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Re: Avast! Version 5?
« Reply #30 on: July 16, 2008, 08:03:24 PM »
well, i'm afraid, but it seems as if avast! is not going to support these OS any more...  :-\
because if it would, the team would be proud of it and use it as advertisement...
(just a thought of me...)

Well Tech thinks that they will keep support going as there are still computers that use these systems, all I want is for Vlk to tell us what he thinks or knows.
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Re: Avast! Version 5?
« Reply #31 on: July 16, 2008, 09:54:40 PM »
Hi Tech,
Any more info about whether Avast 5 will work on 98? just wondered if there had been an update.
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Re: Avast! Version 5?
« Reply #32 on: July 16, 2008, 10:04:25 PM »
nightshade, as you know, I'm not an Alwil employee (yet  ;D), so I can't speak officially.

I have sent Vlk an email, he didn't reply to my last email, although I kept by the rules and sent him an email instead of a PM.

Surely the folks in the know can say a Yes or No.
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Re: Avast! Version 5?
« Reply #33 on: July 16, 2008, 11:49:45 PM »
Please nicely, pretty please nicely, I would like to see some preliminary screenshots ;D

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Re: Avast! Version 5?
« Reply #34 on: July 17, 2008, 03:08:33 AM »
nightshade, as you know, I'm not an Alwil employee (yet  ;D), so I can't speak officially.

I have sent Vlk an email, he didn't reply to my last email, although I kept by the rules and sent him an email instead of a PM.

Surely the folks in the know can say a Yes or No.
Hope Vlk drop a line here...
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Re: Avast! Version 5?
« Reply #35 on: July 17, 2008, 04:39:31 AM »
Will the proactive detection be heuristic based or behavior based ??? Personaly I would prefer a behavior based detection, but that is another discussion ;)

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Re: Avast! Version 5?
« Reply #36 on: July 17, 2008, 05:18:47 AM »
I don't see so important to protect a OS 10 years old.. (just my opinion, i know someone will need it)

About heuristic based or behavior based i prefer heuristic honestly... there are a lot of software that do behavior based.. firewalls..antispywares...exc.. but with heuristic... u can't find a software that helps avast in it for this i hope avast 5 will have a strong one.

Anw behavior is welcome too..
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Re: Avast! Version 5?
« Reply #37 on: July 17, 2008, 08:08:49 AM »
I don't see so important to protect a OS 10 years old.. (just my opinion, i know someone will need it)

Hey, sounds a bit like I'm all right Jack!

There are still many that run 98 for ease of use, so it is important to us no matter how many years old it is!

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Re: Avast! Version 5?
« Reply #38 on: July 17, 2008, 08:34:19 AM »
well, i'm afraid, but it seems as if avast! is not going to support these OS any more...  :-\
because if it would, the team would be proud of it and use it as advertisement...
(just a thought of me...)

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Re: Avast! Version 5?
« Reply #39 on: July 17, 2008, 10:50:31 AM »
Hope the next vision of avast 5 will contain web checker Scandoo software.

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Re: Avast! Version 5?
« Reply #40 on: July 17, 2008, 11:41:26 AM »
Just found this thread that relates to the subject of Support for Windows 9x using Avast 5

http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=32700.0
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Re: Avast! Version 5?
« Reply #41 on: July 17, 2008, 02:52:47 PM »
Will the proactive detection be heuristic based or behavior based ??? Personaly I would prefer a behavior based detection, but that is another discussion ;)

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Some Alwil team members have answered no to the heuristics question in version 5.0, I think based on the fact there is a clear definition of what heuristics is.

It seems version 5 will have some form of behavioural function, though nothing is written in stone for version 5, you have to ave been on the forums for some time to pick up snippets of information in many posts.
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Re: Avast! Version 5?
« Reply #42 on: July 17, 2008, 02:58:45 PM »
Hope the next vision of avast 5 will contain web checker Scandoo software.

I don't really see why as this is available to individuals through their browser where I feel is the right place for it if you want it and I don't use Scandoo. So personally I wouldn't like it forced on me especially when a) I practice safe hex already, b) use other tools and c) have the web shield and standard shield as a fall back.
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Re: Avast! Version 5?
« Reply #43 on: July 17, 2008, 10:00:45 PM »
The behavioral detection will come for sure as it's been in developement for a vey long time. Self-defense system was just derived out of it, behavioral detection will boast it's full capability.
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Re: Avast! Version 5?
« Reply #44 on: July 17, 2008, 11:07:31 PM »
Please, Please, Please, make Avast 5 compatible for basic use for windows 9x and ME.

I don't know what I'd do without this program.

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