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Avast Omni Beta Testing Begins in US!
« on: June 27, 2019, 09:59:46 PM »
Hello all!

I would like to introduce you to our latest security innovation, Avast Omni.

Omni is an accumulation of decades of tech and research that has led to our most comprehensive online security solution yet. Avast Omni offers three dimensions of security: first, it protects your home network and all the devices connected to it, second, it secures your mobile phones, computers, and tablets with our most powerful on-device security, and finally, it helps you keep your children safe — both online and off — with parental controls.

More information can be found here:
https://www.avast.com/en-us/omni



We are kicking off a beta program in the United States to help us uncover bugs and improve our product. To partake for free, please download here:
https://bits.avcdn.net/productfamily_ANTIVIRUS/insttype_OMNI/platform_WIN/installertype_ONLINE/build_BETA/cookie_mmm_ava_bet_000_008_a
(Please ensure you are in the United States before downloading)

After installing the application, a compatibility scan will be undertaken to check if you have a compatible router.
If you are compatible, you will be guided through a purchase flow (costing $0), and then be sent the Omni hardware within ~5 days.

We hope you enjoy using the our new product and hope that you provide lots of feedback here on the forum.
We really want to get this right, so please don't hesitate to share your thoughts here or DM me directly.


edit1: If you do not have a compatible router, you will be notified in the desktop app when we do support your router model.
edit2: Avast Omni doesn't support IPv6 as of now and although we're heavily working on that, IPv6 networks will be treated as non-eligible for the initial public launch due to the lack of time to fix that soon enough
edit3: Non-compatible router list added below

Thanks,
Will


Router compatibility blacklist:
(If your router is NOT on this list, and your router is flagged as incompatible, please provide your router model id so that we can investigate.)

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      model = "TC8717T"
      model = "CM700"
      model = "SBG6580"
      model = "CG3000D"
      model = "WNDR3400v2"
      model = "Archer C2600"
      model = "Asus RT-AC5300"
      model = "C3000"
      model = "CODA"
      model = "DPC3941"
      model = "DPC3941T"
      model = "EA7500"
      model = "HG630"
      model = "HG630a"
      model = "HG630b"
      model = "HG630V2"
      model = "HG630 V2"
      model = "HG633"
      model = "HG633-12"
      model = "HG635"
      model = "HG635-12"
      model = "HG655b"
      model = "HG655d"
      model = "HG655m"
      model = "HG658"
      model = "HG658b"
      model = "HG658c"
      model = "HG658c V2"
      model = "HG658d"
      model = "HG658 V2"
      model = "HG659"
      model = "HG659b"
      model = "N56"
      model = "N600"
      model = "N66"
      model = "N900"
      model = "NVG589"
      model = "R7900"
      model = "R8000"
      model = "RAC2V1A"
      model = "RAC2V1K"
      model = "RT-AC1900"
      model = "RT-AC53"
      model = "RT-AC5300"
      model = "RT-AC5300-0710"
      model = "RT-AC5300-19D0"
      model = "RT-AC5300-2510"
      model = "RT-AC5300-2880"
      model = "RT-AC5300-5390"
      model = "RT-AC5300-5710"
      model = "RT-AC5300-6B10"
      model = "RT-AC5300-6F40"
      model = "RT-AC5300-78A0"
      model = "RT-AC5300-7AB0"
      model = "RT-AC5300-7C50"
      model = "RT-AC5300-8290"
      model = "RT-AC5300-83E0"
      model = "RT-AC5300-9800"
      model = "RT-AC5300-9F10"
      model = "RT-AC5300-B720"
      model = "RT-AC5300-D600"
      model = "RT-AC5300-ED90"
      model = "RT-AC5300-FE20"
      model = "RT-AC5300-JYA"
      model = "RT-AC5300-media"
      model = "RT-N56U"
      model = "RT-N66"
      model = "RT-N66U"
      model = "T3200"
      model = "T3200M"
      model = "TG3482G"
      model = "XR500"
« Last Edit: July 02, 2019, 02:40:30 PM by Will0x539 »

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Re: Avast Omni Beta Testing Begins!
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2019, 11:52:49 PM »
So how do I find out why it's not compatible?
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Re: Avast Omni Beta Testing Begins!
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2019, 12:05:15 AM »
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Re: Avast Omni Beta Testing Begins!
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2019, 09:58:42 AM »
So how do I find out why it's not compatible?


The reason for incompatibility will be due to the router you are using. What is your router model? Typically we do not work with mesh networks yet.
Our 'traffic acquisition' methods are limited to work on most, but not all routers.

I will try to find a blacklist for routers that we know do not currently work and share it with you.


Thanks,
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Re: Avast Omni Beta Testing Begins in US!
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2019, 01:49:43 PM »
Hello Will, hope this helps,

This router is provided by Comcast (Xfinity)
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Re: Avast Omni Beta Testing Begins in US!
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2019, 03:51:18 PM »
I have passed this on for investigation. I shall let you know the outcome.

Thanks!

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Re: Avast Omni Beta Testing Begins in US!
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2019, 04:29:20 PM »
I have passed this on for investigation. I shall let you know the outcome.

Thanks!
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Re: Avast Omni Beta Testing Begins in US!
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2019, 01:16:44 AM »
Hey Will,

I'm really interested in the Omni so I was ecstatic to see this beta test post. I've bounced between Norton and McAfee for years but today I decided I'd give Avast a real shot. I'm also a pretty avid beta-tester when given the opportunity. Like Bob, my router was found to be incompatible and I was legitimately surprised considering the router that I have.

The router that I have is:

Linksys EA9500 v1.1

It's on the higher price-point-end of the Linksys routers so like I said, I was surprised when it failed. Not that price-point would necessarily have any bearing on compatibility, but being one of the more common brands of consumer routers I figured it'd work fine.

Also, perhaps a whitelist of known-compatible routers might not be a bad idea while it's in the beta phase. I've only had this router for a year but if I understood the post correctly and Avast is sending the hardware appliance out to testers for full testing, I'd be willing to pick up a compatible router as long as one on the list met my network needs here at home.

Jess

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Re: Avast Omni Beta Testing Begins in US!
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2019, 01:04:53 AM »
My router is also not compatible right now. I have satellite internet but the router settings seem the same as any NAT router; maybe it will be supported someday. :)

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Re: Avast Omni Beta Testing Begins in US!
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2019, 04:58:25 PM »
Hmmm, after reading all the reports, I wonder if any router is compatible (yet). ;)
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Re: Avast Omni Beta Testing Begins in US!
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2019, 02:07:33 PM »
Hello everyone,

there are two big reasons why you may be treated as non-compatible because we're at the very beginning of evaluating compatibility:
  • Your router maybe hasn't been properly identified via HNS which limits our current automated processing
  • Avast Omni doesn't support IPv6 as of now and although we're heavily working on that, IPv6 networks will be treated as non-eligible for the initial public launch due to the lack of time to fix that soon enough

Regarding the first issue we're looking at a way how to bypass this check for you who're willing to help even if we can't assess the router in an automated way.

Regarding the second issue there's not much you can do about it as of now. You may try to disable IPv6 connectivity on your router for the testing purposes and see if that helps.

In the meanwhile, please send both GUID/MIDEX via PM to either me or Will0x539 who raised this thread and one of us will try to investigate your specific case.

Thanks.

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Re: Avast Omni Beta Testing Begins in US!
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2019, 03:15:51 PM »
Just installed it, ran a scan no issues found so guess my router is compatible

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Re: Avast Omni Beta Testing Begins in US!
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2019, 03:32:26 PM »
Just installed it, ran a scan no issues found so guess my router is compatible

I read your post as "nothing happened". Or were you guided through a "purchase" flow to fulfill Avast Omni?

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Re: Avast Omni Beta Testing Begins in US!
« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2019, 03:43:19 PM »
"In the meanwhile, please send both GUID/MIDEX via PM to either me or Will0x539 who raised this thread and one of us will try to investigate your specific case."
@JBG,
Instructions on how to do this and what this is would be helpful.
Thanks
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Re: Avast Omni Beta Testing Begins in US!
« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2019, 04:05:04 PM »
"In the meanwhile, please send both GUID/MIDEX via PM to either me or Will0x539 who raised this thread and one of us will try to investigate your specific case."
@JBG,
Instructions on how to do this and what this is would be helpful.
Thanks


Bob, guid can be found here
-open notepad "\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\setup\setup.ini"
- number like this - GUID=b8a250b8-6514-4f2c-9fe7-6974a6123967
Please can you send it to Will and JBG
thank you