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Title: * Introducing * - pre-release version of upcoming avast update (NOW 4.6.650)
Post by: Vlk on April 16, 2005, 01:50:39 AM
Hi *,

here I'm again. An avast Home/Pro update is coming soon (1st half of the next week - before part of the team leaves for the US) and now it's my pleasure to announce the availability of a pre-release version of this update. This build is a very good approximation of what the final update will look like (we don't plan making any changes yet - except for respective bug fixes).

How to install it (for starters - most people already know this trick anyway :)): simply download and run the following program: http://files.avast.com/files/beta/aswbeta.exe . That's about all it takes.


The fixes in this release include
- detection of ZA and partial disable of WebShield (sorry guys)
- detection/removal of certain conflicting LSP's
- improved scanning of archives (including handling of corrupted archives)
- lots of minor bugfixes
and other.

Please make sure to post your respective comments about this release either directly to this thread or (even better) by starting a new one.


Edit: updated to v4.6.650

Thanks :)
Vlk
Title: Re: * Introducing * - pre-release version of upcoming avast update (4.6.647)
Post by: szc on April 16, 2005, 04:05:03 AM
Thanks Vlk and rest of the Alwil guys... downloading it and soon it will be installed...

EDIT: I just installed it and restarted my system. Everything looks good so far, I'll keep checking.

First screen I've got was this one...

(http://img57.echo.cx/img57/3860/scr100po.jpg)

I guess, next thing is to hear from ZoneLabs guys... untill then, for some people - web shield transparent proxy mode off...  :-\

And btw, that Tutorial video on how to set proxy is great idea Alwil... I'm sure it will help a lot new users...
http://www.avast.com/files/tutorials/ws_ieproxy.htm
Title: Re: * Introducing * - pre-release version of upcoming avast update (4.6.647)
Post by: Churchmouse on April 16, 2005, 07:59:22 AM
I guess, next thing is to hear from ZoneLabs guys... untill then, for some people - web shield transparent proxy mode off...  :-\

And btw, that Tutorial video on how to set proxy is great idea Alwil... I'm sure it will help a lot new users...
http://www.avast.com/files/tutorials/ws_ieproxy.htm

Nice work on the tutorial -- I agree. :)  However, regarding the "Local Area Network (LAN) Settings"... is this a fix applicable for broadband users only?  What about those on dialup?

Thanks again to all the members of the Avast team (and volunteers) for keeping up the good work in troubleshooting this problem.  8) 

Regards,

Churchmouse

P.S.  Lately I'm beginning to feel like "troubleshooting" = computer + gun --> shoot computer = no more trouble. :P
-------------------------------------------
P.P.S. Never mind previous question -- I got the new program update and so far all is working well for the first time in nearly 2 months!!  ;D  *Keeps fingers crossed*
Title: Re: * Introducing * - pre-release version of upcoming avast update (4.6.647)
Post by: Vlk on April 16, 2005, 10:58:31 AM
We'll add a tutorial for dial-up users before the update is released.

The procedure is basically the same as in the case of broadband/LAN connections except that instead of using the "LAN Settings" button, you'd select the dial-up connection you're using from the list in that "Connections" dialog, and click Settings. A new dialog box appears, with the ability to enter the proxy details.

Thanks
Vlk
Title: Re: * Introducing * - pre-release version of upcoming avast update (4.6.647)
Post by: cvsa on April 16, 2005, 11:23:13 AM
i didn't have this slpashscreen while i use ZApro... maybe it's because i'm using win98se and my browser had to manually use a proxy  ???

the webshield seems to work as usual... am i right ?

ps: my za privacy fonctions are all "off" for a long time

did that version change something for me?
Title: Re: * Introducing * - pre-release version of upcoming avast update (4.6.647)
Post by: Churchmouse on April 16, 2005, 11:34:14 AM
My sister (and perhaps some others we know) will be needing this update also; but she's never gotten a pre-release...  I myself wasn't notified via the auto-update feature of Avast; but just happened to check my program settings (update configuration) and noticed the advisory... Is this because I downloaded the previous beta version (639)?
Title: Re: * Introducing * - pre-release version of upcoming avast update (4.6.647)
Post by: Vlk on April 16, 2005, 11:49:21 AM
Yes, if you were already using the beta update stream, you'd simply do a program update from within the avast GUI (no need to run aswBeta.exe). As soon as we officially release the update, all pre-release users will be automatically redirected to the release stream.
Title: Re: * Introducing * - pre-release version of upcoming avast update (4.6.647)
Post by: lee20 on April 16, 2005, 12:33:34 PM
Lastest build seems to be working mostly good for me, however i seem to lose my manually added blocked file extensions in Standard Shield > customize > Blocker.
Ill have to double check this by installing the newest pre-release on the win98 machine downstairs.

--lee
Title: Re: * Introducing * - pre-release version of upcoming avast update (4.6.647)
Post by: Wight on April 16, 2005, 01:54:00 PM
Just downloaded this beta and everything is working fine.
Title: Re: * Introducing * - pre-release version of upcoming avast update (4.6.647)
Post by: Sputnik.RU on April 16, 2005, 04:24:02 PM
Installed this morning and working smooth, good job :)
Title: Re: * Introducing * - pre-release version of upcoming avast update (4.6.647)
Post by: r1cky on April 16, 2005, 04:38:19 PM
Hi, installed & so far seems perfectly alright. work hard!!!

i noticed a slight increase of web shield scanning speed.
Title: Re: * Introducing * - pre-release version of upcoming avast update (4.6.647)
Post by: igor on April 16, 2005, 04:45:46 PM
I might add: there's a new archive format supported in this release - SIS (Symbian installation packages).
Title: Re: * Introducing * - pre-release version of upcoming avast update (4.6.647)
Post by: Dwarden on April 16, 2005, 07:46:08 PM
I might add: there's a new archive format supported in this release - SIS (Symbian installation packages).


wowz0rz  ;D
Title: Re: * Introducing * - pre-release version of upcoming avast update (4.6.647)
Post by: alanrf on April 17, 2005, 12:16:02 AM
I am very disappointed to see that, after installing 4.6.647, all support for the recently provided registry override for temporary file placement has been removed.

Was this a deliberate action or an oversight?
Title: Re: * Introducing * - pre-release version of upcoming avast update (4.6.647)
Post by: igor on April 17, 2005, 12:29:08 AM
No, it was not a deliberate action.
I know that there were some changes that might (if done incorrectly) cause this, but I have tried to change the temporary file folder using the registry value and it seemed to work as expected. How exactly did you set the temporary folder? I will re-check on Monday...
Title: Re: * Introducing * - pre-release version of upcoming avast update (4.6.647)
Post by: Dwarden on April 17, 2005, 04:03:50 AM
I got probably some problem when scanning one archive ...
tested with WinRAR no error in archive

Windows XP Pro English SP2
4.6.647 0515-5

Event Type:   Warning
Event Source:   avast!
Event Category:   Client
Event ID:   90
Date:      17.4.2005
Time:      3:45:57
User:      N/A
Computer:   *
Description:
AAVM - scanning warning: x_AavmCheckFileDirectEx [UNI]: D:\Downloads\SPACEWIN140.exe (D:\Downloads\SPACEWIN140.exe) returning error, 0000A47E. 


Event Type:   Error
Event Source:   avast!
Event Category:   Client
Event ID:   90
Date:      17.4.2005
Time:      3:45:57
User:      N/A
Computer:   *
Description:
AAVM - scanning error: x_AavmCheckFileDirectEx: avfilesScanReal of D:\Downloads\SPACEWIN140.exe failed, 0000A47E. 

i uploaded archive in question to ftp://ftp.asw.cz/incoming/
so You can take look on what is problem
Title: Re: * Introducing * - pre-release version of upcoming avast update (4.6.647)
Post by: anti on April 17, 2005, 04:55:05 AM
Thanks Vlk and rest of the Alwil guys... downloading it and soon it will be installed...

EDIT: I just installed it and restarted my system. Everything looks good so far, I'll keep checking.

First screen I've got was this one...

(http://img57.echo.cx/img57/3860/scr100po.jpg)


I guess, next thing is to hear from ZoneLabs guys... untill then, for some people - web shield transparent proxy mode off...  :-\

And btw, that Tutorial video on how to set proxy is great idea Alwil... I'm sure it will help a lot new users...
http://www.avast.com/files/tutorials/ws_ieproxy.htm

- Program: Already up to date
  (current version 4.6.647)
- Vps: Already up to date
  (current version 0515-5)
I still get red box. I have to update manually. Does anyone know how to open this screen again? how to turn web shield transparent proxy mode off and in future we need to turn it on, how to turn it on? LAN does not apply to dial-up. What should I do? Is there a video for dial-up user?
Title: Re: * Introducing * - pre-release version of upcoming avast update (4.6.647)
Post by: alanrf on April 17, 2005, 06:26:40 AM
Igor,

many thanks for your response.

I have been using the registry override provided for temporary Avast writes since you announced it with 4.6.623.  I have not changed it since then.

I'm sure that you know ... but just to review:   

With release 4.6.623 the Webshield did not conform to use of the override and persisted in using the system defined Windows temporary files directory.

With 4.6.635 the Webshield did conform to the use of the registry override.  However, it used either the system defined Windows temporary directory or the directory specified in the registry override directly and did not use the _avast_ sub-directory.

It is clear that there were some changes in the temporary file handling between 4.6.639 and 4.6.467.

My system logs confirm that (at least for my system - Win XP Pro SP2) the changes in the handling of Avast temporary files occurred following the system restart required by the installation of Avast 4.6.467.  All temporary file writes following the installation are to the _avast_ sub-directory of the system defined Windows temporary directory.

I have reverted my system to 4.6.639 to confirm some information.

In 4.6.639:

1) The Webshlock.txt file was created in the system defined Windows temporary directory or, if the registry override (Avast4TempFolder) was present, in the directory specified by the registry override.  The sub-directory _avast_ was not used for the Webshlock.txt file. 

2) There were still inconsistencies in the use of the _avast_ sub-directory.  This subdirectory was not used by Webshield, its temporary files were written to the directory defined in (1) above. 

In 4.6.647:

1) The Webshlock.txt file is created in a sub-directory _avast_ of the system defined Windows temporary directory.  If the registry override (Avast4TempFolder) is present it is ignored.

2) The Webshield is now consistent in the use of the _avast_ sub-directory.  Its temporary files are now written to the _avast_ sub-directory of the system defined Windows temporary directory.

Title: Re: * Introducing * - pre-release version of upcoming avast update (4.6.647)
Post by: lukor on April 17, 2005, 02:14:03 PM
Does anyone know how to open this screen again? how to turn web shield transparent proxy mode off and in future we need to turn it on, how to turn it on?

Edit the avast4.ini, in the section [WebScanner] find the line ZoneAlarmCompatibility and delete it.

Lukas.
Title: Re: * Introducing * - pre-release version of upcoming avast update (4.6.647)
Post by: igor on April 17, 2005, 02:36:29 PM
alanrf, thanks, I remember the story.
I was mostly asking about the exact content of you Avast4TempFolder value.
Title: Re: * Introducing * - pre-release version of upcoming avast update (4.6.647)
Post by: alanrf on April 17, 2005, 09:26:41 PM
Quote
alanrf, thanks, I remember the story.
I was mostly asking about the exact content of you Avast4TempFolder value.

See attached
Title: Re: * Introducing * - pre-release version of upcoming avast update (4.6.647)
Post by: lee20 on April 17, 2005, 10:31:41 PM
When booting up avast update seems to have troubles, it just doesn't seem to be reaching the server (doesn't give any messages though), i noticed because i have the update icon enabled, the longest i have let it sit there is about 22 min, the only way to stop it is to kill the 'avast.setup' process. (avast the  gives me the red box message about it not being able to update).


Running software:

Windows XP SP2
Avast 4.6.647
Sygate 5.6 build 2808
Firefox 1.0.3


P.S: i mentioned firefox because it seems to have a problem opening when the avast update business is happening.

--lee
Title: Re: * Introducing * - pre-release version of upcoming avast update (4.6.647)
Post by: The Maxx on April 18, 2005, 07:55:04 AM
Been using 4.6.647 for almost 24 hours now and everything is going good.
What number should this beta end on?  4.6 still or will it become 4.7?
Title: Re: * Introducing * - pre-release version of upcoming avast update (4.6.647)
Post by: Vlk on April 18, 2005, 08:20:21 AM
It will be 4.6.
Title: Re: * Introducing * - pre-release version of upcoming avast update (4.6.647)
Post by: Lisandro on April 18, 2005, 07:32:24 PM
Edit the avast4.ini, in the section [WebScanner] find the line ZoneAlarmCompatibility and delete it.
Lukas, it was not there before...
Is this a 'beta' and temporary setting or a permanent one?
Which are the values for it? Which is the behavior, interaction, with ZA with these values?
Thanks as usual...
Title: Re: * Introducing * - pre-release version of upcoming avast update (4.6.647)
Post by: Kamulko! on April 18, 2005, 08:30:23 PM
Welcome back, Technical! ;D

Installed Beta: all ok. Maybe is my impression but it seems to run very fast in scanning: modified something  in scanning engine? 
tested over all type of files and extensions.
Title: Re: * Introducing * - pre-release version of upcoming avast update (4.6.647)
Post by: igor on April 18, 2005, 08:37:15 PM
I'd guess the value is created as soon as the ZoneAlarm warning is displayed... no idea about the particular value though.
Title: Re: * Introducing * - pre-release version of upcoming avast update (4.6.647)
Post by: lee20 on April 18, 2005, 09:17:40 PM
Nobody getting my update problem them  ???, i have tried repairing bit it comes back, ill try re-installing tomorrow and see what happens.

--lee
Title: Re: * Introducing * - pre-release version of upcoming avast update (4.6.647)
Post by: Lisandro on April 18, 2005, 09:48:46 PM
When booting up avast update seems to have troubles, it just doesn't seem to be reaching the server (doesn't give any messages though), i noticed because i have the update icon enabled, the longest i have let it sit there is about 22 min, the only way to stop it is to kill the 'avast.setup' process. (avast the  gives me the red box message about it not being able to update).
Did you try to increase the value AlwaysConnectedWaitSeconds into [InetWD] section of avast4.ini file?
Only killing avast.setup you'll have the access to another aupdate, that's how it works.
Did you set your proxy settings correctly into Update (Basic) > Details > Proxy?
Title: Re: * Introducing * - pre-release version of upcoming avast update (NOW 4.6.650)
Post by: alanrf on April 19, 2005, 01:24:34 AM
Igor,

my thanks to you and the team for the latest update.

Alan
Title: Re: * Introducing * - pre-release version of upcoming avast update (NOW 4.6.650)
Post by: lee20 on April 19, 2005, 08:16:59 PM
Hi,

After the restart needed my comp seemed to be having a problem on boot up (slowing down etc), then avast gave me this error/log, it mean bad things?:

Quote
19.04.2005 19:02:24 general: Started: 19.04.2005, 19:02:24
19.04.2005 19:02:24 general: Running setup_av_pro-28a (650)
19.04.2005 19:02:24 system: Operating system: WindowsXP ver 5.1, build 2600, sp 2.0 [Service Pack 2]
19.04.2005 19:02:24 system: Computer WinName: COMPUTER-18244B
19.04.2005 19:02:24 system: Windows Net User: COMPUTER-18244B\computer
19.04.2005 19:02:24 general: Cmdline: /downloadpkgs /noreboot /silent /progress /tray 
19.04.2005 19:02:24 general: DldSrc set to inet
19.04.2005 19:02:24 general: Operation set to INST_OP_UPDATE_GET_PACKAGES
19.04.2005 19:02:24 general: Old version: 28a (650)
19.04.2005 19:02:25 general: SGW32P::CheckIfInstalled set m_bAlreadyInstalled to 1
19.04.2005 19:02:25 system: Computer DnsName: computer-18244b
19.04.2005 19:02:25 system: Computer Ip Addr: 192.168.1.101
19.04.2005 19:02:25 internet: SYNCER: Type: 1
19.04.2005 19:02:25 internet: SYNCER: Auth: 2
19.04.2005 19:02:25 package: Part prg_av_pro-28a is installed
19.04.2005 19:02:25 package: Part vps-51601 is installed
19.04.2005 19:02:25 package: Part news-42 is installed
19.04.2005 19:02:25 package: Part setup_av_pro-28a is installed
19.04.2005 19:02:25 general: Old version: 28a (650)
19.04.2005 19:02:26 file: SetExistingFilesBitmap: 699->136->136
19.04.2005 19:02:26 general: GUID: 5ae1c31a-6a7d-4ee8-889a-f15bf664f475
19.04.2005 19:02:26 general: Server definition(s) loaded for 'main': 2 (maintenance:0)
19.04.2005 19:02:26 general: SelectCurrent: selected server 'Test (external beta)' from 'main'
19.04.2005 19:02:27 general: Entered SetupProcessPro::Do( INST_OP_UPDATE_GET_PACKAGES )
19.04.2005 19:02:27 general: Entered SetupProcessWin32Avast::Do( INST_OP_UPDATE_GET_PACKAGES )
19.04.2005 19:02:27 general: Entered SetupProcessWin32::Do( INST_OP_UPDATE_GET_PACKAGES )
19.04.2005 19:02:27 general: Entered SetupProcess::Do( INST_OP_UPDATE_GET_PACKAGES )
19.04.2005 19:02:27 general: progress thread start
19.04.2005 19:02:27 general: progress start - 1
19.04.2005 19:02:28 general: progress start - 2
19.04.2005 19:02:28 package: ERROR:GetInetFile, CreateFile( "C:\DOCUME~1\computer\LOCALS~1\Temp\_av_proI.tm~a02704\dld1.tmp") returned 0x00000002
19.04.2005 19:02:28 package: ERROR:GetInetFile, CreateFile( "C:\DOCUME~1\computer\LOCALS~1\Temp\_av_proI.tm~a02704\dld1.tmp") returned 0x00000002
19.04.2005 19:02:29 package: ERROR:GetInetFile, CreateFile( "C:\DOCUME~1\computer\LOCALS~1\Temp\_av_proI.tm~a02704\dld1.tmp") returned 0x00000002
19.04.2005 19:02:29 general: InvalidateCurrent: invalidated server 'Test (external beta)' from 'main'
19.04.2005 19:02:29 general: SelectCurrent: unable to find any suitable server in 'main'
19.04.2005 19:02:29 internet: while trying to get file 'servers.def', error 0x00000002 has occured, try 1
19.04.2005 19:02:29 internet: tried 1 servers to get file 'servers.def', but failed (0x00000002)
19.04.2005 19:02:29 file: GetNewerStampedFile:GetFileWithRetry failed: C:\DOCUME~1\computer\LOCALS~1\Temp\_av_proI.tm~a02704\onefile, servers.def, error: 0x00000002
19.04.2005 19:02:29 package: Tried to download servers.def but failed with error 0x00000002.
19.04.2005 19:02:29 general: progress end - 1
19.04.2005 19:02:29 general: progress end - 0
19.04.2005 19:02:29 general: progress thread end
19.04.2005 19:02:29 general: Err:The system cannot find the file specified.

--lee