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Title: New Version: v75.1 BETA
Post by: ondrejz on July 17, 2019, 07:29:40 PM
Hello all

We have released a new beta version of Avast Secure Browser - 75.1.1520.101 / 75.1.1520.100. It contains two new features that make the browser even better and faster than before.

We need your help! It would be great if you can try the new version and provide your feedback. Also if you find any problems, please let us know. Thanks.

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This version includes a new performance optimization feature, called Performance Manager, which reduces RAM and CPU usage and extends battery life. Also we have added Hack Check notifications.

Performance Manager - Optimizes CPU & RAM and extends battery life:
This feature will benefit browser users who regularly have multiple tabs open, particularly those using machines with limited memory or laptop users, for whom it will help conserve battery.
Automatically suspending tabs reduces memory consumption and leads to longer battery life, which could translate to better performance of the user's computer.

Hack Check - Be alerted if your data has been compromised:
The Hack Check feature has been improved with new warning pop-ups. These pop-ups are shown when we detect that your login data might be compromised (most likely stolen). In this case Hack Check recommends changing your password immediately. It also prompts a user when we detect that the user’s password is weak and offers a password generator for creating a new one.

(https://forum.avast.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=228393.0;attach=208483;image)

Other changes and fixes:
- Fixed potential issue with H.264 video decoding
- New doodle on the New Tab Page
- Fixed manually added search engine disappearing after relaunch

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Existing beta channel users will be updated automatically asap.

For clean install, please download installation package here:
https://beta-download.avastbrowser.com/external/avast_secure_browser_setup.exe

More info about Beta channel: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=227149.0

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Title: Re: New Version: 75.1.1520.101
Post by: schmidthouse on July 17, 2019, 08:46:36 PM
Hi Ondrejz

I'm getting this 'error' when attempting update via "About Avast Secure Browser"

Title: Re: New Version: 75.1.1520.101
Post by: Asyn on July 18, 2019, 07:49:02 AM
Thanks Ondrej, auto-update did work for me. :)

For the interested ones, a screenshot of the new doodle.
Title: Re: New Version: 75.1.1520.101
Post by: ondrejz on July 18, 2019, 10:41:45 AM
Hi Ondrejz

I'm getting this 'error' when attempting update via "About Avast Secure Browser"

Thanks Will, we are working on the fix since the morning. Some users have been updated some not.

Thank you for the report.
Title: Re: New Version: 75.1.1520.101
Post by: ondrejz on July 18, 2019, 11:18:53 AM
Next beta version will contain Performance Managemet settings in the UI ;) stay tuned
Title: Re: New Version: 75.1.1520.101
Post by: Asyn on July 18, 2019, 02:28:21 PM
Next beta version will contain Performance Managemet settings in the UI ;) stay tuned
Great. 8)
Title: Re: New Version: 75.1.1520.101
Post by: schmidthouse on July 18, 2019, 04:11:51 PM
Hi Ondrejz

I'm getting this 'error' when attempting update via "About Avast Secure Browser"

Thanks Will, we are working on the fix since the morning. Some users have been updated some not.

Thank you for the report.

No worries.
This morning I booted up and Avast Secure Browser (beta) updated automatically. Maybe I tried a manual update to early after your original announcement.
All's good now, thanks. :)
Title: Re: New Version: v75.1 BETA
Post by: ondrejz on July 19, 2019, 06:11:32 PM
Hello all,

we pushed out a new version: 75.1.1528.101/101

Now you can find the Performance management in Browser settings!
Title: Re: New Version: v75.1 BETA
Post by: bob3160 on July 19, 2019, 10:33:02 PM
Hello all,

we pushed out a new version: 75.1.1528.101/101

Now you can find the Performance management in Browser settings!
Strange, the version# matches but I can't find this Performance manager.  :o
Title: Re: New Version: v75.1 BETA
Post by: schmidthouse on July 19, 2019, 10:44:29 PM
Hello all,

we pushed out a new version: 75.1.1528.101/101

Now you can find the Performance management in Browser settings!
Strange, the version# matches but I can't find this Performance manager.  :o

Can not find the Performance Manager here either, however am a bit confused as to whether the version should show  .101/101 0r .101 ???
Title: Re: New Version: v75.1 BETA
Post by: bob3160 on July 19, 2019, 10:53:25 PM
Mine shows .101
Title: Re: New Version: v75.1 BETA
Post by: schmidthouse on July 19, 2019, 11:03:09 PM
Mine shows .101

Mine also, hence my confusion as that's not what's showing in Ondrejz's post.
It's showing .101/101 as you can see :-\
Title: Re: New Version: v75.1 BETA
Post by: jefferson sant on July 19, 2019, 11:23:34 PM
Click the settings-> Advanced-> Performance Manager.I have 2 options on the PC, I believe the others are visible for notebooks, netbooks etc.

My version here is 75.1.1528.101.
Title: Re: New Version: v75.1 BETA
Post by: schmidthouse on July 19, 2019, 11:31:35 PM
Hi Jefferson Sant

Yes but what version does your Browser show. Sorry I see it now.
As you can see from my Screenshot with version 75.1.1528.101 mine is showing very different from your screenshot.
Title: Re: New Version: v75.1 BETA
Post by: jefferson sant on July 19, 2019, 11:38:00 PM
I put the version 75.1.1520.101 previous post.it was a mistake is actually 75.1.1528.101.
See attached
Title: Re: New Version: v75.1 BETA
Post by: schmidthouse on July 19, 2019, 11:43:00 PM
I put the version 75.1.1520.101 previous post.it was a mistake is actually 75.1.1528.101.
See attached

Yes I saw that however, My Options layout under 'Advanced' is not the same as your screenshot and I don't have a 'Performance Manager' Option, neither does Bob; while we all apparently have the same version.
Title: Re: New Version: v75.1 BETA
Post by: jefferson sant on July 19, 2019, 11:47:36 PM
Yes I saw that however, My Options layout under 'Advanced' is not the same as your screenshot and I don't have a 'Performance Manager' Option, neither does Bob; while we all apparently have the same version.

If you type in the search field the "Performance manager" option does not appear in the settings as in the image below.
Title: Re: New Version: v75.1 BETA
Post by: schmidthouse on July 19, 2019, 11:57:13 PM
"No Search Results Found"
Well no worries. It will show up eventually :P
Title: Re: New Version: v75.1 BETA
Post by: bob3160 on July 20, 2019, 12:13:25 AM
Click the settings-> Advanced-> Performance Manager.I have 2 options on the PC, I believe the others are visible for notebooks, netbooks etc.

My version here is 75.1.1528.101.
Missing here:
(https://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1563574359738-72528.png)
Title: Re: New Version: v75.1 BETA
Post by: Asyn on July 20, 2019, 05:13:16 AM
Hi guys, just checked and Performance Manager shows up here in settings.
Title: Re: New Version: v75.1 BETA
Post by: schmidthouse on July 20, 2019, 06:04:13 PM
Hi guys, just checked and Performance Manager shows up here in settings.

Not here yet Asyn. Have been checking regularly since Ondrejz's post
Title: Re: New Version: v75.1 BETA
Post by: Asyn on July 21, 2019, 06:59:00 AM
Hi guys, just checked and Performance Manager shows up here in settings.
Not here yet Asyn. Have been checking regularly since Ondrejz's post
Strange. As it shows up for Jefferson and me, it might be language related. Just guessing...
Title: Re: New Version: v75.1 BETA
Post by: ondrejz on July 21, 2019, 11:28:18 AM
Hey guys, I saw your discussion and realized that not all of you have the right beta campaign installed. You are using beta channel and get new versions but sometimes we add new extensions and these are not distributed to all users.

Performance management is displayed only when a new extension is installed. If you want to have all the latest beta features, please make sure you have campaign (cid) "9998". You can find the number in Diagnostic information on About page.

Some of you might install beta with Anti-Virus beta and got different campaign.

To get the right campaign, please backup your bookmarks, uninstall browser, cleanup Browser registry keys under Avast Software (in HKLM and HKCU), install browser again using the link in the first post.

Regarding to version 101/100.. The version is either 75.1.1528.100 or 75.1.1528.101. There is no difference in functionality. Only browser icon looks different.

Thank you for your interest in Secure Browser

Speak to you later.
Title: Re: New Version: v75.1 BETA
Post by: blindfreddy on July 21, 2019, 12:07:58 PM
I have sumo lite installed and there was a update  75.1.1528.101.Checked about but no update.

Downloaded installer from https://www.avast.com/en-au/secure-browser (https://www.avast.com/en-au/secure-browser)

Installed over the top now have version 75.1.1528.101 installed

Is this beta or final release.
Title: Re: New Version: v75.1 BETA
Post by: bob3160 on July 21, 2019, 03:34:04 PM
So it looks like I'm not on the "right" beta and to get there, I not only need to use the removal tool
but also have to dig into the registry.
Think I'm going back to the regular full release and leave the beta testing to someone else.
I'll just wait till the features come to the regular stable version. Thanks

Title: Re: New Version: v75.1 BETA
Post by: schmidthouse on July 21, 2019, 04:49:55 PM
Well I'm not going to go through all that. I have the regular Browser beta installed on Machine with Premier beta.
It seems to me that this addition (Performance Manager) should be made to update (via developers)through the beta channel regardless of campaign or beta.
Thanks anyway :)
Title: Re: New Version: v75.1 BETA
Post by: ondrejz on July 22, 2019, 01:29:14 PM
We decided to add new extensions to all campaigns from now. All beta users should get it in the next 24 hours.
This problem should not happen again. Sorry for inconvenience.
Title: Re: New Version: v75.1 BETA
Post by: schmidthouse on July 22, 2019, 04:00:51 PM
Thanks Ondrejz, greatly appreciated.  :)
Title: Re: New Version: v75.1 BETA
Post by: fvmb on July 22, 2019, 05:03:09 PM
Hi,

I´m using the 75.1.1528.101 beta version cid=9998, everything is fine except the Hack Check extension that i can´t turn on, when i try to turn on doesn´t remain and turn right away off, this happens all the time even after i unnistalled the browser, cleaned registry keys from HKCU and HKLM and installed again, not working.

Can you tell me what to do please or fix it?

Regards
Title: Re: New Version: v75.1 BETA
Post by: Gabriel392 on July 23, 2019, 12:24:14 PM
Hi,

I´m using the 75.1.1528.101 beta version cid=9998, everything is fine except the Hack Check extension that i can´t turn on, when i try to turn on doesn´t remain and turn right away off, this happens all the time even after i unnistalled the browser, cleaned registry keys from HKCU and HKLM and installed again, not working.

Can you tell me what to do please or fix it?

Regards
Hey fvmb, could you please provide us with the diagnostic information (Settings icon at the top-right > Help and About Avast Secure Browser > About Avast Secure Browser > Diagnostic Information) so we can understand the scope of the issue as I was able to reproduce this on my machine. Also do you have Avast Passwords enabled?
Title: Re: New Version: v75.1 BETA
Post by: fvmb on July 23, 2019, 12:31:20 PM

Hey fvmb, could you please provide us with the diagnostic information (Settings icon at the top-right > Help and About Avast Secure Browser > About Avast Secure Browser > Diagnostic Information) so we can understand the scope of the issue as I was able to reproduce this on my machine.
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Hey, thank you for your quick reply.
The info that you requested :

executable_path=C:\Program Files (x86)\AVAST Software\Browser\Application\AvastBrowser.exe
profile_path=C:\Users\Consu\AppData\Local\AVAST Software\Browser\User Data\Default
os_version=Windows 10 v1903 (x64)
av_version=19.6.2383
host_prefix=beta-
browser_version=75.1.1528.101 (Official Build  (beta)(32-bit))
cgid=100
cid=9998
uid=0d9c66ecb0b34e0eb79b8a128b7aed35

Enabled extensions:
ahfgeienlihckogmohjhadlkjgocpleb : Web Store : 0.2
beghmmhchncjignfbfnemngnlnjdmbcb : Avast Anti-Fingerprint : 2.2.109
bmejphbfclcpmpohkggcjeibfilpamia : Netcraft Extension : 1.13.0
cfnpidifppmenkapgihekkeednfoenal : TrafficLight : 3.0.2
daanglpcpkjjlkhcbladppjphglbigam : Avast Online Security : 19.1.170
dmfdacibleoapmpfdgonigdfinmekhgp : Avast SecureLine VPN : 1.5.1.628
emhginjpijfggbofeediiojmdlmlkoik : Avast Passwords : 2.0.4406
gomekmidlodglbbmalcneegieacbdmki : Avast Online Security : 19.2.289
kdhipfbocahipinepiahppeionfbahlg : Avast Video Downloader : 1.2.206
khoabckdcnciingnnklkfgdhnniefnod : Avast HTTPS Encryption : 19.5.6.92
kmediagceboldddnnajkcochbkfkedel : Avast Anti-Tracking : 1.17.4.396
kmendfapggjehodndflmmgagdbamhnfd : CryptoTokenExtension : 0.9.74
lhnnoklckomcfdlknmjaenoodlpfdclc : Avast Bank mode : 1.1.0.50
mecokbmnofclapimmlnfegiohceoaocc : TabManager : 1.0.160
mfehgcgbbipciphmccgaenjidiccnmng : Cloud Print : 0.1
mhjfbmdgcfjbbpaeojofohoefgiehjai : Chromium PDF Viewer : 1
ooeobdingfeedklanlfcjhffgennflke : Avast Adblock : 1.17.4.396
pkedcjkdefgpdelpbcmbmeomcjbeemfm : Chrome Media Router : 7519.422.0.3

Disabled extensions:
nmebbcjdbhgggcgohlnlgadkmjiedfbc : Hack Check : 1.0.163

Regards,

Title: Re: New Version: v75.1 BETA
Post by: ondrejz on July 23, 2019, 12:34:07 PM
fvmb,

do you have Avast Passwords enabled? if so, then this is known problem (actually wanted behavior) and is going to be solved somehow. We have to avoid multiple popups after login to website.
Title: Re: New Version: v75.1 BETA
Post by: fvmb on July 23, 2019, 12:45:05 PM
fvmb,

do you have Avast Passwords enabled? if so, then this is known problem (actually wanted behavior) and is going to be solved somehow. We have to avoid multiple popups after login to website.

Yes i have Avast password enabled. So if is a Known bahaviour i need to disable avast password in order to enable hack check right? i tried and off course it worked as you said.
So i guess i will wait until avast release some kind of fix instead of this workaround, beacuse i need avast passwords enabled :)

Regards,
Title: Re: New Version: v75.1 BETA
Post by: bob3160 on July 23, 2019, 03:11:58 PM
What happened to the Video Downloader ???
(https://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1563887092780-7165.png)
It doesn't appear in the upper right hand corner.
I see it on select videos once you open a video here:
(https://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1563887428152-38591.png)
On many videos it doesn't appear at all making it pretty useless. Sorry.
It's very hard to keep up with the changes. Features seem to change from build to build.
Title: Re: New Version: v75.1 BETA
Post by: Gabriel392 on July 23, 2019, 05:28:06 PM
What happened to the Video Downloader ???
(https://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1563887092780-7165.png)
It doesn't appear in the upper right hand corner.
I see it on select videos once you open a video here:
(https://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1563887428152-38591.png)
On many videos it doesn't appear at all making it pretty useless. Sorry.
It's very hard to keep up with the changes. Features seem to change from build to build.

Could you provide Diagnostic Info and some example videos where it doesn't work? I believe there was a known issue caused by some library changes on Youtube's end but I will double check.
Title: Re: New Version: v75.1 BETA
Post by: bob3160 on July 23, 2019, 05:54:47 PM
What diagnostics do you need?
Title: Re: New Version: v75.1 BETA
Post by: Gabriel392 on July 23, 2019, 06:16:27 PM
The version number of Video Downloader that is installed on the browser.
Title: Re: New Version: v75.1 BETA
Post by: bob3160 on July 23, 2019, 06:39:34 PM
Will do once I get back home.
Title: Re: New Version: v75.1 BETA
Post by: bob3160 on July 23, 2019, 08:54:35 PM
The version number of Video Downloader that is installed on the browser.
(https://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1563907937958-85640.png)
Title: Re: New Version: v75.1 BETA
Post by: Gabriel392 on July 24, 2019, 11:36:19 AM
The version number of Video Downloader that is installed on the browser.
(https://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1563907937958-85640.png)

This issue is fixed in a future update for the Avast Video Downloader which has not been served to BETA yet.
Title: Re: New Version: v75.1 BETA
Post by: bob3160 on July 24, 2019, 02:52:58 PM
The version number of Video Downloader that is installed on the browser.
(https://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1563907937958-85640.png)

This issue is fixed in a future update for the Avast Video Downloader which has not been served to BETA yet.
Any timeframe?
Title: Re: New Version: v75.1 BETA
Post by: Gabriel392 on July 24, 2019, 03:31:04 PM
The version number of Video Downloader that is installed on the browser.
(https://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1563907937958-85640.png)

This issue is fixed in a future update for the Avast Video Downloader which has not been served to BETA yet.
Any timeframe?

We expect to ship within a week.
Title: Re: New Version: v75.1 BETA
Post by: bob3160 on July 24, 2019, 04:09:37 PM
Thanks, Gabriel392. :)
Title: Re: New Version: v75.1 BETA
Post by: schmidthouse on July 25, 2019, 05:35:25 PM
We decided to add new extensions to all campaigns from now. All beta users should get it in the next 24 hours.
This problem should not happen again. Sorry for inconvenience.

I was of the understanding that the beta I am running would be updated to include the "Performance Manager" within 24 hours.
It's been 3 days and no Performance Manager and the beta is still on CID=2108
Am I misunderstanding this information?
Please advise
Title: Re: New Version: v75.1 BETA
Post by: ondrejz on July 25, 2019, 05:44:52 PM
We decided to add new extensions to all campaigns from now. All beta users should get it in the next 24 hours.
This problem should not happen again. Sorry for inconvenience.

I was of the understanding that the beta I am running would be updated to include the "Performance Manager" within 24 hours.
It's been 3 days and no Performance Manager and the beta is still on CID=2108
Am I misunderstanding this information?
Please advise

So this is a mistake and must be fixed (expect fix tomorrow)

thanks for letting us know
Title: Re: New Version: v75.1 BETA
Post by: schmidthouse on July 25, 2019, 05:56:32 PM
We decided to add new extensions to all campaigns from now. All beta users should get it in the next 24 hours.
This problem should not happen again. Sorry for inconvenience.

I was of the understanding that the beta I am running would be updated to include the "Performance Manager" within 24 hours.
It's been 3 days and no Performance Manager and the beta is still on CID=2108
Am I misunderstanding this information?
Please advise

So this is a mistake and must be fixed (expect fix tomorrow)

thanks for letting us know

OK thanks Ondrejz
Title: Re: New Version: v75.1 BETA
Post by: schmidthouse on July 26, 2019, 06:49:19 PM
We decided to add new extensions to all campaigns from now. All beta users should get it in the next 24 hours.
This problem should not happen again. Sorry for inconvenience.

I was of the understanding that the beta I am running would be updated to include the "Performance Manager" within 24 hours.
It's been 3 days and no Performance Manager and the beta is still on CID=2108
Am I misunderstanding this information?
Please advise

So this is a mistake and must be fixed (expect fix tomorrow)

thanks for letting us know

OK thanks Ondrejz

Got it.  :)
Title: Re: New Version: v75.1 BETA
Post by: bob3160 on August 05, 2019, 03:50:51 PM
The version number of Video Downloader that is installed on the browser.
(https://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1563907937958-85640.png)

This issue is fixed in a future update for the Avast Video Downloader which has not been served to BETA yet.
Any timeframe?

We expect to ship within a week.
Still now video down-loader ???
Title: Re: New Version: v75.1 BETA
Post by: Adam H on August 13, 2019, 05:45:12 PM
A lot of problems were fixed in the latest version 1.4.259 of Video Downloader, which was released recently. If any of your problems persist, feel free to contact us here. Thank you.
Title: Re: New Version: v75.1 BETA
Post by: bob3160 on August 13, 2019, 06:14:20 PM
A lot of problems weres  fixed in the latest version 1.4.259 of Video Downloader, which was released recently. If any of your problems persist, feel free to contact us here. Thank you.
After an update and a restart, it's working for me.