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AVAST 2015 R4 Beta (2015.10.4.2227)
« on: August 28, 2015, 04:20:30 PM »
Hi all,

New beta version is released: AVAST 2015 R4 Beta 1 (build number 2015.10.4.2227).
This is mainly bug-fixing release, no new features are introduced. New SafeZone is postponed to next version 2016, which scheduled for autumn.

Changes
- Better server selection list in SecureLine
- Fixed: Cleanup to stucked on 99%
- Fixed: Problems with HTTPS certificates in Firefox after upgrade to Windows 10
- Fixed: Firewall not started after upgrade to Windows 10
- Fixed: Cleanup to report leftover files, when software was just updated and not uninstalled (e.g. Skype, Java)

How to install:

1. If you have installed some beta version before you can update it to this latest version via Settings->Update->Program.

2. Or you can download and install from here:

http://files.avast.com/beta9x/avast_free_antivirus_setup.exe

http://files.avast.com/beta9x/avast_pro_antivirus_setup.exe

http://files.avast.com/beta9x/avast_internet_security_setup.exe

http://files.avast.com/beta9x/avast_premier_antivirus_setup.exe


How to provide feedback
Please for specific issues set a new topic in the Beta section (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=15.0). For general open discussion feel free to use this thread.

Avast cleaner:
http://files.avast.com/beta9x/avastclear.exe

It should be possible to install this version on top of your existing avast! installation (all settings should be preserved).

To report BSODs, crashes or any other none trivial problems please use new SupportPackage generating tool.
- http://utils.support.tools.avast.com/tools/support/utils/avastsupport.exe

Instructions how to use it can be easily found:
- https://www.avast.com/en-us/faq.php?article=AVKB33#artTitle



We are looking forward for your feedback!

Thank you
Avast team
« Last Edit: September 15, 2015, 08:36:27 PM by MartinZ »

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Re: NEW: AVAST 2015 R4 Beta (2015.10.4.2227)
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2015, 04:44:00 PM »
Not best pleased about the change to my update program settings yet again. Changed to Auto Program Update not my normal setting of Ask when an update is available. This has been my preferred setting (and the default for many years) for over 11 years of using avast.

Doesn't seem top have anything related to the system lockup issues in winXP reported in many topics since 10.3.2223 or the chkdsk issue in some OS versions from the same version.

Given what is included in this beta I could or may have given it a miss - as none of it appears to effect my systems - if only my settings hadn't been bl00dy changed to Auto Program Update yet again
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Re: NEW: AVAST 2015 R4 Beta (2015.10.4.2227)
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2015, 04:48:25 PM »
Thanks for the update! :)

Unfortunately chkdsk issue does not seem to be resolved. Still got an error.

@DavidR
I suppose it is because you are in the beta stream, as beta release always been automatically updated to the latest since R3 beta.
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Re: NEW: AVAST 2015 R4 Beta (2015.10.4.2227)
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2015, 04:52:06 PM »
Thanks for the update! :)

Unfortunately chkdsk issue does not seem to be resolved. Still got an error.

@DavidR
I suppose it is because you are in the beta stream, as beta release always been automatically updated to the latest since R3 beta.

Beta stream or not, the settings are being overridden - if this is to be the case for betas - I will abandon the beta stream and do a clean install on the next regular release.
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Re: NEW: AVAST 2015 R4 Beta (2015.10.4.2227)
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2015, 05:11:43 PM »
No new SafeZone :'( :'( :'(

@David I had it once with an old Beta, that the update settings were changed from Ask when an update available to Automatic update, but not anymore.

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Re: NEW: AVAST 2015 R4 Beta (2015.10.4.2227)
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2015, 05:28:47 PM »
Hi DavidR,

that's strange because we changed the Settings just once. For sure please change your Settings to Manual.

I hope you understand that for beta testing we need as many users as possible on the latest version, otherwise it's really not beta testing ;-)

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Re: NEW: AVAST 2015 R4 Beta (2015.10.4.2227)
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2015, 05:40:13 PM »
No new SafeZone :'( :'( :'(

@David I had it once with an old Beta, that the update settings were changed from Ask when an update available to Automatic update, but not anymore.

Greetz, Red

This is the second or third time this has happened and after each time I change the settings back only for it to be ignored.

Hi DavidR,

that's strange because we changed the Settings just once. For sure please change your Settings to Manual.

I hope you understand that for beta testing we need as many users as possible on the latest version, otherwise it's really not beta testing ;-)

Martin

I would rather the settings remained at what I set them to which is effectively Ask - that way I'm aware of it and can do the program update at a time which is convenient to me and that would include beta builds

In over 11 years of using avast I have participated in all of them bar one, so I don't need to be pushed, just informed.
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Re: NEW: AVAST 2015 R4 Beta (2015.10.4.2227)
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2015, 06:24:36 PM »
Since non of the fixes ever effected me, I don't really see a need for using the Beta unless
there's something new or some added security in this beta ???
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Re: NEW: AVAST 2015 R4 Beta (2015.10.4.2227)
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2015, 06:31:38 PM »
I hope there will be much better security in Avast 2016 :)

And not more bloatwares........
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Re: NEW: AVAST 2015 R4 Beta (2015.10.4.2227)
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2015, 06:33:52 PM »
Testing it asap...

PS: No auto-update here.
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Re: NEW: AVAST 2015 R4 Beta (2015.10.4.2227)
« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2015, 07:43:28 PM »
This afternoon avast reminded me there is a new version on standby to be installed. Avast is set to "remind me" and that is what it did.
Made my update to beta version .2227 and everything is workng like it did before. No snags!
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Re: NEW: AVAST 2015 R4 Beta (2015.10.4.2227)
« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2015, 10:13:21 PM »
Updated on Win10... Firewall does not go live!  :'(  with .2225 never had the problem!
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Re: NEW: AVAST 2015 R4 Beta (2015.10.4.2227)
« Reply #12 on: August 28, 2015, 10:28:50 PM »
Updated on Win10... Firewall does not go live!  :'(  with .2225 never had the problem!
First thing to try is a simple REBOOT of your system.

If that doesn't work, do a Repair of Avast.
Program and Features> Select Avast> Select Repair.
When finished, reboot the system.
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Re: NEW: AVAST 2015 R4 Beta (2015.10.4.2227)
« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2015, 11:11:48 PM »
Updated on Win10... Firewall does not go live!  :'(  with .2225 never had the problem!
First thing to try is a simple REBOOT of your system.

If that doesn't work, do a Repair of Avast.
Program and Features> Select Avast> Select Repair.
When finished, reboot the system.

Tnx!  ... ;D already did that: reboot did not work, while repair worked (even without reboot  ??? )!
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Re: NEW: AVAST 2015 R4 Beta (2015.10.4.2227)
« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2015, 12:29:34 AM »
Glad your problem is fixed. :)
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