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Title: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: Vlk on April 14, 2010, 09:50:28 PM
Hi,

it's my pleasure to announce the general availability of a new avast program update, version number 5.0.507.

Most notable improvements include:
- scanning and virus chest features now accessible even from Windows Safe Mode
- aswSP.sys: solved a minor stability issue (fixed duplicating of protected handles)
- Pro AV / IS: solved file enumeration problem on FAT32 partitions
- enhanced compatibility with various Winsock LSPs
- various improvements in the avast! sandbox
- improved cleaning of file infecting viruses
- added compatibility with screen readers; avast! should now be reasonably accessible to visually impaired users
- system files imported to the virus chest after upgrade from v4.8 are now removed
- IS firewall: solved a problem related to VPN connections (Windows XP)
- IS firewall: solved a problem related to Xbox360 media sharing
- IS firewall: solved a potential BSOD condition when changing logical drive mappings
- IS firewall: solved a potential crash when saving the packet rules
- IS firewall: fixes for Internet Connection Sharing
- IS firewall: Windows 2000 compatibility
- IS firewall: solved a compatibility problem with Logitech Desktop Manager
- Pro AV / IS: solved a compatibility problem with PerfectDisk 11
- Pro AV / IS: ashCmd.exe switch /@ should work again
- Pro AV / IS: solved a compatibility issue with Acronis True Image
- various fixes in the Outlook antispam add-in
- fixes in ashUpd.exe
- minor improvements in the installer, especially when upgrading from avast v4.8
- avast! Screen saver can be now configured via the screensaver properties dialog
- minor fixes in the GUI
- added Dutch, Portuguese (Portugal), Norwegian, Finnish, Slovenian, Turkish and Vietnamese language packs


Thank you
Vlk
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: anothermack on April 14, 2010, 09:55:58 PM
Thanks a lot.

Upgraded and Dutch downloaded.

Running fine until further notice.

Brgds
mack
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: xblade on April 14, 2010, 10:00:44 PM
Update form version 5.0.462.0 without problems  ;D
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: wonderwrench on April 14, 2010, 10:05:11 PM
I updated 2 Windows 7 64 bit boxes and 1 XP pro sp3 32 bit box from Avast 5 Free build 462 to build 507 and all is well. 8)
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: marquita188 on April 14, 2010, 10:06:48 PM
Not working at all!!!! ???

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/MARQUITA188/tgh-1.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/MARQUITA188/Untitlednnm.jpg)
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: cadremis on April 14, 2010, 10:07:00 PM
I updated a few minutes ago from 5.0.504 to 5.0.507 without any problems. it's working very well in this computer...rm
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: bong2x on April 14, 2010, 10:10:20 PM
 
:D thanks ALWIL Team!!!

Best Regards!!!
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: zeltz on April 14, 2010, 10:14:33 PM
it was updated..
on given moment all orderly!

10x
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: Hally on April 14, 2010, 10:25:39 PM
Hi  :)

Avast 5 Free - Version.. 5.0.462 - to - 5.0.507 ... Not Good!  :(

Just updated my Laptop  ???
Vista Home Premium 32bit
4 GB Ram
Intel Core 2 Duo

Avast 5 seems to be working OK  :-\
But... Windows Security Centre Does NOT Recognise Avast 5 Is Installed  :'(


Won't be updating my Desktop just yet then  ::)

Hally


Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: Enraged User on April 14, 2010, 10:38:49 PM
I have it configured to "Ask when an update is available" (a program update, that is).  The main window says "A new version of the program is available!".  So OK, if avast! knows an update is available, why didn't it ask?  If I hadn't checked the GUI myself, I wouldn't have known.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: Pondus on April 14, 2010, 10:40:02 PM
@marquita188

did you reboot after install ?
have you tried avast repair and reboot ?

For a repair of avast. Windows, Add Remove programs, select 'avast! Anti-Virus,' click the Change/Remove button from the pop-up window, scroll down to Repair, click next and follow.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: logos on April 14, 2010, 10:46:48 PM
I have it configured to "Ask when an update is available" (a program update, that is).  The main window says "A new version of the program is available!".  So OK, if avast! knows an update is available, why didn't it ask?  If I hadn't checked the GUI myself, I wouldn't have known.

it's just like that...to avoid overloading the servers. If everybody was warned at the same time, ie immediately after a new version was available, nobody could get it. From what I read it takes about a week or so until all Avast users get the message. It's just technically impossible to proceed differently due to the amount of users, and Avast isn't Microsoft ;) (note that Windows Update servers are damned slow ;D ...fortunately it's never more than a few megs a week )
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: marquita188 on April 14, 2010, 10:51:56 PM
@marquita188

did you reboot after install ?
have you tried avast repair and reboot ?

For a repair of avast. Windows, Add Remove programs, select 'avast! Anti-Virus,' click the Change/Remove button from the pop-up window, scroll down to Repair, click next and follow.

yes i did, nothing is working.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: RejZoR on April 14, 2010, 10:54:31 PM
Updated and working perfectly. Thx ;D
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: Rafel on April 14, 2010, 10:56:47 PM
Updated smoothly AVAST AV PRO.
Thanks a lot. :D
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: Gopher John on April 14, 2010, 11:09:23 PM
I was at Avast Free V5.0.462, and received the popup alert that a new version was available for update.  Clicked on it and update went fine.  Update to V5.0.507, rebooted when requested and then did a full scan.  Good job, Alwil!!
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: Rednose on April 14, 2010, 11:10:34 PM
Updated from 5.0.504 to 5.0.507 . Thnx Alwil :)

Greetz, Red.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: Hally on April 14, 2010, 11:21:06 PM
Hi  :)

Me Again!  ::)

Hi  :)

Avast 5 Free - Version.. 5.0.462 - to - 5.0.507 ... Not Good!  :(

Just updated my Laptop  ???
Vista Home Premium 32bit
4 GB Ram
Intel Core 2 Duo

Avast 5 seems to be working OK  :-\
But... Windows Security Centre Does NOT Recognise Avast 5 Is Installed  :'(


Won't be updating my Desktop just yet then  ::)

Hally



Just updated my Desktop computer - & - All seems perfectly fine  :D

So!
In The Morning... Looks like I'll just have to do a clean install on my Laptop  :'(

Hally
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: Enraged User on April 14, 2010, 11:29:56 PM
it's just like that...to avoid overloading the servers. If everybody was warned at the same time, ie immediately after a new version was available, nobody could get it. From what I read it takes about a week or so until all Avast users get the message. It's just technically impossible to proceed differently due to the amount of users, and Avast isn't Microsoft ;) (note that Windows Update servers are damned slow ;D ...fortunately it's never more than a few megs a week )

I have a web server they can use if they like...
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: tom-m on April 14, 2010, 11:37:58 PM
Working real nice here, this has to be the best looking GUI I have ever used, hats off to you all and a huge thanks!
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: Vlk on April 14, 2010, 11:38:45 PM
it's just like that...to avoid overloading the servers. If everybody was warned at the same time, ie immediately after a new version was available, nobody could get it. From what I read it takes about a week or so until all Avast users get the message. It's just technically impossible to proceed differently due to the amount of users, and Avast isn't Microsoft ;) (note that Windows Update servers are damned slow ;D ...fortunately it's never more than a few megs a week )

I have a web server they can use if they like...

Hehe and can it handle 5,000 program updates per second? (on average)
And can it serve a petabyte of data in a few hours? :)

I think you're not realizing the sheer size of the avast user base.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: DavidR on April 14, 2010, 11:39:33 PM
it's just like that...to avoid overloading the servers. If everybody was warned at the same time, ie immediately after a new version was available, nobody could get it. From what I read it takes about a week or so until all Avast users get the message. It's just technically impossible to proceed differently due to the amount of users, and Avast isn't Microsoft ;) (note that Windows Update servers are damned slow ;D ...fortunately it's never more than a few megs a week )

I have a web server they can use if they like...

Alwil software currently has 334 update servers (servers.def file).

My manual update from the UI went smoothly as usual even on dial-up it didn't take long, though the incremental program update 5.0.462 - 5.0.507 was less than a MB if I remember rightly.

So for those who think they are slow, try dial-up for a week :P
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: jadinolf on April 14, 2010, 11:49:14 PM
Thanks Vlk.

Very nice.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: PappaSde on April 14, 2010, 11:54:50 PM
Maybe a dumb question, but I have to ask it:
Do you still need to register the free version of avast 5?

I updated my 4.8 to 5.0.507 today. My old registration will expire in 10 days and I have not found any way to request a registration update on the web page (only for 4.8), nor any way to add new licence information. I only get a page in avast where my old registration is shown with the mark that it will end in 10 days.

Did I miss something?

Regards,

Christian.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: RedFan on April 14, 2010, 11:58:24 PM
Updated from 5.0.504 to 5.0.507 flawless  :)
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: Vlk on April 15, 2010, 12:00:21 AM
Maybe a dumb question, but I have to ask it:
Do you still need to register the free version of avast 5?

I updated my 4.8 to 5.0.507 today. My old registration will expire in 10 days and I have not found any way to request a registration update on the web page (only for 4.8), nor any way to add new licence information. I only get a page in avast where my old registration is shown with the mark that it will end in 10 days.

Isn't there a "Register Now" button? (on the registration page).
Also, on the Current status page, isn't there a banner that says that your registration will expire in 10 days and a Register Now button?

Thanks
Vlk
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: Enraged User on April 15, 2010, 12:09:46 AM
I have a web server they can use if they like...
Hehe and can it handle 5,000 program updates per second? (on average) And can it serve a petabyte of data in a few hours?  I think you're not realizing the sheer size of the avast user base.

I meant as a mirror, not as one server that can handle the full load.  I thought that would have been obvious.  Every mirror helps.  But never mind...
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: Snagglegrain on April 15, 2010, 12:11:13 AM
Upgraded over the top from v5.0.462 to v5.0.507 on two computers.
It really worked well.
Now to see if this new release fixes the manual updating issue I have been experiencing.
Thank you for the great program.   :)
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: Diazruanova on April 15, 2010, 12:12:17 AM
Server error # 301, does this mean that the servers are overloaded? ???
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: Vlk on April 15, 2010, 12:14:12 AM
I meant as a mirror, not as one server that can handle the full load.  I thought that would have been obvious.  Every mirror helps.  But never mind...

Got it, sorry for that. We want to keep all the infrastructure under our control though...

Well we recently started using LimeLight as well, but most of the updates are still coming from our own servers.

Another thing is downloads - most of these (in the English-speaking countries) are routed via download.com

Thanks
Vlk
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: romanom on April 15, 2010, 12:24:37 AM
I have an update message but, can't update...hopefully the attached image will be helpful.

I have never had any issues with updating (or anything else) until now.  Thanks.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: Diazruanova on April 15, 2010, 12:39:27 AM
This is the error that shows on my system:

Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: calcu007 on April 15, 2010, 12:49:32 AM
Did you read the previous posts? There is overload in the servers
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: jadinolf on April 15, 2010, 12:50:30 AM
This is the error that shows on my system:


Same here after several attempts. I'm going to try later.

I have 5 computers so a couple of them went fine until everyone jumped on board. ;D
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: patrick | kcirtap on April 15, 2010, 12:55:24 AM
It worked for me a few minutes ago  ;)
Thanks for the update
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: DavidR on April 15, 2010, 01:00:28 AM
I have an update message but, can't update...hopefully the attached image will be helpful.

I have never had any issues with updating (or anything else) until now.  Thanks.

Try a repair of avast. Add Remove programs, select 'avast! Anti-Virus,' click the Change/Remove button and scroll down to Repair, click next and follow.

Then try a manual update again.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: Diazruanova on April 15, 2010, 01:08:55 AM
Did you read the previous posts? There is overload in the servers

There is NOT a single post before ours (romanom and Diazruanova) that states that the servers are overloaded, so where did you get the quoted info?
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: mkis on April 15, 2010, 01:11:46 AM
XP Pro SP3 avast! Pro  update from 5.0.462 to 5.0.507
all good

on reboot - OA prmium asked for the changes to be okayed.
I chose Trust and Allow.

XP Pro SP3 avast! IS (trial) 5.0.504 to 5.0.507
all good

avast!Free 5.0.514 to 5.0.507
two step process not sure second step was program or engine
Restart - OA premium Ask for avastUI and I confirmed
no icon in system tray
so started the program, updated engine and closed
Restart and all good
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: Asyn on April 15, 2010, 01:11:55 AM
Hi all, just updated to the new stable build .507 from pre-release .504
As expected all went well...! Again! :D
Thanks to the whole Alwil Team for their great work..!!!
Have to change my sig now... 8)
asyn
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: sunflower1985 on April 15, 2010, 01:26:07 AM
  Thank Avast team very much.
  I've just update today. Version 5.0.507 updates from 5.0468 version and runs softly on my computer(Windows vista) ;D , and the thing I really want to say is VietNamese language appearing in this version very well. Hahahaha.
  I and my friends wish Avast will get more success in the future
  Best regards
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: George Yves on April 15, 2010, 01:37:57 AM
I have it configured to "Ask when an update is available" (a program update, that is).  The main window says "A new version of the program is available!".  So OK, if avast! knows an update is available, why didn't it ask?  If I hadn't checked the GUI myself, I wouldn't have known.
I have the same problem. Avast 5 never informs me in pop-ups about the program's update. Avast 4 did it flawlessly.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: Asyn on April 15, 2010, 01:49:54 AM
I have the same problem. Avast 5 never informs me in pop-ups about the program's update. Avast 4 did it flawlessly.

Did you also read Logos' answer..? ;)
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=58539.msg493362#msg493362
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: calcu007 on April 15, 2010, 02:09:58 AM
Did you read the previous posts? There is overload in the servers

There is NOT a single post before ours (romanom and Diazruanova) that states that the servers are overloaded, so where did you get the quoted info?


Then you need glasses. Read the LOGOS post in first page

it's just like that...to avoid overloading the servers. If everybody was warned at the same time, ie immediately after a new version was available, nobody could get it. From what I read it takes about a week or so until all Avast users get the message. It's just technically impossible to proceed differently due to the amount of users, and Avast isn't Microsoft ;) (note that Windows Update servers are damned slow ;D ...fortunately it's never more than a few megs a week )



Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: Watera on April 15, 2010, 02:46:23 AM
Darn! I should've waited to reformat my computer!

(Download.com still has the previous release. Ack!)


Just curious, what's the usual turn around for the latest build to be available for download at Cnet?

Pardon me as I transition...! xD  Thanks!

(I updated AIS on another computer, & it went so smoothly! 8) )


Edit: I decided I couldn't wait & just reinstalled AIS. It just gave me the update prompt. I checked download.com again & the new build was not there yet. I will probably check every day to see how long it will take for my own info.

~sigh~ My post got lost in this thread.... ~shrugs~ Oh well....

Edit 2: It may have gotten lost, but I did find AIS .507 at http://files.avast.com/iavs5x/setup_ais.exe .... ...can now do a fresh install....  :)
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: avast fan on April 15, 2010, 02:55:00 AM
I cant update from 504 to 507 either, It says package broken and ive tried a repair and tried again but still no luck.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: hayc59 on April 15, 2010, 03:01:41 AM
Updated and rollin cool, thanks Alwill  8)
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: schmidthouse on April 15, 2010, 03:04:06 AM
I have an update message but, can't update...hopefully the attached image will be helpful.

I have never had any issues with updating (or anything else) until now.  Thanks.

The same problem here also. :(
Can anyone tell me where to find the link for 507 to download manually!!
Thnx  8)
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: =SKY= on April 15, 2010, 03:08:15 AM
Updated FREE from 5.0.462 > 5.0.507 --- it seems to work o.k..
First scan well done, status bar in % was correct.

Thanks Alwill!  :D
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: avast fan on April 15, 2010, 03:11:21 AM
I have an update message but, can't update...hopefully the attached image will be helpful.

I have never had any issues with updating (or anything else) until now.  Thanks.

The same problem here also. :(
Can anyone tell me where to find the link for 507 to download manually!!
Thnx  8)
Yes a link would be great.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: W3FSY on April 15, 2010, 03:16:09 AM
Just upgraded to the latest v 5.0.507 from v 5.0.462 from "Update Program" and everything went smoothly. Thanks Alwil team. Job well done.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: Diazruanova on April 15, 2010, 03:35:38 AM
Did you read the previous posts? There is overload in the servers

There is NOT a single post before ours (romanom and Diazruanova) that states that the servers are overloaded, so where did you get the quoted info?


Then you need glasses. Read the LOGOS post in first page

it's just like that...to avoid overloading the servers. If everybody was warned at the same time, ie immediately after a new version was available, nobody could get it. From what I read it takes about a week or so until all Avast users get the message. It's just technically impossible to proceed differently due to the amount of users, and Avast isn't Microsoft ;) (note that Windows Update servers are damned slow ;D ...fortunately it's never more than a few megs a week )







Maybe I need glasses, but you need understanding lessons for sure:  the sentence you are referring to, does NOT say in any way, shape or form, that there is ACTUALLY  an overload problem, Logos is just explaining how is avast supposedly avoiding the overload in the first place, but guess what, I already updated successfully, so please do not bother to reply to this post.

 
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: wildcard on April 15, 2010, 04:31:18 AM
update from 5.0.462,first the update process came across some problems and paused, I disconnected and tried again and then succeeded.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: commander2001 on April 15, 2010, 05:48:06 AM
i'm having same issue package is broken
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: slk2k on April 15, 2010, 05:49:08 AM
I cant update from 504 to 507 either, It says package broken and ive tried a repair and tried again but still no luck.

I'm in the same boat.  Windows 7 x64, AIS 5.0.504 and virus definition or 100413-1.  Both virus definition and program update shows "package is broken" when updating.  I've repaired, but to no avail.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: jimeeb on April 15, 2010, 05:52:07 AM
Updated OS from xp home to xp pro and installed avast 5. While the program does its job I have no notification sounds.  avast antivirus is not even listed in the program events list.
I know this is probably the wrong place to post the rest of this but I am going to anyways.
I have checked the sounds are enabled within the avast program and that the sound files are physically on my hd. have uninstalled and reinstalled and still nothing..... any  ideas?
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: ace2701 on April 15, 2010, 07:05:51 AM
Just got the popup to update.  462 to 507 and a reboot
smooth as glass.  Great work Alwill. 
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: mikaelrask on April 15, 2010, 07:24:34 AM
update went fine here.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: mkis on April 15, 2010, 07:24:46 AM
@ jimeeb

Can you access the avastUI and is everything else okay other than sounds?
I'm not sure what is programs event list.

perhaps avast sounds ruled off by somewhere else - firewall or Control Panel in Windows or Audio program
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: 1eyedjack on April 15, 2010, 07:43:15 AM
Also package broken (504 -> 507)
Vista home premium.
06:43 British summer time (GMT+1) 15 April 2010
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: bo.elam on April 15, 2010, 09:09:36 AM
Update was smooth and everything looks in order. Done from UI on
first try.
XP SP3. Regards to Avast team.

Bo
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: SpeedyPC on April 15, 2010, 09:30:02 AM
Thanks Vlk,

Update my free version from 5.0.462 over the top of 5.0.507 with no issued and no problems everything is running very smooth ;) ;D 8)
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: AndrewT on April 15, 2010, 09:59:21 AM
First bluescreen  :o - might have occurred when it was updating from 462 - 507 while I had my browser open and using the interenet.

I was unaware update was happening at the time

Do I send the mini dumps to verify and where to?
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: avast fan on April 15, 2010, 10:29:36 AM
Un-installed and then re-installed and now updated to 507,Thankyou once again :)
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: igor on April 15, 2010, 10:35:04 AM
Do I send the mini dumps to verify and where to?

ftp://ftp.avast.com/incoming (ftp://ftp.avast.com/incoming)
Thanks!
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: CapriAnupam on April 15, 2010, 10:37:33 AM
Updated to 5.0.507 via Program Update, and it went smoothly :). Thumbs up, and keep up the good work Avast team :).
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: Chris Thomas on April 15, 2010, 10:46:07 AM
I am unable to update

I get the following error

(http://i39.tinypic.com/dgnd3k.png)
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: AndrewT on April 15, 2010, 10:46:55 AM
Do I send the mini dumps to verify and where to?

ftp://ftp.avast.com/incoming (ftp://ftp.avast.com/incoming)
Thanks!


Have sent through - have not been able to replicate bluescreen crash again but will keep an eye on on things
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: Chris Thomas on April 15, 2010, 11:06:30 AM
I did a repair and now I am getting this

(http://i43.tinypic.com/15fn134.png)

 :-\
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: Vlk on April 15, 2010, 12:19:01 PM
Should be fixed now. Sorry for the inconvenience (issue only affected people who were upgrading from the BETA).

Thanks
Vlk
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: ltsnow on April 15, 2010, 01:22:08 PM
How do you disable self-defense?  I just installed the new 507 build on XP and didn't do any customizing.  When I uncheck enable self-defense and close and reopen it is always checked again.

Nevermind.  I restarted the computer and now I can do it.  I was just testing it to see if I might want to run it as an on-demand only program.  But it does seem to work very well with everything running.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: logos on April 15, 2010, 01:27:56 PM
How do you disable self-defense?  I just installed the new 507 build on XP and didn't do any customizing.  When I uncheck enable self-defense and close and reopen it is always checked again.

that's not good... this is the behavior you get normally in safe mode only, because services aren't started, so settings can't be changed. Are you sure that your shields are running? Is any other change in the settings taken into account, ie retained?
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: Chris Thomas on April 15, 2010, 01:39:07 PM
@ Vlk

Thanks! I updated to version 507 now from 504 beta

Great!  8)
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: slk2k on April 15, 2010, 01:42:25 PM
I cant update from 504 to 507 either, It says package broken and ive tried a repair and tried again but still no luck.

I'm in the same boat.  Windows 7 x64, AIS 5.0.504 and virus definition or 100413-1.  Both virus definition and program update shows "package is broken" when updating.  I've repaired, but to no avail.

Just tried again - this time it worked.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: Matt00011 on April 15, 2010, 01:55:05 PM
Upgraded with no problems at all, was prompted to download the latest version earlier which installed successfully on mp Windows XP SP3.

Thanks to Avast for all the effort you put into such a fantastic free product.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: scjr on April 15, 2010, 02:24:59 PM
Upgraded from build 504 to final. Windows 7 and everything working like a treat. Thanks Alwil!


All the best,

scjr
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: NON on April 15, 2010, 02:45:00 PM
Updated .462 to .507 and no problem so far. 8)

Thanks ALWIL!!
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: JuninhoSlo on April 15, 2010, 03:15:51 PM
Update to version 5.0.507(Slovenski jezik) without any problems :D
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: Bellzemos on April 15, 2010, 03:52:54 PM
I just tried to update from v4.8 and got this message:

(http://www.shrani.si/f/37/VV/2OZm94TY/a.jpg)
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: Yandros on April 15, 2010, 03:54:32 PM
Updated from 504 to 507 via update button...all is well

Thanks guys.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: DavidR on April 15, 2010, 04:20:11 PM
I just tried to update from v4.8 and got this message:

I have mentioned in another topic that you started that there is no direct update via the GUI in 4.8 to 5.0.

When you check for updates in 4.8 it is looking for updates of 4.8 and you have the latest version. It requires that you download the 5.0 installation file and install over the top.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: Hally on April 15, 2010, 04:21:58 PM
Hi

Finally... I'm Back!  ::)


Hi

Avast 5 Free - Version.. 5.0.462 - to - 5.0.507 ... Not Good!  :(

Just updated my Laptop
Vista Home Premium 32bit
4 GB Ram
Intel Core 2 Duo

Avast 5 seems to be working OK  :-\
But... Windows Security Centre Does NOT Recognise Avast 5 Is Installed  :'(


Won't be updating my Desktop just yet then.

Hally

Hi 

Just updated my Desktop computer - & - All seems perfectly fine  :D
So!
In The Morning... Looks like I'll just have to do a clean install on my Laptop.

Hally


Had a bit of a rough time with my laptop  :'(

Started to uninstall Avast 5 - Got to the bit that says Registry - Stuck There!  :o
Half an hour later...
Clicked Cancel - & - Booted in to Safe Mode to run the Avast 5 Uninstall Utility.
Anyway!
I've now got Avast 5 back installed on my laptop  :D
And... Touch Wood!
All Seems Well!  8)

Hally
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: Bellzemos on April 15, 2010, 05:05:44 PM
I just tried to update from v4.8 and got this message:

I have mentioned in another topic that you started that there is no direct update via the GUI in 4.8 to 5.0.

When you check for updates in 4.8 it is looking for updates of 4.8 and you have the latest version. It requires that you download the 5.0 installation file and install over the top.

I apologise, I really didn't see that. When I now tried to download the new version from Avast site I got this message: http://www.avast.com/en-eu/http://download.cnet.com/Avast-Free-Antivirus/3000-2239_4-10019223.html?part=dl-85737&subj=dl&tag=button&__utma=1.1118222121.1271342766.1271342766.1271342766.1&__utmb=1.4.10.1271342766&__utmc=1&__utmx=-&__utmz=1.1271342766.1.1.utmcsr=google.si|utmccn=%28organic%29|utmcmd=organic|utmctr=avast&__utmv=-&__utmk=78257428 (http://www.avast.com/en-eu/http://download.cnet.com/Avast-Free-Antivirus/3000-2239_4-10019223.html?part=dl-85737&subj=dl&tag=button&__utma=1.1118222121.1271342766.1271342766.1271342766.1&__utmb=1.4.10.1271342766&__utmc=1&__utmx=-&__utmz=1.1271342766.1.1.utmcsr=google.si|utmccn=%28organic%29|utmcmd=organic|utmctr=avast&__utmv=-&__utmk=78257428)



Edit:

I just noticed that this link on Avast's site is not directed properly and it also leads to the previous version. Where can I download the latest version to upgrade from 4.8 to 5?

I'm sorry for being a pain in the ***.



Edit 2:

Nevermind, I just found the latest version here: http://www.avast.com/eng/programs.html

And thank you! :)
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: DavidR on April 15, 2010, 06:09:07 PM
No problem, hopefully you have it downloaded now, if  not try this direct link, Free AV: http://files.avast.com/iavs5x/setup_av_free.exe, though that is for the English version.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: Bellzemos on April 15, 2010, 06:31:25 PM
Yes, I have installed it already (from the link I posted up there). I installed the English version, I'm used to it from before and some things just can't be translated right. It says it's already registered (I registered the 4.8 in February 2010). I hope that it will work well.

Thank you for help.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: psw on April 15, 2010, 07:03:41 PM
In this .507 release new feature is the connection of AvastUI.exe to some of avast.com servers using port 80. Previously I have not the rule for this application in the firewall. Is it expected behaviour?
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: disPlay on April 15, 2010, 07:19:23 PM
Here everything went ok and smooth.

Cheers
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: Vlk on April 15, 2010, 07:20:21 PM
In this .507 release new feature is the connection of AvastUI.exe to some of avast.com servers using port 80. Previously I have not the rule for this application in the firewall. Is it expected behaviour?

Yes this is as expected. The UI is somewhat self-updatable (may use some remote content).
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: logos on April 15, 2010, 08:17:23 PM
In this .507 release new feature is the connection of AvastUI.exe to some of avast.com servers using port 80. Previously I have not the rule for this application in the firewall. Is it expected behaviour?

Yes this is as expected. The UI is somewhat self-updatable (may use some remote content).

connections from avastUI are nothing new...in both "free" and "AIS" where the connections exist, with different goals...
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: Snagglegrain on April 15, 2010, 09:31:28 PM
I had this issue with 5.0.462, and after updating to 5.0.507 it still exists.
In a nutshell, the program will not manually update when a new definition version is available.
Forex, right now, current version is 100415-1.
It has already automatically installed on one of my computers.
The other one still has 100415-0.
When I attempt to manually update, all I get is:
"Already up to date (current version 100415-0)".
I tried repair with v5.0.462, but so far have not tried repair on 5.0.507.
Any suggestions from Vlk?

WinXP, SP3
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: czoran on April 15, 2010, 10:10:48 PM
Some GUI problems here. Version 5.0.507 free.

PC specs:
Pentium4 3GHZ, 2 GB DDR, ATI X1650, freshly installed XP SP2, all latest drivers.
Tried full installation twice.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: czoran on April 15, 2010, 10:12:39 PM
And second block of screenshots...
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: Diddy on April 16, 2010, 02:22:19 AM
HI I just wanted to say that I updated to the lastested version of avast antivirus free edition.  I have not had any problems from day one until now.  Everything is working fine and completely secured.  I have avast antivirus free edition on my Windows Vista home basic system.

I would just like to say to avast staff to keep up the hard work.

Ps: I have used avast antivirus free edition software for about three years now.

Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: WhiteZero on April 16, 2010, 04:49:28 AM
And second block of screenshots...


Seems like your missing some kind of code package. Like Microsoft C++ Redistribute Pack or .net or something like that, I'm not sure what Avast is coded in.
Try reinstalling from scratch?
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: Asyn on April 16, 2010, 11:14:45 AM
Some GUI problems here. Version 5.0.507 free.
PC specs:
Pentium4 3GHZ, 2 GB DDR, ATI X1650, freshly installed XP SP2, all latest drivers.
Tried full installation twice.

Are you running a 64bit XP?
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: mhf on April 16, 2010, 04:37:01 PM
Is 5.0.507 now an "official" release ?
It's showing up in the update panel so does this mean it's possible and OK to update through the GUI ?
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: greenag on April 16, 2010, 04:39:31 PM
Vlk
avast 5 free final
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVxlZOoUhV0&feature=player_embedded#!
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: spg SCOTT on April 16, 2010, 04:42:02 PM
Is 5.0.507 now an "official" release ?
It's showing up in the update panel so does this mean it's possible and OK to update through the GUI ?

Yes.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: mhf on April 16, 2010, 04:52:14 PM
Thanks scott.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: spg SCOTT on April 16, 2010, 04:54:27 PM
Just noticed a new(?) option in settings...

Seems to work as described :)

@mhf,

You're Welcome :)
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: NON on April 16, 2010, 05:19:43 PM
Mail Shield also has new options:
insert note into clean message (outgoing) :)

Just noticed a new(?) option in settings...

Seems to work as described :)

@mhf,

You're Welcome :)
I can't see any changes with this option enabled. ???
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: DavidR on April 16, 2010, 05:26:09 PM
You won't see any changes unless you send an email to yourself, you don't see any insertion in the copy in the sent emails folder. Only when it is actually send will it be inserted.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: NON on April 16, 2010, 05:52:43 PM
You won't see any changes unless you send an email to yourself, you don't see any insertion in the copy in the sent emails folder. Only when it is actually send will it be inserted.
Thanks for the reply. But sorry I intended to say the option which spg SCOTT mentioned, "Automatically open the Scan Results when scan is finished".
I enabled/disabled this option and scanned some files, but Scan Results always appears. It seems this option doesn't work on my PC. :(
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: spg SCOTT on April 16, 2010, 06:01:40 PM
From what I can gather it is for pre-defined scans. So I tried a scan that will always give me a result (removable media = errors - not relevant)

When that setting is checked, at the end of the scan, the results will be displayed automatically.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: NON on April 16, 2010, 06:21:47 PM
From what I can gather it is for pre-defined scans. So I tried a scan that will always give me a result (removable media = errors - not relevant)

When that setting is checked, at the end of the scan, the results will be displayed automatically.

I got it. I misunderstood described text. :-X
Thanks for your help.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: spg SCOTT on April 16, 2010, 06:23:56 PM
You're welcome :)
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: marquita188 on April 16, 2010, 07:13:44 PM
Help nothing is working :-[
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: mkis on April 16, 2010, 07:26:10 PM
What were you last doing before nothing was working?

If you were updating yr computer to avast 5.0.507 then please provide some details.

Include system specs, operating system, what antivirus spyware you have, and brief history of the issue.

If not updating, then please start yr own thread (new topic) as this thread is for those updating to above version of avast.
likewise, when you start new topic make sure to provide sufficient details to explain the issue
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: marquita188 on April 16, 2010, 07:41:33 PM
What were you last doing before nothing was working?

If you were updating yr computer to avast 5.0.507 then please provide some details.

Include system specs, operating system, what antivirus spyware you have, and brief history of the issue.

If not updating, then please start yr own thread (new topic) as this thread is for those updating to above version of avast.
likewise, when you start new topic make sure to provide sufficient details to explain the issue

windows vista ultimate sp 1 32bit
Intel core duo e800 @ 3.00ghz 4gb
avast! 5.0.507 home free
VPS 100416-0
comcast cable
Windows Defender
internet yahoo mail
no other security software
avast software makes my internet stops working sometimes, also freezes my PC, and slows down my internet.
yellow warning icon shows up next to the avast icon PC is Unsecured click on "FIX NOW", i do that, it stay for a few minutes or a few hours and then goes off again.
i did everything avast support told me too and nothing made a difference!!!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/MARQUITA188/tgh-1.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/MARQUITA188/Untitlednnm.jpg)
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: RedFan on April 16, 2010, 08:27:15 PM
Why still running service pack 1 ? SP2 is available for vista and solves a lot of problems with many software programs
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: mkis on April 16, 2010, 08:31:08 PM
Also register yr program if you haven't already. It just single click and you're done. Email gets sent out to confirm.
If you have already done this, then disregard the above.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: marquita188 on April 16, 2010, 08:33:59 PM
Why still running service pack 1 ? SP2 is available for vista and solves a lot of problems with many software programs

well excuse me! i didn't know OK!!

Also register yr program if you haven't already. It just single click and you're done. Email gets sent out to confirm.
If you have already done this, then disregard the above.

yes i am.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: czoran on April 16, 2010, 09:11:14 PM
And second block of screenshots...


Seems like your missing some kind of code package. Like Microsoft C++ Redistribute Pack or .net or something like that, I'm not sure what Avast is coded in.
Try reinstalling from scratch?

Hello,

Thank you for answer. I already have MS C++ runtimes installed. Tried installing Windows from scratch. Also Avast came on clean machine.

Regards,
Zoran

 
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: czoran on April 16, 2010, 09:13:57 PM
Some GUI problems here. Version 5.0.507 free.
PC specs:
Pentium4 3GHZ, 2 GB DDR, ATI X1650, freshly installed XP SP2, all latest drivers.
Tried full installation twice.

Are you running a 64bit XP?


Hi,

I am using 32bit XP.

BR
Zoran
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: richtimpa on April 16, 2010, 10:34:49 PM
Does this release fix the issue with iTunes lib sharing?  I have had to turn off the firewall setting to see any of my shared libs?  I have had a open ticket on this for about a week now.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: WebTürk on April 17, 2010, 12:13:24 AM
Fortunately, adding Turkish language -Eng

türkçe dil eklenmesi sevindirici - Tur  :)
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: Ivan Samuelson on April 17, 2010, 01:01:13 AM
I can't update from .492 to the latest. It always says it needs to update and it attempts to download and install and then tells me it's already at the latest (.507) when it's not. What gives? This has been happening on and off. And where do I get the latest download? When I attempt to download from the website, I get .492 which is what I already have and it won't update.

Getting frustrated.

UPDATE: Okay. Downloaded the .492 from the site (cannot find .507 anywhere). Uninstalled the previous .492 version, rebooted. Installed the new .492 I just downloaded, rebooted. It started telling me .507 was ready for download. Told it to do so. After a few minutes, it said I was already up-to-date. I rebooted just to see what would happen and nope, still at .492 and it's still telling me .507 is available.  ::)

WHAT IS GOING ON??? Very frustrating. Why can't I update to the latest version of Avast IS? I'm about ready to ask for my money back because this isn't the first time this has happened.

And why can't I get the latest version (.507) anywhere?

Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: =SKY= on April 17, 2010, 01:25:54 AM
Have you reboot your system after "updating"?
Please try!

Good luck! ;)


And why can't I get the latest version (.507) anywhere?
You don't find the download of the latest version immediately - you have to wait "a little time", till the manuel downloads on the servers are up-to-date!
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: Ivan Samuelson on April 17, 2010, 01:28:33 AM
Have you reboot your system after "updating"?
Please try!

Good luck! ;)

Yup. I did an update and reboot. It's strange. In the top part, it says I'm up-to-date with version 5.0.507, yet down in the bottom part of the screen, it says the engine is still at .492 and .507 is ready for downloading.

Please see the attached screen shot to see what I mean. The first one shows right after the update. The second one show after I click the OK button in both sections and shows how I'm STILL at .492 and .507 is available.

Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: =SKY= on April 17, 2010, 01:39:13 AM
Sorry, can't open the attachment!


EDIT:
Oh, now it works!

Yes I see the problem, really strange. Never seen this before and I think, I haven't any idea, that makes you lucky.
Sorry!
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: Ivan Samuelson on April 17, 2010, 01:43:27 AM
Sorry, can't open the attachment!


EDIT:
Oh, now it works!

Yes I see the problem, really strange. Never seen this before and I think, I haven't any idea, that makes you lucky.
Sorry!

Hopefully this will help:
(http://inlinethumb52.webshots.com/45619/2296993610045005480S600x600Q85.jpg)
(http://inlinethumb37.webshots.com/47524/2283587600045005480S600x600Q85.jpg)
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: =SKY= on April 17, 2010, 02:03:28 AM
Perhaps it is important -in your special case- WHERE you start the update.

There are 2 ways to do this:

in picture 1 right next to the point "Update engine and virus definitions".
You can't see it here on the picture, but the button appears when an update is available;

in picture 2 you can start directly with the button "Update Program".

Try the two ways - perhaps you get the result you want!!!

It's just an idea -- and sorry for my bad English, but I hope, you know what I mean...
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: Derelict_AZ on April 17, 2010, 02:28:07 AM
I was getting errors about my license being expired (doesn't expire until 2012) trying to install the latest update through the updater. I got around that by downloading the 5.0.507 setup file and installing it directly overtop my current install. Everything updated ok that way. Maybe this would help you too. I'm at work right now, so I don't have the URL for the setup program.

@~SKY~: Nice avatar!!
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: 64mike on April 17, 2010, 02:55:11 AM
Have PRO and was updated.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: nighttree on April 17, 2010, 04:43:28 AM
Windows XP.

Was prompted to update from older version....did so....but system wont actually start running  ???

Status reads: Unsecured, but wont respond to "fix now" or "start program".

System shields all read "unknown" and when you hit start say "system shield unreachable"

Update definitions and virus definitions all read "unknown"

I have rebooted, and un-installed and reinstalled....no change.

Tried update, and it just responds that the service is not running.

I am NOT computer wise....so any advice needs a step by step...and possible baby talk  :-[


Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: Ivan Samuelson on April 17, 2010, 05:36:23 AM
Perhaps it is important -in your special case- WHERE you start the update.

There are 2 ways to do this:

in picture 1 right next to the point "Update engine and virus definitions".
You can't see it here on the picture, but the button appears when an update is available;

in picture 2 you can start directly with the button "Update Program".

Try the two ways - perhaps you get the result you want!!!

It's just an idea -- and sorry for my bad English, but I hope, you know what I mean...

Thanks for the help. I tried both ways and it still doesn't clear up the issue in the Update section.

I guess I'll just have to wait. I don't understand why this doesn't work and I wish someone from Avast would respond.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: Kamence on April 17, 2010, 10:02:25 AM
Not working on my Computer. I switched back to Avast 4.8. :'( :'( :'( :'(

http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=58636.0

Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: Asyn on April 17, 2010, 10:50:36 AM
I am using 32bit XP.

Please update your XP to SP3 and see if the problem persits.
asyn
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: RoyW01 on April 17, 2010, 10:53:29 AM
Looking for some advice.

Upgraded to 5.0.507 on a DELL laptop, running Windows 7 Ultimate x64,  and a full or quick scan results in everything locking up.  However, uninstalled and reinstall version 4.8 and now experiencing the same problem where a full or quick scan locks up the PC.

I have installed 507 succesfully on a Windows XP (x86) machine and a Windows 7 ultimate PC (x64) and everything working as expected.

Any pointers would be great?
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: Ivan Samuelson on April 17, 2010, 01:05:50 PM
Looking for some advice.

Upgraded to 5.0.507 on a DELL laptop, running Windows 7 Ultimate x64,  and a full or quick scan results in everything locking up.  However, uninstalled and reinstall version 4.8 and now experiencing the same problem where a full or quick scan locks up the PC.

I have installed 507 succesfully on a Windows XP (x86) machine and a Windows 7 ultimate PC (x64) and everything working as expected.

Any pointers would be great?

May I ask where you got .507 from? Is this .507 for the Antivirus only or for the Internet Suite? When I download the internet suite, I get .462.

Thanks!
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: MiguelAngelXP on April 17, 2010, 02:18:41 PM
All fine here , updated from .462 to .507

Thanks....
Miguel Angel  8)

Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: kantagara on April 17, 2010, 03:32:34 PM
nice. but could u add serbian language in next update  ::)
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: Asyn on April 17, 2010, 04:35:45 PM
May I ask where you got .507 from? Is this .507 for the Antivirus only or for the Internet Suite? When I download the internet suite, I get .462.
Thanks!

5.0.507 is available for all versions (free/pro/ais).
Just manually update your .462 !!! :)
asyn
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: nighttree on April 17, 2010, 04:49:32 PM
OK, I'm getting really frustrated.

I've tried implementing advice I've seen given for other posts....but nothing is helping.

tried going through add/remove programs and doing "repair" but that changes nothing.

All attempts to update show "failed...service is not running"

tried un-installing and re-installing.....same results, it's there but not running.

tried un-installing and replacing with the older version, and I don't even show the old version on my system.

I've sent two seperate messages to TS, but have gotten no response.

 :'(
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: marquita188 on April 17, 2010, 05:07:28 PM
OK, I'm getting really frustrated.

I've tried implementing advice I've seen given for other posts....but nothing is helping.

tried going through add/remove programs and doing "repair" but that changes nothing.

All attempts to update show "failed...service is not running"

tried un-installing and re-installing.....same results, it's there but not running.

tried un-installing and replacing with the older version, and I don't even show the old version on my system.

I've sent two seperate messages to TS, but have gotten no response.

 :'(


I'm going through the same thing :'(
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: nighttree on April 17, 2010, 05:12:06 PM

I'm going through the same thing :'(
[/quote]

I've noticed your posts and we seem to be having more or less the same problem.

Hopefully someone will give us some advice....I'm getting real nervous about having no protection for going on three days now  >:(

Windows XP.

Was prompted to update from older version....did so....but system wont actually start running 

Status reads: Unsecured, but wont respond to "fix now" or "start program".

System shields all read "unknown" and when you hit start say "system shield unreachable"

Update definitions and virus definitions all read "unknown"

I have rebooted, and un-installed and reinstalled....no change.

Tried update, and it just responds that the service is not running.

I am NOT computer wise....so any advice needs a step by step...and possible baby talk 
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: Asyn on April 17, 2010, 05:27:07 PM
OK, I'm getting really frustrated.
I've tried implementing advice I've seen given for other posts....but nothing is helping.
tried going through add/remove programs and doing "repair" but that changes nothing.

Don't get frustrated, we're trying to help you. :)
First use this: http://www.avast.com/uninstall-utility
Then please install avast from scratch.
If your problem persists, post back here.
asyn
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: rdmaloyjr on April 17, 2010, 05:34:34 PM
I have the same problem. :'(

http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=58652.msg494331#msg494331
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: rdmaloyjr on April 17, 2010, 05:37:12 PM
OK, I'm getting really frustrated.
I've tried implementing advice I've seen given for other posts....but nothing is helping.
tried going through add/remove programs and doing "repair" but that changes nothing.

Don't get frustrated, we're trying to help you. :)
First use this: http://www.avast.com/uninstall-utility
Then please install avast from scratch.
If your problem persists, post back here.
asyn

http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=58652.msg494407#msg494407
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: nighttree on April 17, 2010, 05:47:27 PM
OK, here is where I will probably frustrate you  :P

The instructions say to download to my desktop....I have no idea what that means ? CORRECTION figured that one out and done.

I don't know how to start windows in "safe mode" ?

I know.....pathetic....but I'm old school (pre computer)  :-*

OK, I'm getting really frustrated.
I've tried implementing advice I've seen given for other posts....but nothing is helping.
tried going through add/remove programs and doing "repair" but that changes nothing.

Don't get frustrated, we're trying to help you. :)
First use this: http://www.avast.com/uninstall-utility
Then please install avast from scratch.
If your problem persists, post back here.
asyn


Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: rdmaloyjr on April 17, 2010, 05:55:21 PM
To save to desktop is to click "save" instead of "run" when you download.  Choose to save to desktop, this will make it easy to find for when you install avast.

Restart your computer & keep pushing f8 till your computer goes into safe mode.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: Asyn on April 17, 2010, 05:56:56 PM
OK, here is where I will probably frustrate you  :P
I don't know how to start windows in "safe mode" ?

I'm not frustrated, after all... ;)
Restart your computer.
As your computer restarts but before Windows launches, press F8. 
On a computer that is configured for booting to multiple operating systems, you can press F8 when the boot menu appears.
asyn
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: nighttree on April 17, 2010, 06:16:34 PM
IT WORKED  ;D

Thanks, I was getting really frustrated for a bit there.


OK, here is where I will probably frustrate you  :P
I don't know how to start windows in "safe mode" ?

I'm not frustrated, after all... ;)
Restart your computer.
As your computer restarts but before Windows launches, press F8. 
On a computer that is configured for booting to multiple operating systems, you can press F8 when the boot menu appears.
asyn

Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: marquita188 on April 17, 2010, 06:20:24 PM
IT WORKED  ;D

Thanks, I was getting really frustrated for a bit there.


OK, here is where I will probably frustrate you  :P
I don't know how to start windows in "safe mode" ?

I'm not frustrated, after all... ;)
Restart your computer.
As your computer restarts but before Windows launches, press F8. 
On a computer that is configured for booting to multiple operating systems, you can press F8 when the boot menu appears.
asyn


that's good, it didn't work for me. avast is still acting up.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: Asyn on April 17, 2010, 06:32:15 PM
IT WORKED  ;D
Thanks, I was getting really frustrated for a bit there.

Glad it worked! :)
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: Asyn on April 17, 2010, 06:35:41 PM
that's good, it didn't work for me. avast is still acting up.

Could you please open a new thread, as i don't want to stall this thread.
asyn
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: marquita188 on April 17, 2010, 06:55:50 PM
that's good, it didn't work for me. avast is still acting up.

Could you please open a new thread, as i don't want to stall this thread.
asyn


i did!!!
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: zfactor on April 18, 2010, 12:59:24 AM
love the update having no issues (except the few normal ones also from previous builds but nothing major) but otherwise this new build is running great!! still have the firewall rule issues with it when you delete a rule say for a program to update it does not re-create it if you try re run the update after deleting the rule. also if you delete the firewall zone it will not re-detect and create the zone again either. otherwise seems fine
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: =SKY= on April 18, 2010, 01:23:58 AM
...
Thanks for the help. I tried both ways and it still doesn't clear up the issue in the Update section.

I guess I'll just have to wait. I don't understand why this doesn't work and I wish someone from Avast would respond.

What a pity, I thought one of the two update-ways could be the solution for your problem.

Sorry, I haven't another idea what you can try additionaly. :-[
Deinstall with the avast! removal-tool und reinstall once more - I think, this make no sense, but otherwise, what could you lose?!

Wish you good luck!  :)
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: Mr.Agent on April 18, 2010, 04:30:56 PM
No problem here. Sorry to dont have posted here since its released. I was been busy ;)

Good work ALWIL.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: nmb on April 18, 2010, 06:55:12 PM
Great!

Had problems with previous versions. Had switched back to version 4. Today, installed 507 over v4 and voila! everything is just fine.

Thanks
nmb
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: YoKenny on April 18, 2010, 08:24:54 PM
Great!

Had problems with previous versions. Had switched back to version 4. Today, installed 507 over v4 and voila! everything is just fine.

Thanks
nmb
That's good news.  8)

Now you need to update your Windows XP Pro SP3 system.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: mkis on April 18, 2010, 09:05:36 PM
Yes I'm having good outcomes with routine install over the top.  :)  That is, all versions.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: AndrewT on April 19, 2010, 10:31:35 AM
Am I able to stay with version 462 and not update to 507 and still receive up to date virus definitions?

The reason is that when I installed 507,BSOD's galore when browsing using Firefox.Removed 507 and cleaned up with with v5 removal tool.Still had the 462 version file on my PC and so far,is stable as it was before.

Uploaded the minidumps to ftp://ftp.avast.com/incoming but no response from Alwil    >:(   
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: Asyn on April 19, 2010, 10:34:25 AM
Am I able to stay with version 462 and not update to 507 and still receive up to date virus definitions?

Yes. :)
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: johnnyvang on April 19, 2010, 11:10:38 AM
Downloaded th new version yesterday, and install it today (free version).
Works great and also scanning my complete system (xp - sp3) now doesnt take hours (or a day).
Woow it's fast now with scanning  ;D

What i'm missing is the option block urls so i hope some can say where it is.
In the help it's also talking about this, but i can't find it.
I know in 4.8 it was there and i can find it with my eyes closed, but now i can't find it  :(

For the program itself thx team for the up, and good work.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: PHFM on April 19, 2010, 12:32:39 PM
I am a newie here,BUT having just downloaded the new Avast program,I am having BIG drama with firewalls.
I am unable to locate the firewall as I require it to unblock a program that I have downloaded.
Can any one assist with how to locatew and programe the firewall in Avast.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: Bluesman on April 19, 2010, 12:55:46 PM
Can any one assist with how to locatew and programe the firewall in Avast.

Which avast 5 did you download? (Free/Pro/AIS)

It is only Avast 5 Internet Security that have the firewall
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: Tarq57 on April 19, 2010, 12:57:01 PM
Hi, PHFM, welcome to the forum.

It would be best to start a new topic in this sub forum; the "new topic" button is near the top right of the thread list.

In this thread please list your OS, Avast version installed, any previous AV or firewall installed, even if removed, and the name of the program you've downloaded, plus any information about messages displayed regarding blocking of same. Where did you get this downloaded program that is blocked?
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: PHFM on April 19, 2010, 12:58:23 PM
I downloaded Avast Free 5.0.
I am trying to activate EchoLink,BUT the firewall is stopping me from doing so
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: Tarq57 on April 19, 2010, 01:02:10 PM
It's not Avast's firewall stopping you.
Avast free doesn't have one.
Once again, what error messages?
Is it this (http://www.echolink.org/) echolink?
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: PHFM on April 19, 2010, 01:08:54 PM
G'day Tarq57.The message that I am receiving isfrom Echolink....5198 not receiving (10060),5199 not receiving (10060) 5200 not receiving (10060)  1st or 2nd time.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: Ivan Samuelson on April 19, 2010, 01:33:27 PM
Well, I was able to fix the problem from someone in another thread. He pointed to the install image of the multi-lingual version of version .507 and now I'm all up to date:

http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=58644.0 (http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=58644.0)

Now, hopefully when the next version is released, it will update the engine without any issues.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: Asyn on April 19, 2010, 01:40:37 PM
It would be best to start a new topic in this sub forum; the "new topic" button is near the top right of the thread list.

@PHFM: Please do start a new topic, like Tarq57 told you. Thanks..! :)

Edit: Just saw, you already did, sorry...!


Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: NON on April 19, 2010, 02:08:50 PM
Downloaded th new version yesterday, and install it today (free version).
Works great and also scanning my complete system (xp - sp3) now doesnt take hours (or a day).
Woow it's fast now with scanning  ;D

What i'm missing is the option block urls so i hope some can say where it is.
In the help it's also talking about this, but i can't find it.
I know in 4.8 it was there and i can find it with my eyes closed, but now i can't find it  :(

For the program itself thx team for the up, and good work.

Unfortunately URL blocking feature in Web shield is removed on Free/Pro. Only Avast Internet Security has this feature now.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: XP. on April 19, 2010, 02:33:45 PM
¿How register the program (free) in unattended installation?  ???
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: Bluesman on April 19, 2010, 06:09:26 PM
¿How register the program (free) in unattended installation?  ???

http://www.avast.com/registration-free-antivirus.php
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: Lisandro on April 19, 2010, 07:21:06 PM
¿How register the program (free) in unattended installation?  ???
There isn't an unattended installation of version 5.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: XP. on April 19, 2010, 10:17:27 PM
¿How register the program (free) in unattended installation?  ???
There isn't an unattended installation of version 5.

there any way to disable sounds using commands during installation?, I try deleting sound files but self-defense will not let me
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: genesis1923 on April 19, 2010, 10:46:58 PM
Have just given up on version 5 and installed Microsoft Security Essentials instead. After several days of trying to get version 5 to work I have now uninstalled it and gone to Microsoft for the first time ever. My problem was that each time I rebooted, the whole system would just hang. The only way that I could use Version 5 to was to use the Hibernate option. If I wanted to do a total reboot I would have to close down Avast and restart it after the reboot. I am using XP Home Edition.

Final straw was when the whole machine hung when I went into emaIl (I use Thunderbird) after leaving the machine idle for a couple of hours. I had to power off and the machine hung when I rebooted. This is after trying all the work-arounds that I could find for the various problems encountered.

Shame, as I really liked the look of the new version. I will try re-installing it in a few months time.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: AndrewT on April 20, 2010, 11:31:42 AM
there any way to disable sounds using commands during installation?, I try deleting sound files but self-defense will not let me


Very easy.open up the main program and select Settings in the right hand corner,select sounds and then uncheck  "enable avast sounds" then click ok down the bottom to apply the changes

All the events options below will grey out and all sounds will be disabled

Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: bernie10 on April 20, 2010, 06:21:52 PM
Hi

I have a continual problem with version 5.0.507 where the program stops and I have to "fix now" because system is unsecured. It happens more on my Vista machine than my Windows 7 machine. It also brings up connection errors in Firefox.
Please advise how I can fix this.

Thanks
Bernard
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: DavidR on April 20, 2010, 07:12:14 PM
Your question would require more information and that would be best done in its own topic.

- Please start a New Topic of your own as this will just confuse the topic (or get lost in this long topic) and we will try to help. 
- Go to this link, http://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=2.0 (http://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=2.0), click the New Topic button at the top of the list and post there.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: AndrewT on April 21, 2010, 09:20:45 AM
Have just given up on version 5 and installed Microsoft Security Essentials instead. After several days of trying to get version 5 to work I have now uninstalled it and gone to Microsoft for the first time ever. My problem was that each time I rebooted, the whole system would just hang. The only way that I could use Version 5 to was to use the Hibernate option. If I wanted to do a total reboot I would have to close down Avast and restart it after the reboot. I am using XP Home Edition.

Final straw was when the whole machine hung when I went into emaIl (I use Thunderbird) after leaving the machine idle for a couple of hours. I had to power off and the machine hung when I rebooted. This is after trying all the work-arounds that I could find for the various problems encountered.

Shame, as I really liked the look of the new version. I will try re-installing it in a few months time.

Same here
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: nmb on April 21, 2010, 03:13:53 PM
Awesome!

Installing over version 4 seems to be working. Installing from scratch doesn't work - tried many times, but didn't work. Instead, installed over 5. Works like charm. Welcome version 5.

Thanks
nmb
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: XP. on April 22, 2010, 04:55:32 PM
Avast have some protection for registry keys? i can't registry free versión with SFX file:

Avast5 SFX:

TempMode
Silent=1
Overwrite=1
Setup=setup_av_free5.0507.exe /SP- /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Setup=REGEDIT /S avast5.reg ( This don't work  :-\ )
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: igor on April 22, 2010, 11:29:13 PM
Sure, avast! registry keys are also protected by avast! self-defense.
Title: invisible radio buttons and large comboboxes
Post by: yonatan on April 23, 2010, 01:03:50 PM
Some GUI problems here. Version 5.0.507 free.

does this bug persists after restart?
We could not reproduce this problem here, however we made changes in the drawing of radiobuttons+comboboxes.
please report it appears in the next update.

thanks,Yonatan
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: Ta2i4 on April 23, 2010, 03:08:40 PM
Is this the bug (with window of scanning disk for viruses )?
Video: http://www.sharemania.ru/0196840
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: NON on April 23, 2010, 05:50:44 PM
Is this the bug (with window of scanning disk for viruses )?
Video: http://www.sharemania.ru/0196840

Same here, but I think this is not a bug... the window is minimized and move to the left corner on my computer, and this movement is natural in some applications.
However, your issue may see as a little strange behavior. (I found Minimize / Maximize button occasionally appears when I click minimize title-bar ::))

Anyway, welcome to the forums :)
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: psikofunkster on April 23, 2010, 07:26:00 PM
and after many weeks avast is still blocking and crashing itunes searches.... >:(
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: Mr.Agent on April 23, 2010, 07:27:59 PM
and after many weeks avast is still blocking and crashing itunes searches.... >:(

Try mentioning which avast! product that is doing that. ;)
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: spg SCOTT on April 24, 2010, 12:27:51 PM
NON, this is for a context menu scan?

This did happen with the scan logs before, but that was fixed. Looks like it is also present when minimising the context menu scan window...

-Scott-
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: NON on April 24, 2010, 12:37:36 PM
NON, this is for a context menu scan?

This did happen with the scan logs before, but that was fixed. Looks like it is also present when minimising the context menu scan window...

-Scott-

Yes, that's right. This happens when I minimize context menu scan window.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: spg SCOTT on April 24, 2010, 12:43:18 PM
It happens here as well. When this happened with the scan logs they removed the function to minimise it so that may have to be done here as well, although I think this would be in the next program update...

For now, it can be right clicked, and then restore can be clicked.

-Scott-
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: philrod on April 25, 2010, 02:08:11 AM
I updated to 5.0.507 a week ago (Not the free version) compuetr slowed to a crawl absolute mess. Something called aswrundll.exe was causing havoc with cpu usage.
Internet was slower than dialup and took forever to do simle tasks.
I Unistalled avast and bingo computer back to it's normal speed - Pentium D 3.2 Ghtz 3gig ram XP pro.
To say the least I am not impressed. Ihave used Avast for three years free version.

I am convinced there is a bug with Avast 5.0.507

Any comments would be welcome

Thanks
Philip
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: GreerThai on April 26, 2010, 09:08:51 AM
I have 5.0.507 now, but still find I cannot upgrade to Avast! IS, as the system clashes with the Acer Aspire Fingerprint Security.

I am sure this is a serious issue for many Avast! V5 IS users, so I hope that it is being addressed by the team.

I paid for IS V5, but have been unable to use it since purchase, more than 2 months ago! I am hanging on in the hope that the fix will soon be offered.

I asked the support team, but they asked me to upgrade the fingerprint system driver - I have the latest one and it still crashes, so I think the problem is with the Avast! IS, not the fingerprint security.

I CAN run Avast! V5 Antivirus, just cant use the Internet Security.

Any thoughts?
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: Erlands on April 26, 2010, 10:03:50 AM
Sorry to say; but VPN is still not working on XP.  :'( Please advice what to do.

We have to disable the firewall to use VPN.

We are using AIS.

/Erlands
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: motu on April 27, 2010, 12:35:28 AM
i jus downloaded one
which says its only for 3o day trial..
is there any full version one.
thanku
 ;D
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: nighttree on April 27, 2010, 05:37:47 AM
Since my initial problem was fixed, Avast has been working like a charm, and my system is secured.....but it is running slow as a turtle ?

Takes an average of 30 seconds to switch from page to page  >:(

Any advice ???
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: simbustar on April 27, 2010, 07:19:23 AM
i unabie to open avast home page and i can't register my avast free edition... pls help me to get my registration key for my antivirus
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: Tweaknews on April 27, 2010, 09:03:49 AM
Since my initial problem was fixed, Avast has been working like a charm, and my system is secured.....but it is running slow as a turtle ?

Takes an average of 30 seconds to switch from page to page  >:(

Any advice ???

Yea, downgrade to 4.8.

All problems will be solved.

We need to start solving the processor and memory leak with this program and not the needless other stuff.

Why is avast ignoring the problems with this new AV?
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: mkis on April 28, 2010, 02:45:23 AM
This morning I removed Norton Internet Security 2009 from client computer running Windows 7.
- first standard uninstall using Revo
- then ran Norton/Symantec removal [24] http://uninstallers.blogspot.com/2009/11/1-having-trouble-uninstalling-your-anti.html
- then manual clean Norton/Symantec leftovers from the Registry (but left the legacy drivers)

downloaded and installed Avast! Free, registered product, updated, and ran boot-time scan.

avast 5.0.507 - so far all good - owner advised to ring me if problems.
any issues, I will post to this thread - up until there is a program update.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: pk on April 28, 2010, 02:36:21 PM
@Ta2i4, NON: minimize bug was reported and already fixed in source code, thanks!

@nighttree: when you switch to a different page, what exactly is slow? Just GUI? Try run Task Manager (taskmgr.exe), go to "Processes" tab, do you see high CPU usage? Thanks.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: DELETE-THIS-ACCOUNT on April 28, 2010, 04:39:23 PM
New minor bug:

Image:
(http://j.imagehost.org/0111/bug.gif)
Url: http://img245.imageshack.us/img245/201/bugr.gif (http://img245.imageshack.us/img245/201/bugr.gif)

In the image you can see that the text "Ayuda" (In english "help") is displaced a pixel when the window is in the background.

It is a minimum error but it would be nice to fix it for the new version.

I also like that you add a button to empty the Virus Chest.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: =SKY= on April 28, 2010, 04:55:34 PM
i unabie to open avast home page and i can't register my avast free edition... pls help me to get my registration key for my antivirus
Hello simbustar and welcome to the forum!

You don't need to open the avast-homepage for registration.
You can do it into the program itself at version 5 Free.
Just write your e-mail in the registration and send it to avast.
You don't need a registration-key!!!

There's nothing more to do. ;)
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: nighttree on April 28, 2010, 05:30:04 PM


@nighttree: when you switch to a different page, what exactly is slow? Just GUI? Try run Task Manager (taskmgr.exe), go to "Processes" tab, do you see high CPU usage? Thanks.

Nothing like that listed under "processes" ......
Under "performance" there is a CPU usage gage that is rapidly bouncing from low numbers (0 to 4) to numbers as high as 100.

What that means is beyond me however  :-[

What "appears" to be happening, is that Avast takes several minutes to scan every page change I make, and it's getting slower every day. As of this morning it took over ten minutes just to go from one e-mail page to another after clicking delete.

Edit: After looking at the processes page again, there is a column called CPU.....most of the listed items are at 00.
System idle process is jumping from numbers in the fifties to 99 rapidly and consistantly.
WUSB54GC.exe jumps from single digit numbers to high sixties.
All other systems show little or no change.

So now the BIG question.....what does that mean ???
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: mkis on April 28, 2010, 07:08:33 PM
hi nighttree

I think you will find that the problem is yr linksys connection manager
- you are using linksys utility to configure wireless rather than Windows which performs config better

quick test - go to Services and see if you can change the entry to manual rather than automatic - then Restart
Services - Start->right-click (My)Computer-> select Manage -> click thru Services and Applications to Services window

There are other ways to switch wireless config from linksys utility to Windows - search WUSB54GC.exe on Google
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: DevarajanRamesh on April 29, 2010, 04:43:14 PM
i have got a key but not the licence file can any one help me how to insert the key in the file plzzzzzz
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: Lisandro on April 29, 2010, 11:05:15 PM
i have got a key but not the licence file can any one help me how to insert the key in the file plzzzzzz
Which version are you registering? 4.8 or 5? Free or Pro?
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: jack_90125 on April 30, 2010, 12:45:34 AM
had it installed since the release and all of a sudden the icon disappeared. tho it comes back when I click avast from start menu otherwise it was running fine.free version
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: Lisandro on April 30, 2010, 12:50:40 AM
had it installed since the release and all of a sudden the icon disappeared. tho it comes back when I click avast from start menu otherwise it was running fine.free version
Can you try to repair your installation?
Go to Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > avast! antivirus > Remove. Then choose Repair function in the popup window (Repair).
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: broderp on April 30, 2010, 03:21:11 AM
Hi,

it's my pleasure to announce the general availability of a new avast program update, version number 5.0.507.

Most notable improvements include:
- scanning and virus chest features now accessible even from Windows Safe Mode
- aswSP.sys: solved a minor stability issue (fixed duplicating of protected handles)
- Pro AV / IS: solved file enumeration problem on FAT32 partitions
- enhanced compatibility with various Winsock LSPs
- various improvements in the avast! sandbox
- improved cleaning of file infecting viruses
- added compatibility with screen readers; avast! should now be reasonably accessible to visually impaired users
- system files imported to the virus chest after upgrade from v4.8 are now removed
- IS firewall: solved a problem related to VPN connections (Windows XP)
- IS firewall: solved a problem related to Xbox360 media sharing
- IS firewall: solved a potential BSOD condition when changing logical drive mappings
- IS firewall: solved a potential crash when saving the packet rules
- IS firewall: fixes for Internet Connection Sharing
- IS firewall: Windows 2000 compatibility
- IS firewall: solved a compatibility problem with Logitech Desktop Manager
- Pro AV / IS: solved a compatibility problem with PerfectDisk 11
- Pro AV / IS: ashCmd.exe switch /@ should work again
- Pro AV / IS: solved a compatibility issue with Acronis True Image
- various fixes in the Outlook antispam add-in
- fixes in ashUpd.exe
- minor improvements in the installer, especially when upgrading from avast v4.8
- avast! Screen saver can be now configured via the screensaver properties dialog
- minor fixes in the GUI
- added Dutch, Portuguese (Portugal), Norwegian, Finnish, Slovenian, Turkish and Vietnamese language packs


Thank you
Vlk

The link at the top is not working for me.  It opens a new window with the same thread... ???
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: Tarq57 on April 30, 2010, 10:04:33 AM
The link at the top is the link to this thread.
The program can be obtained from the Avast site, or via program updates in you own Avast program.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: jack_90125 on April 30, 2010, 04:30:37 PM
does nothing,tho the programs are running, just no icon in task bar.


had it installed since the release and all of a sudden the icon disappeared. tho it comes back when I click avast from start menu otherwise it was running fine.free version
Can you try to repair your installation?
Go to Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > avast! antivirus > Remove. Then choose Repair function in the popup window (Repair).
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: mkis on April 30, 2010, 09:45:52 PM
what is yr operating system how much ram?
what other antivirus / antispyware are you running or were previously?

have you made any changes lately?

you can check logs if you want for errors (this is just speculation just in case)
- Start->rightclick (My)Computer->Manage-> Event Viewer - check in System and Applications
- only look for something out of order that may be causing a conflict
or
- Start->rightclick (My)Computer->Manage-> click through Services and Applications until get to Services
- check entries under avast - make sure they are started
   In mine Services (XP)
- avast antivirus is started and automatic
- avast Mailscanner is started and manual
- avast Web scanner is started and manual

Another option is to do a Repair - Windows Add/Remiove programs
- click uninstall/change to bring up avast module - scroll down to Repair and run

Also and perhaps first if recently updated, Restart a couple of times and see if icon comes back
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: tolios on May 04, 2010, 10:33:36 PM
i want to ask something i had avast pro 4.8.1368.i also have firefox 3.6.3 with download status bar add-on ,this add-on have the choice to select the anti virus to scan when we want to download an object, i put there ashQuick.exe works perfect in version 4.8.1368 and i see furthermore the results in the explorer window.i do all the same things at avast 5 IS and ashQuick.exe doen't work at all can you tell me why?or i must return to avast 4.8.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.507)
Post by: DavidR on May 04, 2010, 11:27:59 PM
It does work, it just doesn't show any results if the download is clean, if it is infected then you will see it alert.

Go to this site, http://www.eicar.org/anti_virus_test_file.htm (http://www.eicar.org/anti_virus_test_file.htm) and download one of the eicar.com files (using HTTPS, otherwise the web shield would alert if using HTTP). Now you will actually get two alerts as the file when saved to the hard disk (being a .com file) will be scanned by the File System Shield