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  1. #11

    Avast 7 web shield if enabled effectively disabled Comodo Firewall.
    Disabling web shield allows the firewall to function properly again.

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  2. #12

    The Contemplator
    Doncaster, UK
    Posts : 638
    Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

    Installed and working on WDP.

    Issue with activation/registration though. It is a known issue, there is a thread on the Avast! Forums about it:

    Until this matter is resolved, you can register by filling in this form: Register avast! Free Antivirus A reply, containing the key and instructions, will be sent to the email address specified. To install the key, open the main Avast! program and click on the
    Maintenance tab and then the Registration sub-tab. Under Offline registration, click on Insert the license key and paste the key you have copied from the email you received. Clicking on Registration form takes you to the form I mentioned above.

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  3. #13

    The Contemplator
    Doncaster, UK
    Posts : 638
    Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

    Confirmed installed and working on WCP by myself. They have also managed to sort out the issues with registration.
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  4. #14

    Posts : 76
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

    avast! Antivirus v7.0.1412 R2 Beta is now available.

    Fixed Issues (from 7.0.1407)

    • Autosandbox BSODs
    • Too much activity of File System Shield
    • UI crashes
    • Show Installation Completed window just once
    • Problem with not running Mail shield
    • Incorrect marking emails as a SPAM
    • Slowdown of system after fresh installation
    • And some security & user improvements

    Known issues

    • Incompatible with Win 8 Consumer Preview (will be fixed soon)
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  5. #15

    Posts : 76
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

    avast! Antivirus v7.0.1426 Final is now available.

    information   Information

    • Improved File System Shield speed
    • Improved AutoSandbox stability
    • Improved AutoSandbox controls
    • Improved gadgets
    • Compatibility with Win 8 Consumer Preview
    • Greater stability of Outlook plugins
    • Other security and stability-related improvements

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  6. #16

    Posts : 22,483
    64-bit Windows 10

    Thank you Thomas. First post updated.
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  7. #17

    Okay, after installing the 8 Preview on a virtual machine, I've got Avast up and running. Now someone tells me on another thread that 8 already had Windows Defender installed and I don't need Avast. Will I be having problems with these two conflicting, and does the newest version of Avast work well on Windows 8?
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  8. #18

    I'll answer my own question. When I activated Avast, Defender turned itself off. I am currently using Defender, and I had no problems with either one.
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  9. #19

    Posts : 1,252

    June 10, 2012

    Avast 7 Beta 7.0.1442

    This program update contains the following major features:
    * Changes in the autosandbox module
    * Improvements in Remote Assistance (support for UAC prompts etc)
    * Improvements in SafeZone (protection against kernel-mode keyloggers; Updated SafeZone Browser; clipboard sharing, etc.)
    * Outlook plugin redesign
    * Opera support in WebRep
    * SiteCorrect module for the detection of unwanted websites
    * Windows 8 compatibility updates

    Known issues:
    * Autosandbox still not completely finished
    * Outlook plugin is not running correctly when you have more than 1 active account
    * Windows 8 compatibility still experimental
    * Problems with sandboxing of IE8 on Windows 7
    New avast! 7 beta (7.0.1442)
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  10. #20

    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10

    Hi there
    for W8 WHY BOTHER. !!!!

    Windows defender is fine for NON Corporate stuff.

    I absolutely believe days of rubbish FREE 3rd party AV software are well and truely over (for private / home installations --business stuff -- another issue).

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