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V2016 Release Candidate 1 (2016.11.1.2238,2239)
« on: October 27, 2015, 09:18:16 PM »
Hi all,

finally the first release candidate of V2016 is here: Release Candidate 1 (2016.11.1.2238,2239)

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_online.exe

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

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

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


OR offline installers:
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

Avast Passwords apps for mobile phones:
1.  iOS: http://goo.gl/forms/4RVD4RAE5L
2.  Android: https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.avast.android.passwordmanager

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.

Changes from V2016 Beta 4:
- Bug fixes
- Online Security plugin in Firefox is now signed in all cases (new installation or update)
- Firewall now should run ok on Windows 10

Known issues:
- Account screens are English only
- Online Security plugin isn't installed for Firefox 64-bit
- Missing links on the SafeZone browser startpage
- Missing translations on some screens

We needed to change the location of the Passwords vault file, so if you would like to use the passwords you stored in previous beta versions please do the following:

Win XP
Create folder:                         C:\Documents and Settings\<USERNAME>\Local Settings\Application Data\AVAST Software\APM\
and copy there all files from here: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\AVAST Software\Avast\PAM\


Win7 and newer
Create folder:                        C:\Users\<USERNAME>\AppData\Local\AVAST Software\APM\
and copy there all files from here: C:\ProgramData\AVAST Software\Avast\PAM\

Changes from V2015:

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.)

   - 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

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 30, 2015, 11:54:07 PM by MartinZ »

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Re: NEW: V2016 Release Candidate 1 (2016.11.1.2238)
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2015, 10:17:38 PM »
Update thru the UI results in server not reachable error.
Now downloading the installer from the link provided.
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Re: NEW: V2016 Release Candidate 1 (2016.11.1.2238)
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2015, 10:37:36 PM »
When will we get the improved HIPS as promised? :-\
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Re: NEW: V2016 Release Candidate 1 (2016.11.1.2238)
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2015, 10:38:28 PM »

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Re: NEW: V2016 Release Candidate 1 (2016.11.1.2238)
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2015, 11:44:50 PM »
Well I got a forced beta program update, this is getting very old very quickly.

Yes I'm happy partake in the betas, but the update timing has to be as per the users preferred settings.

I have to say I'm somewhat surprised that we are at an RC stage given the issued still being posted in the beta forum. On the forced update I automatically changed my forum profile to reflect my program version and I have to say I had it set to beta 5.

EDIT:
Just read about creating the new folder and copying the data from C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\AVAST Software\Avast\PAM\.

I elected not to install the Password Manager the previous 2016 betas, so this folder doesn't exist. Presumably creation of the new locations is unnecessary (though I had already done it) ?
« Last Edit: October 27, 2015, 11:55:01 PM by DavidR »
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Re: NEW: V2016 Release Candidate 1 (2016.11.1.2238)
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2015, 07:28:28 AM »
If I update to this Release Candidate, will Avast automatically update to the final version when it is released?

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Re: NEW: V2016 Release Candidate 1 (2016.11.1.2238)
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2015, 07:52:48 AM »
The HIPS "sensitivity" bars still don't have ANY description what they do unlike for example sensitivity bars for normal file scan heuristics.
When you change normal heuristics sensitivity, there is text OFF, LOW, MEDIUM and HIGH next to it as you change it.

For HIPS, there is none, but should be OFF, AUTO and ASK.

Also rename "Sensitivity" to "HIPS Sensitivity" since the sensitivity bars for this one only control the HIPS mode of operation where checkbox above it is a separate thing only for malware like behavior detection.

This setting needs to be more clear to the user, because current design is confusing as hell and you can't really know what the hell each setting does unless you have a very deep knowledge of avast!. And that's just silly. Settings have to be easy to understand.

I know it's RC stage already, but I just realized this hasn't been changed AT ALL between v2015 and v2016 and that's not good.
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Re: NEW: V2016 Release Candidate 1 (2016.11.1.2238)
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2015, 08:31:55 AM »
If I update to this Release Candidate, will Avast automatically update to the final version when it is released?
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Re: NEW: V2016 Release Candidate 1 (2016.11.1.2238)
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2015, 08:47:08 AM »
Well, seems like a right time for me to jump in and to try the upgrade from recent final to RC1 :)

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Re: NEW: V2016 Release Candidate 1 (2016.11.1.2238)
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2015, 09:50:27 AM »
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I know it's RC stage already, but I just realized this hasn't been changed AT ALL between v2015 and v2016 and that's not good.
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Re: NEW: V2016 Release Candidate 1 (2016.11.1.2238)
« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2015, 03:31:55 PM »
Thanks for the update. Updated over previous beta and so far working smoothly. :)
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Re: NEW: V2016 Release Candidate 1 (2016.11.1.2238)
« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2015, 07:34:11 PM »
First huge disappointment - passwords. No way to import all my EasyPass passwords (feature is useless for me ATM), no way to transfer my licence from EasyPass as was promised (almost 3Y left). A lot of promises and none of them in RC1...  :(

The new extension on latest Chrome is grey, says it is not activated and I can't find any way to activate it. It just refuses to be activated.
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Re: NEW: V2016 Release Candidate 1 (2016.11.1.2238)
« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2015, 07:40:22 PM »
clean install couple hours ago. works great so far. rather boring interface, but no matter. main thing is for best possible protection, now isn't it.
still no ng?
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Re: NEW: V2016 Release Candidate 1 (2016.11.1.2238)
« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2015, 07:42:44 PM »
The problem with browsing with winXP SP3, firefox 41.0.2 and avast with HTTPs scanning on uk.yahoo.com and forum.avast.com is still hit and miss. https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=178172.0
A new addition to the problem is ebay.co.uk as I didn't use that too frequently.

It works for a while then pages won't load and it is back to dancing around disabling HTTPS, shields - try to load the pages, which doesn't work - until I re-enable https and shields. This is a bloody nightmare considering how long this problem has been present.

I'm also getting this with my anti-spam program MailWasher Pro, even though I haven't got SSL Scanning enabled.
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Re: NEW: V2016 Release Candidate 1 (2016.11.1.2238)
« Reply #14 on: October 28, 2015, 08:08:12 PM »
First huge disappointment - passwords. No way to import all my EasyPass passwords (feature is useless for me ATM), no way to transfer my licence from EasyPass as was promised (almost 3Y left). A lot of promises and none of them in RC1...  :(

The new extension on latest Chrome is grey, says it is not activated and I can't find any way to activate it. It just refuses to be activated.

OK, at least finally activated plugin. The main question remains - how to import my EasyPass passwords to avast passwords?