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Vik, avast team- Important
« on: July 05, 2004, 05:53:38 PM »
Hey guys. Just wondering if you are aware of this and if you have been interviewed on this subject.

http://www.informationweek.com/story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=22103525&pgno=3
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Re:Vik, avast team- Important
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2004, 06:02:33 PM »
Datagg,

Very interesting.  But according to their super detection program, I am a dead duck!

I use Zone Alarm, Sygate, Avast and some of the others that their Detection System doesn't detect.

I would think that Avast is not mentioned because Avast might have to request it be tested and added to the list.

This seems like another "bug" venture by Microsoft.

However, at least MS is trying to increase security.

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Re:Vik, avast team- Important
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2004, 06:12:58 PM »
However, at least MS is trying to increase security.

I would say, MS is trying to increase paranoia and false alarms !!

And bug reports by the same time   ;D

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Re:Vik, avast team- Important
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2004, 06:28:08 PM »
I agree with Le Doc. More Bug Reports for Microsoft!
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Re:Vik, avast team- Important
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2004, 07:47:17 PM »
I'm not sure what you guys are talking about.
avast fully supports XP SP2 (and of course, is being correctly detected by the new Windows Security Center) -- for about 2 months now...
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Re:Vik, avast team- Important
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2004, 08:02:55 PM »
Yup!  I have seen it with my own eyes.
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Re:Vik, avast team- Important
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2004, 08:27:25 PM »
VLK,

I suspected as much, but the article from MS did not reflect that Avast was detected. (Unless it was not a current article)

Has the Detection program been released yet?

Do you know if it will be an update or a download?

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Re:Vik, avast team- Important
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2004, 02:36:11 AM »
Datagg
It's a small thing but it's Vlk not Vik.
Let's make Vlk happy. :)
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Re:Vik, avast team- Important
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2004, 04:07:19 AM »
Ahhhhhhhhhh..Damn old age gets to me.


My bad.... ;D
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Re:Vik, avast team- Important
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2004, 04:19:07 AM »
The article from MS did not reflect that Avast was detected. (Unless it was not a current article)

Can we believe in it? Is it a MS article?  :P I don't think so...

Has the Detection program been released yet?

Well, in Beta yes. Some users have it, test it and avast is detected.

Do you know if it will be an update or a download?

Middle summer (in your Hemisphere  ;D), I suppose.
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Re:Vik, avast team- Important
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2004, 04:21:43 AM »
I have heard it will be in september. But who knows.
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Re:Vik, avast team- Important
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2004, 07:24:39 PM »
The last I heard, and I'm probably way out of date, was sometime late July.

Hopefully they'll hold off and work on it some more -- I can see we're headed for a repeat of SP1, patch after patch after patch ad infinitum, ad nauseum.  :P
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Re:Vik, avast team- Important
« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2004, 07:30:36 PM »
The last I heard, and I'm probably way out of date, was sometime late July.

This I refered when said 'Summer'

Hopefully they'll hold off and work on it some more -- I can see we're headed for a repeat of SP1, patch after patch after patch ad infinitum, ad nauseum.  :P

Updating never ends... You should say 'enough' for now, release it and, after that, continues  :)
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Re:Vik, avast team- Important
« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2004, 07:36:08 PM »
Updating never ends... You should say 'enough' for now, release it and, after that, continues  :)

True, for most other products.  But in the case of MS and Windows, everyone (exept Gates and MS, of course) seems to agree that the vast majority of their "updates" have been to fix problems that existed right from the start, not fix new problems or add improvements.
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Re:Vik, avast team- Important
« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2004, 07:39:52 PM »
True, for most other products.  But in the case of MS and Windows, everyone (exept Gates and MS, of course) seems to agree that the vast majority of their "updates" have been to fix problems that existed right from the start, not fix new problems or add improvements.

This is a terrible and sad truth...  :'(
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