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Avast Products => Avast Mac Security => Topic started by: mity on June 26, 2014, 06:22:31 PM

Title: avast! for Mac 9.0 released
Post by: mity on June 26, 2014, 06:22:31 PM
Please note we have just released avast! for Mac 9.0.

It is available here: http://download.ff.avast.com/mac/avast_free_antivirus_mac_setup.dmg
(And it will be available from main http://avast.com website in couple hours when it propagates everywhere).

It is compatible with all OS X versions since 10.6.8 (including Yosemite developer preview 1 & 2).
Users with avast! 8.0 as well as users of 9.0 beta and beta 2 will get this update automatically.

9.0 build 42301:

9.0 build 42061:


9.0 build 41877 (notable changes since 8.0):
Title: Re: avast! for Mac 9.0 released
Post by: Infratech Solutions on June 27, 2014, 01:15:26 PM
What about avast! Pro Antivirus for Mac? Download link?
Title: Re: avast! for Mac 9.0 released
Post by: Asyn on June 27, 2014, 01:18:24 PM
What about avast! Pro Antivirus for Mac? Download link?
Click on the link in my sig, you'll find it there.
Title: Re: avast! for Mac 9.0 released
Post by: Infratech Solutions on June 27, 2014, 01:29:56 PM
Why

avast_free_antivirus_mac_setup.dmg is 129.024 KB and
avast_pro_antivirus_mac_setup.dmg is lower: 121.376 KB?
Title: Re: avast! for Mac 9.0 released
Post by: specimen9999 on June 27, 2014, 02:32:18 PM
Is there anyway to force beta 2 to update to the release version? It's been over a day and it hasn't updated itself.
Title: Re: avast! for Mac 9.0 released
Post by: tumic on June 27, 2014, 05:17:37 PM
What about avast! Pro Antivirus for Mac? Download link?

The "pro" version will come during next week.
Title: Re: avast! for Mac 9.0 released
Post by: Yanto.Chiang on June 27, 2014, 07:52:51 PM
Hi Avast team,

Very nice UI and many thanks for great improvement. May i know whether new version of avast support for outlook application?
Because it seem that avast didn't scan my outlook.
Title: Re: avast! for Mac 9.0 released
Post by: specimen9999 on June 28, 2014, 01:48:12 AM
Another question, in version 8 I had excluded '/Library/Application Support/Avast/files' from Time Machine backups so that I wouldn't wasting storage on hundreds of MB in outdated virus definitions.

In Avast! 9 the folder structure is very different. But I have identified:

/Library/Application Support/Avast/update-data
/Library/Application Support/Avast/vps/defs

As the folders that hold the virus definitions (almost 400 MB).

Are these safe to exclude from TM, by safe I mean in case of a TM restore will Avast be abel to recreate these folders upon updating?

Update:
I did a little experiment and deleted these folders, then proceeded to update virus definitions manually:
Code: [Select]
Connecting to repository http://download.ff.avast.com/mac/vps
Downloading vps.lat...
Fall back to full package download.
Downloading vps14062701.inf...
Downloading vps14062701.ful...
Success: VPS updated
Version: 14062701

The two folders were recreated.

Update2:
As for forcing the program to update (a question I asked earlier on the thread that got no response in the meantime) I ran:
Code: [Select]
sudo sh /Library/Application\ Support/Avast/components/update/update.sh
I do not recommend that anyone should reproduce what I described in this post without a confirmation from tumic, mity or another Avast! developer.
Title: Re: avast! for Mac 9.0 released
Post by: AleksiM on June 28, 2014, 08:15:21 PM
Hi avast! team

I am glad to see You have released a new avast! for Mac, version 9.0. The new UI looks fresh and is easier to use than the old one. My avast! for Mac got updated today and so far I am pleased. However, avast! Online Security plugin got updated as well and now it has a very annoying feature – it does not remember the changes in its settings I have done. When I change the settings, it remembers the changes so far until I close the browser and open it again. I am using Safari 7.0.4. Any help?

Thank you!
Title: Re: avast! for Mac 9.0 released
Post by: avastuserwalter on June 29, 2014, 12:55:34 PM
hi, ever since installing the new avast for mac there is an avast extension for safari installed, how can i disable or delete that extension, because i find it annoying that the avast logo shows up on the left upper corner of safari whenever i go on a new website. thx in advance
Title: Re: avast! for Mac 9.0 released
Post by: specimen9999 on June 29, 2014, 01:17:57 PM
hi, ever since installing the new avast for mac there is an avast extension for safari installed, how can i disable or delete that extension, because i find it annoying that the avast logo shows up on the left upper corner of safari whenever i go on a new website. thx in advance

The same way you disable and uninstall any other Safari extension.
Title: Re: avast! for Mac 9.0 released
Post by: tumic on June 30, 2014, 11:39:04 AM
/Library/Application Support/Avast/update-data
/Library/Application Support/Avast/vps/defs

Are these safe to exclude from TM, by safe I mean in case of a TM restore will Avast be abel to recreate these folders upon updating?

Generally - yes, avast! will download and unpack those files if they are missing, but it is not
something we would guarantee to be true under all circumstances.
Title: Re: avast! for Mac 9.0 released
Post by: specimen9999 on June 30, 2014, 11:45:41 AM
/Library/Application Support/Avast/update-data
/Library/Application Support/Avast/vps/defs

Are these safe to exclude from TM, by safe I mean in case of a TM restore will Avast be abel to recreate these folders upon updating?

Generally - yes, avast! will download and unpack those files if they are missing, but it is not
something we would guarantee to be true under all circumstances.

I'm sure you guys understand there is little point in having backups of virus defs (and the backups of the backups of vdefs in ../update-data) in TM, is there any possibility you can make it easier to exclude. What I would really like would be an option in Avast! preferences to exclude virus definitions (and their backups) from TM backups.
Title: Re: avast! for Mac 9.0 released
Post by: avastuserwalter on June 30, 2014, 01:30:39 PM
hi, ever since installing the new avast for mac there is an avast extension for safari installed, how can i disable or delete that extension, because i find it annoying that the avast logo shows up on the left upper corner of safari whenever i go on a new website. thx in advance

The same way you disable and uninstall any other Safari extension.

i went to safari/setting/extensions and tried to delete the avast extension, with the old avast extension i could just delete it there, however the new extension does not show up there so i don't know how to get rid off it, thx in advance
Title: Re: avast! for Mac 9.0 released
Post by: kcmac on July 01, 2014, 12:23:44 AM
Hi - This past Friday (June 27th, 2014), my mid-2012 Macbook Pro laptop computer would no longer connect to the Internet. When I uninstall Avast! software, the internet connect works just fine.  I have been using avast! basic software for the last ~6 months without any issues at all (required for my job to remotely connect to my office desktop computer), so something changed last week.  Upon reading this post, I have to wonder if the automatic update to "avast! for Mac 9.0" on June 26th had anything to do with this sudden problem.  Can anyone offer advice on how to fix this?

What I have done so far:  Uninstall/re-install Avast!. Still doesn't work. Add Avast! to list of software approved to "automatically receive incoming connections" in the Security & Privacy conditions. No change. Visit Mac store have technician look at my computer....two techs looked at it and said all was running great except for when Avast! software is installed. Performed all Mac-recommended software updates. Rebooted my computer more times than I can count.

Please help, if you can. I desperately need a working anti-viral software for my Macbook (OS X Version 10.8.5), and I would prefer to stick with avast! if possible. With kind thanks and appreciation.
Title: Re: avast! for Mac 9.0 released
Post by: karlzed on July 03, 2014, 05:49:51 AM
The free version of 9.0 (41877) has installed on my Mac Air, but it doesn't seem stable.

The new UI has a link for Devices which causes Avast to crash.  When I select the Reopen option from the OSX dialogue box Avast closes but does not restart.

The new UI also does not have any link for Maintenance, as mentioned in the email renewal notice I have just received. The link does not appear in the top-left drop downs or the Avast link in the toolbar, or in the Avast Preferences.

I am running OSX 10.6.8.  I also use Firefox 30.0 as my default browser. The new Avast plugin appears to have installed in Firefox, though right now I have it disabled, and it may well stay that way.  No extension installed in Safari, presumably because I have Safari extensions blocked.

Please advise.
Title: Re: avast! for Mac 9.0 released
Post by: specimen9999 on July 03, 2014, 10:18:42 PM
Like in the Beta, again I had to turn off Mail Shield because soem mails were not coming thru to Mail.app.
No errors about malformed headers in console this time.
Title: Re: avast! for Mac 9.0 released
Post by: zatixjo on July 09, 2014, 03:26:20 PM
There is 1 major issue: no way to know if the software is up-to-date. By reading there, it seems my version isn't up-to-date (41855), but karized has 41877. I don't like when I can't know if it is up-to-date or not.

Second issue: Dropbox is blocked, no sync possible if web shield is activated.


Or maybe it is still the beta. But again, no way to know if it is up-to-date. It was written that the update was automatic.
Title: Re: avast! for Mac 9.0 released
Post by: tumic on July 09, 2014, 08:37:42 PM
There is 1 major issue: no way to know if the software is up-to-date. By reading there, it seems my version isn't up-to-date (41855), but karized has 41877. I don't like when I can't know if it is up-to-date or not.

Second issue: Dropbox is blocked, no sync possible if web shield is activated.


Or maybe it is still the beta. But again, no way to know if it is up-to-date. It was written that the update was automatic.

41855 is beta 2 (the beta also had HTTPS scanning enabled by default which may break dropbox). So the question is, why did the update not succeeded. In the "/tmp" directory you should have various avast update logs (all files named avast*), that could help us. Can you please send them to me or post them here?
Title: Re: avast! for Mac 9.0 released
Post by: zatixjo on July 10, 2014, 12:23:29 PM
Here are the logs:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/d4xzxvtflrqfsk0/log-avast.zip
Title: Re: avast! for Mac 9.0 released
Post by: mity on July 11, 2014, 12:21:00 PM
Thanks zatixjo,

the logs are very helpful. We fix this and release the update soon, likely during next week. The bug is in the package-to-be-downloaded by the update so after we do the release, it shall update for you.

Title: Re: avast! for Mac 9.0 released
Post by: qwerty_7890 on July 11, 2014, 03:41:24 PM
Hi avast! team

I am glad to see You have released a new avast! for Mac, version 9.0. The new UI looks fresh and is easier to use than the old one. My avast! for Mac got updated today and so far I am pleased. However, avast! Online Security plugin got updated as well and now it has a very annoying feature – it does not remember the changes in its settings I have done. When I change the settings, it remembers the changes so far until I close the browser and open it again. I am using Safari 7.0.4. Any help?

Thank you!

Hi AleksiM,

I opened a new thread on this and then saw your post:

https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=152036.0

Please let me know if you get a response here and I will do the same.

Title: Re: avast! for Mac 9.0 released
Post by: qwerty_7890 on July 12, 2014, 11:51:28 AM
Hi avast! team

I am glad to see You have released a new avast! for Mac, version 9.0. The new UI looks fresh and is easier to use than the old one. My avast! for Mac got updated today and so far I am pleased. However, avast! Online Security plugin got updated as well and now it has a very annoying feature – it does not remember the changes in its settings I have done. When I change the settings, it remembers the changes so far until I close the browser and open it again. I am using Safari 7.0.4. Any help?

Thank you!

Hi AleksiM,

I opened a new thread on this and then saw your post:

https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=152036.0

Please let me know if you get a response here and I will do the same.

Eddy says ensuring that the Avast cookies remain should clear the problem.

I'm going to try it but I don't believe that the cookies approach is a viable solution.

https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=152036.msg1104143#msg1104143

Title: Re: avast! for Mac 9.0 released
Post by: zatixjo on July 15, 2014, 10:30:54 PM
Could post a message when it the update is there, so I can check if it worked as expected. ?
Title: Re: avast! for Mac 9.0 released
Post by: andychapman01 on July 16, 2014, 05:09:02 PM
I installed the 9.0 version on a mac running 10.7.5 and now avast will not open. I receive 'avast quit unexpectedly' every time I try.
The error report I receive is here:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/xqr2sp4j79aaf57/AACUK-sgZwnGIrlDeKxXOrgla
Title: Re: avast! for Mac 9.0 released
Post by: mity on July 18, 2014, 01:01:27 PM
Release update, 9.0 build 42051, with many bug fixes. Please refer to the 1st post of this thread for change log.
Title: Re: avast! for Mac 9.0 released
Post by: zatixjo on July 20, 2014, 03:14:22 PM
the updater is working now  :)
Title: Re: avast! for Mac 9.0 released
Post by: zatixjo on July 21, 2014, 11:33:52 AM
But there are still issue with the web shield, with build 42061.

If activated, these does not work:
- dropbox can't sync
- The bootcamp app can't download drivers from Apple servers.
Title: Re: avast! for Mac 9.0 released
Post by: fssbob2 on July 21, 2014, 07:41:28 PM
>> dropbox can't sync <<

There must be more to the story. My web shield is activated, and dropbox syncs just fine.
Title: Re: avast! for Mac 9.0 released
Post by: tumic on July 21, 2014, 08:02:27 PM
Dropbox does not work, if you have HTTPS scanning enabled. It was discussed here several times.
Title: Re: avast! for Mac 9.0 released
Post by: zatixjo on July 21, 2014, 10:06:59 PM
If it blocks dropbox, then why is it activated by default? Most of the people will just think avast breaks dropbox and will use something else.
Title: Re: avast! for Mac 9.0 released
Post by: tumic on July 21, 2014, 10:12:37 PM
It is not activated by default, except of the beta versions (that are expected to be used only
by advanced users). Your case is maybe that you have switched from the beta to the release
version, which is technical a program update, that does not change user configuration.
Title: Re: avast! for Mac 9.0 released
Post by: huanito on July 22, 2014, 08:16:38 AM
For those who haven't noticed the 9.0  safari plugin, sadly, breaks SSL connections   
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=151542.0
hope that can be fixed soon.
Title: Re: avast! for Mac 9.0 released
Post by: tumic on July 22, 2014, 03:47:40 PM
For those who haven't noticed the 9.0  safari plugin, sadly, breaks SSL connections   
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=151542.0
hope that can be fixed soon.

This was fixed in 42061. If you have this version and still have the old (broken) plugin,
than you have to close the browser and do a logout/login (or restart) to let avast update
the plugin.