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Re: Avast Beta 17.5.2298
« Reply #30 on: June 04, 2017, 03:22:36 PM »
Says "Subscription information" instead of "Registration information" in my case. Hm. Using US English.
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Re: Avast Beta 17.5.2298
« Reply #31 on: June 04, 2017, 03:30:32 PM »
Says "Subscription information" instead of "Registration information" in my case. Hm. Using US English.
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Re: Avast Beta 17.5.2298
« Reply #32 on: June 04, 2017, 04:26:37 PM »
Says "Subscription information" instead of "Registration information" in my case. Hm. Using US English.

Could that be because you are running Avast Premier which is a subscription/license product and not Avast Free.
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Re: Avast Beta 17.5.2298
« Reply #33 on: June 04, 2017, 05:08:10 PM »
There seems to be small graphical "glitch" when doing right click on icon - Show registration information.

Both Update and Registration information are selected via this shortcut.

I reported this minor bug on February 20th via the dev channel. It was a known issue then and still is.
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Re: Avast Beta 17.5.2298
« Reply #34 on: June 05, 2017, 08:53:47 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..

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.

On this matter I was just wondering whether the Mail shield and the Anti-spam work only with Outlook and Thunderbird or with other clients as well... I have been using for a while "Windows Mail" (v17 on Win10), but I never saw any Avast warning or "Avast Spam Box"... 
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Re: Avast Beta 17.5.2298
« Reply #35 on: June 05, 2017, 09:45:22 PM »
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On this matter I was just wondering whether the Mail shield and the Anti-spam work only with Outlook and Thunderbird or with other clients as well... I have been using for a while "Windows Mail" (v17 on Win10), but I never saw any Avast warning or "Avast Spam Box"... 

The Mail Shield protects email clients not webmail, which would be covered by the web shield.

For the most part it will try to work with all email clients (I use Thunderbird without issue), there are some strange ones that may not be compatible, such a Eudura. There is no anti-spam in the mail shield, that only occurs if you are using MS Outlook email client as that has an add-on essentially the mail shield is working inside the client.

I don't use Windows Mail, A.K.A. Windows Live Mail, formally Outlook Express. I presume you are using it as webmail ?
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Re: Avast Beta 17.5.2298
« Reply #36 on: June 05, 2017, 10:00:05 PM »
BSOD, BSOD, BSOD.
OK, I have just restored my last drive image taken before updating to this beta (now back with 17.5.2296), whilst I didn't find any issues (didn't really have time to do any testing). I felt like a crash test dummy and needed a seatbelt on my computer chair.

I had a BSOD during the restart after the update, after the reboot avast again asked for a reboot. Did that no BSOD, but whilst working I got another BSOD. The final straw was this evening when in the avastUI one of the screens was blank (white) and the UI locked up, couldn't close it.

I used tray icon to open about avast, and got to troubleshooting to disable the avast self defence module. I killed the avastUI.exe but it still didn't like that I had no UI but a ghost space on the screen and the avastUI still on the Taskbar.

I then got my third BSOD and with the time wasted already (hours) I wasn't going to keep on with this, I restored my last drive image which took between 15-20 minutes all in.

So far all appears stable on 17.5.2296 and have switched to Manual Program Update. I have collected 3 minidumps and two memory.dmp files if anyone is interested, no support package run.
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Re: Avast Beta 17.5.2298
« Reply #37 on: June 06, 2017, 06:56:14 AM »
Hi, can anyone from the team please enlighten me/us what "Sensitive Data Scan" is for..!?
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Re: Avast Beta 17.5.2298
« Reply #38 on: June 06, 2017, 09:56:03 AM »
Hi, can anyone from the team please enlighten me/us what "Sensitive Data Scan" is for..!?

Didn't we have something before about protecting 'Private Data' before (possibly I'm thinking about SecureLine VPN), but certainly 'not' a scan. How they would determine what is private data much less scan for it.
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Re: Avast Beta 17.5.2298
« Reply #39 on: June 06, 2017, 12:18:02 PM »
Hi, can anyone from the team please enlighten me/us what "Sensitive Data Scan" is for..!?
Didn't we have something before about protecting 'Private Data' before (possibly I'm thinking about SecureLine VPN), but certainly 'not' a scan. How they would determine what is private data much less scan for it.
It's new and I also asked about it on Slack, reply is still pending...
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Re: Avast Beta 17.5.2298
« Reply #40 on: June 06, 2017, 06:30:31 PM »
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Re: Avast Beta 17.5.2298
« Reply #41 on: June 09, 2017, 02:54:56 AM »
Hi, can anyone from the team please enlighten me/us what "Sensitive Data Scan" is for..!?
Didn't we have something before about protecting 'Private Data' before (possibly I'm thinking about SecureLine VPN), but certainly 'not' a scan. How they would determine what is private data much less scan for it.
It's new and I also asked about it on Slack, reply is still pending...

It is a premium feature for Avast Internet Security and Premier, that will be slowly rolled out after the June release.
We are not allowed to tell you more at the moment :-\

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Re: Avast Beta 17.5.2298
« Reply #42 on: June 09, 2017, 03:12:09 PM »
Hi, can anyone from the team please enlighten me/us what "Sensitive Data Scan" is for..!?
Didn't we have something before about protecting 'Private Data' before (possibly I'm thinking about SecureLine VPN), but certainly 'not' a scan. How they would determine what is private data much less scan for it.
It's new and I also asked about it on Slack, reply is still pending...

It is a premium feature for Avast Internet Security and Premier, that will be slowly rolled out after the June release.
We are not allowed to tell you more at the moment :-\

Greetz, Red.
We also don't know any more about the feature at the moment. :)
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Re: Avast Beta 17.5.2298
« Reply #43 on: June 09, 2017, 05:41:07 PM »
We also don't know any more about the feature at the moment. :)

Martin Zima has explained yesterday on Slack what this new feature basicly does.
Maybe you have missed that :)

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Re: Avast Beta 17.5.2298
« Reply #44 on: June 09, 2017, 05:45:50 PM »
We also don't know any more about the feature at the moment. :)

Martin Zima has explained yesterday on Slack what this new feature basicly does.
Maybe you have missed that :)

Greetz, Red.
I read the description which is the reason for my post. The description was fairly vague and probably for a reason. :)
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