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Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
« Reply #510 on: June 11, 2021, 08:43:27 AM »
Avast AV Beta-Version [21.5.2469]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Crashes in service fixed
• Changes related to Smart Scan


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Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
« Reply #511 on: June 15, 2021, 02:53:26 PM »
Avast AV Beta-Version [21.5.2470]

Changelog/Fixes:
• New UI version is now a part of offline installers


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Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
« Reply #512 on: June 16, 2021, 11:38:50 AM »
Avast AV Release-Version [21.5.2470]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Fewer interruptions in fullscreen — When you’re running another app fullscreen, our antivirus will no longer open on top and interrupt you. We apologize if this happened to you! (And don’t worry, threat warnings will still appear, so you’ll always know about malware even while watching your favorite film)
• Introducing Webcam Shield reminders — If you’ve configured Webcam Shield to automatically block or allow apps, we’ll now remind you of this when an app tries to access your webcam so you don’t sit around wondering why your webcam isn’t working. (For Premium Security only)
• Updated privacy policies — We’ve updated our General Privacy Policy and other connected privacy policies. You can find them here: https://www.avast.com/privacy-policy
• Software Updater is giving us a headache these days - We had to temporarily remove this feature from Smart Scan to patch a few bugs, but users can still find and use it from their menu. We’ll be slowly rolling it back out to Smart Scan, so if you don’t see it there yet, please wait a few more days
• We’ve updated our UI rendered CEF to a new version (chromium 90.0.4430.93) to patch known security flaws
• Fixed issue with creating Rescue Disk for UEFI format (next to BIOS)
• Other Rescue Disk improvements: fixed a bug that prevented Rescue Disk from starting, improved keyboard controls, etc.
• Fixed a tray icon error that showed an issue notification despite everything being OK
• Fixed a Firewall issue where driver aswNetHub.sys caused a BSOD
• Fixed a leak of GDI objects
• Fixed the AvastClear utility, which didn’t properly remove the antivirus from Windows Security Centre

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Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
« Reply #513 on: July 12, 2021, 11:32:49 AM »
Avast AV Beta-Version [21.6.2471]

Changelog/Fixes:
• We're very excited to announce that Firewall will soon become a free feature in Avast Antivirus. It's very satisfying for us to realize all the network knowledge and expertise that was put into building our proprietary firewall will be materialized in a feature available to so many users around the world — strengthening our mission to provide amazing protection against cyber threats worldwide. Of course, the release of such a critical feature won't happen instantly for the user base as a whole. It will take us a few weeks to continuously roll it out for everyone. For now, all of our dedicated beta users will have a chance to enable it by themselves. You can do so from the post update screen (that will be shown once you get an 21.6 update) or through settings (Menu -> Settings -> Firewall).
   » Free firewall will feature:
      - Brand new UI (compared to our current one)
      - Automatic profile selection (with the option for the user to override it, of course)
      - Application overview / control (overview of apps that actively use network/internet plus their current network usage)
      - Revamped ask mode (ability to enable/disable specific connections originating from the app)
      - Status log (you will clearly see every app and device that was blocked by our Firewall, as well as why it was blocked)
      - Customizable rules for "hardcore users"
   » We will keep an advanced, premium firewall tier as well, which will have extra protection layers of: ARP spoofing detection, Port Scan Detection and Leak Protection for public networks
• Avast now sports a refreshed new menu that will ease the differentiation between AV features and other products
• Fixed issue with consent dialogue displayed in the wrong user session in case there is more users working on the same PC via RDP

Known issues:
• FW is running even when you enable Passive mode
• FW is installed when you're upgrading from Free to Premium even when you uninstalled it manually from the Free product previously
• FW rules can be deleted even when they are "locked" in the UI (it's just an UI glitch, the core rules won't actually be deleted)
• FW blocks SMB shares, printers, networks shares and network drivers after additional installation into the Free AV — the current workaround is to change the network configuration to private/disable FW
• FW might block some outgoing windows traffic
• SmartScan sometimes incorrectly reports the Firewall's state
• UI might crash when there is a request for showing a dialogue immediately after Log in into the OS
• There is a glitch in UI when you try to disable all core shield via advanced settings

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Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
« Reply #514 on: July 15, 2021, 01:28:42 PM »
Avast AV Beta-Version [21.6.2472]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Firewall rules can be deleted even when they are "locked" in the UI
• Firewall blocks SMB shares, printers, networks shares and network drivers after additional installation into the Free AV
• Firewall might block SMB shares, printers, networks shares and network drivers after additional installation into the Free AV
• UI might crash when there is a request for showing a dialogue immediately after Log in into the OS
• There is a glitch in UI when you try to disable all core shield via advanced settings

Known issues:
• Premium/Paid: Firewall - Possible ArpSpoof and Port Scan false positive detections

« Last Edit: July 23, 2021, 12:28:43 PM by Asyn »
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Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
« Reply #515 on: July 23, 2021, 12:26:17 PM »
Avast AV Beta-Version [21.6.2473]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Fixed IDP agent crash
• Fixed issue that device detected due to port scanning or arp spoofing was not blocked when user choose to block it

Known issues:
• After update from 21.5 to 21.6 FW blocks connections to network shares, network printers etc. in public profile

« Last Edit: July 27, 2021, 12:12:07 PM by Asyn »
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Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
« Reply #516 on: July 27, 2021, 12:11:26 PM »
Avast AV Beta-Version [21.6.2474]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Fixed issue that after update from 21.5 to 21.6 FW blocked connections to network shares, network printers etc. in public profile


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Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
« Reply #517 on: July 29, 2021, 08:43:34 AM »
Avast AV Release-Version [21.6.2474]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Useful Smart Scan notifications — We’ve fine-tuned the behavior of Smart Scan with improved initialization steps, and ensured that you receive proper notifications about scheduled scans
• Better feature shortcuts — We’ve changed the main tile navigation so Avast Antivirus features are easier to distinguish from shortcuts to other Avast products
• The latest renderer version stopped supporting CPUs with SSE2, so we needed to add an install block and freeze users using this older pieces of HW on 21.4 version
• Fixed cases of infinite loader when turning off some of core shield via Settings
• Fixed support tool (collection logs and info for customer support and debugging) that was not properly grabbing AV status and subscription status in Rescue Disk, plus it now reports WSC status
• FYI: Virus Chest has been renamed to Quarantine
• Fixed removal of scheduled tasks
• Fixed a case when some of antivirus windows opened in the background (behind other full-screen app) even if this was not desired while interacting with it

Infos & Feedback: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=292881.0
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Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
« Reply #518 on: August 03, 2021, 10:13:13 AM »
Avast AV Beta-Version [21.7.2475]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Please accept our apologies, we did not manage to collect release notes (what is new, fixed, etc.)


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Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
« Reply #519 on: August 05, 2021, 01:32:46 PM »
Avast AV Beta-Version [21.7.2476]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Added simple dual-panel file manager to Rescue Disk
• Possible problems with loading User Interface
• Missing data about Avast product in Support Tool package

Known issues:
• Detection dialogs may not be displayed when full screen application is running
• Ignored apps in Software Updater component are back after reboot (thx Asyn!)

« Last Edit: August 12, 2021, 02:28:13 PM by Asyn »
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Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
« Reply #520 on: August 12, 2021, 02:26:19 PM »
Avast AV Beta-Version [21.7.2477]

Changelog/Fixes:
• In this version, several internal fixes are ready to be BETA-tested

Known issues:
• Detection dialogs may not be displayed when full screen application is running
• Ignored apps in Software Updater component are back after reboot (thx Asyn!)

« Last Edit: August 16, 2021, 02:04:00 PM by Asyn »
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Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
« Reply #521 on: August 16, 2021, 02:03:14 PM »
Avast AV Beta-Version [21.7.2478]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Code changes related to the future projects

Known issues:
• Detection dialogs may not be displayed when full screen application is running
• Ignored apps in Software Updater component are back after reboot (thx Asyn!)

« Last Edit: August 19, 2021, 01:47:58 PM by Asyn »
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Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
« Reply #522 on: August 19, 2021, 01:44:26 PM »
Avast AV Beta-Version [21.7.2479]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Code changes related to Anti Rootkit driver in terms of the MyKings malware
• Few internal and future projects fixes
• Detection dialogs may not be displayed when full screen application is running

Known issues:
• Ignored apps in Software Updater component are back after reboot (thx Asyn!)

« Last Edit: August 23, 2021, 03:42:31 PM by Asyn »
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Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
« Reply #523 on: August 21, 2021, 01:08:32 PM »
Avast One Beta-Version [21.7]

Avast One is an integrated all-in-one service that combines antivirus, VPN, and more to help you increase privacy, speed up your devices, and stay safe from threats. Based on feedback and lots of learning from the pilot phase, we've made some big changes to Avast One over the past few months, with a major UI redesign and improved features like anti-fingerprinting, improved firewall, and others. You're the first to see these changes in this latest version of Avast One 21.7. As always, we are eager to hear how you like it and how it works for you. In this release, we are especially interested in hearing about your experience with the redesigned installer, so if possible, please try reinstalling Avast One with the new installer below.

Changelog/Fixes:
• UI update
• Code changes related to AntiRootkit driver in terms of the MyKings malware
• Detection of incompatible applications (Avast One is not compatible with other Avast products on the same device)
• Few internal and future projects fixes
• Detection dialogs may not be displayed when full screen application is running

Download: https://bits.avcdn.net/productfamily_ANTIVIRUS/insttype_ONE_FREE/platform_WIN/installertype_ONLINE/build_BETA
Fragen & Feedback: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=125.0

Hinweis: This new version of Avast One is not compatible with other Avast products, so to test it you'll need to uninstall other Avast products from your device (AV, VPN, Clean Up, AntiTrack, etc.).  The installer should also catch any incompatible apps you may have.
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Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
« Reply #524 on: August 23, 2021, 03:40:50 PM »
Avast AV Beta-Version [21.7.2480]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Some last-minute changes related to Avast One (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=125.0). Those were made in the webshield and setup components - so any further testing of those two is highly appreciated.

Known issues:
• Ignored apps in Software Updater component are back after reboot (thx Asyn!)

« Last Edit: August 24, 2021, 02:55:31 PM by Asyn »
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