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Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
« Reply #435 on: May 04, 2020, 02:43:22 PM »
Avast AV Release-Version [20.3.2405]

Changelog/Fixes:
• New alerts - Get alerted when new devices join your network (Useful for catching both hackers and freeloading neighbors)
• More privacy - You now have the option to be protected from shady websites even in browsers that use the DoH protocol to encrypt the Domain Name System (DNS). Premium Security users can turn this on in their Real Site settings
• Improved Wi-Fi Inspector - We've updated your Wi-Fi Inspector so that it's a lot more stable

Infos & Feedback: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=233937.0
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Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
« Reply #436 on: May 12, 2020, 05:44:48 AM »
Avast AV Beta-Version [20.4.2406]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Smart Scan - new updated library for scanning performance issues
• Internal improvements
• Improved logging of license operations so we know what triggers specific operations
• Rescue Disk: unable to install CRT
• Couple of minor crashes

Known issues:
• After clicking on update button in some cases UI is not showing the progress
• After edition upgrade UI toaster might not disappear sometimes
• Global exception not working for websites upon installation, restart is required

Hinweis: New features will come in next betas.


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Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
« Reply #437 on: May 15, 2020, 05:01:04 AM »
Avast AV Beta-Version [20.4.2407]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Internal improvements
• BSODs in Firewall

Known issues:
• After running Smart scan or Wifi inspector scan, UI might freeze with mouse coursor. We would like to ask you to try this scenario and please write us your feedback.
• After clicking on update button in some cases UI is not showing the progress
• After edition upgrade UI toaster might not disappear sometimes
• Global exception not working for websites upon installation, restart is required

Hinweis: New features will come in next betas.


« Last Edit: May 22, 2020, 01:52:07 PM by Asyn »
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Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
« Reply #438 on: May 22, 2020, 01:49:07 PM »
Avast AV Beta-Version [20.4.2408]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Wifi scanner for AVG brand introduced (with still few minor issues)
• Instup: Fixed messages in silent mode
• Casting fixed
• Several BSODs

Known issues:
• UI is not closed during AV uninstall so error message about stopped service is visible there
• Broken tray dialog is displayed during edition downgrade
• UI button doesn´t run SupportTool.exe on Win7


« Last Edit: May 29, 2020, 12:39:59 PM by Asyn »
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Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
« Reply #439 on: May 29, 2020, 12:36:19 PM »
Avast AV Beta-Version [20.4.2409]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Support tool.exe runs on Win7
• Sleep mode works on 20H1
• Behavioral shields improvements
• Minor crashes and internal stability improvements

Known issues:
• Software updater internal DB still not updated


« Last Edit: June 02, 2020, 05:19:40 AM by Asyn »
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Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
« Reply #440 on: June 02, 2020, 05:17:39 AM »
Avast AV Beta-Version [20.4.2410]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Crash in aswmonflt driver

Known issues:
• Software updater internal DB still not updated


« Last Edit: June 03, 2020, 01:32:51 PM by Asyn »
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Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
« Reply #441 on: June 03, 2020, 01:32:01 PM »
Avast AV Release-Version [20.4.2410]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Safer web browsing - Web Shield can now block malicious sites based on their site certificates
• Improved support - Our support team can now help you send them logs to diagnose problems
• Avast Firewall is now compatible with  Microsoft Wireless Display adapter
• Sleep mode works with the latest Windows Spring 2020 Update
• Behavioral shield improvements
• Better internal tracking of license activation errors in order to improve the activation process
• Switching Free to Paid (and back) is now smoother
• URL exclusions security improvements
• ...and dozens of the usual minor crashes and internal stability improvements

Infos & Feedback: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=234639.0
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Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
« Reply #442 on: June 15, 2020, 01:46:17 PM »
Avast AV Beta-Version [20.5.2411]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Introducing Remote Access Shield - This new feature lets you choose who can remotely access your computer and lets you block the rest. (Premium Security users only)
• Ransomware Shield is now free - We’re now offering this feature to Avast Free Antivirus users to maximize their ransomware protection
• Better USB drive protection - We’ll now ask you to scan USB drives when you plug them into your computer. (You can also turn this off in your notification settings)
• Improved taskbar icon - There’s no need to keep your antivirus open during scans. You can now see your scan progress from the Avast taskbar icon
• Google QUIC protocol support added to Webshield - It can affect anything from the "google ecosystem" so please let us know in case of any issues with e.g. Chrome, Opera, MS Edge, Drive, Calendar, Youtube...
• Based on the customers feedbak we changed the design of buttons in bank mode

Known issues:
• Rescue disc cannot be created in some cases

« Last Edit: June 18, 2020, 04:26:08 PM by Asyn »
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Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
« Reply #443 on: June 18, 2020, 04:24:25 PM »
Avast AV Beta-Version [20.5.2412]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Sun-setting PRO/IS editions support
• Many bugs and crashes fixed
• RemoteAccessShield - IP blacklist now works

« Last Edit: June 26, 2020, 06:48:17 AM by Asyn »
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Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
« Reply #444 on: June 26, 2020, 06:47:12 AM »
Avast AV Beta-Version [20.5.2413]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Rescue Disk is now working also with UEFI
• Fixed issue when computer shutdown was sometimes blocked if avast service was unable to stop

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Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
« Reply #445 on: June 26, 2020, 02:02:47 PM »
Avast AV Beta-Version [20.5.2414]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Change related to avast service start/stop on older operating systems (Windows 7)

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Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
« Reply #446 on: June 30, 2020, 02:36:36 PM »
Avast AV Beta-Version [20.5.2415]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Change related to dialogs for new Remote Access Shield

« Last Edit: July 02, 2020, 01:55:16 PM by Asyn »
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Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
« Reply #447 on: July 02, 2020, 01:54:47 PM »
Avast AV Release-Version [20.5.2415]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Introducing Remote Access Shield - Enjoy even stronger protection against hackers. This new feature lets you choose who can remotely access your computer and lets you block the rest. (Premium Security users only)
• Ransomware Shield is now free - We’re now offering this feature to Avast Free Antivirus users to maximize their ransomware protection
• Easier USB drive protection - We’ll now ask you to scan USB drives when you plug them into your computer. (You can also turn this off in your notification settings)
• Improved taskbar icon - There’s no need to keep your antivirus open during scans. You can now see your scan progress from the Avast taskbar icon.
• Better botnet protection - Web Shield is even better about stopping malware from connecting to malicious servers
• Corner cases when Firewall was consuming too much CPU in correlation with VPS requests
• Cleanup install detection upon switching to x64 version (Congrats to Cleanup team and sorry when the app was being offered to you even if you had it already)
• Bugs in protecting passwords stored in Firefox and Chrome that were installed after Avast AV
• Some Rescue Disc failures when being created on USB
• UI glitches for enabling/disabling shield in Protection section

Infos & Feedback: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=235206.0
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Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
« Reply #448 on: July 09, 2020, 02:04:48 PM »
Avast AV Beta-Version [20.6.2416]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Fixed BSOD during stopping AV services
• Fixed incorrect UI behavior, when Remote Access Shield was not installed the shield was visible in UI
• Fixed issue when IDP incorrectly informed that file can/cannot be removed during detection
• Fixed issue in UI when some buttons on dialogues were not visible when user had two monitors with different resolution

Known issues:
• When Remote Access Shield or Real Site are disabled, there is a list of errors displayed in UI
• With enabled passive mode the AV service and UI won't start

« Last Edit: July 16, 2020, 02:35:06 PM by Asyn »
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Re: Avast AV Beta News [Windows]
« Reply #449 on: July 16, 2020, 02:33:01 PM »
Avast AV Beta-Version [20.6.2417]

Changelog/Fixes:
• Simplification of privacy settings - merging 2 data sharing properties (Share app-usage data with Avast to help us with new product development / ...with 3rd-party analytics tools to improve this app) while respecting the previous user choice - so if any one of the former properties was ticked off, the new merged setting will be ticked off as well.
• Improved UI startup performance
• Fixed issue when internal drive was offered to be scanned as external HDD
• Fixed crash in webshield
• Fixed UI crash
• Fixed crash of AV service during OS restart
• Fixed issue in UI when Remote Access Shield or Real Site are disabled

Known issues:
• When passive mode is enabled AV service and UI does not start

« Last Edit: July 22, 2020, 02:28:18 PM by Asyn »
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