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Offline Karel Šťavík

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New Beta version 18.1.2323
« on: January 12, 2018, 02:09:21 PM »
Hi everyone,

new beta version 18.1.2323 (build 18.1.3769.0) is released.

Changes
  • It is possible to add more files into virus chest at once (you're welcome AliKhan ;))
  • Improved dump creation when our process crashes
  • Better handling of multiple opened Avast windows
  • Added support for fallback download server (using HTTPS) in setup in case standard servers don't work
  • Warning is displayed when logging off from windows during installation (so installation is finished properly)
  • Optimized scanning of downloaded executable files

Bug fixes
  • Fixed scanning of files in Virus Chest
  • Fixed wrong text in Recycle Bin context menu
  • Avast UI crashes fixed
  • Avast Clear now works properly on Win XP

Known issues
  • Email protection is not enabled sometimes after installation on XP until restart
  • Several detection dialogues might be displayed for one downloaded and detected threat in case of .exe or .msi files


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 18.1.2323
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2018, 03:31:37 PM »
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  • It is possible to add more files into virus chest at once (you're welcome AliKhan ;))

Whilst I am happy that you can add more files to the virus chest at once, this is a new version (v18) so I was expecting a bit more in terms of bug fixes and the user interface. This may sound a bit harsh but I think more work is needed before v18 is released as a stable build.

I'll add a few aspects which should be improved/fixed - I know they have been worked on but you do expect permanent fixes.

- Numerous users are still reporting the behaviour shield is turned off at startup
- No stats for more than one year now
- No logs of detected items within the UI (from previous detections which are cleared from notification center)
- No improvement to the scanning UI (No last file scanned, speed of scan etc) - that will get rid of the "stuck" scan questions. The rootkit scan incorporated within the full scan doesn't affect the percentage.
- Settings UI not moved to CEF.
- The Cleanup and Data Shredder options need to be worked on. Cleanup reports junk but doesn't say what will be deleted until the latter screens. Some reports that the Data Shredder is filling nearly all of HDD data.

On the positive side, the program is far more stable with fewer bugs since v17 is released and the detection rates have improved to show some consistency. I just feel there should be more priority to current known bugs and improvements rather than constantly adding new features.
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Re: New Beta version 18.1.2323
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2018, 03:45:31 PM »
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I just feel there should be more priority to current known bugs and improvements rather than constantly adding new features.
+1 :)
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Re: New Beta version 18.1.2323
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2018, 03:53:12 PM »
Thanks Karel, testing it asap.
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Re: New Beta version 18.1.2323
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2018, 04:50:55 PM »
Regarding Smart-Scan, same as reported in a prior beta.
-> https://forum.avast.com/index.php?msg=1429560
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Re: New Beta version 18.1.2323
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2018, 04:51:57 PM »
Still not fixed: The tray icon doesn't animate anymore.
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Re: New Beta version 18.1.2323
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2018, 05:36:07 PM »
Still not fixed: The tray icon doesn't animate anymore.

This is just one of the things that I can't understand.  Useful things that have worked for years all of a sudden stop working (for no apparent reason) or have been removed completely.

Still no revision of the tray icon context menu (promised a very long time ago) to make it easier to access areas of the UI, unless of course deletion of useful options being removed counts (NOT).
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Re: New Beta version 18.1.2323
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2018, 06:38:20 PM »
+1  :)

And you can add this: Different scans, which got different errors (all of them wrong!) until I told them how to fix (especially the Network-Scan, which told me WRONG PW for my new router!
But now it's ok and I said 'thanks'.

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Re: New Beta version 18.1.2323
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2018, 07:10:12 PM »
Fixed scanning of files in Virus Chest
Can't test it as the option doesn't show up in the GUI. ;)
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Re: New Beta version 18.1.2323
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2018, 07:15:55 PM »
Thanks for the new beta :)
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Re: New Beta version 18.1.2323
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2018, 08:27:19 PM »
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Re: New Beta version 18.1.2323
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2018, 08:38:13 PM »
@bob

Did the version change in the meantime or didn't you change to beta?
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Re: New Beta version 18.1.2323
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2018, 09:36:13 PM »
this is a new version (v18) so I was expecting a bit more in terms of bug fixes and the user interface.
I think that v17 & v18 it's not an indication for new developments in the software but only shows the year (v17.x for 2017 and v18.x for 2018 versions).

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Re: New Beta version 18.1.2323
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2018, 10:41:31 PM »
@bob

Did the version change in the meantime or didn't you change to beta?
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I haven't changed to beta. I was pointing out that the program update doesn't yet know of the new version.
avon is correct in his explanation. :)
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Re: New Beta version 18.1.2323
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2018, 10:56:32 PM »
@bob
Did the version change in the meantime or didn't you change to beta?
I haven't changed to beta. I was pointing out that the program update doesn't yet know of the new version.
avon is correct in his explanation. :)
Thanks, bob.
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