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Hi all,

I'm glad to announce the general availability of a new avast program update, version 6.0.1091.

Here's a list of most important changes:
- solved a compatibility problem with ZoneAlarm (WinXP)
- added WebRep Chrome extension
- improved installation of the WebRep plugins (especially Firefox)
- various fixes and improvements 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 a compatibility problem with Outpost firewall
- solved a bug related to the AutoSandbox offer (WinXP)
- gadget can now be removed by simply closing it
- solved a compatibility problem with GameGuard and sXe
- SafeZone improvements
- improved sandbox logging
- SafeZone is now a standalone setup package (can be installed/uninstalled separately)
- improvements in password processing
- improvements in the program uninstaller
- solved a memory leak in the avast gadget
- fixes in the File System Shield transient cache
- various stability/compatibility improvements


Many thanks to everyone who helped testing.

Direct download links:

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


Or, you can use the in-product "program update" feature (this applies to all v5.x and 6.0 users, including those who are running any of the previous betas).

Note: If you have any problems with this new version, please do NOT post to this thread; start a new topic instead. Ideally one topic per issue.

Thanks
Vlk
« Last Edit: April 20, 2011, 11:43:45 AM by Vlk »
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Re: ** INTRODUCING: New Official Avast Program Update 6.0.1091 **
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2011, 09:11:55 PM »
...downloading now.
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Re: ** INTRODUCING: New Official Avast Program Update 6.0.1091 **
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2011, 09:13:52 PM »
...downloading now.

Me too.  :o
 ;D

Official?! Not Pre-Relase?! You mean this is the very new stable release, or what?!

Thanks!

Notice: Upgraded via GUI; restart and let's see.  :)
« Last Edit: April 18, 2011, 09:18:47 PM by [HUN]kranazoli »

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Re: ** INTRODUCING: New Official Avast Program Update 6.0.1091 **
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2011, 09:15:07 PM »
Thanks Vlk updating from 6.0.1086 UI.

Edit: Update from UI and reboot went fine on both my systems, XP Pro SP3 and win7 x86.
« Last Edit: April 18, 2011, 09:24:23 PM by DavidR »
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Re: ** INTRODUCING: New Official Avast Program Update 6.0.1091 **
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2011, 09:17:10 PM »
Is this official official? As in not beta? Is it best to uninstall our current versions or is it fine just to use the internal updater?

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Re: ** INTRODUCING: New Official Avast Program Update 6.0.1091 **
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2011, 09:19:04 PM »
Updated via GUI.

Running smooth.

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Re: ** INTRODUCING: New Official Avast Program Update 6.0.1091 **
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2011, 09:19:18 PM »
It is official (as in "not beta"), and it should be safe to use the in-product updater.
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Re: ** INTRODUCING: New Official Avast Program Update 6.0.1091 **
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2011, 09:21:24 PM »
Ok great thank you. Have a lot of custom settings I do not want to loose.

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Re: ** INTRODUCING: New Official Avast Program Update 6.0.1091 **
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2011, 09:22:44 PM »
<snip>
- setup programs now smaller by ~20%
<snip>

The actual setup of avast free has 63.2 MB.
The setup of avast! free version 6.0.1000 has 55 MB.

Did it reduce something after all?

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Re: ** INTRODUCING: New Official Avast Program Update 6.0.1091 **
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2011, 09:25:00 PM »
<snip>
- setup programs now smaller by ~20%
<snip>

The actual setup of avast free has 63.2 MB.
The setup of avast! free version 6.0.1000 has 55 MB.

Did it reduce something after all?

Most likely 20% smaller then previous beta's

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Re: ** INTRODUCING: New Official Avast Program Update 6.0.1091 **
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2011, 09:27:37 PM »
The virus database, contained in the setup package, grows continuously, as new detections are added - so if a new 6.0.1000 package was generated now, it would be bigger (besides, there are probably some additions to the program - there are new voiceovers in one or two languages, if we're talking about multi-language setup).

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Re: ** INTRODUCING: New Official Avast Program Update 6.0.1091 **
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2011, 09:28:39 PM »
Quote
Me too.  :o
 ;D

Official?! Not Pre-Relase?! You mean this is the very new stable release, or what?!

Thanks!

Notice: Upgraded via GUI; restart and let's see.  :)

Rebooted. :)

1st look everything seems works well. I didn't have any WMP issue at all, but checked and nice Blue as ever. :) (Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1 + WU)

WebRep in Fox4 also working OK. Nothing bug with Google.

Really thanks your job! Grat!

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Re: ** INTRODUCING: New Official Avast Program Update 6.0.1091 **
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2011, 09:30:44 PM »
Copy that and posted and installed running awesome as always
thanks devs and Vlk!

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Re: ** INTRODUCING: New Official Avast Program Update 6.0.1091 **
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2011, 09:34:10 PM »
Thanks for the explanation, igor.

Rebooted and all seems fine. WebRep for Chrome is doing great so far.

No problems yet.

Thanks avast! team and beta testers.

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Re: ** INTRODUCING: New Official Avast Program Update 6.0.1091 **
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2011, 09:45:37 PM »
Second system updated (the one in my sig): everything fine.

Good work, boys & girls.

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