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vizzminzi

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Is Avast Suitable for Windows 8 yet?
« on: July 12, 2013, 07:34:07 AM »
I have tried Avast On my windows 8 Laptop,
&
Had Some Terrible Experience.
-Black Screen After Login.
-Cant Login After Boot Time Scan.

But I am Willing to give another try When Its Fixed.

I Hope Avast Fix That Errors or Bug Soon.
Or Is It Fixed?

enma

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Re: Is Avast Suitable for Windows 8 yet?
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2013, 07:50:24 AM »
Hi vizzminzi,
Do you mean Windows 8 or Windows 8.1? avast is already compatible on Windows 8, meanwhile still in testing phase in Windows 8.1
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Black Screen After Login
Please read this topic http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=117895.0

vizzminzi

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Re: Is Avast Suitable for Windows 8 yet?
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2013, 09:16:20 PM »
How Do i Know Which Version Of Windows I have? ???

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Re: Is Avast Suitable for Windows 8 yet?
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2013, 09:19:44 PM »
hi vizzminzi,

Start>Run>type 'ver' (without the quotes) and hit enter.  Or Computer>System Properties.
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Re: Is Avast Suitable for Windows 8 yet?
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2013, 11:48:27 PM »
It's worked fine for me with Windows 8. 8.1 in another story though.

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Re: Is Avast Suitable for Windows 8 yet?
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2013, 01:56:08 PM »
No !!! Avast is not stable with Windows 8 nor Windows 8.1...

I have tried both. Avast on Windows 8 filling my Event Log with bunch of errors. Avast with Windows 8.1 destroyed my system. After installing it, system went crazy and spammed errors each 3 seconds. I was not able to do delete avast, to do system restore, to run safe mode... I had to do clean install again...

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Re: Is Avast Suitable for Windows 8 yet?
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2013, 02:03:37 PM »
Avast free 8.0.1489 is working perfectly fine here on Win8 x64 as I've not heard of any problems with Bob3160 or SpeedyPC on their Win8 systems.

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Re: Is Avast Suitable for Windows 8 yet?
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2013, 07:02:09 PM »
With Windows 8 there is no Problem.

With Windows 8.1 the Beta will wreck your system.

I tried it out:http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=128658.0

The Topic is in German.
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Re: Is Avast Suitable for Windows 8 yet?
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2013, 07:30:44 PM »
Avast free 8.0.1489 is working perfectly fine here on Win8 x64 as I've not heard of any problems with Bob3160 or SpeedyPC on their Win8 systems.

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Re: Is Avast Suitable for Windows 8 yet?
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2013, 07:53:26 PM »
Just installed avast free on a win8 machine the other day.
Only problem is with the avast updater, rest runs smoothly, even the critical updates etc. etc.

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Re: Is Avast Suitable for Windows 8 yet?
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2013, 08:29:32 PM »
Short and simple guys because I draw every single thing out Avast does or does not support Windows 8? That's all I please need to know a binary one or zero answer :).
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Re: Is Avast Suitable for Windows 8 yet?
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2013, 08:38:57 PM »
@Craigb
Or my Avast Pro version on Win8 Pro 64Bit.  ;)
Sorry schmidthouse, there is probably many more I have forgotten as well :)

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Re: Is Avast Suitable for Windows 8 yet?
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2013, 07:31:36 AM »
No !!! Avast is not stable with Windows 8 nor Windows 8.1...

I have tried both. Avast on Windows 8 filling my Event Log with bunch of errors. Avast with Windows 8.1 destroyed my system. After installing it, system went crazy and spammed errors each 3 seconds. I was not able to do delete avast, to do system restore, to run safe mode... I had to do clean install again...

I think I am in the same position
I tried fixing the blackscreen and I did it correctly ... And now
My computer ran into problems
Can't restore or do sh*t.....
What now ?
« Last Edit: July 17, 2013, 07:34:44 AM by vizzminzi »

vizzminzi

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Re: Is Avast Suitable for Windows 8 yet?
« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2013, 07:41:56 AM »
So after fixing black screen
Adding explorer.exe to trusted process
And adding  system settings.exe for trusted setting
My computer ran Into trouble..
That what computer say...
And then it restart and collect Info and try to fix it .
 Then it says to restore but I can't ....
So I posted a new thread
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=130222.0

This is my third time getting my computer f$cked up becuase of avast ......
What do I do now ???

How do I fix this ? And when is the next avast update coming ( not ant virus update ) and will I be sutra ls to use on windows 8 ??


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Re: Is Avast Suitable for Windows 8 yet?
« Reply #14 on: July 18, 2013, 06:36:42 AM »
Don't let Avast anywhere near your PC. It's turned mine into a "minimalist" machine ie black screen, mouse cursor and nothing else. EVERYTHING else is history until I completely reinstall W8 and every application and setting and document.

And Avast don't seem to give a shit.

Go just about anywhere else. How about AVG? Stay away from the jokers at Avast.

I'm going to keep spreading the word so that others don't have to waste all their time and effort. Meanwhile, don't say you weren't warned.