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Re: Do you think Avast! is the best antivirus software?
« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2010, 10:48:52 PM »
avast 5.1 will come with cloud technology.
Maybe something similar to on line analysis: the file is uploaded and run in the server (sandboxed and so on). All the impacts are measured and the file classified as malware or clean. For instance: http://camas.comodo.com/
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Re: Do you think Avast! is the best antivirus software?
« Reply #16 on: July 13, 2010, 11:05:34 PM »
Really? When is Avast! 5.1 coming out?

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Re: Do you think Avast! is the best antivirus software?
« Reply #17 on: July 13, 2010, 11:08:25 PM »
Really? When is Avast! 5.1 coming out?
September/October.
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Re: Do you think Avast! is the best antivirus software?
« Reply #18 on: July 13, 2010, 11:11:26 PM »
Well 5.1 is estimated for release around September this year, but that isn't firm.

Whilst avast is developing a cloud AV element, I haven't seen it stated that this will definitely be ready with 5.1, unless Tech has another source of information for this.
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Re: Do you think Avast! is the best antivirus software?
« Reply #19 on: July 13, 2010, 11:12:46 PM »
Thats going to be awesome! ;D  I can't wait for the new Avast! to come out!

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Re: Do you think Avast! is the best antivirus software?
« Reply #20 on: July 14, 2010, 12:40:56 AM »
Whilst avast is developing a cloud AV element, I haven't seen it stated that this will definitely be ready with 5.1, unless Tech has another source of information for this.
It's not stated it will be on 5.1. I haven't an inside information. Just the ones that are in the Evangelists forum (reserved board of avast forum).
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Re: Do you think Avast! is the best antivirus software?
« Reply #21 on: July 14, 2010, 12:55:04 AM »
Whilst avast is developing a cloud AV element, I haven't seen it stated that this will definitely be ready with 5.1, unless Tech has another source of information for this.
It's not stated it will be on 5.1. I haven't an inside information. Just the ones that are in the Evangelists forum (reserved board of avast forum).

It's just that you said "avast 5.1 will come with cloud technology" in reply #15. So I just queered it so as not to give anyone any false hope.
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Re: Do you think Avast! is the best antivirus software?
« Reply #22 on: July 14, 2010, 01:46:03 AM »
Interesting... I thought vlk said no cloud AV because of all their hard work with the definitions or something... :P Anyway, I think that'll be great :)

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Re: Do you think Avast! is the best antivirus software?
« Reply #23 on: July 14, 2010, 02:03:35 AM »
Interesting... I thought vlk said no cloud AV because of all their hard work with the definitions or something... :P Anyway, I think that'll be great :)
They don't have to go with a full cloud AV but something like what MSE does would be good. If something that does not have a signature in your current database is flagged as suspicious by heuristics or the behavior shield, then have the program contact the Avast! servers to see if the file has been reported or if there is a signature for it that you have not received yet. If a new signature is found, have the file scanned and the signature downloaded to your machine.