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Title: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: sedina on December 12, 2013, 05:30:20 PM
Hi everyone,

It is my pleasure to announce the availability of the RC build of a new "R2" release of Avast 2014 (build number 2010).

You have all been quite helpful providing us with feedback and comments on the previous ("R1") version and the "R2" beta as well. Speaking about the beta we have fixed following issues:
- Fixed reported BSODs related to the WebShield, Networkshield and FW
- Browser plugin support in IE11
- USB rescue disk creation sometimes fails (WinXP)
- Added localizations

In terms of the core product changes, here's the (incomplete) list:

- We have finally fully rewritten the WebShield so that it now doesn't work as a "transparent proxy" anymore. I.e. no more routing of all HTTP traffic through the AvastSvc.exe process - which should hopefully result in no more conflicts with various firewalls (especially older firewalls that can't handle transparent proxies) and overall improvement in stability and performance. Besides that (and this is really exciting) it allows us to see and detect more threats (the original webshield had some limitations).

- The Firewall component (in IS and Premier) has also changed dramatically. We spent quite some time making it more compatible with other applications, such as Java and various VPN services.

- The installer/updater has been improved to allow more reliable installation in case of infected machines. The installer is now protected by the avast self-defense driver from the very beginning, making it harder for active malware to kill it (if you have problems starting the installer in the first place, it may be a good idea to try to rename the executable to a random name first)

- The changes in the File System Shield's driver should result in faster performance, especially in the copy files and install programs scenarios.

- We have also beefed up the Browser Cleanup tool to be able to rip off even the more stubborn toolbars and other "PUBEs" (Pontentially Unwanted Browser Extensions :))

- We have also fixed a whole bunch of bugs reported in the last couple of months. Especially if you encountered a problem with R1, I suggest you try this new version, chances are that the problem is resolved there.

- For trialware users, we have also added an interactive tutorial that explains all the features of the product in a straightforward, concise manner.

In addition to the core, there's two more things included in this version:

- Connectivity to the new avast! GrimeFighter product. GrimeFighter is our take on PC Optimization / tuneup and is the result of the Jumpshot acquisition that we did earlier this year.  This will be a standalone product (sold separately) but has some connections into Avast. It is really a cool product (and I encourage everyone to give it a try) - technically, it's Linux based, although you wouldn't be able to tell as it's perfectly skinned and does a good job at hiding all the complexities.

- SafePrice  is a new, optional module of the Avast browser plugins. It's designed to combine security (hence the "safe" part) with best deals (hence the "price") into one, easy-to-use module. It's pretty silent (almost invisible) unless you search for a specific product -- in which case, it would pop up a price comparison and allow you to pick one of the deals in the trusted stores. The feature can be turned on or off through the browser plugin settings.

Download links
Free AV: http://files.avast.com/beta9x/avast_free_antivirus_setup.exe
Pro AV: http://files.avast.com/beta9x/avast_pro_antivirus_setup.exe
IS: http://files.avast.com/beta9x/avast_internet_security_setup.exe
Premier: http://files.avast.com/beta9x/avast_premier_antivirus_setup.exe

avast! cleaner: http://files.avast.com/beta9x/avastclear.exe

It should be possible to install this version on top of your existing avast! installation (all settings should be preserved).


As always, any feedback is appreciated! https://feedback.avast.com/response/add

Many thanks,
Vlk
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: jrace on December 12, 2013, 05:46:14 PM

Updated with internal updater from .2009 to .2010 and encountered no problems.
Everythng is working fine, so it looks like being perfect!    8)
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: ankurk91 on December 12, 2013, 05:54:25 PM
thanks,
keep on HardWork.
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: DavidR on December 12, 2013, 06:20:51 PM
Will do a custom install over the top of 9.0.2009 to test selection/de-selection of GrimeFighter (option is available to deselect GF).

EDIT: update
Custom Install over the top of .2009 appears to have gone OK, de-selecting GF takes it completely out of the avastUI > Settings > Tools section.

After the reboot for a short time avast reported not protected, opened the UI with the big Red Band, was intending to do a screen capture and it turned to some shields not started. Clicking the start shields (or words to that effect) and they started. I think this may have been down to my firewall seeking confirmation for come changed processes.

A subsequent reboot appears to have resolved that, the AvastEmUpdate.exe and also the randomised (.exe) emergency update check. Tried to do a screen capture on that, but it was gone before I could start my SnagIt program.
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: schmidthouse on December 12, 2013, 06:46:30 PM
Downloading now.
Intend to clean install, Expect no issues with my setup on either OS.
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: essexboy on December 12, 2013, 07:25:08 PM
Installed via GUI update

AOS still crashes my IE11 when I try a Google search

Win 8.1 64bit

Grimefighter has now gone, was hoping to test it out on my 8.1 when it became compatible
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: schmidthouse on December 12, 2013, 07:29:29 PM
Installed via GUI update

AOS still crashes my IE11 when I try a Google search

Win 8.1 64bit

Grimefighter has now gone, was hoping to test it out on my 8.1 when it became compatible

Just did clean install on W8.1 with no issues.

@ Essexboy

Not sure if this is what you are referring to but I just did a google search from my IE 11 with AOS enabled and no problem.
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: essexboy on December 12, 2013, 07:32:33 PM
I will go for a clean install and see if that cures it

Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: Lyon :)) on December 12, 2013, 07:47:33 PM
Thanks i will update right now ;D

Cheers.

Edit:

No problems , update went fine from 2009 to 2010 via GUI :)
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: schmidthouse on December 12, 2013, 07:48:16 PM
I will go for a clean install and see if that cures it

I hope that helps. I have been doing clean installs of the last 2 betas due to the addition of all the "new stuff".
Want to keep all the ducks in a row! ;)
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: essexboy on December 12, 2013, 07:49:06 PM
Nope there is something in my system that does not like AOS so I will have a play around
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: Rohugh on December 12, 2013, 08:02:01 PM
OK,  going to install this one over my 2008 - I tried a bit earlier but it showed a one hour download time  :( ,  guess the servers were choked.  This one is now giving the usual 8 minute download time.

Edit:   OK,  the download went well and upgraded fine.  No problems so far except the Network Traffic graph didn't show after the first reboot but was working after a second one.  :)  So far so good.  :)
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: propheticus on December 12, 2013, 08:55:33 PM
Tried a clean install,

First of all, thanks for making GF install optional in custom install.
On a less positive note: the firewall still causes high DPC latencies (when browsing and torrenting simultaneously.) Reverting to Windows' Firewall yet again.
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: RealNature on December 12, 2013, 09:21:38 PM
Thank you for this release
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: giogio on December 12, 2013, 09:56:55 PM
Updated from the GUI of the previous beta
so far no problems ;)
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: bikemanAMD on December 12, 2013, 10:18:29 PM
Upgraded from 9.0.2009 to 2010 from GUI, a little crashing on Logitech.com with AOS activated in Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit with IE 11, and Amazon so far, and Walmart so far, overall though pretty stable, can try  a clean install shortly and see if it improves any in regards to Avast online security plugin feature.  Save Price was working, was finding me cheaper prices for items while I searched for different Chirstmas related items I may get

Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: Rohugh on December 12, 2013, 10:47:27 PM
My Devices show that my android has the free version installed but I actually have the Premium version,  I guess this is a glitch with this version so will hang on for now.  9.0.2008 showed the correct information.
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: schmidthouse on December 13, 2013, 12:39:05 AM
Just installed Premier upgrade via Clean Install on my xpSP3 and am rebooting. So far looks good.
Didn't notice any option to opt out of Google Install but nothing installed??
That's different ???
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: boombastik on December 13, 2013, 12:48:31 AM
This is the real avast 2014. THis new version has near zero impact in system. (no slugish)
All is this : The changes in the File System Shield's driver should result in faster performance, especially in the copy files and install programs scenarios.

Awasome
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: Lord Ami on December 13, 2013, 09:01:42 AM
Can someone make it clear:
Is the new Web shield (without proxy) working with all Windows OS versions (XP-W8)? Somewhere I remember I read that in W7, it was not available...
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: abruptum on December 13, 2013, 09:27:48 AM
I'll wait for final version,but I'd like to know if Windows Firewall (Windows 7) outbound rules are working
correctly with this beta.
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: AndreaVr on December 13, 2013, 09:31:19 AM
I installed the 2010 version, but has the same glitch I found in 2009, during the full scan of the system to be always as a percentage of 0% even after you have finished scanning your computer, with the quick scan instead everything is ok
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: RejZoR on December 13, 2013, 09:48:44 AM
Can someone make it clear:
Is the new Web shield (without proxy) working with all Windows OS versions (XP-W8)? Somewhere I remember I read that in W7, it was not available...

It seems they got around this, because i've tested R2 on Win7 and low level drivers were gone for the TDI, which is a Web Shield/firewall driver.
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: AndreaVr on December 13, 2013, 10:03:42 AM
Problem solved I'm doing a scan after updating the definitions and marks the percentage correct
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: happy avast user on December 13, 2013, 11:31:27 AM
Good morning all,  I hope you are all well.

First of all thank you for the release of the new Avast ''R2'' RC (2014.9.0.2010) so far running smoothly, however I have a few minor issues which I hope will be resolved before the final release of Avast 2014.

Minor issues are as follows:

1. After installation of Avast 2014.9.0.2010 it took awhile to load and when Avast loaded it showed a red X and banner saying UNSECURED!.  After I rebooted everything is good and the start up scan started after reboot.

2. There is still NO SOUND (VOICE OVER) when Virus Database is updated and the Virus Toaster Popup is not working at all.
When the Virus Database is updated instead of the Virus Toaster Popup with Virus Database information and updated version I get popup adverts instead with NO SOUND VOICE OVER
This morning when the Virus Database was Updated I got a popup advert about Mobile Security Survey, why have these adverts replaced the Virus Toaster Popup and the Sound Voice Over when the Virus Database has been updated.

3. I have a small issue with Avast Online Security Settings, the issue I have is I put check marks in the following boxes:
I put a check mark in the block web analytics By default box and I also put a check mark in the Block others by default box.
However these setting are not remembered and every time I start up my computer and go on the internet I have to check mark the above mentioned boxes again.

happy avast user. :)

Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: DavidR on December 13, 2013, 12:07:13 PM
Can someone make it clear:
Is the new Web shield (without proxy) working with all Windows OS versions (XP-W8)? Somewhere I remember I read that in W7, it was not available...

I think I can recall it being said that the new web shield scanning method wasn't supported in winXP (and possibly Vista), so would use the old redirection into the proxy. But memory can play tricks in what you thought you heard/saw.
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: Rohugh on December 13, 2013, 01:29:38 PM

2. There is still NO SOUND (VOICE OVER) when Virus Database is updated ....................
Since installing I have had two (maybe three) updates and all have had the voice with the pop-up,  something I wasn't getting with the previous version.
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: NON on December 13, 2013, 02:55:09 PM
Installed over 9.0.2009 Premier.

So far working well, except for some instabilities/inconsistencies of avast! Online Security add-on.

On IE, AOS settings (denial of tracking) does not stayed; in Settings window all settings are enabled, while all blockings are disabled in AOS sidebar.
On Firefox, I can't find Safe Price settings in AOS; its version says 2009. Repair / reinstall of plugin does not solve the issue.
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: Para-Noid on December 13, 2013, 04:07:30 PM
I like the improved web shield...it allows for faster web page loading. Finally!  8)

Also no Grime Fighter!  8)
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: jrace on December 13, 2013, 04:17:39 PM
................
1. After installation of Avast 2014.9.0.2010 it took awhile to load and when Avast loaded it showed a red X and banner saying UNSECURED!.  After I rebooted everything is good and the start up scan started after reboot.
................

Therefore a reboot is recommended after install/update!

...............
3. I have a small issue with Avast Online Security Settings, the issue I have is I put check marks in the following boxes:
I put a check mark in the block web analytics By default box and I also put a check mark in the Block others by default box.
However these setting are not remembered and every time I start up my computer and go on the internet I have to check mark the above mentioned boxes again.
...............
...............
On IE, AOS settings (denial of tracking) does not stayed; .................

You most likely have cookie cleaning enabled when browser is shut down or you are using a separate program (...CCleaner) to clean internet traces and cookies. Just make an exclusion for cleaning for the following cookie: aosbrowserpluginlocalstoragescope.com and the whole thing works!
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: Gopher John on December 13, 2013, 04:29:25 PM
Can someone make it clear:
Is the new Web shield (without proxy) working with all Windows OS versions (XP-W8)? Somewhere I remember I read that in W7, it was not available...

I think I can recall it being said that the new web shield scanning method wasn't supported in winXP (and possibly Vista), so would use the old redirection into the proxy. But memory can play tricks in what you thought you heard/saw.

DavidR,  I remember the same post so either our memory is fine or we both have problems. :)
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: jrace on December 13, 2013, 04:44:18 PM

Does this one bring some light in here?

..............
- We have finally fully rewritten the WebShield so that it now doesn't work as a "transparent proxy" anymore. I.e. no more routing of all HTTP traffic through the AvastSvc.exe process - which should hopefully result in no more conflicts with various firewalls (especially older firewalls that can't handle transparent proxies) and overall improvement in stability and performance. Besides that (and this is really exciting) it allows us to see and detect more threats (the original webshield had some limitations).
..............
Many thanks,
Vlk
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: DavidR on December 13, 2013, 07:24:30 PM

Does this one bring some light in here?

..............
- We have finally fully rewritten the WebShield so that it now doesn't work as a "transparent proxy" anymore. I.e. no more routing of all HTTP traffic through the AvastSvc.exe process - which should hopefully result in no more conflicts with various firewalls (especially older firewalls that can't handle transparent proxies) and overall improvement in stability and performance. Besides that (and this is really exciting) it allows us to see and detect more threats (the original webshield had some limitations).
..............
Many thanks,
Vlk

No that wasn't it, it was specifically mentioning older OSes where the ability to use the new function isn't available/supported in the OS, rather than older firewalls. I can't find the post, but I think it may have been in the old 9.0.2009 beta topic which has disappeared.
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: essexboy on December 13, 2013, 07:30:42 PM
I remember that as well, so you are not losing your marbles :) It was XP that used the old windows drivers 
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: schmidthouse on December 13, 2013, 07:35:46 PM

No that wasn't it, it was specifically mentioning older OSes where the ability to use the new function isn't available/supported in the OS, rather than older firewalls. I can't find the post, but I think it may have been in the old 9.0.2009 beta topic which has disappeared.
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I believe you are correct, it was in the old 9.0.2009 betaTopic that was deleted/removed??. :-\
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: drake127 on December 13, 2013, 07:39:39 PM
Is the new Web shield (without proxy) working with all Windows OS versions (XP-W8)? Somewhere I remember I read that in W7, it was not available...
Windows 7 and higher.
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: kjdemuth on December 13, 2013, 09:42:19 PM
Anyone test to see if the new webshield works sandboxed with sandboxie?
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: happy avast user on December 14, 2013, 11:06:13 AM
................
1. After installation of Avast 2014.9.0.2010 it took awhile to load and when Avast loaded it showed a red X and banner saying UNSECURED!.  After I rebooted everything is good and the start up scan started after reboot.
................

Therefore a reboot is recommended after install/update!

...............
3. I have a small issue with Avast Online Security Settings, the issue I have is I put check marks in the following boxes:
I put a check mark in the block web analytics By default box and I also put a check mark in the Block others by default box.
However these setting are not remembered and every time I start up my computer and go on the internet I have to check mark the above mentioned boxes again.
...............
...............
On IE, AOS settings (denial of tracking) does not stayed; .................

You most likely have cookie cleaning enabled when browser is shut down or you are using a separate program (...CCleaner) to clean internet traces and cookies. Just make an exclusion for cleaning for the following cookie: aosbrowserpluginlocalstoragescope.com and the whole thing works!
 

Hi jrace, thank you so much for your reply I really appreciate:)

Please could you tell me where do I put aosbrowserpluginlocalstoragescope.com to exclude it from cleaning?

Thanks again.

happy avast user :)
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: dqdb on December 14, 2013, 03:20:18 PM
"Your system appears to be having trouble handling real-time audio and other tasks. You are likely to experience buffer underruns appearing as drop outs, clicks or pops. One or more DPC routines that belong to a driver running in your system appear to be executing for too long. At least one detected problem appears to be network related."
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=140679.0 (http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=140679.0)

No changes using this build.
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: jrace on December 14, 2013, 06:05:41 PM
Hi jrace, thank you so much for your reply I really appreciate:)

Please could you tell me where do I put aosbrowserpluginlocalstoragescope.com to exclude it from cleaning?

Thanks again.

happy avast user :)

1. Firefox: open a web page to get the cookie, go to "Settings" (see picture "Firefox"), uncheck cookies if checked!
2. CCleaner: open "Settings" (see picture "CCleaner") mark the quested cookie and transfer it with the corresponding arrow in the middle from the left to the right side.
3. Internet Explorer: I am not familiar with that one but there must be also some kind of security setting where you can prevent cookie cleaning when closing the browser.
Good Luck!
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: Ѕeeкɘя on December 14, 2013, 07:05:59 PM
3. Internet Explorer: I am not familiar with that one but there must be also some kind of security setting where you can prevent cookie cleaning when closing the browser.
Good Luck!

Tools> Internet Options> General > Browsing History> Uncheck 'Delete browsing history on exit.'
Or Tools > Internet Option> General > Browsing History > Delete > Uncheck 'Cookies and Website Data'
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: happy avast user on December 14, 2013, 08:18:37 PM
Hi jrace, thank you so much for your reply I really appreciate:)

Please could you tell me where do I put aosbrowserpluginlocalstoragescope.com to exclude it from cleaning?

Thanks again.

happy avast user :)

1. Firefox: open a web page to get the cookie, go to "Settings" (see picture "Firefox"), uncheck cookies if checked!
2. CCleaner: open "Settings" (see picture "CCleaner") mark the quested cookie and transfer it with the corresponding arrow in the middle from the left to the right side.
3. Internet Explorer: I am not familiar with that one but there must be also some kind of security setting where you can prevent cookie cleaning when closing the browser.
Good Luck!

Hi jrace, thank you so much for your help I was successful and it is working :).
I use CCleaner so I did as you suggested and saved the cookie thanks again :)

happy avast user :)
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: happy avast user on December 14, 2013, 08:24:53 PM
3. Internet Explorer: I am not familiar with that one but there must be also some kind of security setting where you can prevent cookie cleaning when closing the browser.
Good Luck!

Tools> Internet Options> General > Browsing History> Uncheck 'Delete browsing history on exit.'
Or Tools > Internet Option> General > Browsing History > Delete > Uncheck 'Cookies and Website Data'

Hi Seeker, thank you so much for your reply and help I really appreciate it :)

happy avast user :)
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: jrace on December 14, 2013, 09:04:14 PM

Hi jrace, thank you so much for your help I was successful and it is working :).
I use CCleaner so I did as you suggested and saved the cookie thanks again :)

happy avast user :)

You'r welcome, glad I could help!
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: Ѕeeкɘя on December 14, 2013, 09:39:34 PM
3. Internet Explorer: I am not familiar with that one but there must be also some kind of security setting where you can prevent cookie cleaning when closing the browser.
Good Luck!

Tools> Internet Options> General > Browsing History> Uncheck 'Delete browsing history on exit.'
Or Tools > Internet Option> General > Browsing History > Delete > Uncheck 'Cookies and Website Data'

Hi Seeker, thank you so much for your reply and help I really appreciate it :)

happy avast user :)

My pleasure :)
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: gdiloren on December 14, 2013, 09:53:00 PM
The webShield is slowing and render sluggish my web experience. I tested download and upload speed, while it is ok with the download the upload speed gets almost cutted to zero. Using Window Firewall on Windows 8.1 laptop. Don't know because it's not the first time I'm forced to uninstall Avast AV because of the WebShield and NetworkShield issue. As an example, Avira Webshield doesn't seem to affect the web speed at all. Still it's there! Sorry but I'll wait for more positive feedback about the WebShiel NetworkShield protection! :(
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: zony on December 15, 2013, 02:49:15 AM
The installation environment:
 xp 64bit sp2 with ie8 and all last update,but the ie8 browser directory has been deleted. Regional and language options set to chinese,internet properties security all set to high.Disconnect the network.
The hardware environment:
 amd athlon64 dual core cpu 4000+,amd rs780G+sb700,2G ddr2 sdram.

Install the ver avast free antivirus9.0.2010:
1.the first page:language was chinese,better than 9.0.2008;
2.selected custom installation. Did not selected google brower or tools.the avast add tools only install Browser protection.
3.It always took a long time to display next pages. So the whole installation process took nearly 7 minutes(as same as 9.0.2008).This problem as same as the ver avast free antivirus 8.0.1497.376.
4.After finish setup,the taskbar icon and avast Interface display,work ok.From the beginning to the end, a total of 11 minutes.
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: NON on December 15, 2013, 04:21:11 AM
1. Firefox: open a web page to get the cookie, go to "Settings" (see picture "Firefox"), uncheck cookies if checked!
2. CCleaner: open "Settings" (see picture "CCleaner") mark the quested cookie and transfer it with the corresponding arrow in the middle from the left to the right side.
3. Internet Explorer: I am not familiar with that one but there must be also some kind of security setting where you can prevent cookie cleaning when closing the browser.
Good Luck!
Tools> Internet Options> General > Browsing History> Uncheck 'Delete browsing history on exit.'
Or Tools > Internet Option> General > Browsing History > Delete > Uncheck 'Cookies and Website Data'

Thank you for your advice, jrace and Seeker. :)

After doing some tweaks I noticed current AOS shows "blocked" only when something is blocked, while older AOS shows always "blocked" referring to AOS settings.  So my issue is caused by changes in AOS.
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: bikemanAMD on December 15, 2013, 05:32:21 AM
Still Crashing on IE 11 with AOS Enabled, even did a clean Avast install in Windows 8.1 64bit here

Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: ankurk91 on December 15, 2013, 07:16:56 AM
I have some other issue.

please look at this post -
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=140602

actually there is file called  "avastium.log" in logs folder and it is getting large day by day.

The developers has to do something about this file because avast append a new line in every 5 seconds (but only if system is offline).
It is been about 2 months and this file is about 6 MB large and i afraid that it will grow more by time, since avast will not delete it by itself.

thanks!
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: lukor on December 15, 2013, 10:24:09 AM
The webShield is slowing and render sluggish my web experience. I tested download and upload speed, while it is ok with the download the upload speed gets almost cutted to zero. Using Window Firewall on Windows 8.1 laptop.


This is interesting since WebShield (especially on Windows 8 ) does almost no processing on uploads. How do you test the upload?


Thanks a lot.
Lukas.
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: calcu007 on December 15, 2013, 06:32:44 PM
MAybe you can test it here

http://www.speedtest.net/
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: essexboy on December 15, 2013, 06:38:36 PM
http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/3167174143
http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/3167176816

No difference with windows 8 I will let you guess which is with shields on
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: schmidthouse on December 15, 2013, 06:42:52 PM
http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/3167174143
http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/3167176816

No difference with windows 8 I will let you guess which is with shields on

lol The second/bottom link. ;D
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: RealNature on December 15, 2013, 06:47:00 PM
http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/3167174143
http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/3167176816

No difference with windows 8 I will let you guess which is with shields on
;D
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: CraigB on December 15, 2013, 06:53:16 PM
No difference whether avast is on or off for me either, the confusing part is I'm supposed to be on a 20Mb max download speed limit http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/3167196970
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: Secondmineboy on December 15, 2013, 06:56:08 PM
Be happy craig that you have more than you should have. ;)
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: CraigB on December 15, 2013, 07:01:53 PM
Be happy craig that you have more than you should have. ;)
Don't get me wrong, I am very happy ;D they've been doing work on the towers here so they must have improved something  ???  it's very good for mobile broadband.
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: gdiloren on December 15, 2013, 10:58:45 PM
The webShield is slowing and render sluggish my web experience. I tested download and upload speed, while it is ok with the download the upload speed gets almost cutted to zero. Using Window Firewall on Windows 8.1 laptop.


This is interesting since WebShield (especially on Windows 8 ) does almost no processing on uploads. How do you test the upload?


Thanks a lot.
Lukas.
You can't understand my sorrow, being forced to use Avirafree which gives more than accepatable speed results (I get usually 1,50 Mbps upload) but also slows youtube videos at times. I test my speed here: http://testvitesse.videotron.ca/index-fr.html (http://testvitesse.videotron.ca/index-fr.html) and it's pretty much making sense! Just checked other posts with speedtest upload speed results and that's much too slow to my taste. Can you do something about this? ;)
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: SpeedyPC on December 16, 2013, 04:55:04 AM
No difference whether avast is on or off for me either, the confusing part is I'm supposed to be on a 20Mb max download speed limit http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/3167196970

Here mind as I used Optus http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/3167922329 mind isn't to bad with Optus broadband.
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: lukor on December 16, 2013, 11:45:03 AM
No difference whether avast is on or off for me either, the confusing part is I'm supposed to be on a 20Mb max download speed limit http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/3167196970 (http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/3167196970)

Here mind as I used Optus http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/3167922329 (http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/3167922329) mind isn't to bad with Optus broadband.


Check this out.
http://www.speedtest.net/result/3168378832.png (http://www.speedtest.net/result/3168378832.png)

633 MBits download / 547 Mbits upload

We don't seem to be able to reproduce the problem here.

Results on videotron speed test are a little bit different, I guess the site is simply to far on the Internet from Prague.

Lukas
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: lukor on December 16, 2013, 11:49:25 AM

You can't understand my sorrow, being forced to use Avirafree which gives more than accepatable speed results (I get usually 1,50 Mbps upload) but also slows youtube videos at times. I test my speed here: http://testvitesse.videotron.ca/index-fr.html (http://testvitesse.videotron.ca/index-fr.html) and it's pretty much making sense! Just checked other posts with speedtest upload speed results and that's much too slow to my taste. Can you do something about this? ;)


Hi gfiloren, at home I have upload about 256kbits and would pay anything for a software that can make my uploads faster. So I understand your sorrow very well. ADSL connectivity is simply bad there - no relation to avast or other AV installed or not installed on any of the machines though.

Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: CraigB on December 16, 2013, 11:50:41 AM
Check this out.
http://www.speedtest.net/result/3168378832.png (http://www.speedtest.net/result/3168378832.png)

633 MBits download / 547 Mbits upload

Lukas
Holy crap :o you win lukor :)
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: lukor on December 16, 2013, 12:49:36 PM
Check this out.
http://www.speedtest.net/result/3168378832.png (http://www.speedtest.net/result/3168378832.png)

633 MBits download / 547 Mbits upload

Lukas
Holy crap :o you win lukor :)


Hi guys, sorry for showing off with our insane speeds, but now it seems we have indeed found some problem with uploads. Testing now the fix.
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: Lord Ami on December 16, 2013, 12:54:49 PM
I tested new AIS build 2010 with my sis laptop and had avastsvc.exe taking most out of the processor during video playback in Youtube. Even tho I stopped video/closed browser, it still was hammering at processor like crazy  ???

It's W7 (not SP1) 32bit and C2D T7300 processor with Nvidia 8400M GS

I suppose I am able to reproduce it (uninstalled avast for now) but what should I do to help you guys fix this issue? There was no other AV installed and I did clean install after removing AIS 8 (with avast cleanup tool).
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: CraigB on December 16, 2013, 01:05:33 PM
I tested new AIS build 2010 with my sis laptop and had avastsvc.exe taking most out of the processor during video playback in Youtube. Even tho I stopped video/closed browser, it still was hammering at processor like crazy  ???

It's W7 (not SP1) 32bit and C2D T7300 processor with Nvidia 8400M GS

I suppose I am able to reproduce it (uninstalled avast for now) but what should I do to help you guys fix this issue? There was no other AV installed and I did clean install after removing AIS 8 (with avast cleanup tool).
If you want to start fixing issues then first update your system to SP1 as that is required to have full compatibility I believe.
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: lukas.hasik on December 16, 2013, 01:15:13 PM
I tested new AIS build 2010 with my sis laptop and had avastsvc.exe taking most out of the processor during video playback in Youtube. Even tho I stopped video/closed browser, it still was hammering at processor like crazy  ???

It's W7 (not SP1) 32bit and C2D T7300 processor with Nvidia 8400M GS

I suppose I am able to reproduce it (uninstalled avast for now) but what should I do to help you guys fix this issue? There was no other AV installed and I did clean install after removing AIS 8 (with avast cleanup tool).

dump of the process which is consuming CPU would help...
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: Lord Ami on December 16, 2013, 01:15:44 PM
I tested new AIS build 2010 with my sis laptop and had avastsvc.exe taking most out of the processor during video playback in Youtube. Even tho I stopped video/closed browser, it still was hammering at processor like crazy  ???

It's W7 (not SP1) 32bit and C2D T7300 processor with Nvidia 8400M GS

I suppose I am able to reproduce it (uninstalled avast for now) but what should I do to help you guys fix this issue? There was no other AV installed and I did clean install after removing AIS 8 (with avast cleanup tool).
If you want to start fixing issues then first update your system to SP1 as that is required to have full compatibility I believe.

That is what I though as well. But, for sake of testing, I believe I could help identify the bug. Not all W7 users have SP1 :)
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: Lord Ami on December 16, 2013, 01:17:09 PM
I tested new AIS build 2010 with my sis laptop and had avastsvc.exe taking most out of the processor during video playback in Youtube. Even tho I stopped video/closed browser, it still was hammering at processor like crazy  ???

It's W7 (not SP1) 32bit and C2D T7300 processor with Nvidia 8400M GS

I suppose I am able to reproduce it (uninstalled avast for now) but what should I do to help you guys fix this issue? There was no other AV installed and I did clean install after removing AIS 8 (with avast cleanup tool).

dump of the process which is consuming CPU would help...

Ok, I'll get that. I have emailed you before so I'm going to use that to send in the dump file(s).

//
Sent
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: SpeedyPC on December 16, 2013, 02:03:50 PM
Check this out.
http://www.speedtest.net/result/3168378832.png (http://www.speedtest.net/result/3168378832.png)

633 MBits download / 547 Mbits upload

Lukas
Holy crap :o you win lukor :)

Holy s**t you can't be faster then Speedy Gonzales ;D ;D :o :o :o Lukor
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: True Indian on December 16, 2013, 05:44:11 PM
That speed is just bloody fast   :o

Got to be God damn Lucky!!  ;D
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: RealNature on December 16, 2013, 05:46:17 PM
 :o Wow now that's speed 8)
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: Para-Noid on December 16, 2013, 08:00:25 PM
Since lukas posted his speeds I won't post mine.
It might make him feel bad....yeah right!
Compared to mine, a snail is faster.  :-[ ;D :-[

Damn that's fast!  8)
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: Rohugh on December 16, 2013, 08:21:49 PM
Heck lucas,  I think you are sucking all my speed away.  :(

**Crawls off crying.
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: Para-Noid on December 16, 2013, 08:41:55 PM
Hey SpeedyPC, are you sure your username is proper?  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: RejZoR on December 17, 2013, 12:20:08 AM
Updating is all broken. I'm stuck with 131212-0 and when i check for update manually, it updates to 131216-1 just to remain at 131212-0. And all the further update attempts spit out an error (Unknown error).
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: Alikhan on December 17, 2013, 12:25:37 AM
Maybe it's a sync issue? Repair will fix that if it is that.
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: RejZoR on December 17, 2013, 12:30:04 AM
Tried a repair and updated again (tried) and it did exactly nothing.
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: Alikhan on December 17, 2013, 12:33:21 AM
Must be broken then. Hopefully they'll get that fixed and the virus update notifications fixed too (VPS)
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: boombastik on December 17, 2013, 01:14:51 AM
Updating is all broken. I'm stuck with 131212-0 and when i check for update manually, it updates to 131216-1 just to remain at 131212-0. And all the further update attempts spit out an error (Unknown error).


When avast start updating and ur pc loose its power (for exable electricity goes down suddenly) , ur update will be currupted. The only fix is reinstall for scranch.
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: RejZoR on December 17, 2013, 06:21:35 AM
It was working fine, i've updated stable release to RC and it started doing that. I never lost any power during updates or anything like that.
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: SpeedyPC on December 17, 2013, 07:15:42 AM
Hey SpeedyPC, are you sure your username is proper?  ;D ;D ;D

OT: Yes because my laptop is bloody fast and very proud of my current user name, otherwise if it turn out slow than I may have to rename my user name to 'SlowestPC' ;D
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: lukor on December 17, 2013, 02:54:40 PM

Ok, I'll get that. I have emailed you before so I'm going to use that to send in the dump file(s).

Hi Lord Ami,
are you still able to reproduce that? Could you please send me (zipped) your logs folder? ("C:\ProgramData\AVAST Software\Avast\log\")
If you are able to reproduce, could you please try that with a more verbose logs enabled?
Create a file "StreamFilter.ini" in the "C:\ProgramData\AVAST Software\Avast\" folder with the following lines:

[Common]
FileLogLevel=0
RecordInput=1

Restart avast! Service, then try to reproduce the problem. When it occurs send us zipped the "nsf" subdirectory that gets created in the Avast's Programdata folder. (at least input.xml and input.dat files)
Thanks a lot, we are trying to find the cause for that - we have made a fix for the CPU usage problem, but actually it must be caused by something that we still fail to understand
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: Lord Ami on December 17, 2013, 04:06:09 PM

Ok, I'll get that. I have emailed you before so I'm going to use that to send in the dump file(s).

Hi Lord Ami,
are you still able to reproduce that? Could you please send me (zipped) your logs folder? ("C:\ProgramData\AVAST Software\Avast\log\")
If you are able to reproduce, could you please try that with a more verbose logs enabled?
Create a file "StreamFilter.ini" in the "C:\ProgramData\AVAST Software\Avast\" folder with the following lines:

[Common]
FileLogLevel=0
RecordInput=1

Restart avast! Service, then try to reproduce the problem. When it occurs send us zipped the "nsf" subdirectory that gets created in the Avast's Programdata folder. (at least input.xml and input.dat files)
Thanks a lot, we are trying to find the cause for that - we have made a fix for the CPU usage problem, but actually it must be caused by something that we still fail to understand

Okay, going to give it a try. Will report back asap. Too bad that after I open browser, CPU usage gets high and system becaomes pretty much unusable. But I'll try my best :)!

//
Logs sent to Lukor via forum PM :)
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: jrace on December 17, 2013, 05:12:20 PM
Updating is all broken. I'm stuck with 131212-0 and when i check for update manually, it updates to 131216-1 just to remain at 131212-0. And all the further update attempts spit out an error (Unknown error).

I had exactly the same symptoms with my machine and version .2009, see:
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=141887.msg1030809#msg1030809
After 3-4 days the system updated by itself and showed just the normal behaviour without me being involved.
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: DavidR on December 17, 2013, 06:42:19 PM
Avast! 2014 - 9.0.2011 has just been released, see http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=142936.0 (http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=142936.0).
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: tkove on December 30, 2013, 05:34:58 AM
new to all this and I need to know about moblie avast i paid for a year and want to add my device
Title: Re: *** INTRODUCING: NEW Avast 2014 "R2" RC (2014.9.0.2010)
Post by: CraigB on December 30, 2013, 07:00:56 AM
new to all this and I need to know about moblie avast i paid for a year and want to add my device
Your in the wrong area of the forum, you want the mobile section http://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=37.0