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Re: avast! 5.0 Free Antivirus download mirrors
« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2010, 11:17:54 PM »
No way in hell I would download off a mirror that somebody put up...
same here, especially with an AV...or anything else btw  ;)
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Re: avast! 5.0 Free Antivirus download mirrors
« Reply #16 on: January 19, 2010, 11:21:20 PM »
All the installers are digitally signed so it's relatively easy to verify if they're genuine...
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Re: avast! 5.0 Free Antivirus download mirrors
« Reply #17 on: January 19, 2010, 11:21:35 PM »
Will FileHippo.com get a copy?

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Re: avast! 5.0 Free Antivirus download mirrors
« Reply #18 on: January 19, 2010, 11:23:00 PM »
All the installers are digitally signed so it's relatively easy to verify if they're genuine...

Can't that be faked? I always thought it could but not easily. Don't want to throw the thread off topic just asking.

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Re: avast! 5.0 Free Antivirus download mirrors
« Reply #19 on: January 19, 2010, 11:23:28 PM »
All the installers are digitally signed so it's relatively easy to verify if they're genuine...

that's a very good thing (I mean it) but a majority of people won't check that...less of an issue on 64 bit systems where the driver sig is checked by Windows at setup time.
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Re: avast! 5.0 Free Antivirus download mirrors
« Reply #20 on: January 19, 2010, 11:25:08 PM »


that's a very good thing (I mean it) but a majority of people won't check that...less of an issue on 64 bit systems where the driver sig is checked by Windows at setup time.

I think you're right, most people won't check.

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Re: avast! 5.0 Free Antivirus download mirrors
« Reply #21 on: January 20, 2010, 02:09:31 AM »
...but Download.com is really slow like crap.

Are you sure?
We have a dedicated capacity on download.com servers.
I just tried to it here it runs at over 1 MB/s (ie. the whole setup file is downloaded in like 30 seconds).

It took me almost 2hrs 40mins to download the installation file 38.5MB, which is about normal for me on dial-up for something this size 1MB = about 4min.
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Re: avast! 5.0 Free Antivirus download mirrors
« Reply #22 on: January 20, 2010, 02:14:37 AM »
mine would take about 40 minutes as the speed it show, normal download speed, it would be nice if FileHippo.com and fileforum.com upload a copy.
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Re: avast! 5.0 Free Antivirus download mirrors
« Reply #23 on: January 20, 2010, 02:23:30 AM »
I downloaded the new release from Cnet and did not have any problem with the download.

But I like to get updates from File Hippo and Major Geeks.


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Re: avast! 5.0 Free Antivirus download mirrors
« Reply #24 on: January 20, 2010, 05:41:57 AM »
Add me to the non-fans of download.com, I used it to get the v5 installer only because Alwil's own servers are obviously in very heavy use.

Took 14 minutes using FreeDownloadManager -- download.com permitted me to use my max. 10 sections, but top speed was only around 60 KB/s whereas I can get 300+ from most good servers.  I think my ISP throttles me to around 25-30 KB/s per connection -- it would have taken me only twice as long to ignore FDM and use Firefox's built-in downloader (single conection).

And I don't know about these upgrades steckler mentioned ... seems like quite a few of us got poor download speeds. And it's nearly midnight (Eastern time) here, plus I'm not exactly out in the "boonies" (about 60 miles from Toronto), so I would have expected much better.

On top of which, at one time (they may have corrected this by now) download.com was notorious for badly out of date with regard to current versions of whatever.
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Re: avast! 5.0 Free Antivirus download mirrors
« Reply #25 on: January 20, 2010, 05:47:48 AM »
I just downloaded nearly only 2mins in 1mbps speed. :)

If you guys complain about the download speed in Download.com

Upload it in torrent.

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