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[Release] avast! Home Edition v4.8.1356.0 (INT)

avast! Home Edition - Free Antivirus represents the best FREE antivirus protection currently available on the market. This edition is FREE OF CHARGE for non-commercial & home use only.

Platform: Win2k, WinXP, Vista & Win7 (x86)

Author: ALWIL Software

License: Free for non-commercial & home use (but needs a personal license key)

Website: http://www.avast.com


About this release:

- As requested by Kees030.

- Custom built MSI, suitable for AD deployment, supports Admin Setup (/a) and is repairable.

- Despite the size, this is a light version, only the basic services are activated. You can configure/enable more stuff yourself afterwards with the configuration GUI.

- Has locale support, but I have limited it to ENU, ESN, FRA, GER, ITA and NLD due to file size. More languages can be added afterwards with the configuration GUI. With all available languages and help files etc installed, this package would be well over 150MB!

- This package installs services, mini drivers, etc, which have all been suppressed, so it requires a reboot to be fully functional.

- Some redundant shortcuts have been removed.

- Needs a (free) license, so you have to register it within 60 days after installation.

- 7-Zip SVCPACK Addon (for switchless installer, just extract it from the archive).


If the tray icon displays a red cross, there was probably no internet connection available after the first reboot. Run the entries below to fix it, because the entries under RunOnce are only executed once.

%ProgramFiles%\Alwil Software\Avast4\Setup\avast.setup -update
%ProgramFiles%\Alwil Software\Avast4\VisthUpd.exe

You can also execute this part later, by using the Tray Icon's context menu and selecting "program updates" and "virus definition updates".

Avast has hard coded routines that puts its own entry in Add/Remove. To remove this MSI (after uninstalling Avast with its own entry) use:

msiexec /x {DA91BA16-F002-4FB8-991F-4A3B368EA62F} /qn

Since two entries in Add/Remove look silly, the entry of this MSI is 'hidden'.


v1 - Initial release.

v2 - Fixed some Tray Icon issues, added Registration and Tray Icon icons, added RunOnce keys for virus definition and avast! program updates, now hides the MSI from Add/Remove.

7-Zip SFX Code:

RunProgram="Avast.msi /qb /norestart"

Addon Details (RVMi and nLite compatible):


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