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Title: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (now 4.8.1218)
Post by: Vlk on June 27, 2008, 11:01:18 PM
The update has now been officially released as v4.8.1227.
Thanks to everyone who helped testing.


Hi *,

here I'm again. While the next scheduled avast 4.x program update is still approximately a month ahead, we already have a (sort of) stable (although pre-release) build that has some of the new stuff implemented, and would be glad if you could give it a try.

How to install it (provided you have a previous version of avast Home/Pro already installed):

1. NEW! go to avast settings, and on the Troubleshooting page, disable the avast self-defense module (this is NECESSARY for the update to complete successfully)
2. download and run the following program: link removed
3. after it completes, re-enable self-defense module (disabled in step 1.)

That's about all it takes.

This build is supposed to solve all issues of the official 4.8.1201 build (the bug in SMTP alerts, the rare (but fatal) condition that may be causing a blue-screen on Vista machines, intermittent hangs on Outlook startup etc). New features include many improvements in the unpacker engine and other optimizations (performance optimizations etc).

Any comments on this release are welcome and appreciated!

Edit 07/07/2008: the beta has now been updated to v4.8.1218.

Thanks
Vlk
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1216)
Post by: Tevion on June 27, 2008, 11:35:15 PM
Hi Vlk,
all seems to be ok, no problems at all on the new beta.
Thanks for good work.
Tevion

Edit: Outlook Plug-In was disabled by Outlook; no more functionality  ???
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1216)
Post by: DavidR on June 27, 2008, 11:47:27 PM
I must learn to read the instructions, didn't disable the self-defence module  :-[

Now I've just got to wait for the dreaded dial-up to complete.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1216)
Post by: rdmaloyjr on June 28, 2008, 12:01:17 AM
So far no problems. :)

1216 seems to startup quicker than 1201. :)

XP SP3
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1216)
Post by: Bluesman on June 28, 2008, 12:37:50 AM
So far no problems. :)

Working just fine here also

XP SP2
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1216)
Post by: Tevion on June 28, 2008, 12:56:55 AM
Now i have hard problems with outlook plug-in AND pdf plug-in.
I had to disable this plug-ins to get open my outlook 2007.

Where is the improvement?

Never before i have had this kind of bugs  ???

Tevion

EDIT: There is an translation of the first fatal error (sorry for the bad translation)

Fatal error in the Outlook Avast! 4-add-in.
If this error message was displayed on several occasions, you should deactivate this
Add-in and check off whether an update is available.
Would you like to deactivate this ad-in?

And of course it`s a beta i hope I sound not too angry?
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1216)
Post by: DavidR on June 28, 2008, 01:02:33 AM
A translation might help, a little difficult to translate an image.

Welcome to the world of beta testing.

So far no issues with mine, though I don't use MS Outlook.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1216)
Post by: streetwolf on June 28, 2008, 01:11:14 AM
1216 still doesn't resolve the problem I first reported at http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=36543.0

This same behavior also affects the Web Shield (scan files of selected type).

Didn't get around to it yet?
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1216)
Post by: Iso-G on June 28, 2008, 11:36:34 AM
Now i have hard problems with outlook plug-in AND pdf plug-in.
I had to disable this plug-ins to get open my outlook 2007.
Hi,
I have the same problem in Outlook.
Outlook 2007 kept warning until disabled avast plug-in.
Outlook couldn't find "AavmRpch.dll" in the specified directory.

MS Windows Ver 5.1 Build 2600xpsp_sp2_gdr070227-2254:SP2)
MS Office Outlook 2007 (12.0.6023.5000)

Iso-G
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1216)
Post by: igor on June 28, 2008, 01:00:55 PM
1216 still doesn't resolve the problem I first reported at http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=36543.0

That's right, I don't think it has been addressed yet.

This same behavior also affects the Web Shield (scan files of selected type).

I don't think it is connected anyhow, and I'm not sure what exactly you mean. Can you be a bit more specific?
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1216)
Post by: Tevion on June 28, 2008, 01:08:50 PM
Now i have hard problems with outlook plug-in AND pdf plug-in.
I had to disable this plug-ins to get open my outlook 2007.
Hi,
I have the same problem in Outlook.
Outlook 2007 kept warning until disabled avast plug-in.
Outlook couldn't find "AavmRpch.dll" in the specified directory.

MS Windows Ver 5.1 Build 2600xpsp_sp2_gdr070227-2254:SP2)
MS Office Outlook 2007 (12.0.6023.5000)

Iso-G

Yes, this dll seems to be somehow lost through the update to v.1216
Similar dll concerns to Adobe Acrobat Add-In.
It causes to the last Avast update directly.
Tevion
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1216)
Post by: Iso-G on June 28, 2008, 01:21:35 PM
Similar dll concerns to Adobe Acrobat Add-In.
It causes to the last Avast update directly.
Tevion

Which dll ?
Why don't you show the file name here like me ?

On my machine, PDF files are opened to read without any problem.

Iso-G
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1216)
Post by: igor on June 28, 2008, 01:34:36 PM
Yes, this dll seems to be somehow lost through the update to v.1216
Similar dll concerns to Adobe Acrobat Add-In.

Well, do you have that dll in avast! folder or not?
If yes, can you check its size/hash/timestamp, please?
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1216)
Post by: Tevion on June 28, 2008, 02:43:47 PM
Hi Igor,

no, i don`t have ashoutxt.dll in the Avast! Folder.
(at Iso-G: that`s the dll you asked for)

That`s the reason why Outlook 2007 don`t find it.

Only ashOUTXt.dll was found.

Sorry for late answer.

Tevion

EDIT: this is the bug (it`s in german) - reactivation of add-ins impossible, causes new fatal error, second picture or see
         post « Reply #5 on: Today at 00:56:55 »


Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1216)
Post by: igor on June 28, 2008, 02:52:09 PM
I didn't mean the ashOutXt.dll file (upper/lowercase doesn't matter, it's the same file) - I thought we were talking about the AavmRpch.dll file.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1216)
Post by: Tevion on June 28, 2008, 02:59:31 PM

Oh, sorry, it`s very confusing - AavmRpch.dll fie is there!

picture:
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1216)
Post by: streetwolf on June 28, 2008, 03:12:38 PM
1216 still doesn't resolve the problem I first reported at http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=36543.0

That's right, I don't think it has been addressed yet.

This same behavior also affects the Web Shield (scan files of selected type).

I don't think it is connected anyhow, and I'm not sure what exactly you mean. Can you be a bit more specific?


The Mail Scanner has an option to only scan files with the extensions you place on the list.  This is on the Web Scanning Tab.  I placed EXE,RAR,ZIP,COM in the list and saw that other file extensions were also being scanned.  Similar to the Standard Shield problem I reported.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1216)
Post by: igor on June 28, 2008, 03:19:10 PM
The Web Scanner has an option to only scan files with the extensions you place on the list.  This is on the Web Scanning Tab.  I placed EXE,RAR,ZIP,COM in the list and saw that other file extensions were also being scanned.  Similar to the Standard Shield problem I reported.

I'd say it works here as expected (and in any case, it's certainly unrelated to Standard Shield).
What exactly did you set up in Web Shield settings? What files did you see being scanned (that should not have been)?
How exactly did you see they're being scanned by the Web Shield?
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1216)
Post by: Iso-G on June 28, 2008, 04:11:02 PM
@igor
Emailed it to you, the file and the file info. (AavmRpch.dll)

@Tevion
"ashoutxt.dll" is in "C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4" on my machine

Iso-G
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1216)
Post by: streetwolf on June 29, 2008, 02:56:17 AM
The Web Scanner has an option to only scan files with the extensions you place on the list.  This is on the Web Scanning Tab.  I placed EXE,RAR,ZIP,COM in the list and saw that other file extensions were also being scanned.  Similar to the Standard Shield problem I reported.

I'd say it works here as expected (and in any case, it's certainly unrelated to Standard Shield).
What exactly did you set up in Web Shield settings? What files did you see being scanned (that should not have been)?
How exactly did you see they're being scanned by the Web Shield?


Try this site.

http://games.rapidshare.com/games/start/en/

Keep in mind I only specify exe,rar,zip extensions to be scanned, not all files.
 Have 'show detail on performed action' checked to see the messages, or just look in the resident report

Also, you might have to click on some of the game images to see the messages I am talking about. 

Here's a sampling of what shows up in my report:

http://games.rapidshare.com/games/2008/06/aloneinthedark5/img/startseite
http://games.rapidshare.com/games/2008/06/pre_xblades/img/startseite
http://games.rapidshare.com/games/2008/06/okami/img/startseite
http://games.rapidshare.com/games/2008/06/bourne/img/startseite
http://games.rapidshare.com/games/start/img/layout/4
http://games.rapidshare.com/games/2008/06/deathjr/img/layout/3
http://games.rapidshare.com/games/2008/06/deathjr/img/layout/2
http://games.rapidshare.com/games/2008/06/deathjr/img/layout/5
http://games.rapidshare.com/games/2008/06/deathjr/img/layout/1
http://games.rapidshare.com/games/2008/06/deathjr/img/layout/4
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1216)
Post by: olddog on June 29, 2008, 11:32:07 AM
I didn't mean the ashOutXt.dll file (upper/lowercase doesn't matter, it's the same file) - I thought we were talking about the AavmRpch.dll file.

Igor,
Have just updated to 4.8.1216

After update AavmRpch.dll is present in folder c:\program files\Alwil Software\Avast4
created 2/6/2008 1:39:33 pm, size 20,992 bytes, size on disk 24,576 bytes
MD5 00d4d697b88c688a05cb5f3b9e5551ee

Ashoutxt.dll is also in folder c:\program files\Alwil Software\Avast4
created 2/6/2008 1:39:33 pm, size 200,888 bytes, size on disk 204,800

MD5 559367b4b9d35b1e6afc10b0cf382385


Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1216)
Post by: RejZoR on June 29, 2008, 04:51:06 PM
I see speed improvements being mentioned. Anything in particular or general speed optimization?
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1216)
Post by: igor on June 29, 2008, 05:51:19 PM
Only resident protection loading speed, as far as I know.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1216)
Post by: Lisandro on June 29, 2008, 09:52:23 PM
I have a very slow boot, even using Startup Delayer. So, I can't see a huge improvement, at least of first boot. This is the reason to keep this notebook always on or just in sleep mode.

I had no problems opening MS Outlook 2007 (untill now).
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1216)
Post by: rassel on June 30, 2008, 10:43:39 AM
Great. Gonna try it out now. But is this a beta? It seem like noting change on avast web page.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1216)
Post by: igor on June 30, 2008, 11:14:09 AM
The topic clearly says "pre-release" - so yes, it's a beta.

Maybe slightly different beta this time - it's more like a build where a few bugs have been fixed (OK, it seems that another one, regarding the Outlook plugin, has been introduced) and people might check if it solves their problems - than a soon-to-be-turned-into-official-release version.
There are a few more "bigger" changes coming (followed by another beta(s)) before an official update is released.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1216)
Post by: rassel on June 30, 2008, 11:22:23 AM
Sorry just know that Sorry for the question.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1216)
Post by: DavidR on June 30, 2008, 03:04:44 PM
For me this build does seem to speed my boot, nothing scientific I haven't timed it. A point I should raise is I have the 'Delay loading of avast services after other system services,' not because I have a problem with it, just that the earlier it starts the more it scans slightly slowing boot. I have had this disabled for some time not just in this build.

What is definitely noticeable is the, Web Shield and Internet Mail providers load much more quickly.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1216)
Post by: Rednose on June 30, 2008, 04:16:45 PM
I don't notice an improvement of speed when booting, but you are right about Web Shield and Internet Mail :)

Btw. I had no problems with the previous build, and didn't notice any with this test-build so far ;)

Greetz, Red.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1216)
Post by: Lisandro on June 30, 2008, 05:54:31 PM
I have to believe on you... I can't see speed improvements in WebShield and mail scanning.

There are a few more "bigger" changes coming (followed by another beta(s)) before an official update is released.
Which are they? We're curious ;D
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1216)
Post by: DavidR on June 30, 2008, 07:23:11 PM
There are a few more "bigger" changes coming (followed by another beta(s)) before an official update is released.
Which are they? We're curious ;D

Here's another cat that that would like to know what these might be ;D
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1216)
Post by: igor on June 30, 2008, 07:51:34 PM
Well, it's mostly internal changes (some of them in preparation of the features/changes to come soon, possibly through a VPS update). So, you might not really see anything different "visually" (actually, let's hope you won't, because it's maily resident protection detection improvements, as far as I remember).
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1216)
Post by: Lisandro on June 30, 2008, 09:23:24 PM
Well, it's mostly internal changes
maily resident protection detection improvements
I can imagine... Is Trojan-Gen anything that sounds in your ears? ;)
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1216)
Post by: igor on June 30, 2008, 10:00:22 PM
Erm... no, not at all.
:)
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1216)
Post by: Lisandro on June 30, 2008, 10:15:51 PM
Erm... no, not at all.
:)

So, my fault, or, better, my imagination ;)
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1216)
Post by: onlysomeone on July 01, 2008, 10:53:28 AM
Wow, i nearly missed testing this version! ;)

but now i also updated to the actual beta and also recognized the bug already noticed:

when i try to start outlook 2007 after the restart of the computer with the update installed a message appears which says that the file "AavmRpch.dll" is missing and outlook has to be closed...

when i again try to start outlook 2007 another message appears which tells that there is a problem with the Avast! plugin - Outlook asks for a restart of itself --> outlook closes and opens again with no problems, but with the following add-in disabled: "avast! 4 (ashoutxt.dll)

didn't notice any other problems...

yours
onlysomeone

_____________________________________________________________
Vista Ultimate 64bit SP1 German
Microsoft Office 2007
Avast! 4.8.1216
Agnitum Outpost Firewall Pro 6.0.2295...

 
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1216)
Post by: bri on July 01, 2008, 07:43:19 PM
i have avast home 4.8.1201 and disabled avast self defense and installed beta 4.8.1216 but when i restart and activate self defense i still have 4.8.1201?im using vista home premium
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1216)
Post by: DavidR on July 01, 2008, 07:54:40 PM
Reboot again if that doesn't work try running the aswbeta.exe again.

Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1216)
Post by: bri on July 01, 2008, 08:23:34 PM
ok i rebooted-installed beta -rebooted and its installed now,thanks
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1216)
Post by: Lisandro on July 01, 2008, 08:38:35 PM
ok i rebooted-installed beta -rebooted and its installed now,thanks
Hope it is working smoothly to you ;)
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1216)
Post by: DavidR on July 01, 2008, 09:43:00 PM
ok i rebooted-installed beta -rebooted and its installed now,thanks

I had this some time ago with another beta for some reason it didn't take first time and that was pre avast self-defence module and I had to run the install again.

Glad you got it in the end.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1216)
Post by: nightshade on July 03, 2008, 08:27:54 PM
That's right, I don't think it has been addressed yet.

Is this still the case?

Can anyone please confirm if the dreaded MS Outlook plugin problem with the latest pre-release if it's been fixed yet? I'm not asking for a quick fix, it's just that I would like to go for the beta, but as I use MS Outlook 2000, I am not sure if it will cause problems opening emails or not.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1216)
Post by: Lisandro on July 03, 2008, 08:33:27 PM
Can anyone please confirm if the dreaded MS Outlook plugin problem with the latest pre-release if it's been fixed yet?
No problems here with Vista and MS Outlook 2007 and avast.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1216)
Post by: igor on July 03, 2008, 08:37:16 PM
The problem with the Outlook plugin has already been identified. A beta refresh should be released soon.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1216)
Post by: nightshade on July 03, 2008, 09:10:35 PM
The problem with the Outlook plugin has already been identified. A beta refresh should be released soon.


Thanks, how will I be notified of this? and where in the forum will the notification be.

Also are you saying in my situation I should wait till this Beta refresh you talk about?

Regards
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1216)
Post by: Lisandro on July 03, 2008, 09:13:59 PM
Thanks, how will I be notified of this? and where in the forum will the notification be.
Most probably here.

Also are you saying in my situation I should wait till this Beta refresh you talk about?
I think so. You need to join the beta to receive the 'beta refresh' (or update), otherwise, you'll need to wait the final release of the new version and upgrade the program itself.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1216)
Post by: nightshade on July 03, 2008, 09:25:55 PM
Dear Tech,

I think I will wait till either I see a notification on the beta, then I will use the beta file to join, or as you say wait till the final then I can update the program, does this sound correct and feasible?

As I see no point in joining the Beta when the problem is'nt fixed yet.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1216)
Post by: Lisandro on July 03, 2008, 09:26:49 PM
I think I will wait till either I see a notification on the beta, then I will use the beta file to join, or as you say wait till the final then I can update the program, does this sound correct and feasible?
Sure.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1216)
Post by: nightshade on July 03, 2008, 09:28:58 PM
I think I will wait till either I see a notification on the beta, then I will use the beta file to join, or as you say wait till the final then I can update the program, does this sound correct and feasible?
Sure.

Just one other thing Tech,

When I do want to join, all I need to do is click on the Beta file, is that right?

The aswbeta.exe file I mean, and this will change my version 1201 into the Beta?

Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1216)
Post by: Lisandro on July 03, 2008, 09:38:43 PM
Just one other thing Tech,
When I do want to join, all I need to do is click on the Beta file, is that right?
The aswbeta.exe file I mean, and this will change my version 1201 into the Beta?
Yes. It will download and install the beta version. Read Vlk's instructions.
When the beta finishes, you just update the program and you'll be back to the official release.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1216)
Post by: nightshade on July 03, 2008, 09:44:30 PM
That's great, looking forward to it, as I say I will wait till I see it's been fixed, or perhaps trust the fix has worked, and wait till the final.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1216)
Post by: Iso-G on July 04, 2008, 03:59:48 PM
The problem with the Outlook plugin has already been identified. A beta refresh should be released soon.

I'm looking forward to the next release.
Thank you.

Iso-G
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1216)
Post by: Lisandro on July 04, 2008, 08:25:40 PM
The plugin is not starting... Of course I have MS Outlook 2007 opened... my email is not being scanned  >:(
I hate not to have a warning that something is not running...
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1216)
Post by: Lisandro on July 04, 2008, 08:37:09 PM
I'm not being able to send anything from Chest, using SMTP or IMAP.
I've disabled both Outlook plugin and Internet Mail provider.
I've tried two pop3 configurations, one of them from GMail and other a non-SSL mail.
The message says the email was sent.
I've look into Outlook and receive a return message that the email was not delivered to virus (at) avast.com.
Why?
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1216)
Post by: Lisandro on July 04, 2008, 08:39:35 PM
The scanning progress in not working anymore on beta...  :(
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1216)
Post by: nightshade on July 04, 2008, 09:11:01 PM
The scanning progress in not working anymore on beta...  :(

Good enough reason for me to stay away from the Beta till all this has been fixed.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1216)
Post by: DavidR on July 04, 2008, 09:18:54 PM
The scanning progress in not working anymore on beta...  :(

Which scan progress, it is working for my on-demand scan (did a test folder selection) Standard sensitivity no archives, XP Pro SP3 ?
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1216)
Post by: Lisandro on July 05, 2008, 12:23:13 AM
Which scan progress
Enhanced interface. Disk scanning with all archive being processed.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1216)
Post by: igor on July 05, 2008, 12:25:32 AM
Scanning of the whole disk?
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1216)
Post by: Lisandro on July 05, 2008, 12:34:51 AM
Scanning of the whole disk?

Yes.

I'm not being able to send anything from Chest, using SMTP or IMAP.
I've disabled both Outlook plugin and Internet Mail provider.
I've tried two pop3 configurations, one of them from GMail and other a non-SSL mail.
The message says the email was sent.
I've look into Outlook and receive a return message that the email was not delivered to virus (at) avast.com.
Why?
Are you recieving the files I've sending?
Chest says:
Code: [Select]
Emailing selected files
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
The program will try to email 1 selected file(s) from the Chest to ALWIL Software
The following file has been sent by email:
C:\Users\...\AppData\Local\Temp\_avast4_\unp131783090.tmp
Original file name:
I:\email\Local Folders\Sent Items\217853DD-000003FA.eml\Flush DNS.exe#54214633

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Action was completed successfully!

But I receive a mail saying the message could be received by virus (at) avast.com.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1216)
Post by: alanrf on July 06, 2008, 10:01:52 AM
Same experience as Tech but with Outlook 2003 and Win XP SP3 ... the avast Outlook provider is not starting ... no avast splash screen and the provider continues to say "waiting for subsystem to start".

With avast Home and scanning "all local disks", thorough scan with (or without) archives is showing an increasing progress percentage for me. 
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1216)
Post by: Glass on July 06, 2008, 08:05:28 PM
My outlook is screwed too, though the AavmRpch.dll file is very much physically present.   :'(
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1216)
Post by: nightshade on July 06, 2008, 10:46:41 PM
We will just have to wait on a fix of which I am sure the team at Avast are working on.

I am sticking with the 4.8.1201 non beta for the time being.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1216)
Post by: Sammo on July 07, 2008, 03:41:00 AM
 Today's update to version 4.8.1218 seem to work just fine so far.  :)
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1216)
Post by: ross on July 07, 2008, 04:45:50 AM
Today's update to version 4.8.1218 seem to work just fine so far.  :)

Haven't rebooted yet (am just about to) but I got an error from self defense saying 'Aswflt.sys' registry key could not be written to.  ???
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (4.8.1216)
Post by: TedNelly on July 07, 2008, 05:23:34 AM
Today's update to version 4.8.1218 seem to work just fine so far.  :)

Haven't rebooted yet (am just about to) but I got an error from self defense saying 'Aswflt.sys' registry key could not be written to.  ???

Did you disable Avast self defense module prior to update?
Right click Avast tray Icon/Program settings/ troubleshoot /tick disable self defense module/update /Reboot
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (now 4.8.1218)
Post by: Vlk on July 07, 2008, 08:43:27 AM
The beta has now been updated to v4.8.1218.
Among other minor improvements, it is supposed to fix the AavmRpch.dll Outlook plugin issue.

Thanks
Vlk
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (now 4.8.1218)
Post by: alanrf on July 07, 2008, 09:25:58 AM
Installed the latest beta update.

No change at all from my last report on Outlook 2003 with Windows XP SP3 ... in other words ... still not working.

Please advise if there is further assistance I can provide.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (now 4.8.1218)
Post by: Vlk on July 07, 2008, 11:09:56 AM
Alan, sounds like the provider (plugin) is disabled by Outlook.
Isn't it listed in Outlook About -> Disabled Items dialog? (BTW that's an obvious place to look for this stuff, isn't it? ;))
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (now 4.8.1218)
Post by: nightshade on July 07, 2008, 11:15:00 AM
Vlk,

Would you say it is now safe to go and try this beta now that the Microsoft Outlook plugin has been fixed?

Also, I use Microsoft Outlook 2000, and I am unable to disable the self defense module, should this be ok when using the beta.exe file?

Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (now 4.8.1218)
Post by: Iso-G on July 07, 2008, 03:54:49 PM
The beta has now been updated to v4.8.1218.
Among other minor improvements, it is supposed to fix the AavmRpch.dll Outlook plugin issue.

Thanks
Vlk
The Outlook plug-in works here.
Thank you very much

Iso-G
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (now 4.8.1218)
Post by: Rednose on July 07, 2008, 04:06:39 PM
Thank you :)

Working fine so far ;)

Greetz, Red.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (now 4.8.1218)
Post by: Lisandro on July 07, 2008, 04:42:35 PM
The Outlook plug-in is being disabled from time to time... What's wrong? How to troubleshoot?
I enable it, close Outlook, then it starts... Next boot, it could be disabled or not...
Maybe something related to shutting down the computer with Outlook opened (running in background)?
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (now 4.8.1218)
Post by: OisteinR on July 07, 2008, 05:04:27 PM
Everything works great here.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (now 4.8.1218)
Post by: nightshade on July 07, 2008, 05:35:49 PM
Sorry, this message is on the next post, sorry for the duplication.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (now 4.8.1218)
Post by: nightshade on July 07, 2008, 05:37:04 PM
Once you have the Beta installed 4.8.1218 what do I click on for further updates to the beta when I know there is one I mean, Do I click on program updates? or do I click on the beta.exe file each time?

I really want to try this Beta to see if there are any problems, especially to see if the MS Outlook plugin works for 98 S.E

EDIT.

Just installed the Beta 4.8.1218 on Windows 98 S.E

No problems with the MS Outlook plugin as far as I can see.
Scans with no problems either.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Avast Team in fixing the MS Outlook problem so quickly!
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (now 4.8.1218)
Post by: Tevion on July 07, 2008, 07:22:14 PM
The beta has now been updated to v4.8.1218.
Among other minor improvements, it is supposed to fix the AavmRpch.dll Outlook plugin issue.

Thanks
Vlk

Thanks for the very good job.
Now i can use again Outlook 2007 with full AVAST! support.

Tevion
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (now 4.8.1218)
Post by: ronnycopeh on July 08, 2008, 04:10:06 AM
Just upgraded to latest beta and suddenly the Uac came on and there seem to be no way to turn it off, I uncheck it in user account, disable in msconfig but it still want to control things, and help is appreciated.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (now 4.8.1218)
Post by: alanrf on July 08, 2008, 07:23:30 AM
Vlk,

You are, as usual, right.

Apologies for my lack of thoroughness and inattention to previous posts.  I made the foolish error of assuming that if avast was still checked in the plugins manager of Outlook 2003 then it would not appear in the disabled list.  While this seems to me illogical I accept that nothing beats thorough testing and I apologize for my erroneous post.     
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (now 4.8.1218)
Post by: fnukyguy on July 08, 2008, 10:14:50 PM
have anyone experienced BSOD (bluescreen) with Beta 4.8.1218 on windows xp sp3?
I had my first BSOD in years only a few hours after installing Beta 4.8.1218.
I have no idea if avast actually was to blame for this, because the BSOD gave me no information, and did not create any minidumps.

After rebooting all my Maxthon 1.6.3.80 settings were reset which I find bizzarre.

I'm back to Avast 4.8.1201 just to be safe, which have been working flawlessly by the way..

Im only running webshield and standard shield.



Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (now 4.8.1218)
Post by: igor on July 08, 2008, 10:30:57 PM
Are you sure it didn't create even a minidump?
What have you set on the Startup and Recovery page of system settings?
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (now 4.8.1218)
Post by: rdmaloyjr on July 08, 2008, 10:40:24 PM
fnukyguy,

I haven't had any BSOD ever because of avast!.  I'm using all avast! shields except Outlook, I don't have Outlook on my computer.

Look in my sig., I'm using XP SP3 with avast! Beta 4.8.1218.  My browser is Opera 9.51.

Maxthon is a IE clone, I don't recommend using IE or any clones of IE.  I recommend Opera.  Even Firefox is a better choice than IE.  Once again, look at my sig.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (now 4.8.1218)
Post by: fnukyguy on July 08, 2008, 10:52:27 PM
here are the settings for startup and recovery

(http://home.no/funkyguy/minidum.jpg)

my C:\WINDOWS\Minidump folder is empty.

Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (now 4.8.1218)
Post by: pk on July 08, 2008, 10:59:08 PM
fnukyguy, is your pagefile at your boot partition (i.e. %systemroot% partition) ? If not, memory dump is not created.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (now 4.8.1218)
Post by: Lisandro on July 09, 2008, 01:00:19 AM
Also, the small memory dump is too small to reveal the problem (sometimes).
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (now 4.8.1218)
Post by: fnukyguy on July 09, 2008, 01:50:50 AM
If Avast didnt cause this BSOD, im pretty sure it was the newest version of Cfosspeed 4.24 build 1420 that caused the bluescreen.
I updated Cfosspeed 5 days ago. If its not Cfosspeed it has to be latest Comodo firewall which I installed 3 weeks ago.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (now 4.8.1218)
Post by: Rafel on July 09, 2008, 11:08:08 AM
I doubt was COMODO FW, and i doubt AVAST too,hehehe.
But a lot of times is an incompatibility btwen programs.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (now 4.8.1218)
Post by: fnukyguy on July 09, 2008, 03:38:59 PM
well, guess what, I just had a BSOD on my VISTA-laptop too, and I studied the dumpfile...and it said that cfosspeed was to blame...
so for now I think its pretty safe to say that the Avast beta was not the reason for the bsod on my xp sp3 system
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (now 4.8.1218)
Post by: acdcfan on July 11, 2008, 03:58:43 PM
Did Avast team fix false positive in being given, pagefile.sys, while scanning another drive or partition?
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (now 4.8.1218)
Post by: Lisandro on July 11, 2008, 04:23:40 PM
Did Avast team fix false positive in being given, pagefile.sys, while scanning another drive or partition?
Which is the virus name that is being detected in your computer as false positive?
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (now 4.8.1218)
Post by: acdcfan on July 12, 2008, 08:25:48 AM
Which is the virus name that is being detected in your computer as false positive?


I will restart my scan and let you know
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (now 4.8.1218)
Post by: acdcfan on July 12, 2008, 01:32:35 PM
This is the virus found in location D:\pagefile.sys....
Win32:MalWarrior [Tool]
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (now 4.8.1218)
Post by: igor on July 12, 2008, 01:56:48 PM
First, this has nothing to do with the beta/pre-release (it's only a matter of the virus database), so please don't post about it into this particular thread.

Second, I checked the signature and I don't think there's anything wrong about it; maybe you ran the tool in the other OS and it was swapped from memory into the pagefile, but I wouldn't call it a false alarm (so I don't think anything will be changed about it).
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (now 4.8.1218)
Post by: acdcfan on July 12, 2008, 02:03:02 PM
First, this has nothing to do with the beta/pre-release, so please don't post about it into this thread.
Second, I checked the signature and I don't think there's anything wrong about it; maybe you ran the tool in the other OS and it was swapped from memory into the pagefile, but I wouldn't call it a false alarm (so I don't think anything will be changed about it).



You are correct... I was scanning my vista hard drive ( where I only selected, in this case C drive) but avast continued to scan D drive as well and that is where "virus" was found at above directory....
 I don't know how can virus be found in pagefile.sys only.... N00b speaking here
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (now 4.8.1218)
Post by: Soure73 on July 19, 2008, 10:07:45 PM
 Attention to everybody interested, Avast 4.8.1227 is out!! :)
 Downloaded and running ok on my system ;D
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (now 4.8.1218)
Post by: Bluesman on July 19, 2008, 10:23:06 PM
Attention to everybody interested, Avast 4.8.1227 is out!! :)
 Downloaded and running ok on my system ;D

Thanks for the info! *updating now*
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (now 4.8.1218)
Post by: Mihai Iepure on July 19, 2008, 11:17:29 PM
Updated and restarted here.

Waiting for the website to be updated and see the changelog.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (now 4.8.1218)
Post by: DavidR on July 19, 2008, 11:25:28 PM
Beta builds don't get reported on the web site only regular builds, http://www.avast.com/eng/avast-4-home_pro-revision-history.html (http://www.avast.com/eng/avast-4-home_pro-revision-history.html). So you would be waiting a while until the regular program update is released.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (now 4.8.1218)
Post by: Mihai Iepure on July 19, 2008, 11:29:19 PM
Beta builds don't get reported on the web site only regular builds, http://www.avast.com/eng/avast-4-home_pro-revision-history.html (http://www.avast.com/eng/avast-4-home_pro-revision-history.html). So you would be waiting a while until the regular program update is released.

So 1227 is a beta release?
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (now 4.8.1218)
Post by: Soure73 on July 19, 2008, 11:30:36 PM
 What was changed in this beta release?
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (now 4.8.1218)
Post by: XMAS on July 19, 2008, 11:39:28 PM
I don't think that this is a beta, since I got it with a regular update (I wasn't using the latest beta - I was using 4.8.1201) ;)
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (now 4.8.1218)
Post by: DavidR on July 19, 2008, 11:44:31 PM
Well it doesn't look like this is a beta release but a regular release as I'm downloading it now, as on this new system I didn't have the beta installed.

What threw me was reporting this in the beta topic.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (now 4.8.1218)
Post by: Rafel on July 20, 2008, 01:08:18 AM
Updated :D :D :D
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (now 4.8.1218)
Post by: nightshade on July 20, 2008, 08:42:32 AM
I was in Beta with 1218, I saw there was an update so I manually clicked on Program update, it then proceeded to download the 1227 version, no problems so far on Windows 98 S.E  :)
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (now 4.8.1218)
Post by: nightshade on July 20, 2008, 08:50:10 AM
I don't think that this is a beta, since I got it with a regular update (I wasn't using the latest beta - I was using 4.8.1201) ;)

If that is right then the Beta was not out for very long.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (now 4.8.1218)
Post by: Vlk on July 20, 2008, 10:02:33 AM
Yep, the update is now official, and has build number 1227.
Thanks to everyone who helped testing.

Vlk