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Avast New Beta version 17.6.2308

Q: Avast New Beta version 17.6.2308

Hi everyone,

new beta version 17.6.2308 is released.

What's new
- Anti-phishing in Web Shield - Web Shield now blocks Phishing sites even without the browser plugin Avast Online Security installed in the browser
- New Cleanup Premium - Cleanup is now standalone application, in beta you can use it even without license
- New detection dialogues also for Behavioral Shield
- Improved flow of all detection dialogues
- Fixed animation of systray icon

Known issues
- Active Game Mode does not suspend Avast pop-up dialogues
- Avast service random crashes
- Cleanup installation sometimes does not work on Windows 10

Download links:
BETA testing - Overview & Download links
Enjoy this beta!
We are looking forward to your feedback.

AVAST Team.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 76

Hi all

New Avast Beta version 17.9.2321

New Beta version 17.9.2321

With best Regards
Mops21
 

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Hi everyone,

new beta version 18.1.2325 (build 18.1.3794.0) was released.

Changes:
Avast AntiTrack is now available also in Avast UI under Privacy tile

Bug fixes:
Fixed product crashes

Known issues:
Shell extension scan (scan option in mouse right click menu) is not showing progress in UI correctly sometimes - We would really appreciate your feedback with exact reproduction steps. Thank you.

Download links:
BETA testing - Overview & Download links

Enjoy this beta!
We are looking forward to your feedback.

AVAST Team
 

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Hi all

NEW BETA version: Avast 17.6.2305

NEW BETA version: Avast 17.6.2305

With best Regards
Mops21
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 76

Hi everyone,

new beta version 17.5.2301 is released.

We fixed:
- problems with ignoring issues on Dashboard
- overall stabiliziation

Download links:
https://forum.Avast.com/index.php?topic=179943.0
Enjoy this beta!
We are looking forward to your feedback.

Avast Team.
 

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Hi all

New Beta version 17.7.2313

New Beta version 17.7.2313

With best Regards
Mops21
 

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Hi everyone,

new beta version 18.3.2331 (build 18.3.3851) is released.

We are tuning product behavior when subscription is expired. The main impacted component is User Interface and the way the components are shown as well as enabled/disabled. There could be problems like component you have licensed is not shown at all, is not enabled, is still enabled once subscription expired or you can see components available for higher edition etc. Most of the issues have been resolved but still we would be thankful for any report related to this.

Fixed Bugs

Problems with starting the Behavior Shield service
Problems with showing components based on subscription state (as mentioned above)
A few program crashes reported over the client

Known Issues

Sensitive Data Shield component is not enabled after upgrade from Free to higher edition (Internet Security or Premier)
Non-licensed components (usually available for higher edition) may be visible in the Settings ? Components
Shredder and Sandbox items may not be visible in the context menu (although those components are installed and functional)
Avast Passwords:
Passwords are not deleted from Avast Secure Browser after successful import
Missing support of Avast Secure Browser in extension installation toaster
When user imports logins from individual browsers we wrongly report status of pending login deletion for one browser regardless overall status
Download links:
BETA testing - Overview & Download links

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Hi all

New Avast Beta version 17.9.2319

New Beta version 17.9.2319

With best Regards
Mops21
 

A:New Avast Beta version 17.9.2319

Avast is my go to recommendation to Apple fans/users who are afraid of Windows because of malware but resent the outrageous cost of Apple.
 

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Hi everyone,

new beta version 18.3.2330 (build 18.3.3847) is released.

New Features & Improvements

New internal implementation of localization in Avast UI - opening of Avast UI is faster now
Passwords component has new settings

Fixed Bugs

Game Mode toaster about newly added game does not slide back
Network connection does not work after installation of missing FW component
Some components (e.g. Real Site) turned on after restart automatically although turned off permanently by user
Firewall blocking emails over IPv6

Known Issues

Sensitive Data Shield component is disabled after edition upgrade AVAST FREE ? IS/Premier

Download links:
BETA testing - Overview & Download links

Enjoy this beta!
We are looking forward to your feedback.

AVAST Team.
 

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Hi everyone,

new beta version 17.6.2306 is released.

What's new/fixed:

New dialogs for malware detections
Offline installation of Avast works without network
Loading of some websites no longer blocked by Web Shield

Known issues:

Behavior shield detection dialog not updated

Download links:
BETA testing - Overview & Download links
Enjoy this beta!
We are looking forward to your feedback.

AVAST Team
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 76

Hi all

New Avast Beta version 17.9.2320

New Beta version 17.9.2320

With best Regards
Mops21
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 76

Hi all

New Avast Beta version 17.7.2314

New Beta version 17.7.2314

With best Regards
Mops21
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 76

Hi all

New Avast Beta version 17.8.2315

New Beta version 17.8.2315

With best Regards
Mops21
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 76

Hi everyone,

new beta version 18.3.2329 (build 18.3.3831) is released.

Fixed Bugs

Fixed displaying welcome screen after the installation is finished
Fixed restoring files from virus chest (files were not restored but were deleted)
Fixed a few program crashes

Known Issues

Game Mode toaster about newly added game does not slide back
Network connection does not work after installation of missing FW component

Download links:
BETA testing - Overview & Download links

Enjoy this beta!
We are looking forward to your feedback.

AVAST Team.
 

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HI all just found this

Newest beta version: 17.1.2282

Changes:
+ GUI fixes
+ New SecureDNS module
+ New tray icon
+ SafeZone: Now, whether you?re in Default or Bank Mode, you?ll use the same settings, bookmarks and history. You?ll even be able to switch between modes without losing your session, so it?s never been easier to shop or bank safely.
+ SafeZone: Added Bookmarks export
+ minor bugs fixed (total 268)

Download links:
- BETA testing - Overview & Download links
Known issues:
+ SmartScan and Browser Cleanup not finished
+ Firewall profiles don't work correctly on Windows XP
+ SafeZone: Links leading to extensions store will not work
 

A:Avast beta version: 17.1.2282

Love the new UI. Icon animation is cool but I prefer the last one.
 

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Hi everyone,

new beta version 17.7.2311 (build 17.7.3631.0) is released.

What's new:

SafeZone Browser is not installed with clean AV installation anymore (Avast FAQ | Avast Antivirus: SafeZone Browser - FAQs)
Several bug-fixes
Known issues:

Setup: Cleanup component cannot be uninstalled via modify installation or from UI
Setup: Passive mode is not activated when another Antivirus solution is already installed
Game Mode: All game mode rules are turned off by default (this setting is reloaded after restart)

Affects both clean installation and update

Sensitive Data Shield: When protected documents are modified, such documents are no longer protected
Sensitive Data Shield: When protected document is stored on device which is unplugged and plugged back to the computer, such documents are no longer protected
Sensitive Data Shield: Changing rule allow/block in settings are not saved (the rule cannot be changed due to this)

Download links:
BETA testing - Overview & Download links

Enjoy this beta!
We are looking forward to your feedback.

AVAST Team.
 

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Hi everyone,

new beta version 18.1.2323 (build 18.1.3769.0) is released.

Changes

It is possible to add more files into virus chest at once (you're welcome AliKhan )
Improved dump creation when our process crashes
Better handling of multiple opened Avast windows
Added support for fallback download server (using HTTPS) in setup in case standard servers don't work
Warning is displayed when logging off from windows during installation (so installation is finished properly)
Optimized scanning of downloaded executable files

Bug fixes

Fixed scanning of files in Virus Chest
Fixed wrong text in Recycle Bin context menu
Avast UI crashes fixed
Avast Clear now works properly on Win XP

Known issues

Email protection is not enabled sometimes after installation on XP until restart
Several detection dialogues might be displayed for one downloaded and detected threat in case of .exe or .msi files
Download links:
BETA testing - Overview & Download links

Enjoy this beta!
We are looking forward to your feedback.

AVAST Team
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 76

Hi everyone,

new beta version 18.1.2326 (build 18.1.3800.0) was released.

Changes:
There are just minor bug fixes in this beta.

Download links:
BETA testing - Overview & Download links

Enjoy this beta!
We are looking forward to your feedback.

AVAST Team
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 76

Hi all

New Avast Beta version 17.8.2318

New Beta version 17.8.2318

With best Regards
Mops21
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 76

Hi all

New Avast Beta version 17.8.2317

New Beta version 17.8.2317

With best Regards
Mops21
 

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Hi everyone,

new beta version 18.2.2327 (build 18.2.3809.0) was released.

New
- When Silent scan is ON and detection is made then this detection is added to Notification Center

Fixed
- Tray icon animation fixed
- Right-click scan from Windows Explorer fixed
- Fixed missing text when right clicked on Recycle Bin
- Fixed auto shutdown after scheduled scans
- Fixed missing Compatibility scan in Smart Scan
- and 50 other minor bugs

Download links:
BETA testing - Overview & Download links

Enjoy this beta!
We are looking forward to your feedback.

AVAST Team
 

A:Avast new beta version 18.2.2327

Captain Awesome said:


and 50 other minor bugsClick to expand...

At last some good movements from Avast!
 

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Hi everyone,

new beta version 17.7.2312 (build 17.7.3636.0) is released.

What's new:

You can add Real site exclusions to Webshield exclusions in following form: dns://donotfilter.mydomain.com
Known issues:

Sensitive Data Shield (remains the same as in 17.7 BETA1)
When protected documents are modified, such documents are no longer protected
When protected document is stored on device which is unplugged and plugged back to the computer, such documents are no longer protected
Changing rule allow/block in settings are not saved (the rule cannot be changed due to this)

Download links:
BETA testing - Overview & Download links

Enjoy this beta!
We are looking forward to your feedback.

AVAST Team.
 

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Hi all

New Avast Beta version 17.8.2316

New Beta version 17.8.2316

With best Regards
Mops21
 

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Hi everyone,

new beta version 17.9.2322 (build 17.9.3761.0) is released.

Changes / Fixed Bugs

Fixed crash of Avast service during computer shutdown
Added localization for new features in 17.9

Download links:
BETA testing - Overview & Download links

Enjoy this beta!
We are looking forward to your feedback.

AVAST Team
 

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Hi all,
sorry for the delay with this beta, but it's finally here. We are now busy working on integration with AVG but I hope you will like the changes coming early next year (and yes HIPS included (wink) ) Main purpose of this beta to test its stability and get your feedback on the new UI. We didn't changed just the "face" but also the framework behind the UI so it gives us now much more flexibility in fixing various issues and bugs in the UI much faster than before.

We listened to the feedback, so there won't be color difference between Free and paid versions and all will be dark. Navigation moved back to the left side, and the window is now larger. We know it's not perfect now and we will work hard in the upcoming weeks to polish it for release quality.

Newest beta version: 12.4.2281

Changes:
+ Fully new UI framework with modern graphics
+ Removed screensaver and desktop gadget
+ Huge internal changes for product stabilization

Download links:
- BETA testing - Overview & Download links
Known issues:
+ Some UI parts are not fully finished yet, excuse glitches
+ SmartScan and Browser Cleanup not finished
+ UI glitches in some expiration messaging dialogs
+ Web shield problems on Win 10 internal preview
+ Passwords synchronization setup flows are broken

Share your feedback and opinions about the new UI here.

your Avast team
 

A:avast New Beta version released - 12.4.2281

Captain Awesome said:


and yes HIPS includedClick to expand...

Good! Fingers crossed for Avast.
 

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Hi all,

new beta version is live: 12.3.2277
This release is about passive mode which will make it easier to run Avast with another antivirus. To try it you can go to Settings and turn it on. It basically disables all realtime protection, but still receving virus definition updates and program updates so it's ready for on demand scans. Please try also to install this beta version on system, where is already another AV running, in that case the passive mode should be activated automatically. Please note that the other AV must be registered in WSC. This feature works on Windows 7 and higher.

Fixed:
+ BSOD for Skylake processor running Windows 10 Anniversary Update(RS1)
+ Randomly opening Avast UI bug
+ SafePrice browser extension component is no longer installed during update when Browser extension was not installed in the previous version

Download links as usual or just update your current beta.

Enjoy,
AVAST Team
 

A:Avast! New Beta version is live - 12.3.2277

Hmm so its taking the SecureAPlus approach. Same deal with Defender really happy.
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 75.2

Hi all,

new beta version is live: 12.2.2276
In this release, we are trying to finish a few long-going internal projects. Especially improved licensing and registration to Windows Security center.

Fixes and improvements:
+ Resolved compatibility issues with Windows 10 Anniversary Update (and the latest Windows Insider builds)
+ Fixed bug in the Settings export (Back up settings)

Known Issues:
+ From time to time, Avast GUI opens without any apparent reason

Download links as usual or just update your current beta.

Enjoy,
Petr
 

A:NEW:Avast! Beta version released - 12.2.2276

Please change the thread title to include Avast...
 

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Hi all,

new beta version is live: 12.2.2273
In this release, we are trying to finish a few long going internal projects. Especially the improved licensing and registration to Windows Security center.

Fixes and improvements:
+ New licensing system
+ New implementation of Windows Security center registration
+ Rescue Disc fixed

Known Issues:
- Inserting license into expired program may cause invisibility of some components in the program UI. Repair fixes the issue.
- New components menu is not yet fully functional
- Windows Security center registration may not be successful in some cases. But please, report all occurrences which are not fixed by reboot.
- SafePrice plugin for Firefox may not show all available offers

Download links as usual or just update your current beta.

Enjoy,
Petr

DL: BETA testing - Overview & Download links
 

A:Avast Beta version released - 12.2.2273

Thanks for the share Awesome.
 

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Hi all,

new beta version is live: 2016.12.1.2264
In this beta we focused on internal improvements and bugfixes.

Changes:

+ Internal enhancements of the licensing component
+ Fixed problem with closing post-update window
+ SecureLine icon issues fixed
+ SafeZone browser - Introducing New Pay Mode

Known issues:

- Data Shredder UI doesn't work correctly
- User interface might freeze after inserting a license
- Passwords Extension installation status is not updated during passwords activation, user has to wait for skip link to be shown (30s) to be able continue
- SafeZone Browser - Sometimes, Pay Mode fails to start. Restart of the browser should help
- SafeZone Browser - Dummy notifications and landing pages of Pay mode

NEW: Beta version released - 2016.12.1.2264
 

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Hi all,
new beta version is live: 12.3.2280
There are no new features, only bug fixes

Fixed:
+ Slowing down computer during installation, NEW August version: 12.3.2279
+ Unavailability to select other language during installation

Download links as usual or just update your current beta.
Previously introduced:
Passive mode:
- In this beta we would like to introduce new compatibility mode, which should solve compatibility issues, when Avast is being installed on a pc, where other AV is installed (and registred to WSC), Most of the shields are turned off, Avast should be updatable.

Enjoy,
Avast team
 

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Hi all,

new beta version is live: 2016.12.1.2268
As we are getting closer to the final release, please expect beta builds to come with higher frequency and shorter changelogs.

Changes:

+ Boot-time scan available to both online and offline users, while online users have opportunity to download additional virus definitions before the scan is scheduled
+ Fixed missing firewall profile selection dialog after installation and reboot
+ SafeZone browser - New design of bank mode landing pages
+ SafeZone browser - Start menu icon fixed on Win 10

Known issues:

- CyberCapture still holds local copy of the file which is in the protective custody even when CyberCapture feature is turned off in settings
- Registration to the Windows security center may not be successful in some cases

Download links as usual or just update your current beta.

Enjoy,
Petr

Download links of Betas:BETA testing - Overview & Download links
 

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Hi everyone,

new beta version 18.1.2324 (build 18.1.3787.0) was released.
Changes

1) NEW PRODUCT - Avast AntiTrack

Standalone product offered via Avast
Extensions for Chrome, Firefox, Opera, IE, Edge
Helps with staying anonymous when browsing with one-click functionality
Helps with keeping the users browsing history private
Helps with stopping ads from following the user through the browsing experience
Protects against online identity theft
Currently not visible in Avast UI, but you can download and activate the product here:
Download link http://trackoff.d.avcdn.net/trackof...0cd02908712/avast_antitrack_premium_setup.exe
Activation code: 540A-EE7E-818D-E716-1CD8

2) New Anti-Exploit module for better protection against exploits, shellcode and other malicious PE files
3) Changes in minimal installation components (now Behavioral shield is included)
4) In case that DNS does not resolve our installation and update URLs correctly, the program will use Google DNS servers
Bug fixes

Fixed bug when games were minimizing themselves every 30 minutes
Fixed problems with Outlook plugin
Fixed name of Avast window in task bar
Fixed Help screen (help was not displaying proper page on some places in UI - typically in settings)
Fixed Boot Time Scan
Fixed bug which caused that Last computer scan time was not displayed correctly
Download links:
BETA testing - Overview & Download links

Enjoy this beta!
We are looking forward to your feedback.

AVAST Team
 

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Hi all,

new beta version is live: 2016.12.1.2272
We are now even closer to the release. This is probably the last beta.

Changes:

+ Fixed issue with user settings reset to default after program update
+ Fixed incompatibility with latest Windows 10 insider builds

Download links as usual or just update your current beta.

Enjoy,
Petr
BETA testing - Overview & Download links
 

A:Avast Beta version released - 2016.12.1.2272

Can't wait for the full release. @Jack 's How to setup Avast Internet Security 2016 for Maximum Protection (Guide)

I feel like no other AV can keep up with Avast. (Maybe Kaspersky)
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 74.4

Hi all,

new beta version is live: 2016.12.1.2265
In this beta we focused on internal improvements and bugfixes.

Changes:

+ Bugfixes
+ Passwords extension installation status bug fixed

Known issues:

- User interface might freeze after inserting a license
- SafeZone Browser - Sometimes, Pay Mode fails to start. Restart of the browser should help
- SafeZone Browser - Dummy notifications and landing pages of Pay mode
- SecureLine - trying to connect while offline might cause service crash

Download links as usual or just update your current beta.

Enjoy,
Petr
Download the beta installers:
http://files.avast.com/beta9x/avast_free_antivirus_setup_online.exe
http://files.avast.com/beta9x/avast_pro_antivirus_setup_online.exe
http://files.avast.com/beta9x/avast_internet_security_setup_online.exe
http://files.avast.com/beta9x/avast_premier_antivirus_setup_online.exe

OR

Offline beta installers:

http://files.avast.com/beta9x/avast_free_antivirus_setup.exe
http://files.avast.com/beta9x/avast_pro_antivirus_setup.exe
http://files.avast.com/beta9x/avast_internet_security_setup.exe
http://files.avast.com/beta9x/avast_premier_antivirus_setup.exe
 

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Hi all,

new beta version is live: 2016.12.1.2271
We are now even closer to the release. This might be the last beta.

Changes:

+ Fixed issue with HIPS sensitivity set to highest - please verify our fix if you were affected by the issue
+ Fixed CyberCapture dialog in some localizations
+ The new implementation of Web Shield is now fully turned on
+ Updated translations

Download links as usual or just update your current beta.

Enjoy,
Petr
BETA testing - Overview & Download links
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 74.4

Hi all,

new beta version is live: 2016.12.1.2266
In this beta we focused on internal improvements and bugfixes.

Changes:

+ SecureLine internal enhancements
+ Firewall profile switching rewritten
+ Avast screens are not displayed on Windows 10 lockscreens anymore
+ Boot time scan feature is now being downloaded on-demand
+ Fixed showing restart dialog too often and ignore postpone times

Known issues:

- User interface might freeze after inserting a license
- User interface might freeze when starting smart scan
- SafeZone Browser - Sometimes, Pay Mode fails to start. Restart of the browser should help
- SafeZone Browser - Dummy notifications and landing pages of Pay mode
- Boot time scan "on-demand download" does not work
- HNS scan sometimes does not finish at all

Download links as usual or just update your current beta.

Enjoy,
Petr

1. Download the beta installers:
http://files.avast.com/beta9x/avast_free_antivirus_setup_online.exe
http://files.avast.com/beta9x/avast_pro_antivirus_setup_online.exe
http://files.avast.com/beta9x/avast_internet_security_setup_online.exe
http://files.avast.com/beta9x/avast_premier_antivirus_setup_online.exe

OR

Offline beta installers:

http://files.avast.com/beta9x/avast_free_antivirus_setup.exe
http://files.avast.com/beta9x/avast_pro_antivirus_setup.exe
http://files.avast.com/beta9x/avast_internet_security_setup.exe
http://files.avast.com/beta9x/avast_premier_antivirus_setup.exe
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 74.4

Hi all,

new beta version is live: 2016.12.1.2269
As we are getting closer to release, please expect beta builds to come with higher frequency and shorter changelogs.

Changes:

+ New implementation of Web Shield will be soon turned on, please report any issues with browsing or with downloads
+ Fixed issues with displaing specific fonts in the UI
+ Fixed file locking in CyberCapture
+ Fixed service crashes on non-updated Windows 8.1
+ Updated translations

Known issues:

- Registration to the Windows security center may still have some issues.

Download links as usual or just update your current beta.

Enjoy,
Petr
Download: BETA testing - Overview & Download links
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 74.4

Hi all,

new beta version is live: 2016.12.1.2267
In this beta we focused on internal improvements and bugfixes.

Changes:

+ Boot-time scan download dialog fixed
+ New CyberCapture feature is now part of DeepScreen (further explanation will come)
+ When Avast Firewall is turned off, Windows Firewall is started
+ Fixed crash which occurred when offline user tried to initiate a SecureLine connection
+ Fixed GUI freeze after license insertion
+ SafeZone - fixed possible problem with initialization of Bank mode (Pay mode is now Bank mode)

Known issues:

- SafeZone Browser - Dummy notifications and landing pages of Pay mode
- Missing firewal profile selection dialog after installation and reboot

Notes:

+ In the next beta, the boot-time scan will be enabled again for offline users (this decision was based on your feedback from the last beta). However, extended package of virus definitions will be still offered for download when the boot-time scan is scheduled.

Download links as usual or just update your current beta.

Enjoy,
Petr
1. Download the beta installers:
http://files.avast.com/beta9x/avast_free_antivirus_setup_online.exe
http://files.avast.com/beta9x/avast_pro_antivirus_setup_online.exe
http://files.avast.com/beta9x/avast_internet_security_setup_online.exe
http://files.avast.com/beta9x/avast_premier_antivirus_setup_online.exe

OR

Offline beta installers:

http://files.avast.com/beta9x/avast_free_antivirus_setup.exe
http://files.avast.com/beta9x/avast_pro_antivirus_set... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 74.4

Hi all,

new beta version is live: 2016.12.1.2270
As we are getting closer to release, please expect beta builds to come with higher frequency and shorter changelogs.

Changes:

+ Fixed service crashes caused by the new implementation of Web Shield
+ The new implementation of Web Shield is now fully turned on, please report any issues with browsing or with downloads
+ Fixed explorer scan settings - it is now possible to edit and save settings for this scan
+ Updated translations

Known issues:

- Registration to the Windows security center may still have some issues
- Highest HIPS sensitivity setting can prevent user from logging into Windows

Download links as usual or just update your current beta.

Enjoy,
Petr
Downloads-BETA testing - Overview & Download links
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 73.6

Hi all,

new beta version is live: 12.3.2277
This release is about passive mode which will make it easier to run Avast with another antivirus. To try it you can go to Settings and turn it on. It basically disables all realtime protection, but still receving virus definition updates and program updates so it's ready for on demand scans. Please try also to install this beta version on system, where is already another AV running, in that case the passive mode should be activated automatically. Please note that the other AV must be registered in WSC. This feature works on Windows 7 and higher.

Fixed:
+ BSOD for Skylake processor running Windows 10 Anniversary Update(RS1)
+ Randomly opening Avast UI bug
+ SafePrice browser extension component is no longer installed during update when Browser extension was not installed in the previous version

Download links as usual or just update your current beta.

Enjoy,
AVAST Team
 

A:Avast! New Beta version Internet Security live - 12.3.2277

Hmm so its taking the SecureAPlus approach. Same deal with Defender really happy.
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 72.8

Hi all

Avast Free Antivirus NEW: Beta Version released - 2016.12.2.2275

In this release, we are trying to finish a few long-going internal projects. Especially improved licensing and registration to Windows Security center.

Fixes and improvements:
+ Fixed issues with the new implementation of Windows Security center registration
+ The new Settings > Components menu is ready - please report any issues

Known Issues:
- From time to time, Avast GUI opens without any apparent reason
NEW: Beta version released - 12.2.2275

With best Regards
Mops21
 

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Hi everyone,
new stable version 17.5.2303 has just been released.


What's new:

This version contains mainly fixes under the hood for SMB customers.
How to install:

1. Update from your existing Avast version via Settings -> Update -> Update program

2. Or you can download and install from here

Online installers (recommended):

http://files.avast.com/iavs9x/avast_free_antivirus_setup.exe

http://files.avast.com/iavs9x/avast_pro_antivirus_setup.exe

http://files.avast.com/iavs9x/avast_internet_security_setup.exe

http://files.avast.com/iavs9x/avast_premier_antivirus_setup.exe

Offline installers:

http://files.avast.com/iavs9x/avast_free_antivirus_setup_offline.exe

http://files.avast.com/iavs9x/avast_pro_antivirus_setup_offline.exe

http://files.avast.com/iavs9x/avast_internet_security_setup_offline.exe

http://files.avast.com/iavs9x/avast_premier_antivirus_setup_offline.exe

We hope you enjoy the new version!
AVAST Team
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 54

Someone I work with brought in a friends computer because it was essentially toast due to viruses/trojans/etc.

My coworker swears by AVG and has it loaded on all his systems. So he installed the latest version and did a scan. AVG found a ton of stuff. No problems. But, the computer was still slow and there were still numerous issues.

I finally convinced him to take Avast Beta 5 for a spin on the system. After a full system scan, Avast found 126 pieces of malware, including trojans and more, after AVG said the system was clean.

I realize this could happen with basically any two anti virus apps, the point is, AVG simply is not good enough IMO and too many people rely on it because it is free and the most popular free anti virus solution.

If you are looking for free, my advice would be to give Avast serious consideration. Microsoft Security Essentials is also an excellent choice, although we did not install and scan the system with MSE. We did however load Malwarebytes to see if Avast had missed anything and Malwarebytes did not find a single thing after Avast had cleaned the system. Very impressed with Avast.

A:AVG 9 vs Avast Beta 5

I'm all about Avast too. I just got done cleaning out a machine that AVG too said was "clean". Avast cleaned it right out.

Our local computer guys are all pro AVG, funny how people come to me (at work) with all their problems in one way or another leaning towards AVG.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 54

I was looking around at geek U and found out about this. So I decided to share the glory at Bleeping Computer 4.8 is quite an important update for us.It contains the following major improvements: - a built-in antirootkit module - a built-in self-defense module - starting with v4.8, avast is now officially an antispyware application, too (CheckMark certified).Plus there's a number of not-so-big new features, such as the ability to track scan progress and a large number of improvements in both the scanning engine and other components (such as the boot-time scanner, and the updater).BTW This first beta build will be followed by another one (most likely in about a week). This is because it still doesn't contain some of the anti-rootkit functionality (so far, boot-time scan can be used to detect/remove rootkits; in the next beta, the GUI scanners will also feature antirootkit capabilities).Also, in this first version, we're still aware of some methods to bypass the self-defense module, and these are being worked on continuously. This especially applies to the ashDisp.exe process which is somewhat harder to protect than the rest (i.e. the avast services) as it shares the user's logon session and is thus more easily attackable.Like I said its still in beta but I must say, this is impressive and I think I'm going to try the beta.But I'd like to ask, has anyone else taken the plunge yet?I think when this is a stable release its going to be a real hit. And certainly will give AVG a ... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 53.2

Hi all

Avast 17.5.2303 Beta

NEW Beta version 17.5.2303

With best Regards
Mops21
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 53.2

Hi everyone,

new beta version 17.5.2297 is released.
What's new:

New Firewall profile selection toaster instead of dialog (when connecting to a new network)
New toasters (in CEF) for scan, game mode, secure line
Notification counter in tray icon
Redesigned notification/problem center and dashboard
Fixed several setup crashes during program update
Download links:
BETA testing - Overview & Download links
Enjoy this beta!
We are looking forward to your feedback.
 

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