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Title: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: hectic-mmv on October 10, 2014, 07:41:11 PM
Hi all,
I'm excited to inform you about AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (build number 10.0.2202).

In AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 you can find mainly stability a performance improvements:

Known issues?
- we are not aware of them, find and report to us ;)

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 previous AVAST 2015 betas:

• 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 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: schmidthouse on October 10, 2014, 08:31:15 PM
Thanks for the release.  :)
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: Secondmineboy on October 10, 2014, 08:34:02 PM
Will test if the DNS issues are still there on my system.

Will Dyna-Gen be in at some point? Or is it postponed?
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: NON on October 10, 2014, 08:36:47 PM
Thanks for the release :)
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: YLAP on October 10, 2014, 09:01:29 PM
Update from 2201 to 2202 - fighting with Security Center not recognizing avast! at all :D And what is "8 karma" near my email in the interface? :D
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: Secondmineboy on October 10, 2014, 09:06:07 PM
I think that has something to do with GrimeFighter.

I think its just unneccessary.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: YLAP on October 10, 2014, 09:17:26 PM
Repair fixed my stubborn Security / Action Center here  :) Thanks God I still have all my 8 karma's left  ;D
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: Secondmineboy on October 10, 2014, 09:20:01 PM
No DNS issues like before so far. Good job.

Will keep an eye on it :)
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: RejZoR on October 10, 2014, 09:28:07 PM
Hm, updated from Beta3 to RC1 using built-i updater and i don't have any Security Center issues on Windows 8.1.1.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: DavidR on October 10, 2014, 09:48:24 PM
Updating from beta 3 UI - Program Update.

EDIT:
Checking on some prior problems with Hardened Mode - Aggressive:
Previously when the hardened mode threw up an alert, clicking the Add to exclusion, etc. failed to add it to the Global Exceptions - Hardened Mode. I have yet to see if that has been resolved.

I'm not confident it has, as manually adding a full file path to the Hardened Mode exclusions, isn't saved. If you OK your way out of the exclusions and come back in the entry isn't there.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: giogio on October 10, 2014, 09:51:09 PM
Thank you for the release.
Updated from beta 3 from the GUI, in the next reboot unfortunately my security center not recognize avast..
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: Secondmineboy on October 10, 2014, 09:52:20 PM
Try a couple reboots. If that does not help run a Avast repair :)
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: DJBone on October 10, 2014, 09:54:37 PM
Updated from beta 3 from the GUI, in the next reboot unfortunately my security center not recognize avast..
Had the same problem. Solved by a second reboot.

DJBone
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: Secondmineboy on October 10, 2014, 09:58:29 PM
Do not have this problem here.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: Eddy on October 10, 2014, 10:05:22 PM
Muhaha

avast is blocking avast ;D
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: Secondmineboy on October 10, 2014, 10:06:40 PM
LOL, also saw this with Safe Zone Browser.

These should be whitelisted :)
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: giogio on October 10, 2014, 10:14:06 PM
Try a couple reboots. If that does not help run a Avast repair :)
Yeppp.. I had to do the repair option because a couple of reboot didn't help.Thk ;)
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: mokito on October 10, 2014, 10:17:17 PM
downloading.. let's see
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: bob3160 on October 10, 2014, 10:34:16 PM
(http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1412973128647-18218.png)
When is this ever going to be fixed ???
I have no intentions of using either Yahoo or Bing and certainly don't want my homepage changed.  :'(
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: Charyb on October 10, 2014, 11:11:58 PM
Hi Bob. Even in the paid version you are limited to and required to select one of the two search providers and agree to the terms. Having to agree to a third parties terms after paying for AIS is ridiculous.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: DavidR on October 10, 2014, 11:24:32 PM
What is this 8 Karma to the right of the email address ?

Or perhaps, why is it there ?
Clicking it displays the logon screen for my.avast.com, in the User Interface - Exactly what happens of you clicked on the email address.

So perhaps the question should be why the redundancy ?
I thought that we/avast were meant be removing the email address.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: Charyb on October 10, 2014, 11:33:42 PM
You earn Karma with each Grimefighter scan. Yeah!

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2457784,00.asp (http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2457784,00.asp)
Quote
Each scan earns you points called "Karma," but, as with Jumpshot, there's nothing you can do with these points yet. They do serve to measure how much work the scan had to do, and a scan that reveals a new threat for the program's database gets an extra dash of karma.


I have 10 karma and Grimefighter doesn't even install on my system.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: Mahmudul Hasan Shohag on October 10, 2014, 11:36:36 PM
Something hidden there..!! not showing in English language. It appeared in Bengali language.. Its look bad.. :(
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: Charyb on October 10, 2014, 11:46:23 PM
When I click there it takes me to an Avast 2015 survey.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: bob3160 on October 10, 2014, 11:48:13 PM
I'm on Windows 8.1 Grimefighter isn't installed:
(http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1412977520068-86401.png)
I did create a video showing how SmartScan works. Wonder if that's why I have
so much karma? Maybe it's just my personality ???
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: DavidR on October 11, 2014, 01:12:31 AM
You earn Karma with each Grimefighter scan. Yeah!

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2457784,00.asp (http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2457784,00.asp)
Quote
Each scan earns you points called "Karma," but, as with Jumpshot, there's nothing you can do with these points yet. They do serve to measure how much work the scan had to do, and a scan that reveals a new threat for the program's database gets an extra dash of karma.

I have 10 karma and Grimefighter doesn't even install on my system.

Snap - I didn't like the concept of GrimeFighter - the same as the other optimisation programs. So I left the option checked in a very early beta when it was first introduced as a concept and to gather stats on it.

I have never installed it or run it - and ensure that option is unchecked when doing a custom install of avast. So how I manage Karma points is beyond me. For me GrimeFighter is Bad Karma ;D
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: Janl92l on October 11, 2014, 01:38:29 AM
i get this error ng log:
11.10.2014 01:19:49.421   868 | Installing VirtualBox...
11.10.2014 01:19:51.289  4032 | error: CLSID_SessionAsw creation failed, error: 0x80040154


Any Solution?
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: TrueIndian on October 11, 2014, 04:35:09 AM
Will Dyna-Gen be in at some point? Or is it postponed?

That is the same thing I am interested in.Don't know if there is really going to be dyna-gen as promised in 2015 version or is it just one of those marketing hypes again.  ::)
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: RejZoR on October 11, 2014, 07:46:51 AM
I'm a bit disappointed by all the silence going on around v2015 version (testing and later). I don't remember suck lack of communication and overall silence between users/testers and the team. I've only seen them around for few issues people were having but many things went by unanswered and Dyna-gen is certainly one of them. Or some general idea where DeepScreen with NG is planned to go. I mean, i still love avast!, but they always seem to have great plans and then nothing happens. Auto Sandbox promised a lot but in my eyes delivered very little. They say it had tons of detections yet i've seen like only few of them in all the years. If something is truly effective, even end users notice it, not just devs on their backend statistics. When ThreatFire was still actual, i've seen so many heuristic behavioral detections i could see it as super effective. Kaspersky PDM? I've seen it detect stuff so many times i just can't deny its efficiency. BitDefender's AVC? Seen it hundreds of times. Then DeepScreen arrived and while it did fix the EXE execution transparency which was a bit awkward with Auto Sandbox, it's efficiency was still very poor in my eyes as i rarely ever see it detect anything. Like they only use highly specialized behavior detection rules for only malware families and not general heuristics for broader ranges of malware. So, how will NG improve things if at all? If you just plan to replace old VM with new one and not invest in it further from that we won't see any real results. And here is another thing that is bothering me. Most of other companies, when they launch a new version with new protection capabilities, they in most cases already operate at near full capacity on release day. With avast! it's a very annoying trend of announcing something with new version and the announced features then slowly and gradually get incorporated over the upcoming months. And then new version arrives and again does the same. It's also a bit annoying from a promotion side for us, users and promoters. You're suppose to tell users (and attract them this way) that new version is so much better but in reality it's not and it will or might become better over time. People don't go into things because they "might" get great over time. They want to use them because they are great this very moment and might become even better in the future. Someone at avast! should really do something about it.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: Asyn on October 11, 2014, 07:55:52 AM
What is this 8 Karma to the right of the email address ?
Good question, I'm also interested in an answer.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: Eddy on October 11, 2014, 09:39:15 AM
Sofar it is working on non SSE2 systems.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: AlphaZab on October 11, 2014, 09:43:01 AM
dafuq !!!! no fix right click on the Taskbar tab for avas rc 1

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 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: CraigB on October 11, 2014, 10:16:48 AM
This whole Grimefighter and childish Karma points scoring needs to be pulled from the program, Grimefighter has caused nothing but problems on users systems and then the customers have to also deal with trying to get their money back at the same time as repairing their messed up systems, modules such as Grimefighter are really unnecessary and just another poorly designed marketing tactic imo :(
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: jl747 on October 11, 2014, 10:33:16 AM
Update from 2201 to 2202 - fighting with Security Center not recognizing avast! at all :D And what is "8 karma" near my email in the interface? :D

I saw this too.

I wondered what it is.
I do not have Grime Fighter installed as someone stated that it might be a part of that program.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: Lord_Ami on October 11, 2014, 11:04:25 AM
karma - some kind of valuation of user's usage of avast!. This is from translation file. I guess it's still not fully implemented so there's no real way of telling what it actually does (where you get points from) :)
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: AndreaVr on October 11, 2014, 12:04:51 PM
I do not know if it's a translation error but how come instead of logout is this?

Another anomaly, if I scan the network ok by me as security without any problems, but if I do the smart system scan tells me that there is a problem in the network that is not yet able to resolve

Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: TrueIndian on October 11, 2014, 12:36:09 PM
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=156508.msg1133454#msg1133454

ReJ,just nailed it!! If it ain't going to be there (dyna-gen) then why advertise it?

So far in my test,I have seen only like 2 detections from NG.I dont expect this to change in RC version either.So devs please tell us about this?? Where is this NG and dyna stuff going? Is it going to be actually functional and effective with malware detections or just end up failing like it always does.  ::)

The silence from the developers does not improve avast anyways.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: Soure73 on October 11, 2014, 01:26:20 PM
 I was having problems with Windows Update not working with Avast free 2015 beta3 but the problem still remains the same with Avast release candidate 1 :(

I started a topic here: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=156282.msg1132191#msg1132191 and got some help but to no avail the problem is still there.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: schmidthouse on October 11, 2014, 06:24:11 PM
This whole Grimefighter and childish Karma points scoring needs to be pulled from the program, Grimefighter has caused nothing but problems on users systems and then the customers have to also deal with trying to get their money back at the same time as repairing their messed up systems, modules such as Grimefighter are really unnecessary and just another poorly designed marketing tactic imo :(

I couldn't AGREE more!
However the degree to which Avast listens to the concerns of it's users with most of the issues and I can't help including 3rd.Party tech support here, is and has change drastically over the last couple of years.
I've said this before and I'll say it again, "These things have a habbit of biting you in the ass" in time!!
The childish Karma thing in the GUI imho is a " Bait and Catch" tactic to bring attention to this module.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: Andrey,pro on October 11, 2014, 07:12:48 PM
Grime Fighter Free still broken in Russian.

Why did the program program name was changed to Avast?

UPD: there is something wrong with Home network security in this RC1 build, it didn't warn me about default password on my router.
UPD2: I logged into web interface and did a scan with avast and this time it warned me about weak password...
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: bob3160 on October 11, 2014, 07:41:16 PM
Grime Fighter Free still broken in Russian.

Why did the program program name was changed to Avast?

UPD: there is something wrong with Home network security in this RC1 build, it didn't warn me about default password on my router.
UPD2: I logged into web interface and did a scan with avast and this time it warned me about weak password...
Because the year isn't really part of the name. Simply check the version number to see if it's the latest version.
(Simply a guess on my part)
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: HDW38 on October 11, 2014, 07:57:15 PM
You earn Karma with each Grimefighter scan. Yeah!

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2457784,00.asp (http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2457784,00.asp)
Quote
Each scan earns you points called "Karma," but, as with Jumpshot, there's nothing you can do with these points yet. They do serve to measure how much work the scan had to do, and a scan that reveals a new threat for the program's database gets an extra dash of karma.

I have 10 karma and Grimefighter doesn't even install on my system.

Snap - I didn't like the concept of GrimeFighter - the same as the other optimisation programs. So I left the option checked in a very early beta when it was first introduced as a concept and to gather stats on it.

I have never installed it or run it - and ensure that option is unchecked when doing a custom install of avast. So how I manage Karma points is beyond me. For me GrimeFighter is Bad Karma ;D
@DavidR
Hi!

That's my experience and opinion, too. I got just 8 points. Why?
 ;)
HDW
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: Vlk on October 11, 2014, 09:49:54 PM
Karma has nothing to do with GrimeFighter, actually.

It's a new "credit" system where users will be awarded points (karma points) for doing various things inside avast (running scans, blocking viruses, submitting samples, writing to the forum, recommending avast etc etc). It will become fully functional next week.

Thanks
Vlk
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: Secondmineboy on October 11, 2014, 09:54:22 PM
What can we do with these Points? :)
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: jrace on October 11, 2014, 10:21:41 PM
What can we do with these Points? :)

....just be proud of!!! - ???
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: Secondmineboy on October 11, 2014, 10:24:09 PM
I hope not :)
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: DavidR on October 11, 2014, 10:41:35 PM
Karma has nothing to do with GrimeFighter, actually.

It's a new "credit" system where users will be awarded points (karma points) for doing various things inside avast (running scans, blocking viruses, submitting samples, writing to the forum, recommending avast etc etc). It will become fully functional next week.

Thanks
Vlk

Thanks for the explanation - though I'm not sure why it would need to be displayed in the UI - also the choice of Karma may have different connotations around the world.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: Vlk on October 11, 2014, 10:51:45 PM
Eventually, we foresee rewarding the participants with most karma points with various prizes - free licenses, avast swag etc.

Thanks
Vlk
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: raliens81 on October 11, 2014, 11:11:52 PM
This version cause problem any stream video youtube
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: bob3160 on October 11, 2014, 11:16:55 PM
This version cause problem any stream video youtube
No problems here. You aren't giving us any information to work with. This makes help impossible.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: raliens81 on October 11, 2014, 11:30:21 PM
This version cause problem any stream video youtube
No problems here. You aren't giving us any information to work with. This makes help impossible.

not open the video saying that it was an error. I istalled the old version and the error has disappeared
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: raliens81 on October 11, 2014, 11:34:29 PM
this error:

http://www.google.it/imgres?imgurl=http%3A%2F%2Fi49.tinypic.com%2Fne69nm.jpg&imgrefurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tomshw.it%2Fforum%2Fsoftware-e-utility%2F265005-strano-errore-su-youtube.html&h=502&w=704&tbnid=th39wq-go1lGJM%3A&zoom=1&docid=mtxJSTn3ROyvjM&ei=RKI5VInUD8PMygOVo4GYCA&tbm=isch&client=firefox-a&ved=0CCYQMygHMAc&iact=rc&uact=3&dur=239&page=1&start=0&ndsp=32
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: bob3160 on October 11, 2014, 11:35:48 PM
So how is that an avast! error or problem ???
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: raliens81 on October 11, 2014, 11:37:25 PM
So how is that an avast! error or problem ???

when I reinstalled the old version this problem has disappeared
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: bob3160 on October 11, 2014, 11:41:39 PM
So how is that an avast! error or problem ???

when I reinstalled the old version this problem has disappeared
Firewall ??? Not allowing the new avast! ???
Again, we have no information so I'm stabbing in the dark.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: DavidR on October 11, 2014, 11:56:31 PM
So how is that an avast! error or problem ???

when I reinstalled the old version this problem has disappeared
Firewall ??? Not allowing the new avast! ???
Again, we have no information so I'm stabbing in the dark.

It would probably be best to start your own new topic (if it isn't the firewall blocking avast) and we can try to help - put all the information you have here in that.  Otherwise your issue is likely to become lost in this topic, which is likely to get very large.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: TerraX on October 12, 2014, 01:12:00 AM
@David
Is in my opinion the best solution. ;)

@raliens81
If you then start off the new topic, please post some information.
- which avast! (Free/Pro/IS/Premier)?
- which version..??
- OS?...32/64 Bit?...which SP?
- other security related software installed?

TerraX
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: Staticguy on October 12, 2014, 01:23:18 AM
In AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 you can find mainly stability a performance improvements:

Added support for none SSE2 machines
IE plugin - stability
Changed program name to Avast
Browser Cleanup - Chrome 38 support
And some general performance and stability improvements

Changed program name to Avast.

What does this mean?  ???
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: Rompin Raider on October 12, 2014, 02:40:56 AM
Smooth install....runs well!   Thanks Avast! 8)
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: Lisandro on October 12, 2014, 02:45:46 AM
Changed program name to Avast.

What does this mean?  ???
That we need to change from avast! or avast to Avast (with Caps and no !).
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: Staticguy on October 12, 2014, 03:27:39 AM
Changed program name to Avast.

What does this mean?  ???
That we need to change from avast! or avast to Avast (with Caps and no !).

Okay! Thanks  :)
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: calcu007 on October 12, 2014, 04:33:05 AM
I noticed a long boot up time in my Win 8.1 after install Avast 2015
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: Cryless on October 12, 2014, 12:15:26 PM
What means Release Candidate?
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: Secondmineboy on October 12, 2014, 12:20:50 PM
Its a Candidate to be released as there are no big issues. So this thing is ready to be released to the public.

But i think there will be a Release Candidate 2 as some people still reported some issues.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: RejZoR on October 12, 2014, 01:17:16 PM
Restoring files with exclusion from Virus Chest is still broken. You can restore and exclude the file countless times and will repeatedly be detected again despite being listed in the exclusion list.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: antrox on October 12, 2014, 04:03:57 PM
New settings menu - excellent !!!
Settings become very comfortable!
 :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: RamDal on October 12, 2014, 05:12:18 PM
Since the last update, Windows Defender is enabled. Could not switch to Avast.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: DavidR on October 12, 2014, 05:36:39 PM
Since the last update, Windows Defender is enabled. Could not switch to Avast.

You don't say what your OS is ?
Windows Defender (WD) for some OSes is anti-spyware only, which would allow avast to installed - So whar error/message are you getting ?

For Win8.x and win10, Windows Defender is MSE+ so it is a full AV - but as soon as you install another AV, windows should disable WD automatically.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: schmidthouse on October 12, 2014, 05:45:32 PM
Karma has nothing to do with GrimeFighter, actually.

It's a new "credit" system where users will be awarded points (karma points) for doing various things inside avast (running scans, blocking viruses, submitting samples, writing to the forum, recommending avast etc etc). It will become fully functional next week.

Thanks
Vlk

Well that's interesting.

http://www.avast.com/faq.php?article=AVKB120#idt_11 (http://www.avast.com/faq.php?article=AVKB120#idt_11)
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: RamDal on October 12, 2014, 05:47:02 PM
Sorry. My mistake. W8.1, 64 B; have just repair Avast, but the same problem, plus under account, on my device, both Real Time shields and Virus definitions updates are OFF.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: DavidR on October 12, 2014, 05:51:26 PM
Karma has nothing to do with GrimeFighter, actually.

It's a new "credit" system where users will be awarded points (karma points) for doing various things inside avast (running scans, blocking viruses, submitting samples, writing to the forum, recommending avast etc etc). It will become fully functional next week.

Thanks
Vlk

Well that's interesting.

http://www.avast.com/faq.php?article=AVKB120#idt_11 (http://www.avast.com/faq.php?article=AVKB120#idt_11)

That page certainly needs updating (Not a single GrimeFighter scan), hundreds clocked up (currently 512) ;D
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: schmidthouse on October 12, 2014, 06:04:28 PM
Snip> "It's a new "credit" system where users will be awarded points (karma points) for doing various things inside avast (running scans, blocking viruses, submitting samples, writing to the forum, recommending avast etc etc). It will become fully functional next week".

Thanks
Vlk


Sounds like 'Interactive' Security Software.
Interesting if not Different approach/
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: rcpaccialjr on October 12, 2014, 06:47:06 PM
This release is not compatible with WIndows 10 Technical Preview. Installer exits with error 0x0..05. "unable to initialize early avast self-defense". Please make this one work with Windows 10.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: Lisandro on October 12, 2014, 06:57:46 PM
Also the choice of Karma may have different connotations around the world.
Indeed. I've choose "points" in my PT-BR translation.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: DavidR on October 12, 2014, 08:12:38 PM
Quote from: Vlk
"It's a new "credit" system where users will be awarded points (karma points) for doing various things inside avast (running scans, blocking viruses, submitting samples, writing to the forum, recommending avast etc etc). It will become fully functional next week".

Thanks
Vlk

Sounds like 'Interactive' Security Software.
Interesting if not Different approach/

Personally I have never been one for gimmicks, especially under weird names and plastered over the avastUI main page, even less.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: boe323 on October 12, 2014, 09:17:32 PM
Ah, that's what karma is then.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: HDW38 on October 12, 2014, 09:27:54 PM

How can it be: gaining the points from 10 to 510?
 ;)
HDW
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: Secondmineboy on October 12, 2014, 09:29:11 PM
I dont know. I have 541 now.

But i just killed my Avast completely too upload a youtube video, otherwise it will take forever.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: schmidthouse on October 12, 2014, 09:41:33 PM
Quote from: Vlk
"It's a new "credit" system where users will be awarded points (karma points) for doing various things inside avast (running scans, blocking viruses, submitting samples, writing to the forum, recommending avast etc etc). It will become fully functional next week".

Thanks
Vlk

Sounds like 'Interactive' Security Software.
Interesting if not Different approach/

Personally I have never been one for gimmicks, especially under weird names and plastered over the avastUI main page, even less.

Agreed.
My perception is this 'interactive' approach is geared to a younger user.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: Para-Noid on October 12, 2014, 09:49:11 PM
The thing that gets me is avast can add "karma points" but they can't remove our email
from the GUI "Overview" screen.  ???

Will hardened mode ever get fixed? It detects avast, it detects Chrome.  ???

Sidenote: Other than the relatively few issues this has been a very boring beta test.  8)
             
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: CraigB on October 13, 2014, 01:28:50 AM
Quote from: Vlk
"It's a new "credit" system where users will be awarded points (karma points) for doing various things inside avast (running scans, blocking viruses, submitting samples, writing to the forum, recommending avast etc etc). It will become fully functional next week".

Thanks
Vlk

Sounds like 'Interactive' Security Software.
Interesting if not Different approach/

Personally I have never been one for gimmicks, especially under weird names and plastered over the avastUI main page, even less.

Agreed.
My perception is this 'interactive' approach is geared to a younger user.
Agreed, with the cartoon icons for Grimefighter and now the Karma point scoring gimmick it appears they are trying to market towards the much younger generation, unfortunately it's the older generation/Parents that pay for these things and many will not pay for something that seems to be taking on a very juvenile approach to security software  ::)
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: Rompin Raider on October 13, 2014, 03:30:17 AM
That might be something Bob can use for his entertainment on the cruises!  ;D  Everything will work out! I like the RC so far.
Bob has karma too!
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: RejZoR on October 13, 2014, 07:14:44 AM
I'd rather see detection getting improved than some "Karma" thing being added...
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: gg41 on October 13, 2014, 08:28:53 AM
Hello,

Not taking account of the request for exclusions made by the user. Continues to block access despite the request of the user.

Example: http://www.zone-telechargement.com/  (no virus detected on this site)


Avast enabled: unable to access the site (this is the only site where I have a problem) as well with Chromium and IE browser.

Avast disabled (Web agent): no problem accessing the site.

With Avast 9: no problem
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: jl747 on October 13, 2014, 12:32:29 PM
Karma has nothing to do with GrimeFighter, actually.

It's a new "credit" system where users will be awarded points (karma points) for doing various things inside avast (running scans, blocking viruses, submitting samples, writing to the forum, recommending avast etc etc). It will become fully functional next week.

Thanks
Vlk

My Avast Free on my desktop is showing 1005 karma.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: ondrejz on October 13, 2014, 01:28:38 PM
i get this error ng log:
11.10.2014 01:19:49.421   868 | Installing VirtualBox...
11.10.2014 01:19:51.289  4032 | error: CLSID_SessionAsw creation failed, error: 0x80040154


Any Solution?

Hi,
please can you attach the whole log file?

thanks
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: DavidR on October 13, 2014, 04:06:46 PM
Hello,

Not taking account of the request for exclusions made by the user. Continues to block access despite the request of the user.

Example: http://www.zone-telechargement.com/  (no virus detected on this site)


Avast enabled: unable to access the site (this is the only site where I have a problem) as well with Chromium and IE browser.

Avast disabled (Web agent): no problem accessing the site.

With Avast 9: no problem

Please stick with your original topic - https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=156549.0 (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=156549.0) - where you are are already receiving replies.

As I have said in that topic - I'm not getting an alert on that site - and the images you posted aren't avast messages.

Jursa of the avast! Team has also requested information in that topic.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: gg41 on October 13, 2014, 04:32:07 PM
@ DavidR

Excuse me, and I sent the package asked Jursa.

Best regards,
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: DavidR on October 13, 2014, 05:04:08 PM
@ DavidR

Excuse me, and I sent the package asked Jursa.

Best regards,

No problem, the main thing is that you are getting assistance in your original topic. Otherwise it could get lost in this topic that is likely to bet quite large.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: schmidthouse on October 13, 2014, 05:22:15 PM
I'd rather see detection getting improved than some "Karma" thing being added...

Yes absolutely 100% and rather then GrimeFighter all together!!!!!
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: Captain_Koelsch on October 13, 2014, 07:42:12 PM
Hi there,

is the RC compatible with Windows 10 CTP?

It does not start the installer on my pc.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: schmidthouse on October 13, 2014, 08:33:38 PM
Hi there,

is the RC compatible with Windows 10 CTP?

It does not start the installer on my pc.

Hi
As far as I'm aware, No.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: giogio on October 13, 2014, 10:42:41 PM
I'd rather see detection getting improved than some "Karma" thing being added...

+1 completely agree
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: Vlk on October 13, 2014, 11:15:10 PM
I'd rather see detection getting improved than some "Karma" thing being added...

+1 completely agree

Come on guys... I'm sure you know how it is. The few people who worked on Avast Rewards had nothing to do with the virus lab -- and vice versa.

Now, I think we can handle both (and actually are in Avast 2015):
- I think you will like Avast Rewards after all. It's like the forum ranks, just better. Not a huge deal though -- it's very low key. The corresponding portal with go live in just a few days.
- And regarding detection capabilities, we still have a few things that need to be activated before Avast 2015 is released. But it general, these are some very good improvements.

Thanks,
Vlk
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: Charyb on October 13, 2014, 11:20:21 PM
Stuff like this (Karma, etc.) doesn't instill confidence considering test results.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: zerotox on October 13, 2014, 11:25:51 PM
Yes, VLK, I know it is not always easy to strike a balance beween protection and commercialism, I know it's not entirely for the protection dev team to say what goes into the product. I really hope essential issues are resolved - as the firewall causing DPC latency and the audio stutter problem because of the network driver (because of this some members here use the IS suite without the firewall, leaving the Windows one instead). This has taken far too long passing through versions.
I thank you for your always very positive and good-natured approach to forum members and for your dedication to the product.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: Secondmineboy on October 13, 2014, 11:33:30 PM
I think Dyna-Gen is not postponed as they just released a full update for Dyna-Gen sigs:

13.10.2014 - 141013-1
Dyna:Agent-AIR [Trj], Dyna:Agent-AIS [Trj], Dyna:Agent-AIT [Trj], Dyna:Agent-AIU [Trj], Dyna:Agent-AIV [Trj], Dyna:Agent-AIW [Trj], Dyna:Dropper-ME [Drp], Dyna:IRCBot-B [Trj], Dyna:IRCBot-C [Trj], Dyna:IRCBot-D [Trj], Dyna:IRCBot-E [Trj], Dyna:Vundo-A [Trj]
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: Charyb on October 13, 2014, 11:37:08 PM
This is welcome news!
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: lukor on October 13, 2014, 11:37:58 PM
Hi Guys,
haven't heard many comments about the HTTPs scanning feature from WebShield. Did you notice we also scan SPDY protocol? Do you have issues accessing web sites over https:// with RC1?

As a side note, scanning HTTPs traffic is one of the features we were a little hesitant to implement (through out the years) but definitely something that adds to the detection capabilities.

Thanks for your feedback.
Lukas.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: Secondmineboy on October 13, 2014, 11:39:14 PM
Also the statistics for the amount of Avast users worldwide havent been updated for ages: http://prntscr.com/4vx0kt
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: AFE on October 14, 2014, 12:19:45 AM
Hi lukor,
I have an issue uploading files to an portal which is encripted by HTTPS.
It is a kind of data base query where I upload a text file with the data I am searching for and receive the result after the upload.
The upload functionality fails every time if HTTPS-scanning is activated. If this is deactivated it works fine.

By the way it seems that there is a bug when the web shield is turned off, it is not turning itself on after the desired time and neither
can it be reactivated manually.

Best Regards
Achim
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: bob3160 on October 14, 2014, 12:21:31 AM
Also the statistics for the amount of Avast users worldwide havent been updated for ages: http://prntscr.com/4vx0kt (http://prntscr.com/4vx0kt)
Do you have the original link ???

Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: Secondmineboy on October 14, 2014, 12:23:36 AM
That screenshot is from the statistics tab on Avast

Statistics>Worldwide statistics> Active devices uder user statistics :)
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: bob3160 on October 14, 2014, 12:27:15 AM
Nice detective work. :)
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: Secondmineboy on October 14, 2014, 12:29:15 AM
Its stuck at this point for months now, should be updated at some point :)
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: RejZoR on October 14, 2014, 12:29:25 AM
I'd rather see detection getting improved than some "Karma" thing being added...

+1 completely agree

Come on guys... I'm sure you know how it is. The few people who worked on Avast Rewards had nothing to do with the virus lab -- and vice versa.

Now, I think we can handle both (and actually are in Avast 2015):
- I think you will like Avast Rewards after all. It's like the forum ranks, just better. Not a huge deal though -- it's very low key. The corresponding portal with go live in just a few days.
- And regarding detection capabilities, we still have a few things that need to be activated before Avast 2015 is released. But it general, these are some very good improvements.

Thanks,
Vlk

The  main issue is that in a long history of me following avast! (i think it has been 10 years this year) there were too many instances where i got very enthusiastic about new protection "capabilities" and then got very little actual results. I know you guys said so many times that you get great results from your backend systems and all. But sorry, most users don't care about the amazing results you see and then they (maybe) get a protection 3 days later. Users want protection now, this very moment. And as much as i hate it to say, while i like Evo-Gen as some sort of quick reactive method, avast! seriously lacks proactive capabilities. Behavior Shield was a huge flop in my eyes, Auto Sandbox in theory offered a lot but delivered very little. DeepScreen to me as an end user really only brought a more transparent scan-execution and that was it. I haven't ever actually seen it detect anything. NG on paper promises a lot, but knowing the history, i'm not that sure anymore. If you just push out a technology for something and not build on top of it, you'll get zero results. And that has sort of been happening for years with avast!. And while i don't entirely trust test results, it kinda shows there.

I'm not trying to bash your product or the hard work you do, but i just also want to show you our perspective as supporters and as those who spread the word. It's hard to do so when users are disappointed, when avast! is mostly at the bottom quarter of pretty much all protection tests, when we get bunch of new cool technologies that then don't really deliver anything visible to the end users. It's hard when actual facts tell very little to prove your enthusiasm about a product. And that's the reality avast! is currently facing whether you like it or not.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: DavidR on October 14, 2014, 12:33:12 AM
Hi Guys,
haven't heard many comments about the HTTPs scanning feature from WebShield. Did you notice we also scan SPDY protocol? Do you have issues accessing web sites over https:// with RC1?

As a side note, scanning HTTPs traffic is one of the features we were a little hesitant to implement (through out the years) but definitely something that adds to the detection capabilities.

Thanks for your feedback.
Lukas.

Now the Exclusions > URLs needs to be updated to cater for the entry of https URLs as we still can't enter an https Exclusion it tags an http in front of the https URL you enter.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: schmidthouse on October 14, 2014, 12:45:58 AM
Snip>
"I'm not trying to bash your product or the hard work you do, but i just also want to show you our perspective as supporters and as those who spread the word. It's hard to do so when users are disappointed, when avast! is mostly at the bottom quarter of pretty much all protection tests, when we get bunch of new cool technologies that then don't really deliver anything visible to the end users. It's hard when actual facts tell very little to prove your enthusiasm about a product. And that's the reality avast! is currently facing whether you like it or not."

Yes, I think this is an honest and accurate point RejZor is making. :)
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: TerraX on October 14, 2014, 01:35:08 AM
Snip>
"I'm not trying to bash your product or the hard work you do, but i just also want to show you our perspective as supporters and as those who spread the word. It's hard to do so when users are disappointed, when avast! is mostly at the bottom quarter of pretty much all protection tests, when we get bunch of new cool technologies that then don't really deliver anything visible to the end users. It's hard when actual facts tell very little to prove your enthusiasm about a product. And that's the reality avast! is currently facing whether you like it or not."

Yes, I think this is an honest and accurate point RejZor is making. :)
+1
You're (and RejZoR) absolutely right ... sorry avast thats my opinion.
The test results the last few months speak for themselves...are not the best.
It is actually not easy to get avast to the man.

TerraX
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: RejZoR on October 14, 2014, 08:24:27 AM
Hi Guys,
haven't heard many comments about the HTTPs scanning feature from WebShield. Did you notice we also scan SPDY protocol? Do you have issues accessing web sites over https:// with RC1?

As a side note, scanning HTTPs traffic is one of the features we were a little hesitant to implement (through out the years) but definitely something that adds to the detection capabilities.

Thanks for your feedback.
Lukas.

I don't want to sound all negative again, but scanning HTTPS is not helping much if your core detection is not up there where it should be. I mean, HTTPS scanning by itself doesn't provide any enhanced detection capability, it just gives the existing detection capability to extend its effect. But if you don't have the detection, doing a HTTPS scan doesn't really help you much because you'll be scanning the data, but not detecting much in it. That's why i'm so critical about the core protection. Because if you have that setup top notch, the rest of the features will follow well when you'll add them. But if you don't, why bother? That's like integrating 20 airbags in a cardboard car. You'll be the first to ever offer 20 airbags, but they'll offer no real benefit, since they won't matter at all.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: lukor on October 14, 2014, 08:52:50 AM
Now the Exclusions > URLs needs to be updated to cater for the entry of https URLs as we still can't enter an https Exclusion it tags an http in front of the https URL you enter.

If you type https:// at the begining of the URL it stays there and works. At least here. Could you, please confirm? That's our inteded behavior, add http:// for most, and let those users who need "*" or https:// to do it themselves.

Thanks
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: RejZoR on October 14, 2014, 10:11:26 AM
Why is "*" always added at the end even when it's unnecessary?

For example, if i add:
*.test.com

It still adds * at the end even though there is no need to and will only cause it to look further for additional characters and potentially slow things down when there is a larger number of them on the list.

Casual users don't really use this feature and those who do will just have to learn it all like so many other things. So why not just give us total freedom to write the filters on our own without the avast! adding stuff by itself?

EDIT:
It seems site blocking is not the only location with such behavior, ALL exclusions behave like this by adding * at the end regardless of everything. I just don't like such behavior. Period. What if i don't want it to look forward and i want an exact match. I just can't have that because avast! by itself adds * at the end. Not cool.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: vojtech on October 14, 2014, 10:58:05 AM
Hi lukor,
I have an issue uploading files to an portal which is encripted by HTTPS.
It is a kind of data base query where I upload a text file with the data I am searching for and receive the result after the upload.
The upload functionality fails every time if HTTPS-scanning is activated. If this is deactivated it works fine.

By the way it seems that there is a bug when the web shield is turned off, it is not turning itself on after the desired time and neither
can it be reactivated manually.

Best Regards
Achim

Hello,
could you please provide us a log of this problem?
Put the attached StreamFilter.ini (discard the .txt extension) to 'C:\ProgramData\AVAST Software\Avast' folder, restart the Web Shield, run the upload and you will find the StreamFilter.log file in the 'log' subfolder. You can send it to me by email.
Thanks.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: Vlk on October 14, 2014, 11:16:53 AM
The  main issue is that in a long history of me following avast! (i think it has been 10 years this year) there were too many instances where i got very enthusiastic about new protection "capabilities" and then got very little actual results. I know you guys said so many times that you get great results from your backend systems and all. But sorry, most users don't care about the amazing results you see and then they (maybe) get a protection 3 days later. Users want protection now, this very moment. And as much as i hate it to say, while i like Evo-Gen as some sort of quick reactive method, avast! seriously lacks proactive capabilities. Behavior Shield was a huge flop in my eyes, Auto Sandbox in theory offered a lot but delivered very little. DeepScreen to me as an end user really only brought a more transparent scan-execution and that was it. I haven't ever actually seen it detect anything. NG on paper promises a lot, but knowing the history, i'm not that sure anymore. If you just push out a technology for something and not build on top of it, you'll get zero results. And that has sort of been happening for years with avast!. And while i don't entirely trust test results, it kinda shows there.

I'm not trying to bash your product or the hard work you do, but i just also want to show you our perspective as supporters and as those who spread the word. It's hard to do so when users are disappointed, when avast! is mostly at the bottom quarter of pretty much all protection tests, when we get bunch of new cool technologies that then don't really deliver anything visible to the end users. It's hard when actual facts tell very little to prove your enthusiasm about a product. And that's the reality avast! is currently facing whether you like it or not.

Snip>
"I'm not trying to bash your product or the hard work you do, but i just also want to show you our perspective as supporters and as those who spread the word. It's hard to do so when users are disappointed, when avast! is mostly at the bottom quarter of pretty much all protection tests, when we get bunch of new cool technologies that then don't really deliver anything visible to the end users. It's hard when actual facts tell very little to prove your enthusiasm about a product. And that's the reality avast! is currently facing whether you like it or not."

Yes, I think this is an honest and accurate point RejZor is making. :)

Thanks guys. Understood and point taken.

Vlk
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: RejZoR on October 14, 2014, 11:50:21 AM
Are the features you mentioned above that need enabling before the launch of v2015 already designed far enough to provide already visible (new)protection capabilities on the launch day or do you plan to roll them out in the upcoming weeks or months? Are any of them Dyna-Gen related since you'll have a proper sandbox this time around with NG tech? Just wondering to get a rough picture on what's realyl going on in your labs since the launch of v2014...
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: lukor on October 14, 2014, 12:17:37 PM
Why is "*" always added at the end even when it's unnecessary?

For example, if i add:
*.test.com

It still adds * at the end even though there is no need to and will only cause it to look further for additional characters and potentially slow things down when there is a larger number of them on the list.

Casual users don't really use this feature and those who do will just have to learn it all like so many other things. So why not just give us total freedom to write the filters on our own without the avast! adding stuff by itself?

EDIT:
It seems site blocking is not the only location with such behavior, ALL exclusions behave like this by adding * at the end regardless of everything. I just don't like such behavior. Period. What if i don't want it to look forward and i want an exact match. I just can't have that because avast! by itself adds * at the end. Not cool.

Rejzor, while I understand your point, there were others, who entered www.facebook.com and then were suprised that facebook is still accessible. Didn't realized the actual document/URL is something on the facebook.com domain, and was hard for them to see the need for "*". I guess we might improve the algorithm, such as when the URL seems to contain the document part, we should add any "*" to the string. Similar to the http:// stuff being added at the begining (unless https:// or http:// is already there).

What would you think about that?
Thanks. Lukas.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: happy avast user on October 14, 2014, 01:25:08 PM
Hi all,

Thank you Avast Team for Avast 2015 BETA RC1 10.0.2202 . :)

I have issues with this Beta RC 1which 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.
I have had the above listed problems with AVAST 2015 SINCE AVAST BETA 2, BETA 3 AND I STILL ALL THE ABOVE PROBLEMS WITH AVAST 2015 RELEASE CANDIDATE 1 10.0.2001 WHY???

I have reported these problems in BETA 2 and BETA 3 and also filled in the feedback form twice and I have HAD NO feedback or response with regards to the problems I have had with AVAST 2015 WHY AVAST TEAM????
None of the issues I have with AVAST 2015  that I have REPORTED AND FED BACK have been fixed. (FOR ME) :( :(
MY OS IS WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM 64 BIT.

I hope these problems and issues I have reported will be FIXED AND RESOLVED BEFORE THE FINAL RELEASE OF AVAST 2015


Thank you in advance.

 happy avast user :)
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: NON on October 14, 2014, 01:40:01 PM
Hi Guys,
haven't heard many comments about the HTTPs scanning feature from WebShield. Did you notice we also scan SPDY protocol? Do you have issues accessing web sites over https:// with RC1?

As a side note, scanning HTTPs traffic is one of the features we were a little hesitant to implement (through out the years) but definitely something that adds to the detection capabilities.

Thanks for your feedback.
Lukas.

With beta1 I had some problems with HTTPS scanning, but now, with RC1, I have no problem. :)
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: DavidR on October 14, 2014, 06:22:32 PM
Now the Exclusions > URLs needs to be updated to cater for the entry of https URLs as we still can't enter an https Exclusion it tags an http in front of the https URL you enter.

If you type https:// at the begining of the URL it stays there and works. At least here. Could you, please confirm? That's our inteded behavior, add http:// for most, and let those users who need "*" or https:// to do it themselves.

Thanks

I copied and pasted a full https URL into the exceptions and it placed http in front of this URL when I last tested it.

However testing it again I placed a forum topic (this one) with full https URL and this time all it did was place the * at the end of the URL, no http:// was placed in front. Not sure why it isn't happening today.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: Jaap Ton on October 14, 2014, 10:22:45 PM
I did install this release over my excisting version, that did not work properly. Example: in the main menu there was twice a button "quick scan".
I removed totally avast premier and installed again, now I have a "normal" main menu.

My problem that no report was generated after a scan (since 13 july at the free and paid version!) is solved.

But I notice with this release a performance issue. My pc (windows 7) is much slower, especially at startup of windows.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 (10.0.2202)
Post by: Charyb on October 14, 2014, 10:27:41 PM
AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 2 (build number 10.0.2203) has been released.


https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=156855.0 (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=156855.0)