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Mac Avast Antivirus Betatesting again!
« on: March 30, 2007, 04:19:27 PM »
Hallo,
if You missed the last public-betatesting wave, it's here again. Write to cimbal@avast.com with subject MAC-BETA and I'll point you in turn to the proper betatesting-dedicated page with all the additional info and downloads.

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PC

... hmmm, but, ... who read this, was probably already interested enough, so I won't make obstacles - here it is, slightly protected against  webcrawling bots: http://public.nameofourantivirus.com/~cimbal/beta.html  ;)


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Re: Mac Avast Antivirus Betatesting again!
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2007, 08:14:32 PM »
May I ask why the Avast for MAC is in the Unix\Linux Forum ??
Is it because its core is Linux ?
Just asking out of curiousity  ;D
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Re: Mac Avast Antivirus Betatesting again!
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2007, 05:05:42 AM »
May I ask why the Avast for MAC is in the Unix\Linux Forum ??
Is it because its core is Linux ?
Just asking out of curiousity  ;D
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al968 Mac OS X is built on UNIX
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Re: Mac Avast Antivirus Betatesting again!
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2007, 12:26:17 PM »
Thats what I thought but I wasn't sure  ;)

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Re: Mac Avast Antivirus Betatesting again!
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2007, 03:15:39 AM »
Will it ever reach the final state ?  ;D

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Re: Mac Avast Antivirus Betatesting again!
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2007, 12:00:21 PM »
May I ask why the Avast for MAC is in the Unix\Linux Forum ??
Is it because its core is Linux ?

Mac OS X is built on UNIX

Thats what I thought but I wasn't sure.

Will it ever reach the final state ?

al968, kind of an odd question, but are you actually using a Mac? If so, I would have thought that you would know that Apple's operating systems are Unix based.

And if you're not using a Mac, why would you care when it's done testing?

Sorry, no disrespect meant, but in this thread, you were pretty vocal about when it'll be done:

http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=26861.0

I'm just curious as to why?
« Last Edit: April 23, 2007, 03:07:02 PM by OrangeCrate »

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Re: Mac Avast Antivirus Betatesting again!
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2007, 07:36:26 PM »
May I ask why the Avast for MAC is in the Unix\Linux Forum ??
Is it because its core is Linux ?

Mac OS X is built on UNIX

Thats what I thought but I wasn't sure.

Will it ever reach the final state ?

al968, kind of an odd question, but are you actually using a Mac? If so, I would have thought that you would know that Apple's operating systems are Unix based.

And if you're not using a Mac, why would you care when it's done testing?

Sorry, no disrespect meant, but in this thread, you were pretty vocal about when it'll be done:

http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=26861.0

I'm just curious as to why?

Don't worry I don't take it as disrespect  ;)
No I am not using an Apple however I have noticed that more people want an antivirus and they are turning to Symantec which has one  :P
So I wish that the Antivirus for Mac would come out so that I could recommand it to them  ;)

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Re: Mac Avast Antivirus Betatesting again!
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2007, 11:21:13 PM »
No I am not using an Apple however I have noticed that more people want an antivirus and they are turning to Symantec which has one  :P

So I wish that the Antivirus for Mac would come out so that I could recommend it to them  ;)

Curiosity satisfied, thanks for the response.

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Re: Mac Avast Antivirus Betatesting again!
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2007, 07:17:05 PM »
Please tell them NOT to use Symantec if they have an Intel Macintosh!!! There are serious issues with NAV under Intel plus the resident scanner will only work on PowerPC systems
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Re: Mac Avast Antivirus Betatesting again!
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2007, 07:53:39 PM »
Please tell them NOT to use Symantec if they have an Intel Macintosh!!! There are serious issues with NAV under Intel plus the resident scanner will only work on PowerPC systems
Well so far that's what I've told them but itsa not very convincing because I don't know anyother product and they absolutly want protection  :P

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Re: Mac Avast Antivirus Betatesting again!
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2007, 04:49:43 AM »
Intego's Virus Barrier product works fine under OS X PowerPC and OS X Intel so until avast is finished if they really want protection they can use that



EDIT: Sorry for the late late late reply but I usually dont check the Linux forums :(
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Re: Mac Avast Antivirus Betatesting again!
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2007, 01:32:44 AM »
We have had lots of updates (i think version 2.54 now)Any update on the release date or pricing info?
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Re: Mac Avast Antivirus Betatesting again!
« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2007, 09:29:30 AM »
Sorry for the late late late reply, but I usually don't check the Linux forums :(

Boy are you in trouble, I'm going to tell your mother...

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Re: Mac Avast Antivirus Betatesting again!
« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2007, 04:21:59 AM »
boy there sure is a lack of news on the Mac OS X edition :-[
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Re: Mac Avast Antivirus Betatesting again!
« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2007, 06:29:04 AM »
Yep that Avast's way isn't it ??
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=30090.0

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