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Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
« Reply #45 on: September 21, 2016, 12:55:45 AM »
Cant you do it yourselfe?
you click his name, and on left side > send PM
He can't (antispam measures for few posts).
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I don't believe the old anti-spam measure (20 posts) is still in force. I have had PMs (even though I ask not to) from users with zero or very few posts.
So have I.  :(
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Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
« Reply #46 on: September 21, 2016, 02:47:09 AM »
Oh, sorry then.
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Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
« Reply #47 on: September 21, 2016, 06:16:11 AM »
And I thought Avast 4.8 was already dead for several years.
But it still seams to be struggling ;)

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Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
« Reply #48 on: September 21, 2016, 12:32:32 PM »
Hello,
we know about the issue and we are working on a fix.

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Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
« Reply #49 on: September 21, 2016, 12:41:22 PM »
Seriously, you people still maintain avast! 4.8 ? FOR WHAT!? It's just draining your resources. Let it go already.
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Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
« Reply #50 on: September 21, 2016, 12:56:58 PM »
Seriously, you people still maintain avast! 4.8 ? FOR WHAT!? It's just draining your resources. Let it go already.
+1.Let it go. :D
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Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
« Reply #51 on: September 21, 2016, 12:58:33 PM »
Chuck it in the bin  :D
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Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
« Reply #52 on: September 21, 2016, 01:03:39 PM »
Seriously, you people still maintain avast! 4.8 ? FOR WHAT!? It's just draining your resources. Let it go already.
The decision is up to Avast... ;)
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Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
« Reply #53 on: September 21, 2016, 01:04:44 PM »
It is, but this is ridiculous. They've been killing this thing for years and now I see they still waste resources on it.
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Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
« Reply #54 on: September 21, 2016, 01:21:52 PM »
It is, but this is ridiculous. They've been killing this thing for years and now I see they still waste resources on it.
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Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
« Reply #55 on: September 21, 2016, 01:25:21 PM »
And yet they still do...
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Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
« Reply #56 on: September 21, 2016, 01:27:10 PM »
It is, but this is ridiculous. They've been killing this thing for years and now I see they still waste resources on it.
No need to convince me pal, I'm with you.
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Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
« Reply #57 on: September 21, 2016, 01:32:32 PM »
Hello,
we know about the issue and we are working on a fix.

Milos
Stop wasting time and hard work on a dead Avast!4.8.Avast! should also stop virus definition updates for Old Avast! versions.
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Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
« Reply #58 on: September 21, 2016, 04:52:17 PM »
Oh, sorry then.
You were actually right though.

Seriously, you people still maintain avast! 4.8 ? FOR WHAT!? It's just draining your resources. Let it go already.
Seriously, you people still maintain avast! 4.8 ? FOR WHAT!? It's just draining your resources. Let it go already.
+1.Let it go. :D
Chuck it in the bin  :D
It is, but this is ridiculous. They've been killing this thing for years and now I see they still waste resources on it.
It is, but this is ridiculous. They've been killing this thing for years and now I see they still waste resources on it.
https://blog.avast.com/2015/05/06/support-for-older-avast-windows-consumer-version-will-end/
After May 31st, 2015, Avast will no longer provide patches or technical support for versions 8.0.1497 and lower.

Hello,
we know about the issue and we are working on a fix.

Milos
Stop wasting time and hard work on a dead Avast!4.8.Avast! should also stop virus definition updates for Old Avast! versions.

Gentlemen, I am using Windows XP x64, and Avast 4.8 works wonderfully on it, it's probably the most unobtrusive and most effective virus program for this platform.  And Windows XP is far from dead.  It will be supported with security updates until 2019.  Yes, I still use Windows 7 on my laptop and gaming computer, but I MUST have Windows XP on my productivity machine.  Anything later is just counterintuitive and impedes my productivity.

So please understand why I'm so grateful to Avast for continuing to maintain 4.8.

Also, please consider that Avast most likely has enterprise customers with LAN servers who do not want to update software, and are probably still paying for their enterprise licenses.  So that's another reason why it's still being maintained.

Milos, thanks for your wonderful work over the years.  I hope to continue using version 4.8 for many years to come!

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Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
« Reply #59 on: September 21, 2016, 05:09:04 PM »
Avast! latest version works very well in Windows Xp sp3.https://www.avast.com/windows-xp-antivirus
So why Avast!4.8? :-\
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