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!! NEW !! - Avast Pre-Release Version 6.0.1086
« on: April 16, 2011, 06:50:21 PM »
The update has now been officially released as version 6.0.1091.
See here for details: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=76488
Thanks to everyone who helped testing.


Hi everyone,

here I am again. (I know, I know, it's been a while... :))

We will soon be releasing a new program update of avast; and as usual, we're making it available for public testing a few days before the official release.
Edit: now updated to build 6.0.1086.

This is hopefully going to be a smooth service release, designed to fix some of the issues of the original v6.0.1000 build.

Here's the list of the most important changes:
- solved an incompatibility with ZoneAlarm (WinXP)
- improved installation of the WebRep plugins (especially Firefox)
- solved a crash condition in the avast sandbox
- setup programs now smaller by ~20%
- Community features and the Welcome screen can now be turned on/off directly from program settings
- solved an incompatibility with Outpost firewall
- solved a bug related to the AutoSandbox offer (WinXP)
- gadget can now be removed by simply closing it
- new setup icons

New in v6.0.1027:
- attempt to fix new compatibility problems with GameGuard and sXe _rootkits_
- SafeZone improvements
- localization updates (including WebRep)
- improved sandbox logging)
- SafeZone is now a standalone setup package (can be installed/uninstalled separately)

New in v6.0.1035:
- solved Firefox WebRep plugin on non-English Windows
- solved a few incompatibility problems in BehavShield (e.g. TeraCopy)
- improvements in password processing
- improvements in the program uninstaller
- sandbox improvements
- fixed various UI issues introduced in the previous pre-release build

New in v6.0.1044:
- solved a memory leak in the avast gadget
- solved a few things in WebRep
- autosandbox-related fixes
- WinXP: File System Shield not doing repetitive scans anymore
- improvements in SafeZone isolation
- improvements in the avast! sandbox (better TDL shielding etc)
- localization updates

And new in v6.0.1086:
- more fixes in the AutoSandbox processing
- added Chrome WebRep plugin
- optimizations in the File System Shield's transient cache
- various stability/compatibility improvements

Download links:
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You can either install from scratch, or over an existing installation of avast (any version). Users of the previous pre-release builds (6.0.1021, 6.0.1027, 6.0.1035, 6.0.1044) can also use the built-in program updater.

Thanks
Vlk
« Last Edit: April 18, 2011, 07:11:44 PM by Vlk »
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Re: !! NEW !! - Avast Pre-Release Version 6.0.1086
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2011, 06:55:09 PM »
I just updated via the GUI. Rebooting.

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Re: !! NEW !! - Avast Pre-Release Version 6.0.1086
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2011, 06:59:12 PM »
Same here, will test Chrome Web Rep
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Re: !! NEW !! - Avast Pre-Release Version 6.0.1086
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2011, 07:05:09 PM »
Updated using the built-in program updater. No problems so far.
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Re: !! NEW !! - Avast Pre-Release Version 6.0.1086
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2011, 07:09:30 PM »
Chrome WebRep extension working fine here, as is entire program.
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Re: !! NEW !! - Avast Pre-Release Version 6.0.1086
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2011, 07:15:26 PM »
Did you resolve the problem with Windows Media Player that becomes red ? Because it comes from AVAST 6, when I uninstalled AVAST 6, Windows Media Player went to its normal colour.
And I had a problem with the search function of windows explorer : when I opened the search page, it staid blank.
I noticed another problem that was with all AVAST : it makes YouTube slow. The video "buffering" is slow and when the video is playing, it stops 5 - 10 seconds later. With KASPERSKY, the videos play perfectly. I am sure of that because I have a high connection 10 mb since november 2008 so I can watch youtube videos since this date ... and I already had AVAST and since november 2008, so since I can watch youtube videos there are problems when playing Youtube videos. And there are no problems with KASPERSKY now.
To be honnest, because of all these problems I uninstalled AVAST and I installed KASPERSKY but KASPERSKY is too heavy for my computer. So if all the problems with AVAST 6 could be resolved, it would be great. I didn't buy any licence for KASPERSKY yet, there are 27 days remaining before the free version stops, so it would be great if the problems could be resolved :)
I wanted to install AVAST 5 again, but I don't have the installer anymore and there will be certainly no infections updates anymore very soon.
Thank you very much in anticipation :)

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« Last Edit: April 16, 2011, 08:06:18 PM by avragorn »
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Re: !! NEW !! - Avast Pre-Release Version 6.0.1086
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2011, 07:18:13 PM »
Updated via GUI.  No problems so far; Chrome WebRep displays as expected.
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Re: !! NEW !! - Avast Pre-Release Version 6.0.1086
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2011, 07:41:18 PM »
Update from 6.0.1044 UI on XP Pro and win7 x86 and rebooted, no issues in the update or reboot.
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Re: !! NEW !! - Avast Pre-Release Version 6.0.1086
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2011, 07:54:28 PM »
yeah not much to say except that webrep (for those interested) runs fine in Chrome. Nice thing in Chrome is that you can disable add-ons on the fly ;D .
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Re: !! NEW !! - Avast Pre-Release Version 6.0.1086
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2011, 07:55:32 PM »
Hi there!

Updateted from GUI. (6.0.1044)
I had only one small bug with this early release. WebRep modul vs. Google search bug. (I mean green icon; refresh)

Now, working well.

Bye and really thanks this release!
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Re: !! NEW !! - Avast Pre-Release Version 6.0.1086
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2011, 08:00:07 PM »
oups minor issue with WebRep in Chrome (dev 12.0.733.0). Thought it was just the first launch but that happens again: WebRep remains inactive (grey) when first web page displayed in Chrome at startup; reloading the page (or launching any new page) activates WebRep. Then webrep keeps working for the whole session. As said that's reproducible.
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Re: !! NEW !! - Avast Pre-Release Version 6.0.1086
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2011, 08:07:27 PM »
Does it solve the WebRep + Gmail + FF4 bug that cause an additional "sign" after the outcoming mails?
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Re: !! NEW !! - Avast Pre-Release Version 6.0.1086
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2011, 08:13:09 PM »
Does it solve the WebRep + Gmail + FF4 bug that cause an additional "sign" after the outcoming mails?

You only know if you try it. ;)
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Re: !! NEW !! - Avast Pre-Release Version 6.0.1086
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2011, 08:14:31 PM »
Yeh, smooth update on XP's via Gui.(From 1044-1086)
What else is new. ;)
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Re: !! NEW !! - Avast Pre-Release Version 6.0.1086
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2011, 08:18:39 PM »
Downloaded, installed. I'll try It tommorow...
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