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Avast Free Antivirus NEW: Beta Version released - 2016.12.2.2275

Q: Avast Free Antivirus NEW: Beta Version released - 2016.12.2.2275

Hi all

Avast Free Antivirus NEW: Beta Version released - 2016.12.2.2275

In this release, we are trying to finish a few long-going internal projects. Especially improved licensing and registration to Windows Security center.

Fixes and improvements:
+ Fixed issues with the new implementation of Windows Security center registration
+ The new Settings > Components menu is ready - please report any issues

Known Issues:
- From time to time, Avast GUI opens without any apparent reason
NEW: Beta version released - 12.2.2275

With best Regards
Mops21

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Preferred Solution: Avast Free Antivirus NEW: Beta Version released - 2016.12.2.2275

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Hi all,

new beta version is live: 2016.12.1.2269
As we are getting closer to release, please expect beta builds to come with higher frequency and shorter changelogs.

Changes:

+ New implementation of Web Shield will be soon turned on, please report any issues with browsing or with downloads
+ Fixed issues with displaing specific fonts in the UI
+ Fixed file locking in CyberCapture
+ Fixed service crashes on non-updated Windows 8.1
+ Updated translations

Known issues:

- Registration to the Windows security center may still have some issues.

Download links as usual or just update your current beta.

Enjoy,
Petr
Download: BETA testing - Overview & Download links
 

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Hi all,

new beta version is live: 2016.12.1.2266
In this beta we focused on internal improvements and bugfixes.

Changes:

+ SecureLine internal enhancements
+ Firewall profile switching rewritten
+ Avast screens are not displayed on Windows 10 lockscreens anymore
+ Boot time scan feature is now being downloaded on-demand
+ Fixed showing restart dialog too often and ignore postpone times

Known issues:

- User interface might freeze after inserting a license
- User interface might freeze when starting smart scan
- SafeZone Browser - Sometimes, Pay Mode fails to start. Restart of the browser should help
- SafeZone Browser - Dummy notifications and landing pages of Pay mode
- Boot time scan "on-demand download" does not work
- HNS scan sometimes does not finish at all

Download links as usual or just update your current beta.

Enjoy,
Petr

1. Download the beta installers:
http://files.avast.com/beta9x/avast_free_antivirus_setup_online.exe
http://files.avast.com/beta9x/avast_pro_antivirus_setup_online.exe
http://files.avast.com/beta9x/avast_internet_security_setup_online.exe
http://files.avast.com/beta9x/avast_premier_antivirus_setup_online.exe

OR

Offline beta installers:

http://files.avast.com/beta9x/avast_free_antivirus_setup.exe
http://files.avast.com/beta9x/avast_pro_antivirus_setup.exe
http://files.avast.com/beta9x/avast_internet_security_setup.exe
http://files.avast.com/beta9x/avast_premier_antivirus_setup.exe
 

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Hi all,

new beta version is live: 2016.12.1.2268
As we are getting closer to the final release, please expect beta builds to come with higher frequency and shorter changelogs.

Changes:

+ Boot-time scan available to both online and offline users, while online users have opportunity to download additional virus definitions before the scan is scheduled
+ Fixed missing firewall profile selection dialog after installation and reboot
+ SafeZone browser - New design of bank mode landing pages
+ SafeZone browser - Start menu icon fixed on Win 10

Known issues:

- CyberCapture still holds local copy of the file which is in the protective custody even when CyberCapture feature is turned off in settings
- Registration to the Windows security center may not be successful in some cases

Download links as usual or just update your current beta.

Enjoy,
Petr

Download links of Betas:BETA testing - Overview & Download links
 

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Hi all,

new beta version is live: 2016.12.1.2267
In this beta we focused on internal improvements and bugfixes.

Changes:

+ Boot-time scan download dialog fixed
+ New CyberCapture feature is now part of DeepScreen (further explanation will come)
+ When Avast Firewall is turned off, Windows Firewall is started
+ Fixed crash which occurred when offline user tried to initiate a SecureLine connection
+ Fixed GUI freeze after license insertion
+ SafeZone - fixed possible problem with initialization of Bank mode (Pay mode is now Bank mode)

Known issues:

- SafeZone Browser - Dummy notifications and landing pages of Pay mode
- Missing firewal profile selection dialog after installation and reboot

Notes:

+ In the next beta, the boot-time scan will be enabled again for offline users (this decision was based on your feedback from the last beta). However, extended package of virus definitions will be still offered for download when the boot-time scan is scheduled.

Download links as usual or just update your current beta.

Enjoy,
Petr
1. Download the beta installers:
http://files.avast.com/beta9x/avast_free_antivirus_setup_online.exe
http://files.avast.com/beta9x/avast_pro_antivirus_setup_online.exe
http://files.avast.com/beta9x/avast_internet_security_setup_online.exe
http://files.avast.com/beta9x/avast_premier_antivirus_setup_online.exe

OR

Offline beta installers:

http://files.avast.com/beta9x/avast_free_antivirus_setup.exe
http://files.avast.com/beta9x/avast_pro_antivirus_set... Read more

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Hi all,

new beta version is live: 2016.12.1.2272
We are now even closer to the release. This is probably the last beta.

Changes:

+ Fixed issue with user settings reset to default after program update
+ Fixed incompatibility with latest Windows 10 insider builds

Download links as usual or just update your current beta.

Enjoy,
Petr
BETA testing - Overview & Download links
 

A:Avast Beta version released - 2016.12.1.2272

Can't wait for the full release. @Jack 's How to setup Avast Internet Security 2016 for Maximum Protection (Guide)

I feel like no other AV can keep up with Avast. (Maybe Kaspersky)
 

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Hi all,

new beta version is live: 2016.12.1.2270
As we are getting closer to release, please expect beta builds to come with higher frequency and shorter changelogs.

Changes:

+ Fixed service crashes caused by the new implementation of Web Shield
+ The new implementation of Web Shield is now fully turned on, please report any issues with browsing or with downloads
+ Fixed explorer scan settings - it is now possible to edit and save settings for this scan
+ Updated translations

Known issues:

- Registration to the Windows security center may still have some issues
- Highest HIPS sensitivity setting can prevent user from logging into Windows

Download links as usual or just update your current beta.

Enjoy,
Petr
Downloads-BETA testing - Overview & Download links
 

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Hi all,

new beta version is live: 2016.12.1.2265
In this beta we focused on internal improvements and bugfixes.

Changes:

+ Bugfixes
+ Passwords extension installation status bug fixed

Known issues:

- User interface might freeze after inserting a license
- SafeZone Browser - Sometimes, Pay Mode fails to start. Restart of the browser should help
- SafeZone Browser - Dummy notifications and landing pages of Pay mode
- SecureLine - trying to connect while offline might cause service crash

Download links as usual or just update your current beta.

Enjoy,
Petr
Download the beta installers:
http://files.avast.com/beta9x/avast_free_antivirus_setup_online.exe
http://files.avast.com/beta9x/avast_pro_antivirus_setup_online.exe
http://files.avast.com/beta9x/avast_internet_security_setup_online.exe
http://files.avast.com/beta9x/avast_premier_antivirus_setup_online.exe

OR

Offline beta installers:

http://files.avast.com/beta9x/avast_free_antivirus_setup.exe
http://files.avast.com/beta9x/avast_pro_antivirus_setup.exe
http://files.avast.com/beta9x/avast_internet_security_setup.exe
http://files.avast.com/beta9x/avast_premier_antivirus_setup.exe
 

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Hi all,

new beta version is live: 2016.12.1.2271
We are now even closer to the release. This might be the last beta.

Changes:

+ Fixed issue with HIPS sensitivity set to highest - please verify our fix if you were affected by the issue
+ Fixed CyberCapture dialog in some localizations
+ The new implementation of Web Shield is now fully turned on
+ Updated translations

Download links as usual or just update your current beta.

Enjoy,
Petr
BETA testing - Overview & Download links
 

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Hi all

Avast Free Antivirus NEW: Beta version released - 2016.12.1.2263

NEW: Beta version released - 2016.12.1.2263

With best Regards
Mops21
 

A:Avast Free Antivirus 2016.12.1.2263 BETA

After reading the changes, the "Removed NG (VHardware virtualization) - moved the technology to cloud, in next betas we will introduce new flow for handling unknown files" sounds interesting. I know they had issues with NG (Windows 10 and some Windows 8 and 8.1).

They need to work more on the Suspicious Behavior (HIPS), some malware can bypass it.
 

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Hi all,

new beta version is live: 2016.12.1.2272
We are now even closer to the release. This is probably the last beta.

Changes:

+ Fixed issue with user settings reset to default after program update
+ Fixed incompatibility with latest Windows 10 insider builds

Download links as usual or just update your current beta.

Enjoy,
Petr
BETA testing - Overview & Download links
 

A:NEW: Beta version released - 2016.12.1.2272

Can't wait for the full release. @Jack 's How to setup Avast Internet Security 2016 for Maximum Protection (Guide)

I feel like no other AV can keep up with Avast. (Maybe Kaspersky)
 

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Hi all,

new beta version is live: 2016.12.1.2271
We are now even closer to the release. This might be the last beta.

Changes:

+ Fixed issue with HIPS sensitivity set to highest - please verify our fix if you were affected by the issue
+ Fixed CyberCapture dialog in some localizations
+ The new implementation of Web Shield is now fully turned on
+ Updated translations

Download links as usual or just update your current beta.

Enjoy,
Petr
BETA testing - Overview & Download links
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 105.6

Hi all,

new beta version is live: 2016.12.1.2268
As we are getting closer to the final release, please expect beta builds to come with higher frequency and shorter changelogs.

Changes:

+ Boot-time scan available to both online and offline users, while online users have opportunity to download additional virus definitions before the scan is scheduled
+ Fixed missing firewall profile selection dialog after installation and reboot
+ SafeZone browser - New design of bank mode landing pages
+ SafeZone browser - Start menu icon fixed on Win 10

Known issues:

- CyberCapture still holds local copy of the file which is in the protective custody even when CyberCapture feature is turned off in settings
- Registration to the Windows security center may not be successful in some cases

Download links as usual or just update your current beta.

Enjoy,
Petr

Download links of Betas:BETA testing - Overview & Download links
 

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Hi all,

new beta version is live: 2016.12.1.2264
In this beta we focused on internal improvements and bugfixes.

Changes:

+ Internal enhancements of the licensing component
+ Fixed problem with closing post-update window
+ SecureLine icon issues fixed
+ SafeZone browser - Introducing New Pay Mode

Known issues:

- Data Shredder UI doesn't work correctly
- User interface might freeze after inserting a license
- Passwords Extension installation status is not updated during passwords activation, user has to wait for skip link to be shown (30s) to be able continue
- SafeZone Browser - Sometimes, Pay Mode fails to start. Restart of the browser should help
- SafeZone Browser - Dummy notifications and landing pages of Pay mode

NEW: Beta version released - 2016.12.1.2264
 

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Hi all,
sorry for the delay with this beta, but it's finally here. We are now busy working on integration with AVG but I hope you will like the changes coming early next year (and yes HIPS included (wink) ) Main purpose of this beta to test its stability and get your feedback on the new UI. We didn't changed just the "face" but also the framework behind the UI so it gives us now much more flexibility in fixing various issues and bugs in the UI much faster than before.

We listened to the feedback, so there won't be color difference between Free and paid versions and all will be dark. Navigation moved back to the left side, and the window is now larger. We know it's not perfect now and we will work hard in the upcoming weeks to polish it for release quality.

Newest beta version: 12.4.2281

Changes:
+ Fully new UI framework with modern graphics
+ Removed screensaver and desktop gadget
+ Huge internal changes for product stabilization

Download links:
- BETA testing - Overview & Download links
Known issues:
+ Some UI parts are not fully finished yet, excuse glitches
+ SmartScan and Browser Cleanup not finished
+ UI glitches in some expiration messaging dialogs
+ Web shield problems on Win 10 internal preview
+ Passwords synchronization setup flows are broken

Share your feedback and opinions about the new UI here.

your Avast team
 

A:avast New Beta version released - 12.4.2281

Captain Awesome said:


and yes HIPS includedClick to expand...

Good! Fingers crossed for Avast.
 

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Hi all,

new beta version is live: 12.2.2276
In this release, we are trying to finish a few long-going internal projects. Especially improved licensing and registration to Windows Security center.

Fixes and improvements:
+ Resolved compatibility issues with Windows 10 Anniversary Update (and the latest Windows Insider builds)
+ Fixed bug in the Settings export (Back up settings)

Known Issues:
+ From time to time, Avast GUI opens without any apparent reason

Download links as usual or just update your current beta.

Enjoy,
Petr
 

A:NEW:Avast! Beta version released - 12.2.2276

Please change the thread title to include Avast...
 

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Hi all,
new beta version is live: 12.3.2280
There are no new features, only bug fixes

Fixed:
+ Slowing down computer during installation, NEW August version: 12.3.2279
+ Unavailability to select other language during installation

Download links as usual or just update your current beta.
Previously introduced:
Passive mode:
- In this beta we would like to introduce new compatibility mode, which should solve compatibility issues, when Avast is being installed on a pc, where other AV is installed (and registred to WSC), Most of the shields are turned off, Avast should be updatable.

Enjoy,
Avast team
 

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Hi all,

new beta version is live: 12.2.2273
In this release, we are trying to finish a few long going internal projects. Especially the improved licensing and registration to Windows Security center.

Fixes and improvements:
+ New licensing system
+ New implementation of Windows Security center registration
+ Rescue Disc fixed

Known Issues:
- Inserting license into expired program may cause invisibility of some components in the program UI. Repair fixes the issue.
- New components menu is not yet fully functional
- Windows Security center registration may not be successful in some cases. But please, report all occurrences which are not fixed by reboot.
- SafePrice plugin for Firefox may not show all available offers

Download links as usual or just update your current beta.

Enjoy,
Petr

DL: BETA testing - Overview & Download links
 

A:Avast Beta version released - 12.2.2273

Thanks for the share Awesome.
 

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I've tried many free antivirus over the years, but these two have always consistently been the ones I liked the most.

After some issues with Windows 10 last year, I had to briefly switch to Avira but after the issues were fixed I got back to Avast because it was the one I had learned to rely upon in the last few years. However, I'm open to reassess my position between these two excellent products. Something that has also spurred me to reassess the situation was the fact that LifeHacker has recently changed their recommendation from Avast to Avira as the "The Best (Free) Antivirus App for Windows".

On one hand Avast offers a more complete feature set:

File System Shield
Web Shield
Mail Shield
Behavior Blocker (DeepScreen)

Still, I disable the E-mail blocker because I solely use Web mail. I also disable the Web shield because:

It seems to slightly slow down my browsing
I don't like to have all my HTTP traffic analyzed by the AV or any other program
Sometimes it doesn't play well with HTTPS because it internally to scan the encrypted traffic which changes the original website's certificate (I know I can selectively disable the Web Shield for HTTPS only)

So, in practice, I have been using the File System Shield and the Behavior Blocker at default sensitivity settings (no Hardened Mode) to avoid too many False Positives and issues with less known software. I've had no problems with this set up for a long time.

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A:Avast Free Antivirus 2016 vs Avira Free Antivirus 2016

I vote for avast free more options more tweaks u can do in any option, and good deleting " dangers ". ofc software updater desactivate.
avira is anoying when detect some " infecction". run quick scan then many times ask fot reset pc not really good deleting real "dangers".
another thing is " the cloud " based.. oh common without internet cant do nothing really ?..
Abouth resources 50/50 both are good in this, ofc more " shields " u active and more " grade of detection " u activate more cpu/ram uses.
 

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Hello everybody,
 
As you may have noticed the New Bitdefender Free 2016 BETA is available.
 
You can access the beta page using this link. Bitdefender FREE 2016
 
Please keep in mind that this is a BETA release and not the final product.
 
You can send us your feedback by pressing the cog wheel icon in the top right of the interface and selecting Help and Support.
 
P:S  This new BETA supports Windows 10. ( https://forum.bitdefender.com/index.php?showtopic=70184&p=256113 )
 

Full Features List

 

Advanced Threat Control
Behavioral detection technology acts as an additional protective layer by constantly monitoring active programs and tagging suspicious activities.

Web protection
Never worry about phishing or any type of online fraud when you shop, bank or just surf online. Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition 2016 can also filter out inappropriate content.


Virus Scanning and Removal
On-demand scanning - powerful scan engines ensure detection and removal of all viruses.

Ultra-fast Scanning
With SmartScan, Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition 2016 learns how you use your computer so it avoids slowing you down when scanning files for malware.

Improve the performance of your device
The innovative Photon technology optimizes scanning processes in relation to your PC configuration so speed and performance remain unaffected.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Hello everybody,
 
As you may have noticed the New Bitdefender Free 2016 BETA is available.
 
You can access the beta page using this link. Bitdefender FREE 2016
 
Please keep in mind that this is a BETA release and not the final product.
 
You can send us your feedback by pressing the cog wheel icon in the top right of the interface and selecting Help and Support.
 
P:S  This new BETA supports Windows 10. ( https://forum.bitdefender.com/index.php?showtopic=70184&p=256113 )
 

Full Features List

 

Advanced Threat Control
Behavioral detection technology acts as an additional protective layer by constantly monitoring active programs and tagging suspicious activities.

Web protection
Never worry about phishing or any type of online fraud when you shop, bank or just surf online. Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition 2016 can also filter out inappropriate content.


Virus Scanning and Removal
On-demand scanning - powerful scan engines ensure detection and removal of all viruses.

Ultra-fast Scanning
With SmartScan, Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition 2016 learns how you use your computer so it avoids slowing you down when scanning files for malware.

Improve the performance of your device
The innovative Photon technology optimizes scanning processes in relation to your PC configuration so speed and performance remain unaffected.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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A:BitDefender Free Antivirus 2016 BETA.

If you are an Authorized Company Representative for Bitdefender (Author, Developer, Researcher, Support Engineer), please read the information I have just sent via PM to your inbox.

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Bitdefender has released stable build of its Free Antivirus

"Bitdefender Free 2016 is no longer under BETA.

It has been released as full today 5 December 2016.

There is no changelog available for this product."

Download link http://download.bitdefender.com/windows/bp/agent/en-us/bitdefender_online.exe
Announcement on the forum Bitdefender Anti-Virus FREE 2016
User Guide http://download.bitdefender.com/windows/bp/Bitdefender_AntivirusFree_2016_en.pdf
 

A:Bitdefender Antivirus Free 2016 Final released for Windows

This is the final version
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 95.2

Released: Avast! Free Antivirus 17.7.2314

Changelog:

- New Webcam Shield stops hackers from hijacking your webcam to spy on you (Premier only)

- Virus Chest redesigned and moved to the Protection menu for easier access

- Improved low-level optimizations for better performance with AMD Ryzen CPUs

- Exclusions for Real Site (Secure DNS) can now be added via Web Shield exclusions

- Added support for credit cards in Avast Passwords

- Refreshed UI of SecureLine VPN
 

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Released: Avast! Free Antivirus 12.3.2279

Changelog:
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New:
Passive mode - new compatibility mode, which should solve compatibility issues, when Avast is being installed on a pc, where other AV is installed (and registred to WSC), Most of the shields are turned off, Avast should be updatable
Added SafeZone browser, Security browser extension and SafePrice extension to Settings->Components for better management

Fixed:
BSOD for Skylake processor running Windows 10 Anniversary Update
Randomly opening Avast UI bug
SafePrice browser extension component is not installed during update when Browser extension was not installed in the previous version
Compatibility problems with PICO(Bash) processes on Windows 10 Anniversary Update
Incorrectly displaying firewall network profile notification
Avast is correctly recognized in Windows Security Center after upgrade to Windows Anniversary Update
Showing all passwords as reused in passwords list
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Released: Avast Free Antivirus 17.2.2288

Changelog:
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What's fixed:

not working User interface after update
problems on Windows Vista after update
issues with SecureLine license after update
conflict with Comodo firewall
installation of web extensions on 64-bit version of Firefox
problems with opening Avast UI after installation
security issue in SafeZone browser banking mode
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Released: Avast! Free Antivirus 12.1.2272

Changelog:
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NOTE TO STAFF: Add the changelog from here: Avast Free Antivirus Changelog, then approve.
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A:Avast Free Antivirus 12.4 Beta

in my eyes, the previous white Avast UI is better
 

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Hi all

avast! Free Antivirus 11.1.2254 Beta

Beta 11.2.2254

With best Regards
Mops21
 

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A:Avast Free Antivirus 12.4 Beta - New User Interface

in my eyes, the previous white Avast UI is better
 

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ZoneAlarm Free v.12.0.118.000:
New: Security Toolbar One-Click uninstall.
Fixed: Added logic so that Toolbar is not installed in Internet Explorer 11.
The Changelogs are posted here.

Download (ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus + Firewall)
Download (ZoneAlarm Free Firewall)

Enjoy!!
 

A:ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus + Firewall Version: 12.0.118.000 released:

Hi Littlebits. Your post prompted me to read user reviews for ZoneAlarm. The toolbar fix may rectify the most common complaint expressed by users. Since we use Bitdefender Free, Malwarebytes, Zemana Anti-logger, & Windows Firewall for our Windows 8.1 system, I wanted to ask: 1) What are your thoughts on ZoneAlarm? ..and 2) Do you see weaknesses in this, our computer's (freeware) armor?
 

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Pls Help Me to decided which one should i go with? My eset smart security licence end in 15 days.Pls give your reason.
 

A:Avast! Free Antivirus 2015/2016 beta3 vs Eset Smart Security 9

I haven't tried Avast 2015/16 Beta but all the previous versions have been too much loaded ones, hate avast because of this.
Using ESET Smart Security 9, fees lighter than even ESET Smar Security 8, loving it.
 

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Tonight I received the following error message when I tried repeatedly, but unsuccessfully, to update my free version of Avast antivirus:

Error processing packages.
0x20000011

Finally, I gave up trying. Then I uninstalled and reinstalled the free version of Avast. The program installed without any problem; however, for some reason I've thus far been unable to install the latest update, either automatically or manually. Although the onscreen indication read "Initializing, please wait," I waited 15 minutes and nothing happened.

Shortly thereafter, I received an automatic onscreen prompt from Avast to upgrade, but after one minute I got the following error message:

Last encountered error:
Invalid File Signature. Setup will terminate.

I would greatly appreciate hearing from anyone who may help me solve this problem. Thank you
 

A:Solved: Unable to update Avast antivirus (free version) even after reinstall

Seems to be a common problem: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=106560.0

I was getting the same message earlier, but I just updated a few minutes ago and it worked OK.
 

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421
Run by Evan at 19:22:41 on 2012-05-29
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.6135.4257 [GMT -4:00]
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\atieclxx.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\IObit Malware Fighter\IMFsrv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
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A:Windows Keeps Reporting that Antivirus is Turned Off, and cannot enable real-time shields on Avast! free version.

Hello and Welcome to Bleeping Computer!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE:... Read more

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Avast dropped a new beta build v17.3.2289.

Changes:

Issue with playing HTML5 videos in the SafeZone browser
Improved compatibility with Windows 10 Creators Update
Fixed issue with disabling components, which require restart
Avast account login is back on the dashboard
Fixed time and formatting for scheduled scans UI
Download Beta:
BETA testing - Overview & Download links

Known issues:

Scans do not start on scheduled time
Cleanup does not show progress when executed on scheduled time
If you are willing to help, please see this new thread about licensing changes in the beta channel:
New licensing in the beta channel
 

A:Avast 17.3.x Beta released

Thank you
 

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Avast 5.0 beta was released yesterday. This new version comes with a clean interface instead of the hard to operate media player type GUI it had. At the moment it has several limitations and bugs, so casual users stay away. If you want to just test it out go ahead.
A list of the current limitations can be found here.


Download Avast 5.0 beta (version 5.0.70)

A:Avast 5.0 beta released

Is it working on x64?

EDIT: OK, I installed it ok on x64. So far, only problem I see is that the note that gets put into Outlook emails is not working.

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Hello everyone,

We?ve got great news for you today: Avast Cleanup, our PC-cleaning software, is undergoing some big changes. It?s sporting a brand-new design, includes exciting new features, and best of all, is now also standalone, which means you can use it even without downloading our antivirus first.

Of course, it?s going to need a good beta-testing to ensure we get your thoughts, opinions, and insights so we can make the best it can be. So please don?t hesitate to send us your feedback.

It?s important to note there will be three versions of Avast Cleanup standalone: the trial version, which gives you 14 days to try the full Cleanup experience. Afterwards, you?ll automatically begin using the ?free? version, which will only allow you to perform browser cleaning functions. To get full functionality back, you?ll need to buy the paid version.

FEATURES

CLEAN: Clean your browser?s cache, search history, browsing history, and the cookies you?ve been gathering from your time surfing the Web. We also detect add-ons and search engines with poor reputations (or, with a small retention rate among our users) and help you get rid of them. In the trial and paid versions of Cleanup, you also have access to junk cleanup, where we get rid of all the unused junk files on your PC.

OPTIMIZE: In the trial and paid versions of Cleanup, you can tweak the system settings and boot-up options to minimize your computer?s start time. We can also help you get rid of u... Read more

A:Avast Cleanup for PC - BETA released

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It?s important to note there will be three versions of Avast Cleanup standalone: the trial version, which gives you 14 days to try the full Cleanup experience. Afterwards, you?ll automatically begin using the ?free? version, which will only allow you to perform browser cleaning functions. To get full functionality back, you?ll need to buy the paid version.Click to expand...

Interesting approach... really wonder how many people will actually pay for this "system optimizer".
 

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Hi everyone,

new beta version 17.5.2300 is released.

We fixed:
- Web Shield issues
- Ransomware Shield UI glitches
- general crashes reported by users

Download links:
BETA testing - Overview & Download links
Enjoy this beta!
We are looking forward to your feedback.

AVAST Team.
 

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Hi all,
we just released new AVAST beta with a few hotfixes.
Again, we would like to ask for your help with testing our new licensing backend. If you are willing to help, please see this new thread about licensing changes in the beta channel:
New licensing in the beta channel

FIXED:

- Hotfixes of a few non-fatal crashes (non-necessary dumps created in the log folder)
- Avast does not recognize Cleanup license after update (fixed via UI update channel for release as well)

Download links:

BETA testing - Overview & Download links
Enjoy this beta!
We are looking forward to your feedback.

AVAST Team
 

A:Avast Beta 17.3.2291 released

I did have the crash problem last night after updating. Nothing serious though..
 

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Hi all,
we are introducing new beta version 17.4.2292:

What's new:
- updated GUI framework CEF to the latest version

This is a huge change with impact on a whole product. Please watch any UI crashes or not working pages.

- offline installation on Win XP without internet connection crashes, this scenario will not be supported anymore
Download links:
BETA testing - Overview & Download links
Enjoy this beta!
We are looking forward to your feedback.

AVAST Team
 

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Avast and SecureAPlus have been fairly interesting for me. Both seem to have great scanning and protection. Which would you choose?
NOTE: I have heard that SecureAPlus may have a really slow scan in the beginning. If that something you don't like that fine, Avast has a slow scan as well so I am not counting against either one.
 

A:Avast Free Anti-Virus 2016 vs SecureAPlus Free (Latest)

Thread Approved. Here are the official websites:

Avast Free Antivirus: Avast | Download Free Antivirus for PC, Mac & Android
SecureAPlus: Free Cloud Antivirus & Application Control for PC - SecureAPlus
@J Gamez065 If all factors are to be considered, why is the initial slow scanning ignored?

System Resource Usage
Realistic Performance Impact
Ease of Use
Graphical User Interface
Inclusive Product Features
Preferred Product and Why?

 

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Features of Avast Passwords Manager - Free Password Manager | Safe Password Keeper | Avast

Download for macOS (OS): Passwords | Get Safer with Strong Passwords | Avast
Download for Safari (Extension): Apple - Safari - Safari Extensions Gallery

How It Works and Your Privacy - PDF Link
 

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Hey all, thanks for being loyal members of the beta community. We're preparing a beta version of an entirely new Avast Mobile Security, redesigned and rebuilt from the ground up. As a tester, you'll be the first to see our completely redesigned version of AMS 5.0. If you have auto-updates enabled, the beta version will install automatically when it's published to Google Play. Please invite your friends to join the beta community and opt in to beta builds here: Sign in - Google Accounts

Thanks!
Jesse & the AMS Team

SOURCE: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=131294.0 (Last post as of now)
 

A:Avast Mobile Security 5 Beta - Released

Become a Beta Tester for Avast Android apps:

Avast Mobile Security - Changelog (Avast Mobile Beta News [Android])

Avast Cleanup
Avast Battery Saver
Avast Anti-Theft
Avast SecureLine VPN
Wi-Fi Finder - Changelog (Avast Mobile Beta News [Android])

Avast Passwords - Android (Avast Mobile Beta News [Android]) and iOS (Avast Mobile Beta News [iOS])
For more information: (Avast FAQ | Avast Mobile: How to join the Avast Android beta program).
 

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I understand its Free vs Paid product comparision but anyway
 

A:F-Secure Internet Security 2016 vs Panda Free Antivirus 2016

If a security soft ranks amongst the top performing AVs, it won't matter much if it does function correctly or causes problems on your specific system.

From lab test results F-Secure has an edge over Panda during testing the past few years in terms of detection (although higher false positives).

From users, it seems more prefer Panda - which is one of Neil Rubenking's (PCMag) favs (that don't mean much - but that is just my opinion).

I'd say, in terms of overall protection, Panda has a slight edge; it might protect your system in a few instances that F-Secure will not.
 

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Sophos Home Free Antivirus vs Panda Free Antivirus 2016. Which one do you pick and why?
 

A:Sophos Home Free Antivirus vs Panda Free Antivirus 2016

I have to say that I haven't tried Sophos until now. But my opinion about Panda goes like this.

Resource Usage (eg: CPU, RAM)?Panda is efficient in both of them, but during scans it may use more CPU resources

Real World System Impact?Quiet Low

User Friendliness? 5/5

User Interface? 5/5

Level of Protection and Features (eg: Antivirus , Firewall, Behavior Blocker)?4/5
Overall Winner? Since i haven't tried Sophos I cannot give verdict for the best between the two.

Thankyou And Happy New Year.
 

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Kaspersky 2016 (English US) version released, however other languages and locales are not yet available at the moment.

http://usa.kaspersky.com/downloads/purchase/kis-general-license

Alternate Link & User Guide

Kaspersky Internet Security 2016

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Trend Micro 2016 (10) version released available for download:

Trend Micro Security Software Solutions - Trend Micro USA

Alternate link and user guide:

Installing Internet Security 2015

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