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** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1279 **
« on: August 24, 2011, 07:46:53 PM »
The program update has now been officially released as v6.0.1289.
More details here: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=84297
Thanks to everyone who helped testing.


Hi everyone,

we will soon be releasing a new program update of avast. And as usual, we're making it available for public testing a few days before the official release. The current version number is edit August 31: 6.0.1279.

This is hopefully going to be a smooth service release, mainly designed to fix some of the issues of the previous v6.0 builds.

Here's an [incomplete] list of the most important changes:
- New Script Shield - so far, it works in IE 32-bit and in Firefox. Chrome support coming soon!
- Web Shield now scanning all processes by default
- Stability improvements in aswSP.sys
- Better tracking of file sources
- WebRep now working in Firefox 6
- Under-the-hood improvements in the Behavior Shield and Sandbox modules
- Slight improvements in the product UI

And new in build 6.0.1273:
- Solved the Firefox crash issue
- A few stability improvements in the sandbox module (e.g. PDF reader support)
- Cosmetic changes in the UI

And new in build 6.0.1279:
- Solved a compatibility problem with QQ
- Solved a compatibility problem with certain Steam-based games
- Script Shield: Implemented a scanning cache which should prevent redundant/repetitive scans
- Script Shield: Implemented scan exclusion settings
- Script Shield: Now works with Firefox 7/8/9 betas
- Web Shield: scanning of all processes can now be disabled in shield's Expert Settings
- Cosmetic changes in the UI

Download links:
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You can either install from scratch, or over an existing installation of avast (any version).
Users of the previous beta can also use the normal in-product updater.

Thanks
Vlk
« Last Edit: September 06, 2011, 11:56:39 PM by Vlk »
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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - v6.0.1270 **
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2011, 07:54:02 PM »
Nice. I like the improvements, especially the idea of Web Shield scanning all processes. Not all HTTP traffic comes from browsers which were by default included in the scanning process.
Good to see Script Shield working with Firefox as well.

Are Raxco PerfectDisk slowdown fixes included in this build?
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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - v6.0.1270 **
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2011, 07:55:04 PM »
Are Raxco PerfectDisk slowdown fixes included in this build?

yes

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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - v6.0.1270 **
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2011, 08:04:04 PM »
What about the SUMo problem in win XP64?

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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - v6.0.1270 **
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2011, 08:10:02 PM »
What about the SUMo problem in win XP64?

@jvidal: As far as I remember, QA dept hasn't been able to simulate this problem -- they asked you about exact SUMO version, but I don't remember how it was going...

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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - v6.0.1270 **
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2011, 08:13:22 PM »
Downloading.
Thanks for the Firefox support... long wait for that.
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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - v6.0.1270 **
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2011, 08:19:06 PM »
Just installed over the top of 6.0.1203 and about to reboot.
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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - v6.0.1270 **
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2011, 08:19:39 PM »
Downloading.
Thanks for the Firefox support... long wait for that.

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I use the Firefox NoScript extension, and am wondering if there may be some issues between the two.  IE, what happens if NoScript blocks a script, etc.?  Anyway, I'll soon find out.
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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - v6.0.1270 **
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2011, 08:23:55 PM »
Under-the-hood improvements in the Behavior Shield and Sandbox modules
 
Which Sandbox, Auto or Manual?

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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - v6.0.1270 **
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2011, 08:49:50 PM »
Running great so far...no problems as of yet
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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - v6.0.1270 **
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2011, 09:24:42 PM »
Thks VLK!!!  ;) Looking for some Avast Pro improvements.  :) So far, installation over the stable version proceeded without any problem and I rebooted normally after the update! 8)
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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - v6.0.1270 **
« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2011, 09:31:26 PM »
Installed over 1203 Pro with no problems.
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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - v6.0.1270 **
« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2011, 09:48:45 PM »
Nice, nice, nice very nice. :)
Updated from 1203.

Working like a charm. Cool!
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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - v6.0.1270 **
« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2011, 09:54:34 PM »
Just tested the previous Sandbox problems (in Pro version). There don't seem to have problems with videos like youtube but it is impossible to open a pdf (I use the Adobe Reader 10 browser extension) in a Sandboxed browser, firefox 6 for instance. This persisting problem is a bit annoying... :(
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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - v6.0.1270 **
« Reply #14 on: August 24, 2011, 10:05:17 PM »
Could you guys please confirm that the Script Shield works in Firefox and IE 32-bit (any version)?

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