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INTRODUCING: New BETA of avast Home/Pro (4.1.353)
« on: February 23, 2004, 03:40:03 PM »
Hi all!

I'm glad to announce the availability of a beta version of the upcoming avast Home/Pro update. Again, this is a very short beta test - we expect the release of these files to take place on Thursday.

We'd appreciate if you could install the beta and report respective bugs asap.

How to install the beta:
1. Download the file http://cat.asw.cz/beta-jap/servers.def and place it to the <avast>\setup folder (overwrite existing)
2. Invoke avast program update

That's it. Re-transition from the beta to the release stream will also be that simple so you don't have to worry you'll be required to reinstall things etc...

Here is the list of most important changes:

- fixed a bug causing bypass of scanning inside selected archives (eg. RAR) by the Standard Shield under WinNT/2000/XP
- fixed deleting of temp files e.g. when moving packed infected files to the Virus Chest (typically in the Internet Mail provider)
- fixed incorrect display of path names containing the ampersand character
- fixed a bug in mail heuristics related to testing of attachment extensions
- fixed a bug that was preventing generation of report files under Windows 95
- ZIP unpacker: added support for a new compression method
- ZIP unpacker: fixed a bug related to decompression of text files
- RAR unpacker: fixed failures on spanned archives
- CAB unpacker: added detection + proper handling of duplicite file names
- MIME unpacker: fixed a problem with files with atypical headers during deletion
- the info popup displayed during the push update doesn't block the mail program anymore
- sending of emails from avast by SMTP now supports authorization
- the mail providers now work with both VPS version and date (not only date as in previous versions)
- text reports now contain version of VPS files used to scan
- the settings of the Antivirus event log are now not reset to default values after every reboot
- boot-time scanner now doesn't create about 50 files with nonsense names in the TEMP folder anymore
- enhanced on-open scanning in the Standard Shield under Windows 9x
- enhanced checks for incompatible AV programs
- the "Common" config page was removed from Log Viewer and Virus Chest settings
- additional work-around for repeated boot-time scans
- added Japanese language version


Of course, please let us know how it goes. Thanks! :)
Vlk
« Last Edit: February 23, 2004, 03:40:36 PM by Vlk »
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Re:INTRODUCING: New BETA of avast Home/Pro (4.1.353)
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2004, 03:58:50 PM »
just d/ling it now, thanx Vlk
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Re:INTRODUCING: New BETA of avast Home/Pro (4.1.353)
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2004, 06:51:56 PM »
downloaded and installed.

i noticed the dowload was very slow and proceeded in very small chunks. despite of the slowness the download process used almost 90% of cpu power on my system.

quite an impressive list of fixes and updates.

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Re:INTRODUCING: New BETA of avast Home/Pro (4.1.353)
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2004, 06:58:23 PM »
That's because you were downloading all the increments between version 342 and 353, i.e. you "missed" 10 sub-versions!

Quite a lot of packages had to be downloaded. :)

« Last Edit: February 23, 2004, 06:58:53 PM by Vlk »
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Re:INTRODUCING: New BETA of avast Home/Pro (4.1.353)
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2004, 07:45:25 PM »
Installed and tested it. No problems found.

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Re:INTRODUCING: New BETA of avast Home/Pro (4.1.353)
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2004, 07:48:46 PM »
If re-transition is that easy,than i'll try it too. I always like new features and updates...
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Re:INTRODUCING: New BETA of avast Home/Pro (4.1.353)
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2004, 08:42:26 PM »
Already updated and its working great for now. I think i'll keep this beta version :)
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Re:INTRODUCING: New BETA of avast Home/Pro (4.1.353)
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2004, 11:53:06 PM »
WinMe resident scanner set on high no problems
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Re:INTRODUCING: New BETA of avast Home/Pro (4.1.353)
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2004, 11:59:22 PM »
This version seems to be much faster than last one. At least on my Avast! 4 Pro. Will this be next release version or i'll have to downgrade back to normal release? I kinda like this one :)
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Re:INTRODUCING: New BETA of avast Home/Pro (4.1.353)
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2004, 04:05:11 AM »
What's this ??? This is what I get when I click on that link:

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
[servers]
count=1

[server0]
url=http://cat.asw.cz/beta-jap
name=Test (internal)
products=av_pro,av_srv,av_ker,av_oem,bart,av_net_cl,av_net_srv,gav,av_pda_palm,netpurum

ASWSignA2A6AC205F9C2CF4618AD6AD9E25450503693EC9B6147ECE677B805CA18AAD00215D03E2B8416124CASWSignA
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

I can't download that file  ::)

I can see in your update list, there is still no semi-transparent feature in avast! on-access scanner, under Internet mail provider, Advanced tab - "Show detailed info on performed action"...

Of course, it's just cosmetic bug, but it still counts, right ?
« Last Edit: February 24, 2004, 04:10:29 AM by S.Z.Craftec »

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Re:INTRODUCING: New BETA of avast Home/Pro (4.1.353)
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2004, 04:17:06 AM »
No troubles until now  ;D
Oh, I'm testing the Home version (not Professional)  8)
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Re:INTRODUCING: New BETA of avast Home/Pro (4.1.353)
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2004, 04:20:58 AM »
Hey, am I the only one that is unable to download it ?

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Re:INTRODUCING: New BETA of avast Home/Pro (4.1.353)
« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2004, 04:24:49 AM »
Hey, am I the only one that is unable to download it ?

Do you need help?  ;D
Just click on the Vlk's link, download the file and copy over the existing one at setup folder of avast  8)
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Re:INTRODUCING: New BETA of avast Home/Pro (4.1.353)
« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2004, 04:28:31 AM »
Did you see my previous post ? I can't download it... I just get some message on the screen instead of starting download of the file...

Take a look at my first post up there in this thread... you'll see what I get...

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Re:INTRODUCING: New BETA of avast Home/Pro (4.1.353)
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2004, 04:29:35 AM »
SC, no i am getting the same error on my system too.  

i am running win 98, avast home,  tried w/ both of my browsers, firefox, and  ie.  it doesn[t matter, i get tat error  :-(
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