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who can tell me when avast! 5.0 would be released??
« on: July 18, 2009, 02:49:43 PM »
hello,I'm a chinese user
because avast! home edition is free,I'd like use it ,and so do many other Chinese users
from last year,I heard that the 5.0 version would be released soon ,but one year have passed,it is still no tendency to release a new version ,and hope Administrator give an official answer.
by the way,will the new version be free to home,and will it contain a firewall??
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Re: who can tell me when avast! 5.0 would be released??
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2009, 03:17:48 PM »
The official answer is October, 2009.
We will have a beta period before (probably, August and September).
The antivirus part will be free and have a paid version.
The firewall (suite: antivirus + firewall) will be only released as a paid version, i.e., we won't have a free firewall.
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Re: who can tell me when avast! 5.0 would be released??
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2009, 08:06:30 AM »
The official answer is October, 2009.
We will have a beta period before (probably, August and September).
The antivirus part will be free and have a paid version.
The firewall (suite: antivirus + firewall) will be only released as a paid version, i.e., we won't have a free firewall.

I'm waiting with bated breath, come on October :D

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Re: who can tell me when avast! 5.0 would be released??
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2009, 10:13:35 AM »
Just a question, what's the reason for the firewall not to be free for home users? That makes IMHO much less sense than giving out free antivirus. There are more free firewalls than free antiviruses and, more importantly, the free firewalls are better than any paid alternative. So what's the point, it's not like you can persuade people to pay for something they can get for free already?

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Re: who can tell me when avast! 5.0 would be released??
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2009, 04:37:33 PM »
The official answer is October, 2009.
We will have a beta period before (probably, August and September).
The antivirus part will be free and have a paid version.
The firewall (suite: antivirus + firewall) will be only released as a paid version, i.e., we won't have a free firewall.

Is this going to be the version where the VRDB function will be removed?

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Re: who can tell me when avast! 5.0 would be released??
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2009, 04:38:58 PM »
The official answer is October, 2009.
We will have a beta period before (probably, August and September).
The antivirus part will be free and have a paid version.
The firewall (suite: antivirus + firewall) will be only released as a paid version, i.e., we won't have a free firewall.

Is this going to be the version where the VRDB function will be removed?


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Re: who can tell me when avast! 5.0 would be released??
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2009, 04:49:29 PM »
Just a question, what's the reason for the firewall not to be free for home users? That makes IMHO much less sense than giving out free antivirus. There are more free firewalls than free antiviruses and, more importantly, the free firewalls are better than any paid alternative. So what's the point, it's not like you can persuade people to pay for something they can get for free already?

Because it will be part of a suite and I don't know ant free security suites, those already using the free version of avast already have a firewall. There are many people that prefer suites (not me) as they either don't want to go searching for the best of bread in all the different elements contained in a suite, or they don't have the time or knowledge to do that.

They are looking for a one stop shop style of experience and they are the target market I believe. Lets not loose sight of the fact that Alwil have to make money to be able to provide the free AV, etc. etc. everything can't be free.
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Re: who can tell me when avast! 5.0 would be released??
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2009, 05:28:28 PM »
Just a question, what's the reason for the firewall not to be free for home users? That makes IMHO much less sense than giving out free antivirus. There are more free firewalls than free antiviruses and, more importantly, the free firewalls are better than any paid alternative. So what's the point, it's not like you can persuade people to pay for something they can get for free already?
I think that the Microsoft's firewall or other free firewall (comodo firewall,pc tool firewall and ect )is enough to ordinary users ,it isnt necessary to pay for  a firewall. ;D
 

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Re: who can tell me when avast! 5.0 would be released??
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2009, 09:05:46 PM »
Is this going to be the version where the VRDB function will be removed?
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Re: who can tell me when avast! 5.0 would be released??
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2009, 10:13:08 PM »
Also Tech didnt mentioned. I hope im allowed to say it but its will also contain anti-spam with the firewall. I also did see you say it in a current topic on the public Tech. For sure you guy will love it just be patient and wait to see this surprise that they reserved for the public. ;D

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Re: who can tell me when avast! 5.0 would be released??
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2009, 01:35:59 PM »
等到花都开了,快点出来吧,加油 :)

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Re: who can tell me when avast! 5.0 would be released??
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2009, 01:42:46 PM »
等到花都开了,快点出来吧,加油 :)
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Re: who can tell me when avast! 5.0 would be released??
« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2009, 05:08:32 PM »
等到花都开了,快点出来吧,加油 :)
耐心的等把。还有三个多月 ;D
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Re: who can tell me when avast! 5.0 would be released??
« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2009, 07:11:54 PM »
Chinese peoples. Look. I don't write Turkish. Write your messages English as me.  >:(  >:(

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Re: who can tell me when avast! 5.0 would be released??
« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2009, 07:19:48 PM »
Google translate is needed in this case.