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Re: Free vs Pro?
« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2010, 09:09:48 PM »
If it had, I can't remember it or I wouldn't have mentioned it.
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Re: Free vs Pro?
« Reply #16 on: October 20, 2010, 09:24:59 PM »
and the safe browsing thing im pretty sure means the sandbox
Sure. My fault.
Although I think on demand sandbox (not turned on by default) wouldn't be a safe boat to count with...
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Re: Free vs Pro?
« Reply #17 on: October 20, 2010, 09:32:39 PM »
Well they are planning that the Pro version gets quantum updates
A project that was dropped down... I think for what I've read.

I can't recall how this is achieved right now, but that obviously won't be available to the free version, they will have the same process of update checking.
It will be for the paid version, but they didn't implement it and, I think, this was dropped.
Maybe they could say more about this.
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Re: Free vs Pro?
« Reply #18 on: October 21, 2010, 12:43:15 AM »
Yes, the quantum updates are discontinued. It will be replaced by the cloud features.

http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=60979.msg514905#msg514905

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Re: Free vs Pro?
« Reply #19 on: October 21, 2010, 01:01:01 AM »
Thanks Rednose,

Presumably, these Cloud update will no doubt be Pro/AIS version only to maintain differences from the free version.
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Re: Free vs Pro?
« Reply #20 on: October 21, 2010, 01:22:25 AM »
Hi DavidR :)

Yeah, I edited my previous post because I thought my comment about quantum updates available in Avast! Free was indeed premature.
But it is not :

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And the other good thing is that unlike the quantum updates, we expect the cloud will be accessible for the Free AV users as well

http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=60979.msg515066#msg515066

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Re: Free vs Pro?
« Reply #21 on: October 21, 2010, 01:51:18 AM »
Presumably, these Cloud update will no doubt be Pro/AIS version only to maintain differences from the free version.

If the cloud is necessary for protection, I presume it will be on the free version also.
I hope so.

There are many other minor things that make up these changes (such as further emphasis on the Behavior Shield when making these heuristics decisions, i.e. taking into account full context info) but this is, at a glance, how it's going to work. What may be of special interest, also, is that this is how it's going to work even in the free version (which means that the core functionality of the sandbox will likely be moved to the free AV).
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Re: Free vs Pro?
« Reply #22 on: October 21, 2010, 02:45:34 AM »
Presumably, these Cloud update will no doubt be Pro/AIS version only to maintain differences from the free version.

If the cloud is necessary for protection, I presume it will be on the free version also.
I hope so.
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My comment relating to the cloud was if that was going to somehow be used for Pro updates (replacing quantum update feature) and not in relation to overall protection.
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