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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
« Reply #240 on: November 21, 2011, 09:05:35 PM »
EDIT: Also noticed that I am seeing many more "The connection has been reset" messages in firefox recently...Click a link somewhere, and no loading is done, just get the message. Hit reload and it is fine...not sure of relevance, but worth noting.

To expand on this...

Today it has been rather annoying. I would say that at least one in five clicks results in the connection reset page...

This seems to have begun (this bad) with these betas.

Am I the only one?
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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
« Reply #241 on: November 21, 2011, 09:07:47 PM »
Today it has been rather annoying. I would say that at least one in five clicks results in the connection reset page...

This seems to have begun (this bad) with these betas.

Am I the only one?

I had this message once or twice today, although my WiMax connection was perfect, but I can't prove it was BETA's fault.

Just had one more random "Diagnose connection problems" event...
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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
« Reply #242 on: November 21, 2011, 09:07:51 PM »
I agree and the fact that Avast would release to the public such a Beta makes me question if I will renew my license.

OMG. ::)
Don't use a beta then and stay on the stable builds...

The problem is, this update was sent out as a final build in my avast! U.I., and updating to that is also causing me problems on Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. It's not just the original beta update release that is buggy, the final update release is also buggy.  :(
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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
« Reply #243 on: November 21, 2011, 09:11:10 PM »
The problem is, this update was sent out as a final build in my avast! U.I

Something new... Are you sure? I don't know if it was finalized, and if it is - it should have other build number, not 1345. Final number always is different comparing to latest BETA.

http://www.avast.com/en-eu/release-history
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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
« Reply #244 on: November 21, 2011, 09:14:45 PM »
The problem is, this update was sent out as a final build in my avast! U.I.,

No, it wasn't.
If you had a previous beta, then sure, you're on the beta stream - but if you had 6.0.1289, then no.

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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
« Reply #245 on: November 21, 2011, 09:17:01 PM »
The problem is, this update was sent out as a final build in my avast! U.I.

Please recheck this. ;)
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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
« Reply #246 on: November 21, 2011, 09:25:35 PM »
The beta has now been updated to build 6.0.1356.


BTW let me just say a few words about the dreaded 1354 update. This was probably one of the most interesting experiences we've ever had with a product update. The problem was related to this little item briefly mentioned in the revision history:

- speed optimizations in the updater

What this meant was that we rewrote a part of the updater which takes care of parsing of certain files in the avast SETUP folder. Now, the interesting part is that there was no problem with that code - it was implemented correctly, and thoroughly tested. However, there was a bug in a previous version of avast (probably all versions up to 6.0.1352) which caused one of the files to be malformed (under certain circumstances). The new optimized code didn't expect such a corrupted file though, and that resulted in the rather surprising symptoms many of you were experiencing - all sorts of erratic behavior.

This is also why the reaction to this build was somehow bipolar - either it was working perfectly fine (this was the case where the file had been OK) or it wasn't quite working at all (the case where the file had been corrupted).

The "fix" we implemented in v1356 allowed us to process both the valid and corrupted versions of the file.


Of course, let me apologize for any inconveniences this might have caused. This was a very interesting lesson for us - this was exactly the type of issue where external testing proved indispensable. However, this will hopefully allow us to also improve our internal QA process moving forward.


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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
« Reply #247 on: November 21, 2011, 09:26:12 PM »
Am I the only one?

No, third time for me during this hour...

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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
« Reply #248 on: November 21, 2011, 09:30:01 PM »
Am I the only one?

No, third time for me during this hour...

This is also definitely related to build 1354 - resolved in 1356.

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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
« Reply #249 on: November 21, 2011, 09:32:56 PM »
The beta has now been updated to build 6.0.1356.


BTW let me just say a few words about the dreaded 1354 update. This was probably one of the most interesting experiences we've ever had with a product update. The problem was related to this little item briefly mentioned in the revision history:

- speed optimizations in the updater

What this meant was that we rewrote a part of the updater which takes care of parsing of certain files in the avast SETUP folder. Now, the interesting part is that there was no problem with that code - it was implemented correctly, and thoroughly tested. However, there was a bug in a previous version of avast (probably all versions up to 6.0.1352) which caused one of the files to be malformed (under certain circumstances). The new optimized code didn't expect such a corrupted file though, and that resulted in the rather surprising symptoms many of you were experiencing - all sorts of erratic behavior.

This is also why the reaction to this build was somehow bipolar - either it was working perfectly fine (this was the case where the file had been OK) or it wasn't quite working at all (the case where the file had been corrupted).

The "fix" we implemented in v1356 allowed us to process both the valid and corrupted versions of the file.


Of course, let me apologize for any inconveniences this might have caused. This was a very interesting lesson for us - this was exactly the type of issue where external testing proved indispensable. However, this will hopefully allow us to also improve our internal QA process moving forward.


Thanks
Vlk



Updated to the very latest version, and everything is back to normal.

Thanks for the quick fix and explanation.  ;)

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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
« Reply #250 on: November 21, 2011, 09:34:54 PM »
Thanks Vlk. Upgraded.
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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
« Reply #251 on: November 21, 2011, 09:38:28 PM »
Updated to the very latest version, and everything is back to normal.

+1 I hope "Diagnose connection problems" will be gone too  ;D

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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
« Reply #252 on: November 21, 2011, 09:39:42 PM »
I also just updated, and everything is working again. Thanks  ;D
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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
« Reply #253 on: November 21, 2011, 09:41:08 PM »
Hi,

after the problems with 1354 I went back to 1352. Now updated from 1352 to 1356 and all works fine.

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Re: ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - NOW 6.0.1354 **
« Reply #254 on: November 21, 2011, 09:41:26 PM »
Updated, and I have my Real Time Shields back ;D

Thanks.

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