Hallo, thanks for your report. Here is the anwer to your notes:
- Avast process and com.avast.MacAvast.MAD are NOT 64 bit.
yes, that's true, at the moment there's no truly native 64-bit avast. yes, avast runs on 64bit systems (Windows, MacOS, Linuxes) without problems,
but there are some internal parts that are 32bit-tied, at the moment. but, on the other hand, such 32bit binary is smaller, faster - and there's, except some
core routines a mappings of very big file, no other benefit, to be 64bit. But (because of those two reasons), we'd like to have 64bit built in the near future too.
- A progress indicator during update would be nice
this was planned, but - the setup detects on the fly what should be done - there's no way how to get in advance how many update steps will be necessary. so it will be problem to get the proper dimension of the progress-bar. in most cases, it would jump forward wildly, or, when the update will be cummulative (more atomic subsequent steps), it will lag at some position for a while. the detailed textual info what's going on (accessible from menu, see "Update details..."), would be more helpful in case of any problem, i hope. the very last line of this info is visible in the gui, as some sort of activity indicator.
- Sounds. Half the fun of the PC version are the voice messages "Virus definitions have been updated."
yes, for version 5 it will be fine. but, some people, on the other hand, are somehow irritated by such features
- Option to display icon in the system menu at the top of the screen instead of the dock.
there's a problem with the progress/findings number. In the dock, it's pretty visible and fancy feature, in the upper dock, such indication would be too tiny/unreadable. so we decided for docking, with app-controlled hide-feature (the login-items/dock one isn't working, in general).
- I'm having a hard time telling if it really is scanning my mail.
we decided not to show the former annoying window for each bunch of fetched mails. mail with no color marker is just fine. in the case that the sdcan was not possible for some common reason (password protected attachment), it's yellow, and when there's some deeper problem (scanning daemon not working, license expired), it will be another color. infection stays "red".
- Preferences: Generic: Tool tip for "Always Force Delete" displays the tooltip for After-Close Support
true, will be fixed, thanks.