Author Topic: New Beta version 18.1.2324  (Read 16231 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline schmidthouse

  • VIRUS FREE A Long Time
  • Avast Evangelist
  • Starting Graphoman
  • ***
  • Posts: 6502
  • When you think you know, Think Again
Re: New Beta version 18.1.2324
« Reply #30 on: January 28, 2018, 06:06:13 PM »
To me it looks like it might be a good time to stop trying to push out new betas
and start concentration on clearing up all of those outstanding bugs.

Couldn't agree more, hell there some bugs going back several program updates. Now that Avast is trying to go to one program update a month with a point one increment (17.8 - 17.9, etc.), it looks bad.

Hell even what would be considered simple bugs, the avast tray icon animation, being just one. Whilst avast might consider this as a non-important, users think otherwise, the forums show this.

It is now into the years category that avast promised to improve the right click menu for the tray icon, nothing, nada, zilch, zero improvements.  Unless of course you consider the removal of certain options (hardly an improvement), the Show last popup message.  This was a very handy option for the user to capture an image of the message.

The same is true of the Statistics options that were removed some considerable time ago to be revamped, again nothing, nada, zilch, zero.

A period of consolidation is most certainly required, no new additions until we have a bug free version of avast.

I've always agreed with, and stated these observations.... pay more attention to the 'fine details' (bugs) and you'll end up with a finely tuned smooth fully functioning software program.
 Hasn't seemed to alter the course.
***HP ENVY 15K LT W10 Pro 2004 64Bit/750GB HD/16GB Ram/Avast Premium 20.8.2428b/Secureline VPN v.5.7.5118b/ADU v.20.1b/ASB v.85.1b/SANDBOXIE/Prey Project
**HP Compaq 8510p LT W10 Pro 2004 64Bit/1TB HD/8GB Ram/Avast Premium 20.8.2428b/ADU v.20.1b/SANDBOXIE/Prey Project/HotSpot Shield VPN
     
*Dell Inspiron XPsp4 PRO 32Bit/Avast(since 2002)18.8.2356/WP/Comodo FW 3.14/Secureline/Comodo IceDragon v.40
LAYERED SECURITY SOFTWARE PROTECTION

Offline Patrick2

  • Poster
  • *
  • Posts: 490
Re: New Beta version 18.1.2324
« Reply #31 on: January 28, 2018, 08:43:36 PM »
I Agree paying attention to details very important to have a proper functioning software, even more so critical for Antivirus/Malware protection products and Operating systems,  Sure a small bug may slip thru now and then, but show stopper bugs shouldn't, and others customers have come accustomed to as well should work fine

Sure it's  hard to test i'm sure of every possible configuration in the real world, as theres millions of PC's, configured all sorts of ways, Intel, AMD processors, different memory configurations, hard drives, ssd, etc , but testing for the most common processors, chipset, and such hopefully contrails as many bugs as possible.

Bug Free version of Avast would be perfect to go along with the upcoming Spring Release of Redstone 4 for Windows 10,  hopefully we will see that and perfect,  Trying Defender on my Insiders PC, left me missing Avast even on that system lol, as something broke Defender last night, probably some engine update they sent, as can't get it to even scan now, so can't wait for Redstone 4 final, and Avast will work again on it
Windows 10 Pro 64bit 1909 18363.476, Intel I7 7700 Nvidia Geforce 1050 16gb DDR4, WD 250GBSSD, 1tb Storage, Avast Free 19.8.2393
HP Omen Laptop Intel I7 7700HQ, 8gb Of Ram Windows 10 Home x64 1909 18363.476 128GB SSD, 1tb Storage, Avast Free 19.8.2393

Offline hayc59

  • U.S.A. Love it or Leave It
  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 338
  • Some Folks Are Just Stuck On Stupid!
    • Wilders/BBR
Re: New Beta version 18.1.2324
« Reply #32 on: January 28, 2018, 09:41:29 PM »
To me it looks like it might be a good time to stop trying to push out new betas
and start concentration on clearing up all of those outstanding bugs.
I am for this 100% make a solid final version for once in many moons and move the f*#@k on
I am really tired of being a ginny piggy for avast..done it for many many sunrises!!
and this little ditty( AntiTrack) should also b packaged with the free version!

To the big boss here and at avast co. US FREE BETA TESTER NEVER EVER GET ANYTHING FOR OUR TIME AND FREE SERVICE
TESTING YOUR PROGRAM!! ITS ABOUT TIME YOU ALL STEPPED UP AND NOW THAT TRUMP HAS FIXED THE ECONOMY
GIVE US SOMETHING FOR OUR SWEAT AND TIME FOR HELPING TEST AND SELL YOUR PRODUCT!!

Offline MartinZ

  • Moderator
  • Advanced Poster
  • *
  • Posts: 1071
  • Product Manager
Re: New Beta version 18.1.2324
« Reply #33 on: January 29, 2018, 09:33:52 AM »
Will Anti-Exploit be part of Free Edition or will that be a paid Shield?   Don't wanna install the beta on this system, but will if recommened to

it will be in free version as well

Offline =Snake=

  • ..... minden elfelejtettem.
  • Starting Graphoman
  • *
  • Posts: 6505
Re: New Beta version 18.1.2324
« Reply #34 on: January 29, 2018, 10:32:28 AM »
Will Anti-Exploit be part of Free Edition or will that be a paid Shield?   Don't wanna install the beta on this system, but will if recommened to

it will be in free version as well
Thanks a lot for your clear and prompt answer, Martin.

Main:AMD LE1620,W7ult SP1 | MS-7091,P4,XPpro SP3 | AMD-Athlon 1800+ (W7ult SP1 + XP pro SP3,FFesr 45.9,TB 45.8,CC 5.11)|
Laptops: Acer Aspire V5-591G,W10 Home[x64] v1909 (Build 18363.959) | HPI_2020M,W8.1 pro[x64] | Amilo Xi2428,W8.1 pro | MD95400,W7ult SP1 | MD97400,XP pro SP3|
FF 68.11.0esr[NS,AOS,ABP],TB 68.10.0,MCS,CC 5.69,MBAM,MBAE, FW (XP+W7):CIS 3.14[FW,D+],AV:Avast Free [XP+W7:10.4.2233] 19.8.2393|

Offline Musset

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 21
Re: New Beta version 18.1.2324
« Reply #35 on: January 30, 2018, 06:28:18 PM »
Hi,

anti-track didn't work on my pc when I switch to Standard user account... So, not very useful...

Best regards,
M.


Offline TheOwner

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 304
Re: New Beta version 18.1.2324
« Reply #36 on: January 30, 2018, 11:52:52 PM »
Hello. Anti-Exploit module is new shield or part of webshield? Can we expect some slowdown? Could you explain how it works?

And because betas are here only for few days, can we expect global BSOD's and other problems in stable version?

Thank you.
« Last Edit: January 30, 2018, 11:55:10 PM by TheOwner »

Offline bob3160

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Probably Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 44132
  • 60 Years of Happiness
    • bob3160 Protecting Yourself, Your Computer and, Your Identity
Re: New Beta version 18.1.2324
« Reply #37 on: January 30, 2018, 11:55:58 PM »
Hello. Anti-Exploit module is new shield or part of webshield? Can we expect some slowdown? Could you explain how it works?

And because betas are here only for few days, can we expect global BSOD's and other problems in stable version?

Thank you.
Is that really an actual question ???
Free avast! Security Seminar: http://bit.ly/2N1eaR2  -  Important: http://www.organdonor.gov/ -- My Web Site: http://bob3160.strikingly.com/ - Win 10 Pro v1909 64bit, 24 Gig Ram, 1TB SSD, AvastOmni 20.7.xxx, How to Successfully Install Avast http://goo.gl/VLXdeRepair & Clean Install https://goo.gl/t7aJGq

Offline RejZoR

  • Polymorphic Sheep
  • Serious Graphoman
  • *****
  • Posts: 9346
  • We are supersheep, resistance is futile!
    • RejZoR's Flock of Sheep
Re: New Beta version 18.1.2324
« Reply #38 on: January 31, 2018, 04:12:16 PM »
I'm more wondering how are exploit detection presented to the user. With a popup?
Visit my webpage Angry Sheep Blog

Offline Asyn

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Certainly Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 66882
    • >>>  Avast Forum - Deutschsprachiger Bereich  <<<
Re: New Beta version 18.1.2324
« Reply #39 on: January 31, 2018, 04:19:35 PM »
I'm more wondering how are exploit detection presented to the user. With a popup?
I'm also interested in an answer here. Thanks.
Win 8.1 [x64] - Avast PremSec 20.8.2428.B#3 [UI.562] - CC 5.72 - EEK - FF ESR 78.3 [NS/AOS/uBO/PB] - TB 68.12 - SB/CP/SL/DU.BC
Deutschsprachiger Bereich -> Avast Wissenswertes (Downloads, Anleitungen & Infos): https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=60523.0

Offline dougster2010

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 5
Re: New Beta version 18.1.2324
« Reply #40 on: February 02, 2018, 02:45:02 AM »
To the big boss here and at avast co. US FREE BETA TESTER NEVER EVER GET ANYTHING FOR OUR TIME AND FREE SERVICE
TESTING YOUR PROGRAM!! ITS ABOUT TIME YOU ALL STEPPED UP AND NOW THAT TRUMP HAS FIXED THE ECONOMY
GIVE US SOMETHING FOR OUR SWEAT AND TIME FOR HELPING TEST AND SELL YOUR PRODUCT!!


I have no idea what you're on about. Participating/VOLUNTEERING in a beta gives you the newest features at the cost of possible bugs. It is an action performed by people that want to donate their time to improve a product that they are passionate about. You are not entitled to anything for volunteering.
Also, out of curiosity, by what metrics has the president "fixed" the economy? 

Offline RejZoR

  • Polymorphic Sheep
  • Serious Graphoman
  • *****
  • Posts: 9346
  • We are supersheep, resistance is futile!
    • RejZoR's Flock of Sheep
Re: New Beta version 18.1.2324
« Reply #41 on: February 02, 2018, 07:52:20 AM »
Lol, avast! is a Czech company. It literally has nothing to do with Trump lol
Visit my webpage Angry Sheep Blog

Offline bob3160

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Probably Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 44132
  • 60 Years of Happiness
    • bob3160 Protecting Yourself, Your Computer and, Your Identity
Re: New Beta version 18.1.2324
« Reply #42 on: February 02, 2018, 02:22:25 PM »
@ dougster2010,
If you want to  discuss politics, please contact CNN :) This is the wrong forum.
Free avast! Security Seminar: http://bit.ly/2N1eaR2  -  Important: http://www.organdonor.gov/ -- My Web Site: http://bob3160.strikingly.com/ - Win 10 Pro v1909 64bit, 24 Gig Ram, 1TB SSD, AvastOmni 20.7.xxx, How to Successfully Install Avast http://goo.gl/VLXdeRepair & Clean Install https://goo.gl/t7aJGq

Offline TerraX

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Starting Graphoman
  • ***
  • Posts: 6475
Re: New Beta version 18.1.2324
« Reply #43 on: February 02, 2018, 11:28:40 PM »
After updating via GUI from 18.1.2323 to 18.1.2324 and then rebooting, i had a BSOD.
Minidump is available if needed.

TerraX

EDIT: Reported on Slack
Bug fixed with the new beta 18.1.2325.
Thanks Lubos H.

TerraX
Win10 64bit / Avast Premium Security 20.7.2425 / MBAM Free / Firefox ESR 68.11 [NS/uBO] / Thunderbird 68.10 / AOS/ASB