FYI: GRISOFT AVG 8 Public Beta 2 released today

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  1. vinzenz.ewido

    vinzenz.ewido former ewido team

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    AVG 8.0 Public Beta 2

    Second beta version of AVG 8.0 has been released for public beta testing.
    Main news and changes in AVG 8.0

    New components

    * Web shield - web content scanner (HTTP and Instant Messaging)
    * Link scanner - Safe Search and Safe Surf (includes Exploit Prevention Labs scanner)
    * System tools
    * Anti-Rootkit

    Scanning engine

    * Completely new scanning engine
    * Improved detection capabilities
    * New, much more effective, heuristic analysis
    * Improved performance
    * Reduced system requirements

    Testing

    * Possibility to set scan priority also during testing
    * Unified virus and spyware detection

    Scheduler

    * All scheduled tasks run as SYSTEM
    * It is possible to run only one scheduled scan at one time
    * Cooperation with power supply facilities
    * Improved settings for scheduled tasks

    Update

    * Program update is separated from virus updates
    * Faster reaction to specific threats
    * Automatic proxy server detection

    GUI

    * Simplified, intuitive and effective navigation
    * Merged testing and configuration interface

    Configuration

    * Simple configuration for most users
    * Advanced and detailed settings for IT professionals

    Other features

    * Improved support for scanning exceptions
    * Button for direct dispatch of suspicious file for analysis in Virus Vault
    * Improved synchronization with Windows startup


    Supported Operating Systems

    * MS Windows 2000 SP4 + SRP1
    * MS Windows XP (Home, Pro) SP2
    * MS Windows XP Pro x64 Edition SP1
    * MS Windows Vista
    * MS Windows Vista x64 Edition
    * MS Windows 2000 Server SP4 + SRP1
    * MS Windows 2003 Server SP1
    * MS Windows 2003 Server x64 Edition SP1


    Recommended System Requirements

    * CPU Intel Pentium, 1.2 GHz
    * 70 MB free space on HDD
    * 256 MB RAM


    Download is available in the download section in the left side menu.

    We kindly ask you to install and test this new version. Overview of known bugs can be found in FAQ 738, please report any bugs found and fill in a set of test protocols for AVG 8.0 on the Beta Site. (More information on beta testing can be found in the FAQ in the support section on the Beta Site.)

    Thank you for all your help.

    AVG Beta Team
    January 16, 2008
     
  2. dNor

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    It's looking better with each release!

    Thanks for info. :shifty:
     
  3. lucas1985

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    What does that mean?

    Since AVG 8.0 won't support Win 9x/ME, will AVG 7.5 be supported for a (relatively) long time?
    Thanks :)
     
  4. Dark Shadow

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    thank you vinzenz sounds good
     
  5. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    whats NEW for Build 52 Public Beta 2:

    * Added tray notification window.

    * Added System Tools.

    * Link Scanner (Safe Search a Safe Surf) may be activated/deactivated from AVG GUI.

    * Improvements and fixes in GUI.

    * Information windows are displayed correctly on the top.

    * Overview tab is correctly focused after Update.

    * Fixed problem with saving personal email scanner configuration.

    * Fixed problem with saving configuration of Additional Scan Reports (in Advanced settings - Scans).

    * Fixed problem with blocking of some web pages caused by Web Shield.

    * Fixed problems with AVG Firewall Profile switching.

    * Changes in AVG Firewall default configuration.

    * Information in Scan Results is changed correctly after healing, removing infections.

    * It is not possible to remove already removed infections.

    * Fixed problem with saving Anti-spam settings.

    * Fixed problem with AVG Firewall start up on Windows x64 edition.

    * Files are correctly deleted from Virus Vault after restoring.

    * Added some missing texts.

    * AVG Firewall could be disabled and switched to Emergency mode correctly.

    * Fixed problem with assigning profile to adaptor or network area.

    * Settings of servers for Personal Email Scanner are correctly accepted.

    * Improved Anti-Rootkit detection.

    * Improved Web Shield detection possibilities.

    * Improved detection of some infections.

    * Fixed AVG crashes during scanning.

    * Fixed possible crash during closing AVG application.

    * Update settings are displayed correctly.

    * Tasks scheduled from Advanced Settings are saved correctly.

    * Fixed problem with entering blank password in a dialog during scanning password protected archives.

    * Correct Date of storage is displayed for files moved to Virus Vault.

    * 'Empty Vault' button has been added into Virus Vault.

    * Fixed computer freezing caused by AVG Firewall.

    * Fixed crash during AVG Firewall component reinstallation.

    * Improvements in Update process.

    * Fixed blocked network connection after Update if AVG Firewall installed.

    * Fixed automatic and manual proxy server settings.

    * Fixed applications rules storing in AVG Firewall.

    * Fixed problem with AVG Firewall configuration modification.

    * Information on update process is displayed correctly.

    * Fixed problem with healing files under some conditions.

    * Fixed crash during update process.

    * Fixed crash caused by Personal Email Scanner.

    * Manually set Personal Email Scanner servers work correctly.

    * Fixed problem with sudden AVG Firewall deactivation.

    * Added settings for Potential Unwanted Programs exceptions.

    * It is possible to set ports which are scanned by Web shield.
     
  6. Dieselman

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    Download link?
     
  7. Jadda

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    When is the final version sheduled to be released?

    Anyways, I'll try it out.
     
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    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    Hi Vinzenz if you at beta team could you look at "bug id : 416". I've submitted that bug and nothing has changed with new build.
     
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    woooooot free version coming out you think? can you make beta key longer only 20days to use? is it ok for main machine?

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    love it few more options i see re link scanner to stop it, didnt like that part but i love GUI, not to bothered with firewall use windows this 2 beta is running alot better bring on RC1
     
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    Does the firewall on this beta 2 pass the ShieldsUp test at grc.com? I tried it with beta 1 and it failed.
     
  12. vinzenz.ewido

    vinzenz.ewido former ewido team

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    Hi, I will tell the beta team about it.
    I am not in that team ;) I am developer :)
    Regards,
    Vinzenz
     
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    vinzenz.ewido former ewido team

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    The release is sheduled for within Q1/2008 so it won't be far away ;)
     
  14. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    I am curious as to why there is a separate component for rootkit scan, surely its all performed in a system scan.

    Also, why is the virus vault not on the main screen?
     
  15. eBBox

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    I've been wondering exactly the same! :D

    Other than that, its running really great here (but almost all software runs great on my comp :cool:. The http/linkscanner dosent slow down at all compared to many others. I really think theres great potential in this suite when looking af speed, effectives and ease of use :thumb:
     
  16. Jadda

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    Thanks Vinzenz! :) Good to hear.
     
  17. vinzenz.ewido

    vinzenz.ewido former ewido team

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    Ok. I have asked them. And they're unfortunately unabled to reproduce it and were asking for logfiles from you.
    Could you please send them avg8inst.log from c:\documents and settings\%your profile%\Local settings\Temp

    Thanks.
    Vinzenz
     
  18. vinzenz.ewido

    vinzenz.ewido former ewido team

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    Well unfortunately I can't answer this question. (Since I have no idea why)
    But you're right, it's a bit strange. I guess this won't change for now but I will give them a thought for a future version. Thanks.

    Regards,
    Vinzenz
     
  19. PierreF

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    Will AVG work on Windows 98 too?
    I like your product.
     
  20. clocks

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    I am looking forward to seeing the final product. Hopefully I can remain as light" on resources as version 7, though that may be tough with all the added features.
     
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    This betas interesting.I had to take AVG ISS off my computer when i upgraded from 98se to w2000 pro ,because i was getting high cpu usage when opening anything.This beta so far displays no such behaviour.It looks very nice too ,and shas some nice features like the system tools (which doesnt work for me on 2000 sp4 at present).Although 1.5 ghz cpu is recommended it runs very ligght and speedy on my 733mhz. I think AVG may have a winner here.
    ellison
     
  22. Firecat

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    I really, really hope that AVG 8 fixes the long standing resident shield issue I have had with every AVG 7.5 version. Because of that isolated bug, I have not been able to use one of my favourite AV products :'(

    So far this beta is looking great, with everything I expected making it to the feature list :D
     
  23. ellison64

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    What issue was that with the resident shield?.I never noticed any problems until i updated my OS to 2000.By the way where do you submit bugs too?.I read at the grisoft site to use the avg>help>support by email function to send bug and .dmp file but that feature doesn't work for me.
    ellison
     
  24. C.S.J

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    http://www.grisoft.cz/doc/79461/uk/crp/0

    register/login and enjoy :)

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  25. ellison64

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    Thanks csj :)

    ellison
     
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