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V2016 Beta is HERE! (2016.11.1.2234)
« on: October 01, 2015, 12:07:22 PM »
Hi all,

I am excited to announce the release of first beta V2016: AVAST 2016 B1 (build number 2016.11.1.2234).

Compared to the last "boring" beta releases, this is again pure beta with bugs so feel free to report them back via forum or new feedback form in the program.
We also welcome any feedback on the new features and changes, of course.


Changes:

NEW: Passwords - Avast can now manage your passwords and generate strong passwords for you. Just one password to remember.
 - checks your passwords security
 - stores your passwords securely
 - includes browser extensions for easier logging in and form filling
 - generates strong passwords

NEW: SafeZone browser - Replaced the SafeZone for safer shopping and banking

   - Pay Mode: runs automatically on banking sites (This isolates the session and protects it from possible keyloggers or other malicious software secretly lurking on your computer. With Pay Mode you can perform all your financial transactions in peace, without fear of your password or other personal details being stolen. Pay Mode can be also turned on manually directly via browser UI.)

   - HTTPS scanning while preserving the original certificate

   - Optionally, some extensions such as Ad Blocker and Video Downloader (potentially useful as SafeZone doesn't support add-ons for security reasons).


NEW: User interface
- More space for content, easy control

NEW: Feedback possible directly from program
- report bugs, feature requests and other suggestions easier

IMPROVED: Home network security
now detects more router vulnerabilites and shows more details

IMPROVED: Installation - it should be now faster and less obtrusive.

+ Many other minor tweaks and fixed

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.

Or use the feedback form in the AV program or in the SafeZone browser.


Known issues:

- Unable to log in to Avast Account through Cleanup
- Missing content for Network issues in Smart Scan
- Browser extension Avast Online Security is not being installed in Firefox
- Passwords extension in IE doesn't work correctly
- Loosing the first device that starts using Passwords might cause blocking of Avast Account (only if synchronization is enabled, by default turned off)
- “Shielded Window” mode in SafeZone browser doesn't work yet.
- Web Reputation, Do-Not-Track and Safe Price features are not functional in SafeZone browser
- Ad blocker sometimes needs restart of the SafeZone browser to start working (occurs only once)
- Avast Passwords doesn;t work in SafeZone browser yet
- It is impossible to deactivate the Pay Mode for sites which are automatically switched in to this mode

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: October 09, 2015, 12:11:08 PM by hectic-mmv »

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Re: V2016 Beta is HERE! (2016.11.1.2234)
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2015, 12:11:01 PM »
Will there be any new useful security features coming?
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Re: V2016 Beta is HERE! (2016.11.1.2234)
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2015, 12:35:25 PM »
Unpleasent time for server issues:

I cant activate my Avast Premier license.
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Re: V2016 Beta is HERE! (2016.11.1.2234)
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2015, 12:41:44 PM »
I will try it later :)NEW: User interface - More space for content, easy control

NEW: Feedback possible directly from program - report bugs, feature requests and other suggestions easier

IMPROVED: Home network security now detects more router vulnerabilites and shows more details

IMPROVED: Installation - it should be now faster and less obtrusive.Looks good.
« Last Edit: October 01, 2015, 12:48:11 PM by Be Secure »
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Re: V2016 Beta is HERE! (2016.11.1.2234)
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2015, 12:48:54 PM »
Before I test it, I'd be interested to know which features should work under XP..!?
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Re: V2016 Beta is HERE! (2016.11.1.2234)
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2015, 01:06:28 PM »
But what about HIPS?And proactive protection?Or more stonger cloud and phishing site reporting features in  AVAST 2016 B1 :(Not happy with this but anyway...I expect more from avast! :)
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Re: V2016 Beta is HERE! (2016.11.1.2234)
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2015, 01:21:53 PM »
NG still not working in Windows 10. Ugh?
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Re: V2016 Beta is HERE! (2016.11.1.2234)
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2015, 02:22:28 PM »
Lets hope they have some more security features planned in later Betas, HIPS has officially been announced to be much better in Avast 2016 :)
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Re: V2016 Beta is HERE! (2016.11.1.2234)
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2015, 02:30:17 PM »
I thought this was the 2016 Beta ???
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Re: V2016 Beta is HERE! (2016.11.1.2234)
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2015, 02:31:18 PM »
Lets hope they have some more security features planned in later Betas, HIPS has officially been announced to be much better in Avast 2016 :)
NEW: Feedback possible directly from program - report bugs, feature requests and other suggestions easier
This will helped.NG still not working in Windows 10.Avast! should look beyond NG like stuff.It will need more config hardware and not everyone used it because of ram restiction.
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Re: V2016 Beta is HERE! (2016.11.1.2234)
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2015, 02:33:48 PM »
I thought this was the 2016 Beta ???

Yes this is 2016 beta but now avast! need to correct this :)
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Re: V2016 Beta is HERE! (2016.11.1.2234)
« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2015, 02:40:17 PM »
I cleaned up the thread a bit (and modified the original post with some additional explanations).

Guys, please try to be factual with your feedback. There have been like 20 responses already (become I cleaned them up) and very little essence.

Regarding security features, yes, a bunch of improvements in v 2016 -- especially on the cloud side -- but as you know, many of these don't really follow the main product releases. I.e. they are being tested/released as we go.

NG support in W10 -- I'm not sure about this one, but I would expect it coming soon.

BTW unless you have seen already, this is a brief description of what the Avast cloud currently looks like: https://www.avast.com/technology


There will be more announcements coming in the next couple of weeks.

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Re: V2016 Beta is HERE! (2016.11.1.2234)
« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2015, 02:48:30 PM »
I thought this was the 2016 Beta ???

Yes this is 2016 beta but now avast! need to correct this :)

Computer restart should resolve this..

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Re: V2016 Beta is HERE! (2016.11.1.2234)
« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2015, 03:12:54 PM »
I quite like the new notifications, but for resolution like 1366x768, it's a bit too wide.

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Re: V2016 Beta is HERE! (2016.11.1.2234)
« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2015, 03:14:23 PM »
That might be a glitch due to the new UI design, i guess that will be fixed later :)

I guess they are supposed to be so wide like that red bar is.

Not even HD-Resolution in my VM: http://prntscr.com/8mj3xd

Theres a new DeepScreen popup as well.
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