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Re: Any news about 5.1
« Reply #15 on: December 03, 2010, 07:13:52 PM »
That simply refers the download back to the avast! servers and the german version of avast! free 5.0.677

Changing the number beside it to say 5.1.677 wont make it work... ::)

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Re: Any news about 5.1
« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2010, 07:14:54 PM »
http://www.computerbase.de/downloads/sicherheit/avast-free-antivirus/
have fun ;)

I think there is a typo somewhere as there shouldn't be a 5.1.677 build, there is a 5.0.677, which I suspect is actually what you will get if you download it. However, the downloaded file properties show 5.1.677, which can't be right.

The avast build number is the last part of the version number, e.g. 677 and if any changes are made that build number will increase. I know there have been internal avast updates, which would mean that build number would have increased. So as and when 5.1 is released the build number would be different to the existing one. To me there is something very strange about this, though it appears to be sourced from an avast download server, see image.
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Re: Any news about 5.1
« Reply #17 on: December 03, 2010, 07:20:41 PM »
5.1.677 is showing up both free and Pro on web
eg: http://www.majorgeeks.com/index.php
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Re: Any news about 5.1
« Reply #18 on: December 03, 2010, 07:24:09 PM »
Yes, I have just been back on-line to the avast files to check the English version and that too is marked as 5.1.677, see image. So it looks like they have started changing the file properties, etc. in preparation of the release of 5.1. However the build number is still wrong, that has never remained the same on a program update.
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Re: Any news about 5.1
« Reply #19 on: December 03, 2010, 07:29:31 PM »
Quite
The image would have to be different
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Re: Any news about 5.1
« Reply #20 on: December 03, 2010, 07:32:19 PM »
If you search on avast in majorgeeks, the free and pro version in returned list still show 5.0.677.

Weird, I'm tempted to do a disk image and install this to see what it is ;D
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Re: Any news about 5.1
« Reply #21 on: December 03, 2010, 07:36:47 PM »
I am guessing that it is a typo...if you download via avast! then you also get a file that says 5.1.677...
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Re: Any news about 5.1
« Reply #22 on: December 03, 2010, 07:58:14 PM »
A strange place to get a typo in the file properties though. I was wondering if any of the internal files would also be marked 5.1.677, that is why I've been toying with a disc image and install.

Edit: A manual program update reports up to date so it certainly hasn't filtered to any update servers.
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Re: Any news about 5.1
« Reply #23 on: December 03, 2010, 08:01:45 PM »
I'm toying with doing disc image myself and go ahead and doing the install, does say 5.1.677 in the File Properties on free av downloaded direct from avast's site, i agree is a strange place to have a typo, which is probably why all the other download sites are picking it as 5.1.677

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Re: Any news about 5.1
« Reply #24 on: December 03, 2010, 08:13:49 PM »
This is not the first time Majorgeeks have jumped the gun.
They did it with Firefox 4 Beta 7.
So it would not surprise me if it was genuine.
The plot deepens
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Re: Any news about 5.1
« Reply #25 on: December 03, 2010, 09:41:03 PM »
The build numbers are all you need look at to see there is something wrong with that a program update won't have the same build number.
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Re: Any news about 5.1
« Reply #26 on: December 03, 2010, 09:56:24 PM »
There are many websites that seem to offer 5.1 if you perform a google search. Misleading though.

Either a typo or they intentionally did this to build anticipation (seems unlikely but possible). It's not April Fools Day so that can't be it. Not St. Patrick's Day and I don't see any green beer anyway. It's almost Christmas though so DavidR may be correct. I dunno!

hxxp://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?p=1792606

Kind of a bum deal that it is posted in Wilders before it is posted in this forum. Maybe they are wanting to surprise us with it.

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 Re: Avast 5.1 final

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Guys, this is not the real v5.1.

It's just the normal build 5.0.677 with the latest virus defs bundled.
The fact that the version info in the installer says 5.1 is a mistake caused by the fact that the systems are now getting ready for the real v5.1...

Of course, once v5.1 is released (either beta or gold) it will be properly announced.

Sorry for the confusion.

Thanks
Vlk
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Re: Any news about 5.1
« Reply #27 on: December 03, 2010, 10:37:41 PM »
I bet they will release Avast! 5.1 ( BETA maybe ) this Saturday night :)

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Re: Any news about 5.1
« Reply #28 on: December 03, 2010, 10:48:01 PM »
I bet they will release Avast! 5.1 ( BETA maybe ) this Saturday night :)

Greetz, Red.

Does this mean that everyone will be setting up tents and camping in front of the stores so they can be first in line? lol
You must have the inside scoop on this.

I am very good at breaking things so I will take a shot at that beta (if one is released).
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Re: Any news about 5.1
« Reply #29 on: December 03, 2010, 10:55:52 PM »
There are many websites that seem to offer 5.1 if you perform a google search. Misleading though.

Either a typo or they intentionally did this to build anticipation (seems unlikely but possible). It's not April Fools Day so that can't be it. Not St. Patrick's Day and I don't see any green beer anyway. It's almost Christmas though so DavidR may be correct. I dunno!

hxxp://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?p=1792606

Kind of a bum deal that it is posted in Wilders before it is posted in this forum. Maybe they are wanting to surprise us with it.

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 Re: Avast 5.1 final

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Guys, this is not the real v5.1.

It's just the normal build 5.0.677 with the latest virus defs bundled.
The fact that the version info in the installer says 5.1 is a mistake caused by the fact that the systems are now getting ready for the real v5.1...

Of course, once v5.1 is released (either beta or gold) it will be properly announced.

Sorry for the confusion.

Thanks
Vlk

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