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 Post subject: Avast! 5 is here
New postPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:30 pm 

Avast! 5 has been released.

It comes in three flavors:

Avast! 5 Free Antivirus -- Free

Avast! 5 Pro Antivirus -- Paid
Avast! 5 Internet Security -- Paid

http://blog.avast.com/2010/01/19/avast-version-5-0-is-here/

New features can be seen here.


  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Avast! 5 is here
New postPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 2:39 pm 

@ pranaygtr - At last, I've been waiting for Avast 5 for months! Better late than never huh?!! Have you tried it yet?
Here's the link for the FREE version if anyone wants it:- http://www.avast.com/en-au/free-antivirus-download
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Avast gets it's usual "5 star rating" from CNET too I noticed, let's hope it's as good as it's rating suggests! :)



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 Post subject: Re: Avast! 5 is here
New postPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:40 pm 

I'm still using AIS build .373 beta.

The final build is .377


  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Avast! 5 is here
New postPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 6:16 pm 

I think it'd be wise to upgrade now the final has been released. Build 373 apparently has nasty memory leaks and firewall bugs.



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 Post subject: Re: Avast! 5 is here
New postPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:35 am 

@ pranaygtr - As rsvr85 has said, maybe you ought to update to Avast 5.0.377 ....?? I downloaded the final version this morning and it sure is good! Immediately I noticed lower memory use than when I was using version 4.8. The initial "first time" quick/full scans take a bit longer than subsequent quick/full scans ..... and the brand new GUI is great to work with [as compared to the 4.8 GUI!?!] It seems very compatible with W7 too.
Avast 5 immediately alerted me to the Eicar test file I downloaded from here http://www.eicar.org/anti_virus_test_file.htm and it was promptly dispatched to the "virus chest"!


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New postPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:52 am 

I have switched to the final build last night. Currently using the Internet Security (trail), but I plan to change to the Free AV and put Comodo back on my system.


  
 
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