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Offline DavidR

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Re: New AVAST 2015 R2 Beta1
« Reply #30 on: February 05, 2015, 09:02:55 PM »
Hi all,

I'm glad to announce new beta version: AVAST 2015 R2 Beta1 (build number 2015.10.0.2209)
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Thank you
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I notice the version/build number inside the avast executables are 10.2.2209.788 not as reported in the notification quote above. I take it the (build number 2015.10.0.2209) is an oversight or typo.

Installation update - I did a custom installation over the top of 10.0.2208 - I unchecked all of the Tools options with exception to the Software Updater.

I can't see any indication of the Browser Cleanup in the UI.
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Re: New AVAST 2015 R2 Beta1
« Reply #31 on: February 05, 2015, 09:06:54 PM »
See attached screenshot.

Thats Browser Cleanup inside the UI :)
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Re: New AVAST 2015 R2 Beta1
« Reply #32 on: February 05, 2015, 09:17:14 PM »
See attached screenshot.

Thats Browser Cleanup inside the UI :)

Have you just run the Smart Scan ?

As I don't see it in Tools and I don't Run The Smart Scan - I have just started one and it only does the Virus & Malware and Software Updater scan as I unchecked all of the Tools options with exception to the Software Updater.

So I still don't see it.
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Re: New AVAST 2015 R2 Beta1
« Reply #33 on: February 05, 2015, 09:21:36 PM »
Its also listed under Scan: http://prntscr.com/61hupa

You can get to Browser Cleanup by clicking Scan for Browser Add-Ons there as well
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Re: New AVAST 2015 R2 Beta1
« Reply #34 on: February 05, 2015, 09:35:10 PM »
Installed on XP SP4, Win 7, Win 8.1.1 and Win 10 TP

So far no apparent problems, I will be testing out the various bits and bobs over the next few days :)

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Re: New AVAST 2015 R2 Beta1
« Reply #35 on: February 05, 2015, 09:45:27 PM »
XP SP4?

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Re: New AVAST 2015 R2 Beta1
« Reply #36 on: February 05, 2015, 09:46:43 PM »
Yup I am a sneaky little bugger :)

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Re: New AVAST 2015 R2 Beta1
« Reply #37 on: February 05, 2015, 10:29:39 PM »
Browser Cleanup doesn't show up if you don't install it via the custom install.  8)
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Re: New AVAST 2015 R2 Beta1
« Reply #38 on: February 05, 2015, 11:02:46 PM »
Its also listed under Scan: http://prntscr.com/61hupa

You can get to Browser Cleanup by clicking Scan for Browser Add-Ons there as well

As I keep saying I don't have those options - I installed over the top, but crucially from there I did a custom install/update. In which I unchecked all of the Tools items other than the Software Updater.

Also note I'm using the avast free version.
EDIT typo
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Re: New AVAST 2015 R2 Beta1
« Reply #39 on: February 05, 2015, 11:24:39 PM »
Installed AIS custom over the top on my Win 7 system, and so far so good :)
I will look at the different modules in the next few days.

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Re: New AVAST 2015 R2 Beta1
« Reply #40 on: February 06, 2015, 12:24:03 AM »
Also installed on xpSP4 32 Bit.      See how it goes. :)

Don't expect much difference as major improvements aren't realized/available in this old OS.
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Re: New AVAST 2015 R2 Beta1
« Reply #41 on: February 06, 2015, 04:54:26 AM »
The installation over existing(latest release) won't accept my Premier License thus far.
Am looking into it.


Nah, My bad. Wrong License file. ::)
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Re: New AVAST 2015 R2 Beta1
« Reply #42 on: February 06, 2015, 05:27:39 AM »
Testing R2 Beta1 asap...

Edit: It's up and running, no issues so far.
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Re: New AVAST 2015 R2 Beta1
« Reply #43 on: February 06, 2015, 06:42:22 AM »
Well, as my installation successfully remained in BETA channel, jumping into BETA train :) Just noticed, what after update Windows Update file reputation "bogus" warning is back - I had to allow it manually three times in a row...  ???

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Re: New AVAST 2015 R2 Beta1
« Reply #44 on: February 06, 2015, 10:05:46 AM »
What's wrong with Browser Cleanup?

Users end up with majority of their programs removed,False Positives,codecs detected as browser protectors,
stupid rating system based on avast community ...

Programs removed: unfortunately we had a few users reporting such things around November last year. However, we never were able to reproduce the problem. Nevertheless we took some countermeasures to prevent such things in general. With latest version we didn't get such reports anymore. Please report to us if it still happens.
False positives: as of today the BCU addon database contains ~61 million addons!  With such a huge amount of addons and a user based rating system "false positives" may happen - we do our best to prevent and fix them as soon as they are reported to us. New functionality has been added to ensure that false positives are minimized even more. Due to latest feedback this works pretty well now.
Browser protectors: we did not get feedback that BCU removed a codec instead of a toobar protector. If this happens, please provide feedback to this sub-forum here https://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=54.0 or use our feedback portal https://feedback.avast.com/.