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Title: 4.8.1348 beta
Post by: Vladimyr on August 07, 2009, 04:23:14 PM
Anything "under the hood" worth mentioning?
Title: Re: 4.8.1348 beta
Post by: onlysomeone on August 07, 2009, 04:41:21 PM
Also updated to 4.8.1348...
Works fine here ;)
Title: Re: 4.8.1348 beta
Post by: spg SCOTT on August 07, 2009, 04:54:23 PM
Am I missing something here ???
Where is it ???
Title: Re: 4.8.1348 beta
Post by: onlysomeone on August 07, 2009, 04:59:51 PM
You need this file:
http://files.avast.com/files/beta/aswbeta.exe
Simply run it.
But notice that you have to disable avast! self defence before running aswbeta.exe.
And don't forget reenabeling self defence after the update... ;)

kind regards
onlysomeone
Title: Re: 4.8.1348 beta
Post by: spg SCOTT on August 07, 2009, 05:06:02 PM
Ok...I'll give it a go, thanks :)

Is there any announcements etc.? just seems kinda out of the blue...
Title: Re: 4.8.1348 beta
Post by: smage on August 07, 2009, 05:21:02 PM
Hi,

Is there any changes?
Title: Re: 4.8.1348 beta
Post by: jadinolf on August 07, 2009, 05:22:34 PM
No problems here, I am happy to say. :)
Title: Re: 4.8.1348 beta
Post by: onlysomeone on August 07, 2009, 05:35:02 PM
I think it was a fortuity finding from Vladimyr... ;)
Title: Re: 4.8.1348 beta
Post by: DavidR on August 07, 2009, 05:43:48 PM
Perhaps they have it prepared but not quite ready to release the news as they usually do, so a bit strange in that regard.
Title: Re: 4.8.1348 beta
Post by: spg SCOTT on August 07, 2009, 07:02:22 PM
So far, the only difference I have seen with the beta is the on-access scanner windows:

No ad (I don't really know if it had been removed before though)
'More options' window has been reshuffled a bit

I like it :)

EDIT:Helps if I add the images ::)
Man, the gif quality of the Windows snipping tool is crap...

EDIT2:That's better, some nicer images, a bit more work, but it's worth it. And they're smaller ;)

EDIT3:Ok, little thing, not sure if it is the beta or not but:
Open up the skin chooser, and move the window about. Can you see the little bar on the bottom which is completely transparent?
In my image you can sorta see the end of "will microsofts free app..." and Bob3160's name (it was above FF at the time ;)
Title: Re: 4.8.1348 beta
Post by: DavidR on August 07, 2009, 07:31:18 PM
I wonder what they have in mind now if the ad has been removed. Not only that the column to the left of the window has returned as that was removed. But by all accounts that can be changed without a program update as that is how it came about before a GUI update.
Title: Re: 4.8.1348 beta
Post by: nmb on August 07, 2009, 07:53:38 PM
I did have a temporary hitch.

1.) when i double clicked the aswbeta.exe it was like oki. then when installer tried to connect to the internet, win 7 hit me with a error: close the program (privatefirewall(pf) 6.1) or check online and close the program as if some kinda error has happened. when the setup was downloading files from the internet, i tried to start  pf, again win 7 hit me with the same error. i closed the firewall.

installation was completed, did a reboot then both pf and avast beta were back.

2.) i opened on-access protection control and clicked standard shield in the details mode. it was normal. after a minute, i clicked on webshield, and on-access scanner did not respond. window manager showed that it was not responding, tried to bring up task manager even that was not possible(just like when system hangs up).  waited for a minute, and then everything was fine. did this thing happen to anyone?.
Title: Re: 4.8.1348 beta
Post by: spg SCOTT on August 07, 2009, 08:00:44 PM
Hi nmb,

I don't really know about #1, but #2...

Do you mean just clicking between the standard shield icon/Wehshield icon on the left?
I don't get what you do when I click between them, seems to work fine for me.

-Scott-
Title: Re: 4.8.1348 beta
Post by: nmb on August 07, 2009, 08:03:17 PM
do you mean just clicking on the shield icon on the left?

yes, the webshield. but now it seems to be oki.

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I don't get what you do when I click between them, seems to work fine for me.

not clicking between them, but on the webshield icon it self.

edit :

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Open up the skin chooser, and move the window about. Can you see the little bar on the bottom which is completely transparent?

same here.
Title: Re: 4.8.1348 beta
Post by: spg SCOTT on August 07, 2009, 08:05:39 PM
Hmmm...

I don't know, I have no problems, maybe something else was going on at the same time...
Title: Re: 4.8.1348 beta
Post by: Shun-sheng Lee on August 07, 2009, 08:15:24 PM
Update complete. ;D
Title: Re: 4.8.1348 beta
Post by: JuninhoSlo on August 07, 2009, 08:28:51 PM
Hi :)


Whare did you get new version?


Have a nice day. :)
Title: Re: 4.8.1348 beta
Post by: spg SCOTT on August 07, 2009, 08:31:10 PM
See onlysomeone's post on the first page (reply #3)
Title: Re: 4.8.1348 beta
Post by: Shun-sheng Lee on August 07, 2009, 08:31:43 PM
Hi :)


Whare did you get new version?


Have a nice day. :)
http://files.avast.com/files/beta/aswbeta.exe

Here,update and have fun. :)
Title: Re: 4.8.1348 beta
Post by: DavidR on August 07, 2009, 08:37:09 PM
@ JuninhoSlo
Read the topic, if you can't figure out how to get it, perhaps you shouldn't be beta testing security software.

Beta software, especially beta security software isn't something to take lightly, there are risks involved in beta software. Whilst avast beta builds are generally stable, this one hasn't even been notified officially in the forums where it would normally be.

So for me this isn't officially sanctioned and you should at least wait until it is if you feel you are comfortable with the risk involved in beta testing security software.
Title: Re: 4.8.1348 beta
Post by: YoKenny on August 07, 2009, 08:42:31 PM
Why aren't Beta updates dicussed here?
avast!WEBforum > avast! support forums > avast! 4.x Home/Pro > Beta (Moderators: igor, lukor)http://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=15.0

Its running on my systems now.

I like the fact that the avast! Pro advertisment has gone on my Windows 7 system.

Ooops. 

I see that DavidR beat me about beta usage but I have found that avast! releases good betas and the support here is excellent.
Title: Re: 4.8.1348 beta
Post by: DavidR on August 07, 2009, 09:25:44 PM
They are normally notified in the avast 4.x Home/Pro forums (and beta related topics raised in the beta sub-forum), why this hasn't happened this time I don't know, but my comments previously make me feel this wasn't yet ready for official release, given that they will be busting a gut on avast 5.0 beta. So I don't know what is going on with this one.

Title: Re: 4.8.1348 beta
Post by: spg SCOTT on August 07, 2009, 09:32:25 PM
I'm slightly confused by this one too, in about avast it says that it is a May build...that's 3 months ago...maybe with V5 so close they didn't bother...who knows...
Title: Re: 4.8.1348 beta
Post by: Lisandro on August 07, 2009, 09:43:53 PM
I couldn't upgrade to this beta...  ::)
Title: Re: 4.8.1348 beta
Post by: spg SCOTT on August 07, 2009, 09:46:13 PM
silly question, but did you disable the self defense? (only thing I can think of ;))
Title: Re: 4.8.1348 beta
Post by: Lisandro on August 07, 2009, 09:47:20 PM
silly question, but did you disable the self defense? (only thing I can think of ;))
Maybe you're right... I'll test it now.
Title: Re: 4.8.1348 beta
Post by: Lisandro on August 07, 2009, 09:53:45 PM
I'll boot. Thanks Scott. It worked.
Title: Re: 4.8.1348 beta
Post by: spg SCOTT on August 07, 2009, 09:55:16 PM
No problem, glad to be helping you for a change ;)
Title: Re: 4.8.1348 beta
Post by: Vlk on August 07, 2009, 09:57:34 PM
You're right, we'll be releasing a new 4.8 update soon. The main reason is that there's a security vulnerability in avast 4.8.1335 (in one of its kernel mode drivers) that needs to be fixed. Plus, there are some improvements in the scanning engine as well (in line with v5 preparations).

We didn't quite mean to release it as a beta first, but since you've already found it (as something we're currently testing)... be our guests.

I expect it will be officially released ~ next Tuesday (as time permits).

Thanks
Vlk
Title: Re: 4.8.1348 beta
Post by: spg SCOTT on August 07, 2009, 10:00:34 PM
Thanks for letting us know Vlk :)
Title: Re: 4.8.1348 beta
Post by: Lisandro on August 07, 2009, 10:06:14 PM
You're right, we'll be releasing a new 4.8 update soon. The main reason is that there's a security vulnerability in avast 4.8.1335 (in one of its kernel mode drivers) that needs to be fixed. Plus, there are some improvements in the scanning engine as well (in line with v5 preparations).

We didn't quite mean to release it as a beta first, but since you've already found it (as something we're currently testing)... be our guests.

I expect it will be officially released ~ next Tuesday (as time permits).

Thanks
Vlk
How can we test if it is working as it should?
Title: Re: 4.8.1348 beta
Post by: YoKenny on August 07, 2009, 10:09:20 PM
Keep up the good work Vlk

That's Microsoft's Patch Tuesday as well.

Looking forward to V5.
Title: Re: 4.8.1348 beta
Post by: lakrsrool on August 10, 2009, 05:11:21 PM
So far, the only difference I have seen with the beta is the on-access scanner windows:

No ad (I don't really know if it had been removed before though)
'More options' window has been reshuffled a bit

I like it :)

EDIT:Helps if I add the images ::)
Man, the gif quality of the Windows snipping tool is crap...

EDIT2:That's better, some nicer images, a bit more work, but it's worth it. And they're smaller ;)

EDIT3:Ok, little thing, not sure if it is the beta or not but:
Open up the skin chooser, and move the window about. Can you see the little bar on the bottom which is completely transparent?
In my image you can sorta see the end of "will microsofts free app..." and Bob3160's name (it was above FF at the time ;)

I don't see any change in the first to views from ver 1335.