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Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 02/27/2012)
« Reply #120 on: March 19, 2012, 01:30:47 AM »
Just keep an eye on this thread, all new beta releases are posted here on the forum.
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Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 02/27/2012)
« Reply #121 on: March 19, 2012, 04:59:21 PM »
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Is there any way of finding out when updated versions are available?  It doesn't seem obvious to me.

Hand in hand with every update, the first post of this thread is being updated (the download link and the change log therein).

Also I think I can already disclose the big happy news: You should need to go through the manual update only once more. That upcoming update will finally have the ability to check for the program update built-in and offer to apply it. It should go out till the end of this week. (Fingers crossed.)


EDIT: Whe are there! Check the first post of this thread and take it.

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Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 03/23/2012)
« Reply #122 on: March 30, 2012, 07:07:11 AM »
So far so good. I really like it. I uninstalled Sophos antivirus for the Mac in favor of this. I like the option to drag and drop files to avast! and have it scanned. I couldn't do that with Sophos. The GUI is excellent and it appears to be light on my system resources so far.  :)
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Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 03/23/2012)
« Reply #123 on: April 05, 2012, 05:11:55 PM »
Hi guys!
The last build is terribly consuming CPU and Memory.

How can I deal with it?

Thank you

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Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 03/23/2012)
« Reply #124 on: April 05, 2012, 08:17:10 PM »
Hi guys, just wanted to chime in and say that I'm also seeing super high CPU usage. My fans kick on high, and when I check activity monitor I see the same thing as ZeoS: near-100% CPU usage. It's not constant, it just comes in spikes.

Today is the first day I've ever used Avast on the Mac (I've used the Windows version for years), so please let me know if I can share any information that'd help track down this annoying problem.

I'm running the latest version of Lion w/ FileVault turned on.

Preliminary debugging shows that the spikes go away when File System Shield is disabled in preferences, but it's only been about 10 minutes since I did that so I can't be sure.

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Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 03/23/2012)
« Reply #125 on: April 06, 2012, 07:22:03 PM »
Following up.

I left File Shield unchecked all of yesterday and never experienced the CPU spikes.

This morning I turned it back on as an experiment and the spikes started again. I've had Web Shield enabled the entire time and have never seen CPU spikes with Web Shield enabled and File Shield disabled.

From what I can tell it's definitely related to File Shield.

By the way, I've had Mail Shield disabled the entire time because I use Gmail via Sparrow, and don't have a traditional POP3 setup.

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Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 03/23/2012)
« Reply #126 on: April 07, 2012, 09:51:15 AM »
When running a scan in Avast, it makes Time Machine and the system as a whole run very slowly.  This is on a 2008 dual quad core Mac Pro. A 10MB Time Machine backup has taken an hour so far and still not finished.  Mail also keeps spinning...

A design flaw in Avast for Mac also is that the window is not resizable.  There seems to be no way to see the full details of the viruses it finds because I cannot widen the window or scroll through the details.

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Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 03/23/2012)
« Reply #127 on: April 10, 2012, 04:06:04 AM »
while running avast beta for macs, tonight at 7:51  I had 2 files infected with JS pe-in trj    Can you advise if these were stopped or is the scan I did after incorrect?

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Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 03/23/2012)
« Reply #128 on: April 13, 2012, 11:19:16 PM »
Firstly, really pleased about the AVAST for MAC progress - used AVAST for a long time on Windows and want to support it on MAC.

However, the latest release causes my 3.9GHz i7 iMac to pause for a second or two every few minutes. CPU resource peaking at 50-60% at least

Followed the advice in turning off File Shield and system has returned to normal.

Fingers crossed it can be sorted soon.

Thanks again AVAST!  :)

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Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 03/23/2012)
« Reply #129 on: April 15, 2012, 09:06:56 AM »
Does this version of Avast for Mac scan for both Windows and OS X viruses?

I use Avast on my PC and just now installed Avast on my Mac.  Thanks Avast for providing this for Mac computers

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Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 03/23/2012)
« Reply #130 on: April 15, 2012, 09:15:01 AM »
Does this version of Avast for Mac scan for both Windows and OS X viruses?

Yes.
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Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 03/23/2012)
« Reply #131 on: April 17, 2012, 06:12:11 PM »
I have a message at startup, everytime, even after reboot it shows:

Mailshield: cannot detect
Webshield: cannot detect

please tell me if I can provide you any logs.

regards
« Last Edit: April 17, 2012, 06:13:57 PM by dynamind »

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Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 03/23/2012)
« Reply #132 on: April 18, 2012, 02:07:29 PM »
I have a message at startup, everytime, even after reboot it shows:

Mailshield: cannot detect
Webshield: cannot detect

please tell me if I can provide you any logs.

regards

If You are not using the latest beta (build 36618), upgrade. Then look into the system log (/var/log/system.log) for errors.

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Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 03/23/2012)
« Reply #133 on: April 18, 2012, 10:54:34 PM »
A few days ago I uninstalled Avast by using the menu bar.

Today, I installed the newest version and am still seeing frequent CPU spikes with File Shield enabled. My fans are going like crazy, and it pretty much makes Avast useless.

I checked my log, and system.log has a ton of these entries, pretty much one per minute:

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Apr 18 13:45:10 [ComputerName] com.apple.launchd[1] (com.avast.regapp[35889]): Exited with code: 2
In my avastfileshield.log I have a number of these errors:

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[err] Wed Apr 18 13:50:26 2012 - av_thread_proc: Req timeouted.
I also have one of these:

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[err] Wed Apr 18 13:18:51 2012 - avmaster_send: send() failed. Broken pipe [32]
Anyway, gonna uninstall again. Can't have my computer constantly freaking out like this. Let me know if I can provide more information or do any debugging steps.

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Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 03/23/2012)
« Reply #134 on: April 21, 2012, 01:43:54 PM »
I have a message at startup, everytime, even after reboot it shows:

Mailshield: cannot detect
Webshield: cannot detect

please tell me if I can provide you any logs.

regards

If You are not using the latest beta (build 36618), upgrade. Then look into the system log (/var/log/system.log) for errors.

/var/log/system.log shows:

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Please use -momentumPhase.
Apr 21 13:41:54 iMac proxy[3627]: Starting daemon.
Apr 21 13:41:54 iMac proxy[3627]: Invalid IP address: -------------------------------------------
Apr 21 13:41:54 iMac proxy[3627]: Fatal error. Exiting.
Apr 21 13:41:54 iMac com.apple.launchd[1] (com.avast.proxy[3627]): Exited with code: 1
Apr 21 13:41:54 iMac com.apple.launchd[1] (com.avast.proxy): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
Apr 21 13:42:04 iMac proxy[3628]: Starting daemon.
Apr 21 13:42:04 iMac proxy[3628]: Invalid IP address: -------------------------------------------
Apr 21 13:42:04 iMac proxy[3628]: Fatal error. Exiting.
Apr 21 13:42:04 iMac com.apple.launchd[1] (com.avast.proxy[3628]): Exited with code: 1
Apr 21 13:42:04 iMac com.apple.launchd[1] (com.avast.proxy): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
Apr 21 13:42:14 iMac proxy[3631]: Starting daemon.
Apr 21 13:42:14 iMac proxy[3631]: Invalid IP address: -------------------------------------------
Apr 21 13:42:14 iMac proxy[3631]: Fatal error. Exiting.
Apr 21 13:42:14 iMac com.apple.launchd[1] (com.avast.proxy[3631]): Exited with code: 1
Apr 21 13:42:14 iMac com.apple.launchd[1] (com.avast.proxy): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
Apr 21 13:42:21 iMac com.apple.launchd[1] (com.avast.regapp[3632]): Exited with code: 2
Apr 21 13:42:24 iMac proxy[3633]: Starting daemon.
Apr 21 13:42:24 iMac proxy[3633]: Invalid IP address: -------------------------------------------
Apr 21 13:42:24 iMac proxy[3633]: Fatal error. Exiting.
Apr 21 13:42:24 iMac com.apple.launchd[1] (com.avast.proxy[3633]): Exited with code: 1
Apr 21 13:42:24 iMac com.apple.launchd[1] (com.avast.proxy): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
Apr 21 13:42:34 iMac proxy[3634]: Starting daemon.
Apr 21 13:42:34 iMac proxy[3634]: Invalid IP address: -------------------------------------------
Apr 21 13:42:34 iMac proxy[3634]: Fatal error. Exiting.
Apr 21 13:42:34 iMac com.apple.launchd[1] (com.avast.proxy[3634]): Exited with code: 1
Apr 21 13:42:34 iMac com.apple.launchd[1] (com.avast.proxy): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
Apr 21 13:42:44 iMac proxy[3635]: Starting daemon.
Apr 21 13:42:44 iMac proxy[3635]: Invalid IP address: -------------------------------------------
Apr 21 13:42:44 iMac proxy[3635]: Fatal error. Exiting.
Apr 21 13:42:44 iMac com.apple.launchd[1] (com.avast.proxy[3635]): Exited with code: 1
Apr 21 13:42:44 iMac com.apple.launchd[1] (com.avast.proxy): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
Apr 21 13:42:54 iMac proxy[3638]: Starting daemon.
Apr 21 13:42:54 iMac proxy[3638]: Invalid IP address: -------------------------------------------
Apr 21 13:42:54 iMac proxy[3638]: Fatal error. Exiting.
Apr 21 13:42:54 iMac com.apple.launchd[1] (com.avast.proxy[3638]): Exited with code: 1
Apr 21 13:42:54 iMac com.apple.launchd[1] (com.avast.proxy): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
Apr 21 13:43:04 iMac proxy[3639]: Starting daemon.
Apr 21 13:43:04 iMac proxy[3639]: Invalid IP address: -------------------------------------------
Apr 21 13:43:04 iMac proxy[3639]: Fatal error. Exiting.
Apr 21 13:43:04 iMac com.apple.launchd[1] (com.avast.proxy[3639]): Exited with code: 1
Apr 21 13:43:04 iMac com.apple.launchd[1] (com.avast.proxy): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
Apr 21 13:43:14 iMac proxy[3640]: Starting daemon.
Apr 21 13:43:14 iMac proxy[3640]: Invalid IP address: -------------------------------------------
Apr 21 13:43:14 iMac proxy[3640]: Fatal error. Exiting.
Apr 21 13:43:14 iMac com.apple.launchd[1] (com.avast.proxy[3640]): Exited with code: 1
Apr 21 13:43:14 iMac com.apple.launchd[1] (com.avast.proxy): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
Apr 21 13:43:21 iMac com.apple.launchd[1] (com.avast.regapp[3641]): Exited with code: 2
Apr 21 13:43:24 iMac proxy[3642]: Starting daemon.
Apr 21 13:43:24 iMac proxy[3642]: Invalid IP address: -------------------------------------------
Apr 21 13:43:24 iMac proxy[3642]: Fatal error. Exiting.
Apr 21 13:43:24 iMac com.apple.launchd[1] (com.avast.proxy[3642]): Exited with code: 1
Apr 21 13:43:24 iMac com.apple.launchd[1] (com.avast.proxy): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds

FYI I'm also using littlesnitch.

Current: 36618-3 Latest: 36618-3
Version progmac 36618-3 already downloaded
« Last Edit: April 21, 2012, 03:51:23 PM by dynamind »