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Avast/XP Home /AMD 64/SP2
« on: August 10, 2004, 04:24:41 AM »
Has Avast Home been tested on XP Home,with AMD 64, and with SP2?
I'm thinking of doing it but just checking.

I did upgrade a different PC already with XP Pro with SP2, and it works fine.  What I find interesting about the upgrade is that it was a 266 mb download, but it added only 37 mb to XP Pro.  It does want to make a backup for you if you want, so I had it do it to a different partition.  The backup is 346 mb.

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Re:Avast/XP Home /AMD 64/SP2
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2004, 04:59:17 AM »
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Has Avast Home been tested on XP Home,with AMD 64, and with SP2?
As far as I know, there are still Prob. with AMD 64 and SP2.
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Re:Avast/XP Home /AMD 64/SP2
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2004, 07:59:08 AM »
Laser, the current version of avast won't work correctly on this config (XP SP2 + AMD64) unless you remove the /NOEXECUTE flag from c:\boot.ini...

This will be fixed in the upcoming build.
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Re:Avast/XP Home /AMD 64/SP2
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2004, 05:55:00 PM »
Thanks, will you make some kind of post concerning this update when it's available or has been done?  I Think I have autoupdate turned off for newer versions.

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Re:Avast/XP Home /AMD 64/SP2
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2004, 05:58:25 PM »
I'm sure there will be hundreds of posts here... many folks are eagerly awaiting this update for months! :)

(not because of this particular issue but because of many other new things that it will contain...).

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Re:Avast/XP Home /AMD 64/SP2
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2004, 06:01:25 PM »
OK, I'll be looking for it.

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Re:Avast/XP Home /AMD 64/SP2
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2004, 06:03:42 PM »
So what exactly is the problem? I noticed it won't scan files using a boot scan, will it not scan files at all?


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Re:Avast/XP Home /AMD 64/SP2
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2004, 06:59:37 PM »
No, unless you disable the new DEP (Data Execution Prevention) feature. You can disable it on a per-process basis, though. Like you could add ashServ.exe, ashAvast.exe, ashQuick.exe, ashSimpl.exe etc. from the avast folder to the exception list.

Control Panel -> System -> Advanced -> Performance Settings -> Data Execution Prevention.


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« Last Edit: August 10, 2004, 06:59:46 PM by Vlk »
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