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Title: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on June 24, 2010, 10:48:55 AM
[Informationen zu den aktuellen Beta Versionen]

Beta-Version [5.0.584]

- improved interaction with Windows System Restore; namely, avast now auto-repairs itself when it detects a corrupted VPS due to a System Restore (or other reasons)
- aswSP.sys: solved a minor stability issue
- solved a problem related to inserting of the license files
- added the activation codes feature
- improvements in the avast! sandbox
- solved a problem when avast was continuously slowing down (especially in conjunction with the screensaver)
- performance improvements in the Behavior Shield
- avast Screen saver now accessible even in 64-bit Windows Vista
- stability improvement in aswTdi.sys (solved a compatibility problem with AVG)
- IS firewall: solved a potential BSOD condition
- various improvements in the avast! sandbox module
- minor fixes in the GUI
- added Catalan and Belarusian language packs
Title: Re: avast Beta News
Post by: Asyn on June 25, 2010, 12:42:23 PM
Beta-Version [5.0.590]

- solved intermittent hangs during full scan
- added more logging in the service (should be useful to debug potential service crash issues)
- added Romanian language pack
Title: Re: avast Beta News
Post by: Asyn on August 25, 2010, 10:28:09 PM
Beta-Version [5.0.656]

- solved a problem that could lead to disappearing of the avast service
- Behavior Shield: solved a minor stability issue (aswSP.sys)
- performance and stability improvements in the avast! sandbox
- changes in the engine allowing us to generically detect/block some new types of exploits
- speed improvements in the updater
- IS: fixed a vulnerability in aswFw.sys (Secunia Advisory SA40868)
- IS: upgraded to the new version of antispam engine
- minor changes and fixes in the GUI
- fixes in the screen reader support
- added Danish and Hebrew language packs


Title: Re: avast Beta News
Post by: Asyn on August 26, 2010, 09:10:37 PM
Beta-Version [5.0.661]

- solved the vulnerability related to license files (Secunia Advisory SA41109)
- solved a UI crash condition during File system shield detections
- solved a problem with scanning of files with very long path names
- fixed the updater in East-Asian versions of avast running with Windows set to a different locale
- added Urdu language pack
Title: Re: avast Beta News
Post by: Asyn on September 01, 2010, 09:15:58 AM
Beta-Version [5.0.668]

- solved the pesky memory leak introduced in v5.0.661
- a few cosmetic fixes in the UI
- improvements in the avast sandbox
- improvements in the Outlook antispam plugin

Title: Re: avast Beta News
Post by: Asyn on September 03, 2010, 01:06:21 PM
Beta-Version [5.0.673]

- more improvements in the avast sandbox
- few fixes in the new language modules
- Firewall: improvement in the path name matching (now handling correctly symbolic links etc)
- added trimming of setup.log
- a stability improvement in the avast service


Release-Version [5.0.677]
 
Weitere Infos: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=63640.0
Title: Re: avast Beta News
Post by: =SKY= on September 03, 2010, 10:54:11 PM
Beta-Version [5.0.673]
...
- added trimming of setup.log ...

Hi Asyn,

was bedeutet das denn?

Hat das vielleicht etwas mit der Lösung/besseren Handhabung dieses "Problems" zu tun:

http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=60595.0 (http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=60595.0)

Danke vorab und ganz liebe Grüße!
~SKY~ ;)
Title: Re: avast Beta News
Post by: Asyn on September 19, 2010, 09:56:20 AM
was bedeutet das denn?

Ganz genau, Sky...!
Die manuelle Kürzung ist in Zukunft nicht mehr nötig, geht jetzt alles automatisch. :)
Schönes Wochenende,
asyn

PS: Sorry für die späte Antwort. (Urlaub  8))
Title: Re: avast Beta News
Post by: =SKY= on September 19, 2010, 12:13:39 PM
Danke Asyn! ;)

...und schön, dass Du wieder da bist. ;D
Hatte mir schon Sorgen gemacht. Ehrlich!
Title: Re: avast Beta News
Post by: Asyn on September 19, 2010, 10:06:03 PM
Hatte mir schon Sorgen gemacht. Ehrlich!

Süß..!! :-*
asyn
Title: Re: avast Beta News
Post by: =SKY= on September 30, 2010, 11:37:09 PM
Hmmm, meine setup.log ist mittlerweile wieder 4 MB groß.
Ab welcher Größe/Nach welcher Zeit/Nach welchem Kriterium wird sie denn automatisch gekürzt? ???

Ich frage nur nach, weil ich mal überprüfen möchte, ob die neue Funktion auch reibungslos funktioniert.
Und bis jetzt habe ich seit dem letzten Update noch keine diesbezüglichen Aktionen des Programms feststellen können.
Title: Re: avast Beta News
Post by: Asyn on October 01, 2010, 10:03:28 PM
@Sky - Antwort hier: ;)
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=63640.msg545776#msg545776
asyn
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Asyn on December 07, 2010, 06:26:27 AM
Beta-Version [5.1.798]

- Boot-time scanner for 64-bit OSes
- Behavior Shield improvements - now with more sensors and able to detect exact offenders
- Improved cleaning of infected computers
- Improved anti-rootkit engine - now capable of dealing with the latest TDL variants, for example
- Web Shield improvements (both stability and performance related)
- Mail and Web Shields not hosted in separate NT services anymore, resulting in much faster starts
- IS: new version of antispam engine
- Sound packs (more info coming later)

Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: tiger64 on December 07, 2010, 08:58:53 PM
Hallo
ist die beta von avst5.1 in deutscher sprache?

Gruß
tiger64
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: igor on December 07, 2010, 09:10:52 PM
Ja.
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: tiger64 on December 07, 2010, 09:19:55 PM
Danke

Ist schon bekannt wie stabil die ist?
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Asyn on December 07, 2010, 11:30:31 PM
Ist schon bekannt wie stabil die ist?

Willkommen im Forum, tiger64..!!
Nun, ich würde noch warten, es kommt schon heute Nacht bzw. Morgen eine neue, überarbeitete Beta heraus.
Derzeit gibt's noch einige Probleme. ;)
Schönen Abend,
asyn
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: tiger64 on December 08, 2010, 12:01:51 AM
Danke für die info
das geht aber schnell mit den betas
aber wenns zuviel probleme gegeben hat muss ja reagiert werden!
Dann warte ich lieber mal bis die beta stabiler läuft!

dir auch ein schönen Abend

tiger64
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Asyn on December 09, 2010, 06:57:22 AM
Beta-Version [5.1.803]

- Version 5.1.803 still misses a few things that will be in the next couple of days (but there's a progress compared to the previous build 5.1.798)

Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: tiger64 on December 09, 2010, 07:05:46 PM
Ich bin mal gespannt ob die 2.beta schon stabiler läuft
Vieleicht weiss ja schon jemand was!

Gruß
tiger64
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Asyn on December 10, 2010, 08:33:43 AM
Ich bin mal gespannt ob die 2.beta schon stabiler läuft
Vieleicht weiss ja schon jemand was!

Ja, läuft bereits stabiler. (Nächste Beta-Version folgt heute.)
Schönen Tag,
asyn
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Asyn on December 10, 2010, 10:36:27 AM
Beta-Version [5.1.807]

- 3rd party apps crashing on startup (e.g. OA, ATI Catalyst etc)
- broken sandbox
- other Behavior Shield related issues
- broken Firewall Ask dialog
- messed up screen-saver settings
- high CPU usage of AvastSvc.exe during download of large EXE files
- report file of the Behavior Shield
- slow start of the avast service on _most_ computers
- Network Shield sometimes not starting (and staying with Protection Status: Unknown)
- Network Lock UI problem

Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: tiger64 on December 10, 2010, 02:13:04 PM
Wenn die betas so schnell nacheinander folgen dauert es
vieleicht garnicht lange bis zur finalen version!
Wieviel betas wohl noch kommen?
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Asyn on December 10, 2010, 03:02:19 PM
Wieviel betas wohl noch kommen?

Die Anzahl der Beta-Versionen ist nebensächlich, wichtig ist, daß wir (möglichst schnell) alle Probleme lösen können, um dann ein noch besseres avast! zu bekommen... ;)
asyn
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: tiger64 on December 10, 2010, 07:42:58 PM
Da haste recht und ich bin gespannt auf die final-version!
Eine Frage,weil das ein bischen verwirrend ist!
Der Verhaltensschutz soll auch in der 5.1 final nicht
voll funktionsfähig sein?
Ist das so richtig?
Und das daß erst in version 6 der fall sein wird?

mfg
tiger64
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Asyn on December 11, 2010, 07:36:39 AM
Der Verhaltensschutz soll auch in der 5.1 final nicht
voll funktionsfähig sein?
Ist das so richtig?
Und das daß erst in version 6 der fall sein wird?

Ja, das stimmt. Der Verhaltensschutz wird zwar laufen, allerdings vorerst nur passiv, um nötige Daten zu sammeln und Statistiken zu erhalten - ab Version 6 läuft er dann aktiv.
Schönes Wochenende,
asyn
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: tiger64 on December 11, 2010, 11:07:15 AM
Also sollte oder müste man bis zur version 6 ein
zusatzprogramm wie ThreadFire oder Mamutu mit installieren!
Oder auch nicht?
Ich glaube da gehen die Meinungen weit auseinader weil
es ja auch user gibt,die meinen,man bräuchte garkein Verhaltensschutz!
Ich persönlich halte das aber für eine gute ergänzung!
Leider muss ich dann aber,wie schon erwähnt,im falle von Avast 5.1
ein zusätzliches Programm installieren,was wiederum mein System
zusätzlich belastet!Wenn auch nicht viel!

dir auch ein schönes Wochenende

Gruß
tiger64
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Asyn on December 11, 2010, 04:16:24 PM
Also sollte oder müste man bis zur version 6 ein zusatzprogramm wie ThreadFire oder Mamutu mit installieren! Oder auch nicht? [snip]

Grundsätzlich - Nein..!! Aber das gehört hier (avast! Beta News) nicht hin, falls du das diskutieren möchtest, öffne bitte einen neuen Thread... Danke...!!
Schönen Abend,
asyn

Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Hexo on December 11, 2010, 05:52:09 PM
Ich hab jetzt in einem Sicherheitsforum gelesen, dass die Verhaltenbasierende Erkennung nicht nur passiv ist, sonder auch aktiv. Laut diesem Forum wollten die Entwickler von Avast das Modul doch vorziehen.
Ist da was dran?

Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Asyn on December 11, 2010, 06:02:03 PM
Ich hab jetzt in einem Sicherheitsforum gelesen, dass die Verhaltenbasierende Erkennung nicht nur passiv ist, sonder auch aktiv. Laut diesem Forum wollten die Entwickler von Avast das Modul doch vorziehen.
Ist da was dran?

Die derzeitige Planung (Reply #25) sieht das nicht vor. (Kann sich aber auch noch ändern.)
asyn
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Hexo on December 11, 2010, 07:28:13 PM
Ok, weil ich hab hier das halt gelesen: http://www.rokop-security.de/index.php?s=&showtopic=20764&view=findpost&p=325545
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Asyn on December 11, 2010, 08:02:57 PM
Ok, weil ich hab hier das halt gelesen: http://www.rokop-security.de/index.php?s=&showtopic=20764&view=findpost&p=325545

Es wird viel spekuliert im Netz... ;D
Abgesehen davon wird auch einiges getestet in den Beta-Versionen, das bedeutet nicht automatisch, daß die Final genauso funktioniert. aber mal sehen... ;) 8)
asyn
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: =SKY= on December 12, 2010, 10:30:49 AM
Hallo zusammen,

@Asyn, könntest Du diesen Thread vielleicht auch als "Sticky" oben anpinnen?
Das Thema ist ja im Grunde genommen (fast) regelmäßig aktuell und so hat man schnell eine Übersicht, wenn man sich auf den neuesten Stand bringen möchte, was die Weiterentwicklung des Programms angeht.

Vorweihnachtliche Grüße
~SKY~
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Asyn on December 12, 2010, 01:09:58 PM
@Asyn, könntest Du diesen Thread vielleicht auch als "Sticky" oben anpinnen?
Das Thema ist ja im Grunde genommen (fast) regelmäßig aktuell und so hat man schnell eine Übersicht, wenn man sich auf den neuesten Stand bringen möchte, was die Weiterentwicklung des Programms angeht.

Vorweihnachtliche Grüße
~SKY~

Servus Sky,
in diesem Fall halte ich ein 'Sticky' für nicht nötig, es gibt ja immer sehr lange Phasen ohne Beta-Updates.
Außerdem kommt das Thema automatisch nach Oben, wenn es etwas Neues zu berichten gibt... :)
Vorweihnachtlichen Gruß zurück,
asyn

Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: =SKY= on December 12, 2010, 11:25:22 PM
Hi Asyn,

ja o.k., kann ich nachvollziehen! ;)
Danke für die prompte Antwort!

Liebe Grüße
~SKY~

PS:
Meinst Du, man kann die 5.1 normal über die Programmoberfläche updaten, oder wird man erst die alte Version runterschmeissen müssen, wie es ja dann bei einer "sauberen" Installation bei der neuen Version 6 vermutlich der Fall sein wird? ???
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Asyn on December 13, 2010, 07:43:16 AM
Meinst Du, man kann die 5.1 normal über die Programmoberfläche updaten...

Ja, kann man. Sobald 5.1 fertig ist. ;)
Schönen Tag,
asyn
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: =SKY= on December 13, 2010, 11:06:51 AM
Danke Asyn,

na ja, habe nur gefragt, weil's natürlich wesentlich angenehmer ist, auf diese Art und Weise zu updaten, als vorher das ganze "Deinstallationsprozedere" durchführen zu müssen.

Einen schönen Tag wünscht Dir auch die
~SKY~ ;)
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Asyn on December 16, 2010, 02:40:52 PM
Beta-Version [5.1.822]

- This build should generally solve all the issues reported/found in the previous builds

Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Asyn on December 21, 2010, 07:49:58 AM
Beta-Version [5.1.835]

- We tried to solve all known issues there (including the AIS BSOD when uninstalling Opera 11 and other new problems introduced in the previous beta builds)
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Asyn on December 25, 2010, 07:31:04 AM
Beta-Version [5.1.845]

- We tried to solve all known issues there
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Asyn on December 27, 2010, 07:24:57 AM
Beta-Version [5.1.849]

- the 0xC0000005 (or even 0xC000007B) error while trying to execute certain applications (e.g. those compiled with some versions of Borland C++)
- the looping registration screen
- the hard OS freezes some people were experiencing during scans (this was related to MBR rootkit scanning)


Beta-Version [5.1.857]

- system lockups, especially after the avast service crashes
- intermittent boots in Windows Classic theme, with some servicing failing to start
- crashing of the registration screen
- other stability issues related to the Behavior Shield
- high CPU usage e.g. when disconnecting a network

Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: DJBone on December 30, 2010, 06:48:36 AM
Hi again,

we have just released another avast beta refresh (build number 5.1.857). Compared to the previous beta build (5.1.849), it's supposed to solve these issues:

- system lockups, especially after the avast service crashes
- intermittent boots in Windows Classic theme, with some servicing failing to start
- crashing of the registration screen
- other stability issues related to the Behavior Shield
- high CPU usage e.g. when disconnecting a network

Furthermore, this version contains extensive logging inside the webshield module which was designed to help us track down the remaining crash conditions of the AvastSvc.exe process. This can cause some extra slowdowns while browsing (hopefully not too noticeable though). We are explicitly looking for people for whom this new build crashes (i.e. AvastSvc.exe crashes/disappears) -- sending us the contents of the avast log folder would then be very helpful.

One thing that is probably not fixed is the issue described by Sparxx here -- http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=68316.0 -- this is most likely related to the antirootkit scan (possibly a conflict between our new MBR rootkit detection algorithm and the Windows 7 BitLocker feature).


As always, your feedback is very appreciated.

Download links:
"gelöscht"

(Users of a previous beta can go to this build by simply invoking the Program Update feature from within the avast! UI.)


Thanks
Vlk
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Avast-Homenutzer on December 30, 2010, 02:12:13 PM
Tja ich muss mal ne komische Frage hier stellen.
Warum wird hier ständig in Englisch gepostet. Im einem deutschsprachigen Forum sollte eigentlich grundsätzlich in Deutsch die Beiträge geschrieben sein. Oder ist das unlogisch???
Wenn ja dann kann man sich hier das deutschsprachige Forum ganz einfach sparen !!!
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: =SKY= on December 30, 2010, 03:04:43 PM
Hi, das sind zitierte Beiträge aus dem englischsprachigen Bereich, auch wenn sie nicht als Zitate erkennbar sind.

Ich glaube nicht, dass sich hier jemand die regelmäßige Mühe macht, diese zu übersetzen, obwohl das natürlich sehr schön wäre.

Falls aber Fragen/Übersetzungsschwierigkeiten bei einigen Passagen gegeben sind, dann frag hier einfach nach, was es bedeutet.
Und dann werden die Jungs Dir hier mit Sicherheit auch in Deutsch antworten.
So war es bei mir und so wird es auch bei Dir sein. ;)

Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Avast-Homenutzer on December 30, 2010, 04:46:07 PM
Tja ich sehe meine fragenden Worte verhallen hier also :-\.
Deshalb schreibe ich nun die Frage zu den letzten Beiträgen hier in Englisch.
"Ich weiß nicht was soll es bedeuten ???"
Der Spruch kommt so glaube ich von Schiller oder Goethe und ist wie man sieht auch noch heute aktuell  ;)!
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Hexo on December 31, 2010, 12:43:53 AM
Denke auch einfach, dass das zitieren der Englischen News hier fehl am Platz ist. Eine Übersetzung wäre schon nicht schlecht....
Aber es gibt schlimmeres.

Der anteil der Deutschsprachigen User ist hier noch relativ gering, da Avast in Deutschland einen nicht so hohen Stellenwert hat. In Deutschland ist Avira ja fast Marktführer im "free" bereich.

Aber der zuständige Mod hier "Asyn" macht einen wirklich guten Job. Du stellst eine Frage und er hilft Dir.

Ich fühle mich bis jetzt bei avast in ganz guten Händen und bin echt froh, dass ich avira den rücken gekehrt habe. Aber das ist hier sonst nur noch offtopic.
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Asyn on December 31, 2010, 07:12:41 AM
Beta-Version [5.1.861]

- the Behavior Shield related issues (typically on 64-bit OSes)
- HTTP pipelining support in Web Shield (Opera users will appreciate this)
- a possible race condition in aswSP.sys that could lead to a system hang
- an Outlook antispam plugin problem
- removed limit on the number sites in the Site Blocking feature (AIS)

Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Asyn on December 31, 2010, 07:50:22 AM
Tja ich muss mal ne komische Frage hier stellen.
Warum wird hier ständig in Englisch gepostet. Im einem deutschsprachigen Forum sollte eigentlich grundsätzlich in Deutsch die Beiträge geschrieben sein. Oder ist das unlogisch???
Wenn ja dann kann man sich hier das deutschsprachige Forum ganz einfach sparen !!!

Dafür gibt's eine einfache Erklärung...
Support für Beta-Versionen gibts (eigentlich) nur in Englisch.

Falls aber Fragen/Übersetzungsschwierigkeiten bei einigen Passagen gegeben sind, dann frag hier einfach nach, was es bedeutet.
Und dann werden die Jungs Dir hier mit Sicherheit auch in Deutsch antworten.
So war es bei mir und so wird es auch bei Dir sein. ;)

Ganz genau. :)

1. Tja ich sehe meine fragenden Worte verhallen hier also :-\.
2. "Ich weiß nicht was soll es bedeuten ???"
Der Spruch kommt so glaube ich von Schiller oder Goethe und ist wie man sieht auch noch heute aktuell  ;)!

1. Keine Sorge, nichts verhallt... ;)
2. Übrigens der 'Spruch' ist von Heinrich Heine (Lied von der Loreley).

1. Denke auch einfach, dass das zitieren der Englischen News hier fehl am Platz ist. Eine Übersetzung wäre schon nicht schlecht....
Aber es gibt schlimmeres.
2. Aber der zuständige Mod hier "Asyn" macht einen wirklich guten Job. Du stellst eine Frage und er hilft Dir.

1. Da Beta-Testing grundsätzlich in Englisch geschieht, gibt's hier (absichtlich) keine Übersetzungen. Die Änderungen/Neuerungen in der Finalen-Version werden natürlich übersetzt. (Vermutlich von DJBone, ist mittlerweile fast schon Tradition..!!)
2. Dankeschön. :) 8)

So, ich hoffe es konnten alle Unklarheiten beseitigt werden...
Schönen Silvester euch Allen,
asyn
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: DJBone on December 31, 2010, 08:15:27 AM
@ asyn: Die Übersetzung kommt natürlich wieder von mir. Gute Traditionen soll man beibehalten  :)
Ansonsten stimme ich deinem letzten Post voll und ganz zu!

And last but not least  ;) : Wünsche auch einen Guten Rutsch ins Neue Jahr!!
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Asyn on December 31, 2010, 08:34:06 AM
@ asyn: Die Übersetzung kommt natürlich wieder von mir. Gute Traditionen soll man beibehalten  :)

Wunderbar..!! :)
asyn
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Asyn on December 31, 2010, 10:22:48 AM
Beta-Version [5.1.862]

- modified Behavior Shield on 64-bit Windows
- fixed the registration of the Avast firewall with the Windows Security Center

Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Hexo on December 31, 2010, 11:19:22 AM
Alter machen die Überstunden.
Krass. Das nenn ich mal Einsatz.
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Asyn on December 31, 2010, 11:32:20 AM
Alter machen die Überstunden.
Krass. Das nenn ich mal Einsatz.

Danke für dein Lob..!! :) (Auch im Namen aller Entwickler/Beta-Tester/Helfer..!)
asyn
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Asyn on December 31, 2010, 06:51:33 PM
Beta-Version [5.1.863]

- another compatibility fix in the Behavior Shield
- improved handling of closing connections in the Web Shield

Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Hexo on December 31, 2010, 07:18:27 PM
Krass 3 Betas an einem Tag.
Einen Hoch auf Avast!!!
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Asyn on January 01, 2011, 01:32:33 AM
Release-Version [5.1.864]

Weitere Infos: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=68591.0
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: tiger64 on January 01, 2011, 11:41:29 AM
Hallo

Die 5.1.864  ist jetzt entgültig die
finale version,und kann installiert werden?

Gruß
tiger64
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Asyn on January 01, 2011, 11:46:29 AM
Hallo

Die 5.1.864  ist jetzt entgültig die
finale version,und kann installiert werden?

Gruß
tiger64

Ja...!!! :)
Schönen Neujahrstag,
asyn
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: tiger64 on January 01, 2011, 12:17:48 PM
Danke
dir auch ein schönen Neujahrestag :)

tiger64
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Asyn on January 06, 2011, 07:09:30 AM
Beta-Version [5.1.874]

- compatibility with Acer control software
- compatibility with the Game Guard application
- compatibility with a Dell wireless network adapter
- various 0xC0000005 and 0xC000007B errors (e.g. with some .NET applications)
- issues related to upgrades from v5.0
- other possible hang/crash conditions (relatively rare but possible)
- performance related issues
- UI related issues

Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Asyn on January 11, 2011, 07:32:26 AM
Beta-Version [5.1.884]

- solved a compatibility problem with CorelDraw X5
- solved a problem inserting a license file in the installation wizard

Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Asyn on January 13, 2011, 03:33:57 PM
Release-Version [5.1.889]

Weitere Infos: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=69317.0
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Qwertz321 on January 13, 2011, 03:38:00 PM
Release Notes zur 5.1.889 auf Deutsch: http://forum.avadas.de/threads/2547-avast!-5.1.889 (http://forum.avadas.de/threads/2547-avast!-5.1.889)
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Asyn on January 13, 2011, 03:56:04 PM
Release Notes zur 5.1.889 auf Deutsch...

Findest du es sinnvoll auf ein anderes Forum zu verweisen, wenn die Release Notes hier bereits von DJBone übersetzt wurden...??? ::)
asyn
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Qwertz321 on January 13, 2011, 08:56:16 PM
Tut mir leid...war nur gut gemeint hatte DJs Beitrag auch noch nicht gelesen. Aber finde ich so auch gar nicht schlecht weil sich da ja auch user finden die von ihren Erfahrungen mit der version berichten. kann doch nur von vorteil sein wir sind doch eine große community mit avast oder nicht?
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Asyn on January 14, 2011, 09:55:21 AM
1. Tut mir leid...war nur gut gemeint hatte DJs Beitrag auch noch nicht gelesen.
2. Aber finde ich so auch gar nicht schlecht weil sich da ja auch user finden die von ihren Erfahrungen mit der version berichten. kann doch nur von vorteil sein wir sind doch eine große community mit avast oder nicht?

1. Schwamm drüber, wenn's keine Absicht war. ;)
2. Siehe "Crossposting in Webforen"... http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crossposting
Schönen Tag,
asyn

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Crossposting in Webforen

Crosspostings wie im Usenet sind in Webforen im Allgemeinen nicht möglich, so dass der Begriff dort synonym zu Multiposting verwendet wird und das Einstellen eines identischen Beitrags in verschiedene Foren oder Unterforen bezeichnet.

Ähnlich wie im Usenet werden Multipostings in Webforen häufig abgelehnt, da die so entstehenden Threads keine Verbindung zueinander aufweisen und die Diskussion somit redundant an verschiedenen Orten geführt wird. In Foren, in denen Multiposting erlaubt ist, wird zumeist eine Verlinkung der Threads untereinander gefordert.
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Qwertz321 on January 14, 2011, 10:41:31 AM
Laut deiner Definition ist es kein Crossposting da mit dem link eine verbindung existiert :) bei einem newsposting kann man sich auch fragen ob die definition des crosspostings überhaupt anwendbar ist da man keine fragestellung diskutiert sondern eine news.
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Asyn on January 14, 2011, 11:05:31 AM
Laut deiner Definition ist es kein Crossposting da mit dem link eine verbindung existiert :)

Ok, letzte Antwort, das ist eigentlich alles OT.
Falls du noch weiterreden willst bitte per PN.

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In Foren, in denen Multiposting erlaubt ist, wird zumeist eine Verlinkung der Threads untereinander gefordert.

1. Crossposting/Multiposting ist hier nicht erlaubt...!!
2. Hab' dort keine Verlinkung zu diesem Thread gesehen...
asyn
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Qwertz321 on January 14, 2011, 11:17:10 AM
Ist ja kein nachteil für hier weil hier wurde ja verlinkt. aber es schadet ja nun wirklich nicht weil crosspostings ein problem eher für fragestellung sind in denen probleme diskutiert werden und man sonst doppelte probleme diskutiert. hier geht es ja um news da ist es doch wie bei zeitungen.
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Asyn on January 30, 2011, 02:35:10 AM
Beta-Version [6.0.934]

- AutoSandbox – suspicious programs will be optionally run sandboxed
- WebRep – browser plugin for website reputation rating; a combination of data from our virus lab and community voting
- Script Shield now even in the Free AV
- Site Blocking now even in the Free AV
- SafeZone – a special virtualized area for sensitive transactions (e.g. secure online banking) (paid products only)
- Restore factory settings command (Settings -> Troubleshooting)
- Automatic actions in the boot-time scan
- New compression method in the installer makes the setup packages about 20% smaller.
- Script Shield now functional even with IE8/IE9 Protected Mode
- Sidebar gadget
- Improved stability/compatibility of the Behavior Shield
- Improvements in the avast! sandbox

Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Qwertz321 on January 30, 2011, 02:56:29 PM
avast 6.0.934 Release notes auf deutsch: http://forum.avadas.de/threads/2655-avast!-6.0.934-BETA (http://forum.avadas.de/threads/2655-avast!-6.0.934-BETA)
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Qwertz321 on February 02, 2011, 06:35:50 AM
avast 6.0.945 beta refresh inkl. deutscher release notes: http://forum.avadas.de/threads/2655-avast!-6.0.945-BETA (http://forum.avadas.de/threads/2655-avast!-6.0.945-BETA)
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Asyn on February 02, 2011, 08:13:06 AM
Beta-Version [6.0.945]

- fixed a bug in the AutoSandbox decision logic
- improved installation of the Firefox WebRep plugin
- fixed the transient cache in File System Shield
- improved installation of the VC redistributable packages
- some improvements in the Sidebar gadget (cosmetic issues still to be solved)
- fixed a bug in the Autosandbox/FS Shield settings
- more stability improvements in the sandbox and behavior shield

Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: =SKY= on February 15, 2011, 12:14:59 PM
Version 6 ist kompatibel zu Windows 2000

Ich weiß, es gibt zwar nicht mehr so viele "Retros" wie mich, aber vielleicht interessiert es den Einen oder Anderen ja schon:

ich habe kürzlich bei "pk" vom avast-Team per PN nachgefragt, ob Version 6 auch Windows 2000 unterstützt.

Dies wurde eindeutig bejaht!!!

Wollte es Euch nur mal zur Kenntnis geben, da die AV-Programme für dieses OS ja nicht mehr so breit gestreut sind, auch wenn es natürlich noch einige gibt.

Aber wer wechselt schon gerne, wenn's nicht unbedingt sein muß... ;D
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Asyn on February 19, 2011, 06:05:52 PM
Danke für deine Info, Sky..!! :)
asyn
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Asyn on February 19, 2011, 06:33:01 PM
Beta-Version [6.0.986]

Pretty much all the bugs from the previous beta builds should be solved now, with the following exceptions:
- Firewall: uTorrent conflict not yet fully resolved
- Firewall: packet rules for applications still don't support ASK and AUTO-DECIDE actions properly.
- Incorrect context-menu handling in SafeZone
- Other small visual issues in SafeZone

Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Asyn on February 22, 2011, 08:03:32 AM
Beta-Version [6.0.989]

- improved update from v5.x (Security Center registration, installation of WebRep plugins, installation of the gadget, ...)
- improvements in the SafeZone (e.g. the Turn off command on 64-bit Windows, flash in the SafeZone browser , Alt+Tab processing etc)
- fixes in the gadget (especially on Vista)
- Welcome screen not shown by default anymore
- fixes in the Outlook plugin


Beta-Version [6.0.992]

- fixed the USB Safe Removal issue
- WebRep should now work in IE 64-bit (but IE9 RC 64-bit has some issues with Behavior Shield)
- SafeZone: fixed a crash issue when pressing F1 on the desktop
- SafeZone: improved isolation
- improved installation/uninstallation of the gadget

Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Qwertz321 on February 23, 2011, 08:33:13 AM
Release candidate 6.0.992 erschienene!!!!!

Deutsche release notes und download: http://forum.avadas.de/threads/2655-avast!-6.0.992-Release-Candidate (http://forum.avadas.de/threads/2655-avast!-6.0.992-Release-Candidate)

englisch release note:

What's new in RC build 992
- fixed the USB Safe Removal issue
- WebRep should now work in IE 64-bit (but IE9 RC 64-bit has some issues with Behavior Shield)
- SafeZone: fixed a crash issue when pressing F1 on the desktop
- SafeZone: improved isolation
- improved installation/uninstallation of the gadget



Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: tiger64 on February 23, 2011, 05:15:22 PM
Hallo

Ich habe avast 6.0.992 installiert
Das Sidebar Gadget wird immer noch nicht mit installiert!
Das muss man manuell aus dem avast-programmverzeichniss machen.
Liegt es vieleicht daran das ich windows 7 64 bit habe ???
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Asyn on February 23, 2011, 08:13:24 PM
Release-Version [6.0.1000]

Weitere Infos: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=72078.msg601608#msg601608

Beta-Version [6.0.1021]

- solved an incompatibility with ZoneAlarm (WinXP)
- improved installation of the WebRep plugins (especially Firefox)
- solved a crash condition in the avast sandbox
- setup programs now smaller by ~20%
- Community features and the Welcome screen can now be turned on/off directly from program settings
- solved an incompatibility with Outpost firewall
- solved a bug related to the AutoSandbox offer (WinXP)
- gadget can now be removed by simply closing it
- new setup icons

Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: DJBone on February 23, 2011, 09:17:51 PM
Release-Version [6.0.1000]

Mehr Infos in Kürze...

Für Alle, die noch nicht über die Programmoberfläche aktualisiert haben, oder wo das Update noch nicht automatisch angeboten wird, diese Links sollten (derzeit noch??) funktionieren:

Allerdings dürften die Server derzeit heillos überlastet sein. ;D


Also ich hatte volle 16 Mbit-Downloadrate  ;D

DJBone
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Qwertz321 on February 23, 2011, 09:19:01 PM
downloadlinks sind im deutschen avast forum online: http://forum.avadas.de/threads/2743-avast!-6.0.1000
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Qwertz321 on March 07, 2011, 10:25:04 PM
beta version 6.0.1021 download links, release notes auf deutsch und erfahrungen der benutzer: avast 6.0.1021 diskussion im deutschen avast forum (http://forum.avadas.de/threads/2828-avast!-6.0.1021-BETA)

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- Kompatibilitäts Problem mit ZoneAlarm unter Windows XP behoben
- Verbesserte Installation des WebRep Plugins (speziell Firefox)
- Problem mit Abstürzen in der avast! Sandbox gelöst
- Setup jetzt um ca. 20% kleiner
- avast! Gemeinschafts Funktionen und der Willkommens-Bildschirm können jetzt über die Programm-Einstellungen ein- und ausgeschaltet werden
- Kompatibilitäts Problem mit der Outpost Firewall behoben
- Problem mit den Angebot für die AutoSandbox unter Windows XP gelöst
- avast! Sidebar Gadget kann jetzt durch Schliessen entfernt werden
- Neue Setup Icons

Free AV: http://files.avast.com/files/beta/6.0.1021/setup_av_free.exe
Pro AV: http://files.avast.com/files/beta/6.0.1021/setup_av_pro.exe
Internet Security: http://files.avast.com/files/beta/6.0.1021/setup_ais.exe
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Qwertz321 on March 10, 2011, 06:50:20 PM
avast business protection 1.0.545.16 beta mit deutscher erklärung und support: http://forum.avadas.de/threads/2841-avast!-Business-Protection-1.0.545.16-BETA (http://forum.avadas.de/threads/2841-avast!-Business-Protection-1.0.545.16-BETA)
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Asyn on March 12, 2011, 04:20:42 PM
Beta-Version [6.0.1027]

- attempt to fix new compatibility problems with GameGuard and sXe _rootkits_
- SafeZone improvements
- localization updates (including WebRep)
- improved sandbox logging
- SafeZone is now a standalone setup package (can be installed/uninstalled separately)

Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: tiger64 on March 15, 2011, 06:29:58 PM
Hallo
Mit windows7 gibt es mit dieser version keine Probleme?

Gruß
tiger64
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Asyn on March 16, 2011, 07:51:52 AM
Hallo
Mit windows7 gibt es mit dieser version keine Probleme?

Ich würde mit dieser Version überhaupt vorsichtig sein, unabhängig vom Betriebssystem...!!
Leider gibt es unverhältnismäßig viele Probleme. :(
asyn
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: tiger64 on March 16, 2011, 01:42:03 PM
Dann warte ich lieber
Ist schon bekannt wann die nächste version kommt?

Gruß
tiger64
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Asyn on March 16, 2011, 01:47:07 PM
Dann warte ich lieber
Ist schon bekannt wann die nächste version kommt?

Es gibt einiges zu verbessern, aber wir hoffen bald. ;)
asyn
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: tiger64 on March 16, 2011, 03:04:03 PM
Gut,und wenn dann alles verbessert ist und alle Fehler behoben sind
werde ich auch auf die 6er umsteigen.
Danke dir!

Gruß
tiger64
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Asyn on March 19, 2011, 03:57:11 PM
Beta-Version [6.0.1035]

- solved Firefox WebRep plugin on non-English Windows
- solved a few incompatibility problems in BehavShield (e.g. TeraCopy)
- improvements in password processing
- improvements in the program uninstaller
- sandbox improvements
- fixed various UI issues introduced in the previous pre-release build

Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Asyn on March 23, 2011, 10:47:16 PM
Beta-Version [6.0.1044]

- solved a memory leak in the avast gadget
- solved a few things in WebRep
- autosandbox-related fixes
- WinXP: File System Shield not doing repetitive scans anymore
- improvements in SafeZone isolation
- improvements in the avast! sandbox (better TDL shielding etc)
- localization updates

Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: tiger64 on March 24, 2011, 07:31:59 AM
Hallo asyn
Toll das es wieder eine neue beta-version gibt
aber gibt es diese ankündigungen nicht mehr in deutscher sprache?

Gruß
tiger64
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: DJBone on March 24, 2011, 07:41:21 AM
Hallo asyn
Toll das es wieder eine neue beta-version gibt
aber gibt es diese ankündigungen nicht mehr in deutscher sprache?

Gruß
tiger64

Die Ankündigungen bei Beta-Versionen in diesem Thread sind normal immer in englisch. Sobald eine finale Version erscheint, werde ich die Neuerungen in einem neuen Thread ins deutsche übersetzen. Bis dahin muß man hier auf sein "Schulenglisch" zurück greifen  ;)

DJBone
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: tiger64 on March 24, 2011, 08:16:37 AM
Danke DJBone
Ist aber auch nicht wirklich ein Problem ;D
Aber diese beta-version ist auch in deutsch?

Gruß
tiger64
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Asyn on March 24, 2011, 08:23:24 AM
Aber diese beta-version ist auch in deutsch?

Natürlich. :)
Diese, alle vorherigen, und alle kommenden Versionen.
(Siehe auch Seite 1 - Antwort #14)
asyn
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: tiger64 on March 24, 2011, 08:38:55 AM
Alles klar
Danke!
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Qwertz321 on March 24, 2011, 12:15:49 PM
hi deutsche übersetzung der release notes gitbs hier: release notes zu 6.0.1044 im deutschen avast forum (http://forum.avadas.de/threads/2828-avast!-6.0.1044-BETA)
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Parabel on March 24, 2011, 10:42:30 PM
Beta-Version [6.0.1044]

- improvements in the avast! sandbox (better TDL shielding etc)

Kann das einer näher erklären?
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: TerraX on March 24, 2011, 11:01:11 PM
Hier die Erklärung!

-Verbesserungen in der avast! Sandbox (verbesserter TDL Schutz)

TDL hat soweit ich weiß, was mit Datenschutz zu tun!
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Asyn on March 25, 2011, 07:08:25 AM
-Verbesserungen in der avast! Sandbox (verbesserter TDL Schutz)

TDL hat soweit ich weiß, was mit Datenschutz zu tun!

TDL3/4 (auch TDSS oder Alureon) gehören zu einer Familie von Rootkits.
asyn
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: tiger64 on March 25, 2011, 07:07:37 PM
Hallo
Die regestrierung klappt bei dieser version nicht!
Muss man wohl auf die nächste version warten.

Gruß
tiger64
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Asyn on March 25, 2011, 10:13:19 PM
Die regestrierung klappt bei dieser version nicht!
Muss man wohl auf die nächste version warten.

Ich wüßte nicht, warum die Registrierung bei dieser Version nicht klappen sollte..!!
Aber, falls du dazu weitere Fragen haben solltest, öffne bitte einen neuen Thread. Danke.

@Alle: Fragen zu den Beta-Versionen bitte in einem eigenen Thread stellen. Danke.
Hinweis: Dieser Thread ist eigentlich nur zur Ankündigung gedacht.

Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Asyn on April 17, 2011, 08:42:23 AM
Beta-Version [6.0.1086]

- more fixes in the AutoSandbox processing
- added Chrome WebRep plugin
- optimizations in the File System Shield's transient cache
- various stability/compatibility improvements

Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: tiger64 on April 17, 2011, 12:32:20 PM
Hallo zusammen
Mit der neuen beta installiert sich das gadget automatisch
auf den desktop!
Bisher muste ich immer mit rechts-mauklick auf
Minianwendungen gehen und das avast-gadget anklicken.
Super,weiter so  ;D

Gruß
tiger64
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Asyn on April 17, 2011, 12:43:29 PM
Super,weiter so  ;D

Danke für deine Rückmeldung und Freude..! :)
Trotzdem bitte folgendes beachten..!!!

Dieser Thread ist eigentlich nur zur Ankündigung gedacht. Danke.

Danke für dein Verständnis & schönen Sonntag,
asyn
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: tiger64 on April 17, 2011, 12:46:48 PM
Sorry asyn,habe nicht darann gedacht

Schönen Sonntag noch  ;D
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Asyn on April 17, 2011, 12:50:49 PM
Sorry asyn,habe nicht darann gedacht
Schönen Sonntag noch  ;D

Nicht so schlimm, aber denk' bitte in Zunkunft daran..! ;)
Danke..!!
asyn

PS: Hier fehlt mir noch eine Antwort von dir.
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=74830.0
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Qwertz321 on April 17, 2011, 02:09:35 PM
deutsche übesetzung von avast 1.0.1086 release notes  (http://forum.avadas.de/threads/2828-avast!-6.0.1086-BETA) logitech kamera LVPr2MON treier prob behoben
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Asyn on April 18, 2011, 09:14:22 PM
Release-Version [6.0.1091]

Weitere Infos: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=76519.0

Many thanks to everyone who helped testing. - Danke an alle Beta-Tester.
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Qwertz321 on April 20, 2011, 05:07:28 PM
2. Beta von avast busines protection raus: deutsche release notes+download (http://forum.avadas.de/threads/2841-avast!-Business-Protection-1.0.15-(BETA-2)?p=27039&viewfull=1#post27039)
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Asyn on May 07, 2011, 06:32:59 AM
Beta-Version [6.0.1119]

- solved a problem in aswSP.sys that could lead to a system crash
- improved tolerance for corrupted installations
- when updating from a previous version of avast Pro/IS, SafeZone is now automatically added
- fixes in Chrome WebRep plugin
- Behavior Shield: improved compatibility with other applications
- improvements in the CommunityIQ submission system

Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: =SKY= on May 10, 2011, 11:14:26 PM
Release-Version [6.0.1125] ist heute erschienen!

Die entsprechenden Links stellen die Spezies hier sicherlich ein... ;)
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Asyn on May 11, 2011, 08:11:45 AM
Release-Version [6.0.1125]

Weitere Infos: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=77824.0

Die entsprechenden Links stellen die Spezies hier sicherlich ein... ;)

Machen sie... ;D
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: =SKY= on May 11, 2011, 07:47:17 PM
Machen sie... ;D
Ach Jungs, irgendwie wußte ich, dass auf Euch Verlass ist... ;)

Liebe Grüße
~SKY~
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Asyn on June 22, 2011, 09:01:26 AM
Beta-Version [6.0.1184]

- improved compatibility with Windows Vista SP0/SP1
- attempt to solve the "Windows Media Player using a red skin" problem
- Firewall: improved compatibility with uTorrent
- improved the sample submission process
- introduced new CreditAlert feature (US customers only)
- improved load time of WebRep IE plugin
- improvements in the silent installer
- improvements in the sandbox module
- added Thai and Serbian language packs

Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: tiger64 on June 22, 2011, 02:06:37 PM
Hallo

Hinzu kommt noch die kompatibilität mit webrep und firefox 5
Nur um die Auflistung zu vervollständigen ;D

Gruß
tiger64
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Asyn on July 01, 2011, 06:56:58 AM
Beta-Version [6.0.1198]

- Firewall: the long-standing uTorrent compatibility problem should now be finally resolved
- improved tracking of file sources
- improvements in the installer
- fixes of bugs reported in the previous beta
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Asyn on July 05, 2011, 07:14:49 AM
Release-Version [6.0.1203]

Weitere Infos: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=81054.0
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Asyn on August 24, 2011, 09:46:12 PM
Beta-Version [6.0.1270]

- New Script Shield - so far, it works in IE 32-bit and in Firefox. Chrome support coming soon!
- Web Shield now scanning all processes by default
- Stability improvements in aswSP.sys
- Better tracking of file sources
- WebRep now working in Firefox 6
- Under-the-hood improvements in the Behavior Shield and Sandbox modules
- Slight improvements in the product UI
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Asyn on August 26, 2011, 09:44:24 PM
Beta-Version [6.0.1273]

- Solved the Firefox crash issue
- A few stability improvements in the sandbox module (e.g. PDF reader support)
- Cosmetic changes in the UI
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Cairns on August 27, 2011, 12:05:09 PM
Hallo,

Quote
Web Shield now scanning all processes by default

war das vorher anders?
Wie kann man das genau verstehen?
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: tiger64 on August 27, 2011, 12:15:02 PM
Hallo zusammen
Die gleiche Frage habe ich auch
Was ist jetzt beim Web-Schutz anders?

Gruß
tiger64
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Asyn on August 27, 2011, 05:28:52 PM
Quote
Web Shield now scanning all processes by default

1. war das vorher anders?
2. Wie kann man das genau verstehen?

1. Ja. ;)
2. Siehe: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=83729.msg682123#msg682123
Willkommen im Forum,
asyn

PS: Bitte etwaige Rückfragen/Antworten im verlinkten Thread posten..!!! Danke.
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Asyn on September 01, 2011, 07:43:41 AM
Beta-Version [6.0.1279]

- Solved a compatibility problem with QQ
- Solved a compatibility problem with certain Steam-based games
- Script Shield: Implemented a scanning cache which should prevent redundant/repetitive scans
- Script Shield: Implemented scan exclusion settings
- Script Shield: Now works with Firefox 7/8/9 betas
- Web Shield: scanning of all processes can now be disabled in shield's Expert Settings
- Cosmetic changes in the UI
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Asyn on September 06, 2011, 08:57:22 PM
Release-Version [6.0.1287]

Wird uns in Erinnerung bleiben als das verlorene Update. ;D
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Asyn on September 07, 2011, 12:24:41 AM
Release-Version [6.0.1289]

Weitere Infos: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=84321.0

Danke an alle Beta-Tester...!!!
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: DJBone on November 11, 2011, 03:37:21 PM
Beta-Version [6.0.1351]

- Script Shield now works with Google Chrome, all versions of Firefox and Acrobat Reader
- Improvements in WebRep plugins (especially IE)
- Stability improvements in aswSP.sys and the avast! sandbox
- File system shield: improved on-close scanning
- avast! Internet Security: new antispam engine
- Web Shield and Script Shield: more options in the UI
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Asyn on November 12, 2011, 05:07:41 PM
Beta-Version [6.0.1351]

- Script Shield now works with Google Chrome, all versions of Firefox and Acrobat Reader
- Improvements in WebRep plugins (especially IE)
- Stability improvements in aswSP.sys and the avast! sandbox
- File system shield: improved on-close scanning
- avast! Internet Security: new antispam engine
- Web Shield and Script Shield: more options in the UI


Warnung: Diese Beta-Version zerstört alle bisherigen Einstellungen in avast! und verhält sich eher wie eine Neuinstallation...!!!
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Asyn on November 12, 2011, 07:37:54 PM
Beta-Version [6.0.1352]

This is technically identical to the previous beta build (6.0.1351) but the updater is now fixed. This means two things: a) you can update use the 6.0.1352 installer to do an update from any previous build (without losing your settings), and b) you will stay on the beta stream and so won't be offered "downgrade" to the previous official build (1289) anymore.

The UI of the new version also includes the avast! Market, a new way to get info (and potentially try/buy) other avast products. This section can be hidden by disabling the avast! recommendation features in the avast! Community settings.

Also, the new stuff is available only in English -- no need to report "localization problems" in this case.
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Asyn on November 20, 2011, 11:24:47 PM
Beta-Version [6.0.1354]

- Speed optimizations in the updater
- Little fix in the Web and Network Shields
- Added localizations
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Asyn on November 21, 2011, 09:36:52 PM
Beta-Version [6.0.1356]

- Fixed a bug which caused one of the files to be malformed (under certain circumstances)
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: DJBone on November 25, 2011, 07:32:55 AM
Beta-Version [6.0.1364]

-This version should fix all the issues reported/discovered in build 1356 (with the exception of the mysterious 6008 event being written to the Windows Event Log during system shutdown).
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Asyn on November 29, 2011, 07:34:24 AM
Release-Version [6.0.1367]

Weitere Infos: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=89268.0

Danke an alle Beta-Tester...!!!
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: DJBone on February 08, 2012, 09:44:04 PM
Beta-Version [7.0.1396]

- New installer
- UI facelift
- FileRep service (cloud based)
- Streaming updates
- Sandbox & Autosandbox improvements
- Browser protection improvements
- Remote assistance feature to help your friends with computer troubles
- Support tool
- Export/Import settings
- Screensaver facelift
- runs on Win8 Developer Preview
- and many, many security improvements
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Asyn on February 16, 2012, 10:01:21 PM
Beta-Version [7.0.1399]

- Fixed many issues
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: DJBone on February 18, 2012, 12:56:42 AM
Beta-Version [7.0.1401]

Improvements/fixed issues:
* New avast! Gadget
* Fixed avast! Remote Assistance
* Improved Helps & Localizations
* Registration is working again
* Account Settings page is functional

Some issues still remain:
* FileRep is not turned on (should be turned on in 2-3 days)
* Installers have issues when updating/upgrading
* avast! account is not fully functional yet (be patient, it should be ready soon)
* Some translations haven't been updated yet, so you'll see some new items in English
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: DJBone on February 23, 2012, 01:33:30 AM
Release-Candidate [7.0.1403]

A few notes about the RC:
* On Win 7, you can now switch between the horizontal and vertical orientation of the avast! desktop gadget
* avast! Account portal (https://my.avast.com) will be finalized in the following few days; the basic functionality is already there. Enjoy.
* Autosandbox malware analysis is not yet fully functional (it will be turned on [through the VPS] soon)
Title: Re: avast! Beta News
Post by: Asyn on February 23, 2012, 09:18:42 PM
Release-Version [7.0.1407]

Weitere Infos: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=93885.0

Danke an alle Beta-Tester...!!!
Title: Re: avast! AV Beta News
Post by: Asyn on March 01, 2012, 06:31:11 PM
avast! AV Beta-Version [7.0.1412]

Fixed issues (from 7.0.1407)
- Autosandbox BSODs
- Too much activity of File System Shield
- UI crashes
- Show Installation Completed window just once
- Problem with not running Mail shield
- Incorrect marking emails as a SPAM
- Slowdown of system after fresh installation
- And some security & user improvements
Title: Re: avast! AV Beta News
Post by: DJBone on March 02, 2012, 07:11:54 PM
avast! AV Beta-Version [7.0.1414]

- Improved stability of Outlook plugins
- Improved localizations
Title: Re: avast! AV Beta News
Post by: Asyn on March 07, 2012, 10:18:29 AM
avast! AV Release-Version [7.0.1426]

Weitere Infos: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=95171.0

Danke an alle Beta-Tester...!!! :)
Title: Re: avast! AV Beta News
Post by: DJBone on June 12, 2012, 01:04:29 AM
avast! AV Beta-Version [7.0.1442]

This program update contains the following major features:
* Changes in the autosandbox module
* Improvements in Remote Assistance (support for UAC prompts etc)
* Improvements in SafeZone (protection against kernel-mode keyloggers;  Updated SafeZone Browser; clipboard sharing, etc.)
* Outlook plugin redesign
* Opera support in WebRep
* SiteCorrect module for the detection of unwanted websites
* Windows 8 compatibility updates

Known issues:
* Autosandbox still not completely finished
* Outlook plugin is not running correctly when you have more than 1 active account
* Windows 8 compatibility still experimental
* Problems with sandboxing of IE8 on Windows 7

Title: Re: avast! AV Beta News
Post by: DJBone on June 18, 2012, 09:51:32 PM
avast! AV Beta-Version [7.0.1443]

Fixed issues from previous beta:
* No sounds on Vista/W7
* All known BSOD
* Stability fixes on Win8

Known issues:
* Outlook plugin is sometime not running correctly when you have more than 1 active account
* Windows 8 compatibility still experimental
* No translations have been updated so far, so all new items are in English
Title: Re: avast! AV Beta News
Post by: Asyn on June 26, 2012, 02:13:23 PM
avast! AV Beta-Version (RC1) [7.0.1447]

- Changes in the autosandbox module
- Improvements in Remote Assistance (support for UAC prompts etc)
- Improvements in SafeZone (protection against kernel-mode keyloggers; Updated SafeZone Browser; clipboard sharing,...)
- Outlook plugin redesign
- Opera support in WebRep
- SiteCorrect module for the detection of unwanted websites
- Windows 8 compatibility updates
- Emergency Updater
Title: Re: avast! AV Beta News
Post by: Asyn on June 29, 2012, 05:47:33 AM
avast! AV Release-Version [7.0.1451]

Weitere Infos: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=100251.0

Danke an alle Beta-Tester...!!! :)
Title: Re: avast! AV Beta News
Post by: Asyn on July 03, 2012, 09:40:22 PM
avast! AV Release-Version [7.0.1456]

Weitere Infos: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=100617.0

Sorry für etwaige Probleme mit der vorherigen Version...!!! :)
Title: Re: avast! AV Beta News
Post by: Asyn on August 06, 2012, 07:36:44 PM
avast! AV Beta-Version [7.0.1461]

Most important fixes:
- Black screen syndrom - unable to log-in
- Keyboard disabled
- IE webrep crashes
- Random switching to safezone
- Welcome screen opening after each reboot
- Outlook plugins does not work & crashes of Outlook
- Cannot add new packet rules
- Double VPS update sounds
- Update screen closes without clicking on finish button
- SNX fixes
Title: Re: avast! AV Beta News
Post by: Asyn on August 10, 2012, 06:35:30 PM
avast! AV Beta-Version [7.0.1464]

Most important fixes:
- several BSODs
- some Outlook crashes
- found & fixed some leaks
Title: Re: avast! AV Beta News
Post by: DJBone on August 16, 2012, 09:42:59 PM
avast! AV Beta-Version [7.0.1465]

Fixes from the latest Beta (build 1464):
- sandbox fixes - e.g. aswsnx toaster doesnt close, fixing BSODs
- old Outlook plugin are replaced by new and working avast Addin. If you haven't disabled the plugin in Outlook manually then it will be "enabled" automatically again. + stabilization fixes in the avast Addin for Outlook.
- fixes in the WebRep plugins and some other various stabilization fixes
Title: Re: avast! AV Beta News
Post by: DJBone on August 21, 2012, 07:39:57 PM
avast! AV Release-Version [7.0.1466]

Weitere Infos: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=103681.msg830147#msg830147

Danke an alle Beta-Tester!!! :)
Title: Re: avast! AV Beta News
Post by: DJBone on September 27, 2012, 08:05:33 PM
avast! AV Beta-Version [7.0.1468]

Ich zitiere diesmal einfach wörtlich den originalen Post (in englisch), weil es eine kleine Neuerung bei den Beta Versionen gibt (fett markiert):

Hi all,

I'm glad to announce first public beta of an upcoming program update of avast! Free AV / Pro AV / Internet Security  (version 7.0.1468).

We try really hard to deliver the best product with every avast! release however during the inhouse testing we cannot cover all the configurations which are used by our humongous community of users. Users participating in the Beta program are using the latest development build. They are enjoying the latest features which the rest of the world will see when the product is officially released and published. If you like living on the edge then the Beta program is right for you. And the last but not least reason why you should care - by reporting the problems of your computer and your configuration, during the Beta stage of program, you are helping to deliver a product which will work in your environment correctly without any unexpected hickups.

This program update contains the following major features:
* Outlook plugin
  - Fixed crashes
  - Fixed unwanted subject changing
  - Improved performance
* Improved stability of WebRep plugins
* Better tracking of BETA experience (automatic reporting of build stability)
* Improved performace and stability
* Compatibility with Win8 Action Center

Known issues:
* Win8 problems - work in progress (should be ready next week in the second beta)
  - WebRep plugin for IE
  - Glitches in METRO UI
  - Sandbox stability
* avast! Free registration is not working

It should be possible to install this version on top of your existing avast! installation (all settings should be preserved).

Any feedback is appreciated.

To be updated, please check our new BETA Program page - http://www.avast.com/beta

Thanks for your help!

Pavel
Title: Re: avast! AV Beta News
Post by: Scoty on October 06, 2012, 07:42:22 AM
Whene come the next Beta?
Title: Re: avast! AV Beta News
Post by: DJBone on October 06, 2012, 12:47:11 PM
Hier bitte nicht posten!!! Der Thread ist nur für Ankündigungen gedacht!!!

@Scotty: Wenn sie freigegeben wird...
Title: Re: avast! AV Beta News
Post by: DJBone on October 10, 2012, 08:25:44 PM
avast! AV Beta-Version [7.0.1469]

This program update contains the following major features:
•          Fixed reported BSODs
•          Facebook integration (through avast! Free registration)
•          Recommendation project (for more info, please wait for the official launch on My avast account that will be soon)
•          New network driver for Network Shield on Win8 - please report us your comments about stability, performence, etc.
•          Passed Win8 logo program (waiting for the final review from Microsoft)
•          Stabilizations in Outlook plugin

Known issues:
•         A few glitches in METRO UI
•         WebRep - problems with URL coloring in Chrome, Safari and Opera
•         Stopping of Network Shield can cause network problems on Win8 (restart of avast! service should help)
Title: Re: avast! AV Beta News
Post by: TerraX on October 19, 2012, 11:26:30 PM
avast! Release Candidate [7.0.1472]

Changes in this build:
-  Finalized METRO UI stuff (notifications, icons, etc.)
-  WebRep plugins are now working correctly in all major browsers
-  Fixed network problems on Win8
-  Fixed various crashes/BSODs based on BETA reports
 
Known issues:
-  Investigating occasional crashes on Win8 related to a new network driver
-  Waiting for the final review of Win8 logo program from Microsoft
Title: Re: avast! AV Beta News
Post by: DJBone on October 23, 2012, 07:48:47 PM
avast! AV Release-Version [7.0.1473]

Weitere Infos: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=107534.msg853734#msg853734

Danke an alle Beta-Tester!!! :)
Title: Re: avast! AV Beta News
Post by: DJBone on October 31, 2012, 07:19:17 PM
avast! AV Release-Version [7.0.1474]

Weitere Infos: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=108173.msg856892#msg856892

Danke an alle Beta-Tester!!! :)
Title: Re: avast! AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on February 01, 2013, 02:41:58 PM
avast! AV Beta-Version [8.0.1476]

Changelog:
- You'll immediately notice the new GUI. We are excited to hear your feedback
- The Software Updater is a new tool for helping you keep apps up to date. Give it a try :-)
- There is also a Browser Cleanup tool; it's a standalone utility for getting rid of invasive toolbars. This utility is also integrated in all avast! editions just to make things simpler.
- Other improvements have been made to our FileRep and WebRep to help keep identify new threats in near real-time.
- And finally, our Streaming Updates make sure you have the lastes virus definitions.
- There is a new product tier called Premier, it includes 3 new features:
  • Data Shredder for wiping files, drives, and partitions
  • Software Updater in autoupdate mode
  • AccessAnywhere for remotely connecting to your PC no matter where you are

Known issues in this version:
- Win8 is unsupported by this build (but Win8 compatibility is coming soon, of course)
- Except English, there are many translation issues
- Automatic Profile detection in the firewall is broken – does not work on Win7
- No information popup on controlled PC when client is connected via avast! AccessAnywhere
- List of computers shows offline PCs and also those that don’t have AccessAnywhere activated
- Self defence dialog appears when reinstalling over older builds
- After facebook registration setup might crash so reboot is required to start avast! service
- During softrial gui is not correctly updated
- Data shredder cannot shred files and partitions (GUI bug)
- There might be stability issues with Outlook plugins
- UI might hang sometimes during connecting to avast! account
- Some online content does not fit or is not translated yet
Title: Re: avast! AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on February 11, 2013, 04:14:30 PM
avast! AV Beta-Version [8.0.1477]

Changelog/Fixes:
- avast! v8 is now fully running on Win8
- XP performance problem solved
- Automatic Profile detection in the firewall on Win7 solved
- No information popup on controlled PC when client is connected via avast! AccessAnywhere
- List of computers shows offline PCs and also those that don’t have AccessAnywhere activated
- Stability issues with Outlook plugin solved
- UI might hang sometimes during connecting to avast! account
- Problems in data shredder solved
- avast! Ad Blocker is introduced; this feature allows you to block ads, simple but nice :-)

Known issues in this version:
- Problems with upgrading v7 to v8 on Win8 related to the network
- Translation to other languages is still not 100%
- Some online content does not fit or is not translated yet
- Self defence dialog appears when reinstalling over older builds
- After facebook registration setup might crash so reboot is required to start avast! service
- During softrial gui is not correctly updated
- Trial period could not be activated (update from v7 to v8)
- Missing pre-defined scan jobs (update from v7 to v8)
- AccessAnywhere computer list isn't sometimes refreshed
Title: Re: avast! AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on February 14, 2013, 06:39:09 PM
avast! AV Beta-Version [8.0.1478]

Changelog/Fixes:
- Problems with upgrading v7 to v8 on Win8 related to the network
- BSODs & Webshield crashes fixed
- Problems with Security Center fixed
- Ad Blocker has now final facelift
- After facebook registration setup might crash so reboot is required to start avast! service
- During softrial gui is not correctly updated
- Trial period could not be activated (update from v7 to v8)
- Missing pre-defined scan jobs (update from v7 to v8)

Known issues in this version:
- avast service does not start on Win 2000
- Translation to other languages is still not 100%
- Some online content does not fit or is not translated yet
- IE WebRep plugin doesn't work
- AccessAnywhere computer list isn't sometimes refreshed
- Self defence dialog appears when reinstalling over older builds
Title: Re: avast! AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: DJBone on February 19, 2013, 07:49:49 PM
avast! AV Release-Candidate [8.0.1479]

This program update contains the following major features:

avast! 8 Release Candidate 1 build is now ready! The build number is 8.0.1479. A few things that you already know:
 
You'll immediately notice the new GUI.  We are excited to hear your feedback
The Software Updater is a new tool for helping you keep apps up to date.  Give it a try :-)
 
There is a new product tier called Premier, it includes 3 new features:
•         Data Shredder for wiping files, drives, and partitions
•         Software Updater in autoupdate mode
•         AccessAnywhere for remotely connecting to your PC no matter where you are
 
There is also a Browser Cleanup tool; it's a great utility for getting rid of invasive toolbars.
In addition, avast! Ad Blocker is introduced; this feature allows you to block ads, simple but nice :-)
 
Other improvements have been made to our FileRep and WebRep to help keep identify new threats in near real-time.
And finally, our Streaming Updates make sure you have the lastes virus definitions.
 
We hope you will find avast! 8 to be a great product and we sincerely appreciate you taking part in the final testing and sharing
your feedback with us. Please use our new https://feedback.avast.com (click 'Login', then 'Single Sign-On' and you'll be
logged in automagically if you are already logged in the forum or you'll be asked for your forum credentials).
 
 
Fixed issues from previous betas
- Some online content does not fit or is not translated yet
- IE WebRep plugin doesn't work
- AccessAnywhere computer list isn't sometimes refreshed
- avast! v8 now runs on Win8 too
- Problems with upgrading v7 to v8 on Win8 related to the network
- XP performance problem solved
- Automatic Profile detection in the firewall on Win7 solved
- No information popup on controlled PC when client is connected via avast! AccessAnywhere
- List of computers shows offline PCs and also those that don’t have AccessAnywhere activated
- BSODs & Webshield crashes fixed
- Problems with Security Center fixed
- Ad Blocker has now final facelift
- Stability issues with Outlook plugin solved
- UI might hang sometimes during connecting to avast! account
- Problems in data shredder solved
- After facebook registration setup might crash so reboot is required to start avast! service
- During softrial gui is not correctly updated
- Trial period could not be activated (update from v7 to v8)
- Missing pre-defined scan jobs (update from v7 to v8)
 
Known issues in this version
- Not yet translated into all languages
- the Ad Blocker installation still need some tune up
 
Title: Re: avast! AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: DJBone on February 22, 2013, 12:12:31 AM
avast! AV Release-Candidate 2 [8.0.1480]

avast! 8 Release Candidate 2 build is now ready! The build number is 8.0.1480. A few things that you already know:
 
You'll immediately notice the new GUI.  We are excited to hear your feedback
The Software Updater is a new tool for helping you keep apps up to date.  Give it a try :-)
 
There is a new product tier called Premier, it includes 3 new features:
•         Data Shredder for wiping files, drives, and partitions
•         Software Updater in autoupdate mode
•         AccessAnywhere for remotely connecting to your PC no matter where you are
 
There is also a Browser Cleanup tool; it's a great utility for getting rid of invasive toolbars.
In addition, avast! Ad Blocker is introduced; this feature allows you to block ads, simple but nice :-)
 
Other improvements have been made to our FileRep and WebRep to help keep identify new threats in near real-time.
And finally, our Streaming Updates make sure you have the lastes virus definitions.
 
We hope you will find avast! 8 to be a great product and we sincerely appreciate you taking part in the final testing and sharing
your feedback with us. Please use our new https://feedback.avast.com (click 'Login', then 'Single Sign-On' and you'll be
logged in automagically if you are already logged in the forum or you'll be asked for your forum credentials).
 
 
Fixed issues from previous betas
- Some online content does not fit or is not translated yet
- IE WebRep plugin doesn't work
- AccessAnywhere computer list isn't sometimes refreshed
- avast! v8 now runs on Win8 too
- Problems with upgrading v7 to v8 on Win8 related to the network
- XP performance problem solved
- Automatic Profile detection in the firewall on Win7 solved
- No information popup on controlled PC when client is connected via avast! AccessAnywhere
- List of computers shows offline PCs and also those that don’t have AccessAnywhere activated
- BSODs & Webshield crashes fixed
- Problems with Security Center fixed
- Ad Blocker has now final facelift
- Stability issues with Outlook plugin solved
- UI might hang sometimes during connecting to avast! account
- Problems in data shredder solved
- After facebook registration setup might crash so reboot is required to start avast! service
- During softrial gui is not correctly updated
- Trial period could not be activated (update from v7 to v8)
- Missing pre-defined scan jobs (update from v7 to v8)
- Fixed FW installation issues on Win8 (upgrade from v7)
- New graphics placed
 
Known issues in this version
- Not yet translated into all languages (please wait for the final release which is coming :-)
Title: Re: avast! AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on February 27, 2013, 05:20:00 PM
avast! AV RTM-Version [8.0.1481]

Changelog/Fixes:
- Fixed problem with "disappearing GUI" - CreditAlert component
- Fixed issue with Chrome 25
- Fixed IE plugin hangs
- Fixed DHCP issues (unable to obtain IP address)

Known issues in this version:
- No major issues :)
Title: Re: avast! AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on February 28, 2013, 01:33:10 PM
avast! AV Release-Version [8.0.1482]

Informationen & Feedback: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=116270.0

Danke an alle Beta-Tester...!!! :)
Title: Re: avast! AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on March 07, 2013, 02:40:19 PM
avast! AV Release-Version [8.0.1483]

Changelog/Fixes:
- Fixed issue with ZoneAlarm
- Fixed issue with constant CPU frequency
- Fixed issue with video players
- Fixed issue with Virtual PC
- Added some localizations

Übersetzung/Infos/Feedback: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=117114.0

Download: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?msg=527512
Title: Re: avast! AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: DJBone on March 28, 2013, 05:50:27 PM
AVAST 8 R2 beta [8.0.1484]

This program update contains the following major features:

* SecureLine - is a paid VPN service that both secures and anonymizes your internet connection on public or "open" (unsecured) Wi-Fi. Nobody can see who you are or what you are doing on the internet.
Please be patient, this feature will be unblock for your test soon :-)
* Screen readers compatibility
* Software Updater improvements (including a way to turn off Software Update persistently)
* Shredder tool is showing a progress now
* Improved stability & performance
* Fixed glitches in UI

Known issues:

* Waiting for your report :-)

It should be possible to install this version on top of your existing avast! installation (all settings should be preserved).

Any feedback is appreciated.

To be updated, please check our BETA Program page - http://www.avast.com/beta
Title: Re: avast! AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: DJBone on April 11, 2013, 08:42:40 PM
AVAST 8 R2 beta2 [8.0.1485]

This program update contains the following major features:
* SecureLine - is a paid VPN service that both secures and anonymizes your internet connection on public or "open" (unsecured) Wi-Fi. Nobody can see who you are or what you are doing on the internet. Now, this beta contains fully functional trials, so enjoy it and let us know :-)
* Screen readers compatibility
* Software Updater improvements (including a way to turn off Software Update persistently)
* Shredder tool is showing a progress now
* Improved stability & performance
* Fixed glitches in UI

Known issues:
* WebRep plugins have caught some spring cold, so please don't be angry about problems in this plugins. But definitely let us know, what you found :-)
* SecureLine is not fully working on Windows 8, working on that

It should be possible to install this version on top of your existing avast! installation (all settings should be preserved).

Any feedback is appreciated.

To be updated, please check our BETA Program page - http://www.avast.com/beta
Title: Re: avast! AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: DJBone on April 25, 2013, 07:23:40 PM
AVAST 8 R2 beta3 [8.0.1486]

This program update contains the following major features:
* SecureLine - is a paid VPN service that both secures and anonymizes your internet connection on public or "open" (unsecured) Wi-Fi. Nobody can see who you are or what you are doing on the internet. Now, this beta contains fully functional trials, so enjoy it and let us know :-)
* Screen readers compatibility
* WebRep plugins have been redesigned to provide stable and effective solution in all supported browsers
* Software Updater improvements (including a way to turn off Software Update persistently)
* Shredder tool is showing a progress now
* Improved stability & performance
* Fixed glitches in UI

Known issues:
* Manual restart required on WinXP after Uninstallation
* WebRep - minor issues in Chrome if it detects phishing sites
* WebRep - might cause browsing delays in IE8
* WebRep - incorrect webrep installation in Safari

It should be possible to install this version on top of your existing avast! installation (all settings should be preserved).

Any feedback is appreciated.

To be updated, please check our BETA Program page - http://www.avast.com/beta
Title: Re: avast! AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: DJBone on April 30, 2013, 09:19:32 PM
AVAST 8 R2 RTM [8.0.1487]

This program update contains the following major features:
* SecureLine - is a paid VPN service that both secures and anonymizes your internet connection on public or "open" (unsecured) Wi-Fi. Nobody can see who you are or what you are doing on the internet. Now, this beta contains fully functional trials, so enjoy it and let us know :-)
* Screen readers compatibility
* WebRep plugins have been redesigned to provide stable and effective solution in all supported browsers
* Software Updater improvements (including a way to turn off Software Update persistently)
* Shredder tool is showing a progress now
* Improved stability & performance
* Fixed glitches in UI

It should be possible to install this version on top of your existing avast! installation (all settings should be preserved).

Any feedback is appreciated.
Title: Re: avast! AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: DJBone on May 02, 2013, 11:33:51 PM
avast! AV Release-Version [8.0.1488]

Weitere Infos: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=122969.0

Danke an alle Beta-Tester!!! :)
Title: Re: avast! AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: DJBone on May 11, 2013, 08:27:35 AM
avast! AV Release-Version [8.0.1489]

Weitere Infos: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=123583.0

Danke an alle Beta-Tester!!! :)
Title: Re: avast! AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on June 29, 2013, 06:08:24 PM
avast! AV Beta-Version [8.0.1492]

Changelog/Fixes:
- Probleme mit MS Windows 8.1 Preview behoben
- Diverse Tweaks und Fehlerkorrekturen
Title: Re: avast! AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on July 26, 2013, 09:12:53 AM
avast! AV Beta-Version [8.0.1496]

Changelog/Fixes:
- Kompatibel mit MS Windows 8.1 Preview
- Diverse Tweaks und Fehlerkorrekturen
Title: Re: avast! AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: DJBone on August 08, 2013, 04:33:07 AM
AVAST 8 R3 RTM [8.0.1496]

Changelog/Fixes:
* Script-Schutz kompatibel mit den aktuellen Browserversionen
* Zahlreiche Verbesserungen der Virtualisierung - aswVmm
* Behebung von BSODs unter Win 8.1

Title: Re: avast! AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: DJBone on August 17, 2013, 12:52:55 AM
AVAST 2014 Beta1 [9.0.2000]

Protection-related features and improvements

    New DeepScreen technology allows avast! to make more intelligent decisions about new/unknown files. DeepScreen is a successor of AutoSandbox, now upgraded with some additional new technologies such as dynamic binary translation and dyna-gen announced earlier.
    New Hardened mode for stricter lockdown scenarios. This is a new mode that is recommended especially for novice users (such as your grandmas): it automatically blocks execution of binaries that would normally be deepscreened (Moderate level) or even allows only execution of programs that are well-known to FileRep (Aggressive level). In a way, it brings the whitelisting concept to the consumer AV space.
    Improved cloud scanning features and crowdsourced analysis of suspicious items. This includes new, optimized mechanism for collecting data from our sensors.
    Continuously streaming update (CSU) technology for up-to-minute detections. This is not entirely new for v2014, but we now have really buttoned up the whole streaming update infrastructure to allow for reliable, uninterrupted service. We’re currently doing 350-400 updates a day, which equals to one update in roughly every 3.75 minutes, 24x7, 365 days a year. Streaming updates can now also carry more types of definitions than before.
    Improved cleaning of malware. This applies to standard malware as well as rootkits and file infectors.


Other new features

    All-new web browser plugins featuring comprehensive security ratings, protection against malware, phishing and typosquatting sites and Do-Not-Track (DNT) functionality for improved anonymity on the Internet. The DNT functionality doesn’t rely on the DNT HTTP headers; instead, it uses a proprietary technology that cannot be overridden by the servers.
    All-new SafeZone for more secure online shopping and banking. Users can now switch back and forth between SafeZone and the regular browser with a single click. Also, online banking sites can be automatically opened in the SafeZone.
    Rescue disk - allow users to create a bootable CD or flash disk with Avast on it. Great for cleaning.


Other improvements


    A new, streamlined user interface for simplified navigation and more user comfort. The new UI is actually much simplified, and it’s probably the biggest change since version 5.0. We have also redefined the shields to the total number of three (File Shield, Web Shield, Mail Shield) and tweaked the action buttons (tiles) on the home page so that they’re now fully configurable.
    Control and manage all protected devices directly from the Avast console. That is, the my.avast.com account is perfectly integrated in the UI to allow for management of all your devices running Avast.
    Dramatic reduction in product size (full installer < 60MB, compared to today’s 120MB) and memory footprint. By default, install is done through a new stub installer though (which has the advantage of always installing the most up-to-date version).
    Faster scanning thanks to optimized scanning engine (raw [in-memory] scans of EXE files are about 2x faster, while scans of text contents (e.g. web pages and scripts) are up to 10x faster).
    Completely rewritten setup/updater that makes the installation and upgrade process faster, easier and more reliable
    Firewall has been redesigned from scratch to allow for better compatibility with latest Windows, better performance and full support for IPv6 (although its UI hasn’t really changed).
    New licensing system allows for much easier management of product licenses. The system relies on activation codes, and these can be added seamlessly by simply clicking a link.
    Various improvement in the Software Updater and Browser Cleanup tool.

Known issues
- some inconsistencies in time entries in local statistics
- problems with sandboxing on win XP
- boot-time scan scheduling problems
- DeepScreen is still under development
- sometimes after upgrade from the sfx installer, the product requires manual license activation
- IE online security plugin not complete yet
- FW random BSODes
- Hardened mode not fully enabled yet
- this build doesn't contain the new Web Shield drivers yet
- minor issues with account registration
- non-English language packs haven't been updated and may not work correctly

It should be possible to install this version on top of your existing avast! installation (all settings should be preserved).

Any feedback is appreciated! https://feedback.avast.com/response/add
Title: Re: avast! AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on September 02, 2013, 04:23:46 PM
avast! AV Release-Version [8.0.1497]

Changelog/Fixes:
- Fixed issues related to Win 8 & Win 8.1 (avast! is now fully compatible with these operating systems)
- Fixed issues in virtualization module (including other x64 platform fixes)
- Fixed issues in Script shield
- Outlook plugin fixes

Infos & Feedback: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=133792.0

Danke an alle Beta-Tester..!! :)


Title: Re: avast! AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: DJBone on September 10, 2013, 05:35:49 PM
AVAST 2014 Beta2 [9.0.2001]

Fixed many problems, here is the list of the most important ones
- GUI glitches
- FW stability
- Network protection component tuning & compatibility (Win8 ) - no more Tdi technology
- Windows 8.1 compatibility
- Smooth updates of VPS & program
- Updated the SafeZone browser

Known issues
- UI statistics was disabled, please wait for the next update for the final state
- avast! online security IE plugin not ready yet
- there might appear problems with disabling Web Shield on WinXP
- minor safezone GUI cosmetics issues
- shredding of free space on system partion might hangs
- fw sometimes blocks downloading of files
- ARA is not fully compatible with previous versions of avast!

It should be possible to install this version on top of your existing avast! installation (all settings should be preserved).

Also, please try to update through UI (using the in-program updater). We've redesigned the updater component, so
we would like to know whether you can update easily and without any problems.


Any feedback is appreciated! https://feedback.avast.com/response/add
Title: Re: avast! AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: DJBone on September 23, 2013, 07:22:48 PM
AVAST 2014 Beta3 [9.0.2002]

Fixed many problems, here is the list of the most important ones
- FW sometimes blocked downloading of files
- WebShield is now fully IPv6 compatible
- ARA was not fully compatible with previous versions of avast!
- UI statistics page was redesigned
- Disabling of the Web Shield is now working fine
- RescueDisk tuning (GUI & usability)
- GUI glitches
- Network protection component tuning & compatibility (Win8 ) - no more Tdi technology
- Windows 8.1 compatibility
- Smooth updates of VPS & program
- Updated the SafeZone browser

Known issues
- IE can crash sometimes (we are checking that)
- avast! online security IE plugin still not ready

It should be possible to install this version on top of your existing avast! installation (all settings should be preserved).

Also, please try to update through UI (using the in-program updater). If you notice anything unusual related to the installation, networking, please let us know. Network component
(including FW) and setup component have  been redesigned, so any negative signs should be checked. Thanks in advance!


Any feedback is appreciated! https://feedback.avast.com/response/add
Title: Re: avast! AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on September 27, 2013, 04:37:17 PM
avast! AV 2014 RC1 [9.0.2003]

Changelog/Fixes:
- FW sometimes blocked downloading of files
- WebShield is now fully IPv6 compatible
- ARA was not fully compatible with previous versions of avast!
- UI statistics page was redesigned
- Disabling of the Web Shield is now working fine
- RescueDisk tuning (GUI & usability)
- GUI glitches
- Network protection component tuning & compatibility (Win8 ) - no more Tdi technology
- Windows 8.1 compatibility
- Smooth updates of VPS & program
- Updated the SafeZone browser
- IE crashes fixed
- my.devices tab GUI tuning

It should be possible to install this version on top of your existing avast! installation (all settings should be preserved).
Title: Re: avast! AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on October 04, 2013, 04:37:25 PM
avast! AV 2014 RC2 [9.0.2004]

Changelog/Fixes:
- taskbar icon > Registration doesn't open GUI
- GUI tuning - that you for your feedback!
- network shield fixes
- WSC - disable MS firewall during AIS installation (but after reboot!)
- SMTP alerts fixes
- several fixes of very unspecified crashes
- mailshield fix for Thunderbird (certificates)
- GUI isn't freezing any more

Known issues:
- IE sometimes crashes when you click the Online Protection plugin icon

It should be possible to install this version on top of your existing avast! installation (all settings should be preserved).
Title: Re: avast! AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: DJBone on October 08, 2013, 09:06:33 PM
AVAST 2014 RC3 [9.0.2005]

Changelog/Fixes:
- IE browser plugin is now fully working
- Fixed BSOD in FW module
- Fixed GUI crashes
- GUI tuning (other languages, visual glitches)

It should be possible to install this version on top of your existing avast! installation (all settings should be preserved).

Also, please try to update through UI (using the in-program updater). If you notice anything unusual related to the installation, networking, please let us know. Network component
(including FW) and setup component have  been redesigned, so any negative signs should be checked. Thanks in advance!

AND, IT WOULD BE GREAT TO FOLLOW THE UPDATE SCENARIO FOR RC3 - http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=135712.0 (from version 8 )
WE REALLY APPRECIATE ANY FEEDBACK FROM THAT!

Any feedback is appreciated! https://feedback.avast.com/response/add
Title: Re: avast! AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: DJBone on October 15, 2013, 08:18:11 PM
avast! AV Release-Version [9.0.2006]

Weitere Infos: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=136783.0

Danke an alle Beta-Tester!!! :)
Title: Re: avast! AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on November 02, 2013, 08:50:25 AM
avast! AV Release-Version [9.0.2007]

Changelog/Fixes:
- Fixed connection issues from Java applets
- Fixed issues with Security Center registration
- Fixed problems with non english languages in RescueDisk
- GUI fixes
- Firewall fixes
- Fixed issues with WinDVD and SQL connectors
- Fixed issue with non-refreshing Metro apps in Win 8.1

Infos & Feedback: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=138789.0
Title: Re: avast! AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: DJBone on November 11, 2013, 05:05:28 PM
avast! AV Release-Version [9.0.2008]

Changelog/Fixes:
* Fixed issues with Metro apps (after update to Win 8.1)
* Fixed occasional problem with playing sounds on the VPS toasters
* Fixed issue with Outpost FW warning („unsigned“ driver)

Infos & Feedback: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=139609.0
Title: Re: avast! AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: DJBone on December 04, 2013, 08:21:24 AM
AVAST 2014 R2 Beta [9.0.2009]

Changelog/Fixes:
- We have finally fully rewritten the WebShield so that it now doesn't work as a "transparent proxy" anymore. I.e. no more routing of all HTTP traffic through the AvastSvc.exe process - which should hopefully result in no more conflicts with various firewalls (especially older firewalls that can't handle transparent proxies) and overall improvement in stability and performance. Besides that (and this is really exciting) it allows us to see and detect more threats (the original webshield had some limitations).
- The Firewall component (in IS and Premier) has also changed dramatically. We spent quite some time making it more compatible with other applications, such as Java and various VPN services.
- The installer/updater has been improved to allow more reliable installation in case of infected machines. The installer is now protected by the avast self-defense driver from the very beginning, making it harder for active malware to kill it (if you have problems starting the installer in the first place, it may be a good idea to try to rename the executable to a random name first)
- The changes in the File System Shield's driver should result in faster performance, especially in the copy files and install programs scenarios.
- We have also beefed up the Browser Cleanup tool to be able to rip off even the more stubborn toolbars and other "PUBEs" (Pontentially Unwanted Browser Extensions :))
- We have also fixed a whole bunch of bugs reported in the last couple of months. Especially if you encountered a problem with R1, I suggest you try this new version, chances are that the problem is resolved there.
- For trialware users, we have also added an interactive tutorial that explains all the features of the product in a straightforward, concise manner.

New features:
- Connectivity to the new avast! GrimeFighter product. GrimeFighter is our take on PC Optimization / tuneup and is the result of the Jumpshot acquisition that we did earlier this year.  This will be a standalone product (sold separately) but has some connections into Avast. It is really a cool product (and I encourage everyone to give it a try) - technically, it's Linux based, although you wouldn't be able to tell as it's perfectly skinned and does a good job at hiding all the complexities.
- SafePrice (due to a spelling error, currently called "SavePrice" in the product UI) is a new, optional module of the Avast browser plugins. It's designed to combine security (hence the "safe" part) with best deals (hence the "price") into one, easy-to-use module. It's pretty silent (almost invisible) unless you search for a specific product -- in which case, it would pop up a price comparison and allow you to pick one of the deals in the trusted stores. The feature can be turned on or off through the browser plugin settings.

Known issues:
- GrimeFighter currently doesn't work on Windows 8/8.1. It also doesn't work on encrypted or RAID disks. Please do not run it in these configurations, it will not work. We are working on this and will fix it shortly.
- SafePrice is currently not available for Safari (i.e. just Chrome, Firefox and IE versions are available).
- IE11 is still sort of an issue for the Avast browser plugin. Plugins for other browsers should basically work fine in this build, although we have encountered some strange coloring issues that we're currently working on.
- In the Web Shield's settings, ignoring a process or specifying “well know browsers only” has not effect
- Redirect settings in troubleshooting have no effect (they will likely be removed)
- USB rescue disk creation sometimes fails (if you fall into this, it would be good to send us the logs).
- no localizations have been updated yet - so there are some English texts in non-English versions; that's normal, no need to report that

It should be possible to install this version on top of your existing avast! installation (all settings should be preserved).

Any feedback is appreciated! https://feedback.avast.com/response/add
Title: Re: avast! AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: DJBone on December 12, 2013, 07:23:26 PM
AVAST 2014 R2 RC [9.0.2010]

Changelog/Fixes:
- Fixed reported BSODs related to the WebShield, Networkshield and FW
- Browser plugin support in IE11
- USB rescue disk creation sometimes fails (WinXP)
- Added localizations

It should be possible to install this version on top of your existing avast! installation (all settings should be preserved).

Any feedback is appreciated! https://feedback.avast.com/response/add
Title: Re: avast! AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: DJBone on December 17, 2013, 07:12:00 PM
avast! AV Release-Version [9.0.2011]

Changelog/Fixes:
* We have finally fully rewritten the WebShield so that it now doesn't work as a "transparent proxy" anymore. I.e. no more routing of all HTTP traffic through the AvastSvc.exe process - which should hopefully result in no more conflicts with various firewalls (especially older firewalls that can't handle transparent proxies) and overall improvement in stability and performance. Besides that (and this is really exciting) it allows us to see and detect more threats (the original webshield had some limitations).
* The Firewall component (in IS and Premier) has also changed dramatically. We spent quite some time making it more compatible with other applications, such as Java and various VPN services.
* The installer/updater has been improved to allow more reliable installation in case of infected machines. The installer is now protected by the avast self-defense driver from the very beginning, making it harder for active malware to kill it (if you have problems starting the installer in the first place, it may be a good idea to try to rename the executable to a random name first)
* The changes in the File System Shield's driver should result in faster performance, especially in the copy files and install programs scenarios.
    We have also beefed up the Browser Cleanup tool to be able to rip off even the more stubborn toolbars and other "PUBEs" (Pontentially Unwanted Browser Extensions :))
* We have also fixed a whole bunch of bugs reported in the last couple of months. Especially if you encountered a problem with R1, I suggest you try this new version, chances are that the problem is resolved there.
*  For trialware users, we have also added an interactive tutorial that explains all the features of the product in a straightforward, concise manner.

New features:
* Connectivity to the new avast! GrimeFighter product. GrimeFighter is our take on PC Optimization / tuneup and is the result of the Jumpshot acquisition that we did earlier this year.  This will be a standalone product (sold separately) but has some connections into Avast. It is really a cool product (and I encourage everyone to give it a try) - technically, it's Linux based, although you wouldn't be able to tell as it's perfectly skinned and does a good job at hiding all the complexities. For GrimeFighter, we will have a phased rollout for particular configurations. Over the next few weeks, users should look out for GrimeFighter pop-ups notifying them how we can improve their PC performance.
* SafePrice  is a new, optional module of the Avast browser plugins. It's designed to combine security (hence the "safe" part) with best deals (hence the "price") into one, easy-to-use module. It's pretty silent (almost invisible) unless you search for a specific product -- in which case, it would pop up a price comparison and allow you to pick one of the deals in the trusted stores. The feature can be turned on or off through the browser plugin settings. For Safe Price, we are doing a gradual global rollout. We will increase the rollout over the coming weeks.

Known issues:
* AOS plugin doesn´t work with "Enhanced Protected Mode" enabled in IE 11

Infos & Feedback: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=142951.0
Title: Re: avast! AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: DJBone on January 15, 2014, 09:56:07 PM
AVAST 2014 R2 Update 1 Beta [9.0.2012]

Changelog/Fixes:
- Uninstalling avast might hang at "stopping service: avast! antivirus"
- Performance and stabilization fixes in Stream Filter - e.g blocking of ajax calls
- Several firewall fixes - e.g. blocking of google earth
- Stability improvements - several crashes fixed

It should be possible to install this version on top of your existing avast! installation (all settings should be preserved).

Any feedback is appreciated! https://feedback.avast.com/response/add
Title: Re: avast! AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on January 23, 2014, 08:15:58 AM
avast! AV Release-Version [9.0.2013]

Changelog/Fixes:
- FIXED: Uninstalling avast might hang at "stopping service: avast! antivirus"
- FIXED: Upload issues for Dropbox and Flickr
- Performance and stabilization fixes in Stream Filter - e.g blocking of ajax calls
- Several firewall fixes - e.g. blocking of Google Earth
- Stability improvements - several crashes fixed

Infos & Feedback: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=145227.0
Title: Re: avast! AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on March 07, 2014, 11:33:19 AM
avast! AV 2014 R3 Beta 1 [9.0.2014]

Changelog/Fixes:
- Stream Filtering -- fixed stability and compatibility issues, it's running smooth and fast now, so no more browsing problems :-)
- ARA/ARC -- implemented internal architecture improvements, if you can, please test these components, thanks a lot
- Firewall -- the firewall should be more stable and with better compatibility with other network applications
- Improved! Software Updater – new installation wizard lets you download and install multiple updates at once directly from download.com
- Improved! Browser Cleanup – improved detection and removal of browser protectors, those tools that try to block us from getting rid of annoying toolbars
- Improved! GrimeFighter – now supporting 12 additional languages and with an advanced console for more control of optimization tasks.  Go ahead and fight the Grime!

Known issues:
- AOS IE plugin might still crash sometimes
- Remote assistance - connection from Win8 to Win8.1 might crash sometimes - FEEL FREE to try other combinations
- Online content for some features not fully ready yet (Browser Cleanup, Software Updater)
- There might appear problems with inserting activation codes
- New translated GF OS not available yet
- RescueCD is not starting automatically, you must run it manually through the RESCUE\AVAST2PE.EXE binary

It should be possible to install this version on top of your existing avast! installation (all settings should be preserved).
Title: Re: avast! AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: DJBone on March 15, 2014, 12:44:58 AM
avast! AV 2014 R3 RC [9.0.2015]

Changelog/Fixes:
* Stream Filtering -- fixed stability and compatibility issues, it's running smooth and fast now, so no more browsing problems :-)
* ARA/ARC -- implemented internal architecture improvements, if you can, please test these components, thanks a lot
 * Firewall -- the firewall should be more stable and with better compatibility with other network applications
* Improved! Software Updater – new installation wizard lets you download and install multiple updates at once directly from download.com
* Improved! Browser Cleanup – improved detection and removal of browser protectors, those tools that try to block us from getting rid of annoying toolbars
* Improved! GrimeFighter – now supporting 12 additional languages and with an advanced console for more control of optimization tasks.  Go ahead and fight the Grime!

Known issues:
* GrimeFighter is sometimes offered incorrectly on Win 8/Win 8.1. We will fix that soon.

It should be possible to install this version on top of your existing avast! installation (all settings should be preserved).

Any feedback is appreciated! https://feedback.avast.com/response/add
Title: Re: avast! AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on March 20, 2014, 06:52:47 AM
avast! AV 2014 Release-Version [9.0.2016]

Changelog/Fixes:
- Stream Filtering -- fixed stability and compatibility issues, it's running smooth and fast now, so no more browsing problems :-)
- ARA/ARC -- implemented internal architecture improvements, if you can, please test these components, thanks a lot
- Firewall -- the firewall should be more stable and with better compatibility with other network applications
- Improved! Software Updater – new installation wizard lets you download and install multiple updates at once directly from download.com
- Improved! Browser Cleanup – improved detection and removal of browser protectors, those tools that try to block us from getting rid of annoying toolbars
- Improved! GrimeFighter – now supporting 12 additional languages and with an advanced console for more control of optimization tasks.

Infos & Feedback: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=147812.0
Title: Re: avast! AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on April 07, 2014, 08:26:05 PM
avast! AV 2014 R3 SP1 Beta [9.0.2017]

Changelog/Fixes:
- Stream Filtering -- fixed stability and compatibility issues, it's running smooth and fast now, so no more browsing problems
- Firewall -- the firewall should be more stable and with better compatibility with other network applications. we spent a lot time analyzing various dumps you provided to us to increase your confidence level
-  Android protection - we can protect (if you wish) your Android phones and tablets with avast! Free Mobile Security (through your active Google Account) automatically (during the installation or update). NOTE: We will launch this functinality tomorrow, please be patient
- A lot of fixed issues your reported to us, thanks for your feedback (as usual)

Known issues:
- ARA is sometimes not working properly

It should be possible to install this version on top of your existing avast! installation (all settings should be preserved).
Title: Re: avast! AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: DJBone on April 17, 2014, 08:10:40 PM
avast! AV 2014 R3 SP1 [9.0.2018]

Changelog/Fixes:
* Stream Filtering -- fixed stability and compatibility issues, it's running smooth and fast now, so no more browsing problems :-)
* Firewall -- the firewall should be more stable and with better compatibility with other network applications. we spent a lot time analyzing various dumps you provided to us to increase
your confidence level.
* Android protection - we can protect (if you wish) your Android phones and tablets with avast! Free Mobile Security (through your active Google Account) automatically (during the installation
or update).
* A lot of fixed issues your reported to us, thanks for your feedback (as usual :-)


It should be possible to install this version on top of your existing avast! installation (all settings should be preserved).

Infos & Feedback: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=149112.0
Title: Re: avast! AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: DJBone on June 16, 2014, 08:36:05 PM
avast! AV 2014 R4 Beta [9.0.2019]

Changelog/Fixes:
* We've improved the security of the product - e.g we handle the conditions for the Guest account better, we are very senstitive for any incorrect inputs from the user with a negative impact on the system's security, or, we tuned the import settings functionality not to allow bypassing any protections
* We've added "resume" support in the setup component, so some of you should notice smoother downloading - depends on a "quality" of your connection (mainly during the program update where the amount of data is quite big)
* We've included a new antispam library (IS/Premier editions) for better accuracy of our anti-spam module
* We've put warnings during the installation process if there could be some obvious problems resulting in not 100% functionality after the installation (missing admin rights, insufficient space on disk, etc.)
*We've added ability to disable promotion popups (in PRO/IS/Premier editions). We strongly believe that our additional products can be valuable for you, but we also respect your will not to be bothered by such offers.
* We've performed a static analysis of our code resulting in many fixes (but don't worry, nothing was critical, just a small tuning :-)
    General bugfixing - this covers a lot of stability & performance changes in all components (but the main focus was traditionally on the network & engine components)

Known issues:
- IE AOSP plugin might crash sometimes - working on fix
Title: Re: avast! AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: DJBone on June 23, 2014, 07:01:56 PM
avast! AV 2014 R4 RC [9.0.2020]

Changelog/Fixes:
* Improved stability of the IE AOSP plugin
* Occasional uninstall problems
* Several crashes in various components (setup, browser cleanup, ie plugin, etc.)
* Occasional deadlocks in GUI
* GUI glitches
* Failure in RescueDisk creation
* Improved security of our processes (guarded by the self defense component)
* Secureline tuning (user experience mainly)
* Improved avastCleaner
* Tuned text & graphics
* We've improved the security of the product - e.g we handle the conditions for the Guest account better, we are very senstitive for any incorrect inputs from the user with a negative impact on the system's security, or, we tuned the import settings functionality not to allow bypassing any protections
* We've added "resume" support in the setup component, so some of you should notice smoother downloading - depends on a "quality" of your connection (mainly during the program update where the amount of data is quite big)
* We've included a new antispam library (IS/Premier editions) for better accuracy of our anti-spam module
* We've put warnings during the installation process if there could be some obvious problems resulting in not 100% functionality after the installation (missing admin rights, insufficient space on disk, etc.)
* We've added ability to disable promotion popups (in PRO/IS/Premier editions). We strongly believe that our additional products can be valuable for you, but we also respect your will not to be bothered by such offers.
* We've performed a static analysis of our code resulting in many fixes (but don't worry, nothing was critical, just a small tuning :-)
* General bugfixing - this covers a lot of stability & performance changes in all components (but the main focus was traditionally on the network & engine components)
Title: Re: avast! AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: DJBone on June 26, 2014, 08:40:54 PM
avast! AV 2014 R4 [9.0.2021]

Changelog/Fixes:
* We've improved the security of the product - e.g security of our processes (guarded by the self defense component), we handle the conditions for the Guest account better, we are very senstitive for any incorrect inputs from the user with a negative impact on the system's security, or, we tuned the import settings functionality not to allow bypassing any protections
* We've added "resume" support in the setup component, so some of you should notice smoother downloading - depends on a "quality" of your connection (mainly during the program update where the amount of data is quite big)
* We've included a new antispam library (IS/Premier editions) for better accuracy of our anti-spam module
* We've put warnings during the installation process if there could be some obvious problems resulting in not 100% functionality after the installation (missing admin rights, insufficient space on disk, etc.)
* We've added ability to disable promotion popups (in PRO/IS/Premier editions). We strongly believe that our additional products can be valuable for you, but we also respect your will not to be bothered by such offers.
* We've performed a static analysis of our code resulting in many fixes (but don't worry, nothing was critical, just a small tuning
    General bugfixing - this covers a lot of stability & performance changes in all components (but the main focus was traditionally on the network & engine components)

It should be possible to install this version on top of your existing avast! installation (all settings should be preserved).
Title: Re: avast! AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on August 16, 2014, 06:27:34 AM
avast! AV 2015 Beta 1 [10.0.2022]

Changelog/Fixes:
HTTPS scanning: Now, we are able to detect and decrypt TLS/SSL protected traffic in our Web-content filtering component. We are using our own generated certificates that are added into the Root Certificate store in Windows and also into major browsers. This feature will protect you against viruses coming through HTTPs traffic as well as adding compatibility for SPDY+HTTPS/ HTTP 2.0 traffic. You can tune/disable this feature in the settings section.
Home Network Security: Scan your home network for vulnerabilities (wifi status, connected devices, router settings, factory passwords, etc.). This is quite a new approach as we are trying to discover potential problems not isolated on the particular device only, but in the entire network of devices you use or connect to the Internet from.
SecureDNS (this feature is active in the paid versions only): We are introducing a new provider which guards against unprotected DNS/DNS hijack on a router/client (including unsecured networks, public ones, etc.).
Smart Scan: Integrated all on demand scans into one (Antivirus, Software updates, Home Network, GrimeFighter). One scan, different results and recommendations.
New Support System: Easy contact for paid users to submit a ticket with all info included automatically. Improved knowledge base for free users. Help is completely online and is more up to date.
General bugfixing: This covers a lot of stability & performance changes in all components (but the main focus was traditionally on the network & engine components).

Also, we have something extra prepared for you, but please be patient and wait for the beta update coming in approx. 14 days :-) Anyway, we would like to ask for your feedback, what is not working, what is your experience, whether do you see any performance problems, connectivity problems, etc. There is a lot of new low-level functionality with an impact to the whole system, so we need your feedback to tune everything for the final release. Thanks a lot!

Known issues:
- SecureDNS provider is not working correctly when you are on the restricted wi-fi networks
- If you are using Firefox while avast is installed, restart the browser for correct functionality of the SSL scanning
- SSL scanning scans only major browsers (FF,IE,Chrome) - checkbox in GUI is ignored

It should be possible to install this version on top of your existing avast! installation (all settings should be preserved).
Title: Re: avast! AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: TerraX on September 19, 2014, 03:50:20 PM
avast! AV 2015 Beta 2 [10.0.2200]

Changelog/Fixes:
• AVAST NG
A hardware based virtualization solution capable of running each Windows process in standalone safe virtualized environment (VM) and fully integrated to your desktop. Each process is executed in its own instance of VM, which means totally isolated from your other applications. This feature is now powering the Avast DeepScreen, resulting in better detection. The technology will also eventually power the Sandbox and SafeZone components (although it does not now).

Note: In this beta build, not all detections are 100% operable yet, so I wouldn't recommend using the new DeepScreen for detection testing for now. It will be 100% operable in the next couple of weeks - we will certainly let you know when is the good time to start testing with your malware collections.

Note 2: Avast NG can be installed only on physical machine, does not work in VM. It requires HW virtualization enabled.

• GrimeFighter Free
GrimeFighter will offer free cleaning of junk files and tuning of system settings. These tasks are performed by our Zilch and Torque minions. Other minion functions remain as paid-for features.

Known issues:
- IE AOSP plugin has still some minor issues
- slow first start of avast! UI after first reboot after update
- minor performance problems on Win8 under heavy network traffic

It should be possible to install this version on top of your existing avast! installation (all settings should be preserved).
Title: Re: avast! AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: TerraX on September 30, 2014, 10:33:41 PM
avast! AV 2015 Beta 3 [10.0.2201]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Improved malware detection in DeepScreen running on NG
• IE plugin - fixed problem with continuous opening AOSP settings
• Webshield - performance and stability changes
• Browser Cleanup - fixed missing extenstion list for Chrome 37
• SecureDNS stabilization
• Improved registration to Windows Security Center
• Many general performance and stability improvements

Known problems:
- Online content for GrimeFighter still in development
- There might be problems with removing bad addons on Win8.1 in Chrome in BCU

It should be possible to install this version on top of your existing avast! installation (all settings should be preserved).
Title: Re: avast! AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: DJBone on October 10, 2014, 09:29:17 PM
avast! AV 2015 RC1 [10.0.2202]


In AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 1 you can find mainly stability a performance improvements:


Known problems:
- we are not aware of them, find and report to us ;)

It should be possible to install this version on top of your existing avast! installation (all settings should be preserved).
Title: Re: avast! AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: DJBone on October 14, 2014, 08:40:59 PM
avast! AV 2015 RC2 [10.0.2203]


In AVAST 2015 Release Candidate 2 you can find mainly stability a performance improvements:


Known problems:
- Cannot delete custom scan
- Aggressive Hardened mode still catches SafeZone browsers for few installations

It should be possible to install this version on top of your existing avast! installation (all settings should be preserved).
Title: Re: avast! AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: DJBone on October 17, 2014, 10:47:42 PM
avast! AV 2015 RC3 [10.0.2204]


Changelog/Fixes:


Known problems:
- please report to us

It should be possible to install this version on top of your existing avast! installation (all settings should be preserved).[/list]
Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on October 21, 2014, 03:51:35 PM
Avast AV 2015 RTM [10.0.2205]

Changelog/Fixes:
- Both channels - beta/production are now equal and contain same binaries
- NG is now installed again on machines with lower CPU than 2ghz

It should be possible to install this version on top of your existing avast! installation (all settings should be preserved).
Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on October 21, 2014, 05:03:47 PM
Avast AV 2015 Release-Version [10.0.2206]

HTTPS scanning
Ability to detect and decrypt TLS/SSL protected traffic in the Web-content filtering component. This feature will protect you against viruses coming through HTTPs traffic as well as adding compatibility for SPDY+HTTPS/ HTTP 2.0 traffic. You can tune/disable this feature in the settings section.

AVAST NG
A hardware based virtualization solution capable of running each Windows process in standalone safe virtualized environment (VM) and fully integrated to your desktop. Each process is executed in its own instance of VM, which means totally isolated from your other applications. This feature is now powering the Avast DeepScreen, resulting in better detection. Avast NG requires HW virtualization enabled.

SecureDNS (this feature is active in the paid versions only)
A new provider which guards against unprotected DNS/DNS hijack on a router/client (including unsecured networks, public ones, etc.).

Home Network Security
Scan your home network for vulnerabilities (wifi status, connected devices, router settings, factory passwords, etc.). It helps to discover potential problems not isolated on the particular device only, but in the entire network of devices you use or connect to the Internet from.

Smart Scan
Integrated all on demand scans into one (Antivirus, Software updates, Home Network, GrimeFighter). One scan, different results and recommendations.

GrimeFighter Free
GrimeFighter will offer free cleaning of junk files and tuning of system settings. These tasks are performed by our Zilch and Torque minions. Other minion functions remain as paid-for features.

New Support System
Easy contact for paid users to submit a ticket with all info included automatically. Improved knowledge base for free users. Help is completely online and is more up to date.

General bugfixing
This covers a lot of stability & performance changes in all components (but the main focus was traditionally on the network & engine components).

Infos & Feedback: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=157524.0
Title: Re: avast! AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: DJBone on November 06, 2014, 01:00:41 AM
avast! AV 2015 SP1 [10.0.2207]

Hi,
just a small notice about upcoming program update - AVAST 2015 SP1 (build number 10.0.2207). We've released
this version as a beta build now. If everything is ok, the final release should come in the following days.
What is fixed?


Changelog/Fixes:

* Missing NG component under certain circumstances
* Fixed a bug in the keyboard driver causing problems with keyboards
* Better compatibility of the WebShield with some https pages (e.g. spotify, waze, etc.)
* SecureDNS - better logic of server selection resulting in performance improvements
* Fixed reported crashes

It should be possible to install this version on top of your existing avast! installation (all settings should be preserved).[/list]
Title: Re: avast! AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: DJBone on November 07, 2014, 07:11:36 PM
Avast AV 2015 SP1 [10.0.2208]

Hi all,
we're glad to announce that we've just released AVAST 2015 SP1 (service pack1) - build number 10.0.2208.

Changelog/Fixes:
* Fixed problem with missing NG component under certain circumstances
* Fixed a bug in the keyboard driver causing problems with keyboards
* Better compatibility of the WebShield with some https pages (e.g. spotify, waze, etc.)
* SecureDNS - better logic of server selection resulting in performance improvements
* Fixed reported crashes

It should be possible to install this version on top of your existing avast! installation (all settings should be preserved). Or you can use in-product updater.

Infos & Feedback: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=159534.0
Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: DJBone on February 05, 2015, 11:31:01 PM
Avast AV 2015 R2 Beta1 [10.2.2209]

Hi all,

I'm glad to announce new beta version: AVAST 2015 R2 Beta1 (build number 2015.10.2.2209)

What's new:

-          Improved Windows 10 Compatibility

-          Changed setup flow for better license activation

-          Avast NG – lot’s of performance and stability fixes

-          AccessAnywhere function is removed and replaced with new remote connection feature available through Account screen in all editions

-          Browser Cleanup integrated to Avast UI and added to Smart Scan

-          GrimeFighter now supports UEFI

-          Stability and performance improvements


Known issues:

-          AOS plugin for chrome still needs some UI fixes

-          Some features on Windows 10 might not work correctly (Sandbox, DeepScreen, browser plugin in IE)

-          Avast UI crashes on Windows XP64b


It should be possible to install this version on top of your existing avast! installation (all settings should be preserved).
Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on February 14, 2015, 05:26:04 AM
Avast AV 2015 R2 Beta2 [10.2.2210]

Changelog/Fixes:
- Performance fixes in stream filter
- IE AOSP plugin is more stable than ever
- NG now can be installed on x86 machines without VTx/AMDv
- BCU internal improvements

Known issues:
- Please tell us about them

It should be possible to install this version on top of your existing avast! installation (all settings should be preserved).
Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: TerraX on February 21, 2015, 12:19:21 AM
AVAST 2015 R2 RC1 [10.2.2211]

RC 1 Contains these improvements:
- Performance optimalizations in webshield and file system shield. Now they work much better than ever.
- DNT in IE AOSP plugin will not crash anymore
- AswVmm.sys driver - internal NG improvements
- Fresh new design of the Chrome Online Security extension. Do not track detection enabled by default.
- Https scanning works in Opera browser 25+

Known issues:
- Please tell us about them

It should be possible to install this version on top of your existing avast! installation (all settings should be preserved).
Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on February 26, 2015, 06:25:32 AM
Avast AV 2015 R2 RC2 [10.2.2212]

Changelog/Fixes:
- NG is now installed on computers with disabled virtualization CPU extension (valid only for Vista and 7 32 bit).
- Win10 - feel free to update from Win7+ to Win10 with Avast R2 installed
- Stream filter - fixed problem for IE and corrupted/expired certificates

Known issues:
- Please tell us about them

It should be possible to install this version on top of your existing avast! installation (all settings should be preserved).
Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on February 28, 2015, 06:24:56 AM
Avast AV 2015 R2 RTM [10.2.2213]

Changelog/Fixes:
- Diverse Verbesserungen und Fehlerkorrekturen

Known issues:
- Please tell us about them

It should be possible to install this version on top of your existing avast! installation (all settings should be preserved).
Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on March 03, 2015, 05:36:51 AM
Avast AV 2015 R2 Release-Version [10.2.2214]

Changelog/Fixes:
- Improved Windows 10 Compatibility
- Browser Cleanup integrated to Avast UI and added to Smart Scan
- WebShield improvements for faster browsing and fixed issues with expired certificates
- Avast NG virtualization – performance and stability fixes
- AccessAnywhere feature is removed and replaced with remote connection feature available through Account screen in all editions (not limited to Premier)
- New design of Chrome plugin
- Better license activation during setup

Infos & Feedback: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=167206.0
Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: DJBone on March 20, 2015, 11:54:47 PM
Avast AV 2015 R2 RC2 SP1 [10.2.2215]

Hi all,

based on your feedback we decided to release update of Avast 2015 R2 SP1(beta)(build number 2015.10.2.2215).

Beta contains these fixes:
-          Unable to insert Avast SecureLine license
-          Failed to load language dll [1033\UILangRes.dll] error after update
-          Mail Shield blocked Windows Live Mail connection
-          BCU problems with removing addons in silent mode

And some minor internal fixes for BSODs


Known issues:
-          Please tell us about them

Requests for testing:
We made some changes in subscriptions logic so just try to insert your license for Avast, Secureline....

It should be possible to install this version on top of your existing avast! installation (all settings should be preserved).
Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on March 24, 2015, 05:56:25 AM
Avast AV 2015 R2 SP1 Release-Version [10.2.2215]

Changelog/Fixes:
- Unable to insert Avast SecureLine license
- Failed to load language dll [1033\UILangRes.dll] error after update
- Mail Shield blocked Windows Live Mail connection
- BCU problems with removing addons in silent mode
- And some minor internal fixes for BSODs

Infos & Feedback: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=168417.0
Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on April 16, 2015, 06:01:19 AM
Avast AV 2015 R2 SP2 Beta1 [10.2.2216]

Changelog/Fixes:
- Server busy problem in Avast UI with loading some remote content
- Incompatability of FS shield with TrueCrypt
- FS shield - lscache.dat improvements
- File-system shield exclusions fixed
- StreamFilter - Improved compatibility with other AV products
- Performance and stability improvements

Known issues:
- Please tell us about them
Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on April 18, 2015, 05:23:43 AM
Avast AV 2015 R2 SP2 Beta2 [10.2.2217]

Changelog/Fixes:
- Added option to install Skype during Avast installation

Known issues:
- Please tell us about them
Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on April 22, 2015, 06:12:14 AM
Avast AV 2015 R2 SP2 Release-Version [10.2.2218]

Changelog/Fixes:
- Faster start after reboot - some components are loaded later
- File System Shield -  solved incompatibility with TrueCrypt
- File System Shield - exclusions work again
- Added option to install Skype during Avast installation
- StreamFilter - Improved compatibility with other AV products

Infos & Feedback: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=169904.0
Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: DJBone on June 15, 2015, 09:49:23 PM
Avast AV 2015 R3 Beta 1 [10.3.2219]

Changelog/Fixes:
- Grimefighter is now redone and called Cleanup.
            - runs without need of reboot
            - much faster
            - free for beta testers
            - runs on more devices (better compatibility)
- Improved Windows 10 compatibility
- Ability to check compatibility issues with other antivirus software
- Host-based intrusion prevention system (HIPS): an installed software package which monitors a single host for suspicious activity by analyzing events occurring within that host
- StreamFilter with Secure DNS is now available also for Windows XP/Vista
- NG is not using Volume Shadow Copy Service anymore
- Beta version will now be updated automatically once new beta version released

Known issues:
- SafeZone not working
- Scheduler for Cleanup doesn't work
- Sandbox doesn't work on Windows 10


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: DJBone on June 24, 2015, 11:37:10 PM
Avast AV 2015 R3 Beta 2 [10.3.2220]

Changes from Beta 1:
- Fixed problems with HIPS - now remembers choice and not so often prompts
- SafeZone is back - the original one for now..
- Fixed issues with WebShield, when some page didn't load or were loading too long
- Beta updates are now delivered automatically to beta testers, just restart needed

Windows XP users: Please add this to registry and restart PC.
It will help us to better identify some crashes:
http://public.avast.com/mkt/beta/fullmemdump.zip

Known issues:
- Scheduler for Cleanup doesn't work
- Sandbox doesn't work on Windows 10
Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on July 02, 2015, 07:27:47 AM
Avast AV 2015 R3 Beta 3 [10.3.2221]

Changes from Beta 2:
- Fixed problems with browser plugin Online Security in Internet Explorer
- Other smaller bugfixes and improvements

Known issues:
- Scheduler for Cleanup doesn't work
- Sandbox doesn't work on Windows 10


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on July 04, 2015, 06:38:49 AM
Avast AV 2015 R3 RC1 [10.3.2222]

Changes from Beta 3:
- Fixed BSOD crash on Windows XP
- Other smaller bugfixes and improvements

Known issues:
- Scheduler for Cleanup doesn't work
- Sandbox doesn't work on Windows 10


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on July 10, 2015, 07:07:31 PM
Avast AV 2015 R3 RC2 [10.3.2223]

Changes from RC1:
- Fixed confirmation window for AOS in IE
- Fixed problems with Sandbox on Windows 10
- Fixed problem with not functional Firewall on Windows 10

Known issues:
- Tell us about them ;)


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on July 13, 2015, 03:53:36 PM
Avast AV 2015 R3 Release-Version [10.3.2223]

Changelog/Fixes:
- Grimefighter is now redone and called Cleanup
   - runs without need of reboot
   - much faster
   - runs on more devices (better compatibility)
- Improved Windows 10 compatibility
- Ability to check compatibility issues with other antivirus software
- Host-based intrusion prevention system (HIPS): an installed software package which monitors a single host for suspicious activity by analyzing events occurring within that host
- StreamFilter with HTTPS scanning  is now available also for Windows XP/Vista
- NG is not using Volume Shadow Copy Service anymore

Infos & Feedback: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=173592.0
Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on July 24, 2015, 05:45:19 PM
Avast AV 2015 R3 SP1 Beta1 [10.3.2224]

Changelog/Fixes:
- Fixed minor issues with Firewall during Windows 10 update
- Fixed minor issues with Cleanup


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on July 28, 2015, 08:02:38 PM
Avast AV 2015 R3 SP1 Release-Version [10.3.2225]

Changelog/Fixes:
- Fixed problems with HTTPS browsing on Windows XP SP2
- Fixed problems with email clients on Windows XP SP2
- Fixed issues with firewall during program update and during update on Windows 10

Infos & Feedback: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=174255.0
Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on August 28, 2015, 06:27:47 PM
Avast AV 2015 R4 Beta1 [10.4.2227]

Changelog/Fixes:
- Better server selection list in SecureLine
- Fixed: Cleanup to stucked on 99%
- Fixed: Problems with HTTPS certificates in Firefox after upgrade to Windows 10
- Fixed: Firewall not started after upgrade to Windows 10
- Fixed: Cleanup to report leftover files, when software was just updated and not uninstalled (e.g. Skype, Java)


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on September 04, 2015, 06:18:38 PM
Avast AV 2015 R4 Beta2/3 [10.4.2228/2229]

Changelog/Fixes:
Today we unusually released 2 beta versions in order to test a new mechanism that will allow to avoid some compatibility issues in the future. For this beta testing we set the rule that machines with Windows XP will be able to update only to version 2228, all other machines will update as usual to the latest version 2229.
So please test if you machines on XP are on version 2228 and Vista+ on 2229 and both reporting as latest version. Don't worry we will remove the limitation for Windows XP machines in the next beta version, and we also won't limit XP users in the future. This is just for testing purposes.


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: TerraX on September 11, 2015, 11:52:35 PM
Avast AV 2015 R4 Beta 5/6 [10.4.2230/2231]

Changes:
- fixed problem with update condition for Windows XP users. Now users with XP shouldn't be able to install/update to build 2231 (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=176033.msg1249214#msg1249214)
- fixed issues with Outlook 2003 context menu (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=174042)
- fixed crashing of service during VPS update (https://forum.avast.com/?topic=175790.0)




Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: TerraX on September 15, 2015, 10:20:01 PM
AVAST AV 2015 R4 RC [10.4.2232]

Changes:
- removed limitation for Windows XP users
- fixed issues with payment gates ( https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=176486.0, https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=176047.0)
- fixed issues with not showing images on some sites (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=176452.0, https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=176218.0 )

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on September 20, 2015, 03:17:00 PM
Avast AV 2015 R4 Release-Version [10.4.2233]

Changelog/Fixes:
- Better server selection list in SecureLine
- Fixed: Cleanup to stop on 99%
- Fixed: Problems with HTTPS certificates in Firefox after upgrade to Windows 10
- Fixed: Firewall not started after upgrade to Windows 10
- Fixed: Cleanup to report leftover files, when software was just updated and not uninstalled (e.g. Skype, Java)
- Fixed: Issues with payment gates (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=176047.0)
- Fixed: Issues with not showing images on some sites (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=176452.0)
- Fixed: Issues with Outlook 2003 context menu (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=174042)

Infos & Feedback: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=176620.0
Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on October 01, 2015, 10:48:45 AM
Avast AV 2016 Beta1 [11.1.2234]

Changelog/Fixes:
• NEW: Passwords - Avast can now manage your passwords and generate strong passwords for you. Just one password to remember.
   - checks your passwords security
   - stores your passwords securely
   - includes browser extensions for easier logging in and form filling
   - generates strong passwords
• NEW: SafeZone browser - Replaced the SafeZone for safer shopping and banking
   - Pay Mode: runs automatically on banking sites (This isolates the session and protects it from possible keyloggers or other malicious software secretly lurking on your computer. With Pay Mode you can perform all your financial transactions in peace, without fear of your password or other personal details being stolen. Pay Mode can be also turned on manually directly via browser UI.)
   - Ad Blocker: The browser comes with built-in Ad Blocker that blocks all those annoying online ads and banners
   - Video Downloader: Another cool feature is built-in Video Downloader that allows you to download online videos and store them to your hard drive. Now we support just limited amount of sites (youtube, vimeo, stream, metacafe, yahoo and some others)
   - HTTPS scanning while preserving the original certificate
• NEW: User interface - More space for content, easy control
• NEW: Feedback possible directly from program - report bugs, feature requests and other suggestions easier
• IMPROVED: Home network security now detects more router vulnerabilites and shows more details
• IMPROVED: Installation - it should be now faster and less obtrusive.
• Many other minor tweaks and fixes

Known issues:
- Unable to log in to Avast Account through Cleanup
- Missing content for Network issues in Smart Scan
- Browser extension Avast Online Security is not being installed in Firefox
- Passwords extension in IE doesn't work correctly
- Loosing the first device that starts using Passwords might cause blocking of Avast Account (only if synchronization is enabled, by default turned off)
- “Shielded Window” mode in SafeZone browser doesn't work yet
- Web Reputation, Do-Not-Track and Safe Price features are not functional in SafeZone browser
- Ad blocker sometimes needs restart of the SafeZone browser to start working (occurs only once)
- Avast Passwords doesn't work in SafeZone browser yet
- It is impossible to deactivate the Pay Mode for sites which are automatically switched in to this mode


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on October 09, 2015, 12:25:18 PM
Avast AV 2016 Beta2 [11.1.2235]

Changelog/Fixes:
- Missing content for Network issues in Smart Scan fixed
- Unable to log in to Avast Account through Cleanup fixed
- Browser extension Avast Online Security is not being installed in Firefox fixed
- “Shielded Window” mode in SafeZone browser doesn't work yet fixed

Known issues:
- Passwords extension in IE doesn't work correctly
- Loosing the first device that starts using Passwords might cause blocking of Avast Account (only if synchronization is enabled, by default turned off)
- Web Reputation, Do-Not-Track and Safe Price features are not functional in SafeZone browser
- Ad blocker sometimes needs restart of the SafeZone browser to start working (occurs only once)
- Avast Passwords doesn't work in SafeZone browser yet
- It is impossible to deactivate the Pay Mode for sites which are automatically switched in to this mode


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on October 16, 2015, 07:27:12 AM
Avast AV 2016 Beta3 [11.1.2236]

Changelog/Fixes:
- Possibility to log in more Avast accounts
- Online security plugin for Firefox is now signed and works in Firefox 42
- Online setup - better recovery if reboot appears during installation
- Passwords extension now works in SafeZone browser
- WebShield HTTPS Scanning: We introduced a new method of HTTPs scanning. It is used in Firefox, Chrome and Opera. It works without changing the certificates with the help of kernel mode hooking. The security parameters and certificates are verified by the browser itself, including checks for untrusted or revoked certificates. Traditional MITM approach is still used for IE and Edge, and is also reactivated when required for particular browser. You can check the functionality of HTTPS scanning by checking Statistics window in Avast UI or by visiting http://www.eicar.org/85-0-Download.html.

Known issues:
- Passwords extension in IE doesn't work correctly
- Loosing the first device that starts using Passwords might cause blocking of Avast Account (only if synchronization is enabled, by default turned off)
- Web Reputation, Safe Price features are not functional in SafeZone browser
- Ad blocker sometimes needs restart of the SafeZone browser to start working (occurs only once)
- It is impossible to deactivate the Pay Mode for sites which are automatically switched in to this mode
- Home network security scan doesn't work in Smart scan


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on October 23, 2015, 06:20:00 PM
Avast AV 2016 Beta4 [11.1.2237]

Changelog/Fixes:
- Home network security is now fully completed and works also in Smart Scan
- Fixed major bugs in Passwords
- Fixed crashes in SafeZone tabs
- NG is not installed automatically in Free, but can be installed via Custom installation
- Fixed minor problems on uninstall screen
- Fixed problem with non working Firewall afer installation via online installer
- Animated icons in menu + new background on main page
- Trillions of minor bug fixes and improvements

Known issues:
- Web Reputation, Safe Price features are not functional in SafeZone browser
- It is impossible to deactivate the Pay Mode for sites which are automatically switched in to this mode
- After program update the Mozilla reports the Online Security plugin as unsigned. Clean installation works fine.


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: DJBone on October 27, 2015, 07:38:02 PM
Avast AV 2016 RC1 [11.1.2238]

Changes from V2016 Beta 4:
- Bug fixes
- Online Security plugin in Firefox is now signed in all cases (new installation or update)
- Firewall now should run ok on Windows 10

Known issues:
- Account screens are English only
- Online Security plugin isn't installed for Firefox 64-bit
- Missing links on the SafeZone browser startpage

We needed to change the location of the Passwords vault file, so if you would like to use the passwords you stored in previous beta versions please do the following:

Win XP
Create folder:                         C:\Documents and Settings\<USERNAME>\Local Settings\Application Data\AVAST Software\APM\
and copy there all files from here: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\AVAST Software\Avast\PAM\


Win7 and newer
Create folder:                        C:\Users\<USERNAME>\AppData\Local\AVAST Software\APM\
and copy there all files from here: C:\ProgramData\AVAST Software\Avast\PAM\
Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on October 30, 2015, 05:36:36 AM
Avast AV 2016 RC1 R2 [11.1.2239]

Changelog/Fixes:
- Minor fixes for Home network security

Known issues:
- Account screens are English only
- Online Security plugin isn't installed for Firefox 64-bit
- Missing links on the SafeZone browser startpage
- Missing translations on some screens

We needed to change the location of the Passwords vault file, so if you would like to use the passwords you stored in previous beta versions please do the following:

Win XP
Create folder: C:\Documents and Settings\<USERNAME>\Local Settings\Application Data\AVAST Software\APM\
and copy there all files from here: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\AVAST Software\Avast\PAM\

Win7 and newer
Create folder: C:\Users\<USERNAME>\AppData\Local\AVAST Software\APM\
and copy there all files from here: C:\ProgramData\AVAST Software\Avast\PAM\


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on October 31, 2015, 06:56:02 AM
Avast AV 2016 RC2 [11.1.2240]

Changelog/Fixes:
- Bug fixes
- Fixed issue when installed expired paid product and it was immediately downgraded to Free
- Fixed Passwords plugin in IE
- Android version of Passwords is available for testing

Known issues:
- Account screens are English only
- Online Security plugin isn't installed for Firefox 64-bit
- Missing links on the SafeZone browser startpage
- Missing translations on some screens


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on November 03, 2015, 06:10:42 AM
Avast AV 2016 RC3 [11.1.2241]

Changelog/Fixes:
- Fixed Passwords plugin in IE
- Account screens are now localized
- Minor bug fixes

Known issues:
- Online Security plugin isn't installed for Firefox 64-bit
- Most recent changes to the GUI are not yet translated

Avast Passwords apps for mobile phones:
1.  iOS: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?msg=1259613
2.  Android: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?msg=1262799


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on November 03, 2015, 01:55:41 PM
Avast AV 2016 Release-Version [11.1.2241]

Changelog/Fixes:
• NEW: Passwords
   - Avast can now manage your passwords and generate strong passwords for you. (Just one password to remember)
   - Checks your passwords security
   - Stores your passwords securely
   - Includes browser extensions for easier logging in and form filling
   - Generates strong passwords
• NEW: SafeZone browser
   - Replaced the SafeZone for safer shopping and banking in Pro, Internet Security and Premier
   - Shielded Window: To open there suspicious websites and to ensure full anonymity
   - Ad Blocking: Includes built in ad blocker extension
   - Video downloading for offline viewing
   - Easy setup: Automatically imports your bookmarks, history and cookies from your current default browser
   - Pay Mode: It isolates the session and protects it from possible keyloggers or other malicious software secretly lurking on your computer. With Pay Mode you can perform all your financial transactions in peace, without fear of your password or other personal details being stolen. Pay Mode runs automatically on banking site, but it can be also turned on manually.
• NEW: User interface
   - More space for content, easy control
• NEW: Feedback possible directly from program
   - Report bugs, feature requests and other suggestions easier
• IMPROVED: Home network security
   - Now detects more router vulnerabilites and shows more details
• IMPROVED: Installation
   - It should be now faster and less obtrusive
• IMPROVED: WebShield HTTPS Scanning
   - We introduced a new method of HTTPs scanning. It is used in Firefox, Chrome and Opera. It works without changing the certificates and the security parameters and certificates are verified by the browser itself, including checks for untrusted or revoked certificates.
• Many other minor tweaks and fixes

Infos & Feedback: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=178585.0
Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on November 13, 2015, 05:56:02 AM
Avast AV 2016 SP1 Beta1 [11.1.2242]

Changelog/Fixes:
- Updated CEF -> fixes some crashes of GUI
- HTTPS scanning now supports SPDY protocol
- Cut texts in menu fixed
- Fixes in SecureDNS
- Fixed missing Spanish language in Home network security

Known issues:
- Pay mode in SafeZone browser doesn't work on Windows XP


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on November 20, 2015, 05:19:40 AM
Avast AV 2016 SP1 Beta2 [11.1.2243]

Changelog/Fixes:
- Setup launch should be now faster (less time on the first loader)
- Fixed crashes in web shield
- Other bug fixes

Known issues:
- Pay mode in SafeZone browser doesn't work on Windows XP


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: DJBone on November 26, 2015, 11:20:56 PM
Avast AV 2016 SP1 Beta3 [11.1.2244]

Changelog/Fixes:
+ Fixed problems with browsing on Windows XP
+ Fixed issues with expired certificates needed for HTTPS scanning
+ Passwords extension for Firefox is now signed
+ SafeZone browser should now automatically import bookmarks from old SafeZone
+ Popup not shown when just checking for latest version ( https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=179633.0 )
+ Added icons for scans
+ Fixed missing option to delete custom scan
+ Added option to disable the email signature to Setttings-> General ( https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=179178.0 )
+ Returned shortcut for SafeZone browser to systray menu

Known issues:
- Pay mode in SafeZone browser doesn't work on Windows XP


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on December 02, 2015, 06:52:38 AM
Avast AV 2016 R1 SP1 Release-Version [11.1.2245]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Added option to disable the email signature to Setttings-> General (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=179178.0)
• SafeZone browser now automatically imports bookmarks and passwords from old SafeZone
• Added shortcut for SafeZone browser to systray menu
• Passwords extension for Firefox is now signed
• Added icons for scans
• HTTPS scanning now supports SPDY protocol
• Fixed problems with browsing on Windows XP
• Fixed issues with expired certificates needed for HTTPS scanning
• Update popup not shown when just checking for latest version (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=179633.0)
• Fixed missing option to delete custom scan
• Fixed wrong displayed text in menu
• Fixed problems with SecureDNS
• Fixed missing Spanish language in Home network security

Infos & Feedback: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=179884.0
Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on December 18, 2015, 07:48:26 AM
Avast AV 2016 Beta-Version [11.1.2246]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Passwords - correct timestamp for password history
• Uninstall - conditional deleting more files during uninstalling sandbox
• Passwords - performance login issues
• Streaming updates - fixed race-condition deadlock


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on December 23, 2015, 03:11:54 PM
Avast AV 2016 Beta-Version [11.1.2247]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Crashing Avast Service fixed


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: DJBone on January 08, 2016, 12:37:03 AM
Avast AV 2016 Beta-Version [11.1.2248]

Changelog/Fixes:
• updated SafeZone Browser with multiple security fixes
• fixed possible deadlock in file-system shield and during streaming updates     
• fixed missing registration information after program update
• improved security of avast components in memory 
Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on January 21, 2016, 03:06:44 PM
Avast AV 2016 Beta-Version [11.1.2249]

Changelog/Fixes:
• For Win8+ replacement of Firewall AswNdis driver by new driver - AswNetSec.sys based on WFP
• Improved DeepScreen (NG) performance
• All binaries are now signed according to new MS security recommendations (http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/32288.windows-enforcement-of-authenticode-code-signing-and-timestamping.aspx)
• Improved OpenVPN connection method for SecureLine VPN (Connection setup should be 2x faster)
   » Please try to connect and give us your feedback.

Hinweis: If you see any problems with installation or not working Firewall after update, please report to us.


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Secondmineboy on January 29, 2016, 05:51:01 PM
Avast AV 2016 Beta-Version [11.1.2251]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Added toaster informing user about inserting the signature into emails
• Improved experienced with opening tutorial after installation
• Final stabilization fixes before release

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: DJBone on February 03, 2016, 02:32:10 PM
Avast AV 2016 R1 SP2 Release-Version [11.1.2253]

Changelog/Fixes:
+ New firewall driver for Win8/10 - fixes issues with non working firewall
+ SecureLine start is faster - new OpenVPN method
+ Easier turning off email signatures
+ Faster loading of passwords list
+ Fixed installation of SafeZone browser
+ Extensions are now Firefox 64-bit compatible
+ SafeZone browser: Added security extension (phishing protection)
+ SafeZone browser: Fixed Pay mode crashes
+ SafeZone browser: Settings and bookmarks now synced to Pay mode (after browser restart)
+ Security fixes

Infos & Feedback: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=182470.0
Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Secondmineboy on February 25, 2016, 08:53:23 PM
Avast AV 2016 Beta-Version [11.2.2254]

Changelog/Fixes:
• SafeZone Browser - Improved Pay Mode loading stability
• FIXED - NG now works on Windows 10
• FIXED - Firewall Win8+ BSODs
• And more internal efficiency and stability improvements

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: TerraX on March 11, 2016, 10:05:19 PM
Avast AV 2016 Beta-Version [11.2.2255]

Changelog/Fixes:
• New Firewall driver on Win7
• Secureline screen rewritten to CEF
• OpenSSL library updated to 1.0.2g
• Fixed: Logging into Avast Account
• Fixed: Postpone on Restart dialog
Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: TerraX on March 17, 2016, 11:30:11 PM
Avast AV 2016 Beta-Version [11.2.2256]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Fixed problem with not running FW after update on Windows 7
• Introduced new way of file versioning
• Fixed StreamFilter deadlock
• Added SecureLine localization API
• Fixed No internet connection problem after online installation on Windows XP
Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Secondmineboy on March 24, 2016, 09:49:31 PM
Avast AV 2016 Release Candidate [11.2.2257]

Changelog/Fixes:
+ Silent Update process is ready
+ Secureline - Fixed potentional problem with reconnecting after restart
+ SafeZone - PayMode stabilization improvements
+ Performance improvements in computer startup
Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on April 02, 2016, 05:51:13 AM
Avast AV 2016 R2 RTM [11.2.2258]

Changelog/Fixes:
• SafeZone browser is now fixed part of Free version
• Fixed problems with Secureline screen that stuck on tutorial screen
• Removed Personal data section (Form filling) from Passwords - now the full focus is on password management


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Yasemin2 on April 03, 2016, 10:41:17 PM

Hallo,

ich habe seit einiger Zeit einen neuen Laptop mit Windows 10. Auf diesem Laptop war Avast vorinstalliert. Vor ein paar Tagen wollte ich dann mal ausprobieren, was das alles so kann und habe es dauerhaft deaktiviert. :'(. Da steht jetzt eine Schaltfläche mit Probleme beheben. Leider läßt sich dieses Problem so nicht beheben. Hat jemand einen Rat für mich, was ich machen könnte, damit ich wieder richtig geschützt bin?

Über eure Hilfe wäre ich sehr dankbar.

Liebe Grüße
Yasemin
Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: DJBone on April 03, 2016, 10:53:57 PM
Hallo und Willkommen im Forum! :)

Bitte starte einen neuen Thread: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?action=post;board=24.0
Dieser Thread ist nur für Ankündigungen.

DJBone
Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on April 05, 2016, 07:01:04 AM
Avast AV 2016 R2 RTM2 [11.2.2259]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Minor fixes
• Added translations


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on April 07, 2016, 06:20:05 AM
Avast AV 2016 R2 Release-Version [11.2.2260]

Changelog/Fixes:
• SafeZone browser is now included also in free version
• Avast program updates are now automatic and silent by default - can be changed via Settings->Update
• Faster computer startup
• Fixed issues with Firewall on Windows 7
• Fixed postpone function on restart dialog
• Fixed starting Pay mode in SafeZone browser
• Better notification about email signatures

Infos & Feedback: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=185216.0
Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on April 08, 2016, 12:20:01 PM
Avast AV 2016 Beta-Version [11.2.2261]

Changelog/Fixes:
• This beta version is fixing the issue with installing SafeZone browser during update, even if it was removed before manually by the user.


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on April 08, 2016, 02:10:56 PM
Avast AV 2016 R2 Release-Version [11.2.2261]

Changelog/Fixes:
• This version is fixing the issue with installing SafeZone browser during update, even if it was removed before manually by the user.

Infos & Feedback: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=185216.0
Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on April 26, 2016, 06:41:53 AM
Avast AV 2016 Beta-Version [11.2.2262]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Fixed crashing installations
• Fixed BSOD on AMD processors
• Fixed problem with huge antispam log
• Fixed repeatedly adding SafeZone browser icon on desktop after program update


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on April 28, 2016, 06:27:44 AM
Avast AV 2016 R2 Release-Version [11.2.2262]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Fixed crashing installations
• Fixed BSOD on AMD processors
• Fixed problem with huge antispam log
• Fixed repeatedly adding SafeZone browser icon on desktop after program update

Infos & Feedback: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=185945.0
Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on May 06, 2016, 03:44:46 PM
Avast AV 2016 Beta-Version [12.1.2263]

Changelog/Fixes:
• New scan API for browsing
• Removed NG (VHardware virtualization) - moved the technology to cloud, in next betas we will introduce new flow for handling unknown files
• Removed Stats - Under redesign, will be returned later
• Antispam module is now optional, not installed by default
• Remote assistance removed for good
• Fixed problems with Avast Account
• Fixed issues with slow loading pages in SafeZone browser
• Fixed creation of Rescue Disc

Known issues:
• Data Shredder UI doesn't work correctly
• SafeZone browser - Pay Mode does not work (will be fixed in next beta)
• Network threats (HNS) - affected devices are sometimes incorrectly displayed in Smart Scan results
• User interface might freeze after inserting a license

Hinweis: In this beta we removed some non crucial features and focused on overall performance.


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on May 13, 2016, 07:54:36 AM
Avast AV 2016 Beta-Version [12.1.2264]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Internal enhancements of the licensing component
• Fixed problem with closing post-update window
• SecureLine icon issues fixed
• SafeZone browser - Introducing New Pay Mode

Known issues:
• Data Shredder UI doesn't work correctly
• User interface might freeze after inserting a license
• Passwords Extension installation status is not updated during passwords activation, user has to wait for skip link to be shown (30s) to be able continue
• SafeZone Browser - Sometimes, Pay Mode fails to start. Restart of the browser should help
• SafeZone Browser - Dummy notifications and landing pages of Pay mode

Hinweis: In this beta we focused on internal improvements and bugfixes.


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: TerraX on May 19, 2016, 05:03:29 PM
Avast AV 2016 Beta-Version [12.1.2265]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Bugfixes
• Passwords extension installation status bug fixed

Known issues:
• User interface might freeze after inserting a license
• SafeZone Browser - Sometimes, Pay Mode fails to start. Restart of the browser should help
• SafeZone Browser - Dummy notifications and landing pages of Pay mode
• SecureLine - trying to connect while offline might cause service crash
Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on May 27, 2016, 08:15:14 PM
Avast AV 2016 Beta-Version [12.1.2266]

Changelog/Fixes:
• SecureLine internal enhancements
• Firewall profile switching rewritten
• Avast screens are not displayed on Windows 10 lockscreens anymore
• Boot time scan feature is now being downloaded on-demand
• Fixed showing restart dialog too often and ignore postpone times

Known issues:
• User interface might freeze after inserting a license
• User interface might freeze when starting smart scan
• SafeZone Browser - Sometimes, Pay Mode fails to start. Restart of the browser should help
• SafeZone Browser - Dummy notifications and landing pages of Pay mode
• Boot time scan "on-demand download" does not work
• HNS scan sometimes does not finish at all

Hinweis: In this beta we focused on internal improvements and bugfixes.


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: DJBone on June 03, 2016, 06:49:23 PM
Avast AV 2016 Beta-Version [12.1.2267]

Changelog/Fixes:
+ Boot-time scan download dialog fixed
+ New CyberCapture feature is now part of DeepScreen (further explanation will come)
+ When Avast Firewall is turned off, Windows Firewall is started
+ Fixed crash which occurred when offline user tried to initiate a SecureLine connection
+ Fixed GUI freeze after license insertion
+ SafeZone - fixed possible problem with initialization of Bank mode (Pay mode is now Bank mode)

Known issues:
- SafeZone Browser - Dummy notifications and landing pages of Pay mode
- Missing Firewall profile selection dialog after installation and reboot

Hinweis: + In the next beta, the boot-time scan will be enabled again for offline users (this decision was based on your feedback from the last beta). However, extended package of virus definitions will be still offered for download when the boot-time scan is scheduled.


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on June 09, 2016, 06:38:00 PM
Avast AV 2016 Beta-Version [12.1.2268]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Boot-time scan available to both online and offline users, while online users have opportunity to download additional virus definitions before the scan is scheduled
• Fixed missing firewall profile selection dialog after installation and reboot
• SafeZone browser - New design of bank mode landing pages
• SafeZone browser - Start menu icon fixed on Win 10

Known issues:
• CyberCapture still holds local copy of the file which is in the protective custody even when CyberCapture feature is turned off in settings
• Registration to the Windows security center may not be successful in some cases

Hinweis: As we are getting closer to the final release, please expect beta builds to come with higher frequency and shorter changelogs.


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on June 11, 2016, 04:02:45 PM
Avast AV 2016 Beta-Version [12.1.2269]

Changelog/Fixes:
• New implementation of Web Shield will be soon turned on, please report any issues with browsing or with downloads
• Fixed issues with displaing specific fonts in the UI
• Fixed file locking in CyberCapture
• Fixed service crashes on non-updated Windows 8.1
• Updated translations

Known issues:
• Registration to the Windows security center may still have some issues.

Hinweis: As we are getting closer to the final release, please expect beta builds to come with higher frequency and shorter changelogs.


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on June 14, 2016, 05:30:50 PM
Avast AV 2016 Beta-Version [12.1.2270]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Fixed service crashes caused by the new implementation of Web Shield
• The new implementation of Web Shield is now fully turned on, please report any issues with browsing or with downloads
• Fixed explorer scan settings - it is now possible to edit and save settings for this scan
• Updated translations

Known issues:
• Registration to the Windows security center may still have some issues
• Highest HIPS sensitivity setting can prevent user from logging into Windows

Hinweis: As we are getting closer to the final release, please expect beta builds to come with higher frequency and shorter changelogs.


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on June 17, 2016, 07:15:21 AM
Avast AV 2016 Beta-Version [12.1.2271]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Fixed issue with HIPS sensitivity set to highest - please verify our fix if you were affected by the issue
• Fixed CyberCapture dialog in some localizations
• The new implementation of Web Shield is now fully turned on
• Updated translations

Hinweis: We are now even closer to the release. This might be the last beta.


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on June 21, 2016, 06:01:47 AM
Avast AV 2016 Beta-Version [12.1.2272]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Fixed issue with user settings reset to default after program update
• Fixed incompatibility with latest Windows 10 insider builds

Hinweis: We are now even closer to the release. This is probably the last beta.


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on June 22, 2016, 07:32:16 AM
Avast AV NITRO Update Release-Version [12.1.2272]

This update is focused on improving the performance and detection capabilities. We also stopped using the year in product name, as we will be releasing new versions in monthly cycles from now. We also removed some features that might have been causing problems or not being used by many users in order to make Avast faster and lighter.

Changelog/Fixes:
• Lower system impact - faster boot time, less space taken on disk
• CyberCapture - better detection of unknown and unique files via our cloud technology
• Regular monthly program updates - automatic and silent, configurable via Settings
• Improved detection of router vulnerabilities
• New Bank mode in SafeZone browser
• Faster SecureLine connection
• Antispam is now as opt-in component
• Removed hardware virtualization (NG) - replaced with CyberCapture,that has much lower impact on system resources
• Removed Remote assistance - not used enough and not a core functionality

Infos & Feedback: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=187689.0
Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on July 20, 2016, 05:52:44 AM
Avast AV Beta-Version [12.2.2273]

Changelog/Fixes:
• New licensing system
• New implementation of Windows Security center registration
• Rescue Disc fixed

Known issues:
• Inserting license into expired program may cause invisibility of some components in the program UI. Repair fixes the issue.
• New components menu is not yet fully functional
• Windows Security center registration may not be successful in some cases. But please, report all occurrences which are not fixed by reboot.
• SafePrice plugin for Firefox may not show all available offers

Hinweis: In this release, we are trying to finish a few long going internal projects. Especially the improved licensing and registration to Windows Security center.


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on July 22, 2016, 07:28:43 PM
Avast AV Beta-Version [12.2.2275]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Fixed issues with the new implementation of Windows Security center registration
• The new Settings > Components menu is ready - please report any issues

Known issues:
• From time to time, Avast GUI opens without any apparent reason

Hinweis: In this release, we are trying to finish a few long going internal projects. Especially the improved licensing and registration to Windows Security center.


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: DJBone on July 27, 2016, 12:07:32 AM
Avast AV Beta-Version [12.2.2276]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Resolved compatibility issues with Windows 10 Anniversary Update (and the latest Windows Insider builds)
• Fixed bug in the Settings export (Back up settings)

Known issues:
• From time to time, Avast GUI opens without any apparent reason

Hinweis: In this release, we are trying to finish a few long going internal projects. Especially the improved licensing and registration to Windows Security center.


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on July 29, 2016, 05:52:48 AM
Avast AV NITRO Update Release-Version [12.2.2276]

In this release, we finished some long-going internal projects (e.g. improvements in the licensing system and registration to the Windows Security Center) and fixed many bugs.

Changelog/Fixes:
• Fully compatible with Windows 10 Anniversary Update
• New Components menu in program Settings - an easier way to control which components are installed and running

Infos & Feedback: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=189153.0
Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on August 04, 2016, 07:31:38 PM
Avast AV Beta-Version [12.3.2277]

This release is about passive mode which will make it easier to run Avast with another antivirus. To try it you can go to Settings and turn it on. It basically disables all realtime protection, but still receving virus definition updates and program updates so it's ready for on demand scans. Please try also to install this beta version on system, where is already another AV running, in that case the passive mode should be activated automatically. Please note that the other AV must be registered in WSC. This feature works on Windows 7 and higher.

Changelog/Fixes:
• BSOD for Skylake processor running Windows 10 Anniversary Update (RS1)
• Randomly opening Avast UI bug
• SafePrice browser extension component is no longer installed during update when browser extension was not installed in the previous version

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: DJBone on August 11, 2016, 08:06:57 PM
Avast AV RC-Version [12.3.2278]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Incommpatability problems with PICO on Win10 RS1
• FW incorrect displaying profile toaster
• Avast is correctly recognized in WSC after upgrade to Windows Anniversary Update

Previously introduced:
• Passive mode:
- In this beta we would like to introduce new compatibility mode,  which should solve compatibility issues, when Avast is being installed on a pc, where other AV is installed (and registred to WSC), Most of the shields are turned off, Avast should be updatable.

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on August 16, 2016, 05:38:26 AM
Avast AV RTM-Version [12.3.2279]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Win Vista registration to Windows Security Centre
• Compatibility problems with BASH/Ubuntu subsystem (PICO processes) on Win10 Anniversary Update

Previously introduced:
• Passive mode: In this beta we would like to introduce new compatibility mode,  which should solve compatibility issues, when Avast is being installed on a pc, where other AV is installed (and registred to WSC), Most of the shields are turned off, Avast should be updatable.

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on August 17, 2016, 05:57:11 AM
Avast AV NITRO Update Release-Version [12.3.2279]

We introduce one new feature in this release called Passive mode, that will allow to run Avast on a PC with another AV smoother. It improves a performance of such PC and solves some compatibility issues. This mode is turned on automatically if you install Avast on PC, where another AV is installed. Or user can turn it on via Settings -> Troubleshooting. Passive mode disables the resident protection but virus database is still updated and Avast is always ready to run on demand scans. All other functionality is working as usual.

Changelog/Fixes:
• Passive mode - new compatibility mode
• Added SafeZone browser, Security browser extension and SafePrice extension to Settings->Components for better management
• BSOD for Skylake processor running Windows 10 Anniversary Update
• Randomly opening Avast UI bug
• SafePrice browser extension component is not installed during update when Browser extension was not installed in the previous version
• Compatibility problems with PICO(Bash) processes on Windows 10 Anniversary Update
• Incorrectly displaying firewall network profile notification
• Avast is correctly recognized in Windows Security Center after upgrade to Windows Anniversary Update
• Showing all passwords as reused in passwords list

Infos & Feedback: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=189855.0
Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on August 19, 2016, 05:35:17 AM
Avast AV Beta-Version [12.3.2280]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Slowing down computer during installation
• Unavailability to select other language during installation


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on August 20, 2016, 05:52:30 AM
Avast AV NITRO Update Release-Version [12.3.2280]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Slowing down computer during installation
• Unavailability to select other language during installation

Infos & Feedback: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=189956.0
Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on November 03, 2016, 03:11:22 PM
Avast AV Beta-Version [12.4.2281]

Hi all, sorry for the delay with this beta, but it's finally here. We are now busy working on integration with AVG but I hope you will like the changes coming early next year (and yes HIPS included ;)). Main purpose of this beta is to test its stability and get your feedback on the new UI. We didn't change just the "face" but also the framework behind the UI so it gives us now much more flexibility in fixing various issues and bugs much faster than before.

We listened to the feedback, so there won't be color differences between Free and paid versions and all will be dark. Navigation moved back to the left side, and the window is now larger. We know it's not perfect now and we will work hard in the upcoming weeks to polish it for release quality.


Changelog/Fixes:
• Fully new UI framework with modern graphics
• Removed screensaver and desktop gadget
• Huge internal changes for product stabilization

Known issues:
• Some UI parts are not fully finished yet, excuse glitches
• SmartScan and Browser Cleanup not finished
• UI glitches in some expiration messaging dialogs
• Web shield problems on Win 10 internal preview
• Passwords synchronization setup flows are broken

Hinweis: Share your feedback and opinions about the new UI.


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on January 02, 2017, 11:06:33 PM
Avast AV Beta-Version [17.1.2282]

Hi all, Happy New Year 2017 to all of you. We decided to celebrate the new year with new beta version. ;) It contains many fixes we did during the last few weeks. Please note that the behavior analysis (aka IDP) is not included yet, but still planned for January release. It will be included in the next beta version planned in 2-3 weeks.

Changelog/Fixes:
• GUI fixes
• New SecureDNS module
• New tray icon
• SafeZone: Now, whether you’re in Default or Bank Mode, you’ll use the same settings, bookmarks and history. You’ll even be able to switch between modes without losing your session, so it’s never been easier to shop or bank safely.
• SafeZone: Added Bookmarks export
• Minor bugs fixed (total 268)

Known issues:
• SmartScan and Browser Cleanup not finished
• Firewall profiles don't work correctly on Windows XP
• SafeZone: Links leading to extensions store will not work


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: DJBone on January 20, 2017, 10:01:22 PM
Avast AV Beta-Version [17.1.2283]

Hi all testers,

we have a new beta for your to enjoy some weekend testing ;-) We finally added the behavioral analysis of running programs, plus many fixes and improvements in UI.


Changelog/Fixes:
- Behavior Shield aka behaviorial analysis of running programs is here!
- 88 fixes and improvements in GUI (Status screen polished - added progress when Smart Scan running, new navigation menu etc..)
- Game Mode improvements, now we prevent forced Windows restarts after Windows update
- Fixed problem when it's wasn't possible to turn off PC because File Shield was blocking it
- Firewall profiles are now synchronized with Windows (both directions) (Win7+)
- Firewall rules for "Public" profile are now visible in the UI for better control and configurability
- SafeZone: New Recently closed tabs menu
- SafeZone: Modern UI window styling
- SafeZone: New currency converter
- SafeZone: Most used sites on the start page

Known issues:
- Browser cleanup step in Smart Scan doesn't work
- SafeZone: Links leading to extensions store will not work
- SafeZone: Credit Card button does not work when switching back from bank mode (Workaround: click out and back to the SZB window)
- SafeZone: Useless notification about blocking an extension soon after browser start
Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on January 30, 2017, 09:08:04 PM
Avast AV Beta-Version [17.1.2284]

Hi all testers, we tried to get you fresh beta last week. It got a bit delayed, but finally, here it is! There was a lot of work done under the hood of the new UI. Hope you'll like all the invisible improvements! If everything goes well, you are going to get another beta before the week ends.

Changelog/Fixes:
• Fixed slow loading of the UI
• UI now works on smaller resolutions e.g. 800x600
• Browser addons cleaning added to the Smart Scan
• Localization is completed

Known issues:
• Sign in to Avast Account does not work yet
• Boot-time scan flow is broken


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: DJBone on February 03, 2017, 10:52:51 PM
Avast AV Beta-Version [17.1.2285]

Hi all testers,

we had a busy week filled with bugfixing. All critical issues should be resolved now. We know about few UI glitches, but otherwise, the build is a final release candidate. So please, give it a hard time and try to break it!


Changelog/Fixes:
 - Generally UI stabilization improvements
 - Wifi inspector - fixed most UI glitches
 - More than 100 fixes and improvements
 - Translations finished

Known issues:
- Avast account is turned of. Will be enabled later as it allows new UI mechanism.
- Notification counter does not change when clearing notifications.
- Vulnerability details merged together in wifi inspector.
- Boot time scan installation progress bar never finishes.
- Under some circumstances creating rescue disk does not work
- Few texts are missing its translations

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: DJBone on February 07, 2017, 02:55:29 AM
Avast AV Beta-Version [17.1.2286]

Hi all testers,

thank you for your feedback from the last beta build! We fixed a few bugs and this is the last beta refresh before the final release. It is the release candidate.


Changelog/Fixes:
 - Fixed boot time scan UI flow
 - Fixed Rescue disk issues on Windows 8 and higher
 - Component settings screen changed to fit low resolution displays
 - Fixes of the notification center (more are comming later via UI update channel)
 - Fixes in translations

Known issues:
- Avast account is turned off. Will be enabled later via UI update channel
- Few texts are missing its translations
Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on February 07, 2017, 01:03:03 PM
Avast AV Release-Version [17.1.2286]

Changelog/Fixes:
• User interface design - simplified navigation, new brand colors, notification center
• Behavior shield - better protection against ransomware by monitoring running programs behavior
• Game mode - new mode that launches automatically when game is started in order to reserve maximum performance for the game and to suppress all unecessary notifications and actions on background
• Free version doesn't require email registration anymore
• Performance improvements - faster website loading and apps launching(optimized hashing algorithms)
• Wi-Fi Inspector - previously called Home Network Security now detects even more problems and vulnerabilities on both home and public networks
• Passwords - faster UI and improved browser integration
• Real Site - new name for SecureDNS, that protects you against fake websites (DNS hijack)

Infos & Feedback: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=196442.0
Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: TerraX on February 17, 2017, 07:36:12 PM
Avast AV Beta-Version [17.2.2287]

Hello everyone,

This beta 17.2.2287 contains bug fixes that appeared in the previous release. You can expect public release soon.

Changelog/Fixes:
• white UI after update
• unusable PC after update(mostly Windows Vista)
• conflict of Behavioral shield and Comodo Firewall
• AOS and SP extnensions are now installing on Firefox 64bit
• missing languages in installation - Spanish and Croatian are back
• gaming mode performance improvements
• together more than 30 fixes

Known issues:
• issue with not working licensed SecureLine after update not fixed yet
Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on February 24, 2017, 06:17:22 PM
Avast AV Beta-Version [17.2.2288]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Problems with opening Avast UI after installation
• Problem with not working SecureLine licesense after update
• Security issue in SafeZone browser banking mode
• Crashing updates, when updating from version 8 and older

Known issues:
• Cleanup sometimes doesn't finish optimizing registry
• It's not possible to remove browser extensions when protector is active

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on February 27, 2017, 03:01:29 PM
Avast AV Release-Version [17.2.2288]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Not working User interface after update
• Problems on Windows Vista after update
• Issues with SecureLine license after update
• Conflict with Comodo firewall
• Installation of web extensions on 64-bit version of Firefox
• Problems with opening Avast UI after installation
• Security issue in SafeZone browser banking mode

Infos & Feedback: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=197957.0
Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on March 17, 2017, 03:52:18 AM
Avast AV Beta-Version [17.3.2289]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Issue with playing HTML5 videos in the SafeZone browser
• Improved compatibility with Windows 10 Creators Update
• Fixed issue with disabling components, which require restart
• Avast Account login is back on the dashboard
• Fixed time and formatting for scheduled scans UI

Known issues:
• Scans do not start on scheduled time
• Cleanup does not show progress when executed on scheduled time

Hinweis: In this beta, we would like to ask for your help with testing our new licensing backend. If you are willing to help, please see this new thread about licensing changes in the beta channel: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=198923.0


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on March 24, 2017, 05:11:57 PM
Avast AV Beta-Version [17.3.2290]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Firewall: Fixed internet connectivity not working after update (until restart) on Win XP, Vista and 7 - should now always work immediately
• HNS: Fixed incorrectly displayed vulnerabilities - vulnerability info is now correct
• Web Shield: Fixed SSL scanning issue on some sites - sites now load correctly
• Issues with login to roaming profile after update
• Passwords: Fixed issues with self-authorization and import from Easy Pass
• Issue with installation on Braswell CPUs
• Network problems after update on Vista
• Numerous crashes fixed

Known issues:
• Avast does not recognize Cleanup license after update

Hinweis: Again, we would like to ask for your help with testing our new licensing backend. If you are willing to help, please see this new thread about licensing changes in the beta channel: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=198923.0


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on March 28, 2017, 03:54:02 PM
Avast AV Release-Version [17.3.2290]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Firewall: Fixed internet connectivity not working after update (until restart) on Win XP, Vista and 7 - should now always work immediately
• Wifi Inspector: Fixed incorrectly displayed vulnerabilities - vulnerability info is now correct
• Web Shield: Fixed SSL scanning issue on some sites - sites now load correctly
• Issues with login to roaming profile after update
• Passwords: Fixed issues with self-authorization and import from Easy Pass
• Issue with installation on Braswell CPUs
• Network problems after update on Vista
• Issue with playing HTML5 videos in SafeZone browser
• Improved compatibility with Windows 10 Creators Update
• Issue with disabling components, which require restart
• Problems with never-ending Cleanup optimization

Infos & Feedback: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=199717.0
Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on March 30, 2017, 05:07:16 AM
Avast AV Beta-Version [17.3.2291]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Hotfixes of a few non-fatal crashes (non-necessary dumps created in the log folder)
• Avast does not recognize Cleanup license after update (fixed via UI update channel for release as well)

Hinweis: Again, we would like to ask for your help with testing our new licensing backend. If you are willing to help, please see this new thread about licensing changes in the beta channel: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=198923.0


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on March 31, 2017, 06:32:36 AM
Avast AV Release-Version [17.3.2291]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Hotfixes of a few non-fatal crashes (non-necessary dumps created in the log folder)
• Avast does not recognize Cleanup license after update

Infos & Feedback: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=199873.0
Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on April 08, 2017, 05:05:19 AM
Avast AV Beta-Version [17.4.2292]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Updated GUI framework CEF to the latest version
   » This is a huge change with impact on a whole product. Please watch any UI crashes or not working pages.

Known issues:
• Offline installation on Win XP without internet connection crashes, this scenario will not be supported anymore


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on April 21, 2017, 03:43:46 PM
Avast AV Beta-Version [17.4.2293]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Fix of crashing installer during VPS update
• Samples detected by File System Shield are now correctly moved to quarantine
• Firewall profile is correctly recognised also when you connect via different adapters
• Fixed several setup crashes
• Fixed problem with loading windows profile after AV update on Win10
• Avast updater now correctly checks disc space during update
• Fixed websites blocked by fw port scan detection
• Fixed webshield causes corruption when dowloading large files
• Fixed IE browsing sometimes freezed for a few seconds
• Fixed firewall component turned OFF after update
• Fixed vairous crashes in webshield and fw

Known issues:
• Offline installation on Win XP without internet connection crashes, this scenario will not be supported anymore


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on April 28, 2017, 04:49:46 PM
Avast AV Beta-Version [17.4.2294]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Fixes and things under the hood
• Fixed several crashes in web shield
• Fixed crashing setup during VPS update on 32b OSes

Known issues:
• Offline installation on Win XP without internet connection crashes, this scenario will not be supported anymore


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on May 04, 2017, 06:12:22 AM
Avast AV Release-Version [17.4.2294]

Changelog/Fixes:
• updated GUI engine
• fixed notification of finished Smart Scan, now it correctly shows the results instead of starting the scan again
• fixed several crashes in Web Shield (including corruption of large downloaded files)
• fixed crashing during update of virus definitions on 32-bit OS
• viruses detected by File Shield are now correctly moved to quarantine
• firewall profile is correctly recognized also when you connect via different network adapters
• fixed problem with empty windows profile on Windows 10 after avast update
• right-click explorer scan now runs in main window

Infos & Feedback: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=201769.0
Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on May 19, 2017, 05:22:20 AM
Avast AV Beta-Version [17.5.2295]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Crashes in installer during VPS update
• Update GUI framework renderer - libcef
• Fixes in licensing library

Known issues:
• Due to changes in driver signing, this beta may fail to install/run on new Windows 10 x64 devices with enabled secure boot. If the issue occurs, disable secure boot temporarily. It is going to be fixed in next beta.

Hinweis: This is more service release. Internally, we did major change in our internal infrastructure which should improve release and development process.


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on May 23, 2017, 06:22:35 AM
Avast AV Beta-Version [17.5.2296]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Fixed driver signing on new Windows 10 x64 devices with enabled secure boot

Hinweis: This is more service release. Internally, we did major change in our internal infrastructure which should improve release and development process.


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: DJBone on May 29, 2017, 03:30:42 PM
Avast AV Beta-Version [17.5.2297]

Changelog/Fixes:
• New Firewall profile selection toaster instead of dialog (when connecting to a new network)
• New toasters (in CEF) for scan, game mode, secure line
• Notification counter in tray icon
• Redesigned notification/problem center and dashboard
• Fixed several setup crashes during program update

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on June 02, 2017, 04:51:27 PM
Avast AV Beta-Version [17.5.2298]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Tiny Firewall for blocking EternalBlue exploit - (internal) It is a part of StreamFilter, turned ON/OFF by Web Shield
• Internal fixes

Hinweis: As many of you are aware Avast and AVG are 1 company now. Cause development of 2 different UIs takes different time, in this beta we introduce Ransomware shield in AVG beta now. You can expect Ransomware shield in Avast in next betas. If you wanna try Ransomware protection in AVG build, check this link: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=203373.0


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on June 12, 2017, 03:20:03 PM
Avast AV Beta-Version [17.5.2299]

Changelog/Fixes:
• New Antiransomware feature is now available also for Avast Beta (in IS and Premier editions)
• Changes in the driver verification process
   » Please report any issues on secure-boot enabled devices. Especially default installations of Windows 8, 8.1, 10, etc. on tablets, 2in1s and new laptops.

Hinweis: Information about Antiransomware protection: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?msg=1400953


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on June 17, 2017, 04:56:20 AM
Avast AV Beta-Version [17.5.2300]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Web Shield issues
• Ransomware Shield UI glitches
• General crashes reported by users

Hinweis: Information about Antiransomware protection: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?msg=1400953


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on June 23, 2017, 05:51:20 AM
Avast AV Beta-Version [17.5.2301]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Problems with ignoring issues on Dashboard
• Overall stabiliziation

Hinweis: Information about Antiransomware protection: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?msg=1400953


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on June 24, 2017, 05:03:56 AM
Avast AV Beta-Version [17.5.2302]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Fixes couple of deadlocks which could occur under special circumstances

Hinweis: Information about Antiransomware protection: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?msg=1400953


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on June 26, 2017, 04:46:12 PM
Avast AV Release-Version [17.5.2302]

Changelog/Fixes:
• New feature: Ransomware Shield (for Internet Security and Premier)
• New warning system on dashboard
• Warnings added to notification center
• Redesigned some popups
• Notification counter added to tray icon
• Fixed issues with public profile in Firewall

Infos & Feedback: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=204591.0
Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on July 14, 2017, 07:53:31 PM
Avast AV Beta-Version [17.5.2303]

Changelog/Fixes:
• This version contains fixes under the hood, mainly for SMB customers


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on July 19, 2017, 05:23:59 AM
Avast AV Release-Version [17.5.2303]

Changelog/Fixes:
• This version contains mainly fixes under the hood for SMB customers

Infos & Feedback: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=205809.0
Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on August 01, 2017, 05:14:13 AM
Avast AV Beta-Version [17.6.2305]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Fixed blocking of traffic from virtual machines by firewall

Known issues:
• Offline installation of Avast does not work without network


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on August 04, 2017, 05:01:25 PM
Avast AV Beta-Version [17.6.2306]

Changelog/Fixes:
• New dialogs for malware detections
• Offline installation of Avast works without network
• Loading of some websites no longer blocked by Web Shield

Known issues:
• Behavior shield detection dialog not updated


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on August 10, 2017, 04:23:59 PM
Avast AV Beta-Version [17.6.2307]

Changelog/Fixes:
• New Sensitive Data Shield component
   » it scans for documents (pdf,doc,txt) on your PC that contain sensitive information (agreements, work documents, flight tickets etc) and offers an extra protection of those
   » the documents are then protected against access by untrusted apps
• New SafeZone browser version
• Fixed crash during product activation by license

Known issues:
• Settings for Sensitive Data Shield not ready yet
• Sensitive Data Shield does not protect already protected files when those are modified
• Behavior Shield detection dialog not updated to new design


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on August 18, 2017, 12:37:46 PM
Avast AV Beta-Version [17.6.2308]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Anti-phishing in Web Shield - Web Shield now blocks Phishing sites even without the browser plugin Avast Online Security installed in the browser
• New Cleanup Premium - Cleanup is now standalone application, in beta you can use it even without license
• New detection dialogues also for Behavioral Shield
• Improved flow of all detection dialogues
• Fixed animation of systray icon

Known issues:
• Active Game Mode does not suspend Avast pop-up dialogues
• Avast service random crashes
• Cleanup installation sometimes does not work on Windows 10


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on August 29, 2017, 05:11:37 AM
Avast AV Beta-Version [17.6.2309]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Systray icon now has a blue dot, when there is a new unread notification
• New notification when you connect to a new network for the first time and provides an option to scan it

Known issues:
• No known major issues


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on August 30, 2017, 02:38:20 PM
Avast AV Beta-Version [17.6.2310]

Changelog/Fixes:
• We found a bug in licensing, so we just released new version with fix

Known issues:
• No known major issues


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on September 01, 2017, 06:37:42 AM
Avast AV Release-Version [17.6.2310]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Improved Anti-Phishing prevents you from falling victim to scams and fake sites (no browser extension needed!)
• New standalone Avast Cleanup Premium product with improved cleaning (to be rolled out in stages)
• We now recommend scanning for hidden network threats when you first connect to a new network
• Our systray icon now shows when you have a security notification
• Improved threat detections are now more visible and more informative about threats

Infos & Feedback: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=208049.0
Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on September 09, 2017, 05:04:23 AM
Avast AV Beta-Version [17.7.2311]

Changelog/Fixes:
• SafeZone Browser is not installed with clean AV installation anymore (https://www.avast.com/faq.php?article=AVKB209)
• Several bug-fixes

Known issues:
• Setup: Cleanup component cannot be uninstalled via modify installation or from UI
• Setup: Passive mode is not activated when another Antivirus solution is already installed
• Game Mode: All game mode rules are turned off by default (this setting is reloaded after restart)
   » Affects both clean installation and update
• Sensitive Data Shield: When protected documents are modified, such documents are no longer protected
• Sensitive Data Shield: When protected document is stored on device which is unplugged and plugged back to the computer, such documents are no longer protected
• Sensitive Data Shield: Changing rule allow/block in settings are not saved (the rule cannot be changed due to this)


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on September 16, 2017, 05:08:16 AM
Avast AV Beta-Version [17.7.2312]

Changelog/Fixes:
• You can add Real site exclusions to Webshield exclusions in following form: dns://donotfilter.mydomain.com

Known issues:
• Sensitive Data Shield (remains the same as in 17.7 (BETA1)
   » When protected documents are modified, such documents are no longer protected
   » When protected document is stored on device which is unplugged and plugged back to the computer, such documents are no longer protected
   » Changing rule allow/block in settings are not saved (the rule cannot be changed due to this)


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on September 28, 2017, 04:58:24 AM
Avast AV Beta-Version [17.7.2313]

Changelog/Fixes:
• New Webcam shield that checks which apps are trying to turn on your webcam (3 modes)
   » Smart mode (default) - we allow trusted apps and ask to grant access for unknown apps
   » Strict mode - we always ask user if the app should access webcam or not
   » No mercy mode - we always block the access to webcam so your webcam can't be turned on
• New Virus Chest - it's now part of main UI, more easily accessible via main navigation
• Improved low level optimizations for AMD Ryzen CPUs

Known issues:
• It is not possible to disable WebCam shield
• There are no notifications in WebCam shield in No mercy mode
• WebCam shield detection dialogues are not displayed on top in case some metro application is detected
• Help for WebCam shield is not localized


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on October 04, 2017, 04:29:42 AM
Avast AV Beta-Version [17.7.2314]

Changelog/Fixes:
• It is possible to enable/disable WebCam
• Wifi Inspector scan is now started parallely in Smart Scan to speed up whole Smart Scan


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on October 04, 2017, 02:13:30 PM
Avast AV Release-Version [17.7.2314]

Changelog/Fixes:
• New Webcam Shield stops hackers from hijacking your webcam to spy on you (Premier only)
• Virus Chest redesigned and moved to the Protection menu for easier access
• Improved low-level optimizations for better performance with AMD Ryzen CPUs
• Exclusions for Real Site (Secure DNS) can now be added via Web Shield exclusions
• Added support for credit cards in Avast Passwords
• Refreshed UI of SecureLine VPN

Infos & Feedback: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=209423.0


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on October 14, 2017, 05:42:14 AM
Avast AV Beta-Version [17.8.2315]

Changelog/Fixes:
• We did not finished any new feature in adequate BETA quality

Known issues:
• When a license/subscription is about to expire, empty dialog may be shown.
• Passive mode does not behave correctly in some cases.


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on October 27, 2017, 11:25:49 AM
Avast AV Beta-Version [17.8.2316]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Reporting more statuses to Windows Security Center on latest Windows 10 Fall's Creators Update
• Fixed BSOD on x64 systems caused by Sandbox driver
• Fixed crashing User Interface when Sign-In is used
• Fixed resetting Game Mode rules to default (all ON) after service (computer) restart
• Fixed Avast service exceptions creating dumps of it (without service crash)
• Fixed issue with Gmail signature (007 error) that was breaking outgoing emails
• Fixed Firewall new network toaster to set the correct profile
• Fixed several issues in passive mode (e.g. Avast in passive mode when no other Antivirus solution is installed, Avast in passive mode when another Antivirus client is installed as second etc.)
• And several other internal fixes and tweaks of the product

Known issues:
• Behavioral Shield does not display detection dialog when any of the automatic modes are enabled
• Update execution from Windows Security Center when product is outdated does not work
• Some of the Scan settings (at least areas to scan) are not accepted (ignored) when scan is executed
• User Interface freezes under some (currently unknown) conditions


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on November 04, 2017, 04:17:17 AM
Avast AV Beta-Version [17.8.2317]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Firewall component status reporting
• Real Site (Secure DNS) component crashing
• Issue related to in-product messaging causing the service to consume abnormal CPU resources
• Service crashing when license file is not present
• Update execution from Windows Security Center when product is outdated
• Restoring of malware from the virus Chest detected by Behavioral Shield when removal required computer restart
• Displaying toaster for Smart Scan when it is executed and User Interface is closed
• User Interface crashing when all options in Smart Scan were disabled
• Accepting special characters (such as <, >, etc.) in displaying toasters (such as Firewall - new network detection)
• Behavioral Shield does not display detection dialog when any of the automatic modes is enabled
• Restore dialog in Chest is correctly in CEF now
• User Interface crashing when Firewall button was used in displayed Firewall toaster
• Issue with creating Rescue USB disc on some (usually older ones) types of USB flash drives
• Scheduled daily scan is now always run on time

Known issues:
• Scan for performance issues (in SmartScan or Performance → Cleanup) did not find any issue and got stuck in scanning progress
   » Note: This issue was just partially fixed. However, still happenning and under further investigation at the moment.
• UI freeze during sample restore from Virus Chest

Suggested areas of testing:
• Restoring of samples from Virus Chest
• Scan settings and applying of these settings for different scans
• Smart scan and performance scan behavior

We are aware of suspicious behavior in mentioned areas and we would like to get your feedback and bug reports regarding these areas. It is important for us to obtain more results from different scenarios, environments, OS's, and so on.


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on November 09, 2017, 04:34:25 AM
Avast AV Beta-Version [17.8.2318]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Erasing malware detected and removed by Behavioral Shield from the chest when other malware was restored
• Adding custom folder to be protected by the Antiransomware Shield

Known issues:
• Displaying multiple detection dialogs at once (file and web shields)
• Sensitive Data Shield scan does not work on WXP and Vista systems
• Malware detected by Behavioral Shield cannot be restored


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on November 10, 2017, 04:13:38 AM
Avast AV Release-Version [17.8.2318]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Fixed issues with deleting Firewall rules during program update
• Fixed issues with Passive mode
• Added support for custom folders in Ransomware shield
• Fixed repeating scheduled scans
• Fixed update action from Windows Security Center
• Polishing of Virus Chest
• Fixed issue with Gmail signature (007 error) that was breaking outgoing emails
• Fixed Firewall new network toaster to set the correct profile

Infos & Feedback: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=210691.0
Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: TerraX on November 24, 2017, 10:56:48 PM
Avast AV Beta-Version [17.9.2319]

New Future:
• Feedback Form in Settings->About
• Possible to shred Recycle Bin via context menu (Data Shredder)
• Better proxy detection by setup and update from Windows settings
• Nested virtualization support for AMD CPU
• New Scan & Shield section in UI

Changelog/Fixes:
• Antirootkit monitoring that is responsible for catching unknown malware
• Fixed boot issue on Windows XP when Virtual PC driver is installed
• Fixed BSOD caused by conflict between  DELL percsas3 and aswSP drivers
• Sensitive Data Shield is now able to perform scan on Windows XP and Vista
• Antiphishing works on Windows XP

Known issues:
• Smart scan sometimes freezes
Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on December 08, 2017, 04:39:45 AM
Avast AV Beta-Version [17.9.2320]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Click on Scan Details in Notification Center does not execute another scan anymore
• Changes related to "Send for analysis" option located in Virus Chest
• Fixed crash of Avast service when license expires
• Smart Scan does not freeze anymore
• Fixed performance scan in Performance→Cleanup Premium
• Fixed problems with Behavior shield, that cut off internet connection
• Possibility to report false positive directly from detection dialog (File Shield)
• Passwords GUI redesigned
• Passwords Guardian feature improvements

Known issues:
• Avast service crashes if Passwords user is having login record without url stored and navigates to Password tab in GUI with debug logging enabled
• Passwords Guardian popup informing about possible leaked logins is shown to all users regardless the license. Only premium users should see such warning

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on December 16, 2017, 03:59:56 AM
Avast AV Beta-Version [17.9.2321]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Fixed missing tray icon in some cases
• Fixed Avast service deadlock caused by Wi-Fi Inspector
• Avast service does not crash if Passwords user is having login record without url stored and navigates to Password tab in GUI with debug logging enabled
• Passwords Guardian popup informing about possible leaked logins is no longer shown to all users regardless the license

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on December 21, 2017, 04:22:03 AM
Avast AV Beta-Version [17.9.2322]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Fixed crash of Avast service during computer shutdown
• Added localization for new features in 17.9

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on December 21, 2017, 03:29:28 PM
Avast AV Release-Version [17.9.2322]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Now you can send feedback and bug reports from Settings > About
• Recycle Bin content can now be shredded via Windows contextual menu (Avast Premier only)
• Redesigned Scan & Shields screens in the Protection menu for easier navigation
• Redesigned Avast Passwords UI for easier use
• More detailed status reporting to Windows Security Center in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
• Nested virtualization support for AMD CPUs
• Better proxy detection by setup and update from Windows settings
• Fixed a problem with white UI (you might see more processes AvastUI.exe now, but that's OK)
• Sensitive Data Shield now works with Windows XP and Vista
• Anti-Phishing Protection in Web Shield now works with Windows XP
• Clicking Scan Details in the Notification Center no longer starts another scan
• Fixed Avast service crash when a license expires
• Fixed performance scan in Performance > Cleanup Premium
• Fixed issue where Behavior Shield sometimes cut off a user’s Internet connection
• False positives can now be reported directly from threat detection warnings (File Shield)
• Fixed boot issue on Windows XP when Virtual PC driver is installed
• Fixed BSOD caused by conflict between DELL percsas3 and Avast Self-defense drivers

Infos & Feedback: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=212048.0
Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on January 12, 2018, 03:38:24 PM
Avast AV Beta-Version [18.1.2323]

Changelog/Fixes:
• It is possible to add more files into virus chest at once (you're welcome AliKhan ;))
• Improved dump creation when our process crashes
• Better handling of multiple opened Avast windows
• Added support for fallback download server (using HTTPS) in setup in case standard servers don't work
• Warning is displayed when logging off from windows during installation (so installation is finished properly)
• Optimized scanning of downloaded executable files
• Fixed scanning of files in Virus Chest
• Fixed wrong text in Recycle Bin context menu
• Avast UI crashes fixed
• Avast Clear now works properly on Win XP

Known issues:
• Email protection is not enabled sometimes after installation on XP until restart
• Several detection dialogues might be displayed for one downloaded and detected threat in case of .exe or .msi files

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on January 26, 2018, 11:02:39 AM
Avast AV Beta-Version [18.1.2324]

Changelog/Fixes:
• NEW PRODUCT - Avast AntiTrack
   » Standalone product offered via Avast
   » Extensions for Chrome, Firefox, Opera, IE, Edge
   » Helps with staying anonymous when browsing with one-click functionality
   » Helps with keeping the users browsing history private
   » Helps with stopping ads from following the user through the browsing experience
   » Protects against online identity theft
   » Currently not visible in Avast UI, but you can download and activate the product here: http://trackoff.d.avcdn.net/trackoff/1363cb4756a17cea65b9882a3065ea0c8398eb0c2b59a7cc3debf0cd02908712/avast_antitrack_premium_setup.exe (Activation code: 540A-EE7E-818D-E716-1CD8)
• New Anti-Exploit module for better protection against exploits, shellcode and other malicious PE files
• Changes in minimal installation components (now Behavioral shield is included)
• In case that DNS does not resolve our installation and update URLs correctly, the program will use Google DNS servers
• Fixed bug when games were minimizing themselves every 30 minutes
• Fixed problems with Outlook plugin
• Fixed name of Avast window in task bar
• Fixed Help screen (help was not displaying proper page on some places in UI - typically in settings)
• Fixed Boot Time Scan
• Fixed bug which caused that Last computer scan time was not displayed correctly

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on February 02, 2018, 03:36:17 PM
Avast AV Beta-Version [18.1.2325]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Avast AntiTrack is now available also in Avast UI under Privacy tile
• Fixed product crashes

Known issues:
• Shell extension scan (scan option in mouse right click menu) is not showing progress in UI correctly sometimes - We would really appreciate your feedback with exact reproduction steps. Thank you.

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on February 08, 2018, 01:21:20 PM
Avast AV Beta-Version [18.1.2326]

Changelog/Fixes:
• There are just minor bug fixes in this beta

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on February 13, 2018, 06:48:23 AM
Avast AV Release-Version [18.1.2326]

Changelog/Fixes:
• You can now add multiple files to your Virus Chest at once
• We now better handle opening multiple Avast windows at once
• We've optimized scans of downloaded executable (.exe) files
• We now warn you if you try to shut down Windows during installation to ensure your Avast installation finishes properly
• Avast updates and installations are now more reliable thanks to our new fallback HTTPS server that kicks in if our standard servers are not reachable
• We've added a new Anti-Exploit module for better protection against exploits, shellcode, and other malicious executable files
• Hate being tracked online? Check out the new Avast AntiTrack offer we've added to your Privacy menu (now only in English version)
• Fixed scanning of files in your Virus Chest
• Fixed some problems with the Outlook plugin
• Fixed wrong text in the Recycle Bin context menu
• Fixed the name of the Avast window in the taskbar
• Fixed an annoying bug that minimized games every 30 minutes

Infos & Feedback: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=215399.0
Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: DJBone on February 20, 2018, 08:06:52 PM
Avast AV Beta-Version [18.2.2327]

New:
• When Silent scan is ON and detection is made then this detection is added to Notification Center

Changelog/Fixes:
• Tray icon animation fixed
• Right-click scan from Windows Explorer fixed
• Fixed missing text when right clicked on Recycle Bin
• Fixed auto shutdown after scheduled scans
• Fixed missing Compatibility scan in Smart Scan
• and 50 other minor bugs

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: DJBone on February 28, 2018, 06:44:34 PM
Avast AV Beta-Version [18.2.2328]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Fixed problems with rescue disk creation
• Fixed crashes reported by users

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on March 02, 2018, 05:15:51 AM
Avast AV Release-Version [18.2.2328]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Threat detections made when Silent Mode is on will now appear in Notification Center
• Right-click scans from Windows Explorer are working again
• Automatic shutdown after scheduled scans is working again
• Our tray icon now animates properly
• Missing text has been added back when right-clicking the Recycle Bin
• Compatibility scan can be added to Smart Scan again via Settings
• Squashed some rescue-disk creation bugs

Infos & Feedback: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=216733.0
Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on March 09, 2018, 04:53:15 AM
Avast AV Beta-Version [18.3.2329]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Fixed displaying welcome screen after the installation is finished
• Fixed restoring files from virus chest (files were not restored but were deleted)
• Fixed a few program crashes

Known issues:
• Game Mode toaster about newly added game does not slide back
• Network connection does not work after installation of missing FW component

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on March 17, 2018, 03:56:01 AM
Avast AV Beta-Version [18.3.2330]

Changelog/Fixes:
• New internal implementation of localization in Avast UI - opening of Avast UI is faster now
• Passwords component has new settings
• Game Mode toaster about newly added game does not slide back
• Network connection does not work after installation of missing FW component
• Some components (e.g. Real Site) turned on after restart automatically although turned off permanently by user
• Firewall blocking emails over IPv6

Known issues:
• Sensitive Data Shield component is disabled after edition upgrade AVAST FREE → IS/Premier

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on March 23, 2018, 05:04:09 AM
Avast AV Beta-Version [18.3.2331]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Problems with starting the Behavior Shield service
• Problems with showing components based on subscription state (as mentioned below)
• A few program crashes reported over the client

Known issues:
• Sensitive Data Shield component is not enabled after upgrade from Free to higher edition (Internet Security or Premier)
• Non-licensed components (usually available for higher edition) may be visible in the Settings → Components
• Shredder and Sandbox items may not be visible in the context menu (although those components are installed and functional)
• Avast Passwords:
   » Passwords are not deleted from Avast Secure Browser after successful import
   » Missing support of Avast Secure Browser in extension installation toaster
   » When user imports logins from individual browsers we wrongly report status of pending login deletion for one browser regardless overall status

Hinweis: We are tuning product behavior when subscription is expired. The main impacted component is User Interface and the way the components are shown as well as enabled/disabled. There could be problems like component you have licensed is not shown at all, is not enabled, is still enabled once subscription expired or you can see components available for higher edition etc. Most of the issues have been resolved but still we would be thankful for any report related to this.


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on March 27, 2018, 05:17:15 AM
Avast AV Beta-Version [18.3.2332]

Changelog/Fixes:
• A few internal fixes

Hinweis: This build is also the release candidate for the 18.3 version.


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on March 30, 2018, 06:17:58 AM
Avast AV Beta-Version [18.3.2333]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Fix for crashing UI (tray) when it is being started after e.g. computer restart

Hinweis: This build is also the release candidate for the 18.3 version.


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on April 04, 2018, 07:18:10 AM
Avast AV Release-Version [18.3.2333]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Avast now opens even faster
• Avast Passwords settings have been redesigned for easier use
• Squashed a Virus Chest bug that mistakenly deleted files when you tried to restore them
• Our welcome screen is now displayed properly after Avast is installed
• Firewall no longer blocks your emails over IPv6
• Game Mode popups about newly added games now slide away as intended
• Exterminated a Behavior Shield startup bug

Infos & Feedback: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=217974.0
Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on April 07, 2018, 05:10:56 AM
Avast AV Beta-Version [18.4.2334]

Changelog/Fixes:
• New subscription screen
   » Subscription screen moved from Settings to the new menu in header (more items to follow)
   » Possibility to easier license via account
   » Implementation still in progress
   » Please go through this new section and report any issue you find
• New Anti-rootkit and Anti-exploit detection dialogs
• "Scanning in progress" is no longer reported in tray after install
• Toaster from Game Mode is not shown when Silent mode enabled
• UI does not hang or not responding when disable shields

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on April 13, 2018, 05:24:54 AM
Avast AV Beta-Version [18.4.2335]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Improved license dialog, where the user can choose, which licenses to use
• Fixed few crashes related to Firewall drivers


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on April 20, 2018, 05:03:07 AM
Avast AV Beta-Version [18.4.2336]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Web Shield: Connection aborted but detection dialog was not displayed in some cases
• Antispam: Updated detection module
• BSOD caused by Wi-fi Inspector


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on May 04, 2018, 05:33:34 AM
Avast AV Beta-Version [18.4.2337]

Changelog/Fixes:
• New desing of Wi-Fi Inspector
   » New map of devices
   » Easier to change device type
   » Different scans for public and private networks
• GDPR compliance: added new options in Privacy section in General Settings (paid programs)
• Setup: UI is now installed in second phase of setup. It should have positive impact on installation success and installation speed


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on May 10, 2018, 05:45:58 AM
Avast AV Beta-Version [18.4.2338]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Just few final fixes before release to public


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on May 11, 2018, 05:35:19 AM
Avast AV Release-Version [18.4.2338]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Detection dialogues for Anti-exploit and Anti-rootkit Shields
• My Licenses section
• Dropdown menu in top bar
• Earn Rewards program
• Wi-Fi Inspector redesign
• GDPR compliance
• Fixed a few crashes related to Firewall drivers
• "Scanning in progress" is no longer reported in tray after install
• Toaster from Game Mode is not shown when Silent Mode is enabled
• UI not responding when shields are disabled
• Behavior Shield crashes

Infos & Feedback: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=218919.0
Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on May 24, 2018, 02:26:54 PM
Avast AV Beta-Version [18.5.2339]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Added "restore as" option to virus chest
• New hover tooltip on tray icon for unread notifications
• UI should not be started after update or restart until AV service is running (this should prevent the UI "service is not running" state)
• New download mechanism for installation and update files
• Fixed - Presentation apps should not trigger "Game was added" toasters
• Fixed - Notification rules are not activated in FS when GM is on
• Fixed link in systray to open License information
• Visual fixes to chrome offer in setup
• BSOD fixes, crash fixes
• Fixed reporting of Firewall state to Windows Defender Security Center

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on June 11, 2018, 02:02:05 PM
Avast AV Beta-Version [18.5.2341]

Changelog/Fixes:
• New EULA
• Fixed - Skype popups are now correctly blocked by gaming mode
• Fixed - not running AV service after enabling passive mode
• Fixed - Missing text in passive mode enabling/disabling dialogue

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on June 19, 2018, 04:53:37 AM
Avast AV Beta-Version [18.5.2342]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Fixed - reporting of disabled shields in tray
• Fixed - crashes

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on June 20, 2018, 06:25:13 PM
Avast AV Release-Version [18.5.2342]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Notification alerts! A blue dot now appears on our systray icon when you have a notification
• Restore anywhere! Restore files from the Virus Chest to any location by clicking “Restore as”
• Improved our installation and update processes
• Clicking “Subscription information” in our systray menu now opens the correct screen
• Firewall status is now properly reported in Windows Security Center
• Disabled shields now appear correctly in our systray menu
• Fixed a few activation code bugs

Infos & Feedback: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=219897.0
Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on July 18, 2018, 06:50:01 AM
Avast AV Beta-Version [18.6.2343]

Changelog/Fixes:
• New Do Not Disturb mode replacing old Game Mode. Enjoy full-screen apps without interruptions.
• Several application crashes (found internally as well as from BETA program and public channel)
• Firewall toaster not displayed when network changed
• Not started User Interface after the installation
• Not working auto-detection of applications for Do not Disturb component (originally named Game Mode)
• Empty (white) User Interface main dashboard (not loaded content)
• Problems with executing games like WoW, Overwatch, etc.
• Detection dialog not displayed for WebShield component when set to Ask
• Wrong reporting of Wi-Fi Inspector scan progress percentage

Known issues:
• Do Not Disturb mode: detailed rule settings not available - default mode only
• Do Not Disturb mode: could cause problems in Firefox browser when entering fullscreen mode (only when Firefox is added as DND app)
• Do Not Disturb mode: does not correctly block 3rd party notifications in certain web presentation apps

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on July 23, 2018, 02:09:34 PM
Avast AV Beta-Version [18.6.2344]

Changelog/Fixes:
• DND mode - application whitelist/blacklist heavily modified
• DND mode - several optimalization for 3rd party app blocking
• several issues in licensing component (client as well as backend side)
• blocking standard websites by Web Shield component
• sometimes blocking TLS 1.3 connections

Known issues:
• DND mode - maximize performance option is enabled after DND mode disabled in single app
• DND mode - "new app added" toaster does not appear in some cases
• DND mode - not working correctly in Firefox and Edge browsers

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on July 27, 2018, 05:00:40 AM
Avast AV Beta-Version [18.6.2345]

Changelog/Fixes:
• DND mode - app detection based on internal DB is active after app goes to fullscreen
• Improved compatibility between Do not Disturb mode and the MS Windows Notification Center (MS Windows 10)
• DND mode - working correctly in Firefox
• DND mode - detection based fixes and minor improvements
• Fixed service start delay when no internet connection is available
• crashing of Antivirus service when updating existing license for Password Protection product
• DND mode - fixed blocking from Windows Notification Center
• crash of Antivirus service on Windows 10 RS5 and compatibility with its Edge browser
• not displaying confirmation dialog related to disabling the Webcam shield and Sensitive Data Shield components
• crashing reporting to Windows Security Center under some circumstances
• Fixed HNS (WiFi Inspector) related BSOD
• conflict when handling UDP packets (mainly by Real Site component) modified by 3rd party products

Known issues:
• DNS resolves sometimes time out - Restarting shields fixes the issue

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on August 03, 2018, 12:58:29 PM
Avast AV Beta-Version [18.6.2346]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Migration of Secureline VPN addon to stand-alone SecureLine VPN app
   » VPN addon is not offered during clean AV install anymore
   » If user has VPN addon licensed, then it's automatically switched to standalone VPN, otherwise the addon is uninstalled
   » The user can install easily standalone VPN anytime later from AV user interface
• DND mode - Basic setting available in Components
• TLS 1.3 scanning support in Web Shield
   » Full support in Firefox
   » Chrome only with Draft 28
   » Internet Explorer, Edge do not support TLS 1.3
• Fixed occasional DNS resolve time-outs   
• Fixed issues with loading of sites using EV certificate   
• DND mode - "new app added" toaster does not appear in some cases   

Known issues:
• DND mode - maximize performance option is enabled after DND mode disabled in single app
• DND mode - not working correctly in Edge browser
• DND mode - 3rd party app notification could not be blocked at very first attempt

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on August 14, 2018, 01:57:47 PM
Avast AV Beta-Version [18.6.2347]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Leak in self protection
• Fixed crashes related to TLS 1.3 support
• Fixed Site Blocking - it can be enabled once again
• Windows XP - CyberCapture does not send suspicious file
• DND mode - maximize performance option is enabled after DND mode disabled in single app
• DND mode - several stability fixes and improvements
• DND mode - incorrect basic settings behavior

Known issues:
• DND mode - not working correctly in Edge browser
• DND mode - 3rd party app notification could not be blocked at very first attempt

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on August 16, 2018, 03:56:29 PM
Avast AV Beta-Version [18.6.2348]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Reporting Antivirus and Firewall state to the Windows Security Center after performed upgrade or downgrade

Known issues:
• Crash related to TLS 1.3 support under specific circumstances
• Two detection dialogs displayed for phishing detection
• No detection dialog displayed for Webshield or Fileshield detections under specific circumstances (malware is blocked and moved to quarantine, but dialog not shown)
• Problems with signing to Avast account via Facebook
• Do not Disturb mode - not working correctly in Edge browser

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on August 20, 2018, 05:40:11 PM
Avast AV Beta-Version [18.6.2349]

Changelog/Fixes:
• This is the Release Candidate for PUBLIC channel with final "tuning" changes

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on August 22, 2018, 06:55:35 AM
Avast AV Release-Version [18.6.2349]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Do Not Disturb Mode replaces Game Mode and adds support for non-game apps too
• Edge extension replaces the Internet Explorer one (https://www.microsoft.com/store/apps/9P5882STVN6X)
• SecureLine VPN component won't be part of AV. User will be offered to install standalone VPN client independent from AV (staged release not for all users now)
• Support for scanning TLS 1.3 traffic via Web Shield (Chrome, Firefox)
• Automatic redirect to search page if domain isn't found
• Firewall notification not displayed when network changed
• Detection dialog not displayed for Web Shield when set to Ask
• Wrong reporting of Wi-Fi Inspector scan progress percent
• Site blocking works again
• Rescue disc
• Reporting of AV and Firewall state to Windows Security Center
• Explorer scan result not added to Notification Center
• Removed Enable offline mode option in free version tray icon

Infos & Feedback: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=221343.0
Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on September 05, 2018, 05:23:02 AM
Avast AV Beta-Version [18.7.2350]

Changelog/Fixes:
• We are introducing new style of our settings. The new settings have fresh and simplified modern look and feel. We reduced the number of items so now the most important ones are visible now. The advanced settings have been moved to a secret section named Geek Area, This secret section is available via search - just fill there "geek:area" - whole string has to be written for entrance to the section. Setting are incomplete, couple sections are still in development. We are hungry to hear your feedback, what do you think, do you like them? All your comments, ideas are appreciated and will be discussed by UI team.
• Issues with installation and re-installation of the Emergency Update component
• Installation and update of driver related to the SafeZone / Secure Browser bank mode

Known issues:
• DND Mode does not block newest version of Skype
• DND Mode may not load list of already installed apps when very first app is added

Known issues (Settings):
• The sections "Scan", "Exceptions" and "Firewall" haven't been finished yet. But there temporary is a link to old settings.
• A protection of AV itself by password doesn't work properly
• In section Troubleshooting the buttons "Back up settings", "Restore settings" and "Repair app" don't work (you can still repair the app via MS control panel → Programs and Features).
• A geek section hasn't been finished yet (there is only a list of settings for DND mode)
• Adding apps into sandbox


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on September 28, 2018, 06:36:34 AM
Avast AV Beta-Version [18.7.2352]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Changes in settings (only for beta, it won't be part of stable 18.7 release)
   » old settings will be used - XP and Vista
   » new settings will be used - Windows 7 and higher
• Avast Passwords - Synchronizations between devices
• Two detection dialogs when phishing detected
• License activation issues in Russia
• other minor stabilization fixes

Known issues:
• Some new settings sections are still not ready yet


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on October 04, 2018, 12:13:32 PM
Avast AV Beta-Version [18.7.2353]

Changelog/Fixes:
• This beta contains bug fixes only
• Improvement in DNS resolving, should fix problems with update and license activation
• Crashes in Do Not Disturb mode
• Problem with minimizing games after few minutes of playing
• Passwords crashes

Known issues:
• Some new settings sections are still not ready yet


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on October 09, 2018, 06:38:16 AM
Avast AV Beta-Version [18.7.2354]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Problems with activation SecureLine
• Registration into WSC on Win10 RS5

Known issues:
• Some new settings sections are still not ready yet

Hinweis: There is a specific thread about new settings (report bugs, suggest improvements, discuss, hate, whatever ;-) - https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=221665.0


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on October 09, 2018, 01:30:15 PM
Avast AV Release-Version [18.7.2354]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Passwords now synchronize even better
• Smart Scan now shows you the results of completed scans if you stop it before it’s finished
• You can now minimize games without trouble after a few minutes of play
• No more duplicate dialogs when we detect a phishing scam
• We’ve taken care of those connection problems while activating subscriptions
• We’ve caught and fixed a bug messing with the Windows Security Center registration after a Windows Update

Infos & Feedback: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=222449.0


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on November 14, 2018, 04:50:57 AM
Avast AV Beta-Version [18.8.2355]

Changelog/Fixes:
• This is just a quick hotfix with some vulnerability bug fixes

Known issues:
• Some new settings sections are still not ready yet

Hinweis: There is a specific thread about new settings (report bugs, suggest improvements, discuss, hate, whatever ;-) - https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=221665.0


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on November 15, 2018, 09:41:55 AM
Avast AV Beta-Version [18.8.2356]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Quick repack of previous build - no major changes, just final tuning before release

Known issues:
• Some new settings sections are still not ready yet

Hinweis: There is a specific thread about new settings (report bugs, suggest improvements, discuss, hate, whatever ;-) - https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=221665.0


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on November 16, 2018, 05:18:14 AM
Avast AV Release-Version [18.8.2356]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Fixed critical vulnerability
• Last version for Windows XP/Vista

Infos & Feedback: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=223253.0
Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on November 29, 2018, 05:26:11 AM
Avast AV Beta-Version [19.1.2357]

This release contains many changes but one is really big - this is the first fully 64bit Avast version. Please note that anything can be affected by this change. Please check if you find any issue in Avast functionality - any report is valuable for us. There are some limitations mentioned below, please go through the known issues carefully.

Changelog/Fixes:
• Fully 64bit version (one installer, contains both versions)
• 19.1 version can`t be installed on Windows XP/Vista
• Deep network scan research participation possibility at the end of Wi-Fi inspector scan (only on some networks)
• Improved network detection in Firewall
• Redesigned global settings
• Avast notifications disappear in some cases
• SecureDNS not turned ON after "OFF time" passes
• FW not running after upgrade from free to premier
• AntiRootkit and AntiExploit setting needs service restart to apply changes
• Reset settings to default does not affect firewall settings
• BSOD because of IDP
• Result of boot time scan is not in history
• Switched values (threat type and URL) in Web Shield detection dialog
• Add & Modify components started from UI is opened in background
• ARP spoofing protection and scan fixes

Known issues:
• Only latest online installer can be used for installation
• Dialog about requested restart is not displayed after manual update
• Smart Scan - no bad browser add-ons detected on x64 systems
• Data Shredder crashes on x64 systems
• DND does not start for Windows Store Apps

Hinweis: New settings (report bugs, suggest improvements, discuss, hate, whatever) - https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=221665.0


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on December 12, 2018, 04:53:26 AM
Avast AV Beta-Version [19.1.2358]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Online installer
• Global Exceptions only - we prefer to use just global exceptions that work for all shields and scans. So if you enter some file or folder it should be ignored for both shields and scans.
• Dialog about requested restart is displayed after manual update
• Smart Scan - bad browser add-ons are detected on x64 systems
• Data Shredder works also on x64 systems
• Do Not Disturb mode does now starts for full-screen Windows Store Apps
• And some boring crashes

Known issues:
• There is no update progress visible in UI
• Unidentified network toaster can be sometimes displayed

Hinweis: New settings (report bugs, suggest improvements, discuss, hate, whatever) - https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=221665.0


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on December 19, 2018, 05:48:15 PM
Avast AV Beta-Version [19.1.2359]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Update progress is visible in UI (applicable during update to next version)
• Small changes in exceptions related to Behavior Shield
• Minor changes before release to public

Hinweis: New settings (report bugs, suggest improvements, discuss, hate, whatever) - https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=221665.0


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on January 02, 2019, 03:33:09 PM
Avast AV Beta-Version [19.1.2360]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Final tuning before release to public

Hinweis: New settings (report bugs, suggest improvements, discuss, hate, whatever) - https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=221665.0


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on January 04, 2019, 11:43:54 AM
Avast AV Release-Version [19.1.2360]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Simplicity! We’ve simplified our settings screens and even added direct links from our feature screens to their settings
• Search! We’ve added a search bar to our settings to make it easier to find what you need
• Speed! Users of 64-bit Windows should now see faster PC startup and scan times
• Automagic! After purchasing another Avast product from within your antivirus, the new product will now be installed and activated automatically — no activation code needed
• Security! Our Firewall’s network detection is now better than ever
• Firewall now runs properly (without a PC restart) for those who’ve upgraded from Avast Free Antivirus
• Boot-time scan results can now be found in your scan history
• Fixed improper arrangement in our Web Shield detection (threat type and URL were switched)
• Your settings can now be backed up and restored again

Infos & Feedback: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=224225.0
Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on January 21, 2019, 10:51:29 AM
Avast AV Beta-Version [19.2.2361]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Fixed bank mode on x64 OS
• Fixed crashes

Known issues:
• SafePrice extension for Firefox is not included in fresh Avast installations (update is not affected)

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on January 26, 2019, 05:06:54 AM
Avast AV Beta-Version [19.2.2362]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Build version displayed in UI now shows also the version of latest uupdate which was delivered to the PC (for example: before 19.2.4159.0 and after 19.2.4159.111). You can now better recognize if you have applied our latest hot-fixes.
• Removed Morphisec integration code - this experimental feature was removed from our product
• New screens for creating and scheduling custom scans
• Fixed random crashes
• Fixed BSOD in aswNetSec.sys
• Option to install SafePrice extension for Firefox is back
• Tray icon status is now better synced with the main status on dashboard
• Fixed crash when user activates more licenses at the same time

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on February 02, 2019, 05:13:41 AM
Avast AV Beta-Version [19.2.2363]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Toasters displayed when installing new Avast/AVG products (VPN, Cleanup,...)
• Fixed UI crashes (might solve reported issues with blank white UI)
• Fixed BSOD in network driver

Known issues:
• Temporary disabled SSL traffic scanning in FF (compatibility issue with FF version 65)
• Exception added via Virus chest option - Restore and create exception might not work until restart
• Possible memory leak in service
• Avast blocks correct removal of USB drive

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: TerraX on February 05, 2019, 03:21:38 PM
Avast AV Beta-Version [19.2.2364]


Changelog/Fixes:
• Fixed possible memory leak in service
• Fixed blocking of correct USB removal
• Fixed crashes in licensing when there was unavailable network connection
• Fixed settings backup

Known issues:
• Temporary disabled SSL traffic scanning in FF (compatibility issue with FF version 65)
• Exception added via Virus chest option - Restore and create exception might not work until restart
Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on February 06, 2019, 12:30:14 PM
Avast AV Release-Version [19.2.2364]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Custom love - We’ve updated the look of our Custom Scans screen
• Geek-ster egg - We’ve hidden some new advanced settings for our geek fans — just search for ‘geek:area’ in your settings
• Improved the syncing speed of our tray icon
• Made our Outlook plugin work again on x86 systems
• Thawed out an annoying UI freeze some of you were experiencing

Infos & Feedback: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=225097.0
Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on February 21, 2019, 03:07:24 PM
Avast AV Beta-Version [19.3.2365]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Avast Cleanup and SecureLine stand-alone apps are automatically installed during clean installation of AVAST Ultimate
• Avast SecureLine Antivirus addon is never installed during clean installation and it is removed during program update + stand-alone SecureLine VPN app is installed during program update if SecureLine VPN AV addon was installed and licensed before update
• Smart Scan redesign: the scan should be shorter and running in parallel, resolving some issues while another scan is running
• Anti-rootkit scan of UEFI BIOS

Known issues:
• AV is installed in passive mode on W10 if OS is in russian localization

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on March 01, 2019, 04:58:42 AM
Avast AV Beta-Version [19.3.2366]

Changelog/Fixes:
• AV installed in passive mode on W10 if OS was in Russian localization
• "White UI" issue

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on March 07, 2019, 04:51:28 AM
Avast AV Beta-Version [19.3.2367]

Changelog/Fixes:
• A few last-minute fixes (mainly in UI)

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on March 08, 2019, 05:10:07 AM
Avast AV Beta-Version [19.3.2368]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Retpoline BSOD fix


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on March 09, 2019, 04:58:38 AM
Avast AV Beta-Version [19.3.2369]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Final fixes and tuning


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on March 11, 2019, 01:29:15 PM
Avast AV Release-Version [19.3.2369]

Changelog/Fixes:
• We’ve set our VPN free - SecureLine VPN is no longer attached to your antivirus. It’s now a separate product
• A safer UEFI - Anti-rootkit scan now protects your UEFI (unified extensible firmware interface)
• When installing Avast Ultimate, all products in the bundle will be installed in one go
• Fixed our boot-time scan
• Made sure our UI loads correctly ("white UI" problem)
• Fixed a bug for our users in Russia where Passive Mode sometimes turned on for no reason (Сожалею!)

Infos & Feedback: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=225876.0
Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on March 21, 2019, 05:18:24 AM
Avast AV Beta-Version [19.4.2370]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Migration of SafeZone users to new Secure browser
• Crashes in instup.dll, UI, behavioral shield

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on March 27, 2019, 11:20:55 AM
Avast AV Beta-Version [19.4.2371]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Improved mechanism for importing Avast certificate into Firefox
• Fixed conflict with Baidu PC faster
• Fixed continuous crashes of antivirus service
• Fixed minor issue with applying uUpdate on x64 OSes

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on April 02, 2019, 07:10:00 AM
Avast AV Beta-Version [19.4.2372]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Not opening post update screen while network issues
• Scan engine optimisations
• Crashing Wifi inspector

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on April 04, 2019, 06:19:16 AM
Avast AV Beta-Version [19.4.2373]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Hamachi VPN conflict
• Incorrect license type reporting

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on April 08, 2019, 10:32:50 AM
Avast AV Beta-Version [19.4.2374]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Not running behavioral shield in some cases


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on April 09, 2019, 03:49:07 PM
Avast AV Release-Version [19.4.2374]

Changelog/Fixes:
• File Shield is now running sanboxed for higher security (aswEngSrv.exe process)
• We're migrating all our SafeZone users to the new Avast Secure Browser
• AvLaunch won't show up twice in the Startup menu anymore
• HTTPS scanning now works with the latest versions of Firefox
• We'll now link you to a specific help article when Wi-Fi Inspector finds a vulnerability

Infos & Feedback: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=226463.0


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on April 25, 2019, 05:42:32 PM
Avast AV Beta-Version [19.5.2375]

Changelog/Fixes:
• DnD mode will not spam, that new app was added, every time Opera is updated
• Licenses - Fixed creating/extending of Free licenses before their expiration date

Known issues:
• Detection dialogs are opened in background

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on May 07, 2019, 06:16:51 AM
Avast AV Beta-Version [19.5.2376]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Fixed freeze of UI when Wifi Inspector scan is running
• Potential BSOD caused by Behavior Shield
• Many other crashes and BSODs

Known issues:
• Detection dialogs are opened in background

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on May 13, 2019, 06:24:52 PM
Avast AV Beta-Version [19.5.2377]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Detection dialogs are opened in background
• Fixed crash during Sensitive Data Scan
• Fixed issue when Sensitive Data Scan does not finish in some cases
• Toaster "You are protected" now correctly hides after the 15 seconds
• "Move to Virus Chest" button now works also for detection from File Shield

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on May 16, 2019, 10:54:27 AM
Avast AV Beta-Version [19.5.2378]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Final fixes before release to public


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on May 20, 2019, 06:36:01 PM
Avast AV Release-Version [19.5.2378]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Optimized statuses - Your shield statuses are now synchronized across the app
• Fewer nags - Do Not Disturb Mode no longer detects every Opera update as a new app
• License fixes - We’ve fixed an issue with the duration of our free antivirus licenses
• Better integration - Your antivirus works even better with other, standalone Avast apps

Infos & Feedback: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=227323.0


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on May 30, 2019, 04:42:18 PM
Avast AV Beta-Version [19.6.2379]

Changelog/Fixes:
• A smarter Smart Scan - we’ve redesigned our Smart Scan to be better than ever
• Improved performance - several performance optimizations to lower the disk and CPU usage during application installation
• Sensitive Data Shield scans no longer finish prematurely

Known issues:
• Confirmation dialogue is not displayed correctly sometime when you disable components

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on June 06, 2019, 01:53:13 PM
Avast AV Beta-Version [19.6.2380]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Improved stability - We’ve unified some headers across the app for greater stability
• A cleaner goodbye - If you ever uninstall us (gasp!), we now do a better job of removing all our files
• Fixed BSOD in antirootkit and in ids driver
• Fixed AvBugReport process crashes
• Fixed issue with not correctly displayed confirmation dialogue during disabling components
• Fixed possible infinite loop in SDS when scanning corrupted ZIP archives
• Fixed possible infinite loop in SDS when scanning exotic registry values

Known issues:
• In paid versions headers are displayed twice

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on June 10, 2019, 12:36:20 PM
Avast AV Beta-Version [19.6.2381]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Fixed crash in aswMonFlt driver
• Fixed crash in ashServ file

Known issues:
• It is not possible to disable components sometimes

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on June 17, 2019, 01:51:53 PM
Avast AV Beta-Version [19.6.2382]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Fixed BSOD in ids driver
• It is possible to disable components now
• Fixed issue with reappearing profile switcher toaster
• Fixed crash in AvEmUpdate process

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on June 21, 2019, 02:33:56 PM
Avast AV Beta-Version [19.6.2383]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Better compatibility with anticheat/antidebugger measures implemeted in some games (e.g. League of Legends)
• Fixed high memory usage of aswidsagent

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on June 25, 2019, 06:59:18 PM
Avast AV Release-Version [19.6.2383]

Changelog/Fixes:
• A smarter Smart Scan - We've redesigned our Smart Scan to be better than ever, and you can now even schedule it
• Improved performance - We've reduced the amount of disk and CPU usage our antivirus needs during the installation of other apps
• Improved stability - We've unified some headers across the app for greater stability
• A cleaner goodbye - If you ever uninstall us (gasp!), we now do a better job of removing all our files
• Bug stomping - Sensitive Data Shield scans no longer finish prematurely, and Mail Shield no longer blocks connections if it can't connect to an IPv6 address
• Game on! - We're now more compatible with games that use anti-cheating measures (e.g., League of Legends)

Infos & Feedback: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=228016.0
Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on July 18, 2019, 03:43:22 PM
Avast AV Beta-Version [19.7.2384]

Changelog/Fixes:
• As we plan to consolidate our AV portfolio to just Free Antivirus and Premium Security we changed Premier to Premium Security (features stay the same)
• New options in settings - two old settings were returned back - Internet Connection Sharing Mode and Enable automatic port scan detection - you can find them under Firewall settings
• It is now possible to schedule and also delete Quick scan
• New option in Web Shield settings - Enable QUIC/HTTP3 scanning
• Fixed issue in explorer scan - toaster was displayed just for first scan, now is displayed for each explorer scan
• Fixed memory leak in aswStm.sys driver

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on July 26, 2019, 07:00:59 PM
Avast AV Beta-Version [19.7.2385]

Changelog/Fixes:
• It is now possible to manually upgrade to Premium Security edition via button in settings (from IS and PRO editions)
• Fixed crash in instup

Known issues:
• CyberCapture toaster does not work (file is blocked, but user is not informed)

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on August 02, 2019, 06:55:20 PM
Avast AV Beta-Version [19.7.2386]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Diverse Verbesserungen und Fehlerkorrekturen

Known issues:
• Webshield blocks internet after a period of a time (e.g. a week)
• Mailshield blocks incoming/outgoing messages in Thunderbird

Hinweis: Please note that as those serious issues were found in the very last moment and are already in currently released BETA version too, we decided to release the new version with those issues as fixes for them are not ready yet.


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on August 09, 2019, 06:45:20 PM
Avast AV Beta-Version [19.7.2387]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Internet connection drop after few days of usage
• Not working receiving and sending mail messages in Mozilla Thunderbird
• Not functional dialog for adding application to be blocked by Sandbox, Ransomware, Sensitive Data Shield and Webcam Shield when Do not disturb (DND) component is not installed
• End User License Agreement (EULA) link was cut (although still EULA was displayed)
• Virtualization on AMD Ryzen 3000 CPU
• Occasionally blocked MS Windows 10 update by self-defense
• Problems with nested virtualization (VBox/VMware)
• Some malware could not be detected by CyberCapture/Sandbox component on latest MS Windows 10 (1903)
• Few crashes reported automatically from the clients

Known issues:
• End User License Agreement (EULA) link from About dialog does not work for Internet Explorer and Opera browsers (when those are set as default)
• For some specific malware detected by CyberCapture/Sandbox the detection dialog is not shown (but malware is detected and removed successfully)
• When all shields are disabled (e.g. via tray) and enabled, Mailshield is not enabled (sometimes it requires restart in order to start successfully)

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on August 15, 2019, 04:52:33 AM
Avast AV Beta-Version [19.7.2388]

Changelog/Fixes:
• When all shields are disabled (e.g. via tray) and enabled, Mailshield is not enabled (sometimes it requires restart in order to start successfully)

Known issues:
• End User License Agreement (EULA) link from About dialog does not work in Internet Explorer and Opera browsers (when those are set as default)
• For some specific malware detected by CyberCapture/Sandbox removal dialog not shown (but malware is detected and removed successfully)

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on August 15, 2019, 07:48:36 PM
Avast AV Release-Version [19.7.2388]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Officially launched the new Antivirus portfolio
• We can now automatically shut down your PC after a Full, Targeted, or Custom scan
• Quick Scans can now be added to your custom scans and scheduled for any time you’d like
• Added an option to Enable/Disable QUIC scanning in Settings
• Separating consents for Google Analytics and Jumpshot tracking in Settings
• Fixed issue in explorer scan where toaster was displayed just on the first occasion
• Fixed memory leak in aswStm.sys driver
• Fixed not working mail messages in Mozilla Thunderbird
• Fix of occasional blocking of MS Windows 10 update by self-defense
• Fix of problems with nested virtualization (VBox/VMware)

Infos & Feedback: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=228897.0


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on August 28, 2019, 07:51:04 PM
Avast AV Beta-Version [19.8.2389]

Changelog/Fixes:
• New version of UI engine CEF
• Double clicking toaster to close it

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on September 06, 2019, 12:55:45 PM
Avast AV Beta-Version [19.8.2390]

Changelog/Fixes:
• UI crashes reported by beta community
• Not starting mailshield issues
• Crashes in aswsp, aswmm, aswsnx drivers

Known issues:
• Omni edition - under some circumstances there might appear crash of Omni UI during shutdown

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on September 14, 2019, 08:08:19 AM
Avast AV Beta-Version [19.8.2391]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Sounds are back
• Problems with displaying post update screen
• Uncertain behavior of smart scan

Known issues:
• Omni edition - under some circumstances there might appear crash of Omni UI during shutdown

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on September 18, 2019, 01:06:24 PM
Avast AV Beta-Version [19.8.2392/2393]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Fore some very rare occasions AV installation caused deleting too much files on disk
• SmartScan sometimes stucked on 50%

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on September 19, 2019, 01:13:50 PM
Avast AV Release-Version [19.8.2393]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Hello, menu, my new friend - Check out all the useful shortcuts we’ve added to our top-right menu
• Goodbye, double-click - You no longer have to click twice on our popups to open or close them
• Smarter Smart Scan - Virus scan now deals with threats automatically, so you don’t have to sit through our scans
• “Reboot” got the boot - A redundant reboot message was fixed. A redundant reboot message was fixed
• Firewall fix - Changing your Firewall settings will now (gasp!) actually change your Firewall settings
• Passive Mode fix - Turning on or off Passive Mode no longer shows an infinitely spinning circle (your cat may miss this one, but you won’t)
• We fixed crashes of UI after online installation
• We are using a new CEF version now to render the UI (3.3626.1895)
• Fixed crash related to running Sandbox (if double-clicked) and also fixed displaying of detection dialogs in Sandbox

Infos & Feedback: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=229463.0
Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on October 12, 2019, 04:24:20 AM
Avast AV Beta-Version [19.9.2394]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Browser extensions now available in Avast/AVG UI
• Optimized enabling/disabling of all shields. Any feedback is appreciated
• Many bugs and crashes fixed

Known issues:
• Inconsistent UI can be displayed after product upgrade to Omni (or downgrade from Omni). Computer restart will fix it.

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on February 07, 2020, 02:13:06 PM
Avast AV Beta-Version [20.1.2395]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Browser extensions
   » Improved detection of status of browser extensions
   » Added support of detection in Opera browser
• Update process of user interface was improved
• Smart Scan improvements - Advanced issues - when everything is ok, we are showing "green" results instead of hidding the tab
• Rescue Disc is working again
• It is now possible to export certificate in Mail Shield settings

Known issues:
• Status of Chrome browser extension is not reported correctly in Avast UI

Hinweis: As we were unable to release 19.9 to public (due to many reasons), we switched the version to 20.1 and prepare another beta. It means that 20.1 is not completely new release, but it follows up the 19.9 release.


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on February 14, 2020, 02:28:25 PM
Avast AV Beta-Version [20.1.2396]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Fixed lot of crashes reported from previous beta
• Fixed possible deadlock of User Interface
• Fixed conflict between Self Defense and IDauto software

Known issues:
• Status of Chrome browser extension is not reported correctly in Avast UI

Hinweis: As we were unable to release 19.9 to public (due to many reasons), we switched the version to 20.1 and prepare another beta. It means that 20.1 is not completely new release, but it follows up the 19.9 release.


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on February 20, 2020, 02:23:44 PM
Avast AV Beta-Version [20.1.2397]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Fixed crash in network stream filter
• Fixed crash in browser cleanup
• Fixed problem with logs not correctly rotating (logs had hundreds of MB in some cases)
• Fixed issues in Smart scan that performance scan does not find any problems
• Fixed issue with stucked Smart scan
• Fixed problem with crashing Behavior Shield, during running RanSim test

Hinweis: As we were unable to release 19.9 to public (due to many reasons), we switched the version to 20.1 and prepare another beta. It means that 20.1 is not completely new release, but it follows up the 19.9 release.


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on February 25, 2020, 12:13:19 PM
Avast AV Release-Version [20.1.2397]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Browser extensions - Improve your browsing with our latest extensions (just open Menu > Browser extensions)
• Fewer popups - If you already have Avast Cleanup Premium, you’ll no longer see offers for it (sorry about that!)
• Improved statuses - The status messages you see on the main screen are now easier to understand
• Fixed Rescue Disk - You can now use Rescue Disk again to restore your PC from advanced attacks
• Other bug fixes - We’ve stomped dozens of other bugs to keep everything running smoothly
• Fixed problem with logs not correctly rotating (logs had hundreds of MB in some cases)
• Fixed issues in Smart scan that performance scan does not find any problems
• Fixed issue with stuck Smart scan

Infos & Feedback: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=232418.0


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on March 12, 2020, 12:47:29 PM
Avast AV Beta-Version [20.2.2398]

Changelog/Fixes:
• New premium feature Password Protection - it protects the passwords stored in Chrome or Firefox
• UI - we completely reworked javascript layer to speed up UI loading and be able to provide changes more quickly. Some parts are still in progress so you can expect UI issues.
• New firewall driver
• Rescue Disc - improved UI, updatable VPS (depends on free space on disk or USB)

Known issues:
• Broken detection dialogues and restart dialog
• Browser category in SmartScan has to be skipped
• Http communication can be blocked 1 minute after installation (Windows 8.1)
• Post-update screen is missing
• Update progress is not visible in UI
• Old files can remain in program folder after update to latest version
• There could be a crash during program uninstallation
• There can be problems with UI failing to load after update

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on March 23, 2020, 01:07:48 PM
Avast AV Beta-Version [20.2.2399]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Fixed UI failed to load issue
• Fixed detection and restart dialogues
• Fixed issue with missing post update screen
• Fixed issue with browser category in smart scan

Known issues:
• Http communication can be blocked 1 minute after installation (Windows 8.1).
• Firewall blocking PPTP and L2TP traffic

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on March 27, 2020, 01:47:16 PM
Avast AV Beta-Version [20.2.2400]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Fixed issue with firewall blocking PPTP and L2TP traffic
• Fixed issue with failed installation on Windows 10 caused by windows update pending (user will be informed that he has to restart PC to successfully install AV)

Known issues:
• Http communication can be blocked 1 minute after installation (Windows 8.1)
• Sensitive data shield does not work

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on March 30, 2020, 03:48:12 PM
Avast AV Beta-Version [20.2.2401]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Fixed issue with Sensitive data shield

Known issues:
• Http communication can be blocked 1 minute after installation (Windows 8.1)

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on April 02, 2020, 06:37:06 AM
Avast AV Release-Version [20.2.2401]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Password Protection - This new feature automagically secures passwords saved in your browsers. Find it in your Privacy menu (Premium Security only).
• New statistics - Check out your security stats by clicking My statistics in the top-right menu
• Improved Firewall - We’ve added more fire to the wall for better stability (Premium Security only)
• Bug fixes - We've stomped a few pesky bugs to keep things running smoothly

Infos & Feedback: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=233132.0
Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on April 09, 2020, 05:17:27 AM
Avast AV Beta-Version [20.3.2402]

Changelog/Fixes:
• New logic regarding login (and creating accounts) was added. Thanks to that, Recaptcha is not necessary anymore. We added a possibility to check the entered password (via the small eye). Also, you'll now find a new link for forgotten passwords.
• Progress of virus scans got a new look. Check it out by navigating to Protection → Virus Scans and launch a scan of your liking!
• Scan History got restructured and simplified
• SafePrice and Avast Online Security browser extensions are not installed for new installations but remain installed for existing users
• It is possible to cancel clean installation via button from installation toaster

Known issues:
• New "Cancel" button from installation toaster will be redesigned in next version (there will be proper button instead of "X" button)

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on April 17, 2020, 05:13:50 AM
Avast AV Beta-Version [20.3.2403]

Changelog/Fixes:
• AV setup does not offer Google Toolbar installation anymore
• Rescue disk VPS can be updated now
• Incorrect marketing content (related to installation instead of update) was displayed after program update in some cases
• Unsupported localizations are removed during edition upgrade to OMNI edition since it currently supports only ENG localization
• Getting licenses from an account, when one account logs out and another account logs in
• Reduced number of retries for getting licenses from the server in case something fails
• Ability to pay via Paypal
• Issues with Firewall not running after the update from previous versions
• Problem with repeated Ask dialogs from Firewall when "Ask" is set as the firewall policy

Known issues:
• A user might get logged out from Omni application
• Edition upgrade (where product build is not changed) requires OS restart which is bug for 20.3 AV version
• There might be a problem (frozen system) during uninstallation of Antivirus client with Firewall on Windows 7 operating system
• The last firewall rule does not work (can be the last default or the last one user edited/created)
• Enabling new DNS over HTTP feature in RealSite component can cause connectivity issues

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on April 24, 2020, 05:07:51 AM
Avast AV Beta-Version [20.3.2404]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Edition upgrade (where only edition is changed but build remain the same) does not require OS restart
• Random issue with freezed OS during AV edition downgrade / uninstall
• Reading account details so name and email address are properly displayed in Menu

Known issues:
• Sensitive data shield does not show protected files in User Interface after upgrade from Free to Premium edition without restart (it is ok after the computer restart)
• Two application crashes under specific conditions related to SecureDNS and Webshield components
• SecureDNS component is not fully working after upgrade from Free to Premium edition without restart on MS Windows 7 (it is ok after the computer restart)

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on May 01, 2020, 05:12:04 AM
Avast AV Beta-Version [20.3.2405]

Changelog/Fixes:
• SecureDNS now fully works after upgrade from Free to Premium without restart
• Firewall now fully works after upgrade from Free to Premium without restart
• Two application crashes under specific conditions related to SecureDNS and Webshield components
• Firewall blocks Microsoft Wireless Display feature

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on May 04, 2020, 02:43:22 PM
Avast AV Release-Version [20.3.2405]

Changelog/Fixes:
• New alerts - Get alerted when new devices join your network (Useful for catching both hackers and freeloading neighbors)
• More privacy - You now have the option to be protected from shady websites even in browsers that use the DoH protocol to encrypt the Domain Name System (DNS). Premium Security users can turn this on in their Real Site settings
• Improved Wi-Fi Inspector - We've updated your Wi-Fi Inspector so that it's a lot more stable

Infos & Feedback: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=233937.0
Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on May 12, 2020, 05:44:48 AM
Avast AV Beta-Version [20.4.2406]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Smart Scan - new updated library for scanning performance issues
• Internal improvements
• Improved logging of license operations so we know what triggers specific operations
• Rescue Disk: unable to install CRT
• Couple of minor crashes

Known issues:
• After clicking on update button in some cases UI is not showing the progress
• After edition upgrade UI toaster might not disappear sometimes
• Global exception not working for websites upon installation, restart is required

Hinweis: New features will come in next betas.


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on May 15, 2020, 05:01:04 AM
Avast AV Beta-Version [20.4.2407]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Internal improvements
• BSODs in Firewall

Known issues:
• After running Smart scan or Wifi inspector scan, UI might freeze with mouse coursor. We would like to ask you to try this scenario and please write us your feedback.
• After clicking on update button in some cases UI is not showing the progress
• After edition upgrade UI toaster might not disappear sometimes
• Global exception not working for websites upon installation, restart is required

Hinweis: New features will come in next betas.


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on May 22, 2020, 01:49:07 PM
Avast AV Beta-Version [20.4.2408]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Wifi scanner for AVG brand introduced (with still few minor issues)
• Instup: Fixed messages in silent mode
• Casting fixed
• Several BSODs

Known issues:
• UI is not closed during AV uninstall so error message about stopped service is visible there
• Broken tray dialog is displayed during edition downgrade
• UI button doesn´t run SupportTool.exe on Win7


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on May 29, 2020, 12:36:19 PM
Avast AV Beta-Version [20.4.2409]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Support tool.exe runs on Win7
• Sleep mode works on 20H1
• Behavioral shields improvements
• Minor crashes and internal stability improvements

Known issues:
• Software updater internal DB still not updated


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on June 02, 2020, 05:17:39 AM
Avast AV Beta-Version [20.4.2410]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Crash in aswmonflt driver

Known issues:
• Software updater internal DB still not updated


Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on June 03, 2020, 01:32:01 PM
Avast AV Release-Version [20.4.2410]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Safer web browsing - Web Shield can now block malicious sites based on their site certificates
• Improved support - Our support team can now help you send them logs to diagnose problems
• Avast Firewall is now compatible with  Microsoft Wireless Display adapter
• Sleep mode works with the latest Windows Spring 2020 Update
• Behavioral shield improvements
• Better internal tracking of license activation errors in order to improve the activation process
• Switching Free to Paid (and back) is now smoother
• URL exclusions security improvements
• ...and dozens of the usual minor crashes and internal stability improvements

Infos & Feedback: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=234639.0
Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on June 15, 2020, 01:46:17 PM
Avast AV Beta-Version [20.5.2411]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Introducing Remote Access Shield - This new feature lets you choose who can remotely access your computer and lets you block the rest. (Premium Security users only)
• Ransomware Shield is now free - We’re now offering this feature to Avast Free Antivirus users to maximize their ransomware protection
• Better USB drive protection - We’ll now ask you to scan USB drives when you plug them into your computer. (You can also turn this off in your notification settings)
• Improved taskbar icon - There’s no need to keep your antivirus open during scans. You can now see your scan progress from the Avast taskbar icon
• Google QUIC protocol support added to Webshield - It can affect anything from the "google ecosystem" so please let us know in case of any issues with e.g. Chrome, Opera, MS Edge, Drive, Calendar, Youtube...
• Based on the customers feedbak we changed the design of buttons in bank mode

Known issues:
• Rescue disc cannot be created in some cases

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on June 18, 2020, 04:24:25 PM
Avast AV Beta-Version [20.5.2412]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Sun-setting PRO/IS editions support
• Many bugs and crashes fixed
• RemoteAccessShield - IP blacklist now works

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on June 26, 2020, 06:47:12 AM
Avast AV Beta-Version [20.5.2413]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Rescue Disk is now working also with UEFI
• Fixed issue when computer shutdown was sometimes blocked if avast service was unable to stop

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on June 26, 2020, 02:02:47 PM
Avast AV Beta-Version [20.5.2414]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Change related to avast service start/stop on older operating systems (Windows 7)

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on June 30, 2020, 02:36:36 PM
Avast AV Beta-Version [20.5.2415]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Change related to dialogs for new Remote Access Shield

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on July 02, 2020, 01:54:47 PM
Avast AV Release-Version [20.5.2415]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Introducing Remote Access Shield - Enjoy even stronger protection against hackers. This new feature lets you choose who can remotely access your computer and lets you block the rest. (Premium Security users only)
• Ransomware Shield is now free - We’re now offering this feature to Avast Free Antivirus users to maximize their ransomware protection
• Easier USB drive protection - We’ll now ask you to scan USB drives when you plug them into your computer. (You can also turn this off in your notification settings)
• Improved taskbar icon - There’s no need to keep your antivirus open during scans. You can now see your scan progress from the Avast taskbar icon.
• Better botnet protection - Web Shield is even better about stopping malware from connecting to malicious servers
• Corner cases when Firewall was consuming too much CPU in correlation with VPS requests
• Cleanup install detection upon switching to x64 version (Congrats to Cleanup team and sorry when the app was being offered to you even if you had it already)
• Bugs in protecting passwords stored in Firefox and Chrome that were installed after Avast AV
• Some Rescue Disc failures when being created on USB
• UI glitches for enabling/disabling shield in Protection section

Infos & Feedback: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=235206.0
Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on July 09, 2020, 02:04:48 PM
Avast AV Beta-Version [20.6.2416]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Fixed BSOD during stopping AV services
• Fixed incorrect UI behavior, when Remote Access Shield was not installed the shield was visible in UI
• Fixed issue when IDP incorrectly informed that file can/cannot be removed during detection
• Fixed issue in UI when some buttons on dialogues were not visible when user had two monitors with different resolution

Known issues:
• When Remote Access Shield or Real Site are disabled, there is a list of errors displayed in UI
• With enabled passive mode the AV service and UI won't start

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on July 16, 2020, 02:33:01 PM
Avast AV Beta-Version [20.6.2417]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Simplification of privacy settings - merging 2 data sharing properties (Share app-usage data with Avast to help us with new product development / ...with 3rd-party analytics tools to improve this app) while respecting the previous user choice - so if any one of the former properties was ticked off, the new merged setting will be ticked off as well.
• Improved UI startup performance
• Fixed issue when internal drive was offered to be scanned as external HDD
• Fixed crash in webshield
• Fixed UI crash
• Fixed crash of AV service during OS restart
• Fixed issue in UI when Remote Access Shield or Real Site are disabled

Known issues:
• When passive mode is enabled AV service and UI does not start

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on July 22, 2020, 02:26:16 PM
Avast AV Beta-Version [20.6.2418]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Fixed issue with not running AV service and UI when user enabled passive mode and restarted
• Fixed crash in UI
• Fixed issue with Instup.exe and Icarus.exe generating a lot of FW rules and asking for permission
• Fixed issue that Chrome browser was not installed even when the checkbox was selected in Chrome browser offer
• Fixed issue when in some rare cases creation of rescue disk failed
• Fixed issue when there was a conflict with windows installer

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on July 28, 2020, 12:51:27 PM
Avast AV Beta-Version [20.6.2419]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Fixed handle leak

Known issues:
• Instup.exe and Icarus.exe generating a lot of FW rules and asking for permission

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on July 29, 2020, 08:13:47 AM
Avast AV Beta-Version [20.6.2420]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Fixed heap corruption dumps

Known issues:
• Instup.exe and Icarus.exe generating a lot of FW rules and asking for permission

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on July 30, 2020, 12:01:30 PM
Avast AV Release-Version [20.6.2420]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Simplified privacy settings - We've updated our privacy settings to make it easier to manage your privacy
• Payment notification - If for any reason your payment fails during an automatic subscription renewal, we’ll now let you know on the main dashboard
• Malfunctioned Chrome distribution upon install
• Nasty Passive mode error (frozen UI, disabled service)
• Some more rare Rescue Disk creation failures
• IDP incorrectly stating that detection can/can't be removed
• Handle leak
• Heap corruption fix
• UI issues when Remote Access Shield or Real Site were disabled as custom install components
• Tray icon misbehavior when enabling/disabling components
• Disabling confusing Firewall toaster on Unidentified network

Infos & Feedback: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=236705.0
Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on August 06, 2020, 05:14:35 PM
Avast AV Beta-Version [20.7.2421]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Moving configuration from files to registry keys to improve related performance and reliability
• "Avast Passwords" component is not installed by default -> User needs to manually check it during setup
• Accessibility support for blind/impaired people in setup - Part 1 (The most of texts in setup should be read by screen reader app if it is installed (NVDA, JAWS) but task is not complete. There are still issues that some elements are not read at all / are read twice or in wrong order -> Usability is not perfect. We will try to improve it in next BETA builds.)
• Sensitive Data Shield status reported correctly even after disabling passive mode
• Icarus.exe process does not ask for connection permission (in Firewall) anymore

Known issues:
• Stopping SmartScan may freeze the UI (You need to restart the machine if you encounter the issue)
• Reset and restore (from backup in file) of the settings does not work properly
• Setup can crash during AV uninstall (It is not visible to user and AV should be completely removed from PC but some .mdmp files can be created in the root of the system drive, e.g. c:\)

Title: Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
Post by: Asyn on August 13, 2020, 02:51:54 PM
Avast AV Beta-Version [20.7.2422]

Changelog/Fixes:
• User Interface: numerous accessibility improvements, including new colors, sizes, etc.
• Stopping SmartScan may freeze the User Interface
• Kernel crash (BSOD) caused by aswNetHub.sys (Avast Network Security) driver
• Fxed crash of setup during AV uninstall

Known issues:
• Smart scan can be automatically executed after the update from presious 20.7 BETA build
• There is issue with installation the product into a folder containing diacritics (and other characters may be affected too)
• Not all configuration is removed from registry after uninstallation
• Reset and restore (from backup file) of the settings does not work properly
• List of sensitive documents found or already protected shows just one file (although all found files are protected - user interface problem)
• Changing User Interface language may require a reboot to take effect

Download:
• Avast Free AV: https://files.avast.com/beta9x/avast_free_antivirus_setup_online.exe
• Avast Premium: https://files.avast.com/beta9x/avast_premium_security_setup_online.exe
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• Avast Free AV: https://files.avast.com/beta9x/avast_free_antivirus_setup_offline.exe
• Avast Premium: https://files.avast.com/beta9x/avast_premium_security_setup_offline.exe
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• Deinstallationsprogramm für Avast-Beta: https://files.avast.com/beta9x/avastclear.exe

Feedback:
• For specific issues set a new topic in the Beta section: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=15.0
• To report BSODs, crashes or any other none trivial problems use the SupportPackage generating tool.
   » Download: http://utils.support.tools.avast.com/tools/support/utils/avastsupport.exe
   » Anleitung: https://www.avast.com/de-de/faq.php?article=AVKB33#artTitle