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Title: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: hectic-mmv on September 30, 2014, 06:14:46 PM
Hi all,
I'm excited to inform you about AVAST 2015 Beta3 (build number 10.0.2201).

In AVAST 2015 Beta3 you can find mainly stability a performance improvements:

Known problems
- Online content for GrimeFighter still in development
- There might be problems with removing bad addons on Win8.1 in Chrome in BCU

We are really curious about your feedback on our new feature - Home Network Security. How many of you have a default or weak password on your router?


Features already introduced in AVAST 2015 beta1 and beta2:

• GrimeFighter Free
GrimeFighter will offer free cleaning of junk files and tuning of system settings. These tasks are performed by our Zilch and Torque minions. Other minion functions remain as paid-for features.

• HTTPS scanning
Now, we are able to detect and decrypt TLS/SSL protected traffic in our Web-content filtering component. We are using our own generated certificates that are added into the Root Certificate store in Windows and also into major browsers. This feature will protect you against viruses coming through HTTPs traffic as well as adding compatibility for SPDY+HTTPS/ HTTP 2.0 traffic. You can tune/disable this feature in the settings section.

• Home Network Security
Scan your home network for vulnerabilities (wifi status, connected devices, router settings, factory passwords, etc.). This is quite a new approach as we are trying to discover potential problems not isolated on the particular device only, but in the entire network of devices you use or connect to the Internet from.

• SecureDNS (this feature is active in the paid versions only)
We are introducing a new provider which guards against unprotected DNS/DNS hijack on a router/client (including unsecured networks, public ones, etc.).

• Smart Scan
Integrated all on demand scans into one (Antivirus, Software updates, Home Network, GrimeFighter). One scan, different results and recommendations.

• AVAST NG
A hardware based virtualization solution capable of running each Windows process in standalone safe virtualized environment (VM) and fully integrated to your desktop. Each process is executed in its own instance of VM, which means totally isolated from your other applications. This feature is now powering the Avast DeepScreen, resulting in better detection. The technology will also eventually power the Sandbox and SafeZone components (although it does not now).

Note: In this beta build, not all detections are 100% operable yet, so I wouldn't recommend using the new DeepScreen for detection testing for now. It will be 100% operable in the next couple of weeks - we will certainly let you know when is the good time to start testing with your malware collections :).

Note 2: Avast NG can be installed only on physical machine, does not work in VM. It requires HW virtualization enabled.

• New Support System
Easy contact for paid users to submit a ticket with all info included automatically. Improved knowledge base for free users. Help is completely online and is more up to date.

• General bugfixing
This covers a lot of stability & performance changes in all components (but the main focus was traditionally on the network & engine components).

We would like to ask for your feedback, what is not working, what is your experience, whether do you see any performance problems,
connectivity problems, etc. There is a lot of new low-level functionality with an impact to the whole system, so we need your feedback
to tune everything for the final release. Thanks a lot!

Download locations
http://files.avast.com/beta9x/avast_free_antivirus_setup.exe
http://files.avast.com/beta9x/avast_pro_antivirus_setup.exe
http://files.avast.com/beta9x/avast_internet_security_setup.exe
http://files.avast.com/beta9x/avast_premier_antivirus_setup.exe

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

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

enjoy!
Michal Vanek


Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: boe323 on September 30, 2014, 06:28:52 PM
Should I uninstall and delete ng and shadow copies before applying this, I intend to upgreade rather than clean install, as 9/10 uninstalling avast messes up networking somehow ...and ive only just got my OS set after a fresh install.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: hectic-mmv on September 30, 2014, 06:39:13 PM
Just update via update button. New NG images will be created after first reboot.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: boe323 on September 30, 2014, 06:55:28 PM
Thanks, installed without a hitch, browser vm's now open without me having to run as admin. Seems to of installed properly this time around, how do I know if securedns is working, I had to enable it after installing and restarting so I have no idea if its working or not. EDIT: Ah ...securedns turns itself off when I restart the avast service, is it supposed to do that or is broke? Its like its missing from the enable all shields option. Im using google dns servers ...would that stop securedns?
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: Para-Noid on September 30, 2014, 07:09:22 PM
Still not fixed?  ???
Shouldn't there be a space between the words "device communication"?  ???
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: boe323 on September 30, 2014, 07:13:59 PM
Think that might due to just being the beta, our accounts are online and if that part hasn't been updated to communicate with avast 15 then I guess that's why it says theres no definitions or shields. Could be wrong though, i don't really have a clue lol. Who know how to tell if securedns is working? EDIT: Looking through the ng folder in program data, I only have the ngbase and 1 initial vm now, before the update it always created 3, I don't have a clue if this is how it supposed to be lol, in the log there was 3 created.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: boe323 on September 30, 2014, 07:42:02 PM
Yep ....just as I thought, securedns keeps turning off after rebooting.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: lukor on September 30, 2014, 07:57:52 PM
Yep ....just as I thought, securedns keeps turning off after rebooting.

Thanks boe323 for reporting, we'll look at this secureDNS default state.

L.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: DavidR on September 30, 2014, 08:36:20 PM
I have just dons a manual updated from the 10.0.2200 beta2 UI - I have Hardened Mode enabled and set to aggressive.

During the update the hardened mode triggered three times C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\Setup\instup.exe, avast emergency update executable and VisthAux.exe - I would have though these would have been added to the avast cloud so as not to be pinged by the Hardened mode.

The avast UI screen (settings) is not responding - windows security centre is reporting antivirus not found. Looks like I might have to do a hard restart as Alt+F4 doesn't work either (self-defence stops killing avastUI.exe) and no way to disable self-defence.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: RejZoR on September 30, 2014, 08:41:25 PM
Closing avast! interface while SmartScan is running doesn't create a scan progres popup above the taskbar clock, while doing a Quick or Full scan does display that popup...
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: lukor on September 30, 2014, 09:02:24 PM
Yep ....just as I thought, securedns keeps turning off after rebooting.

Thanks boe323 for reporting, we'll look at this secureDNS default state.

L.

Hi Boe323, seems like SecureDNS is only incorrectly reported as stopped, when in fact it might be running. You can test with this site:

http://securedns.ff.avast.com/


Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: Patrick2 on September 30, 2014, 09:04:59 PM
Instaled Avast 2015 Beta 3, Home network scan showed all secured, no issues, all working well, despite PC doesn't support NG for some reason, overall working all well.   Virtualization is on in Bios, but NG not available, why don't know, running Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit

Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: Lord_Ami on September 30, 2014, 09:07:41 PM
Lukas, does Secure DNS work all the time, meaning DNS settings are changed to avast! ones in PC where it's enabled?

Enabled it and http://securedns.ff.avast.com/ says still "We are sorry, but you are NOT protected". Even restarted PC and tried with IE/Chrome. Same result with SafeZone. W7 64bit fully updated.

By the way, great job! Avast! is lighter than ever! Lets hope detection in tests catches up as well :)
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: jrace on September 30, 2014, 09:20:43 PM
Closing avast! interface while SmartScan is running doesn't create a scan progres popup above the taskbar clock, while doing a Quick or Full scan does display that popup...
...same over here, and it's also not recorded in the "Scan Log"/"Scan History".
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: Charyb on September 30, 2014, 09:26:13 PM
Yep ....just as I thought, securedns keeps turning off after rebooting.
Thanks boe323 for reporting, we'll look at this secureDNS default state.L.
Hi Boe323, seems like SecureDNS is only incorrectly reported as stopped, when in fact it might be running. You can test with this site:http://securedns.ff.avast.com/ (http://securedns.ff.avast.com/)

I don't even have avast installed right now and it shows I'm protected.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: lukor on September 30, 2014, 10:50:05 PM
Actually, ipconfig /flushdns might also be required in some special situations.

Another way to test if secureDNS is running:
cmd /k nslookup securedns.ff.avast.com

What you should see (at this moment, might change in the future) is:
Name:    securedns.ff.avast.com
Address:  77.234.44.99


Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: bob3160 on September 30, 2014, 10:53:55 PM
Yep ....just as I thought, securedns keeps turning off after rebooting.

Thanks boe323 for reporting, we'll look at this secureDNS default state.

L.

Hi Boe323, seems like SecureDNS is only incorrectly reported as stopped, when in fact it might be running. You can test with this site:

http://securedns.ff.avast.com/ (http://securedns.ff.avast.com/)



So which one is correct ???
(http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1412110383035-85690.png)
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: boe323 on September 30, 2014, 11:24:35 PM
is securedns ipv6 capable?, im using googles dns, and now its running through securedns and also bt's dns servers, would like to get rid os at least 1 lol, cant remove bt's. EDIT: I just checked, there not ipv6 capable, I would of thought in this day and age that they would be, ipv4 is running out of addresses, at least future proof the dns server. All these dns servers are whats probably slowing my web pages lol.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: Secondmineboy on September 30, 2014, 11:38:58 PM
Redesigned scanning animation: http://prntscr.com/4rw3c3
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: lukor on October 01, 2014, 12:29:35 AM
is securedns ipv6 capable?, im using googles dns, and now its running through securedns and also bt's dns servers, would like to get rid os at least 1 lol, cant remove bt's. EDIT: I just checked, there not ipv6 capable, I would of thought in this day and age that they would be, ipv4 is running out of addresses, at least future proof the dns server. All these dns servers are whats probably slowing my web pages lol.

Hi, ipv6 resolves, AAAA records should be supported over avast SecureDns.

nslookup facebook.com
...

Non-authoritative answer:
Name:    facebook.com
Addresses:  2a03:2880:2130:cf05:face:b00c:0:1
          173.252.120.6
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: TrueIndian on October 01, 2014, 05:15:14 AM
So is NG ready to be tested with malware yet or not?
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: AlphaZab on October 01, 2014, 06:28:51 AM
I hope avast 2015 running on Windows 10 smooth :D
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: Lord_Ami on October 01, 2014, 07:44:57 AM
Noticed that user @ Malwaretips posted a screenshot where PUP detection setting is present under "General" settings.
http://malwaretips.com/attachments/avast2-png.22945/

Does this apply PUP detection to every component? I ask because I had it unchecked but when I checked my web and file system shields, they had PUPs enabled.

//
After uncheckying/rechecking I see it disables/enables PUP detection under web and file system shields :) That's great.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: CraigB on October 01, 2014, 07:56:47 AM
I hope avast 2015 running on Windows 10 smooth :D
There is another year to pass by before that is of any concern.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: Eddy on October 01, 2014, 07:58:52 AM
Before trying I would like to know if the problems with avastui on SSE systems is solved.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: RejZoR on October 01, 2014, 08:05:15 AM
Noticed that user @ Malwaretips posted a screenshot where PUP detection setting is present under "General" settings.
http://malwaretips.com/attachments/avast2-png.22945/

Does this apply PUP detection to every component? I ask because I had it unchecked but when I checked my web and file system shields, they had PUPs enabled.

//
After uncheckying/rechecking I see it disables/enables PUP detection under web and file system shields :) That's great.

I'm guessing it's not actually affecting checkboxes, it's just overriding the PUP detection as a whole. If you check it, it makes avast! detect PUP's by all shields even if PUP settings under individual shields are unchecked.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: Asyn on October 01, 2014, 08:12:21 AM
If you check it, it makes avast! detect PUP's by all shields even if PUP settings under individual shields are unchecked.
Personally, I like this general setting for PUP detection.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: bob3160 on October 01, 2014, 08:32:33 AM
I still don't see Chrome listed ?
(http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1412145111300-49823.png)
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: MartinZ on October 01, 2014, 09:44:43 AM
Noticed that user @ Malwaretips posted a screenshot where PUP detection setting is present under "General" settings.
http://malwaretips.com/attachments/avast2-png.22945/

Does this apply PUP detection to every component? I ask because I had it unchecked but when I checked my web and file system shields, they had PUPs enabled.

//
After uncheckying/rechecking I see it disables/enables PUP detection under web and file system shields :) That's great.
Yes we put the general PUP checkbox to the main settings menu and it controls/overrides PUP settings for all shields (so you don't have to turn it on/off one by one). But you still have the choice to turn on PUP just for some shields, then the general checkbox stays unchecked. We are glad you like this improvement.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: RejZoR on October 01, 2014, 09:49:03 AM
It's useful, though i'm still unsure about the arrangement of these settings. They are all stuffed inside General section even though they are heavily protection related. Same goes for Hardened Mode and DeepScreen setting. These two belong in the "Active Protection" section which is pretty much empty apart from 3 existiing shields. Why not add this sort of stuff there under "Proactive Shield" or something?
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: boe323 on October 01, 2014, 02:57:53 PM
is securedns ipv6 capable?, im using googles dns, and now its running through securedns and also bt's dns servers, would like to get rid os at least 1 lol, cant remove bt's. EDIT: I just checked, there not ipv6 capable, I would of thought in this day and age that they would be, ipv4 is running out of addresses, at least future proof the dns server. All these dns servers are whats probably slowing my web pages lol.

Hi, ipv6 resolves, AAAA records should be supported over avast SecureDns.

nslookup facebook.com
...

Non-authoritative answer:
Name:    facebook.com
Addresses:  2a03:2880:2130:cf05:face:b00c:0:1
          173.252.120.6


When I check with this though,  http://test-ipv6.com/  ,  it says dns server doesn't support ipv6. But if I re add googles dns servers it passes. Can you tell me if the ng vm's delete themselves after you close the vm browser/s ?, im only left with the ng base and 1 vm after using the vm browsers. Am I set up correctly?
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: Lisandro on October 01, 2014, 03:25:38 PM
Where are?
1. Access to Chest...
2. Access to GrimeFighter free scanning...

I'm lost in the interface...
I'm feeling like Microsoft Office 2003 updating to newer versions and the most question around: "Where is the old and good icon for...".
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: Lisandro on October 01, 2014, 03:32:25 PM
Survey is landing in a blank page. Is it only me?
http://www.avast.com/survey?qp_sid=3931950
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: bob3160 on October 01, 2014, 03:44:54 PM
It's you.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: Lord_Ami on October 01, 2014, 03:54:42 PM
Survey is landing in a blank page. Is it only me?
http://www.avast.com/survey?qp_sid=3931950

Probably due to adblock. Had the same experience.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: Lord_Ami on October 01, 2014, 03:55:40 PM
Where are?
1. Access to Chest...
2. Access to GrimeFighter free scanning...

I'm lost in the interface...
I'm feeling like Microsoft Office 2003 updating to newer versions and the most question around: "Where is the old and good icon for...".

1. Scan - Scan for viruses (bottom)
2. Should be in Tools menu when Grimefighter is supported in your PC (isn't in mine).
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: Charyb on October 01, 2014, 04:39:30 PM
I would rather see an option to enable PUP's during the install process. This way a user has a better chance of seeing and making a decision on enabling. How many people are going to fumble through the gui to find the new option? How many even know to enable it?


I think it is important to have this enabled in the first place. The new setting is nice though. Especially if you know it's there.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: boe323 on October 01, 2014, 04:43:48 PM
Survey is landing in a blank page. Is it only me?
http://www.avast.com/survey?qp_sid=3931950

You need to unblock it
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: boe323 on October 01, 2014, 04:51:26 PM
Should windows 8.1's firewall be enabled with avast's firewall?, always wondered because a while ago avast used to disable the firewall but now it no longer does it, used to have a message saying its being controlled.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: Eddy on October 01, 2014, 06:06:17 PM
This BETA doesn't work on systems that don't support the SSE2 instruction set.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: RejZoR on October 01, 2014, 06:23:45 PM
I would rather see an option to enable PUP's during the install process. This way a user has a better chance of seeing and making a decision on enabling. How many people are going to fumble through the gui to find the new option? How many even know to enable it?


I think it is important to have this enabled in the first place. The new setting is nice though. Especially if you know it's there.

The chance of such user actually needing PUP detection is very low. If they know and need PUP detection, they will find it. If users don't bother to look for it, they don't really need it. After all, PUP are not really malicious, but can be annoying. As well as it can be annoying to send installer into Virus Chest just because a PUP was detected inside of it.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: Lord_Ami on October 01, 2014, 06:56:17 PM
I would rather see an option to enable PUP's during the install process. This way a user has a better chance of seeing and making a decision on enabling. How many people are going to fumble through the gui to find the new option? How many even know to enable it?


I think it is important to have this enabled in the first place. The new setting is nice though. Especially if you know it's there.

The chance of such user actually needing PUP detection is very low. If they know and need PUP detection, they will find it. If users don't bother to look for it, they don't really need it. After all, PUP are not really malicious, but can be annoying. As well as it can be annoying to send installer into Virus Chest just because a PUP was detected inside of it.

If you take average Joe, he/she could not possibly know what PUPs are and that AV by default does not detect them.

In my tests, avast rarely quarantines the installer. Most of the time, it detects/deletes co-installers (real PUPs) that are hidden/downloaded during install. I consider PUPs real threat to PCs because of they slow PC down and annoy users. Therefore I am all in for during-installation option to turn on PUP detections (EMSISOFT and ESET do that, don't know about others).
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: jrace on October 01, 2014, 06:56:48 PM
Where are?
1. Access to Chest...
2. Access to GrimeFighter free scanning...

I'm lost in the interface...
I'm feeling like Microsoft Office 2003 updating to newer versions and the most question around: "Where is the old and good icon for...".

No. 1. is answered by "Lord_Ami"
No. 2. is found under "Scan"/"Scan for performance issues"
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: Lisandro on October 01, 2014, 07:01:42 PM
Survey is landing in a blank page. Is it only me?
http://www.avast.com/survey?qp_sid=3931950

Probably due to adblock. Had the same experience.
Yeah. Thanks.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: Lisandro on October 01, 2014, 07:05:41 PM
No. 2. is found under "Scan"/"Scan for performance issues"
???
I don't have it... As I have Windows 8.1  :'(
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: DavidR on October 01, 2014, 07:24:17 PM
No. 2. is found under "Scan"/"Scan for performance issues"
???
I don't have it... As I have Windows 8.1  :'(

I don't have it either and I'm running XP Pro on this system - So I rather think it isn't totally OS related, more likely if you don't have Grime Fighter installed you won't have that option in the Scan section.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: Lord_Ami on October 01, 2014, 07:34:26 PM
This means your PC is not supported (as mine) :)

GrimeFighter support for PCs is constantly updated I guess. Mine is Asus K53SV (i5)
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: Para-Noid on October 01, 2014, 07:43:36 PM
This means your PC is not supported (as mine) :)

GrimeFighter support for PCs is constantly updated I guess. Mine is Asus K53SV (i5)

It's more related to which version of Windows you are running...XP, Vista, Win7 or Win8.
I'm also wondering if it related to "bits" as in 32 bit or 64 bit?  ???
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: DavidR on October 01, 2014, 07:47:31 PM
This means your PC is not supported (as mine) :)

GrimeFighter support for PCs is constantly updated I guess. Mine is Asus K53SV (i5)

Not sure who you are addressing - if directed at me I have previously had GrimeFighter installed in early versions of avast 9.0 during testing on this XP Pro system. After beta testing I uninstalled it and unchecked it as an option in further program updates. I have absolutely no requirement for GrimeFighter or similar tools.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: Lord_Ami on October 01, 2014, 08:01:36 PM
This means your PC is not supported (as mine) :)

GrimeFighter support for PCs is constantly updated I guess. Mine is Asus K53SV (i5)

Not sure who you are addressing - if directed at me I have previously had GrimeFighter installed in early versions of avast 9.0 during testing on this XP Pro system. After beta testing I uninstalled it and unchecked it as an option in further program updates. I have absolutely no requirement for GrimeFighter or similar tools.

It was meant for Lisandro :)

Well, I have never managed to install GrimeFighter on my 2 PCs. It is checked but does not install. Hardware is not supported I guess?
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: YLAP on October 01, 2014, 09:01:17 PM
Beta 3  :) It is time for me to jump in. Upgrade from 2014 went smoothly, so far so good. Some errors with Lithuanian translations, I will report them by PM.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: freeforever03 on October 01, 2014, 09:39:27 PM
I just installed Avast Free Beta 3 on my Windows 7 (X86) system. I did a clean installation and everything went well. What I found, however, is that the new Avast is continuously using about 12.5% of my i7 quad core processor (the 2014 version used under 2%). In addition, my boot times have increased by about 30 seconds. Is this due to a setting issue (I imported the setting from my 2014 build) or is this just the way it is. Am I experiencing problems that no one else is seeing?
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: DavidR on October 01, 2014, 09:52:08 PM
I just installed Avast Free Beta 3 on my Windows 7 (X86) system. I did a clean installation and everything went well. What I found, however, is that the new Avast is continuously using about 12.5% of my i7 quad core processor (the 2014 version used under 2%). In addition, my boot times have increased by about 30 seconds. Is this due to a setting issue (I imported the setting from my 2014 build) or is this just the way it is. Am I experiencing problems that no one else is seeing?

What have you got running in the background ?
Avast should really only be using CPU when it is doing something, primarily scanning, checking for updates, etc. Your post prompted me to check, whilst compiling this post my CPU activity for avastSvc.exe is 0%. My CPU is much older and less powerful than yours (see my signature), if anything that should mean a greater use of CPU for longer.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: boe323 on October 01, 2014, 10:02:14 PM
I just installed Avast Free Beta 3 on my Windows 7 (X86) system. I did a clean installation and everything went well. What I found, however, is that the new Avast is continuously using about 12.5% of my i7 quad core processor (the 2014 version used under 2%). In addition, my boot times have increased by about 30 seconds. Is this due to a setting issue (I imported the setting from my 2014 build) or is this just the way it is. Am I experiencing problems that no one else is seeing?
If you have ng installed then set the avast vbox com service to delayed startup, that should solve the login issue, if you don't have it installed then I have no idea why its taking so long, and avast hardly uses any % on my i7 quad, mine is always idling between 0 and 2%. If you do have ng installed, go to the folder with ngtool and open a cmd prompt, type ngtool avast repair, it could be that its stuck trying to make vm's, untick protection in troubleshooting first.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: boe323 on October 01, 2014, 10:14:00 PM
Can you please add config files to the browsers so we can save window size and options etc? I want to add tracking protection to ie, its a pain in the ass to keep setting them up.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: Lord_Ami on October 01, 2014, 10:54:16 PM
Beta 3  :) It is time for me to jump in. Upgrade from 2014 went smoothly, so far so good. Some errors with Lithuanian translations, I will report them by PM.

Just informational note: Language files from beta 2+ are not updated (except English).
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: DJBone on October 02, 2014, 12:25:49 AM
Secure DNS is deactivated after every reboot.

DJBone
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: bob3160 on October 02, 2014, 12:42:19 AM
I still don't see Chrome listed ?
(http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1412145111300-49823.png)
Knock Knock
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: Charyb on October 02, 2014, 01:00:24 AM
I would rather see an option to enable PUP's during the install process. This way a user has a better chance of seeing and making a decision on enabling. How many people are going to fumble through the gui to find the new option? How many even know to enable it?


I think it is important to have this enabled in the first place. The new setting is nice though. Especially if you know it's there.

The chance of such user actually needing PUP detection is very low. If they know and need PUP detection, they will find it. If users don't bother to look for it, they don't really need it. After all, PUP are not really malicious, but can be annoying. As well as it can be annoying to send installer into Virus Chest just because a PUP was detected inside of it.


This isn't what I have experienced. I can't count how many computers I have removed pup's from. Hijacked browsers, search settings, proxy, adware, toolbars, etc. Hard to uninstall, changes internet settings, broken internet connections, etc. Most have never heard of a pup so these are the folks who have a greater need for this type of protection.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: bob3160 on October 02, 2014, 03:09:28 AM
We had a black and white pup as a pet some years ago.  ;D
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: NON on October 02, 2014, 05:28:56 AM
Thank you for the beta3 :)
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: AlphaZab on October 02, 2014, 05:54:35 AM
AVAST 2015 Beta 3 does not work on windows 10 Tech Previews
I know this has just been launched, I hope beta 4/5 avast is working fine in windows 10 Tech Previews :D

Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: Steve7151 on October 02, 2014, 09:54:30 AM
AVAST 2015 Beta 3 does not work on windows 10 Tech Previews
I know this has just been launched, I hope beta 4/5 avast is working fine in windows 10 Tech Previews :D

I doubt it, No one is gonna touch Windows 10 until its in RC.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: happy avast user on October 02, 2014, 12:39:53 PM
Hi all,

Thank you Avast Team for Avast 2015 Beta 3 . :)

I have issues with this Beta 3 which are as follows:

1.Avast Boot-Time scan, the problem is Avast itself.
After two minutes of scanning the following is shown on my screen:

C:/PROGRAM FILES/AVAST SOFTWARE/AVAST/RESOURCES/RESOURCES.PAK ERROR 42125 (ZIP ARCHIVE IS CORRUPTED)

I still have the same above problem in Beta 3, when this be sorted out?

2 I have NG installed, but it does not work at all (for me anyway).

Above also still not working for me, how will I know if it is working or not?

3. My AVAST account shows the following:

LAST UPDATE N/A

LAST KNOWN IP ADDRESS: N/A (NA)

REAL TIME SHIELDS: RED X OFF

VIRUS DEFINITIONS UPDATES: RED X OFF

AVAST FREE ANTIVIRUS  PROGRAM VERSION GREEN CHECK MARK N/A

DEFINITIONS VERSION: GREEN CHECK MARK N/A

SECURITY STATUS: GREEN CHECK MARK SECURED

I hope the issues / problems I have mentioned in Beta 2 and now Beta 3 will be looked into and resolved before RC or final release of AVAST 2015.

Thank you in advance.

 happy avast user :)
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: chmichael on October 02, 2014, 12:42:42 PM
Hello,
  Windows 10 are superb, please add support for the next Avast beta, now i have to use the crappy windows defender :(

Thank you
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: Vlk on October 02, 2014, 03:27:40 PM
Survey is landing in a blank page. Is it only me?
http://www.avast.com/survey?qp_sid=3931950

Probably due to adblock. Had the same experience.

Which browser and ad blocker are you using? I can't repro this.

Thanks
Vlk
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: Lord_Ami on October 02, 2014, 03:43:55 PM
Adblock plus and latest Chrome 64bit stable. Easylist and easyprivacy + adblock.sander85.com filter.

Has anyone else noticed that Facebook chat turns grey (off) and wants to reconnect with AIS? I'm also running Malwarebytes Anti exploit free. When I disable avast protection Facebook chat is able to reconnect.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: miguelgrado on October 02, 2014, 04:05:38 PM
Adblock plus and latest Chrome 64bit stable. Easylist and easyprivacy + adblock.sander85.com filter.

Has anyone else noticed that Facebook chat turns grey (off) and wants to reconnect with AIS? I'm also running Malwarebytes Anti exploit free. When I disable avast protection Facebook chat is able to reconnect.

Disable Adblock on that page and be shown correct
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: Lord_Ami on October 02, 2014, 04:15:25 PM
Yes I already know that and suggested it here to one member :)
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: JuninhoSlo on October 02, 2014, 04:45:42 PM
Thank you for Avast Free 2015 Beta 3 10.0.2201
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: DavidR on October 02, 2014, 04:49:36 PM
I getting the same problem which was present in beta2 - Hardened Mode enabled and set to Aggressive - hardened mode alerts, click the Add an exclusion option.

Check the Exclusions and there is no entry placed in the Hardened Mode section.

I had already manually placed this executables path in the File Paths - shouldn't that have had the File System Shield ignored that file completely ?

Notice the path in the attached image, it is using the 8.3 format and using the 'tilde' PROGRA~1 on the Program Files folder - whilst I had the full path in my exclusion. This use of the tilde seems to be a throw back to many avast versions ago - but back then both the tilde concatenation and the full path would have been used and accepted.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: Para-Noid on October 02, 2014, 07:21:03 PM
Hello,
  Windows 10 are superb, please add support for the next Avast beta, now i have to use the crappy windows defender :(

Thank you

What do you mean by "Windows 10"?

Windows 10 is still in the development stage. Once it becomes a release candidate MS will then
allow antivirus vendors to support Win10. Until then Microsoft has total control while the tons of
bugs are worked out. IOW Windows 10 is not stable yet.

Additional: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=155883.msg1130318#msg1130318
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: Para-Noid on October 02, 2014, 07:29:34 PM
Like DavidR I have noticed the same discrepancy.
What puzzles me the most is that avast itself is triggering the pop-up.  ???
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: Lisandro on October 02, 2014, 09:26:57 PM
Hello,
  Windows 10 are superb, please add support for the next Avast beta, now i have to use the crappy windows defender :(

Thank you
Search the forum. Compatibility only with RC versions from 12-18 months from now according to Microsoft.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: Lisandro on October 02, 2014, 09:29:48 PM
Survey is landing in a blank page. Is it only me?
http://www.avast.com/survey?qp_sid=3931950

Probably due to adblock. Had the same experience.

Which browser and ad blocker are you using? I can't repro this.

Thanks
Vlk
I was using Firefox 32.0.3 with AdBlock Plus with the following lists:
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: Chuck58 on October 03, 2014, 01:39:48 AM
I tried the 2015 Beta 3 just out of curiosity. I got the browser links on the desktop with the NG, but Google Chrome current version wouldn't open at all and MSIE 9 was dead slow. When it finally opened after over 2 minutes, got a blank screen for another couple of minutes before the homepage opened. But no bookmarks came along with the browser.

I typed in an address and it took a full 3 minutes for the page to begin to open. After waiting another several minutes, I gave up. The page never did fully finish opening. I tried another link and same thing. I reverted back to my prior setup. I'll wait for the final and see what happens.

This all could be a result of my 2008 Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop, Vista 32 bit and all updates with 4G RAM, Intel Pentium dual quad processor T2390, 1.86ghz. No virtualization available in BIOS.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: Ryle on October 03, 2014, 01:46:41 AM
support for windows 10 tp? im getting a 0x00005 error.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: kenny556 on October 03, 2014, 06:48:41 AM
I have a windows 7 64bit. I have installed, beta 3 on it how do i know if NG is working correctly? I don't see any function or Desktop icons everyone has been talking about? Also does NG have to function to get DynaGen detections? or is it not online yet?
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: Para-Noid on October 03, 2014, 03:58:50 PM
support for windows 10 tp? im getting a 0x00005 error.

Win10 isn't even out for alpha testing. It will be 12 to 18 months before avast will be compatible
with Win10. Win10 is not stable enough for even alpha testing. When Win10 becomes a Release
Candidate (RC) then you can try installing avast. MS will be making tons of code changes before
it's even ready for public beta testing. Have patience.

https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=155951.msg1130646#msg1130646
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=155794.msg1130644#msg1130644
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: jrace on October 03, 2014, 04:59:18 PM

@ Para-Noid:

check here = http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/preview
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: hmmmmm123 on October 03, 2014, 05:00:28 PM
Have yet to give this a try.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: Para-Noid on October 03, 2014, 06:54:47 PM

@ Para-Noid:

check here = http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/preview

The keyword is "preview". Meaning it isn't ready for release.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: boe323 on October 03, 2014, 08:57:50 PM
I tried the 2015 Beta 3 just out of curiosity. I got the browser links on the desktop with the NG, but Google Chrome current version wouldn't open at all and MSIE 9 was dead slow. When it finally opened after over 2 minutes, got a blank screen for another couple of minutes before the homepage opened. But no bookmarks came along with the browser.

I typed in an address and it took a full 3 minutes for the page to begin to open. After waiting another several minutes, I gave up. The page never did fully finish opening. I tried another link and same thing. I reverted back to my prior setup. I'll wait for the final and see what happens.

This all could be a result of my 2008 Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop, Vista 32 bit and all updates with 4G RAM, Intel Pentium dual quad processor T2390, 1.86ghz. No virtualization available in BIOS.
I would have to agree lol.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: bob3160 on October 04, 2014, 12:53:46 AM
I tried the 2015 Beta 3 just out of curiosity. I got the browser links on the desktop with the NG, but Google Chrome current version wouldn't open at all and MSIE 9 was dead slow. When it finally opened after over 2 minutes, got a blank screen for another couple of minutes before the homepage opened. But no bookmarks came along with the browser.

I typed in an address and it took a full 3 minutes for the page to begin to open. After waiting another several minutes, I gave up. The page never did fully finish opening. I tried another link and same thing. I reverted back to my prior setup. I'll wait for the final and see what happens.

This all could be a result of my 2008 Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop, Vista 32 bit and all updates with 4G RAM, Intel Pentium dual quad processor T2390, 1.86ghz. No virtualization available in BIOS.
I would have to agree lol.
Right after installation, if your system has the feature, avast! is setting up it's Virtual Machine. This takes a considerable amount of resources and when it first sets this up, everything crawls.
Go for a walk, do something good for someone else, once you come back and this task has been accomplished, your computer will again behave itself
as before.
This only happens after installation when you system is rebooted after the initial install. Thereafter, no more delays. :)
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: audiomachine on October 04, 2014, 02:43:19 AM
Hello Avast team, developers,

I have one issue after fresh installation of this Beta3 of Avast Free. After every restart Im stucked before the logon screen. It just stays black for a couple of seconds or minutes. Could you please investigate and fix this problem. Im using Windows 8.1.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: bob3160 on October 04, 2014, 02:55:44 AM
Hello Avast team, developers,

I have one issue after fresh installation of this Beta3 of Avast Free. After every restart Im stucked before the logon screen. It just stays black for a couple of seconds or minutes. Could you please investigate and fix this problem. Im using Windows 8.1.
Try a repair:
Programs and features > select avast! > Scroll down and select Repair.
When finished, REBOOT
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: Chuck58 on October 04, 2014, 04:15:02 AM
I tried the 2015 Beta 3 just out of curiosity. I got the browser links on the desktop with the NG, but Google Chrome current version wouldn't open at all and MSIE 9 was dead slow. When it finally opened after over 2 minutes, got a blank screen for another couple of minutes before the homepage opened. But no bookmarks came along with the browser.

I typed in an address and it took a full 3 minutes for the page to begin to open. After waiting another several minutes, I gave up. The page never did fully finish opening. I tried another link and same thing. I reverted back to my prior setup. I'll wait for the final and see what happens.

This all could be a result of my 2008 Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop, Vista 32 bit and all updates with 4G RAM, Intel Pentium dual quad processor T2390, 1.86ghz. No virtualization available in BIOS.
I would have to agree lol.
Right after installation, if your system has the feature, avast! is setting up it's Virtual Machine. This takes a considerable amount of resources and when it first sets this up, everything crawls.
Go for a walk, do something good for someone else, once you come back and this task has been accomplished, your computer will again behave itself
as before.
This only happens after installation when you system is rebooted after the initial install. Thereafter, no more delays. :)

Thanks Bob. I've read this entire thread now and saw some comments about older computers, and the necessity of having virtualization available. I may download again and give it another try, although I'm far from a beta tester. I only surf 'safe' places, forums etc - or listen to oldies music on Youtube.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: davidtee1976 on October 04, 2014, 09:19:57 AM
AVAST 2015 Beta 3 does not work on windows 10 Tech Previews
I know this has just been launched, I hope beta 4/5 avast is working fine in windows 10 Tech Previews :D

I doubt it, No one is gonna touch Windows 10 until its in RC.
Others antivirus vendors must had touch it. There heaps of antivirus software that works on Windows 10. I tried a few
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: davidtee1976 on October 04, 2014, 09:24:08 AM
Looks like avast might be loosing a customer as in me. I believe this should work for Windows 10. I tried few other antivirus softwares and all works excellent on Windows 10. It only avast not working :(
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: audiomachine on October 04, 2014, 10:05:35 AM
Hello Avast team, developers,

I have one issue after fresh installation of this Beta3 of Avast Free. After every restart Im stucked before the logon screen. It just stays black for a couple of seconds or minutes. Could you please investigate and fix this problem. Im using Windows 8.1.
Try a repair:
Programs and features > select avast! > Scroll down and select Repair.
When finished, REBOOT

Hi Bob,

thanks for your response. Ive tried it but the issue has been not solved. Its a bug in the program.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: CraigB on October 04, 2014, 10:31:40 AM
Looks like avast might be loosing a customer as in me. I believe this should work for Windows 10. I tried few other antivirus softwares and all works excellent on Windows 10. It only avast not working :(
Just because some other AV's are looking like they're working with Win10 preview you can't rely on it, like in the development stages with Win8 other AV's were not recommended to be used until the later RC versions.

Using a preview version is pre Alpha build which is pre Beta to pre RC so you really cant expect AV companies to guarantee functionality and reliably protect you for some time yet.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: RejZoR on October 04, 2014, 11:34:01 AM
Looks like avast might be loosing a customer as in me. I believe this should work for Windows 10. I tried few other antivirus softwares and all works excellent on Windows 10. It only avast not working :(

You are greatly overreacting and exaggerating the situation. You can't possibly expect full support for a product that has hardly entered development...

This is how development cycles usually go:

- Prototype (rough idea)
- Technology preview (presentation of ideas planned) <----------- WIN10 TP IS CURRENTLY HERE
- Alpha versions (further development of planned stuff)
- Beta versions (major bugfixes and improvements)
- Release Candidate versions (major changes halted, fixing of existing features)
- RTM version (released to partners)
- Final release (released to customers)

So you can see where Windows 10 Technology Preview lands in the development cycle. You can expect better support from avast! side somewhere around BETA version stage though most start adding support in the RC or RTM stage when things are already fully finalized.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: valsamis.d on October 04, 2014, 01:41:21 PM
Hi all! Installed 2015 Beta3 Pro edition in my Win 8.1 x64 and noticed a couple  things:

1) The Windows Notification Center states that I need to enable spyware and virus protection.
2) The Avast! taskbar menu reads "avast! shields control -> Enable all shield (4 disabled)" but the main Avast! screen in "Open avast! user interface" displays "YOU ARE PROTECTED/All shields active/Everything up-to-date"

Has anyone else noticed the same behavior?
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: bob3160 on October 04, 2014, 01:53:57 PM
Have you rebooted since installing ?
If you have, here's a simple fix:
http://youtu.be/5eqPZUxmbOY (http://youtu.be/5eqPZUxmbOY)
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: CraigB on October 04, 2014, 01:54:38 PM
Right click the avast ball and choose disable all shields, wait a few moments then re-enable and all should be fixed.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: mokito on October 04, 2014, 03:59:23 PM
getting avast free beta 3 installed for now (not going to try IS version until  its final) ;)
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: AlphaZab on October 04, 2014, 05:10:27 PM
than you are busy requested avast runs on windows 10, better help avast team solve solution BUG for avast 2015

I found the problem on the close avast for taskbar

can be seen

(http://s9.postimg.org/kvmy4w8m5/Cropper_Capture_2.gif)

manual view
http://s9.postimg.org/kvmy4w8m5/Cropper_Capture_2.gif

eror upload via forum avast

I hope solved next beta

os : windows 7 32bit sp1
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: bob3160 on October 04, 2014, 05:14:18 PM
than you are busy requested avast runs on windows 10, better help avast team solve solution BUG for avast 2015

I found the problem on the close avast for taskbar

can be seen

(http://s9.postimg.org/kvmy4w8m5/Cropper_Capture_2.gif)

I hope solved next beta

os : windows 7 32bit sp1
Sorry you picture isn't there.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: skinnypops on October 04, 2014, 05:31:25 PM
clean install beta 3 with virtualization disabled. vbox, ng etc. all loaded but no ng icons. ng inoperable. reinstalled w/virtualization
enabled and now almost everything working well. only problem, as usual, AOS kills IE. google fine. IE works ok in virtual mode except
starts in default mode.
did note ng requires 400 -600 megs memory to operate. makes this old system run pretty slow in ng mode with only 1.94 gig total
memory available.
normal mode excellent with very low memory and cpu consumption. maybe feels a bit lighter than 2014.
overall i think will be excellent product when finished. will continue testing.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: DavidR on October 04, 2014, 07:15:29 PM
than you are busy requested avast runs on windows 10, better help avast team solve solution BUG for avast 2015

I found the problem on the close avast for taskbar

can be seen
<snip image url>
I hope solved next beta

os : windows 7 32bit sp1
Sorry you picture isn't there.

The image (video clip) is there, showing that the avast UI won't close using the right click on the Taskbar tab for avast. EDIT: added image extract of puturaya20 link, this is only a still image not video, but you should get the picture (excuse the pun).

It also doesn't work with XP Pro either - the Alt+F4 keyboard shortcut does work. I had switched the self-defence off in case that might have been effecting it.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: Soure73 on October 05, 2014, 02:50:49 PM
 Apparently i found a bug is this latest Avast beta3. :(
Today i tried to use windows update but i was allways getting this error code:803D000A and was unable to download any update.
Disabling all Avast shields resolved the problem.

PS: I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit


Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: boe323 on October 05, 2014, 10:33:01 PM
doesn't work on windows 8.1 with avast premier either lol, no big deal, hardly anyone ever uses that shortcut, I never use the taskbar to close anything tbh.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: Lisandro on October 05, 2014, 11:13:58 PM
I can't believe the update from beta 2 to beta 3 deleted my antispam blacklist...
I'm sure, completely sure it was there. I've upgraded, not clean install. Now it's empty  >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: valsamis.d on October 06, 2014, 02:13:22 PM
Have you rebooted since installing ?
If you have, here's a simple fix:
http://youtu.be/5eqPZUxmbOY (http://youtu.be/5eqPZUxmbOY)

Right click the avast ball and choose disable all shields, wait a few moments then re-enable and all should be fixed.

bob3160 and CraigB thanks so much for the hint!

Unfortunately the trick did not work. "disable all shields" did not have any effect at all; i.e. no warning message, nothing! So I rebooted my laptop and then I got a PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA BSOD message referring to (gwdrv.sys) which is a driver of the GlassWire network monitoring tool (https://www.glasswire.com/). Reverting back to avast! 2014 solved this problem. So it looks like there's an incompatibility between avast! 2015 and GlassWire.

Thanks again for your help!
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: bob3160 on October 06, 2014, 02:18:49 PM
Have you rebooted since installing ?
If you have, here's a simple fix:
http://youtu.be/5eqPZUxmbOY (http://youtu.be/5eqPZUxmbOY)

Right click the avast ball and choose disable all shields, wait a few moments then re-enable and all should be fixed.

bob3160 and CraigB thanks so much for the hint!

Unfortunately the trick did not work. "disable all shields" did not have any effect at all; i.e. no warning message, nothing! So I rebooted my laptop and then I got a PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA BSOD message referring to (gwdrv.sys) which is a driver of the GlassWire network monitoring tool (https://www.glasswire.com/ (https://www.glasswire.com/)). Reverting back to avast! 2014 solved this problem. So it looks like there's an incompatibility between avast! 2015 and GlassWire.

Thanks again for your help!
I had reported the incompatibility to GlassWire right after they release their last beta. Apparently they still haven't corrected the problem.
My action was different from yours. I removed GlassWire and stayed with the current beta version of avast!. :)
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: boe323 on October 06, 2014, 03:28:56 PM
Anything new yet ?
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: bob3160 on October 06, 2014, 03:33:42 PM
Anything new yet ?
New on What ???
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: valsamis.d on October 06, 2014, 06:33:08 PM

I had reported the incompatibility to GlassWire right after they release their last beta. Apparently they still haven't corrected the problem.
My action was different from yours. I removed GlassWire and stayed with the current beta version of avast!. :)

Oops... sorry about that bob3160... I'm not sure how I missed your report about GlassWire and avast! 2015... As of now I also uninstalled GlassWire and went to avast! 2015  ;) Thanks again for the tip!
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: HDW38 on October 06, 2014, 07:43:41 PM
Anything new yet ?
New on What ???

Beta4?
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: Dumi86 on October 06, 2014, 07:47:25 PM
final release?   ???
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: Pondus on October 06, 2014, 08:10:46 PM
final release?   ???
If you dont see it here ..... then there is nothing new
And since they call it 2015, should give a clue ......


Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: Nek on October 07, 2014, 07:35:00 PM
I just installed beta, over 2014 version, in my laptop with win8.
No problem so far!!! Keep up the good work!!!
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: Rompin Raider on October 09, 2014, 05:18:11 AM
This discussion got very quiet.  ;)
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: bob3160 on October 09, 2014, 02:21:52 PM
This discussion got very quiet.  ;)
Everyone is away on a cruise..... :) :)
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: Rompin Raider on October 09, 2014, 04:13:03 PM
And I was "left behind"!  8)
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: DavidR on October 09, 2014, 04:18:50 PM
This discussion got very quiet.  ;)

Must be time for another beta refresh (or higher) ;D
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: bob3160 on October 09, 2014, 04:26:11 PM
This discussion got very quiet.  ;)

Must be time for another beta refresh (or higher) ;D
I'd like to see just one more beta before the actual release to the public. :)
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: Secondmineboy on October 09, 2014, 08:34:41 PM
Im having DNS issues and driver cannot be loaded errors in Device-Manager. Without Avast its working fine.

OS is Win 8.1 Update 2 64-Bit, Avast Premier Beta 3.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: HDW38 on October 09, 2014, 08:44:39 PM
This discussion got very quiet.  ;)

Must be time for another beta refresh (or higher) ;D
I'd like to see just one more beta before the actual release to the public. :)
+ 1  :)
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: ftluongson on October 10, 2014, 04:28:59 AM
Avast 2015 beta anymore so how much ?
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: CraigB on October 10, 2014, 04:35:42 AM
Avast 2015 beta anymore so how much ?
Yes it's still beta, it'll be ready when they feel it's ready and there is no set release date.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: TrueIndian on October 10, 2014, 06:18:38 AM
And what about the bragged dyna-gen technology and this NG thing?? I have not seen even a penny bit of improvement in beta 3 deepscreen.Don't know if its just me?  :o

Silence from the developers doesn't help in improving Avast! Detection ratios at AV-Test and AV-Comparatives where avast's performance has been rather poor and unacceptable from start of 2014 and we have always had some lame excuses but no real improvement.Even if these tests are like a drop in the bucket it doesn't mean to perform so badly.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: zerotox on October 10, 2014, 10:29:49 AM
Hopefully they will prove me wrong but I don't expect much difference in the final release as well. Wait for Beta 2, OK waiting, wait for Beta 3 for improvement - waiting and so on. Don't test it not all features work as they should yet - OK, but I don't expect much different results even with the final release. Alas - I have still more than a year of my Internet Security license.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: bob3160 on October 10, 2014, 10:35:08 AM
Hopefully they will prove me wrong but I don't expect much difference in the final release as well. Wait for Beta 2, OK waiting, wait for Beta 3 for improvement - waiting and so on. Don't test it not all features work as they should yet - OK, but I don't expect much different results even with the final release. Alas - I have still more than a year of my Internet Security license.
So you've become infected since you started using avast! ???
I haven't in over 10 years but we may use our computers differently.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: zerotox on October 10, 2014, 10:49:26 AM
Well, I haven't been infected using other products as well but when your arguments come down to that when other things, bugs, poorly or half-implemented features are not addressed then there's no point in discussion. And as someone else here pointed - it is becoming quite silent on this thread.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: bob3160 on October 10, 2014, 10:52:42 AM
Well, I haven't been infected using other products as well but when your arguments come down to that when other things, bugs, poorly or half-implemented features are not addressed then there's no point in discussion. And as someone else here pointed - it is becoming quite silent on this thread.
It's beta and this is where you post problems that developers then work to correct.
When a new version is available, it will be posted.
Learn some patience. A half baked release isn't what I want just because someone is in a hurry.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: zerotox on October 10, 2014, 11:59:43 AM
That's exactly the problem - I too don't want a half-baked release but I think that's what Avast releases have been for more than an year now - promises for new features, half-implementation and then again in a circle. As I said hopefully this release will prove me wrong.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Beta3 (10.0.2201)
Post by: bob3160 on October 10, 2014, 12:09:38 PM
I would have to agree with your concerns if your concerns resulted in your system being compromised.
That hasn't happened to you or to me.
I'm not as concerned as you. :)