Author Topic: ** INTRODUCING **: pre-release version of next avast update (now 4.8.1218)  (Read 65606 times)

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Offline Tevion

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Oh, sorry, it`s very confusing - AavmRpch.dll fie is there!

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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?


The Mail Scanner has an option to only scan files with the extensions you place on the list.  This is on the Web Scanning Tab.  I placed EXE,RAR,ZIP,COM in the list and saw that other file extensions were also being scanned.  Similar to the Standard Shield problem I reported.

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The Web Scanner has an option to only scan files with the extensions you place on the list.  This is on the Web Scanning Tab.  I placed EXE,RAR,ZIP,COM in the list and saw that other file extensions were also being scanned.  Similar to the Standard Shield problem I reported.

I'd say it works here as expected (and in any case, it's certainly unrelated to Standard Shield).
What exactly did you set up in Web Shield settings? What files did you see being scanned (that should not have been)?
How exactly did you see they're being scanned by the Web Shield?

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@igor
Emailed it to you, the file and the file info. (AavmRpch.dll)

@Tevion
"ashoutxt.dll" is in "C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4" on my machine

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The Web Scanner has an option to only scan files with the extensions you place on the list.  This is on the Web Scanning Tab.  I placed EXE,RAR,ZIP,COM in the list and saw that other file extensions were also being scanned.  Similar to the Standard Shield problem I reported.

I'd say it works here as expected (and in any case, it's certainly unrelated to Standard Shield).
What exactly did you set up in Web Shield settings? What files did you see being scanned (that should not have been)?
How exactly did you see they're being scanned by the Web Shield?


Try this site.

http://games.rapidshare.com/games/start/en/

Keep in mind I only specify exe,rar,zip extensions to be scanned, not all files.
 Have 'show detail on performed action' checked to see the messages, or just look in the resident report

Also, you might have to click on some of the game images to see the messages I am talking about. 

Here's a sampling of what shows up in my report:

http://games.rapidshare.com/games/2008/06/aloneinthedark5/img/startseite
  • is OK

http://games.rapidshare.com/games/2008/06/pre_xblades/img/startseite
  • is OK

http://games.rapidshare.com/games/2008/06/okami/img/startseite
  • is OK

http://games.rapidshare.com/games/2008/06/bourne/img/startseite
  • is OK

http://games.rapidshare.com/games/start/img/layout/4
  • is OK

http://games.rapidshare.com/games/2008/06/deathjr/img/layout/3
  • is OK

http://games.rapidshare.com/games/2008/06/deathjr/img/layout/2
  • is OK

http://games.rapidshare.com/games/2008/06/deathjr/img/layout/5
  • is OK

http://games.rapidshare.com/games/2008/06/deathjr/img/layout/1
  • is OK

http://games.rapidshare.com/games/2008/06/deathjr/img/layout/4
  • is O

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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.

Igor,
Have just updated to 4.8.1216

After update AavmRpch.dll is present in folder c:\program files\Alwil Software\Avast4
created 2/6/2008 1:39:33 pm, size 20,992 bytes, size on disk 24,576 bytes
MD5 00d4d697b88c688a05cb5f3b9e5551ee

Ashoutxt.dll is also in folder c:\program files\Alwil Software\Avast4
created 2/6/2008 1:39:33 pm, size 200,888 bytes, size on disk 204,800

MD5 559367b4b9d35b1e6afc10b0cf382385


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I see speed improvements being mentioned. Anything in particular or general speed optimization?
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Only resident protection loading speed, as far as I know.

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I have a very slow boot, even using Startup Delayer. So, I can't see a huge improvement, at least of first boot. This is the reason to keep this notebook always on or just in sleep mode.

I had no problems opening MS Outlook 2007 (untill now).
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Great. Gonna try it out now. But is this a beta? It seem like noting change on avast web page.

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The topic clearly says "pre-release" - so yes, it's a beta.

Maybe slightly different beta this time - it's more like a build where a few bugs have been fixed (OK, it seems that another one, regarding the Outlook plugin, has been introduced) and people might check if it solves their problems - than a soon-to-be-turned-into-official-release version.
There are a few more "bigger" changes coming (followed by another beta(s)) before an official update is released.

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Sorry just know that Sorry for the question.

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For me this build does seem to speed my boot, nothing scientific I haven't timed it. A point I should raise is I have the 'Delay loading of avast services after other system services,' not because I have a problem with it, just that the earlier it starts the more it scans slightly slowing boot. I have had this disabled for some time not just in this build.

What is definitely noticeable is the, Web Shield and Internet Mail providers load much more quickly.
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I don't notice an improvement of speed when booting, but you are right about Web Shield and Internet Mail :)

Btw. I had no problems with the previous build, and didn't notice any with this test-build so far ;)

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I have to believe on you... I can't see speed improvements in WebShield and mail scanning.

There are a few more "bigger" changes coming (followed by another beta(s)) before an official update is released.
Which are they? We're curious ;D
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