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Anupam 21. Oct 2014 07:32 PM

Avast Antivirus 2015
 
Avast 2015 free has been released and is available for download. Details/Changelog about the new version and the direct download links can be seen here:

https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=157520.0

Not a very breakthrough kinda version update, I would have liked to see interface change of some kind :p.. but anyways, improvements are welcome.

Will be downloading and installing in a few days.. will check their forum first to see if there are any major issues reported.

garth 21. Oct 2014 08:42 PM

Thanks for the heads up:)
I'll put it on my laptop. Are you gonna do a fresh installation or an upgrade?

J_L 21. Oct 2014 10:43 PM

Thanks, updating after I install Windows 10 Tech Preview on VirtualBox.

George.J 22. Oct 2014 03:14 AM

Avast 2015 Review video 1

Anupam 22. Oct 2014 03:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by garth (Post 104072)
Are you gonna do a fresh installation or an upgrade?

I always do a fresh installation for antivirus update, just to be on the safe side. For major versions, it's always a yes.

Those who install this version, let others know how you get on.

garth 22. Oct 2014 04:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Anupam (Post 104086)
I always do a fresh installation for antivirus update, just to be on the safe side. For major versions, it's always a yes.

Those who install this version, let others know how you get on.

OK thanks Anupam:)

George.J 23. Oct 2014 03:05 AM

Avast Antivirus Was Spying On You with Adware (Until This Week)

Going for custom installation should do the trick. [I believe]

garth 23. Oct 2014 12:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by George.J (Post 104108)
Avast Antivirus Was Spying On You with Adware (Until This Week)

Going for custom installation should do the trick. [I believe]

Interesting read:)
I never used that browser extension thing anyway.

Sope 23. Oct 2014 01:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by garth (Post 104115)
Interesting read:)
I never used that browser extension thing anyway.

Yes, interesting and disappointing. I never used the browser extension either, but as a long time Avast user I find the evidence in that article has lessened my trust in Avast.

Since installing the latest Avast 2015 version and using it alongside the latest Sandboxie 4.13.7 version an old conflict has re-emerged for me. Both my Opera Email Client and Simple Mail extension in Waterfox are unable to send/receive while running in a sandbox. For this reason I've temporarily uninstalled Avast until I decide which direction to go in order to resolve the problem.

Under the circumstances, I'm now leaning towards choosing an alternative AV rather than reverting to an old build of Sandboxie.

George.J 23. Oct 2014 03:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sope (Post 104116)
Yes, interesting and disappointing. I never used the browser extension either, but as a long time Avast user I find the evidence in that article has lessened my trust in Avast.

It's been a long time since I really cared about privacy. I've come to the conclusion that while you're on the internet your privacy is more or less compromised, no matter what.

Anyway it's a good thing Avast removed the feature and the extension.


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