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Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
« Reply #60 on: September 21, 2016, 07:23:18 PM »
Avast! latest version works very well in Windows Xp sp3.https://www.avast.com/windows-xp-antivirus
So why Avast!4.8? :-\
Because 4.8 has a minimal footprint and lacks the new features of the later versions.

It's not for everyone.  Some people need sandboxing and newer heuristic detection.  For the old school, 4.8 is beautiful.

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Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
« Reply #61 on: September 21, 2016, 08:31:39 PM »
I think the reason might be is 4.8 works on windows 7. Windows 7 still has security updates from Microsoft, and they would be doing so until January 14, 2020. Any windows 7 user with Avast 4.8 would be unsecured if Avast stopped updating 4.8 now.

Probably by the time windows 7 support end, the current version of avast then isn't compatible with windows xp at all and the majority of the people would be running Windows 11, 12 or whatever MS is going to call windows 10 successor.

I usually update to the latest version of Avast at least a month after it's released so I don't have to deal with bugs and stuff.
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Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
« Reply #62 on: September 22, 2016, 03:14:58 AM »
Avast! latest version works very well in Windows Xp sp3.https://www.avast.com/windows-xp-antivirus
So why Avast!4.8? :-\
Because 4.8 has a minimal footprint and lacks the new features of the later versions.

It's not for everyone.  Some people need sandboxing and newer heuristic detection.  For the old school, 4.8 is beautiful.
But if you install via custom installation you can remove unnecessary  features.Your pc your choice. :)
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Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
« Reply #63 on: September 22, 2016, 10:42:05 AM »
Hello,
updates should be fixed.

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Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
« Reply #64 on: September 22, 2016, 02:11:45 PM »
Avast! latest version works very well in Windows Xp sp3.https://www.avast.com/windows-xp-antivirus
So why Avast!4.8? :-\
Because 4.8 has a minimal footprint and lacks the new features of the later versions.

It's not for everyone.  Some people need sandboxing and newer heuristic detection.  For the old school, 4.8 is beautiful.
But if you install via custom installation you can remove unnecessary  features.Your pc your choice. :)
There are some features still present in 4.8 that have now been removed from the new version of Avast.
There are also features in the new version that aren't available in 4.8. It's a double sided sword.
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Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
« Reply #65 on: September 23, 2016, 12:02:39 PM »
Avast! latest version works very well in Windows Xp sp3.https://www.avast.com/windows-xp-antivirus
So why Avast!4.8? :-\
No, it doesn't: constant system freezes during boot, severe bloating, even occasional crashes and BSOD (but you can fix that by adding the respective files to the list of exclusions).
If i would know for sure that i could reinstall 4.8 with its goofy but extremely user-friendly interface and minimal fingerprint i would uninstall 12 in a heartbeat.

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Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
« Reply #66 on: September 23, 2016, 03:20:21 PM »
Avast! latest version works very well in Windows Xp sp3.https://www.avast.com/windows-xp-antivirus
So why Avast!4.8? :-\
No, it doesn't: constant system freezes during boot, severe bloating, even occasional crashes and BSOD (but you can fix that by adding the respective files to the list of exclusions).
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No problem with avast 12.3.2280 on this XP Pro SP3 system.

Severe bloat, again not on my system with a minimal function custom install.
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Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
« Reply #67 on: September 23, 2016, 08:03:14 PM »

No problem with avast 12.3.2280 on this XP Pro SP3 system.
Severe bloat, again not on my system with a minimal function custom install.
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Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
« Reply #68 on: September 23, 2016, 08:26:04 PM »
Your image attachment (Avast components.png) has worked just fine.
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Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
« Reply #69 on: September 23, 2016, 08:52:02 PM »
Your image attachment (Avast components.png) has worked just fine.
Yes, i saw that after posting - it didn't appeared in any way during preview. Oh well, that's the least of my problems now.

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Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
« Reply #70 on: September 23, 2016, 10:01:28 PM »
Your image attachment (Avast components.png) has worked just fine.
Yes, i saw that after posting - it didn't appeared in any way during preview. Oh well, that's the least of my problems now.


Correct, it doesn't display on preview, only image site imported images would.
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Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
« Reply #71 on: September 26, 2016, 04:20:55 PM »

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Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
« Reply #72 on: September 26, 2016, 04:35:42 PM »
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Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
« Reply #73 on: September 26, 2016, 04:37:22 PM »
I am usually against resurrecting old threads but https://blog.avast.com/2017-marks-the-end-of-virus-definition-updates-for-avast-version-4.8  :)
A good decision. :) now make avast!'s CyberCapture technology more better.
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Re: Avast 4.8 - End of the line?
« Reply #74 on: October 02, 2016, 07:52:05 PM »
Hello,
updates should be fixed.

Milos

Thanks Milos.  Confirmed.
I am usually against resurrecting old threads but https://blog.avast.com/2017-marks-the-end-of-virus-definition-updates-for-avast-version-4.8  :)
A good decision. :) now make avast!'s CyberCapture technology more better.
Oh well...  I'll have to move to NOD32 3.0.  It's an End Of Life product, but there's a native 64-bit version for XP and they still release definition updates: