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Title: Avast 5.1 when will it be released?
Post by: ryan556 on May 13, 2010, 09:21:35 PM
I'm hearing talk about avast 5.1 when is it due to come out?
Title: Re: Avast 5.1 when will it be released?
Post by: Bluesman on May 13, 2010, 09:31:37 PM
I'm hearing talk about avast 5.1 when is it due to come out?

This summer, according to Vlk (from the blog)

http://blog.avast.com/2010/05/03/an-interview-about-avast-5-and-its-future/#comment-4028
Title: Re: Avast 5.1 when will it be released?
Post by: Shiw Liang on May 14, 2010, 03:23:00 PM
Um..when is the summer here it is approaching to winter right now..
Title: Re: Avast 5.1 when will it be released?
Post by: logos on May 14, 2010, 03:27:52 PM
Um..when is the summer here it is approaching to winter right now..

I always knew you were some sort of alien, welcome to earth, friend :)

edit: thanks for the pic, my neighbors can't wait to meet you ;)

(http://thumb11.shutterstock.com.edgesuite.net/display_pic_with_logo/201730/201730,1234106782,2/stock-photo--d-welcome-alien-pose-24615376.jpg)
Title: Re: Avast 5.1 when will it be released?
Post by: doktornotor on May 14, 2010, 03:32:28 PM
Um..when is the summer here it is approaching to winter right now..

Bad luck for those aliens who are walking upside down in the southern hemisphere.  ;D
Title: Re: Avast 5.1 when will it be released?
Post by: Shiw Liang on May 14, 2010, 04:04:58 PM
Um..when is the summer here it is approaching to winter right now..

I always knew you were some sort of alien, welcome to earth, friend :)

edit: thanks for the pic, my neighbors can't wait to meet you ;)

(http://thumb11.shutterstock.com.edgesuite.net/display_pic_with_logo/201730/201730,1234106782,2/stock-photo--d-welcome-alien-pose-24615376.jpg)
Lolz I guess it is will be the summer Czech Republic right O.O?
Title: Re: Avast 5.1 when will it be released?
Post by: akama1 on May 14, 2010, 04:10:17 PM
so now wats the weather in czech republic? winter,spring,summer,autumn. i do not noe much cos me from the equator. malaysia
Title: Re: Avast 5.1 when will it be released?
Post by: Bluesman on May 14, 2010, 04:21:53 PM
Lolz I guess it is will be the summer Czech Republic right O.O?

Yes, since it was Vlk that answered the question :)

so now wats the weather in czech republic? winter,spring,summer,autumn.

Spring

http://www.prague-spot.com/weather
Title: Re: Avast 5.1 when will it be released?
Post by: DavidR on May 14, 2010, 04:37:15 PM
Summer in Europe July (hopefully.

The end of April was nice and warm in the UK, certainly where I live central heating off; then bang all this week has been fairly cold temps below zero on two nights close to zero on another. There was me thinking this global warming is nice warm weather in April. Hopefully Summer will be warm and last more than a week ;D

So Summer is perhaps not a good term to use for a global product, so a best guess would be July/August and fingers crossed.

One thing for sure you will hear about it on the forums first (beta release, etc.), a little before any planned release.
Title: Re: Avast 5.1 when will it be released?
Post by: Shiw Liang on May 14, 2010, 07:11:51 PM
Summer in Europe July (hopefully.

The end of April was nice and warm in the UK, certainly where I live central heating off; then bang all this week has been fairly cold temps below zero on two nights close to zero on another. There was me thinking this global warming is nice warm weather in April. Hopefully Summer will be warm and last more than a week ;D

So Summer is perhaps not a good term to use for a global product, so a best guess would be July/August and fingers crossed.

One thing for sure you will hear about it on the forums first (beta release, etc.), a little before any planned release.
Oh I have an idea when it will be now :)

Thank you for the information DavidR :)
Title: Re: Avast 5.1 when will it be released?
Post by: DavidR on May 14, 2010, 07:28:42 PM
You're welcome, that however is my best guess, which could be wide of the mark. A lot depends on how much of a problem any of the functions planned for it are, such as the boot-time to be available for 64bit versions of XP, Vista and win7.
Title: Re: Avast 5.1 when will it be released?
Post by: Lisandro on May 14, 2010, 11:35:53 PM
I could never understand why the people on North Hemisphere uses the seasons to talk to whole world.
Here, is the opposite of the North: when you have summer, we're in winter... and so on.
Why don't you speak on monthly basis?
Title: Re: Avast 5.1 when will it be released?
Post by: Vlk on May 15, 2010, 01:58:30 PM
Sorry guys. The current plan is late August / early September, but as always, this is just a plain - not an official release date. Take with a grain of salt.

Thanks
Vlk
Title: Re: Avast 5.1 when will it be released?
Post by: YoKenny on May 15, 2010, 02:03:02 PM
I could never understand why the people on North Hemisphere uses the seasons to talk to whole world.
Here, is the opposite of the North: when you have summer, we're in winter... and so on.
Why don't you speak on monthly basis?
Actually here in Canada we have 2 seasons with one being Winter and the other known as Construction.

When avast! V5.1 is finished then it will be released for us all to enjoy.
Title: Re: Avast 5.1 when will it be released?
Post by: Quadcore on May 15, 2010, 02:10:43 PM
Sorry guys. The current plan is late August / early September, but as always, this is just a plain - not an official release date. Take with a grain of salt.

Thanks
Vlk

What changes are being implemented  ???
Title: Re: Avast 5.1 when will it be released?
Post by: Pondus on May 15, 2010, 03:16:52 PM
Sorry guys. The current plan is late August / early September, but as always, this is just a plain - not an official release date. Take with a grain of salt.

Thanks
Vlk
So....ermm......that means january 2011..... ;D
Title: Re: Avast 5.1 when will it be released?
Post by: williamstam on May 30, 2010, 10:00:14 PM
im fast starting to dislike avast. used to be good... now its asif they just sitting around doing nothing bleh

avast in a corporate setting sucks.. we have a bunch of pc's with windows 7 64bit... some of them got infected... avast couldnt sort out the issue cause it was in memory or something... boot scan woulda fixed it np... but instead... no boot scan... joy..

avast definately needs to get 5.1 out sooner than august.. it cant clear a system without the boot scan... then they dont include it... joy
Title: Re: Avast 5.1 when will it be released?
Post by: Gargamel360 on May 30, 2010, 10:14:14 PM
Sooner is not always better.  Pointless to rush a release if it could cause more bug problems than it fixes. ;)
Title: Re: Avast 5.1 when will it be released?
Post by: DavidR on May 30, 2010, 10:59:10 PM
im fast starting to dislike avast. used to be good... now its asif they just sitting around doing nothing bleh

avast in a corporate setting sucks.. we have a bunch of pc's with windows 7 64bit... some of them got infected... avast couldnt sort out the issue cause it was in memory or something... boot scan woulda fixed it np... but instead... no boot scan... joy..

avast definately needs to get 5.1 out sooner than august.. it cant clear a system without the boot scan... then they dont include it... joy

Well when avast 5.1 does introduce the boot-time scan for 64bit OSes I believe it will be the only one that has it. avast was the first to introduce the boot-time scan in 32bit OSes (not win9.x or winME). So I don't know what you will move to that has boot-time scanning in a 64bit OS.
Title: Re: Avast 5.1 when will it be released?
Post by: jadinolf on May 30, 2010, 11:20:25 PM
I could never understand why the people on North Hemisphere uses the seasons to talk to whole world.
Here, is the opposite of the North: when you have summer, we're in winter... and so on.
Why don't you speak on monthly basis?
Actually here in Canada we have 2 seasons with one being Winter and the other known as Construction.

When avast! V5.1 is finished then it will be released for us all to enjoy.
And here we have just Spring and Summer. ;)
Title: Re: Avast 5.1 when will it be released?
Post by: firzen771 on May 30, 2010, 11:58:22 PM
Actually here in Canada we have 2 seasons with one being Winter and the other known as Construction.

ROFL LMAO, that is SOOOO true its not even funny. but that def gave me a good laugh. ;D ;D
Title: Re: Avast 5.1 when will it be released?
Post by: PapaSmurf on May 31, 2010, 02:30:46 AM
Sorry guys. The current plan is late August / early September, but as always, this is just a plain - not an official release date. Take with a grain of salt.

Thanks
Vlk

papasmurf camping out in Vlk's backyard..."Are they giving out wrist bracelets yet?"
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Avast 5.1 when will it be released?
Post by: Lisandro on May 31, 2010, 02:35:47 AM
some of them got infected... avast couldnt sort out the issue cause it was in memory or something... boot scan woulda fixed it np... but instead... no boot scan... joy.
I think that detection has nothing to do with version 5 or 5.1. Computer shouldn't get infected.
But, talking about cleaning, I agree with you: the boot time scanning does the work better. By the way, other antivirus does not offer boot time scanning (although some of them have CDs).
Title: Re: Avast 5.1 when will it be released?
Post by: Saty on May 31, 2010, 04:44:59 AM
I believe Vipre has 64 bit support and boot scan.........not free though

"enhanced support for 64-bit environments, including a 64-bit boot cleaner and 64-bit rootkit scanner"

http://www.sunbeltsoftware.com/Home-Home-Office/VIPRE/

Sat
Title: Re: Avast 5.1 when will it be released?
Post by: Lisandro on May 31, 2010, 01:48:00 PM
I can't say much.
Vipre is not tested by http://www.av-comparatives.org/, so it's difficult to me to say how it does perform.
Title: Re: Avast 5.1 when will it be released?
Post by: YoKenny on May 31, 2010, 02:20:23 PM
@  Saty

I see VIPRE discused on Malwarebytes foum:
MBAM Protection Module & VIPRE
http://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?showtopic=47692
Title: Re: Avast 5.1 when will it be released?
Post by: Saty on May 31, 2010, 04:23:28 PM
@ Tech

i dont know much about it either, i was just pointing out that 64 bit boot scan is had on other AV's.

Its kinda funny that earlier  yesterday i had watched a video of it and seen the boot scan kick in due to tons of malware on the test pc.(not 64 bit)


@ YoKenny
thank you for the link, if I remember right, Avast5 and MBAM pro also had some issues awhile back ;)

Sat
Title: Re: Avast 5.1 when will it be released?
Post by: YoKenny on May 31, 2010, 08:29:40 PM
@ YoKenny
thank you for the link, if I remember right, Avast5 and MBAM pro also had some issues awhile back ;)

Sat
They did and with the excellent support from AWIL the issue was quickly resolved. 8)
Title: Re: Avast 5.1 when will it be released?
Post by: 0strodamus on June 02, 2010, 09:04:30 PM
I could never understand why the people on North Hemisphere uses the seasons to talk to whole world.
Here, is the opposite of the North: when you have summer, we're in winter... and so on.
Why don't you speak on monthly basis?
Good point!  :) Looking forward to whatever new advances await in v5.1.
Title: Re: Avast 5.1 when will it be released?
Post by: scythe944 on June 02, 2010, 09:35:38 PM
So uh, does 5.1 mark the day that the netclients will be introduced to the "5" series of avast too, or is it just for the "home" users?
Title: Re: Avast 5.1 when will it be released?
Post by: DELETE-THIS-ACCOUNT on June 03, 2010, 07:37:03 PM
when will it be released? ??? ???
Title: Re: Avast 5.1 when will it be released?
Post by: DavidR on June 03, 2010, 07:48:33 PM
When it is ready, a guestimate has already been mentioned in Reply #12 of this topic by one of the Avast team, but I guess you didn't bother to read the topic before posting.

Sorry guys. The current plan is late August / early September, but as always, this is just a plain - not an official release date. Take with a grain of salt.

Thanks
Vlk