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Title: Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: MartinZ on June 20, 2018, 12:34:06 PM
Good news everyone,
new stable version 18.5.2342 has just been released. This time it's more about fixes and internal improvements.
 

What's new:

- Notification alerts! A blue dot now appears on our systray icon when you have a notification

- Restore anywhere! Restore files from the Virus Chest to any location by clicking “Restore as”

Fixed:

- Improved our installation and update processes

- Clicking “Subscription information” in our systray menu now opens the correct screen

- Firewall status is now properly reported in Windows Security Center

- Disabled shields now appear correctly in our systray menu

- Fixed a few activation code bugs


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_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_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: 18.5.2342
Post by: bob3160 on June 20, 2018, 02:28:48 PM
The installation should have realized that I'm using the stand alone version of Secure Line
and should have bypassed the installation of that module. Thanks
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: nikolashibo982@hotmail.com on June 20, 2018, 02:55:43 PM
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=219128.msg1462143#msg1462143 (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=219128.msg1462143#msg1462143)

Still present, even after a clean install of the latest version.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: NON on June 20, 2018, 03:04:57 PM
Thanks for the new release, I posted release notes into the Japanese forum :)
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: predatorz on June 20, 2018, 03:31:15 PM
Updated manually using the updater in Avast for my win10 Desktop and Laptop successfully.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: bob3160 on June 20, 2018, 04:29:04 PM
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=219128.msg1462143#msg1462143 (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=219128.msg1462143#msg1462143)

Still present, even after a clean install of the latest version.
Not a problem here in the free version of Avast.
(https://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1529504870052-82910.png)
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: schmidthouse on June 20, 2018, 04:37:08 PM
Just gotta say I like the way the WiFi module has progressed, visually and performance. :)
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: MartinZ on June 20, 2018, 04:46:43 PM
The installation should have realized that I'm using the stand alone version of Secure Line
and should have bypassed the installation of that module. Thanks

This will be done in next version, we are already working on that.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: bob3160 on June 20, 2018, 04:51:05 PM
The installation should have realized that I'm using the stand alone version of Secure Line
and should have bypassed the installation of that module. Thanks

This will be done in next version, we are already working on that.
Thanks.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: Asyn on June 20, 2018, 06:47:17 PM
Thanks for the new release, I posted release notes into the Japanese forum :)
The German-speaking forum section is updated as well. :)
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: frostward2401@gmail.com on June 20, 2018, 06:54:14 PM
what does enable offline mode from tray icon do ?

i clicked on it out of curiosity but nothing happened, at least it didn't showed up any notification or something like that.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: gordo830@comcast.net on June 20, 2018, 06:59:49 PM
thank you!!
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: TheOwner on June 20, 2018, 07:16:24 PM
Hello,

installation file contains also Avast secure browser, but it must be unchecked before express/custom installation. It should be untickable under custom installation.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: AZBruno on June 20, 2018, 09:00:05 PM
Any fix for the problem of not being able to create a rescue drive that many people have reported?
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: Asyn on June 20, 2018, 09:33:03 PM
Any fix for the problem of not being able to create a rescue drive that many people have reported?
This has been fixed a while ago, afaik.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: bob3160 on June 21, 2018, 12:33:23 AM
Any fix for the problem of not being able to create a rescue drive that many people have reported?
Just tested it.
(https://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1529533509773-4958.png)
(https://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1529533954869-44298.png)
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: dinataspace@gmail.com on June 21, 2018, 07:03:44 AM
Is it just me or does everyone have this issue. After updating to the latest build, I can't enable the site blocking feature on the web shield. Whenever I set it to enable, it revert back to disable. FYI, I'm on Avast Premier + Win 10 april update 1803 (RS4) 64-bit.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: Asyn on June 21, 2018, 07:37:13 AM
Is it just me or does everyone have this issue. After updating to the latest build, I can't enable the site blocking feature on the web shield. Whenever I set it to enable, it revert back to disable. FYI, I'm on Avast Premier + Win 10 april update 1803 (RS4) 64-bit.
Hi, just tested it and can confirm the issue.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: dinataspace@gmail.com on June 21, 2018, 08:57:17 AM
Hi, just tested it and can confirm the issue.

Thank you. It make me sure that it's not human error, I hope it will be fixed soon.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: Asyn on June 21, 2018, 09:01:09 AM
Hi, just tested it and can confirm the issue.
Thank you. It make me sure that it's not human error, I hope it will be fixed soon.
You're welcome. I already forwarded it.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: steens on June 21, 2018, 11:02:09 AM
I had problems updating with previous versions with a new router/gateway as per my recent post here (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=219885.0). Avast 18.5.2342 solves the issue, but there's a quirk with the UI/updater when setting updates to manual. If you click the update button, the updater/installer checks for updates & downloads correctly, but if you then click the OK button (for the defs tab) a loop ensues & the updater continually checks for updates & steals app focus unless you click the green OK UI button.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: -midnight on June 21, 2018, 01:31:58 PM
Should I uninstall the last version of Avast so I can do a custom install of the new version?
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: CraigB on June 21, 2018, 02:24:02 PM
Should I uninstall the last version of Avast so I can do a custom install of the new version?
I thought you were going to install Norton...or did you forget ::)
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: -midnight on June 21, 2018, 03:21:29 PM
I did install the premium version of Norton but I liked Avast better so I used the Norton removal tool to uninstall it.  ::)
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: bob3160 on June 21, 2018, 03:54:00 PM
I did install the premium version of Norton but I liked Avast better so I used the Norton removal tool to uninstall it.  ::)
I've decided not to reply. :)
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: mchain on June 21, 2018, 05:24:46 PM
Key to a good antivirus program is does it protect my system(s)?   

Avast does that and has for ten years now. 

No infections, but then again, some of that has to do with my browsing habits and the fact I don't download and run new (free) programs all the time.  I am mindful that changes I make to any system are permanent unless I back it up.

Avast does the trick for me, starting with the free version.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: DavidR on June 21, 2018, 07:43:40 PM
I did install the premium version of Norton but I liked Avast better so I used the Norton removal tool to uninstall it.  ::)
I've decided not to reply. :)

I guess we can now take it that Norton Premium isn't better than Avast :)
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: -midnight on June 21, 2018, 07:44:59 PM
Key to a good antivirus program is does it protect my system(s)?   

Avast does that and has for ten years now. 

No infections, but then again, some of that has to do with my browsing habits and the fact I don't download and run new (free) programs all the time.  I am mindful that changes I make to any system are permanent unless I back it up.

Avast does the trick for me, starting with the free version.
All I wanted to know was should I uninstall the last version so I can do a custom install with this new version
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: Pondus on June 22, 2018, 12:27:10 AM
-midnight`s signature   >What's Done Can't Be Undone.<

isn't that what you do all the time   ;D


Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: -midnight on June 22, 2018, 12:26:28 PM
Off topic
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: CraigB on June 22, 2018, 12:41:37 PM
Off topic
If you didn't constantly edit your posts and continually threaten to remove avast then only to return with more confusion then you likely wouldn't be putting yourself in the place of being the forum joke, those ridiculous signature phrases you keep coming up with only give reason for more jokes on your part.

I guess after all these years of members putting up with your lack of learning anything and total disrespect for those who reply to your ongoing confusing posts only to have you keep deleting posts and editing post after post make members wish you would just move on and stop wasting our time.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: -midnight on June 22, 2018, 02:14:45 PM
I don't plan on moving along unless someone forces me to.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: CraigB on June 22, 2018, 02:20:10 PM
I don't plan on moving along unless someone forces me to.
If you continually ruin topics by removing and editing posts to leave nothing but a smiley after members have gone out of their way to help you then the option of a ban will be requested.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: bob3160 on June 22, 2018, 03:10:08 PM
To answer your question, you can simply download the latest off line installer
and use it to do a custom install.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: schmidthouse on June 22, 2018, 05:26:21 PM
Off topic
If you didn't constantly edit your posts and continually threaten to remove avast then only to return with more confusion then you likely wouldn't be putting yourself in the place of being the forum joke, those ridiculous signature phrases you keep coming up with only give reason for more jokes on your part.

I guess after all these years of members putting up with your lack of learning anything and total disrespect for those who reply to your ongoing confusing posts only to have you keep deleting posts and editing post after post make members wish you would just move on and stop wasting our time.



I would rather not come across post in topics that have been deleted.
I find it irritating and confusing making the forum experience less rewarding.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: daan16 on June 22, 2018, 07:14:22 PM
Hi
I've found serious bug in the newest release 18.5.2342
After updating Avast, when Windows starts up there are one of these bluescreens:
BAD_POOL_CALLER, PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA, SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED

Please fix it soon.

Windows XP 32bit
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: bruce_b on June 22, 2018, 07:59:34 PM
Did the update using the Full Offline Installer ... went fine on Toshiba Laptop with Windows 10 Home 64 Build 1709 and also on my old Dell Dimension 8200 P4 1.8Ghz 2GB RAM with Windows XP PRO SP3 ... so far all is fine
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: bob3160 on June 22, 2018, 10:25:07 PM
Hi
I've found serious bug in the newest release 18.5.2342
After updating Avast, when Windows starts up there are one of these bluescreens:
BAD_POOL_CALLER, PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA, SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED

Please fix it soon.

Windows XP 32bit
How did you update ???

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: 18.5.2342
Post by: -midnight on June 22, 2018, 10:43:30 PM
To answer your question, you can simply download the latest off line installer
and use it to do a custom install.
Thank you.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: RejZoR on June 22, 2018, 10:46:47 PM
We had that blue dot long ago and was then thankfully gone. Now it's back? It's annoying as it drives my OCD insane. I have to check notifications just so that blue crap goes away.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: bob3160 on June 22, 2018, 11:12:14 PM
We had that blue dot long ago and was then thankfully gone. Now it's back? It's annoying as it drives my OCD insane. I have to check notifications just so that blue crap goes away.
Some notifications are also senseless. If I check a file in explorer I wind up with the blue dot even though I've already been told that the file is clean.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: RejZoR on June 22, 2018, 11:23:11 PM
I literally can't install this thing on my laptop. Online installer completes and then NOTHING happens.

EDIT:
WTF is going on? Not even offline installer does anything. But I can't delete avast! files in ProgramData like it's half installed, wtf!?!?!!!
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: DavidR on June 22, 2018, 11:34:55 PM
We had that blue dot long ago and was then thankfully gone. Now it's back? It's annoying as it drives my OCD insane. I have to check notifications just so that blue crap goes away.

Yes I too remember it and was thankful it was gone.

As Bob said some notifications are so trivial as to be pointless.  Users are really only interested in serious issues, those that need attention now.  If it gets to be serious, then it should be a toaster popup or full blown alert.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: NON on June 23, 2018, 08:24:29 AM
what does enable offline mode from tray icon do ?

i clicked on it out of curiosity but nothing happened, at least it didn't showed up any notification or something like that.
I believe this is for Avast Firewall, enabling this makes all connections shut down.

I can confirm this option also appears on Free version of Avast, seems like a bug.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: -midnight on June 23, 2018, 11:35:31 AM
To answer your question, you can simply download the latest off line installer
and use it to do a custom install.
I tried that but I can't install the latest version
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: -midnight on June 23, 2018, 12:41:37 PM
@bob3160,
I tried a second time and it worked.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: bruce_b on June 23, 2018, 01:20:28 PM
This morning on my XP PRO SP3 computer "behaviour shield" did not come up enabled. Had to do it manually. Guess this is one of those bugs the programmers just can not locate.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: -midnight on June 23, 2018, 03:18:14 PM
Off topic
If you didn't constantly edit your posts and continually threaten to remove avast then only to return with more confusion then you likely wouldn't be putting yourself in the place of being the forum joke, those ridiculous signature phrases you keep coming up with only give reason for more jokes on your part.

I guess after all these years of members putting up with your lack of learning anything and total disrespect for those who reply to your ongoing confusing posts only to have you keep deleting posts and editing post after post make members wish you would just move on and stop wasting our time.
I'm not as dumb as you think I am.

I Studied Criminal Justice/Criminology at Ball State University
I Studied Conservation Law Enforcement at Vincennes University
I worked for the State Police for 20 years and retired 10 years ago.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: CraigB on June 23, 2018, 03:33:02 PM
Off topic
If you didn't constantly edit your posts and continually threaten to remove avast then only to return with more confusion then you likely wouldn't be putting yourself in the place of being the forum joke, those ridiculous signature phrases you keep coming up with only give reason for more jokes on your part.

I guess after all these years of members putting up with your lack of learning anything and total disrespect for those who reply to your ongoing confusing posts only to have you keep deleting posts and editing post after post make members wish you would just move on and stop wasting our time.
I'm not as dumb as you think I am.

I Studied Criminal Justice/Criminology at Ball State University
I Studied Conservation Law Enforcement at Vincennes University
I worked for the State Police for 20 years and retired 10 years ago.
And what has that got to do with anything in this topic  :-\ stop disturbing topics with pointless dribble that isn't necessary...all that study and not an ounce of common sense ::)
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: bob3160 on June 23, 2018, 03:56:24 PM
Off topic
If you didn't constantly edit your posts and continually threaten to remove avast then only to return with more confusion then you likely wouldn't be putting yourself in the place of being the forum joke, those ridiculous signature phrases you keep coming up with only give reason for more jokes on your part.

I guess after all these years of members putting up with your lack of learning anything and total disrespect for those who reply to your ongoing confusing posts only to have you keep deleting posts and editing post after post make members wish you would just move on and stop wasting our time.
I'm not as dumb as you think I am.

I Studied Criminal Justice/Criminology at Ball State University
I Studied Conservation Law Enforcement at Vincennes University
I worked for the State Police for 20 years and retired 10 years ago.
And what has that got to do with anything in this topic  :-\ stop disturbing topics with pointless dribble that isn't necessary...all that study and not an ounce of common sense ::)
Common sense is dead. https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=28748.msg1466711#msg1466711
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: schmidthouse on June 23, 2018, 04:52:42 PM
We had that blue dot long ago and was then thankfully gone. Now it's back? It's annoying as it drives my OCD insane. I have to check notifications just so that blue crap goes away.

Yes I too remember it and was thankful it was gone.

As Bob said some notifications are so trivial as to be pointless.  Users are really only interested in serious issues, those that need attention now.  If it gets to be serious, then it should be a toaster popup or full blown alert.

Who comes up with these ideas.....bells and whistles......and BLue Dots.
Geeeez ::)
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: dinataspace@gmail.com on June 23, 2018, 05:17:38 PM
Hi there, is there any workaround to get rid of this annoying issue? I don't know with other OS build, it happens on Windows 10 April Update 1803 (RS4) build 10.0.17134.112

(https://78.media.tumblr.com/723c6a52bb0125a141c8bfdc689cfdcf/tumblr_messaging_pas3y3wRhI1tx1ttl_1280.png)


(https://78.media.tumblr.com/fb02b9f8566605ab449a91503b692f4b/tumblr_messaging_pas3yeG1RB1tx1ttl_1280.png)

I have tried to fix it as suggested, but it comes again after restart. So far I just ignore it, but it would be better if there is a permanent solution.

Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: -midnight on June 23, 2018, 07:19:22 PM
Off topic
If you didn't constantly edit your posts and continually threaten to remove avast then only to return with more confusion then you likely wouldn't be putting yourself in the place of being the forum joke, those ridiculous signature phrases you keep coming up with only give reason for more jokes on your part.

I guess after all these years of members putting up with your lack of learning anything and total disrespect for those who reply to your ongoing confusing posts only to have you keep deleting posts and editing post after post make members wish you would just move on and stop wasting our time.
I'm not as dumb as you think I am.

I Studied Criminal Justice/Criminology at Ball State University
I Studied Conservation Law Enforcement at Vincennes University
I worked for the State Police for 20 years and retired 10 years ago.
And what has that got to do with anything in this topic  :-\ stop disturbing topics with pointless dribble that isn't necessary...all that study and not an ounce of common sense ::)
I know now that I shouldn't have posted that.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: avant-guvnor on June 24, 2018, 05:42:47 PM
I'm beginning to get annoyed by repeating myself in these forums. I have now installed Avast v.18.5.2342 free edition. Update with the offline installer or install via a clean install makes no difference to the issue. Problem is occurring on 2 different Windows 10 Pro version 1803 (OS build 17134.112) 64-bit PCs.

When I perform a Smart Scan, it is checking for Sensitive Data, which is a paid module that I have not paid for. Also the Software Updater component is not being performed in a Smart Scan.

The Sensitive Data problem occurred a while back in v.17.8.2318 and also in v.18.4.2338 which I previously reported. The Software Updater problem is a new problem.

Please can someone advise on how to turn off the Sensitive Data check in Smart Scan and get Smart Scan to run the Software Updater component?

… and in addition, clicking Resolve All after running a Smart Scan often results in a blank (white) Avast user interface. The only way I can fix Avast when this occurs is by rebooting.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: daan16 on June 24, 2018, 09:52:43 PM
Hi
I've found serious bug in the newest release 18.5.2342
After updating Avast, when Windows starts up there are one of these bluescreens:
BAD_POOL_CALLER, PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA, SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED

Please fix it soon.

Windows XP 32bit
How did you update ???

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

As always I've updated Avast in the update page.

Everytime bluescreen appears there's something with NDIS.sys.

I've tried fixing Avast. Maybe it will help. Don't know.


Thanks for reply
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: m.a.wardzinscy@interia.pl on June 25, 2018, 06:45:22 PM
Hello,

The same problems on my Windows XP SP3, as with version 18.4 and 18.5 betas:
- Avast service does not start!
- and - what follows - UI Failed to load.

I have restored my system from backup to a configuration with working Avast 18.2.
So - I understand - Windows components including services are OK.
Then I have upgraded Avast to version 18.5 - Avast service in this version does not start.

I have also removed previous version with avastclear and made an offline installation of 18.5 - the same problem.

Any ideas what to do next?

AW
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: jefferson sant on June 26, 2018, 03:54:08 AM
what does enable offline mode from tray icon do ?

i clicked on it out of curiosity but nothing happened, at least it didn't showed up any notification or something like that.

Avast Free and Pro appears option Mode Offline is error.None of this editions feature a firewall.
Avast Pro online and offline installer links is not on the topic ?

Avast Pro 18.5.2342 (7,05 MB)

https://install.avcdn.net/iavs9x/avast_pro_antivirus_setup_online.exe

Avast Pro 18.5.2342  (250 MB)

https://install.avcdn.net/iavs9x/avast_pro_antivirus_setup_offline.exe

OR

http://files.avast.com/iavs9x/avast_pro_antivirus_setup.exe  (6,01 MB)

http://files.avast.com/iavs9x/avast_pro_antivirus_setup_offline.exe  (250 MB)
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: daan16 on June 27, 2018, 12:10:16 AM
I'm having another bluescreens. Something's messed up with these release of Avast :o Please fix it. I never got such bluescreens. Where should I report it? I can send minidumps.


Today Avast Secure Browser installed without my knowledge. But more annoying thing is that it changed my default browser to Avast Secure Browser and it automaticlly autoruns with Windows :o . I've changed it back, but please make it choosable by the user, not to force anyone to use it...

Why it installed on Windows XP despite it's not supported OS? Bug?


Thanks for still supporting Windows XP but fix bugs please
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: mchain on June 27, 2018, 01:09:32 AM
Just finished upgrading AIS to latest version, 18.5.2342.  Bug in Avast Shields Control reporting 1 shield inactive now fixed.

Thanks bob3160 for reporting issue with Avast SecureLine Beta being vamoosed and VPN feature in AIS being automatically installed despite using Custom Install and unchecking this before beginning install; Confirmed. 

Licensing issue (conflict) between single-use stand-alone beta and paid-for VPN (AIS) still needs to be addressed Cannot run two separate systems online at the same time, one with beta vpn, the other paid vpn.)

As always, did a clean install, never do an over-the-top install or online install.

Nice job.

[EDIT:]  Updated second system to latest version. 
Only two glitches:A clean install was also done on this system, allowing Windows Defender to run again between uninstall and install of AIS.
 
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: MartinZ on June 28, 2018, 12:24:04 PM
Hi there, is there any workaround to get rid of this annoying issue? I don't know with other OS build, it happens on Windows 10 April Update 1803 (RS4) build 10.0.17134.112

(https://78.media.tumblr.com/723c6a52bb0125a141c8bfdc689cfdcf/tumblr_messaging_pas3y3wRhI1tx1ttl_1280.png)


(https://78.media.tumblr.com/fb02b9f8566605ab449a91503b692f4b/tumblr_messaging_pas3yeG1RB1tx1ttl_1280.png)

I have tried to fix it as suggested, but it comes again after restart. So far I just ignore it, but it would be better if there is a permanent solution.

This issue is now fixed please restart your PC if you still see this error
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: MartinZ on June 28, 2018, 12:24:47 PM
We had that blue dot long ago and was then thankfully gone. Now it's back? It's annoying as it drives my OCD insane. I have to check notifications just so that blue crap goes away.
Some notifications are also senseless. If I check a file in explorer I wind up with the blue dot even though I've already been told that the file is clean.

Thanks Bob, yes I agree it doesn't make sense and we will exclude the Explorer scan from the notification center
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: RejZoR on June 29, 2018, 07:40:51 AM
We had that blue dot long ago and was then thankfully gone. Now it's back? It's annoying as it drives my OCD insane. I have to check notifications just so that blue crap goes away.
Some notifications are also senseless. If I check a file in explorer I wind up with the blue dot even though I've already been told that the file is clean.

Thanks Bob, yes I agree it doesn't make sense and we will exclude the Explorer scan from the notification center

I wish we could disable the blue dot entirely if we choose so. I really don't like it because I then want it gone and I have to open interface and then notifications and clear them and wait the animation to be gone and it's just very annoying for me.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: dinataspace@gmail.com on June 29, 2018, 04:10:17 PM
This issue is now fixed please restart your PC if you still see this error

I can confirm this issue has been resolved. Thanks for the quick fix.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: jf22 on June 30, 2018, 07:14:23 PM
Just updated a computer that had been set aside for awhile. Unused because had the white screen when tried to access the Avast Free Antivirus user interface screen. All other Avast screens are fine. Have the latest version, clean install.
Are there plans to address this problem soon?
Thanks!
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: lanasks27@gmail.com on July 04, 2018, 09:49:51 PM
Доброй ночи!
Что не могу обновить программу все время пишет хост не доступен. и как теперь быть? Или это баг или это с моей стороны проблемы? как мне обновить программу подскажите пожалуйста
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: mchain on July 04, 2018, 09:59:27 PM
Привет, Не только ты.  Хост недоступен, но потоковое обновление все еще работает. Использование Google Translate.  Пожалуйста, опубликуйте английский язык.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: bob3160 on July 04, 2018, 10:04:01 PM
English please. :)
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: lanasks27@gmail.com on July 04, 2018, 10:06:52 PM
Привет, Не только ты.  Хост недоступен, но потоковое обновление все еще работает. Использование Google Translate.  Пожалуйста, опубликуйте английский язык.
вы хотите чтобы я сделала скрин экрана как у меня?
то как у вас у меня вроде обновляет , если запустить в ручном режиме тоже пишет хост не доступен, хотя пару раз обновило, а вот саму программу не хочет
. написать на англ это вряд ли могу тоже самое вам в переводчике скопировать, может что поймете, уж простите  :-[
*****you want me to make a screen screen like mine?
then how do you like my update, if you run in manual mode, too, writes the host is not available, although a couple of times it was updated, but the program itself does not want
. write in English it's unlikely I can copy the same thing to you in an interpreter, maybe that will understand, forgive me
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: lanasks27@gmail.com on July 04, 2018, 10:09:36 PM
English please. :)
это сложно, сделала перевод
==
а на сайте нет русскоязычных? что не могу найти  :(
 and the site does not have Russian speakers? that I can not find
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: bob3160 on July 04, 2018, 10:10:48 PM
Привет, Не только ты.  Хост недоступен, но потоковое обновление все еще работает. Использование Google Translate.  Пожалуйста, опубликуйте английский язык.
вы хотите чтобы я сделала скрин экрана как у меня?
то как у вас у меня вроде обновляет , если запустить в ручном режиме тоже пишет хост не доступен, хотя пару раз обновило, а вот саму программу не хочет
. написать на англ это вряд ли могу тоже самое вам в переводчике скопировать, может что поймете, уж простите  :-[
*****you want me to make a screen screen like mine?
then how do you like my update, if you run in manual mode, too, writes the host is not available, although a couple of times it was updated, but the program itself does not want
. write in English it's unlikely I can copy the same thing to you in an interpreter, maybe that will understand, forgive me
Find your language here: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=21.0 (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=21.0)
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: lanasks27@gmail.com on July 04, 2018, 10:18:24 PM
Привет, Не только ты.  Хост недоступен, но потоковое обновление все еще работает. Использование Google Translate.  Пожалуйста, опубликуйте английский язык.
у меня вот так
I'm like this

(https://a.radikal.ru/a16/1807/87/90a2c8c7cfdd.png)
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: lanasks27@gmail.com on July 04, 2018, 10:20:42 PM
Привет, Не только ты.  Хост недоступен, но потоковое обновление все еще работает. Использование Google Translate.  Пожалуйста, опубликуйте английский язык.
вы хотите чтобы я сделала скрин экрана как у меня?
то как у вас у меня вроде обновляет , если запустить в ручном режиме тоже пишет хост не доступен, хотя пару раз обновило, а вот саму программу не хочет
. написать на англ это вряд ли могу тоже самое вам в переводчике скопировать, может что поймете, уж простите  :-[
*****you want me to make a screen screen like mine?
then how do you like my update, if you run in manual mode, too, writes the host is not available, although a couple of times it was updated, but the program itself does not want
. write in English it's unlikely I can copy the same thing to you in an interpreter, maybe that will understand, forgive me
Find your language here: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=21.0 (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=21.0)
спасибо большое,
уже тогда на этой ветке все же узнаю и буду знать где искать по своему языку
**
Thank you so much,
already then on this branch I still find out and will know where to look for my language
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: lanasks27@gmail.com on July 04, 2018, 11:00:54 PM
все ура, обновилась у меня программа
*
all hurray, my program has been updated
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: Dix Huit on August 01, 2018, 09:53:07 PM
Thanks for the update, which I have finally installed.  This version runs fine on my Windows XP.

My custom settings were not wiped out. :)

It's nice to see the return of the Quick Scan under "Custom Scans".

It would be useful to be able to deactivate the "Sensitive Data" part of Smart Scan, just as one can deactivate any of the other parts in Settings -> General -> Smart Scan.

Any new features in the Virus Chest are much appreciated, but it would also be useful to be able to rescan files from within the Chest, and to see the return of the "Restore and add to exclusions" option which we had long ago.  Are there any plans to restore these features?
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: rocksteady on August 02, 2018, 06:22:41 PM

It would be useful to be able to deactivate the "Sensitive Data" part of Smart Scan, just as one can deactivate any of the other parts in Settings -> General -> Smart Scan.


@Dix Huit.
See this thread re unwanted Sensitive Data scan. It can be got rid of.
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=219119.msg1470328#msg1470328
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: Dix Huit on August 02, 2018, 11:54:31 PM

It would be useful to be able to deactivate the "Sensitive Data" part of Smart Scan, just as one can deactivate any of the other parts in Settings -> General -> Smart Scan.


@Dix Huit.
See this thread re unwanted Sensitive Data scan. It can be got rid of.
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=219119.msg1470328#msg1470328

Thanks rocksteady! :) I will try it.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: Dix Huit on August 05, 2018, 10:32:10 PM
what does enable offline mode from tray icon do ?

i clicked on it out of curiosity but nothing happened, at least it didn't showed up any notification or something like that.
I believe this is for Avast Firewall, enabling this makes all connections shut down.

I can confirm this option also appears on Free version of Avast, seems like a bug.

I noticed that as well.  Please fix.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: Dix Huit on August 05, 2018, 10:43:36 PM
I'm beginning to get annoyed by repeating myself in these forums. I have now installed Avast v.18.5.2342 free edition. Update with the offline installer or install via a clean install makes no difference to the issue. Problem is occurring on 2 different Windows 10 Pro version 1803 (OS build 17134.112) 64-bit PCs.

When I perform a Smart Scan, it is checking for Sensitive Data, which is a paid module that I have not paid for. Also the Software Updater component is not being performed in a Smart Scan.

The Sensitive Data problem occurred a while back in v.17.8.2318 and also in v.18.4.2338 which I previously reported. The Software Updater problem is a new problem.

Please can someone advise on how to turn off the Sensitive Data check in Smart Scan and get Smart Scan to run the Software Updater component?

… and in addition, clicking Resolve All after running a Smart Scan often results in a blank (white) Avast user interface. The only way I can fix Avast when this occurs is by rebooting.

Software Updater runs fine in Smart Scan for me, but I do have the problem of Sensitive Data being un-turn-offable. The ideas in the thread below did not help me, but they might you:
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=219119.msg1467420#msg1467420

Note that the developers are planning to scrap Smart Scan, so these bugs will eventually go away along with it.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: mfortierra@gmail.com on August 06, 2018, 10:35:03 AM
latest update won't install on my laptop.  it gets through step 1 of 3 then stops. 
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: Dix Huit on August 06, 2018, 07:39:02 PM
latest update won't install on my laptop.  it gets through step 1 of 3 then stops.

Try doing a complete uninstall (https://support.avast.com/en-ww/article/Uninstall-Antivirus-Utility), then reinstall (see "How to install" here (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=219889.msg1466267#msg1466267)).

If you have customized your settings they will be wiped out, so save them first (Menu -> Settings -> General -> Back up settings).  After Avast is reinstalled and running correctly, you can restore them.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: bob3160 on August 06, 2018, 08:22:51 PM
latest update won't install on my laptop.  it gets through step 1 of 3 then stops.

Try doing a complete uninstall (https://support.avast.com/en-ww/article/Uninstall-Antivirus-Utility (https://support.avast.com/en-ww/article/Uninstall-Antivirus-Utility)), then reinstall (see "How to install" here (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=219889.msg1466267#msg1466267)).

If you have customized your settings they will be wiped out, so save them first (Menu -> Settings -> General -> Back up settings).  After Avast is reinstalled and running correctly, you can restore them.
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: Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: luna21077 on June 11, 2020, 12:52:17 PM
Hello!
I need to download Avast Internet Security 18.5.2342 Offline installers.
Thank you very much for your help.
Title: Re: Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: bob3160 on June 11, 2020, 02:11:48 PM
Hello!
I need to download Avast Internet Security 18.5.2342 Offline installers.
Thank you very much for your help.
See if you find help here,
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=220639.msg1533473#msg1533473
Title: Re: Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: luna21077 on June 11, 2020, 04:30:32 PM
Hello!
I need to download Avast Internet Security 18.5.2342 Offline installers.
Thank you very much for your help.
See if you find help here,
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=220639.msg1533473#msg1533473
I managed to download
Avast Internet Security 18.5.2342
and your link
Avast Internet Security 18.8.2356
Thank.
Title: Re: Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: bob3160 on June 11, 2020, 09:03:14 PM
Hello!
I need to download Avast Internet Security 18.5.2342 Offline installers.
Thank you very much for your help.
See if you find help here,
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=220639.msg1533473#msg1533473 (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=220639.msg1533473#msg1533473)
I managed to download
Avast Internet Security 18.5.2342
and your link
Avast Internet Security 18.8.2356
Thank.
Happy to help.
Title: Re: Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: DavidR on June 11, 2020, 11:39:28 PM
It would be nice if Avast did what they sort of promised, make sure the last supported version for XP/Vista is bulletproof and this CPU cr4p with 18.8 forces people to go even further back to 18.5 (if they manage to get it).
Title: Re: Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: Dix Huit on June 14, 2020, 07:41:40 PM
It would be nice if Avast did what they sort of promised, make sure the last supported version for XP/Vista is bulletproof and this CPU cr4p with 18.8 forces people to go even further back to 18.5 (if they manage to get it).

I am not experiencing any CPU problems on XP with version 18.8.2356.  The only trouble is that sometimes Behavoir Shield gets deactivated.  But that has not happened for a long time.
Title: Re: Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: DavidR on June 14, 2020, 09:47:01 PM
It would be nice if Avast did what they sort of promised, make sure the last supported version for XP/Vista is bulletproof and this CPU cr4p with 18.8 forces people to go even further back to 18.5 (if they manage to get it).

I am not experiencing any CPU problems on XP with version 18.8.2356.  The only trouble is that sometimes Behavoir Shield gets deactivated.  But that has not happened for a long time.

You are fortunate as many did.
Title: Re: Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: Dix Huit on June 14, 2020, 10:20:39 PM
It would be nice if Avast did what they sort of promised, make sure the last supported version for XP/Vista is bulletproof and this CPU cr4p with 18.8 forces people to go even further back to 18.5 (if they manage to get it).

I am not experiencing any CPU problems on XP with version 18.8.2356.  The only trouble is that sometimes Behavoir Shield gets deactivated.  But that has not happened for a long time.

You are fortunate as many did.

Yes, I suppose so.  They could presumably fix this via microupdate if they wanted to.  I did receive "support" after the end-of-life in the shape of the old SafeZone browser suddenly disappearing one day.
Title: Re: Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: DavidR on June 14, 2020, 10:45:07 PM
It would be nice if Avast did what they sort of promised, make sure the last supported version for XP/Vista is bulletproof and this CPU cr4p with 18.8 forces people to go even further back to 18.5 (if they manage to get it).

I am not experiencing any CPU problems on XP with version 18.8.2356.  The only trouble is that sometimes Behavoir Shield gets deactivated.  But that has not happened for a long time.

You are fortunate as many did.

Yes, I suppose so.  They could presumably fix this via microupdate if they wanted to.  I did receive "support" after the end-of-life in the shape of the old SafeZone browser suddenly disappearing one day.

I rather doubt a micro update would do it, given that the final version is 18.8, that is the one they need to make bulletproof allowing people to move to the final supported version.  Then it would be a case of downloading the full off-line installation file and installing it (whilst on-line).

But I'm not holding my breath.  Add to that I have had an unrelated problem with my old XP system, one that I haven't got the time or inclination to find the fault (hardware) and resolve it (cash, which would be better spent on a new system) :)
Title: Re: Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: rocksteady on June 15, 2020, 03:49:55 PM
Until recently I had no problem with 18.8.2356, but in past few days had problem with avastui.exe process rising to 50% of CPU with scvhost.exe taking the remaining 50%. Not a lot of CPU to do anything else.
My experience is posted here:
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=220639.msg1549868#msg1549868

So far I have done:
1) Repair of Avast. -No improvement.
2) Uninstall (using avastclear) and reinstall. -No improvement.
3) Uninstall (using avastclear) again, search and delete all traces of avast on the machine.
Reinstall Avast.
Stopped Microsoft Update (valid still for MSOffice updates, not WinXP)
Only after that has CPU calmed down a bit. AvastUI does peak for a a few mins but dies back afterwards no sustained thrashing as before.

I am now wondering if an earlier version of Avast is better suited to WinXP than 18.8.2356. I can't remember the reason DavidR gave for rolling back to an earlier version. That was some months back. Comments welcome.

Whilst I kept a copy of 18.8.2356 installers, I didn't keep any earlier versions, so advice where a stable earlier version can be downloaded could help.

Title: Re: Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: Asyn on June 15, 2020, 04:00:27 PM
Whilst I kept a copy of 18.8.2356 installers, I didn't keep any earlier versions, so advice where a stable earlier version can be downloaded could help.
Hi, see: https://www.filepuma.com/download/avast_free_antivirus-2/versions/
Title: Re: Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: rocksteady on June 15, 2020, 04:05:48 PM
@Asyn,
Thanks for that link.

I now need to find out from the few other WinXP users remaining on here, which version of Avast may be less problematic than 18.8.2356.
Title: Re: Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: Asyn on June 15, 2020, 04:21:41 PM
You're welcome.
Title: Re: Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: DavidR on June 15, 2020, 06:19:04 PM
@Asyn,
Thanks for that link.

I now need to find out from the few other WinXP users remaining on here, which version of Avast may be less problematic than 18.8.2356.

I found I had to go back as far this topics version, anything higher gave the same problems.
Title: Re: Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: rocksteady on June 16, 2020, 04:19:27 PM
@Asyn,
Thanks for that link.

I now need to find out from the few other WinXP users remaining on here, which version of Avast may be less problematic than 18.8.2356.

I found I had to go back as far this topics version, anything higher gave the same problems.

@DavidR, by "same problems" do you mean excessive CPU use by Avast?
Title: Re: Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: DavidR on June 16, 2020, 05:51:38 PM
@Asyn,
Thanks for that link.

I now need to find out from the few other WinXP users remaining on here, which version of Avast may be less problematic than 18.8.2356.

I found I had to go back as far this topics version, anything higher gave the same problems.

@DavidR, by "same problems" do you mean excessive CPU use by Avast?

Yes, got to he point it required a restart to be able to do anything.  Pretty well documented in this (big) topic if you are willing to do some reading.
Title: Re: Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: rocksteady on June 16, 2020, 06:06:51 PM
@Asyn,
Thanks for that link.

I now need to find out from the few other WinXP users remaining on here, which version of Avast may be less problematic than 18.8.2356.

I found I had to go back as far this topics version, anything higher gave the same problems.

@DavidR, by "same problems" do you mean excessive CPU use by Avast?

Yes, got to he point it required a restart to be able to do anything.  Pretty well documented in this (big) topic if you are willing to do some reading.
@DavidR, thanks for reply.
18.8 is misbehaving less now after the attention it received, but think I will download 18.5.2342 in case it goes barking mad again.
Yes I will have another read of this (big) thread when I have a few hours spare.
Title: Re: Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: DavidR on June 16, 2020, 08:49:07 PM
@Asyn,
Thanks for that link.

I now need to find out from the few other WinXP users remaining on here, which version of Avast may be less problematic than 18.8.2356.

I found I had to go back as far this topics version, anything higher gave the same problems.

@DavidR, by "same problems" do you mean excessive CPU use by Avast?

Yes, got to he point it required a restart to be able to do anything.  Pretty well documented in this (big) topic if you are willing to do some reading.
@DavidR, thanks for reply.
18.8 is misbehaving less now after the attention it received, but think I will download 18.5.2342 in case it goes barking mad again.
Yes I will have another read of this (big) thread when I have a few hours spare.

You're welcome, enjoy ;)
Title: Re: Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: davexnet on October 08, 2021, 12:40:25 AM
Regarding why this release is recommended over avast's final XP release,
Was it ever determined what caused the High CPU?  Was it a problem in the behavior shield?
Title: Re: Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: bob3160 on October 08, 2021, 12:47:53 AM
Regarding why this release is recommended over avast's final XP release,
Was it ever determined what caused the High CPU?  Was it a problem in the behavior shield?
Just a bit late to revive this resolved topic.
Title: Re: Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: DavidR on October 08, 2021, 02:39:29 AM
Regarding why this release is recommended over avast's final XP release,
Was it ever determined what caused the High CPU?  Was it a problem in the behavior shield?

No one really knows as it was never resolved/fixed in 18.8 so how could anyone (avast user) know.  All I found was that it was 18.6 and builds up to 18.8 where heavy on CPU usage.

You will need to read the 18.8.xxx release topic to see what was reported there.

But as Bob says a bit late to be revisiting this issue unless you have XP, in which case start on 18.8.xxxx and see if it works on that system.
Title: Re: Version: 18.5.2342
Post by: davexnet on October 08, 2021, 09:18:23 PM
Thanks for the info.  I did install the latest, but only the file and network shields.  So far it's working,
but I only use XP for short periods here and there (4-way boot on the same PC, 8.1, XP (2 installs) and Linux)
I was forced into this because the earlier release stopped working on both XP's within a day or two of each other
and was not repairable, I assume it had expired