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(Updated Nov 12: The update has now been officially released. The relase version is 4.6.731.


here I'm again. An avast Home/Pro update is coming soon (my guess is in about 2 weeks) 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. Here's an (incomplete) list:

- aswRdr.sys: fixed a race condition that could eventually lead even to a system crash
- improvements in the executable file unpackers
- enhanced tolerancy against damaged archives
- boot-time scan now supports the "Move to chest" command
- mail scanner: fixes in IMAP handling (NTLM authentication related)
- the "Date of last scan" entry is now updated by all scanners (not only Simple UI)
- added support for CAB and LHA sfx archives
- P2P Shield: added support for BitLord, uTorrent and ABC
- boot-time scan now shows textual error strings (instead of error codes)
- WebShield: fixed parsing of HTTP requests in the case where a header is larger than 64K
- WebShield: fixes in the detection of Transfer-Encoding:chunked
- WebShield: new avast4.ini options: NoDefOptinProcess, NoDefIgnoreProcess, default=0
- WebShield: miniscule fix in the GUI
- minor fixes in the email scanner (related to Lotus Notes clients)
- GUI: most lists (e.g. areas to test, exceptions etc) now support the following keyboard shortcuts: INS = Add, DEL = Delete, F2 = Edit
- Aswrdr.sys: fixed compatibility problem with Windows Vista beta version
- fixed a problem with the boot-time scanner under Windows Vista beta
- fixed crashes of the physical memory scan under WinXP x64
- avast now does not report the "file is corrupted" messages when trying to unpack a modified, unknown or damaged version of a Winexec packer
- sched.exe now supports all params of the boot-time scanner



Any comments on this release are welcome and appreciated!

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« Last Edit: November 12, 2005, 06:41:49 PM by Vlk »
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Thanks Vlk, downloading the beta update now.

Perhaps Jooooo, will be happy now ;D

Where should we comment if we have any comments, here or in the Beta sub forum?
« Last Edit: October 27, 2005, 06:06:34 PM by DavidR »
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You can report anything here.
It's probably pointless to reopen the beta forum now as I don't expect much feedback with this service release...


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Thanks Vlk ;D

Just installed it.
Wooww there are new Resident providers icons, again  ;D

Perhaps Jooooo, will be happy now ;D

I'm sure he will ;D
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The icons are not really new - they were created for the 691 build but due to a technical error, they didn't make it to that build (some of them).
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Can someone post screenshot of new icons in On-Access panel? I'm not using avast! right now, but i'll probably test it out this weekend...
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Here's the screenshot ;D
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Oh :( I prefered glass like icons in official build. Especially the one for Web Shield and standard shield icon from 4.5 (shield similar to the one on webpage).
But well what can i do... i'll have to get used to these...
They also appear to be alot smaller aren't they?
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Oh :( I prefered glass like icons in official build. Especially the one for Web Shield and standard shield icon from 4.5 (shield similar to the one on webpage).
But well what can i do... i'll have to get used to these...
They also appear to be alot smaller aren't they?
I agree with you...
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just downloaded the beta and i like the new icons but i like anything different.

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Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of upcoming avast update (4.6.718)
« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2005, 01:01:43 AM »
OK, except for the icon appearance - any other critical issues? ;D

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Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of upcoming avast update (4.6.718)
« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2005, 02:32:06 AM »
OK, except for the icon appearance - any other critical issues? ;D
You're not giving time for us to test  ;D
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Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of upcoming avast update (4.6.718)
« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2005, 11:28:58 AM »
No problems so far and the new icons are cool :)

But what about some icons on the menu, when you right click avast in tray.

I know it's not a necessary thing, but it would be fine anyway.

Also it would be nice in the log viewer if you could doubleclick a line and then the line was copied to the clipboard, instead of you have to export the list to a text file, open the text file, find the line there and copied from there :)

BTW. support for Azureus in the p2p shield, might be a good idea, it is one of the most used torrent clients.

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Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of upcoming avast update (4.6.718)
« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2005, 12:23:47 PM »
I downloaded and installed the pre-release version.
It seems to be OK, so far.
I'm checking something.

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Re: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of upcoming avast update (4.6.718)
« Reply #14 on: October 28, 2005, 01:14:19 PM »
3 days and sofar not discovered anything strange or not working except for 1 thing.
When I use Mirc, each line I type is scanned and the IM provider is slowing down the messages I sent to a channel.
Disabling the IM provider solves it.
This did not happen with the previous version of Avast.
« Last Edit: October 28, 2005, 03:07:05 PM by Eddy »