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avast 8 R3 Beta build
« on: August 07, 2013, 04:14:00 PM »
Hi all,
 
We are releasing a new Beta build of Avast 8 R 3. Part of the release are avast! Free AV / Pro AV / Internet Security / Premier (version 8.0.1496).

This Beta is based on the latest greatest avast 8 R2 and contains ONLY a few fixes:
* make Script Shield compatible with the latest browser updates
* several improvements in approach to virtualization - aswVmm
* fixes for BSODs on Win 8.1
 
Download locations:
http://files.avast.com/test5beta/avast_free_antivirus_setup.exe
http://files.avast.com/test5beta/avast_pro_antivirus_setup.exe
http://files.avast.com/test5beta/avast_internet_security_setup.exe
http://files.avast.com/test5beta/avast_premier_antivirus_setup.exe
 
It should be possible to install this version on top of your existing avast! installation (all settings should be preserved).
 
thank you
Lukas
« Last Edit: September 09, 2013, 02:35:25 PM by lukas.hasik »
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Re: avast 8 R3 Beta build
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2013, 05:34:14 PM »
Thanks for the update. :)

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Re: avast 8 R3 Beta build
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2013, 06:36:54 PM »
Thanks Lucas, I will try it on my Windows 8.1 Installation right away!
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Re: avast 8 R3 Beta build
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2013, 06:37:44 PM »
version r3 full compatible firefox 23 :)
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Re: avast 8 R3 Beta build
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2013, 07:02:24 PM »
Thanks lukas downloading now.

Update: Installed over the top of 8.0.1489 and have rebooted with no hiccups in the install so far. Also confirm the script shield is working with firefox 23.0.
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Re: avast 8 R3 Beta build
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2013, 07:58:04 PM »
Hi Lukas,

Did a clean install of avast 8 R3 Beta build and all running smoothly and working well so far thank you :)

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Re: avast 8 R3 Beta build
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2013, 08:00:15 PM »
Installed over the 8.0.1489 IS, so far no problem  ;)
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Re: avast 8 R3 Beta build
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2013, 08:11:35 PM »
Clean install and Script Shield is still not working with FF 23.
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Re: avast 8 R3 Beta build
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2013, 08:22:35 PM »
@-midnight

Hi!

Did you ever try 'FF ESR-Version'? Actual now: '17.0.7 esr' (this one doesn't change that much!).
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Re: avast 8 R3 Beta build
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2013, 08:28:22 PM »
Hi!

I've never heard of that version.  I went back to FF 22 and Script Shield is working now.

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Re: avast 8 R3 Beta build
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2013, 08:33:52 PM »
Clean install and Script Shield is still not working with FF 23.

Two of us before you have reported it working with FF 23.0, have you rebooted since installing beta r3 ?

I closed firefox before installing this beta over the top of the current 8.0.1489 and immediately I rebooted and restarted firefox the script shield was working with it.
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Re: avast 8 R3 Beta build
« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2013, 08:45:25 PM »
Yes, I rebooted after installing the beta r3.

I wasn't able to install the beta over the top of 8.0.1489.  I tried but it showed I already had the latest version.
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Re: avast 8 R3 Beta build
« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2013, 08:50:32 PM »
Hi!

I've never heard of that version.  I went back to FF 22 and Script Shield is working now.

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If you're really interested --> www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organisations/all.html
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Re: avast 8 R3 Beta build
« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2013, 08:50:39 PM »
Yes, I rebooted after installing the beta r3.

I wasn't able to install the beta over the top of 8.0.1489.  I tried but it showed I already had the latest version.
You had also stated that you aren't going to use beta versions any more.
What happened ??? Have you already forgotten ???
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Re: avast 8 R3 Beta build
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2013, 08:54:50 PM »
Yes, I rebooted after installing the beta r3.

I wasn't able to install the beta over the top of 8.0.1489.  I tried but it showed I already had the latest version.

I guess you tried to update from the avastUI Program Update ?
That is the only way it would report the program being up to date.

You can't update to a beta version like this avast won't let you do that, you have to download the beta installation file and run it whilst 8.0.1489 is installed. That is what is meant by an install over the top (of the existing version) and that acts in much the same way as a clean install but preserving the current settings and registration, etc.
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