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Title: New beta version 21.1.2445
Post by: Karel Šťavík on January 28, 2021, 11:50:19 PM
Hi everyone,

there is a new beta version ready - 21.1.2445 (build 21.1.5931).

What was fixed
- BETA logo is back in main User Interface
- Configuration of the program no longer restored/reset after update
- Missing notification when Password Protection is disabled fixed
- JAWS screen reader is now working correctly (except the JAWS version 2021, which includes the issue itself)

Known issues
- some obsolete Antivirus program files and folders may remain on disk after update
- detection dialogs from Identity Protection are sometimes not on top (and therefore visible, but detection and removal works fine)

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 21.1.2445
Post by: NON on January 29, 2021, 01:27:00 AM
Thanks for the new beta :)

Working fine so far.
Title: Re: New beta version 21.1.2445
Post by: Asyn on January 29, 2021, 08:50:27 AM
Thanks Karel, already up and running...

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Title: Re: New beta version 21.1.2445
Post by: strakl on January 29, 2021, 10:18:15 AM
Thanks for the beta, testing asap.
Title: Re: New beta version 21.1.2445
Post by: strakl on January 30, 2021, 10:24:26 AM
No issues so far on this one, a part from that little annoying thing I've mentioned numerous times before.
Title: Re: New beta version 21.1.2445
Post by: top_stuff on February 02, 2021, 06:09:31 PM
Avast free (and others?) is still calling out to File Rep servers even when I have unchecked the "Enable reputation services" in the geek:area. It might be not respecting the settings with "Check my browsers for toolbars" aswell. I have unchecked the community IQ and other options on the privacy section.

I think there are still some advanced options missing in the geek:area, can we have those back if there are and maybe even more control over the product?
 
Title: Re: New beta version 21.1.2445
Post by: igor on February 03, 2021, 12:02:40 PM
Avast free (and others?) is still calling out to File Rep servers even when I have unchecked the "Enable reputation services" in the geek:area.

Note that disabling the reputation services certainly results in worse protection / detection capabilities.
Anyway, did you restart the computer after disabling that checkbox? Where exactly do you see Avast connecting? If you can guess, what's the trigger - e.g. starting a program, visiting a web page, or just randomly?
Title: Re: New beta version 21.1.2445
Post by: top_stuff on February 03, 2021, 02:09:47 PM
I did restart. Avast automatically connects to vl.ff.avast.com and filerep.ff.avast.com with the checkbox off. It will do it on it's own and after certain program launches.