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Re: New Beta version 18.7.2350
« Reply #15 on: September 05, 2018, 01:20:50 PM »
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One of the things that drew me to Avast over 14 years ago was its configurability, dumbing it down is a retrograde step.

Hear hear!

Please try the new settings and let us know your feedback. We just moved some unused settings to give more space to settings that users need and use.

Unfortunately, that isn't going to happen as the only system I used for beta testing is XP.  Since much of this relates to the DND function which isn't compatible with XP and many of those are Known Issues.

David, it's time for you to say goodbye to XP and move on to another window OS.
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Re: New Beta version 18.7.2350
« Reply #16 on: September 05, 2018, 01:42:28 PM »
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Please try the new settings and let us know your feedback. We just moved some unused settings to give more space to settings that users need and use.

Unfortunately, that isn't going to happen as the only system I used for beta testing is XP.  Since much of this relates to the DND function which isn't compatible with XP and many of those are Known Issues.
More settings will be available at Geek section later.

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A geek section hasn't been finished yet (there is only a list of settings for DND mode)
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Re: New Beta version 18.7.2350
« Reply #17 on: September 05, 2018, 06:52:05 PM »
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David, it's time for you to say goodbye to XP and move on to another window OS.

Not a bloody chance, too much software on this that simply won't install in win10. 
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Re: New Beta version 18.7.2350
« Reply #18 on: September 05, 2018, 11:18:52 PM »
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David, it's time for you to say goodbye to XP and move on to another window OS.

Not a bloody chance, too much software on this that simply won't install in win10.

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Know that feeling. :)

In addition: Don't mind the 'new settings' idea however where it goes from here remains to be seen....lots of "coming soon"
I guess what ever is coming will determine folks conclusion. Will it be useful, configurable, and in depth enough to be considered "geek area"? :)
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Re: New Beta version 18.7.2350
« Reply #19 on: September 06, 2018, 04:34:09 AM »
Now, this is a step into right direction because a lot of settings were totally unnecessary even for advanced users. I really like it now, especially the new unified sensitivity slider so I don't have to do it for each shield by hand over and over.

Just a hint for Ransomware Shield, add way of accessing protected folder list from the new settings as well. I thought for a second that folder selection was gone just to only find it in the Ransomware Shield panel under Protection (but not under settings).

I see Ransomware Shield still has a weird fetish of adding bunch of meaningless folders just because it finds some images in them. Why not stick with Windows "documents" folders only and call it a day and leave everything extra to the users? It keeps on "protecting" bunch of folders from game Penumbra by adding "particles" folders under protection. same for NS2 Combat game with "screens" folder.

Also, it doesn't seem to be aware of moved documents folders. I have all of them moved to D: drive so I don't lose any of it when formatting system drive and it's protecting the old original USERS folder location. It should really read the OS variables and not use hardcoded values...
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Re: New Beta version 18.7.2350
« Reply #20 on: September 07, 2018, 01:30:12 AM »
Ok so guys I decided to go beta on second W10 machine and had some real quirks it seems.
Firstly, I downloaded 'off line' installer for FREE version.
I then installed over top of latest Stable version, beta came up on GUI however the new settings "look" wasn't showing, I had no search as the page was the old style.
I uninstalled the whole works (programs&features) and then reinstalled the beta download which installed smoothly but didn't ask/require to 'Reboot' (which I thought was odd).
Anyway, Again beta showed up in GUI as i expected, however again no new settings look going through MENU just the old look.
A "Reboot" solved
Thought it was odd when no reboot direction message appeared after initial installation. ???

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Re: New Beta version 18.7.2350
« Reply #21 on: September 19, 2018, 06:13:42 PM »
So how are things coming along with next build?
Waiting... :)
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Re: New Beta version 18.7.2350
« Reply #22 on: September 19, 2018, 06:54:48 PM »
In this version of Avast I am unable to finish a Smart Scan. It always hangs at 96% while scanning for Performance Issues and I have to Stop the Scan. Restarting the PC does not resolve the issue, and I did not have the problem in the last version.
Logs: https://www.dropbox.com/s/s3opxcnmvh1xw01/avast2350smartscanlogs.zip?dl=1

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Re: New Beta version 18.7.2350
« Reply #23 on: September 21, 2018, 07:19:24 AM »
In this version of Avast I am unable to finish a Smart Scan. It always hangs at 96% while scanning for Performance Issues and I have to Stop the Scan. Restarting the PC does not resolve the issue, and I did not have the problem in the last version.
Logs: https://www.dropbox.com/s/s3opxcnmvh1xw01/avast2350smartscanlogs.zip?dl=1

I cannot reproduce the issue.
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