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Title: New beta version 21.1.2444
Post by: petr.kolacek on January 21, 2021, 01:26:40 PM
Hi everyone,

there is a new beta testing - 21.1.2444 (build 21.1.5914).

What was fixed

Known issues

Download links
Avast free https://bits.avcdn.net/productfamily_ANTIVIRUS/insttype_FREE/platform_WIN/installertype_ONLINE/build_BETA
Avast premium https://bits.avcdn.net/productfamily_ANTIVIRUS/insttype_APR/platform_WIN/installertype_ONLINE/build_BETA

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

AVAST Team
Title: Re: New beta version 21.1.2444
Post by: Asyn on January 21, 2021, 02:30:33 PM
Thanks Petr, testing it asap...

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Title: Re: New beta version 21.1.2444
Post by: Asyn on January 21, 2021, 02:59:15 PM
What was fixed
  • BETA logo missing in main User Interface
Can't confirm the fix, it's still missing here. (Screenshot)
Title: Re: New beta version 21.1.2444
Post by: petr.kolacek on January 21, 2021, 04:58:30 PM
What was fixed
  • BETA logo missing in main User Interface
Can't confirm the fix, it's still missing here. (Screenshot)

Hi Asyn, I am sorry, mea culpa, this one will be fixed in next beta, not in this one ;) thank you for reporting it! Have a nice day, Petr
Title: Re: New beta version 21.1.2444
Post by: Asyn on January 21, 2021, 05:27:53 PM
What was fixed
  • BETA logo missing in main User Interface
Can't confirm the fix, it's still missing here. (Screenshot)
Hi Asyn, I am sorry, mea culpa, this one will be fixed in next beta, not in this one ;) thank you for reporting it! Have a nice day, Petr
Hi Petr, no problem, it's only a minor bug anyway. ;) Have a nice day as well. Cheers
Title: Re: New beta version 21.1.2444
Post by: schmidthouse on January 21, 2021, 07:21:27 PM
Thanks, got it  :)
Title: Re: New beta version 21.1.2444
Post by: strakl on January 21, 2021, 08:36:58 PM
Guys, quick question, has anyone experienced the restore/reset of their config of the program after update? i have a lot of settings set and i don't want that to happen.
Title: Re: New beta version 21.1.2444
Post by: DavidR on January 21, 2021, 09:17:01 PM
Guys, quick question, has anyone experienced the restore/reset of their config of the program after update? i have a lot of settings set and i don't want that to happen.

You can (or should be able to) use the avastUI > Menu > Settings > Troubleshooting > Backup Your Avast Settings function.
You should be able to save it to a folder of your choice, and use the > Settings > Troubleshooting > Restore Settings function if required.
Title: Re: New beta version 21.1.2444
Post by: NON on January 22, 2021, 02:17:11 AM
Thanks for the new beta :)
Title: Re: New beta version 21.1.2444
Post by: Asyn on January 22, 2021, 07:07:04 AM
Guys, quick question, has anyone experienced the restore/reset of their config of the program after update? i have a lot of settings set and i don't want that to happen.
Hi, it didn't happen here. But (as said by Dave) you can always export/import your settings.
Title: Re: New beta version 21.1.2444
Post by: darkwaechter on January 22, 2021, 10:38:20 AM
Still have following memory leak since 20.7 ...

Hi,
I found the the source of the problem, is the wpad.dat file used to auto define the proxy (or no proxy).

Sorry for delay.
Version 20.8.5684.602  not solved my situation.  Same behavior, soon I connect network cable Avsta start eating all memory.
It happens on some networks, not on others.  Or start after some time.
My network are the culprit? Why special have on these networks?

My test procedure is this:
Disable swap/paging on window, avoid system to use paging, a avast just eat all ram and killed by the kernel (I think). 
Start computer with network cable disconnected (no wifi).
Open taskmanager, and Avast GUI.
Connect network cable and watch rise of memory usage by Avast.

If have some thing on my network causing the Avast memory issue, what can be?
My firewall is a linux machine, very simple, just for NAT, no complex packet filtering, multi internet access and Squid proxy (all most disabled).
I drop all forwarding from offending host. No change.
Dropped all input to firewall. NOW, avast no eating memory.
I opened port 80, and Avast start eating memory again.  What Avast accessing? Check the webserver log.
Avast getting the wpad file for proxy definition on this network. Renamed wpad.dat file, and try again.
Whitout wpad, no problem, avast try to get file, get a 404 and nothing happens.

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The log on webserver (lighttpd 1.4.19):
10.0.103.91 wpad - [09/Oct/2020:09:36:43 -0300] "GET /wpad.dat HTTP/1.1" 200 94 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/72.3.3626.1895 Safari/537.36 Avastium (20.8.2432)"

wpad.dat content:

function FindProxyForURL(url, host)
         return "DIRECT";
}

I hope this information helps to solve the problem.

Tanks, Paulino.

I confirm, it comes from the proxy !

Disabling the option "Automatically detect settings" of proxy under Windows, will no more cause the memory leak.
Activating it again, and Avast eats again all memory ...

(https://s23429.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/windows-automatic-proxy-setup.png)
Title: Re: New beta version 21.1.2444
Post by: strakl on January 22, 2021, 10:59:18 AM
Guys, quick question, has anyone experienced the restore/reset of their config of the program after update? i have a lot of settings set and i don't want that to happen.
Hi, it didn't happen here. But (as said by Dave) you can always export/import your settings.
Oh yeah, I forgot I can backup :).
Title: Re: New beta version 21.1.2444
Post by: strakl on January 23, 2021, 08:44:29 AM
I have upgraded to the latest beta, no issues so far.
Title: Re: New beta version 21.1.2444
Post by: Asyn on January 28, 2021, 02:32:53 PM
Note, just got updated to Beta 21.1.2445 - no thread/changelog yet.
Title: Re: New beta version 21.1.2444
Post by: schmidthouse on January 28, 2021, 02:51:47 PM
Auto Update received. 21.1.2445
All good so far :)