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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - 6.0.1351 **
« Reply #75 on: November 12, 2011, 05:16:43 AM »
Good thing i haven't tried this beta. Apparently it's apre alpha stage that would just ruin my netbook. Considering the low amount of changes, it's a really poorly done update even for a beta.
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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - 6.0.1351 **
« Reply #76 on: November 12, 2011, 05:27:52 AM »
You guys can do as you please. I have tested many Beta programs including Windows Vista, 7 Firefox and I have never seen a Beta update itself backwards. I will go back to the stable version and check back here Monday.
I just installed over 6.0.1289...afterwards, told me there was an update...initiated it and it went back to 1289. I guess that is what you are talking about. I haven't had time to read the other forum comments.
Uninstalled 6.0.1289 and installed the 1351 beta....loaded fine: unlike the over the top install, it allowed me to use my license as opposed to only the trial option. The update option appeared again but did not select since before it uninstalled the new version.
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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - 6.0.1351 **
« Reply #77 on: November 12, 2011, 05:38:15 AM »
The update kept coming up so I selected it again...sent me back to version 1289.
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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - 6.0.1351 **
« Reply #78 on: November 12, 2011, 07:30:23 AM »
Looks like i'll ignore the update  :) everything else is working fine for me though with 1351 and the shutdown issues i had with 1289 in reliability monitor have now been fixed.

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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - 6.0.1351 **
« Reply #79 on: November 12, 2011, 08:30:32 AM »
After downloading Beta version Friday evening, on Saturday morning a blue Avast! pop-up appeared offering a version update. Clicked on the pop-up and the Avast downloaded and installed version 6.0.1289. All installed OK.
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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - 6.0.1351 **
« Reply #80 on: November 12, 2011, 09:00:15 AM »
I'll pass until the update process is solved. Then i'll try it out and report.

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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - 6.0.1351 **
« Reply #81 on: November 12, 2011, 09:22:52 AM »
After downloading Beta version Friday evening, on Saturday morning a blue Avast! pop-up appeared offering a version update. Clicked on the pop-up and the Avast downloaded and installed version 6.0.1289. All installed OK.

OK, it was strange... Should I uninstall the 1289 before BETA? Because upgrade process was not smooth, it was not upgrade, but install on top like from scratch. I went through all steps like in installation from zero, moreover, was asked to specify license, and at the end of setup I've got error message, that "Trial can't be activated" (but I used the license key). Finally, it reverted back to 1289 just after restart, because it "pumped" 1289 as newer one :D Damn, strange BETA this time... :)

I hope nothing messed up in this upgrade-install on top - downgrade process routine...  ;D
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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - 6.0.1351 **
« Reply #82 on: November 12, 2011, 09:37:16 AM »
so tried myself to install ontop 1289 Avast! Free, results below

1.it offered to install Google Toolbar (ewww)
2.it reset Trial counter, now i needed to re-register Free within 30 days
3.it's update claims 1289 is newer than 1351

the below is result of EVERY settings being lost

4.it lost my settings which disabled Community and Social button
5.it lost my settings which enabled special scans visibility
6.it lost EVERY setting for scans and special scans
7.it lost all the exclusions and ignores in every shield etc.
8.it lost several other settings
9.it lost all manually defined settings from avast5.ini (aaargh)

all in all this failed to behave as update
acts like reinstall with complete settings reset
needed reconfigure every single setting


so based on this experience, please make sure
that the installer ALWAYS backup the previous configuration files!

or is it too much expect backup of half dozen .ini files?

definitely NOT GOOD, please FIX it as it's painful trying to figure out
what exclusion was lost, what setting was lost, what is not working anymore etc.

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feature wish related questions

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any ETA on Opera support in Webrep?
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« Last Edit: November 12, 2011, 09:41:19 AM by Dwarden »
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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - 6.0.1351 **
« Reply #83 on: November 12, 2011, 10:09:45 AM »
Generally, it looks to me like the build is perfectly OK but the installer is messed up (that is, it doesn't handle updates from the previous version, and also in some cases sends people back to the official 1289 build).

Which is of course a bad thing unless you're installing from scratch (in which case everything should be fine with the program - or isn't it?)

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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - 6.0.1351 **
« Reply #84 on: November 12, 2011, 10:16:03 AM »
Generally, it looks to me like the build is perfectly OK but the installer is messed up (that is, it doesn't handle updates from the previous version, and also in some cases sends people back to the official 1289 build).

Which is of course a bad thing unless you're installing from scratch (in which case everything should be fine with the program - or isn't it?)

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so far i agree that the problem was most likely installer

if there is issue with the beta build itself i will discover sooner or later :)
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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - 6.0.1351 **
« Reply #85 on: November 12, 2011, 10:52:10 AM »
the below is result of EVERY settings being lost

Yes, all custom settings were reset to default...

Funny thing, but when I saw installation is going as new, and not as update, for a second I was afraid to discover two avasts! after restart :D Because everything was going in unusual way.
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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - 6.0.1351 **
« Reply #86 on: November 12, 2011, 12:28:19 PM »
no program update offered yet....so no problem! waiting for the official release via program update  :)

no program update yet? is it fine for avast 6.0.1289 to not to offer a beta update?
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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - 6.0.1351 **
« Reply #87 on: November 12, 2011, 12:52:16 PM »
Generally, it looks to me like the build is perfectly OK but the installer is messed up (that is, it doesn't handle updates from the previous version, and also in some cases sends people back to the official 1289 build).

Which is of course a bad thing unless you're installing from scratch (in which case everything should be fine with the program - or isn't it?)

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Well Yes and NO:
Some have reported that they did install from scratch and on the next auto update check, it is reporting a program update and if accepted bang your back on 6.0.1289. So it looks like what has previously happened in the pre-release or beta versions, it is on the beta stream updates not the regular release. It doesn't recognise this build as a beta stream update.

Not to mention the whole reason why most people did an install over the top was so that they retained their settings, exclusions, custom scans, etc. This also failed in certain areas but not in others.

So when are avast going to give us the export and import of avast settings that we have been screaming about for years. If that was available I think many more people would do a clean install of the program.
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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - 6.0.1351 **
« Reply #88 on: November 12, 2011, 12:54:06 PM »
no program update offered yet....so no problem! waiting for the official release via program update  :)

no program update yet? is it fine for avast 6.0.1289 to not to offer a beta update?

Regular program versions don't offer the beta/pre-release versions, you have to effectively opt-in by downloading it, knowing that it is a beta/pre-release build.
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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - 6.0.1351 **
« Reply #89 on: November 12, 2011, 01:20:24 PM »
You guys can do as you please. I have tested many Beta programs including Windows Vista, 7 Firefox and I have never seen a Beta update itself backwards. I will go back to the stable version and check back here Monday.
I just installed over 6.0.1289...afterwards, told me there was an update...initiated it and it went back to 1289. I guess that is what you are talking about. I haven't had time to read the other forum comments.

Yes that is what happens.