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Title: New Beta version 17.7.2313
Post by: karel.stavik on September 27, 2017, 04:28:10 PM
Hi everyone,

new beta version 17.7.2313 (build 17.7.3652.0) 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 17.7.2313
Post by: Alikhan on September 27, 2017, 04:42:03 PM
Which editions is the Webcam Shield available in?
Title: Re: New Beta version 17.7.2313
Post by: hectic-mmv on September 27, 2017, 04:45:30 PM
Which editions is the Webcam Shield available in?

It's Avast Premier only.
Title: Re: New Beta version 17.7.2313
Post by: DavidR on September 27, 2017, 04:56:54 PM
I guess I will have to stick (no pun intended) to a sticky label on my win10 laptop, no camera on my desktop ;)

I have to say I'm surprised at a new feature being added during the current beta, especially when there are known issues.
Title: Re: New Beta version 17.7.2313
Post by: bob3160 on September 27, 2017, 04:58:12 PM
Which editions is the Webcam Shield available in?

It's Avast Premier only.
For those not using Premier, this still works to block unexpected cam use:
(http://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1506524254460-7583.png)

Title: Re: New Beta version 17.7.2313
Post by: NON on September 27, 2017, 07:13:43 PM
Thanks for the new beta.
BTW I already got new Virus Chest a few days ago...
Title: Re: New Beta version 17.7.2313
Post by: bruce_b on September 27, 2017, 08:48:58 PM
Just some info: I am on 17.6.2310 and the issue with Behavior Shield not enabling on XP seems to have gone away.
Not sure when, but it has been fine for well over a week or so now. Maybe they did a micro update during the vps updates.
Time will tell.
Title: Re: New Beta version 17.7.2313
Post by: Rednose on September 27, 2017, 10:20:26 PM
I already got new Virus Chest a few days ago...

Indeed :)

Greetz, Red.
Title: Re: New Beta version 17.7.2313
Post by: DavidR on September 27, 2017, 11:02:37 PM
Thanks for the new beta.
BTW I already got new Virus Chest a few days ago...

Have the issue that was present in the old version of the chest resolved, scan a file within the chest didn't appear to work ?
Title: Re: New Beta version 17.7.2313
Post by: Rednose on September 27, 2017, 11:08:49 PM
Which editions is the Webcam Shield available in?

It's Avast Premier only.
For those not using Premier, this still works to block unexpected cam use:
(http://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1506524254460-7583.png)

And how to secure your build in microphone ( the Hackers way ;D ) :

Take a pair of earbuds that has a microphone included, cut off the 3.5mm audio jack and plug it into your device.
That simply disables the device build-in microphone.

Greetz, Red.
Title: Re: New Beta version 17.7.2313
Post by: Asyn on September 28, 2017, 06:55:55 AM
Webcam shield doesn't show up anywhere (German GUI).
Title: Re: New Beta version 17.7.2313
Post by: Sadhu35 on September 28, 2017, 02:57:08 PM
Which editions is the Webcam Shield available in?

It's Avast Premier only.
For those not using Premier, this still works to block unexpected cam use:
(http://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1506524254460-7583.png)

good idea  8)
Title: Re: New Beta version 17.7.2313
Post by: bob3160 on September 28, 2017, 03:48:19 PM
Which editions is the Webcam Shield available in?

It's Avast Premier only.
For those not using Premier, this still works to block unexpected cam use:
(snip)

good idea  8)
I get those every once in awhile. :)
Title: Re: New Beta version 17.7.2313
Post by: NON on September 28, 2017, 04:09:50 PM
Thanks for the new beta.
BTW I already got new Virus Chest a few days ago...

Have the issue that was present in the old version of the chest resolved, scan a file within the chest didn't appear to work ?
New Virus Chest has no ability to scan files inside it. :-X
Title: Re: New Beta version 17.7.2313
Post by: DavidR on September 28, 2017, 05:24:26 PM
Thanks for the new beta.
BTW I already got new Virus Chest a few days ago...

Have the issue that was present in the old version of the chest resolved, scan a file within the chest didn't appear to work ?
New Virus Chest has no ability to scan files inside it. :-X

I would have thought they would have fixed the bugs in the old virus chest before releasing the new virus chest.

I believe they used the excuse that the old problems weren't going to get fixed as they were releasing a new virus chest interface.
Title: Re: New Beta version 17.7.2313
Post by: Be Secure on September 28, 2017, 06:09:04 PM
Thanks for the new beta.
BTW I already got new Virus Chest a few days ago...

Have the issue that was present in the old version of the chest resolved, scan a file within the chest didn't appear to work ?
New Virus Chest has no ability to scan files inside it. :-X

I would have thought they would have fixed the bugs in the old virus chest before releasing the new virus chest.

I believe they used the excuse that the old problems weren't going to get fixed as they were releasing a new virus chest interface.
:(
Title: Re: New Beta version 17.7.2313
Post by: Asyn on September 29, 2017, 06:38:29 AM
Webcam shield doesn't show up anywhere (German GUI).
Fixed now. Thanks. :)
Title: Re: New Beta version 17.7.2313
Post by: MartinZ on September 29, 2017, 06:12:46 PM
Thanks for the new beta.
BTW I already got new Virus Chest a few days ago...

Have the issue that was present in the old version of the chest resolved, scan a file within the chest didn't appear to work ?
New Virus Chest has no ability to scan files inside it. :-X

I would have thought they would have fixed the bugs in the old virus chest before releasing the new virus chest.

I believe they used the excuse that the old problems weren't going to get fixed as they were releasing a new virus chest interface.
:(
Scan will be added soon
Title: Re: New Beta version 17.7.2313
Post by: Asyn on September 30, 2017, 04:21:30 PM
Have the issue that was present in the old version of the chest resolved, scan a file within the chest didn't appear to work ?
ATM, the new chest is a dumbed down version of the old chest.
Title: Re: New Beta version 17.7.2313
Post by: bob3160 on September 30, 2017, 04:39:56 PM
Have the issue that was present in the old version of the chest resolved, scan a file within the chest didn't appear to work ?
ATM, the new chest is a dumbed down version of the old chest.
So we're getting a new feature to replace a better od feature ???
Progress ???
Title: Re: New Beta version 17.7.2313
Post by: Asyn on September 30, 2017, 04:46:37 PM
According to Martin, there's work in progress, let's see...
Title: Re: New Beta version 17.7.2313
Post by: DavidR on September 30, 2017, 05:36:18 PM
According to Martin, there's work in progress, let's see...

Sounds like it isn't ready to be released even as an alpha or beta, should have left the old one, but fixed the damn bugs.
Title: Re: New Beta version 17.7.2313
Post by: Giraffe on October 01, 2017, 10:00:53 AM
This the second 'version' for which I've had the exclamation mark in the tray, but I'm not updating while these 'improvements simply bake in existing issues whilst adding yet more.
Only a few years ago I was happy to use Betas; now the full releases are badly kludged Alphas IMO.