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Avast 5 pre-release program update [5.0.393]
« on: January 27, 2010, 08:45:30 AM »
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we'll soon be releasing a program update for v5 (a first program update after the official launch). If you'd like, you can test the pre-release bits now. Anyone who has problems with the official build (5.0.377) is welcome to do so.

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links removed for now -- please wait an hour or two, there will be another refresh

(sorry, no incremental update for now - but running this full package on a computer with 5.0.377 already installed should allow you to do the update; alternatively, you can always reinstall).

This is a service release that is supposed to fix most of the issues reported for the 5.0.377 version. Most importatly, the intermittent BSODs should hopefully be gone.


Any comments are welcome.

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« Last Edit: January 27, 2010, 09:54:42 PM by Vlk »
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Re: NEW! Avast 5 pre-release program update [5.0.393]
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2010, 09:35:34 AM »
Also, two new language modules - Korean and Hungarian - should be included (even though the "officially released" languages are currently still English and French only).

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Re: NEW! Avast 5 pre-release program update [5.0.393]
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2010, 11:50:12 AM »
Is it possible to download the German package sepparately like in the 377 build (settings/language)?

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Re: NEW! Avast 5 pre-release program update [5.0.393]
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2010, 12:50:38 PM »
Downloaded and installed over 5.0.377. Program detected previous version and suggested an upgrade. This went smoothly and then it suggested a reboot.
However before that i tried the upgrade program again and it appeared to update to 393 ok.  I then rebooted the pc. When the pc rebooted the default modes were all turned off. i turned them on and its working fine.

Thanks. Will reboot a few times and report how it goes.

Next reboot went perfick! Waited till saw desktop and it had settled. Then opened Avast and all protection functioning.
« Last Edit: January 27, 2010, 01:11:16 PM by minsik »

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Re: NEW! Avast 5 pre-release program update [5.0.393]
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2010, 01:00:21 PM »
Running XP SP3 on Acer netbook. First time pc complelety locked up after install, "ball" had exclamation mark, had to boot into safe mode and remove Avast. Reinstalled 377 and appeared generally ok apart from reportig out of date, tried update again and same result. It appeared to work fine on W7

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Re: NEW! Avast 5 pre-release program update [5.0.393]
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2010, 01:03:09 PM »
anything fixed/changed with the firewall in this build or not worth the upgrade ?
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Re: NEW! Avast 5 pre-release program update [5.0.393]
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2010, 01:04:46 PM »
I'm still having this problem, even with this new version.

http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=54213.0;topicseen

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Re: NEW! Avast 5 pre-release program update [5.0.393]
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2010, 01:12:17 PM »
I have now run the Avast 5 uninstall tool again and tried to install the latest version 393, pc has again locked up on installation progress, finishing setup screen - what a waste of time! Back to safe mode and uninstall tool.

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Re: NEW! Avast 5 pre-release program update [5.0.393]
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2010, 01:19:06 PM »
Is it possible to download the German package sepparately like in the 377 build (settings/language)?
I don't have German version but I don't think there is any significant change in languages...

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Re: NEW! Avast 5 pre-release program update [5.0.393]
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2010, 01:40:25 PM »
OK - the installation-file hase the German Language pack :) So no need to download it seperately :)

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Re: NEW! Avast 5 pre-release program update [5.0.393]
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2010, 01:42:33 PM »
Here everything went very smooth and it's all ok.
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Re: NEW! Avast 5 pre-release program update [5.0.393]
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2010, 04:04:55 PM »
I did an install from scratch, and all went fine :) Although, the bug in version 377 Pro which causes that the GUI has a communication problem with the sandbox is still there in version 393 :-\

Edit : After a reboot it seems that the bug is fixed :) So maybe a reboot is needed for the sandbox to work properly ??? Avast! didn't ask for a reboot btw :-\

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Re: NEW! Avast 5 pre-release program update [5.0.393]
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2010, 04:07:18 PM »
Is the clean note bug in Outlook fixed in this release? thanks
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Re: NEW! Avast 5 pre-release program update [5.0.393]
« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2010, 04:41:55 PM »
Just installed it, the instalation went fine but my computer frooze just after it finished installing. Had to manually restart. I'll try starting the shields again to see if it freeze again or if i have BSOD. Ill get back.

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Re: NEW! Avast 5 pre-release program update [5.0.393]
« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2010, 04:47:58 PM »
Aubsurmer what OS and edition of avast were you using?

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