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Title: New Beta version 19.3.2368
Post by: petr.kolacek on February 28, 2019, 04:13:01 PM
UPDATE - version 19.3.2369 released: final fixes and tunning
UPDATE - version 19.3.2368 released: retpoline BSOD fix

Hi everyone,

new beta version 19.3.2366 (build 19.3.4231) is released.

What was fixed
- AV installed in passive mode on W10 if OS was in Russian localization
- "White UI" issue

Download links:
http://public.avast.com/mkt/betaav/avast_free_antivirus_setup_online.exe
http://public.avast.com/mkt/betaav/avast_internet_security_setup_online.exe
http://public.avast.com/mkt/betaav/avast_premier_setup_online.exe
http://public.avast.com/mkt/betaav/avast_pro_antivirus_setup_online.exe


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

AVAST Team.
Title: Re: New Beta version 19.3.2366
Post by: Be Secure on February 28, 2019, 04:29:59 PM
Thanks for update. :)
Pls look at this issue:https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=225514.msg1496289#msg1496289 (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=225514.msg1496289#msg1496289)
Is it fixed?
Title: Re: New Beta version 19.3.2366
Post by: schmidthouse on February 28, 2019, 06:40:53 PM
Smooth update on both Win 10 OS via Beta channel.
Will be watching the 'White UI fix'
Thanks! :)

Edit: The GUI response does appear to be snappier/quicker to open.
Title: Re: New Beta version 19.3.2366
Post by: Mytenia on February 28, 2019, 11:34:44 PM
Thanks for update. :)
Pls look at this issue:https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=225514.msg1496289#msg1496289 (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=225514.msg1496289#msg1496289)
Is it fixed?
Sadly not fixed yet,the ui open like in my last screenshot but avast hang there with the circle in the background
Title: Re: New Beta version 19.3.2366
Post by: schmidthouse on February 28, 2019, 11:41:36 PM
Thanks for update. :)
Pls look at this issue:https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=225514.msg1496289#msg1496289 (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=225514.msg1496289#msg1496289)
Is it fixed?
Sadly not fixed yet,the ui open like in my last screenshot but avast hang there with the circle in the background


I have not encountered the WHITE SCREEN as yet in this beta.
Have you provided logs that Avast (Petr) asked for?
Title: Re: New Beta version 19.3.2366
Post by: gatocan2066 on March 01, 2019, 01:13:19 AM
See the answer https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=225514.msg1496146#msg1496146

Is the Firefox https scanner fixed or not yet?
Title: Re: New Beta version 19.3.2366
Post by: Asyn on March 01, 2019, 06:40:45 AM
Thanks Petr, testing it asap...
Title: Re: New Beta version 19.3.2366
Post by: Asyn on March 01, 2019, 08:01:52 AM
So far, the new beta is running smooth here.
Note, seems I'm back on the old smart-scan now.
Title: Re: New Beta version 19.3.2366
Post by: Asyn on March 01, 2019, 08:04:42 AM
See the answer https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=225514.msg1496146#msg1496146
Is the Firefox https scanner fixed or not yet?
Yes (just tested it).
Title: Re: New Beta version 19.3.2366
Post by: Asyn on March 01, 2019, 10:43:12 AM
Note, seems I'm back on the old smart-scan now.
After another reboot, I get the new smart-scan.
Title: Re: New Beta version 19.3.2366
Post by: NON on March 01, 2019, 11:33:42 AM
Thanks for the new beta :)
Title: Re: New Beta version 19.3.2366
Post by: fvmb on March 01, 2019, 04:39:37 PM
Hi,

Is this new beta protected against the The Astaroth Trojan? this trojan This version injects a malicious module into one of Avast's processes. The payload files are masqueraded as JPEGs, GIFs, and extensionless files, and contain the Astaroth Trojan modules. can you clear me on this please. I´m very worried about this one.

Regards,

Title: Re: New Beta version 19.3.2366
Post by: schmidthouse on March 01, 2019, 06:30:30 PM
Note, seems I'm back on the old smart-scan now.
After another reboot, I get the new smart-scan.

Yes, I've been double rebooting installations/updates as a rule for a while now.  ;)

Lots of progress made in this beta. :)
Title: Re: New Beta version 19.3.2366
Post by: Asyn on March 02, 2019, 05:20:29 AM
Is this new beta protected against the The Astaroth Trojan?
Yes. (It also has been fixed in V19.2 via EMU.)
Title: Re: New Beta version 19.3.2366
Post by: -midnight on March 02, 2019, 06:33:57 PM
I'm using this Beta but I don't understand what this scan is.

See Screen Shot
Title: Re: New Beta version 19.3.2366
Post by: Asyn on March 03, 2019, 12:12:31 PM
New Smart-Scan... (Preview for the interested ones)
Title: Re: New Beta version 19.3.2366
Post by: DavidR on March 03, 2019, 04:39:43 PM
New Smart-Scan... (Preview for the interested ones)

What is this new element (Advanced Issues) in the Smart Scan ?

Hopefully not the same as the old Sensitive Data and can this element of the Smart Scan be deselected ?
I get the impression this is going to offer various Avast paid Components, trusting sort aren't I (not)  ;D
Title: Re: New Beta version 19.3.2366
Post by: schmidthouse on March 03, 2019, 04:49:27 PM
New Smart-Scan... (Preview for the interested ones)

Interesting UI showing, which version? 
 I only have the malware and Advanced Threats showing in my UI (.342)
Title: Re: New Beta version 19.3.2366
Post by: Asyn on March 03, 2019, 04:55:16 PM
New Smart-Scan... (Preview for the interested ones)
What is this new element (Advanced Issues) in the Smart Scan ?
No idea either, let's hope the devs will enlightn us. ;)
Title: Re: New Beta version 19.3.2366
Post by: Asyn on March 03, 2019, 04:56:13 PM
New Smart-Scan... (Preview for the interested ones)
Interesting UI showing, which version? 
I only have the malware and Advanced Threats showing in my UI (.342)
I'm on 342 as well.
Title: Re: New Beta version 19.3.2366
Post by: bob3160 on March 03, 2019, 05:00:05 PM
New Smart-Scan... (Preview for the interested ones)
Really nothing new. Advanced scan simply points out items that a paid protection might have tagged.
For me that was Ransomware protection for secure folders.
If you click on the fix now, it shows the items and the option to purchase. The other option is to skip the items.
Title: Re: New Beta version 19.3.2366
Post by: Asyn on March 03, 2019, 05:08:57 PM
New Smart-Scan... (Preview for the interested ones)
Really nothing new. Advanced scan simply points out items that a paid protection might have tagged.
For me that was Ransomware protection for secure folders.
If you click on the fix now, it shows the items and the option to purchase. The other option is to skip the items.
Hi Bob, could you please provide screenshots for the free users..!? Cheers
Title: Re: New Beta version 19.3.2366
Post by: schmidthouse on March 03, 2019, 05:12:43 PM
New Smart-Scan... (Preview for the interested ones)
Interesting UI showing, which version? 
I only have the malware and Advanced Threats showing in my UI (.342)
I'm on 342 as well.

Mmmm??
Title: Re: New Beta version 19.3.2366
Post by: bob3160 on March 03, 2019, 05:23:07 PM
New Smart-Scan... (Preview for the interested ones)
Really nothing new. Advanced scan simply points out items that a paid protection might have tagged.
For me that was Ransomware protection for secure folders.
If you click on the fix now, it shows the items and the option to purchase. The other option is to skip the items.
Hi Bob, could you please provide screenshots for the free users..!? Cheers
(https://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1551629989188-91836.png)
Resolve All gives you the following:
(https://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1551630136521-71208.png)


Title: Re: New Beta version 19.3.2366
Post by: schmidthouse on March 03, 2019, 05:36:16 PM
My UI .342

Not the same ???
Title: Re: New Beta version 19.3.2366
Post by: bob3160 on March 03, 2019, 05:37:21 PM
Wait for the scan to finish. :)
Title: Re: New Beta version 19.3.2366
Post by: schmidthouse on March 03, 2019, 05:41:23 PM
Wait for the scan to finish. :)

I have Bob, thanks. :)
 Finishes with DONE. Have rebooted x times run the Smart Scan xtimes; nothing changes, only 2 catagories showing ever (since updating to this beta).

Edit: Unless this newer Smart Scan UI is delivered in increments to bets users (can't see that) I guess a clean install of beta via link download is next option (if issue isn't resolved)
Title: Re: New Beta version 19.3.2366
Post by: bob3160 on March 03, 2019, 05:53:56 PM
(https://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1551631997184-89423.png)
Title: Re: New Beta version 19.3.2366
Post by: schmidthouse on March 03, 2019, 05:58:10 PM
Beta
Title: Re: New Beta version 19.3.2366
Post by: bob3160 on March 03, 2019, 06:33:14 PM
Repair ??? Clean install ???
Title: Re: New Beta version 19.3.2366
Post by: schmidthouse on March 04, 2019, 12:16:59 AM
@ Bob

No worries, figured that because I have not got the "software updater" and the Browser app installed that would relate to the extra entries shown in your UI> Browser Threats and Outdated Apps
My UI doesn't show those entries as I Haven't got the related options installed, ;)
Title: Re: New Beta version 19.3.2366
Post by: bob3160 on March 04, 2019, 01:40:46 AM
That would make a difference. Can't scan if the component isn't installed. :)
Title: Re: New Beta version 19.3.2366
Post by: schmidthouse on March 04, 2019, 05:58:36 AM
That would make a difference. Can't scan if the component isn't installed. :)

Exactly.
Title: Re: New Beta version 19.3.2366
Post by: iamgarden007 on March 04, 2019, 07:13:43 AM
Hi everyone,

new beta version 19.3.2366 (build 19.3.4231) is released.

What was fixed
- AV installed in passive mode on W10 if OS was in Russian localization
- "White UI" issue

Download links:
http://public.avast.com/mkt/betaav/avast_free_antivirus_setup_online.exe
http://public.avast.com/mkt/betaav/avast_internet_security_setup_online.exe
http://public.avast.com/mkt/betaav/avast_premier_setup_online.exe
http://public.avast.com/mkt/betaav/avast_pro_antivirus_setup_online.exe


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

AVAST Team.


till now HAVING NO ISSUES at all in AVAST FREE... working smooth.. no WHITE SCREEN issue is here in this BETA version. Thanks once again... when will be the FINAL FREE version available?
Title: Re: New Beta version 19.3.2366
Post by: Pako7 on March 04, 2019, 10:27:21 AM
am not a Beta Tester but i noticed that Avast Premire Software Updater States that some Softwares are out of Date and it Fails to download them on the other hand Avast Cleanup seems to say everything is up to date so i just dont get it
Title: Re: New Beta version 19.3.2366
Post by: schmidthouse on March 04, 2019, 05:14:57 PM
Thanks for update. :)
Pls look at this issue:https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=225514.msg1496289#msg1496289 (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=225514.msg1496289#msg1496289)
Is it fixed?
Sadly not fixed yet,the ui open like in my last screenshot but avast hang there with the circle in the background


I have not encountered the WHITE SCREEN as yet in this beta.
Have you provided logs that Avast (Petr) asked for?

While the White Screen issue has not appeared for me in this beta, the UI does "Hang" at times and not show UI Options.Sometimes, the UI will finally appear properly, sometimes not and requires closing window and activating UI again from Icon.

The Screenshot displays what I see when I first try to enter UI from Taskbar Icon.
Title: Re: New Beta version 19.3.2366
Post by: Asyn on March 06, 2019, 11:09:22 AM
The Screenshot displays what I see when I first try to enter UI from Taskbar Icon.
Hi, I had this only once in the last beta, therefore I didn't even report it. Do you get it constantly..?
Title: Re: New Beta version 19.3.2366
Post by: petr.kolacek on March 06, 2019, 01:56:22 PM
Hello everyone, please be informed that we released RC (release candidate) 19.3.2367 (build 19.3.4238) with a few last-minute fixes (mainly in UI) and if everything goes well, it will be released into the public channel tomorrow, 7th of March 2019. Please, let us know if there is any issue under this post.

Thank you!

Avast Team
Title: Re: New Beta version 19.3.2366
Post by: schmidthouse on March 06, 2019, 04:57:36 PM
The Screenshot displays what I see when I first try to enter UI from Taskbar Icon.
Hi, I had this only once in the last beta, therefore I didn't even report it. Do you get it constantly..?

Pretty much, enough to make me wonder WHY so much issue with Avast GUI, never had UI issues before.
What has made the UI such an elephant and inconsistent/unpredictable?
Title: Re: New Beta version 19.3.2366
Post by: schmidthouse on March 06, 2019, 04:59:23 PM
Hello everyone, please be informed that we released RC (release candidate) 19.3.2367 (build 19.3.4238) with a few last-minute fixes (mainly in UI) and if everything goes well, it will be released into the public channel tomorrow, 7th of March 2019. Please, let us know if there is any issue under this post.

Thank you!

Avast Team




Testing now!
Already noticing UI hanging/non-responsive UI when moving from option to option.
Title: Re: New Beta version 19.3.2366
Post by: bob3160 on March 06, 2019, 05:08:38 PM
Hello everyone, please be informed that we released RC (release candidate) 19.3.2367 (build 19.3.4238) with a few last-minute fixes (mainly in UI) and if everything goes well, it will be released into the public channel tomorrow, 7th of March 2019. Please, let us know if there is any issue under this post.

Thank you!

Avast Team




Testing now!
Already noticing UI hanging/non-responsive UI when moving from option to option.
I cant confirm that problem. Can you be more specific? From what option to which other option ???
Title: Re: New Beta version 19.3.2366
Post by: schmidthouse on March 06, 2019, 05:27:45 PM
After going through all options seems things had to settle in after initial upgrade. Responding fairly well now.

Not scanning properly> Also when first initiating 'Smart Scan", it moves through the "malware scan" in just a few seconds and then through "advanced issues" in a few seconds and then "Done".

When the Smart Scan is initiated immediately again, then the malware scan runs properly/completely showing scanned items and then scans through "Advanced Issues" properly.
This was apparent in the last build and can be reproduced consistently. Runs 1/4 through both Malware and Advanced then DONE.
Title: Re: New Beta version 19.3.2366
Post by: schmidthouse on March 07, 2019, 06:59:58 PM
Aside from 'Smart Scan' not running consistently with the same progress (see previous post above), I am also seeing a "hanging UI" when trying to access options.

Screenshot:
This is what I see when the UI is initiated from Avast taskbar Icon, The UI options on the left take almost 30 seconds sometimes more to appear.
Title: Re: New Beta version 19.3.2368
Post by: Asyn on March 08, 2019, 07:44:07 AM
Hi guys, in case you missed it - new beta (2368) is out.

UPDATE - version 19.3.2368 released
- retpoline BSOD fix
Title: Re: New Beta version 19.3.2368
Post by: schmidthouse on March 08, 2019, 07:46:58 AM
Got it. ;)
Title: Re: New Beta version 19.3.2368
Post by: schmidthouse on March 08, 2019, 08:35:10 PM
Just received New Beta update 19.3.2369 via the beta channel. :)

Testing, all seems ok at the moment other than somewhat unpredictable UI in slow responses.
Title: Re: New Beta version 19.3.2368
Post by: Asyn on March 09, 2019, 05:04:45 AM
Just received New Beta update 19.3.2369 via the beta channel. :)
Thanks pal, testing it asap...

Edit: Nothing to report, the beta is running smooth here.
Title: Re: New Beta version 19.3.2368
Post by: iamgarden007 on March 10, 2019, 06:45:56 PM
New beta 19.3.2369 has detected my old PVC card software .exe file as malicious/suspecious software file and then it blocked my software. After that I have excluded that . exe file in avast. Before this update earlier version of avast has not shown any suspecious or malicious element in my software.
Title: Re: New Beta version 19.3.2368
Post by: bob3160 on March 10, 2019, 07:08:59 PM
New beta 19.3.2369 has detected my old PVC card software .exe file as malicious/suspecious software file and then it blocked my software. After that I have excluded that . exe file in avast. Before this update earlier version of avast has not shown any suspecious or malicious element in my software.
Submitting False Positive
https://www.avast.com/false-positive-file-form.php
Title: Re: New Beta version 19.3.2368
Post by: iamgarden007 on March 11, 2019, 03:34:51 AM
New beta 19.3.2369 has detected my old PVC card software .exe file as malicious/suspecious software file and then it blocked my software. After that I have excluded that . exe file in avast. Before this update earlier version of avast has not shown any suspecious or malicious element in my software.
Submitting False Positive
https://www.avast.com/false-positive-file-form.php

Thanks.. I will do the same
Title: Re: New Beta version 19.3.2368
Post by: iamgarden007 on March 11, 2019, 06:18:34 AM
New beta 19.3.2369 has detected my old PVC card software .exe file as malicious/suspicious software file and then it blocked my software. After that I have excluded that . exe file in avast. Before this update earlier version of avast has not shown any suspicious or malicious element in my software.

THanks a lot avast team.... now my software is running smoothly... i got the msg from avast that ur EXE file is clean
Title: Re: New Beta version 19.3.2368
Post by: bob3160 on March 11, 2019, 02:24:12 PM
You're welcome. :)
Title: Re: New Beta version 19.3.2368
Post by: schmidthouse on March 12, 2019, 03:02:20 PM
The 'Ransom Shield' is not starting and has to be manually started.
I only noticed when I enter UI.
NO Notification that this Shield was off! ???
Has happened a few times now
Title: Re: New Beta version 19.3.2368
Post by: bob3160 on March 12, 2019, 03:26:54 PM
The 'Ransom Shield' is not starting and has to be manually started.
I only noticed when I enter UI.
NO Notification that this Shield was off! ???
Has happened a few times now
My notice of shields being off always came via a notice in Defender. Strange as that may sound.
Title: Re: New Beta version 19.3.2368
Post by: schmidthouse on March 12, 2019, 10:24:45 PM
So I've been watching UI versions and up until a few days ago the version was 1.0 .345
However, I then noticed a few days ago it graduated to 1.0.348
Today I see it's back down to .345

Anyone else notice this change???
Title: Re: New Beta version 19.3.2368
Post by: Asyn on March 13, 2019, 09:01:13 AM
So I've been watching UI versions and up until a few days ago the version was 1.0 .345
However, I then noticed a few days ago it graduated to 1.0.348
Today I see it's back down to .345

Anyone else notice this change???
Confirmed, same here.
Title: Re: New Beta version 19.3.2368
Post by: petr blatny on March 13, 2019, 09:09:12 AM
Avast UI was reverted from 348 to 345 because 348 contains bug with explorer scan (scan via context menu). Fix is in progress.

So I've been watching UI versions and up until a few days ago the version was 1.0 .345
However, I then noticed a few days ago it graduated to 1.0.348
Today I see it's back down to .345

Anyone else notice this change???
Confirmed, same here.
Title: Re: New Beta version 19.3.2368
Post by: Asyn on March 13, 2019, 09:14:20 AM
Avast UI was reverted from 348 to 345 because 348 contains bug with explorer scan (scan via context menu). Fix is in progress.
OK, thanks Petr. :)
Title: Re: New Beta version 19.3.2368
Post by: schmidthouse on March 13, 2019, 03:25:11 PM
Avast UI was reverted from 348 to 345 because 348 contains bug with explorer scan (scan via context menu). Fix is in progress.
OK, thanks Petr. :)

Yes thanks Petr
Title: Re: New Beta version 19.3.2368
Post by: schmidthouse on March 13, 2019, 08:42:33 PM
Getting this on every startup consistently with this beta build   "Ransomware Shield is now off"
Didn't have the issue previously, :-\
Title: Re: New Beta version 19.3.2368
Post by: Asyn on March 14, 2019, 08:12:48 AM
Avast UI was reverted from 348 to 345 because 348 contains bug with explorer scan (scan via context menu). Fix is in progress.
OK, thanks Petr. :)
Yes thanks Petr
Note, fixed UI (349) is out.
Title: Re: New Beta version 19.3.2368
Post by: schmidthouse on March 14, 2019, 05:34:48 PM
Yes I have it. :)
Title: Re: New Beta version 19.3.2368
Post by: schmidthouse on March 14, 2019, 07:40:47 PM
Getting this on every startup consistently with this beta build   "Ransomware Shield is now off"
Didn't have the issue previously, :-\

Hoping for a response from Avast, please.