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Title: Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: MartinZ on August 21, 2018, 04:22:49 PM
Good news everyone,
new stable version 18.6.2349 has just been released. This time it's more about fixes and internal improvements.
 

What's new:

- Do Not Disturb Mode replaces Game Mode and adds support for non-game apps too

- Edge extension replaces the Internet Explorer one (https://www.microsoft.com/store/apps/9P5882STVN6X)

- SecureLine VPN component won't be part of AV. User will be offered to install standalone VPN client independent from AV (staged release not for all users now)

- Support for scanning TLS 1.3 traffic via Web Shield (Chrome, Firefox)

- Automatic redirect to search page if domain isn't found

Fixed:

- Firewall notification not displayed when network changed
- Detection dialog not displayed for Web Shield when set to Ask
- Wrong reporting of Wi-Fi Inspector scan progress percent
- Site blocking works again
- Rescue disc
- Reporting of AV and Firewall state to Windows Security Center
- Explorer scan result not added to Notification Center
- Removed Enable offline mode option in free version tray icon


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

P.S.
For upcoming versions we work on completely new settings and full 64-bit version ;-)
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: EmoHobo on August 21, 2018, 05:27:56 PM
I just updated, nothing seems broke.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: NON on August 21, 2018, 05:41:52 PM
Thanks for the new release :)

But...
- Automatic redirect to search page if domain isn't found
What's this? We beta testers doesn't know this one :o
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: TheOwner on August 21, 2018, 05:43:03 PM
Bugs:
- DND mode - if not installed, is still visible in GUI, when I click it, causes endless loading.
- Secureline VPN is visible in Components although is not installed.
- When i click on full scan, first time appear results from previous scan and scan will not run.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: NON on August 21, 2018, 05:45:34 PM
Bugs:
- DND mode - if not installed, is still visible in GUI, when I click it, causes endless loading.
- Secureline VPN is visible in Components although is not installed.
Those two are already reported on last beta refresh (yesterday).

- When i click on full scan, first time appear results from previous scan and scan will not run.
A Japanese user also reported this issue with previous release version (18.5.2342), although I can't reproduce it.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: Rompin Raider on August 22, 2018, 03:52:32 AM
Thanks guys....smooth update.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: predatorz on August 22, 2018, 04:35:06 AM
Updated smoothly to 18.6.2349.

Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: mchain on August 22, 2018, 06:38:30 AM
Clean install of 18.6.3983.0 build.  Good.
Couple issues using Custom Install:
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: Asyn on August 22, 2018, 08:05:58 AM
P.S.
For upcoming versions we work on completely new settings and full 64-bit version ;-)
Great..!! :D 8)
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: chris.. on August 22, 2018, 10:12:19 AM
Hello,
Quote
- Wrong reporting of Wi-Fi Inspector scan progress percent
Sure?

Never had issue before , but today:
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: jose.gimenez.47 on August 22, 2018, 01:25:09 PM
Updated. No problems so far.
Thanks.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: bruce_b on August 22, 2018, 02:26:54 PM
Updated fine on the XP computer and the Windows 10 computer .. It did try to sneak in "Safe Price Add On" for Firefox on my XP computer (maybe I missed deselecting a check box) .. Otherwise all is fine.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: Dragon Knight on August 22, 2018, 04:35:38 PM
I would like to find "Settings" but "UI is down".
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: Asyn on August 22, 2018, 04:41:09 PM
I would like to find "Settings" but "UI is down".
-> https://support.avast.com/article/Troubleshoot-Antivirus-UI-Failed-load
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: MartinZ on August 22, 2018, 05:17:20 PM
  • Avast VPN option ticked to install even tho said in first post was removed in this version.
it's a stage rollout so no everyone has the new experience
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: Tomaso on August 22, 2018, 08:36:07 PM
BUG!!: Program update settings ('Update' > 'Program > 'Settings') can't be configured in v18.6.2349!
It's greyed out!!

*Went back to v18.5.2342, where this isn't an issue*

(Avast - Free / Offline installer / Clean install / Win8.1Pro,x64)
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: schmidthouse on August 22, 2018, 09:05:57 PM
BUG!!: Program update settings ('Update' > 'Program > 'Settings') can't be configured in v18.6.2349!
It's greyed out!!

*Went back to v18.5.2342, where this isn't an issue*

(Avast - Free / Win8.1Pro,x64)

Well it's possible it's not been reported. 
I have no issues with this version on W10 64 Bit :)

Edit: Did you try a 'Repair' of that version installation
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: mchain on August 22, 2018, 09:12:22 PM
Tested to see if reported bug for 'Disable until computer is restarted' has been fixed.

Passed.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: Dix Huit on August 22, 2018, 09:24:51 PM
I thought you planned to stop using the term "Security update" for a new version of the program (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=210678.msg1430822#msg1430822).  Still low priority, I suppose.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: igor on August 22, 2018, 09:29:53 PM
Well, there are some security fixes as well...
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: Alikhan on August 22, 2018, 10:07:41 PM
BUG!!: Program update settings ('Update' > 'Program > 'Settings') can't be configured in v18.6.2349!
It's greyed out!!

*Went back to v18.5.2342, where this isn't an issue*

(Avast - Free / Win8.1Pro,x64)

Wasn't able to reproduce this on Avast IS.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: Tomaso on August 22, 2018, 11:22:32 PM
Wasn't able to reproduce this on Avast IS.
I just confirmed it myself, on one of my other systems.
(Avast - Free / Offline installer / Clean install / Win8.1Pro,x64)
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: Alikhan on August 22, 2018, 11:26:43 PM
Wasn't able to reproduce this on Avast IS.
I just confirmed it myself, on one of my other systems.
(Avast - Free / Offline installer / Clean install / Win8.1Pro,x64)

It could be related to Avast Free but I doubt it.

See attached image.

Edit: Bug specific to Windows 8.1 64bit operating system.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: schmidthouse on August 22, 2018, 11:38:38 PM
Appears specific to Win 8.1 64 Bit.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: Tomaso on August 22, 2018, 11:41:25 PM
It could be related to Avast Free but I doubt it.
If I were to guess, I'd rather say that it's related to the offline installers, and user routines regarding the install procedure.
Personally, I always use the offline installers, run clean installs, and configure everything to my liking before I grant internet access to any software that I use.
This procedure has always worked just fine with Avast, except for this latest version.
There is definitely an issue with it!
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: Dix Huit on August 23, 2018, 12:00:48 AM
Well, there are some security fixes as well...
That may be, but it seems that every new version of the program is now labeled as a "Security update", no matter what changes and fixes were made.  Is this not true?
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: Asyn on August 23, 2018, 05:39:41 AM
Appears specific to Win 8.1 64 Bit.
Nope, it works for me.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: chris.. on August 23, 2018, 09:11:25 AM
Well, there are some security fixes as well...
That may be, but it seems that every new version of the program is now labeled as a "Security update", no matter what changes and fixes were made.  Is this not true?
I wonder if it's worth asking that kind of question
"security" is to be taken in the broad sense of the term, even the fix of this version can be considered as security update.
So , as far I'm concerned ,I consider...
Quote
- Site blocking works again
... as a security update regardless hight or low priority.
On the other hand, avast has chosen to display "security update" in its UI for program updates, so devs will not have fun changing this every time there is an update. :-\
I prefer that avast looks at problems (they always have something to do) rather than a display for the pleasure of the eyes
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: chris.. on August 23, 2018, 03:12:16 PM
Hello,

traduction issue in french UI

Menu->Mes licences (my licenses) is in english
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: bob3160 on August 23, 2018, 04:17:49 PM

Clean Install of this latest version of Avast.https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=93544.msg1473599#msg1473599 (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=93544.msg1473599#msg1473599)
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: Hopper15 on August 23, 2018, 07:02:55 PM
Appears specific to Win 8.1 64 Bit.
Nope, it works for me.

Same here.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: Tomaso on August 23, 2018, 08:58:54 PM
Appears specific to Win 8.1 64 Bit.
Nope, it works for me.

Same here.
Before anyone else states that "it works for me"..
To verify this issue, you need to perform a clean install offline (using the offline installer), and then try to configure the program update settings offline!
This is how you reproduce this particular issue (which have never existed in previous Avast versions)!!
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: mchain on August 24, 2018, 03:26:03 AM
Well, doing an offline install while completely offline will, when done this way, give you a different outcome than if you were online while installing.  Granted, if you have Windows 10, you are protected by Windows Defender and are safer doing this online than when installing on XP with no a/v installed.  So, the option to install while online an a/v while running XP isn't a really safe option.  To me, this shows how old XP really is and points to the fact it really needs to be put to bed.

I've seen fixes come in while online and installing vs. and when installing offline they don't.  Only fix for is to run Avast EmUpdater/connect to the internet after install is done and/or reboot, which will automatically invoke EmpUdate anyway on restart.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: jefferson sant on August 24, 2018, 03:38:05 AM
Program update OK.What I've seen so far. The lack of translation in my licenses is not translated into Portuguese from Portugal and Portuguese Brazilian.I do not know if other languages besides the this also occurs,even with clean installation is english.

Bug is with the behavior shield, the avast icon is suddenlythe icon  status changes for attention.I open the interface avast and it shows that the behavior shield is disabled, I close the interface and icon returns to show that it is ok.but put the mouse pointer and displays the attention message.

Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: m1.h on August 24, 2018, 09:29:07 AM
Hi,
since the update to the new version I have no access to the network. (Intern/Extern) It also don´t depent which browser I use.
If I deactivate all Avast Modules the network access works.
Markus

Win10Pro 1803
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: Asyn on August 24, 2018, 10:00:13 AM
Hello, traduction issue in french UI
Menu->Mes licences (my licenses) is in english
Confirmed for the German version.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: bob3160 on August 24, 2018, 03:04:47 PM
Hi,
since the update to the new version I have no access to the network. (Intern/Extern) It also don´t depent which browser I use.
If I deactivate all Avast Modules the network access works.
Markus

Win10Pro 1803
Which Avast version ?? Free Paid, which one? Sounds more like a firewall problem.
This is what Avast recommended: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=221335.msg1473689#msg1473689 (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=221335.msg1473689#msg1473689)
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: MartinZ on August 24, 2018, 04:57:45 PM
I thought you planned to stop using the term "Security update" for a new version of the program (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=210678.msg1430822#msg1430822).  Still low priority, I suppose.

no, we just changed the urgency from yellow to green
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: mikaelrask on August 25, 2018, 08:37:38 AM
update throw the gui went fine keep up the good work :D
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: chris.. on August 25, 2018, 10:34:45 AM
Hello,

traduction issue in french UI

Menu->Mes licences (my licenses) is in english
It's ok now , just after "avast overseer" task
thanks.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349 IS BROKEN
Post by: Bart4 on August 25, 2018, 03:40:01 PM
 >:(

DO not disturb causes system to hang after running for awhile,,,
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: Asyn on August 25, 2018, 03:56:14 PM
Bugs:
- DND mode - if not installed, is still visible in GUI, when I click it, causes endless loading.
This is fixed now.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: marcusviniciussouzaferraz on August 27, 2018, 05:05:59 PM
O avast e bom Recomendo.

O avast com esta atualização. Tirou a capacidade operacional. Deixando muito a desejar.
com esta atualização a licença continua ativa. Mas caso queira reinstalar. o software as licenças pagas. Sumiram. 
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: Asyn on August 27, 2018, 05:07:07 PM
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: 18.6.2349
Post by: junmed on August 28, 2018, 05:13:41 AM
Hello,

Updated avast just now and I found the old problem which was supposed to have been fixed until the previous version.... proxy setting keeps being deleted. The proxy setting is very important to our work environment.

Below is what I captured using procmon.

10:54:05.8000325 AM   avastsvc.exe   3960   RegDeleteValue   HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ProxyServer   SUCCESS   
10:54:05.8001795 AM   avastsvc.exe   3960   RegDeleteValue   HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ProxyOverride   NAME NOT FOUND   
10:54:05.8002384 AM   avastsvc.exe   3960   RegDeleteValue   HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\AutoConfigURL   NAME NOT FOUND   
10:54:05.8002920 AM   avastsvc.exe   3960   RegDeleteValue   HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\AutoDetect   NAME NOT FOUND   
10:54:13.1266502 AM   avastsvc.exe   3960   RegDeleteValue   HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ProxyServer   SUCCESS   
10:54:13.1267655 AM   avastsvc.exe   3960   RegDeleteValue   HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ProxyOverride   NAME NOT FOUND   
10:54:13.1281432 AM   avastsvc.exe   3960   RegDeleteValue   HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\AutoConfigURL   NAME NOT FOUND   
10:54:13.1281749 AM   avastsvc.exe   3960   RegDeleteValue   HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\AutoDetect   NAME NOT FOUND   
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: 77420142 on August 28, 2018, 06:24:13 AM
enconter the same problem.... :-X :-X :-X :-X
is seems that this problem has been around for a long time...(https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=203388.0 (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=203388.0))
but never been sloved properly.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: junmed on August 28, 2018, 08:04:37 AM
it was actually resolved in a beta version but yet re-occurred in the latest beta, and now this latest released version.  :(
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: Dragon Knight on August 28, 2018, 11:05:29 PM
Has anyone had issues of a clean install taking longer than expected?
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: bob3160 on August 29, 2018, 02:53:55 PM
Has anyone had issues of a clean install taking longer than expected?
Not a problem here.
https://youtu.be/zHrMzThl9X0 (https://youtu.be/zHrMzThl9X0)
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: Dragon Knight on August 29, 2018, 05:03:03 PM
The problem is the install process.  Either the install is nearly complete, is 25% complete, or stops working.  I fear the errors may have damaged the processing speed.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: bob3160 on August 29, 2018, 10:58:28 PM
The problem is the install process.  Either the install is nearly complete, is 25% complete, or stops working.  I fear the errors may have damaged the processing speed.
Install of what and what do you mean by 25% complete or stops working ???
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: maxxp on August 30, 2018, 05:54:48 PM
Why after updade Avast always installs CCleaner ver.41?  :(
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: ChuckF on August 30, 2018, 06:01:24 PM
Hi,
since the update to the new version I have no access to the network. (Intern/Extern) It also don´t depent which browser I use.
If I deactivate all Avast Modules the network access works.
Markus

Win10Pro 1803
[/quote

Having intermittent network issues with the new version, too.  Might work fine for 2 hours, 10 minutes, or 10 hours and then I can no longer get to the Internet connection on my Network.  I uninstalled Avast and I have had no network issues for the last couple of days.
Windows 7 Pro  64-bit.  Network icon in the system tray looks normal.

I have not tried a clean install, yet.

Should I try a clean install or drop back one version or two?  Got to get my client back up and running reliably
Any suggestions or workarounds appreciated.

- Chuck
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: ReineCoco on August 31, 2018, 12:56:41 AM
It did indeed update smoothly - imperceptibly is a word that readily springs to mind. But did not any one notice that web pages now time out before loading, unless you disable protection and Avast seems to hog the available connections so that Outlook cannot find anymore:
'concurrent connection limit in Avast exceeded(pass:0, processes:OUTLOOK.EXE[48])' EmailShield.ini has no entry for the maximum number of connections, and as the folder is protected, even from an administrator, Coco cannot add one to it.  :-\

Time to disable Avast again, I must refresh the page....
'This site can’t be reached
id.avast.com took too long to respond.'

Coco doesn't really care, or should that be Coco does really not care, or even Coco does not care really, where the adverb is placed, but Coco does hope the bug is quickly fixed quickly and soon.

Kind regards
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: DavidR on August 31, 2018, 01:11:35 AM
It did indeed update smoothly - imperceptibly is a word that readily springs to mind. But did not any one notice that web pages now time out before loading, unless you disable protection and Avast seems to hog the available connections so that Outlook cannot find anymore:
'concurrent connection limit in Avast exceeded(pass:0, processes:OUTLOOK.EXE[48])' EmailShield.ini has no entry for the maximum number of connections, and as the folder is protected, even from an administrator, Coco cannot add one to it.  :-\
<snip>
Kind regards

Stick with your other post for now, which I have answered. 

Your suggestion that avast is hogging the connections is incorrect, when you get this concurrent connections error you will see what is eating the concurrent connections and Avast can't get a look in, not that it is using the connections.

Your own post shows what is using the connections "processes:OUTLOOK.EXE[48]" highlighted above.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: sj.vegetto on August 31, 2018, 06:50:58 PM
Behavior shield is now cuase unseccap.exe to run, it shouldn't be and never has till recently and unseccap.exe is process  I never let stay running cause it opens up security issue, please fix

Before behavior shield started this only installing the cleanup component caused this, which why I removed it in first place. but removing that shield opens different security risk.

I cant say I am surpised by this, 3 years later they still didnt fix the slow loading on images in main avast screen, and that is on SSD on hdd it much worse, granted it not as bad as it use to be,

unseccap.exe can be terminated and behavior shield works fine
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: ReineCoco on August 31, 2018, 09:17:48 PM
DavidR thank you for your gentle rebuke. This was not the place to mention the mail issue, even though it only appeared after this recent update. And thank you for adding to the other post the necessary solution.


Kind regards

Coco
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: DavidR on August 31, 2018, 10:48:47 PM
DavidR thank you for your gentle rebuke. This was not the place to mention the mail issue, even though it only appeared after this recent update. And thank you for adding to the other post the necessary solution.


Kind regards

Coco

No problem.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: jaje on September 02, 2018, 11:36:41 PM
Hello!
Today after this update of Avast my computer have a strange behavior that it didn't have until today. Basically some games I play like Europa Universalis 4 or Rocket League, during the game it's minimize automatically the game while I didn't press alt + tab. I do count the minutes and I noticed that the game I play goes minimezed every 3:30 minutes.

I tried restarting the PC (the first thing I did), then I tried enable/disable the silent mode and lastly disable all avast components. None of this helped. Since yesterday I didn't have any issues and from today yes It's important to specific that I didn't installed any software or surfed malicious websites. I did like I do every day, facebook, gaming, reddit/9gag and some news.

Searching to google about this issue, I found this link:

https://steamcommunity.com/app/440/discussions/0/1738841319810907976/

It's been posted from a few days ago and the user which opened that tread said that he have Avast as antivirus aswell and by that I'm almost convinced that it's Avast fault since from yesterday, to today only this software got the update and nothing else happened to my PC as I said before.

He used to fix his problem using windowed mode and back to full-screen. In my case this didn't solved.

My issue is happening to an Asus Rog G752VY-GC178T with W10 x64 PRO OS.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: bob3160 on September 02, 2018, 11:45:28 PM
Go to Menu> Settings> Components> Scroll down to Do Not Disturb Mode and disable it.
See if that makes a difference and report back.
(https://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1535924645303-384.png)
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: DavidR on September 03, 2018, 12:17:11 AM
Go to Menu> Settings> Components> Scroll down to Do Not Disturb Mode and disable it.
See if that makes a difference and report back.
(https://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1535924645303-384.png)

Interesting, two things:
1.  presumably this feature isn't available/compatible with XP as it isn't in the Components > Performance section.
2.  it isn't installed on my win10 avast free installation.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: bob3160 on September 03, 2018, 12:19:00 AM
Go to Menu> Settings> Components> Scroll down to Do Not Disturb Mode and disable it.
See if that makes a difference and report back.
(https://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1535924645303-384.png)

Interesting, two things:
1.  presumably this feature isn't available/compatible with XP as it isn't in the Components > Performance section.
2.  it isn't installed on my win10 avast free installation.
Maybe you didn't install that component ??? It's on my windows 10 and the Free version of Avast.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: DavidR on September 03, 2018, 12:34:37 AM
Go to Menu> Settings> Components> Scroll down to Do Not Disturb Mode and disable it.
See if that makes a difference and report back.
(https://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1535924645303-384.png)

Interesting, two things:
1.  presumably this feature isn't available/compatible with XP as it isn't in the Components > Performance section.
2.  it isn't installed on my win10 avast free installation.
Maybe you didn't install that component ??? It's on my windows 10 and the Free version of Avast.

I can't recall doing it and most of my recent program updates (on both my XP and win10 systems) have been manual program updates from the UI, not a clean install and custom settings.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: NON on September 03, 2018, 01:05:12 PM
Hello!
Today after this update of Avast my computer have a strange behavior that it didn't have until today. Basically some games I play like Europa Universalis 4 or Rocket League, during the game it's minimize automatically the game while I didn't press alt + tab. I do count the minutes and I noticed that the game I play goes minimezed every 3:30 minutes.

I tried restarting the PC (the first thing I did), then I tried enable/disable the silent mode and lastly disable all avast components. None of this helped. Since yesterday I didn't have any issues and from today yes It's important to specific that I didn't installed any software or surfed malicious websites. I did like I do every day, facebook, gaming, reddit/9gag and some news.

Searching to google about this issue, I found this link:

https://steamcommunity.com/app/440/discussions/0/1738841319810907976/

It's been posted from a few days ago and the user which opened that tread said that he have Avast as antivirus aswell and by that I'm almost convinced that it's Avast fault since from yesterday, to today only this software got the update and nothing else happened to my PC as I said before.

He used to fix his problem using windowed mode and back to full-screen. In my case this didn't solved.

My issue is happening to an Asus Rog G752VY-GC178T with W10 x64 PRO OS.
If disabling Silent Mode (now Do Not Disturb mode) does not help, try to uninstall DND mode component.
You can do that via Settings => Components, or via Control Panel => Add/Remove Programs.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: Hried on September 03, 2018, 02:32:17 PM
DND mode is indeed not compatible with XP and as such, cannot be installed there.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: Hried on September 03, 2018, 02:36:46 PM
As for debugging this stealing focus problem, please also try killing the AvastUI.exe process before starting your game (without disabling DND mode). This needs to have self-defense disabled first in settings. Let us which of the two things helps and we can try reproducing it locally then.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: Asyn on September 03, 2018, 03:09:51 PM
DND mode is indeed not compatible with XP and as such, cannot be installed there.
Thanks, good to know.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: DavidR on September 03, 2018, 06:37:12 PM
DND mode is indeed not compatible with XP and as such, cannot be installed there.

Thanks for the confirmation, I though that may have been the case.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: schmidthouse on September 03, 2018, 06:56:32 PM
Not to stir the pot, but I don't recall this (seemingly now common issue) being discovered/reported during our beta testing. Did I miss it?
Mind you having said that we are short on beta testers.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: jaje on September 03, 2018, 07:41:25 PM
Go to Menu> Settings> Components> Scroll down to Do Not Disturb Mode and disable it.
See if that makes a difference and report back.
(https://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1535924645303-384.png)

I'm back with news.
Unfortunatelly I don't have much information to give. All I can say is that I disabled 'Do Not Disturb Mode' and started a game which created issues. The game didn't alt+tab itself anymore.

Then I did the following:
- Closed the game, re-enabled Do Not Disturb Mode -> Start the game -> No issue (I found this strange)
- Restarted the computer -> Start the game -> No issue again

I'm not sure if only disabling / enabling this feature fixed my problem or just disappeared itself. I'll keep watching anyway. If the problem will appear in future, I'll try to test these configuration and come back. If I will not have anymore this issue, you won't see any reply from me here :-)
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: bob3160 on September 03, 2018, 09:20:06 PM
Go to Menu> Settings> Components> Scroll down to Do Not Disturb Mode and disable it.
See if that makes a difference and report back.
(https://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1535924645303-384.png)

I'm back with news.
Unfortunatelly I don't have much information to give. All I can say is that I disabled 'Do Not Disturb Mode' and started a game which created issues. The game didn't alt+tab itself anymore.

Then I did the following:
- Closed the game, re-enabled Do Not Disturb Mode -> Start the game -> No issue (I found this strange)
- Restarted the computer -> Start the game -> No issue again

I'm not sure if only disabling / enabling this feature fixed my problem or just disappeared itself. I'll keep watching anyway. If the problem will appear in future, I'll try to test these configuration and come back. If I will not have anymore this issue, you won't see any reply from me here :-)
After turning it off, did you hit the OK button on the bottom and then reboot the system ???
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: SpeedyPC on September 04, 2018, 07:29:39 AM
Hello!
Today after this update of Avast my computer has a strange behaviour that it didn't have until today. Basically, some games I play like Europa Universalis 4 or Rocket League, during the game it minimizes automatically the game while I didn't press alt + tab. I do count the minutes and I noticed that the game I play goes minimized every 3:30 minutes.

I tried restarting the PC (the first thing I did), then I tried to enable/disable the silent mode and lastly disable all avast components. None of this helped. Since yesterday I didn't have any issues and from today yes It's important to specify that I didn't installed any software or surfed malicious websites. I did like I do every day, Facebook, gaming, reddit/9gag and some news.

Searching to google about this issue, I found this link:

https://steamcommunity.com/app/440/discussions/0/1738841319810907976/

It's been posted from a few days ago and the user which opened that thread said that he have Avast as antivirus as well and by that, I'm almost convinced that it's Avast fault since from yesterday to today only this software got the update and nothing else happened to my PC as I said before.

He used to fix his problem using windowed mode and back to full-screen. In my case, this didn't solve.

My issue is happening to an Asus Rog G752VY-GC178T with W10 x64 PRO OS.


I have the same issue with my laptop ASUS G75VX-T4153H with W8.1 x64 OS, so I've reinstalled back to v18.5.2342 until the issue has been resolved.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: Hried on September 04, 2018, 11:29:14 AM

I'm back with news.
Unfortunatelly I don't have much information to give. All I can say is that I disabled 'Do Not Disturb Mode' and started a game which created issues. The game didn't alt+tab itself anymore.

Then I did the following:
- Closed the game, re-enabled Do Not Disturb Mode -> Start the game -> No issue (I found this strange)
- Restarted the computer -> Start the game -> No issue again

I'm not sure if only disabling / enabling this feature fixed my problem or just disappeared itself. I'll keep watching anyway. If the problem will appear in future, I'll try to test these configuration and come back. If I will not have anymore this issue, you won't see any reply from me here :-)

Thanks for the update. I would be very surprised if this was indeed caused by DND mode. Since you have it on now, in case you encounter the issue again trying killing AvastUI.exe instead - that would be my most likely culprit. Also if you can send us contents of your C:\ProgramData\Avast Software\Avast\log folder, we can have a look if we find anything strange here.

Note: even though the UI reports a restart is needed, disabling/re-enabling DND mode is applied immediately as long you have closed the programs and run them again.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: jaje on September 04, 2018, 03:55:43 PM
Sure,
I sent you a PM with logs.

Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: Iniciativa on September 04, 2018, 10:56:33 PM

I'm back with news.
Unfortunatelly I don't have much information to give. All I can say is that I disabled 'Do Not Disturb Mode' and started a game which created issues. The game didn't alt+tab itself anymore.

Then I did the following:
- Closed the game, re-enabled Do Not Disturb Mode -> Start the game -> No issue (I found this strange)
- Restarted the computer -> Start the game -> No issue again

I'm not sure if only disabling / enabling this feature fixed my problem or just disappeared itself. I'll keep watching anyway. If the problem will appear in future, I'll try to test these configuration and come back. If I will not have anymore this issue, you won't see any reply from me here :-)

Thanks for the update. I would be very surprised if this was indeed caused by DND mode. Since you have it on now, in case you encounter the issue again trying killing AvastUI.exe instead - that would be my most likely culprit. Also if you can send us contents of your C:\ProgramData\Avast Software\Avast\log folder, we can have a look if we find anything strange here.

Note: even though the UI reports a restart is needed, disabling/re-enabling DND mode is applied immediately as long you have closed the programs and run them again.


The same type here :/
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: merlin3 on September 05, 2018, 07:19:41 AM
This version really screwed me.

It is not listed on your changelog that I can see above.  But you REMOVED the ability to use leading asterisks in the exclusion list.  So */My Random Folder/* no longer works... and since I do not know the user profile name that is going to be on the computer it is IMPOSSIBLE for me to create an exclusion.

You also removed the ability to use *.exe it HAS to END in *... so "C:\Users\Public\Desktop\*.exe" NO LONGER WORKS!
Also as I had it "*\Users\Public\Desktop\*.exe" does not work ether.  Is the removal of your wild card support a bug or did you just do it to us intentionally?

Also.. The letters in the CAPTCHA are OBNOXIOUS!!! I CANNOT READ THEM!!!


You still have not fixed the bug where the hardened exclusion list is blank unless you add something to it, click okay and then go back.

eMail has stopped working.  When I run a test eMail it goes through.  But when my client encounters a virus I get NO EMAIL AT ALL!!

Otherwise.. great product!  Love it dearly.. It is just costing me hundreds of dollars and hours of labor so I am annoyed.  Oh, also annoyed that you are willfully installing a browser on my clients computers that they DO NOT WANT!  Please stop doing that.  It is completely counter productive to what you are and makes me wonder.

ALSO PLEASE FIX YOUR CAPTCHA!  I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO ENTER IN LETTERS FOR THE PAST 10 MINUTES.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: mchain on September 05, 2018, 07:34:07 AM
Reported to Avast.  Hope this helps.

New Poster/CAPTCHA limit is 3, solely designed for SPAM prevention.  Once you hit 4 posts you're in the clear.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: Asyn on September 05, 2018, 07:34:58 AM
Also.. The letters in the CAPTCHA are OBNOXIOUS!!! I CANNOT READ THEM!!!
Captcha is only needed for your first 3 posts. (Spam protection)
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: George235 on September 06, 2018, 01:49:09 AM
Your new Do Not Disturb Mode causes windows push notifications user service to stopped working and appear as application failure in reliability monitor.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: jaje on September 06, 2018, 11:16:44 AM
I see people start complaining about issues, may I suggest implementing beta versions for volunteers which people can use and report issues before launching the update to everyone else? There are a lot of people which don't use forum for fixing solution but simply uninstall if something not work and you lose important amount of users.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: Asyn on September 06, 2018, 12:22:10 PM
I see people start complaining about issues, may I suggest implementing beta versions for volunteers which people can use and report issues before launching the update to everyone else?
Hi, you can join beta-testing here: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=15
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: jaje on September 06, 2018, 01:48:33 PM
I come back with another update,
I found out a connection between alt+tab game and Avast. When I play Europa Universalis 4 and instead of listening ingame music which I turn off, I'm listening in background Music from Youtube.
When I disable the DND feature, I don't have issue, when I re-enable I have the issue again.

The strange behaviour happens only on youtube, If I have chrome opened with lots of tabs I don't have any issue (If that helps). I tried to kill the avastUI.exe process but I can't because I have access denied error. This error happens even if I keep youtube tab opened and paused the music in background.

Hope that helps.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: merlin3 on September 09, 2018, 07:46:23 PM
On a brand new computer, I installed Dropbox.  I disable Avast and I am able to start dropbox and get a login prompt.  I enable Avast and run dropbox then gets a network error.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: Carlos_ on September 09, 2018, 11:36:17 PM
I can't renew my free license, it displays an error and I can't get the new free license. I even tried using a "universal key" but the same error appear. What should I do?
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: bob3160 on September 10, 2018, 12:06:52 AM
I can't renew my free license, it displays an error and I can't get the new free license. I even tried using a "universal key" but the same error appear. What should I do?
Nothing. It auto renews 10 days after expiration. :)
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: Dix Huit on September 12, 2018, 09:20:54 PM
I thought you planned to stop using the term "Security update" for a new version of the program (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=210678.msg1430822#msg1430822).  Still low priority, I suppose.

no, we just changed the urgency from yellow to green

I see.  I'm afraid that change was so subtle that it escaped my notice.

In my opinion, it is the terminology used which should be changed.  As I have said before, "Security update" suggests fixes related only to security.  "New version" is, in my opinion, a more appropriate term which, by the way, is still used in Settings > Update > Program.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: Rundvleeskroket on September 13, 2018, 06:39:28 PM
So here is a weird thing Avast does I recently noticed:

If a file is found with a suspected infection, I get an alert with a screen asking me what I want to do. Move it to the Virus Chest or add an exception. Or report a false positive.

There isn't an option to do nothing. But I can at least still just close the screen and not make a choice. So, fine. Annoying, convoluted, but OK. ( I need to just let it be sometimes*, without keep adding exceptions that I then later have to remove again)

However, then there will be a notification that a file was moved to the Virus Chest. Which it WASN'T! To be clear: it shouldn't, because I didn't tell it to do so. But the notification still says it was moved. So that is confusing, and made me double-check if the file in question was still present on my system or whether it was quarantined.

That notification is incorrect. Having that screen pop up does not mean a file was also moved to the Virus Chest, as there are other options.


*: this does not mean I'm trying to run the executables that are suspect. I might just be unpacking and repacking them.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: manmangler on September 18, 2018, 06:34:48 PM
I have unsintalled Avast Free

Installed new version...

Still I can play Company of Heroes 2 5 minutes longer before it crash. If I uninstall Avast, Company Of Heroes 2 will work fine.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: kelly.young on September 18, 2018, 08:08:40 PM
after installing this newest update I have no internet access to 99% of any web pages.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: bob3160 on September 18, 2018, 10:40:40 PM
after installing this newest update I have no internet access to 99% of any web pages.
Any error messages ??? What firewall ???
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349, Prolonged Scanning
Post by: janetofficeworker on September 19, 2018, 07:42:19 PM
Avast Forum Team:

Your new version seems to work very well, but I noticed my customized Quick Scan takes much longer to run than usual.  It jumped from about 28 minutes daily to (as of 9/19) one hour.  The first incremental change was to approximately 35 minutes, then came 40 minutes, until reaching the one hour mark today.  Perhaps my laptop's system is failing, except the scan's run time seemed fairly consistent until recently.  I didn't change the schedule, and only modified the settings after noticing the apparent sluggishness, by subtracting one folder to see if that helped the scan move along. No help, though.  In fact, if anything, subtracting the folder seemed to cause further delay, thus leading to today's hour-long scan.  Not really, but sort of . . .  Is this a known bug?  I can wait for a bug resolution, but am nonetheless curious. 

Thanks very much.

Avast Free Antivirus
Version 18.6.2349
Build 18.6.3983.371
Windows 10 Pro
Chrome browser
64-bit
HP laptop

--jjb

 
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: Jack224 on September 25, 2018, 09:26:20 AM
Hi,

After updating to this new version everything that has a link in it being skype, email ..... pops up with a threat being detected. If you turn off your web shield it stops but keeps on popping up when you have it turned on. None of the threats are to known sites with issues but merely to Microsoft (skype) and emails to know "good" sites.

Please can you assist with how to resolve the issue.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: Ewa11 on September 25, 2018, 10:16:03 AM
After your last update all PC computers in our company (5 of them) were crazy. Every few websites very good known url addresses, are blocked by avast with a note:
"We stoped the connection with a file HTML:Script-inf, because was infected with a virus...." - and here avast gives a name of a web address that was put into a browser.
This is nuts, Avast even bloced it's own website avast.com for the same reason. So something here is very wrong. Please help quick, we can't work with this issue and we can't work without antivirus as well :(
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: mchain on September 25, 2018, 06:52:13 PM
Reported to Avast.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: Tangy on September 25, 2018, 10:05:28 PM
This morning after turning my pc on, avast tray icon informed me that my system was not secure. I clicked resolve problem via GUI and after a few minutes had elapsed avast asked me to reboot, which I did. Then my PC for some reason performed a CHKDSK. There was something downloading and then Avast asked me to reboot once again. I did so. Bottom line is that my programme was updated to latest version despite the fact I had set programme update to manual. Am I going to complain about it ? Hell no, latest version is running smoothly and my PC is working like a Swiss clock. The GUI is a bit on the large side thus demonstrating that Avast still has some consideration for senior citizens.  ;) 8)
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: nightshade on September 30, 2018, 01:02:09 AM
Windows 7, keep getting unknown error when trying to update program.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: bob3160 on September 30, 2018, 01:05:04 AM
Windows 7, keep getting unknown error when trying to update program.
Screenshot might help.
Have you tried 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: 18.6.2349
Post by: nightshade on September 30, 2018, 01:12:05 AM
Trying repair just now.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: bob3160 on September 30, 2018, 01:14:56 AM
Do a clean install.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: DavidR on September 30, 2018, 01:17:32 AM
Well it should be there in the Control Panel directions as Bob mentioned.

Looks like there is something more serious if the Repair option isn't there.  A clean reinstall of Avast (in Bobs post) would be your next step
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: nightshade on September 30, 2018, 01:41:09 AM
A repair didn't help, will try a complete install
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: nightshade on September 30, 2018, 03:05:55 AM
Clean install didn't help.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: nightshade on September 30, 2018, 03:22:52 AM
It worked eventually.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: bob3160 on September 30, 2018, 05:51:00 PM
You're welcome. :)
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: nightshade on September 30, 2018, 07:29:31 PM
Thanks guys
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: Tangy on October 01, 2018, 08:45:07 PM
My good people, everything works well, however after a few seconds the bottom left part of avast system tray icon fades  away. Any ideas ?
Thank you in advance
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: nightshade on October 01, 2018, 09:02:35 PM
My good people, everything works well, however after a few seconds the bottom left part of avast system tray icon fades  away. Any ideas ?
Thank you in advance
I don't think it's fading away, isn't it just a blue dot indicating that something needs to be done I think.
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: schmidthouse on October 01, 2018, 09:20:12 PM
My good people, everything works well, however after a few seconds the bottom left part of avast system tray icon fades  away. Any ideas ?
Thank you in advance
I don't think it's fading away, isn't it just a blue dot indicating that something needs to be done I think.

That's correct, it is a 'notification' alert
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: Tangy on October 01, 2018, 09:26:07 PM
@ nightshade & schmidthouse thank you. Indeed it was a notification alert.  ;) :)
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: nightshade on October 01, 2018, 09:30:52 PM
You're welcome Tangy.  :)
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: schmidthouse on October 01, 2018, 11:22:59 PM
You're welcome
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: MartinZ on October 02, 2018, 09:33:23 AM
sorry, not optimized for XP blue tray ;-)
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: Asyn on October 02, 2018, 10:22:59 AM
sorry, not optimized for XP blue tray ;-)
Easy "fix" would be installing the Zune theme for XP. ;)
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: DavidR on October 02, 2018, 05:56:47 PM
sorry, not optimized for XP blue tray ;-)
Easy "fix" would be installing the Zune theme for XP. ;)

Ha, guess what Theme I'm using on XP Pro SP3 :)
Title: Re: NEW Version: 18.6.2349
Post by: bruce_b on October 02, 2018, 06:10:33 PM
On my XP PRO SP3 rig, I use Windows Classic Modified Theme .. I also use Webshots for my desktop background photo as opposed to using built in Windows Desktop Backgrounds