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Title: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: MartinZ on May 03, 2017, 01:52:00 PM
Hi everyone,
new public version 17.4.2294 has just been released.
 
What's new:

- updated GUI engine
- fixed notification of finished Smart Scan, now it correctly shows the results instead of starting the scan again
- fixed several crashes in Web Shield (including corruption of large downloaded files)
- fixed crashing during update of virus definitions on 32-bit OS
- viruses detected by File Shield are now correctly moved to quarantine
- firewall profile is correctly recognized also when you connect via different network adapters
- fixed problem with empty windows profile on Windows 10 after avast update
- right-click explorer scan now runs in main window

How to install:

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

2. Or you can download and install from here

Online installers (recommended):

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 version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: Tobur on May 03, 2017, 01:58:28 PM
On Windows XP SP3 I have had UI Failed to load problem since updating to 17.4.2291. Today I updated (in hope!) to  program 17.4.2294 (Build 17.4.3482.0)  - but  I still have the 'UI failed to load' problem!! Any chance of a real fix?
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: bruce_b on May 03, 2017, 02:07:36 PM
Got the full offline installer from the link about V2291 ... it did fetch 17.4.2294 version and it installed fine on XP PRO SP3 and also on Windows 10 Home 64 computers ... so far, fine.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: NON on May 03, 2017, 02:17:53 PM
Thanks for the new release :)

On Windows XP SP3 I have had UI Failed to load problem since updating to 17.4.2291. Today I updated (in hope!) to  program 17.4.2294 (Build 17.4.3482.0)  - but  I still have the 'UI failed to load' problem!! Any chance of a real fix?
Did you try enabling "Terminal Services"?

UI now loading in XP SP 3........yippee! Here is what worked by fluke for me...
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=201308.0
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: abruptum on May 03, 2017, 02:35:06 PM
Why did Avast create desktop shortcut of offline installer with lock icon on it after reboot ?
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: DavidR on May 03, 2017, 02:40:31 PM
On Windows XP SP3 I have had UI Failed to load problem since updating to 17.4.2291. Today I updated (in hope!) to  program 17.4.2294 (Build 17.4.3482.0)  - but  I still have the 'UI failed to load' problem!! Any chance of a real fix?

How did you update ?

1.  From the current UI, which you say has a problem.
2.  From the (recommended) online installation file.
3.  From the off-line installation file, personally this is the way I would go as you have a copy of the installation file that you can save.

It may well be best given the issues you experienced in 2291, that you do a clean install of avast.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: EmoHobo on May 03, 2017, 02:51:30 PM
I updated and ran a quick scan, no issues so far.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: Morro41 on May 03, 2017, 03:52:33 PM
In the attachment it show the latest version. After the update and restarting my desktop I performed a smart scan. ( to see if the details could now be viewed. ) But after the update their was no log of a smart scan in the notification tab? So I tried it a second time, but I got the same result ... no log of a smart scan in the notification tab?

Also the older smart scan logs still restart the smart scan as before. Although that might be because they where done before the update, and as such are not influenced by the update. But still ... no new smart scan log after two smart scans?  ??? ( After the update, and restarting my desktop. )
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: TrueIndian on May 03, 2017, 04:09:52 PM
Why not give us a select all button to choose actions for all items.I rescan my submitted samples everyday and I don't want to sit here selecting delete for every single item. I don't understand why this feature has been taken away from us.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: Alikhan on May 03, 2017, 04:23:29 PM
Why not give us a select all button to choose actions for all items.I rescan my submitted samples everyday and I don't want to sit here selecting delete for every single item. I don't understand why this feature has been taken away from us.

I agree, there should be an option for all the detected items, although, usually the default option of Quarantine is fine.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: DavidR on May 03, 2017, 04:43:57 PM
Why not give us a select all button to choose actions for all items.I rescan my submitted samples everyday and I don't want to sit here selecting delete for every single item. I don't understand why this feature has been taken away from us.

I don't know if this is only related to the Special Scans (context menu scan) as previously on-demand scan results had a selection of the action to be taken.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: Tobur on May 03, 2017, 06:16:31 PM
Thanks for all replies to my posting (Reply#1) - but  I have tried ALL suggested remedies for quite some time now without success. Before updating to 17.4.2291 Avast was working perfectly on my system. Avast still shows my system as secured but since the UI fails to load I can only access Avast by right clicking the taskbar icon - 'About Avast' - which gives me access to 'General'; 'Update'; 'Components' etc.

If there is no solution to the problem then don't waste time worrying about it.”(Dalai Lama)
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: vianello_85 on May 03, 2017, 08:42:16 PM
This version 17.4.2294 have solved my problem
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=201215.0
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: rocksteady on May 03, 2017, 09:03:46 PM
Thanks DavidR for new version alert including:
"- fixed notification of finished Smart Scan, now it correctly shows the results instead of starting the scan again"

With this this new version, after a Smart Scan completes you see the results displayed and the Notification (Bell) icon is no longer lit for your attention as before. However, if you choose to click the Notifications (Bell) icon to display Notifications, and then click to view details of a smart scan, Smart Scan starts again. So this illogical behaviour not really fixed, just obscured. I have checked this occurs on WinXPSP3 and Win10 machines.
Ed
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: alusul on May 03, 2017, 09:56:35 PM
This new version is causing AvastUI on my system to go cpu crazy and is mostly incapacitated by it, my only guess would be its actually the gui, or rather hope.

Im getting 40% cpu usage on a i7-4790k just by opening the gui, if i run a smart scan in barely runs and pushes the cpu up a bit, but if I event visit the anti virus tab cpu goes to 100 % and stays there but the scans wont run, basicaly the user interface is broken... was having a long stint of no issues with my avast and windows 10 install before I updated to this version earlier today and once i needed to get into the gui I found it like this and closing the UI doesnt even reduce the cpu load at all it just sits there cranking away, but I dont even have scans scheduled.

Hate to be the bearer of bad news but a pretty perfect track record with avast has turned into it suddenly making my system unusable with this update, please, help.

UPDATE: Uninstalling and installing from the online update file seems to have resolved it.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: Robert_M on May 03, 2017, 10:34:19 PM
New version of FileShield is killing my Opera 44.0.2510.1449. Very slow start, freezes, not resposive. 4 core CPU = 0-100% workload.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: -midnight on May 03, 2017, 10:55:39 PM
I updated this afternoon but I can't see any changes from the previous version.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: TheOwner on May 04, 2017, 12:11:05 AM
Thanks for update. I did clean install.  Here are some bugs i found:
1. Scanning files inside virus chest still not working.
2. When scanning by Smart scan or other virus tests, progress popup percentage does not match with percentage in main window. Also if i close popup, it reopen again sometimes.
3. When opening Notifications, it opens like game with 10 FPS. I think whole gui is slow but most noticeable is in notifications.
4. Selfdef.log contain this (Czech langugage) "Přístup pro zápis do souboru \Device\HarddiskVolume3\ProgramData\AVAST Software\Avast\settings.manifest odepřen. [C:\Program Files\Common Files\AV\avast! Antivirus\backup.exe][2]" Also i have no file called settings.manifest in this location.

I would like to know if someone found those issues too. Thank you.


Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: bcampag on May 04, 2017, 03:31:35 AM
Today's pushed update broke my internet connection. Other systems on my LAN are fine, but were not yet updated. I had to do a system restore on the Win10 Pro desktop. I'll be skipping this update.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: noelrojasc on May 04, 2017, 03:40:53 AM
Updated from the GUI. Stiil having this issue (see image attached).

The GUI slowness to open hasn't been solved.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: Akitori on May 04, 2017, 03:54:03 AM
Having issues with latest discord related to discord's own sound implementation. A fix would be nice if possible.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: Ishamael on May 04, 2017, 07:33:08 AM
Having problems playing Overwatch with this new update as it was working fine earlier today.

Now i am unable to launch the game using the blizzard launcher.  The Overwatch process pops up in task manager but that's it. If i disable File System Shield, the game launches no problem. 

I tried adding the overwatch folder and battle.net folder to exclusions, but that did not work.

I am using Avast Free Antivirus
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: bcampag on May 04, 2017, 07:36:22 AM
Today's pushed update broke my internet connection. Other systems on my LAN are fine, but were not yet updated. I had to do a system restore on the Win10 Pro desktop. I'll be skipping this update.

Update: I uninstalled and reinstalled from the web with the same result. Finally found an old thread which advised to toggle all shields off then on. That actually worked.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: gappel69 on May 04, 2017, 08:04:09 AM
Help. 
I did an update to Avast 17.4.2294 this morning and after reboot, I was unable to get to any website using IE, Chrome, or Edge.  My internet connection seemed fine.  I can get email via Outlook. 
I finally tried turning off Web Shield and then everything worked just fine.
As soon as I turn Web Shield back on, I cannot get to any website.  Not even this one.

I welcome any suggestions about what to do.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: Asyn on May 04, 2017, 08:06:11 AM
Repair Avast:
1. Control Panel -> Add/Remove programs -> Avast
2. Click on 'Repair'.
3. Follow instructions.
4. Reboot.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: Ishamael on May 04, 2017, 08:17:20 AM
Repair Avast:
1. Control Panel -> Add/Remove programs -> Avast
2. Click on 'Repair'.
3. Follow instructions.
4. Reboot.

Thanks! fixed my problem

Edit; So it seems like i spoke too soon. Overwatch ran fine the first time after i ran the repair without having to disable the shield. But now im having the same problem again while trying to launch the game.

I also noticed that if i launch Overwatch, and dont end the Overwatch process in task manager,  the game will pop up immediately once i click on disable File System Shield.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: gappel69 on May 04, 2017, 08:31:30 AM
Repair Avast:
1. Control Panel -> Add/Remove programs -> Avast
2. Click on 'Repair'.
3. Follow instructions.
4. Reboot.

Sounded like a great idea.  But it didn't help me.  I am running Win 10 Pro, so I substituted Programs and Features for Add/Remove programs.  It looked very promising, but in the end it made no difference.

Any other ideas guys?
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: Asyn on May 04, 2017, 08:34:51 AM
Is a repair doesn't fix it, best to start your own/new topic.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: military on May 04, 2017, 10:11:55 AM
Hello!
After updating, on this version, does VirtualBox work at all ?
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: ben.lge on May 04, 2017, 10:12:17 AM
Hello,

Same problem here with Overwatch  :(. Problems to run it, freezes during games, which dissapear when disabling the agents
I will try to repair Avast, and keep you update.

Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: Alikhan on May 04, 2017, 10:21:19 AM
Hello,

Same problem here with Overwatch  :(. Problems to run it, freezes during games, which dissapear when disabling the agents
I will try to repair Avast, and keep you update.

Refer to this thread:

https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=201784.0
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: avast-user-01 on May 04, 2017, 02:57:01 PM
This update broke something.

If IDM is loaded on boot with autostart it is fine.
If i re-launch IDM it someone became a new process and the system will lag until it verifies the old process is there and close the overlapping one.
If i close it completely and launch it will eat up 25% of my CPU for 30 seconds, sometimes it will not load at all.
While it successfully loaded after much time, everything performed on IDM lags and takes lots of time. Opening the folder path will lag for 10 seconds.

To verify it is avast issue, i disable file shield and the process launch immediately without any issue. And every issue reported about slowless is also gone when file shield is off.

Re-enable and issue comes back.

I tried to fix it by excluding folder, turning off scan while opening, turning off DLL scan, nothing works, only by turning off and basically disabling avast altogether.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: Madmotoqueiro on May 04, 2017, 03:30:10 PM
My PC simply got absolutely crazy with this update. I had heavy problems with it. Also the AVAST INTERNET SECURITY did'nt open anymore and I could'nt uninstall it with Avastclear.exe.
The only way I was successfull was using the RESTORE of my Windows 7.
BE AWARE OF IT.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: Daniel1059 on May 04, 2017, 08:27:26 PM
Hello I HAVE A BIG PROBLEM WITH THIS VERSION. My users have a webcam that is used from a desktop application, with the update, the webcam stopped working. When I uninstall Avast it returns to normal, but if I re-install it it is damaged again.

¡HELP ME PLEASE !

This problem occurs in 200 computers of my users and the number is increasing, all computers have Windows as their operating system.

Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: Sugram22 on May 04, 2017, 09:25:51 PM
i just noticed update is available when i opened avast & new i came here & see a lot of negative comments & new i feel like i should skip this version cause i have no stomach to deal with avast team mess up, good that i decided to look here before doing anything, i use free ver
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: noelrojasc on May 05, 2017, 05:47:51 AM
I updated this afternoon but I can't see any changes from the previous version.

True.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: AZ Mountain Geek on May 05, 2017, 07:25:47 AM
I am having the same problem others are reporting with other browsers and Windows versions - am running Windows 7 with all updates and Chrome 58.0.3029.96 (64-bit).  When Web Shield is on, all web sites time out and can not displayed; toggle it off and the browser runs fine.    Turn it back on and they all time out again.

I did a 'Repair' installation with no joy.  Looks like this version has some serious problems. 
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: praesesza on May 05, 2017, 09:36:14 AM
I'm unable to upgrade to this version (Free) from 17.3 without an internet connection on Windows XP SP3. This PC is not connected to the internet ever, but can see some USB flash drive traffic so I need to have A/V installed on it which I manually update.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: MartinZ on May 05, 2017, 11:40:58 AM
Thanks for update. I did clean install.  Here are some bugs i found:
1. Scanning files inside virus chest still not working.
2. When scanning by Smart scan or other virus tests, progress popup percentage does not match with percentage in main window. Also if i close popup, it reopen again sometimes.
3. When opening Notifications, it opens like game with 10 FPS. I think whole gui is slow but most noticeable is in notifications.
4. Selfdef.log contain this (Czech langugage) "Přístup pro zápis do souboru \Device\HarddiskVolume3\ProgramData\AVAST Software\Avast\settings.manifest odepřen. [C:\Program Files\Common Files\AV\avast! Antivirus\backup.exe][2]" Also i have no file called settings.manifest in this location.

I would like to know if someone found those issues too. Thank you.

Hi,

ad 2) we are working on the popup right now, it should be fixed in next version
ad 3) what is your PC specification please? are other animations in UI also slow for you?
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: Morro41 on May 05, 2017, 12:20:40 PM
In the attachment it show the latest version. After the update and restarting my desktop I performed a smart scan. ( to see if the details could now be viewed. ) But after the update their was no log of a smart scan in the notification tab? So I tried it a second time, but I got the same result ... no log of a smart scan in the notification tab?

Also the older smart scan logs still restart the smart scan as before. Although that might be because they where done before the update, and as such are not influenced by the update. But still ... no new smart scan log after two smart scans?  ??? ( After the update, and restarting my desktop. )

This is still happening no matter how often I do a smart scan.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: bruce_b on May 05, 2017, 01:27:39 PM
I'm unable to upgrade to this version (Free) from 17.3 without an internet connection on Windows XP SP3. This PC is not connected to the internet ever, but can see some USB flash drive traffic so I need to have A/V installed on it which I manually update.

Try downloading the Full Offline Installer for the Avast Free 17.4.2294 from the links in post #1
It should install fine. This is one reason I do not like Stub Installers and always take the full offline version when I can.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: albiss777 on May 05, 2017, 02:35:47 PM
Just to mention that I hate that now, when doing a scan via context menu (right-click explorer), scan now runs in main window instead of that nice little window.

Before the update, doing a context menu scan was very quick and snappy, now it is slow because it takes more time for the main window to load and appear.

I do quite a lot of manual scanning and the new big fat slow window makes me think of using something else.

Would be nice if there was an option to use the 'old' little window instead of the main one.

Why change something that was perfect?
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: Morro41 on May 05, 2017, 02:48:57 PM
Just to mention that I hate that now, when doing a scan via context menu (right-click explorer), scan now runs in main window instead of that nice little window.

Before the update, doing a context menu scan was very quick and snappy, now it is slow because it takes more time for the main window to load and appear.

I do quite a lot of manual scanning and the new big fat slow window makes me think of using something else.

Would be nice if there was an option to use the 'old' little window instead of the main one.

Why change something that was perfect?

Just noticed that myself. I have no idea why they did that. Like you I prefer the previous context menu scan window, small and fast.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: ben.lge on May 05, 2017, 04:01:25 PM
In addition to Overwatch Problem (where the only way is to disable Agent during playing), i get #007 error on gmail, which disapear too with disabling agents.
Repair Avast doesn't change anything.

This version doesn't seem stable at all, is there a solution to get back to the previous, or an alternative solution?

Thanks,
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: cruiser25 on May 05, 2017, 09:58:54 PM
Hi
After the update to the new version I have got one problem when starting up my laptop I get a warning that all shields are not up. When I check it is I think it´s called in english behavirol control is not on. I turn it on and click OK and everything looks fine. But the same thing happens the next day when I start it up again. Anyone else that have the same problem and any suggestions for a solution to fix this will be appreciated. Everything else seems working fine. I have Windows 7 home premium SP1 on a sony vaio. Avast antivitus pro
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: TheOwner on May 05, 2017, 11:19:32 PM
Thanks for update. I did clean install.  Here are some bugs i found:
1. Scanning files inside virus chest still not working.
2. When scanning by Smart scan or other virus tests, progress popup percentage does not match with percentage in main window. Also if i close popup, it reopen again sometimes.
3. When opening Notifications, it opens like game with 10 FPS. I think whole gui is slow but most noticeable is in notifications.
4. Selfdef.log contain this (Czech langugage) "Přístup pro zápis do souboru \Device\HarddiskVolume3\ProgramData\AVAST Software\Avast\settings.manifest odepřen. [C:\Program Files\Common Files\AV\avast! Antivirus\backup.exe][2]" Also i have no file called settings.manifest in this location.

I would like to know if someone found those issues too. Thank you.

Hi,

ad 2) we are working on the popup right now, it should be fixed in next version
ad 3) what is your PC specification please? are other animations in UI also slow for you?

Hello,
yes all animations are very slow. GUI is definitely not smooth. (Only GUI is slow, PC is super fast with Avast installed). I always do clean install if  i install new version. My spec: Asus Maximus VII Ranger,  Intel Core i5 4690k, Nvidia GTX 770 (Driver 382.05), 8 GB RAM, Win 7 64bit. I never had other security software installed on my PC.

Update: Today i did clean install on other PC. Version 17.3 GUI was much more smooth. After install version 17.4 all 4 issues i writted above are the same. I hope you fix this.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: NSchwender on May 06, 2017, 10:05:20 AM
Hello!
After updating, on this version, does VirtualBox work at all ?

No, with this new version while avast is running VirtualBox does not start. Only disabling Avas helps. (OS: Windows 10 pro 64 bits)
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: a-user on May 06, 2017, 10:25:42 AM
I can confirm (w7):

VirtuaBox does not start (properly) with v17.4.

VBoxSVC.exe gets one core to 100%. The only way to get VirtualBox to finish starting (properly) and VBoxSVC.exe to stop demanding one cpu core for itself ongoing is to disable file system shield. Then the VirtualBox GUI appears and VBoxSVC.exe drops to 0% cpu load.

Once the VirtualBox GUI is there, the file system shield (FSS) can be switched on again. Starting a VM is possible with FSS enabled.

But when closing the VM (with saving the state) FSS has to be disabled again otherwise VBoxSVC.exe will run wild again.

That's still true with vps 170506-0 that just came out.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: Tobur on May 06, 2017, 11:17:25 AM
Windows XP SP3 -  I still have 'UI failed to load' problem but with 17.4.2291 I was at least able to scan individual files and folders from the right-click menu. This is now no longer possible with 17.4.2294 - when I try it Avast attempts (and fails) to open the UI. Before 17.4.2291 everything  was working smoothly but since then each program update has created more and more problems.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: Giraffe on May 06, 2017, 11:45:08 AM
In general I prefer to read comments for a few days before updating. Having looked at them so far, I seen no reason to have this version.
However, Avast now has an exclamation mark and tells me that I'm vulnerable because I haven't updated. This is getting a bit like Windows 10, so how much longer before we have no choice!
If there's going to be a warning I want it for a real problem, not just because I'm avoiding a flakey update of no real value.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: DavidR on May 06, 2017, 12:08:42 PM
In general I prefer to read comments for a few days before updating. Having looked at them so far, I seen no reason to have this version.
However, Avast now has an exclamation mark and tells me that I'm vulnerable because I haven't updated. This is getting a bit like Windows 10, so how much longer before we have no choice!
If there's going to be a warning I want it for a real problem, not just because I'm avoiding a flakey update of no real value.

Then switch that option off - avastUI > Settings > General > scroll down to 'Status Monitoring' and uncheck the Program version option.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: a-user on May 06, 2017, 09:54:42 PM
DavidR, thanks for the reminder. I always check all options of the status monitoring, but never thought of going there when I wanted to stay on an older version and get rid of that annoying exclamation mark.

For now, I'm back on v12.1, at least until the current file system shield problem is fixed. This time I chose v12.1 over 12.3 because if I decide to stay there longer I can disable my (hourly) script that reverses the Windows Defender disabling "feature" that came with v12.2.

(Not that I would let Windows Defender ever work in the background but I also don't like it if other software wants to tell me which software I can run and which I can't, especially if it just decides to come up with such a feature after years without it - without it being any problem.)

It's unbelievable how I got used to the slow starting and the big size of the GUI that came with v17. With v12 it's fast and has an acceptable size.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: Smartik on May 06, 2017, 10:29:17 PM
Thanks for update. I did clean install.  Here are some bugs i found:
1. Scanning files inside virus chest still not working.
2. When scanning by Smart scan or other virus tests, progress popup percentage does not match with percentage in main window. Also if i close popup, it reopen again sometimes.
3. When opening Notifications, it opens like game with 10 FPS. I think whole gui is slow but most noticeable is in notifications.
4. Selfdef.log contain this (Czech langugage) "Přístup pro zápis do souboru \Device\HarddiskVolume3\ProgramData\AVAST Software\Avast\settings.manifest odepřen. [C:\Program Files\Common Files\AV\avast! Antivirus\backup.exe][2]" Also i have no file called settings.manifest in this location.

I would like to know if someone found those issues too. Thank you.

Hi,

ad 2) we are working on the popup right now, it should be fixed in next version
ad 3) what is your PC specification please? are other animations in UI also slow for you?

Hello,
yes all animations are very slow. GUI is definitely not smooth. (Only GUI is slow, PC is super fast with Avast installed). I always do clean install if  i install new version. My spec: Asus Maximus VII Ranger,  Intel Core i5 4690k, Nvidia GTX 770 (Driver 382.05), 8 GB RAM, Win 7 64bit. I never had other security software installed on my PC.

Update: Today i did clean install on other PC. Version 17.3 GUI was much more smooth. After install version 17.4 all 4 issues i writted above are the same. I hope you fix this.
I can confirm slow GUI (both Avast as well as Discord). I have i7-4770k with 16gb ram and GTX 1070. It only started after the latest Avast update.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: DavidR on May 06, 2017, 11:24:36 PM
DavidR, thanks for the reminder. I always check all options of the status monitoring, but never thought of going there when I wanted to stay on an older version and get rid of that annoying exclamation mark.

For now, I'm back on v12.1, at least until the current file system shield problem is fixed. This time I chose v12.1 over 12.3 because if I decide to stay there longer I can disable my (hourly) script that reverses the Windows Defender disabling "feature" that came with v12.2.
<snip>
It's unbelievable how I got used to the slow starting and the big size of the GUI that came with v17. With v12 it's fast and has an acceptable size.

1.  You're welcome, when faced with what you would consider a pain in the backside, it is often hard to be rational and look for a feature in the UI that would restrict it.

2.  I'm only on 17.4.2294 on this XP Pro system (my other two win7 and win10 systems I have on 12.3.2280 as I'm not in love with 17.x.x and I still feel it is work in progress and I'm not ready to commit to it yet.

3.  I absolutely hate the 17.x.x UI size when there is so much empty space, but I simply can't understand the intransigence to allow the user to resize this to suit their own requirements. Allied to this I totally dislike the fact that when opened it is centre screen in your face, move it to a position, close it, open it and it is back in your face again.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: Smartik on May 07, 2017, 12:02:13 AM
DavidR, thanks for the reminder. I always check all options of the status monitoring, but never thought of going there when I wanted to stay on an older version and get rid of that annoying exclamation mark.

For now, I'm back on v12.1, at least until the current file system shield problem is fixed. This time I chose v12.1 over 12.3 because if I decide to stay there longer I can disable my (hourly) script that reverses the Windows Defender disabling "feature" that came with v12.2.
<snip>
It's unbelievable how I got used to the slow starting and the big size of the GUI that came with v17. With v12 it's fast and has an acceptable size.

1.  You're welcome, when faced with what you would consider a pain in the backside, it is often hard to be rational and look for a feature in the UI that would restrict it.

2.  I'm only on 17.4.2294 on this XP Pro system (my other two win7 and win10 systems I have on 12.3.2280 as I'm not in love with 17.x.x and I still feel it is work in progress and I'm not ready to commit to it yet.

3.  I absolutely hate the 17.x.x UI size when there is so much empty space, but I simply can't understand the intransigence to allow the user to resize this to suit their own requirements. Allied to this I totally dislike the fact that when opened it is centre screen in your face, move it to a position, close it, open it and it is back in your face again.
There are multiple things I very much dislike about the GUI. It feels like they are dumbing it down to a point where you lose control and visibility. Example: "We have identified 1 issue -> Fix All button". Um, what issues did you identify? What is your suggested fix? How about letting me know so I can decide for myself if I want the fix or not? I very much dislike when programs attempt to think for me as I have seen my fair share of them fail miserably.

Anyways considering how many things broke with this update (as shown by all the threads popping up related to the file system shield), is there a plan for a rollback?

On another note, does anyone have an older installer that won't update itself during setup? Avast is not usable for me in the state it is in right now. Don't want to have an antivirus with a file system shield disabled just to keep my pc operational. Thanks
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: avast-user-01 on May 07, 2017, 02:50:43 AM
I don't know for sure what Avast direction is. I've been using them since almost the beginning, gosh, i can't remember ! I've installed avast on every single computer i get access to, including those of my family and workplace.

How did they managed to screw up so badly? And prior to this version, idk if they have other updates that has it's own topic that received as much flak as this thread, so i'm gonna take it as it is, that this is the WORST version they've ever released.

I like the idea of going back version, i'm gonna search how it can be done, as pointed above the version doesn't bring any advantages to anything, and the only real advantage here is the definition update. Let's be real here, what's the point of updating the F*ng core if it doesn't help? I've never see a need for windows to update the defender's core, only updates the definition of it. Even if they did, i don't see bloody GUI changes and critically breaking changes that screws up the file system !

Avast, i'm giving you 3 days, if you don't do a rollback or find a fix and then STOP all future updates without first testing it on your own system that simulates the millions of users you're affecting, i'm gonna uninstall your crap (which is a pain but necessary) from every single system i've installed it in, and i'm gonna leave a neg review everywhere i see someone recommend avast.

3 days. You hear me?

Oh and, f*ng please fix your G damn forum that requires a f*ng captcha (that i can't even read even though i can solve 99.99% of the captcha out there except this one which i need to fire the audio version) every single post and edits.

(https://d2ppvlu71ri8gs.cloudfront.net/items/3k2r2M2L1c2r2a0E3m1G/Image%202017-05-07%20at%208.47.33%20AM.png?v=60eef2a6)

You're just being lazy, or at least hire a mod that deals with spam, you had money don't you?
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: avast-user-01 on May 07, 2017, 03:19:30 AM
As crazy as it sounds i think i found the fix to this file system issue.

I tick this 2 things, restarted my PC (i need to hard restart since it failed to boot if i restart, idk if you will have this issue)

(https://d2ppvlu71ri8gs.cloudfront.net/items/1U2u2x2a3U2C3q3D2v33/%5B4d3d290e75324c21cb178152f9c7f230%5D_Image%25202017-05-07%2520at%25209.15.28%2520AM.png?v=4398a8f0)

And that's it. Programs now launch without issues.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: 808eric on May 07, 2017, 11:19:03 AM
Dude, that worked, thanks a lot !
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: Tadej on May 07, 2017, 11:35:58 AM
As crazy as it sounds i think i found the fix to this file system issue.

I tick this 2 things, restarted my PC (i need to hard restart since it failed to boot if i restart, idk if you will have this issue)

(https://d2ppvlu71ri8gs.cloudfront.net/items/1U2u2x2a3U2C3q3D2v33/%5B4d3d290e75324c21cb178152f9c7f230%5D_Image%25202017-05-07%2520at%25209.15.28%2520AM.png?v=4398a8f0)

And that's it. Programs now launch without issues.

didnt helped, i don't have nested thing...using latest version, still not loading UI :(
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: Smartik on May 07, 2017, 12:08:15 PM
I don't know for sure what Avast direction is. I've been using them since almost the beginning, gosh, i can't remember ! I've installed avast on every single computer i get access to, including those of my family and workplace.

How did they managed to screw up so badly? And prior to this version, idk if they have other updates that has it's own topic that received as much flak as this thread, so i'm gonna take it as it is, that this is the WORST version they've ever released.

I like the idea of going back version, i'm gonna search how it can be done, as pointed above the version doesn't bring any advantages to anything, and the only real advantage here is the definition update. Let's be real here, what's the point of updating the F*ng core if it doesn't help? I've never see a need for windows to update the defender's core, only updates the definition of it. Even if they did, i don't see bloody GUI changes and critically breaking changes that screws up the file system !

Avast, i'm giving you 3 days, if you don't do a rollback or find a fix and then STOP all future updates without first testing it on your own system that simulates the millions of users you're affecting, i'm gonna uninstall your crap (which is a pain but necessary) from every single system i've installed it in, and i'm gonna leave a neg review everywhere i see someone recommend avast.

3 days. You hear me?

Oh and, f*ng please fix your G damn forum that requires a f*ng captcha (that i can't even read even though i can solve 99.99% of the captcha out there except this one which i need to fire the audio version) every single post and edits.

(https://d2ppvlu71ri8gs.cloudfront.net/items/3k2r2M2L1c2r2a0E3m1G/Image%202017-05-07%20at%208.47.33%20AM.png?v=60eef2a6)

You're just being lazy, or at least hire a mod that deals with spam, you had money don't you?
I agree with the fact that I've also used Avast for the past 10 years or more, but this version is the worst by far, slowing down so many programs it is not worth having. I already mentioned the captcha in another thread as what they have is not something even humans can read. They did say they don't have the problem on their system, but there are too few testers and too many other factors that could influence the behavior (the few people have no way of testing all possible hardware and software variations). What I don't agree with is the lack of damage control. If I see my update screwed up so many things for other people, I will roll it back and do further testing, maybe collect logs and additional information from the affected people. I am sure they wouldn't mind providing the info if only they didn't have to deal with this mess in the meantime.

As crazy as it sounds i think i found the fix to this file system issue.

I tick this 2 things, restarted my PC (i need to hard restart since it failed to boot if i restart, idk if you will have this issue)

(https://d2ppvlu71ri8gs.cloudfront.net/items/1U2u2x2a3U2C3q3D2v33/%5B4d3d290e75324c21cb178152f9c7f230%5D_Image%25202017-05-07%2520at%25209.15.28%2520AM.png?v=4398a8f0)

And that's it. Programs now launch without issues.
Not sure why it helps some people, but for more of us this is ticked by default.

DavidR, thanks for the reminder. I always check all options of the status monitoring, but never thought of going there when I wanted to stay on an older version and get rid of that annoying exclamation mark.

For now, I'm back on v12.1, at least until the current file system shield problem is fixed. This time I chose v12.1 over 12.3 because if I decide to stay there longer I can disable my (hourly) script that reverses the Windows Defender disabling "feature" that came with v12.2.
<snip>
It's unbelievable how I got used to the slow starting and the big size of the GUI that came with v17. With v12 it's fast and has an acceptable size.

1.  You're welcome, when faced with what you would consider a pain in the backside, it is often hard to be rational and look for a feature in the UI that would restrict it.

2.  I'm only on 17.4.2294 on this XP Pro system (my other two win7 and win10 systems I have on 12.3.2280 as I'm not in love with 17.x.x and I still feel it is work in progress and I'm not ready to commit to it yet.

3.  I absolutely hate the 17.x.x UI size when there is so much empty space, but I simply can't understand the intransigence to allow the user to resize this to suit their own requirements. Allied to this I totally dislike the fact that when opened it is centre screen in your face, move it to a position, close it, open it and it is back in your face again.
Do you have the v12 installer?
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: Tadej on May 07, 2017, 12:29:08 PM
http://filehippo.com/download_avast_antivirus/comments/

After version 17.3.2291 i found avast bugged, it creates various slowdowns with other applications and malfunctions of the same.
Returning to the previous version all returns to normality
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: Smartik on May 07, 2017, 01:06:18 PM
http://filehippo.com/download_avast_antivirus/comments/

After version 17.3.2291 i found avast bugged, it creates various slowdowns with other applications and malfunctions of the same.
Returning to the previous version all returns to normality
Thanks so much. Is 17.3.2291 the last stable version? Or should I go down to 17.2.2288?
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: avast-user-01 on May 07, 2017, 01:31:15 PM
didnt helped, i don't have nested thing...using latest version, still not loading UI :(
I agree with the fact that I've also used Avast for the past 10 years or more, but this version is the worst by far, slowing down so many programs it is not worth having. I already mentioned the captcha in another thread as what they have is not something even humans can read. They did say they don't have the problem on their system, but there are too few testers and too many other factors that could influence the behavior (the few people have no way of testing all possible hardware and software variations). What I don't agree with is the lack of damage control. If I see my update screwed up so many things for other people, I will roll it back and do further testing, maybe collect logs and additional information from the affected people. I am sure they wouldn't mind providing the info if only they didn't have to deal with this mess in the meantime.

Not sure why it helps some people, but for more of us this is ticked by default.

DavidR, thanks for the reminder. I always check all options of the status monitoring, but never thought of going there when I wanted to stay on an older version and get rid of that annoying exclamation mark.

For now, I'm back on v12.1, at least until the current file system shield problem is fixed. This time I chose v12.1 over 12.3 because if I decide to stay there longer I can disable my (hourly) script that reverses the Windows Defender disabling "feature" that came with v12.2.
<snip>
It's unbelievable how I got used to the slow starting and the big size of the GUI that came with v17. With v12 it's fast and has an acceptable size.

1.  You're welcome, when faced with what you would consider a pain in the backside, it is often hard to be rational and look for a feature in the UI that would restrict it.

2.  I'm only on 17.4.2294 on this XP Pro system (my other two win7 and win10 systems I have on 12.3.2280 as I'm not in love with 17.x.x and I still feel it is work in progress and I'm not ready to commit to it yet.

3.  I absolutely hate the 17.x.x UI size when there is so much empty space, but I simply can't understand the intransigence to allow the user to resize this to suit their own requirements. Allied to this I totally dislike the fact that when opened it is centre screen in your face, move it to a position, close it, open it and it is back in your face again.
Do you have the v12 installer?

I'm not sure what are your issues exactly, from your post it seems both of you had issues with the GUI. I don't really have a GUI issue, maybe because i don't really use the GUI that much so my fix was just regarding the filesystem.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: czjohns on May 07, 2017, 02:42:56 PM
Uninstalled Avast after this update, glad I didn't purchase license as I originally intended for this year.
This update caused huge performance issues on my computer (delays in other software, video freezing issues) - and since every update lately has caused more harm than good, I'm not planning to return. What's the point of beta when final version is one big mess?
I've been loyal to avast for past 8! years, but enough is enough.
(And yes, I know I can repair or downgrade, but I'm not going to. It's easier to uninstall and use different product that works than fixing software that's intended to run quietly in background and do it's job).
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: Smartik on May 07, 2017, 03:27:39 PM
Uninstalled Avast after this update, glad I didn't purchase license as I originally intended for this year.
This update caused huge performance issues on my computer (delays in other software, video freezing issues) - and since every update lately has caused more harm than good, I'm not planning to return. What's the point of beta when final version is one big mess?
I've been loyal to avast for past 8! years, but enough is enough.
(And yes, I know I can repair or downgrade, but I'm not going to. It's easier to uninstall and use different product that works than fixing software that's intended to run quietly in background and do it's job).
Had it for longer than you and always did recommend it as the most sensible due to all the transparency (now taken away) and configurability. The last thing you want from an antivirus is for it to slow down your system to a crawl. They need to realize that the vast majority of users won't report the issue on a forum, but will be pissed nonetheless. I think there are enough people posting the same issues here for them to acknowledge the problem and roll back. The main problem here is they refuse to even acknowledge it, meaning there will not be a fix. If this keeps up then I am not staying either. Enough alternatives out there that can do the job.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: avast-user-01 on May 07, 2017, 04:17:47 PM
Suprise/no suprise, searching for the word alternative, this one came up https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:QDtvNu48-fYJ:https://www.reddit.com/r/techsupport/comments/2xhdtu/after_10_years_avast_and_i_are_pretty_much/+&cd=3&hl=en&ct=clnk

2 years ago. And yes, i've held up to their endless nagging for quite a long time now, i forgot what i did, somehow managed to disable the upsell nag or that they cut it down, although i'm not seeing it anymore, i do realize it gets bloated overtime.

1. Stop trying to upsell a free thing to a paid thing to me. If you wanna nag, once a month is fine, not every single day for every single 6 hours !
2. Stop trying to shove in things i don't need, i dont need secure browser, VPN, mail shield, and 101 of these bloatware !

(https://d2ppvlu71ri8gs.cloudfront.net/items/2c2k1w212K0h1F1y0t2U/Image%202017-05-07%20at%2010.11.56%20PM.png?v=bf2aaf49)

3. Stop trying to impress the new generation by changing your UI every day.

I can go on, but it's pointless. Not even 1 rep came up to this thread or other tread to solve any issues.

If you're looking for alternative, that reddit thread is pretty good.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: bruce_b on May 07, 2017, 04:26:15 PM
I have my Avast Free set up the same way as the poster above me. No real need for those other functions.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: bob3160 on May 07, 2017, 04:49:24 PM
(http://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1494168532838-41270.png)
This was my answer to one of the folks who attended a presentation and wanted further information
about the various Components offered by Avast.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: Smartik on May 07, 2017, 05:28:51 PM
I have my Avast Free set up the same way as the poster above me. No real need for those other functions.
I use those 3 shields, software updater just for info if new flash/java etc. come out and the browser extension since it puts a mark next to google results to tell you if a link is safe before you click it. Other than that, I also untick everything else.
(http://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1494168532838-41270.png)
This was my answer to one of the folks who attended a presentation and wanted further information
about the various Components offered by Avast.
Would be nice if someone actually addressed the issue we have. This is quite unrelated to the main issue of a major performance hit for many of us due to the latest update.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: czjohns on May 07, 2017, 05:46:46 PM
(http://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1494168532838-41270.png)
This was my answer to one of the folks who attended a presentation and wanted further information
about the various Components offered by Avast.
Mail Shield - useless if you dont use mail software
Browser Protection - this one annoys me, might be good for some
Software Updater - this one is OK, but supports almost nothing (also, ninite.com is good for checking new versions)
Browser Cleanup - mostly useless (havent seen any toolbar in years tbh)
Home Network, Passwords - useless in most cases, there are better solutions for both

And all of this is useless if your PC runs like crap because of Avast.

I used to be proud of avast being Czech company as I'm from Czech myself, but since last few versions, everything was going downhill. Why buy AVG when they can't even make their main AV working.

I made clean install of windows few days back to one of my family member, incl. avast installation. Can't wait to hear from him that PC is now running like a crap.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: bob3160 on May 07, 2017, 05:53:29 PM
Please don't compare apples with oranges. The image was posted to answer a question about the various components.
It has nothing to do with addressing the problem you are having.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: czjohns on May 07, 2017, 05:59:26 PM
Please don't compare apples with oranges. The image was posted to answer a question about the various components.
It has nothing to do with addressing the problem you are having.
Sorry, but I haven't seen any question about those components. Only people saying they are not needed.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: Smartik on May 07, 2017, 06:00:45 PM
Please don't compare apples with oranges. The image was posted to answer a question about the various components.
It has nothing to do with addressing the problem you are having.
Don't really see a question there. The first mention of components was calling them bloatware, not asking what they are for. Either way, they are optional so I am fine just un-ticking them during setup.

For everybody who wants to go back to the working 17.3.2291, you can get it here
http://www.filesetups.com/windows/anti-malware/avast-free-antivirus-17.3.2291

Took a while to find since most sources link back to the avast site that only hosts the latest.

I did my own paranoia check by downloading the latest version and comparing the hash to the one from Avast. It checked out. I also checked and both the latest as well as 17.3.2291 are digitally signed by Avast. I just installed it and everything seems to work fine as before. Make sure you only update the virus definitions (the ones in the offline setup are from March). Do NOT update the program itself or you will get the issue back.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: seebach on May 07, 2017, 08:08:40 PM
For anyone that happens to be a gamer and are experiencing your games not loading up properly or just freezing and lagging, it turns out that one redditor found out it was the File System Shield that was a major Culprit.

From the Overwatch Reddit on people trying to figure out why they can't play it.
https://www.reddit.com/r/Overwatch/comments/69nw9y/fix_overwatch_taking_ages_to_start_up_freezes_lag/

I just upped my sub for another year, but I think I may uninstall and find a new antivirus.  This has been the 2nd time that Avast has messed up something on or about my computer, the first being that after an update, it changed my main drive that I run windows from to another and rendered my pc useless until I got troubleshoot help from the person who built it for me.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: fishswimthesea on May 08, 2017, 03:02:16 AM

- fixed several crashes in Web Shield (including corruption of large downloaded files)


Does this mean any large files I downloaded since the last update are ruined? How large is large?
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: praesesza on May 08, 2017, 08:42:27 AM
I'm unable to upgrade to this version (Free) from 17.3 without an internet connection on Windows XP SP3. This PC is not connected to the internet ever, but can see some USB flash drive traffic so I need to have A/V installed on it which I manually update.

Try downloading the Full Offline Installer for the Avast Free 17.4.2294 from the links in post #1
It should install fine. This is one reason I do not like Stub Installers and always take the full offline version when I can.

I did use the offline installer. Will try to remove Avast and do a clean install and see if that works.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: Sugram22 on May 08, 2017, 08:53:29 AM
For anyone that happens to be a gamer and are experiencing your games not loading up properly or just freezing and lagging, it turns out that one redditor found out it was the File System Shield that was a major Culprit.

From the Overwatch Reddit on people trying to figure out why they can't play it.
https://www.reddit.com/r/Overwatch/comments/69nw9y/fix_overwatch_taking_ages_to_start_up_freezes_lag/

I just upped my sub for another year, but I think I may uninstall and find a new antivirus.  This has been the 2nd time that Avast has messed up something on or about my computer, the first being that after an update, it changed my main drive that I run windows from to another and rendered my pc useless until I got troubleshoot help from the person who built it for me.

if so then this maybe gives u idea what to... http://www.tomsguide.com/us/best-antivirus,review-2588-5.html it talks about 7 most known antiviruses Wdefender included its ppls ratings site with info, Avast team has messed up before, but dam this time they really have messed up & broken Avast, more i read happier i am that i decided to read before updating & luckily my avast doesn't say i am not protected update like few ppl have mentioned, in my PC the notifications have always been bugged sins 2015 or 2016 ver no more nodifications when update is available, but its kind of good i would have disabled this notification anyway :D, no idea is 17.3 stable enough (i have this ver, but it works as protection) cause i haven't scanned for months (some say there is issue with scanning) if PC feels like usual & u haven't noticed anything weird there is no need to scan (but maybe it is harassing my sys bit some programs have become bit slower over few years. but i have seen worse, or its cause of the programs own updates can't really say) before this update i always updated without reading comments here, i won't update & i won't uninstall it yet, i w8 for future & see what future brings, if next update is a mess to maybe i switch antivirus as well, GL with new antivirus

BDW who use sub ver should sue the team to teach them a lesson cause they do some pointless crap to like always changing there UI, & i bet that's part of the issue why they mess up to much pointless crap have been put in to Avast

i quote to wrong person before, u know some sites have the option above & some below a post & it times it makes me do mistake like this :D
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: Madmotoqueiro on May 08, 2017, 01:06:17 PM
Well, folks, I asked for help and suport, and I was told to WAIT for instructions about the update of the program.
So I did, and today the instructions were: now you can update. And I did.
The exactly same problems I had after occurred again. Or worst.
Nothing changed, this update is a serial killer of PCs, be carefull, DO NOT UPDATE, you will pay a heavy price.
I hope I'm helping you all, guys.
Good day.
Still waiting... for help.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: Tadej on May 08, 2017, 01:16:14 PM
as posted before, just use this version

http://www.filesetups.com/windows/anti-malware/avast-free-antivirus-17.3.2291

update virus definitions, leave program - do not update it :)

AVAST: FIX IT?!
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: bruce_b on May 08, 2017, 03:33:07 PM
Still has the issue of the "Behavior Shield" turning itself OFF at times in Windows XP PRO SP3 systems .. does not happen on my Windows 10 Home 64 Bit system
Title: cx
Post by: FrFc1908 on May 08, 2017, 05:21:31 PM
Today I have decided to install Avast free av after many years and paired it up with comodo firewall 10 , because I was getting tired of the speedbump wich qihoo 360 put on my system. I am really impressed with the performance! almost no impact on my system , which is a good thing! ;) the only negative I can find at the moment is that the gui needs 20 plus seconds to fully load / open up. anyone else facing this problem , or is it just me? thanks!
Title: Re: cx
Post by: Morro41 on May 08, 2017, 06:37:49 PM
the only negative I can find at the moment is that the gui needs 20 plus seconds to fully load / open up. anyone else facing this problem , or is it just me? thanks!

No you are not the only who thinks that.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: Alastair4 on May 08, 2017, 10:14:10 PM
Since updating to this version, every time I boot up the web shields are tujrned off (alert).
Switching them on and all OK, but next reboot they are turned off again?
Any ideas please? AJ.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: bob3160 on May 08, 2017, 11:34:45 PM
Since updating to this version, every time I boot up the web shields are tujrned off (alert).
Switching them on and all OK, but next reboot they are turned off again?
Any ideas please? AJ.
Repair Avast:
Control Panel> Program and Features (Add/remove program)>Select Avast> Select Repair. Reboot when completed
https://www.avast.com/faq.php?article=AVKB204
If Repair doesn't fix the problem, try the following:
Clean Install of Avast:
https://goo.gl/4Ptzkf
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: KNRover on May 09, 2017, 02:13:47 AM
The new version of Avast has a MAJOR problem, the likes of which I've never encountered in 33 years of computing. I started getting "Permanent Error" bounce messages on any AOL email address put in the Bcc: box. My first thought was that it was AOL's fault, because they recently updated their software. But people in our development whose domain is aol.com were having not problems. Then I thought it was my email client, Windows Live Mail. So I tried sending emails to some AOL customers using Thunderbird, still putting the addresses in the Bcc: box. THEY ALSO BOUNCED. Tried sending emails to AOL customers using Comcast web mail, still putting the addresses in the Bcc: box. THEY DID NOT BOUNCE. It was only then I turned my attention to Avast. I had the option "scan outgoing emails" checked. I unchecked it, then tried again sending emails to AOL customers using the Bcc: box. THEY DID NOT BOUNCE!!!!! The odd thing about this is that if I put the addresses in the "To:" box, they go thru. In the Bcc: box, no.

Weirdest thing I've ever seen, but I've done enough experiments to know that Avast is causing the problem. How is a mystery, but it does exist. Is the Avast crew aware of this?
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: bob3160 on May 09, 2017, 04:10:38 PM
@ KNRover,
I suggest you start your own topic. It will probably get lost by posting it here in this massive thread.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: Sugram22 on May 10, 2017, 01:01:24 PM
WTF game crashes i half to do restart & after restart avast opens & what ic no more txt update available & when i go under settings ic new ver  Avast 17.4.2294, that's not funny!!!
so basically it updated silently without my permission (unless win update updated it), but whats strange is that it happened same time with win update & one of the update was windows malicious software removal tool, don't tell me that windows malicious software removal tool update & avast are connected somehow, or does win count avast as windows malicious software removal tool cause its active

if this ver starts to screw with me like with other users i will uninstall it & half to find a new antivirus, i am not gonna even try to fix some1 else screw-up
if win update had update to avast that is different a bit then i may not get issues, currently i don't have, at lest not like some had, no alerts about all shields off ur not protected, time will tell about the other issues ppl talk about

but if it wasn't win update that updated avast i half to heavily criticize avast team for forcing a broken ver on users, i prefer if it was win updated cause then there is a chance my new ver of avast isn't so bugged
Title: Re: cx
Post by: mchain on May 11, 2017, 07:43:32 AM
the only negative I can find at the moment is that the gui needs 20 plus seconds to fully load / open up. anyone else facing this problem , or is it just me? thanks!

No you are not the only who thinks that.
After Microsoft Tuesday Cumulative Update (Quality) installed, avast GUI on the desktop in less than three seconds.  No other changes made to the system.
Title: Re: cx
Post by: Morro41 on May 11, 2017, 12:34:06 PM
the only negative I can find at the moment is that the gui needs 20 plus seconds to fully load / open up. anyone else facing this problem , or is it just me? thanks!

No you are not the only who thinks that.
After Microsoft Tuesday Cumulative Update (Quality) installed, avast GUI on the desktop in less than three seconds.  No other changes made to the system.

It does appear to load a lot faster, I just did not realize it was because of that Microsoft update, thank you for pointing that out. :)

Now I hope Avast will return the smaller context menu scan window, I just do not like how they changed it to the current big window.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: Alastair4 on May 11, 2017, 04:47:38 PM
Since updating to this version, every time I boot up the web shields are tujrned off (alert).
Switching them on and all OK, but next reboot they are turned off again?
Any ideas please? AJ.
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
I have tried both of those fixes and neither worked.
A total clean install of Avast Pro but "I am still vulnerable - some web shilels turned off"???
This after about 2 hours and many reboots!
So frustrating, is there any way I can go back to the previous version before the update?
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: Alastair4 on May 11, 2017, 04:51:06 PM
Since updating to this version, every time I boot up the web shields are tujrned off (alert).
Switching them on and all OK, but next reboot they are turned off again?
Any ideas please? AJ.
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
I have tried both of those fixes and neither worked.
A total clean install of Avast Pro but "I am still vulnerable - some web shilels turned off"???
This after about 2 hours and many reboots!
So frustrating, is there any way I can go back to the previous version before the update?

I am running Windows 7 at the moment.
Since the update my shutdown takes about 4 minutes after logging out.
When I removed Avast Pro it took about 20 seconds???
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: bob3160 on May 11, 2017, 04:52:15 PM
Since updating to this version, every time I boot up the web shields are tujrned off (alert).
Switching them on and all OK, but next reboot they are turned off again?
Any ideas please? AJ.
Repair Avast:
Control Panel> Program and Features (Add/remove program)>Select Avast> Select Repair. Reboot when completed
https://www.avast.com/faq.php?article=AVKB204 (https://www.avast.com/faq.php?article=AVKB204)
If Repair doesn't fix the problem, try the following:
Clean Install of Avast:
https://goo.gl/4Ptzkf (https://goo.gl/4Ptzkf)
I have tried both of those fixes and neither worked.
A total clean install of Avast Pro but "I am still vulnerable - some web shilels turned off" ???
This after about 2 hours and many reboots!
So frustrating, is there any way I can go back to the previous version before the update?
This would be the next step:
Support: Submitting a support file using the Avast Support Tool   https://www.avast.com/faq.php?article=AVKB33#artTitle
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: SHOBINJ on May 11, 2017, 06:50:50 PM
For all those, who are planning to upgrade/update, please refer:

https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=201782 (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=201782)
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: davexnet on May 12, 2017, 03:25:14 AM
Since updating to this version, every time I boot up the web shields are tujrned off (alert).
Switching them on and all OK, but next reboot they are turned off again?
Any ideas please? AJ.
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
I have tried both of those fixes and neither worked.
A total clean install of Avast Pro but "I am still vulnerable - some web shilels turned off"???
This after about 2 hours and many reboots!
So frustrating, is there any way I can go back to the previous version before the update?

I am running Windows 7 at the moment.
Since the update my shutdown takes about 4 minutes after logging out.
When I removed Avast Pro it took about 20 seconds???
I would say that an antivirus is quite an invasive thing, it goes deep into the system; plenty of opportunities for things to go wrong.
The more components of the A/V you install the worse it is.

On my two XP systems I did the minimal install web and file shield only and the A/V has been mostly unobtrusive, I'm hardly aware it's there.

 A/V vendors (not just avast) have made some terrible decisions in the past - avast NG.  What was all that about?  What a waste of time and effort.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: Jeremy123 on May 12, 2017, 10:09:15 AM
Premier will not install on Windows 10, my system screwed up on the creator update, I had to roll back to before the update. now Avast stopped working. I had to manually uninstall it as nothing would work to uninstall. now I can't get it to reinstall. I just keeps just showing a black window with a slider bar going back and forth has been like that for over 10 hrs now. What's the deal. I have tried everything short of wiping and reinstalling Windows, something I don't want to do. Any suggestions on how to get this to install and work. I just renewed my subscription too.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: bob3160 on May 12, 2017, 05:33:38 PM
Premier will not install on Windows 10, my system screwed up on the creator update, I had to roll back to before the update. now Avast stopped working. I had to manually uninstall it as nothing would work to uninstall. now I can't get it to reinstall. I just keeps just showing a black window with a slider bar going back and forth has been like that for over 10 hrs now. What's the deal. I have tried everything short of wiping and reinstalling Windows, something I don't want to do. Any suggestions on how to get this to install and work. I just renewed my subscription too.
Follow the instructions for a clean install.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: Jeremy123 on May 12, 2017, 09:54:17 PM
Premier will not install on Windows 10, my system screwed up on the creator update, I had to roll back to before the update. now Avast stopped working. I had to manually uninstall it as nothing would work to uninstall. now I can't get it to reinstall. I just keeps just showing a black window with a slider bar going back and forth has been like that for over 10 hrs now. What's the deal. I have tried everything short of wiping and reinstalling Windows, something I don't want to do. Any suggestions on how to get this to install and work. I just renewed my subscription too.
Follow the instructions for a clean install.

Avast Clear does the exact same thing. looks Like I am going to be re-formatting my system. Thanks Windows 10 Creator BS and Avast for breaking.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: tlee on May 13, 2017, 09:06:02 AM
Dear MartinZ,

Thank you for your efforts on regular posted the Avast offline Installer or Version History in Avast forum.
It is useful to us and save our time to avoid doing on-line installation while reinstalling.

However, I found most of users and Avast's fans ,including me, have many and many problems in using Avast programs when are released in 2017. Honestly, It is disappointed to us.

However, the Avast Evangelists in these forum, most of them seems did not accept there are problem of Avast SW ver17.  Just informed us try this and try that.  However, it is usefuless.

I want to fix the problem (caused PC slow down and near to freezing, CPU already full loading) immediately by downgraded to version 2016.  But, I have not keep older version. Since, there is my fault that I did not expect Avast SW with such serious problem.

One of the Evangelists replied me that find it by myself. And reply me stop to ask from others help for finding old version of Avast SW in the forum.  I would like to say if I can find out, I am no need to post and to ask help here. I did not very like his attribute indeed.

My suggestion is that could you please re-post  the version of  12.1.2272, 12.2.2276,  12.3.2279 of all series here ?
To me, I need Avast Pro and Avast IS offline-installer.

In your side at Avast, please study and recheck your ver 17 of Avast SW deeply. Fixed all know / feedback problems before re-launch again.

Thank you for your understanding and useful support.  Your prompt action would be highly appreciated.

I am waiting for your reply.

Remark: something said version 12.1 is better.

Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: crisman on May 13, 2017, 12:04:31 PM
Two days Ago I installed Avast Internet Security version 17.4.2294.
Now I Have problems with my outging email while receiving is ok.

I have OS Microsoft W10 and I'm usingo outlook 2010?
Could someone  suggest me an idea to solve this problem?

Thanks
Carlo
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: incog.2001 on May 13, 2017, 01:53:55 PM
Upgraded to 17.4.2294 on two different pcs. On both I get occasionally black screens when opening web pages in tabs (Firefox). After a few times closing and opening the same page it works.

Has to be fixed at the earliest.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: mchain on May 13, 2017, 08:45:26 PM
Upgraded to 17.4.2294 on two different pcs. On both I get occasionally black screens when opening web pages in tabs (Firefox). After a few times closing and opening the same page it works.

Has to be fixed at the earliest.
Your temporary black screens (especially if black on entire screen) could be related to your video driver(s) crashing and then restarting.  Not necessarily related to avast install.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: incog.2001 on May 13, 2017, 09:04:52 PM
Your temporary black screens (especially if black on entire screen) could be related to your video driver(s) crashing and then restarting.  Not necessarily related to avast install.
Nope, only the webpage in the tab is black when problem occurs. Everything else works fine.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: mchain on May 14, 2017, 01:23:57 AM
@ incog.2001,

Welcome to the forums.  Next step I'd try is rebooting two or  three times, each reboot about 12-15 minutes apart while connected to the Internet.  Second or third reboot should fix.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: nightshade on May 14, 2017, 10:52:38 AM
Every so often after the laptop has fully loaded I notice that the Avast system tray icon has an exclamation mark beside it, I check it and find that one of the shields had been disabled, I therefore enable it by taking that option.

Why is it disabling on its own as I've checked for malware and viruses etc and Avast finds nothing.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: DavidR on May 14, 2017, 11:30:44 AM
Every so often after the laptop has fully loaded I notice that the Avast system tray icon has an exclamation mark beside it, I check it and find that one of the shields had been disabled, I therefore enable it by taking that option.

Why is it disabling on its own as I've checked for malware and viruses etc and Avast finds nothing.

First you don't say what shield it is, so it is hard to comment.

I would hesitate to say it is disabling itself, more that it is failing to start, but with no information to go on, no one can say with any certainty.
Title: avast
Post by: thynes1 on May 16, 2017, 12:37:02 PM
Hi
I would be grateful if you would help me, I paid by visa for the upgrade of avast, payment to digitalriver.com but I never got any activation code to update it. I got another email asking for bank details again.

Also I emailed avast and they had no record of it?

What should i do?
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: DavidR on May 16, 2017, 12:42:45 PM
Hi
I would be grateful if you would help me, I paid by visa for the upgrade of avast, payment to digitalriver.com but I never got any activation code to update it. I got another email asking for bank details again.

Also I emailed avast and they had no record of it?

What should i do?

You need to start your own 'new topic' and we will try to help.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: thynes1 on May 16, 2017, 02:43:06 PM
Thank you :)
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: DavidR on May 16, 2017, 03:04:01 PM
Thank you :)

You're welcome.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: nightshade on May 16, 2017, 04:58:59 PM
Every so often after the laptop has fully loaded I notice that the Avast system tray icon has an exclamation mark beside it, I check it and find that one of the shields had been disabled, I therefore enable it by taking that option.

Why is it disabling on its own as I've checked for malware and viruses etc and Avast finds nothing.

First you don't say what shield it is, so it is hard to comment.

I would hesitate to say it is disabling itself, more that it is failing to start, but with no information to go on, no one can say with any certainty.

That's because it doesn't tell me which one is disabled, only option I know is to enable from the drop down from system tray icon.

I'll check the components next time it occurs.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: Alastair4 on May 17, 2017, 09:01:47 PM
Since updating to this version, every time I boot up the web shields are tujrned off (alert).
Switching them on and all OK, but next reboot they are turned off again?
Any ideas please? AJ.
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

I now know that it is only the "behaviour shield" that is turned off, all others being on.
Clearly it doesn't want to be switched on as it turns off again after a couple of minutes.
So I am now ignoring the warning, is this a problem??
If Repair doesn't fix the problem, try the following:
Clean Install of Avast:
https://goo.gl/4Ptzkf
I have tried both of those fixes and neither worked.
A total clean install of Avast Pro but "I am still vulnerable - some web shilels turned off"???
This after about 2 hours and many reboots!
So frustrating, is there any way I can go back to the previous version before the update?

I am running Windows 7 at the moment.
Since the update my shutdown takes about 4 minutes after logging out.
When I removed Avast Pro it took about 20 seconds???
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: Alastair4 on May 17, 2017, 09:05:02 PM
As I said above it is the behaviour shield causing me problems.
Also by removing the Avast add on from Outlook (I think) it shuts down now as per normal again.
Any advice pse?
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: Asyn on May 18, 2017, 05:11:30 AM
As I said above it is the behaviour shield causing me problems.
Also by removing the Avast add on from Outlook (I think) it shuts down now as per normal again.
Any advice pse?
Follow instructions: https://www.avast.com/faq.php?article=AVKB33#artTitle
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: bruce_b on May 22, 2017, 10:13:59 PM
Anyone ever notice that Avast never cleans up all it's temporary files ? Like in C:\Program Files\Alwil\Avast\Setup ... there are dozens of empty folders in there with really long stupid names. Most of these should be deleted, but to get rid of them you have to turn off Avast Self Defense ... After avast does an install, it should clean up that messy folder.

Also, on the XP PRO SP3 computer, it sometimes still turns OFF Behavior Shield. .. I think it really is not starting it up all the time, as it seems to stay on after I tell Avast to enable it again. What sub program enables Behavior Shield ?  Perhaps I need to set it's priority level a little bit higher than normal. And why on most computers does Avast decide to load late in the System Tray ? ? ?   You would think the Antivirus would want to be one of the very first programs to load up. 
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: Alikhan on May 22, 2017, 10:29:23 PM
<snip>
why on most computers does Avast decide to load late in the System Tray ? ? ?   You would think the Antivirus would want to be one of the very first programs to load up.

That's actually the result of optimization and intentional - to minimize the effect on Windows startup (i.e. on other programs you may want to launch or be launched early), the start of the Avast UI has been delayed - which includes the tray icon.
However, it doesn't mean that your machine is not protected till then - the main service (AvastSvc.exe) is launched earlier and it doesn't need the UI to be running to scan and block infected files. So the real time protection is running, you just don't know about it for a while i.e. you are protected even when the Avast tray icon is not loaded.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: DavidR on May 22, 2017, 10:57:39 PM
Anyone ever notice that Avast never cleans up all it's temporary files ? Like in C:\Program Files\Alwil\Avast\Setup ... there are dozens of empty folders in there with really long stupid names. Most of these should be deleted, but to get rid of them you have to turn off Avast Self Defense ... After avast does an install, it should clean up that messy folder.

If my guess is correct, these are created by the emergency update check, which creates a uniquely named folder and exe file. Why the avast housekeeping doesn't clear redundant folders and files in the setup folder is beyond me.

Also, on the XP PRO SP3 computer, it sometimes still turns OFF Behavior Shield. .. I think it really is not starting it up all the time, as it seems to stay on after I tell Avast to enable it again. What sub program enables Behavior Shield ?  <snip>

And why on most computers does Avast decide to load late in the System Tray ? ? ?   You would think the Antivirus would want to be one of the very first programs to load up. 

So far I have not experienced this on my XP Pro SP3 system from the introduction of avast 17.x.xxxx or the beta builds also. The behaviour shield service is aswidsagent.exe, but avastSvc.exe may also have an influence.

Since the avastUI.exe doesn't have a direct security function more just and interface between the user and program. If you are quick and open the task manager you may well see the avastUI.exe file loaded but the tray icon isn't there yet.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: bruce_b on May 22, 2017, 11:06:06 PM
Okay, so I don't need to worry about the tray icon taking time to show up. But now and then the behavior shield does show as not enabled on the Dell Dimension 8200 P4 XP PRO SP3 computer. It does stay enabled after I turn it back on, but I usually use that computer for about 2 hours or so. Not sure if it would go back off after a long on time or not. And others have reported the same issue and have gone through the repair, remove with avast clean and full reinstall with no change. I have tried the repair option once, but have not yet tried the uninstall with clean and reinstall. Seems to have begun with 2291 version (I think)
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: DavidR on May 22, 2017, 11:29:13 PM
Okay, so I don't need to worry about the tray icon taking time to show up.

But now and then the behavior shield does show as not enabled on the Dell Dimension 8200 P4 XP PRO SP3 computer. It does stay enabled after I turn it back on, but I usually use that computer for about 2 hours or so. Not sure if it would go back off after a long on time or not.

And others have reported the same issue and have gone through the repair, remove with avast clean and full reinstall with no change. I have tried the repair option once, but have not yet tried the uninstall with clean and reinstall. Seems to have begun with 2291 version (I think)

As I have said I haven't experienced this at all 'so far' so I can't speak from personal experience. As far as I'm aware no one has come up with a consistent workaround. That said avast 17.4.2294, AvastUI > Settings General > Status Monitoring section now has an option to report on the Behaviour Shield, which by default is off, enabling this may make you aware of it being off earlier.

The problem is that this issue isn't consistent, it happens to some but not others, which makes it more difficult to pin down the problem.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: nightshade on May 22, 2017, 11:33:51 PM
At the very least I know its not just me re the behaviour shield issue after reading the last couple of posts.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: bruce_b on May 23, 2017, 12:10:22 AM
On my Win 10 laptop I do not have Behavior Shield Monitoring checked. But it is still enabled in the protection settings. I will have to check on the Dell tomorrow to see how it is set on that computer.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: Alikhan on May 23, 2017, 12:18:18 AM
Quote from: DavidR link=topic=201729.msg1396301#msg1396301
That said avast 17.4.2294, AvastUI > Settings General > Status Monitoring section now has an option to report on the Behaviour Shield, which by default is off, enabling this may make you aware of it being off earlier.

The problem is that this issue isn't consistent, it happens to some but not others, which makes it more difficult to pin down the problem.

Behavior shield checkbox in "Status monitoring" does not work. When you disable Behaviour Shield, Avast always shows "!" on its amoeba even if its monitoring is set to off.

This bug is fixed in the current BETA.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: DavidR on May 23, 2017, 12:58:04 AM
Quote from: DavidR link=topic=201729.msg1396301#msg1396301
That said avast 17.4.2294, AvastUI > Settings General > Status Monitoring section now has an option to report on the Behaviour Shield, which by default is off, enabling this may make you aware of it being off earlier.

The problem is that this issue isn't consistent, it happens to some but not others, which makes it more difficult to pin down the problem.

Behavior shield checkbox in "Status monitoring" does not work. When you disable Behaviour Shield, Avast always shows "!" on its amoeba even if its monitoring is set to off.

This bug is fixed in the current BETA.

OK forgot about that little wrinkle, however, I have just updated this win10 system to avast 17.4.2294 and that didn't have the status monitoring checked for the behaviour shield. So I will have to check that out to on this win10 system and my XP system which I still have 17.4.2294.

Edit: confirmed the bug as you reported.

Strange thing after enabling the behaviour shield avast is asking for a restart, something that doesn't or didn't happen for the other shields ???
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: Alikhan on May 23, 2017, 01:01:54 AM
As far as I am aware, the behaviour shield monitoring is disabled by default and has been since the release of V17.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: bruce_b on May 23, 2017, 02:25:27 PM
I just did an full clean reinstall on the Dell 8200 XP PRO SP3 computer .. As mentioned above, the check box to monitor status of the Behavior Shield is not checked by default (same on my Toshiba Win 10 Home 64 Bit laptop) .. So if the box is not checked, then how do we know if or when the Behavior Shield is not turned on or active ? ?
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: bob3160 on May 23, 2017, 02:46:18 PM
I just did an full clean reinstall on the Dell 8200 XP PRO SP3 computer .. As mentioned above, the check box to monitor status of the Behavior Shield is not checked by default (same on my Toshiba Win 10 Home 64 Bit laptop) .. So if the box is not checked, then how do we know if or when the Behavior Shield is not turned on or active ? ?
My shield was off this morning and it's definitely turned on. I had to manually restart the shield.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: nightshade on May 23, 2017, 02:47:24 PM
I just did an full clean reinstall on the Dell 8200 XP PRO SP3 computer .. As mentioned above, the check box to monitor status of the Behavior Shield is not checked by default (same on my Toshiba Win 10 Home 64 Bit laptop) .. So if the box is not checked, then how do we know if or when the Behavior Shield is not turned on or active ? ?

If it's the same as mine you'll see an exclamation mark on the system tray icon, that is if you've set it to show there.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: bruce_b on May 23, 2017, 04:49:49 PM
The real question is why would Avast default to Not Monitoring the Behavior Shield when it does an installation ? ?
I have now turned it to Monitor on the Toshiba and will do so on the Dell in the morning.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: María Magdalena Blanco Rodas on May 30, 2017, 09:27:50 AM
I have installed the new version, and it cut me the access to Internet due to the agresivity of the program against the router that my provider of the Internet services gave me. I can't access to Internet now.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: Gieszinger on May 30, 2017, 12:45:17 PM

I have a code what I have to activate until 2017.06.01
I wouldn’t like to install the Avast Internet Security yet, I have no time to to reinstall the Windows on my computer.
Would I be able to get a licence file if I present this Code?
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: Spawn on May 30, 2017, 09:06:47 PM
Not sure where to post this, but my Avast Premier shows (UI > Protection) Home Network Security instead of Wi-Fi Inspector, as seen from the Installer / Components setting page.

This was a clean installation of Avast Premier 17.4.2294 (build 17.4.3482.0) on 3rd May 2017.

Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: mchain on May 30, 2017, 10:03:40 PM
Any issue with running your wifi inspector?  AIS shows what you might expect, maybe Premier is just different?
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: DavidR on May 30, 2017, 10:08:07 PM
Not sure where to post this, but my Avast Premier shows (UI > Protection) Home Network Security instead of Wi-Fi Inspector, as seen from the Installer / Components setting page.

This was a clean installation of Avast Premier 17.4.2294 (build 17.4.3482.0) on 3rd May 2017.

It certainly needs a common name as both of those aren't really the same 'Home Network Security' would include wired, wi-fi and possibly bluetooth connections. But for the most part it is only wi-fi that would appear to have any checks made.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: Patrick2 on May 31, 2017, 04:35:34 AM
I agree it does need a common name, as previously was named Home network scanner or something like that I forget now,  now shows Wifi Inspector in all the free builds I use. 

Overall the newer 17 version runs well these days, besides the slow opening GUI at times, and the opening of the whole gui for one quick scan, otherwise i'm totally happy with this years version of Avast


Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: nightshade on May 31, 2017, 09:23:58 AM
Behaviour Shield being disabled again, I've just performed a repair of the product so will report back if it occurs again after repairing.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: mchain on May 31, 2017, 09:36:04 AM
Behaviour Shield being disabled again, I've just performed a repair of the product so will report back if it occurs again after repairing.
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=203171.0 (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=203171.0)
It's being worked on:  https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=203171.msg1398088#msg1398088 (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=203171.msg1398088#msg1398088)
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=203162.0 (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=203162.0)
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: jenniferscase on May 31, 2017, 06:19:36 PM
ok well am guessing Avast Has done it again, this time Broke all my Steam Games.  Left 4 Dead 2 Portal 2 and lots more. When loading any Steam game it give a little popup that the game is loading but the game never actually loads.  Turning OFF a;; Services all the games actually work, so if this persists I will request my Money Back and go to a different Security Setup. I have been an Avast Sub for a long time but never have I had this happen to any of my games excepting for when I have AVG Security Suite Update it also broke my Steam Games. So Please Fix this ASAP or if its not in 3 days then will request a refund and go to another product.  Angry Upset and I also think some how Avast has Broken my Audio too. Not my analog but my Digital, ever since I have had Avast Premier seems things have been stopping working all because of this Program. This is my 2nd Post about this and well please Stop breaking my system and fix it.  My VSX523K Receiver has Totally stopped, but seems that is not th eonly issue over the Digital as now my Radio stopped so going to run a rtest and get my 522 from the living room and put this one the 523 in there and run tests on both systems. One a Full Home Theater System and this my system a Gaming Rig.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: Eddy on May 31, 2017, 06:30:32 PM
The problem has already been solved.
Perform a clean installation of avast (might even use the beta)
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: bob3160 on June 01, 2017, 02:43:28 AM

Clean Install of Avast:
https://goo.gl/4Ptzkf
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: ric10 on June 07, 2017, 05:16:53 PM
re: new version overlooked Edge vulnerability for spyware that Spyhunter was identified as capable of rooting out

shouldn't they have an "Edge" scan, too, available for malware in this new version?

I get his pop up from spyer-author alerting  me that credit card info is being sent from my PC now due to its virus now embedded but AVAST, my trusty sidekick, lays there like sleepy dog not alerting me to squat, meaning this encounter fell outside its "radar"

the hack recording singing to me says to call an (844) number immediately; I googled a lil to find there's a known spyware that Spyhunter [software aimed at this vulnerability] can "remove" but I'm not yet in the mood to put ol' Yella down

anyway, it only happens in edge browser on rare occasion in Edge which is recommended for my WINDOWS 10

ps, I do get an occasional pop up from AVAST saying I've got a "disreputable" add-on in browser but no button to remove it, so I SKIP out to escape the popup
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: Eddy on June 07, 2017, 05:24:22 PM
There is no tool that detects all malware.

avast is scanning the data traffic from Edge (as well as all other browsers)

spyer-author ?
Did you made a typo ?
If not remove that crap and yes it is.
Legitimate tools would not have such a very obvious wrong spelling.

Edge recommend for W10 ?
Come on, the only one who is doing so is Microsoft.

You can only remove bad-ons with avast if you have a license for CleanUp or are using the stand-alone BCU.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: bob3160 on June 07, 2017, 05:32:59 PM
@rick10,
The only one recommending Edge for Windows 10 is Microsoft. :)
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: DavidR on June 07, 2017, 05:37:37 PM
@rick10,
The only one recommending Edge for Windows 10 is Microsoft. :)

Because they install it as part of the OS default browser/s and hope that you will use it, thanks but no thanks.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: Eddy on June 07, 2017, 06:00:21 PM
Speaking about Edge... Their most secure browser... >:(
Secunia Advisory SA76677
Secunia Advisory SA76677
Release Date:  2017-05-09    Last Update:  2017-05-31
Where: From remote
Impact: Security Bypass, Spoofing, System access
Solution Status: Vendor Patch
Software:
Microsoft Edge 20.x

CVE Reference(s):
CVE-2017-0221, CVE-2017-0223, CVE-2017-0224, CVE-2017-0227, CVE-2017-0228, CVE-2017-0229, CVE-2017-0230, CVE-2017-0231, CVE-2017-0233, CVE-2017-0234, CVE-2017-0234, CVE-2017-0235, CVE-2017-0236, CVE-2017-0238, CVE-2017-0240, CVE-2017-0240, CVE-2017-0241, CVE-2017-0266
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294 Removable drive scan on attaching
Post by: sa.rn.prajakta on June 10, 2017, 02:17:16 PM
Avast Premier version does not start scanning USB drive when connected to computer.
You specifically have to start Removable Drive Scan.
Even latest version doesn't have this feature.
Every basic antivirus has this feature.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: DavidR on June 10, 2017, 02:29:27 PM
Avast Premier version does not start scanning USB drive when connected to computer.
You specifically have to start Removable Drive Scan.
Even latest version doesn't have this feature.
Every basic antivirus has this feature.

If there is any activity from that USB drive then it would be scanned by the (on-access scanner) file system shield, it you have a USB drive that isn't active what is the point of scanning it. I would have thought that you would want a full scan of all content of a large capacity USB Drive as soon as it is plugged in.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: bob3160 on June 10, 2017, 02:59:49 PM
Just to add, if your AV were to scan your USB drive each time you inserted it and, if that was a large USB drive,
you could be waiting a long time before you ever got access to that drive.
Avast only scans activity and makes sure that's safe. This gives you quick and safe access to your USB device.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: nightshade on June 10, 2017, 03:01:48 PM
Good point Bob.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: acidtec28 on June 12, 2017, 05:24:50 PM
Hi everyone,
new public version 17.4.2294 has just been released.
 
What's new:

- updated GUI engine
- fixed notification of finished Smart Scan, now it correctly shows the results instead of starting the scan again
- fixed several crashes in Web Shield (including corruption of large downloaded files)
- fixed crashing during update of virus definitions on 32-bit OS
- viruses detected by File Shield are now correctly moved to quarantine
- firewall profile is correctly recognized also when you connect via different network adapters
- fixed problem with empty windows profile on Windows 10 after avast update
- right-click explorer scan now runs in main window

How to install:

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

2. Or you can download and install from here

Online installers (recommended):

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


it wont open for me w10 i have problem with sound card driver but when i went to install it wont open either i was told avast might be blocking it so uninstall it did not work. so went to reinstall avast wont open now
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: Asyn on June 12, 2017, 05:26:43 PM
it wont open for me w10 i have problem with sound card driver but when i went to install it wont open either i was told avast might be blocking it so uninstall it did not work. so went to reinstall avast wont open now
Best you start a new topic and post some details.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: robert.stierle on June 13, 2017, 08:30:07 PM
On Windows XP SP3 I have had UI Failed to load problem since updating to 17.4.2291. Today I updated (in hope!) to  program 17.4.2294 (Build 17.4.3482.0)  - but  I still have the 'UI failed to load' problem!! Any chance of a real fix?
            I had the same problem with avg on xp sp3. Uninstalled and tried avast but same problem ui failed to load. My resolution came about quite by accident after ui problem went on for 5 days at least. I wanted a repair/ cleanup program so I installed advanced system care 10. I couldn't believe it but after running this the UI came right up for me and now Avast is working great..
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: Eddy on June 13, 2017, 09:59:02 PM
Never ever install/use something from IObit !

They are proven thieves, provide false information about their tools and more.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: bruce_b on June 13, 2017, 10:27:42 PM
Can't speak for all IO Bit products, but their IO Bit Uninstaller (free version) works very nice on Windows 10 64 Bit systems.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: DavidR on June 13, 2017, 11:45:21 PM
Can't speak for all IO Bit products, but their IO Bit Uninstaller (free version) works very nice on Windows 10 64 Bit systems.

For me a company has to be trustworthy, if for whatever reason that trust is lost, then I seek out other options and there are many other uninstall programs.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: bob3160 on June 14, 2017, 12:13:26 AM
Can't speak for all IO Bit products, but their IO Bit Uninstaller (free version) works very nice on Windows 10 64 Bit systems.

For me a company has to be trustworthy, if for whatever reason that trust is lost, then I seek out other options and there are many other uninstall programs.
How long is their sentence before they are allowed out of jail ???
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: DavidR on June 14, 2017, 01:31:14 AM
Can't speak for all IO Bit products, but their IO Bit Uninstaller (free version) works very nice on Windows 10 64 Bit systems.

For me a company has to be trustworthy, if for whatever reason that trust is lost, then I seek out other options and there are many other uninstall programs.
How long is their sentence before they are allowed out of jail ???

Life without parole ;)

I apply this logic to companies selling retail products that have seriously hacked me off and I have never bought a product from them since that day. Two such companies, HP, Sony (of rootkit fame), it is pretty hard avoiding Sony given the consumer products they sell.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: bruce_b on June 14, 2017, 02:01:05 AM
Everyone has an opinion and in my view, for a free product it does quite well. The editors and testers at pcmag.com also gave it a good review.  http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2461161,00.asp
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: mchain on June 14, 2017, 05:39:42 PM
IMO, pcmag not as trustworthy as they could be.  Included free CD's not worth the trouble to even look at.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: bruce_b on June 14, 2017, 06:00:46 PM
Here is another review at techradar.com ...  http://www.techradar.com/reviews/iobit-uninstaller
and also a list of the uninstallers they tested: http://www.techradar.com/news/the-best-free-software-uninstaller
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: bob3160 on June 14, 2017, 06:22:16 PM
By now, we're getting way off-topic. :)
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: bruce_b on June 14, 2017, 06:48:37 PM
I think it was Eddy who first brought up the subject of IOBIT's products. I will leave it at thatl
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: jenniferscase on June 15, 2017, 06:07:41 PM
So if I Uninstall it, can use CCleaner to do that or Reinstall Advanced Uninstaller but that seems to be a pain too. CCLeaner is the best free option for most things. So will have to do a very very bad thing and remove this AV and then reinstall it. Maybe that will fix Windows stupid issue of after am finished inmost any game, the Notification comes up and says Please Turn on windows Updates, too wierd.  So guess will wander round my account and see how to dlk the installer and then my Key File to activate it.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: jenniferscase on June 16, 2017, 04:41:09 PM
Hi ok, well did remove it clean it reboot a few times and after dling it and my license and finally reinstalling it, well yep still get that pesky Error again. Let see if can attach something it will show the code and yes Disabling Avast till next reboot stops this error. Yes it breaks pretty much all my games and even some of my applications now. This is crazy as it should have seen and found on the scan all of my programs and updated useabuility in them from Avast and allowing them to rtunm but no it did not, my Corel Quatro Pro won't load if avast is on now, steam games don't load and even a game that did doesn't now thats riders of icarus.  Oh what do we do now as Disabling Avast to even use my computer in most ways Something needs to be fixed in the Detection and then also in the Click to run  add to either a white list trusted list or what ever,and right now this feature is no where to be found.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: Asyn on June 17, 2017, 05:30:32 AM
Hi, disable the behavior shield or set an exclusion.
Avast GUI -> Settings -> Components -> Behavior Shield
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: jenniferscase on June 17, 2017, 03:44:27 PM
shall see if using the Behavior settings and tests
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: Helene_S on June 18, 2017, 02:19:24 PM
Hi! WI-FI inspector blocks access for my mobile devices in my own home :(( . Both devices has avast anti-virus. But I can't update the DB because I can't get access. All was fine before 9th of June after the anti-virus downloaded the updates. I tried different software to find the reason. All software notified me, that the devices were connected and all is fine, but I couldn't open any pages via my browser. Meanwhile I can get access to internet from both devices at the shop of my friend.
I can't switch on|off this WI-FI inspector, Avast offers me only uninstall it. I really don't want to uninstall this component, but at the same time I want to get access to the internet from my devices.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: Asyn on June 18, 2017, 02:22:14 PM
Hi! WI-FI inspector blocks access for my mobile devices in my own home :(( . Both devices has avast anti-virus. But I can't update the DB because I can't get access. All was fine before 9th of June after the anti-virus downloaded the updates. I tried different software to find the reason. All software notified me, that the devices were connected and all is fine, but I couldn't open any pages via my browser. Meanwhile I can get access to internet from both devices at the shop of my friend.
I can't switch on|off this WI-FI inspector, Avast offers me only uninstall it. I really don't want to uninstall this component, but at the same time I want to get access to the internet from my devices.
Best to start a new topic and provide more details.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: sa.rn.prajakta on June 20, 2017, 08:09:58 AM
It would be better in that case on demand scanner displays result of scanning in pop up notification instead of showing practically blank window only option to Run smart Scan. Also no such results displayed in Scan History if on -demand scanner as quoted by you actually runs. I have tried opening files from & saving edited files to USB drive. But in scan history, no record of on demand scanning seen. Also earlier at start of windows,  system scan would run along with boot time scan and results displayed but in newer versions this doesn't happen. I am using Avast Premier not free Antivirus. Only thing in name of on demand scanning that happens when you open files from USB drives or attachments, a huge black window is displayed blocking you from using PC till you close the window.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: prjordan2 on June 25, 2017, 09:05:35 PM
Apparently they fixed everything but the REscue Disk feature, which was working fine a couple of months ago.  I just upgraded to the new version and once again, every attempt to create a rescue disk on USB terminates in an error.  this was  a problem last summer that was fixed at some point, now it is broken -- again.

I ditched McAfee because of their lame products and ridiculous prices. Now I'm wondering if I've gone from frying pan to the fire.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: bob3160 on June 25, 2017, 09:12:41 PM
Apparently they fixed everything but the REscue Disk feature, which was working fine a couple of months ago.  I just upgraded to the new version and once again, every attempt to create a rescue disk on USB terminates in an error.  this was  a problem last summer that was fixed at some point, now it is broken -- again.

I ditched McAfee because of their lame products and ridiculous prices. Now I'm wondering if I've gone from frying pan to the fire.
It's working in the latest beta.

Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: jenniferscase on July 13, 2017, 04:14:27 AM
Ok again. I have set Rules for thefirewall and even excluded the game and well seems now with Avast on Again after the last update.  Now Star Wars :The Old Republic a game I am a Subscriber for when it loads it loses the servers, yet when I disable Avast I get all the Servers what is it am missing?
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: bob3160 on July 13, 2017, 02:27:35 PM
The latest version is 17.5.2302 time to update.
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=204588.msg1403817#msg1403817
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
Post by: jenniferscase on July 15, 2017, 03:47:12 PM
Well after looking and looking Finally found where to fix things, Applied new Rules for all the Games Applications and Utilities I use so yes I an now leave Avast on and not have it stop my program or even my internet to stop working. Yes!!!  and if you don't know then go to firewall Settings and then rules and make "Custom" rules nto the default or you may have the same issues I did. Was not easy as it's well hidden but then when you find it, set all you want as "Custom" not the default or it will also have a Block part in it like my Star Wars game and other games and even my Internet Network Driver. So hope you all can find and fix it like me.