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Avast Beta 17.5.2298
« on: June 02, 2017, 03:43:40 PM »
Hi everyone,

new beta version 17.5.2298 is released.

What's new:
- Tiny Firewall for blocking EternalBlue exploit - (internal) It is a part of StreamFilter, turned ON/OFF by Webshield
- internal fixes

As many of you are aware Avast and AVG are 1 company now. Cause development of 2 different UIs takes different time, in this beta we introduce Ransomware shield in AVG beta now. You can expect Ransomware shield in Avast in next betas.

If you wanna try Ransomware protection in AVG build, check this link:
- https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=203373.0


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


Enjoy this beta!
We are looking forward to your feedback.
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Re: Avast Beta 17.5.2298
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2017, 05:01:38 PM »
I updated to .2298 through the program and rebooted once. I've run a Smart Scan and several demand and context menu scans. No issues to report.

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Re: Avast Beta 17.5.2298
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2017, 05:02:23 PM »
Thanks for the beta.

Ransomeware shield is coming :D

BTW...
- Tiny Firewall for blocking EternalBlue exploit - (internal) It is a part of StreamFilter, turned ON/OFF by Online Shield
You mean Web Shield?
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Re: Avast Beta 17.5.2298
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2017, 05:03:16 PM »
It is a part of StreamFilter, turned ON/OFF by Online Shield
Does that mean it's handled by AOS rather than one of the resident shields..??
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Re: Avast Beta 17.5.2298
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2017, 05:11:05 PM »
You can find the Stream Filter setting here :

Avast - Settings - Components - Web Shield - Customise - Main settings - Use intelligent stream scanning.

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Re: Avast Beta 17.5.2298
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2017, 05:15:53 PM »
It is a part of StreamFilter, turned ON/OFF by Online Shield
Does that mean it's handled by AOS rather than one of the resident shields..??
Initial post has been updated. Thanks.
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Re: Avast Beta 17.5.2298
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2017, 05:21:18 PM »
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Cause development of 2 different UIs takes different time, in this beta we introduce Ransomware shield in AVG beta now. You can expect Ransomware shield in Avast in next betas.
Ok but if avast is 1st one it would be great. :)

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Cause development of 2 different UIs takes different time, in this beta we introduce Ransomware shield in AVG beta now.
Why not you guys blend both the products and make it 1 product.
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Re: Avast Beta 17.5.2298
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2017, 07:33:18 PM »

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Cause development of 2 different UIs takes different time, in this beta we introduce Ransomware shield in AVG beta now.
Why not you guys blend both the products and make it 1 product.
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Re: Avast Beta 17.5.2298
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2017, 07:57:47 PM »

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Cause development of 2 different UIs takes different time, in this beta we introduce Ransomware shield in AVG beta now.
Why not you guys blend both the products and make it 1 product.
Marketing

Under the hood, products are the same or different in small areas. The only one big difference is UI. This time, AVG UI was ready first so thats why Ransomware shield in UI is visible there. Under the hood, its ready for both brands. Stay tuned for next week.

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Re: Avast Beta 17.5.2298
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2017, 08:55:01 PM »
After running the beta for a while I got a second (silent..!!) reboot request.
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Re: Avast Beta 17.5.2298
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Re: Avast Beta 17.5.2298
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2017, 10:00:43 PM »
Does the home version of Avast really need a "mail shield".  I have my doubts how many home users are using pop email, rather than just using the web interface of gmail, outlook.com, yahoomail, etc..
Can't see any problem, if you don't need it you can always remove the component.
-> https://www.avast.com/faq.php?article=AVKB96#artTitle (Add/Remove components)
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Re: Avast Beta 17.5.2298
« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2017, 12:07:18 AM »
Does the home version of Avast really need a "mail shield".  I have my doubts how many home users are using pop email, rather than just using the web interface of gmail, outlook.com, yahoomail, etc..

Well if the user does a Custom install, they can select several options from the drop down list, one of those is the Minimal install and that includes only the File System & Web Shields, no Mail Shield.

Personally I would leave it installed and I would also suggest it is set the 'Sensitivity' to its highest heuristic settings. If you aren't using an email client but web mail only, then it won't be using any resources. But it could well give your first indication of a hidden or undetected spam bot, these don't actually need to use your email client, but have their own very small POP client.
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Re: Avast Beta 17.5.2298
« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2017, 04:33:47 AM »
After running the beta for a while I got a second (silent..!!) reboot request.
Micro Update maybe... ;)
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Re: Avast Beta 17.5.2298
« Reply #14 on: June 03, 2017, 06:48:45 AM »
We've talked about the Ransomware protection in prague, will there also be an extension based protection? Like for example, not only protecting a certain folder, but globally protecting a file type? For example, preventing ALL .jpg files from being modified by untrusted application. This way, you don't even have to specify a folder to protect, avast! could place extensions of commonly ransomwared file types in the list and all files would be protected regardless where they are located.

To date I'm not aware of any system that does this, they all rely on folder based protection which imo isn't enough and has too limited scope.
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