get bader compared to its competitors which don't have to pay attention to make all functions work under Win 98...

It is like it is and it is like it should be. So be happy and rejoice at the new features avast! 5 delivers! ;)

kind regards
onlysomeone

It would seem to me that any software developer can continue to keep an old version like in the case of Avast-4 available and have a "limited" virus data base update available on a minimal server basis with the disclaimer that certain new virus protection signatures may not be available if this were the case as well as certain limitations impacted by the legacy systems. I think WIN98/ME users would be perfectly satisfied with this approach in the knowledge that the last version of Avast-4 would remain static and unsupported beyond the limited AVS updating that would continue to be available on a minimal server left for this purpose.

Avast would not have to be concerned with any new features or applications but just simply make the old version available to users with the whatever limited AVS data base signatures that could still be made available.  Users would simply need to agree to and sign a statement that it is understood that protection would not be "state of the art" and potentially subject to some vulnerabilities inherit in using the older Avast-4 version that would no longer receive program updates but just AVS updates limited to the older Avast-4 version.  The Avast developers would not have much added work it would seem since program updates would not be done so the only attention needed would be to supply the more "limited" AVS data base for the older Avast-4 version. And there would be relatively so few users that all that would be needed would be a very "cheap" server or possibly a "hook" in the AVS data base software application that could redirect to the "limited" AVS data base perhaps. From a user with admittedly limited knowledge of a lot of the technological aspects it does seem to me to be potentially feasible with very little cost overhead as I describe it.

Just food for thought...  ;D
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: anothermack on August 13, 2009, 08:36:06 PM
5 beta, where are you?
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: DavidR on August 13, 2009, 09:36:28 PM
There is a closed beta1 testing going on, it isn't fully functional or as stable as would normally be associated with avast betas but this really is a major step away from version 4.8.

So it really isn't ready for open beta testing yet, when it is they will announce it in the avast forums, so calling out where is it really isn't going to bring it closer. It will be announced and released when Alwil believe it is ready, so continue to monitor the forums for announcement.
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: jadinolf on August 14, 2009, 12:00:02 AM
Are you kidding?

I lie awake awaiting the announcement that it is ready. ;)
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: DavidR on August 14, 2009, 12:25:19 AM
Why would I be kidding, it serves no one to release a beta early. Beta testing security software carries risk. However, we have been spoilt in the past with the stability of the avast betas and should really only be installed on test systems or be prepared to have to completely recover your system from any possible security issues.
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: Lisandro on August 14, 2009, 12:50:18 AM
Are you kidding?
No... there is a closed beta testing running.
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: jadinolf on August 14, 2009, 01:00:42 AM
I know all of this fellows.

Just injecting what I thought was humor.

I was wrong apparently.

Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: Lisandro on August 14, 2009, 01:10:25 AM
No. We didn't follow your humor, at least, me. I did not understand.
If it is humor, let's laugh :)
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: .: L' arc :. on August 14, 2009, 01:12:22 AM
 Sorry, this might be off-topic. Why are there so many people here in the forums that has this "I'm a llama" below their pic? Emepror's New Groove fan?
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: Lisandro on August 14, 2009, 01:25:35 AM
Sorry, this might be off-topic. Why are there so many people here in the forums that has this "I'm a llama" below their pic? Emepror's New Groove fan?
Because it is the default text.
People can't change it (20 posts at least) or don't want to change it. I'm not sure about what happens.
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: poppie on August 14, 2009, 03:05:24 AM
I only prefer nice user interface software
I like the outfit of avast 5 much more than 4
however I won't test the beta because i'm not an advance user ;D
so i'll wait for the final one. they'll release it in october, won't they?
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: mathboyx215 on August 14, 2009, 03:42:25 AM
Since avast 5 will have better detection rate,will the false positive rate also go up?
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: Lisandro on August 14, 2009, 03:46:55 AM
Since avast 5 will have better detection rate,will the false positive rate also go up?
We hope not. They will work to this do not occur. But, who knows...
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: anothermack on August 14, 2009, 08:17:09 AM
ok will not cry out any more and will just stare at the  forum

There is a closed beta1 testing going on, it isn't fully functional or as stable as would normally be associated with avast betas but this really is a major step away from version 4.8.

So it really isn't ready for open beta testing yet, when it is they will announce it in the avast forums, so calling out where is it really isn't going to bring it closer. It will be announced and released when Alwil believe it is ready, so continue to monitor the forums for announcement.
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: .: L' arc :. on August 14, 2009, 01:12:54 PM
Since avast 5 will have better detection rate,will the false positive rate also go up?

 Realistically, heuristics will contribute to increase in detections, but also, False Positives. But I trust ALWIL, I believe, heuristics wont go berserk!
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: poppie on August 14, 2009, 03:25:36 PM
how about auto-heal for free users, will it be available or an action must be taken?
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: Lisandro on August 15, 2009, 12:24:07 AM
how about auto-heal for free users, will it be available or an action must be taken?
It won't be available. Automated actions are reserved to the Pro version (of the antivirus or the suite).
Title: Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
Post by: dw2108 on August 16, 2009, 09:09:00 PM
The only thing a Win 9x/ME enthusiast should ask from avast! regarding v 5, is that ther be an on access and PERHAPS BUT NOT NECESSARILY an on demand scanner -- NOTHING ELSE! NO REALTIME. ETC.

While it is patently clear that DOS, 3.x, 9x/ME are outdated, I CANNOT EVEN INSTALL SPYWARE WRITTEN FOR THESE NEWER, SAFER SYSTEMS! Try it with Win 95 16-Bit and Netscape 0.86.

For the record, the DOS based systems all the way up to 98 SE, are provably subrecusrsive and thus safer by a factor of at least 16; those who say otherwise are provably full of MS!

Dave