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Re: Avast! Version 5?
« Reply #60 on: July 19, 2008, 09:20:17 PM »
I am not talking personally against you... i just talk about marketing .. Win98 users are few today and they will be less and less with time...
so i think is not a nice idea to continue making software for it.

On the other side is not that you will not have antivirus anymore, there are still avast 4.8 (and 4.9?) but than if you ask avast 5.0 on a windows 98 computer is like having a car with ferrari engine and square wheels

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Re: Avast! Version 5?
« Reply #61 on: July 20, 2008, 08:45:20 AM »
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I though that it wasn't compatible with 3.0.0/3.0.1 unless you are using a hack or have disabled the compatibility check ?
Im using 2.0 but Is useless for me to install it because it hang while I tried to scan. I just know that there is a new vision of firefox  ;D . Thanks for telling me and now i'm going to install the firefox 3.0.
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Re: Avast! Version 5?
« Reply #62 on: July 20, 2008, 08:47:06 AM »
On the other side is not that you will not have antivirus anymore, there are still avast 4.8 (and 4.9?) but than if you ask avast 5.0 on a windows 98 computer is like having a car with ferrari engine and square wheels

When Avast 5 is ready the earlier versions will be dropped, so I don't know what you mean when you say I won't be without antivirus anymore, of course I will be without protection as 4.8 and 4.9 if it ever comes out will be gone by the time Avast 5 is available, that is of course if the worst comes to the worst.

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Re: Avast! Version 5?
« Reply #63 on: July 20, 2008, 09:34:01 AM »
Wow Firefox 3.0 background and theme looks cool. ;D

Faster and better.
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Re: Avast! Version 5?
« Reply #64 on: July 20, 2008, 02:25:18 PM »
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I though that it wasn't compatible with 3.0.0/3.0.1 unless you are using a hack or have disabled the compatibility check ?
Im using 2.0 but Is useless for me to install it because it hang while I tried to scan. I just know that there is a new vision of firefox  ;D . Thanks for telling me and now i'm going to install the firefox 3.0.

I hacked my DrWeb to work with FF 3.0, but I to found it just hung when trying to check a link so I though that either the servers are overloaded or even with the hack it doesn't work.

So in the end I just uninstalled it, if the extension builders can't be bothered to update it or have sufficient resources to do the scanning of links, they might as well not bother.

I absolutely hate the new default FF theme and my previous theme didn't work with 3.0, so I now use Aeon Clouds.

Edit: the gif image doesn't do it justice, trying to keep the file size down for us dial-up users ;D
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Re: Avast! Version 5?
« Reply #65 on: July 20, 2008, 04:03:56 PM »
I use Mostly Crystal theme.

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Re: Avast! Version 5?
« Reply #66 on: July 20, 2008, 04:32:01 PM »
Hm ... Did anyone try Dr.Web AV Link Checker 1.0.17 (an update from 1.0.15) ??

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/938 --> Curious because the update date was the 16th of June this year. (I was surprised that they didn't update it. Now I think they did :) .)

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New context menu item "Scan with Dr.Web" will appear on all hyperlinks.
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Re: Avast! Version 5?
« Reply #67 on: July 20, 2008, 05:04:26 PM »
Thanks for that.
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Re: Avast! Version 5?
« Reply #68 on: July 20, 2008, 07:54:49 PM »
If this is possible, on-access scanning (including e-mail) in any new Linux version of Avast! in the same manner that it is presently implemented in the Windows version.  :)


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Re: Avast! Version 5?
« Reply #69 on: July 20, 2008, 07:59:09 PM »
Sorry I don't use Linux or the avast version for it.
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Re: Avast! Version 5?
« Reply #70 on: July 21, 2008, 10:46:12 AM »
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but I to found it just hung when trying to check a link
That is my problem same as you.

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I absolutely hate the new default FF theme and my previous theme didn't work with 3.0, so I now use Aeon Clouds.
??? But is ok and looks fine for me.

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New context menu item "Scan with Dr.Web" will appear on all hyperlinks.
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HTTP redirects supported
HTTPS supported
Version 1.0.17 — June 16, 2008 — 18 KB

FF 3 support

Thanks it was updated on June 16.

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Re: Avast! Version 5?
« Reply #71 on: July 21, 2008, 11:01:19 AM »
On the other side is not that you will not have antivirus anymore, there are still avast 4.8 (and 4.9?) but than if you ask avast 5.0 on a windows 98 computer is like having a car with ferrari engine and square wheels

When Avast 5 is ready the earlier versions will be dropped, so I don't know what you mean when you say I won't be without antivirus anymore, of course I will be without protection as 4.8 and 4.9 if it ever comes out will be gone by the time Avast 5 is available, that is of course if the worst comes to the worst.



It is hard to give up on an old friend.I had w98se up until a year ago ,and then W2000 for a year.The difference between w98se and w2000 was like night and day.I could try all those programes that i wanted to but never could under 98se.No more resource issues .I never had XP simply because i dint like it.W2000 was like 98se only without the limited resource issues.Ive since bit the bullet and purchased vista premium a fairly high spec machine.Its absolutley brilliant (with UAC on silent mode) and i wouldnt want to switch back to any previous version.The only thing i misss is the constant tinkering with 98se especially so that i wouldnt crash it when installing a new app.Unfortuantley all avs  and other apps are going to get bigger and more intensive and w98se will not be able to handle it.If you can get yourself a new vista at best or an old w2000 disk at worst.You wont regret it.
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Re: Avast! Version 5?
« Reply #72 on: July 21, 2008, 11:25:54 AM »
I don't see so important to protect a OS 10 years old.. (just my opinion, i know someone will need it)

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Quite a few folks will still need it. There is a percentage of folks still using Windows 9x/ME so I highly encourage Alwil to continue support for these operating systems. :)

EDIT: Looks like from Tech's response, there will still be basic 9x/ME support. That's good. :)

Best Regards...
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Re: Avast! Version 5?
« Reply #73 on: July 21, 2008, 01:46:17 PM »
I don't see so important to protect a OS 10 years old.. (just my opinion, i know someone will need it)

Hi...

Quite a few folks will still need it. There is a percentage of folks still using Windows 9x/ME so I highly encourage Alwil to continue support for these operating systems. :)

EDIT: Looks like from Tech's response, there will still be basic 9x/ME support. That's good. :)

Best Regards...

Nice post, lets hope they do indeed keep the support running, but the more and more I read about this on here I begin to think that the end is nigh!.

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Re: Avast! Version 5?
« Reply #74 on: July 22, 2008, 12:51:22 AM »
Nice post, lets hope they do indeed keep the support running, but the more and more I read about this on here I begin to think that the end is nigh!.
Hey c'mon... this is becoming boring... why do you always start the same question or doubt about the support of 98/Me? ::)
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