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Title: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: MartinZ on February 03, 2016, 01:35:44 PM
Hi all,

I am happy to announce new version AVAST 2016 (build number 2016.11.1.2253).
This version is focused on minor improvements and bug fixing.

What's new:
+ New firewall driver for Win8/10 - fixes issues with non working firewall

+ SecureLine start is faster - new OpenVPN method

+ Easier turning off email signatures

+ Faster loading of passwords list

+ Fixed installation of SafeZone browser

+ Extensions are now Firefox 64-bit compatible

+ SafeZone browser: Added security extension (phishing protection)

+ SafeZone browser: Fixed Pay mode crashes

+ SafeZone browser: Settings and bookmarks now synced to Pay mode (after browser restart)

+ Security 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 VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: Secondmineboy on February 03, 2016, 02:08:30 PM
I hope we will see the promised HIPS improvements in R2 ? :)
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: Be Secure on February 03, 2016, 03:53:58 PM
Not a good stable release of Avast!.We are accepting HIPS and other(DeepScreen)improvement :(
And pls Remove the Ads from GUI of avast! free.It is too annoying.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: Secondmineboy on February 03, 2016, 03:55:45 PM
Not a good stable release of Avast!.We are accepting HIPS and other(DeepScreen)improvement :(

HIPS will hopefully come with release 2 for DeepScreen it could be an amazing feature for protection if it would scan much more files,
have better performance and not a so big footprint on the harddrive.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: Be Secure on February 03, 2016, 03:59:39 PM
Quote
the Ads from GUI of avast! free.It is too annoying.
What about that?
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: Alikhan on February 03, 2016, 04:04:31 PM
Just installed the latest version and no issues to report.

Great job.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: bob3160 on February 03, 2016, 04:34:28 PM
The free version is running well on Windows 10 for me. :)
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: Secondmineboy on February 03, 2016, 05:31:07 PM
@All Avast devs please read this: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=182478.0
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: abruptum on February 03, 2016, 06:45:28 PM
Everything is OK here with 'over the top' installation except additional language is not preserved AGAIN.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: essexboy on February 03, 2016, 06:47:47 PM
NG now running after a custom install :)
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: Alikhan on February 03, 2016, 07:07:35 PM
Just installed the latest version and no issues to report.

Great job.

I've just looked over the statistics and the firewall stats are not showing anything - even though it says it's running.

A repair and clean install have not fixed it.

Anyone got the same issue?



Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: Patrick2 on February 03, 2016, 08:37:18 PM
NG installed on this machine, but not sure if it's running, or if theres something hidden in my Asus Bios to enable to get it to work

here is task manager list currently

Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: pk on February 03, 2016, 08:45:56 PM
NG installed on this machine, but not sure if it's running, or if theres something hidden in my Asus Bios to enable to get it to work
There is a bug in avast setup which unfortunately won't install NG on Win10 (at least on Win10 10568, not sure with old 10240 build).
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: Patrick2 on February 03, 2016, 08:51:48 PM
Ok well that answered that then, thanks PK


Have 10586.71 build here

Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: RejZoR on February 03, 2016, 09:24:40 PM
NG installed on this machine, but not sure if it's running, or if theres something hidden in my Asus Bios to enable to get it to work
There is a bug in avast setup which unfortunately won't install NG on Win10 (at least on Win10 10568, not sure with old 10240 build).

Oh cmon, seriously? I was just about to re-install avast! because of NG and now this? *sigh* So, if I have Windows 10, even if I check Secure VM, it won't get installed?
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: essexboy on February 03, 2016, 09:58:59 PM
I have build 14251
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: windowssoftware.tester on February 03, 2016, 10:58:57 PM
After internal update from Avast Free Antivirus v11.1.2245.1540 to the new version, I get a blue screen at start up. I had to restore a system restore point.

After that I updated avast again, but same problem.

Crash Dump Analysis
Quote
crash dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\020316-6953-01.dmp
uptime: 00:00:09
This was probably caused by the following module: hal.dll (hal!HalBugCheckSystem+0xCF)
Bugcheck code: 0x124 (0x0, 0xFFFFE0002BE8C028, 0xBE000000, 0x1001136)
Error: WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR
file path: C:\Windows\system32\hal.dll
product: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
company: Microsoft Corporation
description: Hardware Abstraction Layer DLL
Bug check description: This bug check indicates that a fatal hardware error has occurred. This bug check uses the error data that is provided by the Windows Hardware Error Architecture (WHEA).

I use Windows 10 Home x64, latest version. I'm back to previous avast version (11.1.2245.1540) till this problem is fixed.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: SpeedyPC on February 04, 2016, 01:48:38 AM
NG installed on this machine, but not sure if it's running, or if theres something hidden in my Asus Bios to enable to get it to work
There is a bug in avast setup which unfortunately won't install NG on Win10 (at least on Win10 10568, not sure with old 10240 build).

Oh cmon, seriously? I was just about to re-install avast! because of NG and now this? *sigh* So, if I have Windows 10, even if I check Secure VM, it won't get installed?

@RejZoR I guess Avast is trying to resolve this issue and they might be busy picking their (http://dl4.glitter-graphics.net/pub/2408/2408904aiimy17ar4.gif) (http://www.glitter-graphics.com) at the same time solving  NG for W10 as quickly as possible, and go and watch a movie (http://dl9.glitter-graphics.net/pub/2385/2385059al2jb03grz.gif) (http://www.glitter-graphics.com)
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: Asyn on February 04, 2016, 04:55:46 AM
Quote
the Ads from GUI of avast! free.It is too annoying.
What about that?
Dream on... ;)
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: Rompin Raider on February 04, 2016, 06:58:35 AM
Smooth install (AIS) on my Windows 10.  8)
BTW...Safe Zone loads and runs much faster...Thanks!

 
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: RejZoR on February 04, 2016, 08:11:41 AM
NG installed on this machine, but not sure if it's running, or if theres something hidden in my Asus Bios to enable to get it to work
There is a bug in avast setup which unfortunately won't install NG on Win10 (at least on Win10 10568, not sure with old 10240 build).

Oh cmon, seriously? I was just about to re-install avast! because of NG and now this? *sigh* So, if I have Windows 10, even if I check Secure VM, it won't get installed?

@RejZoR I guess Avast is trying to resolve this issue and they might be busy picking their (http://dl4.glitter-graphics.net/pub/2408/2408904aiimy17ar4.gif) (http://www.glitter-graphics.com) at the same time solving  NG for W10 as quickly as possible, and go and watch a movie (http://dl9.glitter-graphics.net/pub/2385/2385059al2jb03grz.gif) (http://www.glitter-graphics.com)

I seems like they don't realize Windows 10 is the current actual operating system. One would expect a proper support. Who cares about Windows 7 or 8.x at this point. Windows 10 is the future whether people like it or not. It should be a priority because of that.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: RejZoR on February 04, 2016, 10:08:40 AM
NG installed on this machine, but not sure if it's running, or if theres something hidden in my Asus Bios to enable to get it to work
There is a bug in avast setup which unfortunately won't install NG on Win10 (at least on Win10 10568, not sure with old 10240 build).

So, is NG working or not? I could select it during installation and I do see avastVirtualBox Interface among processes. Are you saying I see this, but NG is not really working in my case? I'm using Windows 10 64bit TH2 (fully updated, obviously).
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: helmar74 on February 04, 2016, 10:59:21 AM
Hi,

I've got an issue with vmware player 12:
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=182528.0
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: RejZoR on February 04, 2016, 12:05:06 PM
It seems like avast! doesn't even do proper DeepScreening. Tried two of my custom apps and they both finished "analyzing" in 1 second. Which is VERY unusual.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: esc on February 04, 2016, 04:51:50 PM
After internal update from Avast Free Antivirus v11.1.2245.1540 to the new version, I get a blue screen at start up. I had to restore a system restore point.

After that I updated avast again, but same problem.

Crash Dump Analysis
Quote
crash dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\020316-6953-01.dmp
uptime: 00:00:09
This was probably caused by the following module: hal.dll (hal!HalBugCheckSystem+0xCF)
Bugcheck code: 0x124 (0x0, 0xFFFFE0002BE8C028, 0xBE000000, 0x1001136)
Error: WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR
file path: C:\Windows\system32\hal.dll
product: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
company: Microsoft Corporation
description: Hardware Abstraction Layer DLL
Bug check description: This bug check indicates that a fatal hardware error has occurred. This bug check uses the error data that is provided by the Windows Hardware Error Architecture (WHEA).

I use Windows 10 Home x64, latest version. I'm back to previous avast version (11.1.2245.1540) till this problem is fixed.

I got a similar problem, updating from 11.1.2245 to 11.1.2253 on Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-bit:
Quote
Bug Check Code : 0x00000124
Parameter 1 : 00000000`00000000
Parameter 2 : fffffa80`0782b028
Parameter 3 : 00000000`be200000
Parameter 4 : 00000000`00051136
Caused By Driver : hal.dll
Caused By Address : hal.dll+12a3b
Rerolling via system restore to the old avast version (nothing else changed) fixed the problem.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: mikaelrask on February 04, 2016, 05:03:27 PM
update throught the gui went fine here keep up the good work avast team.  :)
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: nalo89 on February 04, 2016, 05:07:13 PM
I installed the latest version over the top of prev version on Vista, W7 and W8.1 with no problems.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: LesF on February 05, 2016, 12:25:57 AM
We hope you enjoy the new version!
AVAST Team

Is this update going to give me the same features and a usable UI?
After the dirty trick pulled on avast mobile users, I am reluctant to apply this update.
Have been a paying user of avast pro for probably more than 10 years, always recommended avast to others, made all my relatives who relied on me for PC support purchase pro as well, so I was confident they were staying clean.
The mobile avast experience has left me feeling let down badly, is the PC app going the same way?  Am I going to end up with just another advertising display app regardless of my paid subscription?
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: bob3160 on February 05, 2016, 12:33:38 AM
Since you have the paid version, you can uncheck the box for those ads.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: mv54 on February 05, 2016, 02:07:46 AM
Latest update keeps crashing my machine at restart or shutdown. Running windows 10 x64. I've been able to replicate the problem. After removing avast windows goes back to normal. This also happens after fresh install. Running only the basic addons file, web, mail shields, and browser protection, network protection.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: SpeedyPC on February 05, 2016, 03:36:20 AM
It seems like avast! doesn't even do proper DeepScreening. Tried two of my custom apps and they both finished "analyzing" in 1 second. Which is VERY unusual.

That very strange RejZoR and I have the same as you finished "analyzing" in 1 second is kinda worries me :-[ :o
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: Asyn on February 05, 2016, 03:52:08 AM
1. Is this update going to give me the same features and a usable UI?
2. Am I going to end up with just another advertising display app regardless of my paid subscription?
1. Yes.
2. No.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: alice0775 on February 05, 2016, 05:19:14 AM
see https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=182577.0
VMware player uses 100% CPU if avast free antivirus 2016.11.1.2253 installed. >:(
2016.11.1.2245 fixes the problem.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: NON on February 05, 2016, 12:27:00 PM
Thanks for the update, it is working fine for now. :)

Updated over latest beta.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: bob3160 on February 05, 2016, 02:04:39 PM
see https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=182577.0 (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=182577.0)
VMware player uses 100% CPU if avast free antivirus 2016.11.1.2253 installed. >:(
2016.11.1.2245 fixes the problem.
No need to go back. Avast is addressing this as explained here:
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=182577.msg1289581#msg1289581 (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=182577.msg1289581#msg1289581)


Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: RejZoR on February 06, 2016, 07:22:01 AM
It seems like avast! doesn't even do proper DeepScreening. Tried two of my custom apps and they both finished "analyzing" in 1 second. Which is VERY unusual.

That very strange RejZoR and I have the same as you finished "analyzing" in 1 second is kinda worries me :-[ :o

The reason it worries me is because I've NEVER seen DeepScreen finishing the analysis in such short time.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: Alikhan on February 06, 2016, 01:14:15 PM
It seems like avast! doesn't even do proper DeepScreening. Tried two of my custom apps and they both finished "analyzing" in 1 second. Which is VERY unusual.

That very strange RejZoR and I have the same as you finished "analyzing" in 1 second is kinda worries me :-[ :o

The reason it worries me is because I've NEVER seen DeepScreen finishing the analysis in such short time.

I've also seen it happen in 1 second.. it doesn't seem right...
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: hake on February 06, 2016, 08:54:36 PM
I have installed Avast Free 11.1.2253 over Avast Free 11.1.2245 on two Windows 7 systems and one Windows 8.1 system, all 64-bit.  I used the downloaded installer and have experienced no problems at update installation or since.

None of my systems incorporate VMWare virtualisation.  They are all bog standard Windows installations so am I likely to see Deep Screening problems?
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: Asyn on February 06, 2016, 09:00:13 PM
None of my systems incorporate VMWare virtualisation.  They are all bog standard Windows installations so am I likely to see Deep Screening problems?
Nope.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: robtgordon on February 07, 2016, 01:19:22 AM
Did the upgrade today and now nothing can see my computer on the network.  Help?   Running W7.  I can see another W7 computer that hasn't been upgraded but that computer can't see me.  Also have a Windows XP computer on the network; Win XP can see the non-upgraded W7 computer but not me.

Update...never mind.  Checked the event log; saw that some Avast services had problems starting on reboot after install; rebooted again (?), all is well.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: Rednose on February 07, 2016, 03:05:26 AM
Hi guys :)

What I forgot to tell you :

With the last Beta, and so also with this release, the Avast "Always run in sandbox" icon has been fixed.
It was a minor bug, but nevertheless :)

Greetz, Red.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: Coolmario88 on February 07, 2016, 03:19:16 AM
Avast free up and going perfectly well for me here!
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: madclown on February 07, 2016, 05:12:25 AM
Latest update keeps crashing my machine at restart or shutdown. Running windows 10 x64. I've been able to replicate the problem. After removing avast windows goes back to normal. This also happens after fresh install. Running only the basic addons file, web, mail shields, and browser protection, network protection.

I'm having the same problem. When I restart, Windows 10 shows that spinning circle and eventually the animation just stops and freezes. The only way to get back into Windows is to power down because otherwise it'll just stay stuck at that frozen circle. Another problem I had with this version is that I couldn't put my computer to sleep properly. It would turn off my screen, but the fans and everything else were still running and there would be no way to turn my screen back on. Once again I had to power down. Uninstalled 2016.11.1.2253 and all is good again.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: GYS on February 07, 2016, 04:15:26 PM
Q: just installed this newest version on my VISTA, animated icon not working like it did before. Do I have a NAFU or is this now the normal?
TIA
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: DavidR on February 07, 2016, 04:36:03 PM
Q: just installed this newest version on my VISTA, animated icon not working like it did before. Do I have a NAFU or is this now the normal?
TIA

It should be enabled.

Confirm that it is set to animate - avastUI > Settings > General > Show Avast tray icon - 'Animate the icon when scanning.'
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: MartinZ on February 09, 2016, 09:28:50 AM
Yes the animation of the systray icon is now disabled by default. It can be turned on via Settings.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: bob3160 on February 09, 2016, 01:53:32 PM
Yes the animation of the systray icon is now disabled by default. It can be turned on via Settings.
Why ??? Was it using too many resources ???
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: DavidR on February 09, 2016, 03:10:39 PM
Yes the animation of the systray icon is now disabled by default. It can be turned on via Settings.
Why ??? Was it using too many resources ???

Seems like much of what was unique to avast is being disabled add this to, no more update notification voice.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: Alikhan on February 09, 2016, 03:18:04 PM
Yes the animation of the systray icon is now disabled by default. It can be turned on via Settings.
Why ??? Was it using too many resources ???

Seems like much of what was unique to avast is being disabled add this to, no more update notification voice.

+1.

I miss the update notification sounds - they could make an option for it and leave it disabled by default...
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: RejZoR on February 09, 2016, 10:35:12 PM
I've had sounds and spinning icon disabled since forever. Same can also be found in my custom config. The reason for this is that while it may be unique, it's also INCREDIBLY distracting. You can't really do anything productive on such system because the damn thing is constantly spinning down there.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: mchain on February 10, 2016, 12:58:29 AM
Yes the animation of the systray icon is now disabled by default. It can be turned on via Settings.
Thank you for that.   Noted when doing an upgrade, with no settings changes, animation remains enabled.  I'd wager a clean install will result in default systray icon not animating, so that would explain why some see this and some don't.

Avast SafeZone Browser now works as it should, automatically entering PayMode on specified websites.  Apparently the new security fix for Avastium is the good fix for this issue, why it was not found earlier is beyond me?  I even had a dialog box pop up stating that the PayMode feature would be disabled for a site reached a while back, due to an unspecified conflict.  And it was, for awhile, until I repaired the installation.  Reason for this webboard is to let avast devs know about relevant issues directly from consumers, but seems not enough are active to catch these things as they arise.

Still have issues running Home Network Security and Statistics windows unless user logoff is used.

As virtualization is not supported by the system cpu, not an issue for me.  DeepScreen works as it should, taking several seconds to run to completion.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: Kirito101 on February 11, 2016, 06:32:18 PM
I have updated my av program and notice the boot up time has increased which is slower than previous version. 11.2253 something,  Please somehow increase the boot up time and I have tried unchecking the "Load after services" which made no difference.


In addition I am getting this "warning" from event viewer.

1 user registry handles leaked from \Registry\User\: Process 1616 (\Device\HarddiskVolume3\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe) has opened key \REGISTRY\USER\

is this normal or what should I do as it also appeared in the previous version which I thought it would fix this problem.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: dianabrantes on February 11, 2016, 06:50:52 PM
Hello

After the update, avast went to trial mode, i´ve asked for the free license code, they sent me one, but im not able to put it on the box, i think the license they sent me is for avast 2015, the code is to big for the space.
And when i go to my account it says that there´s no license available for the device im using. Do i have to wait to trial mode to expire before i can register?
Before the update my license was good.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: DavidR on February 11, 2016, 07:11:07 PM
Hello

After the update, avast went to trial mode, i´ve asked for the free license code, they sent me one, but im not able to put it on the box, i think the license they sent me is for avast 2015, the code is to big for the space.
And when i go to my account it says that there´s no license available for the device im using. Do i have to wait to trial mode to expire before i can register?
Before the update my license was good.

I don't know how you got into trial mode - possibly clicking the wrong button on the program update - there is a screen that opens and you have two Update buttons. The one on the left just updates the free version, the one on the Right takes you to a trial version of Avast Internet Security, see attached image, click to expand.

If that is what has happened then it should be showing you have Avast Internet Security trial installed on the title of the Avast UI.

What to do there should be somewhere in the settings to Revert to the free version. If you can't find it, use the Control Panel > Programs & Features > Avast Antivirus > Uninstall - this should offer going back to the free version.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: bob3160 on February 12, 2016, 12:44:35 AM
Hello

After the update, avast went to trial mode, i´ve asked for the free license code, they sent me one, but im not able to put it on the box, i think the license they sent me is for avast 2015, the code is to big for the space.
And when i go to my account it says that there´s no license available for the device im using. Do i have to wait to trial mode to expire before i can register?
Before the update my license was good.

I don't know how you got into trial mode - possibly clicking the wrong button on the program update - there is a screen that opens and you have two Update buttons. The one on the left just updates the free version, the one on the Right takes you to a trial version of Avast Internet Security, see attached image, click to expand.

If that is what has happened then it should be showing you have Avast Internet Security trial installed on the title of the Avast UI.

What to do there should be somewhere in the settings to Revert to the free version. If you can't find it, use the Control Panel > Programs & Features > Avast Antivirus > Uninstall - this should offer going back to the free version.
Unfortunately the Go Back function isn't there any more. What does work is to download the free version,
Disconnect from the internet, uninstall the paid version through Control Panel > Program and Features.
Reboot, Install the free version already downloaded and register it. Once done, it's safe to go back on-line.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: DavidR on February 12, 2016, 01:15:19 AM
@  bob3160

Thanks Bob, it is a shame that the revert to avast free in the trial version is no longer an option, that really was handy and much less hassle for the user.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: bob3160 on February 12, 2016, 01:24:44 AM
@  bob3160

Thanks Bob, it is a shame that the revert to avast free in the trial version is no longer an option, that really was handy and much less hassle for the user.
Totally agree and I also wasn't happy when they took away an easy way for customers to stay with Avast even though they no longer wanted to use a paid version.  :(
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: YLAP on February 12, 2016, 07:58:24 AM
First time I not needed to repair my avast IS installation after the update on Windows 10 to fix the firewall. All went smoothly from the first time, good job  ;)
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: dianabrantes on February 13, 2016, 04:59:52 AM
Hello

After the update, avast went to trial mode, i´ve asked for the free license code, they sent me one, but im not able to put it on the box, i think the license they sent me is for avast 2015, the code is to big for the space.
And when i go to my account it says that there´s no license available for the device im using. Do i have to wait to trial mode to expire before i can register?
Before the update my license was good.

I don't know how you got into trial mode - possibly clicking the wrong button on the program update - there is a screen that opens and you have two Update buttons. The one on the left just updates the free version, the one on the Right takes you to a trial version of Avast Internet Security, see attached image, click to expand.

If that is what has happened then it should be showing you have Avast Internet Security trial installed on the title of the Avast UI.

What to do there should be somewhere in the settings to Revert to the free version. If you can't find it, use the Control Panel > Programs & Features > Avast Antivirus > Uninstall - this should offer going back to the free version.

Thanks. I'll try to uninstall. I don't know how i went to trial, avast showed a message telling i needed to update, that taked me to The updates part i updated like Always and when i reboot my Computer it was like that.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: dianabrantes on February 13, 2016, 05:01:42 AM
Hello

After the update, avast went to trial mode, i´ve asked for the free license code, they sent me one, but im not able to put it on the box, i think the license they sent me is for avast 2015, the code is to big for the space.
And when i go to my account it says that there´s no license available for the device im using. Do i have to wait to trial mode to expire before i can register?
Before the update my license was good.

I don't know how you got into trial mode - possibly clicking the wrong button on the program update - there is a screen that opens and you have two Update buttons. The one on the left just updates the free version, the one on the Right takes you to a trial version of Avast Internet Security, see attached image, click to expand.

If that is what has happened then it should be showing you have Avast Internet Security trial installed on the title of the Avast UI.

What to do there should be somewhere in the settings to Revert to the free version. If you can't find it, use the Control Panel > Programs & Features > Avast Antivirus > Uninstall - this should offer going back to the free version.
Unfortunately the Go Back function isn't there any more. What does work is to download the free version,
Disconnect from the internet, uninstall the paid version through Control Panel > Program and Features.
Reboot, Install the free version already downloaded and register it. Once done, it's safe to go back on-line.

Thanks i'll do so.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: AvastUser9802h on February 13, 2016, 07:01:31 AM
New version KILLS League of Legends! Reports it as malware and then locks it out so it won't run.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: bob3160 on February 13, 2016, 12:13:58 PM
New version KILLS League of Legends! Reports it as malware and then locks it out so it won't run.
Reported to Avast.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: Handsofdeath on February 13, 2016, 10:52:05 PM
Its not the version of avast.  its the dat file detects lollauncher.exe as win32:malware-gen    its a false positive.  I sent file to them asking them to get back to me, which WE all know they wont.

To fix this issue go into your virus chest right click that file and chose to restore and add to exclusion list.   its all fix for you.

I'm on version   10.4.2233 so it has nothing to do with the latest version and is a false positive.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: rick_corbett on February 20, 2016, 06:07:58 PM
I am happy to announce new version AVAST 2016 (build number 2016.11.1.2253).

Hi,

I've just updated to this new build. It used to be the case that you could temporarily disable the shields, which was very useful on occasion. However, this no longer appears to work in this build (or previous build) ... or the icon in the Notification Area isn't showing any Status change. I've gone through each section in the GUI and can't find mention of Shields nor does a search of the forum find any hits for Disable Shields. Is this a bug or deliberate change?

Please advise. Thanks.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: DavidR on February 20, 2016, 06:31:14 PM
I am happy to announce new version AVAST 2016 (build number 2016.11.1.2253).
<snip>
I've just updated to this new build. It used to be the case that you could temporarily disable the shields, which was very useful on occasion. However, this no longer appears to work in this build (or previous build) ... or the icon in the Notification Area isn't showing any Status change.

I've gone through each section in the GUI and can't find mention of Shields nor does a search of the forum find any hits for Disable Shields. Is this a bug or deliberate change?
<snip>

1. If by Status change - do you mean A) avast tray icon doesn't rotate and or B) no Red X or Exclamation mark ! over the avast icon when a shields or shield are/is disabled ?
AvastUI > Settings (cog wheel) > General

2. Both of these functions are working for me, see image1 (animate tray icon) and image2 (tray icon with [top]all shields disabled and [bottom] a single shield disabled, click to expand images.

How to get to shields - AvastUI > Settings (cog wheel) > Active Protection.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: bob3160 on February 20, 2016, 06:36:23 PM
I am happy to announce new version AVAST 2016 (build number 2016.11.1.2253).

Hi,

I've just updated to this new build. It used to be the case that you could temporarily disable the shields, which was very useful on occasion. However, this no longer appears to work in this build (or previous build) ... or the icon in the Notification Area isn't showing any Status change. I've gone through each section in the GUI and can't find mention of Shields nor does a search of the forum find any hits for Disable Shields. Is this a bug or deliberate change?

Please advise. Thanks.
(http://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1455989285774-8659.png)
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: rick_corbett on February 21, 2016, 12:06:16 AM
I don't understand why you've posted a screenshot of the Avast icon in the Notification Area. I know how to (try to) temporarily disable the Shields from the Avast icon in the Notification Area. My previous post was because this just isn't working on either my PC or laptop. My apologies if I didn't make myself clear.

If I select any of the Disable options from the right-click context menu of the Avast icon in the Notification Area (what your screenshot decribes as the 'Avast tray icon') then I see the Component stop dialog and click on the Yes button to confirm my choice and dismiss the dialog.

In previous versions the Avast icon in the Notification Area would change at this point to an icon with a small red X, signifying that the Shields were disabled.

This is no longer happening on either my desktop (Win 7 SP1) or laptop (Win 10 v1511). None of the right-click context menu options (of the Avast icon in the Notification Area) to temporarily disable the shields are working any more.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: bob3160 on February 21, 2016, 12:12:31 AM
I don't understand why you've posted a screenshot of the Avast icon in the Notification Area. I know how to (try to) temporarily disable the Shields from the Avast icon in the Notification Area. My previous post was because this just isn't working on either my PC or laptop. My apologies if I didn't make myself clear.

If I select any of the Disable options from the right-click context menu of the Avast icon in the Notification Area (what your screenshot decribes as the 'Avast tray icon') then I see the Component stop dialog and click on the Yes button to confirm my choice and dismiss the dialog.

In previous versions the Avast icon in the Notification Area would change at this point to an icon with a small red X, signifying that the Shields were disabled.

This is no longer happening on either my desktop (Win 7 SP1) or laptop (Win 10 v1511). None of the right-click context menu options (of the Avast icon in the Notification Area) to temporarily disable the shields are working any more.
What you call the Notification Area is actually the following:
The system tray (or "systray") is a section of the taskbars in the Microsoft Windows desktop user interface that is used to display the clock and the icons of certain programs so that a user is continually reminded that they are there and can easily click one of them.
Once disabling any of the shields, the the small red x still appears just as it always has.
May I suggest that you try a repair of Avast. If that doesn't fix your problem, do a clean install.
Here are the directions:

Repair Avast:
Control Panel> Program and Features (Add/remove program)>Select Avast> Select Repair. Reboot when completed
https://www.avast.com/faq.php?article=AVKB204 (https://www.avast.com/faq.php?article=AVKB204)
If Repair doesn't fix the problem, try the following:
Clean Install of Avast:
https://goo.gl/4Ptzkf (https://goo.gl/4Ptzkf)
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: DavidR on February 21, 2016, 12:21:50 AM
I don't understand why you've posted a screenshot of the Avast icon in the Notification Area. I know how to (try to) temporarily disable the Shields from the Avast icon in the Notification Area. My previous post was because this just isn't working on either my PC or laptop. My apologies if I didn't make myself clear.

If I select any of the Disable options from the right-click context menu of the Avast icon in the Notification Area (what your screenshot decribes as the 'Avast tray icon') then I see the Component stop dialog and click on the Yes button to confirm my choice and dismiss the dialog.

In previous versions the Avast icon in the Notification Area would change at this point to an icon with a small red X, signifying that the Shields were disabled.

This is no longer happening on either my desktop (Win 7 SP1) or laptop (Win 10 v1511). None of the right-click context menu options (of the Avast icon in the Notification Area) to temporarily disable the shields are working any more.

1. Simply to show it is working on my system.

2. A key point that I made relates to the tray icon animation (image1 in previous post), which recently has this disabled by default. I don't know if its being disabled has an unforeseen impact in the different icon status red X and ! over the avast tray icon.

Just tested than and it works fine on my main XP Pro system.
I also tested this on my win7 system without issue. So a Repair as suggested by bob3160 might be the next step.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: rick_corbett on February 21, 2016, 06:11:57 AM
I don't understand why you've posted a screenshot of the Avast icon in the Notification Area. I know how to (try to) temporarily disable the Shields from the Avast icon in the Notification Area. My previous post was because this just isn't working on either my PC or laptop. My apologies if I didn't make myself clear.

If I select any of the Disable options from the right-click context menu of the Avast icon in the Notification Area (what your screenshot decribes as the 'Avast tray icon') then I see the Component stop dialog and click on the Yes button to confirm my choice and dismiss the dialog.

In previous versions the Avast icon in the Notification Area would change at this point to an icon with a small red X, signifying that the Shields were disabled.

This is no longer happening on either my desktop (Win 7 SP1) or laptop (Win 10 v1511). None of the right-click context menu options (of the Avast icon in the Notification Area) to temporarily disable the shields are working any more.
What you call the Notification Area is actually the following:
The system tray (or "systray") is a section of the taskbars in the Microsoft Windows desktop user interface that is used to display the clock and the icons of certain programs so that a user is continually reminded that they are there and can easily click one of them.
Once disabling any of the shields, the the small red x still appears just as it always has.
May I suggest that you try a repair of Avast. If that doesn't fix your problem, do a clean install.
Here are the directions:

Repair Avast:
Control Panel> Program and Features (Add/remove program)>Select Avast> Select Repair. Reboot when completed
https://www.avast.com/faq.php?article=AVKB204 (https://www.avast.com/faq.php?article=AVKB204)
If Repair doesn't fix the problem, try the following:
Clean Install of Avast:
https://goo.gl/4Ptzkf (https://goo.gl/4Ptzkf)


Thank you. Unfortunately neither a 'repair' or 'clean install' worked and I still cannot temporarily disable Avast's Shields from the Avast icon in the Notification Area. Please advise.

PS - Microsoft renamed the 'system tray' to Notification Area in Windows 7 (just check Taskbar and Start Menu Properties) and I know what it's supposed to do. The issue remains that the small red X does not appear when I try to disable Avast's shields temporarily. I'm happy for you that it works for you... but it no longer works for me on either my desktop or laptop... and that's the problem.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: rick_corbett on February 21, 2016, 07:14:56 AM
I don't understand why you've posted a screenshot of the Avast icon in the Notification Area. I know how to (try to) temporarily disable the Shields from the Avast icon in the Notification Area. My previous post was because this just isn't working on either my PC or laptop. My apologies if I didn't make myself clear.

If I select any of the Disable options from the right-click context menu of the Avast icon in the Notification Area (what your screenshot decribes as the 'Avast tray icon') then I see the Component stop dialog and click on the Yes button to confirm my choice and dismiss the dialog.

In previous versions the Avast icon in the Notification Area would change at this point to an icon with a small red X, signifying that the Shields were disabled.

This is no longer happening on either my desktop (Win 7 SP1) or laptop (Win 10 v1511). None of the right-click context menu options (of the Avast icon in the Notification Area) to temporarily disable the shields are working any more.

1. Simply to show it is working on my system.

2. A key point that I made relates to the tray icon animation (image1 in previous post), which recently has this disabled by default. I don't know if its being disabled has an unforeseen impact in the different icon status red X and ! over the avast tray icon.

Just tested than and it works fine on my main XP Pro system.
I also tested this on my win7 system without issue. So a Repair as suggested by bob3160 might be the next step.

Hmm...

1. I'm pleased for you that it works for you on your systems. I wish I were in your shoes. :)

2. A key point I made in my original post was "I've gone through each section in the GUI", i.e. checked every setting in the GUI in case the 'tray' animation was disabled.

If you don't have a fix then that's fine... just say.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: bob3160 on February 21, 2016, 01:53:46 PM
I don't understand why you've posted a screenshot of the Avast icon in the Notification Area. I know how to (try to) temporarily disable the Shields from the Avast icon in the Notification Area. My previous post was because this just isn't working on either my PC or laptop. My apologies if I didn't make myself clear.

If I select any of the Disable options from the right-click context menu of the Avast icon in the Notification Area (what your screenshot decribes as the 'Avast tray icon') then I see the Component stop dialog and click on the Yes button to confirm my choice and dismiss the dialog.

In previous versions the Avast icon in the Notification Area would change at this point to an icon with a small red X, signifying that the Shields were disabled.

This is no longer happening on either my desktop (Win 7 SP1) or laptop (Win 10 v1511). None of the right-click context menu options (of the Avast icon in the Notification Area) to temporarily disable the shields are working any more.

1. Simply to show it is working on my system.

2. A key point that I made relates to the tray icon animation (image1 in previous post), which recently has this disabled by default. I don't know if its being disabled has an unforeseen impact in the different icon status red X and ! over the avast tray icon.

Just tested than and it works fine on my main XP Pro system.
I also tested this on my win7 system without issue. So a Repair as suggested by bob3160 might be the next step.

Hmm...

1. I'm pleased for you that it works for you on your systems. I wish I were in your shoes. :)

2. A key point I made in my original post was "I've gone through each section in the GUI", i.e. checked every setting in the GUI in case the 'tray' animation was disabled.

If you don't have a fix then that's fine... just say.
A suggested fix was posted:
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=182468.msg1294333#msg1294333 (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=182468.msg1294333#msg1294333)
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: rick_corbett on February 21, 2016, 05:14:07 PM
A suggested fix was posted:
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=182468.msg1294333#msg1294333 (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=182468.msg1294333#msg1294333)

Thank you. Unfortunately neither a 'repair' or 'clean install' worked and I still cannot temporarily disable Avast's Shields from the Avast icon in the Notification Area. Please advise.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: bob3160 on February 21, 2016, 06:21:12 PM
A suggested fix was posted:
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=182468.msg1294333#msg1294333 (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=182468.msg1294333#msg1294333)

Thank you. Unfortunately neither a 'repair' or 'clean install' worked and I still cannot temporarily disable Avast's Shields from the Avast icon in the Notification Area. Please advise.
Then you most likely have other issues and might need some help following the information outlined here:
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=53253.0 (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=53253.0)
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: rick_corbett on February 21, 2016, 07:37:46 PM
A suggested fix was posted:
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=182468.msg1294333#msg1294333 (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=182468.msg1294333#msg1294333)

Thank you. Unfortunately neither a 'repair' or 'clean install' worked and I still cannot temporarily disable Avast's Shields from the Avast icon in the Notification Area. Please advise.
Then you most likely have other issues and might need some help following the information outlined here:
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=53253.0 (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=53253.0)

Thank you. I'm very fortunate to have the ability to create VM's. So I created a new Windows 7 x32 VM with 4 GB ram and dual core CPU and installed Avast Free. No other software installed and the only Internet connection was to download the Avast installer. Tried to right-click and disable shields but to no effect. The Action Center icon in the Notification Area showed an exclamation mark in a yellow triangle so I opened it... to find 2 entries to "Turn on avast! Antivirus" and that Windows Defender had not been turned off.

Next, I loaded a bare (but activated) Windows 10 Pro x32 VM (again, 4 GB ram and dual core CPU) and, using a local account, installed Avast Free. Once again, no other software was installed and the only Internet connection was to download the Avast installer (using Edge) and install it. Tried to right-click and disable shields but to no effect.

I accept that my entire home network may possibly be compromised despite my best efforts (Avast, Malwarebytes) and 35+ years experience of building and fixing PCs, clearing malware, etc. (including many years as a Senior IT Officer then IT Manager for a local authority) .... but I think there's currently a problem with Avast.

Edit: More info. Amongst my downloads I found the installer for Avast Free v11.1.2245.1540. I reverted my W10 VM to its original snapshot (i.e. installed, activated and nothing else) and installed Avast Free. It informed me it was out-of-date but I didn't update. I still could not disable Avast's Shields using the right-click context menu of its icon in the Notification Area.

To double-check, I reverted the W10 VM to its original snapshot (i.e. installed from new, activated and nothing else) and re-installed Avast Free v11.1.2245.1540 a second time... and didn't update. I just waited until the 'You are protected/ Up-to-date' dialog appeared then closed the dialog.

Same thing... I still could not disable Avast's Shields using the right-click context menu of its icon in the Notification Area.

Sorry but, I stand by my original query... Is this a bug or a deliberate change?
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: narinj803 on February 23, 2016, 06:33:09 PM
Avast not protected my computer anti virus and anti hacker not protected. Help my my computer hacked  :-[
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: Andrey,pro on February 23, 2016, 07:47:30 PM
Hello narinj803 and welcome to avast support forum!

I see you're not good in English and your prefered language is Russian, feel free to create a new topic in Russian-speaking zone (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=28.0) and follow this instruction: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=130898.0 and then attach the required logs in the first post.

-----
narinj803, здравствуйте и добро пожаловать на форум!

Вы указали в качестве предпочитаемого языка русский. Пожалуйста, создайте новую тему в русскоязычной (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=28.0) ветке форума и подготовьте отчеты по инструкции https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=130898.0 . Не забудьте прикрепить созданные отчеты в первом сообщении.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: yigido on February 24, 2016, 08:56:55 PM
I am using Internet Download Manager (IDM) with Avast Free Antivirus (only file shield+web shield).
While downloadig a file, IDM divide the files some parts then manage them 1 again.
I downloaded a malware sample today with IDM.. Avast blocked same URL for 33 times only for 1 sample.
I hope everything was OK with Avast, I suspect from a bug in Avast?

What do you think? My system is clean thanks Avast.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: DavidR on February 24, 2016, 11:02:54 PM
I am using Internet Download Manager (IDM) with Avast Free Antivirus (only file shield+web shield).
While downloadig a file, IDM divide the files some parts then manage them 1 again.
I downloaded a malware sample today with IDM.. Avast blocked same URL for 33 times only for 1 sample.
I hope everything was OK with Avast, I suspect from a bug in Avast?

What do you think? My system is clean thanks Avast.

This really needs to be in its own new topic in the Viruses & Worms forum.

This hasn't really got anything to do with a program version but the virus definitions, which are the same across many different program versions.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: esa.do on February 25, 2016, 07:00:51 PM
 :-\
http://files.avast.com/iavs9x/avast_premier_antivirus_setup.exe is of size 200Mb (downloaded), does this make any sense ?
- and IF IT IS WORKING ON WINDOWS 10 64bit?


Hi all,

I am happy to announce new version AVAST 2016 (build number 2016.11.1.2253).
This version is focused on minor improvements and bug fixing.

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 VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: Asyn on February 26, 2016, 05:44:13 AM
...and IF IT IS WORKING ON WINDOWS 10 64bit?
Sure.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: winstonysyap on February 27, 2016, 02:04:46 PM
I have Windows 10 installed on my desktop PC.
I have also downloaded the latest version of Avast Antivirus Version: 11.1.2253.
However, I noticed that my manually created Restore Points as well as those automatically created by Microsoft during updates kept being deleted every time I start my PC the next day after switching it off.
Please let me know what could be the problem.
Thank you.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: bob3160 on February 27, 2016, 02:41:15 PM
I have Windows 10 installed on my desktop PC.
I have also downloaded the latest version of Avast Antivirus Version: 11.1.2253.
However, I noticed that my manually created Restore Points as well as those automatically created by Microsoft during updates kept being deleted every time I start my PC the next day after switching it off.
Please let me know what could be the problem.
Thank you.
(http://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1456580369320-28954.png)
Are you sure that you have the service turned on??? As you can see, I'm not seeing any problems on Windows 10.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: norseman630 on February 29, 2016, 01:05:43 PM
I have windows 7 pro, when I installed the last program update (on 2/28) it turned my firewall off, and I could no longer access the internet, and the program couldn't access it either
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: Asyn on February 29, 2016, 01:10:49 PM
I have windows 7 pro, when I installed the last program update (on 2/28) it turned my firewall off, and I could no longer access the internet, and the program couldn't access it either
Repair Avast:
1. Control Panel -> Add/Remove programs -> Avast
2. Click on 'Repair'.
3. Follow instructions.
4. Reboot.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: GJoe on March 02, 2016, 11:32:12 PM
1. Why avast Internet Security 2016 didn't allowed KProcessHacker driver to run?
KProcessHacker part of ProcessHacker driver, made by wj (wj32.org) and its opensource.

2. I don't know i should put this in bug report or not.
Sometime avast Internet Security 2016.11.1.2253 hang WinRAR process. It happen when i try to compress many file with many WinRAR instance.
My WinRAR version is 5.31 x64.

My OS is win 7 x64 with current update (Feb 2016), except GW10 KB update, of course. And I disable all telemetry except some wicked telemetry service (dps and others).
Oh... another thing, i disabled hardened mode, deep screen, program behaviour notify, etc, in another word i only enable some "normal" setting according to me.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: essexboy on March 03, 2016, 12:11:11 PM
That programme can be used for good or bad...  And recently that was used to install a rootkit...  Hence Avast does not like it

https://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?/topic/170124-cant-run-malwarebytes-or-any-antivirus-or-scan/
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: buzzybee on March 04, 2016, 05:32:02 PM
hey guys
since I updated to the new version about 2 weeks ago I've been having major problems with connecting to the internet. It takes windows a good 20 minutes to connect.
if this continues I'm going to have to delete AV and use something else so any solutions or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
thx. :)
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: bob3160 on March 04, 2016, 05:48:35 PM
hey guys
since I updated to the new version about 2 weeks ago I've been having major problems with connecting to the internet. It takes windows a good 20 minutes to connect.
if this continues I'm going to have to delete AV and use something else so any solutions or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
thx. :)
Try a repair. No problems here connecting.

Repair Avast:
Control Panel> Program and Features (Add/remove program)>Select Avast> Select Repair. Reboot when completed
https://www.avast.com/faq.php?article=AVKB204
If Repair doesn't fix the problem, try the following:
Clean Install of Avast:
https://goo.gl/4Ptzkf

Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: briantree on March 04, 2016, 06:21:00 PM
 :)
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: DavidR on March 04, 2016, 07:20:48 PM
I have attached the Frst fix log txt file.

Please start your own new topic OR rather continue in your original topic and attach your log there - https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=183779.0 (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=183779.0).
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: emilygrace8899 on March 05, 2016, 09:13:43 AM
New Version:2016.11.1.2253 whenver i download an executable from my own website www.birthdaywisheszone (http://www.birthdaywisheszone) . It a clean software i made by own. but why this detection occuring? can any body tell me how to avoid it?.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: Asyn on March 05, 2016, 09:29:01 AM
New Version:2016.11.1.2253 whenver i download an executable from my own website hxxp://www.birthdaywisheszone. It a clean software i made by own. but why this detection occuring? can any body tell me how to avoid it?.
Start a new topic in V&W and post a screenshot: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?action=post;board=4
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: chasphonemail on March 05, 2016, 04:11:30 PM
Good morning folks - long time Avast User first time poster -
New HP - Win 10 w latest updates, 64b newest version Internet Security from avast site paid version,

Clean windows install (new system) and removed mcaffe using their tool - reboot and runs fine. Download and installed IS and after reboot get the notice that windows didnt start proper. Stays in that loop until i format and start over. I loved avast but really stumped here - installed fine on wifes laptop - Direction/Thoughts?
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: bob3160 on March 05, 2016, 04:24:55 PM
Good morning folks - long time Avast User first time poster -
New HP - Win 10 w latest updates, 64b newest version Internet Security from avast site paid version,

Clean windows install (new system) and removed mcaffe using their tool - reboot and runs fine. Download and installed IS and after reboot get the notice that windows didnt start proper. Stays in that loop until i format and start over. I loved avast but really stumped here - installed fine on wifes laptop - Direction/Thoughts?
Please start your own topic and fully explain your problem. What's the exact error message ???
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: lcm_2000 on March 07, 2016, 10:48:41 AM
Hi,I have installed avast 2016 free version,and automatically registered after the installation.
I want to make sure,do I need to register again in 12 months?
Thanks!
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: Asyn on March 07, 2016, 10:51:15 AM
I want to make sure,do I need to register again in 12 months?
Yes.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: lcm_2000 on March 07, 2016, 02:08:51 PM
I want to make sure,do I need to register again in 12 months?
Yes.
I see,thanks.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: Asyn on March 08, 2016, 06:05:34 AM
You're welcome.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: maosullivanuk on March 08, 2016, 04:07:52 PM
I've had to do a clean windows install on a work PC running Windows Vista Business, reinstalled Avast 2016.11.1.2253 and Web shields refuses point blank to start.

I've reinstalled Avast and it won't start, I've also restarted the windows process several times and still get nothing. All other parts of the program work fine.

Any help will be appreciated.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: buzzybee on March 12, 2016, 03:55:15 PM
hi there bob3160
sorry for late reply, had a few problems over here!
i've had to uninstall avast, for some odd reason since the last update it was conflicting with my wireless connection and most days would take a good 30 mins to connect - frustrating!
i've used avast for years and had no problem so i'm clueless as to why this has happened now
i'm still using windows xp - dunno if that's worth mentioning, probably not - as i say i've never had problems before... :/
anyway my problem now is i've uninstalled avast but my security center is telling me its still there?
any help would be greatly appreciated!
many thanks :)
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: bob3160 on March 12, 2016, 04:13:00 PM
Did you uninstall avast using the Uninstall utility:
https://www.avast.com/uninstall-utility
If you did and are still having problems, please start your own topic.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: buzzybee on March 12, 2016, 04:17:00 PM
hi bob3160
thank you for that link
i just uninstalled via add/remove programs
however i did also delete the leftover files manually after i uninstalled (they're still in the recycle bin, should i restore them and then use the uninstall utility?)
thank you so much for your help :)
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: bob3160 on March 12, 2016, 04:28:07 PM
hi bob3160
thank you for that link
i just uninstalled via add/remove programs
however i did also delete the leftover files manually after i uninstalled (they're still in the recycle bin, should i restore them and then use the uninstall utility?)
thank you so much for your help :)
No, don't restore them. You should still run the removal tool. :)
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: buzzybee on March 12, 2016, 04:36:27 PM
thank you bob3160  :D
doing it now, fingers crossed i don't mess it all up  ;D
once again thank you for your help   :D
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: buzzybee on March 13, 2016, 06:53:23 PM
Hi bob3160
Sorry to be a nuisance but still having problems.
Ran the uninstall utility in safe mode as advised and it confirmed that avast was uninstalled however pc security centre is telling me that avast reports it is up to date and virus scanning is on  (!!!) I have ran the utility at least 4 times and I still get the same message. I'm so confused and have no idea what to do next.  :(
Thank you in advance
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: bob3160 on March 13, 2016, 07:45:15 PM
As mentioned in reply 10, if that did not work,
Please start your own topic. Thanks
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: Nels37 on March 14, 2016, 10:06:32 PM
I have 3 pc's with Avast and this new update may have cause some problems, I hope it is not permanent.   Avast wants to reboot during the day sometimes 2 times.   I scanned and it said I had a virus, no log to tell me what the virus was and I don't like to delete anything without knowing what it is.  My second PC also had one virus, no log.  It also want to reboot.  My third destop is put away.   Avast has been a good AV until now.  If this continues I will look for a new AV.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: bob3160 on March 14, 2016, 10:12:58 PM
I have 3 pc's with Avast and this new update may have cause some problems, I hope it is not permanent.   Avast wants to reboot during the day sometimes 2 times.   I scanned and it said I had a virus, no log to tell me what the virus was and I don't like to delete anything without knowing what it is.  My second PC also had one virus, no log.  It also want to reboot.  My third destop is put away.   Avast has been a good AV until now.  If this continues I will look for a new AV.
Did you have a question ??? For help in finding the logs, take a look at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntW8zGicUfk
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: Nels37 on March 14, 2016, 10:47:21 PM
I am sorry did not mean to be sharp, but I am very frustrated.   The no solution I mention for from another thread about reboots all the time.   I did what the utube said twice, but didn't work for me will keep trying.   What's wrong with putting in the name of the virus  when the virus is found instead of saying "1 virus".   Other scanners do that.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: bob3160 on March 14, 2016, 11:05:20 PM
I am sorry did not mean to be sharp, but I am very frustrated.   The no solution I mention for from another thread about reboots all the time.   I did what the utube said twice, but didn't work for me will keep trying.   What's wrong with putting in the name of the virus  when the virus is found instead of saying "1 virus".   Other scanners do that.
That's a suggestion you should make to Avast. I'm a user just like you. :)
To contact Avast, use the following: https://support.avast.com/support/tickets/new?form=2
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: Nels37 on March 14, 2016, 11:20:54 PM
The more I learn about Avast's PR, the less I like it.   I can't even delete my account.  So I will unsubscribe and try another.  Thanks anyway. I know it is not your fault.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: RejZoR on March 22, 2016, 10:55:45 PM
Has SecureVM been fixed in this build by any chance through Emergency Updater? Before I didn't even get the AvastVirtualBox process, but now I do under Windows 10 64bit.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: Patrick2 on March 22, 2016, 11:45:57 PM
Same here on my Windows 10 install, seeing Avast Virtualbox interface in Task Manager

Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: RejZoR on March 23, 2016, 05:16:40 PM
Can someone from AVAST team elaborate this? Something must have happened in between because before I wasn't getting that process and I' still using the current latest final version, not some beta.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: philipbradley on March 29, 2016, 01:59:53 PM
Your new version did not fix the problems of settings not being saved.
I can clear history okay but when i reopen safe zone all history and settings that I deleted/changed are back to where they were.
You need to fix this now. Add a save button or something that will permanently delete history, and save settings changes.
Or refund all our money. We are not getting what we paid for or was promised. I see a class action law suit in our future.
One very unhappy customer

3/29/16 @ 5:45 Update to all, What ever Avast did on the latest small update after the major update fixed all my problems.
Thank you so much. I am for now a very happy customer and will advise friends and family that this is worth having.
Thanks again.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: bonza2103 on March 30, 2016, 07:48:26 AM
In Russian language disappeared after obnovleniya.Pishet mistake about what that dll.Kak ustonovil Russian language? The settings only english .
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: Danny95 on April 01, 2016, 04:59:34 AM
i have 3 [paid] computers running avast one win 10 and 2 win xp ... win 10 upgraded ok as well as one of my xp pcs ... my other xp pc after the reboot does not function [no mouse, keyboard] - completely dead after the welcome screen. alt-cnlt-del does not work. i tired using last know good to no avail. i now have a completely dead computer ... this was the only upgrade/install on this pc for a long time and this happened when avast requested to reboot the pc to finish the upgrade.

suggestions? tx
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.1.2253
Post by: Asyn on April 01, 2016, 06:30:57 AM
my other xp pc after the reboot does not function [no mouse, keyboard] - completely dead after the welcome screen. alt-cnlt-del does not work.
Start a new topic, we'll help you there: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?action=post;board=2