Avast 8 comes out of beta and first release candidate has been released. Till now three betas have been released and beta 3 has fixed Windows Security Center not recognizing issue and other bugs. Avast confirms this Release Candidate 1 almost as final release. You can install this update by visiting Maintenance tab>Update> Update program or you can manually download and install this RC1 over Avast v7 or Avast v8 Beta 3.
If you’re unaware of Avast 8 betas offered till now I recommend you to read Avast 8 beta review before getting used to new UI and features.
Avast 8 Release Candidate 1 released
Avast 8.0.1479 RC1 has fixed following issues from previous betas
- IE WebRep plugin doesn’t work
- Some online content does not fit or is not translated yet
- AccessAnywhere computer list isn’t sometimes refreshed
- Problems with upgrading v7 to v8 on Win8 related to the network
- BSODs & Webshield crashes fixed
- Problems with Security Center fixed
- Ad Blocker has now final facelift
- Stability issues with Outlook plugin solved
- After Facebook registration setup might crash so reboot is required to start avast! service
- Trial period could not be activated (update from v7 to v8)
- Missing pre-defined scan jobs (update from v7 to v8)
According to Avast only known issues present in RC1 to fix are
- Not yet translated into all languages
- the Ad Blocker installation still need some tune up
Don’t get confused program UI still showing beta label, its’ a bug and should’ve displayed as RC1.
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