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Any comments on the 4.6.652 version?
« on: April 20, 2005, 04:13:34 PM »
Hi all,

I'm bemused that no one has reported a problem with the new build yet - is it really that good? :) Or it's just that you haven't installed it yet. :-\


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Re: Any comments on the 4.6.652 version?
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2005, 04:18:53 PM »
Everything working perfectly... Installed it the minute it came out... Even posted it to Wilders update notifications.  :)

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Re: Any comments on the 4.6.652 version?
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2005, 04:29:05 PM »
Seems to work fine here :)

just a question:

What is your advice to use Ad Muncher with WebShield without having the proxy?
The only way is to set OptIn=0?

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Re: Any comments on the 4.6.652 version?
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2005, 04:51:44 PM »
Heh VLK, sometimes the good programs like your Avast just work.
I still did not get a prompt to update, but read it elsewhere being available.

So installed in my admin account though it might have been possible also with my XP Limited one I normally only run.

Been a happy Avast user over a half year, but still do update my On-Demand only now pay scanner Norman that updates not as often as Avast :)

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Re: Any comments on the 4.6.652 version?
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2005, 04:55:10 PM »
Is it really that good? :)
Perfect  8)  ;)
I expect nothing less than this  ;D

Just to report: the two iPush emails received 'while' updating to 4.6.652 report an error: error during processing.
I'm thinking that the ashMaiSv.exe was in the 'middle' of the update process and generated an error... Am I right?
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Re: Any comments on the 4.6.652 version?
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2005, 04:56:44 PM »
My only comment has to do with the new Zone Alarm detection.

Probably the new detection can't distinguish between ZA Pro and the free version which I use, but maybe that pop-up screen the first time you start the new avast could clarify that the privacy-protection features are not in the free ZA and therefore (for most people) it's fine to check "No" if that's what you're using.

Admittedly that's partly covered in that "no previous problems" wording, but a little expansion/clarification wouldn't hurt.
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Re: Any comments on the 4.6.652 version?
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2005, 05:03:26 PM »
I continue to have the same problem related here: Connection Timeout with avast 4.6 and thunderbird :(
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Re: Any comments on the 4.6.652 version?
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2005, 05:12:02 PM »
Do you also get a connection timeout in Outlook Express?  Even if you are not normally an OE user, OE has the capability to log all of the mailserver activity when you try to read or send a message.  Setup is about the same as TB for the server, but under tools/options/maintenance you can select to log all the server messages.  Might help figure out the problem-unless, of course, everything runs fine with OE.

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Re: Any comments on the 4.6.652 version?
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2005, 05:14:47 PM »
is it the new official version or a beta? :)

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Re: Any comments on the 4.6.652 version?
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2005, 05:16:59 PM »
No problems here.  But what is new?

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Re: Any comments on the 4.6.652 version?
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2005, 05:18:46 PM »
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Probably the new detection can't distinguish between ZA Pro and the free version which I use, but maybe that pop-up screen the first time you start the new avast could clarify that the privacy-protection features are not in the free ZA and therefore (for most people) it's fine to check "No" if that's what you're using.

Well, the thing is, there seem to be some problems related to ZA/WebShield interaction even in the case of ZA Free. It's strange, but that's the way how it is. :)
My personal hypothesis is that some of the privacy blocking features are still present in the Free edition of ZA (not configurable, they're just there)...

Time will tell if this was a wise decision, but for now, it's IMHO better that 10 people will reconfigure the stuff manually than for 1 to be unable to browse the web.


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is it the new official version or a beta?

This is an official release.

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Re: Any comments on the 4.6.652 version?
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2005, 05:20:21 PM »
No problems here.  But what is new?

http://www.avast.com/eng/av4_revision_history.html


Version 4.6.652
April 19, 2005

    * WebShield: solved problems with displaying of certain pages (incorrect handling of connection close)
    * WebShield: removed NETBIOS reverse lookup (access to UDP port 137) (same applies to the mail scanner)
    * WebShield: added detection of ZoneAlarm and subsequent deactivation of transparent proxy mode
    * better ability of dealing with corrupted archives
    * minor enhancements in some unpackers (RAR, ZIP, TAR, GZIP, ZOO)
    * added support for SIS archives (SymbianOS installation archives)
    * fixes in the mail scanner: problems with multiple simultaneous connections, removal of superfluous sending in case of client timeout
    * boot-time scan: removed limit of total length of the folder paths (1024B)
    * fixed a bug causing lack of detection of certain virus types under Windows NT 4.0

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Re: Any comments on the 4.6.652 version?
« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2005, 05:23:24 PM »
 ;D ;D ;D great job !!!!! everything woks fine  :D :D :D :D

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Re: Any comments on the 4.6.652 version?
« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2005, 05:27:02 PM »
Just two comments:
1. Clicking the link at the bottom of transparent proxy & Zone Alarm warning screen opens Firefox (my default browser) with completely new and clear profile - which may confuse some users :)
2. Browser (on Windows XP /SP2/) is started with LocalService privileges what, I think is not a very good idea...

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Re: Any comments on the 4.6.652 version?
« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2005, 05:31:46 PM »
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1. Clicking the link at the bottom of transparent proxy & Zone Alarm warning screen opens Firefox (my default browser) with completely new and clear profile - which may confuse some users
2. Browser (on Windows XP /SP2/) is started with LocalService privileges what, I think is not a very good idea...

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Interesting detail, but you seem to be right :)
It's because it's called by the WebShield service.
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