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)

Avast 8 RC1 UI

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.

Download Avast 8 RC1

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