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Offline petr.kolacek

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New beta version 20.7.2421
« on: August 06, 2020, 01:46:27 PM »
Hi everyone,

I`m glad to announce that new beta version is ready - 20.7.2421 (build 20.7.5509).

What is new
  • moving configuration from files to registry keys to improve related performance and reliability
  • "Avast Passwords" component is not installed by default -> user needs to manually check it during setup
  • accessibility support for blind/impaired people in setup - part 1 (the most of texts in setup should be read by screen reader app if it is installed (NVDA, JAWS) but task is not complete. There are still issues that some elements are not read at all / are read twice or in wrong order -> usability is not perfect. We will try to improve it in next BETA builds)

What was fixed
  • Sensitive Data Shield status reported correctly even after disabling passive mode
  • Icarus.exe process does not ask for connection permission (in Firewall) anymore

Known issues
  • stopping SmartScan may freeze the UI (you need to restart the machine if you encounter the issue)
  • reset and restore (from backup in file) of the settings does not work properly
  • setup can crash during AV uninstall (it is not visible to user and AV should be completely removed from PC but some .mdmp files can be created in the root of the system drive (e.g. c:\)

Download links
Avast free https://bits.avcdn.net/productfamily_ANTIVIRUS/insttype_FREE/platform_WIN/installertype_ONLINE/build_BETA
Avast premium https://bits.avcdn.net/productfamily_ANTIVIRUS/insttype_APR/platform_WIN/installertype_ONLINE/build_BETA

Enjoy this beta!
We are looking forward to your feedback.

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« Last Edit: August 06, 2020, 01:50:59 PM by petr.kolacek »

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Re: New beta version 20.7.2421
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2020, 02:07:55 PM »
I just checked program update and wow, there is  ;D

Thanks for the new beta :)
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Re: New beta version 20.7.2421
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2020, 02:57:54 PM »
Got it, thanks
Looking forward to the icarus.exe fix.  :)
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Re: New beta version 20.7.2421
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2020, 03:48:05 PM »
"moving configuration from files to registry keys to improve related performance and reliability"
When Avast is removed, are the registry keys also removed?
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Re: New beta version 20.7.2421
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2020, 05:14:09 PM »
Thanks Petr, testing...
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Re: New beta version 20.7.2421
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2020, 09:51:53 PM »
Thank you again for improving the accessibility of avast. Currently, I found one problem with NVDA screenreader. After avast updated themself, I couldn't read the "what's new" message by pressing arrow keys. I had to use the key shortcut, that reads all in current window, (insert+b). If I find any other issues, I will write it. I also tried to remove some components. It worked also fine.
Thank you, and I wish you nice time.

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Re: New beta version 20.7.2421
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2020, 09:52:23 PM »
"moving configuration from files to registry keys to improve related performance and reliability"
When Avast is removed, are the registry keys also removed?

Hi Bob, thank you for asking, actually a good question ;)  there is definitely something to improve as a few keys are not removed after the uninstallation but should be. We will look at it further and improve it in the next BETA release. Thank you!

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Re: New beta version 20.7.2421
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2020, 10:48:51 AM »
Thanks Petr, testing...
The beta is running smooth here, no unknown issues found (so far).
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Re: New beta version 20.7.2421
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2020, 04:48:40 PM »
UI opening unexpectedly without any reason?
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Re: New beta version 20.7.2421
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2020, 05:47:09 PM »
UI opening unexpectedly without any reason?

Another long running bug, that I believed was supposedly fixed.
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Re: New beta version 20.7.2421
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2020, 06:22:59 PM »
UI opening unexpectedly without any reason?
Another long running bug, that I believed was supposedly fixed.
It didn't happen here since v20.5 beta session, but I'll keep an eye on it.
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Re: New beta version 20.7.2421
« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2020, 06:49:39 PM »
UI opening unexpectedly without any reason?
Another long running bug, that I believed was supposedly fixed.
It didn't happen here since v20.5 beta session, but I'll keep an eye on it.
You've been lucky.
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Re: New beta version 20.7.2421
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2020, 06:43:35 AM »
[UI 546 Bug Report]

- Can't get into Geek Area via Enter key/symbol.
- Issue in CyberCapture settings (Screenshot).
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Re: New beta version 20.7.2421
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2020, 01:21:38 PM »
- Issue in CyberCapture settings (Screenshot).
This one has been fixed in UI 547.
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