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Re: ** NEW PRODUCT ** Avast for Mac Beta
« Reply #30 on: June 03, 2011, 12:27:44 AM »
Hello,

we also translated the official press release to German language now: avast! for Mac Press Release in the German Community Forums

For now we received one feedback of a user who tested it. The product is properly working, but he asked why he can't disable Web and Mail-Shield seperatly from each other?
Feel welcome to also visit the German Avast Community Forums for support and discussions with other security specialists as well as beginners!

Avast 19.6.2383 German Release Notes

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Re: ** NEW PRODUCT ** Avast for Mac Beta
« Reply #31 on: June 03, 2011, 03:15:13 PM »
Please see the "Mailshield problem" thread for info about disabling/enabling network shields.

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Re: ** NEW PRODUCT ** Avast for Mac Beta
« Reply #32 on: June 03, 2011, 04:39:19 PM »
Please see the "Mailshield problem" thread for info about disabling/enabling network shields.
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Re: ** NEW PRODUCT ** Avast for Mac Beta
« Reply #33 on: June 03, 2011, 05:02:52 PM »
AutoUpdate takes a few minutes?
VPS version: 110518-0 is still  8)

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Re: ** NEW PRODUCT ** Avast for Mac Beta
« Reply #34 on: June 04, 2011, 03:44:09 PM »
I understand that in order for the Mail shield to work I have to deactivate SSL in my email client. In the first post it is noted that Avast automatically encrypts "outgoing" (I'm quite sure this has to read "incoming" instead, since we are talking about POP3/IMAP and not SMTP) traffic by default and that encryption can be enforced in the Mail shield settings. I have two questions concerning this statement:
1) How can I test and confirm that my incoming emails are indeed coming over an encrypted connection?
2) How can I access the Mail shield settings? I could not find any settings/preferences/... in the avast GUI.

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Re: ** NEW PRODUCT ** Avast for Mac Beta
« Reply #35 on: June 04, 2011, 05:35:53 PM »
Found mac defender on a poisoned search result for comedian Jen Kirkman. Was not detected by the mac beta but Avast 5 on windows found it just fine. In fairness it got past every mac anti-malware program I've thrown it against apart from Sophos and ClamAv (which sussed it on out of date definitions surprisingly) but this is THE mac malware you want to be defending against right now.
« Last Edit: June 04, 2011, 09:13:56 PM by OverHaze »

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Re: ** NEW PRODUCT ** Avast for Mac Beta
« Reply #36 on: June 06, 2011, 10:08:00 AM »
I understand that in order for the Mail shield to work I have to deactivate SSL in my email client. In the first post it is noted that Avast automatically encrypts "outgoing" (I'm quite sure this has to read "incoming" instead, since we are talking about POP3/IMAP and not SMTP) traffic by default and that encryption can be enforced in the Mail shield settings.

You are right, there should be of course incoming as we handle POP3/IMAP connections.

1) How can I test and confirm that my incoming emails are indeed coming over an encrypted connection?

You can do so for example using the wireshark (http://www.wireshark.org/) tool. During the IMAP/POP3 session you should see an unencrypted POP3/IMAP connection on your localhost interface (lo0) and an encrypted POPs/IMAPs session on the external interface.

2) How can I access the Mail shield settings? I could not find any settings/preferences/... in the avast GUI.

Currently it is not possible to configure the shields using the GUI, but you can use the configuration file

Code: [Select]
/Library/Application Support/Avast/com.avast.proxyclient.conf
to configure the network shields.

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Re: ** NEW PRODUCT ** Avast for Mac Beta
« Reply #37 on: June 06, 2011, 05:10:09 PM »
Found mac defender on a poisoned search result for comedian Jen Kirkman. Was not detected by the mac beta but Avast 5 on windows found it just fine. In fairness it got past every mac anti-malware program I've thrown it against apart from Sophos and ClamAv (which sussed it on out of date definitions surprisingly) but this is THE mac malware you want to be defending against right now.

Hallo, next beta-refresh will have all those flaws corrected.

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« Last Edit: June 09, 2011, 01:54:24 PM by zilog »
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Re: ** NEW PRODUCT ** Avast for Mac Beta
« Reply #38 on: June 06, 2011, 09:10:25 PM »
Hallo, next refresh will have all those corrected, will be available in few days.

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This will be an automatic upgrade or the user will need to uninstall the existing build and install the fresh one?

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Re: ** NEW PRODUCT ** Avast for Mac Beta
« Reply #39 on: June 10, 2011, 10:57:03 AM »
Hallo, next refresh will have all those corrected, will be available in few days.

regards,
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This will be an automatic upgrade or the user will need to uninstall the existing build and install the fresh one?

Hallo,
these beta-builds must be updated by downloading the new package (and the old package will be automatically purged, when you start the new one). Virus database is updated automatically in background (or, newly, on request too).

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Re: ** NEW PRODUCT ** Avast for Mac Beta
« Reply #40 on: June 10, 2011, 07:35:03 PM »
Does the current Avast beta for mac get rid of all the known various of Mac Defender?

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Re: ** NEW PRODUCT ** Avast for Mac Beta
« Reply #41 on: June 10, 2011, 10:35:08 PM »
Hello,

one of our users faces an issue with hanging for a few seconds at a blue screen between the Apple logo and the login screen at the startup procedure. Sometimes it continues after some seconds, sometimes it is completely stuck. Any idea?

Source (German language): http://forum.avadas.de/threads/3127-avast!-Free-f%C3%BCr-Mac-BETA?p=29274&viewfull=1#post29274
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Re: ** NEW PRODUCT ** Avast for Mac Beta
« Reply #42 on: June 11, 2011, 12:28:56 AM »
Thank you, bless you!   My license for the Free version is just now over the year old mark, and I was pulling out hair because there was no Avast solution under $40.  I don;t really need the rest of that stuff, just the basics... and won't trust my computer to McAfee or Norton. (Simple fact is that they suck.)  Avast has deftly resolved problems that both of these (and other) "protection" softwares fell prey to.   I wouldn't dream of going to another company.  Hope you keep us in mind for a low-cost basic version if we can't have a home/free version in the future.

Thanks again!

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Re: ** NEW PRODUCT ** Avast for Mac Beta
« Reply #43 on: June 11, 2011, 10:29:32 AM »
Thank you for the Mac Beta.

The version I am running is

VPS version         110606-1
Engine version    0.0.93i
Interface version 1.0

is this the most up to date and if not where do I find updates please?

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Re: ** NEW PRODUCT ** Avast for Mac Beta
« Reply #44 on: June 12, 2011, 06:09:24 PM »
Hi,

We currently have a 3-seat licence of Avast for Mac. Our current release is 2.74R0.

I understand that Avast has just issued a new release, namely Avast 3.11. Still,  Avast autoupdate does not seem to dowload anything else than the updated virus database.

I have therefore several pending questions:
1 - What is the latest version ? How may I download it?
2 - How should I install it? More specifically, do I need to uninstall Avast 2.74 beforehand? If so, how should I proceed?
3 - Should I keep the current licence key or should I ask for a new one? If so, how?

Looking forward to reading from you,

Thanks.