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Title: Avast Beta 17.2.2287
Post by: hectic-mmv on February 17, 2017, 06:28:14 PM
Hello everyone,

This beta 17.2.2287 contains bug fixes that appeared in the previous release. You can expect public release soon.


FIXED:

- white UI after update
- unusable PC after update(mostly Windows Vista)
- conflict of Behavioral shield and Comodo Firewall
- AOS and SP extnensions are now installing on Firefox 64bit
- missing languages in installation - Spanish and Croatian are back
- gaming mode performance improvements
- together more than 30 fixes
 
Download links:

https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=179943.0

Known issues:

- issue with not working licensed SecureLine after update not fixed yet
Title: Re: Avast Beta 17.2.2287
Post by: Para-Noid on February 17, 2017, 09:02:08 PM
"More than 30 fixes."
What are the other fixes?
Title: Re: Avast Beta 17.2.2287
Post by: RejZoR on February 17, 2017, 09:05:46 PM
Has spazzing amoeba trey icon been fixed? Also, what about importing of settings from a config file (blank dialog bug)?
Title: Re: Avast Beta 17.2.2287
Post by: Alikhan on February 17, 2017, 09:07:21 PM
"More than 30 fixes."
What are the other fixes?

+1.
Title: Re: Avast Beta 17.2.2287
Post by: Asyn on February 17, 2017, 09:21:41 PM
Updated, let's see...
Title: Re: Avast Beta 17.2.2287
Post by: =Snake= on February 17, 2017, 11:08:22 PM

Updated via offline download: no issues until now, but this
Quote
- white UI after update
still didn't receive here.

=Snake=
Title: Re: Avast Beta 17.2.2287
Post by: DavidR on February 17, 2017, 11:24:36 PM
Something that I thought would have been higher up the list for fixes.

There is still no Pause button in any of the Scans.
Title: Re: Avast Beta 17.2.2287
Post by: =Snake= on February 17, 2017, 11:28:16 PM
Something that I thought would have been higher up the list for fixes.
There is still no Pause button in any of the Scans.
You're absolutely right.
Title: Re: Avast Beta 17.2.2287
Post by: DavidR on February 17, 2017, 11:37:13 PM
Yet another issue, despite this being on the fix list.

The Security Browser Extension, isn't installing on Firefox 51.0.1 and this is only the 32bit version of firefox, running on XP Pro SP3.

EDIT: Restarted avast and firefox, still no AOS - restarted the OS and still no AOS.
Title: Re: Avast Beta 17.2.2287
Post by: =Snake= on February 17, 2017, 11:45:12 PM
The Security Browser Extension, isn't installing on Firefox 51.0.1 and this is only the 32bit version of firefox, running on XP Pro SP3.
And not under W7 ult. 32bit on Firefox 45.7 ESR, too.
Title: Re: Avast Beta 17.2.2287
Post by: RejZoR on February 17, 2017, 11:47:23 PM
It finally installed AOS for me on Win10 64bit and Firefox 64bit...
Title: Re: Avast Beta 17.2.2287
Post by: =Snake= on February 17, 2017, 11:57:32 PM
It finally installed AOS for me on Win10 64bit and Firefox 64bit...
[ot] That's unfair for all the others. [/ot]
Title: Re: Avast Beta 17.2.2287
Post by: DavidR on February 18, 2017, 12:02:07 AM
Still don't see a fix to be able to connect to the my.avast.com 'account' from the avastUI (not talking about a workaround here) or a means to link your installation to your my.avast.com account ?
Title: Re: Avast Beta 17.2.2287
Post by: =Snake= on February 18, 2017, 12:15:25 AM
"More than 30 fixes."
Which ones were being fixed?
Title: Re: Avast Beta 17.2.2287
Post by: NON on February 18, 2017, 01:54:51 AM
Thanks for the new beta :)

I feel this is a cumulative update of micro-updates released after .2286
Title: Re: Avast Beta 17.2.2287
Post by: Be Secure on February 18, 2017, 04:01:34 AM
Is this issue(https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=197258.0 (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=197258.0)) and GUI slowness issue fixed?Can anyone Confirm?
Title: Re: Avast Beta 17.2.2287
Post by: Sadhu35 on February 18, 2017, 05:38:26 AM
just remind , boot time scan still not fix yet

https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=197198.0
Title: Re: Avast Beta 17.2.2287
Post by: Asyn on February 18, 2017, 07:33:41 AM
Yet another issue, despite this being on the fix list.

The Security Browser Extension, isn't installing on Firefox 51.0.1 and this is only the 32bit version of firefox, running on XP Pro SP3.

EDIT: Restarted avast and firefox, still no AOS - restarted the OS and still no AOS.
Hi Dave, there's a delay of 12 hours before AOS is offered.
Title: Re: Avast Beta 17.2.2287
Post by: Asyn on February 18, 2017, 07:35:30 AM
just remind , boot time scan still not fix yet

https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=197198.0
Hi, the boot time scan works for me.
Title: Re: Avast Beta 17.2.2287
Post by: Be Secure on February 18, 2017, 07:52:31 AM
just remind , boot time scan still not fix yet

https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=197198.0
Hi, the boot time scan works for me.
Hi @Asyn
GUI slowness issue fixed?
Title: Re: Avast Beta 17.2.2287
Post by: RejZoR on February 18, 2017, 07:57:03 AM
Yet another issue, despite this being on the fix list.

The Security Browser Extension, isn't installing on Firefox 51.0.1 and this is only the 32bit version of firefox, running on XP Pro SP3.

EDIT: Restarted avast and firefox, still no AOS - restarted the OS and still no AOS.
Hi Dave, there's a delay of 12 hours before AOS is offered.

Why? Why not immediate? If I turn it on and not get it, i'll think it's broken. And when it popus up 12 hours later, do you think casual people know it's that same thing? Or they'll think OH MUH GOD; ADWARE!!!!
Title: Re: Avast Beta 17.2.2287
Post by: Asyn on February 18, 2017, 07:58:14 AM
just remind , boot time scan still not fix yet

https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=197198.0
Hi, the boot time scan works for me.
Hi @Asyn
GUI slowness issue fixed?
Sorry, not sure what you mean. Can you elaborate...
Title: Re: Avast Beta 17.2.2287
Post by: Asyn on February 18, 2017, 07:59:59 AM
Yet another issue, despite this being on the fix list.

The Security Browser Extension, isn't installing on Firefox 51.0.1 and this is only the 32bit version of firefox, running on XP Pro SP3.

EDIT: Restarted avast and firefox, still no AOS - restarted the OS and still no AOS.
Hi Dave, there's a delay of 12 hours before AOS is offered.
Why? Why not immediate? If I turn it on and not get it, i'll think it's broken. And when it popus up 12 hours later, do you think casual people know it's that same thing? Or they'll think OH MUH GOD; ADWARE!!!!
Agreed, something for the devs to answer...
Title: Re: Avast Beta 17.2.2287
Post by: DavidR on February 18, 2017, 09:58:54 AM
Yet another issue, despite this being on the fix list.

The Security Browser Extension, isn't installing on Firefox 51.0.1 and this is only the 32bit version of firefox, running on XP Pro SP3.

EDIT: Restarted avast and firefox, still no AOS - restarted the OS and still no AOS.
Hi Dave, there's a delay of 12 hours before AOS is offered.

I honestly can't see the point of this, other than to frustrate users. Especially those beta testers using the beta version and testing the supposed fixes.

I wasn't offered it because I had bloody removed it because it previously didn't work, no matter what I tried. Now that the new beta was released I did a manual program update. It wasn't so much being offered, but being demanded.

It is hard to see why anyone would bother to run the beta versions if there are going to be unknown/unpublished hoops to jump through. It is just a giant waste of time, I really will have to consider if it is worth bothering beta testing if avast are going to introduce these frustrations. Thankfully I haven't got it on this win10 system.
Title: Re: Avast Beta 17.2.2287
Post by: Be Secure on February 18, 2017, 10:18:03 AM
just remind , boot time scan still not fix yet

https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=197198.0
Hi, the boot time scan works for me.
Hi @Asyn
GUI slowness issue fixed?
Sorry, not sure what you mean. Can you elaborate...
On my machine, the load time for the GUI is 3 seconds.Seems a bit slow to me.
Title: Re: Avast Beta 17.2.2287
Post by: Asyn on February 18, 2017, 10:21:22 AM
On my machine, the load time for the GUI is 3 seconds.Seems a bit slow to me.
It's still a bit slow (compared to 2280).
Title: Re: Avast Beta 17.2.2287
Post by: Be Secure on February 18, 2017, 10:33:39 AM
On my machine, the load time for the GUI is 3 seconds.Seems a bit slow to me.
It's still a bit slow (compared to 2280).
:(
Title: Re: Avast Beta 17.2.2287
Post by: DavidR on February 18, 2017, 11:16:05 AM
On my machine, the load time for the GUI is 3 seconds.Seems a bit slow to me.
It's still a bit slow (compared to 2280).

For me on this win10 with 2280, the UI loads very fast (higher spec) than my XP when it had 2280 the UI opened quickly (under 3 sec), but took several more seconds before you could click anything. However, on my XP system the 2286 & 2287 UI loaded much quicker than 2280 and is ready for use.
Title: Re: Avast Beta 17.2.2287
Post by: Lord_Ami on February 18, 2017, 11:45:54 AM
A big dislike again (updating from 2286 - 2287 via built-in updater)

I believe it's because it was previous beta? I hope this does not happen with stable release... or only this once (not next month).
Title: Re: Avast Beta 17.2.2287
Post by: DavidR on February 18, 2017, 11:55:07 AM
A big dislike again (updating from 2286 - 2287 via built-in updater)

I believe it's because it was previous beta? I hope this does not happen with stable release... or only this once (not next month).

My Program Settings are set to Ask/Notify of updates, but I didn't wait and did a manual program update. I didn't get the screen that you attached, but I did get one with a big fat Activate button.

Anyone not paying attention would find that they had just clicked to have a 60 trial of Premier (or AIS) and the very small text (not even a button) along the lines of Not this time or no thanks.
Title: Re: Avast Beta 17.2.2287
Post by: Sadhu35 on February 18, 2017, 01:43:50 PM
disable behavior shield , avast status monitor still have warning alert
Title: Re: Avast Beta 17.2.2287
Post by: Sadhu35 on February 18, 2017, 03:29:13 PM
unable delete instantly a sample that blocked by behavior shield
Title: Re: Avast Beta 17.2.2287
Post by: elmex on February 18, 2017, 03:54:16 PM
unable delete instantly a sample that blocked by behavior shield
I can confirm that


Everything is blocked by the behavior shield cannot be delete from the virus Chest
Title: Re: Avast Beta 17.2.2287
Post by: TheDrizzle on February 18, 2017, 04:22:11 PM
system is dreadfully slow after this update. can barely browse the net going to reinstall and see if that helps.

edit: all seems fine after a clean install. something during the update must have caused an issue.
Title: Re: Avast Beta 17.2.2287
Post by: Para-Noid on February 18, 2017, 08:21:01 PM
I'm with the others. The GUI opens painfully slow. First I get an "over-sized" white box, then after a few seconds the GUI finally opens up.
Title: Re: Avast Beta 17.2.2287
Post by: Sadhu35 on February 19, 2017, 07:07:12 AM
restore setting config doesnt work

download latest configuration (thanks rejzor)
https://rejzor.wordpress.com/avast-protection-tweaks/
Title: Re: Avast Beta 17.2.2287
Post by: RejZoR on February 19, 2017, 07:11:08 AM
It fixed itself somehow only on one of my PC's. On two of them it's still broken. I don't get it. And majority of people also can't import it because the dialog is just empty. Why isn't this getting fixed properly so people can finally import my config file?
Title: Re: Avast Beta 17.2.2287
Post by: Sadhu35 on February 19, 2017, 11:36:55 AM
only behavior shield not exclude . this option should excluded all shield scanning .

Title: Re: Avast Beta 17.2.2287
Post by: RejZoR on February 19, 2017, 02:02:15 PM
No, Behavior Shield should always have exclusions separate.
Title: Re: Avast Beta 17.2.2287
Post by: Lord_Ami on February 19, 2017, 02:36:18 PM
This just happened in VMware virtual machine I'm using. Any logs I should send?

Avast icon - About opens just fine.
Title: Re: Avast Beta 17.2.2287
Post by: Sadhu35 on February 19, 2017, 03:30:43 PM
No, Behavior Shield should always have exclusions separate.

disable all shield , behavior shield truely disable , that means behavior protection is a part of shield. i dont understand why need exclude scanning separate .
Title: Re: Avast Beta 17.2.2287
Post by: RejZoR on February 19, 2017, 04:23:20 PM
Because behavior and file scanning are VERY different methods of protection. Just because you want to exclude something from signatures, you don't necessarily want to exclude it from behavior protection as well. Signatures are far more prone to false positives than behavior analysis...
Title: Re: Avast Beta 17.2.2287
Post by: Shaun985 on February 19, 2017, 08:41:38 PM
Maybe include an option on the global exclusions page to apply exclusions to Behavior Shield.
Title: Re: Avast Beta 17.2.2287
Post by: Eddy on February 19, 2017, 10:11:03 PM
And still no answer from avast about the 30+ fixes >:(

How are we supposed to test/check things if we don't know what changes (amongst the other things) that we should test/check...
Title: Re: Avast Beta 17.2.2287
Post by: tubabuyukustun on February 20, 2017, 12:32:45 PM
hi friends i have installed on system 17.1.2286 now i isntalled this 17.2.2287 when this 17.2 will be final
not beta it go automatilly show me final ? or i must manually install final 17.2 when will be online ?
Title: Re: Avast Beta 17.2.2287
Post by: Asyn on February 20, 2017, 12:34:58 PM
hi friends i have installed on system 17.1.2286 now i isntalled this 17.2.2287 when this 17.2 will be final
not beta it go automatilly show me final ? or i must manually install final 17.2 when will be online ?
Both will work. If you don't want to stay on the beta channel, you need to reinstall the final version.
Title: Re: Avast Beta 17.2.2287
Post by: Alikhan on February 20, 2017, 01:51:09 PM
It's nice to see the process name of the behaviour shield changed to "Avast Behaviour Shield".
Title: Re: Avast Beta 17.2.2287
Post by: DavidR on February 20, 2017, 02:38:07 PM
It's nice to see the process name of the behaviour shield changed to "Avast Behaviour Shield".

Not seeing any change here still shown as aswidsagent.exe in XP task manager 17.2.2287 (build 17.2.3409.0) a manual program check indicates I'm up to date.check.

Don't know if this might be an XP thing, but avast indicates the behaviour shield is running.
Title: Re: Avast Beta 17.2.2287
Post by: Asyn on February 20, 2017, 02:47:50 PM
Don't know if this might be an XP thing...
It is.
Title: Re: Avast Beta 17.2.2287
Post by: Alikhan on February 20, 2017, 03:01:13 PM
It's nice to see the process name of the behaviour shield changed to "Avast Behaviour Shield".

Not seeing any change here still shown as aswidsagent.exe in XP task manager 17.2.2287 (build 17.2.3409.0) a manual program check indicates I'm up to date.check.

Don't know if this might be an XP thing, but avast indicates the behaviour shield is running.

Maybe it is XP related but they should be able to rename aswidsagent.exe in my opinion.

I've attached a screenshot of how it looks on Windows 10.

Title: Re: Avast Beta 17.2.2287
Post by: =Snake= on February 20, 2017, 03:10:30 PM
Don't know if this might be an XP thing...
It is.
See the difference under W7.
BTW: If you start a scan, all avast features are working, but 'UI' twice!
 ;)
=Snake=
Title: Re: Avast Beta 17.2.2287
Post by: TheOwner on February 21, 2017, 12:22:47 AM
When will be this version released as final? It is known? Thanks
Title: Re: Avast Beta 17.2.2287
Post by: RejZoR on February 21, 2017, 06:22:42 AM
Don't know if this might be an XP thing...
It is.
See the difference under W7.
BTW: If you start a scan, all avast features are working, but 'UI' twice!
 ;)
=Snake=

Description says "Behavior Shield", but the file naming scheme itself is still totally out of place...
Title: Re: Avast Beta 17.2.2287
Post by: MystiqueWolf on February 21, 2017, 09:18:07 AM
Don't know if this might be an XP thing...
It is.
See the difference under W7.
BTW: If you start a scan, all avast features are working, but 'UI' twice!
 ;)
=Snake=

Description says "Behavior Shield", but the file naming scheme itself is still totally out of place...
Actually it is not out of place. aswbIDSAgent - Avast Software behavior intrusion detection system agent. The description should be enough for the users though.
Title: Re: Avast Beta 17.2.2287
Post by: RejZoR on February 21, 2017, 03:18:12 PM
Opposed to simply calling it "AvastBehaviorShield.exe" ?  :-\
Title: Re: Avast Beta 17.2.2287
Post by: elmex on February 22, 2017, 05:34:37 PM
I find that the full scan has unfortunately too little details (what grade scan avast or if he finds anything that you don't look which file is made and always have to wait until the full scan to the end is.) And it takes forever just to the scan starts I hope that will change.
Yesterday it took 40 minutes to avast did the scan at 1%.
In the scan history is unfortunately also not what were scanned is.

Sorry if my English is not the best.
Title: Re: Avast Beta 17.2.2287
Post by: Lord_Ami on February 24, 2017, 05:10:14 PM
Seems like new beta (17.2.2288) is released.

Avast... (checkboxes were unchecked by me!)
Beta testers are doing you a favor. If possible, please stop pushing this nonsense to BETA users.
Kinda takes away the will to beta test... really.
Title: Re: Avast Beta 17.2.2287
Post by: DavidR on February 24, 2017, 05:49:31 PM
Seems like new beta (17.2.2288) is released.

Avast... (checkboxes were unchecked by me!)
Beta testers are doing you a favor. If possible, please stop pushing this nonsense to BETA users.
Kinda takes away the will to beta test... really.

Well beta testers have to test 'everything' even this onerous push for Chrome.

EDIT: Typo
Title: Re: Avast Beta 17.2.2287
Post by: Lord_Ami on February 24, 2017, 06:51:55 PM
Seems like new beta (17.2.2288) is released.

Avast... (checkboxes were unchecked by me!)
Beta testers are doing you a favor. If possible, please stop pushing this nonsense to BETA users.
Kinda takes away the will to beta test... really.

Well beta testers have to test 'everything' even this onerous push for Chrome.

EDIT: Typo

Yes, sure. But I've been reporting this "irritation" for quite some time. They told it's not gonna happen with each update. So far - it has been (between betas).
It's just that BETA users should be free of such things. I specifically used "if possible" because most likely these things are hard-programmed and can not be removed for BETA only (or not that easily).
Title: Re: Avast Beta 17.2.2287
Post by: DavidR on February 24, 2017, 07:31:49 PM
We have been shouting about this (pre-checked option) for some considerable time, as they say there are none so deaf as those that won't listen.

It is still there and I can't see that changing any-time soon, it still attracts derision from those who don't see it (or don't take time to read before clicking) and end up with chrome.