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Title: New Beta version 17.7.2312
Post by: petr.kolacek on September 15, 2017, 01:14:06 PM
Hi everyone,

new beta version 17.7.2312 (build 17.7.3636.0) is released.

What's new:
Known issues:


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

Enjoy this beta!
We are looking forward to your feedback.

AVAST Team.
Title: Re: New Beta version 17.7.2312
Post by: Be Secure on September 15, 2017, 01:19:20 PM
So those bugs are fixed right?@avast: Setup: Cleanup component cannot be uninstalled via modify installation or from UI
Setup: Passive mode is not activated when another Antivirus solution is already installed
Game Mode: All game mode rules are turned off by default (this setting is reloaded after restart)
Affects both clean installation and update.
Thanks for update. :)

Why you guys not post a full list of fixed bugs??? ::)

Not much information on resolved issues/bugs. :(
Title: Re: New Beta version 17.7.2312
Post by: noel2017 on September 15, 2017, 03:44:10 PM
Hi, everyone,

I would like to know if the slow start of the GUI has been solved. Thanks!
Title: Re: New Beta version 17.7.2312
Post by: bob3160 on September 15, 2017, 06:31:04 PM
Hi, everyone,

I would like to know if the slow start of the GUI has been solved. Thanks!
Not that I can see.
Title: Re: New Beta version 17.7.2312
Post by: noel2017 on September 15, 2017, 07:37:59 PM
 >:( :(
Title: Re: New Beta version 17.7.2312
Post by: Albert Kelder on September 15, 2017, 09:00:20 PM
Hi, everyone,

I would like to know if the slow start of the GUI has been solved. Thanks!
Not that I can see.

No.
Title: Re: New Beta version 17.7.2312
Post by: Rednose on September 16, 2017, 01:51:23 AM
Hi Team :)

Thnx for the Beta, but I still don't like Friday as a release day.
A long long time ago Tuesday was release day, and that was imo the perfect day for ( Beta ) users and developers as well.

Greetz, Red.
Title: Re: New Beta version 17.7.2312
Post by: Patrick2 on September 16, 2017, 02:44:02 AM
Friday I agree isn't a good day for release day of a beta or Stable release, what happens if theres a major bug and either false positives a bunch of files, or causes PC's not to boot up, thankfully didn't happen lately, and seems to be running smooth on my test system thankfully

Title: Re: New Beta version 17.7.2312
Post by: Asyn on September 16, 2017, 07:08:44 AM
Testing...
Title: Re: New Beta version 17.7.2312
Post by: NON on September 16, 2017, 08:10:07 AM
Thanks for the release :)
Title: Re: New Beta version 17.7.2312
Post by: YLAP on September 16, 2017, 10:08:33 AM
As I am tired of cleanup problems I will try to jump to BETA channel too :)

Update: the upgrade on top of existing installation went smooth and without glitches - SafeZone browser removed, new Cleanup installed, system protected after first restart  ;)
Title: Re: New Beta version 17.7.2312
Post by: bob3160 on September 16, 2017, 04:25:01 PM
As I am tired of cleanup problems I will try to jump to BETA channel too :)

Update: the upgrade on top of existing installation went smooth and without glitches - SafeZone browser removed, new Cleanup installed, system protected after first restart  ;)
SafeZone isn't removed if you're currently using it. That only happens with a clean install.
Title: Re: New Beta version 17.7.2312
Post by: YLAP on September 17, 2017, 06:00:55 AM
Well, not in my case. Maybe something has been changed in 2312?  :o avast Premier - last stable version > avast Premier 2312 Beta Online installer on top > SafeZone is removed here, no remains left of it. I´ve been using it on this PC.

Even avast account detects it correctly, although it says I am using avast from back to future - avast 2022  ;D ;D
Title: Re: New Beta version 17.7.2312
Post by: Lisandro on September 17, 2017, 10:05:24 PM
Thnx for the Beta, but I still don't like Friday as a release day.
+1000
Title: Re: New Beta version 17.7.2312
Post by: DavidR on September 17, 2017, 11:22:12 PM
Thnx for the Beta, but I still don't like Friday as a release day.
+1000

That isn't hard to rectify, wait until Monday to install it.
Title: Re: New Beta version 17.7.2312
Post by: Lisandro on September 18, 2017, 12:59:14 AM
That isn't hard to rectify, wait until Monday to install it.
This does not work as the majority of the users have automatic updates on.
Title: Re: New Beta version 17.7.2312
Post by: DavidR on September 18, 2017, 02:12:56 AM
That isn't hard to rectify, wait until Monday to install it.
This does not work as the majority of the users have automatic updates on.

Then they can switch it to Ask or Manual Update.

Personally since this change to Auto Program update, I immediately switched to Manual. I want control over what goes on with 'my system.'
Title: Re: New Beta version 17.7.2312
Post by: YLAP on September 18, 2017, 08:43:20 PM
Good point, useful on BETA channel, as I prefer to check the change-log first before the update to next version.
Title: Re: New Beta version 17.7.2312
Post by: petr.kolacek on September 19, 2017, 08:57:18 AM
So those bugs are fixed right?@avast: Setup: Cleanup component cannot be uninstalled via modify installation or from UI
Setup: Passive mode is not activated when another Antivirus solution is already installed
Game Mode: All game mode rules are turned off by default (this setting is reloaded after restart)
Affects both clean installation and update.
Thanks for update. :)

Why you guys not post a full list of fixed bugs??? ::)

Not much information on resolved issues/bugs. :(

Yes, the known issues from the last beta not mentioned in this one are fixed. Regarding sharing information about resolved bugs - I am going to take this point and discuss how we can improve here and what we can share with the BETA community.

Thank you for your feedback!
Title: Re: New Beta version 17.7.2312
Post by: petr.kolacek on September 19, 2017, 09:05:41 AM
Hi Team :)

Thnx for the Beta, but I still don't like Friday as a release day.
A long long time ago Tuesday was release day, and that was imo the perfect day for ( Beta ) users and developers as well.

Greetz, Red.
Hi Red and others mentioning this topic as well. Common day for BETA release is Thursday. However, sometimes the release preparation does not go well and we need to make a decission whether to release behind original schedule or wait to the next week where another release is going to happen. When we are confident enough, we do it later, when not we do not release. We are also working on improving the release process (as well as the development process as a whole) so there will be less late or no releases in the future ;-)

Thank you for your feedback!
Title: Re: New Beta version 17.7.2312
Post by: petr.kolacek on September 19, 2017, 09:12:27 AM
Well, not in my case. Maybe something has been changed in 2312?  :o avast Premier - last stable version > avast Premier 2312 Beta Online installer on top > SafeZone is removed here, no remains left of it. I´ve been using it on this PC.

Even avast account detects it correctly, although it says I am using avast from back to future - avast 2022  ;D ;D
Hi Ylap, SafeZone Browser should not be currently removed if you already installed it in the past. Could you please send me (petr.kolacek@avast.com) the following files (in zip archive) so we can look at it closer? Thank you!

Title: Re: New Beta version 17.7.2312
Post by: kurtextrem on September 19, 2017, 01:12:58 PM
Game Mode: All game mode rules are turned off by default (this setting is reloaded after restart)

For me, since this release it's the exact opposite - I turn off "make games higher priority", restart my pc and it's enabled again. In fact, everything is enabled by default. Quite annoying.

By the way, making games higher priority is NOT a good solution, see here: https://bitsum.com/how-probalance-works/
For reference I'll quote:
Quote
The foreground process is that which has the keyboard and mouse focus. This means there is only ever one foreground process at a time, per user session. Windows already applies foreground boosting by giving the foreground thread longer time slices. Further increasing the priority of the foreground process and/or the specific foreground thread is not only ineffective, but harmful. Remember, giving a process a higher priority does not mean it will run faster. It simply means if several processes are active at once, it will have a higher precedence. However, if any single process has too high a precedence over other processes, as foreground boosting would result in, complications can occur. This is partly because of the additional (and now very high) CPU priority ‘skew’ between the process and its dependencies.
And of course I've tested for myself, and that statement is true. When my game gets a higher priority, my internet adapter is getting throttled - so not enough pings go out / come in. Also, stuff like macros from mice / keyboards are only working with a huge delay.
Title: Re: New Beta version 17.7.2312
Post by: YLAP on September 19, 2017, 05:47:39 PM
Hi Ylap, SafeZone Browser should not be currently removed if you already installed it in the past. Could you please send me (petr.kolacek@avast.com) the following files (in zip archive) so we can look at it closer? Thank you!

Done  ;)

I see these lines in setup.log 2017.09.16 when upgrade on top was performed.

Quote
[2017-09-16 08:18:58.502] [info   ] [repactions ] [ 2424: 2008] Executing '"C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\SZBrowser\launcher.exe" /uninstall /silent'.
[2017-09-16 08:18:59.042] [info   ] [repactions ] [ 2424: 2008] The process finished successfully.
[2017-09-16 08:18:59.042] [warning] [repactions ] [ 2424: 2008] registry-delete-key: registry key 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\jumpshot.com' was not deleted with code 2.
[2017-09-16 08:18:59.045] [info   ] [repactions ] [ 2424: 2008] registry-delete-value: registry value 'SZBProgramFolder' in key 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\AVAST Software\Avast' was successfully deleted.
[2017-09-16 08:18:59.045] [info   ] [repactions ] [ 2424: 2008] registry-delete-value: registry value 'SZBDataFolder' in key 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\AVAST Software\Avast' was successfully deleted.
[2017-09-16 08:18:59.046] [warning] [repactions ] [ 2424: 2008] registry-delete-value: registry value 'SZBAllowedExtensions' in key 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\AVAST Software\Avast' was not deleted with code 2.
[2017-09-16 08:18:59.046] [info   ] [repactions ] [ 2424: 2008] registry-delete-value: registry value 'SZBProgramFolder' in key 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\aswSP\Parameters' was successfully deleted.
[2017-09-16 08:18:59.047] [info   ] [repactions ] [ 2424: 2008] registry-delete-value: registry value 'SZBDataFolder' in key 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\aswSP\Parameters' was successfully deleted.
Title: Re: New Beta version 17.7.2312
Post by: YLAP on September 19, 2017, 07:01:45 PM
17.7.2312 Cleanup Premium - notification appeared but it cannot be closed or opened from here, it is gone only when I closed Cleanup from task bar icon completely.
Title: Re: New Beta version 17.7.2312
Post by: lukas.munduch on September 20, 2017, 10:10:19 AM
Hi YLAP, If I am correct you reinstalled currently released 17.6.3625 package by new 17.7.X beta package. In this case it is OK that Safe Zone was uninstalled because it is moreless new installation of 17.7 build where installation of Safe Zone is forbidden. Safe Zone must not be uninstalled during program update of AV build with installed Safe Zone but it is not issue if it is uninstalled during reinstallation by new package. Anyway, thank you very much for your help

Lukas

Hi Ylap, SafeZone Browser should not be currently removed if you already installed it in the past. Could you please send me (petr.kolacek@avast.com) the following files (in zip archive) so we can look at it closer? Thank you!

Done  ;)

I see these lines in setup.log 2017.09.16 when upgrade on top was performed.

Quote
[2017-09-16 08:18:58.502] [info   ] [repactions ] [ 2424: 2008] Executing '"C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\SZBrowser\launcher.exe" /uninstall /silent'.
[2017-09-16 08:18:59.042] [info   ] [repactions ] [ 2424: 2008] The process finished successfully.
[2017-09-16 08:18:59.042] [warning] [repactions ] [ 2424: 2008] registry-delete-key: registry key 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\jumpshot.com' was not deleted with code 2.
[2017-09-16 08:18:59.045] [info   ] [repactions ] [ 2424: 2008] registry-delete-value: registry value 'SZBProgramFolder' in key 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\AVAST Software\Avast' was successfully deleted.
[2017-09-16 08:18:59.045] [info   ] [repactions ] [ 2424: 2008] registry-delete-value: registry value 'SZBDataFolder' in key 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\AVAST Software\Avast' was successfully deleted.
[2017-09-16 08:18:59.046] [warning] [repactions ] [ 2424: 2008] registry-delete-value: registry value 'SZBAllowedExtensions' in key 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\AVAST Software\Avast' was not deleted with code 2.
[2017-09-16 08:18:59.046] [info   ] [repactions ] [ 2424: 2008] registry-delete-value: registry value 'SZBProgramFolder' in key 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\aswSP\Parameters' was successfully deleted.
[2017-09-16 08:18:59.047] [info   ] [repactions ] [ 2424: 2008] registry-delete-value: registry value 'SZBDataFolder' in key 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\aswSP\Parameters' was successfully deleted.
Title: Re: New Beta version 17.7.2312
Post by: bob3160 on September 23, 2017, 09:54:23 PM
Thank You Avast
On Demand file scan:
(http://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1506180641884-90706.png)
(http://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1506180736206-96691.png)
No more opening of the Main UI. Thanks for listening!
Title: Re: New Beta version 17.7.2312
Post by: Asyn on September 26, 2017, 09:13:48 AM
No more opening of the Main UI. Thanks for listening!
+1 :)
Title: Re: New Beta version 17.7.2312
Post by: bob3160 on September 26, 2017, 03:49:00 PM
No more opening of the Main UI. Thanks for listening!
+1 :)
Nothing nicer than making progress by going backwards. :)
Title: Re: New Beta version 17.7.2312
Post by: Be Secure on September 26, 2017, 04:13:05 PM
No more opening of the Main UI. Thanks for listening!
+1 :)
Nothing nicer than making progress by going backwards. :)
Exactly. :)
Title: Re: New Beta version 17.7.2312
Post by: DavidR on September 26, 2017, 05:24:40 PM
No more opening of the Main UI. Thanks for listening!
+1 :)
Nothing nicer than making progress by going backwards. :)
Exactly. :)

+1
Now if we can only go back to the toaster alerts and not these in your face, massive alerts.
Title: Re: New Beta version 17.7.2312
Post by: bob3160 on September 26, 2017, 05:31:47 PM
No more opening of the Main UI. Thanks for listening!
+1 :)
Nothing nicer than making progress by going backwards. :)
Exactly. :)

+1
Now if we can only go back to the toaster alerts and not these in your face, massive alerts.
And maybe get those statistics back again ???
And expand the right click function of the Avast icon in the system tray ???
Title: Re: New Beta version 17.7.2312
Post by: seo_clayton on September 26, 2017, 10:04:35 PM
As of today Tuesday, every time I open Chrome i lose VPN
Any advice ?
Title: Re: New Beta version 17.7.2312
Post by: bob3160 on September 26, 2017, 10:51:20 PM
As of today Tuesday, every time I open Chrome i lose VPN
Any advice ?
Next time, please start your own topic for your problem.
Here's your fix for the Opera VPN problem:
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=198325.msg1410765#msg1410765