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Offline 3xist

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Avast! Version 5?
« on: July 12, 2008, 09:37:29 AM »
Hello,

When is Avast! V5 planned for release?

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Re: Avast! Version 5?
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2008, 02:30:48 PM »
Hello,

When is Avast! V5 planned for release?

Josh

When it's ready! No one knows when it will be released!

Rumours in the forum say second half of 2008, but stay alive, and you will notice when v5 is released ;)
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Re: Avast! Version 5?
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2008, 02:35:32 PM »
Welcome aboard Josh.
Hopefully avast 5 will see the light by the end of this year. We all hope that.
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Re: Avast! Version 5?
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2008, 02:46:20 PM »
Thank you both for the replies.

I was just curious, Because I been hearing about V5 alot.

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Re: Avast! Version 5?
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2008, 07:41:54 PM »
Where can we get some info about it?
Will it have a "Lite" version (Standard Shield and scanner)?

All I need is as lite as possible AV.

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Re: Avast! Version 5?
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2008, 08:14:24 PM »
Hello,

When is Avast! V5 planned for release?

Josh

When it's ready! No one knows when it will be released!

Rumours in the forum say second half of 2008, but stay alive, and you will notice when v5 is released ;)

According to a press release of Avast! Avast! 5 will be released at the end of the third quater of 2008 - that would be september...

lets see and hope  8)


Thats the part of the press release where this info is mentioned (in german):
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"Auch in diesem Jahr werden wir unseren Kunden die gewohnt hohe Qualität bieten und die Entwicklung der avast! Antivirus Programme weitervorantreiben. avast! 5 wird unseren Kunden noch mehr Features bringen, die Veröffentlichung ist zum Ende des dritten Quartals 2008 geplant. Wir freuen uns darauf, unseren Kunden einen noch besseren Service bieten zu können.

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Re: Avast! Version 5?
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2008, 09:25:10 PM »
Where can we get some info about it?
Will it have a "Lite" version (Standard Shield and scanner)?

All I need is as lite as possible AV.
You can get it doing a customized installation. I think avast 5 installation will follow the same pattern.
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Re: Avast! Version 5?
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2008, 10:13:21 PM »
[font face=tahoma]That would be great... I would want to see "powerful" heuristics lols.
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Re: Avast! Version 5?
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2008, 03:51:45 AM »
I think both Drazick and Eric L. said what we mostly wish we find in avast 5.0

Strong Heuristic

Fast scanning speed and low resources requirement

 ;) i add that a cool GUI would be welcome too anw.... i'd like to enable something like vista aero effects on it
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Re: Avast! Version 5?
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2008, 04:18:47 AM »
I agree with a.mutu10. The current 'avist' skin theme doesn't appeal to my tastes anymore... :P

I just saw on a article about a AV comparsion tests on Raymond CC's blog, which I stumbled upon by accident.

avast! seemed to perform better in memory than software giants like Norton or Panda.

However, it failed to detect a private trojan.

I'm suggesting powerful hueristics like Kaspersky huerisitcs. : )
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Re: Avast! Version 5?
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2008, 10:24:20 AM »
i just hope avast 5.0 will have a heuristic analysis, that's it

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Re: Avast! Version 5?
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2008, 10:26:58 AM »
I very much look forward to avast v5. :P

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Re: Avast! Version 5?
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2008, 12:30:21 PM »
I think Nod32 is more to take as example than Kaspersky... Nod is maybe the faster AV and best heuristic.. great protection against 0 day attacks
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Re: Avast! Version 5?
« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2008, 04:14:50 PM »
yeah eset nod32 has a great heuristic so as AVG 8.0, but kaspersky 2008 has lots of false positive.

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Re: Avast! Version 5?
« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2008, 05:42:10 PM »
A couple of semi-official comments:

- it is not realistic to think about Q3 this year. End of the year would be great, but it is not guaranteed in any way. We definitely don't want to rush it.

- proactive detection (or, rather, prevention of zero day malware) is (as already announced) one of the hottest topic of the new version. But of course, even the current version of avast ( 4.8 ) engine contains a couple of methods designed to tackle yet-unknown malware.

- I don't want to comment the recommendations about specific (competing) AV products given above -- let me just say that Nod32 is not what it used to be now... :)

- the GUI will be totally changed. If you say please nicely, I may consider posting some preliminary screenshots :o).


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« Last Edit: July 15, 2008, 05:53:51 PM by Vlk »
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