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    Default New Avast 5

    Avast Anti-virus has updated to version 5 - new interface, faster, looks to be well-worth getting (especially since it's free!)

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    Thanks Osc. A most useful program.
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    I have only just updated to Avast Anti-virus version 5.0 -

    For other members that choose to update, it was an uneventful download and installation over the top of the version 4.8. No problems at all.

    I could not find any information telling me to uninstall ver:4.8 first, so went ahead as above with success after being asked to reboot immediately.

    kind regards,

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    I have seen others doing it that way too with out issue .

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    As posted by tallin:
    For other members that choose to update, it was an uneventful download and installation over the top of the version 4.8. No problems at all.

    I could not find any information telling me to uninstall ver:4.8 first, so went ahead as above with success after being asked to reboot immediately.
    Thank you for this information. I was concerned about having to uninstall former program version of 4.8 before installing new updated version.

    I have succeeded in installing the new updated version of Avast 5.0 into my Vista and into our daughters XP without incident by selecting the custom install.
    I would also like to add that the restart option was checked, though there was also an option to restart later that included the following warning:

    If you do not restart your computer, some components will not run correctly or may cause system failure.

    I am assuming that a complete restart is required for the program to activate to full potential. And this should be pointed out to our users.
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    I am glad you had success with your installation Donna.....thanks for the heads up too.

    An update on my other system, a Laptop also running Windows XP/SP3 - same success as my PC reported earlier. The only difference I can see visually is an orange revolving icon in my systems tray when before it was a blue one.

    Oh and a ladies voice announcing the updates instead of a man...

    Yes, I know I can turn that off, but I like it there as it gives me confidence.

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    The new Avast is a Girl then?

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    Good sense of humor as well as lots of talent here on the forum zep516.

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    I like it! I have a very melodic lady's voice on my Sat/Nav. God bless the ladies I say!
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    this is also my antivirus choice.
    like its alarm every time it catch a treat.

    thanks for the update.
    btw, is it included in its automatic update?

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