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Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
« Reply #480 on: December 09, 2020, 04:39:59 PM »
Avast AV Release-Version [20.10.2442]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Expanded Password Protection - We now protect your passwords in the beta versions of browsers, too. (Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and AVG Secure Browser - Premium Security Only)
• Rescue Disk improvements - Windows 7 users can celebrate knowing this feature works for them again, and we've improved its performance and made sure it properly cleans up related .DLLs for all users
• Bug stomping - Just the usual bug fixes that keep your antivirus going strong
• Restart PC dialogue no longer ignores the "Next century" reminder. (Just wait and see…)
• Fixed driver incompatibility with HVCI (AV installation now works when Windows Core Integrity memory isolation is on)
• Cleaned our code to remove obsolete pre-alpha and legacy licensing components
• UI now opens properly on scan results after an Explorer scan finishes (was not behaving properly with UI minimized)
• Fixed a crash that happened in log viewer when logs were too large
• Improved service stability by properly terminating some thread-hooks
• We now allow removing services without exe/dll file (fileless service)
• Got rid of unnecessary reboot required after specific types of detections

Infos & Feedback: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=243197.0
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Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
« Reply #481 on: January 15, 2021, 06:32:39 AM »
Avast AV Beta-Version [21.1.2443]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Multi-detection fix: If you stumbled upon more detections at once, we wouldn't show each one in separate alert window anymore. Alert dialogs will be grouped into one, so there is no pop-up overload. Items are grouped by shield. (This applies to auto-mode, in Ask mode, we still show it one by one)
• New categories and description: Our detections are now grouped in various categories of threats and each alert dialog contains a short description of corresponding category (you can find this in Details section). This will also enable us to continuously turn on PUP (potentially unwanted programs) detections ON by default for our users.
• AlertID: We have placed a small numeric identifier in the footer of the detection dialog, so we can easily search the particular detection in our database and identify it based on the screenshot alone. We are often presented with snapshots from our users but up until now these screens didn't contain sufficient information.
• Not correct information in cyber capture detection dialog
• Detections by identity protection on drivers with custom label
• Missing focus (on top visibility) for identity protection dialogs
• Internet connection status in firewall details was not always properly displayed
• Shell extension (scan in explorer) does not scan all files the link (.lnk) files are pointing to
• Detection dialogs and toasters when higher DPI (dots per inch) is used (screen resolution settings)
• Incorrect license/subscription details/update shown when there is a change

Known issues:
• Possible BSOD due to problems in identity protection driver (internally catched just once on one machine during a month, will fix it in next BETA)

« Last Edit: January 21, 2021, 02:32:35 PM by Asyn »
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Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
« Reply #482 on: January 21, 2021, 02:30:47 PM »
Avast AV Beta-Version [21.1.2444]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Possible BSOD due to problems in identity protection driver
• Not responding dialog in case of multiple detections at the same time

Known issues:
• BETA logo missing in main User Interface
• Some obsolete Antivirus program files and folders may remain on disk after update
• Configuration of the program can be restored/reset after update without user interaction
• Detection dialogs from Identity Protection are sometimes not on top (and therefore visible, but detection and removal works fine)

« Last Edit: January 28, 2021, 02:18:08 PM by Asyn »
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Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
« Reply #483 on: January 28, 2021, 02:17:39 PM »
Avast AV Beta-Version [21.1.2445]

Changelog/Fixes:
• BETA logo is back in main User Interface
• Configuration of the program no longer restored/reset after update
• Missing notification when Password Protection is disabled fixed
• JAWS screen reader is now working correctly (except the JAWS version 2021, which includes the issue itself)

Known issues:
• Some obsolete Antivirus program files and folders may remain on disk after update
• Detection dialogs from Identity Protection are sometimes not on top (and therefore visible, but detection and removal works fine)

« Last Edit: February 05, 2021, 09:10:01 AM by Asyn »
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Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
« Reply #484 on: February 05, 2021, 09:08:59 AM »
Avast AV Beta-Version [21.1.2446]

Changelog/Fixes:
• A few cosmetic bug-fixes without impact on "visible" product functionality

Known issues:
• Webcam shield does not block untrusted application in using webcam under specific conditions
• Malware may not be detected by a scan under specific conditions

« Last Edit: February 09, 2021, 06:52:27 AM by Asyn »
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Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
« Reply #485 on: February 09, 2021, 06:51:49 AM »
Avast AV Beta-Version [21.1.2447]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Dumping application during or at the end of smart scan (not actually affecting the product functionlity)

Known issues:
• Webcam shield does not block untrusted application in using webcam under specific conditions
• Malware may not be detected by a scan under specific conditions

« Last Edit: February 10, 2021, 12:20:02 PM by Asyn »
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Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
« Reply #486 on: February 10, 2021, 12:19:33 PM »
Avast AV Beta-Version [21.1.2448/2449]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Text used in installations (cosmetic change)
• Fix related to the problem with Cleanup being detected as installed in a standalone version

Known issues:
• Webcam shield does not block untrusted application in using webcam under specific conditions
• Malware may not be detected by a scan under specific conditions

« Last Edit: February 11, 2021, 06:02:12 PM by Asyn »
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Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
« Reply #487 on: February 11, 2021, 06:01:32 PM »
Avast AV Release-Version [21.1.2449]

Changelog/Fixes:
• More informative threat alerts — If you get an alert, click ‘See details’ to see what type of threat it is (e.g., adware, ransomware, scam, etc.) and a brief description
• Tidier threat alerts — If you ever run into multiple threats at once, you'll no longer be bombarded with one alert after another. Instead, we've combined these into a single alert according to the shield that detected them
• New detection category — You can now choose to detect or ignore ‘Tools’ like coinminers, game cheats, and key generators as a separate category in your virus scans and core shields
• Alert ID — Every threat alert now includes a unique ID in the bottom-left corner. If you ever share a screenshot with our support team, this ID will help them to identify your problem
• Improved PUP detections — We're now even better at identifying PUPs (potentially unwanted programs that often come bundled with other apps), so we've enabled PUP detection by default. (This will be rolled out continuously and not everyone will have it on straight away - so if you want to be in control yourself just go to Settings > Basic protection > Detections.)
• Fixed compatibility issues with the latest version (2021) of JAWS reader
• Patched Sandbox escape method (along with silent updates to previous AV versions)
• Fixed some unwanted merging of old / default avast5.ini configuration
• Fixed a rare bug that closed the UI when you changed the AV language
• Silenced some background network scans in case they weren't required
• Arranged for a more thorough uninstall (BugReport file is no longer left over)
• Implemented Remote Access Shield conflict warnings in Passive Mode
• Fixed an issue where detection dialogs were stuck behind the main UI when opened

Infos & Feedback: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=249165.0
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Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
« Reply #488 on: February 19, 2021, 03:21:39 PM »
Avast AV Beta-Version [21.2.2450]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Windows 10 only: Performance recording tool - used to record/report performance problems for our team to look at. You can find it in Settings → Troubleshooting
• Performance improvements in file-system filtering
• Rescue disk: When virus chest folder is present on any drive it's possible to quarantine infected files detected by RD Antivirus and restore them later via Chest interface in Avast UI
• Licensing support in Avast One for Driver Updater
• Scan setting is reset after computer reboot
• Detection dialogues are opened on background when UI is opened during detection

Known issues:
• Rescue disk sometimes fail to create ISO or bootable USB due to problem with downloading needed data due to memory leak in streamfilter component
• Post update screen is not sometimes displayed

« Last Edit: February 25, 2021, 02:38:24 PM by Asyn »
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Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
« Reply #489 on: February 25, 2021, 02:37:45 PM »
Avast AV Beta-Version [21.2.2451]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Fixed BSOD caused by aswMonFlt driver
• Post update screen is not sometimes displayed
• RealSite component does not override DNS when SecureLine VPN is connected
• No temporary files are created in original location when some malware is detected and removed

Known issues:
• Rescue disk sometimes fail to create ISO or bootable USB
• Missing animation/progress during repair & modify installation setup mode

Download:
• Avast Free AV: https://files.avast.com/beta9x/avast_free_antivirus_setup_online.exe
• Avast Premium: https://files.avast.com/beta9x/avast_premium_security_setup_online.exe
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• Avast Free AV: https://files.avast.com/beta9x/avast_free_antivirus_setup_offline.exe
• Avast Premium: https://files.avast.com/beta9x/avast_premium_security_setup_offline.exe
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• Deinstallationsprogramm für Avast-Beta: https://files.avast.com/beta9x/avastclear.exe

Feedback:
• For specific issues set a new topic in the Beta section: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=15.0
• To report BSODs, crashes or any other none trivial problems use the SupportPackage generating tool.
   » Download: http://utils.support.tools.avast.com/tools/support/utils/avastsupport.exe
   » Anleitung: https://www.avast.com/de-de/faq.php?article=AVKB33#artTitle
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