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Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
« Reply #15 on: August 01, 2009, 04:01:02 PM »
That means I should uninstall my avast 4.8 and reinstall avast 5.0?

 But not now. It would be a lot safer to use the FINAL or RC of the software.
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Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
« Reply #16 on: August 01, 2009, 05:30:28 PM »
Anyone know if the avast! FW has the "Stealth Mode" option ?

No one has any details of the avast firewall, but since this is an essential part of a firewall that is worth the name 'firewall' then it will.

As I replied to the same question you asked about another firewall.
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Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
« Reply #17 on: August 02, 2009, 01:47:57 AM »
@ David

Yeah I saw it. Thanks.  ;)

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Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
« Reply #18 on: August 02, 2009, 05:29:33 AM »
With 8 or 9 shields + a firewall now there will be less virus which enter our PC!Isn't it?
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Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
« Reply #19 on: August 02, 2009, 05:31:52 AM »
With 8 or 9 shields + a firewall now there will be less virus which enter our PC!Isn't it?
Hehe!xD
Depending on wat u were already using...

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Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
« Reply #20 on: August 02, 2009, 11:47:55 AM »
With 8 or 9 shields + a firewall now there will be less virus which enter our PC!Isn't it?
Hehe!xD
It also depends on the user^^

If the user is careless enough, no matter how good the antivirus is, it will render ineffective^^ Since no antivirus provides a hundred percent protection^^

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Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
« Reply #21 on: August 02, 2009, 08:04:17 PM »
Will this be a public beta?

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Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
« Reply #22 on: August 02, 2009, 08:13:50 PM »
Will this be a public beta?
isn't beta versions supposed to be for the public to test? ???

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Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
« Reply #23 on: August 02, 2009, 09:09:26 PM »
Will this be a public beta?
isn't beta versions supposed to be for the public to test? ???
Yeah. Sometimes they could release it only for the old avast users (called Evangelists) first and then make it public.
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Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
« Reply #24 on: August 02, 2009, 09:28:42 PM »
Will this be a public beta?
isn't beta versions supposed to be for the public to test? ???
Yeah. Sometimes they could release it only for the old avast users (called Evangelists) first and then make it public.

An other thing are the non-public or also called internal alphas/betas/release candidates which are only for the employees of the company (in our case Alwil...)

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Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
« Reply #25 on: August 03, 2009, 06:30:14 AM »
So, there r also internal betas? Thought alphas were the ones to be tested inside the company...

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Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
« Reply #26 on: August 03, 2009, 08:07:25 AM »
I don't know how Alwil/avast! handles this, but all is possible...
both Alphas and Betas can be public or internal! ;-)
(for example Opera offered a public alpha of its browser (version 10) - which is now already in beta stage...)

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Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
« Reply #27 on: August 03, 2009, 04:55:47 PM »
Well its not that easy to build a anti virus and security suite im sure. So let them to get time and do it great ;)

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Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
« Reply #28 on: August 03, 2009, 05:01:01 PM »
...they r all mad mad mad

 Mad because of?  ???
they have internal and public alphas betas n all...
although according to my computer books alphas are supposed to b tested inside the company n betas by the public...

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Re: Where is Avast!5 Beta? It's July 31st..
« Reply #29 on: August 03, 2009, 05:07:01 PM »
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they have internal and public alphas betas n all...
although according to my computer books alphas are supposed to b tested inside the company n betas by the public...

 What is wrong with it? The company has the right to decide whether they'll have it as closed or open beta. Betas are not always for public use.
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