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Title: Update!!! - New Beta version 18.7.2354
Post by: hectic-mmv on October 04, 2018, 12:02:44 PM
Update - version 18.7.2354 released

Fixed
- problems with activation SecureLine
- regisration into WSC on Win10 RS5

Good news everyone,

new beta version 18.7.2353 (build 18.7.4035) is released.

What's new
- this beta contains bug fixes only

What was fixed
- Improvement in DNS resolving, should fix problems with update and license activation
- Crashes in Do Not Disturb mode
- Problem with minimizing games after few minutes of playing
- Passwords crashes

Changes in settings (only for beta, it won't be part of stable 18.7 release)

There is a specific thread about new settings (report bugs, suggest improvements, discuss, hate, whatever ;-) - https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=221665.0



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 18.7.2353
Post by: Asyn on October 04, 2018, 12:21:19 PM
Thanks, testing it asap...
Title: Re: New Beta version 18.7.2353
Post by: Asyn on October 04, 2018, 02:08:24 PM
- After the update, the PUP detection was disabled.
- Manually VPS update never stops (vpsupdate). Funny side note, if you go to another setting and return you can start multiple VPS updates (vpsmulti). ;D
- Else, the beta is running smooth, so far...
Title: Re: New Beta version 18.7.2353
Post by: NON on October 04, 2018, 02:37:19 PM
Thanks for the new beta :)
Title: Re: New Beta version 18.7.2353
Post by: schmidthouse on October 04, 2018, 05:19:19 PM
Got it, auto update
All smooth so far. ;)
Title: Re: New Beta version 18.7.2353
Post by: Asyn on October 08, 2018, 12:22:54 PM
Manually VPS update never stops (vpsupdate). Funny side note, if you go to another setting and return you can start multiple VPS updates (vpsmulti). ;D
Hi, after retesting it over a couple of days, it seems this only happens when a new VPS is available but not auto-installed yet.
Title: Re: Update!!! - New Beta version 18.7.2354
Post by: schmidthouse on October 09, 2018, 02:52:31 AM
@ Developers

Odd occurrence here doing the update manually from GUI.
Clicked on Program "Check for Updates" and progress bar flashed and then displayed in small red righting:> undefined < but no update started.
I had to re-click "Check for Updates" a second time for an update to actually occur.
The odd thing is it happened exactly the same way on both Win 10 machines,
Title: Re: Update!!! - New Beta version 18.7.2354
Post by: Asyn on October 09, 2018, 11:26:56 AM
Updated to 2354 via GUI - still missing any progress bar..!!
Title: Re: Update!!! - New Beta version 18.7.2354
Post by: Mooseman on October 09, 2018, 01:20:24 PM
Was this released to the stable channel already? I don't participate in Beta testing at the moment, but I checked for updates just earlier and it said that 18.7.2354 was available.
Title: Re: Update!!! - New Beta version 18.7.2354
Post by: Asyn on October 09, 2018, 01:27:37 PM
Was this released to the stable channel already?
Yep, awaiting the official changelog...
Title: Re: Update!!! - New Beta version 18.7.2354
Post by: hectic-mmv on October 09, 2018, 03:09:41 PM
Was this released to the stable channel already?
Yep, awaiting the official changelog...

yeah, we will publish release notes in few hours
Title: Re: Update!!! - New Beta version 18.7.2354
Post by: Asyn on October 09, 2018, 03:11:49 PM
Was this released to the stable channel already?
Yep, awaiting the official changelog...
yeah, we will publish release notes in few hours
I'd prefer in a few minutes, but ok... ;)
Title: Re: Update!!! - New Beta version 18.7.2354
Post by: schmidthouse on October 12, 2018, 10:06:20 PM
If this has been reported or isn't supposed to work yet sorry but I find that with this beta update 2354 the Repair Tab in Settings/troubleshooting section does nothing for me (doesn't respond) , Nor does the "Back Up Settings"

Is this working for everyone, or is not supposed to yet. Thanks :)
Title: Re: Update!!! - New Beta version 18.7.2354
Post by: Asyn on October 12, 2018, 10:09:41 PM
Nope, it's broken for me as well. Cheers
Title: Re: Update!!! - New Beta version 18.7.2354
Post by: schmidthouse on October 12, 2018, 11:33:05 PM
Nope, it's broken for me as well. Cheers

Thank Asyn. :)
 Wasn't sure if it was a known issue or just my systems.
Title: Re: Update!!! - New Beta version 18.7.2354
Post by: DavidR on October 13, 2018, 12:38:41 AM
If this has been reported or isn't supposed to work yet sorry but I find that with this beta update 2354 the Repair Tab in Settings/troubleshooting section does nothing for me (doesn't respond) , Nor does the "Back Up Settings"

Is this working for everyone, or is not supposed to yet. Thanks :)

Since this beta has now been released (with the same version number, my pet hate) is this bug still in the New program as an undocumented bug/known issue.
Title: Re: Update!!! - New Beta version 18.7.2354
Post by: schmidthouse on October 13, 2018, 12:46:45 AM
If this has been reported or isn't supposed to work yet sorry but I find that with this beta update 2354 the Repair Tab in Settings/troubleshooting section does nothing for me (doesn't respond) , Nor does the "Back Up Settings"

Is this working for everyone, or is not supposed to yet. Thanks :)

Since this beta has now been released (with the same version number, my pet hate) is this bug still in the New program as an undocumented bug/known issue.

From my understanding, the Release version does not have the same "Setting" option/Menu so I don't think what I'm seeing is in the Release version.
I don't know for sure as I don't run the Release, only betas :)
Title: Re: Update!!! - New Beta version 18.7.2354
Post by: bob3160 on October 13, 2018, 12:48:34 AM
There is no Repair in the Released version, unfortunately.
Title: Re: Update!!! - New Beta version 18.7.2354
Post by: DavidR on October 13, 2018, 01:29:27 AM
If this has been reported or isn't supposed to work yet sorry but I find that with this beta update 2354 the Repair Tab in Settings/troubleshooting section does nothing for me (doesn't respond) , Nor does the "Back Up Settings"

Is this working for everyone, or is not supposed to yet. Thanks :)

Since this beta has now been released (with the same version number, my pet hate) is this bug still in the New program as an undocumented bug/known issue.

From my understanding, the Release version does not have the same "Setting" option/Menu so I don't think what I'm seeing is in the Release version.
I don't know for sure as I don't run the Release, only betas :)

Since it has been released, Avast are hardly likely to make changes to the beta versions. 

However, as Bob said the Repair is no longer there in the UI and neither is it in the Control Panel > Add Remove Programs/Programs and Features either. 

Very disappointing as this valuable Repair option has saved many Avast users having to do a clean reinstall.
Title: Re: Update!!! - New Beta version 18.7.2354
Post by: schmidthouse on October 13, 2018, 01:39:08 AM
Hi David
THe 'Repair option' is in the beta UI but it's just not functional yet.
I 'originally' pointed that out because I stumbled across it and didn't realize it wasn't functional ???
Title: Re: Update!!! - New Beta version 18.7.2354
Post by: DavidR on October 13, 2018, 01:57:46 AM
Hi David
THe 'Repair option' is in the beta UI but it's just not functional yet.
I 'originally' pointed that out because I stumbled across it and didn't realize it wasn't functional ???

I guess they resolved the fact that it wasn't functional by removing it  :(

Unlike you I have gone in the opposite direction, I no longer run the beta builds.  I got fed up of the inconsistencies, were something was functioning OK only to be screwed up in a beta release. 

Currently I'm only running the latest version on my XP Pro system (much better backup and recovery strategy in place) and not on my win10 system.  It has got to that point were I now wait to see what transpires in the forums before I manually update.  I may however have to do that before I allow the next win10 program update.
Title: Re: Update!!! - New Beta version 18.7.2354
Post by: schmidthouse on October 13, 2018, 02:04:54 AM
Hi David
THe 'Repair option' is in the beta UI but it's just not functional yet.
I 'originally' pointed that out because I stumbled across it and didn't realize it wasn't functional ???

I guess they resolved the fact that it wasn't functional by removing it  :(

Unlike you I have gone in the opposite direction, I no longer run the beta builds.  I got fed up of the inconsistencies, were something was functioning OK only to be screwed up in a beta release. 

Currently I'm only running the latest version on my XP Pro system (much better backup and recovery strategy in place) and not on my win10 system.  It has got to that point were I now wait to see what transpires in the forums before I manually update.  I may however have to do that before I allow the next win10 program update.

Yeh I get that  ;)
Title: Re: Update!!! - New Beta version 18.7.2354
Post by: Asyn on October 13, 2018, 08:29:06 AM
Nope, it's broken for me as well. Cheers
Thank Asyn. :)
 Wasn't sure if it was a known issue or just my systems.
You're welcome. :)
Title: Re: Update!!! - New Beta version 18.7.2354
Post by: schmidthouse on October 21, 2018, 12:00:13 AM
With the next beta release, will it be 18.8 or is there another update for 18.7?
Thanks  :)
Title: Re: Update!!! - New Beta version 18.7.2354
Post by: DavidR on October 21, 2018, 01:30:29 AM
With the next beta release, will it be 18.8 or is there another update for 18.7?
Thanks  :)

I would have thought for it to advance to 18.8.xxxx beta version, version 18.7.xxxx would have to be released as a regular program update.
Title: Re: Update!!! - New Beta version 18.7.2354
Post by: bob3160 on October 21, 2018, 02:03:54 AM
We will certainly find out once it's released. :) (Unless Avast provides an answer. ) :)
Title: Re: Update!!! - New Beta version 18.7.2354
Post by: DavidR on October 21, 2018, 10:07:12 AM
With the next beta release, will it be 18.8 or is there another update for 18.7?
Thanks  :)

I would have thought for it to advance to 18.8.xxxx beta version, version 18.7.xxxx would have to be released as a regular program update.

That confused me.

We will certainly find out once it's released. :) (Unless Avast provides an answer. ) :)

But things are more clear now, since the Beta version 18.7.2354 has been released, there is no beta session running.  So following the usual pattern the next beta session (if one of the monthly ones) would be 18.8.xxxx. 

However, given there is going to be a fork in the road with the Vista/XP oses not being supported from November 2018, 18.x needs a polish to ensure all issues (there are a few in the forums) are resolved before pressing on with avast 19.x.
Title: Re: Update!!! - New Beta version 18.7.2354
Post by: bob3160 on October 21, 2018, 03:33:45 PM
With the next beta release, will it be 18.8 or is there another update for 18.7?
Thanks  :)

I would have thought for it to advance to 18.8.xxxx beta version, version 18.7.xxxx would have to be released as a regular program update.

That confused me.

We will certainly find out once it's released. :) (Unless Avast provides an answer. ) :)

But things are more clear now, since the Beta version 18.7.2354 has been released, there is no beta session running.  So following the usual pattern the next beta session (if one of the monthly ones) would be 18.8.xxxx. 

However, given there is going to be a fork in the road with the Vista/XP oses not being supported from November 2018, 18.x needs a polish to ensure all issues (there are a few in the forums) are resolved before pressing on with avast 19.x.
Off Topic - I also have a for in the road in my presentation. :)
(https://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1540128794233-27405.png)
Title: Re: Update!!! - New Beta version 18.7.2354
Post by: Asyn on October 21, 2018, 03:43:42 PM
LOL 8)
Title: Re: Update!!! - New Beta version 18.7.2354
Post by: NON on October 27, 2018, 12:56:16 PM
UI got updated, some "Coming Soon!" pages start showing their contents :)
Title: Re: Update!!! - New Beta version 18.7.2354
Post by: Asyn on October 27, 2018, 03:54:28 PM
UI got updated, some "Coming Soon!" pages start showing their contents :)
Yep, only FW settings are still missing (German UI).
Title: Re: Update!!! - New Beta version 18.7.2354
Post by: schmidthouse on October 27, 2018, 06:05:19 PM
Quote from: NON link=topic ???=222345.msg1481436#msg1481436 date=1540637776
UI got updated, some "Coming Soon!" pages start showing their contents :)

Not seeing any changes here. ???
Title: Re: Update!!! - New Beta version 18.7.2354
Post by: Asyn on October 27, 2018, 06:25:10 PM
Quote from: NON link=topic ???=222345.msg1481436#msg1481436 date=1540637776
UI got updated, some "Coming Soon!" pages start showing their contents :)
Not seeing any changes here. ???
Which UI-Version..?
Title: Re: Update!!! - New Beta version 18.7.2354
Post by: schmidthouse on October 27, 2018, 06:37:42 PM
UI v. 1.0.296
Title: Re: Update!!! - New Beta version 18.7.2354
Post by: Asyn on October 27, 2018, 06:55:53 PM
UI v. 1.0.296
Same here. So, do you miss any settings (except the ones for FW)..?
Title: Re: Update!!! - New Beta version 18.7.2354
Post by: schmidthouse on October 27, 2018, 07:00:37 PM
UI v. 1.0.296
Same here. So, do you miss any settings (except the ones for FW)..?

No not that I'm aware of, and yes the FW settings 'coming soon' has been since the new UI was introduced.
So I was just interested due to the post by NON that the ui had been updated. I didn't notice any change in mine. ;)
Title: Re: Update!!! - New Beta version 18.7.2354
Post by: Asyn on October 27, 2018, 07:08:02 PM
So I was just interested due to the post by NON that the ui had been updated. I didn't notice any change in mine. ;)
E.g. exclusions were missing, etc. (UI updates since release 292 -> 293 -> 296)
Title: Re: Update!!! - New Beta version 18.7.2354
Post by: schmidthouse on October 27, 2018, 07:21:38 PM
So I was just interested due to the post by NON that the ui had been updated. I didn't notice any change in mine. ;)
E.g. exclusions were missing, etc. (UI updates since release 292 -> 293 -> 296)

By 'exclusions' are you meaning 'exceptions' (as shown in my UI)
In any case I've had the option to add exception for some time....never used it though.
ON a side note the "Back up Settings" and "Repair" are still inactive/not functioning.

Edit: Is it possible folks UI's are updating at different times. Some sooner then others?
Title: Re: Update!!! - New Beta version 18.7.2354
Post by: Asyn on October 27, 2018, 07:31:00 PM
I only test the German version/UI, other languages may differ...
Title: Re: Update!!! - New Beta version 18.7.2354
Post by: Asyn on October 27, 2018, 07:44:16 PM
ON a side note the "Back up Settings" and "Repair" are still inactive/not functioning.
Confirmed.
Title: Re: Update!!! - New Beta version 18.7.2354
Post by: NON on October 28, 2018, 04:42:14 AM
Hi guys, sorry for late reply, I mean Exceptions (General -> Exceptions) and Scans (Protection -> Scans).
Also, Core Shields (under Protection) is modified some (it seems UI guys hear one of my concerns, thanks!).

I too have UI version 1.0.296.
Title: Re: Update!!! - New Beta version 18.7.2354
Post by: schmidthouse on October 30, 2018, 05:09:26 PM
Very curious about the "next" beta update.
Title: Re: Update!!! - New Beta version 18.7.2354
Post by: Asyn on October 31, 2018, 09:24:35 AM
Note, UI has been updated to V1.0.305 (German).
Title: Re: Update!!! - New Beta version 18.7.2354
Post by: Konstantinos13 on November 04, 2018, 12:15:03 PM
Any info about the next beta??over a month till now..
Title: Re: Update!!! - New Beta version 18.7.2354
Post by: Asyn on November 04, 2018, 01:31:48 PM
Any info about the next beta??over a month till now..
The devs are working on it...
Title: Re: Update!!! - New Beta version 18.7.2354
Post by: schmidthouse on November 05, 2018, 02:31:00 AM
Any info about the next beta??over a month till now..
The devs are working on it...

From my understanding, this next beta update/change is quite significant so it could be a little while. I believe it will be beta version 19.
Am also eager.  ;)
Title: Re: Update!!! - New Beta version 18.7.2354
Post by: Patrick2 on November 05, 2018, 03:24:24 AM
Waiting Patiently to see the improvements in future Avast versions,  gave another program a try when clean installed Windows 10 1809 on October 2nd, come to the point decided gonna keep on using Avast Free like I have since 2006 on all systems.     Cannot wait for the future improvements to this wonderful program
Title: Re: Update!!! - New Beta version 18.7.2354
Post by: Asyn on November 13, 2018, 10:28:56 AM
Note, UI has been updated to V1.0.307 (German).