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Title: VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: MartinZ on April 06, 2016, 07:03:48 PM
Hi all,

I am happy to announce new version AVAST 2016 (build number 2016.11.2.2261).
This update brings originally premium feature - SafeZone browser also to all free users.

What's new:

+ SafeZone browser is now included also in free version

+ Avast program updates are now automatic and silent by default - can be changed via Settings->Update

+ Faster computer startup

+ Fixed issues with Firewall on Windows 7

+ Fixed postpone function on restart dialog

+ Fixed starting Pay mode in SafeZone browser

+ Better notification about email signatures

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: 2016.11.2.2260
Post by: avaster78 on April 06, 2016, 07:43:46 PM
With this new silent program update, does Avast still show that Chrome installing window?
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2260
Post by: Dwarden on April 06, 2016, 08:00:22 PM
And the installer itself is 11.2.2279.0 for god known what reason...  ???

for me all the driver files are 2279, also avastUI.exe is and avastSvc.exe is

I think the final version is then 2279 ?
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2260
Post by: abruptum on April 06, 2016, 08:02:15 PM
And the installer itself is 11.2.2279.0 for god known what reason...  ???

for me all the driver files are 2279, also avastUI.exe is and avastSvc.exe is

I think the final version is then 2279 ?
Same thing is with AvastClear also.
What is with this weird version number ?
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2260
Post by: RejZoR on April 06, 2016, 08:15:38 PM
I hope Secure VM now works properly on Win10 64bit. Would be nice if there was an easy way within settings interface to perform a test instead of fiddling with commandline tools for it.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2260
Post by: DavidR on April 06, 2016, 09:29:12 PM
A UI Real Time Statistics problem from the beta build has been carried over to 11.2.2260.

On displaying the Statistics > Real Time Data - The stats count is present, but it is barely there long enough to do a screen capture before the count/s return to zero.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2260
Post by: Dwarden on April 06, 2016, 09:29:49 PM
major bug still exists several stable/beta versions ;(
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=185203.0
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2260
Post by: bob3160 on April 06, 2016, 09:36:11 PM
As you can see I'm connected via a Private Network:
(http://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1459970879866-64589.png)
Why does Avast want me to turn on SecureLine ???
Why is it unsafe for me to decide not to choose Auto Update ???
I've opted to be notified.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2260
Post by: DavidR on April 06, 2016, 09:40:38 PM
File version displayed in Explorer is 11.2.2729.0 not what the release version indicates 11.2.2260.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2260
Post by: bob3160 on April 06, 2016, 09:53:03 PM
(http://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1459972360134-97629.png)

Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2260
Post by: lucD on April 06, 2016, 11:12:03 PM
Confusion all round. 
http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail/avast-Free-Antivirus/1034566665/1 (http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail/avast-Free-Antivirus/1034566665/1)

http://www.neowin.net/news/avast-free-antivirus-2016-1122729 (http://www.neowin.net/news/avast-free-antivirus-2016-1122729)
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2260
Post by: Mark-Hendrik Jahnke on April 06, 2016, 11:25:43 PM
sloppy work on the version thingy guys  :( >:(
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2260
Post by: bob3160 on April 07, 2016, 01:00:35 AM
Confusion all round. 
http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail/avast-Free-Antivirus/1034566665/1 (http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail/avast-Free-Antivirus/1034566665/1)

http://www.neowin.net/news/avast-free-antivirus-2016-1122729 (http://www.neowin.net/news/avast-free-antivirus-2016-1122729)
The link at neowin doesn't go to the computer version but the one for the android device ???
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2260
Post by: Be Secure on April 07, 2016, 04:35:09 AM
A UI Real Time Statistics problem from the beta build has been carried over to 11.2.2260.

On displaying the Statistics > Real Time Data - The stats count is present, but it is barely there long enough to do a screen capture before the count/s return to zero.
Here is the post of that BUG:https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=185139.0 (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=185139.0)
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2260
Post by: Be Secure on April 07, 2016, 04:42:43 AM
In Beta-Release History they put the2016.11.2.2260 (Stable release)?
And Release history with notes
They don't post 2016.11.2.2260 as a stable release? it is a beta.... :P
Avast! should answer this?
Miss to fixed the issues of bugs ???
1.https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=185203.0 (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=185203.0)
2.https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=185139.0 (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=185139.0)
The second pic indicate that is a BETA.Not Stable!
It is a mess... :-\
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2260
Post by: RejZoR on April 07, 2016, 05:13:38 AM
I couldn't figure out why my system was slower than usual with this latest avast! version despite using Samsung 850 Pro for my PC drive. This version doesn't turn off Windows Defender. They are BOTH running together. C'mon!? How did you f**k this up!?
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2260
Post by: SpeedyPC on April 07, 2016, 06:03:14 AM
I couldn't figure out why my system was slower than usual with this latest avast! version despite using Samsung 850 Pro for my PC drive. This version doesn't turn off Windows Defender. They are BOTH running together. C'mon!? How did you f**k this up!?

I am about to loose my trust and respect in Avast soon :-\ :'( took a while to fix it :'(
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2260
Post by: NON on April 07, 2016, 06:57:54 AM
Thanks for the update. I put release topic on Japanese forum.

@Be Secure
In Beta-Release History they put the2016.11.2.2260 (Stable release)?
And Release history with notes
They don't post 2016.11.2.2260 as a stable release? it is a beta.... :P
Avast! should answer this?
Miss to fixed the issues of bugs ???
1.https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=185203.0 (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=185203.0)
2.https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=185139.0 (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=185139.0)
The second pic indicate that is a BETA.Not Stable!
It is a mess... :-\
If you are on the beta stream, Avast always shows "Beta" on its UI.
Of course it'll access to beta server, to receive new beta when released.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2260
Post by: Coolmario88 on April 07, 2016, 07:38:10 AM
Installed and protecting! 8)
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2260
Post by: hectic-mmv on April 07, 2016, 09:51:09 AM
File version displayed in Explorer is 11.2.2729.0 not what the release version indicates 11.2.2260.

Yes David, this is internal change which has no impact for users, just for our infrastructure.

On a forum and web post we will continue in using version number, which is displayed inside Avast. Both numbers will be unified in next releases.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2260
Post by: Asyn on April 07, 2016, 10:02:44 AM
With this new silent program update, does Avast still show that Chrome installing window?
If you mean the offer right after the update, yes.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2260
Post by: bobo1704 on April 07, 2016, 11:30:01 AM
Hello!!
Thank you for this new update! I'd like to ask if you will provide compatibility for Opera browser for "Passwords" in the near future please?
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2260
Post by: bob3160 on April 07, 2016, 02:39:04 PM
I couldn't figure out why my system was slower than usual with this latest avast! version despite using Samsung 850 Pro for my PC drive. This version doesn't turn off Windows Defender. They are BOTH running together. C'mon!? How did you f**k this up!?
Strange, it was turned off here:
(http://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1460032698812-13237.png)
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2260
Post by: Be Secure on April 07, 2016, 02:41:01 PM
So far nice and smooth.And i am not leaving the beta stream,Of course it'll access to beta server, to receive new beta when released plus stable releases :)
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2260
Post by: Baudiš Pavel on April 07, 2016, 02:52:44 PM
The new version of Avast Internet Security - 11.2.2260 installed.

The installation file Avast Internet Security is reported as version 11.2.2729, why ?
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2260
Post by: bob3160 on April 07, 2016, 02:56:49 PM
(http://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1460033471905-66253.png)
Avast, please separate the update selections between program update and VPS update.
(http://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1460033735662-77396.png)
I opted to be notified when there is a PROGRAM UPDATE available.
Apparently my decision applies to ALL UPDATES.   
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Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2260
Post by: DavidR on April 07, 2016, 02:59:59 PM
I couldn't figure out why my system was slower than usual with this latest avast! version despite using Samsung 850 Pro for my PC drive. This version doesn't turn off Windows Defender. They are BOTH running together. C'mon!? How did you f**k this up!?

I thought that this was a windows task (in win10) to disable windows defender when a 3rd party AV is installed ???
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2260
Post by: DavidR on April 07, 2016, 03:02:52 PM
The new version of Avast Internet Security - 11.2.2260 installed.

The installation file Avast Internet Security is reported as version 11.2.2729, why ?

Already covered in Reply #21 - reproduced below.

File version displayed in Explorer is 11.2.2729.0 not what the release version indicates 11.2.2260.

Yes David, this is internal change which has no impact for users, just for our infrastructure.

On a forum and web post we will continue in using version number, which is displayed inside Avast. Both numbers will be unified in next releases.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2260
Post by: DavidR on April 07, 2016, 03:26:35 PM
<snip image>
Avast, please separate the update selections between program update and VPS update.
(http://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1460033735662-77396.png)
I opted to be notified when there is a PROGRAM UPDATE available.
Apparently my decision applies to ALL UPDATES.   

Update options (settings) are there for both VPS and Program on my XP system.

My VPS updates remained on Auto and the Program update was changed to 'Ask when update is downloaded.' Previously I had it set to 'Ask when an update is downloaded, I soon set it back. This change happened after a custom install of 11.2.2260 over 11.1.2253.

I did a manual update from the UI on my win7 system and the settings remained as they were pre-update.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2260
Post by: Asyn on April 07, 2016, 03:35:04 PM
Update options (settings) are there for both VPS and Program on my XP system.
Confirmed, same here.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2260
Post by: MartinZ on April 07, 2016, 03:55:55 PM


On a more important note  I got yet again the Safe Zone Browser installed without questions despite explicitly uninstalling it before!!! Will start a separate thread about this bad joke.  >:(

I really aplogize for this. It's a bug and we will release a fix soon. SafeZone browser shouldn't be installed during update if you have disabled it in past.

Sorry for the trouble.
Title: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2260
Post by: qwermikle on April 07, 2016, 04:07:07 PM
I got problem

process AvastAvc.exe loading  my processor on 45-49%
My PC  win8_64, DDR2-6gb

AIS 2016.11.2.2260   in previuos vers the same - 50%

How to resolve this problem?
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2260
Post by: bob3160 on April 07, 2016, 04:10:34 PM
Update options (settings) are there for both VPS and Program on my XP system.
Confirmed, same here.
It's fixed. I apparently had both VPS and Program updates set to Manual.
Don't remember ever touching the VPS portion but it's all good again. :)
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2260
Post by: qwermikle on April 07, 2016, 04:15:55 PM
I brushed my PC from Avast (I deleted all folders) and set it again.
The broblem did not resovled
sorry for my ugly english
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2260
Post by: bob3160 on April 07, 2016, 04:20:18 PM
I brushed my PC from Avast (I deleted all folders) and set it again.
The broblem did not resovled
sorry for my ugly english

Clean Install of Avast:
https://goo.gl/4Ptzkf
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2260
Post by: qwermikle on April 07, 2016, 04:25:33 PM
 I allready  made this.

Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2260
Post by: Hmmphhh on April 07, 2016, 05:38:18 PM
A UI Real Time Statistics problem from the beta build has been carried over to 11.2.2260.

On displaying the Statistics > Real Time Data - The stats count is present, but it is barely there long enough to do a screen capture before the count/s return to zero.
Here is the post of that BUG:https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=185139.0 (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=185139.0)


For me opening the stats screen causes avastui process to start eating ridiculous amount of memory and cpu (1,5gb and 20%,and my computer is a good one so 20% cpu is alot). Longer i keep the screen open the more it eats them until it simply just freezes. I can still close the stats screen without a problem but the graphs or anything else wont work. When i close the screen avastui process' memory and cpu consumption goes back to normal. I have reported the problem to avast. Just wanted to say this since couldnt find anyone mentioning it.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2260
Post by: DavidR on April 07, 2016, 05:57:19 PM
A UI Real Time Statistics problem from the beta build has been carried over to 11.2.2260.

On displaying the Statistics > Real Time Data - The stats count is present, but it is barely there long enough to do a screen capture before the count/s return to zero.
Here is the post of that BUG:https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=185139.0 (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=185139.0)


For me opening the stats screen causes avastui process to start eating ridiculous amount of memory and cpu (1,5gb and 20%,and my computer is a good one so 20% cpu is alot). Longer i keep the screen open the more it eats them until it simply just freezes. I can still close the stats screen without a problem but the graphs or anything else wont work. When i close the screen avastui process' memory and cpu consumption goes back to normal. I have reported the problem to avast. Just wanted to say this since couldnt find anyone mentioning it.

Whilst I didn't actually check for this, I can confirm this High CPU and Memory use.

With the Stats RealTime data open:
1. the CPU peaked at 56% and settled to about 50% for as long as I kept it open.
2. There appears to be a memory leak as it just keeps on increasing, currently 1.3GB and still going; 1.5GB.

I have now closed the Stats window:
3. the CPU returns to 00% and memory is returned to a modest 34MB whilst the UI is still open.
4. Closing the avastUI screen and CPU remains at 00% and memory of around 9MB.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2260
Post by: Be Secure on April 07, 2016, 06:08:06 PM
A UI Real Time Statistics problem from the beta build has been carried over to 11.2.2260.

On displaying the Statistics > Real Time Data - The stats count is present, but it is barely there long enough to do a screen capture before the count/s return to zero.
Here is the post of that BUG:https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=185139.0 (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=185139.0)


For me opening the stats screen causes avastui process to start eating ridiculous amount of memory and cpu (1,5gb and 20%,and my computer is a good one so 20% cpu is alot). Longer i keep the screen open the more it eats them until it simply just freezes. I can still close the stats screen without a problem but the graphs or anything else wont work. When i close the screen avastui process' memory and cpu consumption goes back to normal. I have reported the problem to avast. Just wanted to say this since couldnt find anyone mentioning it.

Whilst I didn't actually check for this, I can confirm this High CPU and Memory use.

With the Stats RealTime data open:
1. the CPU peaked at 56% and settled to about 50% for as long as I kept it open.
2. There appears to be a memory leak as it just keeps on increasing, currently 1.3GB and still going; 1.5GB.

I have now closed the Stats window:
3. the CPU returns to 00% and memory is returned to a modest 34MB whilst the UI is still open.
4. Closing the avastUI screen and CPU remains at 00% and memory of around 9MB.
Same here, I can confirmed this.Avast! should fixed this as soon as possible.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2260
Post by: bob3160 on April 07, 2016, 06:49:41 PM
I allready  made this.
1. Start your own topic and describe your problem.
2. Attach your basic diagnostic logs. (MBAM, FRST and aswMBR)Instructions: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=53253 (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=53253)
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2260
Post by: RejZoR on April 07, 2016, 08:26:38 PM
I couldn't figure out why my system was slower than usual with this latest avast! version despite using Samsung 850 Pro for my PC drive. This version doesn't turn off Windows Defender. They are BOTH running together. C'mon!? How did you f**k this up!?
Strange, it was turned off here:
(http://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1460032698812-13237.png)

I did a clean install, not an upgrade. Maybe that's the reason...
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2260
Post by: bob3160 on April 07, 2016, 09:35:20 PM
@ RejZoR,
I did an install on top of the previous version.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2260
Post by: qwermikle on April 07, 2016, 09:50:41 PM

I allready  made this.
1. Start your own topic and describe your problem.
2. Attach your basic diagnostic logs. (MBAM, FRST and aswMBR)Instructions: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=53253 (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=53253)



Thats too hard for me
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2260
Post by: Zebb on April 07, 2016, 10:11:32 PM


On a more important note  I got yet again the Safe Zone Browser installed without questions despite explicitly uninstalling it before!!! Will start a separate thread about this bad joke.  >:(

I really aplogize for this. It's a bug and we will release a fix soon. SafeZone browser shouldn't be installed during update if you have disabled it in past.

Sorry for the trouble.

Still installs even though uninstalled last time, just 10 mins ago. Very poor show Avast.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2260
Post by: davexnet on April 08, 2016, 02:36:26 AM
I've experienced similar on and off in the past.  I now no longer trust avast for this,
and if I want to update, I always uninstall/reinstall.

Could be an honest mistake, but their credibility is a little low, in my eyes.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2260
Post by: zony on April 08, 2016, 12:17:29 PM
Can you Provide check code?? MD5 and SHA1.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2266
Post by: MartinZ on April 08, 2016, 12:48:04 PM
Just released a new version to fix for the issue, when SafeZone browser was installed during update, even if user has  uninstalled it previously.
version 2016.11.2.2261
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: zony on April 08, 2016, 12:56:15 PM
Please Provide check code?? MD5 and SHA1. THANKS!!!
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: Be Secure on April 08, 2016, 01:14:14 PM
Same time it is a beta/stable???
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: Asyn on April 08, 2016, 01:21:00 PM
Same time it is a beta/stable???
I wonder, too. Seems Martin lost track... ;D
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: Secondmineboy on April 08, 2016, 01:32:09 PM
Something is really messed up here :)
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: Be Secure on April 08, 2016, 01:46:54 PM
Same time it is a beta/stable???
I wonder, too. Seems Martin lost track... ;D
;D
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: bob3160 on April 08, 2016, 01:50:05 PM
A new Version Deserves A new Thread.  :o

Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: Be Secure on April 08, 2016, 01:53:20 PM
A new Version Deserves A new Thread.  :o
In beta they have but one quiestion still remained that In beta they say it is a beta and post it here and say stable?
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: MartinZ on April 08, 2016, 01:58:14 PM
Same time it is a beta/stable???

No, not the same time, beta was out 2 hours earlier ;-) It's quite unusual, but this fix was kinda safe ;-)

And as I said before we always have to release to beta and then to public channel. That's why.

Hope it explains.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: Be Secure on April 08, 2016, 02:01:11 PM
Same time it is a beta/stable???

No, not the same time, beta was out 2 hours earlier ;-) It's quite unusual, but this fix was kinda safe ;-)

And as I said before we always have to release to beta and then to public channel. That's why.

Hope it explains.
So things like AVG is good one"Auto Updates
As we constantly innovate and evolve our protection technology, we’ll make sure you’re automatically updated to maintain top-level defense." but stay way from their Bad ones. :D
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: bob3160 on April 08, 2016, 02:09:22 PM
(http://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1460117054141-79078.png)
This needs to be addressed.
I did an inplace update. SafeZone Browser did not install since it wasn't installed in the lat version.
However, this states that I have Safe Zone.
It should say: If you installed SafeZone Browser it will protect you when you do your Banking and Shopping.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: YLAP on April 08, 2016, 02:13:40 PM
I need to check my PC after update, not had a lot of time to check all things yet. So I am not sure about resource hog problem. But I have 2260, and I see here 2261. Is it bug fix? Because I read all topic and I am still confused in version history...  ??? I am in stable channel.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: Asyn on April 08, 2016, 02:18:32 PM
But I have 2260, and I see here 2261. Is it bug fix?
Yep.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: Be Secure on April 08, 2016, 02:19:15 PM
(http://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1460117054141-79078.png)
This needs to be addressed.
I did an inplace update. SafeZone Browser did not install since it wasn't installed in the lat version.
However, this states that I have Safe Zone.
It should say: If you installed SafeZone Browser it will protect you when you do your Banking and Shopping.
+1.And also many things to address:Map stay at Year 2015 and last month is 17 and Active Devices is still and states that Aug 2015? Avast! do something your data is back dated pls update it with new ones :)
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: wallofasgard on April 08, 2016, 02:21:43 PM
I've been losing this update settings from the previous version:

(http://i67.tinypic.com/21kicrn.jpg)

Now it's fixed.Thanks again.

Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: Be Secure on April 08, 2016, 02:31:38 PM
Give some interesting thing in protection wise(Ransomware or HIPS)in next Beta.@MartinZ,Thats kind of boring :(
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: bob3160 on April 08, 2016, 02:49:37 PM
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=93544.msg1305616#msg1305616 (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=93544.msg1305616#msg1305616)
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: qwermikle on April 08, 2016, 04:28:20 PM
After today Avast  updated  The same problem:  avastsvc.exe  45-55 % CPU load

avast vers 11.2.2261
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: bob3160 on April 08, 2016, 04:32:55 PM
After today Avast  updated  The same problem:  avastsvc.exe  45-55 % CPU load

avast vers 11.2.2261
(http://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1460125881525-10754.png)
May need to know what else is going on. I'n not experiencing that excessive load at all.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: RejZoR on April 08, 2016, 04:35:29 PM
What has changed with 2261 build compared to 2260 ?
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: qwermikle on April 08, 2016, 04:43:13 PM
(http://s017.radikal.ru/i437/1604/e3/e85491109af7.png) (http://radikal.ru/big/aacbee4752f14ded8f127e32def9c5c5)



What about that!
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: bob3160 on April 08, 2016, 04:45:03 PM
What has changed with 2261 build compared to 2260 ?
The unwanted auto install of SafeZone browser was addressed.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: Be Secure on April 08, 2016, 04:55:32 PM
(http://s017.radikal.ru/i437/1604/e3/e85491109af7.png) (http://radikal.ru/big/aacbee4752f14ded8f127e32def9c5c5)



What about that!
It is a bug and avast! is aware of that :)
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=185139.0
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: Be Secure on April 08, 2016, 04:56:29 PM
After today Avast  updated  The same problem:  avastsvc.exe  45-55 % CPU load

avast vers 11.2.2261
(http://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1460125881525-10754.png)
May need to know what else is going on. I'n not experiencing that excessive load at all.
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=185139.0 @Bob3160
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: DavidR on April 08, 2016, 05:30:36 PM
(http://s017.radikal.ru/i437/1604/e3/e85491109af7.png) (http://radikal.ru/big/aacbee4752f14ded8f127e32def9c5c5)

What about that!
It is a bug and avast! is aware of that :)
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=185139.0

This isn't the same BUG - see my reply in the Bug topic mentioned.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: RejZoR on April 08, 2016, 05:34:14 PM
Hm, the avastSandbox process is again gone on my system. What the hell is going on with avast! again!??!?!??! SecureVM is enabled.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: warlock on April 08, 2016, 06:50:01 PM
SecureVM is enabled.
But is it actually running? Even after several reinstals I never managed to get it started. It still reports corrupt bootmgr image and I wasn't able to check out what's wrong since avast is using some homebrew version of VHD that I wasn't able to load into any of the existing virtual disk tools.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: RejZoR on April 08, 2016, 07:46:57 PM
I honestly don't even know anymore. Sometimes Sandbox process is there, the other times it's not, sometimes Secure VM is checked but it's actually not working, sorry, but I wouldn't want to use a car which has dubious security features. Why would I use antivirus I can't be sure of it's actually using all it's got and not just 20% of it? And avast! is VERY broken lately. I really don't know what the hell they are doing.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: YLAP on April 08, 2016, 07:47:25 PM
After today Avast  updated  The same problem:  avastsvc.exe  45-55 % CPU load

avast vers 11.2.2261

Nothing unusual here, even maybe better.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: warlock on April 08, 2016, 08:05:34 PM
I really don't know what the hell they are doing.
Me neither. If I didn't have 1,5 year of subscription remaining and wasn't a long time supporter still remembering the good old days of v2(yep that old)/3/4, I would have already switched to something else. I will give them one year to pick the ball up and then abandon the ship if they don't manage.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: zony on April 09, 2016, 03:12:09 AM
Can you give the checksum of avast_free_antivirus_setup.exe? MD5 and SHA1.  Thank you!
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: wallofasgard on April 09, 2016, 07:12:39 AM
Can you give the checksum of avast_free_antivirus_setup.exe? MD5 and SHA1.  Thank you!

Mine are:

MD5: 6939115024311038A9136F54DC9BC49D
SHA1 : 3DBC33748848593CDC4A5FB4E2CE14FB85B69D75
SHA256 : F8ACD5990D4F089018DAF852E9A1A364D541A03AD2B6AB116C9662DE19FCF05F

Do we have the same?
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: zony on April 09, 2016, 12:36:56 PM
Thank you!,wallofasgard.Same.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: huzirt99 on April 09, 2016, 04:47:53 PM
Hello,
just wanted to let you know about a major flaw that the most recent update brought for me:
I run Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 on a Samsung 840 EVO, basis system is a Dell Vostro 3350 (no hardware issues).

Upon updating and restarting, my OS gave me a bluescreen shortly after the Windows 7 logo is shown the first time - with error code 0x0000007B, no system file or other error description mentioned.
Luckily, I had a 2-month old backup on another hdd. So by changing disks and booting from the backup I was sure, there was no other hardware failure. I connected the original disk via USB and ran chkdsk /f several times - either no issues found or something about the Volumebitmap - but chkdsk seemed to have repaired it. Switching disks again and trying once more, still bluescreen unfortunately.

Ok, so using the error code: apparently it refers to a problem with booting, e.g. the OS cannot initialize properly. duckduckgo-ing brought a lot about the issue of ahci and ide drivers - I checked:
started Win7 in Secure Mode and ran regedit: for the msahci value was 0 as necessary but for iastorv it was now "3" - changed it but still bluescreen.
Again, in secure mode I ran msconfig and disabled the autostart-services and program for avast - et voilá, original OS came back to life.

Thought, it might have been the update, so to be sure; I removed avast completely and downloaded the most recent installer to have a fresh and clean version - it led to the same bluescreen again!
So, it seems to me that this version changes something in its autostart behaviour or in one of its services that at least my OS does not like. Anyone having the same/similar issues? Maybe you (as in avast-team) could investigate and suggest what might be responsible for the different behaviour?! My OS is up and running again but without avast and I'd like of course to continue using it ;-)

Thx in advance!

Best regards,
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: Asyn on April 09, 2016, 04:53:52 PM
Follow instructions: https://www.avast.com/faq.php?article=AVKB33#artTitle
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: Ron65 on April 09, 2016, 10:03:59 PM
I'm having same problem as huzirt99. Computer starts OK with Avast uninstalled. Gets stuck starting even with fresh Avast install. Win7. Avast Free has been on computer for 3 years.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: bob3160 on April 09, 2016, 10:55:44 PM
I'm having same problem as huzirt99. Computer starts OK with Avast uninstalled. Gets stuck starting even with fresh Avast install. Win7. Avast Free has been on computer for 3 years.
Follow the instructions posted by Asyn.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: bruce_b on April 09, 2016, 11:10:31 PM
Updated okay via the GUI on Toshiba Laptop Windows 10 Home 64 Bit .. but it did install Safe Zone Browser, which I then had to do a manual uninstall on. Ran the standalone installer to update on my Dell 8200 XP Pro SP3 and all other updates, did custom install to just install what I needed (no safe zone or web rep) .. It would be nice if Avast would just update the program in place, keeping the same options / features we had already. If it wants to, the updater could bring up a small box asking if we to add whatever they are trying to add without asking. On the XP machine, some Avast Background Service was initially not running. Fixed with the Resolve Button and all reboots afterward are correct. Otherwise fine, so far.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: RejZoR on April 09, 2016, 11:47:18 PM
C'mon, what the hell is with avast! for god sake!?!??!?!? >:( Build 2260 did install NG and I could see the process. 2261 again DOESN'T install NG anymore even though the Secure VM was checked during install. This is getting absurd. You need a month to fix this damn thing across several builds and then you again break it with one hotfix. WTF
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: SpeedyPC on April 10, 2016, 12:07:18 AM
C'mon, what the hell is with avast! for god sake!?!??!?!? >:( Build 2260 did install NG and I could see the process. 2261 again DOESN'T install NG anymore even though the Secure VM was checked during install. This is getting absurd. You need a month to fix this damn thing across several builds and then you again break it with one hotfix. WTF

(http://dl7.glitter-graphics.net/pub/1732/1732987a0eibsany4.gif) (http://www.glitter-graphics.com)
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2260
Post by: lukor on April 10, 2016, 11:08:24 AM
I couldn't figure out why my system was slower than usual with this latest avast! version despite using Samsung 850 Pro for my PC drive. This version doesn't turn off Windows Defender. They are BOTH running together. C'mon!? How did you f**k this up!?

RejZor,  are you aware of the fact the no AV does turn the defender off? It turns itself off by wsc, as soon as another AV is registered. Do you see Avast as Antimalware provider in Windows security center? If yes, then that's all we can do with that. We have even filled a bug against Windows for not turning defender off in some cases. Microsoft might fix it but never in older versions that Windows 10 RS1.

In the past there was an API to turn defender off manually, but currently it is deprecated and we are banned from using it.

What exactly is the OS version you are running at the moment? Thanks.
Lukas
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: RejZoR on April 10, 2016, 11:12:38 AM
It doesn't matter anymore, I've stopped using avast! for good.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: -midnight on April 10, 2016, 01:50:44 PM
I'm using the latest version of Avast on a computer running windows 10 and windows defender is turned off.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: Ron65 on April 10, 2016, 09:05:20 PM
I'm having same problem as huzirt99. Computer starts OK with Avast uninstalled. Gets stuck starting even with fresh Avast install. Win7. Avast Free has been on computer for 3 years.
Follow the instructions posted by Asyn.
I can't because computer would not start with Avast installed. So I uninstalled Avast when in Safe Mode.

Am I correct that to follow those instructions you have to have Avast installed?

Question. Can I go back and install an older version of Avast Free?

EDIT Ugh, now a 2nd computer of mine is having trouble. Windows Explorer kept crashing. Wouldn't load at all. I uninstalled Avast and immediately Windows Explorer works OK.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: DavidR on April 10, 2016, 10:09:38 PM
I'm having same problem as huzirt99. Computer starts OK with Avast uninstalled. Gets stuck starting even with fresh Avast install. Win7. Avast Free has been on computer for 3 years.
Follow the instructions posted by Asyn.
I can't because computer would not start with Avast installed. So I uninstalled Avast when in Safe Mode.

Am I correct that to follow those instructions you have to have Avast installed?

<snip>

First it would be advisable to take this issue into your own new topic (and people can try to help you) as it will become buried in this large topic

No you don't have to have it installed at the start of the clean reinstall process as you have uninstalled it. You need to download the uninstall utility and run that (it will handle the boot into safe mode) and when complete reboot into normal mode.

Now you can install the version of avast.

Download the avast uninstall utility - http://www.avast.com/uninstall-utility (http://www.avast.com/uninstall-utility).
Download your version from the links at the start of this topic https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=185199.0 (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=185199.0).

If you still have questions then please start your own new topic and we can continue.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: Adam Kertesz on April 11, 2016, 05:01:37 PM
What is this new version I see on MajorGeeks from the 8th of April:
Avast! Free Edition 11.2.2732
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: Gopher John on April 11, 2016, 05:09:12 PM
What is this new version I see on MajorGeeks from the 8th of April:
Avast! Free Edition 11.2.2732

That's the internal version number of the install file, etc.  2016.11.2.2261 is the same version.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: Adam Kertesz on April 11, 2016, 05:12:07 PM
Thanks.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: DavidR on April 11, 2016, 05:12:53 PM
What is this new version I see on MajorGeeks from the 8th of April:
Avast! Free Edition 11.2.2732

It isn't new just that they are using an internal build number and not the official release program version 11.2.2261
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: Tomaso on April 11, 2016, 08:11:59 PM
It isn't new just that they are using an internal build number and not the official release program version 11.2.2261

Nah, even the official download says v11.2.2732.
Just check the properties of 'avast_free_antivirus_setup.exe'.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: DavidR on April 11, 2016, 08:41:18 PM
It isn't new just that they are using an internal build number and not the official release program version 11.2.2261

Nah, even the official download says v11.2.2732.
Just check the properties of 'avast_free_antivirus_setup.exe'.

That is because it too is using the build number not the program version. This is the first time (which I can recall) that the build number and program version have differed. And confusing as hell.

The program version is clearly stated in the About Avast image I posted.

Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: zinkermihel on April 11, 2016, 08:46:04 PM
Who knows where  I can get pre previos version of AIS? Thats was stable vers.
I meen 2 old version before 2016.11.2.2261.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: Tomaso on April 11, 2016, 09:07:55 PM
That is because it too is using the build number not the program version. This is the first time (which I can recall) that the build number and program version have differed. And confusing as hell

Confirmed.
I just installed it (which unfortunately has become quite a challenge these days) and it's v11.2.2261.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: bob3160 on April 12, 2016, 11:58:22 AM
I received the following pop up
(http://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1460455088118-46050.png)
Once I selected it all I get is this:
(http://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1460454945621-65994.png)
It wasn't till I closed this and then reopened the UI that I saw the following:
(http://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1460455225576-10139.png)
The updater definitely has a problem with the flash updates:
[size=78%]

[/size]
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: DavidR on April 12, 2016, 02:58:43 PM
I received the following pop up
(http://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1460455088118-46050.png)

Once I selected it all I get is this:
(http://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1460454945621-65994.png)
It wasn't till I closed this and then reopened the UI that I saw the following:
(http://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1460455225576-10139.png)

The updater definitely has a problem with the flash updates:

Aren't Flash Player updates for IE handled by Win10/Windows Update now ?
Which is probably why it is having hassle.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: bob3160 on April 12, 2016, 03:02:24 PM
It should probably not check for those updates on a System that's running Windows 10. :)
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: DavidR on April 12, 2016, 03:20:28 PM
It should probably not check for those updates on a System that's running Windows 10. :)

I would say that should be the case, if the win10 windows updates definitely handles plash player updates for IE. I can't confirm, not being a win10 user.

I wonder what the flash player update policy is in relation to flash player in Edge. Also if it uses the activeX or plug-in version of flash player or if it doesn't use flash player, but HTML5 covering it.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: mchain on April 12, 2016, 11:11:49 PM
I can attest that both IE 10 and 11 and Edge flash updates are covered by Windows Update in Windows 10. 

HTML5 is not yet available for Edge at this time and the flash version used in Edge is the active-X version.  Hope this helps.

As far as using the avast software updater directly, I don't do that, but go instead directly to the vendor's site to get the updated file required.  Doesn't matter what is reported as insecure, procedure is the same for all.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: DavidR on April 12, 2016, 11:16:31 PM
I can attest that both IE 10 and 11 and Edge flash updates are covered by Windows Update in Windows 10. 

HTML5 is not yet available for Edge at this time and the flash version used in Edge is the active-X version.  Hope this helps.
<snip>

Thanks for the clarification, yes it certainly helps.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: Jacques65 on April 13, 2016, 08:31:29 AM
Hi All

I do hope someone can help me, after this new update I am having some big problems with my PC.
PC keeps on crashing on startup with the error kernel security check failure as soon as Avast starts 
 
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: Asyn on April 13, 2016, 08:34:45 AM
Hi All

I do hope someone can help me, after this new update I am having some big problems with my PC.
PC keeps on crashing on startup with the error kernel security check failure as soon as Avast starts
See: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=185236.0
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: qwermikle on April 15, 2016, 08:58:26 PM
Hallow!  Pleas tell me where are can get an older vers (pre previous) of AIS?
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: Pernaman on April 15, 2016, 09:07:46 PM
I upgraded to this version today due to my Avast notifying me. Interestingly, I've rebooted my PC twice after that, and it has shown "Avast has been upgraded" window on both times.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: bob3160 on April 15, 2016, 09:33:24 PM
Hallow!  Pleas tell me where are can get an older vers (pre previous) of AIS?
Hope this helps:
http://www.oldapps.com/avast_antivirus.php#version-listing
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: qwermikle on April 15, 2016, 09:52:23 PM
Hallow!  Pleas tell me where are can get an older vers (pre previous) of AIS?
Hope this helps:
http://www.oldapps.com/avast_antivirus.php#version-listing


Thanks, but I need avast IS
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: bob3160 on April 15, 2016, 10:10:01 PM
Hallow!  Pleas tell me where are can get an older vers (pre previous) of AIS?
Hope this helps:
http://www.oldapps.com/avast_antivirus.php#version-listing (http://www.oldapps.com/avast_antivirus.php#version-listing)


Thanks, but I need avast IS
http://avast-internet-security.en.uptodown.com/old
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: qwermikle on April 15, 2016, 10:21:11 PM
Hallow!  Pleas tell me where are can get an older vers (pre previous) of AIS?
Hope this helps:
http://www.oldapps.com/avast_antivirus.php#version-listing (http://www.oldapps.com/avast_antivirus.php#version-listing)

Very good joke)))))
This is online setup))) and downloading last versions - which have many broblems
Thanks, but I need avast IS
http://avast-internet-security.en.uptodown.com/old
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: bob3160 on April 15, 2016, 10:25:43 PM
(http://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1460751862040-28318.png)
This is the oldest version I currently have in my Downloads folder.
If that's old enough, I can send you a like once I upload it to my google drive. :)
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: qwermikle on April 15, 2016, 10:29:07 PM

This is the oldest version I currently have in my Downloads folder.
If that's old enough, I can send you a like once I upload it to my google drive. :)


ok, thanks.  I have a google email

I sent you personal messege
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: bob3160 on April 15, 2016, 10:33:03 PM
Uploading it now. :)

Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: bob3160 on April 15, 2016, 10:45:27 PM
Here's you link:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-vSic0iJgyeNjF1b29iN1pIZkk
I would appreciate knowing exactly which version this is once you've installed it so I can mark that in the notes.
This would help anyone else looking for an older version of IS.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: qwermikle on April 15, 2016, 11:29:56 PM
Here's you link:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-vSic0iJgyeNjF1b29iN1pIZkk
I would appreciate knowing exactly which version this is once you've installed it so I can mark that in the notes.
This would help anyone else looking for an older version of IS.

Thank you for your help? but my  problem is not gone.
AVASTSVC.EXE  cpu load over 50%
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: bob3160 on April 15, 2016, 11:39:24 PM
Here's you link:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-vSic0iJgyeNjF1b29iN1pIZkk (https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-vSic0iJgyeNjF1b29iN1pIZkk)
I would appreciate knowing exactly which version this is once you've installed it so I can mark that in the notes.
This would help anyone else looking for an older version of IS.

Thank you for your help? but my  problem is not gone.
AVASTSVC.EXE  cpu load over 50%
That wasn't your original question or post. It might have been helpful to let us know what your problem was.
I'd still like to know the Avast version # of the file you downloaded. Thanks
Please let us know what other security programs you're running ???
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: qwermikle on April 15, 2016, 11:43:09 PM
(http://i023.radikal.ru/1604/5a/c5c2ec7c17a9.jpg) (http://radikal.ru/big/46e769ad0d914ad882c04d1d08258abe)


I dont understand how that posible?

All protections is off

All avast vers. making  this problem.
windows 8_1_64
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: bob3160 on April 15, 2016, 11:47:35 PM
I suggest that you start your own topic and explain your problem.
It will probably be better for you and those that help in the Russian section of the forum:
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=28.0

Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: qwermikle on April 15, 2016, 11:48:24 PM
I suggest that you start your own topic and explain your problem.
It will probably be better for you and those that help in the Russian section of the forum:
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=28.0

ок
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: RejZoR on April 16, 2016, 08:59:18 AM
To me it seems avast! team has to scrap entire current thing and start from scratch. This thing is way too broken and problematic on so many ends they don't even know how to fix it properly. Just scrap it and start from clean. Every program AV that did this so far showed great results. It seems avast! needs the same.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: bob3160 on April 16, 2016, 01:15:54 PM
I have 2 laptops one cant seem to reach the server to get to my Avast account
(http://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1460805142192-28269.png)
The other computer, 64 bit Dell has no problems ???
Refresh didn't help. Reboot didn't help ???
A Repair seems to have taken care of the problem.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: Staticguy on April 16, 2016, 04:33:47 PM
I have 2 laptops one cant seem to reach the server to get to my Avast account
(http://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1460805142192-28269.png)
The other computer, 64 bit Dell has no problems ???
Refresh didn't help. Reboot didn't help ???
A Repair seems to have taken care of the problem.

I had that problem as well. First thought, it might the avast server having the issue(s). I tried couple of times at different times, same result. Repair did the fix.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: SimmonsTheMad33 on April 18, 2016, 07:06:27 AM
Startup seems a bit faster, about 2-3 Seconds shaved off the boot after POST. Quite a bit when you consider my PC boots in about 12 seconds. Other than that, no problems.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: GaryLov on April 18, 2016, 05:32:30 PM
I updated two Windows 10 machines today to 2261 (one 32-bit and one 64-bit).  On both machines, the IE browser extension was unregistered after the update.  The file aswWebRepIE.dll still exists, but the corresponding registry entries are no longer present.  Is this a bug or a deliberate decision by Avast to remove this feature.  If so, why?

Thanks

Gary
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: DavidR on April 18, 2016, 05:46:18 PM
I updated two Windows 10 machines today to 2261 (one 32-bit and one 64-bit).  On both machines, the IE browser extension was unregistered after the update.  The file aswWebRepIE.dll still exists, but the corresponding registry entries are no longer present.  Is this a bug or a deliberate decision by Avast to remove this feature.  If so, why?

Thanks

Gary

Firstly, I don't use windows 10. But I found out something in the forums today relating to the AOS add-on/extension with windows 10. IE will only allow it if it gets it from the App Store, that is why it isn't being installed.

See https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=185597.0 (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=185597.0).
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: bob3160 on April 18, 2016, 05:53:06 PM
The latest version of IE only allow add-ons through the Windows Store.
That will also hold true for extension added to Microsoft Edge.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: GaryLov on April 18, 2016, 05:58:18 PM
Well, it was working just fine with IE this morning with the previous production build of Avast - so I find that hard to believe.

I understand Edge may be a different matter, but I'll worry about that if/when Microsoft finish it!
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: bob3160 on April 18, 2016, 06:02:07 PM
I've reported this to Avast. Let's see if they have something to add.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: GaryL on April 19, 2016, 07:17:11 PM
I can now see from the update log that build 11.1.2253 logged registration of the IE add-on by calling regsvr32.exe to register these 32-bit dlls (and where appropriate, the 64-bit equivalents):
The log for 11.2.2261 shows the same calls to regsvr32.exe, but adds the /U switch, ie de-registers the dlls.

I have now got the add-in back and working using the following simple scripts:

REM Use this script on 64-bit Windows
c:\windows\syswow64\RegSvr32.exe  "C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\aswWebRepIE.dll"
c:\windows\syswow64\RegSvr32.exe  "C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\aswWrcIEBroker32.dll"
RegSvr32.exe  "C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\aswWebRepIE64.dll"
RegSvr32.exe  "C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\aswWrcIEBroker64.dll"

REM Use this script on 32-bit Windows
RegSvr32.exe  "C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\aswWebRepIE.dll"
RegSvr32.exe  "C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\aswWrcIEBroker32.dll"


Gary
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: dram2013 on April 19, 2016, 10:47:38 PM
Since (auto)updating, I'm no longer able to create a rescue disk (USB)  :(
"Failed to create the rescue disk"
This happens if I try to overwrite the rescue usb created with previous version, or a new blank usb - both are Kingston DataTraveller 8GB.
Previous version (not updated) on other computer will still create rescue disk to both these usb, so confident that this is an Avast! problem, not usb problem.
Any suggestions?
Thanks
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: bob3160 on April 19, 2016, 11:20:52 PM
Since (auto)updating, I'm no longer able to create a rescue disk (USB)  :(
"Failed to create the rescue disk"
This happens if I try to overwrite the rescue usb created with previous version, or a new blank usb - both are Kingston DataTraveller 8GB.
Previous version (not updated) on other computer will still create rescue disk to both these usb, so confident that this is an Avast! problem, not usb problem.
Any suggestions?
Thanks
It's a known problem and has already been reported to Avast.
Hopefully it will be fixed by the next update.  :(
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: lukas.hasik on April 19, 2016, 11:52:04 PM
Since (auto)updating, I'm no longer able to create a rescue disk (USB)  :(
"Failed to create the rescue disk"
This happens if I try to overwrite the rescue usb created with previous version, or a new blank usb - both are Kingston DataTraveller 8GB.
Previous version (not updated) on other computer will still create rescue disk to both these usb, so confident that this is an Avast! problem, not usb problem.
Any suggestions?
Thanks
No suggestions yet. Would you mind to provide more details - ideally submit support package (https://www.avast.com/en-us/faq.php?article=AVKB33#artTitle) and let us know the package ID. Or at least OS version would help...

Anyway, this workaround might help - turn off the Self defense.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: bob3160 on April 20, 2016, 12:07:14 AM
Since (auto)updating, I'm no longer able to create a rescue disk (USB)  :(
"Failed to create the rescue disk"
This happens if I try to overwrite the rescue usb created with previous version, or a new blank usb - both are Kingston DataTraveller 8GB.
Previous version (not updated) on other computer will still create rescue disk to both these usb, so confident that this is an Avast! problem, not usb problem.
Any suggestions?
Thanks
No suggestions yet. Would you mind to provide more details - ideally submit support package (https://www.avast.com/en-us/faq.php?article=AVKB33#artTitle (https://www.avast.com/en-us/faq.php?article=AVKB33#artTitle)) and let us know the package ID. Or at least OS version would help...

Anyway, this workaround might help - turn off the Self defense.
Hello Lukas,
Disabling self defense mode did the trick:
(http://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1461103408678-44809.png)

(http://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1461103726791-37973.png)
It not only worked but the whole process was much faster.
Hope that helps to get a permanent fix in place. :)
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: stibi on April 20, 2016, 10:28:43 AM
I cannot find a function "Rescue Disk" in my Avast free 11.1.2253 ...
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: MartinZ on April 20, 2016, 10:41:46 AM
I updated two Windows 10 machines today to 2261 (one 32-bit and one 64-bit).  On both machines, the IE browser extension was unregistered after the update.  The file aswWebRepIE.dll still exists, but the corresponding registry entries are no longer present.  Is this a bug or a deliberate decision by Avast to remove this feature.  If so, why?

Thanks

Gary

Hi, yes we removed the browser extension from IE on Windows 10 in the latest version. The reason is that the usage of IE on Windows 10 is very low (most users prefer Edge or alternative browsers) and the impact on performance of IE was too heavy. For that reason we decided not to support AOS IE plugin on Windows 10 and rather will make extension for Edge, when available.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: GaryL on April 20, 2016, 12:15:27 PM
Martin

Thank you for your explanation, though I must say I find your reasoning incoherent.  One of the things that has discouraged me from moving to Edge is the lack of support for such extensions!  My case is for home use, but bear in mind also that any business users with the LTSB version of Windows 10 do not have the option of Edge or any other Universal Apps.  IE will be more commonly used on those devices.

I certainly do not take kindly to something that was labelled simply as an "Update" arbitrarily removing a feature that I have paid for.  Even more annoying is that was done without giving any warning that functionality was being deliberately removed.  This is very bad practice!

Gary
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: bob3160 on April 20, 2016, 03:17:43 PM
I cannot find a function "Rescue Disk" in my Avast free 11.1.2253 ...
Maybe you need to upgrade to the latest version or, look a bit harder. ??? :)
(http://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1461158197032-85161.png)
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: alice0775 on April 24, 2016, 12:21:38 PM
Does the 2016.11.2.2261  fix the vulnerability?
https://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2016-3986
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: Asyn on April 24, 2016, 12:31:42 PM
Does the 2016.11.2.2261  fix the vulnerability?
https://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2016-3986
The issue has been fixed some weeks ago.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: alice0775 on April 24, 2016, 12:44:38 PM
Does the 2016.11.2.2261  fix the vulnerability?
https://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2016-3986
The issue has been fixed some weeks ago.

 thanks.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: Asyn on April 24, 2016, 12:46:35 PM
Does the 2016.11.2.2261  fix the vulnerability?
https://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2016-3986
The issue has been fixed some weeks ago.
thanks.
You're welcome.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: gordon451 on April 25, 2016, 08:31:29 AM
We-e-e-lll, upgraded over-the-top to 11.2.2261 just now in Admin, seems to work okay in User.  Like the GUI, it seems more intuitive than previous.  I can't really make any complaints as I've kept the minimalist settings from the previous 2015 edition, just File Shield and Home Network Security.

@Vlk - Please, when scanning/"fixing" the hosts file, can Avast! only remove single entries?  Deleting the entire file suddenly extinguishes my own security methods, exposing my browser to places it shouldn't redirect to...  Problem is that some/many of the entries may well be entities that Avast! doesn't like, but because they're pointed to 127.0.0.1 they are by definition harmless.  You should look for that before you do anything else.

System is in sig.

Gordon.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: igor on April 25, 2016, 01:12:26 PM
@Vlk - Please, when scanning/"fixing" the hosts file, can Avast! only remove single entries?  Deleting the entire file suddenly extinguishes my own security methods, exposing my browser to places it shouldn't redirect to...  Problem is that some/many of the entries may well be entities that Avast! doesn't like, but because they're pointed to 127.0.0.1 they are by definition harmless.  You should look for that before you do anything else.

Would you have an example of a mistreated hosts file? When is it detected (on-access vs. on-demand scan)?
Sounds like the whole file could be detected by a non-specific signature, because specific hosts file processing should remove only the affected lines (and not when they point to localhost), as you're suggesting.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: gordon451 on April 25, 2016, 01:42:55 PM
@igor - sorry, no.  The last incident was early- or mid-last year IIRC, then I slapped an exclusion on it and the backup on a data drive as well.

But the file was simply sucked up into the Chest, nothing was altered in it.  Detection is almost certainly on-access, as I have no reason at all to specifically scan it.

When it happened, all I did was tell the Chest to Put It Back!  That was Avast!2015, v10.  I never did find any host-file options in that version.

Gordon.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: Jacques65 on April 25, 2016, 01:56:20 PM
Good Day All
Is there an new update on this version as I am using AVAST  Premier and I am getting be blue screen of death with this new version, with error kernel security error I have disabled visualization but the program ant working correctly if this is disabled. When I login, in the program I am getting Unexpected error or server cant be found (An unexpected error occurred on the server, we are working on the solution) I do also use the password function that does not work correctly and the senc is like off on it  is there any way I can get a copy of the last build that work the update that came out in Jan if I can remember correctly
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: gordon451 on April 25, 2016, 02:50:01 PM
@igor - did you mean "Do I have a hosts file that was actually pinged by Avast ?"  Sometimes I'm a bit slow :(

Since the only thing I've ever done to my hosts file was add a couple of entries, yes I do have.  If you want I can chuck a copy up to DropBox for you to play with.

Gordon.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: igor on April 25, 2016, 04:15:47 PM
@gordon451: I meant the hosts file that was detected by Avast (and moved to Chest as the subsequent operation)... or rather, a file that still is detected - because if it only happened in 2015 and it's not detected anymore, I'm afraid it could be quite hard to find out what went wrong.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: Asyn on April 26, 2016, 07:00:47 AM
Good Day All
Is there an new update on this version as I am using AVAST  Premier and I am getting be blue screen of death with this new version, with error kernel security error I have disabled visualization but the program ant working correctly if this is disabled...
-> https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=185871.0
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: gordon451 on April 26, 2016, 09:36:42 AM
@igor - unfortunately, I can't persuade Avast to ping my backup copy of hosts, which I have unexcluded (and backed up!!!!!).

... because specific hosts file processing should remove only the affected lines (and not when they point to localhost), as you're suggesting.

It may be that versions after 10.0.2206 did implement proper processing of the hosts file.  But as hosts is what I consider to be an essential system file, there's no way I'm taking chances with it, so it will always be excluded from scans of any type.  I don't consider I'm taking a huge risk here as K-Meleon is a fault-intolerant browser, so unless a malicious/compromised website is using bog-standard scripting it won't get anywhere.

So I might put this one to bed and allow everyone to get back on topic.  If Avast does ping my sacrificial hosts file, I'll put it up on DropBox or something and give youse a tinkle.

Gordon.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: rush_deleted on April 27, 2016, 09:30:18 AM
hey
what about the icon that not animate?
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=185753.0 (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=185753.0)
the only thing i didn't do was formatting my machine for nothing!
p.s- 4 days and my ticket #295195 is just Being Processed???
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: AlexanderPoroshin on April 27, 2016, 06:30:54 PM
Hi all,

I am happy to announce new version AVAST 2016 (build number 2016.11.2.2261).
...

We hope you enjoy the new version!
AVAST Team
Congratulations!

But I'm not happy at all :( 
Avast has been updated and started its intellectual search procedure and wrote the report with some green and red marks. Plus suggestion to eliminate "red" ones. But why should I believe it? Where is the log of its work? Details about directories, bad apps and so on? There is no any info ABOUT LOG OR ITS DIRECTORY in the dialogs, alas!
I don't like apps that keep me as dummy and don't show any SERIOUS info but answer a lot of marketing questions (at the help page) which I haven't asked!
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: Alikhan on April 27, 2016, 06:44:20 PM
Has 11.2.2262 been released as a stable version?
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: bob3160 on April 27, 2016, 06:59:10 PM
Has 11.2.2262 been released as a stable version?
It's a beta.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: Alikhan on April 27, 2016, 07:11:08 PM
Has 11.2.2262 been released as a stable version?
It's a beta.

I've got this when I look at update.

I'm not on the BETA channel.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: Superman1975 on April 27, 2016, 07:15:23 PM
I just installed the latest version Avast 11.2.2262  and the protraction will not turn on!:(

I keep clicking Resolve All and also Start Now and it not working!

Windows 10 insider preview 14332
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: Alikhan on April 27, 2016, 07:15:58 PM
I just installed the latest version Avast 11.2.2262  and the protraction will not turn on!:(

I keep clicking Resolve All and also Start Now and it not working!

Windows 10 insider preview 14332

Create a new topic.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: bob3160 on April 27, 2016, 07:18:16 PM
I just installed the latest version Avast 11.2.2262  and the protraction will not turn on!:(

I keep clicking Resolve All and also Start Now and it not working!

Windows 10 insider preview 14332
Sorry but what's Protraction ???
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: DavidR on April 27, 2016, 07:19:26 PM
I just installed the latest version Avast 11.2.2262  and the protraction will not turn on!:(

I keep clicking Resolve All and also Start Now and it not working!

Windows 10 insider preview 14332
Sorry but what's Protraction ???

Protection!
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: rush_deleted on April 27, 2016, 07:19:47 PM
 2016.11.2.2261 only.......
how can it be some user got announcement 
about 11.2.2262
and some not??
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: Alikhan on April 27, 2016, 07:21:18 PM
2016.11.2.2261 only.......
how can it be some user got announcement 
about 11.2.2262
and some not??

It's most likely all the servers don't have the update yet - you will get it in a bit.

I would be wary of updating at the moment though since someone has reported an issue with protection not starting.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: DavidR on April 27, 2016, 07:22:10 PM
Has 11.2.2262 been released as a stable version?
It's a beta.

I've got this when I look at update.

I'm not on the BETA channel.

If they really have released this, I bloody hate it when the beta build doesn't get changed when it becomes a Regular Release version.

It just cause confusion all around.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: Alikhan on April 27, 2016, 07:26:58 PM
Has 11.2.2262 been released as a stable version?
It's a beta.

I've got this when I look at update.

I'm not on the BETA channel.

If they really have released this, I bloody hate it when the beta build doesn't get changed when it becomes a Regular Release version.

It just cause confusion all around.

Yes plus there's been no announcement of the new version and it's been nearly an hour since I got the notification.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: rush_deleted on April 27, 2016, 07:28:36 PM
in setting ->program i choose
ask when update is available .
i guess it's a good choice in order to have faults with not reliable program updates .
what do you think?
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: -midnight on April 27, 2016, 07:29:34 PM
I also got it.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: Alikhan on April 27, 2016, 07:30:07 PM
in setting ->program i coshed
ask when update is available .
i guess it's a good choice in order to have faults with not reliable program updates .
what do you think?

Well, it could just be an issue for the user who reported it - I said it just as a precaution.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: bob3160 on April 27, 2016, 07:32:31 PM
(http://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1461778112907-68756.png)


(http://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1461778279739-45454.png)
Just did a clean install of Avast after the Windows 10 Insider Preview update.


Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: rush_deleted on April 27, 2016, 07:37:49 PM
(http://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1461778112907-68756.png)


(http://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1461778279739-45454.png)
Just did a clean install of Avast after the Windows 10 Insider Preview update.
do you have icon animation on demand scan on the new version?
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: giogio on April 27, 2016, 07:43:18 PM
Has 11.2.2262 been released as a stable version?
It's a beta.

I've got this when I look at update.

I'm not on the BETA channel.

me too
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: Alikhan on April 27, 2016, 07:49:51 PM
I've just updated to v2016.11.2.2262 and it's running fine here - no issues to report yet.
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: abruptum on April 27, 2016, 08:08:02 PM
Avast Free 2016.11.2.2262

Full installer (Direct link) :

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

avastclear

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


Other versions :

  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
Title: Re: NEW VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: stibi on May 09, 2016, 10:27:14 AM
I cannot find a function "Rescue Disk" in my Avast free 11.1.2253 ...
Maybe you need to upgrade to the latest version or, look a bit harder. ??? :)

Weeks later - version is 11.2.2262, and still no rescue disk under tools ...
Title: Re: VERSION: 2016.11.2.2261
Post by: Asyn on May 09, 2016, 10:31:54 AM
Issue is fixed in the latest beta: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=186192.0