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Title: August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: MartinZ on August 16, 2016, 04:16:53 PM
Hi Avastians,

we are happy to announce new versions of AVAST Antivirus (build number 12.3.2279 + 2280).

It's for these products: Free Antivirus, Pro Antivirus, Internet Security and Premier.

We introduce one new feature in this release called Passive mode, that will allow run Avast on a PC with another AV smoother. It improves a performance of such PC and solves some compatibility issues. This mode is turned on automatically if you install Avast on PC, where is installed another AV. Or user can turned it on via Settings-> Troubleshooting. Passive mode disables the resident protection but virus database is still updated and Avast is always ready to run on demand scan. All other functionality is working as usual.


What's new:

New:
Passive mode - new compatibility mode,  which should solve compatibility issues, when Avast is being installed on a pc, where other AV is installed (and registred to WSC), Most of the shields are turned off, Avast should be updatable.
Added SafeZone browser, Security browser extension and SafePrice extension to Settings->Components for better management

Fixed:
+ BSOD for Skylake processor running  Windows 10 Anniversary Update
+ Randomly opening Avast UI bug
+ SafePrice browser extension component is not installed during update when Browser extension was not installed in the previous version
+ Compatibility problems with PICO(Bash) processes on Windows 10 Anniversary Update
+ Incorrectly displaying firewall network profile notification
+ Avast is correctly recognized in Windows Security Center after upgrade to Windows Anniversary Update
+ Showing all passwords as reused in passwords list

2280 fixes:
+ Slowing down computer during installation, https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=189836.msg1332747#msg1332747
+ Unavailability to install another language during installation than the detected



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

Offline installers:

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

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

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

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

We hope you enjoy the new version!
AVAST Team
Title: Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
Post by: DavidR on August 16, 2016, 04:21:38 PM
Thank-you - Downloaded off-line installer and installed over 12.2.2276 about to reboot.
Title: Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
Post by: Rednose on August 16, 2016, 04:23:09 PM
Thnx guys  :)

+ The SafeZone Browser add-on bar bug has also been fixed.

Quote
+ Incorrectly displaying firewall network profile notification

Not for me, but I have updated via the GUI.
I will try a clean install later.

Greetz, Red.


P.S. I had beaten you with posting a new release again Martin https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=189834.msg1332455#msg1332455
Title: Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
Post by: Be Secure on August 16, 2016, 04:31:32 PM
Download online installer and start install... :)
Title: Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
Post by: avadas.de on August 16, 2016, 04:32:29 PM
Updated to the version via internal updated and rebooted. Seems to work fine so far.
Title: Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
Post by: Eddy on August 16, 2016, 04:38:55 PM
What if WSC falsely thinks another av is installed ?
If avast only checks the WSC it can get false information and passive mode will be enabled leaving the system without active protection.
Title: Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
Post by: bruce_b on August 16, 2016, 05:05:12 PM
Updated fine via manual install using offline full installer.
Title: Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
Post by: petr_matrix on August 16, 2016, 05:05:57 PM
What if WSC falsely thinks another av is installed ?
If any othey AV is registere in wsc, reporting ON status and doesn't scan, it is a bug in other AV and we can do nothig about it.
Title: Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
Post by: jvidal on August 16, 2016, 05:06:18 PM
Thanks for fixing all the bugs in the previous builds.
On a different topic, are you guys EVER gonna fix the numerous false positives avast gives? it's incredibly annoying!!!
Title: Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
Post by: DavidR on August 16, 2016, 05:25:37 PM
Thanks for fixing all the bugs in the previous builds.
On a different topic, are you guys EVER gonna fix the numerous false positives avast gives? it's incredibly annoying!!!

FPs and detections for that matter are not really a program feature - that is the task of the virus definitions updates, etc. Generally they also need information, reports and sample to analyse to so it can be corrected. The virus labs guys would always be striving to improve detection without any adverse increase in FPs. I believe the last av comparatives test had zero FPs in the tests.
Title: Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
Post by: NON on August 16, 2016, 05:30:29 PM
Thanks for the update, I just posted translated release-notes into the Japanese forum. About to reboot now. :)
Title: Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
Post by: jvidal on August 16, 2016, 06:18:00 PM
Zero false positives??? Are you kidding me????

Just a few examples:

Several of Nirsoft's utilities are flagged as virus.
Winrar SFX archives are flagged as virus. Just today winrar 5.40 was released and avast flagged the SFX modules as virus.
The installer for Freemake audio Converter.

Capturelibservice from freemake. The freemake updater.

Shall I continue?
And those are only a few off the top of my head.
I'm SICK of false positives. Every time one appears I report it using the GUI (it provides a "report false positive" option, and they have DONE NOTHING TO FIX THEM. I've been reporting them FOR YEARS now!
Title: Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
Post by: greyowl on August 16, 2016, 06:22:59 PM
Thank-you - Downloaded off-line installer and installed over 12.2.2276 about to reboot.

Just wondering why you used the off-line installer rather that updating via the application?
Title: Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
Post by: bruce_b on August 16, 2016, 06:27:01 PM
I always use the Full Offline Installer .. This way I can do a full custom install and select only what I need to install.
If you do it from within the GUI, you will get things added in that you may not want.
Title: Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
Post by: Lord_Ami on August 16, 2016, 06:31:20 PM
Zero false positives??? Are you kidding me????

Just a few examples:

Several of Nirsoft's utilities are flagged as virus.
Winrar SFX archives are flagged as virus. Just today winrar 5.40 was released and avast flagged the SFX modules as virus.
The installer for Freemake audio Converter.

Capturelibservice from freemake. The freemake updater.

Shall I continue?
And those are only a few off the top of my head.
I'm SICK of false positives. Every time one appears I report it using the GUI (it provides a "report false positive" option, and they have DONE NOTHING TO FIX THEM. I've been reporting them FOR YEARS now!
I updated WinRar without issues here. Also installed Freemake video converter.

Some of those softwares may contain PUP installers or other adware... This is why they are "not fixed".
Title: Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
Post by: ezekiels on August 16, 2016, 06:34:26 PM
security center still cant find avast, vista 32, thought this was fixed by now. or is the security fix only for win 10?
Its running but its still annoying....

EDIT: ok after a few restarts security center now finds it, tho win def is turned off and avast is running in its place. I assume it replaces win def? I am not very good at programs etc so I have to ask, is it better this way ?
Title: Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
Post by: bruce_b on August 16, 2016, 06:57:52 PM
Avast seems to think Winrar 5.40 has a virus ... This is totally wrong. Please get the definitions updated.
I had submitted it as a False Positive and also sent a note to the Winrar group.


Title: Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
Post by: abruptum on August 16, 2016, 07:10:19 PM
Installed over RTM version (I guess it is the same version). Everything is fine.
Title: Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
Post by: DavidR on August 16, 2016, 07:54:04 PM
Thank-you - Downloaded off-line installer and installed over 12.2.2276 about to reboot.

Just wondering why you used the off-line installer rather that updating via the application?

Because you can do a custom installation - program updates from the UI, generally will only update the modules that you have installed.  But if there are any new elements added to the free version then you are likely to get those during the update.
Title: Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
Post by: DavidR on August 16, 2016, 08:02:26 PM
Zero false positives??? Are you kidding me????
<snip>

I was quoting a specific example of a reasonably well know AV testing company.
EDIT: Inclusion of a recent AV test results http://chart.av-comparatives.org/chart1.php?chart=chart2&year=2016&month=7&sort=1&zoom=2 (http://chart.av-comparatives.org/chart1.php?chart=chart2&year=2016&month=7&sort=1&zoom=2).

I rarely ever encounter FPs and those that you mention are more prone to detection as they are tools that because of their function could well be used for good or evil. Commonly called PUPs and it doesn't help if they aren't digitally signed.

I don't know how you reported them, but if it doesn't include the sample then it may not be analysed. The chest has a means of Submitting to the virus labs.
Title: Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
Post by: Pondus on August 16, 2016, 08:15:57 PM
Avast seems to think Winrar 5.40 has a virus ... This is totally wrong. Please get the definitions updated.
I had submitted it as a False Positive and also sent a note to the Winrar group.
This does not belong in this forum section / topic

How to report  >  https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=14433.msg1289438#msg1289438

Title: Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
Post by: mikaelrask on August 16, 2016, 08:35:51 PM
udate throught the gui it went fine here as well  :)
Title: Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
Post by: MikeBCda on August 16, 2016, 10:09:42 PM
No problems updating thru the GUI.  I was pleased to see that SafePrice is now included in the Components section ... guess it somehow got missed in the previous update.
Title: Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
Post by: bob3160 on August 17, 2016, 12:22:45 AM
This has NOT been addressed:
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=189688.msg1332450#msg1332450
Title: Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
Post by: DocCovington on August 17, 2016, 02:29:07 AM
This has NOT been addressed:
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=189688.msg1332450#msg1332450

So... Rescue Disc has not been fixed? ??? How about the settings' back-up functionality -- still faulty, too?


P.S. Does anyone have a source where I can download the full installer of version 11.2.2262 of Avast? It's the version I am currently still using due to aforementioned issues, but I no longer have the installer. :( Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
Post by: EmoHobo on August 17, 2016, 03:21:26 AM
Well it went better than the last update. :p
Title: Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
Post by: robtgordon on August 17, 2016, 03:50:02 AM
Any ETA on when avast is going to stop proposing to upgrade IE 11 on Windows 10 AU?  I think this was supposed to be fixed a week or so ago.
Title: Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
Post by: Asyn on August 17, 2016, 06:44:33 AM
FYI, the translation bugs in the German GUI are still not fixed..!!

Edit: Explanation & Screenshot here: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?msg=1332595
Title: Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
Post by: rush_deleted on August 17, 2016, 08:30:09 AM
Thank-you - Downloaded off-line installer and installed over 12.2.2276 about to reboot.
Did the same on WinXP ProSP3- all is fine......
 ;)
Title: Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
Post by: zoli62 on August 17, 2016, 10:25:02 AM
There is no issue with new build as earlier few week ago? :)
Title: Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
Post by: bob3160 on August 17, 2016, 02:16:47 PM
What if WSC falsely thinks another av is installed ?
If any othey AV is registere in wsc, reporting ON status and doesn't scan, it is a bug in other AV and we can do nothig about it.
Does this mean that Avast is content in being installed as a second fiddle AV ???
It would have been much nicer to remove or incapacitate the other AV and make Avast primary.
Title: Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
Post by: RejZoR on August 17, 2016, 05:30:30 PM
What the hell have you done to avast! ? It now turns any PC into a crawl for several minutes during installation and stayed like that till I've logged out/restarted. Even my main rig with 6 core 4.5 GHz, 32GB RAM and Samsung 850 Pro 2TB. Unacceptable. And I've seen the exact same behavior on 2 other systems with Win10 Anniversary.
Title: Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
Post by: RejZoR on August 17, 2016, 11:20:09 PM
And it's not respecting the language selection either during install. I've picked English as I prefer it over my native language and the avast! still got installed with Slovenian language. Not cool.
Title: Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
Post by: SpeedyPC on August 18, 2016, 05:00:09 AM
I'm not going to installed the v12.3.2279 for a little until 95% of the issue as been resolved and it looks like another QA control has fail again.
Title: Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
Post by: Patrick2 on August 18, 2016, 05:09:47 AM
Updated Via GUI yesterday, well after first reboot, I goto open Specy to check PC temps a moment while Firestorm viewer (Secondlife 3rd party viewer was open) and suddenly machine totally locked up,  (not for sure if related to Avast or not)   Also Microsoft Edge stopped working,  Cortana and Start menu later in the day.   I think in morning gonna try a clean install of 12.3.2279, and retest everything, and see if I can recreate the issues, bugging me, so far today nothing is acting up, so stumped if was related to Avast or something else

Did run sfc /scanow, no intergrity violations found

did run dism online cleanup image/restore health

and chkdsk over night last night--no bad sectors

Temps are excellent for this time of year

So i'll see how Clean install of Avast handles in morning and report back/use support tool then

Title: Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
Post by: Rundvleeskroket on August 18, 2016, 06:46:46 AM
Quote
Fixed:

+ Randomly opening Avast UI bug

No it isn't. I just had another popup of the Avast UI. 12 hours after running a Smart Scan. If I don't run a Smart Scan, I won't get a popup, but if I do, I will, hours later. This has been the case ever since Nitro. 12.3.2279 hasn't fixed this. A clean install hasn't fixed it either.
Title: Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
Post by: Navvy on August 18, 2016, 01:28:50 PM
What if WSC falsely thinks another av is installed ?
If any othey AV is registere in wsc, reporting ON status and doesn't scan, it is a bug in other AV and we can do nothig about it.
Does this mean that Avast is content in being installed as a second fiddle AV ???
It would have been much nicer to remove or incapacitate the other AV and make Avast primary.
An interesting point, but think of it the other way round.  If you are running Avast and you try to install another AV on top of it, would you want that other AV to have the power to disable Avast and replace it?  If a program can have that power, so can a malware.  Seems a lot better for Avast to be able to co-exist and do a scan that may show problems that were missed by the other AV.  The user can then decide which AV is worth keeping.

Title: Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
Post by: thekochs on August 18, 2016, 03:36:32 PM
What if WSC falsely thinks another av is installed ?
If any othey AV is registere in wsc, reporting ON status and doesn't scan, it is a bug in other AV and we can do nothig about it.
Does this mean that Avast is content in being installed as a second fiddle AV ???
It would have been much nicer to remove or incapacitate the other AV and make Avast primary.
An interesting point, but think of it the other way round.  If you are running Avast and you try to install another AV on top of it, would you want that other AV to have the power to disable Avast and replace it?  If a program can have that power, so can a malware.  Seems a lot better for Avast to be able to co-exist and do a scan that may show problems that were missed by the other AV.  The user can then decide which AV is worth keeping.

Plus, you know how many threads over the years where users O/S are bricked because of conflicting A/Vs ?
This change will make sure Avast doesn't cause a problem with an install.
However, I think DURING install Avast should pop-up a warning that it sees another A/V....a lot of times users don't know (eg. A/V expired) or an uninstall of other A/V is not clean.
Avast should state during that pop-up the limitation Avast will be installed under if they proceed and suggestion to exit install to go clean (fully remove) other A/V.
Since Avast is doing check...this should be done first in the process.......and also give user which other A/V it sees.
Title: Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
Post by: bob3160 on August 18, 2016, 03:54:12 PM
What if WSC falsely thinks another av is installed ?
If any othey AV is registere in wsc, reporting ON status and doesn't scan, it is a bug in other AV and we can do nothig about it.
Does this mean that Avast is content in being installed as a second fiddle AV ???
It would have been much nicer to remove or incapacitate the other AV and make Avast primary.
An interesting point, but think of it the other way round.  If you are running Avast and you try to install another AV on top of it, would you want that other AV to have the power to disable Avast and replace it?  If a program can have that power, so can a malware.  Seems a lot better for Avast to be able to co-exist and do a scan that may show problems that were missed by the other AV.  The user can then decide which AV is worth keeping.

Plus, you know how many threads over the years where users O/S are bricked because of conflicting A/Vs ?
This change will make sure Avast doesn't cause a problem with an install.
However, I think DURING install Avast should pop-up a warning that it sees another A/V....a lot of times users don't know (eg. A/V expired) or an uninstall of other A/V is not clean.
Avast should state during that pop-up the limitation Avast will be installed under if they proceed and suggestion to exit install to go clean (fully remove) other A/V.
Since Avast is doing check...this should be done first in the process.......and also give user which other A/V it sees.
This may help:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtkxeASxYVU
Title: Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
Post by: ky331 on August 18, 2016, 04:38:00 PM
I've updated to the newest avast 12.3 on three XP systems, and do not see the Passive Mode option/toggle under Settings/Troubleshooting.   I'm wondering --- is this because:
1) I don't have a second resident anti-virus on these systems, so avast "realizes" there is no need to offer me passive mode?  or
2) Passive Mode isn't available under XP??

Title: Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
Post by: petr_matrix on August 18, 2016, 04:42:36 PM
Passive mode is Win7+ only as there is a sufficient implementation of windows security center.
Title: Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
Post by: ky331 on August 18, 2016, 04:44:17 PM
Thank you for the quick and simple response.
Title: Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
Post by: ninja.campione on August 18, 2016, 05:20:43 PM
What if WSC falsely thinks another av is installed ?

Please help!

after upgrading to last version (12.3.2279), randomly my avast won't initialize. It loads at startup but leaves me with a red "X" on its systray icon with the message that i am unprotected. Avast service is stopped when it happens.

i already tried to uninstall/reinstall in many ways(with its uninstaller, or aswclear).

More, "avastsupport.exe" tells me there is another av installed, but it's not.

I'm using XP sp3

can somebody help?

Thanks!

Title: Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
Post by: petr_matrix on August 18, 2016, 05:22:26 PM
Can you send me packed data folder? c:\documents and users\all users\appdata\Avast Software\Avast (or some similar path).

Thanks,
pm
Title: Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
Post by: ninja.campione on August 18, 2016, 05:57:41 PM
https://www.dropbox.com/s/scf5aio14t8232k/Avast.zip?dl=0 (https://www.dropbox.com/s/scf5aio14t8232k/Avast.zip?dl=0)


here's the link to the zip of the folder.

Thanks
Title: Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
Post by: czjohns on August 18, 2016, 09:02:31 PM
What the hell have you done to avast! ? It now turns any PC into a crawl for several minutes during installation and stayed like that till I've logged out/restarted. Even my main rig with 6 core 4.5 GHz, 32GB RAM and Samsung 850 Pro 2TB. Unacceptable. And I've seen the exact same behavior on 2 other systems with Win10 Anniversary.

It's being adressed :) https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=189903.0
Title: Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
Post by: thekochs on August 19, 2016, 05:26:15 AM
What if WSC falsely thinks another av is installed ?
If any othey AV is registere in wsc, reporting ON status and doesn't scan, it is a bug in other AV and we can do nothig about it.
Does this mean that Avast is content in being installed as a second fiddle AV ???
It would have been much nicer to remove or incapacitate the other AV and make Avast primary.
An interesting point, but think of it the other way round.  If you are running Avast and you try to install another AV on top of it, would you want that other AV to have the power to disable Avast and replace it?  If a program can have that power, so can a malware.  Seems a lot better for Avast to be able to co-exist and do a scan that may show problems that were missed by the other AV.  The user can then decide which AV is worth keeping.

Plus, you know how many threads over the years where users O/S are bricked because of conflicting A/Vs ?
This change will make sure Avast doesn't cause a problem with an install.
However, I think DURING install Avast should pop-up a warning that it sees another A/V....a lot of times users don't know (eg. A/V expired) or an uninstall of other A/V is not clean.
Avast should state during that pop-up the limitation Avast will be installed under if they proceed and suggestion to exit install to go clean (fully remove) other A/V.
Since Avast is doing check...this should be done first in the process.......and also give user which other A/V it sees.
This may help:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtkxeASxYVU

As always, great videos. :)
My point of my comment is that this is I think this would be more effective to be communicated during install.....almost first step.
My thought is many times users don't realize a other A/V can have conflict, or even that they have it installed.....example, their A/V trial has expired, etc.
Meaning........Avast tells you during install there is a conflict and will be installed in "passive" mode.
This would allow an exit of the installer and user goes and do a full clean uninstall....then comes back.....or if they choose to proceed they are aware they have selected "passive".
I REALLY like that Avast has put in this feature.......shows they are concerned about users trying to use their product and detramental effects on their PC...kudos Avast !!!!
 
Title: Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
Post by: petr_matrix on August 19, 2016, 01:07:22 PM
https://www.dropbox.com/s/scf5aio14t8232k/Avast.zip?dl=0 (https://www.dropbox.com/s/scf5aio14t8232k/Avast.zip?dl=0)


here's the link to the zip of the folder.

Thanks

Two libraries are crashing on your pc on illegal instruction. What processor do you have? Can you post cpu-z screenshot?

Thanks,
pm
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: bruce_b on August 19, 2016, 06:33:06 PM
Updated fine to V2280 using the off line full installer this morning. But I think Avast should get rid of that "your system is unprotected" message when the problem is just an outdated program version. You still have AV protection, just not the most recent changes.
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: RejZoR on August 19, 2016, 07:37:05 PM
Latest bugfix update STILL doesn't honor language selection during install. Selected English US again and it yet again installed with Slovenian language. C'mon, stop breaking such trivial things ::)

EDIT:
Tried with online and offline installer. The installer itself and the intro screens are in English, but the interface is again in my native language. ::)
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: RejZoR on August 19, 2016, 07:44:22 PM
Also SafePrice browser extension cannot be selected for some reason in the offline installer. Not that I'd want it, it's just that checkbox doesn't work at all...
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: info1182 on August 19, 2016, 07:51:12 PM
August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280

Avast background services is not working!!!! >:( What's happening avast team?

Windows 10 th2 pro
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: SpeedyPC on August 19, 2016, 08:06:45 PM
Avast you're loosing a lot of trust from Avast users if you don't comply QA control checking before releasing the latest version  >:( >:( I've reinstalled back to v12.2.2276 until further notices
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: Me :) on August 19, 2016, 08:25:28 PM
Does anyone know why is Avast free asking for registration? I remember that few years ago Avast requested free registration but later they removed it.
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: DavidR on August 19, 2016, 08:33:21 PM
Does anyone know why is Avast free asking for registration? I remember that few years ago Avast requested free registration but later they removed it.

Registration is still a requirement (certainly on a first installation or clean reinstall), though avast have been doing some testing on registering once only in the free version. Some lucky users have found that their registration is much greater than one year, but this isn't the norm across the remainder of avast free users (like myself).
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: Me :) on August 19, 2016, 08:36:29 PM
Does anyone know why is Avast free asking for registration? I remember that few years ago Avast requested free registration but later they removed it.

Registration is still a requirement (certainly on a first installation or clean reinstall), though avast have been doing some testing on registering once only in the free version. Some lucky users have found that their registration is much greater than one year, but this isn't the norm across the remainder of avast free users (like myself).
When I installed Avast for the first time on PC, it said that Avast is activated or something like that. There was no expiration date, just message that Avast is activated. Yesterday, when I opened Avast, I saw message 28 days remaining so I have activated it.  :)
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: DavidR on August 19, 2016, 08:49:39 PM
Does anyone know why is Avast free asking for registration? I remember that few years ago Avast requested free registration but later they removed it.

Registration is still a requirement (certainly on a first installation or clean reinstall), though avast have been doing some testing on registering once only in the free version. Some lucky users have found that their registration is much greater than one year, but this isn't the norm across the remainder of avast free users (like myself).
When I installed Avast for the first time on PC, it said that Avast is activated or something like that. There was no expiration date, just message that Avast is activated. Yesterday, when I opened Avast, I saw message 28 days remaining so I have activated it.  :)

On a new installation, you still have 30 days to register it doesn't have to be immediate. But presumably you would get reminders to register as you now have.

If you have previously had a my.avast.com account and you linked that installation to that my.avast.com account, I just wonder if that could be a factor.
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: ninja.campione on August 19, 2016, 09:22:41 PM
Two libraries are crashing on your pc on illegal instruction. What processor do you have? Can you post cpu-z screenshot

here's the screenshot:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/fzsop2je30tyc56/cpuz.JPG?dl=0 (https://www.dropbox.com/s/fzsop2je30tyc56/cpuz.JPG?dl=0)

peculiar things about my pc:

my motherboard is a z97-a, found on the internet modified drivers for the chipset to make xp see ahci drives, all works well since this issue.

pc have multiboot with win7 and win10, everyone on a different phisical disk, with the boot manager in the win7 disk.


Avast background services is not working!!!! >:( What's happening avast team?

maybe same issue?

Thanks a lot!!
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: igor on August 19, 2016, 09:37:54 PM
ninja.campione: Could you please also post the full text report from cpu-z? (About page, button "Save report (TXT)"
I believe that your crashes are somehow related to running a Haswell CPU on Windows XP which does not support AVX instructions. However, I don't see any problem in our code (plus the second crash occurred in OpenSSL and it would be quite surprising to have the same bug in two unrelated pieces of code) - so I'd like to see whether the bit saying "AVX supported on this OS" is set or not; the report should show.
Thanks.
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: ninja.campione on August 19, 2016, 09:42:23 PM
here you are

https://www.dropbox.com/s/19kfp0q4rqznc0l/ninja.txt?dl=0 (https://www.dropbox.com/s/19kfp0q4rqznc0l/ninja.txt?dl=0)

Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: jmadec on August 20, 2016, 12:44:23 AM
Since I've updated to 12.3.2280, Avast Service stops by itself after a while and the Avast tray icon show unprotected status. I have to select Resolve All to restart the service. I'm using Windows 8.1 64-bit.
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: bob3160 on August 20, 2016, 12:53:31 AM
Since I've updated to 12.3.2280, Avast Service stops by itself after a while and the Avast tray icon show unprotected status. I have to select Resolve All to restart the service. I'm using Windows 8.1 64-bit.
Try this:

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
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: harman123 on August 20, 2016, 12:56:17 AM
Since I've updated to 12.3.2280, Avast Service stops by itself after a while and the Avast tray icon show unprotected status. I have to select Resolve All to restart the service. I'm using Windows 8.1 64-bit.

Same here on windows 10.  :(
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: jaa7ru on August 20, 2016, 02:38:01 AM
Same here, started after i updated to 12.3.2280, i have repaired Avast but that didnt help.
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: lukor on August 20, 2016, 02:43:51 AM
Guys, I don't believe this is related to the program update, its a virus engine thing and according to all the info I have at this moment, it is already fixed in 160819-1 Virus DB (VPS) and later.
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: Braver on August 20, 2016, 02:51:03 AM
I'm not so sure. I don't use the current latest build of Avast!... I use an older version but I'm also having this issue where the Avast! Antivirus main service will randomly die but instead of having to manually restart the service myself via the UI, Windows automatically restarts the service a little time later...

I have the latest virus definitions. (160819-1) and it is still happening. It's happened around 4 times alone today and all at random times... there doesn't seem to be any consistency with it but other things on the system don't seem affected...

I also did a virus scan with Avast! and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and found nada.

I'm kinda worried... because I've never seen the main core service just die like this... the whole time I've used your free products. (So about 5-6 years)
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: ninja.campione on August 20, 2016, 03:00:10 AM
Yesterday, trying to fix the issue (same here on win xp), i've installed version 10 of avast and the problem was still there. At the moment i tought was an incorrect uninstall of the previous version 12.

Seems that we all have in common just the virus definitions...

...or maybe avast has become selfaware? :)
Title: Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
Post by: Asyn on August 20, 2016, 09:37:01 AM
FYI, the translation bugs in the German GUI are still not fixed..!!

Edit: Explanation & Screenshot here: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?msg=1332595
Still not fixed in 2280..!!
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: stubal on August 20, 2016, 04:16:54 PM
Same here. Everyday it shuts down on its own. Repair didn't help. Windows 10
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: Judy37 on August 21, 2016, 02:25:54 PM
I just updated avast Free to 12.3.2280 on Vista Home Premium SP2 and discovered that it fixed the recently-introduced problem of Windows Security Center not detecting avast but now "Windows Defender is turned off by Group Policy".  That happened without my being given any choice about keeping it on.

From other forum posts, it appears that Windows Defender in Windows 10 has more functionality than the Vista version and running both might be inappropriate [and therefore either Avast or Windows turns Windows Defender off].
However, that is not the case for Vista.

Please rectify this problem.

Peter Jones
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: Asyn on August 21, 2016, 02:32:01 PM
...but now "Windows Defender is turned off by Group Policy".  That happened without my being given any choice about keeping it on.
See: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=189162.msg1327820#msg1327820
Title: Re: NEW August version: 12.3.2279
Post by: DocCovington on August 21, 2016, 03:28:09 PM
Okay, so after reading all the reactions here, I get that this version of Nitro is still very buggy and I am not going to install it.

Still looking for this, though:
P.S. Does anyone have a source where I can download the full installer of version 11.2.2262 of Avast? It's the version I am currently still using due to aforementioned issues, but I no longer have the installer. :( Thanks in advance!
Anyone? If you have the installer, could you upload it somewhere and drop me the link? Pretty please?
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: Judy39 on August 22, 2016, 07:10:02 AM
Thanks for the very quick reply. I'll monitor the situation.

Quote from: Asyn link=topic=189836.msg1333628#msg1333628  date=1471782721
...but now "Windows Defender is turned off by Group Policy".  That happened without my being given any choice about keeping it on.
See: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=189162.msg1327820#msg1327820
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: Asyn on August 22, 2016, 07:17:48 AM
You're welcome.
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: mikaelrask on August 23, 2016, 08:50:30 AM
update throught the gui went fine here  :) ;)
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: Mark Schoenberger on August 23, 2016, 05:59:44 PM
When is the update going to be available to the Avast! Business Cloud?
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: geodane on August 23, 2016, 06:17:14 PM
Since update: Have to disable all shield controls to send and receive email (using Windows Live Mail 2012), also Rescue disk doesn't work anymore (unable to launch main Avast! Rescue Disk Shell, awshell.exe.).

Performed a clean install resulted in no change, I guess I am the only one with this problem.
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: Asyn on August 24, 2016, 05:50:03 AM
When is the update going to be available to the Avast! Business Cloud?
New AFB client should be out soon (this week), afaik.
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: aliabbasgaming on August 24, 2016, 06:49:36 AM
I updated through the GUI, the update installed fine, past issues that I had which would not go away even after re-installing have now gone, such as:

* When selecting boot time scan, the box which appears to tell you to restart the pc was slow and took a while to pop up, now appears instantly. The slow appearance of the restart ur pc box when selecting boot time scan is now fixed within this new update :) awesome thanks, just for testing purposes I did reinstall the previous avast version only to find the problem return. This confirms the avast version at the time was the issue.

Issues that I have with the current version:

* The entire avast program has slowed my pc, its not massively slow but where programs use to open in a instant now take a few seconds.

PC SPECS:

i5 4690k & 4.1ghzt
gtx 980
16gb ram
samsung evo 850 ssd 250gb
Avast Free version, latest update installed: 12.3.2280 (Build: 12.3.3154.0)
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: bob3160 on August 24, 2016, 04:16:10 PM
I updated through the GUI, the update installed fine, past issues that I had which would not go away even after re-installing have now gone, such as:

* When selecting boot time scan, the box which appears to tell you to restart the pc was slow and took a while to pop up, now appears instantly. The slow appearance of the restart ur pc box when selecting boot time scan is now fixed within this new update :) awesome thanks, just for testing purposes I did reinstall the previous avast version only to find the problem return. This confirms the avast version at the time was the issue.

Issues that I have with the current version:

* The entire avast program has slowed my pc, its not massively slow but where programs use to open in a instant now take a few seconds.

PC SPECS:

i5 4690k & 4.1ghzt
gtx 980
16gb ram
samsung evo 850 ssd 250gb
Avast Free version, latest update installed: 12.3.2280 (Build: 12.3.3154.0)
Try disabling Cleanup in the Component section of Settings.
Title: Solved/Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: -midnight on August 25, 2016, 05:51:45 PM
I just updated to the latest version of Avast.  Now I have no icon showing on my desktop and the same with the SafeZone browser in the task bar.  I've repaired twice but didn't change anything.

What could be causing this?

Any replies would be appreciated.

Thank you.

A third repair fixed it.
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: pcsoft2k.com on August 25, 2016, 09:56:29 PM
ow its grade for new version coming. thanks
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: SimmonsTheMad33 on August 25, 2016, 10:11:40 PM
Updated through the GUI from 2276 to 2280 and no problems
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: Dealx on September 01, 2016, 05:18:50 PM
I hope Avast Team will allow to configure (check-box?) HAV (hardware assisted virtualization) in the upcoming AvastUI version.
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: RejZoR on September 01, 2016, 09:50:21 PM
The language selection is still BROKEN. ::)
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: Alikhan on September 01, 2016, 09:54:53 PM
The language selection is still BROKEN. ::)

Confirmed.
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: KEV815PAN on September 01, 2016, 10:12:53 PM
Was already at Avast 2280 as I am currently running Avast 2280 Premier Beta.
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: DavidR on September 01, 2016, 10:53:22 PM
Was already at Avast 2280 as I am currently running Avast 2280 Premier Beta.

To start with this topic was started on the 16 August 2016 - so 2280 has been around for a while.

Next you aren't running a beta build as there isn't one in progress.

When you take part in the Beta program testing, the BETA annotation remains on the avast UI - it isn't saying you are using a beta version - when a new beta is released all of those who have run the beta builds in the past will be updated. Or they may be notified of a new beta program, depending on your Program Update settings.
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: GJoe on September 06, 2016, 10:13:27 PM
Why it need about a minute or more after logon into my computer, to activate avast GUI by double click avast icon on notification area?
It happen from the first avast 12 release.
It didn't happen on avast 11.
Is this a bug?
I'm using Win7 x64.

Edited:
Only file, web, mail and rescue disk component on my TESTED avast 12.
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: Eddy on September 06, 2016, 10:15:48 PM
Likely because your system is still booting (there are still things loading).
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: GJoe on September 06, 2016, 10:31:42 PM
no, it isn't.

After logon, no harddisk activity, a minute or more, then I can activate avast GUI.
it happen also if I'm disabling avast shield. Its icon should change into disabling state immediately after logon whether there is hdd activifty or not like avast 11 aka avast 2015.

Edited:
avast 2016 not avast 2015, sorry...
I hate year name...
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: bob3160 on September 06, 2016, 11:14:05 PM
Maybe it's time to update to the latest version of Avast ???
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=189836.0
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: aliabbasgaming on September 08, 2016, 03:29:28 AM
Hi guys I have never experienced this before but randomly this has happened twice my avast today, I get a message in my task bar saying teh following "you are unprotected click to resolve all" I did that twice, I have the latest update installed Build: 12.3.3154.2  and vesrion: 12.3.2280, Windows 10 anniversary update 64bit. I have never encountered this before and nothing new has been added in regards to software or hardware. I saw this happening on two of my other pc's which kinda of confirms this is a bug. Can you please tell whats happening here.
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: Asyn on September 08, 2016, 05:40:41 AM
Repair Avast:
1. Control Panel -> Add/Remove programs -> Avast
2. Click on 'Repair'.
3. Follow instructions.
4. Reboot.
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: GJoe on September 08, 2016, 06:20:13 AM
Maybe it's time to update to the latest version of Avast ???
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=189836.0
It happen from the first avast 12 release.
It didn't happen on avast 11.
It for avast 12 @bob3160. and Its the latest version.
Otherwise I didn't post it here.
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: GJoe on September 08, 2016, 06:31:39 AM
Repair Avast:
1. Control Panel -> Add/Remove programs -> Avast
2. Click on 'Repair'.
3. Follow instructions.
4. Reboot.

Its fresh install from offline setup.

This is behavior for current avast release:
Avast 12 shield disabled -> avast icon changes with red x in notification area -> restart my pc -> no red x with avast icon in notification area -> wait a minute or more -> avast icon changes with red x in notification area.

This is behavior for latest avast 11 release:
Avast 11 shield disabled -> avast icon changes with red x in notification area -> restart my pc -> avast icon still with red x in notification area.
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: aliabbasgaming on September 08, 2016, 06:35:16 AM
Repair Avast:
1. Control Panel -> Add/Remove programs -> Avast
2. Click on 'Repair'.
3. Follow instructions.
4. Reboot.

Hi thanks for ur suggestion but I dont think its a error with my avast, https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=190625.0

Others are having the same issue as i have posted the URL, I had very minmal stuff on my pc so I decided to format my pc and re install the OS and the same issue happened again. I believe this is indeed a bug with avast.
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: aliabbasgaming on September 08, 2016, 06:39:39 AM
Repair Avast:
1. Control Panel -> Add/Remove programs -> Avast
2. Click on 'Repair'.
3. Follow instructions.
4. Reboot.

I just went back to a older release of avast and the problem has gone, but the interface keeps telling me to update to the newer version, when i update and leave avast alone once its installed the problem pops back and i have to turn the shields back on when the message pops telling me "you are unprotected". This must prove this is a bug if the older version is fine, and many others having the same issue.
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: GJoe on September 08, 2016, 06:44:33 AM
Agree...agree...100 percent.
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: aliabbasgaming on September 08, 2016, 06:47:53 AM
Agree...agree...100 percent.

My fello avast user what are u agreeing to, if i may ask.
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: Asyn on September 08, 2016, 06:58:57 AM
Others are having the same issue as i have posted the URL, I had very minmal stuff on my pc so I decided to format my pc and re install the OS and the same issue happened again. I believe this is indeed a bug with avast.
OK, wait for one of the devs and/or submit a ticket: https://support.avast.com/support/tickets/new
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: aliabbasgaming on September 08, 2016, 08:52:37 PM
Thank you
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: dominic.tann on September 09, 2016, 06:30:01 AM
When update release version latest avast premier? :D
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: Asyn on September 12, 2016, 08:02:11 AM
When update release version latest avast premier? :D
Be patient, we don't even have a beta yet. ;)
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: alicia.rose on September 12, 2016, 09:25:03 PM
Problem with version 12.3.2280 / XP SP3

I recently submitted a Support Ticket to the Avast Team.

I successfully used AvastClear Uninstall Utility in Safe Mode and then installed Avast antivirus version 12.3.2280, as per their instructions.

But today I encountered a problem.

Wanted to carry out an installation so I held my mouse over the Avast tray icon and disabled all shields for 1 hour.

Security Center reacted immediately and warned me that Avast antivirus had been turned off.....

Normally a red cross appears in the Avast tray icon when I do this, but it didn't and when I held my mouse over it: "Your system is secured." incorrectly showed.

I right clicked on it to enable all shields but nothing happened / showed.

I clicked on the desktop shortcut to open the Avast antivirus program, it wouldn't open.

I turned the computer off, then received a "AvastTrayIcon is not responding" notice. So I clicked on 'End now'.

I restarted the computer, tried the same again (disabling then enabling all shields) but no different, I can't enable them after turning them off, the Avast program won't open?

The Avast tray icon still incorrectly shows: "Your system is secured."

1 hour has passed by, but Avast shields have not been automatically enabled, as they should have been?

Security Center shows my computer is at risk (unless I restart it).
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: bob3160 on September 12, 2016, 10:04:25 PM

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 August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: alicia.rose on September 12, 2016, 11:40:59 PM
Thanks for your help Bob3160.

Repair it - I've only just installed it?

I did carry out a Clean Install, I used AvastClear beforehand - notified afterwards that it was successful?

After writing my last post I shut the computer down......received a "AvastTrayIcon is not responding" notice again - had to click on 'End now'. Computer took ages to shut down, thought it wasn't going to.
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: bob3160 on September 12, 2016, 11:52:47 PM
Thanks for your help Bob3160.

Repair it - I've only just installed it?

I did carry out a Clean Install, I used AvastClear beforehand - notified afterwards that it was successful?

After writing my last post I shut the computer down......received a "AvastTrayIcon is not responding" notice again - had to click on 'End now'. Computer took ages to shut down, thought it wasn't going to.
Sometimes things don't go right during the install. Doing a Repair is the way to eliminate that problem. :)
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: alicia.rose on September 12, 2016, 11:54:35 PM
Okay  :)

"56 Years of Happiness"......how lovely is that....
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: bob3160 on September 13, 2016, 12:48:18 AM
Okay  :)

"56 Years of Happiness"......how lovely is that....
Very and her name is Alice. :)
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: alicia.rose on September 13, 2016, 01:27:44 AM
Awww.......

What a lucky lady Alice is to have a man as devoted to her as you are.....

I just carried out the repair......will test sometime soon, late here now.  :)
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: alicia.rose on September 13, 2016, 01:54:07 AM
Well I changed my mind, I decided to check now....

THE REPAIR WORKED!

Shields disable and enable normally, tested twice. Unlike before, the Avast tray icon red cross now appears, as usual, when they are disabled.

Thank you!  :)

Please see my post above too if you haven't already.
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: bob3160 on September 13, 2016, 02:48:13 PM
Glad to here the problem is solved.
I'm the lucky person. :)
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: transparent.transference23 on September 14, 2016, 06:31:39 PM
Hi im trying to get in touch with Avast directly but cant seem to find out how. And i dont really understand how these forums work...can anyone tell me how to get in touch with Avast directly?
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: Eddy on September 14, 2016, 06:35:19 PM
Submit a ticket > https://support.avast.com
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: bob3160 on September 14, 2016, 10:54:26 PM
http://support.avast.com/support/tickets/new
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: dominic.tann on September 28, 2016, 04:39:50 AM
When avast issued updates versions of premier avast?
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: DavidR on September 28, 2016, 04:11:54 PM
When avast issued updates versions of premier avast?

This is the current version (12.3.2280) for all avast versions, including avast Premier.

There is no current beta testing in progress, so any program update won't happen beta testing has concluded.
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: ttrice218 on September 29, 2016, 04:52:27 AM
I went to your site to download premier and it just spins and spins .....?   Are you having problems? The download has been spinning for a while now. Can you give me a tip?  Thanks
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: mchain on September 29, 2016, 06:20:10 AM
Not sure what is spinning on your system. 

No issues downloading either the stub online installer or the offline premier installer @ 1h 50min later. 

Could be a temporary network glitch or the server you were trying to connect to was temporarily down.  Especially true if all other internet sites are reachable via your system.
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: b111.g222 on October 04, 2016, 04:34:23 PM
SHIT - SHIT - SHIT ... Avast WHAT ARE YOU DOING???
Changing software "WITHOUT ANY NOTICE" is "NOT DONE" and a MALWAREPRACTICE !!!

I am adminstrator of multiple devices with Avast Antivirus since years...
I know how it works, and thereby decided to stick with version 10.4.2233 on all of them.
Only seriously tested and bugfree sofware would I consider to install.
What happened last week with Avast is not only a bug, but a MALWAREPRACTICE !!!
All the devices updated automaticly to version 12.3.2280... "WITHOUT ANY NOTICE" and so "NO POSIBILITY TO STOP IT".
Most concernig is also the fact that in the "protected settings" "only virus-definition-updates were alowed"...
PROGRAMVERSION WAS NOT ALOWED TO UPDATE!!!

My devices "UPGRADED TO LATEST PROGRAMVERSION" even "JUST AFTER REBOOT... "NO USERS LOGGED IN"...
What the hell are you thinking and doing???
This is a MALWAREPRACTICE !!! to install new versions "WITHOUT ANY NOTICE" ... certainly when programupdates were blocked in the settings just to prevent this!!!

The software should only be changed with approval of the administrator... in this case me.
All settings en programmacces are protected with a password... which normal users don't know.
So... they did not do that!
They were sometimes even "not loged in".

Most concernig EXTRA THING...
Since there was a protected zone with password... to protect Avast from other users messing with it...
I can not enter this new program and settings any more, as I can't enter the password in the program-protectionwindow.

Resetting all the devices to previous restore points will be useless... as the "NOT INTENDED PROGRAMUPDATE" is happenig by itself after reboot!!!

WHO DOES SOMETHING ABOUT THIS ???
Happened on multiple devices in my account, running W7 and W8.1.
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: Eddy on October 04, 2016, 04:40:07 PM
Calm down please.
avast has the right (as all other av vendors I have checked) to roll out updates without asking the user if they believe it is needed.
You agreed to this term by installing avast.
avast will do so if e.g. there is a bug that fixes a security issue.

Updating has nothing to do with what you call "malware practice".
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: b111.g222 on October 04, 2016, 06:13:24 PM
Eddy,
I think there is something you try to minimize...
"roll out new updates" is certainly a right of every softwaremaker... BUT...

"Installing new sofware" - "Without notifying first" and specificly when "program-updates in the settings were blocked" IS NOT DONE.
This new version installed at bootup... No keys were touched... Laptop was at logon-screen with no users logged on.

I believe no-one can agree with software installing new versions without at least notifying the adminstrator, and give the posibility to prevent the upgrade. If the administrator stated that a specific version shoud be used on his devices, then this should stay so.
Only in the situation when administrator "allowed automatic programupdates", then you are right in your statement.

Only malware installs "without the knowledge of the user/administrator"... which is a "malware practice".
As I realy wanted to stay with latest version 10... I blocked the "program-updates" in the settings (but definitionupdates were alowed)
Then I protected the settings with a password to prevent users to update the program or change these settings.
This should keep all my devices at the same version 10, but recent definitions.

The least that Avast could do is give an anouncement, but NEVER update this programversion by itself (which was set so in settings).
Some users do NOT want programupdates beside the installed versions.

Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: Eddy on October 04, 2016, 07:01:20 PM
It is not new software as avast is already installed.
It is a update to the existing software.
Hence why it is called a new version and not a new product.

And yes, avast can and will roll out push updates if they wish to do so and are allowed to overwrite the users update settings.
Look at what they have done (and how they have done it) with the roll out of the SafeZone Browser to the users of the free av version.

As I have stated in several of those threads, avast has the right to do so.
I agree they should only do so if there is e.g. a fix for a security flaw in the software and not when there is a new version (option/component).

No matter what we feel/like/want, it doesn't change the faqs as they are now.
We can only hope avast will change things.
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: b111.g222 on October 04, 2016, 07:52:40 PM
Eddy,
Thanks for your reply, and understand that I have nothing against you personaly ;-)

This is just the wrong way from Avast of forcing people to the latest version... which is not always the best.
Several systemcrashes in the past caused by new versions and updates made me blocking all unwanted updates of any software, and setting it to manual updates.
After tests on one device, before installing it on all items at the same time... Updates could be installed later after tests.
This includes also Avast and is the main reason I blocked the free Windows10 update on all devices.
I decide "which update" I want to install... and "when".

As you said "It is an update to the existing software." and I do not wish any updates...
The update settings should be followed as set by the user...always!

SafeZone Browser...??? No comment as I don't know what you really mean by this...
Is this problematic as I see SafeZone Browser added indeed with the free av versions... but I never used or selected this before.

The main point of my reaction is that all my devices have now "New - Unwanted" versions installed without any notification that could be interupted and causing me several days of extra work.
Not all devices I have to check are near my location, and the Avast protected zone can not be accessed by remote.
Causing me multiple days of work and traveling around.
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: bob3160 on October 04, 2016, 10:29:19 PM
Eddy like myself are Avast users.
I've requested that someone from Avast reply to your post and concerns.

Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: JeffSD on October 05, 2016, 08:16:03 AM
What happened last week with Avast is not only a bug, but a MALWAREPRACTICE !!!
All the devices updated automaticly to version 12.3.2280... "WITHOUT ANY NOTICE" and so "NO POSIBILITY TO STOP IT".
Ah! So this did happen! lol

I had also noticed this auto-update on my PC. 

What's the point of checking to be only alerted on updates or opting for the manual updates when Avast will roll out a mandatory update no matter the user setting?

I spent a whole day having to tweak the new update plus uninstall unwanted and clumsy components.  You see I work on new software development so I have to exclude many paths to my apps. I know I can disable the feature--I think now you call it CyberCapture--I believe my old version used to call it something else--hence why the old settings didn't transfer to the new feature -- but I don't want to completely be without protection, this is why I rather select paths that I want the monitoring to be excluded when I run something.

I think Avast is doing something wrong, but who am I to argue when I use the free version.  I'm simply at maggot level when it comes to your membership here. :)

I just hope you guys know what your doing.  I recall years back when I would quickly trust any updates from Avast, but in the last 5 years, I started to not trust anymore your abilities to keep the app bug free when you would roll out a new update.  Seems like your recent techs don't test enough or perhaps have gotten lazy, clumsy, or perhaps your best techs have left the company--who knows?

Whatever the case, it would be nice if it would at least obey the user settings to manually update the software.  This way I can browse the forums to read if the new version is buggy as hell before spending a whole day trying to configure it out on my own.  Especially since I was hoping to spend that day on something more important to me.

P.S. Is there a way to learn what the last version I had before the update in my PC?  Just so I have a point of reference to understand what has changed since then?
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: dominic.tann on October 05, 2016, 05:45:40 PM
Avast team immediately update the bug in avast premier,
I wait program renewal version, i hope it is not too long to renewal program that version.

Regard,
Dominic
Title: Is there going to be a new October version of Avast?
Post by: noelrojasc on October 13, 2016, 10:24:59 PM
Since you announced there were going to be monthly releases of Avast - and we had no new version in September - I just would like to know ... is there going to be a new October version? Thanks! :)
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: Eddy on October 13, 2016, 10:32:07 PM
Well, there have been some updates/fixes already.
They have been micro updates (they are rolled out with VPS updates)
But as those updates are "minor" ones, the version number of avast hasn't changed and people are not aware of them.
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: DavidR on October 13, 2016, 10:33:25 PM
Since you announced there were going to be monthly releases of Avast - and we had no new version in September - I just would like to know ... is there going to be a new October version? Thanks! :)

Still 18 days in October, but I rather doubt there would be a release in that time frame as there is no beta build being tested.

Personally I'm in no hurry and wouldn't want an update pushed out the door just to make a deadline.
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: mchain on October 13, 2016, 10:35:00 PM
You can keep track of any new betas in this channel:  https://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=15.0 (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=15.0)

Newest one most relevant to you:  https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=190717.0 (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=190717.0)

Otherwise, problems and features of the latest beta in development will be discussed under the Beta channel.
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: MrCrazyBolt5150 on October 14, 2016, 10:50:19 AM
Does this fix any issues involving Skype group calls on a 1.66GHz N450 and 1GB of RAM?

I ask this because for whatever reason, Skype never let me into group calls with Avast on my PC.  ???
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: Asyn on October 14, 2016, 10:53:57 AM
Does this fix any issues involving Skype group calls on a 1.66GHz N450 and 1GB of RAM?
I ask this because for whatever reason, Skype never let me into group calls with Avast on my PC.  ???
Best you start a new topic and provide some details there.
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: Sutieday on October 17, 2016, 04:06:45 PM
I've noticed that Avast has started changing the icons in their programs to reflect their new logo (I'm using Avast Free). I'm assuming this is done by an emergency update silently in the background.
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: bob3160 on October 17, 2016, 04:08:34 PM
I've noticed that Avast has started changing the icons in their programs to reflect their new logo (I'm using Avast Free). I'm assuming this is done by an emergency update silently in the background.
Probably via the VPS updates. :)
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: Asyn on October 18, 2016, 07:36:03 AM
I've noticed that Avast has started changing the icons in their programs to reflect their new logo (I'm using Avast Free). I'm assuming this is done by an emergency update silently in the background.
Probably via the VPS updates. :)
Confirmed.
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: ajthessnut on October 19, 2016, 04:14:55 PM
is it just me or i'm getting message to update to a version that's 2 days older than before with a version number lower than what i have?

currently have 12.3.2280.

the update wants to install 12.3.2279.
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: Infratech Solutions on October 19, 2016, 04:16:52 PM
Me too.  :o
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: Avq2315 on October 19, 2016, 04:19:02 PM
Yes, I have as also just been told to update to 12.3.2279 from 12.3.2280.
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: Secondmineboy on October 19, 2016, 04:42:47 PM
Same thing here.
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: pieren on October 19, 2016, 05:39:04 PM
It happens the same to me, Avast says that the program is outdated and asks me to install an older version.

How can we solve this problem?
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: moroni on October 19, 2016, 05:42:23 PM
Hi all,

We are currently working in fixing the problem with the update to .2279. The fix should be released soon (most probably via VPS).
Sorry about it  :-\
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: magukl on October 19, 2016, 05:46:53 PM
Hallo in die Runde, ich habe das gleiche Problem (sorry mein Englisch ist zu schlecht)
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: bruce_b on October 19, 2016, 06:00:42 PM
I got the same thing. Update from 12.3.2280 to 12.3.2279 ... does not make sense.
So is there a newer version out already or coming very soon ? ?
 
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: Rednose on October 19, 2016, 06:23:56 PM
The 12.3.2280 to 12.3.2279 update problem was a problem on Avast servers, and is fixed now :)

Greetz, Red.
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: bruce_b on October 19, 2016, 06:27:28 PM
So I guess in the next few hours Avast will not show that we have the wrong program version ?
As of right now, it still shows it.
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: ajthessnut on October 19, 2016, 08:47:06 PM
reboot your machine or change the auto-update settings.

reboot of machine fixed it here.
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: bruce_b on October 19, 2016, 09:47:49 PM
Reboot did the trick all right. Was not planning on that, as it would have been done on bootup in the morning.
But that incorrect update message is now gone.
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: joyrider3774 on October 21, 2016, 08:35:23 PM
okay i got avast pro and i'm seriously getting pissed of at this bullshit antivirus. I had been using the free version without problems for many years so i bought the pro version and this one is a pain in the ass. every few days when i start my computer the avast gui is reporting that the avast service is not running yet when i open up services.msc i can see avast service running, i can even restart / stop it etc. but alas avast gui keeps reporting it's not running. When i click on the repair button or start service link the avast service hangs, that's rather strange as i just could restart and stop it without a problem. To make matters worse i can't kill the service which i understand is for security reasons but you should make sure that it's fully working which cleary it is not. Don't come telling me to use the repair function from the installer as i tried that and it does not solve it. Just a reboot (sometimes 2) fixes it and i can work until a few days later the same thing happens. I'm at a point where i'm getting seriously pissed of at this. To make matters worse everytime it does load up after these failures my settings are reset and i have to disable some of the things i don't like / want over and over again.

There clearly is a problem with your interprocess communication between the gui program and your service... I have now tried setting the option to load the avast service after all other services have loaded to see if this helps but i'm not going to reboot like hell to see if it fixed it i'll see in the upcomming days.

Does anyone else have this problem on an up to date windows 10 ? god just noticed you can't copy anything from the about screen in avast. You want use to report versions but you block copying of the text. my avast version is the latest being pro 12.3.2280
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: Eddy on October 21, 2016, 08:39:51 PM
Please start your own thread.
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: AlwaysScrewed on October 30, 2016, 04:20:38 PM
It's showing the 2279 update available again when I have 2280.

Anyone else showing this?

How to fix please?
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: DavidR on October 30, 2016, 04:30:40 PM
It's showing the 2279 update available again when I have 2280.

Anyone else showing this?

How to fix please?

It should already have been fixed, possibly by a VPS update or the emergency update function, but you need to have A) not blocked that function B) rebooted your system for it to run the emergency update.

See https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=189836.msg1344234#msg1344234
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: bob3160 on October 30, 2016, 04:31:33 PM
It's showing the 2279 update available again when I have 2280.

Anyone else showing this?

How to fix please?
(http://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1477841418018-99418.png)
Obviously no problem here.
Maybe doing a repair might be advisable ???

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)
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: AlwaysScrewed on October 30, 2016, 05:32:09 PM
Well a simple computer restart seemed to fix it. For now anyway.

This really makes no sense when it seemed to be fixed previously but then popped up again.

Is this going to happen constantly? Because I hope not.
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: bob3160 on October 30, 2016, 06:05:58 PM
Well a simple computer restart seemed to fix it. For now anyway.

This really makes no sense when it seemed to be fixed previously but then popped up again.

Is this going to happen constantly? Because I hope not.
Do you leave your computer on or, do you restart it on a regular basis ???
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: AlwaysScrewed on October 30, 2016, 06:46:00 PM
Do you leave your computer on or, do you restart it on a regular basis ???

I shut it down when I'm done using it. I restart once a week.
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: greyowl on October 30, 2016, 10:22:19 PM
I have been having difficulty downloading Avast Free Offline installer on page one of this post.  I have tried 4 times.  Each time it downloads the 220 mb installer, but at the very end, I get a message that "could not download the file because an unknown error occurred."

Is there something wrong with the file at your end, or is it my download manager?
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: bob3160 on October 30, 2016, 11:25:14 PM
I have been having difficulty downloading Avast Free Offline installer on page one of this post.  I have tried 4 times.  Each time it downloads the 220 mb installer, but at the very end, I get a message that "could not download the file because an unknown error occurred."

Is there something wrong with the file at your end, or is it my download manager?
No problem downloading here but I don't use a download manager.
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: greyowl on October 31, 2016, 01:10:48 AM
Previously, when I was having the problem, I was using SeaMonkey to do the download.

I used Free Download Manager, and I was able to download avast OK.

Thanks for the help.
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: TheConvict on October 31, 2016, 10:54:24 AM
When will there be a newly released version? August is long gone...
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: volgatlt on October 31, 2016, 11:11:15 AM
Upgraded from 11 version to the 12.3.2280 and - voila! - the new version blocks Internet access for a hour. What do I need to remedy this?
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: Asyn on October 31, 2016, 11:14:47 AM
When will there be a newly released version? August is long gone...
It might take a while... We don't even have a beta yet.
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: Asyn on October 31, 2016, 11:15:59 AM
Upgraded from 11 version to the 12.3.2280 and - voila! - the new version blocks Internet access for a hour. What do I need to remedy this?
Start a new topic, we'll help you there.
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: firefox0085 on November 04, 2016, 09:12:11 PM
Sorry to butt in, this is my 1st post.  I've noticed my Firefox browser has been using, as the search tool, something called, "Google(Avast)".   Does someone know what this means, or why I had to go back to a "Google" only option.  Is Avast trying to log all my search info..?  Sure seems like it, thank you...
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: TheConvict on November 13, 2016, 07:33:29 PM
When will there be a newly released version? August is long gone...
It might take a while... We don't even have a beta yet.

Thanks very much
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: bob3160 on November 13, 2016, 08:00:16 PM
There is now actually a new beta:
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=179943.0
Here's what you can expect:
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=93544.msg1347473#msg1347473
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: TheConvict on November 14, 2016, 06:48:15 PM
Thanks for the info Bob. You're a good man. Can't wait for the final release, love the new UI!
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: info1306 on November 15, 2016, 11:58:40 AM
Can someone provide me the Avast Support email so I can get my money back! 
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: Asyn on November 15, 2016, 12:02:14 PM
Can someone provide me the Avast Support email so I can get my money back!
Contact support: https://support.avast.com/support/tickets/new
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: bob3160 on November 15, 2016, 02:41:35 PM
https://support.avast.com/support/tickets/new?form=2
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: TheConvict on November 17, 2016, 05:13:48 AM
Hi...i am running the Premier trial, but cant get into settings as it requires a password, nor repair or uninstall works. Please assist
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: bob3160 on November 17, 2016, 01:45:05 PM
Hi...i am running the Premier trial, but cant get into settings as it requires a password, nor repair or uninstall works. Please assist
It only requires a password if you set one up when you installed it. It required Admin rights.
If you can't remember the password you assigned, do a clean install and either write down the password or, don't assign one. :)
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: brucemarsha on December 02, 2016, 04:21:29 AM
I got the 12.3.2280 from CBI*AVAST SOFTWARE S.R. is this a bogus site or am I OK. I am worried that this is a bogus site and my subscription is fake. AVAST Premier is running now on my PC. Please let me know.
Bruce Smith
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: Asyn on December 03, 2016, 09:19:20 AM
I got the 12.3.2280 from CBI*AVAST SOFTWARE S.R. is this a bogus site or am I OK. I am worried that this is a bogus site and my subscription is fake. AVAST Premier is running now on my PC. Please let me know.
Bruce Smith
-> https://www.avast.com/faq.php?article=AVKB24#idt_0200 (Orders and Renewals)
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: Tangy on December 05, 2016, 06:48:44 PM
My good people, I've decided to migrate to the latest version of avast. Should I upgrade through the GUI or download avast clear tool and do a fresh one ? As you may see I am using version 10 of the avast add on. Should I remove it from my browsers prior to it or it will update to the new version automatically ?
Thank you in advance.
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: AlphaZab on December 05, 2016, 07:11:41 PM
wow now installer avast free 200 mb :(
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: bob3160 on December 05, 2016, 09:08:44 PM
My good people, I've decided to migrate to the latest version of avast. Should I upgrade through the GUI or download avast clear tool and do a fresh one ? As you may see I am using version 10 of the avast add on. Should I remove it from my browsers prior to it or it will update to the new version automatically ?
Thank you in advance.
Updating via the UI is the easiest. :)
This is the cleanest:

Clean Install of Avast:
https://goo.gl/4Ptzkf (https://goo.gl/4Ptzkf)
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: Tangy on December 05, 2016, 09:22:32 PM
My good people, I've decided to migrate to the latest version of avast. Should I upgrade through the GUI or download avast clear tool and do a fresh one ? As you may see I am using version 10 of the avast add on. Should I remove it from my browsers prior to it or it will update to the new version automatically ?
Thank you in advance.
Updating via the UI is the easiest. :)
This is the cleanest:

Clean Install of Avast:
https://goo.gl/4Ptzkf (https://goo.gl/4Ptzkf)

Thank you for your trouble Bob !  :)
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: bob3160 on December 05, 2016, 09:24:50 PM
My pleasure. :) No trouble.
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: Tangy on December 09, 2016, 01:52:11 AM
Everything is tickety- boo. For some reason I could not run the avast uninstall utility, forced reboot and then went ahead with the lnstallation process.
Cheers  ;)
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: tubabuyukustun on December 15, 2016, 07:45:33 AM
hi friend still no new version of avast so we must wait for final beta ?
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: Asyn on December 15, 2016, 07:47:38 AM
hi friend still no new version of avast so we must wait for final beta ?
See: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=192643.msg1354071#msg1354071
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: T-man on December 15, 2016, 02:06:08 PM
I have 2280 free version and no update get:  "unknown error" from yesterday...Thanks!
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: DavidR on December 15, 2016, 02:56:29 PM
I have 2280 free version and no update get:  "unknown error" from yesterday...Thanks!

You have the latest avast version, so no update/s unless you are in the beta testing stream.

Of course if this is a different issue then you should start your own new topic and we will try to help.
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: trip1red on December 28, 2016, 07:19:49 PM
Mine expired
Title: Re: NEW August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: DavidR on December 28, 2016, 08:18:47 PM
Mine expired

We are going to need a lot more than help to assist you.

Please start your own new topic as this one relates only to the release of a version over 4 months ago.
Title: Re: August versions: 12.3.2279 + 2280
Post by: neophil78 on February 07, 2017, 08:47:32 PM
As the graphical interface of latest Avast version is not able to take to size  >:( it's jhust unsuable on mini-PC's with max graphical interfaces to 1024x660 px !!! 

Though, where to get the installer (offline) for Avast free V 12.3.2280 ?? (in french version please)