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Offline MartinZ

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AVG Antivirus BETA 17.1
« on: December 09, 2016, 06:31:19 PM »
Hi beta testers,
today we got something special for you. As you probably noticed AVAST recently acquired AVG and today we release the very first beta version of the new AVG Antivirus.
I hope you don't mind that I post it here on AVAST forum, please give it a try and let us know your opinion.

It's based on the same engine as Avast, with some AVG specific functionality (Zen, Behavior analysis called "Software Analyzer", Data Safe)


Testing notes:
Please do not install it on PC where AVAST or AVG is already installed.
It's not necessary to create AVG Account.


Download links:

AVG AntiVirus Free
Online: https://www.avg.com/download-antivirus-free-beta-1795
Offline 32-bit: https://www.avg.com/download-antivirus-free-beta-x86-1799
Offline 64-bit: https://www.avg.com/download-antivirus-free-beta-x64-1797

AVG Internet Security
Online: https://www.avg.com/download-internet-security-beta-1785
Offline 32-bit: https://www.avg.com/download-internet-security-beta-x86-1789
Offline 64-bit: https://www.avg.com/download-internet-security-beta-x64-1787

Known issues:
- main scan doesn't scan system drive yet, for full virus scan please use the Quick Scan
- Software analyzer is disabled on Windows XP and Vista
- Data Safe: it is not possible to resize Data Safe when the Data Safe is opened
- Data Safe: error dialogs/states related to Data Safe resizing, closing etc. are not finished
- Data Safe: crating Data Safe in custom path and with creating new folder does not work (custom path selection for existing path works)
- AVG Antivirus does not detect AVG PC Tuneup as installed
- Firewall dialog about new network might be displayed repeatedly after each computer restart
- Missing texts in File Shredder
- Zen: invitation via invitation code does not work

Enjoy this brand new beta!
We are looking forward to your feedback.

AVAST Team


p.s. don't worry the behavior analysis(HIPS) will be added to next AVAST beta as well ;-)
« Last Edit: December 15, 2016, 07:08:51 PM by MartinZ »

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Re: NEW: AVG Antivirus BETA
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2016, 06:34:22 PM »
I thought the AVG engine would be incorporated into Avast and that they will be merged?
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Re: NEW: AVG Antivirus BETA
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2016, 06:41:12 PM »
Yes some parts of AVG engine has been merged. And of course the virus definitions as well.

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Re: NEW: AVG Antivirus BETA
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2016, 06:53:23 PM »
Considering that there is an avast beta session in progress (though that is glacial, almost seems to have been abandoned) released 03 November 2016 yet no beta updates.

So it seems somewhat strange to promote another completely different AV beta, in the Avast Support Forums, even in the circumstances.
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Re: NEW: AVG Antivirus BETA
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2016, 06:58:32 PM »
May give it a shot in my VM when im done installing it from scratch :)
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Re: NEW: AVG Antivirus BETA
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2016, 06:59:33 PM »
Looks Interesting..Glad to see Avast and AVG helping each other out and growing stronger together :)
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Re: NEW: AVG Antivirus BETA
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2016, 07:00:31 PM »

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Re: NEW: AVG Antivirus BETA
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2016, 07:00:47 PM »
Not only that.
avast said to bring out monthly updates for the regular version and last update (not counting micro updates)/new version is from 4 months ago. :(

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Re: NEW: AVG Antivirus BETA
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2016, 07:01:40 PM »
I installed the program linked above, which only seems to install a launcher type program, with four options to install internet security, PC tuneup, etc...  All four sections say "not protected", "not installed" etc..  Then I clicked on internet security to install that protection, but got a failed intstallation error  (0xE001003D: Specified file was not found.).

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Re: NEW: AVG Antivirus BETA
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2016, 07:04:48 PM »
We're waiting for the new Avast update with the new Avast UI as well as implementing the behaviour blocker and definitions from AVG into Avast which seems to have been forgotten about.
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Re: NEW: AVG Antivirus BETA
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2016, 07:11:50 PM »
Hi Alikhan, you should visit us here in Prague and Brno. Nobody is forgetting about integration all those things together at all.

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Re: NEW: AVG Antivirus BETA
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2016, 07:21:49 PM »
now I'm really confused. What is the difference between avast beta and AVG beta regarding the engine and signature? Does avast beta not have AVG's behavior analysis?

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Re: NEW: AVG Antivirus BETA
« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2016, 07:23:06 PM »
Not only that.
avast said to bring out monthly updates for the regular version and last update (not counting micro updates)/new version is from 4 months ago. :(
Hi Eddy,
 that concerns me as well, but it was caused by the AVG acquisition. We will get back on track with monthly releases in Q1 2017.

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Re: NEW: AVG Antivirus BETA
« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2016, 07:27:27 PM »
now I'm really confused.

Me too.  Why isn't AVG AV just being killed off, and have the developers focus on the merged programs.  Seems silly to waste resources on a program that will be discontinued.

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Re: NEW: AVG Antivirus BETA
« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2016, 07:37:31 PM »
Confused 3.

If so many things will be integrated/merged, what will be the difference between Avast and AVG, except their GUI's ?

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