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Avast for Mac not listed on the Web Site
« on: September 19, 2007, 01:17:02 AM »
Hello,

I was just wondering if the Avast for Mac had ben releases yet as I do not see it on the website under the products or betas  ???

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Re: Avast for Mac not listed on the Web Site
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2007, 08:46:56 AM »
Anyone ???

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Re: Avast for Mac not listed on the Web Site
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2007, 04:43:45 PM »
Its still in beta (although not listed on the website)
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=27441.0
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Re: Avast for Mac not listed on the Web Site
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2007, 12:42:10 AM »
Still  ??? I though the beta strated about 6 months + ago  :-\

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Re: Avast for Mac not listed on the Web Site
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2007, 04:33:03 AM »
I dont think ALWIL considers the Mac version a very high priority. there are no wide spread ITW mac viruses yet. I think that there are only about 20-25 Mac Malware samples in ALWILs library total so obviously thats not as high as a priority as the Windows version which gets more Malware per day than the mac has total
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Re: Avast for Mac not listed on the Web Site
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2007, 10:51:58 AM »
But then why develop Avast for Mac ??
I think its a pitty that Avast botherred to develop the application but isn't finshing it  :(

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Re: Avast for Mac not listed on the Web Site
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2007, 09:29:22 PM »
Because the Mac is gaining in popularity  and there will eventually be a need for a Mac AV program. They want to be ready when that time comes. If you try out the beta you will see it is close to release. My guess is they are waiting for Leopard's release to make sure there are no Issues with the new OS
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Re: Avast for Mac not listed on the Web Site
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2007, 07:49:40 PM »
So Leopard is out last few days, I have it installed and it's running like a charm. What's happening with final version of avast! for Mac ? Can we get some official feedback from Alwil team so we don't have to wonder ?

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Re: Avast for Mac not listed on the Web Site
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2007, 08:01:13 PM »
The release of avast! Mac Edition is now just around the corner... :)

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Re: Avast for Mac not listed on the Web Site
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2007, 08:07:15 PM »
Great timing Vlk ! I just posted this question here in this thread few minutes ago... and you sure made my day !

Thanks Alwil!
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Re: Avast for Mac not listed on the Web Site
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2007, 08:45:16 PM »
Hallo,
will be listed when the sales officially start - but this doesn't mean that it was unavailable/secret until now - http://public.avast.com/~cimbal/beta.html contains the latest snapshot, and this was available for everyone who wants to _help_ with testing... especially with testing that on the brand new Leopard 10.5.

Unfortunately, many betatesters downloaded the product, but didn't write their report or opinion back. Actually, only one betatester (!) reported a real bug (a race on dual PowerPC machine), and two or three reported a minor problem... :(

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Re: Avast for Mac not listed on the Web Site
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2007, 09:34:08 PM »
I can probably do some testing. I am well known by my testing adventures with Windows versions  ;D

The only problem is I can not do anything until I get home from work.

OS X Leopard, up to date.

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Re: Avast for Mac not listed on the Web Site
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2007, 03:47:20 AM »
Well No problems to Report So far in Tiger. Leopard is Installing on My Laptop as I type this so Ill begin testing under leopard thursday.

What will the pricing be on the final release? I assume something similar to Avast Pro on the PC?
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Re: Avast for Mac not listed on the Web Site
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2007, 04:07:07 AM »
I assume there will be free version too... just like for Windows... will OS X users have this same opportunity to use avast! for free ?
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Re: Avast for Mac not listed on the Web Site
« Reply #14 on: November 02, 2007, 09:59:03 AM »
Well No problems to Report So far in Tiger. Leopard is Installing on My Laptop as I type this so Ill begin testing under leopard thursday.

What will the pricing be on the final release? I assume something similar to Avast Pro on the PC?

Hello,
it's Friday now - so how are the results? :)

[ yes, some minor changes will be necessary for 10.5 - Apple, as it seems, has intentionally  limited the use of ol'good  InputManager-based plugins. but, in general, even the present release-candidate works OK on both PowerPC and x86 machines :) ].

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