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AVAST 2014 (9.0.2006)
« on: October 15, 2013, 03:47:35 PM »
Hi all,

I'm glad to announce that we've just released AVAST 2014 (build number 9.0.2006).

Here is the list of major changes/improvements:

Protection-related features and improvements
•New DeepScreen technology allows avast! to make more intelligent decisions about new/unknown files. DeepScreen is a successor of AutoSandbox, now upgraded with some additional new technologies such as dynamic binary translation and dyna-gen announced earlier.
•New Hardened mode for stricter lockdown scenarios. This is a new mode that is recommended especially for novice users (such as your grandmas): it automatically blocks execution of binaries that would normally be deepscreened (Moderate level) or even allows only execution of programs that are well-known to FileRep (Aggressive level). In a way, it brings the whitelisting concept to the consumer AV space.
•Improved cloud scanning features and crowdsourced analysis of suspicious items. This includes new, optimized mechanism for collecting data from our sensors.
•Continuously streaming update (CSU) technology for up-to-minute detections. This is not entirely new for v2014, but we now have really buttoned up the whole streaming update infrastructure to allow for reliable, uninterrupted service. We’re currently doing 350-400 updates a day, which equals to one update in roughly every 3.75 minutes, 24x7, 365 days a year. Streaming updates can now also carry more types of definitions than before.
•Improved cleaning of malware. This applies to standard malware as well as rootkits and file infectors.

Other new features
•All-new web browser plugins featuring comprehensive security ratings, protection against malware, phishing and typosquatting sites and Do-Not-Track (DNT) functionality for improved anonymity on the Internet. The DNT functionality doesn’t rely on the DNT HTTP headers; instead, it uses a proprietary technology that cannot be overridden by the servers.
•All-new SafeZone for more secure online shopping and banking. Users can now switch back and forth between SafeZone and the regular browser with a single click. Also, online banking sites can be automatically opened in the SafeZone.
•Rescue disk - allow users to create a bootable CD or flash disk with Avast on it. Great for cleaning.

Other improvements
•A new, streamlined user interface for simplified navigation and more user comfort. The new UI is actually much simplified, and it’s probably the biggest change since version 5.0. We have also redefined the shields to the total number of three (File Shield, Web Shield, Mail Shield) and tweaked the action buttons (tiles) on the home page so that they’re now fully configurable.
•Control and manage all protected devices directly from the Avast console. That is, the account is perfectly integrated in the UI to allow for management of all your devices running Avast.
•Dramatic reduction in product size (full installer < 60MB, compared to today’s 120MB) and memory footprint. By default, install is done through a new stub installer though (which has the advantage of always installing the most up-to-date version).
•Faster scanning thanks to optimized scanning engine (raw [in-memory] scans of EXE files are about 2x faster, while scans of text contents (e.g. web pages and scripts) are up to 10x faster).
•Completely rewritten setup/updater that makes the installation and upgrade process faster, easier and more reliable
•Firewall has been redesigned from scratch to allow for better compatibility with latest Windows, better performance and full support for IPv6 (although its UI hasn’t really changed).
•New licensing system allows for much easier management of product licenses. The system relies on activation codes, and these can be added seamlessly by simply clicking a link.
•Various improvement in the Software Updater and Browser Cleanup tool.

Download locations

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It should be possible to install this version on top of your existing avast! installation (all settings should be preserved). Or you can use in-product updater.

thanks a lot, enjoy this release!!!


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Re: AVAST 2014 (9.0.2006)
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2013, 03:51:04 PM »
Most excellent  :)


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Re: AVAST 2014 (9.0.2006)
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2013, 03:52:20 PM »
Nice one! Thx Mr Pavel!  ;)

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Re: AVAST 2014 (9.0.2006)
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2013, 03:52:45 PM »
Děčín is excellent too!

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Re: AVAST 2014 (9.0.2006)
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2013, 03:56:38 PM »
Thank you. A clean install of the free version on Windows 8.1 Pro was as smooth as glass. :)
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Re: AVAST 2014 (9.0.2006)
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2013, 03:59:53 PM »
Thanks very much, just updating :)

Btw..translated release notes for German users:!-2014-(9-0-2006)
Feel welcome to also visit the German Avast Community Forums for support and discussions with other security specialists as well as beginners!

Avast 19.6.2383 German Release Notes

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Re: AVAST 2014 (9.0.2006)
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2013, 04:02:52 PM »
A deep hearty thanks to avast team for their work. keep rocking.

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Re: AVAST 2014 (9.0.2006)
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2013, 04:06:44 PM »
Full installer ?

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Re: AVAST 2014 (9.0.2006)
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2013, 04:07:44 PM »
Where's the online installer?
« Last Edit: October 15, 2013, 04:09:42 PM by Alikhan »
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Re: AVAST 2014 (9.0.2006)
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2013, 04:08:57 PM »
There are still some issues with the german translation in the GUI for the Quick Scan.
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Re: AVAST 2014 (9.0.2006)
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2013, 04:09:09 PM »
Clean Installed on 8.1 Pro PC, working well, (even can access the Avast forum from this PC again)   Thanks for a great job with this fine product, gonna start working on getting rest of machines onto Avast 2014 shortly here

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Re: AVAST 2014 (9.0.2006)
« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2013, 04:11:42 PM »
i am loving the new system tray icon . just a wow. who thought about it?

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Re: AVAST 2014 (9.0.2006)
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2013, 04:11:57 PM »
Here we go!
I have some machines still running AIS 7.0.1426. Should I uninstall first or just upgrade using the 9.0.2006 installer?
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Re: AVAST 2014 (9.0.2006)
« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2013, 04:13:33 PM »
There are still some issues in Russian translation. Can you fix it please?

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Re: AVAST 2014 (9.0.2006)
« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2013, 04:17:37 PM »
Thankss ! :D