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The update has now been officially released as 4.7.1043. Thanks to everyone who helped testing.

Hi *,

again, it's my pleasure to announce a pre-release version of the upcoming update of avast! Home/Professional, build number 4.7.1038.

How to install it (for starters - most people already know this trick anyway ): simply download and run the following program: link removed. That's about all it takes (provided you have the latest version of avast Home/Pro already installed, of course).

There is a number of fixes in this release. Here's the list of most important changes:

- fixed a problem in the boot-time scanner (prevents the intermittent "Unhandled Exception" errors)
- added Inno Setup unpacker
- speed optimization of certain operations (e.g. scanning of emails in the Internet Mail provider)
- Standard Shield: fixed a memory leak (Windows NT/200/XP)
- mail scanner: fix in IMAP handler (solves problems with Nortel CallPilot, for example)
- Windows Vista: removed the conflict with Asus Data Security Manager
- Web Shield: now scans even data returned from HTTP POST requests
- speed improvements in the area selection dialog


Any comments on this release are very welcome and appreciated!


Thanks
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« Last Edit: September 06, 2007, 09:07:32 PM by Vlk »
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Re: * Introducing * - beta version of upcoming avast update (4.7.1038)
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2007, 10:04:05 PM »
Hi VLK have you pulled the beta or is the link the same as the old one

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Re: * Introducing * - beta version of upcoming avast update (4.7.1038)
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2007, 10:17:35 PM »
Oops sorry, cut'n'paste is a two-edged blade... ;)
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Re: * Introducing * - beta version of upcoming avast update (4.7.1038)
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2007, 10:21:29 PM »
Oops sorry, cut'n'paste is a two-edged blade... ;)
Been there done that  ;D

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Re: * Introducing * - beta version of upcoming avast update (4.7.1038)
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2007, 10:47:12 PM »
Thanks Vlk, just starting to download it now (dial-up) so I'm off for a three course meal ;D later.
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Re: * Introducing * - beta version of upcoming avast update (4.7.1038)
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2007, 11:07:26 PM »
sorry to ask you what seems a silly question but roughly how long after Beta release will the finalised version be released? (if its a complete guess I'll understand, keep up the good work) :)

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Re: * Introducing * - beta version of upcoming avast update (4.7.1038)
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2007, 11:11:01 PM »
It really depends on the progress of the beta version if no major issues are found it could be quite quickly. a couple of weeks isn't unusual but it isn't a set timetable.
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Re: * Introducing * - beta version of upcoming avast update (4.7.1038)
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2007, 11:13:18 PM »
It will probably be just a few days this time.

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Re: * Introducing * - beta version of upcoming avast update (4.7.1038)
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2007, 11:20:37 PM »
Well I would rather it be tested properly anyway, thanks for answering

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Re: * Introducing * - beta version of upcoming avast update (4.7.1038)
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2007, 11:47:47 PM »
Strange I downloaded and ran aswbeta.exe, the beta download completed and I got the reboot notification at the completion, which I did. However, avast still reported 4.7.1029 so I had to repeated the download and installation and reboot now showed 4.7.1038.
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Re: * Introducing * - beta version of upcoming avast update (4.7.1038)
« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2007, 04:00:18 AM »
Web Shield: now scans even data returned from HTTP POST requests
Vlk, for the non used users to this technology, what is this in non-technical words?
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Re: * Introducing * - beta version of upcoming avast update (4.7.1038)
« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2007, 04:35:06 AM »
I had to download and install twice also.
Have it running now with no problems.
Verified in "about Avast" that it is 4.7.1038.

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Re: * Introducing * - beta version of upcoming avast update (4.7.1038)
« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2007, 01:35:01 PM »
Vlk, for the non used users to this technology, what is this in non-technical words?

HTTP Post occurs when you submit data to a web server (usually via a form). The web server can then reply to that submission. So, from my understanding, Avast! is just protecting another avenue of web based attack.

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Re: * Introducing * - beta version of upcoming avast update (4.7.1038)
« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2007, 01:45:16 PM »
Quote
HTTP Post occurs when you submit data to a web server (usually via a form). The web server can then reply to that submission. So, from my understanding, Avast! is just protecting another avenue of web based attack.

Thanks for the information...much appreciated.

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Re: * Introducing * - beta version of upcoming avast update (4.7.1038)
« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2007, 02:10:32 PM »
HTTP Post occurs when you submit data to a web server (usually via a form). The web server can then reply to that submission. So, from my understanding, Avast! is just protecting another avenue of web based attack.
Thanks. I thought it was something like that but it's good to have a confirmation. Living and learning.
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