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Avast 8.0.1497 Now Compatible With Windows 8.1

  1. #1

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    Windows 8.1

    Avast 8.0.1497 Now Compatible With Windows 8.1

    If you decide to try this on your 8.1 computer, please be advised of the following:

    On boot, you may receive a warning indicating that Avast 8.0.1497 is not compatible with Win 8. The Avast response to this issue is:
    we fixed all issues with Win8.1 however we are waiting on Microsoft to remove the BLOCKs for avast Antivirus. That's the reason why you still see those warnings.
    The temporary solution is to check the "don't show this notice again" box when prompted.

    You may also see a few event logs because of the above situation. Specifically, I am/was receiving an Event ID 1 and I also received an Event ID 1000 log initially but now it appears to have vanished.

    In any event, I'm glad Avast is back for Win 8.1 and the first thing I noticed was the marked improvement in boot speed. The Windows Defender boot processes must have been slowing down my laptop boot dramatically.

    Get it here:

    Last edited by my2cents; 11 Sep 2013 at 07:10.

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  2. #2

    well, i'd like to wait until everything gets settled ~~ in case of unexpected happenings~
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  3. #3

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    windows 8.1 preview

    So quick, I really like to wait for more anti viruses.
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  4. #4

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    Windows 8 Pro With Media Centre

    Can confirm new version is working fine on my 8.1 Pro RTM 64 bit
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  5. #5

    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1

    Quote Originally Posted by acer54 View Post
    Can confirm new version is working fine on my 8.1 Pro RTM 64 bit
    Thanks for that RTM confirm!
    Last edited by my2cents; 11 Sep 2013 at 07:11.
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