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Re: avast! AV Beta News [Windows]
« Reply #180 on: October 04, 2013, 04:37:25 PM »
avast! AV 2014 RC2 [9.0.2004]

Changelog/Fixes:
- taskbar icon > Registration doesn't open GUI
- GUI tuning - that you for your feedback!
- network shield fixes
- WSC - disable MS firewall during AIS installation (but after reboot!)
- SMTP alerts fixes
- several fixes of very unspecified crashes
- mailshield fix for Thunderbird (certificates)
- GUI isn't freezing any more

Known issues:
- IE sometimes crashes when you click the Online Protection plugin icon

It should be possible to install this version on top of your existing avast! installation (all settings should be preserved).
« Last Edit: October 09, 2013, 02:14:17 PM by Asyn »
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Re: avast! AV Beta News [Windows]
« Reply #181 on: October 08, 2013, 09:06:33 PM »
AVAST 2014 RC3 [9.0.2005]

Changelog/Fixes:
- IE browser plugin is now fully working
- Fixed BSOD in FW module
- Fixed GUI crashes
- GUI tuning (other languages, visual glitches)

It should be possible to install this version on top of your existing avast! installation (all settings should be preserved).

Also, please try to update through UI (using the in-program updater). If you notice anything unusual related to the installation, networking, please let us know. Network component
(including FW) and setup component have  been redesigned, so any negative signs should be checked. Thanks in advance!

AND, IT WOULD BE GREAT TO FOLLOW THE UPDATE SCENARIO FOR RC3 - http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=135712.0 (from version 8 )
WE REALLY APPRECIATE ANY FEEDBACK FROM THAT!

Any feedback is appreciated! https://feedback.avast.com/response/add
« Last Edit: October 15, 2013, 08:19:42 PM by DJBone »
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Re: avast! AV Beta News [Windows]
« Reply #182 on: October 15, 2013, 08:18:11 PM »
avast! AV Release-Version [9.0.2006]

Weitere Infos: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=136783.0

Danke an alle Beta-Tester!!! :)
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Re: avast! AV Beta News [Windows]
« Reply #183 on: November 02, 2013, 08:50:25 AM »
avast! AV Release-Version [9.0.2007]

Changelog/Fixes:
- Fixed connection issues from Java applets
- Fixed issues with Security Center registration
- Fixed problems with non english languages in RescueDisk
- GUI fixes
- Firewall fixes
- Fixed issues with WinDVD and SQL connectors
- Fixed issue with non-refreshing Metro apps in Win 8.1

Infos & Feedback: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=138789.0
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Re: avast! AV Beta News [Windows]
« Reply #184 on: November 11, 2013, 05:05:28 PM »
avast! AV Release-Version [9.0.2008]

Changelog/Fixes:
* Fixed issues with Metro apps (after update to Win 8.1)
* Fixed occasional problem with playing sounds on the VPS toasters
* Fixed issue with Outpost FW warning („unsigned“ driver)

Infos & Feedback: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=139609.0
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Re: avast! AV Beta News [Windows]
« Reply #185 on: December 04, 2013, 08:21:24 AM »
AVAST 2014 R2 Beta [9.0.2009]

Changelog/Fixes:
- We have finally fully rewritten the WebShield so that it now doesn't work as a "transparent proxy" anymore. I.e. no more routing of all HTTP traffic through the AvastSvc.exe process - which should hopefully result in no more conflicts with various firewalls (especially older firewalls that can't handle transparent proxies) and overall improvement in stability and performance. Besides that (and this is really exciting) it allows us to see and detect more threats (the original webshield had some limitations).
- The Firewall component (in IS and Premier) has also changed dramatically. We spent quite some time making it more compatible with other applications, such as Java and various VPN services.
- The installer/updater has been improved to allow more reliable installation in case of infected machines. The installer is now protected by the avast self-defense driver from the very beginning, making it harder for active malware to kill it (if you have problems starting the installer in the first place, it may be a good idea to try to rename the executable to a random name first)
- The changes in the File System Shield's driver should result in faster performance, especially in the copy files and install programs scenarios.
- We have also beefed up the Browser Cleanup tool to be able to rip off even the more stubborn toolbars and other "PUBEs" (Pontentially Unwanted Browser Extensions :))
- We have also fixed a whole bunch of bugs reported in the last couple of months. Especially if you encountered a problem with R1, I suggest you try this new version, chances are that the problem is resolved there.
- For trialware users, we have also added an interactive tutorial that explains all the features of the product in a straightforward, concise manner.

New features:
- Connectivity to the new avast! GrimeFighter product. GrimeFighter is our take on PC Optimization / tuneup and is the result of the Jumpshot acquisition that we did earlier this year.  This will be a standalone product (sold separately) but has some connections into Avast. It is really a cool product (and I encourage everyone to give it a try) - technically, it's Linux based, although you wouldn't be able to tell as it's perfectly skinned and does a good job at hiding all the complexities.
- SafePrice (due to a spelling error, currently called "SavePrice" in the product UI) is a new, optional module of the Avast browser plugins. It's designed to combine security (hence the "safe" part) with best deals (hence the "price") into one, easy-to-use module. It's pretty silent (almost invisible) unless you search for a specific product -- in which case, it would pop up a price comparison and allow you to pick one of the deals in the trusted stores. The feature can be turned on or off through the browser plugin settings.

Known issues:
- GrimeFighter currently doesn't work on Windows 8/8.1. It also doesn't work on encrypted or RAID disks. Please do not run it in these configurations, it will not work. We are working on this and will fix it shortly.
- SafePrice is currently not available for Safari (i.e. just Chrome, Firefox and IE versions are available).
- IE11 is still sort of an issue for the Avast browser plugin. Plugins for other browsers should basically work fine in this build, although we have encountered some strange coloring issues that we're currently working on.
- In the Web Shield's settings, ignoring a process or specifying “well know browsers only” has not effect
- Redirect settings in troubleshooting have no effect (they will likely be removed)
- USB rescue disk creation sometimes fails (if you fall into this, it would be good to send us the logs).
- no localizations have been updated yet - so there are some English texts in non-English versions; that's normal, no need to report that

It should be possible to install this version on top of your existing avast! installation (all settings should be preserved).

Any feedback is appreciated! https://feedback.avast.com/response/add
« Last Edit: December 12, 2013, 07:24:02 PM by DJBone »
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Re: avast! AV Beta News [Windows]
« Reply #186 on: December 12, 2013, 07:23:26 PM »
AVAST 2014 R2 RC [9.0.2010]

Changelog/Fixes:
- Fixed reported BSODs related to the WebShield, Networkshield and FW
- Browser plugin support in IE11
- USB rescue disk creation sometimes fails (WinXP)
- Added localizations

It should be possible to install this version on top of your existing avast! installation (all settings should be preserved).

Any feedback is appreciated! https://feedback.avast.com/response/add
« Last Edit: December 17, 2013, 07:12:27 PM by DJBone »
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Re: avast! AV Beta News [Windows]
« Reply #187 on: December 17, 2013, 07:12:00 PM »
avast! AV Release-Version [9.0.2011]

Changelog/Fixes:
* We have finally fully rewritten the WebShield so that it now doesn't work as a "transparent proxy" anymore. I.e. no more routing of all HTTP traffic through the AvastSvc.exe process - which should hopefully result in no more conflicts with various firewalls (especially older firewalls that can't handle transparent proxies) and overall improvement in stability and performance. Besides that (and this is really exciting) it allows us to see and detect more threats (the original webshield had some limitations).
* The Firewall component (in IS and Premier) has also changed dramatically. We spent quite some time making it more compatible with other applications, such as Java and various VPN services.
* The installer/updater has been improved to allow more reliable installation in case of infected machines. The installer is now protected by the avast self-defense driver from the very beginning, making it harder for active malware to kill it (if you have problems starting the installer in the first place, it may be a good idea to try to rename the executable to a random name first)
* The changes in the File System Shield's driver should result in faster performance, especially in the copy files and install programs scenarios.
    We have also beefed up the Browser Cleanup tool to be able to rip off even the more stubborn toolbars and other "PUBEs" (Pontentially Unwanted Browser Extensions :))
* We have also fixed a whole bunch of bugs reported in the last couple of months. Especially if you encountered a problem with R1, I suggest you try this new version, chances are that the problem is resolved there.
*  For trialware users, we have also added an interactive tutorial that explains all the features of the product in a straightforward, concise manner.

New features:
* Connectivity to the new avast! GrimeFighter product. GrimeFighter is our take on PC Optimization / tuneup and is the result of the Jumpshot acquisition that we did earlier this year.  This will be a standalone product (sold separately) but has some connections into Avast. It is really a cool product (and I encourage everyone to give it a try) - technically, it's Linux based, although you wouldn't be able to tell as it's perfectly skinned and does a good job at hiding all the complexities. For GrimeFighter, we will have a phased rollout for particular configurations. Over the next few weeks, users should look out for GrimeFighter pop-ups notifying them how we can improve their PC performance.
* SafePrice  is a new, optional module of the Avast browser plugins. It's designed to combine security (hence the "safe" part) with best deals (hence the "price") into one, easy-to-use module. It's pretty silent (almost invisible) unless you search for a specific product -- in which case, it would pop up a price comparison and allow you to pick one of the deals in the trusted stores. The feature can be turned on or off through the browser plugin settings. For Safe Price, we are doing a gradual global rollout. We will increase the rollout over the coming weeks.

Known issues:
* AOS plugin doesn´t work with "Enhanced Protected Mode" enabled in IE 11

Infos & Feedback: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=142951.0
« Last Edit: January 15, 2014, 09:58:46 PM by DJBone »
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Re: avast! AV Beta News [Windows]
« Reply #188 on: January 15, 2014, 09:56:07 PM »
AVAST 2014 R2 Update 1 Beta [9.0.2012]

Changelog/Fixes:
- Uninstalling avast might hang at "stopping service: avast! antivirus"
- Performance and stabilization fixes in Stream Filter - e.g blocking of ajax calls
- Several firewall fixes - e.g. blocking of google earth
- Stability improvements - several crashes fixed

It should be possible to install this version on top of your existing avast! installation (all settings should be preserved).

Any feedback is appreciated! https://feedback.avast.com/response/add
« Last Edit: January 23, 2014, 07:08:47 PM by DJBone »
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Re: avast! AV Beta News [Windows]
« Reply #189 on: January 23, 2014, 08:15:58 AM »
avast! AV Release-Version [9.0.2013]

Changelog/Fixes:
- FIXED: Uninstalling avast might hang at "stopping service: avast! antivirus"
- FIXED: Upload issues for Dropbox and Flickr
- Performance and stabilization fixes in Stream Filter - e.g blocking of ajax calls
- Several firewall fixes - e.g. blocking of Google Earth
- Stability improvements - several crashes fixed

Infos & Feedback: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=145227.0
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Re: avast! AV Beta News [Windows]
« Reply #190 on: March 07, 2014, 11:33:19 AM »
avast! AV 2014 R3 Beta 1 [9.0.2014]

Changelog/Fixes:
- Stream Filtering -- fixed stability and compatibility issues, it's running smooth and fast now, so no more browsing problems :-)
- ARA/ARC -- implemented internal architecture improvements, if you can, please test these components, thanks a lot
- Firewall -- the firewall should be more stable and with better compatibility with other network applications
- Improved! Software Updater – new installation wizard lets you download and install multiple updates at once directly from download.com
- Improved! Browser Cleanup – improved detection and removal of browser protectors, those tools that try to block us from getting rid of annoying toolbars
- Improved! GrimeFighter – now supporting 12 additional languages and with an advanced console for more control of optimization tasks.  Go ahead and fight the Grime!

Known issues:
- AOS IE plugin might still crash sometimes
- Remote assistance - connection from Win8 to Win8.1 might crash sometimes - FEEL FREE to try other combinations
- Online content for some features not fully ready yet (Browser Cleanup, Software Updater)
- There might appear problems with inserting activation codes
- New translated GF OS not available yet
- RescueCD is not starting automatically, you must run it manually through the RESCUE\AVAST2PE.EXE binary

It should be possible to install this version on top of your existing avast! installation (all settings should be preserved).
« Last Edit: March 15, 2014, 06:03:02 AM by Asyn »
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Re: avast! AV Beta News [Windows]
« Reply #191 on: March 15, 2014, 12:44:58 AM »
avast! AV 2014 R3 RC [9.0.2015]

Changelog/Fixes:
* Stream Filtering -- fixed stability and compatibility issues, it's running smooth and fast now, so no more browsing problems :-)
* ARA/ARC -- implemented internal architecture improvements, if you can, please test these components, thanks a lot
 * Firewall -- the firewall should be more stable and with better compatibility with other network applications
* Improved! Software Updater – new installation wizard lets you download and install multiple updates at once directly from download.com
* Improved! Browser Cleanup – improved detection and removal of browser protectors, those tools that try to block us from getting rid of annoying toolbars
* Improved! GrimeFighter – now supporting 12 additional languages and with an advanced console for more control of optimization tasks.  Go ahead and fight the Grime!

Known issues:
* GrimeFighter is sometimes offered incorrectly on Win 8/Win 8.1. We will fix that soon.

It should be possible to install this version on top of your existing avast! installation (all settings should be preserved).

Any feedback is appreciated! https://feedback.avast.com/response/add
« Last Edit: March 20, 2014, 08:50:47 AM by DJBone »
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Re: avast! AV Beta News [Windows]
« Reply #192 on: March 20, 2014, 06:52:47 AM »
avast! AV 2014 Release-Version [9.0.2016]

Changelog/Fixes:
- Stream Filtering -- fixed stability and compatibility issues, it's running smooth and fast now, so no more browsing problems :-)
- ARA/ARC -- implemented internal architecture improvements, if you can, please test these components, thanks a lot
- Firewall -- the firewall should be more stable and with better compatibility with other network applications
- Improved! Software Updater – new installation wizard lets you download and install multiple updates at once directly from download.com
- Improved! Browser Cleanup – improved detection and removal of browser protectors, those tools that try to block us from getting rid of annoying toolbars
- Improved! GrimeFighter – now supporting 12 additional languages and with an advanced console for more control of optimization tasks.

Infos & Feedback: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=147812.0
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Re: avast! AV Beta News [Windows]
« Reply #193 on: April 07, 2014, 08:26:05 PM »
avast! AV 2014 R3 SP1 Beta [9.0.2017]

Changelog/Fixes:
- Stream Filtering -- fixed stability and compatibility issues, it's running smooth and fast now, so no more browsing problems
- Firewall -- the firewall should be more stable and with better compatibility with other network applications. we spent a lot time analyzing various dumps you provided to us to increase your confidence level
-  Android protection - we can protect (if you wish) your Android phones and tablets with avast! Free Mobile Security (through your active Google Account) automatically (during the installation or update). NOTE: We will launch this functinality tomorrow, please be patient
- A lot of fixed issues your reported to us, thanks for your feedback (as usual)

Known issues:
- ARA is sometimes not working properly

It should be possible to install this version on top of your existing avast! installation (all settings should be preserved).
« Last Edit: April 18, 2014, 06:00:14 AM by Asyn »
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Re: avast! AV Beta News [Windows]
« Reply #194 on: April 17, 2014, 08:10:40 PM »
avast! AV 2014 R3 SP1 [9.0.2018]

Changelog/Fixes:
* Stream Filtering -- fixed stability and compatibility issues, it's running smooth and fast now, so no more browsing problems :-)
* Firewall -- the firewall should be more stable and with better compatibility with other network applications. we spent a lot time analyzing various dumps you provided to us to increase
your confidence level.
* Android protection - we can protect (if you wish) your Android phones and tablets with avast! Free Mobile Security (through your active Google Account) automatically (during the installation
or update).
* A lot of fixed issues your reported to us, thanks for your feedback (as usual :-)


It should be possible to install this version on top of your existing avast! installation (all settings should be preserved).

Infos & Feedback: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=149112.0
« Last Edit: April 17, 2014, 08:22:27 PM by DJBone »
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