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Title: NEW PRODUCT - avast! Free Antivirus for Mac 7.0 (RELEASED 04/26/2012)
Post by: Vlk on May 24, 2011, 05:59:55 PM
We're glad to announce a new major version of "avast! Free Antivirus for Mac". The current popularity of Apple products also makes them more interesting for the bad guys so we thought it would be good to prepare for the battle sooner rather than later. The new version has been almost totally reworked compared with our previous solution for the Mac OS.

We're kicking off with three shields and an on-demand scan. The Web Shield together with the Mail Shield will check the vast majority of incoming data from the Internet. avast! Free Antivirus for Mac is also equipped with a File Shield, which scans all programs stored and executed from your hard drive. Everything is packed in a brand new GUI and is now available as a public beta.

Features:

Installation & Uninstallation:

If you have any comments of feedback, please start a new topic and/or respond to an existing one rather than bloating this particular thread.

Download from here: http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-mac


Many thanks
Vlk

CHANGELOG:

release 04/26/2012 (version 7.0, build 36770)

refresh 04/17/2012 (build 36618, offered automatically through automatic update if you have 36454)
 - Some crashes were fixed.
 - Many minor fixes.

refresh 03/22/2012 (build 36454):
- Program update capability (so this should be your last manual update!)
- Huge amount of bug fixes and minor enhancements everywhere.

refresh 02/27/2012 (build 36227):
- changes in GUI:
 * New scan type: Local Volume Scan
 * Redesign of the status screen.
 * Added new page for management of WebRep browser plug-ins.
- WebRep (new feature):
 * Web reputation plug-ins for web browsers (Safari, Firefox, Chrome are supported).
- Other:
 * Many bug fixes and minor enhancements almost everywhere.

refresh 12/21/2011 (build 35899):
- localization:
 * Fully localizable
 * English and Czech languages available at the moment
- changes in Filesystem Shield:
 * Customizable path exclusions
 * Smaller scan overhead for big files
 * Enhanced robustness
- changes in System Preferences plugin:
 * Dialog for path exclusions
- changes in GUI:
 * Small adjustments in layout and controls
 * Efficient scan log compression
 * Scan log export to plist format
 * Shield panes modified
 * Context menu for history tabs
 * New "Local Volume" scan type and enhanced scan dialog
 * Number of parallel scans limited
 * Improved communication between GUI and the scanning core
- changes in GUI helper:
 * New layout of pop-up messages
- changes in Mail Shield:
 * Fixed bug with connections to non-SSL servers

refresh 11/02/2011 (build 35600):
- changes in GUI:
 * Repair/Delete buttons now work on scan report for infected files.
 * Added buttons to clear history of shields.
 * Added context menu in Scan report page.
 * Fixes of assorted bugs.
- changes in MailShield:
 * Added IPV6 support.
 * Added advanced configuration in System Preferences.
 * Fix communication with mail server without SSL support.
 * Other minor fixes.
- changes in WebShield:
 * Added IPV6 support.
 * Fix connection problems with Kindle and ICQ.
 * Added advanced configuration in System Preferences.
- changes in FileSHield:
 * Few minor bug fixes.

refresh 09/22/2011 (build 32436):
- new daemonisation mechanism and install/uninstall scenario
 * all components guarded by the system (keepalive mode)
 * no additional delays in system shutdown/reboot process
- fixed kernel panic problems upon network shields uninstall
 * problematic cases are detected, auto-reboot offered
- fixed possible GUI-engine communication deadlock
- changes in scan reporting
 * new scan report design
- changes in the main window
 * new status screen design
 * tittle bar with preset/update buttons
- changes in the fileshield
 * enhanced robustness

refresh 09/01/2011 (build 30664):
 - fixed bug in Filesystem Shield which can under some circumstances
   prevent certain operations (e.g. emptying your Trash) in Finder with
   a message box some file is in use.
 - fixed bug during Uninstall, which can lead to system crash on Lion.
 - minor bug fixes and enhancements in GUI.

refresh 08/11/2011 (build 29138):
 - added support for Mac OS X 10.7 Lion (webshield & mailshield)
 - various minor bug fixes

refresh 07/29/2011 (build 28264):
- fixed startup mechanism
 * solved dock icon problems
 * window focus
 * drag'n'drop on dock
 * uninstall/reinstall compatibility
- new system-preferences Avast! pane
 * per-shield start/stop configuration
 * on-demand scan configuration
 * pop-message subsystem configuration
- GUI/scan bugfixes
 * shield statistics inconsistencies
 * volume scan / full system scan problems
- MacOS X 10.7 Lion workarounds
 * webshield and mailshield are disabled for now on 10.7
 * we're working on webshield/mailshield workaround for Lion
- prolonged lifetime of this beta (till  10/1/2011)

refresh 06/22/2011:
- explicit VPS update in the application menu
- fixed some issues of GUI with shield history
- scan report history has pop-up menu, allowing to delete scan reports.
- added preference pane in System Preferences
  (for now with few options about popups only, more will come later)
- dropped Growl dependency
- fixed various mailshield bugs
 * broken IMAP appends
 * broken IMAP starttls handling
 * broken connections to non SSL capable servers
- tons of other minor updates and fixes.

refresh 05/27/2011:
- fixed corruption of downloads over 4GB, caused  by the network shield

refresh 05/25/2011:
- fixed airport connectivity problem, caused by the setup of net shields on MacOS X 10.6.x
- fixed typo in "Start New Scan" page header
Title: Re: ** NEW PRODUCT ** Avast for Mac Beta
Post by: Llanziel on May 24, 2011, 06:15:28 PM
Interesting! Now AVAST will gain more popularity than it already have and several thanks from Mac Users.
Title: Re: ** NEW PRODUCT ** Avast for Mac Beta
Post by: .: Mac :. on May 25, 2011, 02:50:09 AM
Can we please remove the sticky about the old 3.11 Release Candidate now that this new beta is out?
Title: Re: ** NEW PRODUCT ** Avast for Mac Beta
Post by: Lisandro on May 25, 2011, 03:05:38 AM
Vlk, does it use the same virus definitions than the Windows version?
Are the updates incremental? Will the technology go for the Linux versions?

Thanks and congratulations!
Title: Re: ** NEW PRODUCT ** Avast for Mac Beta
Post by: .: Mac :. on May 25, 2011, 03:08:38 AM
Vlk, does it use the same virus definitions than the Windows version?
Are the updates incremental? Will the technology go for the Linux versions?

Thanks and congratulations!

Tech, The VPS is the same as the windows version, always has been for the Mac verison. Check for Updates is grayed out and not yet available, and it has yet to auto update so at this point It would seem no updates at all
Title: Re: ** NEW PRODUCT ** Avast for Mac Beta
Post by: Lisandro on May 25, 2011, 03:13:57 AM
Tech, The VPS is the same as the windows version, always has been for the Mac verison.
I know that... but as this is a new release...
Is it incremental?

And for the Linux users?
Title: Re: ** NEW PRODUCT ** Avast for Mac Beta
Post by: .: Mac :. on May 25, 2011, 03:19:26 AM
Tech,

I dont think its incremental yet, in fact it looks like it is still using the old v4.8 definitions  :( See screenshot attached
Title: Re: ** NEW PRODUCT ** Avast for Mac Beta
Post by: Vlk on May 25, 2011, 08:00:43 AM
Can we please remove the sticky about the old 3.11 Release Candidate now that this new beta is out?

Good point. Done.

I dont think its incremental yet, in fact it looks like it is still using the old v4.8 definitions  :(

The current beta is indeed still based on the v4.8 engine, but this will be changed before the official release. Plus, the detection rates of Mac malware is the same between avast 4/5/6 engines. The main point of the beta is to test features like the shields, which should be fully functional.

Thanks
Vlk
Title: Re: ** NEW PRODUCT ** Avast for Mac Beta
Post by: zilog on May 25, 2011, 09:00:53 AM
Vlk, does it use the same virus definitions than the Windows version?
Are the updates incremental? Will the technology go for the Linux versions?

Thanks and congratulations!

Hallo,
VPS is the same as for the windows counterpart. And yes, VPS is updated automatically in an incremental manner (it's not clickable by the user, but performed by th engine in background in this beta).

regards,
pc
Title: Re: ** NEW PRODUCT ** Avast for Mac Beta
Post by: zilog on May 25, 2011, 09:04:27 AM
Tech,

I dont think its incremental yet, in fact it looks like it is still using the old v4.8 definitions  :( See screenshot attached

Btw. VPS update is incremental for the Mac Avast since the 3.11 version (in 2.74 it wasn't incremental yet).

regards,
pc
Title: Re: ** NEW PRODUCT ** Avast for Mac Beta
Post by: avadas.de on May 25, 2011, 12:02:51 PM
Hello,

translated avast! Free Antivirus for Mac - Release Notes in the German avast! Community Forums (http://forum.avadas.de/threads/3127-avast!-Free-für-Mac-BETA).
Title: Re: ** NEW PRODUCT ** Avast for Mac Beta
Post by: zilog on May 25, 2011, 12:08:58 PM
Hello,

translated avast! Free Antivirus for Mac - Release Notes in the German avast! Community Forums (http://forum.avadas.de/threads/3127-avast!-Free-für-Mac-BETA).

Thanks, Adama.
We'll check that forum too for possible bug reports.

Regards,
pc
Title: Re: ** NEW PRODUCT ** Avast for Mac Beta
Post by: ravi16aug on May 25, 2011, 08:20:54 PM
Where do I report bugs?
Title: Re: ** NEW PRODUCT ** Avast for Mac Beta
Post by: mity on May 25, 2011, 08:29:31 PM
Where do I report bugs?

Just go here: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=5.0
and create new topic for each bug.

Regards.
Title: Re: ** NEW PRODUCT ** Avast for Mac Beta
Post by: Milos on May 26, 2011, 07:40:39 PM
avast not detected this malware: http://www.macrumors.com/2011/05/25/new-macdefender-variant-installs-without-admin-password-requirement/ ?



Hello,
send us the files to analyze, please.

Milos
Title: Re: ** NEW PRODUCT ** Avast for Mac Beta
Post by: ravi16aug on May 26, 2011, 08:08:42 PM
Well this not generating any confidence. This piece of malware has been the topic of active discussion over the last few days all over the Internet and you guys don't have a sample yet?
Title: Re: ** NEW PRODUCT ** Avast for Mac Beta
Post by: Milos on May 26, 2011, 08:16:47 PM
Well this not generating any confidence. This piece of malware has been the topic of active discussion over the last few days all over the Internet and you guys don't have a sample yet?

Yes, we have, but @iphone900 said that we don't detect them, so we need exactly that sample to analyze it (we don't have all files all over the world).

Milos
Title: Re: ** NEW PRODUCT ** Avast for Mac Beta
Post by: .: Mac :. on May 26, 2011, 08:17:44 PM
Well this not generating any confidence. This piece of malware has been the topic of active discussion over the last few days all over the Internet and you guys don't have a sample yet?

It's likely not very widespread. The news sites make a big deal out of every piece of Mac malware so more news coverage doesn't really mean it's widespread.
Title: Re: ** NEW PRODUCT ** Avast for Mac Beta
Post by: Vlk on May 26, 2011, 09:45:36 PM
avast not detected this malware: http://www.macrumors.com/2011/05/25/new-macdefender-variant-installs-without-admin-password-requirement/ ?


Why do you think so?
Title: Re: ** NEW PRODUCT ** Avast for Mac Beta
Post by: iphone900 on May 26, 2011, 10:41:27 PM
I don't know. I asked only the question
This question: Does avast detect this malware: http://www.macrumors.com/2011/05/25/new-macdefender-variant-installs-without-admin-password-requirement/ ?
Sorry my english is poor
Title: Re: ** NEW PRODUCT ** Avast for Mac Beta
Post by: ravi16aug on May 26, 2011, 10:57:17 PM
Anyone know how to uninstall the avast Beta? I deleted the .app file from application folder and that didn't remove avast from menu bar.
Title: Re: ** NEW PRODUCT ** Avast for Mac Beta
Post by: iphone900 on May 26, 2011, 11:02:30 PM
unnistall in menu bar first
Title: Re: ** NEW PRODUCT ** Avast for Mac Beta
Post by: ravi16aug on May 26, 2011, 11:33:46 PM
unnistall in menu bar first
how do i do that?
Title: Re: ** NEW PRODUCT ** Avast for Mac Beta
Post by: mity on May 26, 2011, 11:44:21 PM
unnistall in menu bar first
how do i do that?

I admit the uninstall is not yet too friendly. Right now the uninstall option is only in the menu of the main GUI app.

Unfortunately that's exactly what you have moved to Trash. So the easiest way for you is to restore it from Trash (if not yet emptied) or perform install again, then run the app and choose Uninstall from its menu.

Regards,
Mity
Title: Re: ** NEW PRODUCT ** Avast for Mac Beta
Post by: zilog on May 27, 2011, 08:30:26 AM
Anyone know how to uninstall the avast Beta? I deleted the .app file from application folder and that didn't remove avast from menu bar.

Hallo,
uninstall is available in the menubar (as written explicitly in the release notes). You can install the application again OR put the app from trashcan back to /Applications, and to the proper uninstall action.

pc
Title: Re: ** NEW PRODUCT ** Avast for Mac Beta
Post by: hy@ on May 29, 2011, 01:56:37 PM
hello, avast free antivirus for Mac has been updated daily? and i can use it for default antivirus until final release? (works with bugs only or with security risks) :)
Title: Re: ** NEW PRODUCT ** Avast for Mac Beta
Post by: hy@ on May 29, 2011, 05:19:08 PM
 ::) OK  ;D

I install Avast! Free For Mac Beta"  ;D

I'm so happy and thanks AVAST Team for free release :)

When finl version has been released? please use 2-ways for downlod:
1. by Apple App Store  :-\
2. download by AVAST site   ;)
Title: Re: ** NEW PRODUCT ** Avast for Mac Beta
Post by: tbb505 on May 30, 2011, 11:13:14 PM
This is great news, You have no idea how excited I am about this being released for Mac. This definitely shows drive and self worth within' your company...I can tell you're thinking of ways to protect both platforms.  Thanks for providing top notch products to us users.
Title: Re: ** NEW PRODUCT ** Avast for Mac Beta
Post by: zilog on May 31, 2011, 04:03:06 PM
::) OK  ;D

I install Avast! Free For Mac Beta"  ;D

I'm so happy and thanks AVAST Team for free release :)

When finl version has been released? please use 2-ways for downlod:
1. by Apple App Store  :-\
2. download by AVAST site   ;)

Hallo,
at the moment we don't publish this product on AppleStore, the application should be downloaded from the link pointing to our site (because of beta refreshing).

regards,
pc
Title: Re: ** NEW PRODUCT ** Avast for Mac Beta
Post by: bob3160 on June 01, 2011, 02:36:27 PM
Featured in Tweaking with Vishal:
http://www.askvg.com/download-beta-version-of-avast-free-antivirus-for-mac/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AskVG+%28AskVG%29 (http://www.askvg.com/download-beta-version-of-avast-free-antivirus-for-mac/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AskVG+%28AskVG%29)
Title: Re: ** NEW PRODUCT ** Avast for Mac Beta
Post by: avadas.de on June 03, 2011, 12:27:44 AM
Hello,

we also translated the official press release to German language now: avast! for Mac Press Release in the German Community Forums (http://forum.avadas.de/threads/3164-AVAST-ver%F6ffentlich-neue-Mac-Antivirus-Beta)

For now we received one feedback of a user who tested it. The product is properly working, but he asked why he can't disable Web and Mail-Shield seperatly from each other?
Title: Re: ** NEW PRODUCT ** Avast for Mac Beta
Post by: tumic on June 03, 2011, 03:15:13 PM
Please see the "Mailshield problem" thread for info about disabling/enabling network shields.
Title: Re: ** NEW PRODUCT ** Avast for Mac Beta
Post by: bob3160 on June 03, 2011, 04:39:19 PM
Please see the "Mailshield problem" thread for info about disabling/enabling network shields.
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=79257.msg652461#msg652461 (http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=79257.msg652461#msg652461)   :)
Title: Re: ** NEW PRODUCT ** Avast for Mac Beta
Post by: hy@ on June 03, 2011, 05:02:52 PM
AutoUpdate takes a few minutes?
VPS version: 110518-0 is still  8)
Title: Re: ** NEW PRODUCT ** Avast for Mac Beta
Post by: bluefloyd on June 04, 2011, 03:44:09 PM
I understand that in order for the Mail shield to work I have to deactivate SSL in my email client. In the first post it is noted that Avast automatically encrypts "outgoing" (I'm quite sure this has to read "incoming" instead, since we are talking about POP3/IMAP and not SMTP) traffic by default and that encryption can be enforced in the Mail shield settings. I have two questions concerning this statement:
1) How can I test and confirm that my incoming emails are indeed coming over an encrypted connection?
2) How can I access the Mail shield settings? I could not find any settings/preferences/... in the avast GUI.
Title: Re: ** NEW PRODUCT ** Avast for Mac Beta
Post by: OverHaze on June 04, 2011, 05:35:53 PM
Found mac defender on a poisoned search result for comedian Jen Kirkman. Was not detected by the mac beta but Avast 5 on windows found it just fine. In fairness it got past every mac anti-malware program I've thrown it against apart from Sophos and ClamAv (which sussed it on out of date definitions surprisingly) but this is THE mac malware you want to be defending against right now.
Title: Re: ** NEW PRODUCT ** Avast for Mac Beta
Post by: tumic on June 06, 2011, 10:08:00 AM
I understand that in order for the Mail shield to work I have to deactivate SSL in my email client. In the first post it is noted that Avast automatically encrypts "outgoing" (I'm quite sure this has to read "incoming" instead, since we are talking about POP3/IMAP and not SMTP) traffic by default and that encryption can be enforced in the Mail shield settings.

You are right, there should be of course incoming as we handle POP3/IMAP connections.

1) How can I test and confirm that my incoming emails are indeed coming over an encrypted connection?

You can do so for example using the wireshark (http://www.wireshark.org/ (http://www.wireshark.org/)) tool. During the IMAP/POP3 session you should see an unencrypted POP3/IMAP connection on your localhost interface (lo0) and an encrypted POPs/IMAPs session on the external interface.

2) How can I access the Mail shield settings? I could not find any settings/preferences/... in the avast GUI.

Currently it is not possible to configure the shields using the GUI, but you can use the configuration file

Code: [Select]
/Library/Application Support/Avast/com.avast.proxyclient.conf
to configure the network shields.
Title: Re: ** NEW PRODUCT ** Avast for Mac Beta
Post by: zilog on June 06, 2011, 05:10:09 PM
Found mac defender on a poisoned search result for comedian Jen Kirkman. Was not detected by the mac beta but Avast 5 on windows found it just fine. In fairness it got past every mac anti-malware program I've thrown it against apart from Sophos and ClamAv (which sussed it on out of date definitions surprisingly) but this is THE mac malware you want to be defending against right now.

Hallo, next beta-refresh will have all those flaws corrected.

regards,
pc
Title: Re: ** NEW PRODUCT ** Avast for Mac Beta
Post by: ravi16aug on June 06, 2011, 09:10:25 PM
Hallo, next refresh will have all those corrected, will be available in few days.

regards,
pc
This will be an automatic upgrade or the user will need to uninstall the existing build and install the fresh one?
Title: Re: ** NEW PRODUCT ** Avast for Mac Beta
Post by: zilog on June 10, 2011, 10:57:03 AM
Hallo, next refresh will have all those corrected, will be available in few days.

regards,
pc
This will be an automatic upgrade or the user will need to uninstall the existing build and install the fresh one?

Hallo,
these beta-builds must be updated by downloading the new package (and the old package will be automatically purged, when you start the new one). Virus database is updated automatically in background (or, newly, on request too).

regards,
pc
Title: Re: ** NEW PRODUCT ** Avast for Mac Beta
Post by: poundsmack on June 10, 2011, 07:35:03 PM
Does the current Avast beta for mac get rid of all the known various of Mac Defender?
Title: Re: ** NEW PRODUCT ** Avast for Mac Beta
Post by: avadas.de on June 10, 2011, 10:35:08 PM
Hello,

one of our users faces an issue with hanging for a few seconds at a blue screen between the Apple logo and the login screen at the startup procedure. Sometimes it continues after some seconds, sometimes it is completely stuck. Any idea?

Source (German language): http://forum.avadas.de/threads/3127-avast!-Free-f%C3%BCr-Mac-BETA?p=29274&viewfull=1#post29274
Title: Re: ** NEW PRODUCT ** Avast for Mac Beta
Post by: Gyrkin on June 11, 2011, 12:28:56 AM
Thank you, bless you!   My license for the Free version is just now over the year old mark, and I was pulling out hair because there was no Avast solution under $40.  I don;t really need the rest of that stuff, just the basics... and won't trust my computer to McAfee or Norton. (Simple fact is that they suck.)  Avast has deftly resolved problems that both of these (and other) "protection" softwares fell prey to.   I wouldn't dream of going to another company.  Hope you keep us in mind for a low-cost basic version if we can't have a home/free version in the future.

Thanks again!
Title: Re: ** NEW PRODUCT ** Avast for Mac Beta
Post by: charley on June 11, 2011, 10:29:32 AM
Thank you for the Mac Beta.

The version I am running is

VPS version         110606-1
Engine version    0.0.93i
Interface version 1.0

is this the most up to date and if not where do I find updates please?
Title: Re: ** NEW PRODUCT ** Avast for Mac Beta
Post by: SdBB on June 12, 2011, 06:09:24 PM
Hi,

We currently have a 3-seat licence of Avast for Mac. Our current release is 2.74R0.

I understand that Avast has just issued a new release, namely Avast 3.11. Still,  Avast autoupdate does not seem to dowload anything else than the updated virus database.

I have therefore several pending questions:
1 - What is the latest version ? How may I download it?
2 - How should I install it? More specifically, do I need to uninstall Avast 2.74 beforehand? If so, how should I proceed?
3 - Should I keep the current licence key or should I ask for a new one? If so, how?

Looking forward to reading from you,

Thanks.
Title: Re: ** NEW PRODUCT ** Avast for Mac Beta
Post by: avadas.de on June 19, 2011, 01:49:46 PM
Hi,

in addition to the problem that avast! Free for Mac sometimes causes a hanging between the Apple logo at bootup and the logon screen, there is now a new user, who complains about two new issues:

1) 100% CPU usage when downloading large files

When he is downloading large files like Navigon app for he iPhone, the CPU usage goes up to 100% while downloading that file. He is using the latest build including the changes related to the filesize mentioned by VLK in the start post. When the download is finished, the CPU goes back to normal. Is this problem known?

2) Growl pop-ups during mailbox retrieval

Mailbox requests will be done every 60 seconds, when he has mail opened. During that avast! Free for Mac gives every 60 seconds a notification about mailbox retrieval. He tried to disable the notifications in the Growl settings, but only can disable them for whole avast!, not for a particular feature of avast! like mail. Is it possible to add a configuration for that?



Source: avast! Free for Mac Beta Thread in the German avast! Support Forum (http://forum.avadas.de/threads/3127-avast!-Free-f%C3%BCr-Mac-BETA-(Letztes-Update-27.05.2011)?p=29741&viewfull=1#post29741)
Title: Re: ** NEW PRODUCT ** Avast for Mac Beta
Post by: tumic on June 20, 2011, 11:33:34 AM
2) Growl pop-ups during mailbox retrieval

Mailbox requests will be done every 60 seconds, when he has mail opened. During that avast! Free for Mac gives every 60 seconds a notification about mailbox retrieval. He tried to disable the notifications in the Growl settings, but only can disable them for whole avast!, not for a particular feature of avast! like mail. Is it possible to add a configuration for that?

Source: avast! Free for Mac Beta Thread in the German avast! Support Forum (http://forum.avadas.de/threads/3127-avast!-Free-f%C3%BCr-Mac-BETA-(Letztes-Update-27.05.2011)?p=29741&viewfull=1#post29741)

As already many times discussed here, those popups are not "mailbox retrieval popups" but "wrong configured email client popups". If you disable SSL in your mail client's settings so the avast mail shield can chceck the incoming emails (the encryption is then done by avast!), those popups will go away. See the "mailshield problem" threads here for additional info.
Title: Re: ** NEW PRODUCT ** Avast for Mac Beta
Post by: tumic on June 20, 2011, 12:16:50 PM
1) 100% CPU usage when downloading large files

When he is downloading large files like Navigon app for he iPhone, the CPU usage goes up to 100% while downloading that file. He is using the latest build including the changes related to the filesize mentioned by VLK in the start post. When the download is finished, the CPU goes back to normal. Is this problem known?

Source: avast! Free for Mac Beta Thread in the German avast! Support Forum (http://forum.avadas.de/threads/3127-avast!-Free-f%C3%BCr-Mac-BETA-(Letztes-Update-27.05.2011)?p=29741&viewfull=1#post29741)

This can only happen if you disable the webshield file size limit or set it unreasonably high.
Title: Re: ** NEW PRODUCT ** Avast for Mac Beta
Post by: avadas.de on June 20, 2011, 02:46:50 PM
Hi tumic,

This can only happen if you disable the webshield file size limit or set it unreasonably high.

thanks for your reply. I received a copy of the users proxy configuration and he had the standard limit of 4GB in there.

Quote
As already many times discussed here, those popups are not "mailbox retrieval popups" but "wrong configured email client popups". If you disable SSL in your mail client's settings so the avast mail shield can chceck the incoming emails (the encryption is then done by avast!), those popups will go away. See the "mailshield problem" threads here for additional info.

I will try to confirm that with the user.
Title: Re: ** NEW PRODUCT ** Avast for Mac Beta
Post by: raf.jaf on June 22, 2011, 08:54:26 PM
Hello, I just downloaded and installed avast for Mac free (beta edition). It happens that I have Parallel Desktop installed on my Mac and that in my virtual Windows environment, I have also installed avast free edition. Are both versions (PC and Mac) redundant? Should I uninstall one of them and, if yes, which one? Or, if I keep both, will it be slowing significantly my computer?

Thank you in advance for your answer!
Rafaël
Title: Re: ** NEW PRODUCT ** Avast for Mac Beta
Post by: avadas.de on June 22, 2011, 10:12:45 PM
Hi all,

no feedback from the user with the broken downloads yet. In the meantime we have translated the Silent-Update from 22.6.2011 update notes (http://forum.avadas.de/threads/3127-avast!-Free-f%C3%BCr-Mac-BETA-(Update-22.06.2011)) to German.

Thanks for your efforts so far! I hope we can fix some of the bugs reported by our users with the update.

Good work!
Title: Re: ** NEW PRODUCT ** Avast for Mac Beta
Post by: Emmanuel on June 26, 2011, 04:54:52 PM
Hi, It's good to hear of new inroads being made. The free Avast is what I've been using since I joined the IT world for about 4years now. But my problem is that most of us in Ghana do not have credit cards or any international cards to enable us to purchase your products for effective use. How therefore can i enjoy this new product if it does not come for free downloads? I/We also need to be protected. Do something for me/us.
Emmanuel
Title: Re: ** NEW PRODUCT ** Avast for Mac Beta
Post by: avadas.de on June 27, 2011, 01:39:29 PM
Hi tumic,

we have a new user asking for proxy support (http://forum.avadas.de/threads/3127-avast!-Free-f%C3%BCr-Mac-BETA-(Update-22.06.2011)?p=30071&viewfull=1#post30071). Another user gave feedback in the meanwhile (http://forum.avadas.de/threads/3127-avast!-Free-f%C3%BCr-Mac-BETA-(Update-22.06.2011)?p=29970&viewfull=1#post29970), that his issues have been solved with the latest version.
Title: Re: ** NEW PRODUCT ** Avast for Mac Beta
Post by: MacUserAtHome on June 27, 2011, 11:20:19 PM
Hi,  I just  ran a full scan using your free version of Avast BETA.  It did identify several infections.  The problem is the "FIX" button and well as "delet" and "move" are all greyed-out and non-usable.  It will allow me to use finder.

My question is should I open those in "Finder", move the file to trash, then empty the trash???  Will that cause complications with other functions of my computer??  Will I be throwing away anything my computer needs to run, or access sites on internet?

HOW can I complete the process and remove the problem viruses from my computer?

I am using MAC OSX, with browser Safari5.0

I am a layperson with only rudimentary techincal computer knowledge, so your simplest instruction would be appreciated
Thank You so much --MLO
Title: Re: ** NEW PRODUCT ** Avast for Mac Beta
Post by: avadas.de on July 07, 2011, 08:54:08 AM
Hi,

we have a new user with a new problem: avast! Free for Mac is blocking web access (http://forum.avadas.de/threads/3127-avast!-Free-für-Mac-BETA-(Update-22.06.2011)?p=30366&viewfull=1#post30366). We asked for the system.log proxy lines and the user replied. Can you check?
Title: Re: ** NEW PRODUCT ** Avast for Mac Beta
Post by: gnyf on July 20, 2011, 10:49:23 PM
Issue with OS X Lion
Avast is blocking all traffic on the just released Lion.

In order to use Lion one must disable mail and web shield - seems to be an incompatible issue here?
Title: Re: ** NEW PRODUCT ** Avast for Mac Beta
Post by: tumic on July 21, 2011, 10:51:56 AM
Packet forwarding is broken on Lion. Lion either does not redirect the packets (your case) or crashes. This bugs have been reported to Apple long time before the Lion release, but it is still not fixed by Apple.

We are looking for a workaround for the case Apple will leave it broken, but currently you can only disable the web/mail shields on Lion as a "fix".
Title: Re: ** NEW PRODUCT ** Avast for Mac Beta
Post by: gnyf on July 21, 2011, 01:05:28 PM
ok, please keep us posted and please indicate a timeframe for the fix if possible

thx
Title: Re: ** NEW PRODUCT (UPDATED 7/29/2011)** Avast for Mac Beta
Post by: zilog on July 29, 2011, 06:19:17 PM
Hallo,

today (07/29/2011), the Mac Avast beta version was refreshed. More details in the very first post in this thread. Enjoy and test the package (and report all problems, of course, thanks :).

Regards,
pc
Title: Re: ** NEW PRODUCT (UPDATED 7/29/2011)** Avast for Mac Beta
Post by: Theodas on July 29, 2011, 10:40:26 PM
Oh thank you!  ;D  I was missing my sweet avast! on my new (nearly naked) MacBook Pro!
Title: Re: ** NEW PRODUCT (UPDATED 7/29/2011)** Avast for Mac Beta
Post by: avadas.de on July 30, 2011, 02:20:21 PM
Hello,

today (07/29/2011), the Mac Avast beta version was refreshed. More details in the very first post in this thread. Enjoy and test the package (and report all problems, of course, thanks :).

German Release Notes on Update 29.07.2011. (http://forum.avadas.de/threads/3127-avast!-Free-f%FCr-Mac-BETA-(Update-29.07.2011))

Thanks for the new update and for the Lion workaround.
Title: Re: ** NEW PRODUCT (UPDATED 7/29/2011)** Avast for Mac Beta
Post by: WGFinley on August 02, 2011, 01:32:53 AM
Hallo,

today (07/29/2011), the Mac Avast beta version was refreshed. More details in the very first post in this thread. Enjoy and test the package (and report all problems, of course, thanks :).

Regards,
pc

Using Lion and had Avast disabled. I am trying to install the new build but it won't let me because it says Growl is open. Even if I stop Growl I still get this message. I tried a clean boot with Growl stopped, still get it.

--Guy
Title: Re: ** NEW PRODUCT (UPDATED 7/29/2011)** Avast for Mac Beta
Post by: mity on August 02, 2011, 10:56:05 AM
The current beta does not rely on Growl at all. I can see two possible reasons of your trouble (or combination of both):

(1) You are not trying to install from the latest beta, but an older one.
Please double check you are using the image you can download from this URL:
http://public.avast.com/dev/mac-beta1/avast-28264.dmg

(2) An older version of avast! was installed and you haven't uninstall it before installing the current beta. If this is the case then take a look into /Applications and check if there is avast!.app present. If yes, try to delete it. If it fails (I guess so, it shall tell you that something in the folder is in use), then follow these steps:
 * Delete file /Library/LaunchAgents/com.avast.MacAvast.LaunchAgent.plist
 * Reboot.
 * Try to delete /Applications/avast!.app again. Now it should succeed.

(Please note that this inconvenience is fixed in the current beta so upgrades to future versions from current one should not fall into this trap anymore.)

Regards,
Mity
Title: Re: ** NEW PRODUCT (UPDATED 7/29/2011)** Avast for Mac Beta
Post by: WGFinley on August 02, 2011, 03:52:49 PM
(2) An older version of avast! was installed and you haven't uninstall it before installing the current beta. If this is the case then take a look into /Applications and check if there is avast!.app present. If yes, try to delete it. If it fails (I guess so, it shall tell you that something in the folder is in use), then follow these steps:
 * Delete file /Library/LaunchAgents/com.avast.MacAvast.LaunchAgent.plist
 * Reboot.
 * Try to delete /Applications/avast!.app again. Now it should succeed.

I wasn't able to remove it before, once I stopped Growl and rebooted I was able to remove it and install the new beta. Seems to be working now.

--Guy
Title: Re: ** NEW PRODUCT (UPDATED 7/29/2011)** Avast for Mac Beta
Post by: ravi16aug on August 02, 2011, 04:38:45 PM
The new beta rocks. Amazing work avast! team. I am sure their are technical difficulties associated with enabling Web and Mail shields at this point, but is there any hope? Also would it be possible to do a selective install in the final product, for e.g. if I do not wish to use the mail shield.
Title: Re: ** NEW PRODUCT (UPDATED 7/29/2011)** Avast for Mac Beta
Post by: mity on August 03, 2011, 10:37:58 AM
Also would it be possible to do a selective install in the final product, for e.g. if I do not wish to use the mail shield.

No, we do not have any plans about selective installation. Furthermore mail and web shields are implemented in a single component (they share a lot of code) and it's just a matter of its configuration whether each part is actually enabled or not.

Regards,
mity
Title: Re: ** NEW PRODUCT (UPDATED 7/29/2011)** Avast for Mac Beta
Post by: ravi16aug on August 03, 2011, 06:04:51 PM
But then there should be an option to ignore the status of some shields, thereby not displaying the scary Red Cross on the main UI.
Awesome job eliminating the dependency on Growl. Question here though, does Mac OS X not allow for Windows like awesome notifications?
Title: Re: ** NEW PRODUCT (UPDATED 7/29/2011)** Avast for Mac Beta
Post by: Wheaties on August 06, 2011, 04:58:21 AM
Any word on a final release date?  Download link on main site still has it as version 3.11
Title: Re: ** NEW PRODUCT (UPDATED 7/29/2011)** Avast for Mac Beta
Post by: Wheaties on August 06, 2011, 05:17:59 AM
Any news on final release?  Also there is no support for OS 10.7 (LION) on Mail Scanner and Web Shield, any idea of when an update will add support for this?

Title: Re: ** NEW PRODUCT (UPDATED 7/29/2011)** Avast for Mac Beta
Post by: zilog on August 08, 2011, 02:57:48 PM
Any news on final release?  Also there is no support for OS 10.7 (LION) on Mail Scanner and Web Shield, any idea of when an update will add support for this?



Hallo,
we'd like to fix the Lion-related issues in the very next beta-refresh (which is tested right now).

regards,
pc
Title: Re: ** NEW PRODUCT (UPDATED 7/29/2011)** Avast for Mac Beta
Post by: ravi16aug on August 10, 2011, 04:52:37 AM
Any update on the Lion fixes?
Title: Re: ** NEW PRODUCT (UPDATED 7/29/2011)** Avast for Mac Beta
Post by: mity on August 10, 2011, 10:46:40 AM
Any update on the Lion fixes?

Give it yet some time. So far it looks to be on the right way. If it goes well, the next beta refresh which solves the Lion issues could go out about the end of this week or early the next one.

Regards
Mity
Title: Re: ** NEW PRODUCT (UPDATED 7/29/2011)** Avast for Mac Beta
Post by: tumic on August 11, 2011, 01:01:05 PM
I am sure their are technical difficulties associated with enabling Web and Mail shields at this point, but is there any hope?

The latest beta update (avast-29138.dmg) solves the web/mail shield issue on Lion.
Title: Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 08/11/2011)
Post by: avadas.de on August 11, 2011, 01:41:19 PM
Hi Tumic,

thanks for the upgrade, I notified the user, who was experiencing problems with it in our forum.

Release Notes of the 11.08.2011 Update translated to German (http://forum.avadas.de/threads/3127-avast!-Free-f%C3%BCr-Mac-BETA-(Update-11.08.2011)) as usual.
Title: Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 08/11/2011)
Post by: ravi16aug on August 11, 2011, 03:19:17 PM
Once again, avast! outdoes itself. Awesome job with the latest beta. Any plans to release this through the Apple app store?
Title: Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 08/11/2011)
Post by: Mr.Agent on August 13, 2011, 05:45:04 PM
I think we can expect a release soon as seem none has a problem right ? Nice for my friends who got a mac i think avast! will save them. ;D
Title: Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 08/11/2011)
Post by: drjacks.1973 on August 27, 2011, 06:59:35 AM
Not sure if anyone has experienced this yet or not, I am using Mac OS X 10.6.8 and every time I install this - even the latest version, I am unable to empty my trash. it reports that every file inside is "in use" as soon as i removed Avast! I was immediately able to empty my trash.
Title: Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 08/11/2011)
Post by: mity on August 27, 2011, 09:50:18 AM
Not sure if anyone has experienced this yet or not, I am using Mac OS X 10.6.8 and every time I install this - even the latest version, I am unable to empty my trash. it reports that every file inside is "in use" as soon as i removed Avast! I was immediately able to empty my trash.

Oops, reproduced. Filesystem shield is responsible for the issue. I will take a look at it.

Thanks for the report.
Mity
Title: Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 08/11/2011)
Post by: ravi16aug on August 27, 2011, 04:04:30 PM
Does not affect Lion, I am running the latest Developer release 10.2.
Title: AVAST WEBSHIELD PROBLEM
Post by: macaromix on August 27, 2011, 08:35:09 PM
Hi,

I just registered to ask how it is possible to manually configure/parameter the avast web shield?  I am developing java web applications and use a lot the Glassfish server. Webshield always block the glassfish deployment :(

Do you have any idea of how to make it work? without turning everything of...

Thanks for for help,

Laurent
Title: Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 08/11/2011)
Post by: joebob on August 27, 2011, 11:46:05 PM
Not sure if anyone has experienced this yet or not, I am using Mac OS X 10.6.8 and every time I install this - even the latest version, I am unable to empty my trash. it reports that every file inside is "in use" as soon as i removed Avast! I was immediately able to empty my trash.

Just installed on my old Core Duo MacBook running 10.6.8.
1. Issue with one mail account. (SSL/TLS connection detected!...)
2. Same trash issue: "The operation can't be completed because the item ... is in use."  Oddly, with only one item in the trash, a second prompt comes up indicating that the .DS_Store is in use.

Temporary fix:  Hold down the Option key when emptying the trash.
Title: Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 08/11/2011)
Post by: ravi16aug on August 28, 2011, 12:14:46 AM
Just installed on my old Core Duo MacBook running 10.6.8.
1. Issue with one mail account. (SSL/TLS connection detected!...)
It's the way it's supposed to work, you need to turn off SSL in Mail. avast! is one of the very few AVs that have such an elegant implementation for SSL mail scanning.
Title: Re: AVAST WEBSHIELD PROBLEM
Post by: tumic on August 30, 2011, 11:50:52 AM
Webshield always block the glassfish deployment :(

What exactly does it mean "blocks the glassfish deployment"? An "infection detected" popup is shown? Or some pages do not load? What does the system log say? (grep 'proxy' /var/log/system.log)
Title: Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 08/11/2011)
Post by: mity on September 01, 2011, 12:08:44 PM
Not sure if anyone has experienced this yet or not, I am using Mac OS X 10.6.8 and every time I install this - even the latest version, I am unable to empty my trash. it reports that every file inside is "in use" as soon as i removed Avast! I was immediately able to empty my trash.

Oops, reproduced. Filesystem shield is responsible for the issue. I will take a look at it.

Thanks for the report.
Mity


This issue is fixed in the latest build 30664.

Regards,
Mity
Title: Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 09/01/2011)
Post by: hy@ on September 08, 2011, 09:25:42 PM
x OM xx

The latest beta is so good! thanks avast! team. I WAIT for final version!! :D

Auto-update working fine and Lion performance is normally.  :-*

please add a status for on-demand scanner  ::)

# how to submit a suspicious file or false positive??  :)
Title: Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 09/01/2011)
Post by: NiveusLuna on September 15, 2011, 08:30:13 PM
Does the Mail Shield still need to be configured via text editor? I don't mind doing so (primarily a Linux user :P), but I'd like a reference for it if I do.
Title: Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 09/01/2011)
Post by: sw on September 20, 2011, 04:12:55 PM
Is it coming out this year or next. Man I am excited. Avast should start selling boxed versions in more countries.
Title: Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 09/22/2011)
Post by: iravgupta on September 25, 2011, 03:40:37 PM
Some observations -

1. How do I check which beta build I have installed, the 'About avast!' dialog box just shows major version number 1.0 and not the build number.
2. Clicking the refresh button says 'Checking if a newer version of Engine or VPS is available'. Why does it not check for Program updates as well?
3. The main interface has a dialog box at the bottom that says - 'Get the latest beta version'. Does this dialog appear always or only when there is a newer version than the one you have installed?

That said, incredible product. This proves that the avast! team has an excellent engineering team. Their focus on performance remains.
Can someone please answer if this product can be made to confirm with the rules of Mac AppStore?
Title: Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 09/22/2011)
Post by: mity on September 26, 2011, 09:47:31 AM

Thanks for your report.

Ad 1) Good point. We will update that.

Ad 2) Technical reasons. It still requires some work and infrastructure on our side.

Ad 3) Well, the box just shows a HTML page retrieved from a hardcoded URL. There is no logic behind the box and no logic is planned there. We are currently misusing this general communication channel in mean time until the point (2) is resolved.

Regards,
Mity
Title: Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 09/22/2011)
Post by: iravgupta on October 06, 2011, 10:26:07 AM
Any plans to update this soon?
Title: Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 09/01/2011)
Post by: tumic on October 06, 2011, 04:42:50 PM
Does the Mail Shield still need to be configured via text editor? I don't mind doing so (primarily a Linux user :P), but I'd like a reference for it if I do.

Since the 07/29/2011 update, you can switch the shields ON/OFF using the controls in the avast! preferences pane. Anyway, some advanced shield configuration can still be done only by editing the configuration file.
Title: Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 11/02/2011)
Post by: tiggerfannatic on November 07, 2011, 01:39:19 AM
Hello,

I just installed Avast and get an error stating that the Filesystem Shield cannot be detected and it is enabled in the preference pannels. How do I fix this?
Title: Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 11/02/2011)
Post by: mity on November 07, 2011, 11:12:51 AM
Thanks for report. The question is if the filesystem shield really does not run, or there was some kind of error in determining its state.

It would be also helpful if you can provide more info:
 * What avast! build do you use? (if it is not 35600, please try the new one).
 * What MacOS X version do you have?

Can you check if a process /Library/Application Support/Avast/fileshield/com.avast.fileshield is running? You can list processes by checking Activity Monitor utility (set combo to "All processes") or by typing this command in Terminal.app
Code: [Select]
ps -A
Mity
Title: Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 11/02/2011)
Post by: micr on November 10, 2011, 09:43:43 AM
Hi, just registered in the forum and would like to seek your help after upgrading my Avast for Mac to 35600 version.
My question is: after doing  a full system scan, it detected the following as attached file.
Please advise what to do? Do I need to delete them all? thanks in advance!!!
micr
Title: Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 11/02/2011)
Post by: Stefan D. on November 11, 2011, 11:43:14 PM
There is one thing I need. Please build a Antivirprogram that can work on low level. 5-10% CPU usage would be greate. CalmXav and Sophos are very good but they drive me crazy up to 100% CPU. But AvastBeta is not mutch better at the moment.
Title: Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 11/02/2011)
Post by: mikeflht on November 15, 2011, 09:43:50 PM


Does this Beta version start automatically with computer start up?  It didn't appear to when I rebooted after install.

Understandably with a Beta version the user information is sparse, I was unable to find this info.

Thanks
Title: Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 11/02/2011)
Post by: tumic on November 16, 2011, 11:27:07 AM
Does this Beta version start automatically with computer start up?  It didn't appear to when I rebooted after install.

Yes it does. But have you really installed it? The installation is done the first time you start the main application. Just copying the application bundle to Applications does not install avast!.
Title: Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 11/02/2011)
Post by: thexyz on December 13, 2011, 12:14:05 AM
Great news, looking forward to testing the product.
Title: Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 12/21/2011)
Post by: Wellington Guedes on January 03, 2012, 08:55:17 PM
Good afternoon! My license to use Avast Antivirus Edition expired how do I continue using the free antivirus.
Title: Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 12/21/2011)
Post by: tumic on January 03, 2012, 09:52:24 PM
Good afternoon! My license to use Avast Antivirus Edition expired how do I continue using the free antivirus.

Just download the current version using the download link in the first post of this thread and replace your outdated version with it (The best way is to uninstall the current version using the appropriate menu item and then install the new one).
Title: Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 12/21/2011)
Post by: Wellington Guedes on January 03, 2012, 10:57:18 PM
Good afternoon! My license to use Avast Antivirus Edition expired how do I continue using the free antivirus.

Just download the current version using the download link in the first post of this thread and replace your outdated version with it (The best way is to uninstall the current version using the appropriate menu item and then install the new one).


Sorry, forgot to say that my pc is a Macbook Pro

When I turn on my pc it's a message saying

Expired Application

The license is invalid or has expired. Without a valid license, You Can not use the avast! application anymore.

Requesting that I click change license


Title: Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 12/21/2011)
Post by: zilog on January 18, 2012, 02:16:22 PM
Good afternoon! My license to use Avast Antivirus Edition expired how do I continue using the free antivirus.

Just download the current version using the download link in the first post of this thread and replace your outdated version with it (The best way is to uninstall the current version using the appropriate menu item and then install the new one).


Sorry, forgot to say that my pc is a Macbook Pro

When I turn on my pc it's a message saying

Expired Application

The license is invalid or has expired. Without a valid license, You Can not use the avast! application anymore.

Requesting that I click change license




Hallo,
such dialog is related to the former version. It's highly recommended to switch to the new one:
http://www.avast.com/en-gb/mac-edition

regards,
pc

Title: Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 12/21/2011)
Post by: nogeeks.org on January 26, 2012, 06:11:19 PM
I'm very curious as to why this product has been in Beta for so long. And why it is freely offered to the public while in Beta?

Also, everything I read online suggests that A/V for the Mac is a waste of time. Now I am a natural skeptic, and firmly believe that it is only a matter of time before market share drives the Mac to be more of a hacking target. Yet many highly reputable sources continue to state that the basic design of OSX is bullet proof. Your thoughts?

Thanks.
Title: Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 12/21/2011)
Post by: Semris on January 26, 2012, 07:13:12 PM
Also, everything I read online suggests that A/V for the Mac is a waste of time. Now I am a natural skeptic, and firmly believe that it is only a matter of time before market share drives the Mac to be more of a hacking target. Yet many highly reputable sources continue to state that the basic design of OSX is bullet proof. Your thoughts?

I would say atm it is bullet proof unless the user makes some stupid mistake (Mac Defender anyone?). If you buy applications from reliable sources, same with other content in your Mac, if you don't visit "queer" pages, if you don't open attachments of mails from unknown recipients and so on.

I'm using Mac's since early 90ties and my Mac actually caught virus once, I believe in 1996! It was called "Worm" and main symptom was that computer got slower and slower. It was very much easy to get rid of it, I got the virus from a friend whom brought me some apps on diskettes heh.

Why I even use AV at the moment? I don't know. It's for the fun of testing more than anything else I guess. And it's nice to be 100% certain I won't distribute some Win virus in job (I take my Mac into job to work on it and I move files to jobs crap Dell PCs). Without AV I'm only 99.7% sure.  ;)
Title: Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 12/21/2011)
Post by: marcarey on January 31, 2012, 08:26:33 AM
Is it not possible to avoid to have the windows plenty of avast' pop-ups?? It's very ennoying! and I'll uninstall it if it's not possible-
Title: Re: ** NEW PRODUCT ** Avast for Mac Beta
Post by: taga on February 01, 2012, 06:36:51 AM
Hello I have the new Avast Beta for mac  but  avast can not scan my e-mails in mail
help
Title: Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 12/21/2011)
Post by: deyani on February 06, 2012, 08:03:49 PM
Well, i hope that will be fixed soon.
Title: Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 12/21/2011)
Post by: mity on February 08, 2012, 10:44:27 AM
Is it not possible to avoid to have the windows plenty of avast' pop-ups?? It's very ennoying! and I'll uninstall it if it's not possible-

You don't say what popups are bothering you, so just a general hints:

avast! should not popup message too often. One exception are warnings about a condition preventing avast! from doing its work which depends on configuration of avast! and also some other applications (e.g. your mail client). Most common warning and how to avoid it is described here: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=89943.0

Furthermore you can configure popup verbosity in System Preferences >> Avast >> Popups and suppress the warning altogether. Note that popup about malware detection cannot be suppressed so if avast! thinks you are infected it will continue to tell you. It's what it is supposed to do.

Regards,
Mity
Title: Re: ** NEW PRODUCT ** Avast for Mac Beta
Post by: mity on February 08, 2012, 10:46:47 AM
Hello I have the new Avast Beta for mac  but  avast can not scan my e-mails in mail
help

Can you be more specific? If it does not scan your incoming messages because of the warning "SSL/TLS Connection Detected",
take a look into this thread:
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=89943.0

If it is other issue, describe it please.

Rergards,
Mity
Title: Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 12/21/2011)
Post by: afduke on February 11, 2012, 07:41:17 PM
How do I download the Mac version?  I went to the location on Avast website that says to click "download" for Mac, but when I click it, it takes me to this forum.
Title: Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 12/21/2011)
Post by: Asyn on February 11, 2012, 09:10:57 PM
How do I download the Mac version?  I went to the location on Avast website that says to click "download" for Mac, but when I click it, it takes me to this forum.

See page one..! ;)
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=78646.0
Title: Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 02/27/2012)
Post by: Perplexity on February 27, 2012, 07:17:52 PM
Wooo the webrep button in Firefox works nicely, but most Mac sites don't have a reputation! I guess there is work to do.  :P
Title: Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 02/27/2012)
Post by: iphone900 on February 28, 2012, 08:59:47 PM
+1
 webrep on safari 5.1.3 not working  :-\
Title: Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 02/27/2012)
Post by: claudiuc on February 28, 2012, 09:41:50 PM
On my Safari Webrep is working (Version 5.1.3 (7534.53.10)).

One bug: settings are not saved (or maybe are changed to default after manually enabling/disabling mail shield).
Title: Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 02/27/2012)
Post by: mity on February 28, 2012, 11:11:29 PM
+1
 webrep on safari 5.1.3 not working  :-\

Reproduced. We will take a look on it and hopefully fix it in next update.
Thanks for the report.
Title: Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 02/27/2012)
Post by: nahuelito on February 29, 2012, 10:22:01 AM
helo,

i need help :(

this morning i have had a message error , the message it's on a attachment!
I have the free version  and normally the update it's automatically, so what i have to do ?

have  a nice day !


ps: sorry for my bad english :s
Title: Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 02/27/2012)
Post by: mity on February 29, 2012, 11:28:55 AM
nahuelito,

so far the beta versions only automatically update virus database, not program. So this is (a bit uncomofrtable) way how to force beta users to update to newer one.
Follow these instructions:


Regards,
Mity
Title: Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 02/27/2012)
Post by: nahuelito on February 29, 2012, 12:50:51 PM
mity,

thanks a lot, My problem is resolve .
Title: Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 02/27/2012)
Post by: taruntanu on March 13, 2012, 09:43:01 PM
Hi Team,

Today i downloaded the beta version of Avast on my MacBook Air and did a full system scan and i was greeted with the following warning

/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.6/lib/python2.6/test/testtar.tar

/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/test/testtar.tar


/System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/MediaKit.framework/Versions/A/Loaders/MKDrivers.bundle/Contents/Resources/bootroot.loader


My question is should i safely ignore and move or  should i delete it ?

i did try to repair using the repair tool but it was not fixed

Title: Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 02/27/2012)
Post by: bilbo--baggins on March 18, 2012, 10:43:02 PM
nahuelito,

so far the beta versions only automatically update virus database, not program. So this is (a bit uncomofrtable) way how to force beta users to update to newer one.
Follow these instructions:

  • Download current program version (linked always from 1st post in this thread -- http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=78646.0; or newly also available on http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-mac/)
  • Open the downloaded DMG and drag&drop avast! into /Applications
  • If another version of avast! already exists there, Finder will ask you what to do. Choose "Replace".
  • Start the new version of the app from /Applications. It will offer you to do update.

Regards,
Mity

Is there any way of finding out when updated versions are available?  It doesn't seem obvious to me.
Title: Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 02/27/2012)
Post by: .: Mac :. on March 19, 2012, 01:30:47 AM
Just keep an eye on this thread, all new beta releases are posted here on the forum.
Title: Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 02/27/2012)
Post by: mity on March 19, 2012, 04:59:21 PM
Quote
Is there any way of finding out when updated versions are available?  It doesn't seem obvious to me.

Hand in hand with every update, the first post of this thread is being updated (the download link and the change log therein).

Also I think I can already disclose the big happy news: You should need to go through the manual update only once more. That upcoming update will finally have the ability to check for the program update built-in and offer to apply it. It should go out till the end of this week. (Fingers crossed.)


EDIT: Whe are there! Check the first post of this thread and take it.

Regards,
Mity
Title: Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 03/23/2012)
Post by: internetworld7 on March 30, 2012, 07:07:11 AM
So far so good. I really like it. I uninstalled Sophos antivirus for the Mac in favor of this. I like the option to drag and drop files to avast! and have it scanned. I couldn't do that with Sophos. The GUI is excellent and it appears to be light on my system resources so far.  :)
Title: Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 03/23/2012)
Post by: ZeoS on April 05, 2012, 05:11:55 PM
Hi guys!
The last build is terribly consuming CPU and Memory.
(http://cl.ly/FakZ/Screen_%202012-04-05%20at%2016.06.02.png)
How can I deal with it?

Thank you
Title: Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 03/23/2012)
Post by: AvastThree on April 05, 2012, 08:17:10 PM
Hi guys, just wanted to chime in and say that I'm also seeing super high CPU usage. My fans kick on high, and when I check activity monitor I see the same thing as ZeoS: near-100% CPU usage. It's not constant, it just comes in spikes.

Today is the first day I've ever used Avast on the Mac (I've used the Windows version for years), so please let me know if I can share any information that'd help track down this annoying problem.

I'm running the latest version of Lion w/ FileVault turned on.

Preliminary debugging shows that the spikes go away when File System Shield is disabled in preferences, but it's only been about 10 minutes since I did that so I can't be sure.
Title: Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 03/23/2012)
Post by: AvastThree on April 06, 2012, 07:22:03 PM
Following up.

I left File Shield unchecked all of yesterday and never experienced the CPU spikes.

This morning I turned it back on as an experiment and the spikes started again. I've had Web Shield enabled the entire time and have never seen CPU spikes with Web Shield enabled and File Shield disabled.

From what I can tell it's definitely related to File Shield.

By the way, I've had Mail Shield disabled the entire time because I use Gmail via Sparrow, and don't have a traditional POP3 setup.
Title: Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 03/23/2012)
Post by: bilbo--baggins on April 07, 2012, 09:51:15 AM
When running a scan in Avast, it makes Time Machine and the system as a whole run very slowly.  This is on a 2008 dual quad core Mac Pro. A 10MB Time Machine backup has taken an hour so far and still not finished.  Mail also keeps spinning...

A design flaw in Avast for Mac also is that the window is not resizable.  There seems to be no way to see the full details of the viruses it finds because I cannot widen the window or scroll through the details.
Title: Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 03/23/2012)
Post by: michael philley on April 10, 2012, 04:06:04 AM
while running avast beta for macs, tonight at 7:51  I had 2 files infected with JS pe-in trj    Can you advise if these were stopped or is the scan I did after incorrect?

Thanks/MVP
Title: Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 03/23/2012)
Post by: Kingy68 on April 13, 2012, 11:19:16 PM
Firstly, really pleased about the AVAST for MAC progress - used AVAST for a long time on Windows and want to support it on MAC.

However, the latest release causes my 3.9GHz i7 iMac to pause for a second or two every few minutes. CPU resource peaking at 50-60% at least

Followed the advice in turning off File Shield and system has returned to normal.

Fingers crossed it can be sorted soon.

Thanks again AVAST!  :)
Title: Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 03/23/2012)
Post by: spede1 on April 15, 2012, 09:06:56 AM
Does this version of Avast for Mac scan for both Windows and OS X viruses?

I use Avast on my PC and just now installed Avast on my Mac.  Thanks Avast for providing this for Mac computers
Title: Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 03/23/2012)
Post by: Asyn on April 15, 2012, 09:15:01 AM
Does this version of Avast for Mac scan for both Windows and OS X viruses?

Yes.
Title: Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 03/23/2012)
Post by: dynamind on April 17, 2012, 06:12:11 PM
I have a message at startup, everytime, even after reboot it shows:

Mailshield: cannot detect
Webshield: cannot detect

please tell me if I can provide you any logs.

regards
Title: Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 03/23/2012)
Post by: tumic on April 18, 2012, 02:07:29 PM
I have a message at startup, everytime, even after reboot it shows:

Mailshield: cannot detect
Webshield: cannot detect

please tell me if I can provide you any logs.

regards

If You are not using the latest beta (build 36618), upgrade. Then look into the system log (/var/log/system.log) for errors.
Title: Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 03/23/2012)
Post by: AvastThree on April 18, 2012, 10:54:34 PM
A few days ago I uninstalled Avast by using the menu bar.

Today, I installed the newest version and am still seeing frequent CPU spikes with File Shield enabled. My fans are going like crazy, and it pretty much makes Avast useless.

I checked my log, and system.log has a ton of these entries, pretty much one per minute:

Code: [Select]
Apr 18 13:45:10 [ComputerName] com.apple.launchd[1] (com.avast.regapp[35889]): Exited with code: 2
In my avastfileshield.log I have a number of these errors:

Code: [Select]
[err] Wed Apr 18 13:50:26 2012 - av_thread_proc: Req timeouted.
I also have one of these:

Code: [Select]
[err] Wed Apr 18 13:18:51 2012 - avmaster_send: send() failed. Broken pipe [32]
Anyway, gonna uninstall again. Can't have my computer constantly freaking out like this. Let me know if I can provide more information or do any debugging steps.
Title: Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 03/23/2012)
Post by: dynamind on April 21, 2012, 01:43:54 PM
I have a message at startup, everytime, even after reboot it shows:

Mailshield: cannot detect
Webshield: cannot detect

please tell me if I can provide you any logs.

regards

If You are not using the latest beta (build 36618), upgrade. Then look into the system log (/var/log/system.log) for errors.

/var/log/system.log shows:

Code: [Select]
Please use -momentumPhase.
Apr 21 13:41:54 iMac proxy[3627]: Starting daemon.
Apr 21 13:41:54 iMac proxy[3627]: Invalid IP address: -------------------------------------------
Apr 21 13:41:54 iMac proxy[3627]: Fatal error. Exiting.
Apr 21 13:41:54 iMac com.apple.launchd[1] (com.avast.proxy[3627]): Exited with code: 1
Apr 21 13:41:54 iMac com.apple.launchd[1] (com.avast.proxy): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
Apr 21 13:42:04 iMac proxy[3628]: Starting daemon.
Apr 21 13:42:04 iMac proxy[3628]: Invalid IP address: -------------------------------------------
Apr 21 13:42:04 iMac proxy[3628]: Fatal error. Exiting.
Apr 21 13:42:04 iMac com.apple.launchd[1] (com.avast.proxy[3628]): Exited with code: 1
Apr 21 13:42:04 iMac com.apple.launchd[1] (com.avast.proxy): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
Apr 21 13:42:14 iMac proxy[3631]: Starting daemon.
Apr 21 13:42:14 iMac proxy[3631]: Invalid IP address: -------------------------------------------
Apr 21 13:42:14 iMac proxy[3631]: Fatal error. Exiting.
Apr 21 13:42:14 iMac com.apple.launchd[1] (com.avast.proxy[3631]): Exited with code: 1
Apr 21 13:42:14 iMac com.apple.launchd[1] (com.avast.proxy): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
Apr 21 13:42:21 iMac com.apple.launchd[1] (com.avast.regapp[3632]): Exited with code: 2
Apr 21 13:42:24 iMac proxy[3633]: Starting daemon.
Apr 21 13:42:24 iMac proxy[3633]: Invalid IP address: -------------------------------------------
Apr 21 13:42:24 iMac proxy[3633]: Fatal error. Exiting.
Apr 21 13:42:24 iMac com.apple.launchd[1] (com.avast.proxy[3633]): Exited with code: 1
Apr 21 13:42:24 iMac com.apple.launchd[1] (com.avast.proxy): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
Apr 21 13:42:34 iMac proxy[3634]: Starting daemon.
Apr 21 13:42:34 iMac proxy[3634]: Invalid IP address: -------------------------------------------
Apr 21 13:42:34 iMac proxy[3634]: Fatal error. Exiting.
Apr 21 13:42:34 iMac com.apple.launchd[1] (com.avast.proxy[3634]): Exited with code: 1
Apr 21 13:42:34 iMac com.apple.launchd[1] (com.avast.proxy): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
Apr 21 13:42:44 iMac proxy[3635]: Starting daemon.
Apr 21 13:42:44 iMac proxy[3635]: Invalid IP address: -------------------------------------------
Apr 21 13:42:44 iMac proxy[3635]: Fatal error. Exiting.
Apr 21 13:42:44 iMac com.apple.launchd[1] (com.avast.proxy[3635]): Exited with code: 1
Apr 21 13:42:44 iMac com.apple.launchd[1] (com.avast.proxy): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
Apr 21 13:42:54 iMac proxy[3638]: Starting daemon.
Apr 21 13:42:54 iMac proxy[3638]: Invalid IP address: -------------------------------------------
Apr 21 13:42:54 iMac proxy[3638]: Fatal error. Exiting.
Apr 21 13:42:54 iMac com.apple.launchd[1] (com.avast.proxy[3638]): Exited with code: 1
Apr 21 13:42:54 iMac com.apple.launchd[1] (com.avast.proxy): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
Apr 21 13:43:04 iMac proxy[3639]: Starting daemon.
Apr 21 13:43:04 iMac proxy[3639]: Invalid IP address: -------------------------------------------
Apr 21 13:43:04 iMac proxy[3639]: Fatal error. Exiting.
Apr 21 13:43:04 iMac com.apple.launchd[1] (com.avast.proxy[3639]): Exited with code: 1
Apr 21 13:43:04 iMac com.apple.launchd[1] (com.avast.proxy): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
Apr 21 13:43:14 iMac proxy[3640]: Starting daemon.
Apr 21 13:43:14 iMac proxy[3640]: Invalid IP address: -------------------------------------------
Apr 21 13:43:14 iMac proxy[3640]: Fatal error. Exiting.
Apr 21 13:43:14 iMac com.apple.launchd[1] (com.avast.proxy[3640]): Exited with code: 1
Apr 21 13:43:14 iMac com.apple.launchd[1] (com.avast.proxy): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
Apr 21 13:43:21 iMac com.apple.launchd[1] (com.avast.regapp[3641]): Exited with code: 2
Apr 21 13:43:24 iMac proxy[3642]: Starting daemon.
Apr 21 13:43:24 iMac proxy[3642]: Invalid IP address: -------------------------------------------
Apr 21 13:43:24 iMac proxy[3642]: Fatal error. Exiting.
Apr 21 13:43:24 iMac com.apple.launchd[1] (com.avast.proxy[3642]): Exited with code: 1
Apr 21 13:43:24 iMac com.apple.launchd[1] (com.avast.proxy): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds

FYI I'm also using littlesnitch.

Current: 36618-3 Latest: 36618-3
Version progmac 36618-3 already downloaded
Title: Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 03/23/2012)
Post by: rdelavega on April 26, 2012, 09:23:46 PM
Is avast! for Mac final release now out there?
I've updated today, and now I've got version 7.0 (36758).
'About Avast! Antivirus' does not show the word  'beta' any more!
Title: Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 03/23/2012)
Post by: bob3160 on April 26, 2012, 10:14:17 PM
Is avast! for Mac final release now out there?
I've updated today, and now I've got version 7.0 (36758).
'About Avast! Antivirus' does not show the word  'beta' any more!

Welcome to the forum.
Rumor had it pegged to release by the end of this month. :)


This certainly doesn't look like a beta announcement to me.
http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-mac (http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-mac)


Neither does this (http://www.avast.com/products#tab2).
Title: Re: NEW PRODUCT - avast! Free Antivirus for Mac 7.0 (RELEASED 04/26/2012)
Post by: macabee on April 27, 2012, 08:07:07 PM
My first post is to say many thanks.

I have looked for a reliable anti-virus software for mac, I now realise there are dangers out there for the mac user and I prefer to protected now than suffer later. I have tried a couple of anti-virus software, one was easy on the system/CPU, but I was not convinced of it's efficacy, the other from a well renowned corporate source, left my mac hanging ending up frozen.

So far Avast looks good to me.

Thanks again
Title: Re: NEW PRODUCT - avast! Free Antivirus for Mac 7.0 (RELEASED 04/26/2012)
Post by: bob3160 on April 27, 2012, 08:08:43 PM
You're welcome and welcome to the forum macabee.  :)
Title: Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 03/23/2012)
Post by: rdelavega on April 27, 2012, 08:15:40 PM
Is avast! for Mac final release now out there?
I've updated today, and now I've got version 7.0 (36758).
'About Avast! Antivirus' does not show the word  'beta' any more!

Welcome to the forum.
Rumor had it pegged to release by the end of this month. :)


This certainly doesn't look like a beta announcement to me.
http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-mac (http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-mac)


Neither does this (http://www.avast.com/products#tab2).
Thank you very much for your answer.
Sincerely,

Ricardo de la Vega
Title: Re: NEW PRODUCT - avast! Free Antivirus for Mac 7.0 (RELEASED 04/26/2012)
Post by: zilog on April 27, 2012, 09:30:52 PM
As the thread title says, it's already released. All present beta users will get (well, probably already got) this version automatically, via our automatic updates.
pc
Title: Re: NEW PRODUCT - avast! Free Antivirus for Mac 7.0 (RELEASED 04/26/2012)
Post by: mity on May 02, 2012, 10:35:45 AM
As the thread title says, it's already released. All present beta users will get (well, probably already got) this version automatically, via our automatic updates.
pc

Actually all users who have 36454 or later installed get the update automatically.

If you have older version, you must perform the update manually:
Title: Re: NEW PRODUCT - avast! Free Antivirus for Mac 7.0 (RELEASED 04/26/2012)
Post by: spede1 on May 05, 2012, 12:07:21 PM
I use the paid Avast! Internet Security for my Windows machine so I was glad to see this become available for our Mac machines.  Thanks Avast team for providing a good security program for OS X, it is appreciated.


Title: Re: NEW PRODUCT - avast! Free Antivirus for Mac 7.0 (RELEASED 04/26/2012)
Post by: AvastThree on May 05, 2012, 08:30:51 PM
The high CPU issues are still present in the retail build.

Is there any update on those? Have the devs responded? I'd be glad to help debug it w/ logs or other diagnostics, but it doesn't seem like anyone's been paying attention (to this thread or others).
Title: Re: NEW PRODUCT - avast! Free Antivirus for Mac 7.0 (RELEASED 04/26/2012)
Post by: bob3160 on May 05, 2012, 11:56:25 PM
The high CPU issues are still present in the retail build.

Is there any update on those? Have the devs responded? I'd be glad to help debug it w/ logs or other diagnostics, but it doesn't seem like anyone's been paying attention (to this thread or others).
It's been reported to the Mod's. Hopefully someone will respond but probably not till after the weekend.  :)
Title: Re: NEW PRODUCT - avast! Free Antivirus for Mac 7.0 (RELEASED 04/26/2012)
Post by: internetworld7 on May 25, 2012, 07:12:17 AM
Does anybody know the release notes for 7.0 (36987) just released today, 05/25/12?
Title: Re: NEW PRODUCT - avast! Free Antivirus for Mac 7.0 (RELEASED 04/26/2012)
Post by: mity on May 29, 2012, 03:29:36 PM
Does anybody know the release notes for 7.0 (36987) just released today, 05/25/12?


Regards,
Mity
Title: Re: NEW PRODUCT - avast! Free Antivirus for Mac 7.0 (RELEASED 04/26/2012)
Post by: jstme on June 28, 2012, 04:24:32 AM
Avast Free Antivirus For Mac running OS X 10.6.8 - No Virus Chest?

Hi,

Avast Free ver. 7.0 (37028)) found an infection. Documentation which I've found on the net seems to recommend moving the infected item to something called the Virus Chest.

I cannot find any reference to a Virus Chest anywhere in the application or on my computer.

When I select the infected item in Avast, the only choices appear to be the following icons:
Repair, Delete, Move, Finder, and Export.

Choosing Move shows my documents folder selected.

Should there be a Virus Chest folder somewhere on my computer? Should I just create one? If so, where should it be?

Thanks for reading this. I hope someone can help.

cheers,
jstme
Title: Re: NEW PRODUCT - avast! Free Antivirus for Mac 7.0 (RELEASED 04/26/2012)
Post by: WebFox on July 08, 2012, 03:22:45 PM
I notice that a full scan is eating all memory and my OS X Lion is getting very slow. Maybe to consider to add some automatic memory cleaning after a larger file was scanned? Manuel freeing memory speeds Mac and scan up until again all mem is eaten. All others seems to work fine, like this new scanner.  This might also help to avoid the slowing down which is mentioned in another post (topic) here I guess.