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Re: AVAST 8 Program update! (8.0.1488)
« Reply #90 on: May 04, 2013, 10:05:08 AM »
I updated to this version on the first day it was available.  I unticked the box for Google Chrome because I hate that browser.  When I rebooted my computer this am. there was a Google Chrome icon on my desktop.  Clicked on it but it wouldn't open. Got a message saying I needed to reinstall it.  Went to the control panel to see if it was in my program files but it wasn't so why would I have the icon?

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Re: AVAST 8 Program update! (8.0.1488)
« Reply #91 on: May 04, 2013, 10:07:18 AM »
i updated thought the updater and no problems here but i was not happy to have avast installed google chrome i understand that if you do a installed if you do a custom installed you can uncheck it but with the updater thought avast it should not happen and i have the pro version besides hopefully avast changes that because that is not the right thing to be doing to paying  customers other wises i have always been very happy with avast  :(
When I rebooted I was off-line (ADSL modem on USB), so Chrome wasn't downloaded and only GoogelUpdate was installed (took about half an hour to get rid of it).
Last time that Chrome infested my system it took about an hour to uninstall it, hack it out of the registry and then reset everything to use Opera as the default browser.
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Re: AVAST 8 Program update! (8.0.1488)
« Reply #92 on: May 04, 2013, 10:41:48 AM »
why avast internet securty 8 Web Shield detect http://tusfiles.net/ as a virus??? and Block the link???? Please Fix 05-04-2013

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Re: AVAST 8 Program update! (8.0.1488)
« Reply #93 on: May 04, 2013, 11:59:35 AM »
I cant install security plugin for chrome, why? Noone answer me?

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Re: AVAST 8 Program update! (8.0.1488)
« Reply #94 on: May 04, 2013, 12:07:33 PM »
I cant install security plugin for chrome, why? Noone answer me?
Look here: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=122788.msg934520#msg934520

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Re: AVAST 8 Program update! (8.0.1488)
« Reply #95 on: May 04, 2013, 12:14:45 PM »
I cant install security plugin for chrome, why? Noone answer me?
Look here: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=122788.msg934520#msg934520

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Why on earth they never include info like that on the release notes/changelog?!!

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Re: AVAST 8 Program update! (8.0.1488)
« Reply #96 on: May 04, 2013, 12:23:25 PM »

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Re: AVAST 8 Program update! (8.0.1488)
« Reply #97 on: May 04, 2013, 12:38:46 PM »
I don't think so.
Pity. Guess I have no reason to go back to Avast then. Especially since it lacks a decent HIPS like Comodo.

I don't believe so either. Though even if it were and you use it to log on, I presume that once you disconnect the proxy the connection would fall over. Since secureline is handling the proxy all traffic for that log on and subsequent connection/traffic would be routed through the proxy; once the proxy is closed there is no way to route the traffic back to you.

At least that is my understanding of how things proxy work.
For a download, yes, but for the thing I wanted to use it for, it would work, as others have reported it to work properly with a good proxy. Unfortunately all proxies I've tried are so slow that I can't complete the needed login process.

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Re: AVAST 8 Program update! (8.0.1488)
« Reply #98 on: May 04, 2013, 01:56:18 PM »
Upgraded trough UI. No problems so far. Thank you.

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Re: AVAST 8 Program update! (8.0.1488)
« Reply #99 on: May 04, 2013, 03:12:16 PM »
upgraded via GUI of version 8.0.1483...all ok since two days..I don't use  webrep and  not adbloker,for me is better mcafee siteadvisor and wot ,and in firefox adblok plus.These plug-ins are more stable
« Last Edit: May 04, 2013, 03:16:18 PM by miguelgrado »

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Re: AVAST 8 Program update! (8.0.1488)
« Reply #100 on: May 04, 2013, 03:15:44 PM »
My maintenance center is going crazy with the new update, i disabled the messages it says there isn't a Antivirus active and when i disable/enable Avast (the messages go crazy).

Win8 x64 btw.

overall its working great :p
I had the Same problem and did a fresh install and then it was ok.


I'm having the same problem with the 1488 update!  I've tried uninstalling/reinstalling a few times now, but the problem won't go away.


Well, I reinstalled the old version 8.0.1483 and the problem went away, so it must be a bug in 8.0.1488.

I just disabled the messages from the "flag"

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Re: AVAST 8 Program update! (8.0.1488)
« Reply #101 on: May 04, 2013, 03:18:15 PM »
My god what a nightmare!  I'm still using 7.0.1474, tried updating to 8 but absolutely hated the interface and it dragged my computer down to a crawl.  Tried installing it on a couple of customer's computers, dragged theirs down as well.  I've had several customers complain about 8, the dumbed-down UI and the fact that their computers were slow as snailsh*t after the update, uninstalled 8 and reinstalled 7.0.1474 with program update set to manual.  If the Avast team won't address these issues then I'll shop around for a different antivirus to use for myself, my wife, and my customers. 

With this new update I still see people with nightmare scenarios in updating to or installing 8.0.1488 from scratch, if this won't even update a previous version of Avast properly, then I have no hope for ever recommending Avast to another customer.  The average person is NOT computer literate enough to uninstall their Avast to install the new version, I still hate the new dumbed-down touch screen interface, now you've added more CRAP to go wrong.  What's going on at Avast?  Did someone else take over the development of my favorite antivirus?  If so, you need to take a step back from this insanity and get back to a stable product that isn't nearly so resource-hungry.  If not, it may be time for me to jump ship.

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Re: AVAST 8 Program update! (8.0.1488)
« Reply #102 on: May 04, 2013, 04:22:53 PM »
I updated from AIS 8.0.1483 to AIS 8.0.1488 via AvastUI.  Upon restart on both machines, I received the "Complete Install" screen with the option to opt-out of Google Chrome and unchecked both options.  All options I'd set previously and my registration survived fine.  I've done a full scan on both machines.  Avast Team, thanks for the excellent work.
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Common to both: Avast Premium Security 19.7.2388, WinPatrol Plus, SpywareBlaster 5.5, Opera 12.18, Firefox 68.0.2, MBam Free, CCleaner

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Re: AVAST 8 Program update! (8.0.1488)
« Reply #103 on: May 04, 2013, 05:52:55 PM »
After reading through most of the posts in this thread, and being a computer literacy failure, I am going to leave this update well alone. If it happens automatically, fine - if not ????????????

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Re: AVAST 8 Program update! (8.0.1488)
« Reply #104 on: May 04, 2013, 07:21:03 PM »
i quess i was in too much hurry when it said you were updated did not uncheck google other wise my machine is running just fine with the new version but i am running spyshelter firewall and i did use ace utilities and clean the registy out and then rebooted a few times