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May 3rd, 2010

An interview about avast! 5 and its future

Softpedia recently asked me a few questions about avast and its future, which resulted in this article:

In case you have some additional questions about our technologies, or our strategy moving forward, I’ll try to answer these in the Comments section below.

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  1. Debanjan Das
    May 20th, 2010 at 09:06 | #1

    Ringman :
    Unfortunate internet system in my country blocked Softpedia by unknown reason.

    should i use a firewall other than windows firewall with avast home edition. And would installing a firewall with avast home edition damage my system files or cause my system to freeze?????//
    PLz help?????

  2. May 21st, 2010 at 13:24 | #2

    پورتال عمران و نقشه برداری

  3. May 21st, 2010 at 13:27 | #3

    پورتال عمرن و نقشه برداری مهندسی

  4. Adriana
    May 23rd, 2010 at 01:28 | #4


  5. Mario
    May 25th, 2010 at 15:23 | #5

    Hey Avast! Yesterday i downloaded a toolbar made by and i also went to other antivirus websites with a website check said that it downloads Malware Please Check the Site and if it does download malware than Have Avast Free edition detect it please. im scared cause i hope there isnt no virus on my labtop.

  6. Steve
    May 27th, 2010 at 00:16 | #6

    Hey Avast, why don’t you offer a home site license for a very reasonable price as some other AV vendors do. I think there is a lot of people like myself that have quite a few PCs at home – test cubes and such. I/we use the free Avast on most of them, but would pay a reasonable amount for a home site license if you offered one. Paying for multiple single licenses becomes too expensive quickly, so the free product is the only other choice.
    I feel you would profit from this scenario, as many free users would become paying customers. Please consider…
    Thanks for offering such a great product.

    PS – what about developing a commercial product for 200+ ? The Avast AV client is *SO* much better than most of the AV competitors in that space, I think you’d do well.

  7. RALF
    May 27th, 2010 at 04:19 | #7

    Sorry, I posted here. Becourse, no one answer me on “”… I needs help… Thx..

    Dear Sir:
    Thanks to provide free Avast! for us.
    I used 4.8 Avast! can not be updated….
    Reason is registration code to be overdue….
    Could you tell me how could I get new registration code to be continued….
    Maybe you ask me why I didn’t change new version….
    5.0 home version is not more powerful than 4.8 home
    4.8 home had memory check, 5.0 home hadn’t….
    Finally, I want to ask why your website No Traditional-Chinese language….
    I remember you had before….
    I know many user use Avast! in Taiwan…..
    Anyway… thanks again….

  8. Fernando Coronado
    May 28th, 2010 at 18:43 | #8

    In my computer began to open windows. These windows were saying phrases like …. Access violation at address in module “pocoyo.exe.” Network of address …….
    Make a complete scan with Avast free, but found nothing.
    So we did a full scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and found that pocoyo.exe is a banker trojan and quarantined. Why Avast found nothing in a full scan? Why the coat of behavior could not anticipate this trojan?.
    It infected the computer here:

    Registry Values Infected:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Run \ pocoyo (Trojan.Banker)

    Infected files:
    C: \ WINDOWS \ pocoyo.exe (Trojan.Banker)

    If you do not know this malware I leave a link for information:

    I hope you have understood the message, please excuse my English.

  9. ronald kleinbach
    May 30th, 2010 at 18:43 | #9

    I installed avast 5 and it doesnt work, i would like to get avast 4.8 back, but avast 5 will not uninstall. please help! thank-you

  10. Waleed
    May 31st, 2010 at 09:11 | #10

    @ronald kleinbach download this tool and run it from the safe mode
    afer restart try to install avast 5 again may be it work fine

  11. john tuzcu
    May 31st, 2010 at 14:29 | #11

    Help!!! I paid for avast upgrade some time ago. I have yet to receive any keys to complete the upgrade. Despite several emails no one has the courtesy to reply to me. This matter is really annoying me

  12. ASR.
    June 1st, 2010 at 21:08 | #12


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