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Avast Beta 17.4.2293
« on: April 21, 2017, 03:37:43 PM »
Hi everyone,
after 2 weeks a new beta version 17.4.2293 is here.
 
What's new:
  • fix of crashing installer during VPS update
  • samples detected by File System Shield are now correctly moved to quarantine
  • firewall profile is correctly recognised also when you connect via different adapters
  • fixed several setup crashes
  • fixed problem with loading windows profile after AV update on Win10
  • Avast updater now correctly checks disc space during update
  • fixed websites blocked by fw port scan detection
  • fixed webshield causes corruption when dowloading large files
  • fixed IE browsing sometimes freezed for a few seconds
  • fixed firewall component turned OFF after update
  • fixed vairous crashes in webshield and fw


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


Enjoy this beta!
We are looking forward to your feedback.
« Last Edit: April 28, 2017, 02:57:51 PM by hectic-mmv »

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Re: Avast Beta 17.4.2293
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2017, 04:15:15 PM »
Thanks for the new beta!

  • fixed websites blocked by fw port scan detection
Waiting for this one, thanks!
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Re: Avast Beta 17.4.2293
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2017, 04:24:14 PM »
Testing...
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Re: Avast Beta 17.4.2293
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2017, 04:52:06 PM »
Updating from 17.4.2292beta UI.

Edit1:  Just rebooted and the first thing that I did was run a Quick Scan and boy was it quick, it was finished in the time it took to open the scan interface and that was under a second. Just the big Green tick and Great No issues found. So much so that I had to check the logs to see if it did scan, no record in the Quick scan.txt log for the quick scan, generate report file is enabled.

No record of the Quick scan in the UI Scan history, so something wrong here.

EDIT2:  Started a Full Scan and it hung on 0% for absolutely ages and has now started to display the progress percentage. I notice the Pause button is still AWOL (Absent WithOut Leave). This would be a real pain if you happened to need to pause to do some work, all you have is to cancel and when ready start the whole bloody scan AGAIN. The Full Scan has completed with success, no issue with the scan cancelled issue, but then again I didn't suffer with it in the last beta or previous regular release.

Record of the full virus scan.txt file and also in the UI Scan history, this was recorded correctly.

Personally I don't bother with on-demand scans other than beta testing and in relation to forum topics. But there are many users that do use the on-demand scan function.
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Re: Avast Beta 17.4.2293
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2017, 05:43:12 PM »
The new beta is incredible fast, probably the fastest version I've ever seen. (Hope it isn't a bug..!! ;))
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Re: Avast Beta 17.4.2293
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2017, 06:27:56 PM »
The new beta is incredible fast, probably the fastest version I've ever seen. (Hope it isn't a bug..!! ;))
+1
It's fast. Really.
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Re: Avast Beta 17.4.2293
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2017, 07:03:31 PM »
The new beta is incredible fast, probably the fastest version I've ever seen. (Hope it isn't a bug..!! ;))

The only fly in the ointment would be the fact that it isn't recording the scan (Quick Scan), in either the Scan History or the log (even though the generate report option was checked). Sounds like a bug to me.

The Full system was no quicker than the last one I did, in fact is was slower for almost the same number of files, folders and GBs scanned.

EDIT, clarifying that this is only related to the Quick Scan, of the two scans I have tested.
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Re: Avast Beta 17.4.2293
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2017, 09:04:25 PM »
It is good to know that this new beta is very fast.

Is it possible to know when shall we have a new stable version?
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Re: Avast Beta 17.4.2293
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2017, 11:54:48 PM »
Well I have just run another Full virus scan and this one lasted the same time as the previous Quick Scan about the same time it took to swap windows in the UI, around 1/2 a second.

No entry in the Scan History or the Full virus scan.txt file.

This is definitely a bug - what gets me is this was fine in the last beta - now its broken, I thought the idea of beta builds was to fix things.  I guess if you fixed the scan hanging for some others this certainly isn't hanging, it just isn't running and reporting it is Great.

EDIT: just ran the Smart Scan which ran in roughly the same time frame as previous beta build. It created an entry in the Viruses & Malware.txt file and the Scan History. Not sure if the change in background colour should be the same as the other scans and not White as in image2 attached.

I ran it again almost immediately (like the others) and this time is it scanned again to completions, recording the scan where it should.
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Re: Avast Beta 17.4.2293
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2017, 10:01:01 AM »
@DavidR
For me quick scan works fine. Scan History has its log and report file is generated.
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Re: Avast Beta 17.4.2293
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2017, 10:24:14 AM »
@DavidR
For me quick scan works fine. Scan History has its log and report file is generated.

There are times when it does work fine, but when you get the 'Great no issues found' scan completed screen immediately the scan opens, it actually opens it hasn't done the scan so no record of it. So far it hasn't happened on the Smart Scan, but for me the real issue is the inconsistency of it.
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Re: Avast Beta 17.4.2293
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2017, 04:19:19 PM »
Hi Dave, I didn't talk about any custom scans (don't need/run them).
But about the whole system (CPU/RAM), it's much snappier than before. :)
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Re: Avast Beta 17.4.2293
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2017, 04:47:44 PM »
Hi Dave, I didn't talk about any custom scans (don't need/run them).
But about the whole system (CPU/RAM), it's much snappier than before. :)

I rarely run scans other than during beta testing (or in relation to forum topics) and I certainly haven't run a custom scan, so its Smart, Quick and Full virus scans only. I have found some scans a little slower to little difference.

But that isn't what I'm on about, it is about scans that are so quick, e.g. straight to the big Green tick and Great No issues found with nothing in between. No logs etc. etc. But what is more of a pain is the inconsistency, sometimes it works just file with no 'big Green tick and Great No issues found' until the scan progress has actually completed.

If you are only talking system CPU/RAM performance (I wasn't), I haven't really noticed it one way or another. I don't sit at my system with a stopwatch to directly compare (which most users aren't), not that I have retained any such data from the prior installation. After all most of us just notice when things are much slower.
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Re: Avast Beta 17.4.2293
« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2017, 04:56:25 PM »
1. But that isn't what I'm on about, it is about scans that are so quick, e.g. straight to the big Green tick and Great No issues found with nothing in between. No logs etc. etc. But what is more of a pain is the inconsistency, sometimes it works just file with no 'big Green tick and Great No issues found' until the scan progress has actually completed.

2. I don't sit at my system with a stopwatch to directly compare (which most users aren't), not that I have retained any such data from the prior installation.
1. Well, that's certainly a bug then. (And I can confirm that issue, just tested it)
2. Me neither, but it was quite obvious after installing the beta. (As you're testing on XP, you might not get all benefits)
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Re: Avast Beta 17.4.2293
« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2017, 12:17:43 AM »
The fixes for the Firewall were reason enough for me to join the Beta channel again.
So far so good :)

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