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Avast Products => Avast Mac Security => Topic started by: zilog on February 02, 2010, 12:45:59 PM

Title: NEW - Avast! for Mac release candidate 3.11 pkg (9 Aug 2010)
Post by: zilog on February 02, 2010, 12:45:59 PM
Hallo, here's the very fresh build - release candidate 3.11 (all reported flaws fixed - Mail Scanner, auto-hiding, Top Level Exception, added localisation to the installer):

http://public.avast.com/~cimbal/avast.3.11.zip

I'll test it thoroughly tomorrow, but, if you want, it's here and you can try it now :).

regards,
pc
Title: Re: Avast! for Mac - incremental update - new version alpha
Post by: .: Mac :. on February 03, 2010, 03:48:57 AM
Is the link active? I have tried on two different machines to download the setup file.
Title: Re: Avast! for Mac - incremental update - new version alpha
Post by: zilog on February 03, 2010, 10:49:36 AM
Is the link active? I have tried on two different machines to download the setup file.

Nope, just yesterday we moved to new public server, so i'll put the fixed version on the new one.
the culprit of bugs that we found so far was - new Xcode! which was modifying typeless resource binaries wilfully, stripping their ownership,
and doing nonsensual things :(.

the newer package will be generated using the old Xcode. wait a bit, please.
Title: Re: UPDATE - Avast! for Mac - incremental update - new version beta
Post by: zilog on February 04, 2010, 12:39:44 PM
Updated. Testing right now.
Title: Re: UPDATE - Avast! for Mac beta - incremental update, latest engine, fast - TRY
Post by: zilog on February 05, 2010, 11:40:09 PM
No reaction? Everything OK? Can't believe, but OK...
Title: Re: UPDATE - Avast! for Mac beta - incremental update, latest engine, fast - TRY
Post by: .: Mac :. on February 08, 2010, 02:37:56 AM
So far so good. Have ran several scans including one on a Mac running Time Machine. Mail support seems to have improved as well, I am not having messages flagged with warnings like the old version.
Title: Re: UPDATE - Avast! for Mac beta - incremental update, latest engine, fast - TRY
Post by: fabrini on February 09, 2010, 11:27:47 PM
No reaction? Everything OK? Can't believe, but OK...

Hi!  I registered for the forums just to download this update.  I've been waiting for an update for the Mac version for some time.  I installed the latest version then ran a manual update.

Engine 0.0.90-x86
VPS 100209-1 of 09.02.2010
Running on Intel MBP w/ Snow Leopard.

So far so good.  I did have a couple of thoughts....

- Avast process and com.avast.MacAvast.MAD are NOT 64 bit. 
- A progress indicator during update would be nice
- Sounds.  Half the fun of the PC version are the voice messages "Virus definitions have been updated."
- Option to display icon in the system menu at the top of the screen instead of the dock.
- I'm having a hard time telling if it really is scanning my mail.
- Preferences: Generic: Tool tip for "Always Force Delete" displays the tooltip for After-Close Support
Title: Re: UPDATE - Avast! for Mac beta - incremental update, latest engine, fast - TRY
Post by: .: Mac :. on February 10, 2010, 03:26:22 AM
So far so good.  I did have a couple of thoughts....

- Avast process and com.avast.MacAvast.MAD are NOT 64 bit.  
- A progress indicator during update would be nice
- Sounds.  Half the fun of the PC version are the voice messages "Virus definitions have been updated."
- Option to display icon in the system menu at the top of the screen instead of the dock.
- I'm having a hard time telling if it really is scanning my mail.
- Preferences: Generic: Tool tip for "Always Force Delete" displays the tooltip for After-Close Support

-Do the Processes really need to be 64-bit?
-Progress indicator would be nice, but most users use the automatic update feature
-Sounds are not important to me
-I second having the icon in the menu instead of the Dock.
-Send yourself a test such as the EICAR Test File
-I can confirm the tool tip is incorrect
Title: Re: UPDATE - Avast! for Mac beta - incremental update, latest engine, fast - TRY
Post by: zilog on February 10, 2010, 12:50:47 PM
Hallo, thanks for your report. Here is the anwer to your notes:

- Avast process and com.avast.MacAvast.MAD are NOT 64 bit.

yes, that's true, at the moment there's no truly native 64-bit avast. yes, avast runs on 64bit systems (Windows, MacOS, Linuxes) without problems,
but there are some internal parts that are 32bit-tied, at the moment. but, on the other hand, such 32bit binary is smaller, faster - and there's, except some
core routines a mappings of very big file, no other benefit, to be 64bit. But (because of those two reasons), we'd like to have 64bit built in the near future too.

- A progress indicator during update would be nice

this was planned, but - the setup detects on the fly what should be done - there's no way how to get in advance how many update steps will be necessary. so it will be problem to get the proper dimension of the progress-bar. in most cases, it would jump forward wildly, or, when the update will be cummulative (more atomic subsequent steps), it will lag at some position for a while. the detailed textual info what's going on (accessible from menu, see "Update details..."), would be more helpful in case of any problem, i hope. the very last line of this info is visible in the gui, as some sort of activity indicator.

- Sounds.  Half the fun of the PC version are the voice messages "Virus definitions have been updated."

yes, for version 5 it will be fine. but, some people, on the other hand, are somehow irritated by such features :).

- Option to display icon in the system menu at the top of the screen instead of the dock.

there's a problem with the progress/findings number. In the dock, it's pretty visible and fancy feature, in the upper dock, such indication would be too tiny/unreadable. so we decided for docking, with app-controlled hide-feature (the login-items/dock one isn't working, in general).

- I'm having a hard time telling if it really is scanning my mail.

we decided not to show the former annoying window for each bunch of fetched mails. mail with no color marker is just fine. in the case that the sdcan was not possible for some common reason (password protected attachment), it's yellow, and when there's some deeper problem (scanning daemon not working, license expired), it will be another color. infection stays "red".

- Preferences: Generic: Tool tip for "Always Force Delete" displays the tooltip for After-Close Support

true, will be fixed, thanks.

regards,
pc
Title: Re: UPDATE - Avast! for Mac beta - incremental update, latest engine, fast - TRY IT!
Post by: fabrini on February 11, 2010, 06:38:29 AM

- regarding sounds

I understand some people don't like it, and it's probably not a priority item, but it would be nice. (and optional I'm sure).

- regarding 64 bit

Glad this is one this is planned. 

- regarding progress indicator

I don't think its necessary for a progress indicator that shows the complete update from start to finish.  Perhaps what I mean is a "download progress indicator".  The text messages are great.  But the VPS download took some time, and if there was a progress indicator for the download it would assure users that nothing is broken.

- regarding email scanning indicator

I'm confused by your response.  Where can I see the color-coded status indicators you are talking about?  Is anything recorded in the activity log when mail is scanned?

- Preferences: Update automatically:

I believe proper wording for this pulldown should be "every six hours"  "every 12 hours" etc.  not "each six hours"

- "Last successful update attempt" status

The dates are in European format.... which is confusing to us dumb americans.  Can you make these dates reflect the localization settings in mac os, and display proper date format?

- Icon in Dock

I understand the issue here.  Don't forget you can make menu icons animate when there is activity, and have a dropdown display on mouseover.  How slick would that be?  Pretty slick.  :-)  I think "Dropbox" has one of the best menuicons and pulldowns.  It provides access to options, and displays status.  It also animates during activity. 
(http://fabrini.us/img/dropbox.png)

Title: Re: UPDATE - Avast! for Mac beta - incremental update, latest engine, fast - TRY
Post by: zilog on February 11, 2010, 01:55:33 PM
- regarding progress indicator
I don't think its necessary for a progress indicator that shows the complete update from start to finish.  Perhaps what I mean is a "download progress indicator".  The text messages are great.  But the VPS download took some time, and if there was a progress indicator for the download it would assure users that nothing is broken.

Hallo, with incremental update mechanism, the download takes quite little time, because the incremental updates are few tens of kilobytes only. Usually, substantially longer time takes the algorithm itself, which applies them. There's one very dirty trick, how to fake progress-bars in such cases - simply, measure how long it took last time, and take this as a "dimension" for the next run. MacOS's startup progress indicator works in the same manner, but - it's a pure Potemkin's village, basically.

Verbose outout (Update Details) is more valuable for us (troubleshooting, debug, support), and i hope that for more advanced users too.

- regarding email scanning indicator
I'm confused by your response.  Where can I see the color-coded status indicators you are talking about?  Is anything recorded in the activity log when mail is scanned?

e-mails are colored, red, yellow, depends on their content. just try to send eicar (preferably packed with some old packer, like zoo or diet, to be able to pass through e-mail gateways and their weak AVs) to yourself :).

- Preferences: Update automatically:
I believe proper wording for this pulldown should be "every six hours"  "every 12 hours" etc.  not "each six hours"

Thanks, will be changed.

- "Last successful update attempt" status

The dates are in European format.... which is confusing to us dumb americans.  Can you make these dates reflect the localization settings in mac os, and display proper date format?

I think that there are two formats, in the fact: DD.MM.YYYY and MM/DD/YYYY, so it shouldn't be confusing this way, or is it?

- Icon in Dock
I understand the issue here.  Don't forget you can make menu icons animate when there is activity, and have a dropdown display on mouseover.  How slick would that be?  Pretty slick.  :-)  I think "Dropbox" has one of the best menuicons and pulldowns.  It provides access to options, and displays status.  It also animates during activity. 
(http://fabrini.us/img/dropbox.png)

Yes, quite nice, but we need, for example, to show the progress bar of scan in the icon - so that user can simply look at the dock, without clicking for drop-downs or other activity. But, for Avast5, some auxiliary indication for the upper menubar will be considered.

regards
pc
Title: Re: UPDATE - Avast! for Mac beta - incremental update, latest engine, fast - TRY
Post by: zilog on February 12, 2010, 03:41:56 PM
Hallo, please, have a look here:

http://public.avast.com/~cimbal/strings/

We'd like to tidy all english text to a form that would be short, unambiguous and easy to understand for everyone - here are all the texts, relevant for the upcoming Avast3.03 version. Please, review them and feel free to e-mail me your suggestions/corrections. You can obtain the relevant beta-package here: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=54952.0 (link updated since it has been initially posted).

Thanks in advance,
PC

... and yes, we'll appreciate this effort by a special license (for free) for those, who helped us here :)
Title: Re: UPDATE - Avast! for Mac beta - incremental update, latest engine, fast - TRY IT!
Post by: fabrini on February 13, 2010, 05:28:28 AM
Hi zilog,

I just emailed you updated strings.
Happy to help a great product get better.

Title: Re: UPDATE - Avast! for Mac beta - incremental update, latest engine, fast - TRY
Post by: zilog on February 13, 2010, 10:11:38 AM
Hi zilog,

I just emailed you updated strings.
Happy to help a great product get better.



thanks, i'll check the mailbox :).

regards,
pc
Title: Re: UPDATE - Avast! for Mac beta - incremental update, latest engine, fast - TRY IT!
Post by: kigi on February 13, 2010, 05:23:05 PM
Hi! I'm very new to Mac (and not so good at English as well as computer).
I purchased 2 years license for avast! Mac edition and updated it to the new beta
version(3.03). My Mac is OS X 10.6.2 with Intel Core 2 Duo processor. I have a
couple of questions.

-I didn't uninstall the older version avast before updating it to the new version.
Is it OK?

-I'm using Thunderbird(3.0.1) as a mailer. Having sent the eicar testfile to myself,
I've come to understand avast does not scan my email automatically on Thunderbird.
(My understanding is correct?) Is there any way to have emails scanned automatically
on Thunderbird ?

-After I got avast Mac updated to 3.03, the following things are happening.
1)Every time I try to shut down the system, the application "Mail" starts and
pops up the window that says something like this : "The application "Mail"  
canceled the shut down. Finish "Mail" before shutting down." So I finish it and
try to shut down. Then the same thing happens. It goes on and on.  I've
noticed I need to leave "Mail Support" in Preferences of avast unchecked to
shut down the system.
2)When I boot the system, it sometimes happens that two icons of avast appear
on the Dock and two main windows of avast pop up. Each of them is a new
version(3.03).
Do you have any advice or suggestion about these 1) & 2)?

Thank you!
Title: Re: UPDATE - Avast! for Mac beta - incremental update, latest engine, fast - TRY
Post by: zilog on February 13, 2010, 07:02:07 PM
Hallo,

-I didn't uninstall the older version avast before updating it to the new version. Is it OK?

Place your mouse pointer over the VPS in the left upper corner of the main gui window. if it's smething like 0.0.90-whatever,
and if your updates work (use menubar, show update details), and about window shows 3.03, it's OK.

- 'm using Thunderbird(3.0.1) as a mailer. Having sent the eicar testfile to myself,
there's at the moment no support for thunderbird, because it's not the default system mailer (Mail).
but, we`ll have a look at it, maybe small wrapper add-on would solve this.

-After I got avast Mac updated to 3.03, the following things are happening.
1)Every time I try to shut down the system, the application "Mail" starts and
pops up the window that says something like this : "The application "Mail"  
canceled the shut down. Finish "Mail" before shutting down." So I finish it and
try to shut down. Then the same thing happens. It goes on and on.  I've
noticed I need to leave "Mail Support" in Preferences of avast unchecked to
shut down the system.

yes, there's no need to invoke mail when you use thunderbird.

2)When I boot the system, it sometimes happens that two icons of avast appear
on the Dock and two main windows of avast pop up. Each of them is a new
version(3.03).
Do you have any advice or suggestion about these 1) & 2)?


It's probably the only one sideefect of installing one avast over another one. try to switch on-off the persistent option in preferences.
should clean this mess.

regards,
pc
Title: Re: UPDATE - Avast! for Mac beta - incremental update, latest engine, fast - TRY IT!
Post by: fabrini on February 14, 2010, 05:57:36 AM
1) Home come my "last successful update attempt" always says "not yet" while "last time anything updated" shows the same date as "last update attempt".  Does that mean updates are not successful?

(http://fabrini.us/img/update.png)

2) Does Avast Mac use the same virus DB as the PC version?

Title: Re: UPDATE - Avast! for Mac beta - incremental update, latest engine, fast - TRY
Post by: zilog on February 14, 2010, 02:13:28 PM
1) Home come my "last successful update attempt" always says "not yet" while "last time anything updated" shows the same date as "last update attempt".  Does that mean updates are not successful?

(http://fabrini.us/img/update.png)

2) Does Avast Mac use the same virus DB as the PC version?



Hallo, as far as you have the latest VPS (and it seems you have it, just check), they have to be succesful.
Seems like a flaw, will be fixed too. Thanks for reporting.

regards,
pc
Title: Re: UPDATE - Avast! for Mac beta - incremental update, latest engine, fast - TRY IT!
Post by: kigi on February 14, 2010, 06:29:50 PM
Hallo,

-I didn't uninstall the older version avast before updating it to the new version. Is it OK?

Place your mouse pointer over the VPS in the left upper corner of the main gui window. if it's smething like 0.0.90-whatever,
and if your updates work (use menubar, show update details), and about window shows 3.03, it's OK.

- 'm using Thunderbird(3.0.1) as a mailer. Having sent the eicar testfile to myself,
there's at the moment no support for thunderbird, because it's not the default system mailer (Mail).
but, we`ll have a look at it, maybe small wrapper add-on would solve this.

-After I got avast Mac updated to 3.03, the following things are happening.
1)Every time I try to shut down the system, the application "Mail" starts and
pops up the window that says something like this : "The application "Mail" 
canceled the shut down. Finish "Mail" before shutting down." So I finish it and
try to shut down. Then the same thing happens. It goes on and on.  I've
noticed I need to leave "Mail Support" in Preferences of avast unchecked to
shut down the system.

yes, there's no need to invoke mail when you use thunderbird.

2)When I boot the system, it sometimes happens that two icons of avast appear
on the Dock and two main windows of avast pop up. Each of them is a new
version(3.03).
Do you have any advice or suggestion about these 1) & 2)?


It's probably the only one sideefect of installing one avast over another one. try to switch on-off the persistent option in preferences.
should clean this mess.

regards,
pc

Hi, zilog.

Thank you for your quick response.

I uninstalled avast and re-installed new one.
It seems the problem of its double appearance ceases thus far.

I wonder if it is a normal behavior that the application "Mail" cancels the process of shutting
down the system as long as the option of "Mail Support" in Preferences of avast is checked.

I do hope Thunderbird will get supported by avast mac edition in the near future!
Title: Re: UPDATE - Avast! for Mac beta - incremental update, latest engine, fast - TRY
Post by: zilog on February 15, 2010, 11:22:07 AM
Hallo,

-I didn't uninstall the older version avast before updating it to the new version. Is it OK?

Place your mouse pointer over the VPS in the left upper corner of the main gui window. if it's smething like 0.0.90-whatever,
and if your updates work (use menubar, show update details), and about window shows 3.03, it's OK.

- 'm using Thunderbird(3.0.1) as a mailer. Having sent the eicar testfile to myself,
there's at the moment no support for thunderbird, because it's not the default system mailer (Mail).
but, we`ll have a look at it, maybe small wrapper add-on would solve this.

-After I got avast Mac updated to 3.03, the following things are happening.
1)Every time I try to shut down the system, the application "Mail" starts and
pops up the window that says something like this : "The application "Mail" 
canceled the shut down. Finish "Mail" before shutting down." So I finish it and
try to shut down. Then the same thing happens. It goes on and on.  I've
noticed I need to leave "Mail Support" in Preferences of avast unchecked to
shut down the system.

yes, there's no need to invoke mail when you use thunderbird.

2)When I boot the system, it sometimes happens that two icons of avast appear
on the Dock and two main windows of avast pop up. Each of them is a new
version(3.03).
Do you have any advice or suggestion about these 1) & 2)?


It's probably the only one sideefect of installing one avast over another one. try to switch on-off the persistent option in preferences.
should clean this mess.

regards,
pc

Hi, zilog.

Thank you for your quick response.

I uninstalled avast and re-installed new one.
It seems the problem of its double appearance ceases thus far.

I wonder if it is a normal behavior that the application "Mail" cancels the process of shutting
down the system as long as the option of "Mail Support" in Preferences of avast is checked.

I do hope Thunderbird will get supported by avast mac edition in the near future!

It's Mail in its configuration state, isn't it? Because: avast invokes it, but mail knows that it's for the first time (= no account is set up yet)), so it goes to the initial configuration-wizard, which blocks.

regards,
pc
Title: Re: UPDATE - Avast! for Mac beta - incremental update, latest engine, fast - TRY IT!
Post by: radicalb21 on February 26, 2010, 03:11:39 PM
Interval Since Last Panic Report:  9296988 sec
Panics Since Last Report:          1
Anonymous UUID:                    9D6ABA57-69FC-4213-909B-426A9ACE5094

Fri Feb 26 09:05:10 2010
panic(cpu 0 caller 0x2a7ac2): Kernel trap at 0x012678bf, type 14=page fault, registers:
CR0: 0x8001003b, CR2: 0x012678bf, CR3: 0x00100000, CR4: 0x000006e0
EAX: 0x00000001, EBX: 0x05e18ce4, ECX: 0x01000000, EDX: 0x05dca8e0
CR2: 0x012678bf, EBP: 0x363e3cf8, ESI: 0x05f8a604, EDI: 0x069774c8
EFL: 0x00010202, EIP: 0x012678bf, CS:  0x00000008, DS:  0x02e50010
Error code: 0x00000010

Backtrace (CPU 0), Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)
0x363e3ae8 : 0x21b2bd (0x5cf868 0x363e3b1c 0x223719 0x0)
0x363e3b38 : 0x2a7ac2 (0x591c30 0x12678bf 0xe 0x591dfa)
0x363e3c18 : 0x29d968 (0x363e3c30 0x23ac6252 0x363e3cf8 0x12678bf)
0x363e3c28 : 0x12678bf (0xe 0x48 0x363e0010 0x230010)
0x363e3cf8 : 0x4ac7df (0x69774c8 0x246 0x363e3d88 0x0)
0x363e3d18 : 0x4ae787 (0x69774c8 0x9 0x0 0x471ffd)
0x363e3d78 : 0x4ae936 (0x69774c8 0x1 0x363e3e08 0x2337fb)
0x363e3d98 : 0x46ace9 (0x69774c8 0x363e3de8 0x363e3dc8 0x0)
0x363e3e08 : 0x46c0df (0x5eed990 0x6d181e0 0x5ee5000 0x47da40)
0x363e3e48 : 0x478066 (0x5ee5000 0x8 0x0 0x53393d4)
0x363e3eb8 : 0x22e4a7 (0x5ee5000 0x1 0x5ee5000 0x29c50a)
0x363e3ee8 : 0x22e8d3 (0x5339694 0x694d4d0 0x71fb944 0x5ee5000)
0x363e3f28 : 0x22f2de (0x53396b4 0x53393d4 0x363e3fc8 0x2a7423)
0x363e3f68 : 0x218ed1 (0x1 0x694d4d0 0x363e3fc8 0x4ee5dc)
0x363e3fa8 : 0x2a6a07 (0xffffffff 0x1 0x29deaa 0x5337720)
0x363e3fc8 : 0x29d866 (0x0 0x0 0x10 0x5337720)

BSD process name corresponding to current thread: avast!

Mac OS version:
10C540

Kernel version:
Darwin Kernel Version 10.2.0: Tue Nov  3 10:37:10 PST 2009; root:xnu-1486.2.11~1/RELEASE_I386
System model name: MacBookPro4,1 (Mac-F42C89C8)

System uptime in nanoseconds: 20808160827844
unloaded kexts:
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com.apple.driver.AppleUSBBluetoothHCIController   2.2.4f3
com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothFamily   2.2.4f3
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBMultitouch   204.9
com.apple.iokit.IOUSBHIDDriver   3.8.4
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBMergeNub   3.8.5
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBComposite   3.7.5
com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIMultimediaCommandsDevice   2.6.0
com.apple.iokit.IOBDStorageFamily   1.6
com.apple.iokit.IODVDStorageFamily   1.6
com.apple.iokit.IOCDStorageFamily   1.6
com.apple.driver.XsanFilter   402.1
com.apple.iokit.IOATAPIProtocolTransport   2.5.0
com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIArchitectureModelFamily   2.6.0
com.apple.iokit.IOUSBUserClient   3.8.5
com.apple.iokit.IOAHCIFamily   2.0.2
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com.apple.iokit.IOATAFamily   2.5.0
com.apple.iokit.IOUSBFamily   3.8.5
com.apple.iokit.IO80211Family   310.6
com.apple.iokit.IONetworkingFamily   1.9
com.apple.driver.AppleEFIRuntime   1.3.0
com.apple.iokit.IOHIDFamily   1.6.1
com.apple.iokit.IOSMBusFamily   1.1
com.apple.kext.AppleMatch   1.0.0d1
com.apple.security.TMSafetyNet   6
com.apple.driver.DiskImages   281
com.apple.iokit.IOStorageFamily   1.6
com.apple.driver.AppleACPIPlatform   1.3
com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily   2.6
com.apple.iokit.IOACPIFamily   1.3.0
Model: MacBookPro4,1, BootROM MBP41.00C1.B03, 2 processors, Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.4 GHz, 2 GB, SMC 1.27f2
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT, GeForce 8600M GT, PCIe, 256 MB
Memory Module: global_name
AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x14E4, 0x8C), Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (5.10.91.26)
Bluetooth: Version 2.2.4f3, 2 service, 1 devices, 1 incoming serial ports
Network Service: Ethernet, Ethernet, en0
Network Service: AirPort, AirPort, en1
Serial ATA Device: FUJITSU MHY2200BH, 186.31 GB
Parallel ATA Device: MATSHITADVD-R   UJ-867
USB Device: Built-in iSight, 0x05ac  (Apple Inc.), 0x8502, 0xfd400000
USB Device: Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad, 0x05ac  (Apple Inc.), 0x0230, 0x5d200000
USB Device: IR Receiver, 0x05ac  (Apple Inc.), 0x8242, 0x5d100000
USB Device: Razer 1600dpi Mouse, 0x1532, 0x0001, 0x1a200000
USB Device: BRCM2046 Hub, 0x0a5c  (Broadcom Corp.), 0x4500, 0x1a100000
USB Device: Bluetooth USB Host Controller, 0x05ac  (Apple Inc.), 0x820f, 0x1a110000
Title: Re: UPDATE - Avast! for Mac beta - incremental update, latest engine, fast - TRY
Post by: zilog on February 26, 2010, 03:17:51 PM
Interval Since Last Panic Report:  9296988 sec
Panics Since Last Report:          1
Anonymous UUID:                    9D6ABA57-69FC-4213-909B-426A9ACE5094

Fri Feb 26 09:05:10 2010
panic(cpu 0 caller 0x2a7ac2): Kernel trap at 0x012678bf, type 14=page fault, registers:
CR0: 0x8001003b, CR2: 0x012678bf, CR3: 0x00100000, CR4: 0x000006e0
EAX: 0x00000001, EBX: 0x05e18ce4, ECX: 0x01000000, EDX: 0x05dca8e0
CR2: 0x012678bf, EBP: 0x363e3cf8, ESI: 0x05f8a604, EDI: 0x069774c8
EFL: 0x00010202, EIP: 0x012678bf, CS:  0x00000008, DS:  0x02e50010
Error code: 0x00000010

Backtrace (CPU 0), Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)
0x363e3ae8 : 0x21b2bd (0x5cf868 0x363e3b1c 0x223719 0x0)
0x363e3b38 : 0x2a7ac2 (0x591c30 0x12678bf 0xe 0x591dfa)
0x363e3c18 : 0x29d968 (0x363e3c30 0x23ac6252 0x363e3cf8 0x12678bf)
0x363e3c28 : 0x12678bf (0xe 0x48 0x363e0010 0x230010)
0x363e3cf8 : 0x4ac7df (0x69774c8 0x246 0x363e3d88 0x0)
0x363e3d18 : 0x4ae787 (0x69774c8 0x9 0x0 0x471ffd)
0x363e3d78 : 0x4ae936 (0x69774c8 0x1 0x363e3e08 0x2337fb)
0x363e3d98 : 0x46ace9 (0x69774c8 0x363e3de8 0x363e3dc8 0x0)
0x363e3e08 : 0x46c0df (0x5eed990 0x6d181e0 0x5ee5000 0x47da40)
0x363e3e48 : 0x478066 (0x5ee5000 0x8 0x0 0x53393d4)
0x363e3eb8 : 0x22e4a7 (0x5ee5000 0x1 0x5ee5000 0x29c50a)
0x363e3ee8 : 0x22e8d3 (0x5339694 0x694d4d0 0x71fb944 0x5ee5000)
0x363e3f28 : 0x22f2de (0x53396b4 0x53393d4 0x363e3fc8 0x2a7423)
0x363e3f68 : 0x218ed1 (0x1 0x694d4d0 0x363e3fc8 0x4ee5dc)
0x363e3fa8 : 0x2a6a07 (0xffffffff 0x1 0x29deaa 0x5337720)
0x363e3fc8 : 0x29d866 (0x0 0x0 0x10 0x5337720)

BSD process name corresponding to current thread: avast!

Mac OS version:
10C540

Kernel version:
Darwin Kernel Version 10.2.0: Tue Nov  3 10:37:10 PST 2009; root:xnu-1486.2.11~1/RELEASE_I386
System model name: MacBookPro4,1 (Mac-F42C89C8)

System uptime in nanoseconds: 20808160827844
unloaded kexts:
com.avast.ocs.kext.Avast   2.0.5 (addr 0x1266000, size 0x12288) - last unloaded 20791523621088
loaded kexts:
com.apple.driver.AppleHWSensor   1.9.2d0 - last loaded 147822526778
com.apple.filesystems.autofs   2.1.0
com.apple.driver.AppleUpstreamUserClient   3.1.0
com.apple.driver.SMCMotionSensor   3.0.0d4
com.apple.kext.AppleSMCLMU   1.4.5d1
com.apple.driver.AppleHDA   1.7.9a4
com.apple.Dont_Steal_Mac_OS_X   7.0.0
com.apple.iokit.CHUDUtils   201
com.apple.iokit.CHUDProf   214
com.apple.driver.AudioIPCDriver   1.1.2
com.apple.driver.AppleLPC   1.4.9
com.apple.driver.AppleIntelPenrynProfile   17
com.apple.driver.AppleBacklight   170.0.14
com.apple.driver.ACPI_SMC_PlatformPlugin   4.0.1d0
com.apple.GeForce   6.0.6
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBTCButtons   1.8.0b4
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBTCKeyboard   1.8.0b4
com.apple.driver.AppleIRController   251.1.4
com.apple.iokit.SCSITaskUserClient   2.6.0
com.apple.BootCache   31
com.apple.AppleFSCompression.AppleFSCompressionTypeZlib   1.0.0d1
com.apple.driver.AppleHPET   1.4
com.apple.iokit.IOAHCIBlockStorage   1.6.0
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBHub   3.8.4
com.apple.driver.AppleAHCIPort   2.0.1
com.apple.driver.AppleFWOHCI   4.4.0
com.apple.driver.AppleIntelPIIXATA   2.5.0
com.apple.driver.AppleSmartBatteryManager   160.0.0
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBEHCI   3.7.5
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBUHCI   3.7.5
com.apple.iokit.AppleYukon2   3.1.14b1
com.apple.driver.AirPortBrcm43xx   421.91.26
com.apple.driver.AppleEFINVRAM   1.3.0
com.apple.driver.AppleRTC   1.3
com.apple.driver.AppleACPIButtons   1.3
com.apple.driver.AppleSMBIOS   1.4
com.apple.driver.AppleACPIEC   1.3
com.apple.driver.AppleAPIC   1.4
com.apple.driver.AppleIntelCPUPowerManagementClient   96.0.0
com.apple.security.sandbox   0
com.apple.security.quarantine   0
com.apple.nke.applicationfirewall   2.1.11
com.apple.driver.AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement   96.0.0
com.apple.driver.AppleProfileReadCounterAction   17
com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireIP   2.0.3
com.apple.driver.AppleProfileTimestampAction   10
com.apple.driver.AppleProfileThreadInfoAction   14
com.apple.driver.AppleProfileRegisterStateAction   10
com.apple.driver.AppleProfileKEventAction   10
com.apple.driver.AppleProfileCallstackAction   20
com.apple.driver.DspFuncLib   1.7.9a4
com.apple.iokit.IOSurface   73.0
com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothSerialManager   2.2.4f3
com.apple.iokit.IOSerialFamily   10.0.3
com.apple.iokit.CHUDKernLib   207
com.apple.iokit.IOAudioFamily   1.7.2fc1
com.apple.kext.OSvKernDSPLib   1.3
com.apple.driver.AppleHDAController   1.7.9a4
com.apple.iokit.IOHDAFamily   1.7.9a4
com.apple.iokit.AppleProfileFamily   41
com.apple.driver.AppleSMC   3.0.1d2
com.apple.driver.IOPlatformPluginFamily   4.0.1d0
com.apple.nvidia.nv50hal   6.0.6
com.apple.NVDAResman   6.0.6
com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport   2.0
com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily   2.0
com.apple.driver.BroadcomUSBBluetoothHCIController   2.2.4f3
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBBluetoothHCIController   2.2.4f3
com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothFamily   2.2.4f3
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBMultitouch   204.9
com.apple.iokit.IOUSBHIDDriver   3.8.4
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBMergeNub   3.8.5
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBComposite   3.7.5
com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIMultimediaCommandsDevice   2.6.0
com.apple.iokit.IOBDStorageFamily   1.6
com.apple.iokit.IODVDStorageFamily   1.6
com.apple.iokit.IOCDStorageFamily   1.6
com.apple.driver.XsanFilter   402.1
com.apple.iokit.IOATAPIProtocolTransport   2.5.0
com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIArchitectureModelFamily   2.6.0
com.apple.iokit.IOUSBUserClient   3.8.5
com.apple.iokit.IOAHCIFamily   2.0.2
com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireFamily   4.1.7
com.apple.iokit.IOATAFamily   2.5.0
com.apple.iokit.IOUSBFamily   3.8.5
com.apple.iokit.IO80211Family   310.6
com.apple.iokit.IONetworkingFamily   1.9
com.apple.driver.AppleEFIRuntime   1.3.0
com.apple.iokit.IOHIDFamily   1.6.1
com.apple.iokit.IOSMBusFamily   1.1
com.apple.kext.AppleMatch   1.0.0d1
com.apple.security.TMSafetyNet   6
com.apple.driver.DiskImages   281
com.apple.iokit.IOStorageFamily   1.6
com.apple.driver.AppleACPIPlatform   1.3
com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily   2.6
com.apple.iokit.IOACPIFamily   1.3.0
Model: MacBookPro4,1, BootROM MBP41.00C1.B03, 2 processors, Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.4 GHz, 2 GB, SMC 1.27f2
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT, GeForce 8600M GT, PCIe, 256 MB
Memory Module: global_name
AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x14E4, 0x8C), Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (5.10.91.26)
Bluetooth: Version 2.2.4f3, 2 service, 1 devices, 1 incoming serial ports
Network Service: Ethernet, Ethernet, en0
Network Service: AirPort, AirPort, en1
Serial ATA Device: FUJITSU MHY2200BH, 186.31 GB
Parallel ATA Device: MATSHITADVD-R   UJ-867
USB Device: Built-in iSight, 0x05ac  (Apple Inc.), 0x8502, 0xfd400000
USB Device: Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad, 0x05ac  (Apple Inc.), 0x0230, 0x5d200000
USB Device: IR Receiver, 0x05ac  (Apple Inc.), 0x8242, 0x5d100000
USB Device: Razer 1600dpi Mouse, 0x1532, 0x0001, 0x1a200000
USB Device: BRCM2046 Hub, 0x0a5c  (Broadcom Corp.), 0x4500, 0x1a100000
USB Device: Bluetooth USB Host Controller, 0x05ac  (Apple Inc.), 0x820f, 0x1a110000


Hallo,
it does look like app (the gui, not daemon) crash upon its startup, right before the kext is loaded (just one second after it goes up). Is this true? Or what is the exact scenario which has led to this crash?

regards,
pc
Title: Re: 14 MAY 2010 - UPDATE - Avast! for Mac release candidate 3.08 pkg - TRY IT!
Post by: jpb on May 16, 2010, 08:11:47 PM
I'm new to avast! and wanted to try it. After 3.08 installation it asks for a license. How do I get a trial license?
Title: Re: 14 MAY 2010 - UPDATE - Avast! for Mac release candidate 3.08 pkg - TRY IT!
Post by: zilog on May 16, 2010, 08:55:51 PM
I'm new to avast! and wanted to try it. After 3.08 installation it asks for a license. How do I get a trial license?

Hallo, you are the second one who's reporting this flaw - it should, of course, start with a 60 day trial.
I will check it tommorow. thanks for reporting this.

regards,
pc
Title: Re: 14 MAY 2010 - UPDATE - Avast! for Mac release candidate 3.08 pkg - TRY IT!
Post by: zilog on May 17, 2010, 01:42:39 AM
I'm new to avast! and wanted to try it. After 3.08 installation it asks for a license. How do I get a trial license?

Hallo, it's rather a consequence of the new installer - what would help you now is to delete this file (in your home directory):

~/Library/Preferences/com.avast.MacAvast.plist

... now, it will happily install the new trial, not confused by old preferences from the previous version (which will be lost, on the other hand).
version 3.09 will solve this flaw in the installer.

regards,
pc
Title: Re: SOON - Avast! for Mac release candidate 3.09 pkg
Post by: timoto on May 20, 2010, 03:13:30 AM
I installed 3.0.7 pkg

All works well, incremental updates, persistent, hide, after-close support etc.

However, if I switch on Mail support it complains:

"Mail Support Inconsistency, Mail preferences were changed outside Avast! ....."

If I go for "Active" and then try to logout I get:

"The application Mail canceled logout"

If I then run:

Disk Utility > Repair Permissions

I can then logout gracefully.

But after login and then try to logout once more I get:

"The application Mail canceled logout"

again.

For now I have to run Avast without Mail support if I want to logout without running Disk Utility.

Is there a fix ?

Thank you

Timoto

P.S. I also tried this:

Disk Utility > Repair Permissions

Turn on Mail support (no error message this time)

Logout gracefully

Login

Logout:

"The application Mail canceled logout"

It seems that after login the bug comes back.
Title: Re: SOON - Avast! for Mac release candidate 3.09 pkg
Post by: zilog on May 26, 2010, 04:48:33 PM
I installed 3.0.7 pkg

All works well, incremental updates, persistent, hide, after-close support etc.

However, if I switch on Mail support it complains:

"Mail Support Inconsistency, Mail preferences were changed outside Avast! ....."

If I go for "Active" and then try to logout I get:

"The application Mail canceled logout"

If I then run:

Disk Utility > Repair Permissions

I can then logout gracefully.

But after login and then try to logout once more I get:

"The application Mail canceled logout"

again.

For now I have to run Avast without Mail support if I want to logout without running Disk Utility.

Is there a fix ?

Thank you

Timoto

P.S. I also tried this:

Disk Utility > Repair Permissions

Turn on Mail support (no error message this time)

Logout gracefully

Login

Logout:

"The application Mail canceled logout"

It seems that after login the bug comes back.


Hallo,
probably, you don't use Mail, but you have chosen mail support in avast's preferences. just tick the preferences off, quit avast, and there should be no interaction since this.

please, confirm whether this is your case, of  whether the flaw is related to something different.

regards,
pc
Title: Re: SOON - Avast! for Mac release candidate 3.09 pkg
Post by: timoto on May 30, 2010, 05:57:15 PM
Thanks for the reply.

Yes, Mail IS being used.

If Mail support is on, Mail prevents system logout.

If Mail support is off, System can logout normally.
Title: Re: SOON - Avast! for Mac release candidate 3.09 pkg
Post by: zilog on May 31, 2010, 12:43:01 PM
Thanks for the reply.

Yes, Mail IS being used.

If Mail support is on, Mail prevents system logout.

If Mail support is off, System can logout normally.


Hallo,
please, inspect Mail's preferences, the "rule" section - there should be exactly one avast's line. Just delete it, and then, from avast, click mail support on/off from avast's preferences, things should go in sync.

regards,
pc
Title: Re: SOON - Avast! for Mac release candidate 3.09 pkg
Post by: Starbcuk on June 02, 2010, 11:24:05 AM
Couldn't install versión 3.07. The installers fails to "run preflight script"... What does it mean, and how can I avoid it?
Title: Re: SOON - Avast! for Mac release candidate 3.09 pkg
Post by: zilog on June 02, 2010, 12:04:03 PM
Couldn't install versión 3.07. The installers fails to "run preflight script"... What does it mean, and how can I avoid it?

it should run preflight just fine, nobody complained about 3.07... but anyway, it should be installed in the unshot - and present/working in applications, or not?
Title: Re: SOON - Avast! for Mac release candidate 3.09 pkg
Post by: Starbcuk on June 02, 2010, 12:52:44 PM
My fault, I downloaded the package and tried the installation again. It worked this time, so I guess it was a corrupted download or decompression.  ???
Title: Re: SOON - Avast! for Mac release candidate 3.09 pkg
Post by: timoto on June 05, 2010, 07:25:57 PM
Thanks for the reply.

Yes, Mail IS being used.

If Mail support is on, Mail prevents system logout.

If Mail support is off, System can logout normally.


Hallo,
please, inspect Mail's preferences, the "rule" section - there should be exactly one avast's line. Just delete it, and then, from avast, click mail support on/off from avast's preferences, things should go in sync.

regards,
pc

Hello and thank you for the reply.

I removed the rule, there was only one.

I then opened Avast preferences and ticked "Mail Support"

Then tried to logout, but again Mail interrupted the logout.

Another thing that I've noticed is that while the rule in Mail preferences is Active and Avast Mail Support is not ticked, all new email received is highlighted in an alarming pink colour.

I hope this helps.

Tim
Title: Re: SOON - Avast! for Mac release candidate 3.09 pkg
Post by: zilog on June 07, 2010, 11:10:53 AM
Thanks for the reply.

Yes, Mail IS being used.

If Mail support is on, Mail prevents system logout.

If Mail support is off, System can logout normally.

thanks for details, we'll have look at it.

pc
Hallo,
please, inspect Mail's preferences, the "rule" section - there should be exactly one avast's line. Just delete it, and then, from avast, click mail support on/off from avast's preferences, things should go in sync.

regards,
pc

Hello and thank you for the reply.

I removed the rule, there was only one.

I then opened Avast preferences and ticked "Mail Support"

Then tried to logout, but again Mail interrupted the logout.

Another thing that I've noticed is that while the rule in Mail preferences is Active and Avast Mail Support is not ticked, all new email received is highlighted in an alarming pink colour.

I hope this helps.

Tim
Title: Re: SOON - Avast! for Mac release candidate 3.09 pkg
Post by: DarkClown on June 14, 2010, 10:42:07 PM

Another thing that I've noticed is that while the rule in Mail preferences is Active and Avast Mail Support is not ticked, all new email received is highlighted in an alarming pink colour.

I hope this helps.

Tim


I just "upgraded" from 2.74 to 3.07 last night. I do not have mail support enabled, however since installing 3.07 90% on my incoming mail is highlighted  "orange".

Guess I should check mail for that "rule" as well.
Title: Re: SOON - Avast! for Mac release candidate 3.09 pkg
Post by: zilog on June 15, 2010, 10:05:39 AM

Another thing that I've noticed is that while the rule in Mail preferences is Active and Avast Mail Support is not ticked, all new email received is highlighted in an alarming pink colour.

I hope this helps.

Tim


I just "upgraded" from 2.74 to 3.07 last night. I do not have mail support enabled, however since installing 3.07 90% on my incoming mail is highlighted  "orange".

Guess I should check mail for that "rule" as well.

Please, make sure that the rule is there. clicking mail preferences on/off in avast's preference pane should do the job. otherwise, go to mail's preferences a nd verify whether avast's rule is there.

to be honest, the mail's support for this third-party scanning via applescript is notoriously buggy and inconsistent, and the whole feature turned into one big workaround :(.
especially, this adding of new rule sometimes needs mail's restart, otherwise the rule is active, but forgotten when the mail quits upon logout. strange enough, but this is how it's implemented.

we'll try to make it more bullet-proof, or at least we'll inform users about this Mail's flaw.

regards,
pc
Title: Re: NEW - Avast! for Mac release candidate 3.11 pkg (9 Aug 2010)
Post by: mommy on April 13, 2011, 08:15:53 PM
I searched Download.com and i seen i have to pay for avast for mac after 30 days :(   I don't want too. please make a free version! :) Plus It seems like you avast team have forgot about avast for linux and mac cause it is still Avast 4 it should be avast 6 like the windows version. :P
Title: Re: NEW - Avast! for Mac release candidate 3.11 pkg (9 Aug 2010)
Post by: zilog on May 25, 2011, 09:05:09 AM
I searched Download.com and i seen i have to pay for avast for mac after 30 days :(   I don't want too. please make a free version! :) Plus It seems like you avast team have forgot about avast for linux and mac cause it is still Avast 4 it should be avast 6 like the windows version. :P

Hallo, don't pay, but try our new beta version for free (see the sticky topic in this forum)!

regards,
pc