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Title: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: MartinZ on November 03, 2015, 01:06:34 PM
Hi all,

I am proud to announce new version AVAST 2016 (build number 2016.11.1.2241). It introduces a brand new feature for managing your passwords and sensitive data, called Passwords. You can also sync your passwords to your mobile phones running Android or iOS. We also completely redone the SafeZone, now called SafeZone browser and running as a standalone browser with extra security features. The user interface got a fresh look to work better even on touch and high resolution displays.

What's new:

NEW: Passwords - Avast can now manage your passwords and generate strong passwords for you. Just one password to remember.
 - checks your passwords security
 - stores your passwords securely
 - includes browser extensions for easier logging in and form filling
 - generates strong passwords

Android app:  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.avast.android.passwordmanager
iOS app:        https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/avast-passwords/id1037779526?mt=8



NEW: SafeZone browser - Replaced the SafeZone for safer shopping and banking in Pro, Internet Security and Premier
 - Pay Mode: It isolates the session and protects it from possible keyloggers or other malicious software secretly lurking on your computer. With Pay Mode you can perform all your financial transactions in peace, without fear of your password or other personal details being stolen. Pay Mode runs automatically on banking site, but it can be also turned on manually.
 - Shielded Window: To open there suspicious websites and to ensure full anonymity
 - Ad Blocking: includes built in ad blocker extension
 - Video downloading for offline viewing
 - Easy setup: Automatically imports your bookmarks, history and cookies from your current default browser


NEW: User interface - More space for content, easy control

NEW: Feedback possible directly from program - report bugs, feature requests and other suggestions easier

IMPROVED: Home network security now detects more router vulnerabilites and shows more details

IMPROVED: Installation - it should be now faster and less obtrusive.

IMPROVED: WebShield HTTPS Scanning - We introduced a new method of HTTPs scanning. It is used in Firefox, Chrome and Opera. It works without changing the certificates and the security parameters and certificates are verified by the browser itself, including checks for untrusted or revoked certificates.

+ Many other minor tweaks and bug fixes



How to install:

1. Update from existing Avast version via Settings -> Update -> Update program

2. Or you can download and install from here:

http://files.avast.com/iavs9x/avast_free_antivirus_setup.exe

http://files.avast.com/iavs9x/avast_pro_antivirus_setup.exe

http://files.avast.com/iavs9x/avast_internet_security_setup.exe

http://files.avast.com/iavs9x/avast_premier_antivirus_setup.exe



We hope you enjoy the new version!
AVAST Team
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: Secondmineboy on November 03, 2015, 01:11:31 PM
When will we get the improved HIPS? :/
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: lucD on November 03, 2015, 01:20:43 PM
Update appears to have gone fine although it didn't automatically offer to update at the end of an OTT installation from the installer. It also re-enabled data sharing which had previously been unticked.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: lucD on November 03, 2015, 01:33:11 PM
Is the statistics screen still available? I can't find it.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: avadas.de on November 03, 2015, 01:39:50 PM
Hi,

updated automatically in the background to the final version of Avast 2016.

Seems to run fine so far.

Hopefully the final Android app for Passwords will follow soon.

PS. We also prepared some Avast 2016 German release notes (http://forum.avadas.de/threads/7280-Avast-2016-11-1-2241) for those interested.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: Asyn on November 03, 2015, 01:59:54 PM
Is the statistics screen still available? I can't find it.
Click on Tools, you'll find it there.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: lucD on November 03, 2015, 02:03:48 PM
Thanks, Asyn ... it was right under my nose!
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: Asyn on November 03, 2015, 02:08:35 PM
Thanks, Asyn ... it was right under my nose!
You're welcome.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: DavidR on November 03, 2015, 03:16:02 PM
I never like it when what was an RC3 build is now the regular release - it really should have its own build number - that way there is no confusion what people have or are talking about with build 11.1.2241 (RC or regular release).
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=178549.0

This would also cloud the Program Release History - http://www.avast.com/en-gb/release-history - which in itself needs an update, last program release history entry is for 10.3.2223 released on 2015-07-13.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: SpeedyPC on November 03, 2015, 03:23:19 PM
Holy Cow :o :o Man I'm gunna have to start learning and to remember my way around the new Avast GUI menu, otherwise I'm sure MartinZ knows what this means (http://dl9.glitter-graphics.net/pub/215/215079g923g99vxm.gif) (http://www.glitter-graphics.com)

Chow ;)
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: EmoHobo on November 03, 2015, 03:39:07 PM
As someone who only uses core protection are there any new toola I will need to disable or is there a way to just do a custom install from the gui?
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: -midnight on November 03, 2015, 03:49:42 PM
I really like this version.

Thanks Avast.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: Marek53 on November 03, 2015, 05:12:00 PM
is password menager is for free for premier users?
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: Asyn on November 03, 2015, 05:59:29 PM
is password menager is for free for premier users?
See: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?msg=1255966
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: schmidthouse on November 03, 2015, 06:04:35 PM
I didn't participate in beta testing of 2016 however have followed all posts from XP users.
Will Upgrade asap via GUI from last 2015 Release version and see what transpires given some of the issues expressed by fellow XP users. :)
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: abruptum on November 03, 2015, 06:09:29 PM
Installed over previous version. There was no notice to reboot to finish installation.
Also I had to add English as second GUI language again.
Otherwise, everything looks good.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: DavidR on November 03, 2015, 06:12:19 PM
I didn't participate in beta testing of 2016 however have followed all posts from XP users.
Will Upgrade asap via GUI from last 2015 Release version and see what transpires given some of the issues expressed by fellow XP users. :)

Still getting browsing issues in both avast forums and uk.yahoo.com (pages fail to load), but why would I be surprised as I was getting this on RC3 and this is the same damn build number.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: Adam Kertesz on November 03, 2015, 06:15:36 PM
Smart scan, which used to take 2.5-3 minutes, had to be killed after 25 minutes, still 0%. (Win10 pro, x64). Something is not quite right.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: schmidthouse on November 03, 2015, 06:22:51 PM
I didn't participate in beta testing of 2016 however have followed all posts from XP users.
Will Upgrade asap via GUI from last 2015 Release version and see what transpires given some of the issues expressed by fellow XP users. :)

Still getting browsing issues in both avast forums and uk.yahoo.com (pages fail to load), but why would I be surprised as I was getting this on RC3 and this is the same damn build number.

Yes David thanks, I've also followed our friend Asyn's posts and others.
As soon as I'm at my xp I intend to upgrade and am interested to see if problems posted Re:xp users will show on my OS configuration or maybe the upgrade will be issue free. :P ;)
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: Yash Khan on November 03, 2015, 06:50:22 PM
I am getting error installing 2016 version on Win 10 64
https://malwaretips.com/attachments/scr-png.75892/
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: Vlk on November 03, 2015, 07:08:31 PM
I am getting error installing 2016 version on Win 10 64
https://malwaretips.com/attachments/scr-png.75892/

Please post the attachment here; you need to have an account at malwaretips.com in order to see attachments there (i.e. your link doesn't work without an account there). Thanks.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: YLAP on November 03, 2015, 07:09:29 PM
Stable version, not BETA channel. If I press update button in the settings, I get this screen in my AIS. I don't think it should offer me an avast Free update or upgrade to AIS  ;D
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: YLAP on November 03, 2015, 07:12:34 PM
Plus this one strange thing for me > https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=178549.msg1264266#msg1264266 Have I missed something while was in BETA? :)
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: Secondmineboy on November 03, 2015, 07:12:59 PM
Heres the screenshot from yesnoo :)

Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: Peter Zošiak on November 03, 2015, 08:10:22 PM
I am getting error installing 2016 version on Win 10 64
https://malwaretips.com/attachments/scr-png.75892/

"You do not have permission to view this page or perform this action."

please can you send screenshot or contact me to zosiak@avast.com
Thank you.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: RejZoR on November 03, 2015, 08:12:51 PM
Why is the avast! Uninstall Utility gone from the webpage? And if it's still there, if I can't find it in 2 minutes, the webpage design clearly needs improvements...
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: EmoHobo on November 03, 2015, 08:18:15 PM
If I update from the gui will there be new tools to uninstall?  I just want core coverage.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: Lord_Ami on November 03, 2015, 08:23:00 PM
Why is the avast! Uninstall Utility gone from the webpage? And if it's still there, if I can't find it in 2 minutes, the webpage design clearly needs improvements...

Google is your friend :)
https://www.avast.com/uninstall-utility
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: RejZoR on November 03, 2015, 08:26:03 PM
Then what's the point of having good homepage if you still need to google the damn thing? Just saying...
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: abruptum on November 03, 2015, 08:26:26 PM
Why is the avast! Uninstall Utility gone from the webpage? And if it's still there, if I can't find it in 2 minutes, the webpage design clearly needs improvements...

Direct link :

  http://files.avast.com/iavs9x/avastclear.exe
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: Lord_Ami on November 03, 2015, 08:31:06 PM
Then what's the point of having good homepage if you still need to google the damn thing? Just saying...
Yeah that is arguable. I found it via Support - search box. I searched for "uninstall". Somewhat hidden.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: mikaelrask on November 03, 2015, 08:40:02 PM
update throught the gui it went fine. congrats to the new relese avast and keep up the good work.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: RejZoR on November 03, 2015, 08:58:56 PM
Ok, can someone tell me how to delete custom created scans for on-demand? I've created one and just realized there is no way in deleting them. Whaaaat? There is literally no button to do that!
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: Yash Khan on November 03, 2015, 09:08:59 PM
I dont like the new GUI.. infact its just a new face i.e main GUI.. other stuffs are the same old.. and the main GUI is average.. just a window with some texts & couple stuffs & full of white spaces.
And seems ads, GUI ads, chrome/toolbar install, etc... still there.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: Yash Khan on November 03, 2015, 09:14:48 PM
I am getting error installing 2016 version on Win 10 64
https://malwaretips.com/attachments/scr-png.75892/
On first try it gives error & second try no error.
I tried system restarting & shutdown & the same i.e on first try it gives error & second try no error.
So continued the install with second try & install completed & seems fine.
But uninstalled.. reason mentioned in the previous post here.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: RejZoR on November 03, 2015, 09:16:46 PM
I kinda feel ya. It's changed just for the sake of being changed. It's not actually changed or improved in any usable way. The settings are EXACTLY the same as for the last 2 versions, only thing it changed was the theme so to speak. It's a bit lazy. I'd frankly forgive just the change of year number from 2015 to 2016 keeping the GUI exactly the same than these forced "updates" that don't really bring anything productive. But hey, that's just me...
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: Feynor on November 03, 2015, 09:18:39 PM
I'm asking, because 2015 all of that, and worse.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: Secondmineboy on November 03, 2015, 09:34:29 PM
Avast has to get in more security-related features, there was next to nothing in the last 2 years around.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: alexisblancomijares67 on November 03, 2015, 09:52:01 PM
EXCELENTE..... :)
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: ThurstonX on November 03, 2015, 10:24:31 PM
Just did the update for the Free Edition, and the main GUI has changed for the worse.  The shortcut icons are gone, replaced with one option: Run Smart Scan
The customizable shortcuts was one of the best features of the previous version.

I've attached a screen shot.  I can't find a way to launch the Software Updater.  I only see it under Settings, which is not the same thing.  I've right-clicked all over the place to see if the main GUI is customizable, but it doesn't seem to be.

So, I'm not sure what the point of this update is.  Should I uninstall and do a fresh install?

Thanks.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: yarok on November 03, 2015, 10:36:31 PM
Congrats on the new version! I have been a loyal Avast user since 2005.

I run on Vista Home Premium SP3.

The previous 2 versions of Avast free were an unmitigated nightmare. While browsing, Chrome, Opera, and Firefox crashed, the laptop froze and I had to hard reboot. This happened 2-3 times a day. Other users reported the same in various threads in here.

I had to roll back to version 2218 and all the problems - repeat: ALL the problems - vanished overnight! My comp hums along contentedly.

I am afraid to install the new version (2016). I am terrified of going through the same catastrophic mess. In short: I am post-traumatic ...:o))

Does anyone with Vista care to share if there are any problems with 2241 (crashes, freezing, restarting, etc.)?

Many thanks for your understanding and support.

Yarok

Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: EmoHobo on November 03, 2015, 11:11:52 PM
Updated from the GUI, no problem.  Removed the Password feature and restarted still no problem, let's see if anything crashes, which I doubt it will, but so far so good.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: yarok on November 03, 2015, 11:43:03 PM
Updated from the GUI, no problem.  Removed the Password feature and restarted still no problem, let's see if anything crashes, which I doubt it will, but so far so good.
What your operating system?
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: DavidR on November 03, 2015, 11:54:25 PM
Just did the update for the Free Edition, and the main GUI has changed for the worse.  The shortcut icons are gone, replaced with one option: Run Smart Scan
<snip>

Click on the Scan Icon and you will see the scans available.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: EmoHobo on November 03, 2015, 11:56:58 PM
Updated from the GUI, no problem.  Removed the Password feature and restarted still no problem, let's see if anything crashes, which I doubt it will, but so far so good.
What your operating system?
Windows 7
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: ThurstonX on November 03, 2015, 11:58:14 PM
Just did the update for the Free Edition, and the main GUI has changed for the worse.  The shortcut icons are gone, replaced with one option: Run Smart Scan
<snip>

Click on the Scan Icon and you will see the scans available.

Thanks, I see it now.

If the shortcuts we used to see on the main screen are gone, I guess all I can do is hope they see sense and bring them back.

Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: DavidR on November 04, 2015, 12:04:34 AM
Just did the update for the Free Edition, and the main GUI has changed for the worse.  The shortcut icons are gone, replaced with one option: Run Smart Scan
<snip>

Click on the Scan Icon and you will see the scans available.

Thanks, I see it now.

If the shortcuts we used to see on the main screen are gone, I guess all I can do is hope they see sense and bring them back.

You're welcome.

I can't do anything about the front page as an avast user like yourself - do I like it no.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: Staticguy on November 04, 2015, 12:42:20 AM
What in the world is this? I installed the Avast 2016 Free Edition and it shows me this? I did a clean install of Avast 2016. Previous I had the stable version of Avast 2015.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: Staticguy on November 04, 2015, 12:54:43 AM
Also it shows me internal server error when signing in to avast account via GUI. Signing in to avast account via website shows no problem, but it still shows me that Home network security is not installed and give a red colour and also on my name MyName - HP it says unknown. I reported this issue few times and still not fixed. By the way, about the internal server error i already gave the feedback via gui. Hope Avast team reads it.

Edit: Signing in to Avast GUI works now, but there's a problem that i reported few times and still not solved. You can review it by one of my support ticket. Ticket number is #BYU-790-31187
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: schmidthouse on November 04, 2015, 01:18:33 AM
Updated xpSP4 via GUI and the upgrade from 2015 went smooth but took some time as my Comodo was very active.
Now I'll play around and see if all works.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: anarkii on November 04, 2015, 02:27:33 AM
Mine updated but still has the beta tag. Should I do a clean install?
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: Staticguy on November 04, 2015, 03:53:51 AM
Mine updated but still has the beta tag. Should I do a clean install?

Yes
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: SpeedyPC on November 04, 2015, 05:18:21 AM
The Avast GUI is giving me a headache as RejZoR has already pointed out some of the problems ;) ??? :-[ :-X
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: RejZoR on November 04, 2015, 05:24:48 AM
Would be nice if avast! Online Security extension for Firefox was signed (I've downloaded it from my.avast.com)...
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: SpeedyPC on November 04, 2015, 05:36:02 AM
Would be nice if avast! Online Security extension for Firefox was signed (I've downloaded it from my.avast.com)...

+1

(http://my.jetscreenshot.com/18514/m_20151104-xahx-54kb.jpg) (http://my.jetscreenshot.com/18514/20151104-xahx-54kb)
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: winactive on November 04, 2015, 09:32:23 AM
Just did the update for the Free Edition, and the main GUI has changed for the worse.  The shortcut icons are gone, replaced with one option: Run Smart Scan
The customizable shortcuts was one of the best features of the previous version.

I've attached a screen shot.  I can't find a way to launch the Software Updater.  I only see it under Settings, which is not the same thing.  I've right-clicked all over the place to see if the main GUI is customizable, but it doesn't seem to be.

So, I'm not sure what the point of this update is.  Should I uninstall and do a fresh install?

Thanks.

Run Smart Scan is all you need to do - I think telemetry will show it's all most users do.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: Happychappy on November 04, 2015, 01:48:14 PM
Updated without any problems,laptop is noticeably quicker browsing the web,keep up the good work guys.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: wallofasgard on November 04, 2015, 02:08:23 PM
Good Job for the new version guys.I love the new UI and the way settings and shortcuts are sorted out.Just took a few minutes to figure everything out.

Though i have to choose custom install for there are some features that i don't need so far.Overall,its all green for my Win7 32bit system.Thanks a lot avast team. ;)
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: DavidR on November 04, 2015, 03:12:11 PM
Good Job for the new version guys.I love the new UI and the way settings and shortcuts are sorted out.Just took a few minutes to figure everything out.
<snip>

Shouldn't take long considering only the first page changed.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: arranger on November 04, 2015, 03:30:56 PM
Looks OK so far.

Two issues:
1) Seems to have duplicated all of my devices in my online account.  Weird.  Licenses don't show duplicates, but I have dupes of every device in the device list.

2) Don't know where to access the scan history.  I liked that tool in the older version.

Positives:
1) Quick update was glitch free.

2) Interface is attractive and responds rapidly.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: DavidR on November 04, 2015, 03:43:57 PM
Mine updated but still has the beta tag. Should I do a clean install?


If you had previously used the beta versions, you are on the beta stream - so should another beta come out you would get it.

If you are happy that this is intentional then leave it - otherwise do a reinstall to the latest version and you will be of the beta stream and no Beta branding on the UI.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: DavidR on November 04, 2015, 03:52:28 PM
<snip>
1) Seems to have duplicated all of my devices in my online account.  Weird.  Licenses don't show duplicates, but I have dupes of every device in the device list.

2) Don't know where to access the scan history.  I liked that tool in the older version.
<snip>

1. the accuracy of the my.account.com has been mentioned by others and I believe it is being revamped as it is hard for it to know when an installation has been uninstalled, etc.  I had to delete not just duplicates but all devices involved in the duplication and then connect (login) from the UI.

2. Just click the Scan icon that expands the options - then click the Scan for Viruses (not very intuitive if looking for scan history). This allows you to select a scan, so nothing runs immediately, at the bottom of that page you have other options, one being the Scan History.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: RejZoR on November 04, 2015, 04:21:14 PM
Anyone knows how to delete custom created user scans? There is a button to create them but NONE to delete them.  :o
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: schmidthouse on November 04, 2015, 06:42:06 PM
<snip>
1) Seems to have duplicated all of my devices in my online account.  Weird.  Licenses don't show duplicates, but I have dupes of every device in the device list.

2) Don't know where to access the scan history.  I liked that tool in the older version.
<snip>

1. the accuracy of the my.account.com has been mentioned by others and I believe it is being revamped as it is hard for it to know when an installation has been uninstalled, etc.  I had to delete not just duplicates but all devices involved in the duplication and then connect (login) from the UI.

2. Just click the Scan icon that expands the options - then click the Scan for Viruses (not very intuitive if looking for scan history). This allows you to select a scan, so nothing runs immediately, at the bottom of that page you have other options, one being the Scan History.

There has been some explanation from Avast here with regard to accuracy:https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=178417.0 (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=178417.0)
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: Alievitan on November 04, 2015, 08:55:26 PM
Avast NG front end is persistent and taking cpu cycles.  In the past when you first installed Avast, it took a couple minutes to prepare itself then faded into the background.  Now it just stays constantly working. 

 
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: bob3160 on November 04, 2015, 10:22:23 PM
Running the latest version but when I do a manual Program update, I get the following:
(http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1446671954866-37178.png)
If I select the update under Essential update, I get the following:
(http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1446672053941-3220.png)
This bug has been there since the last Beta version of Avast 2016.



Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: EmoHobo on November 04, 2015, 10:58:35 PM
Anyone know how this update compares the old one on memory usage?
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: -midnight on November 04, 2015, 11:28:48 PM
I've been using Avast for over 12 years but each time I update the program I have to register again.  Why doesn't Avast remember when I registered the first time?  I've become a super poster in 2 days?
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: bob3160 on November 04, 2015, 11:31:40 PM
I've been using Avast for over 12 years but each time I update the program I have to register again.  Why doesn't Avast remember when I registered the first time?  I've become a super poster in 2 days?
Looks like you did a clean install. :)
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: DavidR on November 04, 2015, 11:36:02 PM
Anyone know how this update compares the old one on memory usage?

Can you be more specific ?

Avast has several areas in which it uses memory.

Personally I don't check memory usage as a matter of course, only if I were to find things running slow in which case I would check resource use CPU and RAM. Otherwise I just get on with what I'm doing.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: MikeBCda on November 04, 2015, 11:49:27 PM
Like just about any new feature, there seem to be major bugs in the new Password thing.  After supposedly setting it up properly for Firefox, including deleting the browser's saved passwords and removing permission for Firefox to save new entries, on only one occasion did it properly provide a good new password.  And the box where it offers to do so often won't permit any entry, but instead shows a number in a circle -- on one occasion it actually changed my user-name instead of the password.  :o

After a few hours the Password icon mysteriously disappeared from the Firefox toolbar and I was totally unable to access it.

I suspect the problem may tie in with the almost simultaneous update of Firefox (to 42.0) and an unexpected incompatibility between the new versions of each.  I've mostly recovered by disabling the Passwords extension (avast still shows it as integrated with the browser, interestingly) and restoring a backup profile, which at least gives me most of my old passwords back into Firefox.  Still can't get logged into Amazon or my ISP's customer service ("incorrect" username-password combo in both cases), although the latter will on request do the cleanup from their end.

Hopefully Avast and Mozilla will get their heads together and straighten this mess out quickly, since it's fairly critical.

Hopefully
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: EmoHobo on November 04, 2015, 11:54:56 PM
Anyone know how this update compares the old one on memory usage?

Can you be more specific ?

Avast has several areas in which it uses memory.

Personally I don't check memory usage as a matter of course, only if I were to find things running slow in which case I would check resource use CPU and RAM. Otherwise I just get on with what I'm doing.
Oh, it was simply just a curiosity on how efficient it runs compared to the other versions, which ran pretty efficiently and rarely used a ton of RAM..
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: Para-Noid on November 05, 2015, 12:05:44 AM
Anyone knows how to delete custom created user scans? There is a button to create them but NONE to delete them.  :o

I run custom full system scans and not once did I see any way possible to delete a custom scan.
To be honest, I never even looked for a way to delete a custom scan. I set-up my custom scan
then forget about it till the next clean install.

Like RejZoR I'm asking how does a user delete a custom scan?  ???

I'm confident in saying that there are some users who set-up a custom scan to run once and never use it again.
They, the user, have a particular and precise reason for running a custom scan and won't need to run it again...ever.
It would be nice to know how to delete a custom scan.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: schmidthouse on November 05, 2015, 12:50:20 AM
Frankly, I'm impressed with the fact that all is running extremely smooth on my xp with no issues with installed modules
-Safezone is working great, a little high on resources for this old machine but useable.
-New Password feature work nicely
-Full system scan smooth and fairly short compared to other versions
-Software Updater just fine.
-No Problem Surfing with FF latest and I like the new SafeZone and PayMode

I can't speak for the Free Version but after running everything I need on my Avast Premier, I would renew very easily.
Nice Job and Learning the new GUI is just that, Learning a new GUI ;)
Nice Job  8)
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: Ken Weill on November 05, 2015, 04:01:51 AM
The Avast Safezone is better than the previous one.
But, it always bugged me with Saving Password even though, "Offer to save passwords I enter on the web" is unchecked.
A bug, I guess.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: medsmart7 on November 05, 2015, 04:12:36 AM
hi
im using avast premier
please i need help about using scan boot startup on my pc with this new version of avast i get lost
how i find it, where is it
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: schmidthouse on November 05, 2015, 04:51:13 AM
hi
im using avast premier
please i need help about using scan boot startup on my pc with this new version of avast i get lost
how i find it, where is it

Well I'm just getting used to the new GUI also. You have to just take your time and go through the whole UI.
I'm not at the laptop now but I think if you Click on SCAN at the top of the Home/Main GUI there should be a drop down menu visable with all the available scans if you click on it ( I think??) :-\
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: Be Secure on November 05, 2015, 04:58:12 AM
Just install Avast! 2016 Free (2016.11.1.2241) .Just one thing is missing the 2016 mark on Avast! logo :)So smooth.And one question to ask when Avast! HIPS is improve?
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: richy65 on November 05, 2015, 06:46:17 AM
updated to 11.1.2241 from 10.4.2233 and I think there might be a bug? when I try to email a link using windows live mail from firefox browser I get an error that file WLDCORE.DLL could not be found or shared? went back to avast version 10.4.2233 and everything works fine, tried disabling shields and error still occurs, this is happening on machines with Windows 7 Professional 64b and Windows 7 Ultimate 64b, my Windows 7 Home work ok as well as xp. Wonder if anyone else is experiencing this?
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: Staticguy on November 05, 2015, 08:27:04 AM
My own reply #48 is still occuring. Avast when will you fix this?
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: kissbaby on November 05, 2015, 09:03:07 AM
Running the latest version but when I do a manual Program update, I get the following:
(http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1446671954866-37178.png)
If I select the update under Essential update, I get the following:
(http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1446672053941-3220.png)
This bug has been there since the last Beta version of Avast 2016.

(11-5-15)
ya , i have this bug also . but my avast version is the final version as of yesterday the 3rd.
i did a video screen recording of it .
https://youtu.be/1X-cEGCQymA

i hope they get it fixed
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: Pavel Studený on November 05, 2015, 10:19:17 AM
Like just about any new feature, there seem to be major bugs in the new Password thing.  After supposedly setting it up properly for Firefox, including deleting the browser's saved passwords and removing permission for Firefox to save new entries, on only one occasion did it properly provide a good new password.  And the box where it offers to do so often won't permit any entry, but instead shows a number in a circle -- on one occasion it actually changed my user-name instead of the password.  :o

After a few hours the Password icon mysteriously disappeared from the Firefox toolbar and I was totally unable to access it.

I suspect the problem may tie in with the almost simultaneous update of Firefox (to 42.0) and an unexpected incompatibility between the new versions of each.  I've mostly recovered by disabling the Passwords extension (avast still shows it as integrated with the browser, interestingly) and restoring a backup profile, which at least gives me most of my old passwords back into Firefox.  Still can't get logged into Amazon or my ISP's customer service ("incorrect" username-password combo in both cases), although the latter will on request do the cleanup from their end.
Interesting situation with the toolbar icon. It it tested to work well with both Firefox 41 and 42 under normal circumstances. Could it have happened that the add-on got uninstalled or disabled during the update to 42?

Regarding the "good new passwords", it might be just a different expectation from some feature. It would be great if you could provide screenshots.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: Staticguy on November 05, 2015, 10:29:59 AM
Running the latest version but when I do a manual Program update, I get the following:
(http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1446671954866-37178.png)
If I select the update under Essential update, I get the following:
(http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1446672053941-3220.png)
This bug has been there since the last Beta version of Avast 2016.

(11-5-15)
ya , i have this bug also . but my avast version is the final version as of yesterday the 3rd.
i did a video screen recording of it .
https://youtu.be/1X-cEGCQymA

i hope they get it fixed

Hi. You need to click on "Update" under the heading of "Essential Update" NOT "Essential update + internet security. My best guess is that this is a bug, because I don't use beta version at all. After you click on udpate it will just check if you have/don't have the latest version
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: -midnight on November 05, 2015, 12:11:01 PM
updated to 11.1.2241 from 10.4.2233 and I think there might be a bug? when I try to email a link using windows live mail from firefox browser I get an error that file WLDCORE.DLL could not be found or shared? went back to avast version 10.4.2233 and everything works fine, tried disabling shields and error still occurs, this is happening on machines with Windows 7 Professional 64b and Windows 7 Ultimate 64b, my Windows 7 Home work ok as well as xp. Wonder if anyone else is experiencing this?

I'm getting the same error on gmail using Firefox.  No error message using IE 11. No problem with Windows Live Mail.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: bob3160 on November 05, 2015, 01:23:42 PM
Running the latest version but when I do a manual Program update, I get the following:
(http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1446671954866-37178.png)
If I select the update under Essential update, I get the following:
(http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1446672053941-3220.png)
This bug has been there since the last Beta version of Avast 2016.

(11-5-15)
ya , i have this bug also . but my avast version is the final version as of yesterday the 3rd.
i did a video screen recording of it .
https://youtu.be/1X-cEGCQymA (https://youtu.be/1X-cEGCQymA)

i hope they get it fixed

Hi. You need to click on "Update" under the heading of "Essential Update" NOT "Essential update + internet security. My best guess is that this is a bug, because I don't use beta version at all. After you click on udpate it will just check if you have/don't have the latest version


For a "smart guy" you aren't too smart. Do you really think I'm that stupid. Maybe it's a language barrier. ???
To Avast, the problem still needs to be fixed.  Thanks

Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: bob3160 on November 05, 2015, 01:29:06 PM
Using Avast IS, checking for a manual update shows the following:
(http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1446726322658-20040.png)
Selecting updates gives the following results:
(http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1446726459385-50036.png)
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: NON on November 05, 2015, 02:42:21 PM
I just notice the RC3 is now Avast 2016 R1, no wonder there is no notification of the program update ;D

Working fine so far, since the release of RC3 :)

Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: DavidR on November 05, 2015, 03:35:39 PM
I just notice the RC3 is now Avast 2016 R1, no wonder there is no notification of the program update ;D

Working fine so far, since the release of RC3 :)

This is exactly the confusion I mentioned when they keep the same build number as the last RC build. A new release should always have a new build number even if nothing has changed.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: busp1 on November 05, 2015, 04:58:09 PM
The trouble is, and it has been alluded to by many posters, builds beyond 2218 have a "heavier" effect
on the general system response.  Especially noticeable on older systems.


So has anybody with a vista 32 bit system tried Avast 2016? Have they fixed the computer freezing while browsing problem?
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: apeka on November 05, 2015, 05:10:08 PM
What happened to the Virus Chest in the new version 11.1.2241? Can't find it anywhere...
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: Secondmineboy on November 05, 2015, 05:19:53 PM
@apeka: On top: Scan>Scan for viruses>At the bottom "Virus chest"
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: DavidR on November 05, 2015, 05:49:41 PM
What happened to the Virus Chest in the new version 11.1.2241? Can't find it anywhere...

Or right click the avast tray icon and select virus chest.

Time spent on reconnaissance is seldom wasted ;D
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: schmidthouse on November 05, 2015, 06:19:13 PM
What happened to the Virus Chest in the new version 11.1.2241? Can't find it anywhere...

Or right click the avast tray icon and select virus chest.

Time spent on reconnaissance is seldom wasted
;D

+1
Amazing what you find when you look around. :o ;)
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: kissbaby on November 05, 2015, 06:31:08 PM
Running the latest version but when I do a manual Program update, I get the following:
(http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1446671954866-37178.png)
If I select the update under Essential update, I get the following:
(http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1446672053941-3220.png)
This bug has been there since the last Beta version of Avast 2016.

(11-5-15)
ya , i have this bug also . but my avast version is the final version as of yesterday the 3rd.
i did a video screen recording of it .
https://youtu.be/1X-cEGCQymA

i hope they get it fixed

Hi. You need to click on "Update" under the heading of "Essential Update" NOT "Essential update + internet security. My best guess is that this is a bug, because I don't use beta version at all. After you click on udpate it will just check if you have/don't have the latest version

 :P we know where to click, we clicked in the right spot, this is a bug, now please have it fixed ,
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: skinnypops on November 05, 2015, 07:30:18 PM
hi all:

is ng still unavailable for win 10? i am not seeing it offered at install or in change option.
thanks in advance for knowledgeable response.

sincerely,
skinnypops
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: daan16 on November 05, 2015, 08:57:26 PM
Thanks. Invalid certificate bug is now fixed. Avast doesn't block wikipedia, cdburnerxp sites and I don't have to disable https scanning.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: bob3160 on November 05, 2015, 09:00:34 PM
hi all:

is ng still unavailable for win 10? i am not seeing it offered at install or in change option.
thanks in advance for knowledgeable response.

sincerely,
skinnypops
(http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1446753515875-9310.png)
Hope that answers your question. :)
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: yarok on November 05, 2015, 09:41:44 PM
Thanks. The previous versions had serious compatibility issues with XP, Vista, and Win10.

Anyone cares to share their experiences with Vista 32 and 2241 (Avast 2016, the latest version)? I am afraid to install it as i had a terrible time with the preceding 2 versions. Had to roll back to 2218.

Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: MikeBCda on November 05, 2015, 09:57:08 PM
Like just about any new feature, there seem to be major bugs in the new Password thing.  After supposedly setting it up properly for Firefox, including deleting the browser's saved passwords and removing permission for Firefox to save new entries, on only one occasion did it properly provide a good new password.  And the box where it offers to do so often won't permit any entry, but instead shows a number in a circle -- on one occasion it actually changed my user-name instead of the password.  :o

After a few hours the Password icon mysteriously disappeared from the Firefox toolbar and I was totally unable to access it.

I suspect the problem may tie in with the almost simultaneous update of Firefox (to 42.0) and an unexpected incompatibility between the new versions of each.  I've mostly recovered by disabling the Passwords extension (avast still shows it as integrated with the browser, interestingly) and restoring a backup profile, which at least gives me most of my old passwords back into Firefox.  Still can't get logged into Amazon or my ISP's customer service ("incorrect" username-password combo in both cases), although the latter will on request do the cleanup from their end.
Interesting situation with the toolbar icon. It it tested to work well with both Firefox 41 and 42 under normal circumstances. Could it have happened that the add-on got uninstalled or disabled during the update to 42?

Regarding the "good new passwords", it might be just a different expectation from some feature. It would be great if you could provide screenshots.
Sorry, no screenshots available ... I just checked FF add-ons, and both Passwords and SafePrice extensions are showing as installed but disabled, and considering I seem to have everything else working properly again, I'm gonna leave them that way for now.

It's a shame, I'm one of the unfortunates who has to re-use the same password everywhere (brain injury 20 years ago would make it impossible to remember good but different passwords), and a properly working password manager would have been the ideal solution.  I take it that unless and until someone else can replicate my problem, I can't hope for a fix?  I haven't as yet tried any of the 3rd-party managers, and was delighted -- temporarily, unfortunately -- to see it become available in avast, which I've happily used for maybe 15 years now.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: skinnypops on November 06, 2015, 02:27:56 PM
thanks bob. yes, my question is answered. now i just need to figure out what i have shut off that causes ng not to be offered for install.
so, thanks again and a good day to you.

skinnypops
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: bob3160 on November 06, 2015, 02:37:01 PM
thanks bob. yes, my question is answered. now i just need to figure out what i have shut off that causes ng not to be offered for install.
so, thanks again and a good day to you.

skinnypops
Let us know what it is once you find it. :)
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: skinnypops on November 06, 2015, 02:54:11 PM
will do bob.

skinnypops
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: CraigB on November 06, 2015, 03:39:28 PM
thanks bob. yes, my question is answered. now i just need to figure out what i have shut off that causes ng not to be offered for install.
so, thanks again and a good day to you.

skinnypops
Let us know what it is once you find it. :)
It was mentioned in the Beta 4 release that NG is not installed by default in the free version now.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: jrace on November 06, 2015, 03:41:06 PM
.... and here something positive:
The blocking of some Chinese websites by "Secure DNS" is now history on my system with the final release .2241!
That also means there is a difference between the versions ".2241 RC3" and ".2241 Final".   :o
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: RejZoR on November 06, 2015, 07:53:25 PM
And NG sandbox is not working. AGAIN. Everything checked, but there was no NG generating process and there is no secure sandbox process running. That's really annoying that some critical feature just out of the blue doesn't get installed or work even though it is selected (and has worked 2 weeks ago on the exact same system). Ugh!?!?!
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: smoothtimo on November 07, 2015, 12:31:16 PM
...... update to 2016 went fine so far but,....

is there any workaround to enable Avast AOS within FF 42 64bit (@Win10 64)?

Thx for suggestions :)


Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: Asyn on November 07, 2015, 12:47:17 PM
is there any workaround to enable Avast AOS within FF 42 64bit (@Win10 64)?
Nope, it's a known issue.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: wallofasgard on November 07, 2015, 01:45:40 PM
Hi! i just wanted to confirm something about the Virus Chest in the taskbar after you right click the Avast UI like this:

(http://i67.tinypic.com/2rrkvoi.jpg)

My concern is that i put password protection on all PROTECTED AREAS including Virus Chest Control but when i click the Virus Chest option in the taskbar,i can access the Virus Chest Control directly without it asking for any password at all.Is it just me or someone out there has the same problem? Password protections are working on all protected areas except this Virus Chest option from the taskbar. Thanks.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: Asyn on November 07, 2015, 02:16:06 PM
Might be a bug, wait for one of the devs and/or submit a ticket: https://support.avast.com/support/tickets/new
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: apeka on November 07, 2015, 02:27:04 PM
What happened to the Virus Chest in the new version 11.1.2241? Can't find it anywhere...

Or right click the avast tray icon and select virus chest.

Time spent on reconnaissance is seldom wasted ;D

Thanks Steven!
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: skinnypops on November 07, 2015, 03:19:57 PM
@ craigb
always do only custom install for all software when available.
@anyone
anyone know needed system specs for ng in avast 2016? maybe need more than 4 gigs memory on 64 bit system or processor speed in excess of 1.8 gig?
have reset all services to defaults and restored most settings to default. even ran in place repair install. sfc and chkdsk normal. also tried avast repair and clean installed again. i give up for now. phooey!!!

skinnypops
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: Para-Noid on November 07, 2015, 03:51:31 PM
Do you have virtual technology enabled in your BIOS?
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: DavidR on November 07, 2015, 04:16:59 PM
What happened to the Virus Chest in the new version 11.1.2241? Can't find it anywhere...

Or right click the avast tray icon and select virus chest.

Time spent on reconnaissance is seldom wasted ;D

Thanks Steven!

You're welcome.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: joeiabuki on November 07, 2015, 07:16:26 PM
The program version is 11.01.2241. I can not see and to use Software Update. Although it is On, under tools I can not see it, so I can not use it. How can I do?
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: essexboy on November 07, 2015, 07:21:05 PM
It is tucked away under the scan heading now as you are scanning for outdated software :)
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: kanon86 on November 07, 2015, 07:28:32 PM
For people concerned about the freezing problems on Vista in previous versions:

I bit the bullet and installed this version this morning. System has been running for 10 hours straight and no problems so far. Before, my computer would freeze after not even 15 minutes of browsing the internet, so I believe the issue is finally solved. I'm guessing it was thanks to the improved Web Shield Https scanning mentioned in the OP.

If I run into a problem, I'll be sure to post. If I don't post again in the next 48 hours, then consider everything is fine.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: RejZoR on November 07, 2015, 09:14:30 PM
...... update to 2016 went fine so far but,....

is there any workaround to enable Avast AOS within FF 42 64bit (@Win10 64)?

Thx for suggestions :)

There is. Go to my.avast.com (you have to log in if you aren't already) and webpage will offer you to install the plugin. Allow installation and confirm installation. It works, confirmed :)
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: nalo89 on November 07, 2015, 09:20:12 PM
I installed latest Avast Free over existing prev version on both W7 Home Premium 64 bit and Vista Home Premium 32 bit with no problems occurring.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: skinnypops on November 07, 2015, 09:29:17 PM
@ paranoid
yes, i did that too,although i seem to remember that requirement was dropped some time ago. i also notice no mention of ng or secure virtual machines on avast .com home page or in faq section of support. only brief mention of avast sandbox. still hoping to learn system requirements to be offered secure virtual machines.
is anyone offered it for install on clean install or in change menu after clean install.
really is not that big of a deal, but if available would rather to have it installed & working.
i see rejzor having problems with it also.
can a dev please reply with appropriate requirements?

thanks though for your thoughts,
skinnypops
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: bob3160 on November 07, 2015, 09:56:12 PM
(http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1446929617704-57903.png)
(http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1446929747198-5912.png)


Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: busp1 on November 07, 2015, 10:32:49 PM
@ kanon86
For people concerned about the freezing problems on Vista in previous versions:

I bit the bullet and installed this version this morning. System has been running for 10 hours straight and no problems so far. Before, my computer would freeze after not even 15 minutes of browsing the internet, so I believe the issue is finally solved. I'm guessing it was thanks to the improved Web Shield Https scanning mentioned in the OP.

If I run into a problem, I'll be sure to post. If I don't post again in the next 48 hours, then consider everything is fine.

Is your system Vista 32bit or 64?
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: dhart on November 08, 2015, 01:12:48 AM
I just installed Avast 2016 11.1.2241 on a Desktop, a Dell XPS 13, and a Surface Pro 4 running Windows 10.  I notice that the mouse pointer disappears when moving it on the Avast application screens (reappears after moving past the edge of the Avast app screen) using the Dell XPS 13 and Surface Pro 4, the ones that are touchscreen based.  The mouse pointer is fine on my Desktop (non-touchscreen). 

You shouldn't be hiding the mouse pointer...  I prefer using the mouse on my laptop, even if it does have a touchscreen, and hiding the mouse forces me to use touch.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: dypsis on November 08, 2015, 05:17:02 AM
I have upgraded to Avast Free Antivirus 2016 (2016.11.1.2241) from the Beta versions, but mine is still saying "Beta" on the main interface.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: TSquare on November 08, 2015, 05:29:39 AM
For people concerned about the freezing problems on Vista in previous versions:

I bit the bullet and installed this version this morning. System has been running for 10 hours straight and no problems so far. Before, my computer would freeze after not even 15 minutes of browsing the internet, so I believe the issue is finally solved. I'm guessing it was thanks to the improved Web Shield Https scanning mentioned in the OP.

If I run into a problem, I'll be sure to post. If I don't post again in the next 48 hours, then consider everything is fine.

Thanks kanon,
I am anxiously waiting out the next 48 hours of your test.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: kanon86 on November 08, 2015, 01:17:34 PM
@ kanon86
For people concerned about the freezing problems on Vista in previous versions:

I bit the bullet and installed this version this morning. System has been running for 10 hours straight and no problems so far. Before, my computer would freeze after not even 15 minutes of browsing the internet, so I believe the issue is finally solved. I'm guessing it was thanks to the improved Web Shield Https scanning mentioned in the OP.

If I run into a problem, I'll be sure to post. If I don't post again in the next 48 hours, then consider everything is fine.

Is your system Vista 32bit or 64?

32 bit.

Everything's still working perfectly by the way.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: glnz on November 08, 2015, 07:27:35 PM
@ paranoid
yes, i did that too,although i seem to remember that requirement was dropped some time ago. i also notice no mention of ng or secure virtual machines on avast .com home page or in faq section of support. only brief mention of avast sandbox. still hoping to learn system requirements to be offered secure virtual machines.
is anyone offered it for install on clean install or in change menu after clean install.
really is not that big of a deal, but if available would rather to have it installed & working.
i see rejzor having problems with it also.
can a dev please reply with appropriate requirements?

thanks though for your thoughts,
skinnypops

skinnypops, rejzor and para noid - I have similar questions (and problems) with NG, virtual machines and sandboxing in this new Avast 2016, at my nearby thread at https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=178652.0 (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=178652.0)  , with some detail I attached about errors in Avast's "ngtool" cmd commands.

Please let me hear from you if you ever get an answer here!  Also because I am going to UNsubscribe from this thread.  Thanks.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: jdmtaylo on November 08, 2015, 08:08:22 PM
Like many others, I have upgraded my free version from 10.4.2233 to 11.1.2241 on one of two Acer computers both running Win7-64. Almost immediately I started having problems. Firefox 41.0.2 and 42.0.0 starting locking up with "Not responding" messages. The Avast control panel, the Show Desktop button, and most aggravating, Meta Products MailChecker would run a few minutes then lock up. Doing an Avast repair, turning off various features, and adding MailChecker to the exclusion list did  not help. I saw some posts that solved similar problems by reverting to earlier versions. In desperation, I uninstalled Avast and now everything is running fine, and much faster. Since the other computer is running 10.4.2233 and slightly slower but not crashing, I'll probably reinstall that version later today. So my question is, how far back in versions can I safely go? I have the full install for the latest four versions.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: richy65 on November 08, 2015, 08:10:39 PM
follow up to sending an email link using Windows Live Mail and Mozilla Firefox. I was getting an error saying WLDCORE.DLL missing and not found after updating Avast 10.4.2233 to 11.1.2241... this applies to Windows Professional and Windows Ultimate 64bit... the fix is to copy the files WLDCORE.DLL and WLDLOG.DLL from folder C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Shared and paste to folder C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail.
I no longer get the error...
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: SlyFox on November 08, 2015, 08:41:48 PM
Would be nice if avast! Online Security extension for Firefox was signed (I've downloaded it from my.avast.com)...

Sorry to bother you, but where about is this link to update the Avast Online Security extension for Firefox, please?  I see you downloaded from my.avast.com, but I must be blind, I do not see it.  Any possible way you could post the direct link to it or send me a PM, Please?

Thanks for your time and have a nice evening.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: RejZoR on November 08, 2015, 08:52:24 PM
Popup (banner) appears at the bottom.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: yarok on November 08, 2015, 10:43:21 PM
For people concerned about the freezing problems on Vista in previous versions:

I bit the bullet and installed this version this morning. System has been running for 10 hours straight and no problems so far. Before, my computer would freeze after not even 15 minutes of browsing the internet, so I believe the issue is finally solved. I'm guessing it was thanks to the improved Web Shield Https scanning mentioned in the OP.

If I run into a problem, I'll be sure to post. If I don't post again in the next 48 hours, then consider everything is fine.

Thanks kanon,
I am anxiously waiting out the next 48 hours of your test.

So do I (Vista 32 here). Many thanks.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: SlyFox on November 09, 2015, 12:57:06 AM
Popup (banner) appears at the bottom.

Nothing is popping up for me.  I give up.  Thanks anyway.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: john.boyle on November 09, 2015, 03:04:12 AM
follow up to sending an email link using Windows Live Mail and Mozilla Firefox. I was getting an error saying WLDCORE.DLL missing and not found after updating Avast 10.4.2233 to 11.1.2241... this applies to Windows Professional and Windows Ultimate 64bit... the fix is to copy the files WLDCORE.DLL and WLDLOG.DLL from folder C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Shared and paste to folder C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail.
I no longer get the error...

Fantastic find!!! Thanks!
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: RejZoR on November 09, 2015, 07:34:46 AM
Popup (banner) appears at the bottom.

Nothing is popping up for me.  I give up.  Thanks anyway.

If I open my.avast.com and I am logged into their system, this is what I get at the bottom of the webpage. I'm using Firefox 42 64bit.

Maybe you're using some sort of ad blocker or adblocker list that prevents that webpage element...
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: frg on November 09, 2015, 09:10:27 AM
Apparently the "Scan for network threads" bug is still unresolved:
Scan runs forever, never going anywhere, and Stop button is inactive.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: smoothtimo on November 09, 2015, 11:28:24 AM
...... update to 2016 went fine so far but,....

is there any workaround to enable Avast AOS within FF 42 64bit (@Win10 64)?

Thx for suggestions :)

There is. Go to my.avast.com (you have to log in if you aren't already) and webpage will offer you to install the plugin. Allow installation and confirm installation. It works, confirmed :)


Great find!
THX!
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: nemeths on November 09, 2015, 03:48:46 PM
The new version with password security will be interest me only if it will do more than the LastPass extension in Google Chrome.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: bob3160 on November 09, 2015, 03:50:54 PM
The new version with password security will be interest me only if it will do more than the LastPass extension in Google Chrome.
It can delete the passwords stored in your browser. I'm using both :)
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: Adam120 on November 09, 2015, 10:57:48 PM
I'm very disappointed with Avast Passwords. It loaded all of my passwords from Chrome. In the Avast passwords menu I try to manage my passwords, and the list keeps refreshing over and over. Then when I simply try to scroll down, it automatically scrolls back up to the top so that I can't access any passwords further down the list!

I want Avast to forget my passwords, but I can't even do that. I have to individually select the password and then remove. Is there a select all function? Ctrl + A won't work. The list keeps moving back to the top before I can do anything.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: bob3160 on November 09, 2015, 11:05:36 PM
I'm very disappointed with Avast Passwords. It loaded all of my passwords from Chrome. In the Avast passwords menu I try to manage my passwords, and the list keeps refreshing over and over. Then when I simply try to scroll down, it automatically scrolls back up to the top so that I can't access any passwords further down the list!

I want Avast to forget my passwords, but I can't even do that. I have to individually select the password and then remove. Is there a select all function? Ctrl + A won't work. The list keeps moving back to the top before I can do anything.
It loads the passwords from your browser if you selected the import button.
I don't know what additional features are available in the paid version. I only use the free version.

Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: Hopper15 on November 09, 2015, 11:08:15 PM
I can't find the software updater in V11.1.2241.  Anyone know where it is?
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: bob3160 on November 09, 2015, 11:13:02 PM
I can't find the software updater in V11.1.2241.  Anyone know where it is?
(http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1447107142230-628.png)
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: Hopper15 on November 09, 2015, 11:14:13 PM
Thanks
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: bob3160 on November 10, 2015, 12:56:48 AM
Thanks
My pleasure. :)
This new video may help you navigate the New User Interface:
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=93544.msg1266464#msg1266464 (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=93544.msg1266464#msg1266464)
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: Pavel Studený on November 10, 2015, 12:02:02 PM
Yes, Firefox beta would do this. There is currently no workaround except switching to a release version of Firefox.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: Heos on November 10, 2015, 05:19:44 PM
Still on 10.3.2225 here.
Under program update it still reads that version 10.3.2233 is available?
Why doesn't the latest version of avast show up.Might be a stupid question but i wonder  if i update from 10.3.2225 will i get the 10.3.2233 or the 11.1.2241 version of avast.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: DavidR on November 10, 2015, 05:42:19 PM
Still on 10.3.2225 here.
Under program update it still reads that version 10.3.2233 is available?
Why doesn't the latest version of avast show up.Might be a stupid question but i wonder  if i update from 10.3.2225 will i get the 10.3.2233 or the 11.1.2241 version of avast.

When you do a program update from the avastUI, my understanding of the process you will get the latest version. The most recent avast 2015 version was 10.4.2233, it should have been reporting that version number (not 10.2.2233, no such build number) ?

That said I don't know if there would be any OS restrictions here if you had a very old OS (earlier than XP).
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: Heos on November 10, 2015, 06:06:13 PM

"When you do a program update from the avastUI, my understanding of the process you will get the latest version. The most recent avast 2015 version was 10.4.2233, it should have been reporting that version number (not 10.2.2233, no such build number) ?

That said I don't know if there would be any OS restrictions here if you had a very old OS (earlier than XP)."


I am using win7.
I suppose i'll eventually have to update the program and see what happens.




Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: pacman2008 on November 10, 2015, 07:18:39 PM
Installed the 2016 version from download directly from Avast. The new password segment of the program only works on Google Chrome browser and not Firefox vers 42.0.
I read somewhere that Firefox will no longer accep extions, ie: tthe password segment bar is not loaded onto firefox browser. Has anyone else had this problem with firefox?
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: AllenChicago on November 11, 2015, 07:26:39 AM
FYI Bug Report.. After doing a clean install of this latest version, I've had to go to the Trouble Shooting section and change Avast start-up to "Load Avast after other services have loaded". 

Reason: When Avast loads on the front end, it prevented me from accessing the Windows 10 Start menu and the Edge browser.  Can click on them, but nothing happens.  This doesn't occur on every startup, but on every 1 out of every 4 computer startups/restarts.  Have to do the Alt/Control/Delete thing to restart the PC when Avast has killed the Start Menu.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: wizzlbang on November 11, 2015, 12:02:27 PM
Not sure if it's a weird coincidence or what, but after installing this newest update, youtube videos are almost twice as big, and I can't change it?
anyone run into anything like that? could changes to webrep have done something with that?
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: Pavel Studený on November 11, 2015, 12:22:40 PM
Installed the 2016 version from download directly from Avast. The new password segment of the program only works on Google Chrome browser and not Firefox vers 42.0.
I read somewhere that Firefox will no longer accep extions, ie: tthe password segment bar is not loaded onto firefox browser. Has anyone else had this problem with firefox?

Firefox 42 is supported by Avast Passwords. I suggest to start Firefox, go to about:addons and check that Avast Passwords is there and it's enabled. if it's disabled, enable it. Then, open Avast, go to Settings -> Passwords, scroll down and click "install" into Firefox (again).
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: hake on November 11, 2015, 02:50:28 PM
The installer will not run on my Windows XP with Athlon XP 3000+ processor.  This processor is not SSE2.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: bob3160 on November 11, 2015, 03:25:25 PM
The installer will not run on my Windows XP with Athlon XP 3000+ processor.  This processor is not SSE2.
Have you tried a fresh download of the setup file to rule out a download problem ???
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: hake on November 11, 2015, 09:02:07 PM
Hi Bob.  I did what you suggest.  The error message box in my screenshot shows "Reason: NoSSE2".

I am increasingly aware that older processors are falling by the wayside.  AVG, Agnitum and now Avast have all released software which apparently require SSE2 instructions.  2016 seems to be a SSE2 watershed for security software releases.  SSE2 has been a requirement for Chrome based web browsers since around late 2014.  The writing is on the wall.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: bob3160 on November 11, 2015, 09:10:22 PM
Hi Bob.  I did what you suggest.  The error message box in my screenshot shows "Reason: NoSSE2".

I am increasingly aware that older processors are falling by the wayside.  AVG, Agnitum and now Avast have all released software which apparently require SSE2 instructions.  2016 seems to be a SSE2 watershed for security software releases.  SSE2 has been a requirement for Chrome based web browsers since around late 2014.  The writing is on the wall.
Chrome will soon also be endibg support for XP, Vista and OSX 10.8:
http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2015/11/chrome-to-end-support-for-windows-xp-vista-and-os-x-10-8-on-april-2016/ (http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2015/11/chrome-to-end-support-for-windows-xp-vista-and-os-x-10-8-on-april-2016/)
Sooner or later, all good things come to an end. (That includes us.... ) :)
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: kissbaby on November 11, 2015, 09:39:34 PM
I'm very disappointed with Avast Passwords. It loaded all of my passwords from Chrome. In the Avast passwords menu I try to manage my passwords, and the list keeps refreshing over and over. Then when I simply try to scroll down, it automatically scrolls back up to the top so that I can't access any passwords further down the list!

I want Avast to forget my passwords, but I can't even do that. I have to individually select the password and then remove. Is there a select all function? Ctrl + A won't work. The list keeps moving back to the top before I can do anything.

i used the custom install when i installed avast and unchecked the password BS, i manage my own passwords , its called "pen and Paper and a 500 pound safe, lol, if your PC crashes your stored passwords are gone ....right ?, so why use a password manager , i hope your issue gets fixed tho.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: ATP on November 11, 2015, 10:24:59 PM
I have tried re installing this new version but I still get the AvastSvc.exe using 15-20% of my CPU.

It does not start straight away it starts about 5 minutes after I boot.

I am running Avast version 11.1.2241.
Windows 10

It is really annoying me ... any ideas anyone?
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: wizzlbang on November 12, 2015, 02:06:01 AM
Not sure if it's a weird coincidence or what, but after installing this newest update, youtube videos are almost twice as big, and I can't change it?
anyone run into anything like that? could changes to webrep have done something with that?
wait, I think I figured it out?
Did the button for avast online security shrink for firefox?
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: patclash on November 12, 2015, 10:28:12 AM
The installer will not run on my Windows XP with Athlon XP 3000+ processor.  This processor is not SSE2.

Hi,
I have the same thing on a old PC running the same processor ;
Avast 2015 didn't update from UI, so I try to install from the installer fresh downloaded and have the same message :(

Quote
I am increasingly aware that older processors are falling by the wayside.  AVG, Agnitum and now Avast have all released software which apparently require SSE2 instructions.  2016 seems to be a SSE2 watershed for security software releases.  SSE2 has been a requirement for Chrome based web browsers since around late 2014.
I have this issue to

That the shame that avast ended support for no SSE2 processor :(



Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: Pavel Studený on November 12, 2015, 11:31:32 AM
i used the custom install when i installed avast and unchecked the password BS, i manage my own passwords , its called "pen and Paper and a 500 pound safe, lol, if your PC crashes your stored passwords are gone ....right ?, so why use a password manager , i hope your issue gets fixed tho.
Actually, if you turned Avast Passwords synchronization on, your passwords ain't gone even if your house with the computer and paper burned down  ;)
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: bruce_b on November 12, 2015, 06:11:45 PM
The password feature is, I believe, only available in the Pay version. Also, Avast now has a new
feature, that inserts a line into any email you send that says: "this email was sent from a clean
computer protected by Avast" ... I think you can disable it in Email Options. A somewhat sneaky
way to help advertise the product.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: DavidR on November 12, 2015, 06:18:30 PM
The password feature is, I believe, only available in the Pay version.
<snip>

As far as I'm aware, the free version of avast has a limited function set for the Avast Passwords feature - I don't know anywhere that states in detail what is available for free and the premium options in the paid avast versions.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: busp1 on November 13, 2015, 02:59:22 AM
@ kanon86
For people concerned about the freezing problems on Vista in previous versions:

I bit the bullet and installed this version this morning. System has been running for 10 hours straight and no problems so far. Before, my computer would freeze after not even 15 minutes of browsing the internet, so I believe the issue is finally solved. I'm guessing it was thanks to the improved Web Shield Https scanning mentioned in the OP.

If I run into a problem, I'll be sure to post. If I don't post again in the next 48 hours, then consider everything is fine.

Is your system Vista 32bit or 64?

32 bit.

Everything's still working perfectly by the way.

I took the plunge and my Vista 32 bit computer is still working with the new avast after 2 days. I did have a problem when I updated Fire Fox 42. Seems this FF version has bugs that are related to scripts. Went back to earlier version and it is working well with Avast 2016. Only concern for me now is everything seems to take longer. 
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: frg on November 13, 2015, 08:37:55 AM
Your last remark seems to confirm what I am experiencing.

My computer (Windows 10 64bit) uses an Intel Q6600, that is a respectable quad core CPU (even though the nowadays processors are way more powerful) with 8 GB RAM.
Yet since installing this last version, avast is constantly using between 27 and 35% of the CPU resources, even when not any program is opened (beyond my utilities).

Any idea or suggestion?

It is such an enormous jump in resources usage, from avast 2015 (that ran at about 10% top), that frankly, I am beginning to think of searching a less voracious security suite!
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: alanbr59 on November 13, 2015, 03:20:20 PM
As a first time forum user, I'm not sure where to post this question, so please forgive if I've misdirected. We are using several Avast Free installs to protect an after school program computer lab. I want to consolidate device ownership from two Avast users down to one of those two users. Is there an easy way to transfer all devices listed under one account to the other account? I have access to both accounts, but haven't found a way to do that. I have to transfer about 20 machines. Thanks for any help you can provide.

Alan
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: bob3160 on November 13, 2015, 03:37:59 PM
As a first time forum user, I'm not sure where to post this question, so please forgive if I've misdirected. We are using several Avast Free installs to protect an after school program computer lab. I want to consolidate device ownership from two Avast users down to one of those two users. Is there an easy way to transfer all devices listed under one account to the other account? I have access to both accounts, but haven't found a way to do that. I have to transfer about 20 machines. Thanks for any help you can provide.

Alan
(http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1447425406501-48468.png)

It sounds like you probably would have been better using the Avast for Business product:
https://www.avast.com/en-us/avast-for-business (https://www.avast.com/en-us/avast-for-business)
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: kesss on November 13, 2015, 07:51:19 PM
I have an UI glitch. While clicking on menu icons or double-clicking on some of them I see a gray rectagle appearing on the right side. Please see my screenshot below.
Is it a known issue?
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: DavidR on November 13, 2015, 08:10:44 PM
I have an UI glitch. While clicking on menu icons or double-clicking on some of them I see a gray rectagle appearing on the right side. Please see my screenshot below.
Is it a known issue?

You shouldn't have to double click them, most only have a single click action. If I double click on the Settings Icon (cog wheel) I get the settings window open and the second click results in a beep, but no closure. I just wonder if you had a notification popup behind the UI that is being closed on the double click resulting in a greyed out box, but I don't see that in my avast free.

That said, your layout for the expansion of the Scan screen seems strange as mine appear in columns positioned centrally, see attached image.

You could try an avast repair.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: kesss on November 13, 2015, 09:06:19 PM
You shouldn't have to double click them...

That said, your layout for the expansion of the Scan screen seems strange as mine appear in columns positioned centrally, see attached image.

You could try an avast repair.
Well, I meant not actually double-clicking but rather "click and click" one after another not too fast :)
I installed only two scan modules and nothing more maybe this is why there is the layout difference.
Anyway, as far as I know for now it's fixed in new beta :)
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: Art_lover on November 14, 2015, 01:23:00 PM
Hi,
Updated to Avast 2016.
So far, so good.

Previous version let me configure the outdated software search. An outdated version of Nero can't be skipped??  :o
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: DavidR on November 14, 2015, 03:22:18 PM
Hi,
Updated to Avast 2016.
So far, so good.

Previous version let me configure the outdated software search. An outdated version of Nero can't be skipped??  :o


Does it not have Ignore Updates, for the program, as in my attached image ?

Try Refresh and see if that works.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: nasruddin on November 15, 2015, 03:23:54 PM
I made what looks like a mistake,  & allowed the upgrade to the
free version of 11.1.2241 (free version)

The different scans are gone.  It does something called smart scan,
but I have no idea what it is doing, & what it finds.  It seems to hang
at the end when it finds a problem.

I can't schedule scans or do a boot time scan; at least there's no UI for that.

The tools only say that it will flag outdated software, but there's no separate
scan for that, & there's no indication of what it actually finds (see 1st item).
It just indicates something is wrong, & says it will fix it -but probably doesn't.

Can anything be done to fix this?
Is there a way to go back to v 10 safely?
If not, anyone running a good alternative free virus scan they'd recommend?
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: essexboy on November 15, 2015, 03:34:52 PM
Click scan at the top and select scan for viruses

Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: bob3160 on November 15, 2015, 04:32:23 PM
This may help you get used to the new Avast Interface:
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=93544.msg1266464#msg1266464 (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=93544.msg1266464#msg1266464)
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: JuninhoSlo on November 15, 2015, 04:34:26 PM
Thank you for Avast 2016.11.1.2241
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: AvastIsAss on November 15, 2015, 05:10:15 PM
Nice! Updated right away! Cool new UI, but I still prefer the old school Version 7 UI. :)
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: nasruddin on November 15, 2015, 07:00:41 PM
I had to log in thru the UI, then the rest of the scan options
appeared.  Strange, never had to do that before.
But the product seems functional now, so that's good.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: jimrako on November 16, 2015, 12:28:52 PM
hi . avast antivirus free 2016 work with comodo firewall ? any conflict ?
and other question . avast hips work with comodo hips ? any conflict ?
answer this two question plz . thanks !
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: Asyn on November 16, 2015, 01:15:04 PM
hi . avast antivirus free 2016 work with comodo firewall ? any conflict ?
and other question . avast hips work with comodo hips ? any conflict ?
answer this two question plz . thanks !
Works for me, but I use an older version of CIS.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: jimrako on November 16, 2015, 01:27:18 PM
what is your comodo version ?
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: Asyn on November 16, 2015, 01:28:00 PM
what is your comodo version ?
See my sig. ;)
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: NON on November 16, 2015, 01:42:50 PM
hi . avast antivirus free 2016 work with comodo firewall ? any conflict ?
and other question . avast hips work with comodo hips ? any conflict ?
answer this two question plz . thanks !
Works for me too, with both HIPS enabled and Comodo Sandbox disabled.
Though my CIS is a bit old too, 8.2.4508 for now.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: jimrako on November 16, 2015, 01:59:26 PM
i need comodo sandbox be activated too ? i want use avast free 2016 only with file shield and web shield . no sand box is enabled in avast free 2016  .but comodo sandbox is activated . any one if know my answer plz help me .
my other question is : i cant find auto sandbox settings in avast 2016 internet security . where is it ?its gone ?
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: johnheadon6 on November 16, 2015, 04:06:12 PM
trouble on my update of Internet Security in Nov as CPU stuck near 100% after restart so PC damned slow. Discovered fix was to reload complete Avast, but first remove remnants completely with IOBIT Uninstaller. THought it had caught a virus somewhere at first!
Noticed Webrep not working in Mozilla 42.0, previous version OK. Must I change to Chrome?
Also annoying append to emails that says something like "OKed by Avast". Not able to delete. Paid version so surely should have option to stop this?

Any advice appreciated
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: DavidR on November 16, 2015, 05:25:13 PM
<snip>
Noticed Webrep not working in Mozilla 42.0, previous version OK. Must I change to Chrome?
Also annoying append to emails that says something like "OKed by Avast". Not able to delete. Paid version so surely should have option to stop this?

Any advice appreciated

WebRep is no more, Avast Online Security (AOS) is the new version and should work with firefox 42.0, the AOS add-on is supposedly signed so it should work.

Avast can now sign web mail, but the settings are in the Mail Shield, this is likely to change soon and duplicated in the mail and web shields (for those not using the Mail Shield).
Clean Notes - avastUI > Settings > Active Protection > Mail Shield > Customize > Behaviour - uncheck the unwanted options.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: Joe_ on November 16, 2015, 08:52:19 PM
Where has the boot scan option gone to in 2016?  The 2015 UI had it under scans, and now it's not there - build 11.1.2241.  It's why I've used and recommended Avast for a number of years.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: DavidR on November 16, 2015, 09:16:40 PM
Still in the same place essentially - just the front page has changed - avastUI > Scan > Scan for viruses - now select which scan you want from the drop down list.

Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: bob3160 on November 16, 2015, 09:26:35 PM
Where has the boot scan option gone to in 2016?  The 2015 UI had it under scans, and now it's not there - build 11.1.2241.  It's why I've used and recommended Avast for a number of years.
This should make it easy:
(http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1447705487131-58539.png) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2a3Bzqz1c4)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2a3Bzqz1c4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2a3Bzqz1c4)
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: Joe_ on November 16, 2015, 10:20:01 PM
Thanks gents - 'boot scan'and 'boot-time' scan wasn't pulling this tidbit up.

Better put, go 'scan' -> 'scan for viruses' -> in the new window, select the drop down and select 'boot-time scan'

scan at boot
bootscan
scan before windows
how to kill java based malware
<insert other search phrases here>
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: DavidR on November 16, 2015, 11:00:19 PM
You're welcome.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: bob3160 on November 16, 2015, 11:09:49 PM
Glad to help. The video was created because you asked the question.
If it was a problem for you, it may also be a problem for others. :)
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: R. Hansen on November 16, 2015, 11:40:45 PM
Updated to 11.1.2241. NG no longer works. Have no option to run deep scan in a virtual machine. NG does not appear on the setup menu when I try to "change" in Programs and Features.

Windows 10 v10.0.10586 x64 Professional. Does VirtualBox not work in Windows 10? I have hardware virtualization on, as I used NG in previous versions of Avast!

Don't know if this is a new problem with 11.1.2241, or something that happened when I upgraded to Windows 10. I haven't checked NG in a while. But NG appears to be unavailable in Windows 10 x64 Pro.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: serhan.wp on November 17, 2015, 03:45:34 AM
Hi, are you guys aware that Avast Free 2016 cannot be installed on Windows 10 PRO 1511 Release 64 bit with the clean install on PC?
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: bob3160 on November 17, 2015, 11:06:03 AM
Hi, are you guys aware that Avast Free 2016 cannot be installed on Windows 10 PRO 1511 Release 64 bit with the clean install on PC?
That's strange, It's running like a charm on my 4 Computers without any problems.
Maybe if you explain your problems and give us some details about your system and any other security programs
currently or previously installed on your system, we can help you solve your problem. :)
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: schmidthouse on November 17, 2015, 05:19:13 PM
Updated to 11.1.2241. NG no longer works. Have no option to run deep scan in a virtual machine. NG does not appear on the setup menu when I try to "change" in Programs and Features.

Windows 10 v10.0.10586 x64 Professional. Does VirtualBox not work in Windows 10? I have hardware virtualization on, as I used NG in previous versions of Avast!

Don't know if this is a new problem with 11.1.2241, or something that happened when I upgraded to Windows 10. I haven't checked NG in a while. But NG appears to be unavailable in Windows 10 x64 Pro.

If I understand you correctly, NG worked prior to updating Avast however you also upgraded to Windows 10 which could have corrupted Avast files.
 A "Clean Install" of the Avast software will/ has solved many similar issues.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: busp1 on November 18, 2015, 05:30:46 AM
@frg
Your last remark seems to confirm what I am experiencing.

My computer (Windows 10 64bit) uses an Intel Q6600, that is a respectable quad core CPU (even though the nowadays processors are way more powerful) with 8 GB RAM.
Yet since installing this last version, avast is constantly using between 27 and 35% of the CPU resources, even when not any program is opened (beyond my utilities).

Any idea or suggestion?

It is such an enormous jump in resources usage, from avast 2015 (that ran at about 10% top), that frankly, I am beginning to think of searching a less voracious security suite!

I check back here when I have time but I'm sorry to be slow to reply to you as I'm mostly concerned with keeping my older duo core system functioning and felt others would be better at dealing with your concern for slowness in your much faster computer.  I have turned off Hardware Acceleration and many other features of Avast to increase the speed of my older system. By doing this I have returned some speed back. Bottom line for me is if my computer is too slow I can't use it anymore.

I too am concerned about these performance hits on my other newer systems and for this reason I too am beginning to look for a faster less bloated AV but combining too many changes makes it harder to tell what is slowing things down. I have not tried windows 10 yet for this reason and I have seen many post that say they can't even get Avast and win 10 to work together. I'm glad that at least for you that win10 an Avast are working together. Try turning off any features you don't use. I do believe in my case turning off the Hardware Acceleration did the most to restore basic speed to my older system. 
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: frg on November 18, 2015, 09:09:20 AM
Thanks for your input.

I have no time to spare to experiment and fine tune.
This is why, for the moment, I have regressed to avast 2015, that is working fine in my configuration.

I will check if future updates of avast 2016 are more resource efficient.
If not, it will be "bye-bye avast".
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: bruce_b on November 18, 2015, 11:17:14 AM
I also use Avast Free (latest version) on my Toshiba Laptop (Celeron at 1.8Ghz and 4GB RAM) which runs Windows 10 Home 64 bit. It is doing very well on the Toshiba. And also on my old Dell Dimension 8200 with a P4 at 1.8Ghz and 512MB RAM .. This machine is running Windows XP Professional With SP3 and all other updates that came out after SP3 (nVidia Video card) It also runs fine on this machine (but I really should add more RAM to that old Dell, if I can find some RAMBUS memory sticks for it)
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: thekochs on November 19, 2015, 01:11:19 AM
@bob3160,

You used to have a lot of YouTube links for various Avast tutorials.
One I found useful was the "custom install" one.
I want to uninstall/clean from Avast 9 and go to 2016.
Do you have video yet showing 2016, the custom page, etc ?
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: bob3160 on November 19, 2015, 01:16:02 AM
You'll find the Avast 2016 videos at:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1_9cbkt8g20HZnTFqR076tswz4HSBJzi (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1_9cbkt8g20HZnTFqR076tswz4HSBJzi)
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: R. Hansen on November 19, 2015, 02:04:05 AM
If I understand you correctly, NG worked prior to updating Avast however you also upgraded to Windows 10 which could have corrupted Avast files.
 A "Clean Install" of the Avast software will/ has solved many similar issues.

I did an over-install of my already existing Avast, with no uninstall. That activated the NG environment. Somehow it got left out of my install at some point.
Title: BLUE SCREEN ERROR
Post by: Techknow on November 19, 2015, 08:42:42 PM
Updated Avast on a Win7 SP1 64-bit system.  When Avast rebooted the system to complete the installation, a blue screen error was issued.  That machine had never had a blue screen error before.

Here is the error when upgrading to 11.1.2241 (with definitions 151119-1):

Problem signature:
  Problem Event Name:   BlueScreen
  OS Version:   6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3

Additional information about the problem:
  BCCode:   1000007e
  BCP1:   FFFFFFFFC0000005
  BCP2:   FFFFF88001745FA1
  BCP3:   FFFFF880035E7208
  BCP4:   FFFFF880035E6A60
  OS Version:   6_1_7601
  Service Pack:   1_0
  Product:   768_1

Avast seems to be working on that machine (the icon appears in the system tray and a Smart Scan completed successfully), but how do I know whether or not something got messed up during the Avast installation which generated the Blue Screen error?
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: RejZoR on November 19, 2015, 08:47:09 PM
If I understand you correctly, NG worked prior to updating Avast however you also upgraded to Windows 10 which could have corrupted Avast files.
 A "Clean Install" of the Avast software will/ has solved many similar issues.

I did an over-install of my already existing Avast, with no uninstall. That activated the NG environment. Somehow it got left out of my install at some point.

NG is a bit weird by design. In the past it started "compiling" soon after installation. Now you have to leave PC idle and NG command tool will appear among processes until avastVirtualBox appears and NG disappears. Very confusing, there should be a progress bar that lets user know it's preparing something and how far it is.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: Martin Kvetko on November 19, 2015, 11:02:39 PM
The password feature is, I believe, only available in the Pay version.
<snip>

As far as I'm aware, the free version of avast has a limited function set for the Avast Passwords feature - I don't know anywhere that states in detail what is available for free and the premium options in the paid avast versions.

Avast passwords is in all editions so also in free avast. Basic functionality is for free including synchronisation with mobile devices (iOS, Android). There are paid features, which are making usage of avast passwords more comfortable, you can see comparison of both editions of Avast Passwords at the bottom of this page https://www.avast.com/passwords (https://www.avast.com/passwords)
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: DavidR on November 19, 2015, 11:24:19 PM
The password feature is, I believe, only available in the Pay version.
<snip>

As far as I'm aware, the free version of avast has a limited function set for the Avast Passwords feature - I don't know anywhere that states in detail what is available for free and the premium options in the paid avast versions.

Avast passwords is in all editions so also in free avast. Basic functionality is for free including synchronisation with mobile devices (iOS, Android). There are paid features, which are making usage of avast passwords more comfortable, you can see comparison of both editions of Avast Passwords at the bottom of this page https://www.avast.com/passwords (https://www.avast.com/passwords)

Thank you for the clarification.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: JimUntershine on November 21, 2015, 06:46:17 PM
I installed the new version on my WinXP svcpack 3 computer and it is using 99% of my memory constantly.
Should I try reinstalling?
-------
I tried to repair installation and still had same problem.
In Avast 'Statistics' it shows the following files being repeatedly scanned:
http://192.168.2.1:36477/ctl/cmnIFcfg
http://192.168.2.1:36477/ctl/cmnIFcfg
http://192.168.2.1:36477/ctl/cmnIFcfg
http://192.168.2.1:36477/ctl/cmnIFcfg
http://192.168.2.1:36477/ctl/IPconn
-------
I unistalled avast, rebooted, ran malwarebytes, ran ccleaner to fix registry issues, downloaded AvastFree from link provided in this original post. Seems to be fixed and back to normal.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: AlphaZab on November 22, 2015, 02:06:43 PM
i'm find problem blank white for extensions Avast Online Security 11.1.0.210

version
windows 7 sp 1 32bit
Avast Online Security 11.1.0.210
chrome 46.0.2490.86 m
avast free antivirus 11.1.2241

Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: bob3160 on November 22, 2015, 03:52:04 PM
i'm find problem blank white for extensions Avast Online Security 11.1.0.210

version
windows 7 sp 1 32bit
Avast Online Security 11.1.0.210
chrome 46.0.2490.86 m
avast free antivirus 11.1.2241
I don't see anything for AOS to scan either ??? You need to be on a website for AOS to show anything.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: akanidorenyin on November 24, 2015, 12:02:02 AM
Hello,
I'm Eugene Felix, am a new usher, i downloaded avast internet security few days ago, it was unable to finish installation, i tried the premium, still the same. please can someone help how can this stuff be install successfully
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: bob3160 on November 24, 2015, 12:12:24 AM
Attach the setup log so it can be looked at.
What AV was on your system prior to installing Avast and how was the other AV removed ???
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: Pat1066 on November 24, 2015, 11:31:12 AM
This version still has the "scanning stops PC sleeping" bug.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: Asyn on November 24, 2015, 11:32:13 AM
This version still has the "scanning stops PC sleeping" bug.
You could try the latest beta: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=15.0
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: Pernaman on November 26, 2015, 01:42:13 PM
It seems this version got viral today as Avast just notified me to install it. After rebooting though, Firefox gave notification of compyter program trying to install new addon called Avast SafePrice, which I passed.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: BojanPotocnik on November 26, 2015, 02:00:14 PM
Today I found one really frustrating bug which was not present in 2015.

What is the point of enabling user to override application rule when connection was already established (AvastFirewall1.png), because Avast ignored the setting that it should explicitly ask for every (new) connection (AvastFirewall2.png)?
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: Freakerz on November 26, 2015, 06:45:16 PM
After update, the Avast account shows up Again with the message:

"The online content is unavailable
Please, check your internet connection and try again."

Nothing happens when clicking Reload button. What's the error?
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: Graig on November 28, 2015, 08:29:30 PM
When will the notification that their is a program update available stop in Windows 10.? I have the latest version installed.
Title: Re: NEW: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: Asyn on November 28, 2015, 08:51:28 PM
When will the notification that their is a program update available stop in Windows 10.? I have the latest version installed.
The bug has been fixed in build 2244.
Title: Re: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: arrowhead753 on January 17, 2016, 03:37:34 AM
Before this last update I was able to run quicken in safe zone.  Now I cannot figure out how to do this. 
Title: Re: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: Rednose on January 17, 2016, 04:22:04 AM
Before this last update I was able to run quicken in safe zone.  Now I cannot figure out how to do this.

Hi arrowhead753, welcome to the forum :)

I beleve you mean ( from Googling it  ) Quicken Personal Finance software ?
As SafeZone has become a Safe Browser, you can't run software in it anymore.

Greetz, Red.
Title: Re: AVAST 2016 (2016.11.1.2241)
Post by: arrowhead753 on January 17, 2016, 07:22:53 AM
Hello Rednose,
 
Thanks for the reply.  Yes, Quicken Deluxe from intuit.  Can I say that?  Anyway, that sucks.  Because I used Quicken in Safe Zone the files are invisible outside of Safe Zone.  Any idea how to find those? 
 
Thanks!