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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - 6.0.1184 **
« Reply #15 on: June 22, 2011, 02:03:11 PM »
you can find more information about the CreditAlert feature here:
http://www.avast.com/lp-credit-alert#tab2-1

Basically we will be offering 2 products:
CreditAlert Free  - monitors your credit report and notify via avast! if any change occur
CreditAlert Premium - monitoring + gives you a full access to your credit report + credit scores, from the 3 US credit bureaus (price is set to $9.95/month)

This product(feature) is provided with our partner company ID Watchdog.

Thank you, MartinZ. It seems to be a very interesting new feature.

Many thanks also to the other members who replied to my original post.

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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - 6.0.1184 **
« Reply #16 on: June 22, 2011, 02:06:35 PM »
Installed fine on both W7 32 Bit and W7 64 Bit. No problems were noticed so far.

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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - 6.0.1184 **
« Reply #17 on: June 22, 2011, 02:10:10 PM »
@spg SCOTT: I agree about the process field, not present anymore in the web shield alert, this should definitely be brought back. If you deactivate the webshield and let the fileshield intercept EICAR, then the alert is just as it always was, showing which process was involved.

 As to the page linked to the alert button, I don't mind the content, i.e. promoting the safezone currently. What I find pushy though is the size of that button ;D + the info page doesn't bring any security info at all... it's a purely Avast promoting page. Worldwide statistics are not gonna help anyone whose system has just been attacked >>> bring some relevant malware info instead ::)

edit: promoting AIS through a virus alert is just bad taste ... one question: does this button link to the same page when triggered from Avast "free"... as I see this text here:
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« Last Edit: June 22, 2011, 02:16:49 PM by logos »

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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - 6.0.1184 **
« Reply #18 on: June 22, 2011, 02:12:34 PM »
Seems good the CreditAlert feature, although only US available.
Will the release WebRep be compatible with FF 5?
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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - 6.0.1184 **
« Reply #19 on: June 22, 2011, 02:15:01 PM »
Will the release WebRep be compatible with FF 5?
Yes! On my Win7 32bit with FF5

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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - 6.0.1184 **
« Reply #20 on: June 22, 2011, 02:23:48 PM »
@spg SCOTT: I agree about the process field, not present anymore in the web shield alert, this should definitely be brought back. If you deactivate the webshield and let the fileshield intercept EICAR, then the alert is just as it always was, showing which process was involved.
It there if web shield is set to ask, but seeing as the default is to abort (plus the network shield is the same) this will only confuse things...especially when people get random alerts, and the process field was useful in tracking down what caused them (if it was a browser it was just a blocked wepage...if it was explorer/svchost, or some other file, then it was on the machine...

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As to the page linked to the alert button, I don't mind the content, i.e. promoting the safezone currently. What I find pushy though is the size of that button ;D + the info page doesn't bring any security info at all... it's a purely Avast promoting page. Worldwide statistics are not gonna help anyone whose system has just been attacked >>> bring some relevant malware info instead ::)

edit: promoting AIS through a virus alert is just bad taste ... one question: does this button link to the same page when triggered from Avast "free"... as I see this text here:
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You have it, so why not use it? Browse virtually with avast! SafeZone

It says: "Browse safer virtually, with the avast! SafeZone™"

It is backwards...the info (graph and statistics) that is at the bottom should be the first thing you see, since that is why you click the link in the first place. The ad for AIS should be below...I think any way...

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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - 6.0.1184 **
« Reply #21 on: June 22, 2011, 02:38:29 PM »
sounds to me like pretty obviously, people clicking for the first time on the "more details" button will just expect detailed info about the precise malware that was blocked, no?

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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - 6.0.1184 **
« Reply #22 on: June 22, 2011, 02:53:48 PM »
Have to say...I'm not liking the change to the alerts...

Where has the Process field gone?
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I agree that Process information is very useful, not least for us helping on the forums as knowing the process involved helps determine what is going on. Typically Malicious URL alerts when the process involved is svchost.exe, etc. generally this is a rootkit issue and possible MBR rootkit.
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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - 6.0.1184 **
« Reply #23 on: June 22, 2011, 02:55:47 PM »
sounds to me like pretty obviously, people clicking for the first time on the "more details" button will just expect detailed info about the precise malware that was blocked, no?

This whole discussion is a bit premature as the landing page is completely changing. I.e. the landing page you're seeing is not the landing page that should be there when the update is released.

Indeed, the new landing page is supposed to contain additional information about the virus as well as some other data.

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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - 6.0.1184 **
« Reply #24 on: June 22, 2011, 03:03:13 PM »
Edit: promoting AIS through a virus alert is just bad taste ... one question: does this button link to the same page when triggered from Avast "free"... as I see this text here:
Hmmm... I tend to feel the same as Logos.
More info should have a minor size and MUST give technical information. Otherwise, just promotion.
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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - 6.0.1184 **
« Reply #25 on: June 22, 2011, 03:06:32 PM »
Thanks for the new Beta release.
It's not in the changelog but has the frequent BSOD problem on some machines in this thread been addressed and/or resolved?
I.E. Is there anything concrete to reassure me that if and when I do install the next AIS 6 Release on the one PC on which all previous versions have been unstable, that I will not be again pressing the reset button every half-hour or so?
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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - 6.0.1184 **
« Reply #26 on: June 22, 2011, 03:09:54 PM »
Vlk, Chrome changed it's icon since version 10.
http://chrome.blogspot.com/2011/03/fresh-take-on-icon.html

Wouldn't be nice to see the new updated icon on the WebRep tab?
Thank you for your work on this great antivirus :)

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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - 6.0.1184 **
« Reply #27 on: June 22, 2011, 03:10:57 PM »
Edit: promoting AIS through a virus alert is just bad taste ... one question: does this button link to the same page when triggered from Avast "free"... as I see this text here:
Hmmm... I tend to feel the same as Logos.
More info should have a minor size and MUST give technical information. Otherwise, just promotion.
avast free blocks the invasion and you say "Yes, that was close, but relax... avast! just saved a crash!".

Yes, I agree.

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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - 6.0.1184 **
« Reply #28 on: June 22, 2011, 04:15:54 PM »
Just downloading right now-can't wait for the real update! Maybe the webrep update for FF v5 will be in it too.

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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - 6.0.1184 **
« Reply #29 on: June 22, 2011, 04:25:16 PM »
Here's the list of the most important changes:
- improved compatibility with Windows Vista SP0/SP1
- attempt to solve the "Windows Media Player using a red skin" problem
- Firewall: improved compatibility with uTorrent
- improved the sample submission process
- introduced new CreditAlert feature (US customers only)
- improved load time of WebRep IE plugin
- improvements in the silent installer
- improvements in the sandbox module
- added Thai and Serbian language packs

silent install don`t work, parameters:

/VERYSILENT /NORESTART /SP-

or this:

/Silent

example I use: C:\Temp\avast5\setup_av_free.exe /Silent

installation start but when finish say this and icon and avast service don't appear:

« Last Edit: June 22, 2011, 04:29:33 PM by XP. »