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I'm excited to inform you about AVAST 2014 R4 RC (build number 9.0.2020).
Thank your for you feedback about previous build (beta build number 9.0.2019),
we've analyzed all reports & dumps we received and we've fixed a lot of issues, mainly:
  • Improved stability of the IE AOSP plugin
  • Occasional uninstall problems
  • Several crashes in various components (setup, browser cleanup, ie plugin, etc.)
  • Occasional deadlocks in GUI
  • GUI glitches
  • Failure in RescueDisk creation
  • Improved security of our processes (guarded by the self defense component)
  • Secureline tuning (user experience mainly)
  • Improved avastCleaner
  • Tuned text & graphics
Release date for this program update ("R4") is end of June as it has been mentioned earlier.

So, what's new in this release?
  • We've improved the security of the product - e.g we handle the conditions for the Guest account better, we are very senstitive for any incorrect inputs from the user with a negative impact on the system's security, or, we tuned the import settings functionality not to allow bypassing any protections
  • We've added "resume" support in the setup component, so some of you should notice smoother downloading - depends on a "quality" of your connection (mainly during the program update where the amount of data is quite big)
  • We've included a new antispam library (IS/Premier editions) for better accuracy of our anti-spam module
  • We've put warnings during the installation process if there could be some obvious problems resulting in not 100% functionality after the installation (missing admin rights, insufficient space on disk, etc.)
  • We've added ability to disable promotion popups (in PRO/IS/Premier editions). We strongly believe that our additional products can be valuable for you, but we also respect your will not to be bothered by such offers.
  • We've performed a static analysis of our code resulting in many fixes (but don't worry, nothing was critical, just a small tuning :)
  • General bugfixing - this covers a lot of stability & performance changes in all components (but the main focus was traditionally on the network & engine components)

Download locations
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

avast! cleaner:
http://files.avast.com/beta9x/avast_clear.exe

It should be possible to install this version on top of your existing avast! installation (all settings should be preserved).
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=151156.0