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Avast! 8 beta antivirus released with new GUI

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#1 SurB86



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:46 AM



First public beta of avast! 8 antivirus is now available for download. The new version comes with a new user interface and more options than ever before!

Other than the new GUI here are the noticeable changes:

- Software Updater checks your installed applications and alerts you to any available updates.
- There is also a Browser Cleanup tool; it's a standalone utility for getting rid of invasive toolbars.
- FileRep and WebRep are there to help keep identify new threats in near real-time.
- Streaming Updates make sure you have the lastes virus definitions.

Download avast! 8 free!


Note: Windows 8 is not compatible right now. It's compatible now! :)


Update: Beta 3 released. Scroll down for the screenshots.

#2 Preath


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Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:55 PM

Hmm i liked the previous GUI much better.

#3 pcHuntqwerty



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 01:32 PM

It looks like made for the touch screen users.

#4 FalseAgent


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Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:56 PM

Yeah, like what Preath said, the previous UI was cool. This isn't too bad, it looks like it was designed for touch.

#5 P.McGinley


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Posted 02 February 2013 - 04:02 PM

Saw the news, immediately clicked on the download link, then noticed its not compatible with Windows 8...damn!

#6 teXtreme



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Posted 07 February 2013 - 03:33 AM

Avast! 8 Public beta :)

discussion : http://forum.avast.c...?topic=114106.0


Beta = Is now stable and not yet compatible with Windows 8.  :(


UI of Avast! i mock up a little bit ;

#7 SurB86



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Posted 15 February 2013 - 04:15 AM

avast! 8 Public beta is now compatible with Win8. Here are some screenshots.





#8 Mayankoo


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Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:32 AM

I rather like it's UI more now.
More simplicity if I would like to add!! :D

Though other's opinion differ.

#9 teXtreme



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Posted 15 February 2013 - 02:12 PM

Thank you :)


For News

other data of Avast! 8 free in Public beta 3 :)
Discussion Avast Forum


Fixed issues from previous betas
- avast! v8 now runs on Win8 too
- Problems with upgrading v7 to v8 on Win8 related to the network
- XP performance problem solved
- Automatic Profile detection in the firewall on Win7 solved
- No information popup on controlled PC when client is connected via avast! AccessAnywhere
- List of computers shows offline PCs and also those that don’t have AccessAnywhere activated
- BSODs & Webshield crashes fixed
- Problems with Security Center fixed
- Ad Blocker has now final facelift
- Stability issues with Outlook plugin solved
- UI might hang sometimes during connecting to avast! account
- Problems in data shredder solved
- After facebook registration setup might crash so reboot is required to start avast! service
- During softrial gui is not correctly updated
- Trial period could not be activated (update from v7 to v8)
- Missing pre-defined scan jobs (update from v7 to v8)

#10 teXtreme



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Posted 16 February 2013 - 04:50 PM

Tested on my system AMD AthlonII X4 640 :  Check this Page 7.

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