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Offline moviegeek37

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Avast Free and Windows 8!! I am currently running Windows 8
« on: January 19, 2012, 10:40:55 AM »
Hi all.

I am currently running Windows 8 Evaluation copy.  Windows 8 tells me that there are compatibility problems and does not install correctly.  I realize that Windows 8 is in fact not listed as an operating system which avast works on.  I assume that it soon will have a version which will work with Windows 8.

Is there a time frame regarding when we could expect the update?

Thank you very much for your time.

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Re: Avast Free and Windows 8!! I am currently running Windows 8
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2012, 10:53:28 AM »
Of course when Windows 8 gets gold we will see avast as compatible.
In fact, avast 7 that could be released in next months could be *fully* compatible with Windows 8 already.
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Re: Avast Free and Windows 8!! I am currently running Windows 8
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2012, 08:24:47 PM »
Windows 8 also has MSE built in and it contains AV. That could cause a conflict installing third party AV software. I don't know if there is a way to remove the MSE or if just it disabling would be enough
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Re: Avast Free and Windows 8!! I am currently running Windows 8
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2012, 08:59:18 PM »
it's a little complicated...

older win8 builds than beta (dev preview, leaked builds): avast6 will not work there; avast7 will, but some components won't work (behav shield, autosandbox/sandbox/safezone)

official win8 beta/rc/rtm builds: avast6/7 will work there, incl. all components

newer win8 builds (between beta-rc, or rc-rtm; leaked builds): avast6/7 will work, but above mentioned components won't

 

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