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** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1364 **
« on: November 12, 2011, 07:24:08 PM »
The update has now been officially release as version 6.0.1367. See here for details.

Thanks to anyone who helped testing the beta version.


Hi everyone,

we will soon be releasing a new program update of avast. As usual, we're making it available for public testing a few days before the official release. The current version number is Edit Nov 24: 6.0.1364.

This is hopefully going to be a smooth service release, mainly designed to fix some of the issues of the previous v6.0 builds. It also moves us a bit closer to the release of v7, slated for Q1 2012.

Here's an [incomplete] list of the most important changes:
- Script Shield now works with Google Chrome, all versions of Firefox and Acrobat Reader
- Improvements in WebRep plugins (especially IE)
- Stability improvements in aswSP.sys and the avast! sandbox
- File system shield: improved on-close scanning
- avast! Internet Security: new antispam engine
- Web Shield and Script Shield: more options in the UI

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.

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: November 28, 2011, 09:07:43 PM by Vlk »
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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2011, 07:32:48 PM »
OK, downloading again and will install over the top of 6.0.1289.

This installation gives the Update option screen and that is what I have chosen, Restart screen on conclusion.

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« Last Edit: November 12, 2011, 07:37:06 PM by DavidR »
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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2011, 07:40:41 PM »
Thanks, all is good!
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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2011, 07:41:26 PM »
Downloading... :)

Update:

Installed from scratch... Currently avast! working seamlessly...

Can you guys explain what "File system shield: improved on-close scanning" means?

Cheers...
« Last Edit: November 12, 2011, 08:19:48 PM by Mayura4Ever »

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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2011, 07:42:50 PM »
does anyone remember how long the last beta period lasted? just wondering how soon we will see a stable release because im still avoiding this till than.

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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2011, 07:50:02 PM »
There is no duration, as the whole point is for people to try it and ensure there aren't any hiccups on their systems. If there were it would depend on hoe serious that was and if it was crucial how long it would take to fix.

So you can't quantify that duration and equating it to the last beta is comparing apples and oranges.
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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2011, 08:06:13 PM »
Thanks for the fix :)

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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2011, 08:21:42 PM »
Can you guys explain what "File system shield: improved on-close scanning" means?

Previously, the scanning of created/modified files was governed by the file's extension (there was a list of filename extensions). Now, all executable files are scanned, irrespective of their extension.


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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2011, 08:28:26 PM »
Thanks for the fix.

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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2011, 08:40:59 PM »
Downloaded and installed over the top of 1351 and it's still all good for me  ;D

Thanks Vlk and the rest of of the Avast crew  :)

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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2011, 08:45:15 PM »
Previously, the scanning of created/modified files was governed by the file's extension (there was a list of filename extensions). Now, all executable files are scanned, irrespective of their extension.

Now I got it VLK :) Thanks for quick respond and clearing my doubt right away...

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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2011, 08:46:20 PM »
Why is this not in the Beta area of the forum ???
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=15.0

Has this area died ???
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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2011, 08:50:35 PM »
Just knew there was a Beta area... ???

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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2011, 08:52:22 PM »
Why is this not in the Beta area of the forum ???
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=15.0

Has this area died ???

Because we usually use the beta section only for bigger betas, such as for major releases (e.g. V7 next year). The "small" betas usually don't have too many issues and therefore we don't reopen the beta section for those.

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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1352 **
« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2011, 08:58:50 PM »
Thnx Ondrej, for the new Beta :)

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