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Title: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1364 **
Post by: Vlk on November 12, 2011, 07:24:08 PM
The update has now been officially release as version 6.0.1367. See here (http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=89262) for details.

Thanks to anyone who helped testing the beta version.


Hi everyone,

we will soon be releasing a new program update of avast. As usual, we're making it available for public testing a few days before the official release. The current version number is Edit Nov 24: 6.0.1364.

This is hopefully going to be a smooth service release, mainly designed to fix some of the issues of the previous v6.0 builds. It also moves us a bit closer to the release of v7, slated for Q1 2012.

Here's an [incomplete] list of the most important changes:
- 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

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.

Download links:
links removed.

You can either install from scratch, or over an existing installation of avast (any version).
Users of the previous beta can also use the normal in-product updater.

Thanks
Vlk
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: DavidR on November 12, 2011, 07:32:48 PM
OK, downloading again and will install over the top of 6.0.1289.

This installation gives the Update option screen and that is what I have chosen, Restart screen on conclusion.

About to reboot.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: ronnycopeh on November 12, 2011, 07:40:41 PM
Thanks, all is good!
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: MayuraDeSilva on November 12, 2011, 07:41:26 PM
Downloading... :)

Update:

Installed from scratch... Currently avast! working seamlessly...

Can you guys explain what "File system shield: improved on-close scanning" means?

Cheers...
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: mattburley7 on November 12, 2011, 07:42:50 PM
does anyone remember how long the last beta period lasted? just wondering how soon we will see a stable release because im still avoiding this till than.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: DavidR on November 12, 2011, 07:50:02 PM
There is no duration, as the whole point is for people to try it and ensure there aren't any hiccups on their systems. If there were it would depend on hoe serious that was and if it was crucial how long it would take to fix.

So you can't quantify that duration and equating it to the last beta is comparing apples and oranges.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: GTX66 on November 12, 2011, 08:06:13 PM
Thanks for the fix :)
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: Vlk on November 12, 2011, 08:21:42 PM
Can you guys explain what "File system shield: improved on-close scanning" means?

Previously, the scanning of created/modified files was governed by the file's extension (there was a list of filename extensions). Now, all executable files are scanned, irrespective of their extension.


Thanks
Vlk
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: freeforever03 on November 12, 2011, 08:28:26 PM
Thanks for the fix.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: CraigB on November 12, 2011, 08:40:59 PM
Downloaded and installed over the top of 1351 and it's still all good for me  ;D

Thanks Vlk and the rest of of the Avast crew  :)
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: MayuraDeSilva on November 12, 2011, 08:45:15 PM
Previously, the scanning of created/modified files was governed by the file's extension (there was a list of filename extensions). Now, all executable files are scanned, irrespective of their extension.

Now I got it VLK :) Thanks for quick respond and clearing my doubt right away...

Cheers...
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: YoKenny on November 12, 2011, 08:46:20 PM
Why is this not in the Beta area of the forum ???
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=15.0

Has this area died ???
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: MayuraDeSilva on November 12, 2011, 08:50:35 PM
Just knew there was a Beta area... ???
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: Vlk on November 12, 2011, 08:52:22 PM
Why is this not in the Beta area of the forum ???
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=15.0

Has this area died ???

Because we usually use the beta section only for bigger betas, such as for major releases (e.g. V7 next year). The "small" betas usually don't have too many issues and therefore we don't reopen the beta section for those.

Vlk
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: Rednose on November 12, 2011, 08:58:50 PM
Thnx Ondrej, for the new Beta :)

Greetz, Red.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: Nesivos on November 12, 2011, 08:59:02 PM
Good to go.  8)

Thanks Vik and thanks to the entire avast! development and support team for this Saturday "good Karma day" update. :)

This update was a piece of cake and l love eating cake on Saturdays. ;D
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: Para-Noid on November 12, 2011, 09:05:43 PM
Thanks vlk.  :)
This is more like it.  :)
Install went smooth as silk!  :)
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: cadremis on November 12, 2011, 09:08:35 PM
I just installed this Beta version 6.0.1352 on the top of 6.0.1289 and so far it is working fine here in my Windows 7 SP1 Pc.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: Asyn on November 12, 2011, 09:08:46 PM
Ok, I'm in now. :)
No problems so far...
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: Nesivos on November 12, 2011, 09:20:41 PM
@Vik

A suggestion:

I know that you list the changes to the latest releases of avast! including Beta's within each new update thread that you post on this forum.

Just a thought.

It may be helpful to some to have two links on both the avast! website and here.

One link would take you to a list of all changes like the ones you post here from the last 4.x official RTW version to the latest RTW version showing the changes in each version.

The other link would be do the same for all the changes in all the beta releases since the last official RTW version.

This would be helpful to current users still on older RTW versions of avast! who are considering upgrading to the latest RTW version of avast!  It would also be helpful for beta testers to track all the beta changes since the previous official RTW version.  

However an alternative would be to to put the first link on both the forum and the avast! website and put the Beta updates link only on this forum.



Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: YoKenny on November 12, 2011, 09:23:31 PM
I'm about to take the plunge with the Beta ;)
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: gdiloren on November 12, 2011, 09:31:18 PM
Just downloaded my copy of the new Beta and installed it over the latest FINAL version. After rebooting, I kept all my settings and exclusions and all is fine. As a sometimes user of Google Chrome, special thanks to the AILWIL team for this precious update! :)
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: YoKenny on November 12, 2011, 09:37:56 PM
I'm about to take the plunge with the Beta ;)
Just received an update.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: kcs on November 12, 2011, 11:08:11 PM
Worked well, updated my current paid product no issues, so far so good
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: Rompin Raider on November 12, 2011, 11:09:17 PM
Thanks Vlk...that fixed it! Installed over 1289 and no problem! Great work!  RR  ;D
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: jrace on November 12, 2011, 11:57:11 PM

Now I am also in.
Updated my .1289 to .1352, all my custom settings are just like before and the whole system run smoothly.
Congratulations, avast!, for the fast reaction with that spoiled .1351!
Let's see what we get on the long run.

Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: essexboy on November 13, 2011, 12:13:36 AM
Works fine for me now  ;D Win 7 64bit
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: khagaroth on November 13, 2011, 01:20:01 AM
Sorry for this silly OT, but couldn't help it, it bugs me every time I bump into it:

@Nesivos
Its VLK (Czech for wolf btw.), not VIK.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: Gopher John on November 13, 2011, 02:24:51 AM
Updated fine from Avast 6.0.1289 to 6.0.1352 Beta.  Fortunately, I missed the 6.0.1351 beta due to being busy. ;D  All settings were preserved.  Received VPS update after beta overinstall and did a Quick Scan.  Small amount of web surfing and have seen no problems thus far.

I did notice that most (all??) Avast files are 6.0.1351 version.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: Rednose on November 13, 2011, 02:32:48 AM
I did notice that most (all??) Avast files are 6.0.1351 version.

Yes, technically this is the 6.0.1351 build, only with a fixed installer :)

Greetz, Red.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: JuninhoSlo on November 13, 2011, 02:47:46 AM
Thank you for Avast Free 6.0.1352
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: rickz on November 13, 2011, 02:55:15 AM
Thanks for the update!
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: NON on November 13, 2011, 03:17:05 AM
Thanks for the beta update. Seems working fine. :)
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: Dwarden on November 13, 2011, 06:42:06 AM
thanks for fixing the installer for others,

i already drop the TEAR for all my settings and trying to live on :)

lets hope i figure out all the tricks i did in last year :)
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: True Indian on November 13, 2011, 06:55:33 AM
that was a quick reaction VlK  :)

waiting for the official program update.....
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: DJBone on November 13, 2011, 07:45:52 AM
***Solved***
Here's an [incomplete] list of the most important changes:
...
- Web Shield and Script Shield: more options in the UI
Am I stupid?  ??? I can't find more options in the UI. Could someone tell me what options are new? Or better post a screenshot?

DJBone
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: DJBone on November 13, 2011, 07:49:58 AM
Just forgotten: Thanx for the welcome message on boot screen back!  :)

DJBone
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: DJBone on November 13, 2011, 07:56:35 AM
Here's an [incomplete] list of the most important changes:
...
- Web Shield and Script Shield: more options in the UI
Am I stupid?  ??? I can't find more options in the UI. Could someone tell me what options are new? Or better post a screenshot?

DJBone
Ups, i just found the new options.  Sorry!  ::)

DJBone
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: Dim@rik on November 13, 2011, 09:17:29 AM
I have a question .. in beta Avast uses a new engine?


http://www.virustotal.com/file-scan/report.html?id=1a53f35dc7c9f3fae2a9b4cad629d1167e23bf6b46bbc79e11617af4de515ffd-1321171085

http://virusscan.jotti.org/ru/scanresult/3291a5fd54d7afc3e1e973472ded0774ddb3cedb



But in quarantine is the definition of a Trojan.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: weymouth1950 on November 13, 2011, 09:57:06 AM
Beta version installed fine. Licence date stayed as Friday last when I first downloaded Beta version (prior to reverting back to old version on Saturday).
Thank you.
Again do spell check on new Market UI page (comming??)
Thanks again for such a good AV program.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: Flash999 on November 13, 2011, 10:45:24 AM
Very good release. I keep my settings. Run smoothly. Thanks vlk.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: kapo1 on November 13, 2011, 11:20:39 AM
does not work in version 6.0.1352 AutoSandbox :'(
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: Tetsuo on November 13, 2011, 12:08:44 PM
Here's an [incomplete] list of the most important changes:
...
- Web Shield and Script Shield: more options in the UI
Am I stupid?  ??? I can't find more options in the UI. Could someone tell me what options are new? Or better post a screenshot?

DJBone
Ups, i just found the new options.  Sorry!  

DJBone

Cold you please post a screenshot?  :)
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: DJBone on November 13, 2011, 12:54:32 PM
Cold you please post a screenshot?  :)
Look at the attachements...

DJBone
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: Tetsuo on November 13, 2011, 01:06:01 PM
Cold you please post a screenshot?  :)
Look at the attachements...

DJBone

Thank you very much, DJBone  ;)
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: DJBone on November 13, 2011, 01:09:20 PM
Cold you please post a screenshot?  :)
Look at the attachements...

DJBone

Thank you very much, DJBone  ;)
You're welcome  :)

DJBone
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: dagrev on November 13, 2011, 01:34:20 PM
All seems to be well.

But Secunia files are not scanned.  Some files could not be scanned: "Error: Password protected."  This has not happened before the beta.  (Outlook.pst often will not be scanned, but was this time.)

I'm hoping detection will be improved with these newer versions.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: gdiloren on November 13, 2011, 03:16:53 PM
Just tested the autosandbox feature with the tool but Immunet 3 was faster than Avast and quarantined the autosandbox.exe file before the download was completed. ???
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: igor on November 13, 2011, 03:32:39 PM
But Secunia files are not scanned.  Some files could not be scanned: "Error: Password protected."  This has not happened before the beta.  (Outlook.pst often will not be scanned, but was this time.)

The scanning functionality is fully contained inside the virus definitions, so it's not possible for the beta do behave differently - the modules are the same. I'd say it's more likely that the scanned files got changed in between, for example.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: CraigB on November 13, 2011, 03:38:41 PM
Just tested the autosandbox feature with the tool but Immunet 3 was faster than Avast and quarantined the autosandbox.exe file before the download was completed. ???
Easly solved by getting rid of some of that security software listed in your signiture  :o
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: [HUN]kranazoli on November 13, 2011, 04:58:06 PM
Hi there!

Updated (again) from the latest stable version of Avast. (Standalone EXE file Avast Free BETA) Seems to me, everything working fine.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: Nesivos on November 13, 2011, 05:21:39 PM
does not work in version 6.0.1352 AutoSandbox :'(

It worked for me. :)
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: Nesivos on November 13, 2011, 05:25:47 PM
Beta version installed fine. Licence date stayed as Friday last when I first downloaded Beta version (prior to reverting back to old version on Saturday).
Thank you.
Again do spell check on new Market UI page (comming??)
Thanks again for such a good AV program.

I would not have posted this but for what it says that I highlighted in Red

   
Quote
comming    
   
A common misspelling of a word that seems so easy to spell that it hurts your brain when it's actually misspelled in this fashion. Even if you sounded out the word "coming" phonetically, to try and spell it, you would not get anything resembling "comming."

Can be found most often on internet message boards and "Comments" sections.
People's obsessions with improper spelling are comming to an apocalyptic climax.

 ;D ;D

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=comming (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=comming)
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: Nesivos on November 13, 2011, 05:34:53 PM
All seems to be well.

But Secunia files are not scanned.  Some files could not be scanned: "Error: Password protected."  This has not happened before the beta.  (Outlook.pst often will not be scanned, but was this time.)

I'm hoping detection will be improved with these newer versions.

Interesting

I use Secunia PSI

avast! ran a "Full Systems Scan" on my desktops late last night and the scans did not give me that message on any of the Secunia files.   Though it did give me that message on other files.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: YoKenny on November 13, 2011, 05:40:22 PM
Just tested the autosandbox feature with the tool but Immunet 3 was faster than Avast and quarantined the autosandbox.exe file before the download was completed. ???
Easly solved by getting rid of some of that security software listed in your signiture  :o
True!  ;D

Especially Immunet 3
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: jack_90125 on November 13, 2011, 06:04:41 PM
I d a clean install of ais and I am on win 7 ultimate. in the non beta version I had right click and scan on files dirs etc. this beta version shows it in th elist but does not scan or do anything when selected.
I use this feature alot (till now).
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: CraigB on November 13, 2011, 06:14:45 PM
I d a clean install of ais and I am on win 7 ultimate. in the non beta version I had right click and scan on files dirs etc. this beta version shows it in th elist but does not scan or do anything when selected.
I use this feature alot (till now).

Context menu scanning is working for me.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: Nesivos on November 13, 2011, 07:21:38 PM
I d a clean install of ais and I am on win 7 ultimate. in the non beta version I had right click and scan on files dirs etc. this beta version shows it in th elist but does not scan or do anything when selected.
I use this feature alot (till now).

Context menu scanning is working for me.

Ditto :)
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: gdiloren on November 13, 2011, 07:55:50 PM
Just tested the autosandbox feature with the tool but Immunet 3 was faster than Avast and quarantined the autosandbox.exe file before the download was completed. ???
Easly solved by getting rid of some of that security software listed in your signiture  :o
True!  ;D

Especially Immunet 3
I'm keeping Immunet 3 as a 2nd layer of protection. Disabling everything won't get this latest version of Avast Beta working for the autosandbox tool!!! :o So I gues not installing from scratch may be is the problem. Trying the sandbox browser now 8)
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: boombastik on November 13, 2011, 09:06:01 PM
I Cant't trigger autosandox. I have set it to ask but it dont work, like the foto. :


(http://)
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: DavidR on November 13, 2011, 09:11:00 PM
I Cant't trigger autosandox.
<snip>

Are you using a desktop applications called Fences ?
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: gdiloren on November 13, 2011, 09:50:42 PM
Can someone confirm he tested succesfully with the autosandboxme.exe file the autosandbox feature on v.1352 and how he installed it??? ???
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: Lisandro on November 13, 2011, 10:01:50 PM
Are you using a desktop applications called Fences ?
Why would it be related?
I have no troubles with Fences... ::)
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: DavidR on November 13, 2011, 10:31:04 PM
The reason I mentioned it was that cropped up in an topic about this beta 6.0.1351.

The reasoning is that fences isolates areas of the desktop.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: gdiloren on November 13, 2011, 10:36:47 PM
Can someone confirm he tested succesfully with the autosandboxme.exe file the autosandbox feature on v.1352 and how he installed it??? ???
Getting...old! :D
Of course, you have to double-click the test-file autosandboxme.exe to test the feature and "YES"...it works ;)
Anyways, Immunet 3 catches it even before it lands on your PC 8)
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: dagrev on November 13, 2011, 11:47:11 PM
I Cant't trigger autosandox. I have set it to ask but it dont work, like the foto. :


(http://)

Me too.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: gdiloren on November 14, 2011, 12:18:43 AM
Did you try a "repair" in control panel, uninstall avast ? :o
Mine works! :D
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: boombastik on November 14, 2011, 12:26:33 AM
I had install it over the top.
I also try a clean install. ( with the avast unistall utility and reboot)
It dosent work.
Also i had 3 files that trigger it and now if i remove them from the exception list of autosandbox's shield, it dosen't work.
It simple i cant trigger autosanbox with the new vrsion.
I have no fences.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: spg SCOTT on November 14, 2011, 12:51:12 AM
AutoSandbox doesn't seem to work for me.

Run the autosandbox program, get an alert, press ok to sandbox it, no red border and the reg file is written.

(This is different to my issue with fences I believe)
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: gdiloren on November 14, 2011, 12:56:13 AM
Weird :o
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: jadinolf on November 14, 2011, 03:10:45 AM
Looking fine here.

Thank you.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: Nesivos on November 14, 2011, 03:20:23 AM
Another way to test auto-sandbox is to install RadioSure and run it.  It should auto-sandbox.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: bikemanAMD on November 14, 2011, 03:55:32 AM
Tested with the Autosandbox tool, Autosandbox not working here on Windows 7 64bit, with Version of Avast 6.0.1352, Clean from Scratch Install this morning, after removal completely of previous offical 1289 version.

Willing to try a repair or any other thing i need to do

Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: rambo1940 on November 14, 2011, 08:33:43 AM
In all the time that Avast has had the sandbox feature i have never seen it run.It is set to "Ask" whatever that does
I have tried the sandbox tool that does nothing either other than to tell me in a plain box"modify the system"

windows t sp1
malwarebytes free
windows firewall
avast free beta 2
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: Dwarden on November 14, 2011, 09:13:56 AM
so i tried install this version over Avast 4! install on Windows XP 32bit Sp3 machine

result after reboot was BSOD on boot
(this BSOD does not wait to generate minidump, yet the OS can invoke minidump fine if i do it manually)

only solution to fix was remove C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\aswSnx.sys
then OS boots fine and Avast! seems work fine
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: CraigB on November 14, 2011, 11:05:04 AM
so i tried install this version over Avast 4! install on Windows XP 32bit Sp3 machine

result after reboot was BSOD on boot
(this BSOD does not wait to generate minidump, yet the OS can invoke minidump fine if i do it manually)

only solution to fix was remove C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\aswSnx.sys
then OS boots fine and Avast! seems work fine
With such a large gap inbetween versions it is always recommended to do a clean install since avast 4 to avast 6 are like chalk and cheese.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: Dwarden on November 14, 2011, 12:26:53 PM
the avast 4 was uninstalled correctly, the issue is un-related to avast 4....
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: Asyn on November 14, 2011, 12:29:51 PM
the avast 4 was uninstalled correctly...

Hmmm, you said something else before...

so i tried install this version over Avast 4! install on Windows XP 32bit Sp3 machine
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: CraigB on November 14, 2011, 12:32:23 PM
the avast 4 was uninstalled correctly, the issue is un-related to avast 4....
Now im confused as your first post stated - so i tried install this version over Avast 4! install on Windows XP 32bit Sp3 machine, so did you do a clean install or over the top ?
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: cadremis on November 14, 2011, 04:05:45 PM
I just installed it in my XP SP3 PC and seems to be working good right there... I will play with it a little and see if I find any details..rm
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: Dwarden on November 14, 2011, 05:31:35 PM
the avast 4 was uninstalled correctly, the issue is un-related to avast 4....
Now im confused as your first post stated - so i tried install this version over Avast 4! install on Windows XP 32bit Sp3 machine, so did you do a clean install or over the top ?

i said i installed over Avast 4, which includes uninstall and restart, i said the Avast 4 was removed properly
nothing else
the BSOD is related to some issue with the autosandbox or behaviour shield or w/e similar ...
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: CraigB on November 14, 2011, 07:05:10 PM
Just checked in the reliability monitor and noticed that iv got three warnings about windows not being shut down properly error 6008, this was a issue with 6.0.1289 on win7 64 bit systems but has returned in this beta as well, link to earlyer thread http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=86694.msg698615#msg698615
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: AdrianH on November 14, 2011, 09:25:06 PM
So, tried this version with a fresh install.

Firewall is set to "Ask". It fails utterly to do so. I have accessed the internet from several browsers and applications,run updates from 10+ programs and not one single challenge and there are no Application Rules set by avast for these.

Firewall logs are empty after an hours browsing and using updates etc. and logs are not showing any network connections either.

Go to "Statistics" page and at the bottom left we have a link that says :

Click here to see your complete security reports for the last 30 days.

What this actually does is open a browser window and feed you spam about buying more new products ......... (http://www.avast.com/en-gb/index?utm_source=prg_ise_60_0&utm_medium=prg_lnk&utm_campaign=paid2paid&utm_content=prg_ise_en-gbsecurity-report&p_var=.%2Fprg_ise%2Fen-gb%2Fsecurity-report&p_pro=2&p_vep=6&p_ves=0&p_lqa=0&p_lsu=24&p_lst=0&p_lex=353&p_lng=en&p_lid=en-gb&p_elm=58&p_vbd=1352 )

No, I don't want Password keepers, Backup systems or any other spam thrown at me from the GUI of a security application, I want the application to function and keep things OUT of my PC.

(Tried Repair and a fresh install and it's still the same.)











Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: ady4um on November 14, 2011, 10:10:27 PM
@AdrianH,

Just for curiosity (and because I might have misunderstood), are you reporting about the current BETA version, or about the current stable?
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: DavidR on November 14, 2011, 10:12:29 PM
@ AdrianH
Had you read the topic you would have seen this question was asked and answered. The landing page for the new monthly security report isn't complete, so essentially you are redirected to the main avast page.

This is one of the beauties of beta testing, some stuff won't quite be ready.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: Psycho Rock 411 on November 15, 2011, 12:19:40 AM
Spelling Error. Not sure what English is used but in North America it's "Coming" not "Comming". If another English is used perhaps having seperate English like English UK, English USA, English Canada
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: AdrianH on November 15, 2011, 06:58:00 AM
@AdrianH,

Just for curiosity (and because I might have misunderstood), are you reporting about the current BETA version, or about the current stable?

The beta version, that's why I posted in this forum.


@ AdrianH
Had you read the topic you would have seen this question was asked and answered. The landing page for the new monthly security report isn't complete, so essentially you are redirected to the main avast page.

This is one of the beauties of beta testing, some stuff won't quite be ready.

Crap, it is still blatant and unacceptable advertising, if the page isn't ready they should have killed the link or had a landing page with a notification.

Avast are adding advertising links to premium products and really annoying customers, I get dozens of queries a week as to why it is there and how to remove these things.

As to beta, this is pre alpha quality at best, the firewall is not doing anything.


Spelling Error. Not sure what English is used but in North America it's "Coming" not "Comming". If another English is used perhaps having seperate English like English UK, English USA, English Canada

Have you run a spell checker over your signature?  ;)
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: Jekku on November 15, 2011, 08:57:39 AM
Just checked in the reliability monitor and noticed that iv got three warnings about windows not being shut down properly error 6008, this was a issue with 6.0.1289 on win7 64 bit systems but has returned in this beta as well, link to earlyer thread http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=86694.msg698615#msg698615

Same here, Craig. :( I was hoping this would have been fixed in this beta, but no change...

EventLog Error 6008
"The previous system shutdown at xx:xx:xx on xx.‎xx.‎xxxx was unexpected."
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: ady4um on November 15, 2011, 10:47:24 AM
@AdrianH,
Just for curiosity (and because I might have misunderstood), are you reporting about the current BETA version, or about the current stable?
The beta version, that's why I posted in this forum.

Oh, so you already know it is beta and you are *reporting* issues, not just complaining? Good.

To be clear, I might agree with you in some of your comments, but if you want to report issues of this version, please open a new topic and provide additional info so the devs can replicate the problems and develop a solution.

Thanks.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: Vlk on November 15, 2011, 11:21:31 AM
Jekku and craigb, is there something else in the Event Log? Or any minidumps in the \windows\minidump folder?

Thanks
Vlk
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: CraigB on November 15, 2011, 11:29:06 AM
Jekku and craigb, is there something else in the Event Log? Or any minidumps in the \windows\minidump folder?

Thanks
Vlk
Unfortunately iv cleared my logs but they were all the same as what were reported here by Tenseur http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=86694.msg699664#msg699664

http://s3.noelshack.com/upload/13996123147710_erreur1.jpg  http://s3.noelshack.com/upload/18632977135938_erreur2.jpg  http://s3.noelshack.com/upload/14207168721042_erreur3.jpg
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: Jekku on November 15, 2011, 11:36:55 AM
Jekku and craigb, is there something else in the Event Log? Or any minidumps in the \windows\minidump folder?

Thanks
Vlk

I just shut down my computer --> No minidups

Here's the event log info:

The previous system shutdown at 12:24:44 on ‎15.‎11.‎2011 was unexpected.

XML View Details:
- <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
- <System>
  <Provider Name="EventLog" />
  <EventID Qualifiers="32768">6008</EventID>
  <Level>2</Level>
  <Task>0</Task>
  <Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
  <TimeCreated SystemTime="2011-11-15T10:26:13.000000000Z" />
  <EventRecordID>30748</EventRecordID>
  <Channel>System</Channel>
  <Computer>WORKSTATION</Computer>
  <Security />
  </System>
- <EventData>
  <Data>12:24:44</Data>
  <Data>‎15.‎11.‎2011</Data>
  <Data />
  <Data />
  <Data>25097</Data>
  <Data />
  <Data />
  <Binary>DB070B0002000F000C0018002C005000DB070B0002000F000A0018002C0050003C0000003C000000000000000000000000000000000000000100000016AD0000</Binary>
  </EventData>
  </Event>
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: Dwarden on November 15, 2011, 06:08:04 PM
ok so something is not right
1.
i noticed that IE9 and sometimes also FF get hang on new tab and do nothing,
when i look into the tab's threads then i noticed it seems to be stuck with AswJsFlt.dll module

2.
i just got BSOD with blabling about aswSP.sys ,wich is the self protection driver
now the funny part, i have this as disabled in avast settings (troubleshooting)

i can't serve minidumps, as for some reason my Windows 7 refuse save any OS crashdumps (mini, kernel, full)
(i can't figure out what cause it, only what comes to my mind is some driver prevents dumps write)
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: gdiloren on November 15, 2011, 07:46:46 PM
 8) I repeat and I am absolutely 100%:on my system v. 1352 is absolutely 100%. So it's excellent to me!!! ;D
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: danny96 on November 15, 2011, 08:06:23 PM
This is beta version right? www.stahuj.cz posted it as new updated avast! version  ???
http://www.stahuj.centrum.cz/utility_a_ostatni/antiviry/kompletni/avast/ (Czech only)
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: DavidR on November 15, 2011, 08:17:44 PM
Yes it is a beta build as it states in the topic title.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: CraigB on November 15, 2011, 08:19:12 PM
This is beta version right? www.stahuj.cz posted it as new updated avast! version  ???
http://www.stahuj.centrum.cz/utility_a_ostatni/antiviry/kompletni/avast/ (Czech only)
That is what the title say's  :P why are you telling us ?
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: danny96 on November 15, 2011, 08:37:18 PM
This is beta version right? www.stahuj.cz posted it as new updated avast! version  ???
http://www.stahuj.centrum.cz/utility_a_ostatni/antiviry/kompletni/avast/ (Czech only)
That is what the title say's  :P why are you telling us ?
stahuj.cz posted it as new stable version. But this is not stable version -_-
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: CraigB on November 15, 2011, 08:40:15 PM
This is beta version right? www.stahuj.cz posted it as new updated avast! version  ???
http://www.stahuj.centrum.cz/utility_a_ostatni/antiviry/kompletni/avast/ (Czech only)
That is what the title say's  :P why are you telling us ?
stahuj.cz posted it as new stable version. But this is not stable version -_-
Well you should go and tell them, we cant control what they post.
Thats why people should get there downloads from a reputable site.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: danny96 on November 15, 2011, 08:53:32 PM
This is beta version right? www.stahuj.cz posted it as new updated avast! version  ???
http://www.stahuj.centrum.cz/utility_a_ostatni/antiviry/kompletni/avast/ (Czech only)
That is what the title say's  :P why are you telling us ?
stahuj.cz posted it as new stable version. But this is not stable version -_-
Well you should go and tell them, we cant control what they post.
Thats why people should get there downloads from a reputable site.
Czech Avast users are redirected to that website from avast.com
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: Vlk on November 15, 2011, 10:20:23 PM
Jekku and craigb,

could you please try adding the following mask:

last*.dat

to the File System Shield's exclusions, and see if it makes any difference?

Thanks
Vlk
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: mattburley7 on November 15, 2011, 10:45:12 PM
no problems here updating from 6.0.1289 stable to 6.0.1352 beta and it runs as good as the stable version.. maybe even better than the stable version.. used to have a lot of connectivity problems with avast in 6.0.1289 and have noticed none since upgrading.. so i know it has something to do with avast.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: dagrev on November 15, 2011, 11:09:57 PM
I'm still having the problem I mentioned earlier.  Sometimes things like this happen and the next virus update resolves it.  I was hoping that would happen with this but it hasn't thus far.  I certainly don't want to exclude all those files (which is over 100).

"...Secunia files are not scanned.  Some files could not be scanned: "Error: Password protected."  This has not happened before the beta.  (Outlook.pst often will not be scanned, but was this time.)"

Everything else seems to be going well.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: Cast on November 16, 2011, 03:41:21 AM
Just wondering if im the only one here having this problem, but the Script Shield hasn't scanned anything for Google Chrome(or anything at all for that matter), I dont know if its the pages im visiting, or something else. I first installed the one that didnt come with an upgrade option and even then nothing was scanned since then, ive updated it over the current beta with the one that did come with the update feature both by update over it, and a clean install(used the avast removal tool).
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: CraigB on November 16, 2011, 05:33:31 AM
Jekku and craigb,

could you please try adding the following mask:

last*.dat

to the File System Shield's exclusions, and see if it makes any difference?

Thanks
Vlk
Done, thanks Vlk i'll keep an eye on it for the next couple of days.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: Jekku on November 16, 2011, 07:47:54 AM
Jekku and craigb,

could you please try adding the following mask:

last*.dat

to the File System Shield's exclusions, and see if it makes any difference?

Thanks
Vlk
Done, thanks Vlk i'll keep an eye on it for the next couple of days.

Me too, thanks Vlk!
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: Jekku on November 16, 2011, 02:27:55 PM
@Vlk

That didn't help. This is quite difficult to test since it doesn't happen every shut down/reboot, but I noticed that when I rebooted my computer after automatic def update and before the next update check, I got the event log error despite that last*.dat exclusion setting. I didn't get the error after that when I rebooted several times.

So, it could be that this happens only when computer is rebooted /shut down after automatic def update and before the next check. I don't know...
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: CraigB on November 16, 2011, 03:37:28 PM
Iv not yet had the previous issue of unexpected shutdown but when checking the reliability monitor i noticed another problem with the avast updating

Problem signature
Problem Event Name:   APPCRASH
Application Name:   avast.setup
Application Version:   5.0.0.0
Application Timestamp:   4ebea2fc
Fault Module Name:   avast.setup
Fault Module Version:   5.0.0.0
Fault Module Timestamp:   4ebea2fc
Exception Code:   c0000005
Exception Offset:   0008bac5
OS Version:   6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID:   3081
Additional Information 1:   0a9e
Additional Information 2:   0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
Additional Information 3:   0a9e
Additional Information 4:   0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789

Extra information about the problem
Bucket ID:   2697872582


And the avast setup

Description
Faulting application name: avast.setup, version: 5.0.0.0, time stamp: 0x4ebea2fc
Faulting module name: avast.setup, version: 5.0.0.0, time stamp: 0x4ebea2fc
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x0008bac5
Faulting process id: 0x7d8
Faulting application start time: 0x01cca46262cd4c07
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\setup\avast.setup
Faulting module path: C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\setup\avast.setup
Report Id: a31b282c-1055-11e1-8a5d-00a0d5ffffae


Sent a crash dump to your email Vlk

I think all this happened with the latest auto update, iv tried several restarts and cold boots and no further problems yet.
Fingers crossed  :) it finally showed up, windows was not properly shut down  :(
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: street_lethal on November 16, 2011, 05:23:43 PM
Instead of adding more bells and whistles how about improving the slipping detection rates? For the last several months I've been watching them go downhill over at av-comparatives.org.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: gdiloren on November 16, 2011, 05:43:42 PM
Detection rates are OK  ;D given the number of FP being so low with Avast 8)
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: Vlk on November 16, 2011, 07:23:28 PM
Problem signature
Problem Event Name:   APPCRASH
Application Name:   avast.setup
Application Version:   5.0.0.0
Application Timestamp:   4ebea2fc
Fault Module Name:   avast.setup
Fault Module Version:   5.0.0.0
Fault Module Timestamp:   4ebea2fc
Exception Code:   c0000005
Exception Offset:   0008bac5
OS Version:   6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID:   3081
Additional Information 1:   0a9e
Additional Information 2:   0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
Additional Information 3:   0a9e
Additional Information 4:   0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789

Am I right that you changed the maximum size of log files to 32KB?
If so, this is related to the problem.

Thanks
Vlk
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: Vlk on November 16, 2011, 07:26:59 PM
Instead of adding more bells and whistles how about improving the slipping detection rates? For the last several months I've been watching them do downhill over at av-comparatives.org.

Are you referring to the on-demand or "real-world" tests?

BTW we have quite high expectations of a big gun called "version 7".
Hopefully, it will change your perception little bit.


Thanks
Vlk
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: CraigB on November 16, 2011, 07:35:29 PM
Problem signature
Problem Event Name:   APPCRASH
Application Name:   avast.setup
Application Version:   5.0.0.0
Application Timestamp:   4ebea2fc
Fault Module Name:   avast.setup
Fault Module Version:   5.0.0.0
Fault Module Timestamp:   4ebea2fc
Exception Code:   c0000005
Exception Offset:   0008bac5
OS Version:   6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID:   3081
Additional Information 1:   0a9e
Additional Information 2:   0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
Additional Information 3:   0a9e
Additional Information 4:   0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789

Am I right that you changed the maximum size of log files to 32KB?
If so, this is related to the problem.

Thanks
Vlk
I only changed the log file size after the first crash but it was still set that way when i had the second crash which i sent to you, the other issue with windows not shutting down properly was there before and after changing the log size though.
Iv now set the log size back to default.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: ady4um on November 16, 2011, 08:25:29 PM
I only changed the log file size after the first crash but it was still set that way when i had the second crash which i sent to you, the other issue with windows not shutting down properly was there before and after changing the log size though.
Iv now set the log size back to default.

@craigb and Vlk, My apologies for interrupting your conversation.

I don't think the 32KB limit "alone" should be the cause of that problem. My GUESS is based not because I have some real input, but because other users have that same setting at 32KB under 6.0.1352 but no crashes.

So in case it has some relation, then something additional might have some part in it.

If craigb won't have the same type of crash with the default setting, then some testing (or playing around) with that setting might be needed anyway.

Well, OTOH, I can be completely wrong :(.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: CraigB on November 16, 2011, 08:28:35 PM
Just got it again and this was after changing the logs back to default, not much info is given though as it happens on shutdown so there is no crash dump

The previous system shutdown at 2:44:13 AM on ‎11/‎17/‎2011 was unexpected.

Vlk let me know if there may be something in any of the logs which i can post.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: street_lethal on November 17, 2011, 12:23:19 AM

Are you referring to the on-demand or "real-world" tests?



Both.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: dagrev on November 17, 2011, 01:54:50 AM
Instead of adding more bells and whistles how about improving the slipping detection rates? For the last several months I've been watching them do downhill over at av-comparatives.org.

Are you referring to the on-demand or "real-world" tests?

BTW we have quite high expectations of a big gun called "version 7".
Hopefully, it will change your perception little bit.

Thanks
Vlk

Whole Product Dynamic Tests.

http://chart.av-comparatives.org/chart2.php (http://chart.av-comparatives.org/chart2.php)

Monthly avast! detection in this section has been going down.  In Sept it was ranked 13th out of 17 programs and had been falling for months for some reason.

Having said that, I'm anxious for the new 7 when that comes out and am looking forward to renewing my subscription for another year.
 
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: Coolmario88 on November 17, 2011, 04:57:41 AM
Will There be another update after this before 2012 gets here?  (Also I'm going to make another reply to get my profile post number off this horrible number)
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: Coolmario88 on November 17, 2011, 04:58:36 AM
I don't install beta i did once and it was nice but not doing that again for a while..  (I hope this random reply under my other reply is okay)
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: dagrev on November 17, 2011, 04:32:24 PM
My apologies if I missed this already being discussed a long the line, but my WebRep is not working in FF 8.  Possibly I'm the only one.  It works in Chrome (which I don't use).

It shows as being installed and I uninstalled and reinstalled the plugin but to no avail.  It's not even listed as disabled in "Add ons."
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: DavidR on November 17, 2011, 04:35:06 PM
When you updated to firefox 8.0 you should have had an add-on screen to allow you to enable third party add-ons such as the webrep, did you get that and check the option to allow webrep ?
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: Nesivos on November 17, 2011, 05:08:18 PM
I'm still having the problem I mentioned earlier.  Sometimes things like this happen and the next virus update resolves it.  I was hoping that would happen with this but it hasn't thus far.  I certainly don't want to exclude all those files (which is over 100).

"...Secunia files are not scanned.  Some files could not be scanned: "Error: Password protected."  This has not happened before the beta.  (Outlook.pst often will not be scanned, but was this time.)"

Everything else seems to be going well.

No problem here with Secunia files being scanned. I was also able to scan the Secunia files without an error message using "Scan from Windows Explorer"  AIS even scanned the "SUA" folder which Windows won't allow me to open.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: Nesivos on November 17, 2011, 05:37:01 PM
Instead of adding more bells and whistles how about improving the slipping detection rates? For the last several months I've been watching them do downhill over at av-comparatives.org.

Are you referring to the on-demand or "real-world" tests?

BTW we have quite high expectations of a big gun called "version 7".
Hopefully, it will change your perception little bit.

Thanks
Vlk

Whole Product Dynamic Tests.

http://chart.av-comparatives.org/chart2.php (http://chart.av-comparatives.org/chart2.php)

Monthly avast! detection in this section has been going down.  In Sept it was ranked 13th out of 17 programs and had been falling for months for some reason.

Having said that, I'm anxious for the new 7 when that comes out and am looking forward to renewing my subscription for another year.
 

Here is some information about the Whole Product Dynamic Tests conducted from Mar - June 2011

http://www.av-comparatives.org/images/stories/test/dyn/wpdt2011_1_en.pdf (http://www.av-comparatives.org/images/stories/test/dyn/wpdt2011_1_en.pdf)

1.  Tests are performed under Windows XP SP3
2.  Browser used is Internet Explorer 7
3.  Adobe Flash Player ActiveX 10.0
4.  Adobe Player Plug-In 10.1
5.  Java 6.0.140

I sure hope that there current tests are using up to date software. I put no value in tests that use outdated software.  Adobe Flash 11.x was released Oct 3rd

http://blogs.adobe.com/flashplayer/2011/10/adobe-flash-player-11-air-11-available-later-today.html

Java 7 was released July 28th

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Java_version_history

XP3 is archaic and IE7 is junk

ISTM that people really need to understand how tests are performed and know all the software that is used in the test before talking about them.   Now I don't know what software was used in their Sept tests so it is possible that they used W7 x64 along with Firefox or at least IE9 or the latest version of Chrome.   However, the fact that their testing as late as last June was still using Windows XP3 and IE7 makes me very hesitant to accept any of their numbers.

I have posted before how AIS interacts with a bad URL differently when you access the URL using IE9 vs the current release of Firefox.  I know this because I tested it on one of my computers and got different results.

JMO



Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: Nesivos on November 17, 2011, 05:39:44 PM
My apologies if I missed this already being discussed a long the line, but my WebRep is not working in FF 8.  Possibly I'm the only one.  It works in Chrome (which I don't use).

It shows as being installed and I uninstalled and reinstalled the plugin but to no avail.  It's not even listed as disabled in "Add ons."

I think that you still need to use the Firefox Add-On Compatibility Reporter to get WebRep to work with the latest release of Firefox.  It is working fine on my Firefox 9.0B1 :)

Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: Nesivos on November 17, 2011, 05:42:45 PM
When you updated to firefox 8.0 you should have had an add-on screen to allow you to enable third party add-ons such as the webrep, did you get that and check the option to allow webrep ?

I got the add-on screen when I installed 9.0B1 and an enabled WebRep so that might have now superseded the need for the Add-On Compatibility Reporter.

I have to figure out how to do multiple quotes. ;D
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: Gopher John on November 17, 2011, 05:53:34 PM
My apologies if I missed this already being discussed a long the line, but my WebRep is not working in FF 8.  Possibly I'm the only one.  It works in Chrome (which I don't use).

It shows as being installed and I uninstalled and reinstalled the plugin but to no avail.  It's not even listed as disabled in "Add ons."

I think that you still need to use the Firefox Add-On Compatibility Reporter to get WebRep to work with the latest release of Firefox.  It is working fine on my Firefox 9.0B1 :)



WebRep works fine in Firefox 8.0 official release without any help or modification.  It doesn't need another add-on to make it work.  WebRep's install.rdf has had the lines below for the past few releases.
Quote
<em:targetApplication>
      <Description>
        <em:id>{ec8030f7-c20a-464f-9b0e-13a3a9e97384}</em:id> <!-- firefox -->
        <em:minVersion>3.0</em:minVersion>
        <em:maxVersion>*</em:maxVersion>
      </Description>
    </em:targetApplication>

Note that the maxVersion is a * wildcard.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: dagrev on November 17, 2011, 07:33:11 PM
Instead of adding more bells and whistles how about improving the slipping detection rates? For the last several months I've been watching them do downhill over at av-comparatives.org.

Whole Product Dynamic Tests.

http://chart.av-comparatives.org/chart2.php (http://chart.av-comparatives.org/chart2.php)

Monthly avast! detection in this section has been going down.  In Sept it was ranked 13th out of 17 programs and had been falling for months for some reason.
Having said that, I'm anxious for the new 7 when that comes out and am looking forward to renewing my subscription for another year.
 

Here is some information about the Whole Product Dynamic Tests conducted from Mar - June 2011

http://www.av-comparatives.org/images/stories/test/dyn/wpdt2011_1_en.pdf (http://www.av-comparatives.org/images/stories/test/dyn/wpdt2011_1_en.pdf)

1.  Tests are performed under Windows XP SP3
2.  Browser used is Internet Explorer 7
3.  Adobe Flash Player ActiveX 10.0
4.  Adobe Player Plug-In 10.1
5.  Java 6.0.140

I sure hope that there current tests are using up to date software. I put no value in tests that use outdated software.  Adobe Flash 11.x was released Oct 3rd

http://blogs.adobe.com/flashplayer/2011/10/adobe-flash-player-11-air-11-available-later-today.html

Java 7 was released July 28th

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Java_version_history

XP3 is archaic and IE7 is junk

ISTM that people really need to understand how tests are performed and know all the software that is used in the test before talking about them.   Now I don't know what software was used in their Sept tests so it is possible that they used W7 x64 along with Firefox or at least IE9 or the latest version of Chrome.   However, the fact that their testing as late as last June was still using Windows XP3 and IE7 makes me very hesitant to accept any of their numbers.

I have posted before how AIS interacts with a bad URL differently when you access the URL using IE9 vs the current release of Firefox.  I know this because I tested it on one of my computers and got different results.
JMO


Yes, I understand about the outdated software you mentioned, but all AVs were tested under the same old software and therefore it seems a "somewhat" fair comparison.  Would not the up to date software simply point to them doing the work of catching virus' and the like, not the AV itself?  I would think that updated software won't make any AV inherently better--only look better in tests because it didn't allow for a vulnerability to be exploited in the first place.  Had the software been current it would have been a better test to be sure, but likely all AVs would simply have done better. 

Maybe my thinking is all wrong here.  I don't think such tests are the end-all, I just think they provide one additional piece of information to consider.

I'm not a tech person by any means, thus I like to be informed and learn from people who are and know more than me (which is a lot), in this and a few other forums.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: dagrev on November 17, 2011, 07:51:08 PM
When you updated to firefox 8.0 you should have had an add-on screen to allow you to enable third party add-ons such as the webrep, did you get that and check the option to allow webrep ?

Yes, I'm almost certain I did.  Is there a way to go back and confirm this?

I have done the repair and it's still the same.

Thanks
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: dagrev on November 17, 2011, 07:59:48 PM
I think that you still need to use the Firefox Add-On Compatibility Reporter to get WebRep to work with the latest release of Firefox.  It is working fine on my Firefox 9.0B1 :)

Thanks, but I have that and still nothing.  I was pretty sure WR was there originally with the beta but I'm not 100% sure.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: Nesivos on November 17, 2011, 08:17:28 PM
My apologies if I missed this already being discussed a long the line, but my WebRep is not working in FF 8.  Possibly I'm the only one.  It works in Chrome (which I don't use).

It shows as being installed and I uninstalled and reinstalled the plugin but to no avail.  It's not even listed as disabled in "Add ons."

I think that you still need to use the Firefox Add-On Compatibility Reporter to get WebRep to work with the latest release of Firefox.  It is working fine on my Firefox 9.0B1 :)



WebRep works fine in Firefox 8.0 official release without any help or modification.  It doesn't need another add-on to make it work.  WebRep's install.rdf has had the lines below for the past few releases.
Quote
<em:targetApplication>
      <Description>
        <em:id>{ec8030f7-c20a-464f-9b0e-13a3a9e97384}</em:id> <!-- firefox -->
        <em:minVersion>3.0</em:minVersion>
        <em:maxVersion>*</em:maxVersion>
      </Description>
    </em:targetApplication>

Note that the maxVersion is a * wildcard.

You could be correct about Firefox 8.  I never used it.  I went from Firefox 8B6 to Firefox 9B1.  I have stopped using Firefox non-Beta releases.  No need to use them. IMO
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: Nesivos on November 17, 2011, 08:29:03 PM
Quote
@dagrev Yes, I understand about the outdated software you mentioned, but all AVs were tested under the same old software and therefore it seems a "somewhat" fair comparison.  Would not the up to date software simply point to them doing the work of catching virus' and the like, not the AV itself

The reason I don't agree is because ISTM that you are assuming some things that I don't agree with.

1.  That all software updates are equivalent when it comes to security.
2.  That the Browser has no or very little impact with regard to Malware protection.
3.  That the Operating System has no or little impact with regard to Malware protection
4.  That all AV programs work just as efficiently with regard to Malware detection irrespective of what Browser, and Operating System you are using with the AV.
5.  That Flash for IE is going to be just as secure as Flash for non-IE browsers.
6.  That same for Java as with Flash

JMO
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: dagrev on November 17, 2011, 09:16:28 PM
Quote
@dagrev Yes, I understand about the outdated software you mentioned, but all AVs were tested under the same old software and therefore it seems a "somewhat" fair comparison.  Would not the up to date software simply point to them doing the work of catching virus' and the like, not the AV itself

The reason I don't agree is because ISTM that you are assuming some things that I don't agree with.

1.  That all software updates are equivalent when it comes to security.
2.  That the Browser has no or very little impact with regard to Malware protection.
3.  That the Operating System has no or little impact with regard to Malware protection
4.  That all AV programs work just as efficiently with regard to Malware detection irrespective of what Browser, and Operating System you are using with the AV.
5.  That Flash for IE is going to be just as secure as Flash for non-IE browsers.
6.  That same for Java as with Flash

JMO


Thanks for trying to help me better understand, but maybe I wasn't clear.  I agree that all those things are important to security.  Let me try another way: I don't think that updated software will make any AV program itself inherently better--only look better in tests (equally so for all AVs), because the current updates would have allowed for a vulnerability to be exploited in the first place.  Thus the current software would be doing the catching of some problems before it got to the AV in the first place.

I understand how current software makes a computer more secure, but how would those things make, say avast, score better and not equally raise the score for all or most others?  I'm thinking the current software would simply make for fewer vulnerabilities in the first place, for the AV to have to react to--but this would be true of all AVs equally.  In the end it seems the current software would make for fewer AV responses and would not necessarily indicate the AV better or worse itself.  But like I said, I'm not tech person, I'm just trying to think through it.

Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: Gopher John on November 17, 2011, 10:13:54 PM
You could be correct about Firefox 8.  I never used it.  I went from Firefox 8B6 to Firefox 9B1.  I have stopped using Firefox non-Beta releases.  No need to use them. IMO

Firefox Beta (all versions) would also be covered by the <em:maxVersion>*</em:maxVersion>  line.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: dagrev on November 17, 2011, 10:27:03 PM
WebRep not working for me in FF Beta either.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: ady4um on November 17, 2011, 10:57:59 PM
Folks, please open separate topics for specific issues (independently if the issue is related to the current Avast beta), and leave this one for relevant posts.

The FF version and WebRep is one. The AV comparatives and test is another one.

It is already not so easy to track down / follow this topic as it is.

Thanks.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: dagrev on November 18, 2011, 01:50:24 AM
Thanks for keeping us on track.

Since I could not get WebRep to work in FF 8 or 9 Beta and tried to uninstall. All I got was a black box saying it was uninstalling but nothing was happening.  Had to use the clean tool to remove avast beta.

I still can't get webrep to work now even with the stable avast and back to FF 8 (stable).
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: CraigB on November 18, 2011, 07:07:25 AM
Vlk im still recieving the system was not shut down properly warnings, the only thing different iv noticed is that since placing the exclusion in file system shield is that i now dont get any extra information shown just the basic warning ( The previous system shutdown at 3:34:55 AM on ‎11/‎18/‎2011 was unexpected. )
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: Jekku on November 18, 2011, 07:39:34 AM
Vlk im still recieving the system was not shut down properly warnings, the only thing different iv noticed is that since placing the exclusion in file system shield is that i now dont get any extra information shown just the basic warning ( The previous system shutdown at 3:34:55 AM on ‎11/‎18/‎2011 was unexpected. )

craigb, can you confirm, that you'll get these shutdown warnings only when you shut down or reboot your computer after virus definitions update? And you will not get these warnings until the next definitions update? That's what I think is happening to me.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: CraigB on November 18, 2011, 08:22:35 AM
Vlk im still recieving the system was not shut down properly warnings, the only thing different iv noticed is that since placing the exclusion in file system shield is that i now dont get any extra information shown just the basic warning ( The previous system shutdown at 3:34:55 AM on ‎11/‎18/‎2011 was unexpected. )

craigb, can you confirm, that you'll get these shutdown warnings only when you shut down or reboot your computer after virus definitions update? And you will not get these warnings until the next definitions update? That's what I think is happening to me.

Well yes it's only after a reboot but i dont think it has anything to do with the def updates, just when the action center updates itself after rebooting im finding.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: Dwarden on November 18, 2011, 08:51:20 AM
ok another BSOD with aswSP.sys involved ...

why it's happening when i have Avast! Self defense disabled ?

also again, no dumps saved by kernel (no idea why and how fix it)
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: Jekku on November 18, 2011, 01:01:23 PM
Vlk im still recieving the system was not shut down properly warnings, the only thing different iv noticed is that since placing the exclusion in file system shield is that i now dont get any extra information shown just the basic warning ( The previous system shutdown at 3:34:55 AM on ‎11/‎18/‎2011 was unexpected. )

craigb, can you confirm, that you'll get these shutdown warnings only when you shut down or reboot your computer after virus definitions update? And you will not get these warnings until the next definitions update? That's what I think is happening to me.

Well yes it's only after a reboot but i dont think it has anything to do with the def updates, just when the action center updates itself after rebooting im finding.

I think it has something to do with the def update process. I just compared my Windows event log and avast setup.log and got these results:

16.11.2011 00:14 AM avast update
16.11.2011 01:01 AM reboot --> ERROR
16.11.2011 01:04 AM reboot OK
16.11.2011 01:06 AM reboot OK
16.11.2011 01:08 AM reboot OK
16.11.2011 01:11 AM reboot OK
16.11.2011 01:13 AM reboot OK
16.11.2011 08:41 AM reboot OK
16.11.2011 09:35 AM reboot OK
16.11.2011 10:26 AM reboot OK
16.11.2011 12:30 PM avast update
16.11.2011 12:31 PM reboot --> ERROR
17.11.2011 12:15 PM avast update
17.11.2011 12:24 PM reboot --> ERROR
18.11.2011 05:03 AM avast update
18.11.2011 08:18 AM reboot --> ERROR
18.11.2011 08:21 AM reboot OK
18.11.2011 10:23 AM avast update
18.11.2011 12:51 AM reboot --> ERROR
18.11.2011 01:05 PM reboot OK
18.11.2011 01:24 PM reboot OK
18.11.2011 02.25 PM reboot OK
18.11.2011 02.50 PM reboot OK
18.11.2011 06.10 PM avast update
18.11.2011 07.50 PM reboot --> ERROR
18.11.2011 11.25 PM reboot OK

I get always that event log error 6008 during the next reboot after avast has updated itself. I don't get those errors at any other times when rebooting my computer.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: jrace on November 18, 2011, 01:58:18 PM
Vlk im still recieving the system was not shut down properly warnings, the only thing different iv noticed is that since placing the exclusion in file system shield is that i now dont get any extra information shown just the basic warning ( The previous system shutdown at 3:34:55 AM on ‎11/‎18/‎2011 was unexpected. )

I have exactly the same problem over here on my machine!

Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: Nesivos on November 18, 2011, 03:39:33 PM
I noticed these errors in the Setup log.  I don't know if they are important or not but here they are.

Quote
Nov 15th
23:40:44 nrm/int  ERROR:HttpGetWininet, catch returned 0x00002EFD (12029)

Nov 16th
19:48:07 nrm/int  ERROR:HttpGetWininet, catch returned 0x00002EFD (12029)
19:48:09 nrm/int  ERROR:HttpGetWininet, catch returned 0x00002EE7 (12007)

Nov 18th
04:00:53 nrm/int  ERROR:HttpGetWininet, catch returned 0x00002EFD (12029)

If you need more info please let me know

Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: Techtronic on November 18, 2011, 10:09:26 PM
From my corner: installed this beta 5 days ago (IS). No blue screens, no lockups, no issues. Working great with Win 7 64, IE9! Good work Avast team ;D
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: RejZoR on November 18, 2011, 11:32:01 PM
Any idea if this event error log is related to avast! ? It's repeating and WMI is the source of it.

Quote
Event filter with query "SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 99" could not be reactivated in namespace "//./root/CIMV2" because of error 0x80041003. Events cannot be delivered through this filter until the problem is corrected.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: khagaroth on November 19, 2011, 09:53:10 AM
Nothing to do with Avast, it's a windows problem, do you have Vista or 7? There is a different fix for each.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: True Indian on November 19, 2011, 10:41:55 AM
Thanx for the welcome message on boot screen back!  :)

Oh! man

when is the official version coming????...waiting to see that boot screen message:
protected by avast! antivirus

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: RejZoR on November 19, 2011, 11:25:33 AM
Nothing to do with Avast, it's a windows problem, do you have Vista or 7? There is a different fix for each.

Win7
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: DavidR on November 19, 2011, 01:46:05 PM
Oh! man
when is the official version coming????...waiting to see that boot screen message:
protected by avast! antivirus

It is still there even in the beta build, it is off by default as many people don't share your feeling about it being displayed and is OS dependant.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: True Indian on November 19, 2011, 02:10:42 PM
nope...that feature is broken in 1289... :'(
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: YoKenny on November 19, 2011, 02:15:41 PM
nope...that feature is broken in 1289... :'(
It worked fine in 1289 and also works in 1352 but I did not like it so I disabled it like DavidR
has shown.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: khagaroth on November 19, 2011, 02:16:28 PM
Nothing to do with Avast, it's a windows problem, do you have Vista or 7? There is a different fix for each.
Win7
In that case, open this Microsoft KB article (http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-US;2545227), and click on the "Fix it" button.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: DavidR on November 19, 2011, 02:31:32 PM
nope...that feature is broken in 1289... :'(

Then why post this in the ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 ** it has nothing to do with the beta build and as mentioned others have no problem with it in 6.0.1289.

Your signature also misses a crucial point what Windows version you are using and  if 32/64bit as fully up to date windows could mean anything from win2k upwards all of which could be fully up to date and run avast6.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: jrace on November 19, 2011, 05:15:13 PM

***
I think it has something to do with the def update process. I just compared my Windows event log and avast setup.log and got these results:

***
16.11.2011 12:30 PM avast update
16.11.2011 12:31 PM reboot --> ERROR
17.11.2011 12:15 PM avast update
17.11.2011 12:24 PM reboot --> ERROR
18.11.2011 05:03 AM avast update
18.11.2011 08:18 AM reboot --> ERROR
18.11.2011 08:21 AM reboot OK
18.11.2011 10:23 AM avast update
18.11.2011 12:51 AM reboot --> ERROR
18.11.2011 01:05 PM reboot OK
18.11.2011 01:24 PM reboot OK
18.11.2011 02.25 PM reboot OK
18.11.2011 02.50 PM reboot OK
18.11.2011 06.10 PM avast update
18.11.2011 07.50 PM reboot --> ERROR
18.11.2011 11.25 PM reboot OK

I get always that event log error 6008 during the next reboot after avast has updated itself. I don't get those errors at any other times when rebooting my computer.

Comming back to that "system was not shut down properly warnings", I monitored my system for the last 24 hours and came exactly to the same findings and obviously to the same conclusion.
There must be some relations between avast! update and the "system was not shut down properly warnings".
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: True Indian on November 19, 2011, 05:19:42 PM
@davidr

Just forgotten: Thanx for the welcome message on boot screen back!  :)

DJBone
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: John_M on November 19, 2011, 05:49:49 PM
FYI:  Avast AIS Beta 6.0.1352 is blocked by ClamAV when being downloaded through my Untangle box.

Virus Blocker signatures were last updated:    2011-11-19 9:50:44 am

Log File:
2011-11-19 10:42:46 am  blocked  xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:1481  (HTTP) http://files.avast.com/files/beta/6.0.1352/setup_ais.exe  virus found  173.193.138.138:80
2011-11-17 10:25:08 pm  blocked  xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:1275  (HTTP) http://files.avast.com/files/beta/6.0.1352/setup_ais.exe  virus found  85.17.24.203:80
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: Dwarden on November 19, 2011, 07:27:41 PM
i have question, is there way how force (setting in .ini) engine to do update on lower priority ?
i seen several times avast updating with not nice cpu spike
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: Asyn on November 19, 2011, 07:29:12 PM
i have question, is there way how force (setting in .ini) engine to do update on lower priority ?

No.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: Jekku on November 19, 2011, 07:32:30 PM

***
I think it has something to do with the def update process. I just compared my Windows event log and avast setup.log and got these results:

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16.11.2011 12:30 PM avast update
16.11.2011 12:31 PM reboot --> ERROR
17.11.2011 12:15 PM avast update
17.11.2011 12:24 PM reboot --> ERROR
18.11.2011 05:03 AM avast update
18.11.2011 08:18 AM reboot --> ERROR
18.11.2011 08:21 AM reboot OK
18.11.2011 10:23 AM avast update
18.11.2011 12:51 AM reboot --> ERROR
18.11.2011 01:05 PM reboot OK
18.11.2011 01:24 PM reboot OK
18.11.2011 02.25 PM reboot OK
18.11.2011 02.50 PM reboot OK
18.11.2011 06.10 PM avast update
18.11.2011 07.50 PM reboot --> ERROR
18.11.2011 11.25 PM reboot OK

I get always that event log error 6008 during the next reboot after avast has updated itself. I don't get those errors at any other times when rebooting my computer.

Comming back to that "system was not shut down properly warnings", I monitored my system for the last 24 hours and came exactly to the same findings and obviously to the same conclusion.
There must be some relations between avast! update and the "system was not shut down properly warnings".

Thanks for the info, jrace! That's what I thought.
The stable build 6.0.1203 was the last one which didn't have this issue. It's been there since.

@Vlk: Does this information and our findings help you at all to locate the problem/bug?

Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: Dwarden on November 19, 2011, 07:33:26 PM
i have question, is there way how force (setting in .ini) engine to do update on lower priority ?

No.

then it would be nice to add this feature ... it's bit problem when you do something and get stutter and lag due avast updating on 'background'
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: DavidR on November 19, 2011, 07:35:06 PM
i have question, is there way how force (setting in .ini) engine to do update on lower priority ?
i seen several times avast updating with not nice cpu spike

Not to lower the priority, but to delay the update check. Try a forum search for AlwaysConnectedWaitSeconds and you will find lots of hits on how to delay it.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: Asyn on November 19, 2011, 07:37:13 PM
then it would be nice to add this feature ... it's bit problem when you do something and get stutter and lag due avast updating on 'background'

I never had any issues when avast! updates.
Also this is OT here..!!
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: Dch48 on November 19, 2011, 07:47:59 PM
I only get some hesitation when Avast updates at boot time, especially on the single core XP machine. It's much less noticeable on this one. When it updates during normal usage, I never notice anything until the popup tells me it has updated again.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: Dwarden on November 19, 2011, 11:36:11 PM
Quote from: Asyn

I never had any issues when avast! updates.
Also this is OT here..!!

it's not OT as i never had such issue in past ... thus why i mention it in the beta thread ...

@DavidR - it's not related  to AlwaysConnectedWaitSeconds ...

i simply want set Avast to use low or lower priority for anything related to activity in updates ...
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: DavidR on November 20, 2011, 01:25:55 AM
Of course it would be related, delay the update check until it is well after the boot and additional cpu activity for the auto update (which is limited in its resource use, but not priority) wouldn't impact so much on boot time.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: Rednose on November 20, 2011, 01:37:24 AM
David,

I presume Dwarden is talking about Avast! updating causing lag when gaming, not when booting.

Greetz, Red.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: DavidR on November 20, 2011, 01:43:38 AM
I don't make an assumption as over several posts he never once mentioned gaming. There than his gaming banner in his signature, which unfortunately states nothing of his system spec. Though I haven't come across a serious gamer that hasn't got a high performance system and I wouldn't have though that would have much of an impact on a gaming system.

But for some considerable time the auto update has been throttled so that it doesn't consume too much resources (I think it is set to use less than 30%).
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: Rednose on November 20, 2011, 01:55:38 AM
Well, he mentioned lag. And hearing that from someone working in the game industry I think I am close :)

Greetz, Red.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: brockey01 on November 20, 2011, 08:02:10 AM
well i just hope they stop with the popup ad for trying AIS and such.

the Avast market is good enough for people to try Avast products.

so please Avast Team dont use the Avast ad anymore. Thank you
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: Asyn on November 20, 2011, 09:02:02 AM
Quote from: Asyn
Also this is OT here..!!

it's not OT as i never had such issue in past ... thus why i mention it in the beta thread ...

Sorry then. :)
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: happy avast user on November 20, 2011, 05:31:28 PM
Hi Avast team,

Thank you for this new beta version of Avast! (6.0.1352) I am testing it and find that it is working well for me.
However I have noticed that the notification box does not pop up when the automatic update has been received and I used to get the pop up box on my screen after every update, all three boxes are checked (ticked) 1. Ask for reboot when needed.  2. Show notification box after automatic update.  3 Show notification box if an error occurs, but I don't get ANY pop ups on my screen at all. :(  :(

Thanks

happy avast user
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: YoKenny on November 20, 2011, 06:48:46 PM
2. Show notification box after automatic update. 
I receive the pop ups on update on my systems.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
Post by: Lisandro on November 20, 2011, 07:22:19 PM
However I have noticed that the notification box does not pop up when the automatic update has been received and I used to get the pop up box on my screen after every update, all three boxes are checked (ticked) 1. Ask for reboot when needed.  2. Show notification box after automatic update.  3 Show notification box if an error occurs, but I don't get ANY pop ups on my screen at all. :(  :(
The popups are working for me on this beta. No problems.
Did you reduce the time they're shown?
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: Vlk on November 20, 2011, 11:20:23 PM
Now updated to build 1354.
Users of the previous beta can go to this build by simply invoking the in-product update feature.

Main changes include speed optimizations in the updater, little fix in the Web and Network Shields, and added localizations.

Thanks
Vlk
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: XMAS on November 20, 2011, 11:49:49 PM
Hello vlk

I've just updated from 1352 to 1354 ... and found some issues - after the update I've lost the sandbox and the antispam modules from the GUI. Also no firewall tab and I cannot access the Resident Protection tab on the interface (the tab just won't open). I'm using Win 7 Pro x64  :-\

edit - also I cannot stop the program (the options from the tray icon does not work)
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: jvidal on November 21, 2011, 12:01:23 AM
After this update (1354), now my inernet connection is almost useless, I have to reload pages most of the time, because I keep losing connectivity.
Plus, the SUMo issue still persists.

Both under xp64.

Bottom line: avoid this update.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: Dwarden on November 21, 2011, 12:04:41 AM
it's unrelated, has nothing with boot time ... the computer is running for days ...

btw. i noticed avast update is already low priority, so it must be something else done by the main engine component
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: DavidR on November 21, 2011, 12:06:10 AM
Update from UI on avast free 6.0.1352 to 1354 went fine on XP Pro.

Autosandbox present in additional options and avast Shield Control, disable shields (program) stops and starts as expected.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: Lisandro on November 21, 2011, 12:19:49 AM
Now updated to build 1354.
Users of the previous beta can go to this build by simply invoking the in-product update feature.

Main changes include speed optimizations in the updater, little fix in the Web and Network Shields, and added localizations.

Thanks
Vlk
Trying now. Will test tomorrow.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: Techtronic on November 21, 2011, 12:24:08 AM
Update to AIS 1354 results: update went fine, reboot as required. Problem#1 Real-Time Shields tab does not work (nothing happens when you click); Problem #2 Firewall tab does not show. Windows Action Center does not complain so apparently this is a GUI problem only. Working on Win 7 Pro 64.
Previous v1352 was working fine ???
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: Vlk on November 21, 2011, 12:28:18 AM
Seems like the problem is related to IS only.
Free AV is fine, everyone?
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: Nesivos on November 21, 2011, 12:33:15 AM
Appears AIS 1354 is useless.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: Vlk on November 21, 2011, 12:39:27 AM
Appears AIS 1354 is useless.

Based on what?
I'm running it on this computer without any issues, for example.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: spg SCOTT on November 21, 2011, 12:43:04 AM
Seems like the problem is related to IS only.
Free AV is fine, everyone?
Not for me.

- Can't open Real Time shields
- WebRep tab missing (not really bothered...don't use it...but it was there before)

Win 7 64 bit
avast Free
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: Nesivos on November 21, 2011, 12:45:22 AM
Appears AIS 1354 is useless.

Based on what?
I'm running it on this computer without any issues, for example.

No Firewall and No Real-Time Shields
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: spg SCOTT on November 21, 2011, 12:47:31 AM
It is a beta, things are being changed. issues are expected. That is the whole point of beta testing.
If you don't want to take part, then that is your decision.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: Nesivos on November 21, 2011, 12:47:45 AM
In any case once this problem gets fixed I am done test avast! Beta releases.

The Beta releases the last 10 days have been the worst group of any Beta releases I have tested for any product since IObit 360 Security was in Beta.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: Vlk on November 21, 2011, 12:48:47 AM
Please send me the file <avast>\setup\components.ini (by email) and also say in that email which modules you don't see in the UI.

Thanks
Vlk
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: Nesivos on November 21, 2011, 12:49:34 AM
It is a beta, things are being changed. issues are expected. That is the whole point of beta testing.
If you don't want to take part, then that is your decision.

Baloney.

Alphas may not have significant problems but not Beta's.  At least not of a program that is in release version 6.x and of which there is no major re-write.

This is just lousy internal control on avast! part, period.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: Nesivos on November 21, 2011, 12:50:25 AM
Please send me the file <avast>\setup\components.ini (by email) and also say in that email which modules you don't see in the UI.

Thanks
Vlk

I don't get paid enough
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: jadinolf on November 21, 2011, 12:51:01 AM
Seems like the problem is related to IS only.
Free AV is fine, everyone?

Sorry, Vlk.

All is well here.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: DavidR on November 21, 2011, 12:57:16 AM
Please send me the file <avast>\setup\components.ini (by email) and also say in that email which modules you don't see in the UI.

Thanks
Vlk

I don't get paid enough

Good attitude, shout the house down (rightly), but aren't prepared to help resolve it.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: spg SCOTT on November 21, 2011, 01:01:40 AM
Please send me the file <avast>\setup\components.ini (by email) and also say in that email which modules you don't see in the UI.

Thanks
Vlk
Done.


EDIT: Also noticed that I am seeing many more "The connection has been reset" messages in firefox recently...Click a link somewhere, and no loading is done, just get the message. Hit reload and it is fine...not sure of relevance, but worth noting.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: NON on November 21, 2011, 01:01:50 AM
Updated from 6.0.1352 Free, no problems. Both Win7 SP1 32bit and Vista SP2 32bit.
I can open "Real-time Shield" tab, WebRep tab is there.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: Vlk on November 21, 2011, 01:21:37 AM
OK, I will for now remove the 6.0.1354 files from the download locations until the problem is resolved (tomorrow daytime).
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: mattburley7 on November 21, 2011, 01:31:28 AM
OK, I will for now remove the 6.0.1354 files from the download locations until the problem is resolved (tomorrow daytime).

does this mean we getting a new beta within 24 hours or stable?
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: Vlk on November 21, 2011, 01:33:06 AM
I meant Beta.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: GTX66 on November 21, 2011, 04:02:46 AM
DO NOT USE THIS LATEST RELEASE IT IS FLAWED!
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: Vladimyr on November 21, 2011, 07:16:13 AM
DO NOT USE THIS LATEST RELEASE IT IS FLAWED!
There may well be more issues with this Beta than we're used to, but what do mean by "LATEST RELEASE" is flawed? 
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: freeforever03 on November 21, 2011, 07:26:27 AM
I guess I am fortunate. I upgraded to v6.0.1354 and have not had any problems. All the real time shields are on. My OS is Windows 7 (X86).
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: RejZoR on November 21, 2011, 07:49:02 AM
Where exactly can you find an avast! Market inside GUI?
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: CraigB on November 21, 2011, 07:53:29 AM
The 1354 free version is working fine for me, some of my programs are starting a bit faster with this version which is good  ;D.
Still keeping an eye on the issue of the system shut down unexpected problem to see if it returns with this version, a little to early to tell yet though.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: CraigB on November 21, 2011, 07:55:51 AM
Where exactly can you find an avast! Market inside GUI?
You have to turn on the community features in settings to see the market tab in the UI RejZoR.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: RejZoR on November 21, 2011, 08:12:39 AM
What's the point of having twitter and facebook nonsense enabled to see the avast! Market ? It makes no sense at all...

"avast! recommendations" should be turned into separate "avast! Market" checkbox...
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: weymouth1950 on November 21, 2011, 08:41:23 AM
Installed 6.0.1354 no problems at all. Have Windows XP Home with Windows7 Firewall control. The only thing that I can criticise, is that Weprep in Internet Explorer give a whole toolbar to be able to show. Having an extra toolbar is not good on my NetBook, as I loose about 8mm from my page screen view.
Why can't Webrep be tucked away as it is on Google Chrome toolbar?
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: Quentin on November 21, 2011, 10:23:56 AM
New version(6.0.1354) installed itself without any problems via GUI. It seems to be working fine, although I can't access Real-time shields tab in GUI and stop real-time shields via tray icon.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: rambo1940 on November 21, 2011, 10:46:56 AM
DO NOT USE THIS LATEST RELEASE IT IS FLAWED!

Of course it's flawed.It's a Beta
Do you know what a Beta is?
I think not
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: spg SCOTT on November 21, 2011, 11:38:33 AM
Installed 6.0.1354 no problems at all. Have Windows XP Home with Windows7 Firewall control. The only thing that I can criticise, is that Weprep in Internet Explorer give a whole toolbar to be able to show. Having an extra toolbar is not good on my NetBook, as I loose about 8mm from my page screen view.
Why can't Webrep be tucked away as it is on Google Chrome toolbar?
There was some discussion about this before. It has always been this way. Essentially, to make the icon changeable, so you can have different colours, it has to be on a toolbar.
Since that was the point of WebRep, that is how it has to be.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: DavidR on November 21, 2011, 12:43:41 PM
What's the point of having twitter and facebook nonsense enabled to see the avast! Market ? It makes no sense at all...

"avast! recommendations" should be turned into separate "avast! Market" checkbox...

Couldn't agree more, when that social network branding cr*p came out I hated it. As soon as options were there to remove it, it was history. So to put something totally unconnected under that heading doesn't make sense as I doubt I was alone in removing this twitter/facebook branding.

So for me the loss of the Market is a small price to pay (no pun intended) if it meant getting the twitter/facebook branding junk. So as RejZoR said this needs its own checkbox.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: YoKenny on November 21, 2011, 02:15:42 PM
New version(6.0.1354) installed itself without any problems via GUI. It seems to be working fine, although I can't access Real-time shields tab in GUI and stop real-time shields via tray icon.
I noticed that I can not access the Real-time shields tab in GUI either on my Windows 7 system but I can stop real-time shields via tray icon though.

Working fine on my XP Pro system.  ;D
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: RejZoR on November 21, 2011, 02:41:57 PM
What's the point of having twitter and facebook nonsense enabled to see the avast! Market ? It makes no sense at all...

"avast! recommendations" should be turned into separate "avast! Market" checkbox...

Couldn't agree more, when that social network branding cr*p came out I hated it. As soon as options were there to remove it, it was history. So to put something totally unconnected under that heading doesn't make sense as I doubt I was alone in removing this twitter/facebook branding.

So for me the loss of the Market is a small price to pay (no pun intended) if it meant getting the twitter/facebook branding junk. So as RejZoR said this needs its own checkbox.

I removed it because i can't have Twitter because someone "stole" my nickname and i don't use Facebook. Besides, what's the point of social features in antivirus software. It's like having Twitter and Facebook in a jet fighter. It's not relevant.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: Dim@rik on November 21, 2011, 03:12:02 PM
On the morning updated to version 1354 (AIS), everything is fine .. no problems do not watch.

OS Windows 7 SP1 (x86)
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: dagrev on November 21, 2011, 03:29:10 PM
What's the point of having twitter and facebook nonsense enabled to see the avast! Market ? It makes no sense at all...

"avast! recommendations" should be turned into separate "avast! Market" checkbox...

+1

I'm getting worn out by everyone having to have some link to Farcebook.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: GTX66 on November 21, 2011, 03:37:52 PM
DO NOT USE THIS LATEST RELEASE IT IS FLAWED!
There may well be more issues with this Beta than we're used to, but what do mean by "LATEST RELEASE" is flawed? 

I could not surf the Net with it.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: ady4um on November 21, 2011, 04:14:13 PM
DO NOT USE THIS LATEST RELEASE IT IS FLAWED!
There may well be more issues with this Beta than we're used to, but what do mean by "LATEST RELEASE" is flawed? 

I could not surf the Net with it.

It doesn't matter anymore. There is no need to keep alive an issue with a BETA version that it is NO LONGER VALID. Let's move on.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: GTX66 on November 21, 2011, 04:48:30 PM
If Avast would release a Beta to replace the one they pulled we can move on.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: gdiloren on November 21, 2011, 04:49:27 PM
Anyway, what's the point in publishing a file so flawed it lacks major features EVEN THOUGH BETA. It's a lack of respect, a minimal testing before release is required in AILWIL lab. Avast is showing a DOWNHILL trend I have never seen before. Even november http://www.av-comparatives.org/en/comparativesreviews/detection-test (http://www.av-comparatives.org/en/comparativesreviews/detection-test) posts bad results for Avast (AGAIN). Let's try at least to give STABLE Betas to the Avast Community! ;D :P
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: ronnycopeh on November 21, 2011, 05:11:44 PM
won't update from program but still showing 1352 (have version 6.0.1352 and showing update "a new version of the program is available, Latest program version 6.0.1354"
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: Asyn on November 21, 2011, 05:20:37 PM
won't update from program but still showing

Not sure what you mean.
Which version do you have right now..??
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: reisender on November 21, 2011, 05:24:58 PM
After this update (1354), now my inernet connection is almost useless, I have to reload pages most of the time, because I keep losing connectivity.


+1

Win 7 64Bit

Greetings
Christian
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: mattburley7 on November 21, 2011, 05:27:10 PM
After this update (1354), now my inernet connection is almost useless, I have to reload pages most of the time, because I keep losing connectivity.


+1

Win 7 64Bit

Greetings
Christian

I have this problem even on the .1289 release  :-\ it seemed to be fixed in the .1352 release and now its back again ???
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: reisender on November 21, 2011, 05:34:06 PM
Hi,

I have still another problem. I can not open the Real Time Protection (Echttzeitschutz) Menu.

Greetings
Christian
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: Asyn on November 21, 2011, 05:38:31 PM
I have still another problem. I can not open the Real Time Protection (Echttzeitschutz) Menu.

It's a known problem, but only for some users.
Wait for the next update. (See page one of this thread.)
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: YLAP on November 21, 2011, 05:40:44 PM
I have still another problem. I can not open the Real Time Protection (Echttzeitschutz) Menu.

+1 on Win7 Home Premium 32bit
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: Quentin on November 21, 2011, 05:52:33 PM
I also had problem with Avast GUI sound dll, which resulted in AvastUI.exe not loading at system start.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: reisender on November 21, 2011, 05:53:34 PM
Hi,

Third problem: The Settings are on English instead of German. No language selectable.
See Picture

Back to 1352: all Problems are gone
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: YLAP on November 21, 2011, 06:12:40 PM
Third problem: The Settings are on English instead of German. No language selectable.

Not only not selectable, languages setup gives no options too...

(http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h478/Paulius_Yla/avast%20screens/th_601354.jpg) (http://s1111.photobucket.com/albums/h478/Paulius_Yla/avast%20screens/?action=view&current=601354.jpg)
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: khagaroth on November 21, 2011, 06:27:29 PM
So much for a smooth service release  ::). At least I'm one of the few lucky ones without problems (even though I have IS).
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: Asyn on November 21, 2011, 06:35:53 PM
At least I'm one of the few lucky ones without problems (even though I have IS).

It seems the problems only occur on W7.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: gdiloren on November 21, 2011, 06:43:28 PM
+1 I have Win 7 SP1 64 BITS and it is a complete flop with 1354 :-[
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: Lisandro on November 21, 2011, 07:19:07 PM
Working so far so good on Windows 7 32 bits :)
Upgraded from the previous beta and just went online some minutes ago. No problems so far.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: CraigB on November 21, 2011, 07:21:36 PM
Third problem: The Settings are on English instead of German. No language selectable.

Not only not selectable, languages setup gives no options too...

(http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h478/Paulius_Yla/avast%20screens/th_601354.jpg) (http://s1111.photobucket.com/albums/h478/Paulius_Yla/avast%20screens/?action=view&current=601354.jpg)
If you read Vlk's first post of this topic you will notice that he mentions these betas are only available in english as of yet.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: igor on November 21, 2011, 07:25:30 PM
I'd say the message was that the localizations were not updated before the first beta has been released, so the new UI items may still be in English - but it certainly shouldn't behave like that.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: Asyn on November 21, 2011, 07:28:40 PM
I'd say the message was that the localizations were not updated before the first beta has been released, so the new UI items may still be in English...

That's how I understand it as well. ;)
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: CraigB on November 21, 2011, 07:33:20 PM
I'd say the message was that the localizations were not updated before the first beta has been released, so the new UI items may still be in English - but it certainly shouldn't behave like that.
Looks like i had to read more carefully  ::), new UI items only in english  ;D
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: hayc59 on November 21, 2011, 07:40:21 PM
Installed through the internal update
rebooted and restarted and all is well so far
I would have thought that the latest build
1354 would have been yanked from the server or at least turned off??
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: rickz on November 21, 2011, 08:51:18 PM
+1, I'm Waiting for the update also.

Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: GTX66 on November 21, 2011, 08:58:24 PM
Anyway, what's the point in publishing a file so flawed it lacks major features EVEN THOUGH BETA. It's a lack of respect, a minimal testing before release is required in AILWIL lab. Avast is showing a DOWNHILL trend I have never seen before. Even november http://www.av-comparatives.org/en/comparativesreviews/detection-test (http://www.av-comparatives.org/en/comparativesreviews/detection-test) posts bad results for Avast (AGAIN). Let's try at least to give STABLE Betas to the Avast Community! ;D :P

I agree and the fact that Avast would release to the public such a Beta makes me question if I will renew my license.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: Asyn on November 21, 2011, 09:04:34 PM
I agree and the fact that Avast would release to the public such a Beta makes me question if I will renew my license.

OMG. ::)
Don't use a beta then and stay on the stable builds...
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: YLAP on November 21, 2011, 09:04:50 PM
I agree and the fact that Avast would release to the public such a Beta makes me question if I will renew my license.

BETA is BETA - you have to accept this. I had much more interesting ones in my testing :D
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: spg SCOTT on November 21, 2011, 09:05:35 PM
EDIT: Also noticed that I am seeing many more "The connection has been reset" messages in firefox recently...Click a link somewhere, and no loading is done, just get the message. Hit reload and it is fine...not sure of relevance, but worth noting.

To expand on this...

Today it has been rather annoying. I would say that at least one in five clicks results in the connection reset page...

This seems to have begun (this bad) with these betas.

Am I the only one?
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: YLAP on November 21, 2011, 09:07:47 PM
Today it has been rather annoying. I would say that at least one in five clicks results in the connection reset page...

This seems to have begun (this bad) with these betas.

Am I the only one?

I had this message once or twice today, although my WiMax connection was perfect, but I can't prove it was BETA's fault.

Just had one more random "Diagnose connection problems" event...
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: Naean on November 21, 2011, 09:07:51 PM
I agree and the fact that Avast would release to the public such a Beta makes me question if I will renew my license.

OMG. ::)
Don't use a beta then and stay on the stable builds...

The problem is, this update was sent out as a final build in my avast! U.I., and updating to that is also causing me problems on Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. It's not just the original beta update release that is buggy, the final update release is also buggy.  :(
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: YLAP on November 21, 2011, 09:11:10 PM
The problem is, this update was sent out as a final build in my avast! U.I

Something new... Are you sure? I don't know if it was finalized, and if it is - it should have other build number, not 1345. Final number always is different comparing to latest BETA.

http://www.avast.com/en-eu/release-history
Latest stable - 6.0.1289
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: igor on November 21, 2011, 09:14:45 PM
The problem is, this update was sent out as a final build in my avast! U.I.,

No, it wasn't.
If you had a previous beta, then sure, you're on the beta stream - but if you had 6.0.1289, then no.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: Asyn on November 21, 2011, 09:17:01 PM
The problem is, this update was sent out as a final build in my avast! U.I.

Please recheck this. ;)
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: Vlk on November 21, 2011, 09:25:35 PM
The beta has now been updated to build 6.0.1356.


BTW let me just say a few words about the dreaded 1354 update. This was probably one of the most interesting experiences we've ever had with a product update. The problem was related to this little item briefly mentioned in the revision history:

- speed optimizations in the updater

What this meant was that we rewrote a part of the updater which takes care of parsing of certain files in the avast SETUP folder. Now, the interesting part is that there was no problem with that code - it was implemented correctly, and thoroughly tested. However, there was a bug in a previous version of avast (probably all versions up to 6.0.1352) which caused one of the files to be malformed (under certain circumstances). The new optimized code didn't expect such a corrupted file though, and that resulted in the rather surprising symptoms many of you were experiencing - all sorts of erratic behavior.

This is also why the reaction to this build was somehow bipolar - either it was working perfectly fine (this was the case where the file had been OK) or it wasn't quite working at all (the case where the file had been corrupted).

The "fix" we implemented in v1356 allowed us to process both the valid and corrupted versions of the file.


Of course, let me apologize for any inconveniences this might have caused. This was a very interesting lesson for us - this was exactly the type of issue where external testing proved indispensable. However, this will hopefully allow us to also improve our internal QA process moving forward.


Thanks
Vlk

Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: YLAP on November 21, 2011, 09:26:12 PM
Am I the only one?

No, third time for me during this hour...
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: Vlk on November 21, 2011, 09:30:01 PM
Am I the only one?

No, third time for me during this hour...

This is also definitely related to build 1354 - resolved in 1356.

Thanks
Vlk
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: Naean on November 21, 2011, 09:32:56 PM
The beta has now been updated to build 6.0.1356.


BTW let me just say a few words about the dreaded 1354 update. This was probably one of the most interesting experiences we've ever had with a product update. The problem was related to this little item briefly mentioned in the revision history:

- speed optimizations in the updater

What this meant was that we rewrote a part of the updater which takes care of parsing of certain files in the avast SETUP folder. Now, the interesting part is that there was no problem with that code - it was implemented correctly, and thoroughly tested. However, there was a bug in a previous version of avast (probably all versions up to 6.0.1352) which caused one of the files to be malformed (under certain circumstances). The new optimized code didn't expect such a corrupted file though, and that resulted in the rather surprising symptoms many of you were experiencing - all sorts of erratic behavior.

This is also why the reaction to this build was somehow bipolar - either it was working perfectly fine (this was the case where the file had been OK) or it wasn't quite working at all (the case where the file had been corrupted).

The "fix" we implemented in v1356 allowed us to process both the valid and corrupted versions of the file.


Of course, let me apologize for any inconveniences this might have caused. This was a very interesting lesson for us - this was exactly the type of issue where external testing proved indispensable. However, this will hopefully allow us to also improve our internal QA process moving forward.


Thanks
Vlk



Updated to the very latest version, and everything is back to normal.

Thanks for the quick fix and explanation.  ;)
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: Lisandro on November 21, 2011, 09:34:54 PM
Thanks Vlk. Upgraded.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: YLAP on November 21, 2011, 09:38:28 PM
Updated to the very latest version, and everything is back to normal.

+1 I hope "Diagnose connection problems" will be gone too  ;D
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: XMAS on November 21, 2011, 09:39:42 PM
I also just updated, and everything is working again. Thanks  ;D
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: reisender on November 21, 2011, 09:41:08 PM
Hi,

after the problems with 1354 I went back to 1352. Now updated from 1352 to 1356 and all works fine.

Greetings
Christian
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: spg SCOTT on November 21, 2011, 09:41:26 PM
Updated, and I have my Real Time Shields back ;D

Thanks.

Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: freeforever03 on November 21, 2011, 10:00:50 PM
Just updated and everything is working well.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
Post by: DavidR on November 21, 2011, 10:38:02 PM
Whilst I didn't have any problems with 6.0.1354 (lucky me) I have updated from the 6.0.1354 UI and about to reboot.

Edit: Reboot complete and all apparently working as it should be.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1356 **
Post by: YoKenny on November 21, 2011, 10:51:32 PM
Updated to the very latest version, and everything is back to normal.

+1 I hope "Diagnose connection problems" will be gone too  ;D
Just updated with NO problems so far.  ;D

The topic should be renamed to the latest beta 6.0.1356  :)
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1356 **
Post by: YoKenny on November 21, 2011, 11:00:10 PM
Updated to the very latest version, and everything is back to normal.

+1 I hope "Diagnose connection problems" will be gone too  ;D
Just updated with NO problems so far.  ;D

The topic should be renamed to the latest beta 6.0.1356  :)
Thanks Vlk ;D

« Last Edit: Today at 04:56:23 PM by Vlk »
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1356 **
Post by: brockey01 on November 21, 2011, 11:10:00 PM
I really hope that the popups for trying other avast software stops. i mean we now have a avast market in the GUI for that.

no need for the popups to try software.

Hope Avast Team is listening! thank you
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1356 **
Post by: cadremis on November 21, 2011, 11:12:57 PM
I just installed this version 6.0.1356 and seems to be working good in my W7/SP1 PC... Thank you since I had the same problems reported by other people with version 6.0.1354

I will install it in my XP SP3 PC and see if it works fine..rm
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1356 **
Post by: Asyn on November 21, 2011, 11:14:13 PM
I will install it in my XP SP3 PC and see if it works fine..rm

It will. :)
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1356 **
Post by: Techtronic on November 22, 2011, 12:07:00 AM
AIS v1356 on Win7 Pro x64. Working as advertised! :D Good Job!! ;D
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1356 **
Post by: cadremis on November 22, 2011, 12:57:21 AM
This Beta version 6.0.1356 is running very well in my W/XP SP3 PC... feels fine here!
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1356 **
Post by: Nesivos on November 22, 2011, 01:04:45 AM
This was one weird experience.  See near the end of this post for even more weirdness.

When the Real-Time Shields and the Firewall did not show up in .1354 I decided to uninstall AIS using "aswclear6.exe".  I then installed MSE.

When I saw that .1356 was available correcting the problem in .1354 I uninstalled MSE and reinstalled AIS.

After the reinstall all my Custom Scans were gone along with the my Default Scan preferences which I expected.

However, what was weird was that that my Real-Time Shields personal perferences and Firewall personal preferences remained in tact from what they were on .1354 even though I uninstalled .1354 using "awsclear6.exe"

Everything appears to be in order.

Two bad Betas in less than 10 days is a bit much, eh

Thanks to the avast! team for jumping on this problem ASAP and fixing it.

Time to move on :), hopefully with better QA on avast! part.


Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1356 **
Post by: jadinolf on November 22, 2011, 01:06:28 AM
It works here from .1351 and .1356

No complaints.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1356 **
Post by: ady4um on November 22, 2011, 01:21:45 AM
However, what was weird was that that my Real-Time Shields personal perferences and Firewall personal preferences remained in tact from what they were on .1354 even though I uninstalled .1354 using "awsclear6.exe"

Some remnants of Avast are left out from the removal process, together with the folders. For some reason, the removal utility leaves the files it doesn't recognize as originally installed by Avast. Some folders will indeed be deleted no matter what (like the one in the respective selection of the removal utility), but some others ("data") will be left there. The original files are deleted, while the others are left.

This is the same behaviour that happens when a password for Avast was forgotten. After the removal utility and the re-installation, the password is still there. If you manually delete *all* remnants after the removal utility, the password is really gone.

When I have to use the removal utility, I run it from Windows Safe Mode, instead of trying to use it first from Windows Normal Mode.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1356 **
Post by: Rompin Raider on November 22, 2011, 01:45:46 AM
Nice install...looks good on Win7.  ;D
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1356 **
Post by: ronnycopeh on November 22, 2011, 02:58:20 AM
update thru download and thru program successful and went back to version 6.0.1352, any suggestions? thanks for all that reply.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1356 **
Post by: Rednose on November 22, 2011, 02:58:42 AM
Thnx Ondrej :)

Yesterday I didn't update from 1352 to 1354 seeing the problems other users had. But I just updated to 1356 and so far everything seems to be fine :)

Greetz, Red.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1356 **
Post by: nweissma on November 22, 2011, 05:13:41 AM
i just installed this Beta. one thing that i'll report at this early stage -- maybe it will have significant consequence -- is that the "restart" button does not restart but rather powers off.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1356 **
Post by: yhe1 on November 22, 2011, 05:23:58 AM
Was the issue mentioned here resolved?

http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=86694.15
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1356 **
Post by: mattburley7 on November 22, 2011, 07:15:12 AM
.1356 works fine.. i hope this is the last beta tho so something doesnt get messed up in the final since this one works great for me :)
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1356 **
Post by: MayuraDeSilva on November 22, 2011, 07:47:23 AM
Hi Guys,

How this avast! v. 6.0.1356 differ from v. 6.0.1352? Any improvements or fixes?

Cheers...
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1356 **
Post by: weymouth1950 on November 22, 2011, 08:34:57 AM
Installed 6.0.1356 over 6.0.1289 no problems. Computer re-started ok, only thing I noticed was that update box showed new update as unknown.
Thanks Avast!
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1356 **
Post by: jrace on November 22, 2011, 12:10:49 PM
Since I had this "unexpected shut down error (6008)" with version .1352 everytimes a new def update came in I reverted to version .1289 again and it was OK.

Now I tried .1356 as an over thetop update.
The error is immediately back after the first def update!  :o :o :o

Came back to .1289 and observing the system now. After the next update this evening I will report back!

Edit: First big def update of .1289 to current status folowed by a reboot did not show the 6008 error in the event viewer.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1356 **
Post by: happy avast user on November 22, 2011, 12:48:31 PM
Hi Avast Team,

I have updated to the new BETA version (6.0.1356) and all seems fine thanks.

happy avast user :)
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1356 **
Post by: cyberrufus on November 22, 2011, 12:56:55 PM
Had all sorts of update problems with the previous betas and had to go back to 1289. This one seems to have fixed it. :)
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1356 **
Post by: NON on November 22, 2011, 01:48:50 PM
Updated over 6.0.1354 Free on Vista SP2 machine. Everything works fine. :)
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1356 **
Post by: jrace on November 22, 2011, 03:18:29 PM
Since I had this "unexpected shut down error (6008)" with version .1352 everytimes a new def update came in I reverted to version .1289 again and it was OK.

Now I tried .1356 as an over thetop update.
The error is immediately back after the first def update!  :o :o :o

Came back to .1289 and observing the system now. After the next update this evening I will report back!

Edit: First big def update of .1289 to current status folowed by a reboot did not show the 6008 error in the event viewer.


For the rest of the story see   http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=88735.msg710369#msg710369   and following.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1356 **
Post by: Dwarden on November 22, 2011, 03:30:55 PM
ha, i finally got the aswSP.sys BSOD crashdump !

uploaded minidump to
ftp://ftp.avast.com/incoming

as aswSP_6_0-1356_dwarden112211-45084-01.zip
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1356 **
Post by: ronnycopeh on November 22, 2011, 03:54:53 PM
working good now
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1356 **
Post by: StarStream on November 22, 2011, 04:15:14 PM
Hello, Please tell me in the paid version of Avast! the sixth generation is a function that was in version Avast! Professional 4.8 - "PUSH updates"?

PS I'm sorry for my english, I'm from Russia:)
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1356 **
Post by: Andrey,pro on November 22, 2011, 04:25:06 PM
Hi,StarStream! Welcom to the forum! The Russsian part of this forum is here:
 http://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=28.0

"PUSH updates"-what is it?
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1356 **
Post by: StarStream on November 22, 2011, 04:30:41 PM
Andrey,pro,

"A special feature of the Professional Edition is PUSH updates. It is a dramatic change in the philosophy of updates. Usually, every installed program checks occasionally for new version availability. PUSH updates, however, are initialized by our server; they result in your computer quickly responding and performing the necessary update. The system is based on the SMTP protocol (as used for e-mail messages). The update itself is controlled by the avast! resident e-mail clients (MS Outlook and Internet Mail).The whole system is protected by asymmetric ciphers and is resistant to unauthorized misuse"

http://files.avast.com/files/manuals/user-manual-pro-eng.pdf

This function is in 6 versions of paid products Avast?
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1356 **
Post by: Andrey,pro on November 22, 2011, 04:39:04 PM
I don't know exactly, but i think this function is not using in avast!6 Our moderators on russian forum will answer on your question! Good luck!
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1356 **
Post by: gdiloren on November 22, 2011, 04:51:06 PM
Just updated to 1356 on Win 7 SP1 64 bits. Tested autosandbox OK. Everything OK so far. Thanks AVAST! Sometimes...problems or errors also happen (I'm talking of flop 1351 & 1354... >:() 8)
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1356 **
Post by: giogio on November 22, 2011, 07:07:59 PM
Just installed over 6.0.1354... working good for now on my XP SP3 pc...
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1356 **
Post by: schmidthouse on November 22, 2011, 07:24:02 PM
Very Nice. No issues. 8)
 ;)
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1356 **
Post by: JuninhoSlo on November 22, 2011, 07:44:12 PM
Thank you for Avast Free  6.0.1356
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1356 **
Post by: jrace on November 22, 2011, 11:23:12 PM

A never ending sad story (http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=88735.msg709546#msg709546):

This time I made a clean install of .1356 and it seemed to work. After the first def update and a following reboot I had no sign of a 6008 error (Unexpected Shut Down).
After the evening def update I tried again, rebooted and here the devil showed his ugly face again Error 6008 in Reliability Monitor and in Event Viewer.
I have absolutely no clue anymore. ???

So I went back to version .1289.

@Vlk: Is there anyone with avast! who can find the cause for this behaviour?

Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1356 **
Post by: mattburley7 on November 23, 2011, 01:09:21 AM
the stable release wont be out before thanksgiving will it? i dont want to miss out on the release because i going to be out of town for a few days.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1356 **
Post by: DavidR on November 23, 2011, 01:46:35 AM
No one other than avast knows that, but I guess they won't wait for you to get back if it is ;D

You will just have a nice surprise when you get back.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1356 **
Post by: Rednose on November 23, 2011, 02:03:57 AM
the stable release wont be out before thanksgiving will it? i dont want to miss out on the release because i going to be out of town for a few days.

Than you have to call Vlk's wife. She knows everything about new releases at first hand ;)

But Happy Thanksgiving, and enjoy your long weekend :)

Greetz, Red.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1356 **
Post by: mattburley7 on November 23, 2011, 02:32:46 AM
No one other than avast knows that, but I guess they won't wait for you to get back if it is ;D

You will just have a nice surprise when you get back.

I most likely will be back Monday so probably wont miss out on the fun :P
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1356 **
Post by: Lisandro on November 23, 2011, 11:48:45 AM
Than you have to call Vlk's wife. She knows everything about new releases at first hand ;)
Specially when he does not come back home and stay working until late in the evening ;D
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1356 **
Post by: logos on November 23, 2011, 07:45:28 PM
the OP from Vlk mentions:

Quote
Web Shield and Script Shield: more options in the UI

I can see that for the script shield, but not for the web shield ???
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1356 **
Post by: DavidR on November 23, 2011, 07:51:04 PM
Check the NEW 'Processes to exclude' option in the web shield, expert settings, Exclusions, scroll down to the bottom of the screen..
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1356 **
Post by: brockey01 on November 23, 2011, 08:03:03 PM
are the Ad for trying out Products still happening?  in the free version like the in you face ad and the silder popup ads.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1356 **
Post by: DavidR on November 23, 2011, 08:24:33 PM
Has nothing to do with the program version, any ad if delivered has nothing to do with the program version but marketing policy. But given as there is a new avast Market section in the new interface (which can be disabled) it may not be so prevalent. Though that isn't up to me but avast marketing.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1356 **
Post by: logos on November 23, 2011, 08:30:14 PM
Check the NEW 'Processes to exclude' option in the web shield, expert settings, Exclusions, scroll down to the bottom of the screen..

oh okay thx ... missed that, that's related to the new webshield scope in Windows/programs, anything connecting through http.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1356 **
Post by: Vlk on November 23, 2011, 08:52:26 PM
are the Ad for trying out Products still happening?  in the free version like the in you face ad and the silder popup ads.

Brockey, with all respect, you keep posting the same question over and over again (at least once a day, for like a week now).

The IS trial offer was displayed exactly once for each user of the free version (I think that was in September). Since that, nothing.

I can't say it won't happen again, but given its frequency I don't think it's such a big deal. Or do you think otherwise?

Thanks
Vlk
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1356 **
Post by: DavidR on November 23, 2011, 08:58:47 PM
<snip>
oh okay thx ... missed that, that's related to the new webshield scope in Windows/programs, anything connecting through http.

You're welcome.

I think it is related, in that, rather than unchecking that 'anything connecting through http' option you can exclude a specific application, thereby retaining the additional level of protection for other non-browser http connections.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1356 **
Post by: Dch48 on November 23, 2011, 09:58:56 PM
Check the NEW 'Processes to exclude' option in the web shield, expert settings, Exclusions, scroll down to the bottom of the screen..
Just remember that if you are using the outgoing filtering of the Windows Firewall, the rules will be bypassed by the Web Shield if you don't restrict it to browser processes only.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1356 **
Post by: Dwarden on November 24, 2011, 01:48:25 AM
@vlk any news on the crashdump analysis from my aswSP.sys BSOD ?
{be it fixed be it fixed be ... :) }
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1356 **
Post by: Rednose on November 24, 2011, 02:16:36 AM
Hey Dwarden :)

In case of a BSOD you can also email the minidump directly to Petr :) Easier for him, easier for us ;)

Greetz, Red.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1356 **
Post by: Dwarden on November 24, 2011, 03:31:26 AM
done ... stupid me, sry :)
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1356 **
Post by: logos on November 24, 2011, 02:07:00 PM
just one thing, no big deal:
yesterday after installing the beta and launching Thunderbird I was prompted by Avast, as expected, to turn off ssl. Did that as usual, np so far but shortly after this I launched Windows Live Mail and I wasn't prompted at all ??? and yes automatic detection of ssl accounts is of course on.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1356 **
Post by: logos on November 24, 2011, 04:10:12 PM
opening and syncing of folders in Thunderbird is slow with mail shield turned on.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1356 **
Post by: brockey01 on November 24, 2011, 05:32:12 PM
are the Ad for trying out Products still happening?  in the free version like the in you face ad and the silder popup ads.


The IS trial offer was displayed exactly once for each user of the free version (I think that was in September). Since that, nothing.

I can't say it won't happen again, but given its frequency I don't think it's such a big deal. Or do you think otherwise?

Thanks
Vlk



I understand that but the fact in Sept i got the in your face ad about twice a week. I just dont Avast free turning into a Spam type software to get people to update/upgrade.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1356 **
Post by: gdiloren on November 24, 2011, 06:04:48 PM
Nothing is FREE (unless you are death, and  ;D even so 8)) in this world. We live in the US and a company has the right to advertise its products in a decent manner to pay its bills! :-*
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1356 **
Post by: spg SCOTT on November 24, 2011, 08:36:38 PM
Even with the 1356 beta, autosandbox doesn't work...

Shame the other comments about this got lost in all the other posts...

My post (though others posted before me): http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=88272.msg707302#msg707302

Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1356 **
Post by: rambo1940 on November 24, 2011, 09:10:17 PM
In all the versions of Avast autosandbox has never worked
I tried running the tool.All i got was "modify the system" and no red band
I have tried on numerous occasions to get a answer but without success.
I really would like to know is or isn't it working.
Could somebody please explain it to me.
Thanks


Windows 7 SP1
Malwarebytes Free
Windows firewall
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1356 **
Post by: Lisandro on November 24, 2011, 09:22:51 PM
In all the versions of Avast autosandbox has never worked
Sorry, can you post again what you're calling "never worked" exactly?
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1356 **
Post by: spg SCOTT on November 24, 2011, 09:27:39 PM
In all the versions of Avast autosandbox has never worked
...

It has here...up until these betas...
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1356 **
Post by: rambo1940 on November 24, 2011, 09:39:40 PM
I have no idea if it has ever worked,Beta or gold
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1356 **
Post by: rambo1940 on November 24, 2011, 09:41:39 PM
In all the versions of Avast autosandbox has never worked
Sorry, can you post again what you're calling "never worked" exactly?


Nothing ever happens not a thing
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1356 **
Post by: DavidR on November 24, 2011, 10:18:23 PM
How did you test if it is working ?
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1356 **
Post by: essexboy on November 24, 2011, 10:21:55 PM
Works for me

Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1356 **
Post by: Lisandro on November 24, 2011, 10:43:54 PM
Nothing ever happens not a thing
And why do you think it is not working then?
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1356 **
Post by: spg SCOTT on November 24, 2011, 11:26:16 PM
OK correction, it works on my system, but not on anything that is on my pc...so if I run autosandboxme.exe from a flash drive, I get the popup...(from what I can tell)
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1356 **
Post by: Vlk on November 25, 2011, 01:07:07 AM
It looks like we're getting closer to the official release.
The beta build has now been updated to 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).

Users of the previous beta can get this build by invoking the in-product update.

Thanks
Vlk
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1364 **
Post by: Rednose on November 25, 2011, 01:24:02 AM
Thnx Ondrej :)

Greetz, Red.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1364 **
Post by: DavidR on November 25, 2011, 01:25:34 AM
OK updated from 6.0.1356 and rebooted without issue, and everything appears to be working as it should (win XP Pro).
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1356 **
Post by: YoKenny on November 25, 2011, 01:33:07 AM
It looks like we're getting closer to the official release.
The beta build has now been updated to 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).

Users of the previous beta can get this build by invoking the in-product update.

Thanks
Vlk
Still getting the mysterious 6008 event.  :(
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1364 **
Post by: Nesivos on November 25, 2011, 02:19:34 AM
On my W7 SP1 x64 update to .1364 worked fine.

On my W7 SP1 and W8-DP x64 dual-boot computer update to .1364 worked fine.

Another comment about the W7 and W8-DP dual boot set-up

When you are in W7, avast! will scan the W8-DP partition as well as the "FileHistory" folder created by the W8 backup. :)

Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1364 **
Post by: GTX66 on November 25, 2011, 02:48:27 AM
6.0.1364 is working great! Keep up the great work. Can't wait for 7.0
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1364 **
Post by: ZeNiX on November 25, 2011, 03:04:04 AM
Downloaded setup_ais.exe of 6.0.1364 just now.
It does not detect my 6.0.1356 and does not have an upgrade (or update) option.
When I run it, it just acted as a brand new installation.

My system is Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 simple Chinese
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1364 **
Post by: cadremis on November 25, 2011, 03:55:20 AM
I had to install this Beta version 6.0.1364 form scratch since I wanted to install it on the top of 6.0.1286 and it did not give me the Update Option and then it showed to install google chorme as if it was a version not installed in my PC, after that I said Next and it corrupted all files in version 6.0.1289, as I was not able to remove that version I had to go on safe mode and removed 6.0.1289 and install this one.

It seems working good here in my W/7 SP1 PC.

I will try it tomorrow in Windows XP SP3... rm
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1364 **
Post by: GTX66 on November 25, 2011, 04:09:38 AM
Downloaded setup_ais.exe of 6.0.1364 just now.
It does not detect my 6.0.1356 and does not have an upgrade (or update) option.
When I run it, it just acted as a brand new installation.

My system is Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 simple Chinese

It did that to me as well and I had to re input my license file. But it does work well.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1364 **
Post by: freeforever03 on November 25, 2011, 08:42:11 AM
I just used the update function of v6.0.1356 to upgrade to v6.0.1364. The update went smoothly and after a reboot, everything appears to be working. My system is Windows 7 Ultimate (X86).
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1356 **
Post by: rambo1940 on November 25, 2011, 09:14:38 AM
How did you test if it is working ?

As i have never seen it work or know how to make it work other than run the test tool which said "modify the system"
I cannot answer your question.
Thank you for your interest
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1364 **
Post by: NON on November 25, 2011, 10:13:20 AM
Updated from 6.0.1356 Free. So far no problems. :)
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1364 **
Post by: Sparxx on November 25, 2011, 10:47:20 AM
Hi all  :)
Installed the new 6.0.1364 on top of 1289(the last stable version) and after the reboot the registration info dissaperead, now my antivirus says ”you have 30 days to register”.

Btw, the installation method was ”installing over the stable one”
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1364 **
Post by: NON on November 25, 2011, 12:00:21 PM
Autosandbox is not working for RAM drive (worked as Removable media)... :(
Autosandbox works on normal HDDs.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1364 **
Post by: Gandalf1369 on November 25, 2011, 01:02:24 PM
Autosandbox is not working for me either.  Tried running "autosandboxme.exe" and "OTL.exe" and neither one invokes the autosandbox feature of avast.  Currently running 6.0.1364 free.  Checked the settings and Autosandbox is enabled and set to "ask".
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1364 **
Post by: colinlw on November 25, 2011, 01:17:51 PM
Just installed the latest free antivirus 6.0.1364 beta over 6.0.1289 and it did not do it as an update but a fresh install, and i had to re-register it again !

This is on a windows 7 32bit netbook.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1356 **
Post by: igor on November 25, 2011, 02:09:14 PM
OK correction, it works on my system, but not on anything that is on my pc...so if I run autosandboxme.exe from a flash drive, I get the popup...(from what I can tell)

I'm slightly confused by your posts :)
So, which is it - the autosandbox popup doesn't appear at all, or it does but (after selecting to sandbox the application) it doesn't get sandboxed?
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1364 **
Post by: weymouth1950 on November 25, 2011, 03:30:56 PM
Just installed update to 6.0.1364 no problems at all (straight update and re-boot)
Windows XP Home SP3
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1364 **
Post by: reisender on November 25, 2011, 03:55:37 PM
Free Version On-line Update from 1356.
All OK inclusive Auto Sandbox (Red Border and no System  modification)

My System: WIN 7 64 Bit

Nice Weekend
Christian
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1364 **
Post by: gdiloren on November 25, 2011, 05:23:25 PM
Free Version On-line Update from 1356.
All OK inclusive Auto Sandbox (Red Border and no System  modification)

My System: WIN 7 64 Bit

Nice Weekend
Christian

Same here. Updated from previous 1356. AutoSandbox is working like a charm.  Everything OK. 8)
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1356 **
Post by: spg SCOTT on November 25, 2011, 06:24:39 PM
OK correction, it works on my system, but not on anything that is on my pc...so if I run autosandboxme.exe from a flash drive, I get the popup...(from what I can tell)

I'm slightly confused by your posts :)
So, which is it - the autosandbox popup doesn't appear at all, or it does but (after selecting to sandbox the application) it doesn't get sandboxed?


Sorry. :)

ok...I'll try and describe it better.

C:\Users\Scott\autosandboxme.exe No AutoSandbox prompt, it just runs
C:\Users\Scott\Desktop\autosandboxme.exe No AutoSandbox prompt, it just runs
F:\autosandboxme.exe I get an autosandbox prompt (F:\ is a flash drive)


I did have an issue with Fences (http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=88265.msg706906#msg706906) but this is different (I think). Even running from explorer the file does not get any sandbox alert.

Window 7 64 bit
avast Free 6.0.1364
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1364 **
Post by: Gandalf1369 on November 25, 2011, 06:38:02 PM
After reading the above post I tried something similar. . . .

C:\Users\Bob\Downloads\autosandboxme.exe -> program just runs, i.e. no Autosandbox prompt nor red outline
C:\autosandboxme.exe                     -> program just runs, same as above
F:\autosandboxme.exe                     -> prompt from Autosandbox appears, and program has red outline when run as it should

Hopefully this helps identify where the problem might be . . . .

EDIT: same thing happens when using OTL.exe as the test file
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1364 **
Post by: JuninhoSlo on November 25, 2011, 06:39:22 PM
Thank you for Avast Free  6.0.1364
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1364 **
Post by: reisender on November 25, 2011, 08:38:04 PM
After reading the above post I tried something similar. . . .

C:\Users\Bob\Downloads\autosandboxme.exe -> program just runs, i.e. no Autosandbox prompt nor red outline
C:\autosandboxme.exe                     -> program just runs, same as above
F:\autosandboxme.exe                     -> prompt from Autosandbox appears, and program has red outline when run as it should

Hopefully this helps identify where the problem might be . . . .

EDIT: same thing happens when using OTL.exe as the test file

Hello,

confirmed with Win 7 64Bit
If I start the Program from Drive D it works. If I start it from Systemdrive C it starts without Autosandbox prompt.

Greetings
Christian
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1364 **
Post by: igor on November 25, 2011, 08:51:19 PM
And the D: drive is a removable drive?
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1364 **
Post by: reisender on November 25, 2011, 09:06:29 PM
No, I have a 64GB SSD as Systemdrive C and a 1.5TB Samsung as Drive D in my PC.

Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1364 **
Post by: YoKenny on November 25, 2011, 10:37:52 PM
No, I have a 64GB SSD as Systemdrive C and a 1.5TB Samsung as Drive D in my PC.
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Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1364 **
Post by: Gandalf1369 on November 25, 2011, 10:51:13 PM
And the D: drive is a removable drive?


Igor,

See my post #342.  The F:\ drive that successfully ran the avast! Autosandbox on my system is not a removable drive.  It is a second SATA drive that is installed in my system.

I also took the liberty of trying the same "experiment" on my D:\ partition (which is on the same physical drive as my C:\ partition).  Autosandbox worked as it is supposed to.  Looks like something is messing with the Autosandbox feature when run on files that are on my C:\ partition . . . .
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1364 **
Post by: Coolmario88 on November 26, 2011, 05:34:22 AM
Does this have any problems on people's computers? if not, i'm going to install the beta ::)
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1364 **
Post by: George Yves on November 26, 2011, 08:11:44 AM
Sorry but I have to ask once more about the visual bug that I had mentioned previously: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=81028.msg663366#msg663366

It was explored and supported by jrace: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=81028.msg663387#msg663387

And yesterday in the Russian sub-forum we got complaints (http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=88879.msg711409#msg711409) (it's the first in the list) about the bug. I advised to drag down a bit the bottom border of the main Avast window: if you drag enough to make the scroll bar disappear, the bug disappears too. But my advice only made the man angry: he insists that it is a bug to be solved by the developers, not by users. And I'd like to ask the developers if this bug will be solved.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1364 **
Post by: reisender on November 26, 2011, 09:53:28 AM

I also took the liberty of trying the same "experiment" on my D:\ partition (which is on the same physical drive as my C:\ partition).  Autosandbox worked as it is supposed to.  Looks like something is messing with the Autosandbox feature when run on files that are on my C:\ partition . . . .


Hi,

is it possible, that this is a problem with the rights restrictions at the system drive under Win 7?

Greetings
Christian
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1364 **
Post by: Gandalf1369 on November 26, 2011, 11:58:17 AM

Hi,

is it possible, that this is a problem with the rights restrictions at the system drive under Win 7?

Greetings
Christian

Don't know.  I can tell you that the Autosandbox feature was working fine up until I installed the beta.  As far as I know, nothing else has changed on my system.

I have sent some additional information to the avast! team (requested by them) about this so hopefully they will be able to figure it out.  It might, however, be fairly elusive since it appears that only some people are having the problem.  We'll see . . . .
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1364 **
Post by: DavidR on November 26, 2011, 01:40:57 PM
Does this have any problems on people's computers? if not, i'm going to install the beta ::)

You have got to be joking, beta trials aren't without fault (because it will be deployed across a myriad of different systems), that is the nature of beta testing. Though I have had zero issues with this build and the last, I did have with the first release because of the installation package problem of it rolling back to the regular build (I didn't have an issue with the beta itself).

But that is neither here nor there, a beta is a beta is a beta, so asking if there are any problems before you are going to install it is crazy (your system configuration is likely to differ). You either accept the fact that beta builds may have issues and get on with it or you simply wait until the regular release if you can't accept that.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1364 **
Post by: YoKenny on November 26, 2011, 03:17:16 PM

Hi,

is it possible, that this is a problem with the rights restrictions at the system drive under Win 7?

Greetings
Christian

Don't know.  I can tell you that the Autosandbox feature was working fine up until I installed the beta.  As far as I know, nothing else has changed on my system.

I have sent some additional information to the avast! team (requested by them) about this so hopefully they will be able to figure it out.  It might, however, be fairly elusive since it appears that only some people are having the problem.  We'll see . . . .
The AutoSandbox is working fine for me on my Windows 7 system.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1364 **
Post by: Gandalf1369 on November 26, 2011, 04:59:25 PM
The AutoSandbox is working fine for me on my Windows 7 system.

It's the autosandboxing feature itself that is not working - not the screen that allows you to choose its options and settings. ::)
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1364 **
Post by: reisender on November 26, 2011, 05:12:37 PM
The AutoSandbox is working fine for me on my Windows 7 system.

It's the autosandboxing feature itself that is not working - not the screen that allows you to choose its options and settings. ::)

For me, it works with internal drive D  :) but not with systemdrive C  :(

Greetings
Christian
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1364 **
Post by: NON on November 26, 2011, 05:24:00 PM
For me, it works with internal drive D  :) but not with systemdrive C  :(

Greetings
Christian
Same here, autosandbox works on D drive but not on C drive. Both are on same disk.
Drive C -> No autosandbox prompt, no sandboxing
Drive D -> Autosandbox working normally
RAM drive (R:) -> Autosandbox prompt appears, no sandboxing
USB thumb drive (F:) -> Autosandbox working normally

Edit:
Huh, I found something strange...
Code: [Select]
2011/11/27 1:20:35 Autosandbox candidate: C:\autosandboxme.exe
[Source: local://*C:\windows\explorer.exe ]
[Opened by: C:\windows\explorer.exe]
--> Result: Not sandboxing (because the file is trusted).
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1364 **
Post by: SaRaGoN on November 26, 2011, 06:43:34 PM
When will come the final version? :)
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1364 **
Post by: DavidR on November 26, 2011, 06:46:15 PM
There can be no time frame in beta testing, so the release version will only come when beta testing is complete.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1364 **
Post by: Nesivos on November 26, 2011, 06:59:50 PM
RedioSure

1.  Sandbox "Exclusion" works
2.  Auto-Sandbox "Exclusion" works
3.  Running it virtualized appears to work with a red line around the GUI
4.  Auto-Sandbox does not appear to work.  RadioSure loads and there is red box around the GUI but most of the GUI is wiped out.  When I have run RadioSure before in the Auto-Sandbox, RadioSure ran in the red box.  Of course it did not save and Favorites and they were gone the next time RadioSure ran in the Auto-Sandbox.


Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1364 **
Post by: MikeBCda on November 26, 2011, 08:26:08 PM
When will come the final version? :)
As David pointed out, no one knows for sure.  But there was a posting from Vlk in the last day or two that indicated they seem fairly happy with .1264, so we're probably getting pretty close, hopefully sometime next week.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1364 **
Post by: Coolmario88 on November 27, 2011, 12:11:41 AM
I just updated i hope and pray nothing will make this computer crash or anything..

Also Avast! on the about avast! Tab or somewhere i think a feature to change channels like from beta channel to the stable release channels would be kinda good? like beta UI users now stay on the beta channel right? avast lets them know about a new beta.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1364 **
Post by: motoavast on November 27, 2011, 12:23:02 AM
A visual bug in Avast GUI is discovered. To reproduce it, make the following steps:

Quote
1) Open the Avast main window and go to the tab with types of scans (screenshot 1)

2) Expand the field with scan from Windows Explorer ... this error occurs when you move the scrolling bar down, but if you move it up or expand the window so that the scroll bar has disappeared, error does not appear (screenshot 2)

3) Close the window

4) Re-open the window: the scrolling bar disappeared and the Quick scan field is hidden under the tab's title (screenshot 3)

5) Expand any other field and the scrolling bar returns (screenshot 4)

This bug was noticed by Russian-speaking users in Avast Free and AIS on Vista and Windows 7 from version 6.0.1203 to version 6.0.1364, please correct this error!

(screenshot 1)
(http://s43.radikal.ru/i101/1107/9f/c378ac15c4e5t.jpg) (http://radikal.ru/F/s43.radikal.ru/i101/1107/9f/c378ac15c4e5.jpg.html)
(screenshot 2)
(http://s007.radikal.ru/i302/1107/e4/4a2268666c59t.jpg) (http://radikal.ru/F/s007.radikal.ru/i302/1107/e4/4a2268666c59.jpg.html)
(screenshot 3)
(http://i037.radikal.ru/1107/f5/7639d5ecf9c3t.jpg) (http://radikal.ru/F/i037.radikal.ru/1107/f5/7639d5ecf9c3.jpg.html)
(screenshot 4)
(http://i066.radikal.ru/1107/a5/ba7b07d535f5t.jpg) (http://radikal.ru/F/i066.radikal.ru/1107/a5/ba7b07d535f5.jpg.html)
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1364 **
Post by: Vladimyr on November 27, 2011, 04:55:12 AM
Just updated to AIS 6.0.1364. I haven't looked through the entire thread to see if it's already been reported but apparently, (it's set to gaming mode) since installing AIS 6.0.1356 beta, auto definition updates haven't been happening.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1364 **
Post by: DJBone on November 27, 2011, 08:35:52 AM
Just automatically updated to the new virus definitions and the popup shows the old virus definitions version "111126-1" (see attachement), not the new "111127-0". After that when i right-klick on the avast tray to show the last popup it shows the correct version. I use german language version.

DJBone
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1364 **
Post by: cyberrufus on November 27, 2011, 10:43:32 AM
Same issues with definition updates I had with previous betas with this build. Did a clean install and that seems to have solved it.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1364 **
Post by: Zen11t on November 27, 2011, 07:03:31 PM
For me everything is OK with v1364
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1364 **
Post by: Coolmario88 on November 27, 2011, 08:58:13 PM
Just noticed something odd about the Market Tab. When you click it the icons on the page in the Tab takes a second or two to show up. http://megaswf.com/serve/1377179 < A video on what i am talking about  (Sorry for the low quality in the video that makes it look a little bad..)
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1364 **
Post by: logixs on November 27, 2011, 10:52:49 PM
Thanks for the update. I like to know because avast there isn't add support to mozilla,seamonkey and google chrome portables of portableapps and the other question when will has a virtual keyboard like kaspersky.

sorry if dont understand.
Title: Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1364 **
Post by: Sparxx on November 28, 2011, 12:11:27 PM
Thanks for the update. I like to know because avast there isn't add support to mozilla,seamonkey and google chrome portables of portableapps and the other question when will has a virtual keyboard like kaspersky.

sorry if dont understand.

Actually avast offers something better than just a virtual keyboard, it has a whole virtual environement(a very secure mini OS ...aka SafeZone), in the paid versions only.