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Offline Lord_Ami

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Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
« Reply #30 on: November 03, 2015, 08:31:06 PM »
Then what's the point of having good homepage if you still need to google the damn thing? Just saying...
Yeah that is arguable. I found it via Support - search box. I searched for "uninstall". Somewhat hidden.

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Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
« Reply #31 on: November 03, 2015, 08:40:02 PM »
update throught the gui it went fine. congrats to the new relese avast and keep up the good work.
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Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
« Reply #32 on: November 03, 2015, 08:58:56 PM »
Ok, can someone tell me how to delete custom created scans for on-demand? I've created one and just realized there is no way in deleting them. Whaaaat? There is literally no button to do that!
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Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
« Reply #33 on: November 03, 2015, 09:08:59 PM »
I dont like the new GUI.. infact its just a new face i.e main GUI.. other stuffs are the same old.. and the main GUI is average.. just a window with some texts & couple stuffs & full of white spaces.
And seems ads, GUI ads, chrome/toolbar install, etc... still there.

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Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
« Reply #34 on: November 03, 2015, 09:14:48 PM »
I am getting error installing 2016 version on Win 10 64
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On first try it gives error & second try no error.
I tried system restarting & shutdown & the same i.e on first try it gives error & second try no error.
So continued the install with second try & install completed & seems fine.
But uninstalled.. reason mentioned in the previous post here.

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Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
« Reply #35 on: November 03, 2015, 09:16:46 PM »
I kinda feel ya. It's changed just for the sake of being changed. It's not actually changed or improved in any usable way. The settings are EXACTLY the same as for the last 2 versions, only thing it changed was the theme so to speak. It's a bit lazy. I'd frankly forgive just the change of year number from 2015 to 2016 keeping the GUI exactly the same than these forced "updates" that don't really bring anything productive. But hey, that's just me...
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Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
« Reply #36 on: November 03, 2015, 09:18:39 PM »
  • Will it use the DPC queue for non DPC related tasks?
  • Will it slow my machines performance to about half (or less)?
  • Will it allow me to play media without audio stutter and jitter?
  • Will it occasionally grind my PC to a halt, leaving me no option but to sit back and wait for 10 minutes before it's done messing around?
I'm asking, because 2015 all of that, and worse.

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Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
« Reply #37 on: November 03, 2015, 09:34:29 PM »
Avast has to get in more security-related features, there was next to nothing in the last 2 years around.
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Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
« Reply #38 on: November 03, 2015, 09:52:01 PM »
EXCELENTE..... :)

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Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
« Reply #39 on: November 03, 2015, 10:24:31 PM »
Just did the update for the Free Edition, and the main GUI has changed for the worse.  The shortcut icons are gone, replaced with one option: Run Smart Scan
The customizable shortcuts was one of the best features of the previous version.

I've attached a screen shot.  I can't find a way to launch the Software Updater.  I only see it under Settings, which is not the same thing.  I've right-clicked all over the place to see if the main GUI is customizable, but it doesn't seem to be.

So, I'm not sure what the point of this update is.  Should I uninstall and do a fresh install?

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Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
« Reply #40 on: November 03, 2015, 10:36:31 PM »
Congrats on the new version! I have been a loyal Avast user since 2005.

I run on Vista Home Premium SP3.

The previous 2 versions of Avast free were an unmitigated nightmare. While browsing, Chrome, Opera, and Firefox crashed, the laptop froze and I had to hard reboot. This happened 2-3 times a day. Other users reported the same in various threads in here.

I had to roll back to version 2218 and all the problems - repeat: ALL the problems - vanished overnight! My comp hums along contentedly.

I am afraid to install the new version (2016). I am terrified of going through the same catastrophic mess. In short: I am post-traumatic ...:o))

Does anyone with Vista care to share if there are any problems with 2241 (crashes, freezing, restarting, etc.)?

Many thanks for your understanding and support.

Yarok


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Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
« Reply #41 on: November 03, 2015, 11:11:52 PM »
Updated from the GUI, no problem.  Removed the Password feature and restarted still no problem, let's see if anything crashes, which I doubt it will, but so far so good.

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Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
« Reply #42 on: November 03, 2015, 11:43:03 PM »
Updated from the GUI, no problem.  Removed the Password feature and restarted still no problem, let's see if anything crashes, which I doubt it will, but so far so good.
What your operating system?

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Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
« Reply #43 on: November 03, 2015, 11:54:25 PM »
Just did the update for the Free Edition, and the main GUI has changed for the worse.  The shortcut icons are gone, replaced with one option: Run Smart Scan
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Click on the Scan Icon and you will see the scans available.
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Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
« Reply #44 on: November 03, 2015, 11:56:58 PM »
Updated from the GUI, no problem.  Removed the Password feature and restarted still no problem, let's see if anything crashes, which I doubt it will, but so far so good.
What your operating system?
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