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Old 04-20-06, 03:32 AM   #1
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Default New Avast Anti-Virus

Yaay, looks like Avast have addressed the one issue being "Speed" it always felt a bit clunky but at what price I wonder.

Details for the new build are....

The following changes were made in avast! Home 4.7.817:

* Standard Shield: by default, system DLLs are not scanned anymore (speed optimization)
* further improved Standard Shield speed under Windows XP (generally, less files are scanned)
* Standard Shield: improved compatibility with Microsoft Office (particularly, saving of Excel documents on network shares)
* mail scanner now doesn't show Timeout Expired messages; the program was modified so that the respective timeout can be controlled by the mail client itself
* mail scanner: solved problem with the mail client reporting expired timeouts when sending larger emails via slow connectections
* mail scanner: fixed problem with delays during IP address reverse-lookup
* mail scanner: fixed displaying of tray icon
* P2P Shield: added support for Winny2 and Google Talk
* Web Shield: improved compatibility with Win9x
* transition to new data storage - avast does not need the ODBC/Jet drivers anymore and should therefore work better even under older versions of Windows (95/98/ME, NT4)
* fixed a bug in the Script Blocker module that was causing conflicts with some programs under non-English Windows (e.g. the German invoice system Lexware)
* added support for additional executable packers (e.g. MoleBox)
* fixed a bug that was sometimes causing very slow scanning of CAB archives
* boot-time scanner: added support for additional archives (GZ, BZIP2, TAR, LHARC, ZOO)
* improved handling of infected files with exotic filenames
* solved a problem with setting of incorrect access rights to the avast executable files
* removed a limit of maximal length of winpopup alerts (used to be 128 characters)
* Enhanced User Interface: infected items are now marked as red
* implemented new method of deleting of locked infected files (now using the boot-time scanner technology)
* this new version is now compatible with the Windows Disk Protection feature from Microsoft Shared Computing Toolkit
* Avast should now work flawlessly with Windows Vista beta 2 and higher (Vista beta 2 will be released in the first half of May, i.e. in about 3 weeks); unfortunately, in beta1 + CTP builds <= 5342 there still can be serious OS stability issues

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