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Title: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Vlk on March 07, 2011, 12:58:47 PM
Now replaced by build 6.0.1027: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=73657.0


Hi everyone,

we will soon be releasing a new program update of avast. And as usual, we're making it available for public testing a few days before the official release.

This is hopefully going to be a smooth service release, designed really just to fix some of the issues of the original v6.0.1000 build.

Here's the list of the most important changes:
- solved an incompatibility with ZoneAlarm (WinXP)
- improved installation of the WebRep plugins (especially Firefox)
- solved a crash condition in the avast sandbox
- setup programs now smaller by ~20%
- Community features and the Welcome screen can now be turned on/off directly from program settings
- solved an incompatibility with Outpost firewall
- solved a bug related to the AutoSandbox offer (WinXP)
- gadget can now be removed by simply closing it
- new setup icons


Download links:
removed

You can either install from scratch, or over an existing installation of avast (any version).

Thanks
Vlk
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Sparxx on March 07, 2011, 01:13:54 PM
Thanks. All is working smoothly. :)
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Lisandro on March 07, 2011, 01:30:38 PM
Option for showing welcome message at boot time (Windows 7) is back.
Social networks messages and recommendation features are available into the Community settings.
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: XP. on March 07, 2011, 01:53:48 PM
don't work with sXe Injected anticheat system on WinXP  :-\

EDIT: works one time later use aswclear5.exe but problem back  :P
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: nmb on March 07, 2011, 01:55:27 PM
Doesn't fix the Private firewall UI glitch. Thanks for the update though :)
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Silent Assassin on March 07, 2011, 02:00:27 PM
The update went smoothly. Thanks guys! :-*
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Coccinelle on March 07, 2011, 02:08:45 PM
Hello Vik.
Are is possible to make Avast to turn off Windows Defender (Windows Vista and Windows 7)when install it.They work together and i got to turn off ... myself.MSE and Norton do that.
Thank you.
....p.s.Verry good job Avast for version 6...Bravo. :)
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Lisandro on March 07, 2011, 02:11:45 PM
Coccinelle, avast works side by side with Windows Defender. I don't think this would be implemented.
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Coccinelle on March 07, 2011, 02:17:40 PM
Yes Windows Defender work with all Antivirus but have the same Antispy modul....MSE and Norton turn it Off.
Windows Security Center says that they work together and 2 Antyspy modul can slowdown the PC  :P
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Gopher John on March 07, 2011, 02:29:33 PM
I'm currently at v6.0.1000 Free having updated via AvastGUI from 5.1.889 when V6 became available.  All is working well, with the Avast install remaining in C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5.  Would there be any advantage to a clean install so as to have the more generic install path so future Avast versions have less problems with it's housekeeping?
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: sded on March 07, 2011, 02:37:49 PM
Installed AIS over 1000 with no issues so far.  Running with FW off, OA++ active with no problems.
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021] FF crash in sandbox
Post by: dagrev on March 07, 2011, 02:38:59 PM
Nice, but FF still crashes in Sandbox.  This was happening in the latest version of FF as well. I thought this version of avast might fix this.
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: SauDepp on March 07, 2011, 02:47:26 PM
Everything running fine here - including WepRep @ FF 3.6 @ Vista 64!

Thanx!

Greets
S@uDepp
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Mr.Agent on March 07, 2011, 02:53:12 PM
avast! please pay attention to others glitchs/bugs i did find http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=72009.0. Its would be appreciate to view also the discussion of me and bri about the gadget. Seem like there no resize button on Vista is it normal ? Is that a feature of Windows 7 ?
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Vlk on March 07, 2011, 02:56:05 PM
The gadget resizing is indeed a feature of Windows 7. There's nothing like this in Vista.
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Mr.Agent on March 07, 2011, 03:01:31 PM
The gadget resizing is indeed a feature of Windows 7. There's nothing like this in Vista.

Thank you Vlk for that reply. That what i thought too. I just needed to be sure that its was indeed one feature of Windows 7.

I hope you guys can reproduce the 4 problems i said if not i can show any pictures on where u can see it.

Just ask and i will do it with pleasures.

Thank you again,
Mr.Agent
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: YoKenny on March 07, 2011, 03:07:13 PM
Yes Windows Defender work with all Antivirus but have the same Antispy modul....MSE and Norton turn it Off.
Windows Security Center says that they work together and 2 Antyspy modul can slowdown the PC  :P
That is true for MSE but not for Windows Defender.  ;)

Working fine on my systems.

Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: zfactor on March 07, 2011, 03:08:53 PM
just curious when turning off social networking features shouldnt the like button be removed also?? i was hoping that would be included with this option


edit you have to turn off BOTH social networking AND recc checkmarks then the like button goes away.

what else does the recc check mark affect? besides the like button??
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: CraigB on March 07, 2011, 03:12:30 PM
This release is working great on my system with an over the top installation, thank's avast.
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: zfactor on March 07, 2011, 03:31:09 PM
my mouse scroll not working now using the safe zone browser...
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: comicwm on March 07, 2011, 03:34:03 PM
I love this version
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: dagrev on March 07, 2011, 03:36:06 PM
just curious when turning off social networking features shouldnt the like button be removed also?? i was hoping that would be included with this option


edit you have to turn off BOTH social networking AND recc checkmarks then the like button goes away.

what else does the recc check mark affect? besides the like button??

Noe I know I'm going to look stupid, but what is the recc checkmarks and where is this?  I find nothing like this under any settings tabs and would like to get rid of the "Like" button.
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: CraigB on March 07, 2011, 03:38:55 PM
just curious when turning off social networking features shouldnt the like button be removed also?? i was hoping that would be included with this option


edit you have to turn off BOTH social networking AND recc checkmarks then the like button goes away.

what else does the recc check mark affect? besides the like button??

Noe I know I'm going to look stupid, but what is the recc checkmarks and where is this?  I find nothing like this under any settings tabs and would like to get rid of the "Like" button.
It's under community in setting's
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: DavidR on March 07, 2011, 03:42:32 PM
Installation over the top of 6.0.1000 has completed and am just about to reboot.

Whilst I have Outpost Firewall Pro, I didn't have any problem with it and 6.0.1000 probably because this appears only to have effected 64bit versions of Outpost Firewall Pro.
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: dagrev on March 07, 2011, 03:43:19 PM
Thanks.  I never would have got Recommended Features from "recc"!  
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: spg SCOTT on March 07, 2011, 03:45:21 PM
Autosandbox is not closing closing handles on my flash drive in this version. Meaning that I have to reboot to allow safe removal of the drive.

##aswSnx private storage\r42
##aswSnx private storage

Still remain, and can bee seen with process explorer.

Petr knows about this from the previous version, so I gather it is still being worked on.

Vista Home Premium SP2 32bit
avast Free
MBAM Free



just curious when turning off social networking features shouldnt the like button be removed also?? i was hoping that would be included with this option


edit you have to turn off BOTH social networking AND recc checkmarks then the like button goes away.

what else does the recc check mark affect? besides the like button??

The "recommend" option is the "like avast" button and the "social" option is the twitter link in virus alerts.
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: NON on March 07, 2011, 03:46:09 PM
Updated over 6.0.1000. So far no problem. Translation mistake is corrected :)

Thank you avast team! 8)
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Vlk on March 07, 2011, 03:55:54 PM
just curious when turning off social networking features shouldnt the like button be removed also?? i was hoping that would be included with this option

edit you have to turn off BOTH social networking AND recc checkmarks then the like button goes away.

No, not both, just the "recommendation features".

what else does the recc check mark affect? besides the like button??

Nothing at the moment.
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: zfactor on March 07, 2011, 04:00:25 PM
okay thanks.
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: sded on March 07, 2011, 04:04:07 PM
Also have Free running fine alongside Private Firewall 7.0.23.4 under Vista SP2.  No issues with PF GUI.
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: firzen771 on March 07, 2011, 04:40:39 PM
i reported a problem in the sandbox settings weeks ago where the same setting option is repeated in both the Paramters section and the Web Browsers section, i dont see it listed as being fixed tho, any news on that?

plus i just noticed that in v6 thers no longer an option to automatically delete the contents of the sandbox when u close the browser, why was that removed? because that was a feature i actually liked to have
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: The_ChamP on March 07, 2011, 04:40:48 PM
working fine here too
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: ArtemisF0wl on March 07, 2011, 04:45:09 PM
The issue with Outpost firewall is indeed fixed! Thank you!!!! ;D
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: sded on March 07, 2011, 04:59:52 PM
Doesn't unchecking the top box (or two) clear the sandbox when you close the browser?
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: firzen771 on March 07, 2011, 05:09:05 PM
Doesn't unchecking the top box (or two) clear the sandbox when you close the browser?
what version are u using cuz i do not have that option ???
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: logos on March 07, 2011, 05:12:24 PM
okay downloading...
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: sded on March 07, 2011, 05:14:13 PM
Interesting.  ???  I am running AIS-1021 with the FW disabled.  W7x64SP1.
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Rednose on March 07, 2011, 05:16:12 PM
okay downloading...

Me too :)

Greetz, Red.
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: firzen771 on March 07, 2011, 05:17:50 PM
Interesting.  ???  I am running AIS-1021 with the FW disabled.  W7x64SP1.

this is wat mine looks like
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: flabergusted on March 07, 2011, 05:18:38 PM
Hey there,

the new update stops gameguard from working properly. Could you fix it please?
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: sded on March 07, 2011, 05:22:37 PM
Interesting.  ???  I am running AIS-1021 with the FW disabled.  W7x64SP1.

this is wat mine looks like
I wonder where the top line went ???  This looks like the top of the old GUI.  Maybe a bad upgrade or ???
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Coccinelle on March 07, 2011, 05:27:12 PM
The gadget resizing is indeed a feature of Windows 7. There's nothing like this in Vista.

Thank you Vlk for that reply. That what i thought too. I just needed to be sure that its was indeed one feature of Windows 7.

I hope you guys can reproduce the 4 problems i said if not i can show any pictures on where u can see it.

Just ask and i will do it with pleasures.

Thank you again,
Mr.Agent

The gadget if fine but is littel bit big.
May be littel and discrete by more moderne and fashion. :)
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: firzen771 on March 07, 2011, 05:29:22 PM
Interesting.  ???  I am running AIS-1021 with the FW disabled.  W7x64SP1.

this is wat mine looks like
I wonder where the top line went ???  This looks like the top of the old GUI.  Maybe a bad upgrade or ???
idk but i did a clean install (v6.0.1000)
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Rednose on March 07, 2011, 05:29:58 PM
Reminds me that I have to make an image backup first, because I didn't do that yesterday. I will report back later :)

Greetz, Red.
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: sded on March 07, 2011, 05:32:03 PM
Interesting.  ???  I am running AIS-1021 with the FW disabled.  W7x64SP1.

this is wat mine looks like
I wonder where the top line went ???  This looks like the top of the old GUI.  Maybe a bad upgrade or ???
idk but i did a clean install (v6.0.1000)
Did you install 1000 or 1021?
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: firzen771 on March 07, 2011, 05:42:14 PM
im stil on 6.0.1000, i was asking why that was removed out of curiosity because i didnt see it being put back in with this new builds release notes
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: hectic-mmv on March 07, 2011, 06:06:41 PM
Hey there,

the new update stops gameguard from working properly. Could you fix it please?

Hi,

please, can you be more specific? What is the game name, what operation system are you running...

thanks a lot,
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: hayc59 on March 07, 2011, 06:19:20 PM
The issue with Outpost firewall is indeed fixed! Thank you!!!! ;D
That is great news!!
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: hayc59 on March 07, 2011, 06:25:41 PM
downloaded and installed..so far so good, thank you
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: essexboy on March 07, 2011, 07:03:43 PM
Win 7 64bit - nary a problem to be seen  ;D
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: firzen771 on March 07, 2011, 08:02:06 PM
i reported a problem in the sandbox settings weeks ago where the same setting option is repeated in both the Paramters section and the Web Browsers section, i dont see it listed as being fixed tho, any news on that?

plus i just noticed that in v6 thers no longer an option to automatically delete the contents of the sandbox when u close the browser, why was that removed? because that was a feature i actually liked to have

alrite, so i installed this prerelease version and the option to automatically delete sandbox contents is now there for me, so thats good.

but there is still the issue of the SAME setting being repeated twice in the 2 different sections of the sandbox's settings
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: danny96 on March 07, 2011, 08:03:44 PM
Thank you for new version  ;)
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: bri on March 07, 2011, 08:04:29 PM
can someone from avast(pk-anyone) tell me when or if the win 7 64 bit problem with sandboxing and adobe flash&java will ever be fixed?its been a problem since version 5 began.
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=70622.0
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: cadremis on March 07, 2011, 08:16:03 PM
I just installed it on the top ot the last version and everything is running fine right here in windows 7...rm
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Rednose on March 07, 2011, 08:16:39 PM
So far so good :)

Only after booting the sidebar crashed ( I never had that before ). Further boots seems to have solved it.

Greetz, Red.
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: dj_g on March 07, 2011, 08:21:44 PM
The issue with Outpost firewall is indeed fixed! Thank you!!!! ;D
+1

But I noticed that now in my dual-monitor setup the pop-up windows don't show up in the second monitor when I move the main UI window to it, instead showing in the first.
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: danny96 on March 07, 2011, 08:24:18 PM
they missed one big change -
finally translated WebRep into other languages!!!
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: essexboy on March 07, 2011, 08:35:13 PM
can someone from avast(pk-anyone) tell me when or if the win 7 64 bit problem with sandboxing and adobe flash&java will ever be fixed?its been a problem since version 5 began.
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=70622.0
What I did was download and install the 64 bit flash in normal mode and it now works in a sandboxed IE64bit http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer10_square.html  I have not tried Java as I do not use it
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: bri on March 07, 2011, 08:46:59 PM
essexboy by normal mode you mean not sandboxed or not in ie protected mode?
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: essexboy on March 07, 2011, 08:49:47 PM
Correct I downloaded the square flash player using a non sandboxed IE9 to the desktop
Installed and then ran again unprotected.
Flashed up the 64 bit browser in a sandbox and Youtube videos played fine
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: bri on March 07, 2011, 08:53:24 PM
ill try that but the thing with that problem with both flash and java is it didnt happen all the time but just enough to be annoying.thanks

java problem still exists,just ran into it.
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: YLAP on March 07, 2011, 09:05:29 PM
I know, it's not bug, but then I press Like avast? > Rate & Review avast! RATE NOW I get "Page not found" on AIS. Page I'm redirected is http://download.cnet.com/Avast-Internet-Security/3000-18510_4-75095376.html#submitReview
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Vlk on March 07, 2011, 09:18:35 PM
I know, it's not bug, but then I press Like avast? > Rate & Review avast! RATE NOW I get "Page not found" on AIS. Page I'm redirected is http://download.cnet.com/Avast-Internet-Security/3000-18510_4-75095376.html#submitReview

The link is working fine here... Are you saying that if you click the link above, you get a Page not Found?
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: YLAP on March 07, 2011, 09:23:22 PM
The link is working fine here... Are you saying that if you click the link above, you get a Page not Found?

What's strange... Now it works for me too from avast interface...  ??? Maybe Cnet had mirror problem at that moment...

Edit: Not working again. Maybe it's protection for one IP address or something...  ???
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Lars-Erik on March 07, 2011, 09:47:28 PM
Two things I noticed on my Win XP (can't post to the "Beta" forum for some reason).

1) Still hangs at XP shutdown

2) After Windows start it takes forever to start programs.
   The "file shield" monitor shows that avast is scanning lots of programs all over the HDD.
   Seems like it is scanning ALL programs that there are shortcuts for in the Start Menu.
   Very annoying. Takes 5 minutes to get mail and web-browser up and running first time.
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: giogio on March 07, 2011, 09:48:02 PM
Testing fine here on Xp Sp3 with free and Pro version!
 :)
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: YoKenny on March 07, 2011, 09:53:37 PM
Two things I noticed on my Win XP (can't post to the "Beta" forum for some reason).

1) Still hangs at XP shutdown

2) After Windows start it takes forever to start programs.
   The "file shield" monitor shows that avast is scanning lots of programs all over the HDD.
   Seems like it is scanning ALL programs that there are shortcuts for in the Start Menu.
   Very annoying. Takes 5 minutes to get mail and web-browser up and running first time.
Please stick to your topic:
XP hangs at shutdown after upgrading to 6.0
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=73088.0
 
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Mr.Agent on March 07, 2011, 09:54:25 PM
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=72009.0. i added a 5nd now Vlk. Its going crazy those glitchs. I hope that going be fixed.
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Lars-Erik on March 07, 2011, 10:01:23 PM
Ohhh... One more thing with the beta:

Once I installed it it scanned all the time (globe keeped turing).
I checked the "file shield" and it was scanning "AvastUI.exe" over and over and over (all the time).
Had to add it to the ignore list to free enough CPU to do anything else on my system :-)
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Lord Ami on March 07, 2011, 10:02:04 PM
The link is working fine here... Are you saying that if you click the link above, you get a Page not Found?

What's strange... Now it works for me too from avast interface...  ??? Maybe Cnet had mirror problem at that moment...

Edit: Not working again. Maybe it's protection for one IP address or something...  ???

I think it's Cnet's problem or so. Most cnet download links (download.com) doesn't work for me either. This problem has been around for quite a while and my ISP said that it's not their (ISP) problem...
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: firzen771 on March 07, 2011, 10:11:21 PM
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=72009.0. i added a 5nd now Vlk. Its going crazy those glitchs. I hope that going be fixed.

5th u mean...
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Coolmario88 on March 07, 2011, 10:27:22 PM
Should I update?  Is there any bugs or problems that I should be worried about?
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: essexboy on March 07, 2011, 10:30:14 PM
None that I have noticed  ;D
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Gopher John on March 07, 2011, 10:37:53 PM
No problems with the overinstall of 6.0.1000 to 6.0.1021.  Seems like a solid update.

I'd still like to know the answer to my question about the clean install I posted.http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=73110.msg608588#msg608588 (http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=73110.msg608588#msg608588)
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Coolmario88 on March 07, 2011, 10:50:53 PM
Updating :)  If I have any problems I'm going to use Avast Pro the 30 trail that is on download.com
Edit: If Any problems I guess I will just the installer of 6.0 stable. I have old avast installers on my flash from 5.0 and 5.1 and 6.0 :P
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Lars-Erik on March 07, 2011, 10:52:14 PM
Hmmm... Used the cleaning utility to uninstall all traces of avast!
Then installed the beta.
Same problem. The file shield scans ALL .exe files pointed to bt Start Menu shortcuts at boot.
And while it does that it is impossible to do anything (takes all CPU power).
Why is it doing this? Have never seen this in any previous version.
Is there a way to prevent this (programs will be scanned when I run them anyway, right)?
It's very annoying (ok, I haven't gotten the worlds fastet system, but anyway).

BTW: My XP SP3 still hangs at shutdown when avast is active.
     I'll try disabling each shield one by one and see which one is guilty :-)
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: XP. on March 07, 2011, 10:55:29 PM
I can't run Anticheats systems for Counter-Strike in Windows XP SP3 + Avast 6.0.1000 and 6.0.1021 but in Win7 no problems and can play, I had to reinstall 5.1.889 and works.

Are working on it?
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Coolmario88 on March 07, 2011, 11:05:45 PM
Just finished the update :) There was a lag for me at start up. and The Script shiled still doesn't scan websites in IE9...
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Lisandro on March 07, 2011, 11:08:34 PM
Same problem. The file shield scans ALL .exe files pointed to bt Start Menu shortcuts at boot.
Until avast populates the permanent cache.
To accelerate the process, run a full scanning and remember to mark both options to populate the caches.
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: jcvo on March 07, 2011, 11:10:17 PM
Update after update is a joke for users

antivirus stabilize at least a few months

 :'( :-X
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Lars-Erik on March 07, 2011, 11:11:38 PM
Same problem. The file shield scans ALL .exe files pointed to bt Start Menu shortcuts at boot.
Until avast populates the permanent cache.
To accelerate the process, run a full scanning and remember to mark both options to populate the caches.

Nope. Happends each time I start my computer.
Also it keeps scanning "AvastUI.exe" over and over and over and over.... :-(

I'll attach an image...
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: igor on March 07, 2011, 11:14:03 PM
Update after update is a joke for users

antivirus stabilize at least a few months

Well, most users are happy with updates, bringing new features.
If you're not, nobody forces you to install them, right?

Besides, the world of malware is evolving, it's necessary to react. It's not possible to wait "a few months" to deploy new protection measures.
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Lisandro on March 07, 2011, 11:18:32 PM
Update after update is a joke for users

antivirus stabilize at least a few months

Well, most users are happy with updates, bringing new features.
If you're not, nobody forces you to install them, right?

+1
Development requires updates.
avast updates (and betas) are very stable (in most general).
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Mr.Agent on March 07, 2011, 11:20:36 PM
If there wasnt updates there would be bugs/glitchs and peoples wouldnt be very happy.
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: doktornotor on March 07, 2011, 11:23:14 PM
Release early, release often (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Release_early,_release_often) :P 8)
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Dch48 on March 07, 2011, 11:31:21 PM
Update after update is a joke for users

antivirus stabilize at least a few months

 :'( :-X
An update was needed for XP users in particular. The sandboxing was not working right for one thing.

I don't usually do it but I downloaded this new version and opened the installer. It asked if I wanted to update from 6.0.1000 to 6.0.1021. I said yes and it completed in about 20 seconds and then said a reboot was needed. After the restart everything seems fine and all my settings were retained so I'm happy so far.

One question though. What are / were the social networking features? I selected to not show them and nothing changed at all in the GUI. I turned off the recommendations and the green "Like Avast" button disappeared.
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: DJBone on March 08, 2011, 12:14:39 AM
AIS running fine on my Win7 Home Premium 32bit  :)

DJBone
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: doktornotor on March 08, 2011, 12:20:33 AM
One question though. What are / were the social networking features? I selected to not show them and nothing changed at all in the GUI. I turned off the recommendations and the green "Like Avast" button disappeared.

There is some Twitter or whatever icon on virus detection popup which posts someone like "Whoa, avast! just saved my ass" or something similar. I guess you can live without it.  ;D
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Coolmario88 on March 08, 2011, 12:55:10 AM
 :D This Update version fix one of the bugs of mine and that is the scroll bars being inside of Webrep :D  the webrep thing looks like it did in IE8 now!  ;D
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: DBone on March 08, 2011, 01:03:12 AM
Updated manually, and it went smooth as silk. I really like the option to have the "Protected by avast!" show on boot. Normally I hate things like this, but with avast!, it looks extremely professional, and I think it's a cool touch! Kudos for letting the user choose.

Great work avast! team. You guys are listening to the users, and it shows..........THANKS!! ;D
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: DJBone on March 08, 2011, 01:07:34 AM
This version increases my scan-speed on a quick-scan very much!!!!

6.0.1000 at about 21 minutes
6.0.1021 at about 15 minutes!!!

DJBone
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: sooners2win on March 08, 2011, 02:28:15 AM
Yes! Webrep working on 64bit Vista, I knew Avast would get it fixed!

Also full scan on my laptop went from 31 minutes to 15:37 !!!
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Lars-Erik on March 08, 2011, 03:00:29 AM
I have moved the discussion of the XP problem (shutdown and continuous scanning of files) to a new thread, since they where spread on two threads and somehow I think the problems might be linked (as both seems to have with the "file shield"). The new thread is at:  http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=73164.0
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: cadremis on March 08, 2011, 03:19:50 AM
I have a problem in my Windows Xp Home computer, the problem is that PrivateFirewall never stops to ask to allow AvastSvc.exe... I am going to uninstall this version an re-install and let you know if it solves the problmems since it is impossible to work like this, my coputer does not let me anything.

See attached...rm
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: cadremis on March 08, 2011, 03:49:14 AM
I will have to go back to the last stable no beta version, I really can work with this beta since privatefirewall never stops asking me to allow avastsvc.exe

rm
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Coolmario88 on March 08, 2011, 03:58:11 AM
Is this a bug? When this version of avast detects a virus the pop up and sound takes like 3-5 seconds to play. (Might not be for other users but for me this might be a bug) ?
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: sded on March 08, 2011, 04:05:35 AM
I am just a novice with PF, trying it out on an old Vista computer with Avast! 6 Free,  and don't have this problem.  Are you running on the "Office" profile?  Does it help to go to PF/Process Monitor, right click, and set avastsvc.exe to "allow" there?  
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: cadremis on March 08, 2011, 04:22:27 AM
I am just a novice with PF, trying it out on an old Vista computer with Avast! 6 Free,  and don't have this problem.  Are you running on the "Office" profile?  Does it help to go to PF/Process Monitor, right click, and set avastsvc.exe to "allow" there?  

I have been using PF for a long time and I am using the last version, my problem is only in my XP computer, see my signature. I don't experience this problem in my Windows 7 computer...
I am using the home profile and setting avastsvc.exe to allow does not help either.

I guess the problem is because something is not digitally signed, that is what PF says..rm
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: sded on March 08, 2011, 04:25:14 AM
I see there is a new PF 7.0.23.4 that fixed some bugs; probably worth an update.  I don't have XP to try anything with.  Also worth asking PF support; they seem to respond to trouble tickets very rapidly
Title: Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021] - crashes outlook
Post by: osmosis on March 08, 2011, 05:33:53 AM
Outlook 2007 Win7/64. Outlook crashes when Avast detects Malware.  Malware blocked Win32 Trojen-Gen (DHL label.exe) Popup opens says moved to chest, then crashed outlook.  Reopen outlook and it again detects the Malware and again crashes.
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: cadremis on March 08, 2011, 06:04:58 AM
I see there is a new PF 7.0.23.4 that fixed some bugs; probably worth an update.  I don't have XP to try anything with.  Also worth asking PF support; they seem to respond to trouble tickets very rapidly

PF 7.0.23.4 is the one I'm using in both PC's... rm
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: imkhalid on March 08, 2011, 07:28:58 AM
Stable 6.0.1021 version release date,week or estimated time of arrival ???  :)
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Asyn on March 08, 2011, 07:44:12 AM
Stable 6.0.1021 version release date,week or estimated time of arrival ???  :)

Rather soon, but the version name may vary. ;)
asyn
Title: Re: Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021] - crashes outlook
Post by: lukas.hasik on March 08, 2011, 09:16:17 AM
Outlook 2007 Win7/64. Outlook crashes when Avast detects Malware.  Malware blocked Win32 Trojen-Gen (DHL label.exe) Popup opens says moved to chest, then crashed outlook.  Reopen outlook and it again detects the Malware and again crashes.

Is there any dump available after the crash? Or an message in event log?
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: whizkidraj on March 08, 2011, 10:19:27 AM
Cant update Avast free 6.0.1000 to 6.0.1021 from the GUI. So ALLs not well here  >:(
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Asyn on March 08, 2011, 10:22:31 AM
Cant update Avast free 6.0.1000 to 6.0.1021 from the GUI. So ALLs not well here  >:(

You can't update from the GUI, as this is a Pre-Release version.
You have to wait for the final or use the installer on page one. ;)
asyn
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: zhaofeipeng911 on March 08, 2011, 12:54:29 PM
 ;D ;D
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: DJBone on March 08, 2011, 12:57:19 PM
;D ;D

What do you want to say with the pictures???

DJBone
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: ShaneARay on March 08, 2011, 01:00:41 PM
I think he's saying that the "News Service" really needs an updated headline ;)
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Pablo Jakelaitis on March 08, 2011, 01:06:48 PM
Hello,

Thanks to team Avast!, for your great support, I just swapping and installing Antivirus avast!, and now I help others with my knowledge, the Portuguese forum.
Title: Re: Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021] - crashes outlook
Post by: osmosis on March 08, 2011, 03:38:39 PM
Outlook 2007 Win7/64. Outlook crashes when Avast detects Malware.  Malware blocked Win32 Trojen-Gen (DHL label.exe) Popup opens says moved to chest, then crashed outlook.  Reopen outlook and it again detects the Malware and again crashes.

Is there any dump available after the crash? Or an message in event log?

I didn't look. The avast popup appeared and said it moved the item to the chest. But then got the "outlook stopped responding" dialog box and then outlook crashed. After 4 crashes I turned off the mail shield. Then opened Outlook and found 5 of the 'dhl_label.exe" emails that I seem to get every few days in my junk folder and 4 in the chest.  Avast evidently moved them to the chest one at a time before crashing but couldn't handle the subsequent email.  I deleted all the emails manually then turned the mail shield back on.  I have gotten these emails before with this same attachment and previously it found them and continued on as expected.
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Nesivos on March 08, 2011, 04:54:10 PM
The gadget resizing is indeed a feature of Windows 7. There's nothing like this in Vista.

Thank you Vlk for that reply. That what i thought too. I just needed to be sure that its was indeed one feature of Windows 7.

I hope you guys can reproduce the 4 problems i said if not i can show any pictures on where u can see it.

Just ask and i will do it with pleasures.

Thank you again,
Mr.Agent

Actally gadgets have two sizes in Vista; i.e. large and small. :)

Quote
Windows Desktop Gadgets

A gadget has two sizes: small and large. The small size is used to display the information concisely, whereas the large size displays the information in detail. In Windows Vista, these sizes correspond to whether they are docked or floating. When docked, they run in their small size, and when floating they run in their large size. By default in both Windows Vista and Windows 7, the gadget is added to the desktop in its concise, docked state.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd834142.aspx

So my question is:

In Vista can the Avast Gadget be changed between a floating and docked state?
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: danny96 on March 08, 2011, 04:55:25 PM
I'm right back with new list of suggestions ;)
1* Please add the rootkit scan log so we will can see them in scan logs [someone already asked]
2* Please create a new section in scans named "special scans" and there you will can set-up the special scans there(explorer scan, screensaver...) - who want to go to settings check the show special scans in avast ui when it can have special section (i dont like when it's between normal scans)
3* Advanced settings for Script & network shield. Both need to set-up generating report files (behavior shield also need report file section). Script shield should have possiblity to set-up heuristics and action when bad script found. Network shield should have to set-up excludes.
4* More Options for WebRep - some checkboxes with: warn when the website has too bad votes, warn when the website is unkown, warn when the website contains inappropriate content for children. (why not let it configurable?). Then set-up if will be showed user's reputations or just from virus lab.
5* Make scan sheduling more advanced. Add possiblity for scaning every X hours (like AVG has!). Then I hate when I have scheduled scan for 1:00 PM and I switch on computer one minute later - you have bad luck and you need to run it manually. So you should add possiblity to check when there shouldn't be scan that wasn't runned and when yes then automatically start the scheduled scan.

Please take this just like my stupid ideas but I think that some of them are useful.
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Nesivos on March 08, 2011, 05:10:21 PM

+1

But I noticed that now in my dual-monitor setup the pop-up windows don't show up in the second monitor when I move the main UI window to it, instead showing in the first.

Same here with dual monitors.

Also on my setup that is using the ATI Radeon HD 4200 built in graphics card the GUI does not lock on the monitor when you click on the rectangle next to the "X" in the upper right.
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Nesivos on March 08, 2011, 05:18:07 PM
The link is working fine here... Are you saying that if you click the link above, you get a Page not Found?

What's strange... Now it works for me too from avast interface...  ??? Maybe Cnet had mirror problem at that moment...

Edit: Not working again. Maybe it's protection for one IP address or something...  ???

I think it's Cnet's problem or so. Most cnet download links (download.com) doesn't work for me either. This problem has been around for quite a while and my ISP said that it's not their (ISP) problem...

I use CNET almost exclusively for all my downloads and have for years.  I try a lot of new programs so I using their website quite often.

To my recollection I have never had a problem downloading anything from CNET :)
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Nesivos on March 08, 2011, 05:27:50 PM
This version increases my scan-speed on a quick-scan very much!!!!

6.0.1000 at about 21 minutes
6.0.1021 at about 15 minutes!!!

DJBone

Memory Scan is also a lot faster on this Beta.  Down to 62 seconds with Thunderbird 3.19 and Firefox 4.0 Beta12 loaded with about 20 addons enabled and 9 tabs open.
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Nesivos on March 08, 2011, 06:19:55 PM
This version increases my scan-speed on a quick-scan very much!!!!

6.0.1000 at about 21 minutes
6.0.1021 at about 15 minutes!!!

DJBone

Memory Scan is also a lot faster on this Beta.  Down to 62 seconds with Thunderbird 3.19 and Firefox 4.0 Beta12 loaded with about 20 addons enabled and 9 tabs open.

To expand on my comment above. I had a total of about 60 processes running including nine programs.

Total RAM 3.8GB
RAM being used about 1.5GB
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: spg SCOTT on March 08, 2011, 06:49:16 PM
I'm right back with new list of suggestions ;)
1* Please add the rootkit scan log so we will can see them in scan logs [someone already asked]
The logs are in the log folder:
XP –> C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\AVAST Software\Avast\log\aswAr.log
Vista/7 –>C:\ProgramData\AVAST Software\Avast\log\aswAr.log
Quote
2* Please create a new section in scans named "special scans" and there you will can set-up the special scans there(explorer scan, screensaver...) - who want to go to settings check the show special scans in avast ui when it can have special section (i dont like when it's between normal scans)
What is wrong with where they are now?
IMHO they are scans that only more advanced users would want to tweak...they already have their own 'special scans' section in the settings...

Quote
3* Advanced settings for Script & network shield. Both need to set-up generating report files (behavior shield also need report file section). Script shield should have possiblity to set-up heuristics and action when bad script found. Network shield should have to set-up excludes.
Can't comment really on script shield, but I doubt network shield will ever have exclusion lists. The network shield block list is generally reserved for known malware distribution sites, so having an option to exclude something there would not be a good option.
Quote
4* More Options for WebRep - some checkboxes with: warn when the website has too bad votes, warn when the website is unkown, warn when the website contains inappropriate content for children. (why not let it configurable?). Then set-up if will be showed user's reputations or just from virus lab.
As you know already, webrep is being improved constantly so things may be included later...
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: aritzilla on March 08, 2011, 07:27:58 PM
Hello!!

I have tested this release and this issue, that appears with version 6.0.1000, is´t solved

http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=72798.0

The problem is that several persons get incomplete listings of files shared on the network, using smb for streaming and sharing files.

Thanks.

Bye.
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: mattburles on March 08, 2011, 07:59:59 PM
great update! hope the official build is out by friday! :)
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: freeforever03 on March 08, 2011, 11:12:31 PM
I just installed version 6.0.1021 over version 6.0.1000 on Windows 7 (X86). So far everything is working well.
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Pablo Jakelaitis on March 09, 2011, 12:07:44 AM
Hello,

I inform you that there is a bug in webrep because he is still in English, but had informed me that the translations were completed.

I would like it to be resolved.
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Lisandro on March 09, 2011, 12:11:01 AM
Hello,

I inform you that there is a bug in webrep because he is still in English, but had informed me that the translations were completed.

I would like it to be resolved.
Seems a bug. It's in English and it should be in Portuguese as it was already translated in early January, before even version 6 final release.
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Hopper15 on March 09, 2011, 12:25:19 AM
update went fine for me.
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: happy avast user on March 09, 2011, 12:28:08 AM
Hi,

For me the Pre-release version (6.0.1021) did NOT work at all, it keeps freezing and my system hangs so gone back to (6.0.1000)

happy avast user :-)
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Pablo Jakelaitis on March 09, 2011, 12:48:48 AM
Hello,

As Tech said, there's a bug, and also in the language folder WebRep:

It only has the English language folder "en-US"

I do not know, but I think it must have been an error, and they did not put the folder with the other languages.
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: YoKenny on March 09, 2011, 01:03:26 AM
Hi,

For me the Pre-release version (6.0.1021) did NOT work at all, it keeps freezing and my system hangs so gone back to (6.0.1000)

happy avast user :-)
Add another GB of RAM and you will be a much happier avast! user.
Even Vista Home Basic can take advantage of 4GB RAM.
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Helmo on March 09, 2011, 03:05:54 AM

- gadget can now be removed by simply closing it


 :) yeah this is must fix
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: logo on March 09, 2011, 04:43:24 AM
installde from scrach.....works fine,do not blue now....well done
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Dwarden on March 09, 2011, 06:02:30 AM
does this version fix various BSOD issues (reported by me and others forum visitors) ?
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: CraigB on March 09, 2011, 06:29:28 AM
does this version fix various BSOD issues (reported by me and others forum visitors) ?
I suggest you go all the way back and read post number one for the fixes.
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: jimmycbf on March 09, 2011, 12:18:35 PM
I have just installed this version(6.0.1021). Everything runs very well.
Now the gadget works fine. Analysis's speed is higher.
Now I can print from my bank's page when I'm in the Safezone. Before, was impossible.

Regards
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: nnoa110 on March 09, 2011, 01:37:28 PM
Just installed this version over 6.0.1000 and everything seems to be working well  :)
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: danny96 on March 09, 2011, 01:59:28 PM
I'm right back with new list of suggestions ;)
1* Please add the rootkit scan log so we will can see them in scan logs [someone already asked]
The logs are in the log folder:
XP –> C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\AVAST Software\Avast\log\aswAr.log
Vista/7 –>C:\ProgramData\AVAST Software\Avast\log\aswAr.log
I know where are (*log) files. But I don't know why I cannot see memory/rootkit scan in scan history/scan logs

Anyway, thanks for your reply Scott.
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: logos on March 09, 2011, 02:52:37 PM
confirming that with this build quick scan now as fast as it use to be (with 5.1 and 5.0), ie 50% faster than with the first version of 6.0.
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Nesivos on March 09, 2011, 04:35:22 PM
Hi everyone,

- gadget can now be removed by simply closing it

Just to expand on what Vik wrote at least with regard to Windows 7 SP1 HP

If you click on the "X" the Gadget closes.

When you reboot it remains closed.

After closing the Avast Gadget if you want to place the Avast Gadget back on your Desktop right click your "Desktop", click on "Gadgets" and then double click on the "Avast Gadget" or right click on the "Avast Gadget" and then click on "Add".

If at any time you want to uninstall the Avast Gadget first close it then right click on your "Desktop", click on "Gadgets", right click on the "Avast Gadget" and then click on "Uninstall".

I did not try the "Uninstall" to see if it works.  

Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: ElArgentino on March 09, 2011, 07:05:11 PM
This new version fix the problem of avast 6 with Counter Strike 1.6 and sXe Injected?

The sandbox and the sXe injected are not compatible on Win XP SP3. The log of the sXe error confirm that:

Quote
2011/03/03 23:06:18 - Win XP (5.1.2600 Service Pack 3)
2011/03/03 23:06:18 - version: 11.6 (Fix 1)
2011/03/03 23:06:19 - open [77BFF566]
2011/03/03 23:06:19 - Platform: x86 detected
2011/03/03 23:06:19 - Starting Device Driver
2011/03/03 23:06:19 - service [C:\Archivos de programa\sXe Injected\ddsxei.sys]
2011/03/03 23:06:19 - Open manager OK
2011/03/03 23:06:22 - Create Service OK
2011/03/03 23:06:22 - Start Service OK
2011/03/03 23:06:22 - Service ready
2011/03/03 23:06:22 - Trying to open device[1]...
2011/03/03 23:06:22 - Service Handle OK
2011/03/03 23:06:22 - [35][7C91D1AE]
2011/03/03 23:06:22 - [32][7C91D17E]
2011/03/03 23:06:23 - [115][7C91DFAE]
2011/03/03 23:06:23 - [74][7C91D59E]
2011/03/03 23:06:23 - [AD][7C91D92E]
2011/03/03 23:06:23 - [7A][7C91D5FE]
2011/03/03 23:06:23 - [D5][7C91DBAE]
2011/03/03 23:06:23 - [89][7C91D6EE]
2011/03/03 23:06:23 - [FE][7C91DE3E]
2011/03/03 23:06:23 - [BA][7C91D9FE]
2011/03/03 23:06:24 - Waiting for game...
2011/03/03 23:09:02 - Proceso [explorer.exe](1808) injecting on PID (3368) -> (ALLOW)[1]
2011/03/03 23:09:02 - Intercepting error
2011/03/03 23:09:02 - sXe Injected will close
2011/03/03 23:09:02 - Error[007](b3a90a88)[00d](b3a90a2e)[07a](b3a924ca)[0bf](b3a90a1c)[0e3](b3a90a52)[0e9](b3a92448)[0ed](b3a90a64)[124](b3a90a40)[12a](b3a90a76)[136](b3a90960)[13f](b3a908b0)[163](b3a90908)[1f6](b3a90990)]
2011/03/03 23:09:04 - * Sending shutdown
2011/03/03 23:09:04 - * Termination
2011/03/03 23:09:05 - * Sending shutdown
2011/03/03 23:09:05 - * Termination
2011/03/03 23:09:06 - * Cleaning
2011/03/03 23:09:06 - * Stoping service
2011/03/03 23:09:06 - * Service stopped
2011/03/03 23:09:06 - * Service deleted
2011/03/03 23:09:07 - * Cleaning
2011/03/03 23:09:07 - GetLastError(1060)(El servicio especificado no existe como servicio instalado.

)
2011/03/03 23:09:07 - Open service error
2011/03/03 23:09:08 - * Cleaning
2011/03/03 23:09:08 - GetLastError(1060)(El servicio especificado no existe como servicio instalado.

)
2011/03/03 23:09:08 - Open service error

http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=72684.0

This problem not happen with avast 5 on WinXp or Avast 6 on Win7

I hope this new version fix this problem and we can return to play CS 1.6 with sXe Injected anticheat program
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Dwarden on March 09, 2011, 08:01:28 PM
does this version fix various BSOD issues (reported by me and others forum visitors) ?
I suggest you go all the way back and read post number one for the fixes.

Your comment was completely useless ...

while the changelog says nothing about BSOD fixes (onboot etc.) i went ahead and tried
BSODs I encoutered are gone
so it seems that some BSODs are fixed, so if You get these, this build is worth a shot
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Dch48 on March 09, 2011, 09:48:42 PM
If you're having problems with or just don't like the sandboxing in the free version, just turn it off. You'll still be getting the fine protection you've been used to getting from Avast!.
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: logos on March 09, 2011, 11:47:20 PM
okay after 24 hours of use, I can tell that 6.0.1021 beta solved the global speed issues that came with 6.0.1000. Thanks.

Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: xsteveuk on March 10, 2011, 02:57:07 AM
Hi,

I have win XP
When I click on the link free av beta
I get an error  that says  install failed 00000000 was "Spawning" ?
I have tried to download it again and get the same error
On the install window it has the changes higlighted

Am I doing something wrong - or is an error
it says installed sucessfully then it gives the error
000000000 update failed was spawing
and does not intall the update

I have tried a few times and gives me the same error  was spawning

I have no idea what that means - but I can't seem to install
the beta version (6.0.1021).

Thanks

Steve :)
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: CraigB on March 10, 2011, 07:04:26 AM
does this version fix various BSOD issues (reported by me and others forum visitors) ?
I suggest you go all the way back and read post number one for the fixes.

Your comment was completely useless ...

while the changelog says nothing about BSOD fixes (onboot etc.) i went ahead and tried
BSODs I encoutered are gone
so it seems that some BSODs are fixed, so if You get these, this build is worth a shot
I didn't comment on anything, it was a suggestion that you read the first post for fixes and i should have mentioned for you to try a search for your issue's but you tried the new build and your problems are gone so whats your problem.
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: BrollyLSSJ on March 10, 2011, 11:22:54 AM
This release is running fine on both my old P4 (3.0 GHz, 4 GB RAM, HD3850, Windows 7 32 Bit) and my Quadcore (Core 2 Quad 2.5 GHz, 4 GB RAM, GeForce GTS250, Windows 7 64 Bit).
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: mamanac on March 10, 2011, 01:47:52 PM
How to update offline ....
where ??? i have to download the update offline ???

Thanks
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Asyn on March 10, 2011, 02:40:58 PM
How to update offline ....
where ??? i have to download the update offline ???
Thanks

Not sure, what you mean..!!??
To update the program 'offline' you have to download the installer and run it on the machine, that has no connection.
To update the VPS: http://files.avast.com/iavs5x/vpsupd.exe (Same procedure as above)
asyn
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: logos on March 10, 2011, 04:00:16 PM
How to update offline ....
where ??? i have to download the update offline ???

Thanks

Indian Smoke Signals  ???

(http://www.istockphoto.com/file_thumbview_approve/8617425/2/istockphoto_8617425-indian-and-smoke-signals.jpg)
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Ashish Singh on March 10, 2011, 04:24:12 PM
How to update offline ....
where ??? i have to download the update offline ???

Thanks

Indian Smoke Signals  ???

(http://www.istockphoto.com/file_thumbview_approve/8617425/2/istockphoto_8617425-indian-and-smoke-signals.jpg)

For your kind info I must tell you that we Indians are best software developer than you. I can challenge you on that even a 10th standard boy know much better Linux, C, C++ and Java at least better than you. Many a time for any reason we may be disconnected from internet so this feature of ofline update is very very much inportant. Even if when we want our computer intentionally disconnected from internet but wanna keep avast updated.
        I think you people just wanna laugh on others.


India is the 3rd most powerful country in the world after america and china. Where do you stand ?????????
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: DavidCo on March 10, 2011, 04:39:45 PM
@ashishsingh1508
I am at a loss to know what you are talking about
Did you actually read and understand the following
Quote
i have to download the update offline

How can you download anything offline, but as you are so clever I am sure that you will enlighten us

Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Charyb on March 10, 2011, 04:47:36 PM
How to update offline ....
where ??? i have to download the update offline ???

Thanks

Go here to get Avast VPS updates. It can be downloaded to one computer then copied to a disk and installed on other computers.

http://www.avast.com/download-update

Why does there have to be so much BS on this forum? No need to insult anyones intelligence. It's a simple question with a simple answer.

Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Ashish Singh on March 10, 2011, 05:13:42 PM
Hi DavidCo,
     I think the reply given by Charyb must have cleared your doubts. Of course I am clever and for your kind info suppose u have some sensitive data in one of your pc and you don't want it to be connected to internet for example for security purposes  then you can download update files from some pc where internet connection is available then copy it to pen drive go to the pc which don't have internet copy the updates and update avast.
     
         Looks good na ?????? i know that actually we Indian always think something different. Its in our blood. thats why We have developed ourself so faster after independence and stand as a second largest economy in the world after china.......


Please let me know if you want any thing more.......?
   But never say bad words to anyone again.
Nobody knows UK people better than us.


Thanks alot for reading
Ashish Singh
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Ashish Singh on March 10, 2011, 05:21:23 PM
We indians cry on the sorrow of others. We always want to help anyone. thats why we helping even pakistan in their bad time.
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: DavidCo on March 10, 2011, 05:44:28 PM
Charyb
Post 144 by Asyn had already answered the question

ashishsingh1508
Smoke signals (different continent by the way) just means - help
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Charyb on March 10, 2011, 05:59:18 PM
@ashishsingh1508
I am at a loss to know what you are talking about
Did you actually read and understand the following
Quote
i have to download the update offline

How can you download anything offline, but as you are so clever I am sure that you will enlighten us



Charyb
Post 144 by Asyn had already answered the question

I realize this. Do you realize that this is an English speaking forum and that not everyone who visits here can speak or write fluent English? Things tend to get lost in translation. There are people that come from different backgrounds all over the globe. Sometimes things are not completely clear. If a person asks a question that is not perfectly, grammatically correct does that mean that they are clueless? Seems that some people tend to think that they are above the rest and like to criticize and insult.
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: logos on March 10, 2011, 06:10:48 PM


For your kind info I must tell you that we Indians are best software developer than you. I can challenge you on that even a 10th standard boy know much better Linux, C, C++ and Java at least better than you. Many a time for any reason we may be disconnected from internet so this feature of ofline update is very very much inportant. Even if when we want our computer intentionally disconnected from internet but wanna keep avast updated.
        I think you people just wanna laugh on others.


India is the 3rd most powerful country in the world after america and china. Where do you stand ?????????


you're on crack ???

1 my post was a joke and was not addressed to you
2 learn some geography, the joke was obviously referring to the American continent

3 I heard that sort of bullshit already about India, big power and all that crap, you guys have work to do
because you're cheap, period.

 ... as to being the third power of god knows what, is that what you mean ? (and be lucky that I didn't insert the pic here)

http://www.indiadaily.org/images/poor_indian.jpg

... for the others: I know that my answer is particularly offending, but he asked for it.
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Nesivos on March 10, 2011, 06:14:32 PM

you're on crack ???


+1

Its Charlie Sheen or a Charlie Sheen wannabe trolling :)
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: markinson on March 10, 2011, 07:36:37 PM
Please, if you think it could be important, do consider this thread: avast! Free Antivirus v 6.0.1000 vs Spyware Terminator v 2.8.2.192: error! (http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=72873.0).
In particular, THIS (http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=72873.msg609918#msg609918) post.
Thank you so much for your work!!!
markinson
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: TEO57 on March 10, 2011, 08:35:38 PM
I love Avast works very well. I tried Kaspersky 2012 on a virtual machine... tota failure, more modules are not compatible with the systems 64 bit .Congratulations you number one :-*
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: firzen771 on March 10, 2011, 08:37:41 PM
I love Avast works very well. I tried Kaspersky 2012 on a virtual machine... tota failure, more modules are not compatible with the systems 64 bit .Congratulations you number one :-*

well kaspersky 2012 is still in early beta so i wuldnt really compare it to that
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: claudiuc on March 10, 2011, 10:19:43 PM
I love Avast works very well. I tried Kaspersky 2012 on a virtual machine... tota failure, more modules are not compatible with the systems 64 bit .Congratulations you number one :-*

well kaspersky 2012 is still in early beta so i wuldnt really compare it to that
+1
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: The_ChamP on March 10, 2011, 10:42:47 PM
WTF is goin on here...where did countries come from  >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: BJ_GeOrgE on March 10, 2011, 11:30:45 PM
WTF is goin on here...where did countries come from  >:( >:( >:(

+1

internet and forums are made to communicate and bring people from all over the world together,share opinions,questions and answers..Logos said something that has been misunderstood by Ashishsingh and that drove to an unpleasant disagreement..its no ones fault and some bad things have been said here...but i think we can move on and leave this story behind,because at the end of the day we are all here for AVAST and its people(all of us).. 
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: mag on March 11, 2011, 12:37:23 AM

+1
Mene, Mene, Tekel u-Pharsin.
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Privateofcourse on March 11, 2011, 01:23:24 AM
I think I'll download this now...better late than never.


Oh, not related, but I LMAO at Nesivos's reply. Very good  ;D
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: superhumanbean on March 11, 2011, 01:28:41 AM
Avast hangs after scheduling a boot time scan. This issue was fixed in the current release version, but it appears to have come back. :(
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Privateofcourse on March 11, 2011, 01:42:56 AM
And Firefox is still not sandboxed if another instance is already open.
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Privateofcourse on March 11, 2011, 02:04:01 AM
Avast hangs after scheduling a boot time scan. This issue was fixed in the current release version, but it appears to have come back. :(

That must be a W7 thing then. Scheduled a boot time scan and on XP there was no problem.
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Ashish Singh on March 11, 2011, 02:38:36 AM
Hey logos wanna see this ?
      Actually why not some private discussion about it rather than here? Right na... Lets why not contact me on my email ID. If you want to tell me more about India? Actually I wanna know. Or give your email ID.
Why to disturb others?
         Waiting for reply on my email ID.

You are older than me and I still respect you.

Ashish Singh
     
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Ashish Singh on March 11, 2011, 02:42:55 AM
I think you understand that you have any doubts about hindus or Inida contact me I may enhance your knowledge
ashishsingh1508@gmail.com
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: mattburles on March 11, 2011, 03:03:11 AM
I thought this would have been out for final release by now. more bug fixes the better though so take your time :)
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Ashish Singh on March 11, 2011, 03:16:41 AM
Is there any way to make Avast 6 right click scan context menu smaller.
Instead full name of folder/file scan, lets say for example Scan With Avast.

When we right click we can just have "Scan with avast!" or "avast! scan"  I think avast can implement this in their final release. Isn't it? because some time we are bound to have a large file name for some clarification or info on that file. I mean as what that file belong to. So at that whenever we right click on that we get a large context menu.

Any expert suggestion on this?

Thanks
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Coccinelle on March 11, 2011, 03:28:53 AM
Is there any way to make Avast 6 right click scan context menu smaller.
Instead full name of folder/file scan, lets say for example Scan With Avast.

When we right click we can just have "Scan with avast!" or "avast! scan"  I think avast can implement this in their final release. Isn't it? because some time we are bound to have a large file name for some clarification or info on that file. I mean as what that file belong to. So at that whenever we right click on that we get a large context menu.

Any expert suggestion on this?

Thanks
Hello ,are is it possible to make the gadget Avast smaller? That will be very fashion.  :) I think now is too big. :o
Right click scan context menu is good to be smaller to.
Thank you.
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Coccinelle on March 11, 2011, 03:50:48 AM
The Right click scan context menu stay on 0% by all time scaning!!!I make a scan 7GB film  and he stay on 0%
http://i55.tinypic.com/dzgduf.png
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Ashish Singh on March 11, 2011, 04:28:22 AM
Hey ,
    I just noticed that avast don't scan script on Firefox 4 beta 12 but it does it on IE 8. Is it normal??????? or firefox not supported yet?
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Swarnava/Heaven GOD on March 11, 2011, 07:49:30 AM
WTF is goin on here...where did countries come from  >:( >:( >:(

+1

internet and forums are made to communicate and bring people from all over the world together,share opinions,questions and answers..Logos said something that has been misunderstood by Ashishsingh and that drove to an unpleasant disagreement..its no ones fault and some bad things have been said here...but i think we can move on and leave this story behind,because at the end of the day we are all here for AVAST and its people(all of us).. 

you are right...a technical help forum is becoming a india uk war league :x
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Asyn on March 11, 2011, 09:19:44 AM
Hey ,
    I just noticed that avast don't scan script on Firefox 4 beta 12 but it does it on IE 8. Is it normal??????? or firefox not supported yet?

FF is not supported, but this may change in the future.
asyn
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: 风葶云 on March 11, 2011, 10:46:15 AM
it is great
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Tyreman on March 11, 2011, 10:48:53 AM
Installed over
working fine
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: jrace on March 11, 2011, 12:02:15 PM
Just made a clean install and everything is working properly with Win7/32. No problems at all.
Good Job!
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: ESD on March 11, 2011, 02:23:38 PM
Pardon me if I'm posting in the wrong place about the wrong product, BUT I have an urgent alert for anyone trying to install the avast! 6.0 product vintage March 4, 2011.  Specifically, this product cannot be successfully installed in Windows XP Professional (and, I'm sure, "Home" as well) without at least Service Pack 2 (my installation CD has only SP1).  If such an installation is attempted, registry issues immediately arise that preclude booting up successfully.  However, the "back door" fix for this problem is to boot into Safe Mode, which appears NOT to be affected, to un-install 6.0, and then to re-install an earlier 5.0 or 5.1 version (e.g., 5.1.889).  This seemingly obvious problem can take a frustratingly long time to correlate and isolate, but it is very definitely a problem caused by the "premature" installation of avast! 6.0
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Asyn on March 11, 2011, 02:26:17 PM
Pardon me if I'm posting in the wrong place about the wrong product, BUT I have an urgent alert for anyone trying to install the avast! 6.0 product vintage March 4, 2011.  Specifically, this product cannot be successfully installed in Windows XP Professional (and, I'm sure, "Home" as well) without at least Service Pack 2 (my installation CD has only SP1).  If such an installation is attempted, registry issues immediately arise that preclude booting up successfully.  However, the "back door" fix for this problem is to boot into Safe Mode, which appears NOT to be affected, to un-install 6.0, and then to re-install an earlier 5.0 or 5.1 version (e.g., 5.1.889).  This seemingly obvious problem can take a frustratingly long time to correlate and isolate, but it is very definitely a problem caused by the "premature" installation of avast! 6.0

Better solution would be to update your XP. ;)
asyn
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: logos on March 11, 2011, 02:54:23 PM
(my installation CD has only SP1)

 >>>> it's called Windows Update ;D
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Privateofcourse on March 11, 2011, 04:38:30 PM
This version is noticeably slower than then stable release. Simply moving a file from the desktop to another folder will cause a delay as Avast intercepts and scans. It really is getting on my nerves. I can also hear my CPU working a lot harder than it was before. I don't know what has changed, but it isn't as transparent as the previous version.
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: logos on March 11, 2011, 05:03:57 PM
@Privateofcourse : well first after I complained about speed issues with V6 stable, I found the pre-release version to be much faster. And second, if you got such issues as what you describe in your post, then your Windows install is broken. Avast just doesn't do such things to systems.

 Issues with moving files, deleting files, etc... came with Vista and are still there off and on in Seven, explorer just breaks once in a while. Try to create another profile, and if this doesn't work, re-install Windows.Yes of course you could check what happens if you uninstall Avast first, if things are better or not. Which still wouldn't mean that Avast is the culprit, but Windows cannot deal anymore with Avast drivers >>> on your system.
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Privateofcourse on March 11, 2011, 05:47:44 PM
... Try to create another profile, and if this doesn't work, re-install Windows...

Yeah, right! Thanks for the great advice there.
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: logos on March 11, 2011, 06:01:07 PM
... Try to create another profile, and if this doesn't work, re-install Windows...

Yeah, right! Thanks for the great advice there.

well what did you expect  ::)
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Privateofcourse on March 11, 2011, 06:07:00 PM
Something less trite?  ::)
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: logos on March 11, 2011, 06:52:33 PM
Something less trite?  ::)

 >>> http://www.howstuffworks.com/  ??? ;D (this should suit your needs like a glove)
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Nesivos on March 11, 2011, 07:19:42 PM
Hey ,
    I just noticed that avast don't scan script on Firefox 4 beta 12 but it does it on IE 8. Is it normal??????? or firefox not supported yet?


Based upon my experience that are so many Firefox addons that handle bad scripts, unwanted cookies/trackers, ad networks, Malvartising

https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Malvertising (https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Malvertising)

and the like that one can do just fine in protecting themselves from the bad stuff using AIS, MBAM or SAS and Firefox along with a number of its addons.

If any Firefox users here would like to discuss these addons then feel free to send me a private message. :)
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Privateofcourse on March 11, 2011, 07:30:10 PM
>>> http://www.howstuffworks.com/  ??? ;D (this should suit your needs like a glove)

Oh no, I'm so enraged and offended...yawn
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: yuerkxkbcwpfwb on March 11, 2011, 08:22:51 PM
... Try to create another profile, and if this doesn't work, re-install Windows...

Yeah, right! Thanks for the great advice there.

well what did you expect  ::)

Privateofcourse, if YOU are see a problem that Logos does not, then YOU need a new computer .... it's how stuff works!  :o
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Privateofcourse on March 11, 2011, 08:27:37 PM
Que? I am from Barcelona. I no understand...
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: mattburles on March 11, 2011, 08:29:41 PM
 :P still waiting for a new pre-release or the public release.
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: YoKenny on March 11, 2011, 08:42:21 PM
Que? I am from Barcelona. I no understand...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-oH-TELcLE
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Privateofcourse on March 11, 2011, 08:58:11 PM
 ;D
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: YoKenny on March 11, 2011, 09:17:29 PM
;D
The USA people don't understand and non-English speakers are totally confused. ;)

I even understand Liverpudlian were the Beatles came from.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liverpool
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8LZGQ4MkvQ
Like Pink Floyd as well: 8)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8LZGQ4MkvQ
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: essexboy on March 11, 2011, 09:28:35 PM
Try manuel from fawlty towers  ;D
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: YoKenny on March 11, 2011, 09:36:52 PM
Try manuel from fawlty towers  ;D
He needs John Cleese to set him straighten up and to be able to walk: ;D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wippooDL6WE
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: mag on March 11, 2011, 09:58:33 PM
Try manuel from fawlty towers  ;D

or watery fowls, or flowery.....
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: mattburles on March 11, 2011, 10:08:30 PM
they definately need to release this now! getting off topic in here  ::)
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Privateofcourse on March 11, 2011, 10:11:48 PM
Just reverted to 6.0.1000 and everything working fine again. I'll wait for a 'stable' final release.
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: schmidthouse on March 11, 2011, 10:31:19 PM
Installed 1021 over 1000 on both XP's ...smooth and flawless. ;D
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: cynderella28 on March 11, 2011, 11:41:15 PM
Okay so I have avast 6.0.1 and it's working fine. Do I have to install this newest version?  Silly question maybe, but I just want to know. These updates  scare me because something usually goes wrong.  
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: mag on March 11, 2011, 11:45:12 PM
Okay so I have avast 6.0.1 and it's working fine. Do I have to install this newest version?  Silly question maybe, but I just want to know. These updates  scare me because something usually goes wrong.  
No. Best wait to get the prompt via the avast interface when it's offically released
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: cynderella28 on March 11, 2011, 11:47:46 PM
No. Best wait to get the prompt via the avast interface when it's offically released

So after that I do have to install it?
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: mag on March 11, 2011, 11:51:59 PM
No. Best wait to get the prompt via the avast interface when it's offically released

So after that I do have to install it?
You don't have to - but it's probably best that you do.

It's only a a single click, and it will just intall the necessary changes onto 6.0.1000.
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: cynderella28 on March 11, 2011, 11:59:11 PM
You don't have to - but it's probably best that you do.

It's only a a single click, and it will just intall the necessary changes onto 6.0.1000.

Okay thanks, I'll do it when the time comes.
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: ronnycopeh on March 12, 2011, 12:36:25 AM
installed with no problem but action center reports no antivirus or spyware program installed
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: avvidro on March 12, 2011, 01:06:27 AM
@Privateofcourse : well first after I complained about speed issues with V6 stable, I found the pre-release version to be much faster. And second, if you got such issues as what you describe in your post, then your Windows install is broken. Avast just doesn't do such things to systems.

If that allegations was nearly true, all AVs would be the same impact on the overall PC's performance, and no one would ask: "hey, what AV is low on resource, low in memory footprint and you don't notice it is there?"

And... once YOU found 1021 version faster, NOBODY has the right to find it slower instead? Common! If you are in PMS and has bad humour, it is better not o post anything, YOUR SILENCE would be a poem.
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: Lars-Erik on March 12, 2011, 01:15:21 AM
Short info: Solution to XP shutdown hang, avastUI.exe continuos scanning, and IntelliType shorcut delay is now here: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=73164.msg611433#msg611433
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: yuerkxkbcwpfwb on March 12, 2011, 02:41:22 AM
@Privateofcourse : well first after I complained about speed issues with V6 stable, I found the pre-release version to be much faster. And second, if you got such issues as what you describe in your post, then your Windows install is broken. Avast just doesn't do such things to systems.

And... once YOU found 1021 version faster, NOBODY has the right to find it slower instead? Common! If you are in PMS and has bad humour, it is better not o post anything, YOUR SILENCE would be a poem.

Do not waste Logos time with your pathetic attempt to understand computers. Logos is all knowing. His computer is the razors edge of software development. Beta, alpha and nightly builds all performing flawlessly as their coders intended. Just a glimpse of his computer desktop would leave you senseless. You could never understand. Your only option is to accept what Logos has written. Resistance is futile!
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: logos on March 12, 2011, 11:55:04 AM
Resistance is futile!

 :-*  :-* :-*
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: YoKenny on March 12, 2011, 02:10:43 PM
installed with no problem but action center reports no antivirus or spyware program installed
Please read:
Repairing and re-registering the WMI
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/repairwmi.htm
Works on Windows 7 as well.
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: YoKenny on March 12, 2011, 02:17:21 PM
Just reverted to 6.0.1000 and everything working fine again. I'll wait for a 'stable' final release.
Me to as it killed Acronis True Image Home 2011 for me:
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=73620.msg611388#msg611388
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: lisq666 on March 12, 2011, 02:23:26 PM
6.0.1021 Real-time protection virtual code using a program call sf.bin make the computer crash but 6.0.1000 don't have the problem.
I wish you can solve the problem , thank you!
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: igor on March 12, 2011, 02:29:59 PM
Sf.bin is part of the virus database, i.e. it's identical both in 6.0.1000 and 6.0.1021 (or even 5.1).
When exactly does it crash?
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: lisq666 on March 12, 2011, 02:34:30 PM
I don't know.When I open the explorer.exe,it is making the computer crash for five minutes!
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: igor on March 12, 2011, 02:42:34 PM
So... does "crash" actually mean "freeze"?
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: lisq666 on March 12, 2011, 02:58:16 PM
yes!
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: logos on March 12, 2011, 04:44:18 PM
since there's a new beta build, thread could be closed no ? ;)

Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: ronnycopeh on March 12, 2011, 11:56:31 PM
Repairing and re-registering the WMI doesn't help this, revert now all is good
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: reesd on May 24, 2011, 09:32:57 PM
3* Advanced settings for Script & network shield. Both need to set-up generating report files (behavior shield also need report file section). Script shield should have possiblity to set-up heuristics and action when bad script found. Network shield should have to set-up excludes.
Can't comment really on script shield, but I doubt network shield will ever have exclusion lists. The network shield block list is generally reserved for known malware distribution sites, so having an option to exclude something there would not be a good option.
Those lists can and have been wrong, or a user may want to use a site even if its on the list. Without exclusions the users is forced to turn off network protection - which is bad.

On the script side, some trusted sites generate a lot of scripts. Would be great for users who uses those sites to exclude them and avoid the latency/cpu hits.

Having a INI level setting at least be good.

Thanks,
d
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: SafeSurf on May 25, 2011, 12:49:38 AM
@ reesd,

Did you look at the date of the thread/last post (March 2011), and Avast version (6.0.1021) of the thread you posted in?  This isn't even for the current version of Avast, which is now v.6.0.1125.

This thread should be closed.
Title: Re: !! NEW !! Pre-release version of avast! [6.0.1021]
Post by: reesd on May 25, 2011, 02:56:52 PM
@ reesd,

Did you look at the date of the thread/last post (March 2011), and Avast version (6.0.1021) of the thread you posted in?  This isn't even for the current version of Avast, which is now v.6.0.1125.

This thread should be closed.

Yes, it's 1125 and it has the same issue. No settings for for script shield or network shield. I chose this thread to comment because it had the most discussion and the most recent discussion on these two issues.

Personally if I was starting the conversation I would have started a new thread rather than posting it in a version announcement, but I didn't and this is where the discussion and the people involved in it were located.

But hey, I don't want to ruffle anyone's feathers, so copied my post and quote to http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=72318.msg649682#msg649682 which is also related to this subject. Unfortunately its even older, so maybe I can look forward to someone commenting on it being an older thread there also :).

d