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February 3, 2011
5:21 AM
ebony
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“The new feature will be available at no cost to all avast! users –

including those with avast! Free Antivirus, Pro Antivirus, and the

premium Internet Security suite.”

 

Some of the features

 

  • AutoSandbox – suspicious programs will be optionally run sandboxed
  • avast! WebRep – browser plugin for website reputation rating; a combination of data from our virus lab and community voting
  • Script Shield now even in the Free AV
  • Site Blocking now even in the Free AV
  • SafeZone – a special virtualized area for sensitive transactions (e.g. secure online banking) (paid products only)
  • Restore factory settings command (Settings -> Troubleshooting)
  • Automatic actions in the boot-time scan
  • New compression method in the installer makes the setup packages about 20% smaller.
  • Script Shield now functional even with IE8/IE9 Protected Mode
  • Sidebar gadget
  • Improved stability/compatibility of the Behavior Shield
  • Improvements in the avast! sandbox
  • I especially like the idea of suspicious programs will be optionally run sandboxed which will enable people to create a ‘virtual’ computer inside their physical

    machine. If they encounter malware while browsing the internet or

    running an infected application, the virtual computer will shut down,

    leaving their real computer unharmed and running.

    AutoSandbox identifies and prompts users to run suspicious applications

    in a safe virtual environment. Users have three options: execute the

    file within the virtual AutoSandbox, run it outside the sandbox, or

    cancel running the application entirely.

    Let me know what you think. I hope this is a “keeper”.
    I attempted to provide the link. If I did not do it correctly, Confused, can someone correct it for me.
    Ebony
    February 26, 2011
    11:40 AM
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    didn't want to create a new thread for this but..

    AVAST 6 IS OFFICIALLY OUT!!! Upgrade Avast to Avast 6!!!!

    Prema23
    February 26, 2011
    2:36 PM
    The Living Spirit
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    Already upgraded – did it pretty much straight away.

    Avast 6 is nowhere near as drastic a change from Avast 5, as Avast 5 was from Avast 4; with only one change to the main GUI and no changes to the looks or most of the functionality at all. However, it has tons more features, each of which make this one essential update.

    Just one annoyance for me though – anyone know how to turn off the Vista/Win7 Desktop Gadget showing you Avast's status? It's a new part of Avast 6 and seems to be included by default; and it just comes back each time you log in again even if you close it, with no apparent option anywhere to switch it off completely.

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    February 26, 2011
    5:24 PM
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    The Living Spirit said:

    Already upgraded – did it pretty much straight away.

    Avast 6 is nowhere near as drastic a change from Avast 5, as Avast 5 was from Avast 4; with only one change to the main GUI and no changes to the looks or most of the functionality at all. However, it has tons more features, each of which make this one essential update.

    Just one annoyance for me though – anyone know how to turn off the Vista/Win7 Desktop Gadget showing you Avast's status? It's a new part of Avast 6 and seems to be included by default; and it just comes back each time you log in again even if you close it, with no apparent option anywhere to switch it off completely.


    Hey Living Spirit! 

    ok luckily, i had read about this prior to updating, so i was able to use hte custom installion LOL!, but for your case, do the following:

    Control panel -> Programs and Features -> avast! -> Change -> uncheck the box “avast! gadget”

     

    you could also do this:

    right-click the desktop, select Gadgets, right-click the avast! gadget and select Uninstall.

    but i believe that this will not make it “permanent. some users are reporting that it comes back on boot up [which is weird]

     

    but yeah, thats all you would have to do!

     

    enjoy Avast 6!

    cant wait till the tests come out!!

     

    –Prema

    Prema23
    March 1, 2011
    3:45 AM
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    prema23 said:

    you could also do this:

    right-click the desktop, select Gadgets, right-click the avast! gadget and select Uninstall.

    but i believe that this will not make it “permanent. some users are reporting that it comes back on boot up [which is weird]


     

    That's my experience as well. It came back on the next boot after an Uninstall from the Gadget Manager for me too.


     

    prema23 said:

     

    ok luckily, i had read about this prior to updating, so i was able to use hte custom installion LOL!, but for your case, do the following:

    Control panel -> Programs and Features -> avast! -> Change -> uncheck the box “avast! gadget”



     

    Are you sure there was actually an option to disable it in the Custom install mode when you installed avast! 6? Because I always use Custom for ANY install I do that gives the option; and when installing Avast 6, I never saw an option for “avast! Gadget” in the list – it just seemed to be included anyway. Maybe I just missed something, or maybe the option wasn't as clearly named as I'd hoped.

    Trying out your advice now though. Thanks for the help!

    Edit because these Forums totally screwed up the layout of this post for some reason. BTW, I think I may have found the problem that causes the “small text after a quote” – seems the forums don't put the first line after a horizontal rule in paragraph tags (< p> < /p>), which is how all the content is supposed to be…

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    March 1, 2011
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    The Living Spirit said:


     

    Are you sure there was actually an option to disable it in the Custom install mode when you installed avast! 6? Because I always use Custom for ANY install I do that gives the option; and when installing Avast 6, I never saw an option for “avast! Gadget” in the list – it just seemed to be included anyway. Maybe I just missed something, or maybe the option wasn't as clearly named as I'd hoped.


    maybe its something new so you thought it was “part of it?”

    but yeah here it is!Cool

    Avast Gadget Custom

    Prema23
    June 10, 2011
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    @jamhassan

    you have an interesting point and i could see potentially what you mean, but in that case what do you use?

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