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NSG001

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From avast's forum

Hi all,
we are glad to announce the general availability of avast! 7 public beta!

Feel free to download installers here:
http://files.avast.com/files/avast7beta/setup_av_free.exe
http://files.avast.com/files/avast7beta/setup_av_pro.exe
http://files.avast.com/files/avast7beta/setup_ais.exe

New features
- New installer
- UI facelift
- FileRep service (cloud based)
- Streaming updates
- Sandbox & Autosandbox improvements
- Browser protection improvements
- Remote assistance feature to help your friends with computer troubles
- Support tool
- Export/Import settings
- Screensaver facelift
- runs on Windows 8 Developer Preview
- and many, many security improvements

How to install avast! 7
Just run the setup executable (links above). This version can be
installed on top of your existing avast installation (6.x).

Known issues
- In some cases, WebRep Chrome plugin is not installed correctly
- The Safezone browser is opening each time when you switch back and to the Safezone
- Plugins for Outlook 2k3 and 2k7 show "runtime error" message
- Sometimes autosandbox toaster does not close correctly
- Problems with avast sounds on Windows 7 and Win Vista
- Remote assistance feature sometimes crashes on Windows 7 32b, Win Vista 62b
- avast! account functionality is disabled
 

NSG001

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Be keen to know what everyone thinks.
Hope to see some tests soon.
I may give it a few more betas before i install :)

 

Spawn

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Every new version gets worse. Too many useless social integrations and news/message center.

This public beta looks buggy.
 

NSG001

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Earth said:
Every new version gets worse. Too many useless social integrations and news/message center.

This public beta looks buggy.
I agree on the bloat.
If past betas from avast! are anything to go on i would expect many more releases before final ;)
 

Tom172

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Earth said:
Every new version gets worse. Too many useless social integrations and news/message center.

This public beta looks buggy.
A beta version, buggy? I've never heard of such a thing before!
 

jamescv7

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For me its not a problem since if they will displayed as non intrusive social integration plugin. Its matter way to advertise the product.
 

Spawn

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Tom172 said:
A beta version, buggy? I've never heard of such a thing before!
You know what I mean.. another Beta release or two, then it might be worth installing on a spare system.

Example of Known Issues
- In some cases, WebRep Chrome plugin is not installed correctly
Seriously? Avast 6 could install the WebRep plugin without problems. Why should this a problem on a7b?

- Problems with avast sounds on Windows 7 and Win Vista
Same for this too, why are there problems? Sure they didn't change anything from a6, or does it support 3D HD audio. (/sarcasm)

I know in avast! 6 the social features can be disabled (ie. avast! Marketplace).
 

iPanik

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I have never understood this fetish of shiny graphics. Does excessive graphics really improve the experience for the user?

The bloat is.. Noticeable in this release (remote assistance? Really?).
I might have to reevaluate my recommendation of Avast.

Dispite all that, I am looking forward to seeing how the file reputation system does against SmartScreen when windows 8 comes out.
 

MrXidus

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I've recorded a video of Avast! 7 Internet Security. / Memory usage shown in video.

>>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCsgptwg-rE

For the best view use Larger Player.



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Also some screenshots of the installer.



 

Syntax

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Good news from AVAST!
I plan to use it after 1 or 2 months of beta-testing. I don't want to encounter many bugs. :p
 

moonshine

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I'm impressed with the latest beta release of Avast! but the only things that I don't like are the bloat and the excessive graphics.
 

NSG001

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Video French Language


And another (English Language)


Video in Russian


Video (Polish)

 
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NSG001

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Review from Malaysia (English Language)


Music is terrible though :)
 
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NSG001

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iPanik said:
Music is terrible though :)
Calls basshunters dota terrible.
How dare you, sir.
;)

Avast 7 seems to do well on the protection part.
Only kiddin mr. iPanik sir.

Here's another video (no noisy music this time)


Full review and Test (English)

 
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