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Re: Explanation of some of the new features in Avast
« Reply #15 on: June 20, 2013, 04:28:38 PM »
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Actually, I was clearly referring to :

"I meant v9... but, that may actually be closer than you think. 'Nuff said for now"

That is as accurate as you are likely to get, after that it is pure speculation, Vlk and avast play their cards close to their chest and generally don't issue release dates well in advance.

Speculation - closer than you think could mean it would be sooner than next year, if the last two major releases avast 7 and 8 were in February a year apart. So speculation doesn't really help it just makes waiting harder, just soldier on and we in the forums will get an idea when it is close in the eventual beta release closed or public.
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Re: Explanation of some of the new features in Avast
« Reply #16 on: June 20, 2013, 06:11:06 PM »
By not that far away, after all, it's june already so technically, only 6 more months to go for v9. I think that's what Vlk meant in th first place...
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Re: Explanation of some of the new features in Avast
« Reply #17 on: June 20, 2013, 07:25:06 PM »
Well yes this true, V9 is closer and closer with every month. Beside all the new features that will be added, one thing I'm really happy, the V9 will abandon the proxy and will use something else, which is a good news, for users that use avast along with privatefirewall, or windows firewall. So can't wait next year for the V9 ;D

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Re: Explanation of some of the new features in Avast
« Reply #18 on: June 20, 2013, 07:29:50 PM »
@RealNature
Are you sure about changes in Web Shield ?

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Re: Explanation of some of the new features in Avast
« Reply #19 on: June 20, 2013, 07:48:09 PM »
@RealNature
Are you sure about changes in Web Shield ?
100% I know this from lukor
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Re: Explanation of some of the new features in Avast
« Reply #20 on: June 20, 2013, 07:55:50 PM »
Great news.I am waiting for Avast 9 beta.

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Re: Explanation of some of the new features in Avast
« Reply #21 on: June 20, 2013, 08:07:46 PM »
@RealNature
Are you sure about changes in Web Shield ?
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Well I believe there are some changes planned for the web shield so that it can also scan https traffic, but how that will be achieved (like the Mail shield). I don't know if that would also mean no proxy requirement or not.
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Re: Explanation of some of the new features in Avast
« Reply #22 on: June 20, 2013, 08:28:11 PM »
WoW! this sounding better and better.
hurry up V9  ;D

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Re: Explanation of some of the new features in Avast
« Reply #23 on: June 20, 2013, 09:10:00 PM »
"I meant v9... but, that may actually be closer than you think. 'Nuff said for now"
The next update will probably be in the line of v8.0.xxxx As in 1489, 1495, 1497, etc.

I can't see a "major" program update before Q1 of 2013.  :)
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Re: Explanation of some of the new features in Avast
« Reply #24 on: June 20, 2013, 09:14:03 PM »

I can't see a "major" program update before Q1 of 2013.  :)

running late i think  ???

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Re: Explanation of some of the new features in Avast
« Reply #25 on: June 20, 2013, 09:51:01 PM »

I can't see a "major" program update before Q1 of 2013.  :)

running late i think  ???

Nothing of the sort, when there is no clearly defined schedule, it can hardly be running late.

Given that the last two major updates occurred in Q1 of the last two years, that would imply on schedule rather than late (if there were a defined schedule). Plus beta testing (not in house testing) for the last two major version updates was about 4 to 6 weeks before RC versions and final release.

As I have said speculation is pointless.
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Re: Explanation of some of the new features in Avast
« Reply #26 on: June 20, 2013, 10:01:36 PM »
chillax david
2013 was clearly a typo error

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Re: Explanation of some of the new features in Avast
« Reply #27 on: June 20, 2013, 10:06:30 PM »
@RealNature
Are you sure about changes in Web Shield ?
100% I know this from lukor


Well I believe there are some changes planned for the web shield so that it can also scan https traffic, but how that will be achieved (like the Mail shield). I don't know if that would also mean no proxy requirement or not.
Well from what I've talk with lukor, they planing to replace proxy with other technology. So far I love how avast! has evolved. I think only good stuff will come in near future. As for https I think you right, let see what avast! is cooking for us :)

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Re: Explanation of some of the new features in Avast
« Reply #28 on: June 21, 2013, 01:47:45 AM »
HI Vik I am glad to hear that avast free is improving.  I love avast a lot I like that it is easy to use and best part it is free.  Great work avast team and Vik keep up the great work as always.

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Re: Explanation of some of the new features in Avast
« Reply #29 on: June 21, 2013, 05:58:40 AM »
Beside all the new features that will be added, one thing I'm really happy, the V9 will abandon the proxy and will use something else...

Interesting. Thanks for sharing.
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