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Hi all,
I'm excited to inform you about AVAST 2015 Beta1 (build number 10.0.2022).
As you can see, the UI hasn't changed a lot, but internally we are delivering you a lot of new for this new major version of AVAST:

• HTTPS scanning
Now, we are able to detect and decrypt TLS/SSL protected traffic in our Web-content filtering component. We are using our own generated certificates that are added into the Root Certificate store in Windows and also into major browsers. This feature will protect you against viruses coming through HTTPs traffic as well as adding compatibility for SPDY+HTTPS/ HTTP 2.0 traffic. You can tune/disable this feature in the settings section.

• Home Network Security
Scan your home network for vulnerabilities (wifi status, connected devices, router settings, factory passwords, etc.). This is quite a new approach as we are trying to discover potential problems not isolated on the particular device only, but in the entire network of devices you use or connect to the Internet from.

• SecureDNS (this feature is active in the paid versions only)
We are introducing a new provider which guards against unprotected DNS/DNS hijack on a router/client (including unsecured networks, public ones, etc.).

• Smart Scan
Integrated all on demand scans into one (Antivirus, Software updates, Home Network, GrimeFighter). One scan, different results and recommendations.

• New Support System
Easy contact for paid users to submit a ticket with all info included automatically. Improved knowledge base for free users. Help is completely online and is more up to date.

• General bugfixing
This covers a lot of stability & performance changes in all components (but the main focus was traditionally on the network & engine components).

Also, we have something extra prepared for you, but please be patient and wait for the beta update coming in approx. 14 days :)
Anyway, we would like to ask for your feedback, what is not working, what is your experience, whether do you see any performance problems,
connectivity problems, etc. There is a lot of new low-level functionality with an impact to the whole system, so we need your feedback
to tune everything for the final release. Thanks a lot!

Known problems
• SecureDNS provider is not working correctly when you are on the restricted wi-fi networks
• If you are using Firefox while avast is installed, restart the browser for correct functionality of the SSL scanning
• SSL scanning scans only major browsers (FF,IE,Chrome) - checkbox in GUI is ignored.


Dont have any Screenshots, downloading right now.


I see that hardened-mode is not available in this beta. Hopefully to be replaced with the new detection capability's in beta 2 they have a surprise waiting :) Edit: ooopssss hardened mode is just placed differently.


Level 26
ONE KNOWN BUG: Avast Service Crashs constantly in a row when trying to schedule a scan of any sort.

Can reproduce this in a VM.


Level 42
Throwing malware at it and seeing how it does is not being a beta tester. Installing it on your real machine and seeing how it runs for a few weeks is beta testing. Companies need overall feedback. Not that it missed 5 samples out of 15.
I don't even use a vm like I stated yesterday, and I didn't say I was removing it any time soon.
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