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Title: V2016 Release Candidate 3 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: MartinZ on November 02, 2015, 10:16:21 PM
Hi all,

the latest release candidate of V2016 is here: Release Candidate 3 (2016.11.1.2241)

How to install:

1. If you have installed some beta version before you can update it to this latest version via Settings->Update->Program.

2. Or you can download and install from here:

http://files.avast.com/beta9x/avast_free_antivirus_setup_online.exe

http://files.avast.com/beta9x/avast_pro_antivirus_setup_online.exe

http://files.avast.com/beta9x/avast_internet_security_setup_online.exe

http://files.avast.com/beta9x/avast_premier_antivirus_setup_online.exe


OR offline installers:
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 Passwords apps for mobile phones:
1.  iOS: http://goo.gl/forms/4RVD4RAE5L
2.  Android: https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.avast.android.passwordmanager

How to provide feedback
Please for specific issues set a new topic in the Beta section (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=15.0). For general open discussion feel free to use this thread.

Or use the feedback form in the AV program or in the SafeZone browser.

Changes from V2016 RC 2:
- Fixed Passwords plugin in IE
- Account screens are now localized
- Minor bug fixes

Known issues:
- Online Security plugin isn't installed for Firefox 64-bit
- Most recent changes to the GUI are not yet translated

Changes from V2015:

NEW: Passwords - Avast can now manage your passwords and generate strong passwords for you. Just one password to remember.
 - checks your passwords security
 - stores your passwords securely
 - includes browser extensions for easier logging in and form filling
 - generates strong passwords

NEW: SafeZone browser - Replaced the SafeZone for safer shopping and banking

   - Pay Mode: runs automatically on banking sites (This isolates the session and protects it from possible keyloggers or other malicious software secretly lurking on your computer. With Pay Mode you can perform all your financial transactions in peace, without fear of your password or other personal details being stolen. Pay Mode can be also turned on manually directly via browser UI.)

   - Optionally, some extensions such as Ad Blocker and Video Downloader (potentially useful as SafeZone doesn't support add-ons for security reasons).

NEW: User interface
- More space for content, easy control

NEW: Feedback possible directly from program
- report bugs, feature requests and other suggestions easier

IMPROVED: Home network security
now detects more router vulnerabilites and shows more details
IMPROVED: Installation - it should be now faster and less obtrusive.
+ Many other minor tweaks and fixed

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

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

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


We are looking forward for your feedback!

Thank you
Avast team
Title: Re: NEW: V2016 Release Candidate 3 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: jrace on November 02, 2015, 10:50:36 PM

Updated via GUI; so far "Operations normal"   8)
Title: Re: NEW: V2016 Release Candidate 3 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: noelrojasc on November 03, 2015, 01:54:35 AM
Updated via GUI. Everything working fine!
Title: Re: NEW: V2016 Release Candidate 3 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: josuel on November 03, 2015, 03:57:27 AM
adorei o melhor avast já criado já dava show na concorrencia agora vão comer muita poeira kkkkkk
Title: Re: NEW: V2016 Release Candidate 3 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: Asyn on November 03, 2015, 06:15:50 AM
adorei o melhor avast já criado já dava show na concorrencia agora vão comer muita poeira kkkkkk
Please post English here, else use the forum section for your language.
-> https://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=21.0
Title: Re: NEW: V2016 Release Candidate 3 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: YLAP on November 03, 2015, 07:54:45 AM
NEW: Passwords - Avast can now manage your passwords and generate strong passwords for you. Just one password to remember.
 - checks your passwords security
 - stores your passwords securely
 - includes browser extensions for easier logging in and form filling
 - generates strong passwords

Question on more details: where and how passwords are saved? Online? I know it is a combination of local and online sync. But I have this question because this new feature seems to be and work slow for me, like it downloads database every time. It should work much faster with local database I think. Easy Pass was much much faster, so the speed of Passwords interface is a bit disappointing.
Title: Re: NEW: V2016 Release Candidate 3 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: NON on November 03, 2015, 09:03:06 AM
Thanks for the update :)
Title: Re: NEW: V2016 Release Candidate 3 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: Arun2 on November 03, 2015, 10:36:57 AM
Using Avast IS Beta. Really loved it.  :)
Title: Re: NEW: V2016 Release Candidate 3 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: DavidR on November 03, 2015, 03:23:04 PM
The confusion starts - avast 2016 has been released with the same build number as this RC3 build - I hate it when they do this.

https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=178580.0
Title: Re: NEW: V2016 Release Candidate 3 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: YLAP on November 03, 2015, 05:55:42 PM
The confusion starts - avast 2016 has been released with the same build number as this RC3 build - I hate it when they do this.

https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=178580.0

And the update screen on "BETA" shows total nonsense. Offer me update my Free antivirus or Upgrade to IS. I have IS  >:( Leaving BETA channel manually, again  >:(
Title: Re: NEW: V2016 Release Candidate 3 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: DavidR on November 03, 2015, 06:09:49 PM
The confusion starts - avast 2016 has been released with the same build number as this RC3 build - I hate it when they do this.

https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=178580.0

And the update screen on "BETA" shows total nonsense. Offer me update my Free antivirus or Upgrade to IS. I have IS  >:( Leaving BETA channel manually, again  >:(

For some reason avast think it is a good idea for beta testers to retain the BETA branding, I don't like it, it just adds confusion once again.

I'm probably going to do a clean install as I post lots of images when helping others on the forums and having BETA on some images is likely to confuse.

Just like the same damn build number from RC3 to Regular Release.
Title: Re: NEW: V2016 Release Candidate 3 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: RejZoR on November 03, 2015, 06:23:43 PM
When BETA test is complete, all BETA users should be converted to FINAL version and returned to normal updates channel.
Title: Re: NEW: V2016 Release Candidate 3 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: MartinZ on November 03, 2015, 06:34:11 PM
Not really,

we keep beta users on the beta channel. In future we will make it easier to switch between beta and stable version.
Title: Re: NEW: V2016 Release Candidate 3 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: DavidR on November 03, 2015, 06:37:04 PM
Not really,

we keep beta users on the beta channel. In future we will make it easier to switch between beta and stable version.

I can't wait, I'm off to do a clean reinstall.
Title: Re: NEW: V2016 Release Candidate 3 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: YLAP on November 03, 2015, 06:42:59 PM
Not really,

we keep beta users on the beta channel. In future we will make it easier to switch between beta and stable version.

BETA or Final, no option to transfer EasyPass lic to avast passwords yet?
Title: Re: NEW: V2016 Release Candidate 3 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: YLAP on November 03, 2015, 07:00:57 PM
Back to Stable channel. By the way, IE integration is gone from passwords?  :o Only Chrome is shown...
Title: Re: NEW: V2016 Release Candidate 3 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: RejZoR on November 03, 2015, 07:32:44 PM
Not really,

we keep beta users on the beta channel. In future we will make it easier to switch between beta and stable version.

Except if you plan on keeping users further more up to date by allowing them to cycles through beta and final versions seamlessly through automatic program updates (basically to receive beta and final builds the same way we get final builds through integrated updater).

Final -> Beta -> Final -> Beta -> Final -> etc

Meaning you receive beta updates automatically through program updates the same way you get final releases. This I'd like.
Title: Re: NEW: V2016 Release Candidate 3 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: MartinZ on November 03, 2015, 07:45:41 PM
Not really,

we keep beta users on the beta channel. In future we will make it easier to switch between beta and stable version.

BETA or Final, no option to transfer EasyPass lic to avast passwords yet?

no YLAP,

sorry, wait please few more weeks.
Title: Re: NEW: V2016 Release Candidate 3 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: YLAP on November 03, 2015, 08:01:16 PM
sorry, wait please few more weeks.

OK, thanks. I am eager to test one touch login from smartphone as I moved all my passwords to avast for EasyPass manually :)
Title: Re: NEW: V2016 Release Candidate 3 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: Pavel Studený on November 04, 2015, 01:22:29 PM
NEW: Passwords - Avast can now manage your passwords and generate strong passwords for you. Just one password to remember.
 - checks your passwords security
 - stores your passwords securely
 - includes browser extensions for easier logging in and form filling
 - generates strong passwords

Question on more details: where and how passwords are saved? Online? I know it is a combination of local and online sync. But I have this question because this new feature seems to be and work slow for me, like it downloads database every time. It should work much faster with local database I think. Easy Pass was much much faster, so the speed of Passwords interface is a bit disappointing.
Thanks for your feedback! Passwords are saved locally. They might be synchronized with your other devices via a server. What exactly do you consider slow? The time to show the Passwords interface? The synchronization time between two devices?
Title: Re: NEW: V2016 Release Candidate 3 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: YLAP on November 04, 2015, 02:14:39 PM
Thanks for your feedback! Passwords are saved locally. They might be synchronized with your other devices via a server. What exactly do you consider slow? The time to show the Passwords interface? The synchronization time between two devices?

The time to show the Passwords interface. Maybe it is my opinion, but all interface seems to be a bit lagging compared to EasyPass. It is only my personal experience, because I still have EasyPass "on-board" until license transfer will be offered. 

Passwords are saved locally gives me this question > maybe you will offer some kind of backup button instead of copying a system folder manually? Or passwords are save online too if local copy is lost or corrupted? EasyPass was saving a copy in avast servers and re-synced them even if local copy is lost.
Title: Re: NEW: V2016 Release Candidate 3 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: Pavel Studený on November 04, 2015, 03:08:30 PM
Passwords are saved locally gives me this question > maybe you will offer some kind of backup button instead of copying a system folder manually? Or passwords are save online too if local copy is lost or corrupted? EasyPass was saving a copy in avast servers and re-synced them even if local copy is lost.
Yes, backup is there, if you turn synchronization on. You still need to know your main password, though.
Title: Re: NEW: V2016 Release Candidate 3 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: YLAP on November 04, 2015, 03:14:56 PM
Yes, backup is there, if you turn synchronization on. You still need to know your main password, though.

Great ;)