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Title: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: Vlk on May 07, 2010, 12:45:24 AM
Hi,

it's my pleasure to announce the general availability of a new avast program update, version number 5.0.545.

Most notable improvements include:
•   Solved a bug related to submission of false positives
•   Improvements in the Behavior Shield (realtime antirootkit part)
•   Sandbox: many functional, stability and performance improvements
•   Firewall: VPN compatibility fixes (should now work even in Public zone etc)
•   Firewall: solved an issue related to hang and/or crash of the afwServ.exe process
•   Finally works with major screen readers (avast is now blind-friendly)
•   Compatibility improvements in the Web Shield
•   Various fixes in the Outlook antispam add-in
•   Improved detection of droppers
•   Setup program of the Pro AV now also accepts v4.x license keys
•   Right-to-left support
•   Added Croatian and Arabic language packs


Thank you
Vlk
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: logos on May 07, 2010, 01:06:16 AM
updated here, np ;)
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: superhumanbean on May 07, 2010, 01:18:20 AM
Is the Sandbox functional now?
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: logos on May 07, 2010, 01:19:44 AM
Is the Sandbox functional now?

well it's always been ;D it's just supposed to work better than before...
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: superhumanbean on May 07, 2010, 01:39:12 AM
ok cool

yay the firewall crash is fixed  ;D
its my favorite feature
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: CBell on May 07, 2010, 01:39:58 AM
But look at this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sr8bIii1G7U
I hope it's 100% safe now, after all its supposed to be used for browsing dangerous things.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: pk on May 07, 2010, 01:55:07 AM
But look at this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sr8bIii1G7U
I hope it's 100% safe now, after all its supposed to be used for browsing dangerous things.

Yeah, video was taken on January when avast5 was released. Since then, most problems (e.g. GloobyGoob's links) were already solved. There were not many significant changes in the sandbox core lately, because we think it works fairly well and now we try to focus on compatibility issues, speedup and add more virtualization layers. If you find a sandbox compatibility problem, just let us know and we promise to fix it asap. Thanks guys.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: CBell on May 07, 2010, 02:23:36 AM
But look at this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sr8bIii1G7U
I hope it's 100% safe now, after all its supposed to be used for browsing dangerous things.

Yeah, video was taken on January when avast5 was released. Since then, most problems (e.g. GloobyGoob's links) were already solved. There were not many significant changes in the sandbox core lately, because we think it works fairly well and now we try to focus on compatibility issues, speedup and add more virtualization layers. If you find a sandbox compatibility problem, just let us know and we promise to fix it asap. Thanks guys.

thank you pk, for clearing that up
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: DavidR on May 07, 2010, 02:27:41 AM
Just updated and about to reboot, relatively painless on dial-up quite a small download less than 1MB very good.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: firzen771 on May 07, 2010, 02:46:43 AM
does the webshield compatibility have anything to do with the webshield scanning issue i had? and what do u mean by it now accepts vs 4.xx licenses? like u the licenses that arent in lic files?
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: sded on May 07, 2010, 03:11:37 AM
All works fine for me on two computers, Pro and Free.  No issues to report.  :)
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: twl845 on May 07, 2010, 04:26:04 AM
Thanks for the upgrade. Flawless install, no problems.  ;D
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: superhumanbean on May 07, 2010, 05:00:48 AM
Yes, everything is running smoothly, no problems. Thank you Alwil Team  ;D
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: psikofunkster on May 07, 2010, 06:33:29 AM
Amen brother, downloading it right now and uninstalling eset trial.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: Gargamel360 on May 07, 2010, 07:01:19 AM
 4/100th's more on the road to 5.1 and an available boot scan for me :)  Installed, all is well so far, thanks for ongoing improvements ;)
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: ace2701 on May 07, 2010, 07:33:17 AM
Upgraded from .507 to .545 using program's built in
loader.  No problems.  Running smoothly (including
the E-mail/Newsgroup shield).  Great work Alwil.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: kidd on May 07, 2010, 07:43:37 AM
Just updated, no problems.  ;D

Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: crofty59 on May 07, 2010, 07:59:38 AM
Also have updated through built in updater and have rebooted, all is fine ;)
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: SpeedyPC on May 07, 2010, 08:11:38 AM
Also have updated through built in updater and have rebooted, all is fine ;)

Same here Vlk no problems  ;D ;D ;)
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: ace11 on May 07, 2010, 08:44:43 AM
my FW log is flooded with endless blocked connection.

Why ?


Pressing the "clear log" button [@ FW log screen] - Does nothing ! the blocked connection entries are not deleted.

A bug ?
 ???
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: SafeSurf on May 07, 2010, 09:05:40 AM
Upgraded from 533 to 545 with no issues.  Thanks Avast!
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: Vlk on May 07, 2010, 09:17:29 AM
my FW log is flooded with endless blocked connection.

Why ?

Pressing the "clear log" button [@ FW log screen] - Does nothing ! the blocked connection entries are not deleted.

A bug ?
 ???

Please start a new thread.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: Asyn on May 07, 2010, 09:31:15 AM
It's getting rather boring, but... ;)
...once again no problems on XP SP3 with the new version...!!!
Thanks a lot, Alwil for the continually good work..!! :D
asyn

Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: +AdDicT+ on May 07, 2010, 09:46:54 AM
Coool blue program notification update!

Coool updates like a charm^^

Thanks Alwil!

-AnimeLover^^
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: AndrewT on May 07, 2010, 10:00:11 AM
When will the files for 545 be available for download?
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: doktornotor on May 07, 2010, 10:22:06 AM
When will the files for 545 be available for download?

Hmm, already there? At least avast free multilingual which I downloaded right now and checked.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: logos on May 07, 2010, 10:28:01 AM
yeah both "free" and "ais" were immediately available in "545" versions yesterday night just after the update was released.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: wonderwrench on May 07, 2010, 02:03:35 PM
I just updated the rig in my sig to 5.0.545 and all is well.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: iroc9555 on May 07, 2010, 02:20:41 PM
Hi guys.

 When I click to download Avast Free in Alwil products web page, it takes me to CNT Downloads, but it is still offering 507. What gives?

Thank you.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: twl845 on May 07, 2010, 02:29:05 PM
Hi guys.

 When I click to download Avast Free in Alwil products web page, it takes me to CNT Downloads, but it is still offering 507. What gives?

Thank you.
Hang in there. Apparently they are staggering the release, so it may be a while before you get it. If you can't wait try downloading from the web site.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: iroc9555 on May 07, 2010, 02:46:01 PM
Hi guys.

 When I click to download Avast Free in Alwil products web page, it takes me to CNT Downloads, but it is still offering 507. What gives?

Thank you.
Hang in there. Apparently they are staggering the release, so it may be a while before you get it. If you can't wait try downloading from the web site.

Exactly my point. It sends me to CNT download from the web site.

I already upgraded to 545 through the program updater without any problems. It is just that I like to have the full installer handy just in case.

Thank you.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: twl845 on May 07, 2010, 03:05:00 PM
Hi guys.

 When I click to download Avast Free in Alwil products web page, it takes me to CNT Downloads, but it is still offering 507. What gives?

Thank you.
Hang in there. Apparently they are staggering the release, so it may be a while before you get it. If you can't wait try downloading from the web site.

Exactly my point. It sends me to CNT download from the web site.

I already upgraded to 545 through the program updater without any problems. It is just that I like to have the full installer handy just in case.

Thank you.
Sorry, I didn't realize you had done the upgrade already. I think if you wanted a copy of the installer, you should have done a clean install.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: Rednose on May 07, 2010, 03:51:59 PM
Updated from 5.0.542 to 5.0.545.

Radio buttons in Process Virtualization - Expert Settings - Internet Access are fixed :)

Greetz, Red.
Title: Re: New *release* (5.0.545) - Crashes Outlook 2007
Post by: jesbo on May 07, 2010, 03:57:12 PM
This occurs in previous versions too.  The AVAST Outlook plug-in does not appear to work when Outlook is invoked in the background from Windows Explorer.  If I use explorer to browse a folder, right click on a .jpg (picture) file, right click and select "send to mail recipient", then click "attach", Outlook is invoked in the background to create the email message.  Outlook crashes with the exception shown below with the faulting module being the AVAST plug-in.  This is 100% repeatable on my Windows-7 / 64-bit system.  If I disable the Avast plug-in from within Outlook, Outlook is invoked without crashing.

Quote
Faulting application name: OUTLOOK.EXE, version: 12.0.6514.5000, time stamp: 0x4a89dc70
Faulting module name: ashOutXt.dll_unloaded, version: 0.0.0.0, time stamp: 0x4be3295f
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x030c9ac7
Faulting process id: 0x149c
Faulting application start time: 0x01caedec0fd5c8f7
Faulting application path: D:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~1\Office12\OUTLOOK.EXE
Faulting module path: ashOutXt.dll
Report Id: 4df23485-59df-11df-a040-0016e6dbbdf4

Additional note....  If I start up Outlook separately and minimize it before performing the above steps, Outlook does not crash. The email with attachment is created fine.  So this appears to be a plug-in initialization bug of some kind.

Thanks.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: mkis on May 07, 2010, 05:04:01 PM
avast! Pro, XP Pro, SP3, prompted to update to 5.0.545.

Update successful, smooth running system.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: tom-m on May 07, 2010, 05:11:35 PM
Running real smooth here on XP Pro SP3 also, excellent work, well done Alwil
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: GaAs on May 07, 2010, 05:12:15 PM
Hi VLK.

in my system
IE8 ad Sandbox 5.0.507..........mmmm....... IE8 is knockout!

IE8 ad Sandbox 5.0.545..........mmmm....... IE8 is again knockout!
 :'( ::)

Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: sandeepd on May 07, 2010, 05:23:08 PM
I had encountered a problem in my pc after updating this version 5.0.545.
The Avast Icon in Task bar is displaying that "Attention Your System is not fully protected", even though i had updated the antivirus engine and also the product and even after Restaring the system...
My Current Program version is:5.0.545...
Virus Definition is:100507-0.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: Rick F on May 07, 2010, 05:30:20 PM
Updated to .545 (from 503) without problem.

A quick system scan (including PUPs) took just less than 20 mins for almost 22 gigs of files.  I noticed through Task-Manager that avast doesn't require much CPU time... hovering around 2% to 5%.

Thanks to the Alwil team for their work and dedication to making a superb product!
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: mikaelrask on May 07, 2010, 05:56:03 PM
update to the latest release went fine here.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: biolog on May 07, 2010, 06:56:04 PM
After this update avast prevents Thunderbird from downloading my emails both on my laptop and PC with Windows7.  :-[
To download emails I have to turn email protection functionality off...Ports and encrypting protocols are declared as they were before, it should be OK but it's not...strange
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: W3FSY on May 07, 2010, 07:05:45 PM
Updated Free version 5.0.545 via "Update Program". Unable to see any problems at this time. Thanks for doing a great job Alwil Team.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: RedFan on May 07, 2010, 08:01:33 PM
Flawless install, no problems, was prompted with blue pop-up tellling there was a program update (from 542 -> 545) thx alwil :)
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: Pondus on May 07, 2010, 08:02:17 PM
Got 5.0.545 today by autoupdate (my first auto program update) everything OK
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: Dch48 on May 07, 2010, 08:02:36 PM
Everything fine here as well.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: fragman on May 07, 2010, 08:06:08 PM
545 is working great. Excellent work.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: avasttipper on May 07, 2010, 09:54:37 PM
When I started my computer this evening, avast asked about updating to 5.0.545, which I allowed.
Everything seemed fine, but it isn't.
I discovered soon that my mailclient Thunderbird wasn't getting any mails.
Soon I realized it was the avast-update. Previously avast and Thunderbird were getting along just fine. I have made absolutely no changes to my Thunderbird. Then I tried several changes in the avast-configuration concerning the mail-security which I had not touched before at all.
The only way I get my mails with Thunderbird is stopping the mail-checking of avast.
My Windows is Win 7 Home Premium 32bit.
I also checked the Win-Restoring (to yesterday) but Windows got messed up, no desktop showed up. Unsuccessful restoring in windows is a rare thing for and I'm doing that quite often. I don't know whether this has anything to do with avast as well. Anyway, undoing the restoring, having 5.0.545 again (with stopped mail-security) and my system is working again.
Please fix this Thunderbird-mail-problem.
Otherwise I'm a satisfied avast-free-user.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: MikeBCda on May 07, 2010, 09:58:40 PM
Updated fine -- as noted by others, I was surprised at relatively small download.

Slightly off-topic, I didn't update when the popup first showed because I was in the middle of other things.  I was pleasantly surprised to find that the new (in ver. 5) "Show last popup" thing included the active "Update now" link ... I'd never tried before, and assumed the link was only active in the original popup.

avasttipper posted before I finished this, so I should comment on that one.  No problems for me with TBird and the new avast update.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: =SKY= on May 07, 2010, 10:33:26 PM
Updated FREE from 5.0.507 > 5.0.545.

It seems to be o.k.! :)

But my "Custom-Scan" in the new version is slower than in 5.0.507 although the presuppositions are exactly the same:

5.0.507: 17:59 minutes
5.0.545: 19:22 minutes.

It is a pity, but otherwise I'm not on flight... ;)

Kind regards
~SKY~

Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: XP. on May 07, 2010, 11:28:59 PM
Windows 7 and XP SP3 x86 works fine  :)
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: bong2x on May 07, 2010, 11:32:37 PM
updated 5.0.545 here.

Thanks Alwil Team!!
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: Dch48 on May 08, 2010, 12:10:35 AM
I never got a popup for the update. I just saw a little button to click on in the GUI when I opened to see when the last AV update had been done. It just said Program update next to it so I clicked on that and it worked fine.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: Tarq57 on May 08, 2010, 12:15:37 AM
Painless update from .507 to .545 using the internal updater, when it prompted.
Time (+ a reboot) less than 2 minutes.

Also using Thunderbird, all working normally.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: llariel on May 08, 2010, 12:46:47 AM
Updated to 5.0.545, and all is running fine.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: bo.elam on May 08, 2010, 04:51:42 AM
Update on Xp worked well and everything looks real good.
Bo
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: Jack 1000 on May 08, 2010, 05:01:52 AM
Nice Upgrade!

Thanks Avast!

The scans, what I wanted to post in my previous versions are even faster now on my old Windows XP machine.

Jack
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: crofty59 on May 08, 2010, 07:50:30 AM
Hi guys.

 When I click to download Avast Free in Alwil products web page, it takes me to CNT Downloads, but it is still offering 507. What gives?

Thank you.

I also just went to CNT Downloads for Avast pro, said on site (Avast Pro Antivirus 5.0.545).  Downloaded to computer and version file when right click says version 507.

No huge drama, but disappointing as i have limit for download usage per month and have just wasted 46 mb.
Will try tomorrow and see what i get.

Edit: Have now downloaded from MajorGeeks

Cheers
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: Chris Thomas on May 08, 2010, 08:39:53 AM
Updated from .507 to .545

Works very well

:)
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: elquenunca on May 08, 2010, 12:44:23 PM
funciona perfectamente la nueva version 50545 veo que se ha podido solucionar el problema con el proceso afwServ.exe .un saludo a todos :D :D :D
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: Union_Thug on May 08, 2010, 01:13:05 PM
Updated from 507 to 545 last night using built-in updater...smooth as silk, installed in less than a minute!

 :)
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: havildar on May 08, 2010, 01:45:37 PM
Just finished updating to 5.0.545 on XP Sp3 with Comodo/Defense+ (no AV).

Very quick, restart, and no problems so far.

Thank you, Alwil.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: news on May 08, 2010, 06:17:43 PM
Program update working fine. Thank you so much.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: Shiw Liang on May 08, 2010, 06:46:43 PM
same downloaded avast from download.cnet
and updated and restarted no problem at all >:D
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: krypton on May 08, 2010, 09:29:47 PM
Just updated and about to reboot, relatively painless on dial-up quite a small download less than 1MB very good.
it took many time to download.i using dial up also.

wat is ur dial up speed.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: Asyn on May 08, 2010, 09:34:06 PM
it took many time to download.i using dial up also.

Huh..!?? That's really slow... :(
asyn
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: Mr.Agent on May 08, 2010, 10:05:53 PM
Work fine here its really really fast download.

Thank.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: Saty on May 08, 2010, 10:42:16 PM
updated last night via notification popup on both vista laptops, .507 to .545

flawless update and all is working well!

Sat
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: DavidR on May 08, 2010, 11:27:33 PM
Just updated and about to reboot, relatively painless on dial-up quite a small download less than 1MB very good.
it took many time to download.i using dial up also.

wat is ur dial up speed.

If you look at my image you will see how long it took to download (4 minutes) I average about 1MB every 4 minutes, that is the rough rule of thumb I use to get an idea how long other downloads will take. The maximum I can connect at is 56Kbits per second (Kbps), you never manage to get a maximum (depends how far you are away from the exchange). I normally connect at 50.6 Kbps occasionally 52Kbps and sometimes 33.6Kbps or slower on a bad day fortunately they aren't too frequent.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: ryan556 on May 09, 2010, 03:22:20 AM
Updated perfectly.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: baudav on May 09, 2010, 04:43:09 AM
free not work!! nothing corrected. lock computer!! can't connect after few day! can't shutdown!
reported on several occasions and still not fixed! AV unusable!

Pb with utorrent after few day! (download at 80k, upload 60k.. less one day PC died) (without p2p shield, and only video files not scanned by avast)
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: NomDeKeyz on May 09, 2010, 06:13:04 AM
Updated from .507; so far so good...
I expect this update will stay smooth.
Thanks for this product, and for the
ongoing updates and support. Cheers!
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: krypton on May 09, 2010, 09:33:01 AM
i think there is a bug in statistic page of avast. i have adobe flash player in my pc then also it says me to install flash player.

i do not get any problem in other sites where flash player is needed but i do not know why i getting problem in avast.



Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: Navvy on May 09, 2010, 10:46:27 AM
Tried to upgrade on a computer with XP Home and Avast 4.8 which had registration expired.  Was intending just to re-register 4.8, but saw the button to upgrade to free v5 and clicked it.  It downloaded a setupeng.exe file of about 47MB without warning of size, on my mobile connection, and then failed with a suggestion that I should clear the IE6 browser cache and download again.

I used another computer to download the new 5.0.545 file, so that it wouldn't get lost again.  (Don't want to run out of data or hit 'fair usage' limits.)  Ran the new setup file on the old computer without any internet connection.  It reached the 'Finishing setup' screen and is stuck there.  Task Manager reports under 10% CPU usage, and the setup_av_free v50545.exe process is using 00% of the CPU.

I tried to cancel the setup, and then Zonealarm showed a request for internet access by avast. I connected the mobile dongle and allowed the setup to continue, but it still appears to be doing nothing.  Task manager reports that everything is running.

How long should it take to finish the setup?  It must have had nearly an hour so far.  Does setup require an internet connection (maybe to check for updates?)  There is no indication of it doing anything like scanning for viruses, which I would expect to be delayed until after a restart.

I didn't uninstall v4.8 but I would expect the installation to either handle this or display a request for manual uninstallation.



Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: Navvy on May 09, 2010, 11:11:09 AM
Gave up after about 1h20m and cancelled the 'finishing update' screen, and ran the setup program again.  Setup Sefextract now says 'Setup cannot be started at this time. avast! is currently updating. Please wait until it finishes and run setup again.'

Does it require me to leave the internet connection open on this unprotected computer while it finishes?  (Doesn't seem to be pulling in any updates, or doing anything.)

How long does this normally take?
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: Tarq57 on May 09, 2010, 11:54:03 AM
@Navvy and krypton
Navvy first, try a full install from scratch. Go here (http://www.avast.com/uninstall-utility) and download the uninstall utility (aswClear5.exe) and save it to your desktop.
-Have the install file you had previously downloaded handy, on the desktop or a flash drive.
-Disconnect from the net
-Right click any Avast tray icon, locate "program settings>troubleshooting" and disable the self-defense module.
-Uninstall any (and all) Avast versions from "add/remove programs" in the control panel. Note, you will lose any settings and quarantined items. Reboot- see next item.
-Run the uninstall utility. If there were problems with the uninstall, this should be run in safe mode. Reboot.
-Install Avast from the new installation file for 5.0.545. Reboot as prompted.
-Reconnect. Open the Avast interface, select "maintenance>registration" and fill out the required fields to register Avast.

You may wish to manually update the definitions, if I remember correctly, the program may have already done that as part of the setup. Let us know if that worked/didn't.

krypton
You will probably have to install the flash player for IE if you only have it installed for another browser. I've had that with other programs in the past. See if that works.
All the best.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: Navvy on May 09, 2010, 12:07:26 PM
Thanks Tarq57.

I rebooted the computer after aborting the installation of avast5, and after the reboot it said that avast5 had been successfully installed.  I didn't believe it!  Uninstalled v5 using the cleaner, rebooted, uninstalled v4 using the cleaner, rebooted, installed v5 and it completed the installation very quickly.

It would help if the 'finishing' screen gave some idea of how long the process should take.  I wasted over an hour looking at it, and on the clean installation I must have blinked and didn't even see it.

It would also help to know whether an internet connection is needed - I prefer to operate without a connection while installing protection software, but I assume there is a point where a connection is needed to check for updates.

Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: Tarq57 on May 09, 2010, 12:11:34 PM
Well, that sounds pretty good. Basically as soon as it is installed, and the tray icon is up and indicating normal, I would reconnect.

When I installed it (using the method I'd described earlier to you) at the end of the setup - which was quite fast - a prompt appeared asking to restart. I guess from your last reply you did not see or get that prompt?
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: logos on May 09, 2010, 12:13:22 PM
@ Navvy: I think this has been changed a while ago and the setup of Avast 5 doesn't require anymore an Internet connection to be running...it was required in very early builds and due to complaints (not from me...), they changed the behavior of the installer.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: Navvy on May 09, 2010, 12:20:09 PM
It was Zonealarm that alerted me to avast installation asking for an internet connection.  Without Zonealarm it would probably have silently ignored the lack of response from the internet.

I don't remember seeing a Restart prompt, and I can't remember whether I did reboot after installing.  If not, the full scan that I am now doing may be a waste of time as it'll probably do a scan in DOS after the next reboot..

Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: Navvy on May 09, 2010, 01:14:54 PM
After rebooting there wan't any DOS scan (ie a scan outside Windows) so either avast recognised that I had already done a scan inside Windows, or they no longer consider it necessary to make sure the computer is clean when doing a clean install of Avast.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: mkis on May 09, 2010, 01:44:29 PM
avast! Free updated .507 to .545 on XP Pro 32bit SP3

successful program update but no icon in system tray after reboot
started avast manually in Start-> (All) Programs, click avast, and icon appeared in sys tray
Restart and icon in sys tray this time

However subsequent boots avast was lagging at start with icon unstable, occasionally not starting
I saw that nvidia desktop control suite was activated - old hardware - so I disabled in Services
Still not quite right so I opened msconfig and there were three nvidia components checked for startup
I turned off these three components, parts of desktop control suite, and now everything is fine

The problem here, and to my mind you will often find this where you find XP, is that the hardware is dated - in this case an Intel850 server board - and likewise the associate software, while perhaps having been periodically updated, is not really up with the play - with avast5 necessarily being a new technology.

If possible, best to turn the antiquated stuffs off so they dont get in the way of the better running gear
This what I think is a lot of times where the problem occurs with computers running XP
what seemed like fancy features back may likely get in the way of a good running system nowdays
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: krypton on May 09, 2010, 04:03:33 PM
@Navvy and krypton
Navvy first, try a full install from scratch. Go here (http://www.avast.com/uninstall-utility) and download the uninstall utility (aswClear5.exe) and save it to your desktop.
-Have the install file you had previously downloaded handy, on the desktop or a flash drive.
-Disconnect from the net
-Right click any Avast tray icon, locate "program settings>troubleshooting" and disable the self-defense module.
-Uninstall any (and all) Avast versions from "add/remove programs" in the control panel. Note, you will lose any settings and quarantined items. Reboot- see next item.
-Run the uninstall utility. If there were problems with the uninstall, this should be run in safe mode. Reboot.
-Install Avast from the new installation file for 5.0.545. Reboot as prompted.
-Reconnect. Open the Avast interface, select "maintenance>registration" and fill out the required fields to register Avast.

You may wish to manually update the definitions, if I remember correctly, the program may have already done that as part of the setup. Let us know if that worked/didn't.

krypton
You will probably have to install the flash player for IE if you only have it installed for another browser. I've had that with other programs in the past. See if that works.
All the best.

thank u tarq.

from where i can get free flash player for IE ?
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: calcu007 on May 09, 2010, 04:28:34 PM
adobe.com
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: DavidR on May 09, 2010, 04:29:16 PM
After rebooting there wan't any DOS scan (ie a scan outside Windows) so either avast recognised that I had already done a scan inside Windows, or they no longer consider it necessary to make sure the computer is clean when doing a clean install of Avast.


This is no longer a mandatory requirement/suggestion to do a boot-time scan as in avast 4.8.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: krypton on May 09, 2010, 04:56:07 PM
i seen and checked properly that i already have adobe flash player for IE and still it is not working.

i checked in IE by browsing sites and also i seen it is installed in my pc
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: Faizfast6 on May 09, 2010, 05:04:27 PM
Installed and works fine.  :)

Love the new interface!

But, after the installation reboot, the scan options wont appear but it re-appeared after a reboot.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: atomas31 on May 09, 2010, 05:08:52 PM
I install this version but since then I can't send email if scan outbound email is tick... I never had this problem with the previous version  ??? I have windows xp with sp3 and using Outlook express.

If scan outbound message is ON, when sending a message I received this error message :

Une erreur inconnue s'est produite. Compte : 'Sympatico', Serveur : 'smtphm.sympatico.ca', Protocole : SMTP, Réponse du serveur : '503 5.5.2 Only one STARTTLS command can be issued per session', Port : 25, Sécurisé (SSL) : Oui, Erreur de serveur : 503, Numéro d'erreur : 0x800CCC65

What is the problem and how can I solved it?


Thanks,
Atomas31
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: DavidR on May 09, 2010, 05:21:53 PM
You need to Uncheck use SSL/TLS in your email programs email account settings (this bit of the error Port : 25, Sécurisé (SSL) : Oui,) and let avast handle the STARTTLS command.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: Gopher John on May 09, 2010, 05:24:21 PM
i seen and checked properly that i already have adobe flash player for IE and still it is not working.

i checked in IE by browsing sites and also i seen it is installed in my pc

If it works in IE, then Flash ActiveX plugin is installed.  However, you could try downloading the Flash installer directly from http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/install_flash_player_ax.exe (http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/install_flash_player_ax.exe) and installing.  Before doing so, check Add/Remove Programs and see if "Adobe Flash Player 10 ActiveX" is listed as installed.  If it is, then it should also work in Avast.

If you use Firefox, Opera, or any of a number of other browsers that don't support ActiveX, then you should have listed as installed "Adobe Flash Player 10 Plugin".

Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: krypton on May 09, 2010, 05:34:15 PM
i seen and checked properly that i already have adobe flash player for IE and still it is not working.

i checked in IE by browsing sites and also i seen it is installed in my pc

If it works in IE, then Flash ActiveX plugin is probably installed.  However, you could try downloading the Flash installer directly from http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/install_flash_player_ax.exe (http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/install_flash_player_ax.exe) and installing.  Before doing so, check Add/Remove Programs and see if "Adobe Flash Player 10 ActiveX" is listed as installed.  If it is, then it should also work in Avast.

If you use Firefox, Opera, or any of a number of other browsers that don't support ActiveX, then you should have listed as installed "Adobe Flash Player 10 Plugin".



yes i seen in control panel.i have adobe flash player.it works in IE,opera and mozilla but not working  in avast.

Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: doktornotor on May 09, 2010, 05:37:39 PM
yes i seen in control panel.i have adobe flash player.it works in IE,opera and mozilla but not working  in avast.

Actually, no... there's no chance it'd work in IE like that. You need the ActiveX Flash version installed.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: Gopher John on May 09, 2010, 05:53:25 PM
That's not the ActiveX Flash.  Download from the link that I provided above or from http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/current/install_flash_player_ax.exe (http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/current/install_flash_player_ax.exe).  They are both the same versions and are from the publisher, Adobe.

Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: krypton on May 09, 2010, 06:15:58 PM
That's not the ActiveX Flash.  Download from the link that I provided above or from http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/current/install_flash_player_ax.exe (http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/current/install_flash_player_ax.exe).  They are both the same versions and are from the publisher, Adobe.


ok thank you i will try now.

then what this is in this screen shot. is this flash player will work.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: doktornotor on May 09, 2010, 06:17:55 PM
Absolutely unrelated (and horribly outdated) junk. Kindly click the link above, install it and move on.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: logos on May 09, 2010, 06:30:45 PM
@ krypton: for your own good, update your system or ask someone to help you to. You're running a flash player version that's a few years old. I guess Windows wasn't updated either for ages (if it ever was) do that too ;)
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: doktornotor on May 09, 2010, 06:52:59 PM
@ krypton: for your own good, update your system or ask someone to help you to. You're running a flash player version that's a few years old.

That ain't a player, that's actually a flash editor. Version dated before Adobe ate Macromedia... I.e., ages old, totally unmaintained and definitely multivulnerable. Also makes me wonder - well, if people have software installed the purpose of which is unknown to them, wouldn't it make sense to better uninstall it?  ;D
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: krypton on May 09, 2010, 06:55:55 PM
thank you. i downloaded flash player active.it works now.

Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: atomas31 on May 09, 2010, 07:09:49 PM
You need to Uncheck use SSL/TLS in your email programs email account settings (this bit of the error Port : 25, Sécurisé (SSL) : Oui,) and let avast handle the STARTTLS command.


Thank's  ;D That works!
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: DavidR on May 09, 2010, 07:26:21 PM
No problem, glad I could help.

Welcome to the forums.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: logos on May 09, 2010, 07:50:17 PM
@ krypton: for your own good, update your system or ask someone to help you to. You're running a flash player version that's a few years old.

That ain't a player, that's actually a flash editor. Version dated before Adobe ate Macromedia... I.e., ages old, totally unmaintained and definitely multivulnerable. Also makes me wonder - well, if people have software installed the purpose of which is unknown to them, wouldn't it make sense to better uninstall it?  ;D

oh okay then, my bad, I missed the size of that Macromedia 8 install, 320 MB.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: gosmeyer on May 09, 2010, 09:56:24 PM
Any idea why now I am not able to scan outbound messages? It worked fine before update to v 5.0.545 today??  comcast.net-Outlook 2010-Win7 64bit  same settings before reboot--guess I can just keep it unchecked! 

Thanks,

Moved: Thanks,
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: DavidR on May 09, 2010, 10:25:43 PM
What error messages ?
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: gosmeyer on May 09, 2010, 10:55:39 PM
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=59534.0
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: logos on May 09, 2010, 11:02:18 PM
Any idea why now I am not able to scan outbound messages? It worked fine before update to v 5.0.545 today??  comcast.net-Outlook 2010-Win7 64bit  same settings before reboot--guess I can just keep it unchecked!  

Thanks,

Moved: Thanks,

it worked fine because you were not using the mail shield, and for some reason now the mail shield proxy creates ssl entries when the mail client is still on ssl (a probable bug in the latest build). Now if you want things to work, just follow the instructions that were given to you in the other thread http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=59534.0 or shut down the mail shield.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: gosmeyer on May 09, 2010, 11:11:48 PM
Mail shield was in use.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: doktornotor on May 09, 2010, 11:22:35 PM
Mail shield was in use.

No, not really... since you simply cannot scan traffic that's already encrypted.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: logos on May 09, 2010, 11:29:54 PM
confirming bug  ;D I finally gave it a shot  ;D Switched back my accounts to ssl ports in Thunderbird (IMAP/993 and SMTP/STARTLS), deleted the ssl account entries in Avast, launched the client, opened the avast interface and:
 1 found that an IMAP entry was created again. A bug 'cause it shouldn't happen but that doesn't conflict so far, you can still receive mails.
 
 2 On the other hand, if you attempt to send mails using SMTP/587/STARTLS, again the mail shield proxy is creating a secure account entry on port 465 and you can't send anything. This entry shouldn't be created at all in the first place, like the IMAP one. If you switch smtp in Thunderbird to 465, leaving the useless smtp/465 in avast, it works again. If both Thunderbird and Avast are on 587, nothing works.

 Anyway, all of this doesn't really matter. What matters is that the mail proxy shouldn't create any entry as long as you stick to ssl ports in the mail client. You should, if the option is left checked, just get the warning that Avast can't scan.
 adding: I mean guys, there has been quite a few threads recently from people who never used the mail shield before, were not aware of anything, didn't even know how to re-configure the mail client to get the mails scanned because they use to just leave the mail shield run without bothering. And technically, apart from the annoying warning that avast can't scan, there's no problem to send and receive. But now there's a bug >>> the ssl proxy attempting to reroute to ssl ports when nobody asked it to. What I don't understand is there has been many posts and new threads, it was obvious to me from the beginning that something was wrong, I could tell about that bug a few days ago already, and found it on my system today when testing. Where is Avast? no one noticed anything ???
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: doktornotor on May 09, 2010, 11:35:43 PM
Yeah, you are right. OTOH I really don't get what's exactly so difficult for people to grok that an encrypted communication cannot be scanned and why they keep enabling the encryption in client no matter how many times they are told not to if they want to use the mail shield...  >:(
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: logos on May 09, 2010, 11:37:58 PM
Yeah, you are right. OTOH I really don't get what's exactly so difficult for people to grok that an encrypted communication cannot be scanned and why they keep enabling the encryption in client no matter how many times they are told not to if they want to use the mail shield...  >:(

I edited my post in the mean time...
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: gosmeyer on May 09, 2010, 11:38:21 PM
If they would only listen  ;D
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: logos on May 09, 2010, 11:41:31 PM
If they would only listen  ;D

no I mean come on, there's a bug, but you can sort things out as I told you above ::)
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=59408.msg501775#msg501775

>>> for people using the mail shield properly, there's no problem. There's only a problem for those who
 don't use it and who don't shut it down completely (while in the older builds you could not use it and leave it on).
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: doktornotor on May 09, 2010, 11:57:55 PM
adding: I mean guys, there has been quite a few threads recently from people who never used the mail shield before, were not aware of anything, didn't even know how to re-configure the mail client to get the mails scanned because they use to just leave the mail shield run without bothering. And technically, apart from the annoying warning that avast can't scan, there's no problem to send and receive. But now there's a bug >>> the ssl proxy attempting to reroute to ssl ports when nobody asked it to. What I don't understand is there has been many posts and new threads, it was obvious to me from the beginning that something was wrong, I could tell about that bug a few days ago already, and found it on my system today when testing. Where is Avast? no one noticed anything ???

Nah... actually this "bug" is a good way to promote the mailshield functionality and point out that people have incorrect settings. Just needs a more user-friendly error message.  ;D
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: logos on May 10, 2010, 12:18:16 AM
adding: I mean guys, there has been quite a few threads recently from people who never used the mail shield before, were not aware of anything, didn't even know how to re-configure the mail client to get the mails scanned because they use to just leave the mail shield run without bothering. And technically, apart from the annoying warning that avast can't scan, there's no problem to send and receive. But now there's a bug >>> the ssl proxy attempting to reroute to ssl ports when nobody asked it to. What I don't understand is there has been many posts and new threads, it was obvious to me from the beginning that something was wrong, I could tell about that bug a few days ago already, and found it on my system today when testing. Where is Avast? no one noticed anything ???

Nah... actually this "bug" is a good way to promote the mailshield functionality and point out that people have incorrect settings. Just needs a more user-friendly error message.  ;D

yeah ok :) the bug is indeed almost forcing people to use it...but I seriously doubt that newbies appreciate the trick...they're a bit lost atm it seems...especially those thinking that their mails use to be scanned...because they never bothered learning what it was all about, getting encrypted mails and use a tool that will allow decryption and scanning before stuff reaches the client.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: doktornotor on May 10, 2010, 01:27:14 AM
but I seriously doubt that newbies appreciate the trick...they're a bit lost atm it seems...especially those thinking that their mails use to be scanned...because they never bothered learning what it was all about, getting encrypted mails and use a tool that will allow decryption and scanning before stuff reaches the client.

Well, as said... just needs a better error message.  ;)

Seriously - people erroneously think they are getting their mail scanned and protected by avast while that never happened before with such incorrect setup. Avast should just spit out some basic instructions in disabling the encryption in email client (probably with a link to a howto on avast website) instead of breaking sending/receiving mail and it'd be perfect.  8)
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: Tarq57 on May 10, 2010, 01:48:56 AM
@Krypton
I recommend you visit www.secunia.org and and under "products" run either the OSI or download and install the PSI.
Either of these will scan for out of date software with the object of allowing the user to patch vulnerable software.
The OSI is an online version that merely requires an ActiveX installation. The PSI is installed like any program, then runs and reports. Both are free.

Very worthwhile doing.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: Dcn.Dad on May 10, 2010, 02:53:25 AM
Installed successfully on two XP-Pro sp3 machines & working fine.

It appears from the forum that comments/bugs are quite localized, which tells me v.545 is quite good.  With so many users out there, that's a tribute to Avast.

Keep up the good work!
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: Dch48 on May 10, 2010, 03:55:15 AM
but I seriously doubt that newbies appreciate the trick...they're a bit lost atm it seems...especially those thinking that their mails use to be scanned...because they never bothered learning what it was all about, getting encrypted mails and use a tool that will allow decryption and scanning before stuff reaches the client.

Well, as said... just needs a better error message.  ;)

Seriously - people erroneously think they are getting their mail scanned and protected by avast while that never happened before with such incorrect setup. Avast should just spit out some basic instructions in disabling the encryption in email client (probably with a link to a howto on avast website) instead of breaking sending/receiving mail and it'd be perfect.  8)
Actually, since most email providers scan for viruses coming into and leaving their servers, the mail shield in Avast! is redundant for the majority of people anyway.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: DavidR on May 10, 2010, 04:43:09 AM
Whilst they may scan inbound and outbound emails on their servers, doesn't make the Mail Shield redundant.

Firstly there is no guarantee that the email server will score 100% detection rate in fact I would more or less guarantee they won't in the same way as avast won't catch 100% of all viruses, etc.

Secondly if there happens to be a hidden or undetected spambot on your system the Mail Shield may be the first indication of that fact in intercepting and scanning outbound email. These spambots generally come with their own very small SMTP program (it doesn't use your email program), so it may otherwise be undetected. I would go a step further in saying the Mail Shield, Expert Settings, Sensitivity, Heuristics sensitivity be set to High.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: rnuis on May 10, 2010, 09:26:37 AM
I have a problem with this new version 507 that i can't run anything in the Sandbox . i have a other tread on this board but i don't get any help from Avast solving this . :'( :'(
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: vojtech on May 10, 2010, 01:30:05 PM
Anyway, all of this doesn't really matter. What matters is that the mail proxy shouldn't create any entry as long as you stick to ssl ports in the mail client. You should, if the option is left checked, just get the warning that Avast can't scan.

The mail scanner always used to create new accounts when client used SSL/STARTTLS. This way the SSL setup is 'remembered' and used after user disables SSL in the client. I don't think there is a problem in it.

However there is a bug in this build (5.0.545) causing that sending does not work when STARTTLS is configured in client and user does not disable it. It will be certainly fixed in the next update.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: logos on May 10, 2010, 02:30:10 PM
Anyway, all of this doesn't really matter. What matters is that the mail proxy shouldn't create any entry as long as you stick to ssl ports in the mail client. You should, if the option is left checked, just get the warning that Avast can't scan.

The mail scanner always used to create new accounts when client used SSL/STARTTLS. This way the SSL setup is 'remembered' and used after user disables SSL in the client. I don't think there is a problem in it.

However there is a bug in this build (5.0.545) causing that sending does not work when STARTTLS is configured in client and user does not disable it. It will be certainly fixed in the next update.


I'm not sure at all that these entries in Avast were always created when ssl was still on in mail clients. I don't have old builds setup files saved here to check that (yeah, I've been wondering, since 993 and 465 are not an issue, conflict occurs only with 587). Okay but I confirm the starttls (client side) conflict when sending. You get the error message mentioned by a few posters here.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: DavidR on May 10, 2010, 03:26:44 PM
Anyway, all of this doesn't really matter. What matters is that the mail proxy shouldn't create any entry as long as you stick to ssl ports in the mail client. You should, if the option is left checked, just get the warning that Avast can't scan.

The mail scanner always used to create new accounts when client used SSL/STARTTLS. This way the SSL setup is 'remembered' and used after user disables SSL in the client. I don't think there is a problem in it.

However there is a bug in this build (5.0.545) causing that sending does not work when STARTTLS is configured in client and user does not disable it. It will be certainly fixed in the next update.

@ vojtech
Will this require a program update or can that happen in the VPS and engine updates ?
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: vojtech on May 10, 2010, 03:54:34 PM
It will require a program update.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: MikeBCda on May 11, 2010, 03:01:07 AM
Actually, since most email providers scan for viruses coming into and leaving their servers, the mail shield in Avast! is redundant for the majority of people anyway.
Good point.  In all my years on the internet (nearly 15), during which time I've always used avast and the same ISP, I've never seen an email warning from avast, simply because the provider's servers catch everything like that first.  99+ percent of spam, too.  Admittedly that's probably unusually good, but I keep my avast email shield active anyway for insurance.
Title: Update Confusion....
Post by: MacXcode on May 11, 2010, 02:26:57 PM
I have just installed Avast 5.0.545 on my Windows 7 x64 :) and the product is too good  ;D.
But its showing that my virus signature is 100506-1 and its out of date.
When I tried to update it, It said-'virus signatures are current i.e. 100511-0' and then it does not update.
But its showing in 'about avast' and 'update' option that it is 100506-1 and while I try to update the program or virus defs, it says its all current with the latest virus defs 100511-0 and the current program version.
What about it...??
Thank you.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: Lisandro on May 11, 2010, 02:33:22 PM
I have just installed Avast 5.0.545 on my Windows 7 x64 :) and the product is too good  ;D.
But its showing that my virus signature is 100506-1 and its out of date.
When I tried to update it, It said-'virus signatures are current i.e. 100511-0' and then it does not update.
But its showing in 'about avast' and 'update' option that it is 100506-1 and while I try to update the program or virus defs, it says its all current with the latest virus defs 100511-0 and the current program version.
What about it...??
Thank you.
Oh noooo...
The GUI bug again while showing updates.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: MacXcode on May 11, 2010, 02:43:06 PM


Oh noooo...
The GUI bug again while showing updates.

Oh well I guess its just a little GUI bug, but the Virus definitions are up to date...is it correct ?
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: logos on May 11, 2010, 02:46:25 PM


Oh noooo...
The GUI bug again while showing updates.

Oh well I guess its just a little GUI bug, but the Virus definitions are up to date...is it correct ?

yes, and when that happens, rebooting solves the GUI issue. I didn't notice that bug again here though.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: MacXcode on May 11, 2010, 02:52:12 PM


Oh noooo...
The GUI bug again while showing updates.

Oh well I guess its just a little GUI bug, but the Virus definitions are up to date...is it correct ?

yes, and when that happens, rebooting solves the GUI issue. I didn't notice that bug again here though.

Well it didn't work for me, I rebooted 4 times but that its still showing the old virus defs number in the Summary, about avast and update area and saying its out of date in all three places....
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: logos on May 11, 2010, 02:58:58 PM


Oh noooo...
The GUI bug again while showing updates.

Oh well I guess its just a little GUI bug, but the Virus definitions are up to date...is it correct ?

yes, and when that happens, rebooting solves the GUI issue. I didn't notice that bug again here though.

Well it didn't work for me, I rebooted 4 times but that its still showing the old virus defs number in the Summary, about avast and update area and saying its out of date in all three places....

so this will most likely be fixed with the next engine/VPS update. In the mean time don't worry your avast install has been updated properly, whatever the UI tells.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: MacXcode on May 11, 2010, 03:15:08 PM
All good then :) thank you..cheers !!!
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: Ivan Samuelson on May 11, 2010, 04:06:34 PM


Oh noooo...
The GUI bug again while showing updates.

Oh well I guess its just a little GUI bug, but the Virus definitions are up to date...is it correct ?

yes, and when that happens, rebooting solves the GUI issue. I didn't notice that bug again here though.

Well it didn't work for me, I rebooted 4 times but that its still showing the old virus defs number in the Summary, about avast and update area and saying its out of date in all three places....

This sounds just like the issue I have except my Virus defs update fine but the engine doesn't. I found the only way to fix this is:

I find this unacceptable and I have had a support ticket open on this problem since February and every time they ask for something (the log file, etc), I post it and never receive a response. If they don't respond and give me an answer/fix to my problem within the next day or two, I'm going to demand my money back and purchase another suite, which is a shame because I really like how Avast performs on my system and how simple it is to set up and use. The poor response from Support (considering I purchased the product) and this persistent problem of not being able to update the engine is just not acceptable.

I know some would think this is a little petty, but the problem is, the engine was updated for a reason and why should I have to manually do it every time? There is a reason they have the option to allow it to update the engine and I shouldn't have to manually do it myself, either by booting into safe mode or else uninstalling the current version and then installing the new version (which requires me to go in and set all the settings back to the way I had them, including my scheduled scans, etc).

Just a real pain in the rump.

Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: MacXcode on May 12, 2010, 02:03:05 PM
Well..after a virus definitions...things are working perfectly :)...No complaints now cheers !!
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: Asyn on May 12, 2010, 02:04:56 PM
Well..after a virus definitions...things are working perfectly :)...No complaints now cheers !!

Good..!!! :)
asyn
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: MacXcode on May 12, 2010, 03:41:37 PM
Yes :D I have to say its as light as Nod32 on system for me :Deven more lighter and much better protection and features No problems at all. Thanks to the avast team :D for such a beautiful AV.

Oh and when can we expect the Boot-time scan for 64 Bit OS :)
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: Asyn on May 12, 2010, 03:44:16 PM
Oh and when can we expect the Boot-time scan for 64 Bit OS :)

In the 5.1 version... :)
asyn
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: DavidR on May 12, 2010, 03:59:09 PM
<snip>
Oh and when can we expect the Boot-time scan for 64 Bit OS :)

Planned for avast 5.1.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: MacXcode on May 12, 2010, 04:50:14 PM
NICE :D nd thank you
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: Asyn on May 12, 2010, 04:56:24 PM
NICE :D nd thank you

You're welcome..!! :)
asyn
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: logos on May 12, 2010, 07:10:24 PM
AvastUI crashed while attempting to clear firewall log with the new clear button...this button doesn't work anyway, but I just insisted, selecting several entries at the same time, and the UI crashed. I didn't have to end the process though, the interface became responsive after 15 or 20 secs. Sending dump file anyway on FTP, archive password sent to Vlk.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: Dch48 on May 12, 2010, 07:20:46 PM
Delete this
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: logos on May 12, 2010, 07:22:37 PM
The clear button works fine for me.
??? ;D thought it didn't work for anyone, since Lukor mentioned something about it I think...but okay, fine, yours works ;D


edit: you deleted your post? so it works or not?
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: Dch48 on May 12, 2010, 07:23:57 PM
The clear button works fine for me.
??? ;D thought it didn't work for anyone, since Lukor mentioned something about it I think...but okay, fine, yours work ;D

No the post was a mistake. I don't even have the Firewall, I was thinking of the one in Online Armor. That's what comes from browsing too many forums at once  lol
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: logos on May 12, 2010, 07:24:28 PM
okay ;)
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: Shiki on June 21, 2010, 10:05:13 AM
I just received it today. (AIS)

However, when will we get a new GUI for configuring the Firewall? It's really hard, uneasy now. Sometimes there are undeletable groups, can't delete groups, can't clean it out altogether, the delte/add is really slow this way.... overall its really uncomfortable. Please fix this because I bought AIS for this function but like this I can't really use it. :(
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: mkis on June 21, 2010, 02:26:47 PM
Hi Shiki

are you 64bit or 32bit?
and you have avast Internet Security
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.545)
Post by: Lisandro on June 21, 2010, 03:13:37 PM
I just received it today. (AIS)

However, when will we get a new GUI for configuring the Firewall? It's really hard, uneasy now. Sometimes there are undeletable groups, can't delete groups, can't clean it out altogether, the delte/add is really slow this way.... overall its really uncomfortable. Please fix this because I bought AIS for this function but like this I can't really use it. :(
What is exactly the problem? I can manage groups here without problem. What do you want to "fix"?