Author Topic: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (now 4.8.1218)  (Read 65599 times)

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Offline Vlk

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The update has now been officially released as v4.8.1227.
Thanks to everyone who helped testing.


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here I'm again. While the next scheduled avast 4.x program update is still approximately a month ahead, we already have a (sort of) stable (although pre-release) build that has some of the new stuff implemented, and would be glad if you could give it a try.

How to install it (provided you have a previous version of avast Home/Pro already installed):

1. NEW! go to avast settings, and on the Troubleshooting page, disable the avast self-defense module (this is NECESSARY for the update to complete successfully)
2. download and run the following program: link removed
3. after it completes, re-enable self-defense module (disabled in step 1.)

That's about all it takes.

This build is supposed to solve all issues of the official 4.8.1201 build (the bug in SMTP alerts, the rare (but fatal) condition that may be causing a blue-screen on Vista machines, intermittent hangs on Outlook startup etc). New features include many improvements in the unpacker engine and other optimizations (performance optimizations etc).

Any comments on this release are welcome and appreciated!

Edit 07/07/2008: the beta has now been updated to v4.8.1218.

Thanks
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« Last Edit: July 20, 2008, 10:03:54 AM by Vlk »
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Hi Vlk,
all seems to be ok, no problems at all on the new beta.
Thanks for good work.
Tevion

Edit: Outlook Plug-In was disabled by Outlook; no more functionality  ???
« Last Edit: June 28, 2008, 12:31:32 AM by Tevion »
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I must learn to read the instructions, didn't disable the self-defence module  :-[

Now I've just got to wait for the dreaded dial-up to complete.
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So far no problems. :)

1216 seems to startup quicker than 1201. :)

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So far no problems. :)

Working just fine here also

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Now i have hard problems with outlook plug-in AND pdf plug-in.
I had to disable this plug-ins to get open my outlook 2007.

Where is the improvement?

Never before i have had this kind of bugs  ???

Tevion

EDIT: There is an translation of the first fatal error (sorry for the bad translation)

Fatal error in the Outlook Avast! 4-add-in.
If this error message was displayed on several occasions, you should deactivate this
Add-in and check off whether an update is available.
Would you like to deactivate this ad-in?

And of course it`s a beta i hope I sound not too angry?
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A translation might help, a little difficult to translate an image.

Welcome to the world of beta testing.

So far no issues with mine, though I don't use MS Outlook.
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1216 still doesn't resolve the problem I first reported at http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=36543.0

This same behavior also affects the Web Shield (scan files of selected type).

Didn't get around to it yet?

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Now i have hard problems with outlook plug-in AND pdf plug-in.
I had to disable this plug-ins to get open my outlook 2007.
Hi,
I have the same problem in Outlook.
Outlook 2007 kept warning until disabled avast plug-in.
Outlook couldn't find "AavmRpch.dll" in the specified directory.

MS Windows Ver 5.1 Build 2600xpsp_sp2_gdr070227-2254:SP2)
MS Office Outlook 2007 (12.0.6023.5000)

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1216 still doesn't resolve the problem I first reported at http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=36543.0

That's right, I don't think it has been addressed yet.

This same behavior also affects the Web Shield (scan files of selected type).

I don't think it is connected anyhow, and I'm not sure what exactly you mean. Can you be a bit more specific?

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Now i have hard problems with outlook plug-in AND pdf plug-in.
I had to disable this plug-ins to get open my outlook 2007.
Hi,
I have the same problem in Outlook.
Outlook 2007 kept warning until disabled avast plug-in.
Outlook couldn't find "AavmRpch.dll" in the specified directory.

MS Windows Ver 5.1 Build 2600xpsp_sp2_gdr070227-2254:SP2)
MS Office Outlook 2007 (12.0.6023.5000)

Iso-G

Yes, this dll seems to be somehow lost through the update to v.1216
Similar dll concerns to Adobe Acrobat Add-In.
It causes to the last Avast update directly.
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Similar dll concerns to Adobe Acrobat Add-In.
It causes to the last Avast update directly.
Tevion

Which dll ?
Why don't you show the file name here like me ?

On my machine, PDF files are opened to read without any problem.

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Yes, this dll seems to be somehow lost through the update to v.1216
Similar dll concerns to Adobe Acrobat Add-In.

Well, do you have that dll in avast! folder or not?
If yes, can you check its size/hash/timestamp, please?

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Hi Igor,

no, i don`t have ashoutxt.dll in the Avast! Folder.
(at Iso-G: that`s the dll you asked for)

That`s the reason why Outlook 2007 don`t find it.

Only ashOUTXt.dll was found.

Sorry for late answer.

Tevion

EDIT: this is the bug (it`s in german) - reactivation of add-ins impossible, causes new fatal error, second picture or see
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I didn't mean the ashOutXt.dll file (upper/lowercase doesn't matter, it's the same file) - I thought we were talking about the AavmRpch.dll file.