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Title: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Vlk on September 07, 2010, 09:48:16 PM
Hi,

it's my pleasure to announce the general availability of a new avast program update, version 5.0.677.
You can simply update to this new version by using the built-in program updater.

Change log is here: http://www.avast.com/release-history

Thanks
Vlk
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Llanziel on September 07, 2010, 10:02:35 PM
Thanks, downloading.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: DavidR on September 07, 2010, 10:13:27 PM
Thanks Vlk, updating now which shouldn't be as painful downloading the full program on dial-up.

Program update finished only 3 minutes on dial-up great, just need to reboot now.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: gblu on September 07, 2010, 10:15:12 PM
update and reboot. so far so good.

thanks avast! team.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Gargamel360 on September 07, 2010, 10:39:00 PM
Up and running good so far.  New sandbox options to try. :)

Thanks to all the pre-release testers :)
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Coolmario88 on September 07, 2010, 10:43:17 PM
Is it possible for one to hide the button on the top that says Upgrade?
But if not the New Release is loading faster :) thanks avast! you so rock
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: DavidR on September 07, 2010, 10:47:26 PM
Until you mentioned it I hadn't noticed it, so that is how intrusive it is (NOT).

Even so it is a small inconvenience for the free product version, its not like its an in your face advert, etc. etc.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Arizona on September 07, 2010, 10:50:42 PM
Hi Link to download Thanks
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: DavidR on September 07, 2010, 10:54:57 PM
You don't need one if you have avast 5.0.594 already installed, just use the manual Program Update in the avastUI.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Arizona on September 07, 2010, 10:59:47 PM
I do not have.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Vlk on September 07, 2010, 11:02:37 PM
The download links are always the same (always host the latest version).

E.g. in case of the Free AV, it's here: http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download#tab4 (I mean the list of individual language versions -- may be below the fold so you may need to scroll down little bit).

Thanks
Vlk
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Arizona on September 07, 2010, 11:11:42 PM
Hi Link go to cnet no 677
Wood like pro. Thanks
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Vlk on September 07, 2010, 11:17:56 PM
Hi Link go to cnet no 677
Wood like pro. Thanks

Use the "multi-lingual" package, that's a direct download from our site.
For avast Pro AV, it's here: http://www.avast.com/pro-antivirus#tab4

Thanks
Vlk
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: logos on September 07, 2010, 11:27:06 PM
may be time to update twitter guys...some might be following ??? ;)
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: mag on September 07, 2010, 11:29:13 PM
Pleased to report that (after a firewall component uninstall and reinstall) the long filename/short filename problem appears resolved in 5.0.677. Starts via both filename versions of an application (I tried on wksss.exe) are now blocked from outbound connection by the same rule.

Thanks
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Rednose on September 07, 2010, 11:43:01 PM
Thnx Avast team :)

Now I am late. But Logos didn't notice it so far.

Greetz, Red.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: logos on September 07, 2010, 11:48:05 PM
minor bug, noticing it now but was probably there before. I had to switch to "public zone", explaining why I now have blocked entries in the log. As said the bug is minor, when keeping moving the vertical scroll cursor, once it has reached one end of the list, the list keeps moving strangely ;D
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: =SKY= on September 07, 2010, 11:49:36 PM
Is it possible for one to hide the button on the top that says Upgrade?

Oh yes, please! ;)

Can anybody tell write me, what this new feature
Quote
- added trimming of setup.log ...
exactly means?
I think, it should solve the problem that the "setup.log" grows up more and more and more, but I don't find any point in the program-settings.
Or does the programm this automatically? ???

Kind regards
~SKY~
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: jadinolf on September 07, 2010, 11:54:20 PM
Lookin' good Vlk.

Thanks
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: DavidR on September 08, 2010, 12:11:00 AM
Is it possible for one to hide the button on the top that says Upgrade?

Oh yes, please! ;)

Its called the price of a free product, a gentle nudge towards Upgrading and is certainly more subtle than many such free products.

Can anybody tell write me, what this new feature
Quote
- added trimming of setup.log ...
exactly means?

My guess is limiting its growth potential, restricting it to either a file size or number of days records retained. I believe it would be part of avast's internal housekeeping so no option required in the settings.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: g0dsends on September 08, 2010, 12:26:37 AM
thanks avast team one wonders what are the new sandbox options this is what i have i dont see any new options ?
is the memory leak fixed ?
(http://i51.tinypic.com/2z6tsp1.jpg)

Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Lisandro on September 08, 2010, 12:29:52 AM
thanks avast team one wonders what are the new sandbox options this is what i have i dont see any new options ?
is the memory leak fixed ?
Yes. Memory leak fixed.
New "settings" would be the correct word. Check the "Advanced settings" of the firewall.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Mr.Agent on September 08, 2010, 12:30:11 AM
g0d i guess that the Run as Administrator... Right ? I dont think its related to avast!

Anyway nice build i was whiching to dont see .666 as a build numbers lol...

But for sure look all was in .594 that i said has been fixed. I hope and im really glad. There no any bug i seen yet. If i find somes ill report it. ;)
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Rafel on September 08, 2010, 12:35:59 AM
Updatd since previous beta with no problems.
Thanks to Avast Team.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: =SKY= on September 08, 2010, 12:38:36 AM
Its called the price of a free product, a gentle nudge towards Upgrading and is certainly more subtle than many such free products.
I think you're right, David! ;)
Avira (just for example) is more horrible in this point...

My guess is limiting its growth potential, restricting it to either a file size or number of days records retained. I believe it would be part of avast's internal housekeeping so no option required in the settings.
Thank you, David!
That's a good explanation - and nothing more to do for me ;D, because there's no option required in the settings.

PS: 5.0.677 seems working good for me with W2000 Pro! :D

Kind regards
~SKY~
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: gbe90 on September 08, 2010, 01:24:59 AM
Update!  ;D and reboot  ::) OK!  :D
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: DavidR on September 08, 2010, 01:26:46 AM
<snip>
My guess is limiting its growth potential, restricting it to either a file size or number of days records retained. I believe it would be part of avast's internal housekeeping so no option required in the settings.
Thank you, David!
That's a good explanation - and nothing more to do for me ;D, because there's no option required in the settings.
<snip>

You're welcome, we will have to wait and see how this growth is kept in check.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Rednose on September 08, 2010, 01:31:34 AM
Update!  ;D and reboot  ::) OK!  :D

Welcome to the forum :)

Greetz, Red.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: W3FSY on September 08, 2010, 02:57:07 AM
I updated to v5.0.677 with no problems other than a few new permissions to the firewall which is normal procedure.

Avast team did a great job and thanks to all the beta testers as well to end up with one fine anti-virus.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: rickz on September 08, 2010, 03:22:29 AM
Thanks for 5.0.677 Avast Team!
Up and running fine.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: hayc59 on September 08, 2010, 04:12:32 AM
Installed and Running Great Thanks avast!!
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: SafeSurf on September 08, 2010, 04:51:38 AM
Vlk,

What is the direct download link for AIS so that I can help users?  Thanks.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: disPlay on September 08, 2010, 04:52:16 AM
Updated and everything went smoothly. Good job guys.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: mrgigabyte on September 08, 2010, 05:30:34 AM
Updated and everything went smoothly at my end also  8)
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: cadremis on September 08, 2010, 06:13:03 AM
Everthing went fine with the update.... release 5.0.677 is working very good here...rm
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: GhOstMaStEr on September 08, 2010, 06:26:42 AM
Updated and thanks Avast Team for the great AV. Looking to buy avast pro at my place but i just cant find one. Malaysia KL.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Jon_T on September 08, 2010, 06:43:25 AM
Thanks Vlk, and all the release testers!,

Updated and so far working OK, and fixed the no sound with video when Firefox or IE ran in the sandbox.
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=61398.0
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: yongsua on September 08, 2010, 06:55:39 AM
Updated and thanks Avast Team for the great AV. Looking to buy avast pro at my place but i just cant find one. Malaysia KL.

Hi,GhOstMaStEr.You can find our local dealer here:http://www.avast.com/locate-dealer#7_161_tab3 (http://www.avast.com/locate-dealer#7_161_tab3)
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Yanto.Chiang on September 08, 2010, 07:10:25 AM
Hi avast team,

After upgraded, so far nothing happened with my system for today.

And this is a good steps to avoid cracked user to keep using their pirates license.

Nice,

cheers,
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: ace2701 on September 08, 2010, 07:24:42 AM
Installed over last beta.  Looking good.  ;D
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: CraigB on September 08, 2010, 07:25:24 AM
Updated and all working great, thank's avast team.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: uvais on September 08, 2010, 07:52:41 AM
Hi,

it's my pleasure to announce the general availability of a new avast program update, version 5.0.677.
You can simply update to this new version by using the built-in program updater.

Change log is here: http://www.avast.com/release-history

Thanks
Vlk
plz give me the link of version 5.0.677 :)
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: fragman on September 08, 2010, 07:56:36 AM
Thanks for the smooth update!
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Vladimyr on September 08, 2010, 08:00:39 AM
Vlk,

What is the direct download link for AIS so that I can help users?  Thanks.

Try this: http://files.avast.com/iavs5x/setup_ais.exe

NOT Vlk
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: weymouth1950 on September 08, 2010, 08:02:55 AM
Up and running OK.
For reference, I had no problems with the Beta version, ran perfectly on my Samsung NC10 netbook, together with Outpost free firewall.
Keep up the good work.
 :) :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: SafeSurf on September 08, 2010, 09:41:28 AM
Vlk,

What is the direct download link for AIS so that I can help users?  Thanks.

Try this: http://files.avast.com/iavs5x/setup_ais.exe

NOT Vlk
Thanks Vladimyr.  I bet it's not the first time you were called his name.  ;D
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: nnoa110 on September 08, 2010, 10:04:56 AM
Updated and rebooted.

Running Great so far!

Thanks avast! team!

yodaosan

Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: crofty59 on September 08, 2010, 10:21:19 AM
Updated through built in updater.
All seems to be working fine, but noticed in Event viewer, i have

The ScRegSetValueExw call failed for FailureActions with the following error Access denied. Am i the the onlyone so far to get this.

cheers
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: donnydave on September 08, 2010, 10:55:05 AM
Hi I downloaded the new version earlier from my update box and it was causing me problems? the icon stopped rotating and I kept getting "avast not responding" message? I restarted a few times and was still getting the same problems, I tried getting onto here but my computer just froze,I have done a system restore and everything is back to normal now?
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: logos on September 08, 2010, 12:28:50 PM
weird action center alert after a reboot >>> see screen shot. Avast fw is actually running ;)
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: SpeedyPC on September 08, 2010, 01:29:11 PM
I've updated the latest version and no problem so far, and thanks for the heads up Vlk ;)
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: pk on September 08, 2010, 02:34:15 PM
Pleased to report that (after a firewall component uninstall and reinstall) the long filename/short filename problem appears resolved in 5.0.677. Starts via both filename versions of an application (I tried on wksss.exe) are now blocked from outbound connection by the same rule.

@mag:

Actually, this hasn't been fixed yet -- could you please tell me how did you test it?
Did you execute wksss.exe with short path? [e.g. did you type "c:\progra~1\wksss.exe" in cmd.exe?]

I think the outcome depends fully on the application which is used for wksss.exe execution.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: stormer on September 08, 2010, 04:16:41 PM
I'm back to using Avast Free, looking forward to using it again.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: vahik on September 08, 2010, 05:32:09 PM
hi

 number of definitions ( before update) 2,900,000

 ,,     ,,    ,,       ( after update ) 2,522,447


 what is wrong ?
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: pk on September 08, 2010, 05:48:19 PM
what is wrong ?

@vahik:

surprisingly, everything is fine... read more: http://blog.avast.com/2010/09/06/spring-cleaning-in-our-virus-database/
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: vahik on September 08, 2010, 05:55:44 PM
what is wrong ?

@vahik:

surprisingly, everything is fine... read more: http://blog.avast.com/2010/09/06/spring-cleaning-in-our-virus-database/


 thank you PK
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Pondus on September 08, 2010, 08:10:09 PM
Recived 5.0.677 by auto update, no problem.......
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: mag on September 08, 2010, 08:11:49 PM
@pk

This is what happened with 5.0.594:

Default Rules set to Auto-decide.
Application Rule for Works spreadsheet set to Block all connections.
Open Works spreadsheet - Application Rule reverts to Friends in/Internet out - Works connect to internet.

This is what happens now on 5.0.677:

Default Rules set to Auto-decide.
Application Rule for Works set to Block all connections.
Open Works spreadsheet from start menu - connection to internet is blocked.
Open works spreadsheet by opening an existing file - connection to internet is blocked.

The two different ways of opening the program use different forms of the filename (as the screendump from the firewall log shows).
That, plus the fact that the problem has gone away, led me (wrongly it seems) to think that the problem had been fixed.

I hope it can be resolved. It's the only remainin gbug that I seem to have in AIS (and also it worries me a bit that the 5.0.594
behaviour might represent a firewall vulnerability that malware could exploit).
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: AdrianH on September 08, 2010, 08:40:25 PM
The auto update worked so quietly I hadn't even noticed it  ;D  all appears to be running well, thank you.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: gogutza10 on September 08, 2010, 09:14:21 PM
updated and running...everything is OK.

Thanks Avast! ;D
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: superhumanbean on September 08, 2010, 09:35:18 PM
Used the Program Update function and experienced no problems so far.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Dch48 on September 09, 2010, 12:19:18 AM
So far so good here as well.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: g0dsends on September 09, 2010, 01:05:44 AM
yeah im on avast pro and i guess the new sandbox is only on avast security
the new build updates fast and no issue i have come across great work vik  :P :)
i will be recommending avast too my friends too :) :)
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Llanziel on September 09, 2010, 01:18:06 AM
So far so good here as well.

Same here.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: aspiratii on September 09, 2010, 02:39:20 AM
heeeeeelp i updated to avast 5.0.677 and the web shield dose not allow me to connect to the internet ....i cn only conect to the internet if i turn my web shield of..."not a good idea"....if some1 can help me in any way so i cn brows the internet with the web shield on......tnx
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Lisandro on September 09, 2010, 02:53:53 AM
heeeeeelp i updated to avast 5.0.677 and the web shield dose not allow me to connect to the internet ....i cn only conect to the internet if i turn my web shield of..."not a good idea"....if some1 can help me in any way so i cn brows the internet with the web shield on......tnx
Which is your firewall? Is avast allowed to connect?
Any other antivirus before avast?

I suggest an installation from scratch:

1. Download the latest version of avast! Uninstall Utility (http://www.avast.com/eng/avast-uninstall-utility.html) and save it.
2. Download the latest avast! (http://www.avast.com/eng/programs.html) version and save it.
3. Uninstall avast from Control Panel (if possible). If, for any reason, you can't run it, try booting in Safe Mode (http://www.pchell.com/support/safemode.shtml) and doing it from there. Anyway, boot after that.
4. Run the avast! Uninstall Utility saved on 1. If, for any reason, you can't run it, try booting in Safe Mode (http://www.pchell.com/support/safemode.shtml) and doing it from there. Anyway, boot after you've run it.
5. Install avast! using the setup saved on 2. Boot.
6. Register your free copy or add the license key for Pro.
7. Check and post the results.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: aspiratii on September 09, 2010, 03:37:44 AM
sorry 2 say but no it didnt wrk......the version is avast pro 5.0.677 ....i don't know what 2 do really....i think its just the web shield settings but i tried 2 modify them with no use ... dose anyone know how 2 fix the problem?
if i take web shield of ...and leave the rest runing ....is that ok?
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Lisandro on September 09, 2010, 03:49:12 AM
Vlk,
Seems that you have solved the incompatibility with Virtualbox.
Can you confirm?

http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=61045.msg516060#msg516060
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: SamHui on September 09, 2010, 06:11:09 AM
Hi, just wondering if anyone else is having this small minor problem with the new 5.0.677.  When I right click on the tray icon, the right click menu does not disappear unless you actually click on one of the options.  It used to disappear with the previous version.  Thanks.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: pk on September 09, 2010, 06:32:44 AM
Hi, just wondering if anyone else is having this small minor problem with the new 5.0.677.  When I right click on the tray icon, the right click menu does not disappear unless you actually click on one of the options.  It used to disappear with the previous version.  Thanks.

yes, it will be fixed..
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Dwarden on September 09, 2010, 08:02:40 AM
i noticed something wrong with later builds of Avast! 5

it's related to streamed content (e.g. with latest DivX and some other video (rarely also big audio files) ...

as some point the stream become 'cut' and cease to work

when you disable Avast 5 and reinit then all goes correctly

w7 64bit happens with latest Opera, IE, FF
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: =SKY= on September 09, 2010, 10:11:55 AM
Hi, just wondering if anyone else is having this small minor problem with the new 5.0.677.  When I right click on the tray icon, the right click menu does not disappear unless you actually click on one of the options.  It used to disappear with the previous version.  Thanks.
Hi SamHui,
same at me, but the guys from Alwil will fix it!

yes, it will be fixed..
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: DavidR on September 09, 2010, 02:50:20 PM
I have to admit I hadn't noticed it as I generally don't right click on the avast icon without having a purpose in mind, e.g. selecting one of the options. But yes it is there in XP SP3 also and if you happen to hover over one of the sub-menu options and move away that, the sub-menu remains also.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: JuninhoSlo on September 09, 2010, 04:22:28 PM
Thanks for the new version  ;)
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Rue3 on September 09, 2010, 04:42:40 PM
i noticed something wrong with later builds of Avast! 5

it's related to streamed content (e.g. with latest DivX and some other video (rarely also big audio files) ...

as some point the stream become 'cut' and cease to work

when you disable Avast 5 and reinit then all goes correctly

w7 64bit happens with latest Opera, IE, FF
Hi!
I have been having the exact same problem with Avast 5 as well. When I watch a streaming video online it doesn't run smooth like it should. It is always skipping along. It was so annoying that I uninstalled the previous version and used a different AV program in which solved the problem(this was about a month ago). I hated switching because I have been really happy with Avast for many years. When I read yesterday that there was a new update I quickly uninstalled the other AV program and reinstalled Avast again hoping that the problem will be solved but unfortunately it isn't for me. Btw I'm happy to be using Avast again. :)

(using Windows XP with FF)
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Arizona on September 09, 2010, 05:51:47 PM
Will sandbox work with MSN.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Ruck3r on September 09, 2010, 05:52:08 PM
I just updated  to avast! Free Antivirus version 5.0.677.

As soon as I updated and restarted my computer, I began to get the following error messages when using my mail program:

"avast! will not be able to protect mail/news (error 12)
Please check that avast! service (AvastSvc.exe) is not
blocked by your personal firewall."

and:

"avast! will not be able to protect mail/news (error 2)
Please check that avast! service (AvastSvc.exe) is not
blocked by your personal firewall."

System is Windows 7 professional 64-bit
Windows firewall - (I have made sure AvastSvc.exe and AvastUI.exe are permitted)
Mail program is Mozilla Thunderbird version 2.0.0.24

This worked without problems before the update.

What is the problem?
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Don_in_Vermont on September 09, 2010, 05:56:29 PM
Avast stopped and found App Crash info listed below. Three seperate events.

9/9/2010 3:37 PM   Application Error   Faulting application name: AvastSvc.exe, version: 5.0.677.0, time stamp: 0x4c8651fd&#x000d;&#x000a;Faulting module name: unknown, version: 0.0.0.0, time stamp: 0x00000000&#x000d;&#x000a;Exception code: 0xc0000005&#x000d;&#x000a;Fault offset: 0x00010000&#x000d;&#x000a;Faulting process id: 0x480&#x000d;&#x000a;Faulting application start time: 0x01cb50160dc7cf3d&#x000d;&#x000a;Faulting application path: C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe&#x000d;&#x000a;Faulting module path: unknown&#x000d;&#x000a;Report Id: 1c51467e-bc28-11df-93dd-0026189e970b

9/9/2010 3:37 PM   Windows Error Reporting   Fault bucket , type 0&#x000d;&#x000a;Event Name: BEX&#x000d;&#x000a;Response: Not available&#x000d;&#x000a;Cab Id: 0&#x000d;&#x000a;&#x000d;&#x000a;Problem signature:&#x000d;&#x000a;P1: AvastSvc.exe&#x000d;&#x000a;P2: 5.0.677.0&#x000d;&#x000a;P3: 4c8651fd&#x000d;&#x000a;P4: StackHash_0a9e&#x000d;&#x000a;P5: 0.0.0.0&#x000d;&#x000a;P6: 00000000&#x000d;&#x000a;P7: 00010000&#x000d;&#x000a;P8: c0000005&#x000d;&#x000a;P9: 00000008&#x000d;&#x000a;P10: &#x000d;&#x000a;&#x000d;&#x000a;Attached files:&#x000d;&#x000a;C:\Windows\Temp\WER2C12.tmp.appcompat.txt&#x000d;&#x000a;C:\Windows\Temp\WER2C81.tmp.WERInternalMetadata.xml&#x000d;&#x000a;C:\Windows\Temp\WER2C82.tmp.hdmp&#x000d;&#x000a;C:\Windows\Temp\WER2D3E.tmp.mdmp&#x000d;&#x000a;&#x000d;&#x000a;These files may be available here:&#x000d;&#x000a;C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportQueue\AppCrash_AvastSvc.exe_3d65eda4da51e8a65af52bf94d4046963f1aaba3_cab_13e62da8&#x000d;&#x000a;&#x000d;&#x000a;Analysis symbol: &#x000d;&#x000a;Rechecking for solution: 0&#x000d;&#x000a;Report Id: 1c51467e-bc28-11df-93dd-0026189e970b&#x000d;&#x000a;Report Status: 0

9/9/2010 3:37 PM   Windows Error Reporting   Fault bucket , type 0&#x000d;&#x000a;Event Name: BEX&#x000d;&#x000a;Response: Not available&#x000d;&#x000a;Cab Id: 0&#x000d;&#x000a;&#x000d;&#x000a;Problem signature:&#x000d;&#x000a;P1: AvastSvc.exe&#x000d;&#x000a;P2: 5.0.677.0&#x000d;&#x000a;P3: 4c8651fd&#x000d;&#x000a;P4: StackHash_0a9e&#x000d;&#x000a;P5: 0.0.0.0&#x000d;&#x000a;P6: 00000000&#x000d;&#x000a;P7: 00010000&#x000d;&#x000a;P8: c0000005&#x000d;&#x000a;P9: 00000008&#x000d;&#x000a;P10: &#x000d;&#x000a;&#x000d;&#x000a;Attached files:&#x000d;&#x000a;C:\Windows\Temp\WER2C12.tmp.appcompat.txt&#x000d;&#x000a;C:\Windows\Temp\WER2C81.tmp.WERInternalMetadata.xml&#x000d;&#x000a;C:\Windows\Temp\WER2C82.tmp.hdmp&#x000d;&#x000a;C:\Windows\Temp\WER2D3E.tmp.mdmp&#x000d;&#x000a;&#x000d;&#x000a;These files may be available here:&#x000d;&#x000a;C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportQueue\AppCrash_AvastSvc.exe_3d65eda4da51e8a65af52bf94d4046963f1aaba3_cab_13e62da8&#x000d;&#x000a;&#x000d;&#x000a;Analysis symbol: &#x000d;&#x000a;Rechecking for solution: 0&#x000d;&#x000a;Report Id: 1c51467e-bc28-11df-93dd-0026189e970b&#x000d;&#x000a;Report Status: 4
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Bucksnort on September 09, 2010, 07:14:15 PM
What is taking over a damn year on 64 bit bootlog scanning??? Some of us paid for this thing!
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: logos on September 09, 2010, 07:21:42 PM
What is taking over a damn year on 64 bit bootlog scanning??? Some of us paid for this thing!

you knew it wasn't there before buying didn't you? and if you read a bit more you would have known that bootscan on 64 bit OS won't be introduced before 5.1...that 5.1 will feature many new things...and that a year of development for all that is nothing special, that's normal ::)

ps: oh, one last thing, the bootscan belongs to the "free" version of Avast 5 ;D
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: gblu on September 09, 2010, 07:30:59 PM
My guess is limiting its growth potential, restricting it to either a file size or number of days records retained. I believe it would be part of avast's internal housekeeping so no option required in the settings.

before program update, i noticed my setup log was about 20MB...and now, it's so small. less than 1 MB.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: =SKY= on September 09, 2010, 08:10:10 PM
before program update, i noticed my setup log was about 20MB...and now, it's so small. less than 1 MB.
Wonderful, isn't it?!
They've really done a good job! ;)
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: DavidR on September 09, 2010, 08:24:40 PM
before program update, i noticed my setup log was about 20MB...and now, it's so small. less than 1 MB.
Wonderful, isn't it?!
They've really done a good job! ;)

Yes it will save me periodically disabling the self-defence module and deleting the two setup.log files.

One slight downside, the setup.log files are no longer in a user readable format, e.g. viewing in a text editor. So we won;t be able to ask a user to post the last 300 lines of the setup.log to see if we can find the reason for any errors they have/had.

Image1 - Editpad Lite
Image2 - Notepad
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: spg SCOTT on September 09, 2010, 08:30:37 PM
One slight downside, the setup.log files are no longer in a user readable format, e.g. viewing in a text editor. So we won;t be able to ask a user to post the last 300 lines of the setup.log to see if we can find the reason for any errors they have/had.

I can open them with notepad and see the text... ???
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: igor on September 09, 2010, 08:49:34 PM
David, could you please compress and upload the log to our FTP? I'd take a look at it...
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: DavidR on September 09, 2010, 08:51:42 PM
I don't know why, both setup.log files are the same for me in notepad virtually unreadable as a) I don't use word wrap and b) there doesn't appear to be any line breaks (return) in mine.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: =SKY= on September 09, 2010, 08:58:39 PM
David, just for information:
I can read my setup.log without problems, too.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: DavidR on September 09, 2010, 09:02:46 PM
David, could you please compress and upload the log to our FTP? I'd take a look at it...


OK Igor it should be up there as DavidR_Setup.7z a 7zip archive with the C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Alwil Software\Avast5\log\Setup.log file enclosed.

The compression ration for 7z was impressive only 28KB
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: igor on September 09, 2010, 09:18:54 PM
Strange... I somehow understand the problem, but the source seems to have been fixed on August 31st.
Did you have any of the (earlier) betas installed?
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Sgt.Schumann on September 09, 2010, 09:51:41 PM
5.0.677 runs without any problems. Thanks for the new release  :)
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Ruck3r on September 09, 2010, 10:12:25 PM
Well ... while I was waiting for a reply, I went ahead and downloaded the latest version and installed it.
It uninstalled my previous version in the process, which it did not do when I let the automatic update do it.
Now all appears to be well.
Thanks for the help.   :-\
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: DavidR on September 09, 2010, 11:34:28 PM
Strange... I somehow understand the problem, but the source seems to have been fixed on August 31st.
Did you have any of the (earlier) betas installed?


Not any of these current pre-release versions, I used the UI program update from 5.0.594 when 5.0.677 was released.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Arizona on September 10, 2010, 04:48:08 AM
Hi How do you get msn to work in sandbox.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Lisandro on September 10, 2010, 01:26:39 PM
Hi How do you get msn to work in sandbox.
Add the executable to the Virtualized Processes list.
Real time shields > Processes Virtualization > Expert settings > Virtualized processes.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Arizona on September 10, 2010, 04:58:54 PM
Hi Do not work. locks sine in.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Swarnava/Heaven GOD on September 10, 2010, 06:48:39 PM
update through engine update..working fine,..nice build and very stable version...congrats Alwil Lab
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Nesivos on September 10, 2010, 07:48:52 PM
Sandbox and ye even old XP and ye very old Dell computer.

Setup

1. Computer - Dell Dimension 2400 circa 2003?
2. Operating System - XP SP3 Home Edition
3. Ram - 2 1GB DIMMs DD 1
4. Processor - 2.20 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4 8 kilobyte primary memory cache 512 kilobyte secondary memory cache Not hyper-threaded
5. Graphics card - VISIONTEK RADEON 7000 Series [Display adapter]
6. Hard Drive Controller - Intel(R) 82801DB Ultra ATA Storage Controller - 24CB
7. Browser - Firefox 3.6.9
8. Browser Addons = 20 plus
9. Available Hard Drive space on OS drive - About 20GB

Firefox runs adequately for me on this computer non-sandboxed
However, sandboxed it runs very clunky and slower
Mouse cursor movement is very jerky

My guess is that this has something to do with a combination of 1-9 above.

No problems with clunkiness on my Windows 7 Home Premium machines, both netbook and desktop

However I have experienced what appears to be Java related problems running Firefox 4.0b4 on my Windows 7 64 bit computer. I can't comment about the 32bit version of Windows 7 because right now I don't use the netbook that much and did not notice any problem with the Java on the netbook before I stopped running Firefox 4.0b in the sandbox.

Firefox 4X handles Java graphics differently than Firefox 3X does.  I am now using Firefox 4.0b5 on my Windows 7 computers which is the latest beta release of Firefox but I haven't tested either Windows 7 computer yet to see if the periodic Java problems still exist or if they are limited to the 64 bit version of Windows 7.   I will wait until Firefox 4RC1 is released to try using 4.0 again in the Sandbox.

I do run some utilities at night while I am asleep that clean cache files, temporary files etc in that were created in Firefox during the day.   It could be that the problem occurred because I forgot to close Firefox before going to sleep and the cleaning utility messed up the Java.  However I noticed that closing and then reopening Firefox sandboxed did not clean up the appearance of the web pages affected.   I had to close Firefox remove it from running sandboxed and then clean all these cache and temp files, cookies etc.  Then when I reopened Firefox outside the sandbox the pages appeared okay.

If I accidentally forget to close Firefox while open non-sandboxed and these utility programs run then it appears that the Java related web page problems do not occur.



Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Hally on September 10, 2010, 07:55:19 PM
Hi  :)

Re: Avast 5 Free | 5.0.677

Avast - Rocks!  8)

Thanks!
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Nesivos on September 10, 2010, 08:03:00 PM
Regarding .667 and the Nightly scan of my XP computer.

I do a complete scan my computer's internal hard drive every night.  I scan my external archival and backup hard drive once a week.

The Nightly runs fine however several files were not being scanned.  I was getting the following

Scan does not read some files.  Get error message Error-Archive is password protected (42056). Note: I intentionally have not password protected these files

The list of programs currently included in the error list were

Dell Date Safe Local Backup
Spybot Search and Destroy
Users\xxxx\App Data\Roaming\Glary Utilities\
Users\xxxx\App Data\Uniblue\Driver Backup\Files

Thunderbird Backup with Moz Backup 1.4? - Get error message Error this file is a decompression bomb (42110)

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Temp fix:  I either deleted some of these files and/or moved them off of my computer's hard drive so that they are no longer scanned during the "Nightly" scan.

The Nightly scan is now clean.  No virus and no errors.   I have only done this on the XP machine noted in the prior post.  Last night the scan time was about 36 minutes for 46GB of data.

All three computers have external hard drives attached.  So my file location handling and Nightly and Weekly scans are the same on all three computers.  I will follow up when I see what the Weekly scans looks like and the when I have had a chance to look at the Nightly scans on my Windows 7 netbook and Windows 7 desktop 64 bit computer.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Jorgenr on September 10, 2010, 09:18:26 PM
Hi

I am using the Danish Pro version 4.8.1368. I have tried to update to version 5.0.677, using avast user interface.
I receive the message, that the program is up to date.
What should I do to get the Danish version of Avast 5.0.677?

JR
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Lisandro on September 10, 2010, 09:45:54 PM
Hi

I am using the Danish Pro version 4.8.1368. I have tried to update to version 5.0.677, using avast user interface.
I receive the message, that the program is up to date.
What should I do to get the Danish version of Avast 5.0.677?

JR
I suggest an installation from scratch:

1. Download the latest version of avast! Uninstall Utility (http://www.avast.com/eng/avast-uninstall-utility.html) and save it.
2. Download the latest avast! (http://www.avast.com/eng/programs.html) version and save it.
3. Uninstall avast from Control Panel (if possible). If, for any reason, you can't run it, try booting in Safe Mode (http://www.pchell.com/support/safemode.shtml) and doing it from there. Anyway, boot after that.
4. Run the avast! Uninstall Utility saved on 1. If, for any reason, you can't run it, try booting in Safe Mode (http://www.pchell.com/support/safemode.shtml) and doing it from there. Anyway, boot after you've run it.
5. Install avast! using the setup saved on 2. Boot.
6. Register your free copy or add the license key for Pro.
7. Check and post the results.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: DavidR on September 10, 2010, 09:50:58 PM
You have to download the full program as it can't be updated through the Program Update function, that's why it is reporting your 4.8 version is up to date.

I don't know if this is the multi-language version http://files.avast.com/iavs5x/setup_av_pro.exe (http://files.avast.com/iavs5x/setup_av_pro.exe) - Avast! Pro antivirus Quick Start Guide http://files.avast.com/files/documentation/quick-start-guide-pro-en-ww.pdf (http://files.avast.com/files/documentation/quick-start-guide-pro-en-ww.pdf)

If not you can download the Danish Language pack, click the avast icon and from the avastUI, Settings, Language section, Install additional languages button and download the Danish pack, see image.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Jorgenr on September 10, 2010, 11:05:09 PM
Hi

Thank you to both of you for the fast replies. Upgrading Avast and converting the old license key was a success.

JR
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: DavidR on September 10, 2010, 11:14:31 PM
You're welcome.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Arizona on September 11, 2010, 02:04:13 AM
Hi Sandbox no work with msn how to fix.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Riley37 on September 11, 2010, 05:17:19 AM
Hi, I just updated to the Pro version of Avast 5.0.677. Most programs work, with the exception of my Vista gadget side bar. I also cannot open my G-mail or Yahoo mail.Everything on the left column of IE opens except for the mail. I can load Google but the mail won't open. I'm using Vista Home Premium. Thanks for any suggestions you might have.

Riley37
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Coolmario88 on September 11, 2010, 06:25:24 AM
Hello is this a bug with avast as you can see in the picture below where the drop down list would be at isn't there? is this a glitch with avast?
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Bluesman on September 11, 2010, 08:31:37 AM
Hi Sandbox no work with msn how to fix.

What happen when you try, do you get any error message?
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: DeathKnight206 on September 11, 2010, 08:41:55 AM
OK I am having a slight problem.  When I tell avast! Free to update on either button it 'hangs'.  The program seems to still work but I can't seem to manually update.  I've rebooted and that don't see to work like it did before. :-\

It always seems to 'hang' on

Initializing, please wait...
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Tarq57 on September 11, 2010, 12:03:21 PM
Coolmario
Is the behaviour shield turned on?
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: -Genesis- on September 11, 2010, 01:33:06 PM
Never update the program yet because im reading on forums a bug on the latest build.

Is the bug fixed already?

Like bug on system menu tray.

Forgot the other one.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Lisandro on September 11, 2010, 01:37:54 PM
Like bug on system menu tray.
It's a very minor bug to be worried about.
Better upgrade to the new version :)
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: -Genesis- on September 11, 2010, 01:50:36 PM
Like bug on system menu tray.
It's a very minor bug to be worried about.
Better upgrade to the new version :)

Tnx.

I remember the other one which i read from the thread starter that the latest build missed xxx.antispyware.com but previous build catch this site.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: DavidR on September 11, 2010, 03:57:42 PM
Hello is this a bug with avast as you can see in the picture below where the drop down list would be at isn't there? is this a glitch with avast?


This has been covered many times I can't understand why you haven't noticed it.

With 64bit OS versions there are currently no 64bit rules for the behaviour shield, so you are unlikely to get any statistics even if it is running. This should change in avast 5.1 as far as I'm aware there will be more Behaviour Shields rules for 32bit OS and 64bit OS should be included.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Coolmario88 on September 11, 2010, 11:20:11 PM
Coolmario
Is the behaviour shield turned on?
Yes (the shield don't work on Windows 7 64-bit)
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Tarq57 on September 12, 2010, 04:55:24 AM
Quote
Yes (the shield don't work on Windows 7 64-bit)
Well, that's the reason there is no indication of activity, then.
Title: Secunia information not update!
Post by: vasant on September 12, 2010, 01:25:42 PM
http://secunia.com/advisories/windows_insecure_library_loading/

It is still vulnerabilitiy for Avast5.

After patch about one week.
Title: Re: Secunia information not update!
Post by: YoKenny on September 12, 2010, 02:12:39 PM
http://secunia.com/advisories/windows_insecure_library_loading/

It is still vulnerabilitiy for Avast5.

After patch about one week.
My Secunia PSI says avast! V5.0.677 is secure.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Arizona on September 12, 2010, 04:58:34 PM
Avast faults advertise 5.0.677.
Mail shield no work with msn.
Sandbox no work with msn
Web shield no work with msn.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Gargamel360 on September 12, 2010, 05:56:24 PM
Avast faults advertise 5.0.677.
Mail shield no work with msn.
Sandbox no work with msn
Web shield no work with msn.

Go back to the thread you originally started, if you want assistance.
Title: Re: Secunia information not update!
Post by: Gopher John on September 12, 2010, 06:24:56 PM
http://secunia.com/advisories/windows_insecure_library_loading/

It is still vulnerabilitiy for Avast5.

After patch about one week.
My Secunia PSI says avast! V5.0.677 is secure.

I have Secunia PSI 2.0 beta installed, too.  It also indicates that Adobe Reader 9.3.4 is patched and shows no vulnerability but that's not true.

http://www.adobe.com/support/security/advisories/apsa10-02.html (http://www.adobe.com/support/security/advisories/apsa10-02.html)

The information that PSI 2 presents to the user is not as complete as PSI 1.5.0.2, plus by default it is set to autoupdate any programs that has patches.  I've disabled that function, as I'd rather control that myself.

Secunia is aware of the Acrobat Reader issue.  http://secunia.com/advisories/41340 (http://secunia.com/advisories/41340).  There is an issue with QuickTime 7.6.7 http://secunia.com/advisories/41213/ (http://secunia.com/advisories/41213/).  However, since Adobe and Apple haven't yet made patches available, PSI 2 reports nothing in it's default view as it did before.  One can double-click on the individual program's line in PSI's results page and another window will open with a link where one can click on the Secunia Advisory to view the advisory in their default browser.

I think that the DLL loading vulnerability mentioned in http://secunia.com/advisories/41109 (http://secunia.com/advisories/41109) was addressed in one of the Avast beta releases, but at this time cannot find it in the forums.

Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: YoKenny on September 12, 2010, 07:47:17 PM
@ Gopher John

Please go and read:
Why I do not use Adobe Reader
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=63684.0 
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Gopher John on September 12, 2010, 08:05:11 PM
@ Gopher John

Please go and read:
Why I do not use Adobe Reader
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=63684.0 

I just visited the link you provided.  Adobe has had major problems with vulnerabilities in all their products for some time.

I've mitigated some of the Reader vulnerability by disabling Adobe JavaScripting, and disabling the plugin within Firefox.  Most of the other PDF viewers have had vulnerabilities in the past, most notably Foxit.

Based on my post about PSI 2, do you still fully trust the results it presents to you? ::)
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Arizona on September 13, 2010, 01:48:18 AM
 When in manual update no animate tray icon.Automatic update tray icon animate.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: XP. on September 14, 2010, 02:41:44 PM
Updated in XP SP3 and Win7 ultimate, all works fine  :D
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Hopper15 on September 14, 2010, 11:39:07 PM
The update went so smooth for me.  Job well done guys.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Cahya Legawa on September 15, 2010, 05:46:17 AM
I have been trying for a week to upgrade but without a single luck. From avast GUI, I always got error while the job on progress, using direct download from avast website - the job always stopped when reach 99%, it makes me frustrate, I'll try another day maybe :D.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Light Archangel on September 15, 2010, 06:59:40 AM
All fine here!!

Thanks for the new update Avast Team.

Regards
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Cahya Legawa on September 15, 2010, 06:06:57 PM
Nope, still doesn't work, it stopped again at 99% when reach 47.08 MB from 47.12 MB, the link said that I am downloading from download858.avast.com. It always like this for this version, and the automatic download always failed. I don't know what is happening.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: DavidR on September 15, 2010, 06:42:16 PM
Are you using a download manager ?
If not try one and see if that makes any difference, at the least it should be able to pick up where it left off.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Cahya Legawa on September 16, 2010, 02:06:57 AM
David,

Yes, I am using the lastest Orbit Downloader, I can see Orbit is trying to create a new link to download, but it closed again & again. I don't know what happen with the last 0.04 MB, why Orbit can't retrieve it.

Updating from GUI, said "connection terminated, retrying... http:download***.avast.com/iavs5x/setup_ais-2a5.vpx" and it always ended fail with error connection terminated at the very last.

I would like to download from other site for this version (avast pro), but I guess the only direct download available today is from avast website.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: DavidR on September 16, 2010, 02:32:22 AM
You say that you are trying to download avast pro (stand alone antivirus, no firewall or anti-spam), but what you were trying to download is AIS (avast pro, plus firewall and anti-spam), which is different, not that that should make a difference. So what version is it that you are after ?

This is a direct link for avast pro http://files.avast.com/iavs5x/setup_av_pro.exe (http://files.avast.com/iavs5x/setup_av_pro.exe) if it is the pro version you are looking for.

I gave up on Orbit Downloader a while back and just went for the firefox add-on (if you are using firefox), Download Them All, http://www.downthemall.net/ I'm not using any beta version just the 1.1.10 version.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: spg SCOTT on September 16, 2010, 01:20:04 PM
You say that you are trying to download avast pro (stand alone antivirus, no firewall or anti-spam), but what you were trying to download is AIS (avast pro, plus firewall and anti-spam), which is different, not that that should make a difference. So what version is it that you are after ?
...

When you update from the GUI, it is the ais one that is downloaded...IIRC, I noticed this when updating to 677 myself.

(and I use the free version)

EDIT: you can also see it in the setup log:
Code: [Select]
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17:57:02 min/gen  Running setup_ais-2a5 (677)
...

Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Cahya Legawa on September 16, 2010, 02:39:46 PM
Here is the log message if you can find anything wrong, I don't think I have a bad Internet connection.

Quote
16.09.2010 19:27:14 general: Started: 16.09.2010, 19:27:14
16.09.2010 19:27:14 general: Running setup_ais-252 (594)
16.09.2010 19:27:14 system: Operating system: Windows Vista ver 6.0, build 6002, sp 2.0 [Service Pack 2]
16.09.2010 19:27:14 system: Memory: 34% load. Phys:2017820/2097151K free, Page:4194303/4194303K free, Virt:2043952/2097024K free
16.09.2010 19:27:14 system: Computer WinName: NAOMI
16.09.2010 19:27:14 system: Windows Net User: Naomi\Haridiva
16.09.2010 19:27:14 general: Cmdline: /uninstwiz 
16.09.2010 19:27:14 general: Old version: 252 (594)
16.09.2010 19:27:14 registry: Deleted registry: Software\Alwil Software\Avast\5.0\UpdateReady
16.09.2010 19:27:14 system: Using temp: C:\Users\Haridiva\AppData\Local\Temp\_asw_aisI.tm~a02036 (35545M free)
16.09.2010 19:27:14 general: SGW32AIS::CheckIfInstalled set m_bAlreadyInstalled to 1
16.09.2010 19:27:14 general: DldSrc set to inet
16.09.2010 19:27:14 internet: SYNCER: Agent=Syncer/5.00 (ais-594;p)
16.09.2010 19:27:14 system: Computer DnsName: Naomi
16.09.2010 19:27:14 system: Computer Ip Addr: 172.16.6.48
16.09.2010 19:27:14 system: Installed in: C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5 (35545M free)
16.09.2010 19:27:14 internet: SYNCER: Type: use IE settings
16.09.2010 19:27:14 internet: SYNCER: Auth: another authentication, use WinInet
16.09.2010 19:27:14 package: Part prg_ais-2a5 is installed
16.09.2010 19:27:14 package: Part vps_win32-10091600 is installed
16.09.2010 19:27:14 package: Part setup_ais-2a5 is installed
16.09.2010 19:27:14 package: Part jrog-a7 is installed
16.09.2010 19:27:14 package: Part jrog2-2c is installed
16.09.2010 19:27:14 general: LoadState: Edition=2
16.09.2010 19:27:14 general: Old version: 252 (594)
16.09.2010 19:27:14 file: SetExistingFilesBitmap: 406->94->94
16.09.2010 19:27:14 general: GUID: 6f39d3d5-2ebb-4b67-a9d8-763bbb92b5b1
16.09.2010 19:27:15 general: Server definition(s) loaded for 'main': 293 (maintenance:0)
16.09.2010 19:27:15 general: SelectCurrent: selected server 'Download647 AVAST5 Server' from 'main'
16.09.2010 19:27:15 internet: SYNCER: Type: use IE settings
16.09.2010 19:27:15 internet: SYNCER: Auth: another authentication, use WinInet
16.09.2010 19:27:20 general: progress thread start
16.09.2010 19:27:25 internet: Used server: http://download647.avast.com/iavs5x
16.09.2010 19:27:25 file: GetFileWithRetry: servers.def.vpx downloaded .
16.09.2010 19:27:25 file: servers.def.vpx not changed, 1284356793
16.09.2010 19:27:26 general: Server definition(s) loaded for 'main': 293 (maintenance:0)
16.09.2010 19:27:26 general: SelectCurrent: selected server 'Download681 AVAST5 Server' from 'main'
16.09.2010 19:27:26 internet: SYNCER: Type: use IE settings
16.09.2010 19:27:26 internet: SYNCER: Auth: another authentication, use WinInet
16.09.2010 19:27:27 internet: Used server: http://download681.avast.com/iavs5x
16.09.2010 19:27:27 file: GetFileWithRetry: prod-ais.vpx downloaded .
16.09.2010 19:27:27 file: prod-ais.vpx not changed, 1284620523
16.09.2010 19:27:27 package: LoadProductVpu: C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\Setup\prod-ais.vpx
16.09.2010 19:27:27 package: LoadPartInfo: jrog = jrog-a7 returned 00000000
16.09.2010 19:27:27 package: LoadPartInfo: jrog2 = jrog2-2c returned 00000000
16.09.2010 19:27:27 package: LoadPartInfo: program = prg_ais-2a5 returned 00000000
16.09.2010 19:27:27 package: LoadPartInfo: setup = setup_ais-2a5 returned 00000000
16.09.2010 19:27:27 package: LoadPartInfo: vps = vps_win32-10091600 returned 00000000
16.09.2010 19:27:27 package: LoadProductVpu: C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\Setup\prod-ais.vpx ended with 00000000
16.09.2010 19:27:47 general: Operation set to INST_OP_UPDATE
16.09.2010 19:27:47 general: Entered SetupProcessAIS::Do( INST_OP_UPDATE )
16.09.2010 19:27:47 general: Entered SetupProcessWin32Avast::Do( INST_OP_UPDATE )
16.09.2010 19:27:47 general: progress thread start
16.09.2010 19:27:47 general: Entered SetupProcessAIS::Do( INST_OP_UPDATE_GET_PACKAGES )
16.09.2010 19:27:47 general: Entered SetupProcessWin32Avast::Do( INST_OP_UPDATE_GET_PACKAGES )
16.09.2010 19:27:47 general: Entered SetupProcessWin32::Do( INST_OP_UPDATE_GET_PACKAGES )
16.09.2010 19:27:47 general: Entered SetupProcess::Do( INST_OP_UPDATE_GET_PACKAGES )
16.09.2010 19:27:47 internet: SYNCER: Agent=Syncer/5.00 (ais-594;p)
16.09.2010 19:27:50 internet: Used server: http://download681.avast.com/iavs5x
16.09.2010 19:27:50 file: GetFileWithRetry: servers.def.vpx downloaded .
16.09.2010 19:27:50 file: servers.def.vpx not changed, 1284356793
16.09.2010 19:27:51 general: Server definition(s) loaded for 'main': 293 (maintenance:0)
16.09.2010 19:27:51 general: SelectCurrent: selected server 'Download699 AVAST5 Server' from 'main'
16.09.2010 19:27:51 internet: SYNCER: Type: use IE settings
16.09.2010 19:27:51 internet: SYNCER: Auth: another authentication, use WinInet
16.09.2010 19:27:53 internet: Used server: http://download699.avast.com/iavs5x
16.09.2010 19:27:53 file: GetFileWithRetry: prod-ais.vpx downloaded .
16.09.2010 19:27:53 file: prod-ais.vpx not changed, 1284620523
16.09.2010 19:27:53 package: LoadProductVpu: C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\Setup\prod-ais.vpx
16.09.2010 19:27:53 package: LoadPartInfo: jrog = jrog-a7 returned 00000000
16.09.2010 19:27:53 package: LoadPartInfo: jrog2 = jrog2-2c returned 00000000
16.09.2010 19:27:53 package: LoadPartInfo: program = prg_ais-2a5 returned 00000000
16.09.2010 19:27:53 package: LoadPartInfo: setup = setup_ais-2a5 returned 00000000
16.09.2010 19:27:53 package: LoadPartInfo: vps = vps_win32-10091600 returned 00000000
16.09.2010 19:27:53 package: LoadProductVpu: C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\Setup\prod-ais.vpx ended with 00000000
16.09.2010 19:27:53 general: Customer 12920064
16.09.2010 19:27:55 package: IsFullOkay: setup_ais-2a5.vpx - not okay (doesn't exist)
16.09.2010 19:27:55 package: Setup version is different: 594<>677
16.09.2010 19:27:56 internet: Used server: http://download699.avast.com/iavs5x
16.09.2010 19:27:56 file: GetFileWithRetry: servers.def.vpx downloaded .
16.09.2010 19:27:56 file: servers.def.vpx not changed, 1284356793
16.09.2010 19:27:57 general: Server definition(s) loaded for 'main': 293 (maintenance:0)
16.09.2010 19:27:57 general: SelectCurrent: selected server 'Download725 AVAST5 Server' from 'main'
16.09.2010 19:27:57 internet: SYNCER: Type: use IE settings
16.09.2010 19:27:57 internet: SYNCER: Auth: another authentication, use WinInet
16.09.2010 19:27:58 internet: Used server: http://75.126.120.201/iavs5x
16.09.2010 19:27:58 file: GetFileWithRetry: prod-ais.vpx downloaded .
16.09.2010 19:27:58 file: prod-ais.vpx not changed, 1284620523
16.09.2010 19:27:58 package: LoadProductVpu: C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\Setup\prod-ais.vpx
16.09.2010 19:27:58 package: LoadPartInfo: jrog = jrog-a7 returned 00000000
16.09.2010 19:27:58 package: LoadPartInfo: jrog2 = jrog2-2c returned 00000000
16.09.2010 19:27:58 package: LoadPartInfo: program = prg_ais-2a5 returned 00000000
16.09.2010 19:27:58 package: LoadPartInfo: setup = setup_ais-2a5 returned 00000000
16.09.2010 19:27:58 package: LoadPartInfo: vps = vps_win32-10091600 returned 00000000
16.09.2010 19:27:58 package: LoadProductVpu: C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\Setup\prod-ais.vpx ended with 00000000
16.09.2010 19:27:58 general: Customer 12920064
16.09.2010 19:28:01 package: FilterOutExistingFiles: 94 & 94 = 0
16.09.2010 19:28:01 package: IsFullOkay: setup_ais-2a5.vpx - not okay (doesn't exist)
16.09.2010 19:28:01 package: SetDownloadBits: setup_ais setting 1 diffs to process
16.09.2010 19:28:23 internet: Used server: http://75.126.120.201/iavs5x
16.09.2010 19:28:23 file: GetFileWithRetry: setup_ais-2a5-252.vpx downloaded  and verified
16.09.2010 19:28:23 package: DldPackage: C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\Setup\setup_ais-2a5-252.vpx, returned 0x00000000
16.09.2010 19:28:23 package: PerformPkgDiff: pPkgDiffStorage->m_pbtBufNew allocated 3016560
16.09.2010 19:28:23 package: PerformDiff: Ok
16.09.2010 19:28:23 package: ERROR PerformPkgDiff: DSA_FileVerify(C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\Setup\setup_ais-2a5.vpx) failed, error 0x2000000B
16.09.2010 19:28:23 package: IsFullOkay: setup_ais-2a5.vpx - not okay (doesn't exist)
16.09.2010 19:28:23 package: SetFullAsMarked: Package setup_ais set to 1
16.09.2010 19:30:02 internet: ERROR:HttpGetWininet, catch returned 0x00002EE2 (12002)
16.09.2010 19:31:08 internet: ERROR:HttpGetWininet, catch returned 0x00002EE2 (12002)
16.09.2010 19:32:15 internet: ERROR:HttpGetWininet, catch returned 0x00002EE2 (12002)
16.09.2010 19:33:41 internet: ERROR:HttpGetWininet, catch returned 0x00002EE2 (12002)
16.09.2010 19:34:09 package: DldPackage: C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\Setup\setup_ais-2a5.vpx, returned 0x000004c7

Since the process always got terminated at the middle, so I canceled it before the log file becomes too long. Could someone told me if there is anything wrong with my update system.

Thanks before.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: DavidR on September 16, 2010, 02:51:02 PM
Yes, but Cahya doesn't appear to be updating from the GUI as he said he is using a Orbit download manager, thought the reference he gave was from a failed UI update.

So I don't know what error message he got in Orbit download or what file he tried to download or what location he tried. That is what I'm trying to find out, I guess we will have to wait for a response from Cahya.

@ Cahya
What is your internet connection (dial-up or broadband) ?
leave the update from the UI for the time being, did you try one from Orbit downloader, if so what was the error you got there ?
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Cahya Legawa on September 16, 2010, 04:31:40 PM
David,

I tried both GUI manual update, and try to download with download manager the stand alone installer/setup file after failed with GUI. I tried using Orbit Downloader, some browsers' default download manager (including Opera, Forefox and Chrome), the last I am trying DownloadThemAll (Firefox extension), but all the setup file download stopped at 99%.

I am using dial-up connection with average download speed about 10-15 kbps, so it took about an hour to download avast setup file (theoretically). The download process started normally, I download a lot of files and updates for my other softwares without problem. But after reaching the last percent, the speed drop to zero, I don't know what happening, I don't thing my connection go down, since I can browse website or download other file - just as fine as how it should be - like opening this forum page.

Orbit Downloader, shows the cycle of trying to create new download link and closed download link endlessly (seems just like that), and DonwloadThemAll don't show anything but a zero download speed. And if I tried to pause and resume again, the same pattern started again and again for the last percent. I have been trying those methods again few times a day to see (and pray) if one of them would work - but still no luck.

Since everyone seems doesn't have any problem with the update, so I thought the problem lies within my system/computer, but I just can't guess where it is. I'll try to download on other computer, or try to find another ISP, and see if I can download the setup.

Thanks for the help anyway :)
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: DavidR on September 16, 2010, 06:13:48 PM
Well I'm at a loss as to what it might be as trying to download outside of avast, e.g. orbit and download them all, suffer the same fate, if it were avast it would get through on the others.

So the only thing I can thing of is the dial-up connection, but why Orbit or Download Them All can't resume I don't know, perhaps it can't reconnect to the same download681.avast.com/iavs5x server.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Cahya Legawa on September 17, 2010, 01:34:31 AM
David,

I thought something like that too. I just moving to new area, maybe the dial-up connection (I use CDMA 1x network) having trouble, since I never experienced something like this before on my previous area (where I got EVDO Rev. A network).

Thank you, sorry for the trouble :D. I'll try again today, I just love avast :).
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: DavidR on September 17, 2010, 02:14:08 AM
You're welcome, no trouble.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: pabloinla on September 17, 2010, 03:03:57 AM
Using build 5.0.667, I searched the board for issues related to Tray Icon Not Loading. Some recommended adding a command to the Registry. That looked too permanent and forgettable to me. It would continue no matter what updates or removal of software one might encounter if like me you forget all the long strings to find that Run location.
Instead I created a .bat file, a file that will execute a command created in Windows Notepad. Here are the recommended steps to create this simple command and get it up and running for Windows XP.
Start>Run>Notepad.
Notepad is a simple text editor. Type in or copy these two lines into Notepad:

c:\"program files"\"alwil software"\avast5\AvastUI.exe /NoGUI
exit

Save the file by naming it something like TrayIcon.bat. When you look at the save interface, it will show a box saying Text Documents (.txt)  Change this to All Files (*.*) using the drop down arrow. If you don't do this it will add .txt to the end of the name (TrayIcon.bat.txt) and will not execute.

I saved this file to the root of my C:\ drive. Easy to find.

Then add the name of this file in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup by adding a new shortcut C:\TrayIcon.bat.

This file and the startup command are easy to find and edit, modify or delete.  Hope this works for you as it has for me.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Dch48 on September 17, 2010, 05:30:11 AM
Using build 5.0.667, I searched the board for issues related to Tray Icon Not Loading. Some recommended adding a command to the Registry. That looked too permanent and forgettable to me. It would continue no matter what updates or removal of software one might encounter if like me you forget all the long strings to find that Run location.
Instead I created a .bat file, a file that will execute a command created in Windows Notepad. Here are the recommended steps to create this simple command and get it up and running for Windows XP.
Start>Run>Notepad.
Notepad is a simple text editor. Type in or copy these two lines into Notepad:

c:\"program files"\"alwil software"\avast5\AvastUI.exe /NoGUI
exit

Save the file by naming it something like TrayIcon.bat. When you look at the save interface, it will show a box saying Text Documents (.txt)  Change this to All Files (*.*) using the drop down arrow. If you don't do this it will add .txt to the end of the name (TrayIcon.bat.txt) and will not execute.

I saved this file to the root of my C:\ drive. Easy to find.

Then add the name of this file in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup by adding a new shortcut C:\TrayIcon.bat.

This file and the startup command are easy to find and edit, modify or delete.  Hope this works for you as it has for me.
I haven't seen anybody say that they had a problem with the icon not showing. There already is a registry entry that runs AvastUI.exe with the NoGui switch at startup. This .bat file seems redundant.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Dvdesa on September 18, 2010, 08:08:53 PM
Hey, I'm new in hereand i don't know where else to post so ill just say it here (and i really cant because of this lag):  After i updated to the new release, i have had some serious mouse and keyboard lag that only resets when i reboot my PC. Also my RAM usage has been bouncing in heaven and i don't even have other programs running. Is there a solution for this?

Thanks
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: =SKY= on September 18, 2010, 10:50:01 PM
Welcome Dvdesa,

one tipp: it's better to hide your email-adress in your profile because of Spamers... ;)
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Cahya Legawa on September 19, 2010, 06:00:30 AM
Hi all,

I just let know that I have solved my problem. I used other PC and ISP to manually download the new avast engine, and installed it on my notebook, and it works fine.

Thanks.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: SafeSurf on September 19, 2010, 11:15:44 AM
@ Dvdesa,

Please start a New Topic of your own as this will just confuse the current thread and we will help you there. 

Go to this link, http://forum.avast.com/index.php (http://forum.avast.com/index.php), scroll down to the Avast Free/Pro/Suite forum and click it, click the New Topic button at the top of the list and post there.  Thank you.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Bernie157 on September 20, 2010, 10:02:22 PM
As reported in another thread, one of my computers has 5.0.377 installed and says latest program version is 5.0.418.  Clicking Update Program button goes nowhere.  Why doesn't it just say that .677 is available and let it install?  I'm sure this is covered somewhere but I can't read the whole board.

Bernie
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: logos on September 20, 2010, 10:14:03 PM
As reported in another thread, one of my computers has 5.0.377 installed and says latest program version is 5.0.418.  Clicking Update Program button goes nowhere.  Why doesn't it just say that .677 is available and let it install?  I'm sure this is covered somewhere but I can't read the whole board.

Bernie

whatever the problem is, just download 5.0.677 and install it manually over your current version. No need to wait until something happens
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Bernie157 on September 20, 2010, 10:50:20 PM
I have installed 5.0.677 now and it seems to be running OK.  Thanks.

Bernie
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: GaAs on September 21, 2010, 10:28:16 AM
Hi, VLK, Hi Avast Team.
Unfortunately there is a problem.
I set avast 5.0.677 as follows:
"Real-time shields"
1) scan when opening: i add "scan all file";
2) scan when writing: i add "scan all file";
3) used "transied caching" and "do not scan system dlls";
4) sensitivity: heuristic sensitivity high, use code emulation, scan for potentially unwanted programs.

Results: When I open a folder that contains many executables, explorer takes at least 15 seconds before access to files or the scroll bar can be used.
Sometimes it generates the total freezing of explorer processes which must be forcibly closed by the task manager.
Also reducing the level of heuristics or disabling the emulation code this happens.
I noticed that the problem occurs because of an "scan all files, regardless of other settings, and seems to be concerned avastsvc.exe which absorbs more than 60% -70% of CPU resources when the problem verification.
Could you please check? Thank you.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Asyn on September 21, 2010, 10:46:59 AM
1) scan when opening: i add "scan all file";
2) scan when writing: i add "scan all file";

No surprise your systems slows/hangs, if you have these options checked... ;)
asyn
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Bellzemos on September 21, 2010, 03:29:21 PM
Maybe I'm the only one, but AvastSvc.exe uses more memory since the last update on my PC. Anyone else noticed it? If not, then it has to be something else on my machine causing this.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: logos on September 21, 2010, 03:35:51 PM
like how much?
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Bellzemos on September 21, 2010, 05:37:15 PM
At the moment it's about 25.000K, but yesterday it was over 40.000K at some time (and I wasn't doing anything, no extra programs opened).
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Onix on September 21, 2010, 05:42:06 PM
At the moment it's about 25.000K, but yesterday it was over 40.000K at some time (and I wasn't doing anything, no extra programs opened).
9.000K on my Win7 x64.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Asyn on September 21, 2010, 06:01:05 PM
At the moment it's about 25.000K

Same here - should be ok, it's the 'standard' usage on XP..!!
asyn
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: igor on September 21, 2010, 06:06:56 PM
Guys, AvastSvc.exe is the service where a lot of things take place - most importantly all the scanning. So the memory usage may rise a lot sometimes (I mean, if you're scanning an archive with huge files inside, it might be hundreds of megabytes for a while).
So, comparing the values doesn't really make much sense - they heavily depend on what exactly is going on on the system at the moment (and even if the actions are done already, it might take a while for the values to get low).
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: DavidR on September 21, 2010, 06:16:41 PM
Maybe I'm the only one, but AvastSvc.exe uses more memory since the last update on my PC. Anyone else noticed it? If not, then it has to be something else on my machine causing this.

There will be no steady state because of the nature of an AV depending on what you are doing, will force one or more of the on-access shields to be running and that is going to generate RAM use. Since there was no avastSvc.exe in avast 4.8 but ashServ.exe, ashWebSv.exe and ashMaiSv.exe, there is no direct comparison (you would have to total all of those as a very basic rule of thumb).

Be assured that avast5's use of resources is lighter than avast4 for the same activity, the problem being is that there is no way to do a direct comparison unless you had two identical systems doing exactly the same thing, one with 4.8 the other with 5.0.

Honestly it isn't worth the time and effort worrying about it, the AV is there to protect you and it has to use system resources to do that. I guess you could stop browsing, running other processes, etc. and then avast would be using minimal resources only that to actually load the program (not scan).
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Bellzemos on September 21, 2010, 06:43:36 PM
I remember that with Avast! 4 my commit charge was always over 300M/2460M, with Avast! 5 it's usualy always under 300M (that's when I don't use any regular on-demand programs of course).
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: DavidR on September 21, 2010, 07:05:17 PM
If you are concerned about RAM, stick another 1GB in there it is relatively inexpensive and an easy upgrade that will improve overall system performance, bot just for avast.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Bellzemos on September 21, 2010, 08:37:52 PM
Can you tell me for one (or more) good programs that can determine the type od my RAM bars (DDR, MHz etc.)? Or do I have to open the box and find out for myself? :P
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Dch48 on September 21, 2010, 08:40:14 PM
Everest from Lavalys software does it and so does Speccy from Piriform. Speccy is simpler to use. Both are free.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Bellzemos on September 21, 2010, 09:38:52 PM
Which one is the most accurate? And what about SiSoft SANDRA? Excuse me for the offtopic and thank you for your help!
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Pondus on September 21, 2010, 09:42:29 PM
SIW  Everything you want to know about your computer
http://www.gtopala.com/

http://www.gtopala.com/siw-download.html
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: YoKenny on September 21, 2010, 10:36:03 PM
I prefer Crucial System Scanner tool
http://www.crucial.com/systemscanner

I purchased my RAM from a local PC store for my XP Pro system and been quite happy with it.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Dch48 on September 21, 2010, 11:53:12 PM
SIW  Everything you want to know about your computer
http://www.gtopala.com/

http://www.gtopala.com/siw-download.html
Yes SIW gives you all you want and more  ;D  Speccy will tell you right away what the memory is though on the first window that comes up.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Onix on September 22, 2010, 12:23:06 AM
I use CPU-Z.

http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Bellzemos on September 22, 2010, 04:47:59 AM
I helped myself with Everest, thank you all for the suggestions. But I will not buy any more RAM, it's not as cheap as I tought.

Anyway, AvastSvc.exe was over 60.000K for some hours and now I rebooted my PC and it's about 20.000K. I haven't been doing anything special today, so it that normal?
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: CraigB on September 22, 2010, 08:08:08 AM
I helped myself with Everest, thank you all for the suggestions. But I will not buy any more RAM, it's not as cheap as I tought.

Anyway, AvastSvc.exe was over 60.000K for some hours and now I rebooted my PC and it's about 20.000K. I haven't been doing anything special today, so it that normal?
A two gig stick of ram should only cost about $20us.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: DavidR on September 22, 2010, 01:34:19 PM
I helped myself with Everest, thank you all for the suggestions. But I will not buy any more RAM, it's not as cheap as I tought.

Anyway, AvastSvc.exe was over 60.000K for some hours and now I rebooted my PC and it's about 20.000K. I haven't been doing anything special today, so it that normal?
A two gig stick of ram should only cost about $20us.

Bellzemos's system may not support large capacity RAM sticks, and they may be considerable more expensive where he is, the US is much more competitive. But a smaller stick should hopefully be supported and cheaper.

@ Bellzemos
Use the likes of crucial to find out what RAM you need for your system, and then go hunting on ebay, etc. for a better deal, even with carriage it is likely to be cheaper than a local retail shop.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Ratazc on September 22, 2010, 06:30:40 PM
 :( I'm guessing this is what I just installed and was asked to restart my PC....Well my PC will not come up now.
I've been trying to recover with no luck...I am running Win 7 Ultimate 64bit. When trying to do a system recover or startup repair, I received error code =0x490....HELP!
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: CraigB on September 22, 2010, 06:47:26 PM
:( I'm guessing this is what I just installed and was asked to restart my PC....Well my PC will not come up now.
I've been trying to recover with no luck...I am running Win 7 Ultimate 64bit. When trying to do a system recover or startup repair, I received error code =0x490....HELP!
Try to start you CPU in safe mode and then uninstall avast from add remove program's to get you cpu working again then we can discuss what you previously had on your cpu prior to your install of avast. It is also better to start a new topic for yourself so other people will notice and be able to help.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Bellzemos on September 23, 2010, 12:59:50 AM
Use the likes of crucial to find out what RAM you need for your system, and then go hunting on ebay, etc. for a better deal, even with carriage it is likely to be cheaper than a local retail shop.

EVEREST says that about my RAM:

System Memory ....... 1024 MB  (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)

DIMM1: A-Data DNGC1A16 ....... 1 GB PC3200 DDR SDRAM  (3.0-3-3-8 @ 200 MHz)  (2.5-3-3-7 @ 166 MHz)

So, that means that I have... 1 GB of RAM installed in the first DIMM slot? Do I have to buy the same brand (A-Data) in order to make it work flawless? So, it's DDR, not DDR2 or 3. Is it SDRAM, what is this? Is it 200MHz or 166MHz? If you can explain that to me so that I can go hunting for an additional GB of memory... Thank you! :)

PS: Is it wise to buy a used module?
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: DavidR on September 23, 2010, 02:04:48 AM
Generally you don't have to buy the same brand, possibly the only thing to consider is not buying generic (unbranded) RAM.

This is where you have to be careful, your old system is likely to be DDR not DDR2, which is why I suggested visiting crucial as they have a tool to identify what RAM and motherboard bus speed are in your system, from that information suggest compatible RAM for it. Mind you possibly the most important bit is the PC3200 as you could essentially just do a search on that 1gb PC3200 so providing that is in your search string you shouldn't go wrong.

Once armed with that information then you can go shopping for RAM of that specification of any of the major brand names, crucial being one top brand, Kingston and Corsair are more value brands but still up to the task.

These (3.0-3-3-8 @ 200 MHz)  (2.5-3-3-7 @ 166 MHz) represent timings if the RAM is used at either 200 or 166 MHz, it isn't really anything to be concerned with if your mother board was only 333 MHz then the RAM would be running at 166 MHz.

See this example search of froogle (google shopping), this is localised for the UK, there may be one for Europe or Slovenia, http://www.google.co.uk/products?q=1GB+PC3200+DDR+SDRAM (http://www.google.co.uk/products?q=1GB+PC3200+DDR+SDRAM), this is an ordinary google search, http://www.google.com/search?q=1GB+PC3200+DDR+SDRAM (http://www.google.com/search?q=1GB+PC3200+DDR+SDRAM).

Used RAM can represent good value, but you have no warranty so it could work out an expensive bargain.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Bellzemos on September 23, 2010, 11:12:51 PM
Thank you, you've been very helpful. :)
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: DavidR on September 23, 2010, 11:18:31 PM
No problem.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: dcolpitts on September 29, 2010, 02:31:55 PM
Is there an alternative link available to download version 5.0.677 directly from Avast's website?  We don't allow HTTP access via our firewall to hosting sites such as CNet.

Thanks

dcc
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: DavidR on September 29, 2010, 02:42:14 PM
You don't say what version it is yo are interested in downloading avast Pro (business user?) or the Internet Security suite (possibly not if your using a firewall) ?
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: dcolpitts on September 29, 2010, 02:43:25 PM
Pro please and thank you... I can find the 4.8 version on Avast's website, but not the current 5.0.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: DavidR on September 29, 2010, 02:49:30 PM
http://files.avast.com/iavs5x/setup_av_pro.exe (http://files.avast.com/iavs5x/setup_av_pro.exe) - Avast! Pro antivirus Quick Start Guide http://files.avast.com/files/documentation/quick-start-guide-pro-en-ww.pdf (http://files.avast.com/files/documentation/quick-start-guide-pro-en-ww.pdf)
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: dcolpitts on September 29, 2010, 02:53:36 PM
Thanks DavidR.  Muchly appreciated.  Have a great day.

dcc
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: DavidR on September 29, 2010, 04:12:23 PM
Thanks DavidR.  Muchly appreciated.  Have a great day.

dcc

You're welcome.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Arizona on September 30, 2010, 09:38:56 PM
VLK  Igive up on avast PK wont ancer me about sandbox on other posts.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: sawool on September 30, 2010, 10:19:54 PM
I had an older version of AVAST and kept getting a reminder that Avast Program would expire...So I paid the 29.95 fee to update.. This new version loaded up and it is informing me that I only have a 30 Day trial version.. What Happened here?  I also have an ashAvast.EXE file on my desktop that is incomplete..

Sincerely,
SAWOOL
Hi,

it's my pleasure to announce the general availability of a new avast program update, version 5.0.677.
You can simply update to this new version by using the built-in program updater.

Change log is here: http://www.avast.com/release-history

Thanks
Vlk
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: g0dsends on September 30, 2010, 10:26:55 PM
the only problem ive been having is when i first start up my pc avast gets a red cross and takes a minute too relise its connected too the internet and ideas how too fix or is it a bug :P
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: YoKenny on September 30, 2010, 10:32:22 PM
VLK  Igive up on avast PK wont ancer me about sandbox on other posts.

What is ancer ???

Maybe you mean answer ???

You should try Spell Check

You can't even figure out how to update your PROFILE so that helpers can offer assistance.  ;)

Go to PROFILE then Modify Profile then update your Signature: with information like my signature as this helps the helpers offer pertinent advice.


Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: DavidR on September 30, 2010, 11:12:00 PM
I had an older version of AVAST and kept getting a reminder that Avast Program would expire...So I paid the 29.95 fee to update.. This new version loaded up and it is informing me that I only have a 30 Day trial version.. What Happened here?  I also have an ashAvast.EXE file on my desktop that is incomplete..

Sincerely,
SAWOOL
<snip>

You should have a) received an email with your licence file attached or b) a link in that email to download that license file. Did you receive the License email ?

You then need to enter/apply the license to the new program, otherwise it would be still a trial version (30 days). Did you enter/apply this license ?

- Check out these knowledge-base articles for the version you have:
- Inserting the license key into: avast! Pro Antivirus (http://support.avast.com/index.php?languageid=1&group=eng&_m=knowledgebase&_a=viewarticle&kbarticleid=475) Or avast! Internet Security (http://support.avast.com/index.php?languageid=1&group=eng&_m=knowledgebase&_a=viewarticle&kbarticleid=476).
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: YoKenny on September 30, 2010, 11:20:19 PM
the only problem ive been having is when i first start up my pc avast gets a red cross and takes a minute too relise its connected too the internet and ideas how too fix or is it a bug :P
Using comodo pro latest will slow down your system.

Using color makes your posts hard to read.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Tarq57 on September 30, 2010, 11:43:00 PM
VLK  Igive up on avast PK wont ancer me about sandbox on other posts.

You do realize that at the times you were posting, PK might have been (1) asleep, (2) having family time, or (3) at work.

Although he works for Avast, his job description is not, I should imagine, full time forum helper.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Tarq57 on September 30, 2010, 11:49:00 PM
Arizona
What other security programs are installed on your computer, and what antivirus are installed now, or have ever been installed in the past?
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Nesivos on October 02, 2010, 03:13:26 PM
I had an older version of AVAST and kept getting a reminder that Avast Program would expire...So I paid the 29.95 fee to update.. This new version loaded up and it is informing me that I only have a 30 Day trial version.. What Happened here?  I also have an ashAvast.EXE file on my desktop that is incomplete..

Sincerely,
SAWOOL
<snip>

You should have a) received an email with your licence file attached or b) a link in that email to download that license file. Did you receive the License email ?

You then need to enter/apply the license to the new program, otherwise it would be still a trial version (30 days). Did you enter/apply this license ?

- Check out these knowledge-base articles for the version you have:
- Inserting the license key into: avast! Pro Antivirus (http://support.avast.com/index.php?languageid=1&group=eng&_m=knowledgebase&_a=viewarticle&kbarticleid=475) Or avast! Internet Security (http://support.avast.com/index.php?languageid=1&group=eng&_m=knowledgebase&_a=viewarticle&kbarticleid=476).

Just make sure you know where you save the "license" file when you download it.

After you have downloaded the Avast License file you will then have to use use Avast to upload it into the actual program.

Just my opinion but the name of that file should be changed to something like "ALicense" rather than just the generic "License" name.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: polled on October 03, 2010, 02:18:43 PM
Behavior Shield is not working (Windows Ultimate, 32-bit).
Other than that, version 5.0.677 is much lighter!
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Lisandro on October 03, 2010, 07:58:12 PM
Behavior Shield is not working (Windows Ultimate, 32-bit).
It should work...
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: polled on October 04, 2010, 08:22:18 AM
Oh wait, it actually does work.
It has now scanned a staggering amount of 2 items!
Never mind, thank you Tech.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: rnuis on October 04, 2010, 09:26:39 AM
Behavior Shield is not working (Windows Ultimate, 32-bit).
It should work...

What does the Behavior Shield scan exactully ???
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: polled on October 04, 2010, 09:48:19 AM
According to the Help Center, it 'monitors all activity on your computer and detects and blocks any unusual activity that might indicate the presence of malware. It does this by continuously monitoring your computer's entry points using special sensors to identify anything suspicious.'
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Dch48 on October 05, 2010, 12:58:29 AM
According to the Help Center, it 'monitors all activity on your computer and detects and blocks any unusual activity that might indicate the presence of malware. It does this by continuously monitoring your computer's entry points using special sensors to identify anything suspicious.'
That's all well and good but it should at least record what gets blocked in it's log file like the other elements of Avast! do.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: polled on October 05, 2010, 04:52:43 PM
Yeah, I definitely agree with you on that, Dch48.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: g0dsends on October 06, 2010, 09:35:21 PM
I agree with that too  8)
also ive noticed it doesnt say anything about the anti spyware and whats been blocked
i would of thought it would be on summary page of avast ?
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Joseph A on October 07, 2010, 09:48:14 PM
I am happy to note that an old problem I complained about last February was completely solved in this version.  See topic named "High CPU utilization in avast! 5.0.418 and previous versions" at http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=55554.0 (http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=55554.0).

At the time some people (not Vlk) were somewhat dismissive of my problem.  Now it was finally solved and I feel vindicated.  There was a problem after all!
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: MasterTB on October 09, 2010, 02:12:01 PM
I believe it has been said that pirated versions turn into free versions, why disable the entire thing when there is a free version.
Am I right?

Martin.-
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: DavidR on October 09, 2010, 03:03:25 PM
I believe it has been said that pirated versions turn into free versions, why disable the entire thing when there is a free version.

Well that is hardly any sort of punishment to fit the crime of software piracy and provide a salient reminder about using pirated software. At the very least I would completely disable it with a suitable pop-up about the risks of using pirated/cracked software., no conversion to the free product.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Lisandro on October 09, 2010, 03:28:58 PM
At the very least I would completely disable it with a suitable pop-up about the risks of using pirated/cracked software., no conversion to the free product.
Vlk said they don't want to lose their users :)
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: DavidR on October 09, 2010, 03:36:19 PM
Yes he did before, but Igor is also suggesting that other measures could be taken in this topic.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Lisandro on October 09, 2010, 03:38:02 PM
Yes he did before, but Igor is also suggesting that other measures could be taken in this topic.
Yes. So my question to Igor that still remains...
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: igor on October 09, 2010, 04:03:28 PM
Look, I'm just saying that we are aware of the cracked versions and are able to react at any time and in any way.
There is no specific policy at the moment, so I am not saying when and what is going to happen - just that we're able to prepare some surprises, should we want to.

And I don't really think it's necessary to talk about it very much... everybody using cracked versions (of anything) should be aware of the risks - you never have any guarantee that the software will work correctly, all the functions will be available etc.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Lisandro on October 09, 2010, 04:16:15 PM
And I don't really think it's necessary to talk about it very much... everybody using cracked versions (of anything) should be aware of the risks - you never have any guarantee that the software will work correctly, all the functions will be available etc.
Sure. But you can share this information and alert some missinformed user.
I mean, I think MS Genuine policy made a lot of users to get away from piracy.
You're always saying that you're aware, that you can act.
A software that could be pirated is a less secure software, or has a security model that could be bypassed.
I'm thinking about trustfulness.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: igor on October 09, 2010, 04:24:34 PM
I think the main point of MS Genuine was to make those users aware who didn't even know they were using a non-genuine version (had it preinstalled when they received the computer etc.)

You can say something similar about avast! 4.x and its keygens - the users might not even know that they bought a fake license key. But if they have to replace an avast! executable (with all the disabling of avast! self-defense and stopping the processes - which is a hard task for an ordinary user), I'd bet they know.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Asyn on October 09, 2010, 04:49:20 PM
...or avast! may simply stop detecting viruses - without letting you know anything...

Nice. I like it. ;D 8)
asyn
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: SpeedyPC on October 09, 2010, 04:57:17 PM
...or avast! may simply stop detecting viruses - without letting you know anything...

Nice. I like it. ;D 8)
asyn

+1 ;D Very smart move for Avast
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: logos on October 09, 2010, 06:27:27 PM
...or avast! may simply stop detecting viruses - without letting you know anything)

+1 >>> don't know why I like this method so much, must have something to do with my evil ways ;D

Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: SpeedyPC on October 09, 2010, 06:42:37 PM
That why the devil loves breaking into their computers without knowing they still have a bag full of hell virus ;D
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: zuritalex on October 13, 2010, 09:13:42 PM
Hi!
I've had troubles with this new version (5.0.677). Sometimes it doesn't update automatically the motor and virus database! Even I have a desktop computer, in which it doesn't update since the program new version was installed (09/24/10). Am I the only one having these problems? Help me, please!
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: SafeSurf on October 17, 2010, 12:53:38 PM
zuritalex,

Please start a New Topic and we will help you there. 

Go to this link, http://forum.avast.com/index.php (http://forum.avast.com/index.php), scroll down to the Avast Free/Pro/Suite forum and click it, click the New Topic button at the top of the list and post there.  Thank you.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: cherry845 on October 18, 2010, 07:34:26 PM
I like this version! Thank you very much.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: 12-es_csaj on October 18, 2010, 07:43:02 PM
When will a new version be released?
avast! still has a lot of bug..  :(
Fix them, and then avast only needs to improve the detection, and it will be a great software!
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Mr.Agent on October 18, 2010, 11:20:19 PM
Fix them

Easy to say ? But is it easy to do it ?

A program will never be bugs free.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: 12-es_csaj on October 18, 2010, 11:28:23 PM
A program will never be bugs free.

But avast has lots of big bugs.
Other antiviruses haven't got any, or if they have, the bugs will be fixed in about 1-2 months.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Mr.Agent on October 18, 2010, 11:33:02 PM
Well understand it that avast! is releached for like if im not wrong 3-4 months or more so its take times to fixes bugs.

Just be patient and if there bugs then let a member of their team to know and they will try their best.

Mr.Agent

PS : Its aint easy to do and got a job like this so let give them the time and thank them. If you batch them its wont help its will just be worst.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: Dch48 on October 19, 2010, 01:19:54 AM
A program will never be bugs free.

But avast has lots of big bugs.
Other antiviruses haven't got any, or if they have, the bugs will be fixed in about 1-2 months.
I don't know about "big bugs". It seems to me that 99% of the users have not encountered any.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: BowlerPortraits on October 19, 2010, 03:34:09 PM
Nice to be updated, but not when Avast now blocks the ability to view web pages. I'm going to have to replace it till the fix is in :-[
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: DavidR on October 19, 2010, 04:52:05 PM
Check your other topic as I have replied there, you don't give any information as to what you did to try and resolve this.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: 12-es_csaj on October 19, 2010, 06:21:32 PM
A program will never be bugs free.

But avast has lots of big bugs.
Other antiviruses haven't got any, or if they have, the bugs will be fixed in about 1-2 months.
I don't know about "big bugs". It seems to me that 99% of the users have not encountered any.

For example, lots of people can't access the net through the browsers when the web shield is on. I think it is a "big bug". And In my opinion, about 99,99% of users don't know this forum, and don't report any bugs on it.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: DavidR on October 19, 2010, 07:30:04 PM
Lots of people who visit the 'support' forums you mean, which is par for a support forum. If this were a 'bug' it would be impacting 'every' avast user, that is the nature of a 'bug.'

That clearly isn't the case (though it is a pain for those it is affecting) or there would be a flood of the 130 million plus avast users hitting the forums. But for those that are experiencing a problem. It needs to be worked through to try and identify the cause as there are so many different permutation of what is on an individual users system, firewall, other security applications, previous AV (if remnants remain) and any number of other things that may well conflict with the web shield. So this isn't something that is easily found.

By far the greatest majority of avast5 users are suffering none of these issues, but they don't come to the forums to shout about the fact that they don't have any problem.
Title: Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
Post by: mag on December 03, 2010, 07:36:45 PM
Pleased to report that (after a firewall component uninstall and reinstall) the long filename/short filename problem appears resolved in 5.0.677. Starts via both filename versions of an application (I tried on wksss.exe) are now blocked from outbound connection by the same rule.

@mag:

Actually, this hasn't been fixed yet -- could you please tell me how did you test it?
Did you execute wksss.exe with short path? [e.g. did you type "c:\progra~1\wksss.exe" in cmd.exe?]

I think the outcome depends fully on the application which is used for wksss.exe execution.

Will this be fixed in 5.1?
Thanks