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avast4freebsd-1.0.8beta
« on: December 02, 2004, 06:46:52 PM »
There were released a new avast4freebsd-1.0.8beta version:
http://files.avast.com/files/linux/avast4freebsd-1.0.8beta-i386.tar.gz

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Re:avast4freebsd-1.0.8beta
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2004, 04:08:30 PM »
Too bad, FreeBsd won't install with the graphic user interface on one of my other systems, or I would have tested this version of Avast.

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Re:avast4freebsd-1.0.8beta
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2004, 04:14:56 PM »

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Re:avast4freebsd-1.0.8beta
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2004, 04:16:26 PM »
The beta is now over, the product has been released.
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Re:avast4freebsd-1.0.8beta
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2004, 04:47:23 PM »
The beta is now over, the product has been released.

Ah, is there a free version of it? (command line, on demand is what i am looking for)

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« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2004, 05:00:03 PM »
I only see Avast for Linux/BSD as server edition on the website. What about the home users?

Paying for a good product is not something I mind, but almost 135 Euro a year (or 250 for 3 years) is way too much for a home user, especially compared to Avast Pro.

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Re:avast4freebsd-1.0.8beta
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2004, 05:14:57 PM »
I only see Avast for Linux/BSD as server edition on the website. What about the home users?

Paying for a good product is not something I mind, but almost 135 Euro a year (or 250 for 3 years) is way too much for a home user, especially compared to Avast Pro.

I agree, i cannot justify the cost for a system running Free where viruses or worms appear every five years, especially when there are other products out there that are free.

I don't mind paying either, but if i am buying anything i want to buy it, IE, i want the source, otherwise i won't pay for it.


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Re:avast4freebsd-1.0.8beta
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2004, 06:18:33 PM »
There should be a workstation edition of avast for Linux coming shortly. And it will likely have a free Home variant.

I'm not sure about BSD, though.


BTW if you only need the command-line scanner, you can use the one from the Linux/Unix Server edition. The command-line scanner works even without a license file.


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Re:avast4freebsd-1.0.8beta
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2004, 06:32:11 PM »
There should be a workstation edition of avast for Linux coming shortly. And it will likely have a free Home variant.

I'm not sure about BSD, though.


BTW if you only need the command-line scanner, you can use the one from the Linux/Unix Server edition. The command-line scanner works even without a license file.


Hope this helps,
Vlk

Thank you very much Vlk, that does indeed help, what i need is a cron jobbed scan and that is enough for me, system wide security is set to a level that is good enough so all i really need is a simple scan of home folders (should be quick) and a system wide scan about once every six months or so (after major updates).

Now, i only have a couple of more questions, thank you for your patience with me.

Where do i find the download for the on demand command line scanner and how do i get the definition updates?

I don't need instructions, just an adress to where will be fine. :)

Thank you.

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Re:avast4freebsd-1.0.8beta
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2004, 08:20:15 PM »
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