Avast! v.6.0.xxxx BETA Releases

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  1. hayc59

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    avast! v6.0.1270 Public BETA Released
    08.24.2011

    What's New:
    • New Script Shield - so far, it works in IE 32-bit and in Firefox. Chrome support coming soon!
    • Web Shield now scanning all processes by default
    • Stability improvements in aswSP.sys
    • Better tracking of file sources
    • WebRep now working in Firefox 6
    • Under-the-hood improvements in the Behavior Shield and Sandbox modules
    • Slight improvements in the product UI

    You can use the built-in product updater or download links on our main website.
    Of course, thanks to all the beta testers for their hard word
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    Download: avast! BETA v6.0.1270
     
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    Re: avast! v6.0.1270 BETA Released

    Thanks but
    I guess from stable build we can't upgrade to beta...o_O
     
  3. hayc59

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    Re: avast! v6.0.1270 BETA Released

    NO, but after this BETA has been installed
    past practices would be yes
     
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    Re: avast! v6.0.1270 BETA Released

    :thumb:
     
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    Re: avast! v6.0.1270 BETA Released

    Will it have an option for displaying found threats while scanning?
    Similar to dr web or eset
     
  6. RejZoR

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    Re: avast! v6.0.1270 BETA Released

    avast! only shows up stuff when the scan is completelly finished. I don't think they'll change this in v6, but it is possible for v7 comming sometime next year.
     
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    Re: avast! v6.0.1270 BETA Released

    Good that the script shield is being expanded :)
     
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    Re: avast! v6.0.1270 BETA Released

    x64 systems are neglected and don't get improved script shield. Why so?
     
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    Re: avast! v6.0.1270 BETA Released

    Im on x64 and i saw script shield scanning firefox data
     
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    Re: avast! v6.0.1270 BETA Released

    It's not x64 systems, it's the browser that's relevant here (doesn't matter if you're running 32-bit or 64-bit OS). AFAIK IE is the only 64-bit browser widely used, and support for it is coming soon.

    Thanks
    Vlk
     
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    Re: avast! v6.0.1270 BETA Released

    I see! Thanks for the information!
     
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    Re: avast! v6.0.1270 BETA Released

    Because of this change, Ad Muncher now works with the Web Shield out of the box :)
     
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    Re: avast! v6.0.1270 BETA Released

    Great news! Cant wait to see this come out of beta!

    Cheers hayc! ;)
     
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    avast! v.6.0.1273 BETA Released

    avast! v.6.0.1273 BETA Released
    08.26.2011

    Here's an [incomplete] List of the Most Important Changes:
    • New Script Shield - so far, it works in IE 32-bit and in Firefox. Chrome support coming soon!
    • Web Shield now scanning all processes by default
    • Stability improvements in aswSP.sys
    • Better tracking of file sources
    • WebRep now working in Firefox 6
    • Under-the-hood improvements in the Behavior Shield and Sandbox modules
    • Slight improvements in the product UI
    Whats New
    • Solved the Firefox crash issue
    • A few stability improvements in the sandbox module (e.g. PDF reader support)
    • Cosmetic changes in the UI

    Download: avast! BETA v6.0.1273
     

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    Re: avast! v.6.0.1273 BETA Released

    Seriously - why do Avast have to have a new thread every time they creates one of their million beta builds? :rolleyes: Emagine we did that with all the other companies - this section would be one piece of "beta xxx released"! Please post these updates in one Avast thread, like with all the other av's around (etc. create "Avast! beta releases" thread) :thumb:

    Edit: thx for combined threads :)
     
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    Re: avast! v.6.0.1273 BETA Released

    Agreed!
     
  17. Cudni

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    Combined Avast beta threads for easier following
     
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    Great, thanks. All of the Avast Beta threads were getting quite confusing.
     
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    Re: avast! v.6.0.1273 BETA Released

    I apologize for confusing you..looks like Cudni has worked it out ;)
     
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    Web Shield now scanning all processes by default.
    There is a question mark about this feature.
    It may make the firewall useless for any outbound http request because the traffic will go through the avast service that act like a local proxy.
    In version 6.0.1023 web shield will only scan browsers and I think thats what a web shields is built for. The firewall will do rest of the job if any software want to send something to the web and let me decide if i want to allow it or not.
     
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    The Web Shield is a transparent proxy that scans incoming HTTP traffic for bad content in real time. I don't understand how a firewall feature that blocks outgoing HTTP to a particular process and/or via a particular port will interfere with, or be interfered with, the avast! Web Shield. (I'm open to persuasion though.)
     
  22. DBone

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    I'm sure avast! has a handle on this.
     
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    99th Post...you're about to cross over to the other side......
     
  24. raven211

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    Testing, seems stable at the moment - I recall ppl have previously said that betas of Avast! are stable, so a big plus for you devs.
     
  25. J_L

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    How well is Script Shield working with the latest version of Firefox?
     
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