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Offline Karel Šťavík

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New Beta version 17.7.2313
« on: September 27, 2017, 04:28:10 PM »
Hi everyone,

new beta version 17.7.2313 (build 17.7.3652.0) is released.

What's new:
  • New Webcam shield that checks which apps are trying to turn on your webcam
    • 3 modes:
      • Smart mode (default) - we allow trusted apps and ask to grant access for unknown apps
      • Strict mode - we always ask user if the app should access webcam or not
      • No mercy mode - we always block the access to webcam so your webcam can't be turned on
    • New Virus Chest - it's now part of main UI, more easily accessible via main navigation
    • Improved low level optimizations for AMD Ryzen CPUs
Known issues:
  • Webcam
    • It is not possible to disable WebCam shield
    • There are no notifications in WebCam shield in No mercy mode
    • WebCam shield detection dialogues are not displayed on top in case some metro application is detected
    • Help for WebCam shield is not localized


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: New Beta version 17.7.2313
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2017, 04:42:03 PM »
Which editions is the Webcam Shield available in?
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Re: New Beta version 17.7.2313
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2017, 04:45:30 PM »
Which editions is the Webcam Shield available in?

It's Avast Premier only.

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Re: New Beta version 17.7.2313
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2017, 04:56:54 PM »
I guess I will have to stick (no pun intended) to a sticky label on my win10 laptop, no camera on my desktop ;)

I have to say I'm surprised at a new feature being added during the current beta, especially when there are known issues.
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Re: New Beta version 17.7.2313
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2017, 04:58:12 PM »
Which editions is the Webcam Shield available in?

It's Avast Premier only.
For those not using Premier, this still works to block unexpected cam use:


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Re: New Beta version 17.7.2313
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2017, 07:13:43 PM »
Thanks for the new beta.
BTW I already got new Virus Chest a few days ago...
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Re: New Beta version 17.7.2313
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2017, 08:48:58 PM »
Just some info: I am on 17.6.2310 and the issue with Behavior Shield not enabling on XP seems to have gone away.
Not sure when, but it has been fine for well over a week or so now. Maybe they did a micro update during the vps updates.
Time will tell.
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Re: New Beta version 17.7.2313
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2017, 10:20:26 PM »
I already got new Virus Chest a few days ago...

Indeed :)

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Re: New Beta version 17.7.2313
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2017, 11:02:37 PM »
Thanks for the new beta.
BTW I already got new Virus Chest a few days ago...

Have the issue that was present in the old version of the chest resolved, scan a file within the chest didn't appear to work ?
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Re: New Beta version 17.7.2313
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2017, 11:08:49 PM »
Which editions is the Webcam Shield available in?

It's Avast Premier only.
For those not using Premier, this still works to block unexpected cam use:


And how to secure your build in microphone ( the Hackers way ;D ) :

Take a pair of earbuds that has a microphone included, cut off the 3.5mm audio jack and plug it into your device.
That simply disables the device build-in microphone.

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Re: New Beta version 17.7.2313
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2017, 06:55:55 AM »
Webcam shield doesn't show up anywhere (German GUI).
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Re: New Beta version 17.7.2313
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2017, 02:57:08 PM »
Which editions is the Webcam Shield available in?

It's Avast Premier only.
For those not using Premier, this still works to block unexpected cam use:


good idea  8)
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Re: New Beta version 17.7.2313
« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2017, 03:48:19 PM »
Which editions is the Webcam Shield available in?

It's Avast Premier only.
For those not using Premier, this still works to block unexpected cam use:
(snip)

good idea  8)
I get those every once in awhile. :)
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Re: New Beta version 17.7.2313
« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2017, 04:09:50 PM »
Thanks for the new beta.
BTW I already got new Virus Chest a few days ago...

Have the issue that was present in the old version of the chest resolved, scan a file within the chest didn't appear to work ?
New Virus Chest has no ability to scan files inside it. :-X
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Re: New Beta version 17.7.2313
« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2017, 05:24:26 PM »
Thanks for the new beta.
BTW I already got new Virus Chest a few days ago...

Have the issue that was present in the old version of the chest resolved, scan a file within the chest didn't appear to work ?
New Virus Chest has no ability to scan files inside it. :-X

I would have thought they would have fixed the bugs in the old virus chest before releasing the new virus chest.

I believe they used the excuse that the old problems weren't going to get fixed as they were releasing a new virus chest interface.
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