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NEW: Beta version released - 2016.12.1.2266
« on: May 27, 2016, 07:35:50 PM »
Hi all,

new beta version is live: 2016.12.1.2266
In this beta we focused on internal improvements and bugfixes.

Changes:

+ SecureLine internal enhancements
+ Firewall profile switching rewritten
+ Avast screens are not displayed on Windows 10 lockscreens anymore
+ Boot time scan feature is now being downloaded on-demand
+ Fixed showing restart dialog too often and ignore postpone times

Known issues:

- User interface might freeze after inserting a license
- User interface might freeze when starting smart scan
- SafeZone Browser - Sometimes, Pay Mode fails to start. Restart of the browser should help
- SafeZone Browser - Dummy notifications and landing pages of Pay mode
- Boot time scan "on-demand download" does not work
- HNS scan sometimes does not finish at all

Download links as usual or just update your current beta.

Enjoy,
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Re: NEW: Beta version released - 2016.12.1.2266
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2016, 09:43:22 PM »
Hi Petr,

I think it's not a good idea to make a boot-time scan feature downloadable on-demand. It's a core feature which should be installed out of the box. Why did you make it available on-demand?

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Re: NEW: Beta version released - 2016.12.1.2266
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2016, 09:50:48 PM »
Hi Petr,

I think it's not a good idea to make a boot-time scan feature downloadable on-demand. It's a core feature which should be installed out of the box. Why did you make it available on-demand?

+1.

This needs to stay however modules like cleanup which aren't related to security need to go.
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Re: NEW: Beta version released - 2016.12.1.2266
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2016, 10:00:41 PM »
Hi Petr,

I think it's not a good idea to make a boot-time scan feature downloadable on-demand. It's a core feature which should be installed out of the box. Why did you make it available on-demand?

+1.

This needs to stay however modules like cleanup which aren't related to security need to go.

+1 Absolutely
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Re: NEW: Beta version released - 2016.12.1.2266
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2016, 10:09:01 PM »
+1

How to run a boot scan if there is a problem with the internet connection ?

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Re: NEW: Beta version released - 2016.12.1.2266
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2016, 10:55:11 PM »
+1 Think Boot Time Scan should've been left alone, maybe make Cleanup feature Download on Demand instead of boot scan, as how would folks run boot scan if Internet issues going on, and someone wanted to run a boot time virus scan to make sure it's  not infection blocking internet access.   
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Re: NEW: Beta version released - 2016.12.1.2266
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2016, 11:53:41 PM »
Hi Petr,

I think it's not a good idea to make a boot-time scan feature downloadable on-demand. It's a core feature which should be installed out of the box. Why did you make it available on-demand?

Agreed, plus the boot-time scan for some considerable time was (or still is) unique to avast.

Not to mention this would also change the current on-demand scanning functionality. In cases where a detection was made, an option was popped it suggesting the user run a boot-time scan. That option would effectively be redundant as going on-line to download it, it is another step that may simply have the user not bother.

Interestingly the suggested boot-time scan as an on-demand download is currently a known issue.
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- Boot time scan "on-demand download" does not work

I often wonder why decisions like this, placing more and more of a program on-line/cloud are made, not everyone has fast internet connection and some are off-line.
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Re: NEW: Beta version released - 2016.12.1.2266
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2016, 03:26:04 AM »
Hi Petr,

I think it's not a good idea to make a boot-time scan feature downloadable on-demand. It's a core feature which should be installed out of the box. Why did you make it available on-demand?
++1.Boot-time scan feature is a great option in scanning.Why this types of decisions are taken? however Ads and modules like cleanup which aren't related to security need to go.
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Re: NEW: Beta version released - 2016.12.1.2266
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2016, 03:42:33 AM »
Making the boot-time scan a downloadable on-demand is just asking for trouble avast.
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Re: NEW: Beta version released - 2016.12.1.2266
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2016, 05:30:45 AM »
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I think it's not a good idea to make a boot-time scan feature downloadable on-demand. It's a core feature which should be installed out of the box. Why did you make it available on-demand?
+1
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Re: NEW: Beta version released - 2016.12.1.2266
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2016, 07:03:04 AM »
I agree as well. Boot time scan is a fail safe rescue feature. Making it dependable upon connection availability is a bad idea by design. Because be assured, when you'll need boot time scan to clean mess up, you won't be able to download it because there will be connection issues for sure. There always are when malware is present...
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Re: NEW: Beta version released - 2016.12.1.2266
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2016, 09:28:42 AM »
Thanks for the update.

I agree as well that boot-time scan should be loaded by default, not on-demand.
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Re: NEW: Beta version released - 2016.12.1.2266
« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2016, 07:55:41 PM »
or is the wording wrong and the bootscan downloads new update to that component when put into schedule ?

+1 such important feature shall be default

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Re: NEW: Beta version released - 2016.12.1.2266
« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2016, 08:04:30 PM »
or is the wording wrong and the bootscan downloads new update to that component when put into schedule ?
That's why I didn't reply before, we need info from the devs, else it's a guessing game...
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Re: NEW: Beta version released - 2016.12.1.2266
« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2016, 08:23:50 PM »
or is the wording wrong and the bootscan downloads new update to that component when put into schedule ?
That's why I didn't reply before, we need info from the devs, else it's a guessing game...

I feel the wording is fairly clear:
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+ Boot time scan feature is now being downloaded on-demand

For me the reference to the boot time scan feature is now being downloaded on-demand.

To me this means the boot time scan 'feature' isn't present by default, other than a link to download it and run it as a stand alone function.

If this really is the case, I find it very hard to understand why they would remove this, what benefit does it bring in not having it available. Surely it doesn't take up much disk space or space in the setup file to make it worthy of being pushed out to the cloud.

If Avast are so concious of saving space/bloat, I can think of many other features to remove first.
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