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Re: AVAST 2015 R2 SP2 beta
« Reply #30 on: April 16, 2015, 08:28:58 PM »
Is it possible or not to install 2015.10.2.2216 without skype? I'm going to do clean install, but previous posts are frightening me.

Of course it is possible. The very post in front of yours shows how, the very first screen of a clean install has the option. Uncheck the Skype box and also click the Custom Installation button - not the big Blue one, but the small insignificant Grey one.

This gives the opportunity to uncheck many options and tools if you don't require them.

Another point, if you that concerned/frightened about this, then running a beta version of avast may not be a good idea. Whilst the greatest majority beta testing in avast hasn't had any major issues for me, you have to be aware of the risk in any beta testing on a live system, not a test system.
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Re: AVAST 2015 R2 SP2 beta
« Reply #31 on: April 16, 2015, 09:16:58 PM »
To report BSODs, crashes or any other none trivial problems please use new SupportPackage generating tool.
- http://public.avast.com/supp/util/avastsupportR2.exe
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Re: AVAST 2015 R2 SP2 beta
« Reply #32 on: April 16, 2015, 09:22:40 PM »
 :-\ I do not see the update in the GUI...
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Re: AVAST 2015 R2 SP2 beta
« Reply #33 on: April 16, 2015, 09:30:04 PM »
:-\ I do not see the update in the GUI...
Have you rebooted ???


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Re: AVAST 2015 R2 SP2 beta
« Reply #34 on: April 16, 2015, 10:23:50 PM »
:-\ I do not see the update in the GUI...
Have you rebooted ???




yes, but still it shows v2215 as updated... I do not remember if there is any setting to activate the BETA updates or not...  ???
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Re: AVAST 2015 R2 SP2 beta
« Reply #35 on: April 16, 2015, 10:33:40 PM »
yes, but still it shows v2215 as updated... I do not remember if there is any setting to activate the BETA updates or not...  ???

You should install a Beta once to be notified in the Avast! GUI about ( future ) Beta updates.
You can install a Beta over your current installation :)

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Re: AVAST 2015 R2 SP2 beta
« Reply #36 on: April 16, 2015, 10:40:00 PM »
yes, but still it shows v2215 as updated... I do not remember if there is any setting to activate the BETA updates or not...  ???

You should install a Beta once to be notified in the Avast! GUI about ( future ) Beta updates.
You can install a Beta over your current installation :)

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I used to have BETAs, but probably the fact that I did I clean installation when the .2214 came out (cleaning the registries/left overs with Revo Uninstaller) cancelled the "BETA settings" ... I will wait still for tomorrow, then I'll do it manually as you suggested if nothing shows up!  8)
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Re: AVAST 2015 R2 SP2 beta
« Reply #37 on: April 16, 2015, 10:46:18 PM »
Yes,

A clean install will bring you back to only the regular upates :)

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Re: AVAST 2015 R2 SP2 beta
« Reply #38 on: April 16, 2015, 10:58:24 PM »
:-\ I do not see the update in the GUI...

You will only see it if you have previously taken part in beta testing, e.g. installed a beta build before (and not done a clean install at any point since then).
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Re: AVAST 2015 R2 SP2 beta
« Reply #39 on: April 17, 2015, 08:28:20 AM »
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Re: AVAST 2015 R2 SP2 beta
« Reply #40 on: April 17, 2015, 09:52:40 AM »
Hi,

the Skype is offered only for new installs (+also when you have avast installed and just run the installer again), not for updates.

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Re: AVAST 2015 R2 SP2 beta
« Reply #41 on: April 17, 2015, 02:34:30 PM »
Hi,

the Skype is offered only for new installs (+also when you have avast installed and just run the installer again), not for updates.
I installed this version on top of the previous version and NEVER had a chance to opt out.
It was a secondary program that warned me of the silent install.
The opt out screen only appeared when I did a clean install.  :(
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Re: AVAST 2015 R2 SP2 beta
« Reply #42 on: April 17, 2015, 02:40:21 PM »
Installed the update on my PC that was experiencing the 100% disk usage. Installed fine over the top of current install. So far disk usage has not hit 100% and my Wifi is now connecting automatically at boot. The only major difference I saw that the beta uninstalled the avastNG tools, I don't know if those are not included in the beta but just reporting what I see :)

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perfect... Regadring to the ngtools, please could you tell us which version of Avast was previously installed + your OS (32bit or 64bit) and installed RAM memory?

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Re: AVAST 2015 R2 SP2 beta
« Reply #43 on: April 17, 2015, 02:49:15 PM »
Installed the update on my PC that was experiencing the 100% disk usage. Installed fine over the top of current install. So far disk usage has not hit 100% and my Wifi is now connecting automatically at boot. The only major difference I saw that the beta uninstalled the avastNG tools, I don't know if those are not included in the beta but just reporting what I see :)

Is it not simply the name change that confuses you ? NG is now called Secure Virtual Machines in the installer.

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Re: AVAST 2015 R2 SP2 beta
« Reply #44 on: April 17, 2015, 03:11:14 PM »
Installed the update on my PC that was experiencing the 100% disk usage. Installed fine over the top of current install. So far disk usage has not hit 100% and my Wifi is now connecting automatically at boot. The only major difference I saw that the beta uninstalled the avastNG tools, I don't know if those are not included in the beta but just reporting what I see :)

Is it not simply the name change that confuses you ? NG is now called Secure Virtual Machines in the installer.

Greetz, Red.
Task Manager still shows it as NG:
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