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April 16th, 2010

New avast! update adds 7 more language packs

This Wednesday, we released a new program update for avast!, version number 5.0.507. It brings a fair amount of fixes and new features (details here) and also 7 new language packs. Namely, the following languages were added:

  • Dutch
  • Finnish
  • Norwegian
  • Portuguese (Portugal)
  • Slovenian
  • Turkish
  • Vietnamese

This makes the current list of languages supported by avast 5 reach the number of 27:

  • Bulgarian
  • Chinese Simplified
  • Chinese Traditional
  • Czech
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Estonian
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese (Brazil)
  • Portuguese (Portugal)
  • Russian
  • Slovak
  • Slovenian
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Turkish
  • Ukrainian
  • Vietnamese

(list is alphabetically sorted)

As you can see, we’re devoted to making avast! available in all parts of the world. And the next program update, which is probably due in a month or so, will add even more (including some of the “right-to-left” ones), so if your language is not supported yet, please stay tuned.

It is also worth mentioning that most of the translations were done by you, our dear users and community members, on a completely voluntary basis. I’d like to take this opportunity and say a big Thanks to everyone who helped translating, proofreading or testing the packages.

On a side note, I’d like to also thank our users for upgrading to the new builds so fast. For example, we’re now less than 48 hours after version 5.0.507 was released, and yet, over half of our v5 user base is already running it. Now that’s fast… Keep up the good work.

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  • http://hpguru.net Jyri Väätäinen

    Thank you for Finnihh language!!!

  • http://warbandit.exteen.com Ringman

    I wish avast will available in my local language “Thai” soon.

  • Cahya

    I even didn’t realise when avast got upadated, the new version already works on my PC :)

    Thanks.

  • http://www.ppinfotek.com Yanto Chiang

    Dear Vince,

    For Bahasa Indonesia will be finished soon, still on validation with our team. Then for all of Indonesia user should be happy with this.

    cheers,
    yanto chiang
    ppinfotek.com

  • Wendy Schimmoeller

    After updating to the 5.0.507 version, I am having problems loading web pages. I tried turning Avast off and the pages load. Is there a way to go back to the previous version or is there a setting I can change to fix this problem?

  • http://www.avast.com vlk

    Wendy Schimmoeller :
    After updating to the 5.0.507 version, I am having problems loading web pages. I tried turning Avast off and the pages load. Is there a way to go back to the previous version or is there a setting I can change to fix this problem?

    Hi Wendy, this is typically caused by a 3rd party firewall preventing the AvastSvc.exe process from accessing the Internet. Are you running a firewall that may be responsible for this? If so, please check its settings.

    Also, to get a prompt response to this (and any other) issue I strongly recommend heading to our online support forums http://forum.avast.com where you will usually be assisted in a few minutes after posting the question.

    Thanks.

  • Aethec

    Well, it seems nearly every mistake I had pointed out in the forums has been corrected in the French translation – that’s neat ! :-)
    One thing, though : In French, all language names should be masculine, e.g. “Français” instead of “Française”, “Anglais” instead of “Anglaise”, and so on.

  • http://www.pcvirusremoval.tk julia robert

    after updation loading page error occur..

  • Waleed

    thank you for this big work iam using free version from 2007 and very happy and waitting for new release with arabic language but why the recommended setting for product update is askif update avilable? Why not automatic? And what happend if i change it to automatic?
    sorry about my English

  • http://cryptosuite.org/forum/ ÖMER

    TÜKÇE İÇİN TŞKLER BUNU BEKLİYODUM.

  • chris

    hello all,
    Thank you so much for making avast accessible again. I’m going to try this tonight. My question is:
    Do i need to do anything to make it accessible? Which screen reader does it work best with?
    Thanks so much again for your help,
    Chris

  • http://www.avast.com Vojta – Avast support team

    Waleed :

    thank you for this big work iam using free version from 2007 and very happy and waitting for new release with arabic language but why the recommended setting for product update is askif update avilable? Why not automatic? And what happend if i change it to automatic?
    sorry about my English

    Hello,
    if I understand your question well. Default settings for program update is set to manual in order to lower the load on our servers.

  • http://www.positron-libre.com Electronique

    Hello
    The license does not update with the French version.
    Positron-libre

  • Juan Silva

    I have a suggestion:
    In version 4.8 of Avast notice appeared in the center of the screen each time the user had to update the program when there was a new version of the program. This type of notification no longer appears in version 5.0. Only one learns that a new version of the program when you click on the area of Avast that turns the clock near the computer or click on Avast icon to open the interface to operate the program.
    I think it would be good to include these notifications in the center of the computer screen, because there are many people who have a computer, but do not know how to use antivirus and never reviewed, let alone operate by itself, as in the case of young children are only dedicated to play on computers and people who can not antivirus or not interested in the subject.
    I tell my family I have Avast installed on their computers, but they only use the computer and Avast works by itself. They never handled or scanned, the same behavior as young children have family members that have Avast installed on their computers.
    So I think important to notice in the middle of the screen, because it orders that the computer via a message in the middle of the screen, that if my family do not understand the issue of protection against malware, and not interested.
    Surely they must have millions of people worldwide who are so, which would facilitate enormously a notification through the screen that says something like Avast antivirus need to restart the system, to install the new update of the program. Click here.

    Excuse my English, because it’s bad. Hopefully I’ve understood.

    Summary: Notifications in the center of the screen of computers to update Avast program focused on people who do not understand the virus or not interested in the topic of antivirus.

  • Mario

    Hello,

    Do not click this only click it your a avast worker This website has a trojan horse on it hxxp://content.pimp-my-profile.com/userpics/myspace-icons/myspaceicons143.gif

    which is on hxxp://www.pimp-my-profile.com

    i found it out by hxxp://safeweb.norton.com/report/show?url=www.pimp-my-profile.com%2F&.x=11&.y=12

    please get Avast! to dectect the Trojan hourse my computer is infected with it =(

  • Mario

    Hello,

    hello again i have a idea for avast! antivirus you guys should make avast! so that when A computer first turns on Avast! will begin a full computer scan in the background without the user knowing about it cause alot of people Doesnt want to scan their computer and making so Avast! will do a full computer scan when the computer starts than everybody’s computer will be fully protected =D so yeah use my idea

  • girl843cp

    hello,

    Is microsoft security esstials better than avast anitivirus?

  • Алексей

    Спасибо за AVAST из России!!! (Анаша страна для нас такого не сделалала).
    Молодцы! Так держать! Добавить-бы ещё блокировку баннеров…

  • http://www.avast.com Vojta – Avast support team

    Electronique :

    Hello
    The license does not update with the French version.
    Positron-libre

    Electronique :

    Hello
    The license does not update with the French version.
    Positron-libre

    Hello,
    please read this article about inserting the license key http://support.avast.com/index.php?_m=knowledgebase&_a=viewarticle&kbarticleid=459 if you have further problems please contact support center via http://support.avast.com

  • http://www.avast.com Vojta – Avast support team

    @girl843cp
    Hello,
    there are independent test such as AV Comparatives. Take a look on their reports http://www.av-comparatives.org

  • drthanhtai

    Thanks for Vietnamese :)
    avast! is one of the best

  • http://internetexpklorer talgorn

    @Aethec
    comment suprimer le deffilement de l analyse de havast antivirus sur l ecrant alors qu il peut le faire non visible sauf en cas de problemes c est surerment possible aux vues de ses qualitees thecniques merci

  • http://internetexpklorer talgorn

    idem please

  • Aethec

    talgorn :
    @Aethec
    comment suprimer le deffilement de l analyse de havast antivirus sur l ecrant alors qu il peut le faire non visible sauf en cas de problemes c est surerment possible aux vues de ses qualitees thecniques merci

    Since I don’t really understand what he means, I’ll simply translate it :
    “How to remove the scrolling of avast!’s analysis on screen even though it can do it without showing anything ?”

  • http://raqamsazan.ir reza

    why you do not add farsi language if you want to add it i can help you

  • http://www.avast.com vlk

    reza :
    why you do not add farsi language if you want to add it i can help you

    I believe that Persian (Farsi) is one of the languages that’s currently under preparation… right-to-left support was a bit hard to implement, but it’s almost done now (this applies to Arabic, Hebrew and few other languages as well).

  • http://raqamsazan.ir reza

    @vlk
    so we can hope to see persian language as soon as

  • Rafel

    Wikk be there catalan version? I miss my language.

  • Rafel

    Will, sorry

  • Morten

    Do you have any plans to make a danish language pack soon? If you need someone to translate I could help you.

  • Eduard

    A romanian language pack? if you need help with it, i’m here!

  • vn

    Thanks for vietnamese language ! I love your language !

  • Ivanhoo

    Hello, I am a qualified translator for Serbian and English language and would like to be helpful and participate in translating into Serbian

  • http://www.qulleq,net David Poulsen

    Greenlandic language (Eskimo/Inuit) is registered as an endangered language by UN because the population is only about 56.000 individuals and therefor must have a high priority by this team, if you could get some help by the Self Government Department of Language in Greenland (http://www.oqaasileriffik.gl/content/us/staff – contact person Katti Frederiksen)whom I have personally notified on these matters.

    Our land which is an island in the high arctic has been controlled by the State of Denmark and The Royal Kingdom of Denmark has had monopoly for about 300 years, to our borders and all interest has therefor been to their economically benefit.

    But last year we got to our own Self Government and from 1. January 2010 our official language was changed from Danish to Greenlandic.

    We also are NOT a member of EU like the State of Denmark and we belong to the North American Continent where many sites and software do not register us by these terms.
    Hopefully ALWIL Software and Avast! Antivirus can help change these Internatinal setting as one of the first software developers who has an resellers here in the Arctic.

  • Florin

    Romanian language will be available for avast 5?

  • http://www.avast.com Vojta – Avast support team

    Hello,
    new Avast video tutorial site is available here http://public.avast.com/supp/

  • spg SCOTT

    Vojta – Avast support team :
    Hello,
    new Avast video tutorial site is available here http://public.avast.com/supp/

    Hi Vojta,

    I have posted some questions about this here:
    http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=59740

    -Scott-

  • Cristi

    When is available Romanian language avast 5?