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Title: New Beta version 18.1.2325
Post by: jan.svoboda on February 02, 2018, 03:29:26 PM
Hi everyone,

new beta version 18.1.2325 (build 18.1.3794.0) was released.

Changes:
Avast AntiTrack is now available also in Avast UI under Privacy tile

Bug fixes:
Fixed product crashes

Known issues:
Shell extension scan (scan option in mouse right click menu) is not showing progress in UI correctly sometimes - We would really appreciate your feedback with exact reproduction steps. Thank you.

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 18.1.2325
Post by: Asyn on February 02, 2018, 03:37:39 PM
Thanks Jan, testing it asap...
Title: Re: New Beta version 18.1.2325
Post by: Be Secure on February 02, 2018, 03:55:55 PM
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Avast AntiTrack is now available also in Avast UI under Privacy tile
Is it will be in AIS?
Title: Re: New Beta version 18.1.2325
Post by: Asyn on February 02, 2018, 03:57:49 PM
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Avast AntiTrack is now available also in Avast UI under Privacy tile
Is it will be in AIS?
Nope, it's a paid/standalone component.
Title: Re: New Beta version 18.1.2325
Post by: Be Secure on February 02, 2018, 04:00:57 PM
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Avast AntiTrack is now available also in Avast UI under Privacy tile
Is it will be in AIS?
Nope, it's a paid/standalone component.
why they not bundle it up with AIS?
Title: Re: New Beta version 18.1.2325
Post by: bob3160 on February 02, 2018, 04:05:44 PM
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Avast AntiTrack is now available also in Avast UI under Privacy tile
Is it will be in AIS?
Nope, it's a paid/standalone component.
why they not bundle it up with AIS?
You asked a question, got an answer.
Asking the question again isn't going to change the answer. :)
Title: Re: New Beta version 18.1.2325
Post by: Asyn on February 02, 2018, 04:53:24 PM
Well, first reported for 17.8.2317. Nothing more to add... :(

Regarding Smart-Scan, same as reported in a prior beta.
-> https://forum.avast.com/index.php?msg=1429560
Add "Sensitive Data Scan" to the list, it doesn't show up either.
Title: Re: New Beta version 18.1.2325
Post by: NON on February 02, 2018, 05:31:29 PM
Thanks for the new beta :)
Title: Re: New Beta version 18.1.2325
Post by: Asyn on February 03, 2018, 06:32:46 PM
Shell extension scan (scan option in mouse right click menu) is not showing progress in UI correctly sometimes - We would really appreciate your feedback with exact reproduction steps. Thank you.
Please elaborate how we should test this exactly...
Title: Re: New Beta version 18.1.2325
Post by: Asyn on February 03, 2018, 06:36:15 PM
Still not fixed: The tray icon doesn't animate anymore.
Title: Re: New Beta version 18.1.2325
Post by: Asyn on February 03, 2018, 06:51:46 PM
Quick Scan is back. :)
Title: Re: New Beta version 18.1.2325
Post by: DavidR on February 03, 2018, 07:49:22 PM
Still not fixed: The tray icon doesn't animate anymore.

Very disappointing, how bloody hard can this be to resolve.  Just because something is cosmetic doesn't mean it shouldn't have any priority.  Surely these cosmetic issues could be resolved quickly and something seen to be being done (listened to) by Avast.

Or is it more a reluctance to bring it back ?
Title: Re: New Beta version 18.1.2325
Post by: hayc59 on February 03, 2018, 08:13:01 PM
Still not fixed: The tray icon doesn't animate anymore.

Very disappointing, how bloody hard can this be to resolve.  Just because something is cosmetic doesn't mean it shouldn't have any priority.  Surely these cosmetic issues could be resolved quickly and something seen to be being done (listened to) by Avast.
I to agree come on folks...
Title: Re: New Beta version 18.1.2325
Post by: RejZoR on February 03, 2018, 11:28:54 PM
Still not fixed: The tray icon doesn't animate anymore.

Very disappointing, how bloody hard can this be to resolve.  Just because something is cosmetic doesn't mean it shouldn't have any priority.  Surely these cosmetic issues could be resolved quickly and something seen to be being done (listened to) by Avast.

Or is it more a reluctance to bring it back ?

I give up. This is a bit ridiculous quite frankly...
Title: Re: New Beta version 18.1.2325
Post by: bob3160 on February 03, 2018, 11:31:24 PM
I've stopped tracking how long it's been since they disabled that very useful little item.
I haven't forgotten that Avast made a promise to return the feature.
Title: Re: New Beta version 18.1.2325
Post by: DavidR on February 04, 2018, 12:32:48 AM
I've stopped tracking how long it's been since they disabled that very useful little item.
I haven't forgotten that Avast made a promise to return the feature.

Same promise was made to revise the avast tray icon context menu to gain easier access to areas of the UI, that is still festering somewhere.  Not to mention the restoration of the Statistics having removed it well over a year ago and still no sign of a return.
Title: Re: New Beta version 18.1.2325
Post by: Evjls on February 04, 2018, 10:17:04 AM
avast should spend more time to fix their compatibility issues and all reported issues before thinking about adding new features

avast is one of the worst programs to play alongside other security products because it just makes other programs stop working or crippled, for example, outlook in v17.9

v17.9 made me uninstall avast immediately due to higher memory usage (perhaps, fixed for now) and some weird, silent compatibility problems. I can't use novirusthanks OSArmor anymore because avast just makes it unusable
that's not good
Title: Re: New Beta version 18.1.2325
Post by: RejZoR on February 04, 2018, 10:36:54 AM
I've been warning them about piling of bugs if you don't fix them regularly. And that's exactly what's happening again and again. It's hard to believe entire development team is so occupied that they cannot fix things we discover during betas. If that's the case, someone needs to replace the usually large marketing teams and replace them with coders... When your eagerness to sell products overcomes the ability to actually make them, that's when you have a problem...
Title: Re: New Beta version 18.1.2325
Post by: Be Secure on February 04, 2018, 10:51:06 AM
Avast Submit Feedback Dialog box opening is really slow.
Title: Re: New Beta version 18.1.2325
Post by: NON on February 04, 2018, 02:08:02 PM
My beta avast unknowingly turned into stable build, what happened? I tried to update to this version and found it want to update to stable one... :o
Title: Re: New Beta version 18.1.2325
Post by: DavidR on February 04, 2018, 02:45:11 PM
My beta avast unknowingly turned into stable build, what happened? I tried to update to this version and found it want to update to stable one... :o

I wouldn't be surprised if Avast hadn't released it, we have seen this before, a new beta released followed a day later being released as stable update (and worse still with the same build number, causing further confusion).  Though I haven't seen it in my About Avast or Update UI screens as I have Program updates set to Manual.
Title: Re: New Beta version 18.1.2325
Post by: bob3160 on February 04, 2018, 06:26:36 PM
Just tried updating my regular version but there aren't any updates beyond 17.9.2322
Title: Re: New Beta version 18.1.2325
Post by: Be Secure on February 04, 2018, 06:28:33 PM
Just tried updating my regular version but there aren't any updates beyond 17.9.2322
Same here.
Title: Re: New Beta version 18.1.2325
Post by: NON on February 04, 2018, 06:51:11 PM
Well, I meant the beta build (18.1.2324) was (or would be) updated to stable one (17.9.2322), not the opposite.
Title: Re: New Beta version 18.1.2325
Post by: bob3160 on February 04, 2018, 06:53:16 PM
Well, I meant the beta build (18.1.2324) was (or would be) updated to stable one (17.9.2322), not the opposite.
Did you do the update via the UI ???



Title: Re: New Beta version 18.1.2325
Post by: DavidR on February 04, 2018, 08:10:53 PM
Well, I meant the beta build (18.1.2324) was (or would be) updated to stable one (17.9.2322), not the opposite.

That would be strange, if you are on the beta stream (e.g. a beta version installed) then you should be offered beta stream updates, not the regular update stream.  Since your beta build has a higher build number it shouldn't go backwards to a lower regular update stream. 

Effectively you should have got beta build 18.1.2325 if you had 18.1.2324.
Title: Re: New Beta version 18.1.2325
Post by: jaromir on February 05, 2018, 10:47:11 AM
My beta avast unknowingly turned into stable build, what happened? I tried to update to this version and found it want to update to stable one... :o

This might happen when servers.def gets corrupted or otherwise is not available. Avast then downloads new servers.def from hardcoded fallback URL which points to release one. That in fact switches update channel to release one.
Title: Re: New Beta version 18.1.2325
Post by: jaromir on February 05, 2018, 11:03:41 AM
I wouldn't be surprised if Avast hadn't released it, we have seen this before, a new beta released followed a day later being released as stable update (and worse still with the same build number, causing further confusion)

For couple of years we publish release builds to beta channel and then when no new critical issues are found (or we have micro updates for them) we publish them to release channel. Exactly same build, exactly same binaries, exactly same build numbers. This way we are publishing to release channel only what we have tested and you have helped us to validate.
Title: Re: New Beta version 18.1.2325
Post by: RejZoR on February 05, 2018, 11:13:40 AM
Keeping same build for BETA and RELEASE at that point also kinda makes sense so BETA users after they finish the BETA cycle actually have the RELEASE version till new BETA is actually posted on their channel again. This way they are cycling beta and release versions, making testing in a way more extensive than if they'd constantly be rocking just beta builds that are always different than the public versions.
Title: Re: New Beta version 18.1.2325
Post by: jan.svoboda on February 05, 2018, 12:30:41 PM
Shell extension scan (scan option in mouse right click menu) is not showing progress in UI correctly sometimes - We would really appreciate your feedback with exact reproduction steps. Thank you.
Please elaborate how we should test this exactly...

Some possible scenarios for example:

1) You have Avast UI opened and select some file/folder to be scanned from shell extension menu
2) You have Avast UI closed and select some file/folder to be scanned from shell extension menu

You can try the same file/folder once/more times, try different files/folders for each attempt.

Is the progress of the scan displayed every time? Are there results of the scan available? Is the scan even finished for each file/folder?

Etc.
Title: Re: New Beta version 18.1.2325
Post by: bob3160 on February 05, 2018, 12:57:08 PM
Shell extension scan (scan option in mouse right click menu) is not showing progress in UI correctly sometimes - We would really appreciate your feedback with exact reproduction steps. Thank you.
Please elaborate how we should test this exactly...

Some possible scenarios for example:

1) You have Avast UI opened and select some file/folder to be scanned from shell extension menu
2) You have Avast UI closed and select some file/folder to be scanned from shell extension menu

You can try the same file/folder once/more times, try different files/folders for each attempt.

Is the progress of the scan displayed every time? Are there results of the scan available? Is the scan even finished for each file/folder?

Etc.
I don't see any problem: https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cFnhX8oB4H
Title: Re: New Beta version 18.1.2325
Post by: Asyn on February 05, 2018, 01:11:45 PM
Some possible scenarios for example:

1) You have Avast UI opened and select some file/folder to be scanned from shell extension menu
2) You have Avast UI closed and select some file/folder to be scanned from shell extension menu

You can try the same file/folder once/more times, try different files/folders for each attempt.

Is the progress of the scan displayed every time? Are there results of the scan available? Is the scan even finished for each file/folder?

Etc.
OK Jan, tested it as suggested above...
Result: It sometimes works and sometimes it won't.
Couldn't find any obvious pattern, sorry.
Title: Re: New Beta version 18.1.2325
Post by: NON on February 05, 2018, 01:53:34 PM
My beta avast unknowingly turned into stable build, what happened? I tried to update to this version and found it want to update to stable one... :o

This might happen when servers.def gets corrupted or otherwise is not available. Avast then downloads new servers.def from hardcoded fallback URL which points to release one. That in fact switches update channel to release one.
OK, thanks for the answer. I reinstalled beta on it and back to beta stream.
Title: Re: New Beta version 18.1.2325
Post by: Pako7 on February 06, 2018, 01:58:47 PM
am not a Beta user but am so exisited about the beta version....hope to see the update on avast premire soon..

was wondering if scanning item on virus chest ..would it work again??or it has been dismissed??
Title: Re: New Beta version 18.1.2325
Post by: Asyn on February 06, 2018, 02:15:25 PM
was wondering if scanning item on virus chest ..would it work again??
Yes. :)