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Title: 17.1.2284 Not much has changed.
Post by: Charyb on January 31, 2017, 02:56:03 AM
Still cannot access the OK and Cancel buttons in the File System and Web Shield settings because the UI is still too large. In fact, it doesn't look like it has changed size at all. See attached.


The GUI takes about 5 seconds to open.


So far, nothing has improved for me in this build.
Title: Re: 17.1.2284
Post by: Charyb on January 31, 2017, 03:09:24 AM
The artifacts and space still remain in Subscription.
Title: Re: 17.1.2284
Post by: Charyb on January 31, 2017, 03:22:00 AM
When I click on Automatic, it shows Online content unavailable. What is supposed to be here?


See attached.
Title: Re: 17.1.2284
Post by: Charyb on January 31, 2017, 03:32:48 AM
Notification shows 1 notification when there are none. See attached
Title: Re: 17.1.2284
Post by: Charyb on January 31, 2017, 03:38:18 AM
Block what? This is unclear.
Title: Re: 17.1.2284
Post by: Charyb on January 31, 2017, 03:47:34 AM
The popup in Chrome that asks if I want to install the browser extension appeared for about a second and then the extension was automatically installed. I haven't seen a popup to install the extension in Internet Explorer.
Title: Re: 17.1.2284
Post by: Charyb on January 31, 2017, 03:50:11 AM
Snap 7 was automatically added to Game Mode.
Title: Re: 17.1.2284
Post by: Charyb on January 31, 2017, 04:00:05 AM
Not sure what to say about this. See attached.


EDIT: Just noticed that it's a known issue.

Title: Re: 17.1.2284 Not much has changed.
Post by: Charyb on January 31, 2017, 04:11:10 AM
While switching Game Mode from off to on and vice versa, the page doesn't refresh until switching to a different tab and back.


In other words, when I click to turn it on the switch stays off and the mouse cursor displays busy while hovering over the switch.


See attached.
Title: Re: 17.1.2284 Not much has changed.
Post by: Charyb on January 31, 2017, 04:40:34 AM
Again, Behavior Shield status monitoring is off by default.
Title: Re: 17.1.2284 Not much has changed.
Post by: DavidR on January 31, 2017, 11:08:26 AM
Block what? This is unclear.

I thought that would be fairly clear, block the file that the CyberCapture has taken action on; don't let it run, block it and await the avast results on the analysis. Or you decide what action to allow at whatever risk there may be.
Title: Re: 17.1.2284 Not much has changed.
Post by: Charyb on February 01, 2017, 05:03:18 AM
Block what? This is unclear.

I thought that would be fairly clear, block the file that the CyberCapture has taken action on; don't let it run, block it and await the avast results on the analysis. Or you decide what action to allow at whatever risk there may be.
Considering you already know the purpose of CyberCapture gives you the advantage over someone who has no clue. They could easily replace the pronoun "it" with something that properly describes what "it" is.


Currently the CyberCapture settings in 12.3.2280 are:
1. Always block suspicious files.
2. Allow me to run suspicious files.


This is much more informative than "it".
Title: Re: 17.1.2284 Not much has changed.
Post by: DavidR on February 01, 2017, 11:24:45 AM
Well 'it' may require a little thinking, but when taken in the context of the other option 'allow me to decide' and the fact that the CyberCapture function is enabled, otherwise these two options wouldn't even be displayed.

If the user clicks the  ? help function key from the main settings screen, expand the 'Main' section, they will get essentially what you have said. One thing that avast have to think about is the various languages that have to be translated and how long they might be.

Quote from: Extract from help
Enable CyberCapture - Detects and analyzes rare, suspicious files. If you attempt to run such a file, CyberCapture locks the file from your PC and sends it to the Avast Threat Labs where it's analyzed in a safe, virtual environment. You are notified when the analysis is complete. CyberCapture and the setting Always block suspicious files are enabled by default. We recommend to keep the default settings, unless you are aware of potential risks.

The above may differ from the above as I don't have the beta on this win10 laptop, but the regular release versions of avast.
Title: Re: 17.1.2284 Not much has changed.
Post by: Charyb on February 02, 2017, 10:33:37 PM
I just reinstalled the beta and Snap 7 was added to game mode once again. This is not a game.
Title: Re: 17.1.2284 Not much has changed.
Post by: Hried on February 02, 2017, 11:19:04 PM
Thanks for the game mode input. We're going to be crowdsourcing the decisions concerning autodetecting games so any time a significant amount of users delete something from game list or add a previously undetected game, it will adjust its autodetection rules accordingly.  Since we haven't yet released it to the general public, only our local autodetection rules apply which can definitely see a lot of false positives and negatives - as you're no doubt seeing.

Should you want to help out, please compile a list of executables that shouldn't be autodetected but are (the "blacklist") - optionally together with a list of those that we don't detect yet but should (the "whitelist"). We can seed our database with them immediately and you should start seeing a difference the day after we do so. Appreciated!