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    Avast! Free Antivirus

    Avast! Free Antivirus 5.0.594



    Changelog:

    - improved interaction with Windows System Restore; namely, avast now auto-repairs itself when it detects a corrupted VPS due to a System Restore (or other reasons)
    - aswSP.sys: solved a minor stability issue
    - solved a problem related to inserting of the license files
    - added the activation code feature
    - solved a problem when avast was progressively slowing down (especially in conjunction with the screensaver)
    - performance improvements in the Behavior Shield
    - avast Screen saver now accessible even in 64-bit Windows Vista
    - stability improvement in aswTdi.sys (solved a compatibility problem with AVG)
    - IS firewall: solved a potential BSOD condition
    - various improvements in the avast! sandbox module
    - minor fixes in the GUI
    - added Catalan and Belarusian language packs

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    Good update. Many Avast users were leaving because of issues with system restore...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sujay View Post
    Good update. Many Avast users were leaving because of issues with system restore...
    Yes many security softwares corrupt have issues with system restore.
    Glad to see Avast fixed their issue

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    Avast! Free Antivirus 5.0.656 Beta:



    Most notable improvements include:
    solved a problem that could lead to disappearing of the avast service
    Behavior Shield: solved a minor stability issue (aswSP.sys)
    performance and stability improvements in the avast! sandbox
    changes in the engine allowing us to generically detect/block some new types of exploits
    speed improvements in the updater
    IS: fixed a vulnerability in aswFw.sys (Secunia Advisory SA40868)
    IS: upgraded to the new version of antispam engine
    minor changes and fixes in the GUI
    fixes in the screen reader support
    added Danish and Hebrew language packs

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    avast! 5.0.677 Final




    Changelog:

    solved a problem that could lead to disappearing of the avast service
    Behavior Shield: solved a minor stability issue (aswSP.sys) + solved a Win7 issue
    performance and stability improvements in the avast! sandbox
    changes in the engine allowing us to generically detect/block some new types of exploits
    speed improvements in the updater
    IS: fixed a vulnerability in aswFw.sys (Secunia Advisory SA40868)
    solved a vulnerability related to license files (Secunia Advisory SA41109)
    solved a problem with scanning of files with very long path names
    fixed the updater in East-Asian versions of avast running with Windows set to a different locale
    IS: improvements in the Outlook antispam plugin
    IS firewall: improvement in the path name matching
    IS: upgraded to the new version of antispam engine
    minor changes and fixes in the GUI
    fixes in the screen reader support
    fixed a bug where the File System Shield was scanning some files even after being disabled
    added trimming of setup.log
    added Danish, Hebrew and Urdu language packs

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    BETA VERSION OF AVAST 5.1 [NOW 5.1.798]




    How to install it
    Just run the setup executable. You can either install it from scratch, or on top of an existing avast installation (installing over both 5.0.xxx or 4.8.yyy should be fine). A reboot will be required to complete the installation


    What's new

    Most notable improvements include:
    - Boot-time scanner for 64-bit OSes (finally!)
    - Behavior Shield improvements - now with more sensors and able to detect exact offenders*
    - Improved cleaning of infected computers
    - Improved anti-rootkit engine - now capable of dealing with the latest TDL variants, for example
    - Web Shield improvements (both stability and performance related)
    - Mail and Web Shields not hosted in separate NT services anymore, resulting in much faster starts
    - IS: new version of antispam engine
    - Sound packs (more info coming later)

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    Avast! Antivirus 5.1.807 Beta


    Things that should be fixed (compared to the last beta):
    - 3rd party apps crashing on startup (e.g. OA, ATI Catalyst etc)
    - broken sandbox
    - other Behavior Shield related issues
    - broken Firewall Ask dialog
    - messed up screen-saver settings
    - high CPU usage of AvastSvc.exe during download of large EXE files
    - report file of the Behavior Shield
    - slow start of the avast service on _most_ computers
    - Network Shield sometimes not starting (and staying with Protection Status: Unknown)
    - Network Lock UI problem
    Still not fixed:
    - Repair command (in Add/Remove Programs)
    - still known compatiblity problems with a few apps
    - the Secunia Psi thing discussed here (not really our fault)
    - some performance related things
    Details

    Download
    Code:
    http://files.avast.com/files/beta/5.1.807/setup_av_free.exe

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    I wont be installing the beta version. Read that its a bit buggy

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    The beta version is quite ok, nothing wrong so far after installation.

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