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The update has now been officially released as 5.0.507 (more info here).
Thanks to everyone who helped testing.


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we'll soon be releasing a new build of avast 5 Free/Pro/IS. As usual, we're making the build available for public testing before it's officially released (so far the version number is 5.0.504).

How to get it
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How to install it
Just run the setup executable (links above). You can either install it from scratch, or on top of an existing avast installation (installing over both 5.0.xxx or 4.8.yyy should be fine). A reboot will be required to complete the installation.

Also, if you're already using the previous beta build 5.0.492 or 499, you can go to 5.0.504 by simply invoking the program update feature from within the avast GUI.

What's new
Most notable improvements include:
- scanning and virus chest features now accessible even from Windows Safe Mode
- aswSP.sys: solved a minor stability issue (fixed duplicating of protected handles)
- Pro AV / IS: solved file enumeration problem on FAT32 partitions
- enhanced compatibility with various Winsock LSPs
- various improvements in the avast! sandbox
- improved cleaning of file infecting viruses
- added compatibility with screen readers; avast! should now be reasonably accessible to visually impaired users
- system files imported to the virus chest after upgrade from v4.8 are now removed
- IS firewall: solved a problem related to VPN connections (Windows XP)
- IS firewall: solved a problem related to Xbox360 media sharing
- IS firewall: solved a potential BSOD condition when changing logical drive mappings
- IS firewall: solved a potential crash when saving the packet rules
- Pro AV / IS: solved a compatibility problem with PerfectDisk 11
- Pro AV / IS: ashCmd.exe switch /@ should work again
- minor improvements in the installer, especially when upgrading from avast v4.8
- avast! Screen saver can be now configured via the screensaver properties dialog
- minor fixes in the GUI
- added Dutch, Portuguese (Portugal), Norwegian, Finnish, Slovenian, Turkish and Vietnamese language packs

And new in 5.0.504
- Pro AV / IS: solved a compatibility issue with Acronis True Image
- IS firewall: fixes for Internet Connection Sharing
- IS firewall: Windows 2000 compatibility
- IS firewall: solved a compatibility problem with Logitech Desktop Manager
- various fixes in the Outlook antispam add-in
- fixes in ashUpd.exe
- no crashing of AvastUi.exe anymore


Thanks much
Vlk
« Last Edit: April 14, 2010, 09:52:11 PM by Vlk »
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Re: *** INTRODUCING: New pre-release build of avast [5.0.492] ***
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2010, 11:34:34 PM »
Woot ;D Dutch language is added 8) Thnx guys :)

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Re: *** INTRODUCING: New pre-release build of avast [5.0.492] ***
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2010, 11:49:31 PM »
installed, rebooted, searched the GUI a bit to see what's new...firewall settings: first thing I noticed is that the "enter" key doesn't work on the password dialog box, no big deal, I then wanted to open the packet rules interface, prompted for the password again (which is normal), noticed the interface was new edit: it was just resized..., but empty, no rules, and >>> CRASH of Avast ;D I got a minidump generated automatically by Avast + one I generated manually from Windows task manager. I'll upload that to your ftp site and send you (VLK) the archive password by mail.

edit: sent... anyway after loging off and back in I couldn't reproduce the issue, no crash anymore when opening the packet rules interface and it's normally filled with entries. As to the password dialog box, hitting enter works if clicking another time to regain focus.
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Re: *** INTRODUCING: New pre-release build of avast [5.0.492] ***
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2010, 11:58:06 PM »
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- added Dutch, Portuguese (Portugal), Norwegian, Finnish and Slovenian language packs
aahhh....thank you.... ;)

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Re: *** INTRODUCING: New pre-release build of avast [5.0.492] ***
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2010, 12:01:25 AM »
Upgraded Pro with no problems so far.  Thanks Vlk.
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Re: *** INTRODUCING: New pre-release build of avast [5.0.492] ***
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2010, 12:05:18 AM »
 :'( my dial-up down again cannot update program now :'(

maybe tommorow :D

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Re: *** INTRODUCING: New pre-release build of avast [5.0.492] ***
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2010, 12:13:40 AM »
what's new with the sandbox? (more security, stability, etc...?)
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Re: *** INTRODUCING: New pre-release build of avast [5.0.492] ***
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2010, 12:25:22 AM »
"real time shields" in the status bar details shows "on" even though some modules are off (deactivated by me).

ps:the banner above still behaves normally, ie alerts with a "fix now" prompt and a warning exclamation point on the tray icon, unless the related shields are un-ticked in the status bar settings.
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Re: *** INTRODUCING: New pre-release build of avast [5.0.492] ***
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2010, 12:28:53 AM »
network still not immediately available when resuming from sleep mode
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Re: *** INTRODUCING: New pre-release build of avast [5.0.492] ***
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2010, 12:55:36 AM »
- scanning and virus chest features now accessible even from Windows Safe Mode
Many thanks!

- avast! Screen saver can be now configured via the screensaver properties dialog
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Re: *** INTRODUCING: New pre-release build of avast [5.0.492] ***
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2010, 02:14:43 AM »
Does this edition protect/block fake AV/AS attacks? Thanks.

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Re: *** INTRODUCING: New pre-release build of avast [5.0.492] ***
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2010, 03:21:14 AM »
I would say that there is no difference in that respect as that it to do with the various signatures used to detect fake AVs. The problem being there are so many different variants of these fake AV is it a game of catch up.
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Re: *** INTRODUCING: New pre-release build of avast [5.0.492] ***
« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2010, 04:55:58 AM »
Updated over 4.0.462 with no problems.

It would be perfect if one day Avast will repair (cure) infected .exe (patching virus)  in boot scan as Dr. Web Cure it does.

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Re: *** INTRODUCING: New pre-release build of avast [5.0.492] ***
« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2010, 05:59:37 AM »
Updated over 4.0.462 with no problems.

It would be perfect if one day Avast will repair (cure) infected .exe (patching virus)  in boot scan as Dr. Web Cure it does.

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Maybe you want to post that in the WishList  ;)

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- minor fixes in the GUI
I hope that the problem with the progress bar was solved with this update  ;D

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Re: *** INTRODUCING: New pre-release build of avast [5.0.492] ***
« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2010, 06:08:31 AM »
Hi Ondrej Vlcek,

Thanks for your kindly update, anyway i just want to put new thread for some weird happened with my Win 7 Home Premium with AIS 5.0.462.
This morning it's look at my device manager for avast! Firewall NDIS Filter Miniport #258 looked like error with something.

Here's i attached the screenshoot as for your information.

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