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Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 03/23/2012)
« Reply #135 on: April 26, 2012, 09:23:46 PM »
Is avast! for Mac final release now out there?
I've updated today, and now I've got version 7.0 (36758).
'About Avast! Antivirus' does not show the word  'beta' any more!

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Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 03/23/2012)
« Reply #136 on: April 26, 2012, 10:14:17 PM »
Is avast! for Mac final release now out there?
I've updated today, and now I've got version 7.0 (36758).
'About Avast! Antivirus' does not show the word  'beta' any more!

Welcome to the forum.
Rumor had it pegged to release by the end of this month. :)


This certainly doesn't look like a beta announcement to me.
http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-mac


Neither does this.
« Last Edit: April 26, 2012, 10:18:20 PM by bob3160 »
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Re: NEW PRODUCT - avast! Free Antivirus for Mac 7.0 (RELEASED 04/26/2012)
« Reply #137 on: April 27, 2012, 08:07:07 PM »
My first post is to say many thanks.

I have looked for a reliable anti-virus software for mac, I now realise there are dangers out there for the mac user and I prefer to protected now than suffer later. I have tried a couple of anti-virus software, one was easy on the system/CPU, but I was not convinced of it's efficacy, the other from a well renowned corporate source, left my mac hanging ending up frozen.

So far Avast looks good to me.

Thanks again

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Re: NEW PRODUCT - avast! Free Antivirus for Mac 7.0 (RELEASED 04/26/2012)
« Reply #138 on: April 27, 2012, 08:08:43 PM »
You're welcome and welcome to the forum macabee.  :)
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Re: NEW PRODUCT - AVAST FOR MAC BETA (UPDATED 03/23/2012)
« Reply #139 on: April 27, 2012, 08:15:40 PM »
Is avast! for Mac final release now out there?
I've updated today, and now I've got version 7.0 (36758).
'About Avast! Antivirus' does not show the word  'beta' any more!

Welcome to the forum.
Rumor had it pegged to release by the end of this month. :)


This certainly doesn't look like a beta announcement to me.
http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-mac


Neither does this.
Thank you very much for your answer.
Sincerely,

Ricardo de la Vega

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Re: NEW PRODUCT - avast! Free Antivirus for Mac 7.0 (RELEASED 04/26/2012)
« Reply #140 on: April 27, 2012, 09:30:52 PM »
As the thread title says, it's already released. All present beta users will get (well, probably already got) this version automatically, via our automatic updates.
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Re: NEW PRODUCT - avast! Free Antivirus for Mac 7.0 (RELEASED 04/26/2012)
« Reply #141 on: May 02, 2012, 10:35:45 AM »
As the thread title says, it's already released. All present beta users will get (well, probably already got) this version automatically, via our automatic updates.
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Actually all users who have 36454 or later installed get the update automatically.

If you have older version, you must perform the update manually:

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Re: NEW PRODUCT - avast! Free Antivirus for Mac 7.0 (RELEASED 04/26/2012)
« Reply #142 on: May 05, 2012, 12:07:21 PM »
I use the paid Avast! Internet Security for my Windows machine so I was glad to see this become available for our Mac machines.  Thanks Avast team for providing a good security program for OS X, it is appreciated.


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Re: NEW PRODUCT - avast! Free Antivirus for Mac 7.0 (RELEASED 04/26/2012)
« Reply #143 on: May 05, 2012, 08:30:51 PM »
The high CPU issues are still present in the retail build.

Is there any update on those? Have the devs responded? I'd be glad to help debug it w/ logs or other diagnostics, but it doesn't seem like anyone's been paying attention (to this thread or others).

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Re: NEW PRODUCT - avast! Free Antivirus for Mac 7.0 (RELEASED 04/26/2012)
« Reply #144 on: May 05, 2012, 11:56:25 PM »
The high CPU issues are still present in the retail build.

Is there any update on those? Have the devs responded? I'd be glad to help debug it w/ logs or other diagnostics, but it doesn't seem like anyone's been paying attention (to this thread or others).
It's been reported to the Mod's. Hopefully someone will respond but probably not till after the weekend.  :)
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Re: NEW PRODUCT - avast! Free Antivirus for Mac 7.0 (RELEASED 04/26/2012)
« Reply #145 on: May 25, 2012, 07:12:17 AM »
Does anybody know the release notes for 7.0 (36987) just released today, 05/25/12?
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Re: NEW PRODUCT - avast! Free Antivirus for Mac 7.0 (RELEASED 04/26/2012)
« Reply #146 on: May 29, 2012, 03:29:36 PM »
Does anybody know the release notes for 7.0 (36987) just released today, 05/25/12?

  • GUI:
    • Added manual sample sending dialog
    • Connection/disconnection to/from the portal can be done without changes to the registration.
    • Fixed non-functional registration on Mac OS X 10.5
    • Fixed showing the welcome screen after install.
    • Fixed some issues of program update.
    • Fixed unfunctional uninstall when registration app is running.
    • Fixed double-scan of some partitions on full system scan.
    • Other minor bug fixes.
  • File system shield:
    • Fix some minor issues.
  • Web Shield:
    • Fixed issues when /etc/hosts contains non-trivial records.
  • Mail Shield:
    • Some IMAP related bug fixes.
  • The pop-up helper app.:
    • Reworked pop-up configuration in system pref. pane.
    • Fixed occasional crash on Mac OS X 10.5.

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« Last Edit: May 30, 2012, 10:42:55 AM by mity »

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Re: NEW PRODUCT - avast! Free Antivirus for Mac 7.0 (RELEASED 04/26/2012)
« Reply #147 on: June 28, 2012, 04:24:32 AM »
Avast Free Antivirus For Mac running OS X 10.6.8 - No Virus Chest?

Hi,

Avast Free ver. 7.0 (37028)) found an infection. Documentation which I've found on the net seems to recommend moving the infected item to something called the Virus Chest.

I cannot find any reference to a Virus Chest anywhere in the application or on my computer.

When I select the infected item in Avast, the only choices appear to be the following icons:
Repair, Delete, Move, Finder, and Export.

Choosing Move shows my documents folder selected.

Should there be a Virus Chest folder somewhere on my computer? Should I just create one? If so, where should it be?

Thanks for reading this. I hope someone can help.

cheers,
jstme

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Re: NEW PRODUCT - avast! Free Antivirus for Mac 7.0 (RELEASED 04/26/2012)
« Reply #148 on: July 08, 2012, 03:22:45 PM »
I notice that a full scan is eating all memory and my OS X Lion is getting very slow. Maybe to consider to add some automatic memory cleaning after a larger file was scanned? Manuel freeing memory speeds Mac and scan up until again all mem is eaten. All others seems to work fine, like this new scanner.  This might also help to avoid the slowing down which is mentioned in another post (topic) here I guess. 
« Last Edit: July 08, 2012, 03:26:54 PM by WebFox »