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The update is now offficial (labelled as 4.6.691). No need to try any betas anymore. Thanks for anyone who helped testing. :)

Hi *,

here I'm again. An avast Home/Pro update is coming soon (my guess is in about 7-10 days) and as usual, it's my pleasure to announce the availability of a pre-release version of this update.

How to install it (for starters - most people already know this trick anyway ): simply download and run the following program: http://files.avast.com/files/beta/aswbeta.exe . That's about all it takes (provided you have the latest version of avast Home/Pro already installed, of course).


There is a number of fixes in this release and a couple of new features as well. These include enhancements in EXE unpackers (and all EXE unpackers are now supported in the boot-time scanner as well), fixes in WebShield (seldom crashes of ashWebSv.exe, malfunction of the "Save Link As" command in FireFox etc) and Inernet Mail (Calypso compatibility, news reading), added support for a couple of new P2P and IM programs (KCeasy, SIM, alTalk Messenger, Tlen), ability to suppress displaying of messages when playing games (as suggested by RejZoR) and many others...


Any comments on this release are welcome and appreciated!


Update July 8: a new beta refresh (4.6.689) has been uploaded

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« Last Edit: September 09, 2006, 12:06:25 AM by Vlk »
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Re: * Introducing * - beta version of upcoming avast update (4.6.683)
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2005, 04:07:49 PM »
Hi Vlk. I have a little problem , I can't download the beta  version :(
I downloaded the aswbeta.exe file but it doesn't work.
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Re: * Introducing * - beta version of upcoming avast update (4.6.683)
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2005, 04:15:38 PM »
Same here. It runs fine,but then it says i'm already up-to-date.
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Re: * Introducing * - beta version of upcoming avast update (4.6.684)
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2005, 04:29:53 PM »
Classic. ;D

Sorry guys, should be fixed by now. Just rerun aswBeta.exe.


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Re: * Introducing * - beta version of upcoming avast update (4.6.684)
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2005, 04:30:34 PM »
Hehe, now it's working. Can't wait to test it ;D
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Re: * Introducing * - beta version of upcoming avast update (4.6.684)
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2005, 04:31:57 PM »
I'll try again... OK, works fine! Going to restart my PC! See you soon!  ;D
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Re: * Introducing * - beta version of upcoming avast update (4.6.684)
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2005, 04:45:13 PM »
Now thats what i was talking about. Wicked cool ;D
Omg omg omg :o I love Alwil coz you guys actually listen to users!!!
Almost no need for AEC anymore hehe. Beautiful :)

Only "bug" i noticed is that when updated to beta version,i got this:

E:\My Documents\Virus Storage\*?:\Config.sys

My own Standard Shield exclusion was in the 7th line,but beta version "injected" another exclusion right into my own. I'm not sure if this is a bug which can be reproduced,but it got my attention...

Also some exclusion values are suppose to be hardcoded into avast!, but i see them (at least igor said that they are hardcoded (like C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\_AVAST4_\UNP*)

Ok,i just noticed that all exclusions are duplicated several times (4 times in my case!).
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Re: * Introducing * - beta version of upcoming avast update (4.6.684)
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2005, 04:53:27 PM »
Seems everything's good. I've noticed some new settings "copied" from avast! external control tool.  ;D And new icons in resident settings! Nice!

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Re: * Introducing * - beta version of upcoming avast update (4.6.684)
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2005, 06:26:00 PM »
I don't know about Standard Shield icon. I kinda liked old one more. This new one looks like it doesn't belong there, if you compare it with Network or Web Shield icons.
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Re: * Introducing * - beta version of upcoming avast update (4.6.684)
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2005, 06:40:33 PM »
It includes support to Zango instant messenger?
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Re: * Introducing * - beta version of upcoming avast update (4.6.684)
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2005, 06:40:53 PM »
Vlk, will this new version include the fixes you gave me for the outbound email scanning upload speed issue (http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=13678.0)?

If not, will you be able to update the patch for me so it will work with the new version?

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Re: * Introducing * - beta version of upcoming avast update (4.6.684)
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2005, 07:08:25 PM »
Are there any changes related to the reported compatibility problems with ZoneAlarm Pro?

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Re: * Introducing * - beta version of upcoming avast update (4.6.684)
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2005, 07:08:59 PM »
It includes support to Zango instant messenger?

Seems not. To see all supported programs press customize on Instant messages provider.

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Re: * Introducing * - beta version of upcoming avast update (4.6.684)
« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2005, 07:39:45 PM »
Vlk,is there any chance you guys will impliment all On-Access icons with same style?
Web Shield and Network Shield look like they are not from the same program compared to new Standard Shield and other providers icons.

Also there is small graphical glitch in splash screen (the one before you enter Simple Interface)



Red marked edges look weird. Same was with official XP Luna,with Royal Theme and now with Studio 28 theme.
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Re: * Introducing * - beta version of upcoming avast update (4.6.684)
« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2005, 07:50:25 PM »
Using Royal Theme. I'm not facing with this problem...  ???
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