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Title: NEW: Beta version released - 12.2.2275
Post by: petr.chytil on July 22, 2016, 07:22:58 PM
Hi all,

new beta version is live: 12.2.2275
In this release, we are trying to finish a few long-going internal projects. Especially improved licensing and registration to Windows Security center.

Fixes and improvements:
+ Fixed issues with the new implementation of Windows Security center registration
+ The new Settings > Components menu is ready - please report any issues

Known Issues:
- From time to time, Avast GUI opens without any apparent reason

Download links as usual or just update your current beta.

Enjoy,
Petr
Title: Re: NEW: Beta version released - 12.2.2275
Post by: Andrey,pro on July 22, 2016, 07:33:56 PM
Hi Petr,

I can't update from previous beta, the error message is 'last encountered error: invalid file signature. Setup will terminate'.
Title: Re: NEW: Beta version released - 12.2.2275
Post by: Secondmineboy on July 22, 2016, 07:37:02 PM
Hi Petr,

I can't update from previous beta, the error message is 'last encountered error: invalid file signature. Setup will terminate'.

Maybe still propagating through the servers, be patient :)
Title: Re: NEW: Beta version released - 12.2.2275
Post by: Andrey,pro on July 22, 2016, 07:40:18 PM
You're right, just rebooted PC and updated via the GUI  ;)
Title: Re: NEW: Beta version released - 12.2.2275
Post by: Asyn on July 22, 2016, 08:42:20 PM
You're right, just rebooted PC and updated via the GUI  ;)
Patience is a virtue. ;)
Title: Re: NEW: Beta version released - 12.2.2275
Post by: petr.chytil on July 22, 2016, 10:34:10 PM
Thanks for the patience and enjoy the beta  ;)
Title: Re: NEW: Beta version released - 12.2.2275
Post by: Alikhan on July 22, 2016, 10:49:40 PM
I'll post what I said in the previous BETA topic and hope to get a response from Avast:

This is a welcome addition of Components Menu where users can install/uninstall modules easily and finally trying to fix the WSC issues. I'm also happy that the components are more clearer so users would know they are installing browser extensions.

The Mail Shield must be included within Minimal install since it can give first indications of malware such as Spambots which David has mentioned. On top of this, it uses no resources if not in use.

Since the nitro update, I've experienced Avast loading slower after startup so I would suggest trying to improve that. On top of this, would it be possible to see some CyberCapture statistics to see if it's actually working...

I would also like to see files which trigger CyberCapture to have an option to "run in sandbox" for paid users.
Title: Re: NEW: Beta version released - 12.2.2275
Post by: TrueIndian on July 23, 2016, 08:47:59 AM
Avast! is a lot slower right now...Not that i have not had GUI Hangs before but i am seeing it more often on other machines now.  ;D
Title: Re: NEW: Beta version released - 12.2.2275
Post by: RejZoR on July 23, 2016, 11:42:33 AM
Yes, Web Shield should be included in Minimal installation as well.
Title: Re: NEW: Beta version released - 12.2.2275
Post by: ondrejz on July 23, 2016, 02:48:17 PM
Anybody here with Windows XP?

Please could you try online installation on clean OS (without avast)? Is SafeZone installed after installation? Please ignore what is in Avast UI, just verify whether you have the launcher.exe file in Program Files\Avast Software\SZBrowser. SafeZone browser should be installed right after Avast installation finishes (not visible in installation progress bar).

Links to online installers are here: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=179943.0

Thanks a lot
Title: Re: NEW: Beta version released - 12.2.2275
Post by: NON on July 23, 2016, 04:03:51 PM
Thanks for the update, I'll install it after finishing clean reinstall of my Win7. :)
Title: Re: NEW: Beta version released - 12.2.2275
Post by: Vapor on July 23, 2016, 04:11:58 PM
And this has been reported by many users at the forum and directly to avast team, none of which is even mentioned in this and  past few beta versions and avast keep on saying "we are working on it" are you   :(

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https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=187676.0
Title: Re: NEW: Beta version released - 12.2.2275
Post by: Patrick2 on July 23, 2016, 04:19:29 PM
Windows 7 Home Premium PC seems slower than previously, might do a clean install of the beta and see if helps any, at this point though seems a lot slower than it used to be,  Specs of System are Intel Atom 230 1.6ghz, 1.5gb of ram, 160gb hard drive, Comcast Internet, Wireless N, (2.4ghz band since Comcast gateway doesn't have 5ghz yet, til I get a newer one).   

Title: Re: NEW: Beta version released - 12.2.2275
Post by: signuprepli on July 23, 2016, 05:08:56 PM
Working nicely so far (for me anyway).

My initial observations running Window 10 x64 laptop via wireless 2.4g internet connection:

(Note: I only opted to install the 3 shields)
An installation comment stated the safe zone browser would be installed but I avoided that by doing a custom install and unchecking everything except the 3 shields
The installation time (doing a clean install via online installer) seemed to take a bit longer than previous versions
This beta fixed the inability to backup settings (at least for me anyway)
It seems to be light on resources when scanning and when idle (idle shown below)

(https://s32.postimg.org/h8mxya9c5/new_avast.png)

Also, it also has not adversely affected my 2.4g internet connectivity speed (about the same as before)

(https://s31.postimg.org/k4zg1adxn/1345210084.png)

In summary, no issues so far (for me anyway).

Lookin' good...

gus


Title: Re: NEW: Beta version released - 12.2.2275
Post by: drake127 on July 23, 2016, 08:11:18 PM
Could you elaborate what seems to be slower? Is it UI or scanning (PC)? Does it concern launch or rather response time, copying files?
Title: Re: NEW: Beta version released - 12.2.2275
Post by: Alikhan on July 23, 2016, 10:08:50 PM
Could you elaborate what seems to be slower? Is it UI or scanning (PC)? Does it concern launch or rather response time, copying files?

In my case it's the time it takes avast to launch after startup which causes the delay and keeps the PC sluggish until it starts.
Title: Re: NEW: Beta version released - 12.2.2275
Post by: NON on July 24, 2016, 02:15:27 PM
Installed Pro edition on Win7 SP1 64bit using online installer, got a BSoD while installing. :(
After reboot I found avast installation broken, repair nor normal uninstall not working.
Uninstalled using avastclear, reinstalled and so far no problems.
Title: Re: NEW: Beta version released - 12.2.2275
Post by: Lord_Ami on July 24, 2016, 02:43:58 PM
My problem with UI not showing up (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=188824.msg1326501#msg1326501) on clean/upgrade install on previous beta seems to be fixed now.
This beta is running OK :)
Title: Re: NEW: Beta version released - 12.2.2275
Post by: signuprepli on July 24, 2016, 02:58:32 PM
Hello all,

I just discovered a possible annoyance with this new beta. I am running Win 10 x64 on a wireless laptop and this screen pops up periodically. I saw it 5 times in the last 24 hours and I was only on my laptop for a few hours and each time there was a different "offer" at the bottom (circled):

(https://s31.postimg.org/6he81jlez/advert.jpg)

Anybody else getting this pop up? Is this a new form of advertising perhaps?

Thanks,

gus
Title: Re: NEW: Beta version released - 12.2.2275
Post by: DavidR on July 24, 2016, 03:37:50 PM
Hello all,

I just discovered a possible annoyance with this new beta. I am running Win 10 x64 on a wireless laptop and this screen pops up periodically. I saw it 5 times in the last 24 hours and I was only on my laptop for a few hours and each time there was a different "offer" at the bottom (circled):

(https://s31.postimg.org/6he81jlez/advert.jpg)
<snip>

Your image link doesn't work, it isn't displayed. I believe it is because the url inside the img tag needs to be wrapped the url tags

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[img][url]https://s31.postimg.org/6he81jlez/advert.jpg[/url][/img]
(http://[url=https://s31.postimg.org/6he81jlez/advert.jpg]https://s31.postimg.org/6he81jlez/advert.jpg[/url])

EDIT: No that isn't it you need to investigate the correct url at your image site to display it in a web board.

It would actually be easier to attach the image to your post.

EDIT 2: Having seen your image by another means, this has been there for some considerable time, the lower quarter of the UI screen in the free version has always had some offer or ad of sorts.

This is much more preferable than screen popups.
Title: Re: NEW: Beta version released - 12.2.2275
Post by: Patrick2 on July 24, 2016, 04:23:30 PM
General Machine Bootup for the Windows 7 32bit system, mind you i'm mostly on my machine with 8 Core processor, so maybe it's always been that slow on the Intel Atom 1.6ghz, 1.5gb of ram, 160gb hard drive, In General slowness opening programs, bootup, and such,   (unless the hard drive starting to go in that model) then probably will have to have shop replace, as it seems hard to remove it and replace it on that model.

Acer Revo R1600

Title: Re: NEW: Beta version released - 12.2.2275
Post by: signuprepli on July 24, 2016, 04:30:55 PM
@DavidR: Thanks for your advice; however, I can see the image just fine and that is the way I've always posted images to this forum. Now, given you were the first to complain, I will look at the other options in the future. So, I just used the hotlink for forums 1 option. Can you see the image?

(https://s32.postimg.org/3qne0cvxx/Screenshot_4.png) (https://postimg.org/image/5igcv9fap/)images hosting (https://postimage.org/)

Here are all the available options:

(https://s32.postimg.org/fri43uwvp/Screenshot_5.png) (https://postimg.org/image/66yhgz7jl/)photo uploader (https://postimage.org/)

BTW, the Avast pop up just activated again. You can see the highlighted icon in the screenshot of the task bar. this is happening too often and occurs more frequently than any of the previous versions where a small pop up window appeared. This thing is huge!
 

 
Title: Re: NEW: Beta version released - 12.2.2275
Post by: signuprepli on July 24, 2016, 04:40:45 PM
@DavidR: The pop up is not in the lower right corner of the screen. It is dead center and huge (as shown in my screenshots).
Title: Re: NEW: Beta version released - 12.2.2275
Post by: DavidR on July 24, 2016, 05:25:47 PM
Hello all,

I just discovered a possible annoyance with this new beta. I am running Win 10 x64 on a wireless laptop and this screen pops up periodically. I saw it 5 times in the last 24 hours and I was only on my laptop for a few hours and each time there was a different "offer" at the bottom (circled):

(https://s31.postimg.org/6he81jlez/advert.jpg)

Anybody else getting this pop up? Is this a new form of advertising perhaps?

Thanks,

gus

As you can see from my attached image of your post not only couldn't I see the image, I couldn't even see the link to the image.

I can see the images in your Reply #21, so that worked with the forum link.

What you are actually seeing is the full avastUI being displayed - this shouldn't happen - with the lower 25% of that screen having an offer/ad.

What we need to do is resolve the avastUI from appearing periodically. I think I can see why, in the top right corner of the avastUI you have 'Sign in' and that may be why the avastUI is popping up like this. Try linking this installation to your my.avast.com account (sign in).  If that doesn't resolve it then try an avast Repair.
Title: Re: NEW: Beta version released - 12.2.2275
Post by: petr.chytil on July 24, 2016, 09:19:46 PM
Hello all,

I just discovered a possible annoyance with this new beta. I am running Win 10 x64 on a wireless laptop and this screen pops up periodically. I saw it 5 times in the last 24 hours and I was only on my laptop for a few hours and each time there was a different "offer" at the bottom (circled):

Anybody else getting this pop up? Is this a new form of advertising perhaps?

Thanks,

gus

gus,
the whole Avast UI showing up randomly is a known bug in this beta and it was mentioned in the known issues in the beginning of this thread. It is definitely not a new form of advertising. We will fix it before this release goes to public. Sorry about the bug and thanks for the report!
Petr
Title: Re: NEW: Beta version released - 12.2.2275
Post by: petr.chytil on July 24, 2016, 09:43:06 PM
And this has been reported by many users at the forum and directly to avast team, none of which is even mentioned in this and  past few beta versions and avast keep on saying "we are working on it" are you   :(

Code: [Select]
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=187676.0

Thanks for bringing this to our attention. The fix for this issue is present in this beta (12.2.2275). If it persists in your case, please let me know!
Title: Re: NEW: Beta version released - 12.2.2275
Post by: Patrick99 on July 25, 2016, 02:57:02 PM
@drake127

Seeing this in the event viewer log:

Source: SideBySide

Activation context generation failed for "C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\setup\iplugins\IStats.dll". Dependent Assembly Avast.VC110.CRT,processorArchitecture="x86",publicKeyToken="2036b14a11e83e4a",type="win32",version="11.0.60610.1" could not be found. Please use sxstrace.exe for detailed diagnosis.

Looks like there is some lingering dependencies on the older VC110 assemblies still in the beta. My understanding is that these have been removed in the new beta:
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=186903.msg1326981#msg1326981
Title: Re: NEW: Beta version released - 12.2.2275
Post by: drake127 on July 25, 2016, 06:25:35 PM
Will be fixed in following VPS updates.
Title: Re: NEW: Beta version released - 12.2.2275
Post by: signuprepli on July 28, 2016, 01:15:53 AM
@petr: Thanks for pointing out the known issue statement in the opening thread. I sure missed it!

@DaviR: Thanks for the coaching!

gus
Title: Re: NEW: Beta version released - 12.2.2275
Post by: DavidR on July 28, 2016, 02:46:01 PM
@petr: Thanks for pointing out the known issue statement in the opening thread. I sure missed it!

@DaviR: Thanks for the coaching!

gus

You're welcome.
Title: Re: NEW: Beta version released - 12.2.2275
Post by: Gerd9 on August 02, 2016, 12:48:52 PM
Hallo, I use the beta-Version 12.2.2276 on my system (says Avast Internet Security).
There is a severe problem:
1. No reboot is possible --> blue screen BAD_POOL_CALLER
2. Some programs (for example ccleaner) no longer usable --> blue screen BAD_POOL_CALLER
The Errors are produced in aswSnX.sys+cd000.

The displacement-information may be not be current, because I do not know which version on the screenshot was active.
The latest version also creates the blue screens.

Gerd
Title: Re: NEW: Beta version released - 12.2.2275
Post by: Gerd9 on August 02, 2016, 12:57:21 PM
After I had this sent post I saw the entry for 2276. Please move there.
Title: Re: NEW: Beta version released - 12.2.2275
Post by: Asyn on August 03, 2016, 10:31:31 AM
There is a severe problem:
1. No reboot is possible --> blue screen BAD_POOL_CALLER
2. Some programs (for example ccleaner) no longer usable --> blue screen BAD_POOL_CALLER
The Errors are produced in aswSnX.sys+cd000.

The displacement-information may be not be current, because I do not know which version on the screenshot was active. The latest version also creates the blue screens.
Follow instructions: https://www.avast.com/faq.php?article=AVKB33#artTitle
Title: Re: NEW: Beta version released - 12.2.2275
Post by: Patrick99 on September 12, 2016, 09:40:04 PM
In the Programs Data Windows folder for Avast 12.3.2280 (build 12.3.3154.6) there is a log.txt file located in a folder named Spamconf that has grown to over 3GB in size.

I restarted in safe mode and deleted the file, replacing it with an empty file of the same name.

What settings do I need to adjust to overrite the log's contents to prevent it from growing to such an enormous size? Is there a global option to delete older log entries?

Title: Re: NEW: Beta version released - 12.2.2275
Post by: Patrick99 on September 13, 2016, 06:25:07 AM
After deleting the file this morning the log.txt file is now at 50Mb+. How can I manage the growth of this file?
Title: Re: NEW: Beta version released - 12.2.2275
Post by: Asyn on September 13, 2016, 06:31:20 AM
Start a new topic here: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?action=post;board=2
Title: Re: NEW: Beta version released - 12.2.2275
Post by: Patrick99 on September 13, 2016, 06:47:18 AM
Done!