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NEW: Avast Beta 17.3.2289
« on: March 16, 2017, 06:07:42 PM »
Hi all,
we just released new AVAST beta. In this beta, we would like to ask for your help with testing our new licensing backend. If you are willing to help, please see this new thread about licensing changes in the beta channel:
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=198923.0


FIXED:

- Issue with playing HTML5 videos in the SafeZone browser
- Improved compatibility with Windows 10 Creators Update
- Fixed issue with disabling components, which require restart
- Avast Account login is back on the dashboard
- Fixed time and formatting for scheduled scans UI
 
Download links:

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

Known issues:

- Scans do not start on scheduled time
- Cleanup does not show progress when executed on scheduled time

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

AVAST Team
« Last Edit: March 16, 2017, 07:42:14 PM by petr.chytil »

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Re: NEW: Avast Beta 17.3.2289
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2017, 06:12:01 PM »
why not free firewall in free version and why only in paid versions

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Re: NEW: Avast Beta 17.3.2289
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2017, 06:12:54 PM »
The changelog isn't very detailed to say the least. There have been many fixes which haven't been mentioned here that I can see:

The UI should auto fit the screen resolution if the UI was too big.
The Avast account is back in GUI,
Many UI issues have been fixed,
Virus chest dialog are fixed.
When running a scan and the toaster was opened, when scan completed, the toaster would show scan cancelled. That has been fixed.
« Last Edit: March 16, 2017, 06:36:34 PM by Alikhan »
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Re: NEW: Avast Beta 17.3.2289
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2017, 06:15:27 PM »
why not free firewall in free version and why only in paid versions
If you want a free firewall use Windows 7 and up. :)
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Re: NEW: Avast Beta 17.3.2289
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2017, 06:19:32 PM »
Considering the length of time since the last update, I had certainly expected more fixes.
There were a lot of complaints about many problems, very few of those seem to be fixed in this release.
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Re: NEW: Avast Beta 17.3.2289
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2017, 06:20:43 PM »
Considering the length of time since the last update, I had certainly expected more fixes.
There were a lot of complaints about many problems, very few of those seem to be fixed in this release.

I think it's more the case that the Changelog doesn't have all the mentioned fixes.
« Last Edit: March 16, 2017, 06:50:18 PM by Alikhan »
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Re: NEW: Avast Beta 17.3.2289
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2017, 06:34:30 PM »
why not free firewall in free version and why only in paid versions

If there was little or no difference between the free and paid versions, who is going to buy the paid versions.
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Re: NEW: Avast Beta 17.3.2289
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2017, 07:06:57 PM »
The changelog isn't very detailed to say the least. There have been many fixes which haven't been mentioned here that I can see:

The UI should auto fit the screen resolution if the UI was too big.
The Avast account is back in GUI,
Many UI issues have been fixed,
Virus chest dialog are fixed.
When running a scan and the toaster was opened, when scan completed, the toaster would show scan cancelled. That has been fixed.

You are right. Many of the UI bugs are now being fixed in the separate UI update channel. These bugs may not be tied to a specific build version and will be at some point fixed in beta and or release channel. However, I definitely forgot to mention important changes like the Avast Account.

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Re: NEW: Avast Beta 17.3.2289
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2017, 07:49:24 PM »
Hi all,
we just released new AVAST beta. In this beta, we would like to ask for your help with testing our new licensing backend. If you are willing to help, please see this new thread about licensing changes in the beta channel:
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=198923.0


FIXED:

- Issue with playing HTML5 videos in the SafeZone browser
- Improved compatibility with Windows 10 Creators Update
- Fixed issue with disabling components, which require restart
- Avast Account login is back on the dashboard
- Fixed time and formatting for scheduled scans UI
 
Download links:

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

Known issues:

- Scans do not start on scheduled time
- Cleanup does not show progress when executed on scheduled time

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

AVAST Team

And the problems of full scanning are solved or not in the new beta ?.

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Re: NEW: Avast Beta 17.3.2289
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2017, 07:57:48 PM »
There were lots of scan issues reported previously, No Pause button, Scan progress appears to stop, Scheduled Scan not working. But nothing in the Fixes and the Known Issues still reports 'Scans do not start on scheduled time.'
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Re: NEW: Avast Beta 17.3.2289
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2017, 07:58:35 PM »
The full scan works as it always has.

If you mean the progress indicator has been fixed and not stuck on 0% for a while, it hasn't.

The pause button for the scans is most likely not returning from what I have heard.
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Re: NEW: Avast Beta 17.3.2289
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2017, 08:11:01 PM »
The full scan works as it always has.

If you mean the progress indicator has been fixed and not stuck on 0% for a while, it hasn't.

The pause button for the scans is most likely not returning from what I have heard.
Sounding like with every new build, we keep loosing more control and features.  :(
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Re: NEW: Avast Beta 17.3.2289
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2017, 08:12:16 PM »
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The pause button for the scans is most likely not returning from what I have heard.

It really amazes me the number of times basic things have been removed that are considered by many users as essential, followed by extreme reluctance to restore it. This really is depressing.

If they are going to remove things (such as they did with the remote assistance, screen saver scan) I wish they would come clean and tell people in the forums rather than simply ignore them. Its not as if there is a shortage of screen space as the UI is bloody massive and with even more acres of empty space.

In all honesty I couldn't care less about Scheduled Scans as I don't run them outside of beta testing and the forums.
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Re: NEW: Avast Beta 17.3.2289
« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2017, 08:34:54 PM »
The changelog isn't very detailed to say the least. There have been many fixes which haven't been mentioned here that I can see:

The UI should auto fit the screen resolution if the UI was too big.
The Avast account is back in GUI,
Many UI issues have been fixed,
Virus chest dialog are fixed.
When running a scan and the toaster was opened, when scan completed, the toaster would show scan cancelled. That has been fixed.

You are right. Many of the UI bugs are now being fixed in the separate UI update channel. These bugs may not be tied to a specific build version and will be at some point fixed in beta and or release channel. However, I definitely forgot to mention important changes like the Avast Account.

I understand and have no issues with that.

My point is people look at Changelogs and look for changes since the last version . Those fixes are in this BETA no matter which build they come from.

Without posting them, no one would know those changes happened unless they actually ran the BETA.

You can see from members here that they thought this BETA never incorporated many fixes.

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Re: NEW: Avast Beta 17.3.2289
« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2017, 04:47:31 AM »
The pause button for the scans is most likely not returning from what I have heard.
Will be back in April, see: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=197955.msg1374484#msg1374484
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