Captain Awesome

Level 23
Verified
Malware Tester
Source:New beta version 20.1.2395

Hi everyone,

after many weeks without any new beta release I`m glad to announce that new beta version is ready - 20.1.2395 (build 20.1.5026). As we were unable to release 19.9 to public (due to many reasons), we switched the version to 20.1 and prepare another beta. It means that 20.1 is not completely new release, but it follows up the 19.9 release.

What's new
Browser extensions
- Improved detection of status of browser extensions
- Added support of detection in Opera browser
Update process of user interface was improved
Smart Scan improvements - Advanced issues - when everything is ok, we are showing "green" results instead of hidding the tab

What was fixed
- Rescue Disc is working again
- It is now possible to export certificate in Mail Shield settings

Known issues
- Status of Chrome browser extension is not reported correctly in Avast UI

Download links
Avast free https://bits.avcdn.net/productfamil.../platform_WIN/installertype_ONLINE/build_BETA
Avast premium https://bits.avcdn.net/productfamil.../platform_WIN/installertype_ONLINE/build_BETA


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

AVAST Team.
 

Captain Awesome

Level 23
Verified
Malware Tester
Source:New beta version 20.1.2396
Hi everyone,

I`m glad to announce that new beta version is ready - 20.1.2396 (build 20.1.5049).

What was fixed
- Fixed lot of crashes reported from previous beta
- Fixed possible deadlock of User Interface
- Fixed conflict between Self Defense and IDauto software

Known issues
- Status of Chrome browser extension is not reported correctly in Avast UI

Download links
Avast free https://bits.avcdn.net/productfamil.../platform_WIN/installertype_ONLINE/build_BETA
Avast premium https://bits.avcdn.net/productfamil.../platform_WIN/installertype_ONLINE/build_BETA


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

AVAST Team.
 

Captain Awesome

Level 23
Verified
Malware Tester
Source: New beta version 20.1.2397
Hi everyone,

I`m glad to announce that new beta version is ready - 20.1.2397 (build 20.1.5069).

What was fixed
Fixed crash in network stream filter
Fixed crash in browser cleanup
Fixed problem with logs not correctly rotating (logs had hundreds of MB in some cases)
Fixed issues in Smart scan that performance scan does not find any problems
Fixed issue with stucked Smart scan
Fixed problem with crashing Behavior Shield, during running RanSim test

Download links
Avast free https://bits.avcdn.net/productfamil.../platform_WIN/installertype_ONLINE/build_BETA
Avast premium https://bits.avcdn.net/productfamil.../platform_WIN/installertype_ONLINE/build_BETA


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

AVAST Team.
 

show-Zi

Level 28
Verified
For a long time, they must have been working hard. I think it should be evaluated.
What was wrong was the direction to go.

It is not unusual for an organization, such as an organization or a company, to mix the thoughts of various people with the history of the past and to have an inconsistent personality that cannot be controlled.;)
 

Mops21

Level 29
Verified
Trusted
Content Creator
Hi all

New Avast beta version 20.2.2398

https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=232718.0

Hi everyone,

I`m glad to announce that new beta version is ready - 20.2.2398 (build 20.2.5089).

What's new
New premium feature Password Protection - it protects the passwords stored in Chrome or Firefox.
UI - we completely reworked javascript layer to speed up UI loading and be able to provide changes more quickly. Some parts are still in progress so you can expect UI issues.
New firewall driver.
Rescue Disc - improved UI, updatable VPS (depends on free space on disk or USB)

Known issues
Broken detection dialogues and restart dialog.
Browser category in SmartScan has to be skipped.
Http communication can be blocked 1 minute after installation (Windows 8.1).
Post-update screen is missing.
Update progress is not visible in UI.
Old files can remain in program folder after update to latest version.
There could be a crash during program uninstallation.
There can be problems with UI failing to load after update.

Download links
Avast free https://bits.avcdn.net/productfamily_ANTIVIRUS/insttype_FREE/platform_WIN/installertype_ONLINE/build_BETA
Avast premium https://bits.avcdn.net/productfamily_ANTIVIRUS/insttype_APR/platform_WIN/installertype_ONLINE/build_BETA

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

AVAST Team.

With best Regards
Mops21
 

Mops21

Level 29
Verified
Trusted
Content Creator
Hi all

New Avast beta version 20.2.2399


Hi everyone,

I`m glad to announce that new beta version is ready - 20.2.2399 (build 20.2.5112).

What was fixed
Fixed UI failed to load issue
Fixed detection and restart dialogues
Fixed issue with missing post update screen
Fixed issue with browser category in smart scan

Known issues
Http communication can be blocked 1 minute after installation (Windows 8.1).
Firewall blocking PPTP and L2TP traffic

Download links
Avast free https://bits.avcdn.net/productfamily_ANTIVIRUS/insttype_FREE/platform_WIN/installertype_ONLINE/build_BETA
Avast premium https://bits.avcdn.net/productfamily_ANTIVIRUS/insttype_APR/platform_WIN/installertype_ONLINE/build_BETA

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

AVAST Team.

With best Regards
Mops21
 

Mops21

Level 29
Verified
Trusted
Content Creator
Hi all

New Avast beta version 20.2.2400


Hi everyone,

I`m glad to announce that new beta version is ready - 20.2.2400 (build 20.2.5125).

What was fixed
Fixed issue with firewall blocking PPTP and L2TP traffic
Fixed issue with failed installation on Windows 10 caused by windows update pending (user will be informed that he has to restart PC to successfully install AV)

Known issues
Http communication can be blocked 1 minute after installation (Windows 8.1)
Sensitive data shield does not work

Download links
Avast free https://bits.avcdn.net/productfamily_ANTIVIRUS/insttype_FREE/platform_WIN/installertype_ONLINE/build_BETA
Avast premium https://bits.avcdn.net/productfamily_ANTIVIRUS/insttype_APR/platform_WIN/installertype_ONLINE/build_BETA

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

AVAST Team.

With best Regards
Mops21
 

Mops21

Level 29
Verified
Trusted
Content Creator
Hi all

New Avast beta version 20.2.2401


Hi everyone,

I`m glad to announce that new beta version is ready - 20.2.2401 (build 20.2.5130).

What was fixed
Fixed issue with Sensitive data shield

Known issues
Http communication can be blocked 1 minute after installation (Windows 8.1)

Download links
Avast free https://bits.avcdn.net/productfamily_ANTIVIRUS/insttype_FREE/platform_WIN/installertype_ONLINE/build_BETA
Avast premium https://bits.avcdn.net/productfamily_ANTIVIRUS/insttype_APR/platform_WIN/installertype_ONLINE/build_BETA

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

AVAST Team.

With best Regards
Mops21
 

Mops21

Level 29
Verified
Trusted
Content Creator
Hi all

New Avast beta version 20.3.2402


Hi everyone,

I`m glad to announce that new beta version is ready - 20.3.2402 (build 20.3.5149).

What is new
  • New logic regarding login (and creating accounts) was added. Thanks to that, Recaptcha is not necessary anymore. We added a possibility to check the entered password (via the small eye). Also, you'll now find a new link for forgotten passwords.
  • Progress of virus scans got a new look. Check it out by navigating to Protection → Virus Scans and launch a scan of your liking!
  • Scan History got restructured and simplified.
  • SafePrice and Avast Online Security browser extensions are not installed for new installations but remain installed for existing users
  • It is possible to cancel clean installation via button from installation toaster

Known issues
  • new "Cancel" button from installation toaster will be redesigned in next version (there will be proper button instead of "X" button)
Download links
Avast free https://bits.avcdn.net/productfamily_ANTIVIRUS/insttype_FREE/platform_WIN/installertype_ONLINE/build_BETA
Avast premium https://bits.avcdn.net/productfamily_ANTIVIRUS/insttype_APR/platform_WIN/installertype_ONLINE/build_BETA

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

AVAST Team.

With best Regards
Mops21
 

Mops21

Level 29
Verified
Trusted
Content Creator
Hi all

New Avast beta version 20.3.2403


Hi everyone,

I`m glad to announce that new beta version is ready - 20.3.2403 (build 20.3.5164).

What is new
  • AV setup does not offer Google Toolbar installation anymore
  • Rescue disk VPS can be updated now
What was fixed
  • Incorrect marketing content (related to installation instead of update) was displayed after program update in some cases
  • Unsupported localizations are removed during edition upgrade to OMNI edition since it currently supports only ENG localization
  • Getting licenses from an account, when one account logs out and another account logs in
  • Reduced number of retries for getting licenses from the server in case something fails
  • Ability to pay via Paypal
  • Issues with Firewall not running after the update from previous versions
  • Problem with repeated Ask dialogs from Firewall when "Ask" is set as the firewall policy
Known issues
  • A user might get logged out from Omni application
  • Edition upgrade (where product build is not changed) requires OS restart which is bug for 20.3 AV version
  • There might be a problem (frozen system) during uninstallation of Antivirus client with Firewall on Windows 7 operating system
  • The last firewall rule does not work (can be the last default or the last one user edited/created)
  • Enabling new DNS over HTTP feature in RealSite component can cause connectivity issues
Download links
Avast free https://bits.avcdn.net/productfamily_ANTIVIRUS/insttype_FREE/platform_WIN/installertype_ONLINE/build_BETA
Avast premium https://bits.avcdn.net/productfamily_ANTIVIRUS/insttype_APR/platform_WIN/installertype_ONLINE/build_BETA

Enjoy this beta!

With best Regards
Mops21
 

Mops21

Level 29
Verified
Trusted
Content Creator
Hi all

New Avast beta version 20.3.2404


Hi everyone,

I`m glad to announce that new beta version is ready - 20.3.2404 (build 20.3.5185).

What was fixed
  • Edition upgrade (where only edition is changed but build remain the same) does not require OS restart
  • Random issue with freezed OS during AV edition downgrade / uninstall
  • Reading account details so name and email address are properly displayed in Menu
Known issues
  • Sensitive data shield does not show protected files in User Interface after upgrade from Free to Premium edition without restart (it is ok after the computer restart)
  • Two application crashes under specific conditions related to SecureDNS and Webshield components
  • SecureDNS component is not fully working after upgrade from Free to Premium edition without restart on MS Windows 7 (it is ok after the computer restart)
Download links
Avast free https://bits.avcdn.net/productfamily_ANTIVIRUS/insttype_FREE/platform_WIN/installertype_ONLINE/build_BETA
Avast premium https://bits.avcdn.net/productfamily_ANTIVIRUS/insttype_APR/platform_WIN/installertype_ONLINE/build_BETA

Enjoy this beta!

With best Regards
Mops21
 

Mops21

Level 29
Verified
Trusted
Content Creator
Hi all

New Avast beta version 20.3.2405


Hi everyone,

I`m glad to announce that new beta version is ready - 20.3.2405 (build 20.3.5200).

What was fixed
  • SecureDNS now fully works after upgrade from Free to Premium without restart
  • Firewall now fully works after upgrade from Free to Premium without restart
  • Two application crashes under specific conditions related to SecureDNS and Webshield components
  • Firewall blocks Microsoft Wireless Display feature
Download links
Avast free https://bits.avcdn.net/productfamily_ANTIVIRUS/insttype_FREE/platform_WIN/installertype_ONLINE/build_BETA
Avast premium https://bits.avcdn.net/productfamily_ANTIVIRUS/insttype_APR/platform_WIN/installertype_ONLINE/build_BETA

Enjoy this beta!

With best Regards
Mops21
 

Mops21

Level 29
Verified
Trusted
Content Creator
Hi all

New Avast beta version 20.4.2408


Hi everyone,

I`m glad to announce that new beta version is ready - 20.4.2408 (build 20.4.5273).

What's new:
- Wifi scanner for AVG brand introduced(with still few minor issues)

What was fixed
- Instup: fix messages in silent mode
- Casting fixed - Bob3160
- several BSODS

Known issues
- UI is not closed during AV uninstall so error message about stopped service is visible there
- broken tray dialog is displayed during edition downgrade
- UI button doesn´t run SupportTool.exe on Win7

Download links
Avast free https://bits.avcdn.net/productfamily_ANTIVIRUS/insttype_FREE/platform_WIN/installertype_ONLINE/build_BETA
Avast premium https://bits.avcdn.net/productfamily_ANTIVIRUS/insttype_APR/platform_WIN/installertype_ONLINE/build_BETA

Enjoy this beta!

With best Regards
Mops21
 

Bryan320

Level 7
If they want to do the users right this time. Take those annoying scare tactics out of the scan options they are annoying as hell i noticed this last time on my test machine. No other software is that annoying when it comes to getting you to buy other junk. windows defender doesn't have any adds or scare tactics with buying other products. I'm sure avast can splurge to get rid of them... I'm amazed how others on avast forums think this is okay and normal...
 

Mops21

Level 29
Verified
Trusted
Content Creator
Hi all

New Avast beta version 20.4.2409


Hi everyone,

I`m glad to announce that new beta version is ready - 20.4.2409 (build 20.4.5303).

What's new:
- Wifi scanner for AVG brand introduced

What was fixed
- support tool.exe runs on Win7
- sleep mode works on 20H1
- behavioral shields improvements
- minor crashes and internal stability improvements

Known issues
- Software updater internal DB still not updated
- Tell us more about issues

Download links
Avast free https://bits.avcdn.net/productfamily_ANTIVIRUS/insttype_FREE/platform_WIN/installertype_ONLINE/build_BETA
Avast premium https://bits.avcdn.net/productfamily_ANTIVIRUS/insttype_APR/platform_WIN/installertype_ONLINE/build_BETA

Enjoy this beta!

With best Regards
Mops21