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NEW: AVAST 2015 R4 Beta 3(2015.10.4.2229)
« on: September 04, 2015, 05:28:28 PM »
Hi all,

New beta version is released: AVAST 2015 R4 Beta 2 (build number 2015.10.4.2228) and AVAST 2015 R4 Beta 3 (build number 2015.10.4.2229).

Today we unusually released 2 beta versions in order to test a new mechanism that will allow to avoid some compatibility issues in the future. For this beta testing we set the rule that machines with Windows XP will be able to update only to version 2228, all other machines will update as usual to the latest version 2229.
So please test if you machines on XP are on version 2228 and Vista+ on 2229 and both reporting as latest version. Don't worry we will remove the limitation for Windows XP machines in the next beta version, and we also won't limit XP users in the future. This is just for testing purposes.

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

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Re: NEW: AVAST 2015 R4 Beta 3(2015.10.4.2229)
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2015, 05:30:37 PM »
Good timing, I had just updated to 10.4.2228 and rebooted, now to get started again ;)
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Re: NEW: AVAST 2015 R4 Beta 3(2015.10.4.2229)
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2015, 05:33:09 PM »
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We are looking forward for your feedback!

Not to worry you will get plenty of it!

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Re: NEW: AVAST 2015 R4 Beta 3(2015.10.4.2229)
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2015, 05:34:02 PM »
Avast is keeping us busy today ::)
 
EDIT : I just rebooted, and indeed 2228 is updated to 2229 now.

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Re: NEW: AVAST 2015 R4 Beta 3(2015.10.4.2229)
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2015, 05:37:22 PM »
Well just read the comment about XP only being on 2228, yet after the reboot for that update the avast UI > Update showed 2229 was available.

It installed and requested a reboot, so I'm just about to reboot, fingers crossed.

EDIT: well the update appears to have completed successfully and has been rebooted. This appears to have stuck so the XP install test for this beta build appears to have failed.

Image 2 and image 3.

EDIT: 2 now I'm getting the Your Avast antivirus is outdated popup. I guess it is now going to correct its error in installing 2229. Just about to find out, but if this is the way the check for XP is meant to work that is ridiculous (but I suspect not).

EDIT: 3 Well that is what it is doing downgrading to 2228 (image 4),  I hope this isn't the way it was meant to work as this is pretty damn poor, install first reboot and have to downgrade and boot again.
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Re: NEW: AVAST 2015 R4 Beta 3(2015.10.4.2229)
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2015, 06:11:39 PM »
Well have to start another post only 4 images allowed.

Well this XP check update it a screw up, having rebooted three times already and about ready to consider a forth, because of image 3 in my previous post above. I click manual program update only to get told that I have the latest avast version, 10.4.2229.

So how are you going to get past that little hiccup ?
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Re: NEW: AVAST 2015 R4 Beta 3(2015.10.4.2229)
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2015, 06:15:08 PM »
Updated from '2227' to '2229'! No issues, but SU doesn't show 'ignored updates' anymore!

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Re: NEW: AVAST 2015 R4 Beta 3(2015.10.4.2229)
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2015, 06:30:31 PM »
@David

It seems that the XP check screwed it up with you.
What happens if you download the full installer, and install it over the current installation ?

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Re: NEW: AVAST 2015 R4 Beta 3(2015.10.4.2229)
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2015, 08:27:22 PM »

Since I have no XP-box anymore, my "highly sophisticated piece of equipment" reported only version .2229 for update.
So I updated from avast UI, rebooted and enjoyed.
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Re: NEW: AVAST 2015 R4 Beta 3(2015.10.4.2229)
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2015, 08:29:26 PM »
@David

It seems that the XP check screwed it up with you.
What happens if you download the full installer, and install it over the current installation ?

Well I would rather wait to see what happens with a build not meant for XP and mainly how avast plan to resolve it as I may not be the only one effected.
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Re: NEW: AVAST 2015 R4 Beta 3(2015.10.4.2229)
« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2015, 09:48:42 PM »
So please test if you machines on XP are on version 2228 and Vista+ on 2229 and both reporting as latest version.
Updated via GUI and am on build 2228 now.
Did try a manual program update (which is still buggy, btw) but 2229 wasn't offered to me.
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Re: NEW: AVAST 2015 R4 Beta 3(2015.10.4.2229)
« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2015, 10:55:09 PM »
So please test if you machines on XP are on version 2228 and Vista+ on 2229 and both reporting as latest version.
Updated via GUI and am on build 2228 now.
Did try a manual program update (which is still buggy, btw) but 2229 wasn't offered to me.

I guess you were lucky - not only was it offered in XP Pro SP3, it installed - after the reboot it then offered 2228, which failed as it reports I already have the latest version.

Interestingly I am now experiencing another issue with this build, problems loading images. Where I noticed this most is in https://uk.yahoo.com, no amount of refreshing resolved it. The only to get past it appears to be disabling HTTPS scanning in the web shield.

It would be nice to know what is in 2229, which shouldn't be in XP installations.
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Re: NEW: AVAST 2015 R4 Beta 3(2015.10.4.2229)
« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2015, 02:57:50 AM »
@David

It seems that the XP check screwed it up with you.
What happens if you download the full installer, and install it over the current installation ?

Well I would rather wait to see what happens with a build not meant for XP and mainly how avast plan to resolve it as I may not be the only one effected.

Yes, I understand that.
But I was curious if the full installer would get you past the " hiccup " screen.

That said :

Asyn had no problem when updating on Win XP, but at that time both 2228 and 2229 updates were available.
And when you first updated your Win XP, only 2228 was available.
That is a difference ( and a wild guess from me why it maybe went wrong for you ).

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Re: NEW: AVAST 2015 R4 Beta 3(2015.10.4.2229)
« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2015, 09:07:46 AM »
Thanks so much Avast! Team for working out the bugs of x.2225. I had to revert to x.2218 because of many problems that tech support thru my ticket and the forum could not fix. When the new version is ready (comes out of beta) where will I find it? Will I need to first update to x.2225 and then to the latest?
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Re: NEW: AVAST 2015 R4 Beta 3(2015.10.4.2229)
« Reply #14 on: September 05, 2015, 09:12:56 AM »
So please test if you machines on XP are on version 2228 and Vista+ on 2229 and both reporting as latest version.
Updated via GUI and am on build 2228 now.
Did try a manual program update (which is still buggy, btw) but 2229 wasn't offered to me.

I guess you were lucky - not only was it offered in XP Pro SP3, it installed - after the reboot it then offered 2228, which failed as it reports I already have the latest version.

Interestingly I am now experiencing another issue with this build, problems loading images. Where I noticed this most is in https://uk.yahoo.com, no amount of refreshing resolved it. The only to get past it appears to be disabling HTTPS scanning in the web shield.

It would be nice to know what is in 2229, which shouldn't be in XP installations.

Hi DavidR,

its really strange you got on WinXP on build 2229. This should never happen. Please can you send us support package or log files from Persisten Data directory?

Expected behavior is:
- full installer 2229 on WinXP - fails with error
- online installer 2229 on WinXP - installs 2228 version
- all updates on WinXP should be stopped by version 2228

About the issues with https scanning. There were no big changes on XP https scanning, I will check more.