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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - 6.0.1351 **
« Reply #90 on: November 12, 2011, 01:24:51 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.

No kidding, but I have never had a Beta release of anything downgrade itself back to the stable version. The update process to this Beta is flawed. There must be other things wrong with it as well, as my Browser opened twice as fast using it. I would advise against using this until it is fixed.

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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - 6.0.1351 **
« Reply #91 on: November 12, 2011, 01:32:38 PM »
As said before, the program is downgraded to 6.0.1289 :'(
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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - 6.0.1351 **
« Reply #92 on: November 12, 2011, 01:45:48 PM »
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 #93 on: November 12, 2011, 01:49:51 PM »
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 #94 on: November 12, 2011, 02:34:25 PM »
This is hopefully going to be a smooth service release

Sure, hopefully  ;D

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Here's an [incomplete] list of the most important changes:

 ??? :-\ Most users won't test it if it gets back to 6.0.1289.
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The UI of the new version also includes the avast! Market, a new way to get info (and potentially try/buy) other avast products. This section can be hidden by disabling the avast! recommendation features in the avast! Community settings.

The content is not final yet - please take it like this.

I've said it before. Marketing is a good way to push forward the company, but the technical details need to be close enough to the goal, or it backfires.

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Download links:

Well, the beta is already available in several repositories, but still, don't you think you should stop (or at least reduce) this faulty distribution?

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You can either install from scratch, or over an existing installation of avast (any version).

Sure we "can", but we shouldn't. Even if users skip the fact that the next update is going backwards to 6.0.1289, the first *update* to 6.0.1351 is not really an "update" when all the previous settings are lost.

I suppose that "over an existing installation" could be interpreted like "overwriting", and not as "updating" (which is probably what most users would understand and expect).

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Users of the previous beta can also use the normal in-product updater.

Even that doesn't seem to be correct.

To be clear, I am posting these comments so to make it better. The whole point of a beta (or post alpha?) is to test it. The reports are clear enough: users can't *really* USE it as intended or expected, hence can't be REALLY tested.

Is it "really" necessary to suggest to stop the needless spreading of this beta, ASAP?
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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - 6.0.1351 **
« Reply #95 on: November 12, 2011, 02:54:31 PM »
Updated thru site but didn't keep settings and still showing program update. version 6.0.1351 installed.
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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - 6.0.1351 **
« Reply #96 on: November 12, 2011, 02:58:22 PM »
^ It has been tested and the basic test failed. I did a clean install of it and it still wanted to upgrade to the stable release. I have better things to do than worry if and when my AV will upgrade or downgrade. This is very clear on what it is supposed to do. Beta should update to Beta at least until there is a final. It should NOT update itself to final on the very first attempt.
You also can stop the spin about this being an Alpha/Beta release, I have been dealing with these things for far to long.
I still find it strange that the LIKE button is still available on a paid version. I know that it can be turned off, but if a user did NOT like it, they would NOT have purchased it. It should not be very hard to fix this minor update issue if that is all it is. On that , I cannot be sure.

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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - 6.0.1351 **
« Reply #97 on: November 12, 2011, 02:59:56 PM »
Updated thru site but didn't keep settings and still showing program update. version 6.0.1351 installed.
Manually update it and see what you get :)

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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - 6.0.1351 **
« Reply #98 on: November 12, 2011, 03:04:14 PM »
thanks, I did but it want to update to the more stable version 6.0.1239.
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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - 6.0.1351 **
« Reply #99 on: November 12, 2011, 04:37:45 PM »
So when are avast going to give us the export and import of avast settings that we have been screaming about for years.

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This was asked for in the (meanwhile deleted) Wishlist, as well as in the Brainstorm site... :-\ :(
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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - 6.0.1351 **
« Reply #100 on: November 12, 2011, 04:41:59 PM »
So when are avast going to give us the export and import of avast settings that we have been screaming about for years.

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This was asked for in the (meanwhile deleted) Wishlist, as well as in the Brainstorm site... :-\ :(

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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - 6.0.1351 **
« Reply #101 on: November 12, 2011, 05:08:28 PM »
i hope the boot screen message returns in official program update 6.0.1351....i just love it!  ;D

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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - 6.0.1351 **
« Reply #102 on: November 12, 2011, 05:11:13 PM »
Was it only me or all settings return to the defaults? What's up with this beta?  >:( >:( :(
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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - 6.0.1351 **
« Reply #103 on: November 12, 2011, 05:13:16 PM »
Was it only me or all settings return to the defaults?

No, it's not only you...
Did you read the thread..? ;)
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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - 6.0.1351 **
« Reply #104 on: November 12, 2011, 05:47:16 PM »
this beta is something indigestable >:(  how can avast! guys make uch o poor beta...its not worth calling it a beta even...its cr*p  :-[