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Title: Any news about 5.1
Post by: Shortstory on December 02, 2010, 10:32:22 AM
Hello,

I know that some people have already asked about the release of Avast 5.1 (3 or four times).
And that each time, the answer was to continue to read regularly this forum to get this information.
But also, I know that it was planned to get news about 5.1 at the end/during November.
Is-it possible to have an 'official' answer this time? Will it be delayed? Postponed to next year? Or soon.

Thanks :)
Title: Re: Any news about 5.1
Post by: Pondus on December 02, 2010, 10:41:02 AM
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I know that some people have already asked about the release of Avast 5.1 (3 or four times).
you mean 3 - 4 hundred times  ;D

when the news about avast 5 came out, there was 50 questions a day about when it would be released
when beta testing started, there was lots of   " it is working, release it now "   post`s
when it was released, that changed to   " the program is full of bug`s, you released it to early "   post`s


So the short answer is, it will be released when ready  ;)
Title: Re: Any news about 5.1
Post by: Shortstory on December 02, 2010, 12:33:28 PM
I prefer you don't answer to me Pondus.  :)
I am asking for an 'official' answer. Not the same answer that I could read a lot of time previously.
Title: Re: Any news about 5.1
Post by: YoKenny on December 02, 2010, 02:11:19 PM
Please go to PROFILE then Modify Profile then Forum Profile Information then update your Signature: with information like my signature as this helps the helpers offer pertinent advice.

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Pondus' answer is about as 'official' as an answer you will get.  ;)
Title: Re: Any news about 5.1
Post by: coolsilver on December 02, 2010, 03:21:04 PM
I'd love to see 5.1 and play with it in my own network.....

but I can wait.
Title: Re: Any news about 5.1
Post by: Swarnava/Heaven GOD on December 02, 2010, 03:53:55 PM
Tech Told Me

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GUI changes aren't the major improvement. I haven't seen any screenshot yet, but I have already translated version 5.1. Just to say one new feature: you'll be able to control the timeout of the popups (info, updates, etc.)
Title: Re: Any news about 5.1
Post by: DavidR on December 02, 2010, 04:21:54 PM
I prefer you don't answer to me Pondus.  :)
I am asking for an 'official' answer. Not the same answer that I could read a lot of time previously.

You as as unlikely to get an official answer as the other hundreds of such requests haven't. Where any sort of official answer has been given a firm date has never been given. Even if a date were given, the last thing avast will do is release it simply because an artificial date was given.

It will be released when it is ready and that hasn't changed and it doesn't matter who is saying it. The fact that you are most likely to hear about it on the forums first also hasn't changed either.

So I guess you don't want me to answer either as it doesn't tell you what you want to hear, avast 5.1 will be released on the 25 December 2010, Merry Christmas.
Title: Re: Any news about 5.1
Post by: Swarnava/Heaven GOD on December 02, 2010, 04:40:38 PM
So I guess you don't want me to answer either as it doesn't tell you what you want to hear, avast 5.1 will be released on the 25 December 2010, Merry Christmas.

atleast beta version should release...i love beta testing  :P
Title: Re: Any news about 5.1
Post by: CraigB on December 02, 2010, 04:47:03 PM
I prefer you don't answer to me Pondus.  :)
I am asking for an 'official' answer. Not the same answer that I could read a lot of time previously.

You as as unlikely to get an official answer as the other hundreds of such requests haven't. Where any sort of official answer has been given a firm date has never been given. Even if a date were given, the last thing avast will do is release it simply because an artificial date was given.

It will be released when it is ready and that hasn't changed and it doesn't matter who is saying it. The fact that you are most likely to hear about it on the forums first also hasn't changed either.

So I guess you don't want me to answer either as it doesn't tell you what you want to hear, avast 5.1 will be released on the 25 December 2010, Merry Christmas.
That's how to cut a long story short(story) ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Any news about 5.1
Post by: Swarnava/Heaven GOD on December 02, 2010, 04:48:54 PM
That's how to cut a long story short(story) ;D ;D ;D

 8) ;D
Title: Re: Any news about 5.1
Post by: schmidthouse on December 02, 2010, 04:58:51 PM
AH yes we are all waiting....... but what the gee ( except for the buisness folks)Avast 5.677 is working just fine....for the most part ;)
Title: Re: Any news about 5.1
Post by: Nesivos on December 02, 2010, 06:15:56 PM
So I guess you don't want me to answer either as it doesn't tell you what you want to hear, avast 5.1 will be released on the 25 December 2010, Merry Christmas.

atleast beta version should release...i love beta testing  :P

I would never use a beta version of an AV or IS program in a production environment.

Good thing the plan is for users to have the option of doing so.

5.0 works great for me.

I will wait patiently for 5.1 to be released hopefully after a few betas and at least one RC.
Title: Re: Any news about 5.1
Post by: schmidthouse on December 02, 2010, 06:20:31 PM
So I guess you don't want me to answer either as it doesn't tell you what you want to hear, avast 5.1 will be released on the 25 December 2010, Merry Christmas.

atleast beta version should release...i love beta testing  :P

I would never use a beta version of an AV or IS program in a production environment.

Good thing the plan is for users to have the option of doing so.

5.0 works great for me.

I will wait patiently for 5.1 to be released hopefully after a few betas and at least one RC.

Unless the Avast folks have changed the plan, I read a few weeks back that there 'will not' be a beta version...
Just the release version..."when it is ready" :)
Title: Re: Any news about 5.1
Post by: Misaki2010 on December 03, 2010, 10:57:37 AM
I'm really looking forward to test Avast 5.1 :D and 6.0 (when it's ready)
Title: Re: Any news about 5.1
Post by: fishb0t on December 03, 2010, 06:59:53 PM
http://www.computerbase.de/downloads/sicherheit/avast-free-antivirus/ (http://www.computerbase.de/downloads/sicherheit/avast-free-antivirus/)
have fun ;)
Title: Re: Any news about 5.1
Post by: spg SCOTT on December 03, 2010, 07:13:52 PM
That simply refers the download back to the avast! servers and the german version of avast! free 5.0.677

Changing the number beside it to say 5.1.677 wont make it work... ::)

Title: Re: Any news about 5.1
Post by: DavidR on December 03, 2010, 07:14:54 PM
http://www.computerbase.de/downloads/sicherheit/avast-free-antivirus/ (http://www.computerbase.de/downloads/sicherheit/avast-free-antivirus/)
have fun ;)

I think there is a typo somewhere as there shouldn't be a 5.1.677 build, there is a 5.0.677, which I suspect is actually what you will get if you download it. However, the downloaded file properties show 5.1.677, which can't be right.

The avast build number is the last part of the version number, e.g. 677 and if any changes are made that build number will increase. I know there have been internal avast updates, which would mean that build number would have increased. So as and when 5.1 is released the build number would be different to the existing one. To me there is something very strange about this, though it appears to be sourced from an avast download server, see image.
Title: Re: Any news about 5.1
Post by: DavidCo on December 03, 2010, 07:20:41 PM
5.1.677 is showing up both free and Pro on web
eg: http://www.majorgeeks.com/index.php
Title: Re: Any news about 5.1
Post by: DavidR on December 03, 2010, 07:24:09 PM
Yes, I have just been back on-line to the avast files to check the English version and that too is marked as 5.1.677, see image. So it looks like they have started changing the file properties, etc. in preparation of the release of 5.1. However the build number is still wrong, that has never remained the same on a program update.
Title: Re: Any news about 5.1
Post by: DavidCo on December 03, 2010, 07:29:31 PM
Quite
The image would have to be different
Title: Re: Any news about 5.1
Post by: DavidR on December 03, 2010, 07:32:19 PM
If you search on avast in majorgeeks, the free and pro version in returned list still show 5.0.677.

Weird, I'm tempted to do a disk image and install this to see what it is ;D
Title: Re: Any news about 5.1
Post by: spg SCOTT on December 03, 2010, 07:36:47 PM
I am guessing that it is a typo...if you download via avast! then you also get a file that says 5.1.677...
Title: Re: Any news about 5.1
Post by: DavidR on December 03, 2010, 07:58:14 PM
A strange place to get a typo in the file properties though. I was wondering if any of the internal files would also be marked 5.1.677, that is why I've been toying with a disc image and install.

Edit: A manual program update reports up to date so it certainly hasn't filtered to any update servers.
Title: Re: Any news about 5.1
Post by: bikemanAMD on December 03, 2010, 08:01:45 PM
I'm toying with doing disc image myself and go ahead and doing the install, does say 5.1.677 in the File Properties on free av downloaded direct from avast's site, i agree is a strange place to have a typo, which is probably why all the other download sites are picking it as 5.1.677

Title: Re: Any news about 5.1
Post by: rambo1940 on December 03, 2010, 08:13:49 PM
This is not the first time Majorgeeks have jumped the gun.
They did it with Firefox 4 Beta 7.
So it would not surprise me if it was genuine.
The plot deepens
We shall see
Title: Re: Any news about 5.1
Post by: DavidR on December 03, 2010, 09:41:03 PM
The build numbers are all you need look at to see there is something wrong with that a program update won't have the same build number.
Title: Re: Any news about 5.1
Post by: user-name on December 03, 2010, 09:56:24 PM
There are many websites that seem to offer 5.1 if you perform a google search. Misleading though.

Either a typo or they intentionally did this to build anticipation (seems unlikely but possible). It's not April Fools Day so that can't be it. Not St. Patrick's Day and I don't see any green beer anyway. It's almost Christmas though so DavidR may be correct. I dunno!

hxxp://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?p=1792606

Kind of a bum deal that it is posted in Wilders before it is posted in this forum. Maybe they are wanting to surprise us with it.

 Today, 04:13 PM 
vlk 
AV Expert   Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 366 
 
 Re: Avast 5.1 final

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Guys, this is not the real v5.1.

It's just the normal build 5.0.677 with the latest virus defs bundled.
The fact that the version info in the installer says 5.1 is a mistake caused by the fact that the systems are now getting ready for the real v5.1...

Of course, once v5.1 is released (either beta or gold) it will be properly announced.

Sorry for the confusion.

Thanks
Vlk
Title: Re: Any news about 5.1
Post by: Rednose on December 03, 2010, 10:37:41 PM
I bet they will release Avast! 5.1 ( BETA maybe ) this Saturday night :)

Greetz, Red.
Title: Re: Any news about 5.1
Post by: user-name on December 03, 2010, 10:48:01 PM
I bet they will release Avast! 5.1 ( BETA maybe ) this Saturday night :)

Greetz, Red.

Does this mean that everyone will be setting up tents and camping in front of the stores so they can be first in line? lol
You must have the inside scoop on this.

I am very good at breaking things so I will take a shot at that beta (if one is released).
Title: Re: Any news about 5.1
Post by: 12-es_csaj on December 03, 2010, 10:55:52 PM
There are many websites that seem to offer 5.1 if you perform a google search. Misleading though.

Either a typo or they intentionally did this to build anticipation (seems unlikely but possible). It's not April Fools Day so that can't be it. Not St. Patrick's Day and I don't see any green beer anyway. It's almost Christmas though so DavidR may be correct. I dunno!

hxxp://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?p=1792606

Kind of a bum deal that it is posted in Wilders before it is posted in this forum. Maybe they are wanting to surprise us with it.

 Today, 04:13 PM 
vlk 
AV Expert   Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 366 
 
 Re: Avast 5.1 final

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Guys, this is not the real v5.1.

It's just the normal build 5.0.677 with the latest virus defs bundled.
The fact that the version info in the installer says 5.1 is a mistake caused by the fact that the systems are now getting ready for the real v5.1...

Of course, once v5.1 is released (either beta or gold) it will be properly announced.

Sorry for the confusion.

Thanks
Vlk

Thanks for the info!
Title: Re: Any news about 5.1
Post by: Rednose on December 03, 2010, 11:16:55 PM
Does this mean that everyone will be setting up tents and camping in front of the stores so they can be first in line? lol
You must have the inside scoop on this.

No inside information this time, but just a wild guess. Avast! has released some BETA's on Saturday nights before ;)

Greetz, Red.
Title: Re: Any news about 5.1
Post by: schmidthouse on December 04, 2010, 01:27:21 AM
I bet they will release Avast! 5.1 ( BETA maybe ) this Saturday night :)

Greetz, Red.

Does this mean that everyone will be setting up tents and camping in front of the stores so they can be first in line? lol
You must have the inside scoop on this.

I am very good at breaking things so I will take a shot at that beta (if one is released).

THats odd ..i guess somewhere the plan was changed and now it seems it very likely there will be a beta ???
If I remember back when a beta version was not going to appear....Ah can't keep up with progress i guess :-\
Title: Re: Any news about 5.1
Post by: schmidthouse on December 04, 2010, 01:32:30 AM
THats odd ..i guess somewhere the plan was changed and now it seems it very likely there will be a beta ???
If I remember back when a beta version was not going to appear....Ah can't keep up with progress i guess :-\...Saturday night ah...now how would you know that ::)
Title: Re: Any news about 5.1
Post by: SafeSurf on December 04, 2010, 01:38:22 AM
Saturday night ah...now how would you know that ::)
Hey, I got news for you....it's still Friday night where you are, at least according to your profile.  ;D
Title: Re: Any news about 5.1
Post by: schmidthouse on December 04, 2010, 01:48:22 AM
Saturday night ah...now how would you know that ::)
Hey, I got news for you....it's still Friday night where you are, at least according to your profile.  ;D

Oh man you are quick...what are you trying to tell me....that you'll have it all worn out before I"m out of the sack ;D
Title: Re: Any news about 5.1
Post by: chabbo on December 04, 2010, 06:54:30 PM
have avast big Change in about 5.1?

no idea what ppl are so worried about
Title: Re: Any news about 5.1
Post by: Misaki2010 on December 04, 2010, 06:57:38 PM
have avast big Change in about 5.1?

no idea what ppl are so worried about

I read something about "cloud" technology in this version :D or it could be in the next version (6.0)... don't remember exactly
Title: Re: Any news about 5.1
Post by: XMAS on December 04, 2010, 06:59:09 PM
I read something about "cloud" technology in this version :D or it could be in the next version (6.0)... don't remember exactly
The Cloud Technology will be included in v6.0 ;)
Title: Re: Any news about 5.1
Post by: bong2x on December 04, 2010, 07:08:20 PM
everyone is exited for launching 5.1  :D
but the change in security software is a big adjustment to the user and thousand of application that anyone use may have conflict.

to protect my files from corruption, protect from threats, it is enough for me  :D 8)

maybe we do not know we use already 5.1 in the face of 5.0  ;D just joking  ;D

Regards!!!!
Title: Re: Any news about 5.1
Post by: chabbo on December 04, 2010, 07:11:30 PM
where can i read updates about avast 5.1
Title: Re: Any news about 5.1
Post by: Vlk on December 05, 2010, 09:46:30 AM
Please see
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=67009.msg565218#msg565218