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Offline MartinZ

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NEW: Avast Beta 17.1.2283
« on: January 20, 2017, 05:30:45 PM »
Hi all testers,

we have a new beta for your to enjoy some weekend testing ;-) We finally added the behavioral analysis of running programs, plus many fixes and improvements in UI.

What's new:

- Behavior Shield aka behaviorial analysis of running programs is here!
- 88 fixes and improvements in GUI (Status screen polished - added progress when Smart Scan running, new navigation menu etc..)
- Game Mode improvements, now we prevent forced Windows restarts after Windows update
- Fixed problem when it's wasn't possible to turn off PC because File Shield was blocking it
- Firewall profiles are now synchronized with Windows (both directions) (Win7+)
- Firewall rules for "Public" profile are now visible in the UI for better control and configurability
- SafeZone: New Recently closed tabs menu
- SafeZone: Modern UI window styling
- SafeZone: New currency converter
- SafeZone: Most used sites on the start page

Download links:

https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=179943.0

Known issues:

- Browser cleanup step in Smart Scan doesn't work
- SafeZone: Links leading to extensions store will not work
- SafeZone: Credit Card button does not work when switching back from bank mode (Workaround: click out and back to the SZB window)
- SafeZone: Useless notification about blocking an extension soon after browser start

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Re: NEW: Avast Beta 17.1.2283
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2017, 05:33:38 PM »
yeaaaa!!!!!! thank you!!! :D :D :D :D

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Re: NEW: Avast Beta 17.1.2283
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2017, 05:37:15 PM »
I take it from the topic title/subject that the Avast program version numbering has now fallen line with AVG (from 12.x to 17.x).
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Re: NEW: Avast Beta 17.1.2283
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2017, 05:44:02 PM »
I take it from the topic title/subject that the Avast program version numbering has now fallen line with AVG (from 12.x to 17.x).

That's an interesting conspirator's theory ;-) In fact we needed to unified the versioning as Avast had 12.xx and AVG 15.xx, so we jumped to 17, which nicely matches the year as well ;-)

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Re: NEW: Avast Beta 17.1.2283
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2017, 05:47:01 PM »
I take it from the topic title/subject that the Avast program version numbering has now fallen line with AVG (from 12.x to 17.x).

That's an interesting conspirator's theory ;-) In fact we needed to unified the versioning as Avast had 12.xx and AVG 15.xx, so we jumped to 17, which nicely matches the year as well ;-)

Thought so, but I didn't guess the 2017 bit.

I have just been checking the Beta - Release history and notes topic needs to be updated.
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Re: NEW: Avast Beta 17.1.2283
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2017, 06:05:31 PM »
Why the heck did you release a new Beta while im doing a system image?

Cant Upgrade till that image is done in like a felt eternity..........DAMN YOU :P
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Re: NEW: Avast Beta 17.1.2283
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2017, 06:07:39 PM »
Great to see a new beta!  I see the GUI is still large, probably about 40% larger than Webroot for comparison.  Also, there is a loading screen when opening the GUI.  It literally says "loading" as you wait a 4-5 seconds.  Doesn't the old, non-beta version of the program open right up?  I guess neither of these things is a big issue in the grand scheme of things.
« Last Edit: January 20, 2017, 06:19:25 PM by clocks »

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Re: NEW: Avast Beta 17.1.2283
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2017, 06:16:53 PM »
Any screenshots of the new improved GUI?

Actually I'll BETA test this version.
« Last Edit: January 20, 2017, 06:40:53 PM by Alikhan »
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Re: NEW: Avast Beta 17.1.2283
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2017, 06:47:06 PM »
I did a clean install and the BETA version is working fine, however:

- The GUI needs to be optimized. Currently taking like 5 seconds stuck on "loading". That's annoying.
- The layout isn't very good. Why can't it be Status, Scans, Real time Shields, Privacy and then Virus Chest - it just doesn't make sense going to Anti-Virus to see the shields minimal stats.
- I think behaviour analyzer should be included in minimum install
- The settings UI still needs some work - Especially the font, size and the colours of the tab selections.
- Far too much wasted space on the UI - see attached image.
- Data Shredder was included in Avast Internet Security even though there was no option to install it (custom install). Afaik that's a Premier version feature.
- The File, Web and Mail statistics should be shown without the need of the Pi button..
- I just ran the Eicar test file and then removed the notification, however, the 1 is still there.. ( see attached image)

« Last Edit: January 20, 2017, 07:22:54 PM by Alikhan »
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Re: NEW: Avast Beta 17.1.2283
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2017, 07:00:42 PM »
can someone tell me where is the hips option???

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Re: NEW: Avast Beta 17.1.2283
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2017, 07:08:51 PM »
can someone tell me where is the hips option???

I don't see it either but it never really did anything. Behaviour Analyzer is much better and proven so you're protected better.
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Re: NEW: Avast Beta 17.1.2283
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2017, 07:10:43 PM »
- I think behaviour analyzer should be included in minimum install

I agree with most your points except this one.  It requires it's own process, and increases the proprams footprint.  Some people may not want/need it, especially if they are using a layed defense with other programs.  I like having the option to not install it.

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Re: NEW: Avast Beta 17.1.2283
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2017, 08:53:47 PM »
Goodie :D Let see what has been improved with the interface... Also can't wait to poke Behavior Shield. If all goes well I'll test it today against latest malware to see how it's working.
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Re: NEW: Avast Beta 17.1.2283
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2017, 09:19:16 PM »
can someone tell me where is the hips option???
It should be in File Shield settings
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Re: NEW: Avast Beta 17.1.2283
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2017, 09:26:48 PM »
can someone tell me where is the hips option???
It should be in File Shield settings

its not.... :( :( :(