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Offline Jan Gahura

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Change Log
« on: October 25, 2012, 10:53:34 AM »
2014-02-24: 8.0 build 40795.
 - Resolved the problem with Mavericks claiming avast! to be incompatible (happened during system update).
 - Minor fixes.

2014-01-16: 8.0 build 40527.
 - Code signed KEXTs to improve compatibility with OS X 10.9.x
 - Minor fixes.

2013-09-30: 8.0 build 40005.
 - Fixed issues with registration on 10.9.x
 - Minor fixes.

2013-09-30: 8.0 build 39915.
 - System requirements have changed:
   - Requires OS X 10.6.8 or newer.
   - Compatible with OS X 10.9.x (Mavericks)
 - New program/VPS update mechanism.
   - Support for silent program updates: Smaller program updates not obtrusive anymore.
 - New install and uninstall:
   - Clean install is now performed by *.pkg, and not on the 1st run of the avast! GUI application.
   - Uninstall can be triggered from GUI as before, or directly from a standalone utility, present on the distribution along with the installer.
     (can also uninstall old version 7.0).

2013-09-30: 7.0 build 39902.
 - Many minor GUI fixes.
 - New program/VPS update mechanism (backported from 8.0).
 - The new update shall do silent update to 8.0 if system satisfies system requirements for it (>= 10.6.8)
 - Please note further program updates for 7.0 are not planned. VPS updates shall continue for some foreseeable future.

2013-07-03: Build 39141.
 - Fixed duplication of scan types when updating from 39048.

2013-07-03: Build 39134.
 - Fix compatibility WebShield compatibility with FireFox 22.
 - Minor fixes in GUI.

2013-06-25: Build 39048.
 - Allow multi-selection in scan result.
 - Allow to define new scan type.
 - Fixed handling of certificate expiration in webshield/mailshield.
 - Many minor improvements and bug fixes.

2013-03-05: Build 38501.
 - Fix compatibility with Mac OS X "Security Update 2013-001"

2013-03-05: Build 38446.
 - Fixed possible crashes in webshield/mailshield.
 - Fixed the boot issues hitting few users after the latest update.
 - Fixed few issues with webrep plugins (un)installation, especially respect the user settings when updating program.

2013-02-27: Build 38403.
 - Fixed possible webshield/mailshield deadlock when main daemon crashes.

2013-02-26: Build 38397.

 - Added Chest.
 - Fileshield now by defaults moves found infections into the chest.
 - WebShield and MailShield now handles secured protocols (HTTPS, POPS, IMAPS) much better (and it is enabled by default for mail shield).
 - Many minor bug fixes and enhancements.

2012-11-08: Build 37781.

 - Fixed fileshield's occasional kernel panic on OS X 10.8.x while shut-downing the system.
 - Fixed VPS update failures on some OS X 10.5.x.
 - Many minor bug fixes.

2012-10-18: Build 37682.
 - Fixed helper crash on popup display
 - Fixed mailshield issue with IMAP folders containing ']' (Gmail)

2012-10-08: Build 37667

 - Hotfixes

2012-10-08:  Build 37664
 - Google Chrome bundling

Crash reporter:
 - New component.
 - Automatically uploads crash reports (for avast! components) and kernel panics (all of them).

 - Uses its own openssl (to avoid problems with obsolete system openssl compatible with SDK for 10.5).
 - Removes malicious attachments from e-mails.

 - And also many bug fixes.

2012-08-14: Build 37431

 - Fixed effect of accidental master-unlink state
 - Fixed progmac version mixing upon two progmac updates without intermediate vpsmac update

 - Minor bugfixes

2012-07-24: Build 37264

 - Motto of this update is “compatibility with Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)”
 - Code-signed avast!.app by avast Developer ID certificate so GateKeeper (new feature of 10.8 ) allows using it under the default system settings.

 - Fix of saving .plist files (was broken on 10.8 )

 - Fix crash when requesting repair/move/delete of file which already does not exist on the disk.

2012-07-11: Build 37202

 - WebRep integration.

 - Sizable main window.
 - Partial rework of scan report (speed up).
 - “Collapse/Expand all” context menu items on Scan Report
 - Sample submit sending (false positives etc.).
 - Assorted crash fixes.

File System Shield:
 - Expanded file path pattern white list (Chrome speed-up).

 - Mail Shield adds some mail headers to mark infected mails.
 - Registration Wizard:
 - Added copy/paste support.

2012-05-29: Build 37028

File system shield:
 - Fixed a bug in R2, which causes the activity stat is not sent to GUI.

 - Fixed some issues related to possible loss of server certificates.

 - Fixed a bug when wrong CommunityIQ data were sent to server during Mac boot.

2012-05-24:  Build 36987

 - Added manual sample submit dialog.
 - Connection/disconnection to/from the portal can be done without changes to the registration.
 - Fixed non-functional registration on Mac OS X 10.5
 - Fixed showing the welcome screen after install.
 - Fixed some issues of program update.
 - Fixed nonfunctional uninstall when registration app is running.
 - Fixed double-scan of some partitions on full system scan.
 - Other minor bug fixes.

Sample submitter:
 - New helper utility sending the samples to virus lab.

File system shield:
 - Fix some issue related to signal handling.

 - Fixed issues when /etc/hosts contains non-trivial records.
 - Fixed showing pop-up on bad certificate.
 - IMAP related bug fixes.

 - Reworked pop-up configuration.
 - Fixed occasional crash on Mac OS X 10.5.

 - Fixed update race between releasing new version to public repository and update check from clients.

 - Minor bug fixes.

2012-04-27: Build 36770

 - Contains newer VPS which does not cause the big memory leaks.

2012-04-26: Build 36758

 - First (non-beta) release

Main features:
 - engine v7
 - filesystem shield
 - proxy (web + mail shield)
 - main GUI app
 - helper (message popper)
 - preference pane
 - program and VPS update capability
« Last Edit: February 24, 2014, 05:22:51 PM by mity »

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Re: Change Log
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2012, 04:01:18 PM »
Thanks Jan. :)
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Re: Change Log
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2013, 06:00:01 PM »
It's not acceptable that updating from 38403 to 38446 reinstalls Webrep plugins for all browsers when I had those disabled/uninstalled prior to updating!

If it remembers all my settings why does it choose to forget that?
« Last Edit: March 05, 2013, 06:45:26 PM by specimen9999 »


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Re: Change Log
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2013, 08:41:20 PM »
Still having shutdowns and reboot problems following even latest update.


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Re: Change Log
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2013, 07:18:56 AM »
I happen to be running Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks Gold Master (GM) and avast! 8 for Mac is running smoothly. There are no noticeable slow downs or bugs (Not that it's bug free). You guys have done a wonderful job with this version and it's nice to know that avast! beat out several other antivirus programs for the Mac in a recent test done by Security Spread. :D While my Mac has been malware free I did discover in a scan yesterday that my email contained several trojans that were attached to several emails sent to me so avast is doing it's job. Keep up the good work guys  ;)


I have discovered a very serious bug in OS X 10.9 Mavericks GM. When Mail Shield is enabled, none of my email is retrieved via my email client Airmail. It appears Apple Mail works but I have to disable Airmail to get my new email messages. I will report this to tech support so they can look into this.
« Last Edit: October 11, 2013, 07:08:05 AM by internetworld7 »


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Re: Change Log
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2013, 08:45:41 AM »
Avast on Mavericks seems to be having issue

1. initial error occur after mavericks finish installing( could not access preference pane)
2. fix preference access via accessing incompatible software folder and opening it. (However there are two preference pane now in system preference) is it constantly running? its not visible so shouldn't app nap be enabled?
4. & web rep seems to auto install by itself eventho previous set up before upgrading mavericks for web rep was not installed.

p.s: running avast on latest build


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Re: Change Log
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2013, 02:10:39 PM »
After installing Avast, YouTube video stop every 15 minutes :(
« Last Edit: December 11, 2013, 03:53:12 PM by moto0000 »


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Re: Change Log
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2013, 11:19:43 PM »
I have this problem with all flash video :(


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Re: Change Log
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2014, 02:30:23 AM »
Suggestion: I see that the changes are updated by editing the first post. Very nice for continuity.
 Please add a new comment -- even if it is just "bump" when the change log is updated. That way, those of us who want to watch/ be notified of significant changes will see it!



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Re: Change Log
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2015, 11:59:27 AM »
The last update to this change-log is one year old!
Why is there no page like for the Mac version?