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INTRODUCING: New avast program update 5.1.864
« on: December 31, 2010, 11:59:59 PM »
Hi guys,

I'm glad to announce the general availability of avast 5.1. After almost a month-long beta testing marathon (and 3 beta refreshes just in the last 24 hours), I sincerely hope this new version will serve you well. Even though avast 6.0, equipped with even more features, is coming relatively soon, v5.1 is still a very important update for us. Most of the new good stuff is hidden under the hood.

The most notable improvements are:
- boot-time scanner now available even in 64-bit Windows
- big improvements in the Behavior Shield
- improvements in the antirootkit engine
- improvements in the cleaning module
- stability/performance improvements in the Web Shield
- CommunityIQ improvements
- added support for sound packs
- minor improvements in the user interface
- minor fixes in the firewall

I'd also like to take this opportunity and  thank all our beta-testers for a job well done. Without you, we couldn't make this happen.


BTW it takes a few days for download.com (and other local download servers) to update their bits. If you want to download the full installer now, use the following direct links:

Free AV: http://files.avast.com/iavs5x/setup_av_free.exe
Pro AV: http://files.avast.com/iavs5x/setup_av_pro.exe
Internet Security: http://files.avast.com/iavs5x/setup_ais.exe


Last but not least, Happy New Year 2011 everyone!
Now, let the party begin! ;)

Thanks
Vlk
« Last Edit: January 01, 2011, 12:08:37 AM by Vlk »
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Re: INTRODUCING: New avast program update 5.1.864
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2011, 12:02:00 AM »
Thanks very much Vlk and avast! team!
Tried a update via GUI now but still nothing...  :-\ 

Happy new year to you and all Avast! team and congratulations for the excellent work.
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Update:
Downloaded now via GUI.
Thanks one more time. :D

Last Update:
Totally forgot. A huge thanks to the beta testers to make this version the most stable as possible.
« Last Edit: January 01, 2011, 12:27:46 AM by Silk0 »
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Re: INTRODUCING: New avast program update 5.1.864
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2011, 12:07:00 AM »
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Re: INTRODUCING: New avast program update 5.1.864
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2011, 12:08:38 AM »
THANKS AVAST! LET'S BEGIN THE PARTY !!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR !
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Re: INTRODUCING: New avast program update 5.1.864
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2011, 12:21:26 AM »
Thanks, A team.  :)

Big thanks to the testers (looked a little bit of a bumpy ride this time  ;))
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Re: INTRODUCING: New avast program update 5.1.864
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2011, 12:39:57 AM »
Thanks Avast!  Updated Pro from the GUI and all is well.
Happy New Year/  :)
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Re: INTRODUCING: New avast program update 5.1.864
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2011, 12:41:04 AM »
Many thanks! A truly Happy New Year release! :D

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Re: INTRODUCING: New avast program update 5.1.864
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2011, 12:42:51 AM »
Thank you for this new version.

Very Happy New Year 2011 to the whole Avast! team :)
« Last Edit: January 01, 2011, 12:49:32 AM by dejavu »
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Re: INTRODUCING: New avast program update 5.1.864
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2011, 12:51:37 AM »
is this the final????

woooooooohh happy new year guys already 01-01-11 here:::

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Re: INTRODUCING: New avast program update 5.1.864
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2011, 12:59:29 AM »
Damn, I was actually expecting a fix for the BASS issue..
..But no such luck.  :'(

Anyway, a happy new year to all of you!  :)

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Re: INTRODUCING: New avast program update 5.1.864
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2011, 12:59:56 AM »
installed and seems to be running great, good to see the BS actually analyzing files on x64 and options for it :D
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Re: INTRODUCING: New avast program update 5.1.864
« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2011, 01:02:04 AM »
Damn, I was actually expecting a fix for the BASS issue..
..But no such luck.  :'(

Anyway, a happy new year to all of you!  :)

You can simply add the file in question to the File System Shields exceptions. That will solve the issue for you.
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Re: INTRODUCING: New avast program update 5.1.864
« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2011, 01:05:22 AM »
Working fine and nice in my computer now... Thanks Avast Software for all your efforts...

Such a good way to start 2011...

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Re: INTRODUCING: New avast program update 5.1.864
« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2011, 01:07:27 AM »
Damn, I was actually expecting a fix for the BASS issue..
..But no such luck.  :'(

This has actually nothing to do with the program itself, all the related code is contained in the virus definitions, i.e. it would be modified in a virus database update. However, I'm not saying it will be... basically the file is compressed by an unknown (or more precisely, non-public, non-standard, private-version of) cryptor, and since it's not that widespread, it doesn't really have priority, sorry.
On the other hand, if it's caused by some antidebugging trick (and not by the fact that the file simply takes too long to process because it's so thoroughly crypted), it's possible that it will be solved by an unrelated engine update.

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Re: INTRODUCING: New avast program update 5.1.864
« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2011, 01:08:12 AM »
Awesome! Updating now. avast! guys deserve some time off i think :)
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