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Title: Version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: jan.svoboda on July 18, 2017, 05:56:41 PM
Hi everyone,
new stable version 17.5.2303 has just been released.
 

What's new:

This version contains mainly fixes under the hood for SMB customers. (SMB - Small & Medium Business)


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 17.5.2303
Post by: TheOwner on July 18, 2017, 06:05:43 PM
No changes at all, but program updater now not show icons next to program name which was mentioned in Beta forum. No care i see...no reason create Beta version if stable version is released after 2 days without any change.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: DavidR on July 18, 2017, 06:26:32 PM
I can't believe, beta 17.5.2303 released on Friday, new stable version 17.5.2303 released on Tuesday. I wonder what could have been achieved in the beta release.

If "this version contains mainly fixes under the hood for SMB customers." What benefit for non SMB customers ?
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: bob3160 on July 18, 2017, 06:35:26 PM
I'd like to know which of the many bugs that were in the last release have been fixed in this one ???
With the timeframe from beta to final release, why bother having a beta version at all ???
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: hallyroze@gmail.com on July 18, 2017, 06:38:15 PM

Well it didn't fix the HTTPS Scanning Problem that is affecting XP and Vista users.  :(
All it did was put my Vista laptop right through the mill  >:(
My CPU was stuck at 100% for about 10 minutes. And I really didn't think the update was ever going to finish.
Still got to update my sons Windows 7 desktop yet. Not looking forward to it!
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: bob3160 on July 18, 2017, 06:39:55 PM

Well it didn't fix the HTTP Scanning Problem that is affecting XP and Vista users.  :(
All it did was put my Vista laptop right through the mill  >:(
My CPU was stuck at 100% for about 10 minutes. And I really didn't think the update was ever going to finish.
Still got to update my sons Windows 7 desktop yet. Not looking forward to it!
The problem was with HTTPS.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: rocksteady on July 18, 2017, 07:21:19 PM
Updated OK on my Win10 and WinXP machines via Settings/Update route. XP restart was a bit slow but no problems. Seems to have got rid of NEW flag against Data Shredder that was persistent on XP.
Ed
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: bruce_b on July 18, 2017, 08:39:09 PM
Did the manual update using the full off line installer on both my Win 10 Home 64 laptop and on my Dell 8200 XP PRO SP3 box .. both went without problems. Maybe it fixed the behavior shield not starting on the XP box .. time will tell. Said to be fixed for sure in the next 17.6 release whenever that is due.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: Sugram22 on July 18, 2017, 08:51:38 PM

Well it didn't fix the HTTPS Scanning Problem that is affecting XP and Vista users.  :(
All it did was put my Vista laptop right through the mill  >:(
My CPU was stuck at 100% for about 10 minutes. And I really didn't think the update was ever going to finish.
Still got to update my sons Windows 7 desktop yet. Not looking forward to it!

i never use it, i did normal scan & fast scan, but i haven't done any scan for a year cause i see no issues that may be malware & virus, so no idea does it work for me or not


but the new txt on protection is still there :D
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: bob3160 on July 18, 2017, 08:54:37 PM

Well it didn't fix the HTTPS Scanning Problem that is affecting XP and Vista users.  :(
All it did was put my Vista laptop right through the mill  >:(
My CPU was stuck at 100% for about 10 minutes. And I really didn't think the update was ever going to finish.
Still got to update my sons Windows 7 desktop yet. Not looking forward to it!

i never use it, i did normal scan & fast scan, but i haven't done any scan for a year cause i see no issues that may be malware & virus, so no idea does it work for me or not


but the new txt on protection is still there :D
Never use what ??? Https scanning allows avast to check https sites for malicious code.
Unless you've turned it off, it happens every time you visit an https website.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: Alikhan on July 18, 2017, 10:02:28 PM
I don't see an issue with this release. This wasn't released to fix many bugs but just issues with SMB.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: vendors@rawebb.net on July 18, 2017, 10:26:00 PM
Applied the update via the Avast user interface. Rebooted when requested. The box (i7 Win7(64) Pro Lenovo) is still sitting at the BIOS boot screen (very pre-Windows logo) after 15 minutes with the disk drive activity light on constantly.

Not. Happy.

Take a chance and do a forced shutdown?  Sit tight and hope for the best? Kill a chicken and sprinkle its blood on the keyboard??

Really ... Not. Happy.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: vendors@rawebb.net on July 18, 2017, 11:15:50 PM
Follow-up.

Well, I got tired of waiting/hoping and punched out with the power switch. The subsequent startup *seemed* to go okay but, who knows? 'Tis a mystery.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: chris.. on July 19, 2017, 12:34:17 AM
Hi

what about SMB , who is concerned ?
Is not a flaw in this protocol that is at the origin of WannaCry ?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Server_Message_Block
Quote
Over the years, there have been many security vulnerabilities in Microsoft's implementation of the protocol or components on which it directly relies. Other vendors' security vulnerabilities lie primarily in a lack of support for newer authentication protocols like NTLMv2 and Kerberos in favor of protocols like NTLMv1, LanMan, or plaintext passwords. Real-time attack tracking shows that SMB is one of the primary attack vectors for intrusion attempts, for example the 2014 Sony Pictures attack, and the WannaCry ransomware attack of 2017
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: Asyn on July 19, 2017, 09:08:39 AM
...but program updater now not show icons next to program name which was mentioned in Beta forum.
Confirmed, we reported it in the beta. :(
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: FrFc1908 on July 19, 2017, 10:29:36 AM
update went smooth and this version runs nicely! thanks avast!!
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: NON on July 19, 2017, 12:31:56 PM
Thanks for the update :)
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: avast2014@agglestone.co.uk on July 19, 2017, 01:20:16 PM
Avast's recent habit of giving minimal descriptions of changes is unsatisfactory.  In this case, the term "SMB customers" is ambiguous, with at least two meanings in the IT world.  Can somebody from Avast confirm whether this is:
Thanks

GAry
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: chris.. on July 19, 2017, 01:53:14 PM
Yes , Avast should really call a cat a cat especially when it comes to release notes

Was jan.svoboda so tired to write a single sentence clearly ?
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: bob3160 on July 19, 2017, 02:48:47 PM
IMHO, abbreviations are a great way to add confusion to something that needs to be exact.
If you intend to use abbreviations then in the beginning that abbreviation needs to made clear
so everyone know what it stands for.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: DavidR on July 19, 2017, 02:54:34 PM
Avast's recent habit of giving minimal descriptions of changes is unsatisfactory.  In this case, the term "SMB customers" is ambiguous, with at least two meanings in the IT world.  Can somebody from Avast confirm whether this is:
  • Small & Medium Business (the addition of the word customers seems to imply this)
  • Server Message Block - the protocol exploited by WannaCry etc, as some forum participants have concluded
<snip>

Not only is it ambiguous.

Personally abbreviations should be avoided, unless having used the full term and bracketed the abbreviation. If the term is only used once there should be no abbreviation.

Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: Alikhan on July 19, 2017, 04:15:46 PM
To clarify, this release is mainly for business. SMB (Small & Medium Business).

Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: -midnight on July 19, 2017, 04:27:07 PM
I installed this version on one of my win 10 computers today, got an error message when I clicked on SafeZone, done a repair, rebooted, still got the error message,  modified, unticked SafeZone, rebooted, went to component's installed Safezone.  Went to settings and none of them were the way I had them set so had to change all of them.  What  a pain!  Won't be installing this version on any of my other computer's.

EDIT:typo
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: bob3160 on July 19, 2017, 04:33:30 PM
I installed this version on one of my win 10 computers today, got an error message when I clicked on SafeZone, done a repair, rebooted, still got the error message,  modified, unticked SafeZone, rebooted, went to component's installed Safezone.  Went to settings and none of them were the way I had them set so had to change all of them.  What  a pain!  Won't be installing this version on any of my other computer's.

EDIT:typo
Without stating the error you received, it's hard to give you an answer or a reason for whatever that error might have been.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: -midnight on July 19, 2017, 04:52:41 PM
@bob3160,

This error.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: bob3160 on July 19, 2017, 04:57:10 PM
@bob3160,

This error.
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=195019.msg1360325#msg1360325
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: asraskin@gmail.com on July 19, 2017, 05:29:30 PM
I updated to 17.5.2303 (build 17.5.3585.182), but then was unable to connect to websites with Firefox; the browser seemed to have trouble with the TLS handshake. Disabling Web Shield for 10 minutes made the problem go away, but it recurred after the 10 minutes were up. Enabling Web Shield but disabling the HTTPS scan seems to have fixed the problem permanently.

Also, after making the changes via the Avast interface, the Avast windows remained unresponsive and greyed out for over 30 minutes, at which point I had to try turning Windows off and back on again. Some regression testing should be added to your to-do list.

Oh, and your CAPTCHA posting verification images are the worst I have ever seen; if you don't want people to post messages, just disable the Reply button.

- Alan
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: bob3160 on July 19, 2017, 05:44:39 PM
I updated to 17.5.2303 (build 17.5.3585.182), but then was unable to connect to websites with Firefox; the browser seemed to have trouble with the TLS handshake. Disabling Web Shield for 10 minutes made the problem go away, but it recurred after the 10 minutes were up. Enabling Web Shield but disabling the HTTPS scan seems to have fixed the problem permanently.

Also, after making the changes via the Avast interface, the Avast windows remained unresponsive and greyed out for over 30 minutes, at which point I had to try turning Windows off and back on again. Some regression testing should be added to your to-do list.

Oh, and your CAPTCHA posting verification images are the worst I have ever seen; if you don't want people to post messages, just disable the Reply button.

- Alan
If you're using XP or Vista, there's a known problem with https sites.
Disabling https scanning in the WebShield should fix the problem till Avast addresses this known bug.
Settings, Components, WebShield, Customize, uncheck Enable HTTPS scanning then select OK at the bottom.


Captcha is there for the first 3 posts to deter Spammers. (Sorry about that.)
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: asraskin@gmail.com on July 19, 2017, 06:01:04 PM
Nope, using Windows 7, not XP or Vista.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: bob3160 on July 19, 2017, 06:03:22 PM
Nope, using Windows 7, not XP or Vista.
It's still worth a try. If it works, you're in luck if not, change it back and try the following:

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
If you need additional help with the Clean Install, watch this:
https://youtu.be/p-h3myRD51A
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: Sugram22 on July 19, 2017, 06:17:58 PM

Well it didn't fix the HTTPS Scanning Problem that is affecting XP and Vista users.  :(
All it did was put my Vista laptop right through the mill  >:(
My CPU was stuck at 100% for about 10 minutes. And I really didn't think the update was ever going to finish.
Still got to update my sons Windows 7 desktop yet. Not looking forward to it!

i never use it, i did normal scan & fast scan, but i haven't done any scan for a year cause i see no issues that may be malware & virus, so no idea does it work for me or not


but the new txt on protection is still there :D
Never use what ??? Https scanning allows avast to check https sites for malicious code.
Unless you've turned it off, it happens every time you visit an https website.

if it does it by default (automatically each time i open a site) then i have used it, my settings are as they were when i installed it first years ago, all shields are active & other stuff i don't know
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: bob3160 on July 19, 2017, 06:21:48 PM
The
WebShield scans your web activity. That includes Http, and https if selected.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: Dix Huit on July 19, 2017, 07:01:23 PM
Avast version 17.5.2303 :

No more "New" over "Privacy"  :)

Web Shield -> uncheck "Enable HTTPS scanning" still needed for most HTTPS websites  :(

My custom scans were not deleted by the update  :)
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: cruiser25 on July 19, 2017, 08:09:12 PM
Behavior sheild still is not turned on when starting up pc. Took much longer time to install this update in the third step than before. Almost shut it down before it finished. By the way what is SMB ?
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: nightshade on July 19, 2017, 09:16:53 PM
The Opera browser can be updated by going to the About Opera section and immediately checks to see if the current version used is current, similar to what Avast software checker does under the protection tab, however just recently when using the About Opera instead of saying up-to-date it brings up An error occurred while checking for updates, no solutions would help until I hit the ignore for Opera browser in Avast, and now it doesn't give the error.

Perhaps it is coincidence but could the two programs be related with this?

I use the most current browsers and software.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: bob3160 on July 19, 2017, 09:38:31 PM
The Opera browser can be updated by going to the About Opera section and immediately checks to see if the current version used is current, similar to what Avast software checker does under the protection tab, however just recently when using the About Opera instead of saying up-to-date it brings up An error occurred while checking for updates, no solutions would help until I hit the ignore for Opera browser in Avast, and now it doesn't give the error.

Perhaps it is coincidence but could the two programs be related with this?

I use the most current browsers and software.
(http://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1500493079632-76814.png)
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: nightshade on July 19, 2017, 09:44:01 PM
Thanks Bob, I know the version that's current, but I am just curious if it was the Avast updater for software that was causing the error? as now that I have removed it the error has gone.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: philippe.jolivet1@gmail.com on July 19, 2017, 09:45:08 PM
Bonjour;
La nouvelle version bloque tous les téléchargements et tous les sites web !!!!
Une fois l'agent web désativé tout fonctionne.
Cordialement
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: bob3160 on July 19, 2017, 09:46:38 PM
Thanks Bob, I know the version that's current, but I am just curious if it was the Avast updater for software that was causing the error? as now that I have removed it the error has gone.
It's active on my Avast install and as you can see, I have no problems with Opera.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: nightshade on July 19, 2017, 09:48:37 PM
Thanks Bob, I know the version that's current, but I am just curious if it was the Avast updater for software that was causing the error? as now that I have removed it the error has gone.
It's active on my Avast install and as you can see, I have no problems with Opera.

We don't have the same operating systems though.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: nightshade on July 19, 2017, 09:50:23 PM
Bonjour;
La nouvelle version bloque tous les téléchargements et tous les sites web !!!!
Une fois l'agent web désativé tout fonctionne.
Cordialement

This is an English speaking forum.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: bob3160 on July 19, 2017, 09:51:08 PM
Thanks Bob, I know the version that's current, but I am just curious if it was the Avast updater for software that was causing the error? as now that I have removed it the error has gone.
It's active on my Avast install and as you can see, I have no problems with Opera.

We don't have the same operating systems though.
Very true. Have you tied the following:

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)
If you need additional help with the Clean Install, watch this:
https://youtu.be/p-h3myRD51A (https://youtu.be/p-h3myRD51A)
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: bob3160 on July 19, 2017, 09:52:15 PM
Bonjour;
La nouvelle version bloque tous les téléchargements et tous les sites web !!!!
Une fois l'agent web désativé tout fonctionne.
Cordialement

This is an English speaking forum.
Find your language here:
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=21.0
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: nightshade on July 19, 2017, 09:53:38 PM
Thanks Bob, I know the version that's current, but I am just curious if it was the Avast updater for software that was causing the error? as now that I have removed it the error has gone.
It's active on my Avast install and as you can see, I have no problems with Opera.

We don't have the same operating systems though.
Very true. Have you tied the following:

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)
If you need additional help with the Clean Install, watch this:
https://youtu.be/p-h3myRD51A (https://youtu.be/p-h3myRD51A)

I've tried all that Bob, and my only hope is what I have come up with, if the error continues not to be present then I think it is safe to assume that it must have had some sort of significance.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: Dix Huit on July 19, 2017, 10:51:14 PM
Bonjour;
La nouvelle version bloque tous les téléchargements et tous les sites web !!!!
Une fois l'agent web désativé tout fonctionne.
Cordialement

https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=204845.0

Any language other than English is forbidden here.  :-\
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: bob3160 on July 19, 2017, 10:55:29 PM
Bonjour;
La nouvelle version bloque tous les téléchargements et tous les sites web !!!!
Une fois l'agent web désativé tout fonctionne.
Cordialement

https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=204845.0 (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=204845.0)

Any language other than English is forbidden here.  :-\
This is the English Section which also happens to be the default language on this forum.
There are many other languages available which is why I posted a link to the other language forums.
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=21.0 (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=21.0)
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: Dix Huit on July 19, 2017, 11:17:03 PM
Bonjour;
La nouvelle version bloque tous les téléchargements et tous les sites web !!!!
Une fois l'agent web désativé tout fonctionne.
Cordialement

https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=204845.0 (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=204845.0)

Any language other than English is forbidden here.  :-\
This is the English Section which also happens to be the default language on this forum.
There are many other languages available which is why I posted a link to the other language forums.
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=21.0 (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=21.0)

Yes sir, that is what I was attempting to communicate.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: -midnight on July 20, 2017, 02:45:23 AM
I had to disable the shields to sign into one of my checking account's.  Never had a problem before I updated Avast.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: zenzor on July 20, 2017, 07:17:32 AM
And I'm still seeing this when Avast gives a program access (looks like one that's very simple to fix):





Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: jan.svoboda on July 20, 2017, 09:04:40 AM
To clarify, this release is mainly for business. SMB (Small & Medium Business).

Thank you, the first post was updated so it is not confusing what does SMB mean.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: jan.svoboda on July 20, 2017, 09:21:33 AM
I can't believe, beta 17.5.2303 released on Friday, new stable version 17.5.2303 released on Tuesday. I wonder what could have been achieved in the beta release.

If "this version contains mainly fixes under the hood for SMB customers." What benefit for non SMB customers ?

I'd like to know which of the many bugs that were in the last release have been fixed in this one ???
With the timeframe from beta to final release, why bother having a beta version at all ???

From non SMB customers point of view, there should be no changes. The main reason for this release was to fix issues in SMB (Small & Medium business :) ). We just wanted to have the same version of product in nonSMB and SMB channels. Also we wanted to have feedback and data (for example crash reports) from beta and also from non SMB customers.

Simply its just the way how it works for us - Beta -> Release -> SMB Release.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: bob3160 on July 20, 2017, 02:33:03 PM
@ Dix Huit,
Sometimes it's not what you say but how you say it that matters.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: mytom551@hotmail.com on July 20, 2017, 11:15:47 PM

Well it didn't fix the HTTP Scanning Problem that is affecting XP and Vista users.  :(
All it did was put my Vista laptop right through the mill  >:(
My CPU was stuck at 100% for about 10 minutes. And I really didn't think the update was ever going to finish.
Still got to update my sons Windows 7 desktop yet. Not looking forward to it!
The problem was with HTTPS.
Do you think this [HTTPS Scanning] and Web Shield ] is complicated problem to fix the program?

Is it possible to ask how long do we expect to wait for repair?
1 month, 2 months 3,,,?

Do you know where is the webpage to ask question to Avast Tech person?

I found that:
Since many Avast user are starting to change to Avira anitivirus soft, during long waiting time.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: bob3160 on July 20, 2017, 11:18:20 PM

Well it didn't fix the HTTP Scanning Problem that is affecting XP and Vista users.  :(
All it did was put my Vista laptop right through the mill  >:(
My CPU was stuck at 100% for about 10 minutes. And I really didn't think the update was ever going to finish.
Still got to update my sons Windows 7 desktop yet. Not looking forward to it!
The problem was with HTTPS.
Do you think this [HTTPS Scanning] and Web Shield ] is complicated problem to fix the program?

Is it possible to ask how long do we expect to wait for repair?
1 month, 2 months 3,,,?

Do you know where is the webpage to ask question to Avast Tech person?

I found that:
Since many Avast user are starting to change to Avira anitivirus soft, during long waiting time.
I can't answer that. I don't work for Avast. I use the program same as you.
I'm waiting for the correction just as you.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: allmyspamhere@gmail.com on July 22, 2017, 05:45:37 AM
Getting the same here on win10, hands on "verifying dmi pool data".
Applied the update via the Avast user interface. Rebooted when requested. The box (i7 Win7(64) Pro Lenovo) is still sitting at the BIOS boot screen (very pre-Windows logo) after 15 minutes with the disk drive activity light on constantly.

Not. Happy.

Take a chance and do a forced shutdown?  Sit tight and hope for the best? Kill a chicken and sprinkle its blood on the keyboard??

Really ... Not. Happy.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: ravenmads@gmail.com on July 23, 2017, 10:51:42 AM
Hi, just new to this forum, so please be gentle,

I have experienced a major pc crash (BSOD) after a standard restart process once the latest avast update was installed. I have been running windows 10 (1607) for at least a month after the latest win 10 update. I have followed the avast recommendation in regards to running the latest version before installing win 10 anniversary etc, and it's been running sweet.

I usually manage to fix these problems myself, but this BSOD/ inaccessible boot device is a beauty, it's got me completely baffled. After the auto repair continuously fails, it lets me get to advanced options/change start up settings (safe mode etc) and that's all folks. It will not even allow me to start win in safe mode. The only access to the pc is through the asus UEFI BIOS, which only has limited options or command prompts, which I am a bit under skilled with.

I updated win 10 via the net so, I don't have an install DVD, or even a back-up disc. I don't understand how it has come to this, everything was working perfect, right up until the avast update restart.

Is there a kind person out there who knows the right tricks to get me out of this pickle.

Cheers
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: talaub@roadrunner.com on July 23, 2017, 02:50:22 PM

Well it didn't fix the HTTPS Scanning Problem that is affecting XP and Vista users.  :(
All it did was put my Vista laptop right through the mill  >:(
My CPU was stuck at 100% for about 10 minutes. And I really didn't think the update was ever going to finish.
Still got to update my sons Windows 7 desktop yet. Not looking forward to it!

CONFIRMED...latest update blocking many, but not all, of my HTTPS sites on my VISTA computer.  AVAST???
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: Asyn on July 23, 2017, 02:58:02 PM
Known issue on Vista. It should help to disable HTTPS scanning in the web shield.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: bob3160 on July 23, 2017, 03:07:23 PM
Hi, just new to this forum, so please be gentle,

I have experienced a major pc crash (BSOD) after a standard restart process once the latest avast update was installed. I have been running windows 10 (1607) for at least a month after the latest win 10 update. I have followed the avast recommendation in regards to running the latest version before installing win 10 anniversary etc, and it's been running sweet.

I usually manage to fix these problems myself, but this BSOD/ inaccessible boot device is a beauty, it's got me completely baffled. After the auto repair continuously fails, it lets me get to advanced options/change start up settings (safe mode etc) and that's all folks. It will not even allow me to start win in safe mode. The only access to the pc is through the asus UEFI BIOS, which only has limited options or command prompts, which I am a bit under skilled with.

I updated win 10 via the net so, I don't have an install DVD, or even a back-up disc. I don't understand how it has come to this, everything was working perfect, right up until the avast update restart.

Is there a kind person out there who knows the right tricks to get me out of this pickle.

Cheers
You should find some helpful recovery information here:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12415/windows-10-recovery-options
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: jose@joserveis.cat on July 24, 2017, 12:08:46 PM
Hello,
After upgrading to the new version 17.5.2303, the firewall blocks the access to Microsoft SQL SERVER and my applications do not work if you do not deactivate the firewall.
I use Windows 10 Pro and Avast Internet Security.

Greetings
Jose
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: mchain on July 25, 2017, 02:12:16 AM
Hello,
After upgrading to the new version 17.5.2303, the firewall blocks the access to Microsoft SQL SERVER and my applications do not work if you do not deactivate the firewall.
I use Windows 10 Pro and Avast Internet Security.

Greetings
Jose
Bolding is mine.

Upgrading will and has resulted in too many issues for me, some of them major, like yours, and others, niggling and annoying issues, after an upgrade is finished.

Because version .2303 was said to be a newer version targeted towards business customers (SMB or Small to Medium Business) I thought it would work out to use the upgrade through the GUI option. 

Turned out that was not the best choice. 

As a rule of thumb, I never upgrade.

See attached below:

If I do a clean install I do not have as many issues, if any.  I'd put the attached as annoying at worst.

It took a clean  install (always seems to do so) to fix some niggling issues with the original upgrade even though nothing purportedly had changed from .2302 except for the emphasis on SMB features and repairs.

Reason for attaching the third .png file is that, for Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, removal of avast as a clean install will always result in Windows Defender running on reboot after removal.

--- (Overlooked by most users doing a clean install of avast) ---

Allow Windows Defender to get current definitions and run the initial scan at cold boot or reboot. 

Some issues with avast glitches may come about because WD is not allowed to complete operations as it should (Interrupted by reboot after new avast install for example.)

The whole point of doing an upgrade is Windows Defender is prevented from ever running because avast is never uninstalled via an upgrade. 

A clean install will always cause Windows Defender to run as real-time and potentially cause unforeseen problems.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: DavidR on July 25, 2017, 10:06:30 AM
@  mchain
Re Reply #60 - https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=205786.msg1410798#msg1410798 (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=205786.msg1410798#msg1410798).

Good Work on the potential interference on a clean install between Windows Defender and avast.

I don't know if this is because of the creators update of windows acting differently, as it didn't seem to get such a response in the forums previously.  I still haven't been offered the creators update for my win10 Home 64bit laptop, but that and my win7 system haven't yet been updated, they are still on avast free 17.5.2302, being set to manual update only.

1.  This very quick beta session (Friday to Monday) of this 17.5.2303 version and rapid regular release, really didn't give any real time to properly beta test. By the time I got around to considering installing the beta (which would have been on my XP system) it had already been released.

2.  That said however, in that short time and on regular release there were several reports of GUI issues, e.g. missing icons on the Software Updater section and a couple of blank sections in the UI.

3. Considering the beta and release was supposedly GUI related for Small & Medium Business (SMB) customers, screwing with the GUI for one area of the customer base would appear to have hit others.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: Asyn on July 25, 2017, 10:11:19 AM
e.g. missing icons on the Software Updater section and a couple of blank sections in the UI.
Reported it on Slack and it has been acknowledged. Cheers.

Edit: Seems it has been fixed, the logos show up again.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: bob3160 on July 25, 2017, 02:28:36 PM
My last install was a clean install yet I don't have Defender active:
(http://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1500985602058-59097.png)
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: mchain on July 25, 2017, 03:23:59 PM
Yes.

Point was that operations in between removal of avast and a clean install of avast, Windows Defender will run a scan in the meantime.  Allow this to happen.

Clean install of avast will (as it did in your case) cause Windows Defender to deactivate.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: turquoise.aloha@gmail.com on July 26, 2017, 03:57:56 AM
Hello:

I have Windows 7
64 bit
SP1
Firefox 54.0.1
Avast Internet Security Vers 17.5.2303

I prefer the older version before this update can I uninstall this new version & reinstall the older version?

If not, then, how do I stop the blasted pop up notifications of every scan? Right in the middle of whatever I am working on.

Also, this new version delays my access by up to 3 minutes to a game I purchased a license for and is installed on my computer.  It is called Fairway Golf & I have added it to Game Mode.

Thank you.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: nightshade on July 27, 2017, 06:30:24 PM
I've since did a clean install of Avast free on Windows 7 laptop,  however I received a BSOD when attempting to run a quick scan using superantispyware.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: bob3160 on July 27, 2017, 06:34:28 PM
I've since did a clean install of Avast free on Windows 7 laptop,  however I received a BSOD when attempting to run a quick scan using superantispyware.
Sounds like a question to ask on their forum. http://forums.superantispyware.com/
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: nightshade on July 27, 2017, 06:35:59 PM
I ask here as this was an Avast issue that was rectified previously.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: bob3160 on July 27, 2017, 06:40:12 PM
I ask here as this was an Avast issue that was rectified previously.
What, a BSOD when running a scan with SuperAntiSpyware ???
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: nightshade on July 27, 2017, 06:41:19 PM
I ask here as this was an Avast issue that was rectified previously.
What, a BSOD when running a scan with SuperAntiSpyware ???

Yes.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: bob3160 on July 27, 2017, 06:45:16 PM
I ask here as this was an Avast issue that was rectified previously.
What, a BSOD when running a scan with SuperAntiSpyware ???

Yes.
I don't see anything that recent ???
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: nightshade on July 27, 2017, 06:50:38 PM
I'm running it again, so far so good, but yeah, I remember seeing people talking about it, perhaps it was just a one off, will report back if this scan goes through without a similar occurrence.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: nightshade on July 27, 2017, 06:54:49 PM
Scan went through fine this time so nothing to worry about, cheers again Bob.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: bob3160 on July 27, 2017, 07:03:07 PM
Scan went through fine this time so nothing to worry about, cheers again Bob.
Thanks for reporting back. :)
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: aliabbasgaming@gmail.com on July 29, 2017, 01:19:21 AM
Hi guys I have found a bug, if you scan multiple files or folders at once buy right clicking and selecting scan with avast and making sure all the files or folders are scanned. The tray notification icon vanishes. In order to bring the tray notification icon back I click on Problems and Notifications within the avast interface and then select dismiss all. 

Pc Specs:
i5 7600
16gb DDR4 Ram
Windows 10 Creators Update
Avast: Free Latest Version Installed

Edit: Added My Pc Information

PS: It seems like avast wont clear virus chest if it detects anything. I had some legitimate software from my asus motherboard which it flagged as a false positive and it would not delete it from the virus chest regardless of how many times I selected right click delete.

Can someone confirm these two bugs thanks .
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: st.clair.rodney246 on July 29, 2017, 07:48:19 AM
i tried updating this program and as soon as the update was finished and my system restarted, my Avast crashed with error message, "UI has malfunctioned". Because of that, my system was unprotected for many days. had to uninstall it and reinstall the program
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: bob3160 on July 29, 2017, 03:02:10 PM
i tried updating this program and as soon as the update was finished and my system restarted, my Avast crashed with error message, "UI has malfunctioned". Because of that, my system was unprotected for many days. had to uninstall it and reinstall the program
Is there a question ???
If you had asked for advice when it first happened, this is what you would have received (at least from me.)

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
If you need additional help with the Clean Install, watch this:
https://youtu.be/p-h3myRD51A
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: mcesardiniz@hotmail.com on August 03, 2017, 05:14:49 AM
não consigo registrar meu avast, aparece a seguinte mensagem: The online content is unavailable Please, check your internet connection and try again. Reload
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: Asyn on August 03, 2017, 05:16:35 AM
Please post English here, else use the forum section for your language.
-> https://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=21.0
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: andrew.coyle@arcivate.com on August 04, 2017, 06:02:32 PM
Well I have this version installed on my Windows 10 laptop and it crashes with each virus defintiion update, at least 3 time today!
It also impacts the update of other programs which fail to install properly and I cant use them
I have had to go backto a restore point to recover and to get my network back
I have used Avast for over 10 years but I am no having to consider my options
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: Asyn on August 04, 2017, 06:24:00 PM
Well I have this version installed on my Windows 10 laptop and it crashes with each virus defintiion update, at least 3 time today!
It also impacts the update of other programs which fail to install properly and I cant use them
Follow instructions: https://www.avast.com/faq.php?article=AVKB33#artTitle
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: bob3160 on August 04, 2017, 07:07:45 PM
@ andrew.coyle
Have you tried a clean install of Avast ???

Clean Install of Avast:
https://goo.gl/4Ptzkf
If you need additional help with the Clean Install, watch this:
https://youtu.be/p-h3myRD51A
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: locomotor1979@live.nl on August 05, 2017, 12:33:14 AM
i am not able 2 update my avast becausse thise exe is always being blocked by something
wsc_proxy.exe is being blocked and als has no rights not even in ADMIN mode so Avast canot update itself on my comp
and thus my protection gets shut off i think thats a bit uncool.
maybe its windows10/microsoft or its your own program that block's i dont know but it happens every time its saying it needs updates
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: bob3160 on August 05, 2017, 12:36:00 AM
Sounds like a firewall issue.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: locomotor1979@live.nl on August 05, 2017, 05:08:49 AM
odd then becausse that is being controld by Avast itself. and i eve have given it excess 2 firewall its still saying it
and even as admin rights ooo wait i canot give it admin rights at all becausse i have tryd giving it full rights but whas greyed out in properties.
and i have given it als Firewall acces still getting error
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: Sugram22 on August 05, 2017, 10:50:29 AM

Well it didn't fix the HTTPS Scanning Problem that is affecting XP and Vista users.  :(
All it did was put my Vista laptop right through the mill  >:(
My CPU was stuck at 100% for about 10 minutes. And I really didn't think the update was ever going to finish.
Still got to update my sons Windows 7 desktop yet. Not looking forward to it!

one question how do i know is it working & is it working properly? cause its automatic thing what it should do awry time i visit a site, i do not know about this stuff, if there is something that isn't working or isn't working properly & avast doesn't notify me i don't know & my PC will get infested by bad stuff without me knowing (i bet there is no notification if something is just broken & its turned on), Avast need to think about ppl who are less smarter about Antiviruses & bad stuff
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: Asyn on August 05, 2017, 10:54:36 AM

Well it didn't fix the HTTPS Scanning Problem that is affecting XP and Vista users.  :(
All it did was put my Vista laptop right through the mill  >:(
My CPU was stuck at 100% for about 10 minutes. And I really didn't think the update was ever going to finish.
Still got to update my sons Windows 7 desktop yet. Not looking forward to it!
one question how do i know is it working & is it working properly? cause its automatic thing what it should do awry time i visit a site, i do not know about this stuff, if there is something that isn't working or isn't working properly & avast doesn't notify me i don't know & my PC will get infested by bad stuff without me knowing (i bet there is no notification if something is just broken & its turned on), Avast need to think about ppl who are less smarter about Antiviruses & bad stuff
It has been fixed on 25th July via micro-update.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: Sugram22 on August 05, 2017, 04:40:37 PM

Well it didn't fix the HTTPS Scanning Problem that is affecting XP and Vista users.  :(
All it did was put my Vista laptop right through the mill  >:(
My CPU was stuck at 100% for about 10 minutes. And I really didn't think the update was ever going to finish.
Still got to update my sons Windows 7 desktop yet. Not looking forward to it!
one question how do i know is it working & is it working properly? cause its automatic thing what it should do awry time i visit a site, i do not know about this stuff, if there is something that isn't working or isn't working properly & avast doesn't notify me i don't know & my PC will get infested by bad stuff without me knowing (i bet there is no notification if something is just broken & its turned on), Avast need to think about ppl who are less smarter about Antiviruses & bad stuff
It has been fixed on 25th July via micro-update.

by micro update u mean virus database update that happens automatically silently meany times a day, i ask cause i haven't gotten any update only virus database automatic silent updates

i really hope it did fix it, i just brows internet so i even don't know did i had issue with it or not, not that smart that i can just notice it if like i said in previous post don't get any notification & why i said i hope it was fixed one time i had small glitch with avast & then also ppl said it was fixed, but it wasn't for me
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: Asyn on August 05, 2017, 04:43:01 PM
by micro update u men virus database update that happens automatically silently meany times a day, i ask cause i haven't gotten any update only virus database automatic silent updates
Check your build#, if you have 17.5.3585.192 or higher you're good to go.
Title: Questions and doubts
Post by: dinei.2008@hotmail.com on August 07, 2017, 08:00:05 PM
Hello, I have Avast Internet Security, installed on 2 computers. Lately, the plugin that is installed in Firefox and Chrome browser, to avoid advertisements and tracking, has been disabled by this browsers. I do the configuration constantly, but always disable when entering the sites. I would like to know why, because this was not the case before.
Thank you.
Title: Re: Questions and doubts
Post by: bob3160 on August 07, 2017, 09:10:54 PM
Hello, I have Avast Internet Security, installed on 2 computers. Lately, the plugin that is installed in Firefox and Chrome browser, to avoid advertisements and tracking, has been disabled by this browsers. I do the configuration constantly, but always disable when entering the sites. I would like to know why, because this was not the case before.
Thank you.
Try the following: 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
If you need additional help with the Clean Install, watch this:
https://youtu.be/p-h3myRD51A
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: mytom551@hotmail.com on August 08, 2017, 04:41:00 PM
I prefer the older version before this update can I uninstall this new version & reinstall the older version?


I also have problem for this new edition.
Where is the old edition to install?

Does anyone know?
Is there any stand alone installer of old Avast edition?

Such as Avast 2016 or 2015 year edition or (2017 before HTTPS Web shield problem, 17.5.2302=Problem Avast Version)

I found stand alone installer of AVG antivirus. But, not Avast yet.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: Asyn on August 08, 2017, 07:04:53 PM
HTTPS Web shield problem, 17.5.2302=Problem Avast Version
See replies #87-89.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: mytom551@hotmail.com on August 08, 2017, 09:43:31 PM


Well it didn't fix the HTTPS Scanning Problem that is affecting XP and Vista users.  :(
All it did was put my Vista laptop right through the mill  >:(
My CPU was stuck at 100% for about 10 minutes. And I really didn't think the update was ever going to finish.
Still got to update my sons Windows 7 desktop yet. Not looking forward to it!
one question how do i know is it working & is it working properly? cause its automatic thing what it should do awry time i visit a site, i do not know about this stuff, if there is something that isn't working or isn't working properly & avast doesn't notify me i don't know & my PC will get infested by bad stuff without me knowing (i bet there is no notification if something is just broken & its turned on), Avast need to think about ppl who are less smarter about Antiviruses & bad stuff
It has been fixed on 25th July via micro-update.

by micro update u mean virus database update that happens automatically silently meany times a day, i ask cause i haven't gotten any update only virus database automatic silent updates

i really hope it did fix it, i just brows internet so i even don't know did i had issue with it or not, not that smart that i can just notice it if like i said in previous post don't get any notification & why i said i hope it was fixed one time i had small glitch with avast & then also ppl said it was fixed, but it wasn't for me

-----------
by micro update u men virus database update that happens automatically silently meany times a day, i ask cause i haven't gotten any update only virus database automatic silent updates
Check your build#, if you have 17.5.3585.192 or higher you're good to go.

Thank You very much.

1)However, how/where did you get official intormation of micro update?

2)Where is the source (Official) Website of this micro update and related information you described?

3)Are you checking the inside of micro update all the time? w
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: bob3160 on August 08, 2017, 09:48:24 PM
Your questions make no sense. The information came from Avast and as long as you've verified that your build matches the information,
the problem should be fixed. If you haven't updated. do so to correct the problem.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: mytom551@hotmail.com on August 09, 2017, 05:38:37 PM
Thank you.
I already updated for VISTA. I only can know the program edition etc.
Avast Version:17.5.2303
Build:17.5.3585.192

1)However, my question is how to know Avast release the micro-update which contains certain fix.

I would like to know how to find the information?

Is there any release note (homepage) of Avast?
Is there any spacial Homepage/Website to release fixed software?

2)I just wonder,is micro-update silently released without any official notice?

I can not find in FAQ.

Avast Antivirus: New Features
https://www.avast.com/faq.php?article=AVKB89

It may happen in future again. It was happened in past.
In addition, I may need to wait for the fix for other Windows 10 PC.


For exapmle, I found following anoucement of Avast team.

Avast 17.4.2294 Blocking Websites
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=201782.0
===
Hello everyone,

We were able to identify and fix the internet connectivity issue that occurred after the latest Avast 17.4 update.

The fix is being distributed via a micro-update to Avast Web Shield.

To download the fix, please follow these steps:
  • Turn OFF Avast Web Shield (internet connectivity will start working)
      - In UI go to Protection > Antivirus and turn Web Shield OFF or
      - Right-click the Avast tray icon > Avast shields control > Disable permanently (to turn OFF all shields)
  • Go to your Avast installation folder - usually "C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast"
  • Run (double-click) AvEmUpdate.exe and confirm the UAC prompt
  • Avast will now silently apply the fix
  • Wait for about 5 minutes
  • Restart your computer
  • Turn Web Shield (or all shields) back ON
  • You are now again connected to the internet and protected
Thank you for your patience and your help in resolving this issue.

Sincere apologies,
Avast team

But I can not found from following page.

Release history with notes
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=183543.0
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: bob3160 on August 09, 2017, 05:47:42 PM
The information in the Version update history is very limited at best.
Micro updates address specific problems and aren't listed there.
Avast will have to tell you if detailed information on updates is made available to the general public.
I personally am interested in seeing the problems fixed. How it's done and the details in the fix aren't important to me.
Just fix it. :)
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: noelrojasc on August 09, 2017, 11:09:28 PM
Hi, everybody,

I just received an upgrade(see image attached).

Any comment?
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: bob3160 on August 09, 2017, 11:43:37 PM
Hi, everybody,

I just received an upgrade(see image attached).

Any comment?
Wow, a different kind of Calendar..... :)
I'm sure it will get corrected by the next update. :)
You could also wait another 10 month to catch up. :)
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: noelrojasc on August 10, 2017, 07:48:13 PM
Wow!!! I didn`t notice the calendar error!!!

Now I am confused ...
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: bruce_b on August 10, 2017, 08:17:29 PM
That calendar photo is correct since he is overseas. It is being shown in European Date Format instead of in America Date Format
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Date_format_by_country
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: bob3160 on August 10, 2017, 09:24:52 PM
That calendar photo is correct since he is overseas. It is being shown in European Date Format instead of in America Date Format
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Date_format_by_country (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Date_format_by_country)
18/07/2017 or 7/18/2017 bruce_b is correct and so is Avast.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: CraigB on August 10, 2017, 09:29:08 PM
dd/mm/yy is the same format used here in Australia too :)
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: noelrojasc on August 10, 2017, 10:11:00 PM
Ok, thanks for the clarification.

I first thought that the mistake was in the month (July).

By the way ... still waiting for an update of the stable release ...

Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: bob3160 on August 10, 2017, 10:13:21 PM
Hopefully not till it's ready.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: DavidR on August 10, 2017, 10:26:07 PM
Ok, thanks for the clarification.

I first thought that the mistake was in the month (July).

By the way ... still waiting for an update of the stable release ...

I'm still waiting for a stable release also on this win10 system, I'm still using 17.5.2302. It seems we march on from beta to regular release and there are issues that aren't resolved.   I only trial the betas on my XP system, which I have the most robust backup and recovery strategy. If the cr4p hits the fan I can be back to my last drive image in 20 minutes.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: DavidR on August 10, 2017, 11:33:03 PM
That calendar photo is correct since he is overseas. It is being shown in European Date Format instead of in America Date Format
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Date_format_by_country (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Date_format_by_country)
18/07/2017 or 7/18/2017 bruce_b is correct and so is Avast.

Another one for your collection of click bait popups.

EDIT:  This one just looks a little different no lock.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: Tangy on August 12, 2017, 06:25:24 PM
Installed latest Avast on my other computer ( Win7 ultimate ) everything seems to be fine. One thing though,
what's with the UI , even Stevie Wonder can see it.
Why does it have to be so big ?
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: Asyn on August 12, 2017, 06:50:03 PM
One thing though, what's with the UI , even Stevie Wonder can see it.
;D 8)
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: shaneryan64@yahoo.com.au on August 14, 2017, 09:32:05 AM
Well after years of faultless performance I have been trying to resolve the updating issue after it installed the July 18th update and if I hadnt paid for the bloody licenses that would be it for me and AVAST countless uninstalls online/offline installs and this pile of crap still doesnt work. Not one thing changed on this machine and no issues for last 4 years
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: Asyn on August 14, 2017, 11:03:37 AM
Start a new topic and provide details: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?action=post;board=2
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: support161 on August 14, 2017, 11:36:11 AM
Well I have this version installed on my Windows 10 laptop and it crashes with each virus defintiion update, at least 3 time today!
It also impacts the update of other programs which fail to install properly and I cant use them
Follow instructions: https://www.avast.com/faq.php?article=AVKB33#artTitle

thanks! that helped me a lot too :)
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: Asyn on August 14, 2017, 12:52:43 PM
Well I have this version installed on my Windows 10 laptop and it crashes with each virus defintiion update, at least 3 time today!
It also impacts the update of other programs which fail to install properly and I cant use them
Follow instructions: https://www.avast.com/faq.php?article=AVKB33#artTitle
thanks! that helped me a lot too :)
You're welcome.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: pavellab98@gmail.com on August 14, 2017, 05:34:29 PM
Help me decide
I used to use the free version of antivirus avast
I would like to buy a Pro-version or a Premier
Which is better, who uses what?
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: mchain on August 14, 2017, 05:42:25 PM
Help me decide
I used to use the free version of antivirus avast
I would like to buy a Pro-version or a Premier
Which is better, who uses what?
https://www.avast.com/compare-antivirus (https://www.avast.com/compare-antivirus)
For my needs, Internet Security works.  But Free will also work for me on some other machines.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: musakoc05@hotmail.com on August 16, 2017, 11:05:49 AM
ödemesini yaptığım avast internet security nin aktivasyon kodu ne zaman gelecek?
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: Asyn on August 16, 2017, 11:15:47 AM
ödemesini yaptığım avast internet security nin aktivasyon kodu ne zaman gelecek?
Please post English here..!!
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: chris@vourtis.com on August 16, 2017, 05:54:16 PM
Avast AntiSpam is suddenly tagging travel newsletters and travel related transaction email as "***SPAM***".
These emails are not spam in any way.
Also note that "***SPAM***" is the default tag used by Exim with Spam Assassin. Maybe Avast should consider making it a little different so it takes less than forever to track down the culprit next time.

Back on Point: Is there a way to report false positive spam detection... maybe a place to upload mail headers for review?
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: aehmcc@gmail.com on August 18, 2017, 05:08:37 AM
Well after years of faultless performance I have been trying to resolve the updating issue after it installed the July 18th update and if I hadnt paid for the bloody licenses that would be it for me and AVAST countless uninstalls online/offline installs and this pile of crap still doesnt work. Not one thing changed on this machine and no issues for last 4 years

I said "Goodbye" to Avast 1 year ago when i bought a one year  kaspersky licence, through all this year NOT a single problem with that antivirus, the only complaint is that i believe it makes my PC a little slower but that's just my personal impression.

My kaspersky license is about to finish and i still have 4 months remain on my Avast license and i'm planning to use them because i don't have money to renew the kaspersky one. Let's see how things go....

Update: man after reading this thread i'm not THAT sure about returning to Avast...perhaps i should renew Kaspersky sigh..
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: Asyn on August 18, 2017, 09:44:17 AM
Update: man after reading this thread i'm not THAT sure about returning to Avast...
Well, don't forget that this is a support forum..!! ;)
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: bob3160 on August 18, 2017, 02:31:50 PM
Update: man after reading this thread i'm not THAT sure about returning to Avast...
Well, don't forget that this is a support forum..!! ;)
A support forum is primarily used by those having a problem and seeking help.
When you consider that Avast has over 400 Million customers, there really aren't a whole lot of complaints. :)
If you don't have money, use the Free version of Avast. I've used it since 2003 and am very happy with it.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: loungehake on August 20, 2017, 07:30:45 PM
I've gone mad trying to swat Asyn's fly. Eventually and to my great relief, I found that it scrolled up with the page. I had nearly emptied a tin of fly spray on it. Great avatar!
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: Asyn on August 21, 2017, 05:19:32 AM
I've gone mad trying to swat Asyn's fly. Eventually and to my great relief, I found that it scrolled up with the page. I had nearly emptied a tin of fly spray on it. Great avatar!
;D 8)
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: aehmcc@gmail.com on August 23, 2017, 01:43:34 AM
Update: man after reading this thread i'm not THAT sure about returning to Avast...
Well, don't forget that this is a support forum..!! ;)

I know where i am that's what i'm posting here Sir.

I just opted to renew my kaspersky sub for another year, IMO Avast was the best 10-15 years ago?, it was lightweight and effective, kaspersky was too high on resources, that's why i moved to Avast 10 years ago.

However during all these years things have changed, Avast disappointed me on 3 times and i mean SERIOUS issues, i had to say goodbye.

Kaserpsky is pretty much the same nowadays, still heavy on resources but a SOLID piece of software.

But who knows maybe in the future i will return to Avast as i returned to kaspersky...sy!
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: aliabbasgaming@gmail.com on August 25, 2017, 08:31:20 PM
Hi guys I have been using avast since you guys first started. I have a issue with the Avast browser extensions as they not working in Firefox. Avast browser extensions where enabled in FireFox when I first installed avast on my brand new pc but I uninstalled Firefox as I was sorting out my pc, upon re installing Firefox, Avast browser extensions are not appearing in my browser whereas avast shows the extensions installed and the extensions are view-able in chrome but upon re-installing Firefox they are not appearing. Any Help would be appreciated thanks
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: Asyn on August 26, 2017, 07:15:28 AM
Hi guys I have been using avast since you guys first started. I have a issue with the Avast browser extensions as they not working in Firefox. Avast browser extensions where enabled in FireFox when I first installed avast on my brand new pc but I uninstalled Firefox as I was sorting out my pc, upon re installing Firefox, Avast browser extensions are not appearing in my browser whereas avast shows the extensions installed and the extensions are view-able in chrome but upon re-installing Firefox they are not appearing. Any Help would be appreciated thanks
Best you start a new topic and provide details there.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: AlphaZab on August 27, 2017, 01:31:53 PM
Create a log? avast eror in windows 10 v10.0.014393 build 14393
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: Asyn on August 27, 2017, 05:21:27 PM
Create a log? avast eror in windows 10 v10.0.014393 build 14393
Start a new topic and provide details.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: diogo@dukedollars.com on August 31, 2017, 03:25:01 PM
It's not working nicely at all... https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=208008.0

Please someone advise?
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: Morro41 on August 31, 2017, 03:51:40 PM
It's not working nicely at all... https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=208008.0

Indeed they need to fix it right away. As I mentioned in that thread ... having to disable a part of the security is a very bad thing.
Title: Re: NEW version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: ymchen@outlook.my on August 31, 2017, 04:18:56 PM
thanks for the update ,now avast 17.6.2310 (stable version)
Title: Re: Version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: Hopper15 on August 31, 2017, 04:52:32 PM
I can't even update to v17.6.2303.  When I click update it says i'm already up to date but it shows v17.5.2303.
Title: Re: Version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: kimmy123 on August 31, 2017, 05:23:31 PM
I can't even update to v17.6.2303.  When I click update it says i'm already up to date but it shows v17.5.2303.

Exact same thing happening to me.
Title: Re: Version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: MartinZ on August 31, 2017, 05:41:20 PM
the update is on hold because of some issues. please wait about 1 hour
Title: Re: Version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: SpeedyPC on August 31, 2017, 05:43:04 PM
@MartinZ I'll give you two hours for double checking  ;)
Title: Re: Version: Avast 17.5.2303
Post by: Hopper15 on August 31, 2017, 05:44:31 PM
the update is on hold because of some issues. please wait about 1 hour

17.6.2310 on hold?