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Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1330)
« Reply #30 on: February 04, 2009, 02:18:09 AM »
I proudly made a thorough scan with this BETA and everything is fine & smooth so far. I very love this product, the one I never had to whine over from years so far. :D

The reason for betas are to find bugs so nobody can whine over the stable releases. ;)  I report issues I find in betas, maybe the one I found today is a fluke. ;)
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Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1330)
« Reply #31 on: February 04, 2009, 03:05:28 AM »
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Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1330)
« Reply #32 on: February 04, 2009, 03:23:57 AM »
Uninstalled avast! 4.8.1330, rebooted. Uninstalled WD.
Installed avast! 4.8.1296 rebooted, installed WD.
Updated to avast! 4.8.1330.

Now everything is ok so far. :)

There had been no recent changes to my system & no problems before I originally updated to 4.8.1330, so the finger still has no where to point except to '1330. ???

Sorry but the idea of me suggesting to uninstall 1330 and go back to 1296 was to pin down the cause or exonerate avast. Unfortunately, having uninstalled both at the same time we will never know where the problem lay. Though if it were a bug in 1330 then in theory it should still be present.

When trying to track down a possible conflict in two applications you should really only look at one element at a time.
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Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1330)
« Reply #33 on: February 04, 2009, 03:36:01 AM »
The download aborts after 38K.
Strange...
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Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1330)
« Reply #34 on: February 04, 2009, 03:41:23 AM »
0oops!  I gave the wrong order.  Actually I went back to '1296 before I uninstalled WD.  WD was doing the same, I assumed it had been corrupted by the installation of '1330, so I uninstalled WD & reinstalled it.

I wanted to then install '1330 where my system was when I originally installed it.
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Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1330)
« Reply #35 on: February 04, 2009, 04:01:18 AM »
Well to me that points to a problem with WD, if the same problem occurred with the 1296 build, I really can't see any logical way an avast update could corrupt another program.
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Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1330)
« Reply #36 on: February 04, 2009, 04:29:28 AM »
The download aborts after 38K.
Strange...
(I disabled AVAST altogether to no avail)


The download 'aswbeta.exe' is only 38K (well... 37.3 to be precise).

You need to run it after download.

Don't forget...
1. NEW! go to avast settings, and on the Troubleshooting page, disable the avast self-defense module (this is NECESSARY for the update to complete successfully)
And re-enable it afterwards.
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Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1330)
« Reply #37 on: February 04, 2009, 05:01:54 AM »
No problems with Windows Defender for me.

By the way it is at v1.51.201.0 available on its portal:
http://www.microsoft.com/security/portal

End it then download and run it.
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Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1330)
« Reply #38 on: February 04, 2009, 08:05:20 AM »
I don't know if this already has been in previous versions, but i just noticed that in the splash screen the "stop memory-test"-button in the German version is not correct.

it somehow seems to be cut...

in German it should be "Speichertest beenden" but there is "Speichertest beende" so there is missing the last letter.

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Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1330)
« Reply #39 on: February 04, 2009, 01:50:46 PM »
The download aborts after 38K.
Strange...
(I disabled AVAST altogether to no avail)


The download 'aswbeta.exe' is only 38K (well... 37.3 to be precise).

Oops!
Thanks for letting know!
I was expecting something a few megs big.
Maybe that info should be added in this thread's first post.

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Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1330)
« Reply #40 on: February 04, 2009, 04:27:27 PM »
How big(MB's) is this update? Are beta updates bigger then final updates?

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Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1330)
« Reply #41 on: February 04, 2009, 04:32:02 PM »
How big(MB's) is this update? Are beta updates bigger then final updates?
Did you read my post just before yours?
Read the quoted text in particular...
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Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1330)
« Reply #42 on: February 04, 2009, 04:36:14 PM »
How big(MB's) is this update? Are beta updates bigger then final updates?
Did you read my post just before yours?
Read the quoted text in particular...


well the aswbeta-file is not the update itself... its just a file which changes the update settings of avast in a way that beta-software is downloaded (this is automatically changed back with the final build).

the real update is in my opinion not bigger than the final version update... it depends on the changes which are made between the beta and the final version... probably they remove something or they add something...

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Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1330)
« Reply #43 on: February 04, 2009, 04:49:54 PM »
If I remember rightly the beta update was around 6MB in total or there about, so no big deal even for me on dial-up ;D
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Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1330)
« Reply #44 on: February 04, 2009, 06:12:54 PM »
Thanks for the explanations guy.
I could not believe the beta update was so small.

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