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Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
« Reply #285 on: November 03, 2016, 03:11:22 PM »
Avast AV Beta-Version [12.4.2281]

Hi all, sorry for the delay with this beta, but it's finally here. We are now busy working on integration with AVG but I hope you will like the changes coming early next year (and yes HIPS included ;)). Main purpose of this beta is to test its stability and get your feedback on the new UI. We didn't change just the "face" but also the framework behind the UI so it gives us now much more flexibility in fixing various issues and bugs much faster than before.

We listened to the feedback, so there won't be color differences between Free and paid versions and all will be dark. Navigation moved back to the left side, and the window is now larger. We know it's not perfect now and we will work hard in the upcoming weeks to polish it for release quality.


Changelog/Fixes:
• Fully new UI framework with modern graphics
• Removed screensaver and desktop gadget
• Huge internal changes for product stabilization

Known issues:
• Some UI parts are not fully finished yet, excuse glitches
• SmartScan and Browser Cleanup not finished
• UI glitches in some expiration messaging dialogs
• Web shield problems on Win 10 internal preview
• Passwords synchronization setup flows are broken

Hinweis: Share your feedback and opinions about the new UI.


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Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
« Reply #286 on: January 02, 2017, 11:06:33 PM »
Avast AV Beta-Version [17.1.2282]

Hi all, Happy New Year 2017 to all of you. We decided to celebrate the new year with new beta version. ;) It contains many fixes we did during the last few weeks. Please note that the behavior analysis (aka IDP) is not included yet, but still planned for January release. It will be included in the next beta version planned in 2-3 weeks.

Changelog/Fixes:
• GUI fixes
• New SecureDNS module
• New tray icon
• SafeZone: Now, whether you’re in Default or Bank Mode, you’ll use the same settings, bookmarks and history. You’ll even be able to switch between modes without losing your session, so it’s never been easier to shop or bank safely.
• SafeZone: Added Bookmarks export
• Minor bugs fixed (total 268)

Known issues:
• SmartScan and Browser Cleanup not finished
• Firewall profiles don't work correctly on Windows XP
• SafeZone: Links leading to extensions store will not work


« Last Edit: January 21, 2017, 05:26:26 AM by Asyn »
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Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
« Reply #287 on: January 20, 2017, 10:01:22 PM »
Avast AV Beta-Version [17.1.2283]

Hi all testers,

we have a new beta for your to enjoy some weekend testing ;-) We finally added the behavioral analysis of running programs, plus many fixes and improvements in UI.


Changelog/Fixes:
- Behavior Shield aka behaviorial analysis of running programs is here!
- 88 fixes and improvements in GUI (Status screen polished - added progress when Smart Scan running, new navigation menu etc..)
- Game Mode improvements, now we prevent forced Windows restarts after Windows update
- Fixed problem when it's wasn't possible to turn off PC because File Shield was blocking it
- Firewall profiles are now synchronized with Windows (both directions) (Win7+)
- Firewall rules for "Public" profile are now visible in the UI for better control and configurability
- SafeZone: New Recently closed tabs menu
- SafeZone: Modern UI window styling
- SafeZone: New currency converter
- SafeZone: Most used sites on the start page

Known issues:
- Browser cleanup step in Smart Scan doesn't work
- SafeZone: Links leading to extensions store will not work
- SafeZone: Credit Card button does not work when switching back from bank mode (Workaround: click out and back to the SZB window)
- SafeZone: Useless notification about blocking an extension soon after browser start
« Last Edit: January 31, 2017, 01:09:59 PM by DJBone »
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Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
« Reply #288 on: January 30, 2017, 09:08:04 PM »
Avast AV Beta-Version [17.1.2284]

Hi all testers, we tried to get you fresh beta last week. It got a bit delayed, but finally, here it is! There was a lot of work done under the hood of the new UI. Hope you'll like all the invisible improvements! If everything goes well, you are going to get another beta before the week ends.

Changelog/Fixes:
• Fixed slow loading of the UI
• UI now works on smaller resolutions e.g. 800x600
• Browser addons cleaning added to the Smart Scan
• Localization is completed

Known issues:
• Sign in to Avast Account does not work yet
• Boot-time scan flow is broken


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Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
« Reply #289 on: February 03, 2017, 10:52:51 PM »
Avast AV Beta-Version [17.1.2285]

Hi all testers,

we had a busy week filled with bugfixing. All critical issues should be resolved now. We know about few UI glitches, but otherwise, the build is a final release candidate. So please, give it a hard time and try to break it!


Changelog/Fixes:
 - Generally UI stabilization improvements
 - Wifi inspector - fixed most UI glitches
 - More than 100 fixes and improvements
 - Translations finished

Known issues:
- Avast account is turned of. Will be enabled later as it allows new UI mechanism.
- Notification counter does not change when clearing notifications.
- Vulnerability details merged together in wifi inspector.
- Boot time scan installation progress bar never finishes.
- Under some circumstances creating rescue disk does not work
- Few texts are missing its translations

« Last Edit: February 07, 2017, 02:56:40 AM by DJBone »
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Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
« Reply #290 on: February 07, 2017, 02:55:29 AM »
Avast AV Beta-Version [17.1.2286]

Hi all testers,

thank you for your feedback from the last beta build! We fixed a few bugs and this is the last beta refresh before the final release. It is the release candidate.


Changelog/Fixes:
 - Fixed boot time scan UI flow
 - Fixed Rescue disk issues on Windows 8 and higher
 - Component settings screen changed to fit low resolution displays
 - Fixes of the notification center (more are comming later via UI update channel)
 - Fixes in translations

Known issues:
- Avast account is turned off. Will be enabled later via UI update channel
- Few texts are missing its translations
« Last Edit: February 07, 2017, 01:53:36 PM by DJBone »
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Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
« Reply #291 on: February 07, 2017, 01:03:03 PM »
Avast AV Release-Version [17.1.2286]

Changelog/Fixes:
• User interface design - simplified navigation, new brand colors, notification center
• Behavior shield - better protection against ransomware by monitoring running programs behavior
• Game mode - new mode that launches automatically when game is started in order to reserve maximum performance for the game and to suppress all unecessary notifications and actions on background
• Free version doesn't require email registration anymore
• Performance improvements - faster website loading and apps launching(optimized hashing algorithms)
• Wi-Fi Inspector - previously called Home Network Security now detects even more problems and vulnerabilities on both home and public networks
• Passwords - faster UI and improved browser integration
• Real Site - new name for SecureDNS, that protects you against fake websites (DNS hijack)

Infos & Feedback: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=196442.0
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Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
« Reply #292 on: February 17, 2017, 07:36:12 PM »
Avast AV Beta-Version [17.2.2287]

Hello everyone,

This beta 17.2.2287 contains bug fixes that appeared in the previous release. You can expect public release soon.

Changelog/Fixes:
• white UI after update
• unusable PC after update(mostly Windows Vista)
• conflict of Behavioral shield and Comodo Firewall
• AOS and SP extnensions are now installing on Firefox 64bit
• missing languages in installation - Spanish and Croatian are back
• gaming mode performance improvements
• together more than 30 fixes

Known issues:
• issue with not working licensed SecureLine after update not fixed yet
« Last Edit: February 24, 2017, 07:19:29 PM by TerraX »
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Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
« Reply #293 on: February 24, 2017, 06:17:22 PM »
Avast AV Beta-Version [17.2.2288]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Problems with opening Avast UI after installation
• Problem with not working SecureLine licesense after update
• Security issue in SafeZone browser banking mode
• Crashing updates, when updating from version 8 and older

Known issues:
• Cleanup sometimes doesn't finish optimizing registry
• It's not possible to remove browser extensions when protector is active

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Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
« Reply #294 on: February 27, 2017, 03:01:29 PM »
Avast AV Release-Version [17.2.2288]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Not working User interface after update
• Problems on Windows Vista after update
• Issues with SecureLine license after update
• Conflict with Comodo firewall
• Installation of web extensions on 64-bit version of Firefox
• Problems with opening Avast UI after installation
• Security issue in SafeZone browser banking mode

Infos & Feedback: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=197957.0
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Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
« Reply #295 on: March 17, 2017, 03:52:18 AM »
Avast AV Beta-Version [17.3.2289]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Issue with playing HTML5 videos in the SafeZone browser
• Improved compatibility with Windows 10 Creators Update
• Fixed issue with disabling components, which require restart
• Avast Account login is back on the dashboard
• Fixed time and formatting for scheduled scans UI

Known issues:
• Scans do not start on scheduled time
• Cleanup does not show progress when executed on scheduled time

Hinweis: In this beta, we would like to ask for your help with testing our new licensing backend. If you are willing to help, please see this new thread about licensing changes in the beta channel: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=198923.0


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Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
« Reply #296 on: March 24, 2017, 05:11:57 PM »
Avast AV Beta-Version [17.3.2290]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Firewall: Fixed internet connectivity not working after update (until restart) on Win XP, Vista and 7 - should now always work immediately
• HNS: Fixed incorrectly displayed vulnerabilities - vulnerability info is now correct
• Web Shield: Fixed SSL scanning issue on some sites - sites now load correctly
• Issues with login to roaming profile after update
• Passwords: Fixed issues with self-authorization and import from Easy Pass
• Issue with installation on Braswell CPUs
• Network problems after update on Vista
• Numerous crashes fixed

Known issues:
• Avast does not recognize Cleanup license after update

Hinweis: Again, we would like to ask for your help with testing our new licensing backend. If you are willing to help, please see this new thread about licensing changes in the beta channel: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=198923.0


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Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
« Reply #297 on: March 28, 2017, 03:54:02 PM »
Avast AV Release-Version [17.3.2290]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Firewall: Fixed internet connectivity not working after update (until restart) on Win XP, Vista and 7 - should now always work immediately
• Wifi Inspector: Fixed incorrectly displayed vulnerabilities - vulnerability info is now correct
• Web Shield: Fixed SSL scanning issue on some sites - sites now load correctly
• Issues with login to roaming profile after update
• Passwords: Fixed issues with self-authorization and import from Easy Pass
• Issue with installation on Braswell CPUs
• Network problems after update on Vista
• Issue with playing HTML5 videos in SafeZone browser
• Improved compatibility with Windows 10 Creators Update
• Issue with disabling components, which require restart
• Problems with never-ending Cleanup optimization

Infos & Feedback: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=199717.0
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Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
« Reply #298 on: March 30, 2017, 05:07:16 AM »
Avast AV Beta-Version [17.3.2291]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Hotfixes of a few non-fatal crashes (non-necessary dumps created in the log folder)
• Avast does not recognize Cleanup license after update (fixed via UI update channel for release as well)

Hinweis: Again, we would like to ask for your help with testing our new licensing backend. If you are willing to help, please see this new thread about licensing changes in the beta channel: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=198923.0


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Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
« Reply #299 on: March 31, 2017, 06:32:36 AM »
Avast AV Release-Version [17.3.2291]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Hotfixes of a few non-fatal crashes (non-necessary dumps created in the log folder)
• Avast does not recognize Cleanup license after update

Infos & Feedback: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=199873.0
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